Check out these funky Thanksgiving events happening across the country: Colored Turkeys at Gozzi's Turkey Farm: Every year, this working Connecticut farm dyes the feathers of its turkeys vibrant colors and then lets kids hand-feed the rainbow birds. It sounds weird, but kids apparently love it. McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Macy's might get the hype and the media coverage, but in Chicago, the McDonald's parade is where it's at. The Turkey Testicle Festival: 21 and over only at the Parkside Pub in Huntley, Illinois, on the eve of Thanksgiving. That's when 1,000 pounds of turkey testicles will be served and eaten alongside pizza and beer ... probably lots and lots of beer. Harvest Dinner at Plymouth Plantation: If you are a real American history buff, this is the celebration for you – a historical dinner at the original Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. The food and dress are as authentic as it gets, but don't wait until the last minute if you want to go. Tickets are in such high demand, they go on sale in June! The Green Lake Gobble: So a mashed potato eating contest might not sound that unusual, but what about a mashed potato eating contest after running a 5k?! That's what they do in Seattle. The runner who eats the most mashed potatoes in 4 minutes goes home with a gravy boat load of cash.
In Slacker's family it is tradition that everyone bring something to add to the centerpiece. Each family member gets to add their own special thing so it represents the entire family and what everyone is thankful for. Lil D has friends that spend all year building remote control cars and then they have a big demolition derby with them before Thanksgiving dinner. The driver of the last car standing gets their pick of turkey before anyone else.
Does your family have any weird Thanksgiving traditions?
Black Sheep by Slacker and Steve,posted Nov 25 2013 7:32PM
A recent article talked about why families fight during the holidays. They are:
10. What time should we eat?
9. Can I bring my new significant other?
8. I Got Kicked Out of School/Fired/Failing At Life
7. Mom, You Are a Bad Cook
6. Politics/Religion/Sex/All Things Taboo
5. Uncle Brad Came Out of the Closet
4. Grandpa/Mom/You Drinks Too Much
3. Money, Money, Money!
1. I Am Not Hungry/Stop Putting Food on my Plate
Whether it's the person that starts the fight every year or the creepy drunk uncle, we all have the black sheep of the family. What's your best black sheep story?
Shannon joined us on the air to share her OPP. She was staying at her boyfriend's house and needed to use his car to get them breakfast. She made a copy of his house key while she was out. He will be out of town for Thanksgiving so she is going by his house to see if he has any secrets. She doesn't suspect him of anything in particular, but she wants to be sure that he's not hiding anything from her before their relationship goes any further.
Both Slacker and Steve think this is a horrible idea. She is trying to figure out if her boyfriend is trustworthy by betraying his trust!
We all know that kids can be cute and sweet, but they can be brutally honest too! Slacker is growing out his hair and his daughter said that he looked just like her brothers G.I. JOE. His son replied with "except my G.I. JOE doesn't have that bald spot." OUCH!
What is the craziest or most embarrassing things your little ones have said?
Remember the GoDaddy.com Super Bowl commercial with the nerd kissing the supermodel? Well, one of those people has been in over 60 films and TV shows and worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, and Michael Bay; the other one is supermodel Bar Refaeli (whose IMDb profile looks sad in comparison). This veteran actor's name is Jesse Heiman, and he was in 10 movies and TV shows in 2011 alone. In 2012, he was in seven more.
How is that even possible? Because he has made a career out of looking like a teenage dork despite being now in his mid-30s, and so every director just sticks him in the background. Don't say you've never seen him before, because yes, you have.
Of course, he doesn't say anything in any of these movies and only appears onscreen for a few seconds, but how many hit movies have you not talked in? Jesse's first role was in American Pie 2, in which he played a non-speaking member of the infamous band camp. He moved on from high school to college in Will Ferrell's Old School, where he was one of the pledges. And into the corporate world in Transformers 3 when Michael Bay personally picked him for the role of "guy walking in the office."
He also gets screen time in The Social Network, Catch Me If You Can, Spiderman, 17 Again, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, and Van Wilder.
But Jesse isn't a snob: Unlike some of his fellow film stars, he has nothing against doing TV. In fact, he's been in pretty much every show ever, including The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Entourage, My Name Is Earl, Bones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NCIS, Chuck, Monk, The O.C., and Reno 911!
Slacker says he was in Warrant for like 8 sec. Slacker actually turned them down. Slacker does not believe that Steve’s claims to fame are real.
Steve claims that he invented the action of putting your wind shield wipers up when it is cold outside. As well as the tuna and egg salad sandwich. He holds the record for most strike outs in a game at his old high school.
Do you have a claim to fame? What are you famous for?
