Worst decision ever? Man sells stake in company for a bike - only for it to become worth £170 MILLION
A civil servant sold his stake in a tech firm for a bicycle - only to watch the company soar into a giant worth a whopping £170 million. Chris Hill-Scott is believed to have taken the bike as payment for his share of Swiftkey - a mobile phone app - after becoming annoyed with the long work hours and financial insecurity brought by being a director of the company.
According to The Times, he set up the firm in 2008 with university friends Jon Reynolds, 30 and Ben Medlock, 36, but left after a matter of weeks to embark on a career in photography, and eventually settled in a career building websites for the government. On Wednesday it emerged the Cambridge graduates had agreed a deal with Microsoft to sell the London-based firm for £174 million, one of the most lucrative acquisitions of a British technology company in recent years. Mr. Reynolds and Dr Medlock are said to have made £25 million each in the sale of the app, which is based on a predictive keyboard powered by artificial intelligence. Their creation has become so successful it is now used on 300 million devices every day.
Restaurant Staff Buys Winning $900 Million Powerball Ticket for the Wrong Day
Powerball is on the tip of everyone's tongue right now, with the current jackpot of the nationwide lottery currently standing at a staggering $1 billion. While the average person is actually 246 times more likely to be struck by lightning than actually win the jackpot, it's still fun to dream — unless, of course, you're one of the New Jersey restaurant employees who mistakenly thought they won over the weekend.
According to NBC New York, staff at Grissini, an Italian restaurant in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., purchased Powerball tickets for last Saturday's drawing for an office pool, when the jackpot was an only slightly less impressive sum of $900 million. The staff gathered around as one worker read off the winning numbers — 2, 11, 47, 62, 63, 17 — erupting into screams of joy when it was a perfect match for their ticket.
One even reportedly quit his job after realizing he was about to be a multimillionaire. But what the poor employees didn't realize was that they in fact were referencing the winning numbers from Wednesday's $528 million drawing, for which no winning tickets were sold.
Couple miss out on £35m Lotto jackpot after web blunder A couple who thought they had won the £35million Lottery jackpot has been left empty handed after failing to top up their online Lotto account properly. Despite picking all six winning numbers, Edwina and David Nylan, from Leicester, have missed out on become millionaires overnight as the Lotto mobile app they use to play did not register their purchase. When they called to claim their jackpot prize, Lotto operator Camelot told them they had no record of the transaction.
Mrs Nylan, 55, said: "I am gutted, but what can we do? We have played for years, and had our online account for some time, so it is not as if we didn't know what we were doing. "I have just had to carry on with things and not get too down. Shocked isn't the word, but as a family we stick together and just have to be grateful for what we've got." The error occurred when Mrs Nylan, a grandmother of seven, first tried to buy her £2 ticket online for the Lotto draw last Wednesday, on December 23, and her account showed she had insufficient funds.
"When the numbers came up, it looked like we had got all six and had won the jackpot but when I checked, there was nothing from Camelot. I rang customer services at Camelot and the person I spoke to said they could see from their records that we had intended to buy those numbers but they said the purchase did not go through because we only had 60p in our account. We had tried to top up the account, and hadn't realised that hadn't registered either."
How John Elway missed out on a fortune The document was dated Sept. 23, 1998, and it contained, at least in retrospect, John Elway's golden ticket to a lifetime fortune.
The deal: Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen would give Elway the right to buy 10 percent of the Broncos for $15 million. Bowlen would also give him the option to buy another 10 percent of the franchise by forgoing the deferred salary Bowlen owed him on the condition Elway would become a special assistant to Bowlen, which would eventually lead to a COO job. That total deferred salary? About $21 million.
Sixteen and a half years later, as the Broncos are back in the Super Bowl, Elway is a paid employee of the team with no stake in the franchise. The 20 percent stake he passed on, based on a Forbes 2015 valuation of the team at $1.94 billion, is now worth $388 million, which would have been a 646 percent return on the 1998 investment, adjusted for inflation, had he made it.
Slacker recalled a moment when he had a chance to tick off a bucket list item, the menaj, and didnt take the opportunity. He also mentioned the time he was offered an opportunity to invest in Glaceu water and didn't, and now its worth millions. He also could have sold his music catalog for a million but never did. Funny how he mentioned the menaj first, maybe its the bigger regret?
Steve said that Elway's investment was only a $380 million mistake, big deal! Steve also mentioned that he had a chance to be a baseball player, but it didnt happen for him.
I had a chance to work at Grand Royal where I would have been hanging out with Mike D, MCA and Ad Rock. I felt like I had to turn it down because I had already accepted a job at another label across the country. Sometimes I wish I could turn back time on that one!
Today's #OPP comes from a woman whose husband left her for a younger woman. After breaking her heart, he is having second thoughts and wants to come back to her. She is not sure what she should do. Part of her wants to take him back to have a complete family, but then how does she deal with her feelings of betrayal? She also feels like she would have difficulty dating at her age with 2 kids. She is very conflicted.
Slacker said that he thinks that she might have her mind made up already, but that maybe this was just his mid-life crisis and he wont stray again? Or does she risk becoming a doormat for him? Slacker said that since he made his bed, he should go sleep in it (with the 20 year old).
Steve thought that she should do whats best for the kids, but that he doesnt know how she will look in her kids eyes. Steve also said it wasnt fair that he did that to her, going out having fun, and that he ditched his family for his own personal fun and gain.
Surgery is never a cake-walk, even when it goes right, but when it goes wrong it can be really crazy.
Mom Has Emergency C-Section...But Doctors Can't Find the Baby
Imagine getting an emergency C-section and the doctors can't find your baby inside your body. That's exactly what happened according to mom of four, Amber Hughes, who went into labor at 30 weeks. She had been warned she would go into early labor by doctors after losing her mucus plug at 24 weeks. The young mum endured 36 hours of hard labor and when it became apparent the baby had an infection, they rushed her in to have a C-section. It wasn't long before Hughes knew something was very wrong. The doctors were moving about frantically and there was no crying heard for at least two minutes. Turns out, Hughes was delivering her baby naturally at the exact moment the doctors were performing the C-section. All of a sudden, cries from baby Olly were heard, and he was found under the sheet. Hughes said, "For two minutes they had lost my baby. That is just ludicrous....My body was telling me it was ready and I should have listened to it. I now wear a scar that wasn't needed, across my tummy. I'm thankful my baby is okay, but we'll never be able to forget the day the doctors lost our baby." Amber is currently trying to get answers from the hospital. Thankfully, little Olly is healthy.
Miracle? Triad Man No Longer Disabled After 20 Years
After Fred suffered from carbonmonoxide poisoning, he essentialy became a disabled person. Migraines, memory loss, stuttering, stumbling and "loopy spells" became Fred's daily routine. He had to rely on a walking stick to walk, and he often had to sing words to overcome his stutter. Forced to quit the job he loved and give up his driver's license, Fred became a recluse at home. For 20 years, Fred lived as a disabled man with brain damage and limited mobility due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Then, one day, severe leg pain sent him to Guilford County spine surgeon Mark Dumonski's office. Dr. Dumonski determined Fred needed a two-part procedure -- a lumbar decompression and bone fusion.
As documented in pre surgery notes, Fred had disclosed to Dr. Dumonski that he had long suffered from brain damage due to carbon monoxide and had asked whether the spine surgery would affect it. It did. And Fred vividly remembers the day he realized it. "That's very strong in my memory. I had a physical therapist visiting. She was trying to get me to give up my walker, and I had walked independent on that walker. One day, I decided I'd try it. I didn't veer to one side. I didn't stumble. It was like I never had that problem. And it startled me a little bit," he said. "That was the first time I thought that maybe things had changed. Then I started thinking back and realized I was no longer stuttering and dropping into a sing-song voice. I tried to remember when was the last "drunken" loopy spell I had? It was prior to back surgery. I had not had a migraine headache since before the back surgery."
He had regained control of his life. He got his driver's license back and recently was able to take a cross-country road trip to visit his new granddaughter. "It was like the sun coming up all over the world. I was just so elated," Fred emotionally remembers. But, how does a spine surgery suddenly and unexpectedly reverse permanent brain damage? After researching and consulting, Fred and Carol believe the anesthesia in the spine surgery could have played a factor. WFMY News 2 talked to Fred's anesthesiologist, Dr. Greg Smith, who declined to officially comment. He did acknowledge some of Fred's theory, saying concentrated oxygen from the long spinal surgery could have driven out carbon monoxide. But, spine surgeon Dr. Dumonski's not entirely convinced. "I think miracles do happen. I think there's a lot of conditions, a lot of things that science just cannot explain," he said.
Botched surgery: Doctor removes wrong reproductive organ
Maya Gupta, 32, lost her privilege to be a mother after a Bhopal-based doctor removed her healthy right ovary and uterus instead of the infected left one. In 2009, two years after she underwent the botched surgery, she moved district consumer forum, Bhopal, seeking justice and compensation. A week ago, the consumer forum gave verdict in her favour, asking the doctor to pay her a compensation of Rs 2 lakh. But she does not appear happy with the forum's recommendation.