I am Mae West’s great niece. I am related to the guy that created the chipmunks (Ross Bagdasarian) and Buddy Ebsen yup you guessed it Jed Clampett from the Beverly hillbillies. I have been an extra in many small films and the lead in one of the films entered in the 48 hour film project. Oh and of course I work for Slacker and Steve, Duh!
My best friend has started buying all this really expensive stuff for herself, but doesn't spend anything on her daughter. I mean the poor girl still has a jacket from five years ago. While her mother is walking around with coach bags, watches, and shoes. I want to tell her that I think she needs to buy her daughter a coat instead of buying more stuff for herself. Is it wrong of me to do that? I think I might even buy her daughter a jacket.
Slacker says you have to ask if the child is actually being neglected. When you first have a kid you want to spend a ton of money on your kids. You want your kid to look good. After a while you get to the point where you realize that it is silly to buy Air Jordan’s for your baby that can’t walk yet. If my friend bought my kid a necessity I would be offended. This is really shaky territory.
Steve says that she should mind your own business. Steve says he would take his kids (if he had any) to goodwill to get them clothes because with kids it is a waste of money.
She needs your advice. Should she tell her friend how she feels? Should she step up and buy her a coat herself? Or should she mind her own business?
I used to take my friends daughter shopping all the time for clothes. It doesn’t have to be that offensive or in your face if you want to buy her the coat. I do feel like Darla needs to get to the bottom of the reason for this new behavior. She should talk to her about it without putting her on the defensive. If she is your best friend she deserves the benefit of the doubt. There may be an underlying reason for all of it.
Psychic by Slacker And Steve,posted Nov 22 2013 4:02PM
World famous psychic Sylvia Browne died yesterday at age 77. Sylvia's Facebook page read: "Sylvia graduated today. She was surrounded by family and friends. What a legacy. She shared so much. We will carry on her knowledge with hypnosis and Journey of the Soul and her many books. What a great party they must be having on the Other Side. Bless everyone."
This is how Slacker thinks psychic powers work we all have abilities he thinks that kids have a better ability since they are young and pure. Our brains are massive and untapped. A kid got hurt playing sports and he got knocked out when he came back he had tapped into a part of his brain that never was there before. Now he is a musical genius that can play numerous instruments when he had never touched one in the past. At a basic level there are a handful of people that can actually do it. At first it may be a genuine ability but then money gets involved and then he thinks it becomes bogus. There is a level of psychic where it becomes about the money. He doesn’t think they can just turn it on. Steve doesn’t believe in psychics at all.
Have you been to a psychic? Were they dead on or dead wrong?
My boyfriend was told by a random woman in a bar that he was DJing at that he was going to meet me. She came up and told him “Everything is going to be ok. You are going to meet her.” Who? “Her name is going to start with a “K,” no, a “C” her name will be Charlee. She is going to have blonde hair and dark eyes you will meet her in 7 days she is your one and you will get married some day.” Sounds like a crazy drunk lady? Well 7 days later he got thrown a DJ show at the bar I tended because ours cancelled. He almost swallowed his tongue when I told him my name was Charlee. I have black hair but had 2 weeks before dyed it blonde intending to dye it blue but got this new job so I left it blonde. My real name starts with a “K” too. Well we have been together for a while now but I thought it was a line at first cause I don’t believe in that stuff but I found a blog he wrote about it a week before I met him. Crazy right?
Steve brought in an Apple TV today to give to a co-worker that has been wanting to get one. Steve had one that he wasn't using and thought it would be nice. Only problem is that he gave it to him in front of Slacker. Slacker reminded him that the TV was the gift that he had given to
Steve last Christmas. UH-OH!
Slacker says that it is the most massive breach of etiquette ever. Slacker has a problem he loves Apple. He loves Apple TV. He bought Lil d and Steve both Apple TVs for Christmas last year. 20 minutes later Lil D was sending screen shots of how awesome it is. Steve did not even hook it up. Fast forward 11 months it goes down like a drug deal. The worst part was watching someone being grateful to Steve for something that he had bought for Steve.
Steve claims that he is the victim here. He had been waiting for Slacker to come set it all up for him. Steve misunderstood he thought the co-worker had cleared it with Slacker that he give him the TV. Steve tried to make it go away by saying that he would buy another one so that he could hook it up for him.
Is it okay to re-gift? When is it okay? What is the proper re-gifting etiquette?
I think it is ok to re-gift if you are not going to use it and someone else will. I think you should spare the original gifter’s feelings since it is the thought that counts. Don’t let them know outright that you don’t like their gift and give it to someone that doesn’t know them so they are none the wiser. I used to get Christmas gifts from people at work. They were always perfumes or lotions. I am allergic to all perfumes and perfumed lotions. I gave them to friends or family that would actually use them. I was grateful that they had thought of me.