Teen to undergo same operation twice after 1st procedure halted mid-surgery
After waiting more than a year for surgery, an Edmonton teen is forced to undergo the same operation twice after his surgeon became ill halfway through the procedure. "I don't think it's fair for anybody to go through this. It's so painful and it's so shocking — I feel like — why should he go through this pain twice?" Fatima Sadiq says about her son's experience. Experts say this is another example of a health system that is so disorganized it can't handle unexpected problems. On Jan. 22, 18-year-old Farouq Sadiq went into Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert, just northwest of Edmonton, for day surgery to repair a shoulder injury he suffered playing sports. His shoulder is unstable and at risk of dislocating without the surgery. Everything went according to plan — at least at the beginning.
"The last thing I remember was being wheeled into the operating room, after they gave me the anesthetic," Sadiq told Go Public. When he woke up, his arm was in a sling and bandages covered three incisions in his shoulder. "I thought it was done," he recalls. It wasn't. Nurses told him the surgeon got sick in the middle of the operation and couldn't continue out of concern a mistake could be made. The hospital discharged Sadiq, telling him the surgery would be scheduled "sometime" in the future. "The hospital should have got someone else to continue [the] operation. If they can't get someone immediately, as soon as possible get someone to complete the operation, not just send Farouq home," his mother says.
The surgeon's office told the family the earliest the teen could get back into the operating room was mid-February.
What crazy surgery story do you have?
Slacker said the surgeons were looking around like someone trying to find their keys in the junk droor while looking for the baby in the C-section. Slacker was worried that most of the surgery stories they will get will be abuot botched surgeries but was surprised to find that a disabled man of 20 years was able to recovery after surgery for something else.
Steve said that she now has a c-section scar from a natural birth, along with a crazy story to share with her son when he gets older. Steve also wondered aloud whether or not the woman who had the wrong overy removed would be able to have kids if they hadn't screwed up the operation..
I have only had one surgery as an adult, and it went fine, but apparently while I was coming out from the anesthesia I crushed on one of the nurses. If only I had remembered her phone number!
Its time for another edition of Drunk or Kid! The first story was a kid who stole his mom's gun and held up a convenient store. Second story was a person who stole a decorative item from a restaurant, but returned it with a note and candy. Our last news story was about a drunk guy fighting with his wife and her sister.
Slacker said that he gets a point for ethics. Slacker guessed kid and was wrong for the second story. Slacker guessed drunk and was right!
Steve said the exact right answer, because he cheated! Steve got right it right again! Steve guessed kid and was (sadly) wrong.
Today's OPP is from Nikki who is dealing with the loss of her mother who passed away 3 months ago. To add to her grief, she is also upset because her father is already dating someone else. She feels as though he is dating way too fast following her mother's death and is not sure how to handle the situation. Should she confront him or not say anything at all?
Slacker said that he felt awful for Nikki and was not sure how to help her. Slacker also wondered if she felt as though she had the right to confront him over this? He also wanted to know, how did her father meet the woman he is now dating?
Steve said is it possible that they were dating before she passed away? Steve also wondered if he was emotionally vulnerable and speculated that perhaps he was being taken advantage of.
We all have hiddent talents, and while some are useless, some are quite entertaining, like the guy below who peeled a coconut in seconds, using only his teeth!
Bizarre moment man strips whole coconut in 20 seconds - using just his teeth
If you ever find yourself with a coconut, but without a knife, then this video of a man peeling a coconut with his teeht might have the answer to all your problems. One thing's for sure, this man's skill has certainly caught the attention of viewers online, after the footage went viral in just a few hours - with over one million views. In the clip, the man starts stripping the coconut shell with his teeth - tearing off huge sections in a matter of seconds. It's hard to take your eyes off the man and his mesmerizing skill - and he's soon peeled the entire coconut in less than 20 seconds. The bizarre video has been uploaded to imgur where it has been viewed more than 1.3 million times in the last eight hours.
Slacker said there is a guy who can skin the cocount with his teeth in no time at all. Although he is a great guitarist, Slacker said he hates "that guy" who brings out his guitar at every gathering. Although people pereive him as intellignet, Slacker swears he is a moron. Slacker also said he was great a fitting all the tupperware in a small spot, and that he can also hum and whistle at the same time.
Steve said that Helen Keller had it tougher than just being blind, she was deaf and dumb too. Steve also said that because he smokes, he has lots of smoking talents, from smoke rings to French inhaling. He also believes his hidden talent is loading the dishwasher.
Lil D said he wished Slacker would bring the guitar in and play just once. Lil D said "smh" to Slackers tupperware skills. Lil D also said he can fit an entire quarter pounder with cheese in his mouth in one bite.
Even interns have hidden talents! Besides getting coffee and posting blogs, I can ride my nose down a green trail and make turns!
Slacker can attach a negative connotation to almost anything in the world. He doesn't eat anything white and creamy because mom forced him to drink sour milk. His mother ruined all things white and creamy. Slacker also had his heart broken in a retail store that he loves, making him never want to return so he doesn't have to relive that break up. Slacker also can't eat fudge because he was eating it on a car ride and puked it all up ruining the smell and taste forever.
Lil' D had ghost busters ruined for him because he was playing at his neighbor Ryan's house and Ghostbusters was on in the background and while he was fixated on the marshmallow man, Ryan threw a matchbox right at his eye ruining the movie forever. Lil'D also hates milk in cartons because he got milk from a fast food place in a carton and when he poured it chunks came out. He was also on a road trip with his cousin and brother in the back seat and his cousin chugged Hawaiian punch in the back seat and ended up throwing it up all over the car.
Steve has a hatred for a famous band because in high school his girlfriend broke up with him in his car with them playing in the background. Steve doesn't have much else that ruined his life.
What did somebody do to you to ruin something for you?
Cabin crew brawl forces Delta passenger plane to make emergency landing
A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing because two stewardesses got into a mid-air fist fight, according to reports.The brawl, which the company put down to 'work issues', happened on the Delta plane around 40 minutes into its journey from Los Angeles to Minneapolis. A third female flight attendant, who tried to break up the brawl, was reportedly hit in the face. After being made aware of the fight at 37,000ft, the captain of the Boeing 757-200 is said to have made an emergency landing at Salt Lake City, Utah, where three staff were kicked off for "bad behavior".
Slacker and Steve are unsure of what makes up a melee. However Slacker thinks that it has to do with the displacement of a fight or what makes the fight a big deal.
I met a guy and we have gone out on a few dates. He seems like a really nice guy so far. We get along really well and our dates have been fun and we spent the whole time laughing. But I don't know if I can be in a relationship with him. I'm 24 and he's 42 and he has a 7 year old and a 9 year old. I know I'm thinking way ahead but I never pictured myself getting into a relationship and taking care of kids. It seems like we have a lot in common but the age difference kind of scares me too. We've has a lot of fun so far so I'm not totally scared away from him, there's just a lot to think about. Am I thinking into it too much? Can a relationship work between us when our lives are so different?
Slacker thinks everyone has baggage kids included and dating a guy with kids makes you a step mom. To Slacker there is a proper way to blend family's. He thinks she still has time to run. However Slacker loves romance and thinks if you find the right person and if you are happy you should not bail. He also thinks that the maturity level of an older guy will help the relationship.
Steve thinks that if you fall in love with someone but they have baggage then you should leave. He thinks that when the negative comes out in a relationship then that is your out. Even though Steve still thinks you should go for whatever makes you happy. Steve thinks that when it comes to love Slacker thinks emotionally and not logically.
In todays GMD, visiting grandma's can cause tension in any relationship. Ashley and Rob are expecting their first child. Ashley's mom is coming for a month once the baby is born. Rob wants his mom to come help out the month after Ashley's mom is there. Rob wants his mom to have a chance to bond with the baby and wants her support much like Ashley wants her mom's support. Ashley doesn't want Rob's mom to come so they can have time to bond as a family. Ashley also does not feel comfortable with his mom helping her out. Both of their moms like each other and get along, however Robs mom wants to come after so they can both have bonding time. Rob feels like Ashley is making her mom a priority over his mom.
Slacker thinks Ashley is prioritizing her mom and that girls use having to carry the child as an excuse. He sees Ashley's side but feels both parents have equal say. According to Slacker it looks like she is willing to sacrafice family time for her family but not his. Slacker's wife got help from both parents and his kids were around his parents and his wife's parents when they were born.
Steve thinks Ashley is in the right because it is her body, but he sees Robs side. Steve doesn't have kids so he doesn't really know which side to take.
The snow has blanked the east coast, the west coast, and even the middle. Today we talked about the wildest snow stories.
Woman rescued from her car THREE DAYS after the vehicle was buried by two feet of snow
A Maryland woman has been rescued after being trapped inside her car during winter storm Jonas for three days. The woman was found inside the car by the Maryland National Guard after a concerned resident called the local fire department. Fire crews couldn’t make their way up the street because of deep snow so they called in a National Guard Humvee. Rescuers were eventually able to dig the woman out. She was taken to a hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Fire crews think the woman had been living inside the vehicle for some time, but got trapped after the snow fell. The car had run out of gas, and the woman was keeping warm with blankets she had stashed inside. Rescuers said she didn’t seem to hip to the idea of leaving her car, but they told her it was in her best interest to get some medical help.
Paramedics in North Carolina Drove Through the Blizzard to Deliver a Baby
A woman named Amanda Anderson went to a hospital near Charlotte, North Carolina last Thursday night, to give birth. (We're not sure how old she is, but she looks like she's in her mid to late 20's.) But they sent her home, because she wasn't ready yet. Which was a problem, because she knew Winter Storm Jonas was supposed to hit overnight. And sure enough, she went into labor at home right in the middle of it. Now, North Carolina didn't get as much snow as the northeast did. But some spots had over a foot, and there was also freezing rain. So the roads were in pretty bad shape. And Amanda was worried that if her husband tried to drive her to the hospital, they might crash or end up stranded in their car. So they called 911. But they didn't even know if an ambulance could get to THEM. Luckily the paramedics got through the storm, and made it there JUST in time to deliver the baby. Which her husband was pretty happy about, because he almost fainted near the end of it. Then the paramedics took Amanda and her new daughter back to the hospital, and they're both doing great.
Worst Walk of Shame EVER? Woman Spotted Sneaking Home in Snowstorm with No Pants
A woman was spotted running through snowy Morgantown, West Virginia, in nothing but a white T-shirt. The clip was posted on Twitter on Saturday with the caption: 'The worst walk of shame the world and Blizzard Jonas has ever seen.' The woman was holding a jacket and pumps, and was seen jumping from one foot to the other as she looked around for someone or something.
Snow-shovelling man punches snowplow driver
Police say a snowplow driver was making his rounds in Whitby, Ontario when he came across a man shovelling a driveway near the edge of the road. "The driver stopped and waited for the suspect to complete his shovelling, but when it appeared that the suspect would not move, the two began to argue," said Durham police Sgt. Bill Calder in a news release. "The driver of the plow edged forward and the suspect fell back. The suspect then got up and entered the cab of the plow where he punched the driver." The incident was captured by a homeowner on video, police said. Police say the suspect is not from the neighbourhood but was offering to shovel driveways for $10 each. Witnesses told them he left on foot.
Newark man shot during dispute over shovel
A man was shot after a dispute over the shovel he was using to clear an elderly neighbor's driveway. According to Newark police reports, the 38-year-old victim told officers he found the shovel on the ground outside the neighbor's home. As he dug away at the more than two feet of snow around 10:15 a.m., however, he was confronted by a female neighbor claiming the shovel belonged to her. The man returned the shovel, but not before "words were exchanged", according to the police report. While walking back to his home, he was again accosted by the woman and three men, one of whom pointed a gun at the victim's head. At the woman's command, the assailant fired a single shot at the victim, striking him in the buttocks, the report said. The victim attempted to grab the gun, but was struck in the mouth by a second woman during an ensuing struggle. He then fled back to his home, while the group of attackers filed into a green vehicle and fled. Newark police spokesmen did not return a request for additional details, and the victim's condition was unclear. No information on arrests in the case has been made public.
Slacker said he skied behind cars on the street when he was youger. He also mentioned Lil D's friend who was having an affair with another married person. They would sneak away to their car in the parking lot, but unfortunately one day they parked their car in a snowbank and carbon monoxide killed them both. Slacker wondered why the woman who had a baby in her car didnt just stay home but congratulated the paramedics for getting there through the snow.
Steve confessed that he used to put rocks in the middle of his snowballs. Steve said that the snow plow guy has the right of way and that those guys even love plowing you in, so its better to just let them do what they want.
Riding in Breckenridge through the trees in hip-deep snow, I looked up and saw a real snow bunny! The snowshoe hare was all white, and looked at me, like, dude what are you doing here?!?
Candy is today's OPP, and she is a teacher at an elementary school. She is not sure how to deal with a child in her 3rd grade class who wears lots of make-up and acts older than she is. The chid's mom is a teachers assistant at the school, and she sees her often, but she is not sure if she should mention anything to the child's mom or if she should just mind her own business.
Slacker asked whether or not the Mom wears a case full of cosmetics like her child. Slacker also said that his daughter loves Taylor Swift and has discovered how much she loves lipstick, but that he would never let her out of the house like that. He also wanted to know if the child was overweight if she should say something then?
Steve wondered aloud whether or not Candy was just jealous of the kid's MAC make-up. Steve also wanted to know if her actions were disrupting the class, to which Candy responded yes. Steve also thought that this could lead to further problems. Steve also said he sees an emancipation in the girl's future.
Young, dumb and not full of brains! We have all done some really stupid things as kids, and luckily most of us are still around to talk about it. Today we discussed the dumb things we did when we were young.
Hey! Kids!... Nothing GOOD Can Come From The 'Duct Tape Challenge'
A 14-year-old boy from Washington suffered facial injuries and was left blind in one eye after falling and hitting his head while playing a game called the "duct tape challenge". The teen and his friends were playing a game in which a person is bound with duct tape and tries to break free . They learned the game from watching videos online showing other people performing the stunt. The boy fell and hit his head… requiring 48 stitches on his head and suffering nerve damage in his right eye which left him blind. He will spend the next few weeks re-learning how to perform basic everyday tasks as part of an inpatient rehab program.
Man tries to drink gallon of TABASCO SAUCE and the predictable happens
A foolish competitive eater finally met his match when he tried to take on a gallon of Tabasco sauce and lost - with disgusting results. The man, known as the LA Beast filmed himself attempting the challenge in a video that has been watched well over 3 million times on YouTube since it was posted. The caption said: "In an effort to add another notch to his spice belt, the L.A. BEAST happily accepted the challenge to drink an entire gallon of habanero Tabasco sauce (7,000 Scoville Heat Units). For the record, it is a terrible idea to think you can drink a gallon of Tabasco Sauce. Do not try this whatsoever." And the video shows just what a dreadful idea this is. As his body begins to convulse after the first glug he realizes his mistake, exclaiming: "Oh man, this is gonna be harder than I thought." Eventually the Tabasco wins and he ends up vomiting in a rather spectacular way.
Slacker said that he thinks kids are acting younger and dumber than when he was a kid. However Slacker remembered a game where he would shotgun a beer while holding his breath and holding his carotid artery, then run a 40 yard dash.
Steve said that with social media kids have a wider audience to act dumber. He said that if this was American Ninja Warrior he would watch. But Steve also recalled that he shot off a bullet without a gun, using a hammer.
Jumping off the roof with a Hefty Bag as a parachute ranks as one of my dumbest stunts as a kid.
Distracted drivers are all over the road. Are you one or have you seen one?
A Minnesota man ticketed for distracted driving had a novel excuse -- he was engrossed in a James Patterson novel.
The Eagan Police Department said the man was pulled over when an officer noticed the motorist didn't appear to be watching the road.
The officer asked the man what he was looking at and he responded that he was reading "a James Patterson book" on his tablet.
"The nicest guy, obviously not the smartest thing to do while driving. Very dangerous. But he kind of got it, knew he made a mistake and the officer went back and ended up giving him a citation," police spokesman Officer Aaron Machtemes told KMSP-TV.
Machtemes offered some advice for the James Patterson-loving driver: "Stay alive, don't novel and drive."
The spokesman said most distracted driving cases these days involve smartphones, but officers also see other unusual activities being carried out by motorists.
"Just recently, as of today, I heard of a lady with big curls in her hair and as she's driving she's taking her curls out with her knees up on the wheel," Machtemes said.
Slacker said, if you are going to be a distracted driver, at least don’t tell the cop the truth, lie to him!
Steve said that its always best to tell cops the truth because they hate it when everyone lies to them.
Lil D saw a bad distracted driver fighting, literally, with his wife. He called the cops and hopefully sent that dude to jail! Do Not Pass Go!
Bad news if you're a Dr. Phil fan...apparently, he is terrible to work for. We'll tell you what he did to his employees and we want to hear the worst thing a boss has ever done to you at 5!
Did Dr. Phil Illegally Detain 300 Employees to Find Out Who Leaked Something to the Media?
DR. PHIL is being sued by a former employee who claims she was held against her will, while her boss tried to find out who leaked information to the media.
Leah Rothman says that last March, she and 300 other employees were detained in a room together, with SECURITY GUARDS manning the doors, because Dr. Phil wanted to catch the rat. They also had to give up their cell phones.
Rothman claims Dr. Phil was reading off cue cards, and saying things like, quote, "If you [eff] with me, I'll [eff] with you."
The kicker is that she learned later on that Dr. Phil always knew who leaked the info . . . he was just trying to scare everyone else. She tried to talk to human resources about it, but they ignored her. She claims she was under so much emotional stress she had to quit several weeks later.
She's suing Dr. Phil, his production company, and CBS for false imprisonment, emotional distress, whistle blower retaliation, and wrongful termination. There's no word how much money she wants.
Candy called because her boss fired her after he repeatedly tried to steal cash and embezzle company funds. He was found later in the week that he had been busted with 6 pounds of cocaine and what was left of the stolen money. John called in to the show to talk about his boss who made him pick up his “girlfriend” and drive her to the airport, and then wait for his wife at the airport to drive her home. Sarah is a nanny, and went with the family on a vacation and had to row them across the lake while the parents screamed at her.
Slacker said that Steve can’t be the boss because he would hire only 22 year old gorgeous interns, and that once Steve pulled a nutter, everyone would quit and the show would be sunk. Slacker’s favorite news story was where an employee crashed a car and had to pay $50k because the car was not insured.
Steve said that technically they are not the boss of Lil D, since they can’t fire him, but that they can yell at him a lot. Steve said he thinks Dr Phil is a great boss and dealt with terrible employees and motivated them.