It’s getting to be the holiday season, which is loved by some and dreaded by others for the same reason: family. Family is an especially daunting prospect for those in fledgling relationships -- when are you going to meet his parents? When is he going to meet your parents? Whatever’s to come, we really, really, want to avoid a whole Meet the Parents situation. Not that your Dad’s as scary as Robert De Niro, but still. Here are some tips for bringing your boyfriend home for the first time.
1. Make sure you’re both ready. Just like big decisions like moving in together or getting married, it’s important you are ready to take this step together. Like all other aspects of a growing relationship, communication is the key.
2. Ease him in. Consider introducing him to your siblings first (if you have any). They might be able to help him feel more supported when he meets your parents. Depending on your relationship with them, you might even want him to meet your mother first, since she might be more inclined to like him than your father. Basically, it will help him to feel like he has all the allies he can get before meeting the Big Cheese (AKA your Dad).
3. It's all about baby steps. What can your boyfriend handle? Especially if he’s the shy, reserved type, he may not want to meet your entire extended family at the same time. Make things more manageable for him by choosing a situation you’re both comfortable with. It might be easiest for the two of you to meet on home turf. No, not necessarily your home, but somewhere familiar, such as a favorite restaurant. That will help keep things from getting overwhelming.
4. Give him a cheat sheet. Okay, so you don’t actually need to make your boyfriend a cheat sheet, but you should prime him on your parents likes and dislikes to avoid any awkward rifts. Are your parents born-again Christians? He might not want to bring up his pro-gay marriage views (yet). Do they love NCIS? He might not want to joke about how only old people watch that show (ever). Just make sure he’s on the same page as much as possible. You don’t want to send him to the front lines without at least some artillery. Maybe that’s not the best analogy for the situation…just help him make the best first impression possible.
5. Have his back. Remember, this will likely be a somewhat frightening experience for him (if you’ve met his parents already, you know the feeling). Be as supportive as possible. If your parents are on the offense, try to guide the conversation to safer waters. Just make sure you’re alert and sensitive to the situation at hand.
Slacker when he met his wife’s parents it was in Brazil. He was jet lagged and so they wanted to nap. Her parents gave up their bed. The next morning at breakfast was a bit awkward. Slacker met his ex’s parents in a tiny town in California and walking in he had to protect himself because flying across the room was a can of beer. They took him to the bar at the Elk’s Club. He went outside in the back yard to get some air and there were three older relatives sitting around passing around a pair of needle nose pliers with a joint! Talk about awkward Slacker doesn’t do drugs at all and was not expecting that. There is tons of advice out there for men and not really for women. When you walk in and no one knows you feel like a pod person like everyone is looking at you like “he’s not one of us!”
Steve never is in a relationship long enough where he has to meet the “rents.” Once he did and he felt like her dad was looking at him like he was the one that is….with his daughter. It was just awkward. It is always the father that makes you nervous.
Did you have something go terribly wrong when you met the parents? Was it the most awkward situation of your life?
I had a bad experience when I went out of state to meet my ex’s parents. We had been driving for hours and hours and when we hit the door he hit the food line. His entire extended family was over for a holiday dinner and he left me all alone. I had to do my own introductions explaining who I was and why I was there. Later on I met a woman and her granddaughter and she mentioned that it was weird that I had the same name as her daughter. Later it was explained that my ex dated her daughter pretty seriously and they thought that the granddaughter was my ex’s kid. I made a jerk of myself because I had no idea what was going on. I felt like I didn’t really know the man I had been dating.
I have a friend who is underweight yet says things like "I have to punish myself in the gym because I ate a burger". She's constantly on a diet and most of the time we do see her eat, she orders a salad and barely picks at it. She also sees disgustingly skinny girls and makes comments like "Wouldn't it be nice to look like that?" I'm wondering if people can suggest a subtle way for me to get her to realize that she needs help. At this point, I'm really worried she is (or will become) anorexic. A lot of people always say that they saw the signs and wish they would have done something but didn't. I see all the signs and want to help my friend before it's too late!
Slacker many women make comments about having to work out harder to stay thin. If I was depressed and you found out I had just bought a gun you would get involved. This is different though since this will take longer to kill someone. He is worried that if Ramona steps up she may lose this person as a friend. But is she being a friend if she stays quiet and never says anything? Is this her friend’s cry for help?
Steve thinks Ramona should butt out. Steve has known people with eating disorders it was only when they hit the bottom on their own that they made the changes. They have had friends point it out and they didn’t care. They have to figure it out on their own. If she is depressed all the time this is a big sign.
Have you or anyone you know dealt with this problem? What should she do to help her friend?