Lil D agrees with Steve and thinks that Dr Phil is a great boss man and that tough love is needed. Lil D’s favorite story was the boss who made his employee dumpster dive for his dentures, which were never found.
They say age is only a number, but that may not always be true. Today's OPP says her husband is too old to do something and she needs your help convincing him at 4!
Yi! My husband has decided that he is fed up with his job and wants to make a career change. He's 46 and we have two girls. He said that he's tired of getting up and dreading work every single day. He's mad because his boss is younger than him and he can't stand being told what to do by a kid. He wants to go back to school and finish his degree so he can get a job doing something he loves. I've been trying to tell him that no one loves getting up and going into work every day and it's too late for him to start over. By the time he finished school he would be almost 50. Not a lot of companies are going to hire someone that age with no experience. We have a mortgage and kids to take care of and I feel like it would put a lot of stress on the rest of the family. If you ask me, he's got to be a man and suck it up and take care of his family. Is it too late for him to start over? Or am I being too tough on him? --Lori
Slacker said that Lori should be supportive of her husband but that he has to do the same in return. He also pointed out that her husband’s age is definitely a factor , but it sucks that he is stuck. He is in a partnership and has to behave that way. Slacker said it was a tough call because he has to take care of his family but also think of himself.
Steve said that her husband should suck it up and take care of his family, that’s what guys do. He also said that there is more skin in the game than just his own, and at 46, he has other people to think about. Steve also said telling him to man up isn’t the nicest to motivate him. Steve said that if there is too much dice-rolling, it is different. He said that her husband is a Dad now, and that his wants and needs are gone.
Tales about feminine beauty regimes are seldom this dramatic but one woman has shared the harrowing story of how she mistakenly glued her buttocks together. And it's a cautionary tale for those who believe that they're capable of carrying out their own hair removal in the comfort of their own home. The woman, who posted her story online as yourmomiswatchingthinkbeforeyoupost, started out by explaining that she decided to wax one night when she'd pout her kids to bed.
She took a cold wax kit out and explained "you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off".
Instead of rubbing them together, though, she used a hairdryer to heat the wax.
She explains: "I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works! OK, so it wasn’t the best feeling, but it wasn’t too bad." Her test session having gone OK, Yourmomiswatching moved on to a more intimate area.
"I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek," she recounts.
After inhaling deeply, she pulled the strip and suddenly she says she was blinded by the pain.
"I think I may pass out. Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should be on the strip…it’s not! I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake."
Worried about what action she needs to take, Yourmomiswatching puts both feet on the floor - and instantly regrets it.
"My butt is sealed shut. Sealed shut! I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do. What can I do to melt the wax? Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I’ll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right?"
Sadly, this was not the answer, as her buttocks soon became affixed to the bottom of the bath.
Spying the lotion which comes with the wax to remove it, she goes for broke and applies liberally.
"The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. Its sooo painful, but I really don’t care." Happy to get the wax off, but the time Yourmomiswatching realises that not one hair has been removed, she explains that she decides to shave it instead.
Slacker said that he shaves fast and while shaving in the shower, he accidentally slashed his head open with his razor because he was holding it the wrong way. Slacker also commented that grandpa’s always have the best lotions when speaking to one caller who bleached her hair.
Steve mentioned that there was a girl who turned herself pink with bath oil, and he wasn’t sure if he would rather be pink or have his butt sealed shut with wax. Steve also wondered whether one caller, who’s family friend burned off her eyebrows, made good on her mistake.
Our GMD callers (Danielle and William) are an interracial couple and the man’s parents do not want their son dating someone not from their race, let alone marrying them. They eloped and got married without anyone knowing, and now they are trying to figure out how to deal with this situation? Do they tell his father or just not deal with it for a while?
Slacker said that William was afraid of his father and got married behind his parents back, and while he understands that choice, at some point wont they have to tell them?
Steve wanted to know why the couple couldn’t be happy without telling everyone, that they probably would never go over to his parent’s house anyways.
Sometimes you hear a story and just can’t believe it. Whether its divine intervention or crazy coincidence, some unbelievable stories are not only true, they can be inspiring as well.
A suspected armed attacker was 'felled by the power of God' after he allegedly attempted to kill a priest in a Colombian church. Video footage shows the would-be hooded assassin leaping from his seat at the front of the congregation and pulling out a large knife as he runs up to Pedro Pablo Martin. But he stops in his tracks as he comes within inches of the priest - who reacts to the assault with the words: "There is power in the name of Jesus". As the religious man repeats the same phrase over and over again in the same monotone voice, the mystery assailant takes his hood down before appearing to lose his bearings and falling to the floor as if the grip of a greater force. Other worshipers rushed to disarm him and stand over him, recriminating him for his actions and repeating the words of their vicar as the knifeman appears to suffer convulsions on the floor. The temple where the incident happened - the Pentecostal IPUC Bosa in the Colombian capital Bogota - wasted no time in posting a video of the drama recorded on cameras inside the church on its website. Church officials claimed the mystery assailant had also approached the priest and whispered in his ear he was there to kill him before being ordered to sit down and listen to the service.
Jennifer called in and told a story about her grandmother who passed and literally left with a smile on her face, after telling her family that she would send them a sign to let them know she was OK. Ashley called to tell her story about how a drunk driver hit her car but would have killed her if she hadn’t taken out some items from her trunk that she was planning to take out that morning but never did. Christina was in a 104-car pile-up, including fatalities, while her car was completly unscathed.
Slacker said that usually these stories sound too crazy to be true, and he usually doesn’t believe them. However, the story about the priest in Columbia has him reconsidering things, that there is no way this one is staged. Who would go through this stunt knowing they would be sent to jail for attempted murder? Slacker mentioned that Ashley’s laziness saved her life.
Steve said these things are usually some sort of productions and scams, and then asks is the attacker and the church conspiring together to boost their attendance? Steve thinks that rigor mortis was responsible for Grandma’s smile. Steve wondered aloud if the other drivers hated Christina for her good luck.
Anthony is our caller for today’s OPP and he called to ask the audience if he should have the wedding day on the same that he proposes to her. He has been with his girlfriend for a long time and thinks he knows her well enough and that she is spontaneous enough that she would love an “Ambush Wedding.” While he is pretty sure this will go over great, he wanted to connect with the audience and ask them what they thought.
Slacker said that Anthony’s idea sounds like a good made-for-TV-movie but that he is not sure whether or not this will work in real life. Slacker also mentioned that men are usually not allowed to plan any part of the wedding. But he also said that wedding planning can be really stressful and expensive to plan.
Steve said that women love to plan their own day, and that even if one thing goes wrong, she will remind him of that forever. He also said that his girlfriend’s Mom would also be upset at him and that he is rolling huge dice.
The bedroom is a perfectly acceptable place to get a little freaky...but sometimes the mood hits you and there isn't a bedroom available. If you have ever had an encounter that was in a somewhat crazy place you will enjoy this!
Couple Jailed For Park Bench Sex Romp
A couple having sex in broad daylight on a Florida park bench was arrested Sunday afternoon after a 12-year-old boy riding his bike spotted the lewd duo in action, according to cops.The child was pedaling home through a park in Bunnell when he “observed a male and a female having intercourse on the park bench,” according to court records.Upon arriving at his residence, the boy told his father what he had witnessed, prompting the man to go and see if the suspects remained on the scene. When the boy’s father arrived at the park, the couple was still on the bench and “the female was putting her pants back on.”Police identified the suspects as William Murphy, 37, and Connie Whitaker-Roberts, 33. While the duo claimed to have just been kissing, cops arrested them after the boy positively identified the pair “as the individuals he observed having intercourse.”
Ashley called in to say that she had relations with a toll booth worker in the booth! A second caller, Daniel, said that he had sex with a woman in between two dumpsters. Betty-Sue from Kentucky called to say that while she was meeting some of her friends in a bar, she met a hot guy and they started making out, and it turned out to be her cousin. Lisa called to talk about her break-in office building hookups.
Slacker said that one caller must have been short a quarter because she had relations with a toll booth worker in the toll booth. Slacker disputed the claim that anyone from Hazard county Kentucky would stop them from kissing.
Steve said he would have left the green toll light on while they were getting busy but the caller said the toll lane was closed. Steve recommended that one should not bargain shop when at an hourly hotel for a hook up.
25% of Single People Had Sex at the Gym Last Year?
A new survey found 25% of single people say they've had SEX at the gym…in the past YEAR. How is that possible? Doesn't that seem ridiculously high? Here are some more results from the survey that'll make you want to use EXTRA hand sanitizer after you touch ANY surface at the gym…
1. 20% of people say they've had sex with their personal trainer.
2. 70% of women have fantasized about their trainer while they were getting-it-on with someone else.
3. 10% of people carry condoms in their gym bag.
4. And 66% fantasize about sex at the gym to help push their workout.
What’s your best gym story?
Slacker is shocked that Steve is going to the gym, not that he’s never been a healthy person, but just can’t believe it. He says that trainers are probably the only ones having relations because they have keys and know all of the hidden places. He says that the gym isn’t the place for women to wear makeup; they just end up sweating it off. Slacker says you can tell who is a veteran of the gym because they don’t match their clothes when they go. He says that he hasn’t been to a gym in 15 years but he has a room in his house with fitness equipment in it.
Steve says that he’s now a gym rat and that health is his new motivation. He says that his corner is the corner where the free weights are before you reach the basketball court. He says that he can’t imagine people are hooking up while he’s trying to be healthy and work out. Steve says that he doesn’t dress up for the gym but all he owns is black and grey so it ends up looking like he matches. He says that he hasn’t been going to the gym long enough to know if it’s appropriate to hit on people there.
Reddit recently asked users when they've witnessed history, and here's one of the submissions:
- Little known to most people, there was a water main break in the parking lot behind the century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado the night of the shooting. I was a utility locator at the time and I was on call. My job was to find the gas electric and phone lives in the area of the break. We were working less than 100 feet from the door the shooter used. The reports stated the shooting started at 12:35 am. The next morning when I heard about it and where it was, I looked up my report that gets time stamped when it is completed. I closed the report and left the site at 12:32 am. 3 minutes before the shooting started.
When have you witnessed history?
Slacker couldn’t remember something he actually witnessed historically; he’s seen them on TV but doesn’t think that counts. He says that he was flipping through channels and saw an episode about a plane crash in Mead and remembers his parents talking about the situation and witnessing it as children. Slacker says that he wants to be in an earthquake, but not one that’s too serious or damaging.
Steve says that its rare people actually witness something in person, they normally just see it when everyone else does. He thinks there was probably a bunch of people who drove in to see the World Trade Center on 9/11, but that he wouldn’t have been one of them. He says that Slacker and himself are lame and haven’t witnessed anything cool like the callers have.
Yi Slacker and Steve,
My parents got divorced when I was 12 and I'm 16 now. I live with my mom and her boyfriend and see my dad a couple times a month. My mom and her boyfriend are always talking bad about my dad in front of me. They say what a loser he is and mom talks about how she's so glad she got away from him. They always make a big deal about everything they pay for and tell me I'm lucky there around because my dad doesn't pay for anything. When I see my dad he tells me he wishes he could pay for more stuff and the only reason my mom can is because she's a gold digger and using her boyfriend for money. He talks really bad about her and calls her some pretty nasty names. It's really hard on me because I love both my parents and I feel like they want me to always say bad things about the other one. I'm really tired of it and I just want both of them to stop. What should I do?
How should she deal with being caught in the middle?
Slacker says that he feels really bad and that people who stay married for the kids are screwing the kids up because they’re doing this same thing but under one roof. He says that it’s not ever the kid’s place to fix what’s going on with her parents. He said that she’s only 16 and is going through things on her own, and shouldn’t have to deal with this as well. Slacker says that bottom line is she’s young and is being torn apart by this.
Steve jokes that she should punish both of them for what they’re doing to her and to play both of them and get stuff out of it. He says that he has a friend who would debrief the kid and ask what his ex-wife said every time it was his turn to have their daughter. He says that she should emancipate herself and get out of the home situation; they would realize what they did when they lose their daughter. Steve wonders if she should start leaving subtle hints around the house of what’s going on, like self-help books or something.
Last week we did a segment called ‘Right Now’, Alexis called in and told us she was on her way to meet her boss for happy hour and possibly a hotel after. We later found out her boss is a woman. We're checking in to get an update on what happened with Alexis and her boss!
Alexis says she didn’t realize that she could be this happy and is over the moon. They had drinks and went to the room together. They were both nervous but she stayed the night and says that a lady never kisses and tells. Alexis’s husband thought she just had too many drinks and passed out at a friend’s house. She says she doesn’t know if she’s going to tell her husband yet, and that she’s never been this open with someone and her boss just gets her.
Slacker says that only Steve has been waiting for the update, but that everyone has been thinking about it. He says that she does sound happy, but that it’s not a victimless crime. Regardless of how he feels bad for Alexis’s husband, he’s happy for her.
Steve says that she sounds really happy, and it’s good for her. He says it’s kind of victimless because the husband doesn’t know what happened. He says that both he and Slacker are excited for her.
A 300-pound bronze statue of a former University of California crew coach was stolen from the university's campus. The life-size statue of crew coach Carrol 'Ky' Ebright was taken from the university's boathouse in Oakland, according to a news release from UC Berkeley police. The statue of the 20th century coach holds an estimated value of $80,000 and was funded by alumni donations. The university decided to immortalize Ebright with a statue after he coached the crew team to three Olympic gold medals and multiple championships between 1924 and 1959. The legendary coach was also inducted into the United States Rowing Hall of fame in 1956. The coach, known as "The Little Admiral" was beloved by the community and police said the bronze statue bearing his likeness holds "significant symbolic and sentimental value."
What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve stolen?
Slacker says that he’s stolen a lot of stuff in his lifetime but that he’s never been caught. He says that someone stole the Sinclair dinosaur statue from the gas station in his neighborhood. Slacker says that Steve has a resume of things that he’s stolen. He said that in the hierarchy of places to steal, the courthouse is probably one of the worst considering there are always cops. Slacker says that it’s incredibly hard to get away with stealing nowadays because cameras are everywhere and often can’t see them.
Steve says that Slacker is a white collar thief, and that he’s a blue collar thief. He said that he got caught when he was a teen so he got charged as a juvenile. He said that whoever did it must have been really determined to steal something 300 pounds. Steve said the classmates that got money stolen from them at prom deserved it. He says that deep down people wish they could get away with stealing.
A woman is facing several charges after going on a rampage at a Waffle House restaurant in Kennesaw, Ga., all while completely naked. The incident happened Jan. 8 around 10:30 p.m. at the location on George Busbee Parkway. According to police, the woman, identified as Jennifer Nicholson, stripped off her clothes, punched a woman in the face and then threw a plate at a window. She also threw several platters at patrons of the restaurant. When police tried to subdue Nicholson, she fought back, scratching an officer. The woman who was punched sustained a broken nose in the attack, according to police. Nicholson is facing several assault and public indecency charges. She's currently being held in the Cobb County Jail.
What’s your craziest Waffle House experience?
Slacker says that their mission could possibly be that they’re the only place open at 3 am, so no matter what the food tastes like, they’d still make a killing. He’s tempted to go see what it looks like on a Sunday at 11 am when the super hard parties get done and go get food to eat. He says that he would be glad to know that the hair he found in his waffle was from an employee who washed her hair in the kitchen there (bound to get one anyway). There was one time he was with members of his band at a Waffle House and he was messing around with a knife and almost stabbed his brain.
Steve says that it’s not a slam to Waffle House itself, but to all of the drunken idiots that go in there and do crazy stuff. He says that the regulars there can’t be shocked anymore at the stuff that happens nightly. He said that stabbings must seem like a regular Thursday event. But that you don’t get this kind of entertainment at other places like Denny’s or IHOP. Steve says that if someone there drunkenly wants to start a fight with you, then you have to do it!
YI! It's Intern Jorden here, and I have countless stories about Waffle House. It used to be a weekly event that my entire group of friends would go to The Grizzly Rose Thursday nights and then proceed to get food after. And every week was the same, the boys would get ridiculously intoxicated and the girlfriends would have to babysit them. My boyfriend at the time was 6'3 (a whole foot taller than me) so it was rather hard to control his drunk self when he and his friend would get into stupid antics there. It was about evey single time atleast one of them hit on the waitstaff or pass out in the booths. But the good part is that we all took countless pictures or videos of them!
A man in Georgia used a drone to help him pop the question. Colton Lira says his girlfriend, Haley, was posing with him when she spotted the flying gadget. The quadcopter dropped down with a basket containing an engagement ring, and Coltin got down on one knee. Once Haley realized what was going on, she became emotional and said, 'yes'. Coltin says he and Haley had only been dating for a couple of months, but as soon as they met for the first time in Starbucks they both knew they were meant for each other. The couple’s now considering tying-the-knot in Tahiti.
What’s your best proposal story?
Slacker says that Steve would be the one to do an epic proposal if he was to get married in the future. But that if the woman was married before, he wouldn’t want to compete with another man’s proposal and feel like he has to outdo it. Slacker doesn’t get why women are so upset with receiving a ring that was purchased and used prior to her getting it, especially since they cost so much and men typically work really hard to afford one.
Steve said that when he was with his ex-girlfriend and it got to a point to think about a future that he had started thinking about how to propose. He thinks that the man in Georgia’s drone idea was really cool. He doesn’t believe in bad juju like Slacker does, but he thinks a used ring would be bad luck. Steve thinks that proposals should be personalized to who you’re asking.
Yi! My boyfriend's uncle died a few months ago. They were kind of close and it's really affected him -- a little too much if you ask me. Everything reminds him of his uncle and makes him sad. I guess I'm not really good with death and I don't know how to deal with it or what to say to him. I feel like it's been long enough to at least start to move on. I hate to be this person, but his uncle had been sick for a long time so it's not like his death was a huge surprise. I know I sound really insensitive, but it's a lot to deal with and I don't feel like he's doing anything to move on with his life. We don't show a lot of emotion in my family so this is something I'm not used to and I have no idea what to do. How do I do this? What do I say to him?
What’s the best advice you could give her?
Slacker says that they need to be supportive of their significant other. He admits he used to be good with death, but being in radio so long has changed that. He now tries to make situations like that happy in some way, and that he’s not sure how to be emotional with others because he compartmentalizes. He thinks that Jenna’s being rude to her boyfriend by forcing him to move on and get over the death.