I was anorexic when I was a teenager. All I ever put in my body was good old 23 flavors that’s right Dr. Pepper. 3 years I did this I was in bad shape until I got pregnant. I was so sick and my teeth started breaking apart because the baby took everything I had and that wasn’t much. I had to re-teach myself how to eat it was very difficult. After that I was very depressed all the time about how fat I was and rarely left the house. I have grown up and realized that looks go away I am ok with being me whatever size I am. Give her affirmations regularly about how great she is as a person. When I dealt with this it was because of low self esteem. Mention to her eating healthy means eating and a healthy regular amount to keep your body fueled. Giving her more energy to work out and keep your body in motion that can lead to a nice body.
Trish and Jerry just bought a new house and they have been getting a lot of visitors over to see the new place. She wants everyone to take off their shoes before walking on the carpet so they don't mess up the new carpet. He says that he thinks peoples gross socks or bare feet are worse than the bottom of shoes on the floor.
Slacker has a dog and two kids so he feels awkward telling his friends to take off their shoes. Slacker’s wife has purchased a $50 dress to go with her $400 dollar shoes. She has also worn leggings with boots and under those is a pair of rainbow colored tube socks because you aren’t expecting to have to take off your shoes in public. Are you really being good to your guests when you ask them to do that?
Steve says this is a very relatable topic. Says there is no compromise here it is one or the other. Bare feet and socks are worse because it is gross. Booties are ridiculous also. As a host it is your #1 priority to make your guests feel comfortable.
Shoes or no shoes? You decide! Pick a side and tell us… why?
I think food and drink will ruin the carpet far worse than shoes will. I have never made people take off their shoes I just get the carpets cleaned and spot clean in between. I also suffer from stinky feet and that is embarrassing if I am at a friend’s house and they make me take them off. The only time shoes come off at the door is if they are wet or muddy so I don’t step on it later in my socks. I hate wet socks!
The Debate today is between Ken and Brad. Ken and his wife are expecting a baby. They have already decided that they are not in a place to provide for the child right now, and agreed that they were going to give the baby up for adoption. His wife's brother, Brad, said that he would raise the child with his partner. Ken doesn't like the idea of his child being raised by someone that is gay and would rather see the baby in a "traditional" home. Brad says that he and his partner have a solid relationship for the last 8 years and the financial ability to care for the child.
Slacker says that Ken is not saying who he does want it to go to he is just saying who he doesn’t want it to go to and that is Brad.
Steve thinks that if you put it up for adoption then there is a still a chance that another gay couple could adopt it. There may be a way to choose a little bit as to who your child goes to.
They need some help in this big decision. What do you think they should do?
I think that if they give it to her brother they will still have the opportunity to be in the child’s life and can see the child grow up and know it is being taken care of. If they give it up to strangers they won’t know the child is being cared for and will likely never see it again. They may be gay but they are not aliens. They will love that child just as much as any other couple. If he is worried the child will be gay too it is unlikely, look it up.
This great Mate Debate today was cancelled/changed due to Ken’s decision at the last moment not to go on the air.
Whether you’re a foodie looking for a new interesting recipe, or just plain stoned, we have a dish for you that will blow your mind: Waffle stuffing with gravy syrup. That’s right. All you do is throw the stuffing into the waffle iron so it’s all crunchy on the outside and perfect on the inside and drizzle some gravy (blended with syrup) over that for the ULTIMATE leftover feast. You’re welcome!
Slacker He knew this morning when I found this story that the guys were going to want to erect a statue of me because it was going to blow their minds more than ever before. Slacker makes four times the amount as is needed of stuffing and always has left overs. To top it all off add a little bit of mashed potatoes too. He also has the finger waffle maker!! Minds BLOWN!
Steve Hmmm gravy dipping sauce or pour it over the top? Awesome sauced!! At Subway I always order the tuna on white with a strip of mayo on top with American cheese. I was told that adding pepperoni to the tuna is good. Lil D says this is a popular choice and it is delicious.
Your turn…what can you teach us to BLOW OUR MINDS?!
Unlike other 20-something couples who include each other's handles in their Twitter bios or exchange overly-cutesy messages on their Facebook walls, Claire Meyer and Alan Linic have crafted a very different shared social media experience. Their Twitter handle, @WeFoughtAbout, documents all of the things they -- you guessed it -- fight about, despite the fact that (as their Twitter bio states) their relationship is going "really well." By documenting the things that trigger their small arguments, Meyer and Linic expose the humor present in most quarrels between people who care for each other."
[@WeFoughtAbout] is a reminder that it's OK to disagree with the people that you care about, and that most of the time the things that trigger our fights aren't really worth fighting about," Linic told HuffPost. "It's a way to make ourselves accountable for our crazy moments and also to show off the side of a relationship that is rarely seen until it's over or going badly." And that's exactly why @WeFoughtAbout is so much fun to follow. It feels both deeply personal and deeply relatable. "Mostly the Twitter has taught me that everyone is wrong and irrational from time to time," said Linic. "There are things that we all fight about and there are disagreements that are unique and special to each couple."
Here are a few of our favorites:
Alan used the wrong noodles.
I was going to post a photo on Instagram but Claire beat me to it.
Alan suggested that his gal-pal replace me at an event I couldn't make.
Alan called me "man".
Slacker has been in trouble for not getting the wheat noodles and not WHOLE wheat noodles. People don’t really fight about big things you stop and look at it and say, “Are we really fighting about this?”
Steve says that psychiatrists say that it is good for you to air out your dirty laundry. It is definitely working for this couple.
The grittiness of pears...that was the cause of the last fight at Lil D's house! We are on this making baby food kick. Peeling, pouching and processing and then I said it was too gritty to give our baby my wife got pretty upset and gave it to her anyways.
It's Biggest Fight, Littlest Thing! What is the little thing that caused a huge fight for you?
Generally we fight over how much we love each other and want to spend more time together to the point of being upset when the other one falls asleep before the other gets home. He once got upset that I didn't text him enough through out the day. He also got mad at me for someone else having a crush on me. I get mad when he doesn't call or text if he is going to be late even if I am asleep.
We spent last thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s family since we just graduated college and we were close. Since we are close again he wants to spend Thanksgiving at home again this year. I told him no cause it will ruin my life. His mom is the most horrible cook ever! You have to force feed yourself and stop yourself from gagging to get through the meal. Thanksgiving is all about the food and I can’t ruin it again like I did last year. I haven’t said anything to him about this but I think he probably knows since it is that bad. She needs an intervention about how bad her food is. It was dried out turkey, brown water for gravy and not the cranberry sauce but whole cranberries instead. It is really the worst food on the planet. I can’t bear to go back again.
Slacker says that holidays are supposed to be joyous and yet everyone always falls apart. If she can’t go to her boyfriend’s mom’s house for dinner she might need to evaluate whether or not they should be together at all. People have their own rendering of traditional Thanksgiving food that I don’t really care for but wouldn’t stretch it so far to make it a big deal. She should suck it up for one day a year, eat before you go, it is not all about the food it is also about family and football!
Steve says their relationship is going to hinge on gravy. She could be the hero of the family if she steps up about the bad food so the others no longer have to suffer through it anymore.
She needs your advice. What should she do?
It is one day out of the year you will make him happy. Tell him in a polite way that his mother’s food is not your favorite so that he knows why you don’t want to go and that you are only going for him. If you went to his parent’s this year it is only fair that you do yours this year. Slacker is right if you want to be with this guy you need to decide what is more important…..FOOD at one event a year….or the love you share everyday with your boyfriend?
If it is food then get out of it now!
Mrs. Doubtfire may turn out to be one of the most prolific movies in the history of film! Why? Because it has saved lives! It turns out you can learn a lot more from movies than you think. A 7-year-old girl saved her mother's life recently when she used the Heimlich maneuver on her choking mom ... a move she learned in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire. Amira Thornton's mom was choking on a piece of sausage and after recalling the comedy (and some info Amira's grandfather gave her), she picked her mom up the best she could and thrust until the food flew out. Good thing she used this Robin Williams movie as a reference... and not Flubber.
Steve said "I learned from Survivor man that if you drop me off in the middle of a desert within an hour I would have central air and alfredo sauce kicking back eating basking in my cold you can learn everything from that show."
Slacker says if he put Steve in a kitchen with all the ingredients for alfredo sauce and he still would not come up with alfredo sauce. You can learn anything in the world on the inter-web!
What is an amazing thing that you've learned on TV?
I learned how to fix my dryer on YouTube, how I should never swim in anything but swimming pools ever again from Shark Week and River Monsters, that most crimes are never solved from Cold Case Files unlike what it seems like on most TV crime shows and how to make a yummy cheesecake from scratch!
Bill an Ex by Slacker and Steve,posted Nov 19 2013 7:18PM
A woman (in Australia) who turned down a marriage proposal was shocked when the guy gave her a $160,000 bill for everything he spent on her. The 42-year-old single mother says she was never romantically involved with the 65-year-old man. But it seems he felt differently about their relationship, claiming she led him on to use his money for Zumba classes, shopping trips and even cosmetic surgery. After getting rejected, the man says that she has 'just destroyed every thought of humanity that I've had for other people.' The woman claims she met him four years ago when she began teaching him to dance, and they became good friends. The fully itemized bill also claims he loaned her money to pay for things like Zumba classes, dental appointments, tupperware, and even birthday parties. He also now says that these payments were all loans, while she says that most of the money came from gifts that she didn't even ask for. She also says that she worked as his office assistant for four years and never received a penny for her time.