Steve says that Jenna has a right to feel a certain way because she’s never had to deal with death. He thinks Slacker and himself can relate to her because they’re both not sure how to deal with death very well. He’s also not good at knowing when he’s acting like a tool around other people in heavy situations like death. Steve says he grieves to himself, and he just always assumes other people do the same thing.
Mike and Stephanie are both huge Star Wars fans, it's been a huge part of their entire relationship and now she wants it to be the theme of their wedding. But he disagrees and wants something more traditional.
What do you think?
Slacker starts off by saying that it’s weird she’s the one who wants the Star Wars theme; usually it would be the male. He thinks that guests could feel left out if they don’t create or come up with a costume to go along with the theme. He says that so often the phrase ‘It’s her day’ trumps over all the other wedding decisions. Slacker begs that she not do the ‘bun thing’ from Star Wars.
Steve didn’t know what some of the Star Wars references were that Stephanie was talking about for the wedding. He says that a lot of people seem to want to get married where they got engaged at, and that the theme kind of sounds like it’s an advertisement. He thinks that for the religious part of the ceremony they should keep it traditional, and they can have some other part be themed. Steve asks why she can’t just do the theme thing for a birthday?
I think they could compromise and have some other part of the wedding be Star Wars themed. I'm a huge part of the Harry Potter fandom, but I would never want my entire wedding ceremony to be straight out of Hogwarts. I would love the idea of a party or reception with a fun theme, but it's way too much to have the biggest part be so silly. Especially if my future husband didn't support the idea. Come together and meet in the middle, there's two people in a wedding! -Intern Jorden
Scientists are set to test freeze-dried pills containing fecal matter of healthy and lean donors, to tackle the obesity crisis. Twenty obese volunteers will be taking part in the research and each will be receiving capsules that include several grams of stool from slim donors. The pills will be taken every week for six weeks without making any changes to their normal diet and exercise habits. These health and weight recordings will be taken at three, six and 12 months, with the potential to continue further, depending on the success of the trial. The experiment was already successful when tested on mice.
What’s the most disastrous diet fad you’ve ever heard of?
Slacker says that when you stop eating a certain thing you lose weight, but as soon as you start it again you gain the weight back. For him it’s alcohol. He admits that he’s tried some of the weird diet pills before. Neither him nor Steve would do the taco cleanse, because they aren’t enjoyable street tacos but weird vegan ones you make yourself.
Steve says that those pills are cool, until you realize that it’s poop inside of it which freaks you out. He hates the taste of swallowing pills, especially Benadryl. He says that if the poop pills are safe and they work then why not try them?
Tila Tequila Can't Believe the Earth is Round Because Airplanes Can Land and Buildings Aren't Tilted
We haven't heard from TILA TEQUILA for a while, and here's why that's a good thing: Yesterday she went on a Twitter rant about how the believes THE EARTH IS FLAT. She said, quote, "It's 2016 & nobody's been able 2 prove 2 me that the earth is round. Where is the curvature in the horizon?"
"Why are all the buildings in NYC standing straight up? If Earth was round then some of the buildings would have a slight tilt." "If the Earth was a spinning globe then how come airplanes can still land w/out crashing? Because the face of the earth is flat. Not a globe.”
Everyone’s had a moment in time where they did or said something that made them feel like an idiot, what’s your best story?
Slacker says that if Steve’s an idiot, then what is he?! He says that instead the topic should be called smoking thoughts, because that’s what everyone calling in is talking about. He didn’t understand the difference between Washington State, and Washington D.C. for the longest time.
Steve says that he’s a self-proclaimed idiot, and Slacker agrees with him. Neither Slacker nor Steve had any idea how Tila Tequila even became famous, or why she still is.
Lailah has a friend in the group who hasn’t matured quite the same as all of the other friends; she wants to know how she should go about removing the girl from their group.
What should she do?
Slacker always thought that in a group of girls, there’s always that one who isn’t as pretty, or as outgoing that they keep around to make themselves feel better. He doesn’t agree with anything that Steve is saying to the girl and jokes that he’s going to band together their friends and kick Steve out of the group. Slacker asks Lailah why they keep inviting her places if they don’t like her. He doesn’t feel like helping this girl out of her situation.
Steve says that this must be the girl that doesn’t bring anything to the table in her group of friends. He says that Lailah, the Queen Bee, can’t be the one to kick the girl out; the minions must be the ones to do it. He says that every OPP opinion and story is respected even though Slacker thinks Steve is behind the Queen Bee’s back.
Gladys Phillips of Felixstowe, England was out shopping when she needed to use the restroom and wandered into a bathroom that wasn’t open to the public yet. The door locked behind her and she realized she was trapped, but apparently that didn’t worry her too much. “I was not really concerned at first that I couldn’t get out,” the 82-year-old told the Suffolk Gazette. “I was just relieved I’d managed to go to the loo!” Sweet old Gladys was trapped for FOUR days in this unopened bathroom. She recounted the time she spent locked in the loo and honestly, it seems like she made the best of it: “I kept banging on the door and walls, and shouting for help, but obviously no one could hear me. I realized I had to tough it out, and so I sat on the loo and began knitting. Luckily I had just been to the shops and picked up a new ball of pink wool, so I began making a scarf, which one of my lucky grandchildren will now get. “I had also popped into the sweet shop after collecting my pension, so I had a full bag of mint imperials to eat which kept my spirits up no end. The loo was very clean and cozy. I was able to sleep on my big overcoat and was lovely and warm, and if I got cold I just sat under the hand dryer for a while." Phillips said one of the builders found her just as she was putting the finishing touches on a scarf. The grandma said she doesn’t have a phone either, so her family didn’t even know she was missing.
What’s your trapped story?
Slacker says that there’s one elevator at work that makes all sorts of weird noises, he imagines all sorts of horror stories about someone being down there and is trapped. He knows that at some point he’ll probably get stuck in it. He also got stuck his first time waterskiing because he didn’t let go of the rope and he got dragged underwater.
Steve says that he remembers multiple times when Slacker has been trapped, but that he hasn’t gotten stuck anywhere. He agrees with Slacker that he would rather get chopped in half from an elevator than be trapped in the It’s A Small World theme ride at Disney.
Miracles or coincidence, sometimes there are no good explanations for events that happen unless you add Fog Face into the equation (see below). Here are some incredible stories of divine intervention:
Hero Teen lifts a truck to rescue her father
A 19-year-old Northern Virginia woman lifted a pickup truck off her father and saved her family from a fire. Her father was working on an old GMC truck in the garage when the jack he was using slipped. Within seconds, he was pinned beneath the vehicle and the garage had caught fire. He struggled for 10 minutes when a door opened and his daughter ran in: 5-foot-6, 120 pounds and barefoot. She started to lift the truck. Her dad said, "I felt the weight shift and then it was just UGHHHHHHRRR, and suddenly I'm pulled out." Then, his daughter realized the truck's gas tank would explode and set the house on fire. So, she jumped in the driver' seat and gunned the truck away from the house. She grabbed a garden hose and started spraying down the house before firefighters arrived.
Does photo of car crash reveal an angel next to survivor?
A South Carolina man who witnessed a one-car crash saw what he and others now believe was a guardian angel watching over the driver, who survived. Pastor Michael Clary told TODAY.com he was driving home from the grocery store when he saw another driver lose control of his SUV. The driver veered off the road, Clary said, and overcorrected when he tried to get back on the highway. "All of a sudden, it started to flip over and started rolling," Clary said. "It rolled about four times, then hit a ditch. That threw the vehicle up again, and it hit a pine tree. And I saw what I thought was a wheel, but it was apparently the guy — he had gotten thrown out," Clary said. Clary waited for help to arrive, and the driver was airlifted to the hospital. Later, Clary posted photos he'd taken of the mangled Ford Explorer on Facebook. But it was one photo in particular that caught people's attention — an image Clary believes proves an angel was present at the crash. "It looks like a fog or a silhouette," Clary said of the hazy figure at the right of one of the photos. "If you look close, it looks like an image of a face." The driver had several broken ribs and a broken collarbone, but is home recovering after spending a few days in the ICU.
Slacker said that the man trapped under the car was an idiot, and should not have been working on his car in the garage with explosives and flammable liquids around him while smoking. However, Slacker also doesn’t believe that a 120 pound girl could lift a truck off of her father unless there was some sort of divine intervention. Slacker also thinks Fog Face would be the name of a great band.
Steve said that angels should be vivid and in full color, not these wispy ghostly apparitions, and that if they were real they would make their presence known.
A vacation should be relaxing not stressful, but sometimes things go horribly wrong! Let us know, what is your worst vacation story ever? #YI
Airbnb To Help Couple After House Got Trashed On NYE
Airbnb is going to help a couple in Oakland whose home got damaged after they rented it out over New Year’s The couple rented their house through Airbnb on New Year's Eve to a person claiming to be a businessman from Chicago, looking for a place to stay in the area. But it turns out they instead rented to a teen from nearby Berkeley throwing an 18th birthday party with an estimated 200 to 300 guests. The group damaged the flooring, furniture and other items from the home, and left trash everywhere. Airbnb says they banned this guest from the site and will help out the couple financially to fix the damages.
Drug lab raid ruins Australian family's Airbnb holiday
An Australian family was caught in a police sting after unwittingly renting a drug house through Airbnb.
Officers on the Gold Coast tourist strip raided the home, seizing hydroponic cannabis from a locked room.