Revenge by Slacker and Steve,posted Nov 19 2013 7:16PM
A man in Michigan moved into a house right next to his ex-wife and put up a 12-foot high "middle finger" statue as a tribute to her. The man moved into the home recently, which happens to be next to the home where his ex-wife now lives with her new lover, whom she had an affair with while she was married. The angry ex-husband had a plan to get even with the ex-wife and the new lover, but never meant for it to go public. Unfortunately for him, his statue grabbed local attention when the ex-wife's daughter posted a picture of the statue on twitter. The statue also includes a spotlight to keep it illuminated at all hours of the day.
Yi! I went out for a retirement party with co-workers at this fancy bar restaurant. We all had a good time. We were so happy for the guy retiring. It was an open bar and everyone was in good shape except my boss. He was totally trashed. I wouldn't' have cared, but he was trying to get me to be his partner in crime. He eventually asked me if I wanted to go to the strip club with him. At first I was hesitant, but then I thought "When will I ever have the chance to see this?" So, I went and boy...Do I regret it. He was going nuts. He was paying for lap dances all night. He was missing for a good period of time in the VIP area. He puked on a couch. It was really bad. The next day I saw him and he had pink eye. Nobody else knew that we went to the strip club, but now the office is really awkward. He doesn't make eye contact with me and he is generally embarrassed around me. Should I talk to him?
Should Shane say something about the crazy night to his boss?
Adoption by Slacker and Steve,posted Nov 19 2013 7:06PM
A 29-year-old Indiana woman was able to find out who her birth mother was within 36 hours after making a post on Facebook. She started a page called, "Betsy's Biological Journey" and posted a photo of herself next to one of her mother. A short time later she got a message from her biological brother, aunt and a cousin. She decided to search for her birth mother after seeing a story on TV about an adopted woman's search for her birth mother. The two have not met yet however because her birth mother has health issues, but she has met her brother and other family members. She is still searching for her biological father.
We have a friend of a friend that found out, after she was an adult, she had sister that was given up for adoption. Her entire life, her mother had a bottle of perfume sitting on her dresser. She learned that the bottle of perfume was from the family that adopted her sister!
Lil D's dad also discovered that he had a brother that was given up for adoption. The weird part of this story is that Lil D's dad grew up just a few houses down from his brother and never knew that they were related!
Do you have a crazy adoption story? What happened?
A judge has ordered a Pennsylvania woman to stop breastfeeding her 10-month-old daughter. The woman is in the middle of a custody battle with the girl's father. The judge said the girl needs to spend time with her father two days a week. She told the judge it would be difficult for that to happen since her daughter doesn't drink from bottles. The judge said at 10 months the girl should be on formula. The mother said if she doesn't follow the judge's order she could lose her daughter.
You can check out the whole story in the video below.
Lil D witnessed a boobie pop out moment in his neighborhood the other day! As he was driving home, two women were fighting in the middle of the street. He stopped to break up the scuffle and as the women were seperating, one of them had her mommy parts hanging out of her ripped shirt! She quickly covered up and ran into her house.
Slacker was out to dinner and an older woman near him mentioned that she had a tattoo. She did not appear to be the type of woman that would have a tattoo, and Slacker mentioned that to her. Instead of simply saying it was true, the woman pulled down her shirt in the middle of the restaurant to prove that she had a tattoo on her chest!
What is your most embarrassing boobie pop out moment?
Yi! I am thinking about getting my fiance a nose job for Christmas. I know she is secretly self-conscious about it and probably would love a nose job even though she can't afford one. Would a nose jobmake a good gift or lead to disaster between us?
Will she be thrilled or will it ruin the relationship? What should he do?
An Ohio woman says her gynecologist sprayed her insides with drain cleaner. She was in for a routine exam when the doctor grabbed a spray bottle labeled vinegar. It's normal to use vinegar when examining a woman's privates. As soon as he sprayed her insides she felt horrible pain and burning. She said it was "like an open cut with rubbing alcohol being poured into it." It turns out the diluted vinegar solution was actually the same chemical (potassium hydroxide) used in drain cleaner to unclog drains. The doctor wasn't wearing gloves, never called poison control, and mishandled the entire situation. He even left a plastic bottle cap behind in her cervix. The chemical apparently caused a lot of damage to her privates. She's suing the doctor's office for not training their employees properly and for pain and suffering.
TMI by Slacker and Steve,posted Nov 14 2013 8:34PM
It's easy to get so excited about a new relationship that you want to share every deep, dark secret with that person. That's totally OK − the getting to know you stage is really fun − but don't turn revealing yourself into a TMI session. There are some things that should be kept to yourself, especially when you are just starting out. Avoid these topics at all costs − he doesn't want to know:
•Anything dealing with that time of the month: Unless it has to do with your bedroom activities, leave the details and the asking him to buy you supplies out of the equation.
•Gross habits you have: Don't scare him away. Someday he might think the fact that you eat peanut butter out of the jar with your fingers is adorable, but for now keep it to yourself.
•Insecurities: Nothing is a bigger turn off than putting yourself down − he thinks you're beautiful, that's why he's with you. Keep your negative thoughts to yourself.
•Details about your ex: General stuff is fine, but no guy wants to hear about the details of your past relationships.
•Your friend's secrets: Don't gossip with your guy − you might come off as catty.
Yi! My wife and I joined the karate class to start getting back in shape. It is a lot of fun. We've been having a great time. The only thing is that she gets too into it. We often spar during the class and she hits me really hard. I asked her to stop, but she refuses. She tells me to man up. You have to see the bruises I have! It went even so far that I asked the instructor to set me up with another sparring partner, but she found and flipped out on me. She said that we took the class to get closer together and to lose weight, but something has got to give.
Joe and Amy joined us on the air today for their Great Mate Debate. They are a religious family and their 15-year-old daughter, Courtney, has expressed interest in no longer going to church. Amy says that Courtney is old enough to make her own decisions. She thinks Courtney is at an age that is conducive to self-exploration and discovering new things. She wants her daughter to be able to realize for herself that faith is an important aspect of life. Joe says that as long as Courtney is in their house, she will go to church. He believes that faith is a very important aspect in their young daughter's life and doesn't think that letting her do what she wants would be beneficial.
Which takes precedence, a young woman’s choice or her family’s beliefs?
A high school in LaVergne, Tennessee is under fire for separating students at lunch based on their grades. During the lunch period, students who are making poor grades are separated from their classmates and forced to eat in a separate location. The school says they are doing it so those kids who are doing poor get help during the lunch periods. But many parents are upset saying it's basically segregation.
Slacker says it is not a bad idea. Lunch is when the bullies would come out. Hanging with the smart kids outside became a gathering and challenged each other making us smarter and making each other better. It benefits the smart kids and it will take the popular kids down the toilet.
Steve agrees with the school. That way they get extra attention from the teachers. Steve was more interested in hanging with the cool kids than keeping up with the grades. There is already segregation during school then because they already separate the kids during advanced classes and special needs classes what is the difference?
Do you agree with the school’s policy? Do you think it will help or hurt the students with poor grades?
If your child is getting bad grades then they need to have that extra time to get help. I absolutely agree with what this school is doing. Segregation is separating people based off of things that they can’t help like skin color or deformation or due to religion. If a child is getting bad grades they can improve it for themselves and if they are special needs then they should be getting the extra help anyways. School is for learning not socializing. Teach our kids that there are consequences when you get bad grades. What’s next? Summer school cancelled because it’s not fair that they should be separated from others on vacation! Their education should always come first. The school has even brought up the graduation rate through this process I say keep up the good work!
The holidays are fast approaching, and that means spending time with family. If you're married or in a relationship, that means spending time with BOTH of your families, and sometimes that creates a whole mess of problems.
Do you love your guy but can't stand his family? Do you hate them enough to break up with him over it? That's what a YourTango.com poll asked:
•Yes. It's hard enough to make it work without all the baggage. – 47%
•No. The only thing that matters is our love, we can figure out the rest. – 38%
•His choice. I'd make him choose between me and the family. – 15%
Slacker actually knows someone from high school she had a mild peanut allergy and the in-law was aware of it. Every year she would have holiday dinner at her house to control it. Finally the in-law convinced her to come there one year. Even though there were no visible peanuts on any of the food she ate she has an allergy attack. When she excused herself to the kitchen she noticed that there was a bottle of peanut oil that had been recently used.
Steve says it is good to be him. He doesn’t have to deal with in-laws. If they make your world so miserable it is not worth it.
Tell us about your Monster-In-Laws. What crazy things have yours done to you?
“I’m going on a date this weekend and it will be my ‘REAL’ first date. I was kind of a nerd in high school and focused more on school than girls in college. I met a girl online and we’ve been talking for a few weeks now and agreed to meet in person and go on a date. I want it to be the perfect night for her. I have some money saved up, so we can do just about anything. I know Steve goes on a lot of dates, so I was wondering if he could give me a few tips on where to go and what to do on a first date. Thanks guys!”
Slacker he should make it a date and go old school with flowers, pick her up, and take her to dinner. Spend money to try and impress her also but don’t think that this is all you need to do.