Police held the family at the house for five hours while they were questioned. The family told the BBC they were asked not to enter the room, which had been blocked with a bookcase, because it was undergoing renovations. The sound of water rushing through pipes raised their suspicions, but they did not try to enter the room. Jacquie Young and her partner Dieter Winkler were expecting extended family to arrive at the house when eight plain-clothed officers carrying guns and crowbars arrived at the front door. Airbnb confirmed the family was refunded A$1800 ($1261; £860) and offered reimbursement for their alternative accommodation.
New York hotel guests share video of bedbug-infested mattress
A California couple visiting New York for the holidays shared video of their bedbug-infested hotel room nightmare. Elgin Ozlen, who posted the video to YouTube, said he and his girlfriend were visiting New York for a the holidays and they booked a room at the Astor on the Park Hotel on Manhattan's Upper West Side. "We were expecting a vacation to remember the rest of our lives, and we will definitely remember it for the rest of our lives, but it won't be a pleasant memory," Ozlen told WABC-TV.
Ozlen said they were on their third room -- the first two lacked heating -- when his girlfriend discovered bite marks on her body. The YouTube video shows a close-up of the couple's bedbug-infested mattress.
Ozlen said the hotel stay led them to miss the Times Square ball drop and a Rockettes show on New Year's Day, Ozlen's birthday. "On my birthday, I'm in the hospital, and I'm washing the best clothes that I brought that I own for this vacation, and during that process many of the clothes became damaged, because they're not meant to be dried," Ozlen said. He said cleaning the couple's belongings after the bedbug discovery caused hundreds of dollars worth of damage. Ozlen said his girlfriend's body is still inflamed from at least 75 bedbug bites and she could suffer permanent scarring from the ordeal.
Laura called in to talk about an outdoor festival her husband took her to in the middle of winter while she was 5 months pregnant. Needless to say it was an icebox and was so cold her camera was literally frozen. She hates Canada now.
Slacker said that bed bugs freak him out and that he even had to explain to his kids that, unlike the monster under the bed, bed bugs are real.
Steve said that even though the vacation in Australia was a nightmare, at least they have a good story to tell, but honestly, stories like this are why he doesn’t like to go on vacations anymore.
Lil D said that bedbugs can be so bad that they will get in your luggage and then infest your house
Today’s OPP comes from a couple who is getting married. The bride-to-be, Amanda, called because she felt like she had an issue with the events scheduled following the wedding. They are both excited about their wedding day, they are just having issues around the events after the wedding. She would like a traditional reception while he would have a shorter reception and then rage all night at a bar with friends and others. What would you do if this was your wedding day?
Slacker said that it’s supposed to be a night that you consummate your marriage, and that he would rather spend it with his bride than with a lot of drunk strangers in a bar. He also believes it should be a night for the bride and groom, that it’s their day to do what they want, and not supposed to be a family reunion.
Steve asked Amanda if she could do both with him? Or was it something that she could do for just a little bit before taking him home? Steve mentioned that he has been to a few weddings and that they were mostly boring and stogy and unmemorable.
Everyone goes through drama in life, and it comes in all shapes and sizes. Where ever there is life, there is usually drama following right behind it like a wrecking ball. What's your drama right now?
One caller, Alexis, phoned in to say that she might be having an affair today with her boss, because they have been flirting non-stop for the past two months at work. Although she is married, she can’t help how she feels. She is meeting her boss at a bar for happy hour, and they might be going to a hotel afterwards. She even changed her outfit in the car to be more appealing for her “meeting” with her boss.
Slacker said that he has cheated in his life before, but that he would think twice about talking about it on the radio. Also, she is risking a lot by potentially hooking up with her boss.
Steve said to be careful because having an affair with someone you work with could lead to all kinds of problems.
Another caller had to fight her parents in a court of law to get custody of her child back, and is literally driving on the way to pick her daughter up.
Slacker and Steve both congratulated the woman for making the changes, getting better, and getting her family back.
A woman named Bailey is going to the airport and then flying to Norway to meet a guy who she has not seen in a long time without telling him that she is flying there.
Slacker was shocked that she was flying to a guy who had no idea she was coming to see him.
Steve thought it was a great idea and thought she was brave to follow her heart.
Rachel, a plastic surgeon, was going to inject silicone into a man’s private parts.
Slacker wanted to know the specifics of the operation but Steve was too grossed out to think about it.
In today’s Great Mate Debate, a couple are expecting a baby and its putting a strain on their relationship. Melissa and Eric are the couple and they both want to give their baby up for adoption, however Eric wants the baby to be given to a family friend located close to them while Melissa would much prefer the child to be given up anonymously. According to Eric, his family is friends with a couple who have been trying to have children and cant, and he wants to give their child to that family.
Slacker said he is really torn on this issue because one on hand it would be great to know the child is going to a safe home, but he wasn’t sure how he would deal with the possibility of being so close to that family.
Steve asked Eric, what happens if the child wants to know who the couple is that visits once a year, how would he handle it? And then when the child turns 18, what will happen then when the child wants to know who his or her parents are and finds out.
Whether its skating off a roof top or catching your kitchen on fire, all of us have done things either as a kid or when we were drunk that could be confused for the other. Whats your funniest "drunk or kid" story? Little D starts off the game by reading a few stories and Slacker and Steve try to guess the right answer.
First story, I was in my underwear and t-shirt, and pulled over after a high speed chase in a powerwheel at 1am in the morning. Second story, I was on a bridge and leaned over to look down and see what was below and fell 30 feet below and landed on a river bank.
Slacker said that Lil D does this all the time and he is not sure if its a kid or a drunk person, but is going with a drunk person because Lil D plays mental games with him all the time. For the second story, Slacker guessed it was a kid and struck out again.
Steve guessed "kid" for the first story because Slacker guessed drunk, and it paid off in spades! For the second story, Steve went with kid and was disappointed that Slacker also guessed kid since they both lost.
Today's OPP comes from Candy, who is eight month pregnant and having a difficult time convincing her husband to have intimate relations with her. She feels rejected by him when he declines her requests, and his reasons sound more like excuses to her, and only make her feel worse about herself. She also wonders how other couples deal with this sort of scenario, and if she should just give up until after she gives birth?
Slacker said his wife's libido shut down until after she gave birth, but many women expecience an insatiable drive in their third trimester. He also said that all men are visual creatures and that to go through with relations would be difficult with someone 8 months pregnant. However, his doctor prescribed relations for he and his wife to help with their delivery, and he manned up like a champ.
Steve said that he finds most women physically unattractive when they are pregnant, and that he believes this is a very natural human response.
Lil D pleaded a nervous 5th, but admits that he worried about any risk to his wife or baby.
This week the Star Magazine came out with an assistant "tell-all" story about some of the worlds most famous celebrities.
Here are some of the highlights:
• Lady Gaga is "helpless as a baby" and wakes up assistants in the middle of the night to change DVDs.
• Mariah Carey can't operate a microwave, and makes her assistant wash her hair in the shower.
• Matthew McConaughey gets "turned on by food."
• Kim Kardashian keeps all the fat she's gotten removed in a freezer, in case she wants it injected somewhere else.
Slacker was shocked that Mariah Carey doesnt know how to use a microwave and also makes other people wash her hair. He also said that Mathew McConaughey, who apparently gets turned on by food, must either always be hungry or is the type of guy who brings food into the bedroom. Slacker mentioned he was dating a woman once who tried this with avocadoes in his bed.
Steve said that relationships are smushy enough, why bring avocadoes into a relationship? He went on to mention that Lady Gaga must be totally oblivious to the life around her since she wakes up her assistants in the middle of the night to change the DVDs in her player. Either that or she is lazy or rich (or all of the above).
Lil D said that Kim Kardashian keeps all the fat she removes from her body in the freezer to save it for future injections. Slacker freaked out and didnt want to even think about it, citing childhood trauma from hunting trips. Lil D speculated that Kanye probably just pushes the fat out of the way to get to the food.
In a video posted online, a customer is seen confronting a barista in an incredibly uncomfortable showdown at a California Starbucks. Juana Martinez alleges that she noticed a $200 charge on her credit card for groceries. She looked at the store's surveillance video of the transaction and says she recognized the alleged thief as the Starbucks barista.
Slacker says that he's been a victim of identity theft before, not too long ago. He says that his wife went to a restaurant and ordered food for take-out, his wife paid with a credit card and left. Later that night his phone kept going off with notifications of his credit card asking about certain charges. His wife emailed the restaurant's district manager to deal with the server who stole the card number. He says that it's so easy nowadays to buy stuff online because all you need is the card number with the expiration date.
Steve says that if it were to happen to him, he would go back to where it happened and say something to the person who stole the card from him. He says that he has a friend who would go to Las Vegas all the time and claim credit card theft after he would rack up thousands of dollars. He also says that one time he was at a car wash, there was a woman who swiped her card and it wouldn't stop running up a tab so she had to stay at the car wash.
Steve admits that he won't travel places because he doesn't want to do it alone, and that he's missing out on bucket list items.
Slacker says that when he and Steve take trips together that he always wants to go out and do things, but Steve wants to stay and watch historical television shows. He says that his wife doesn't have the same interest in going out and diving as he does, so he dropped the idea of going. Slacker hates eating by himself and he'll be on his phone the whole time and act like someone was supposed to join him, he also says that there's nothing he wants to see bad enough to go by himself. He says that Steve could lie about being alone on a trip if someone was to ask, come up with an excuse about kids being late to meet you or something.
Steve says that he won't do anything by himself, the most he's done is go to the movies alone but still acted like there was another person there. He wants to go see all these historical sites and tours, but that it bores other people and they don't share the same interest. He says that other people would be looking and judging him as a loser if he was alone. After hearing all the things other people have done, he felt himself warming up a little to the idea of traveling by himself.
I totally understand where Steve is coming from, I could never travel by myself. I'm not the kind of person who could go out to the movies or out to eat alone, the most I ever do is maybe grab coffee! It took me forever to feel comfortable going shopping by myself! -Intern Jorden
What's the craziest thing you've done by yourself?
According to numerologist Michelle Buchanan, Numerology is based on the idea that, just like everything else in the universe, the numbers and letters significant to each of us have an energy which determines who we are as people and how our lives will unfold.
All you need do is look up the day of the month on which you were born. Where the day in question has only one digit, the characteristics shown are drawn directly from the energy of the individual numbers in question. For example, people with a Number 9 in their chart tend to be compassionate, kind and understanding. And, as you’ll see, similar qualities are seen in those born on the 9th of the month. Where the number has two digits — as it does for anyone born beyond the 9th of each month — we often see a combination of the qualities associated with each of the two numerals. Consider, for example, how those born on the 19th of the month are often looked up to as leaders, combining the strong-minded and creative characteristics of Life Path Number 1 with the compassion and kindness of Life Path Number 9.
Slacker said that he believes in lots of things like spirits and ghosts that Steve just pokes fun of, but he doesn't believe in things like numerology or astrology. However when he read his own number, he was blown away. Then after reading Steve's number (14) Slacker still had his doubts but couldn't argue with the results, noting that almost every single characteristic mentioned matched Steve. When reading his own number, Slacker agreed with most of the points, citing his prior jobs as evidence.
Steve said its all bunk. Although he did agree with Slacker's associated number, he postulated that there is always one predicted characteristic that does not fit.
Lil D agreed with Slacker that Steve is charismatic, and also agreed with Steve that Slacker is competitive and a go-getter. Amazingly, making it 3 for 3, Lil D matched up really well to his number, both in his relationships and personal life.
Intern Scott (and yes my number matched me too... scary)
Near misses happen to all of us, and some would have had major consequences had they hit instead. A man in New Jersey was on the way to the airport for a 2 week trip and realized he had forgotten one of his bags at home. He turned around home to get his bag, and upon arriving, smelled smoke coming from his garage. He quickly grabbed a garden hose and put out the flames in his garage. If he had not forgotten his bag, his home would have been toast, literally! Other stories include a man who was relaxing at his pad one evening and then decided to get some hot pockets on a whim. While he was out of his apartment, a small plane crashed into his building and would have killed him. Another comes from Europe where a slalom skier narrowly missed getting brained by a television camera drone that had lost power.
Slacker said that after his band days were over he needed a job and was interning at a radio station, but the station he was interning at was not hiring. He was in desperate straights and auditioned for a job at a strip-club as a DJ, landed the job, and was told to show up the next day. He was literally driving to the club to go to work when he got a call from the radio station where he was interning and was offered a job in radio. Without that call, there would be no Slacker and Steve show!
Steve comiserated with one caller whose Mom missed playing her lottery numbers because they went on a vacation. She would have won about $20 million as her numbers came up, but Steve let the caller down easy by mentioning that it would have bumped her up into a higher tax bracket.
Lil D recalled his near miss too. He was sitting in the parking lot at another job, waiting to go in for an interview, and got a text from Slacker offering him a job, saving him from a life of cubicle boredom.
Our OPP today comes from Nicole. She has a baby and she doesn't agree with the way her significant other handles their baby in public. He literally offers any stranger who walks by the opportunity to hold their infant, for example at the gas station or outside an convenience store. She would like some limitations or boundaries that keep the child safe and also reduce her stress level, but she also wants to make sure her child is properly socialized.
Slacker said that in todays world, it seems like children are so sheltered that even things like normal germs are scary, but that he would worry more about someone running away with their baby versus germs. Slacker does not think its as bad as Nicole is portraying it. Slacker also said that they shouldnt be worried about the baby bonding to strangers. Although when he was a young parent, Slacker admitted to being over-protective of his son, and feels like his daughter is much more well rounded and socialized because they were not so over-protective with her. Slacker closed by saying he is considering having another baby just so he can stand on the corner and ask strangers if they want to hold the baby.
Steve said that no one knows if the strangers handling their baby have diseases or germs. He also said that Nicole's significant other subconsciously might not want to be the father. Steve worried that even nice old ladies who want to hold the baby could have trench-mouth and give it to their baby. Not to leave anything to chance, Steve agreed with Nicole and wondered if the baby could get an attachment disorder because it keeps getting passed around to strangers. As well, he wouldn't let anyone drive his new car, how much less holding a new baby?
Its that time of year, resolutions, diet plans, gym memberships. But we are certain that with all the crazy history behind our show, you might have some questions you would like answered. Give us a ring and let us know what you would like to know!
Slacker said a long time ago a woman named Terry mashed her words together and said Hi and Yes at the same time, and it came out YI! And then the following days one of their callers came on the air saying YI, and after that it just took off. Slacker was asked about a past relationship and said that the reason he broke up with his long term girlfriend was because she didnt want to get serious and he couldnt deal with her doing that anymore. Slacker was asked what bands he had been in previouslyand divulged that he was in the band Warrant for a little bit, but spent most of his time with the band Intense. A few years ago, Slacker passed out while on the air and explained how he had a clogged artery, most likely due to the stress from the day as well as his families history with high cholesterol. Slacker mentioned that White Trash News Flash is put together by he and Steve from small news events and done in real time with sound effects. Slacker was asked whether or not he and Steve were friends outside of work, and they both said yes they were friends although they didn't hangout all the time at each others houses.
Steve said that his personal trainer was getting her hair done and was talking to her hairdresser, and her hairdresser wanted to know what ever happened to a guest on the show (during Great Mate Debate) who was going to marry a guy who had the last name of Tinkle. She didnt want to be called Tammy Tinkle but there was never a resolution to the GMD. So Lil D was sent out to find the answer. (See below) Steve also said that he was dating someone, and while its not exclusive, she was very special. Someone wanted to know what Steve's name was and after much shuffling of his feet he gave it up, and no, it wasnt Kosmo. Steve said that White Trash News Flash is the most polarizing segment on the show. Steve said that his families money comes from the early days of the technology boom, but that he isn't a blueblood.
Lil D said that he found the guest on GMD who was struggling with the last name she would have once she was married,and the mystery was solved. Tammy Tinkle not only took his last name, but she embraced her new name as well. Their 3 kids all have names that start with T, like her husband Tommy Tinkle. Lil D also mentioned that his experience with past radio hosts makes him believe that the Slacker and Steve radio team get along well and that they all hangout before the show everyday.
It's pretty important to know where the Grand Canyon is. Not just because it's super basic knowledge...but so you don't fall in. Ahem.
A new survey found 70% of Americans say they have a pretty strong knowledge about our national landmarks. But they're WRONG. Check this out...
1. 60% don't know the Hoover Dam is between Nevada and Arizona.
2. 57% don't know the Grand Canyon is in Arizona.
3. 37% don't know the Space Needle is in Seattle.
4. 32% don't know Alcatraz is in San Francisco.
5. 6% don't know the Empire State Building is in New York.
6. 3% don't know Times Square is in New York.
7. And 3% don't know the White House is in Washington D.C.
Slacker says that he's part of the 57% who doesn't know where the Grand Canyon is. But he brags that in his defense he can do calculus, but it never comes up in real life situations though. He says that there's so many things we don't realize we have zero knowledge about.
Steve says that he equates states to the toy puzzles he used to get as a little kid, and he's really good at geography. He admits that he doesn't know the cuts of meat or where they are on the animal. Steve didn't know that the 'ABC' song was to the same tune as 'Twinkle, Twinkle'.
What's something super obvious you just recently discovered?
Have you hooked up with someone at the office holiday party? You’re not alone.According to a new survey, 39% of people have hooked up at their office Christmas party. And 54% have kissed a co-worker while at an office party. And get this...higher-ups are more likely to hook up. Of those surveyed, 65% of senior managers admitted to getting it on at the holiday party, versus just 26% of more junior staff members. And the department most likely to get their groove on at the holiday party? Believe it or not, IT. 76% of IT workers admitting to hooking up, kissing or just getting too drunk during the company festivities. Second place goes to the legal department at 74%, followed by HR, logistics, and finance. And where is this hooking up happening? The majority say it’s in the parking lot. Other places: 21% got it on in the conference room, 18% got down and dirty in the storage closet, and 16% got frisky in the boss’s office.
Slacker says that when he was a manager he used to keep all the money given out for a staff party. He then would proceed to take fake photos to send in to the higher ups as a cover for throwing holiday parties. He says that these office parties are the time when the bad stuff happens.
Steve says that Slacker predicted exactly how his night at the holiday party went, down to a T. Steve says that he's the type of person who gets non smokers to start smoking with him, and that it's the people who don't know they like it.
What's the craziest thing you've seen happen at a holiday party?