Steve says that before he would say to pick her up, open the car door, treat her like a lady and listen to her and all the fluff. Now he feels that when boiled down a relationship is pure business, the more you spend the better chance you have at a better return on your investment. Dating is a commodity. The more you spend the more she feels obligated. Spend money to win her over. Throw money at it and you will get something back.
What is your advice for our young Romeo?
You must know some of her interests by now incorporate that and something that has you written all over it. Make sure you have plenty of time to talk through the night. Be a gentleman! My Idea of the perfect date is something like this…. I love food…A yummy place for dinner is always great…I know some great pricey places but your favorite would be great even if it’s a hotdog stand downtown. I love music and theatre…. so a concert or a venue that had a live band playing a Broadway or comedy show. I love to talk…..Find a quiet comfy spot that you can just unwind and talk….Like your favorite spot or a late night coffee place (decaf)….No pressure and just chat for a while. All the while he would be sweet like holding the door, asking meaningful questions and paying for dinner. Steve is right here we want a guy to show that he is doing well financially but we would take original over fancy any day of the week.
Dumped! by Slacker And Steve,posted Nov 13 2013 4:29PM
November 15th is National Dump Day…so we’re talking breaking up! Theory is that this day is it or they will have to ride it out for several months through the holidays.
Slacker says you don’t want to dump them too close to Thanksgiving since they have plans to introduce you to their family. Then if they spend a lot on me for Christmas I can’t break up with you for a certain amount of time. You don’t want to be single for New Years day. Then if they do something sweet for Valentine’s Day then you are stuck until March or April. If you don’t get this done by at the latest the 17th you will be stuck.
Steve believes in dump day now. Now he is seeing it everywhere. Steve does the “FADE” or goes “GHOST” so he never gets to do the dirty deed. Steve does not, however, believe that a
woman should ever take a dump anywhere near him!
Did you get dumped in a weird way? Did you dump someone for a stupid reason? What is your ‘Dumped’ story?
I got dumped with a crayon on a piece of loose leaf paper left for me on my kitchen table BLUE I think! It was accompanied by my spare key. He didn’t have the junk to break up with me in person!
Pedro Quezada won $338 million in the Powerball jackpot. He chose a lump sum payment of $211 million which is worth about $152 million after taxes. At the time of the winning, he was living with his longtime girlfriend, Inez Sanchez, who is also the mother of his child and business partner in a grocery store. They’ve since split and she wants her share of the winnings. Sanchez argues Quezada purchased the lottery ticket with their shared earnings. Having moved out of the home in Clifton, NJ, after a domestic violence incident, she’s seeking a share of the winnings. She alleges he’s sent $57 million to his native country, Dominican Republic, donated $5 million, spent $300,000 on the home they shared and can’t account for the other $20 million. Quezada’s attorney’s haven’t offered any comment.
Las Vegas is installing Intellistreet lights: wireless, LED lighting, computer-operated lights that can play music, interact with pedestrians and are equipped with video screens that can display police alerts, weather alerts and traffic information. The high tech lights can also stream live video of activity in the surrounding area. But there's one major concern. These new street lights are also capable of recording video and audio. Some people worry this is another attempt by the government to invade the public's privacy. The head of the Public Works Department claims that the main reason for installing the new lighting system is to develop an experience for the people who go to downtown Las Vegas. Some cities in the UK and Holland already have street lights that can talk and take surveillance video. They also reprimand people for minor offenses like littering.
This got us thinking, if these cameras caught your most outrageous Vegas moment on tape, what would we see?
Yi! My husband is way too overprotective of me since I got pregnant. He won't let me do anything. He's always running to get me food, fluffing my pillows, and making me drink water. He won't even let me watch the TV shows that I like because they are too stressful. He has started the habit of recording Sesame Street for us to watch at night. I'm only three months pregnant! Help! I'm afraid that he is going to burn before I actually need him! How do I get him to slow down?
Alex (yes I’m a girl)
How does she get him to back off? Was your man constantly worried while you were pregnant?
Slacker had a personal streak of hitting the same light green everyday…but his streak was broken! When he lived at his old house, he took the same route into work everyday. For 5 years, he hit this one light while it was green everytime. Then that fateful day happened. As he pulled up to the light, he almost didn't even notice it was red because he was so used to it being green.
Lil D also had a streak broken recently. He was a master at the fumble-catch (where you drop something and bat it in the air 5 times before saving it from falling to the floor). He was writing on the dry erase board in the studio and dropped the marker. He hit it 4 or 5 times and then it hit the ground. Slacker and Steve both lookerd at him like he had dropped a baby because he always catches everything!
Do you keep track of things like that? What is your personal streak?
Apparently a pic was posted on Pinterest that sent women in a tizzy. It's a picture of a really nice dress and attached to the dress was a note that said "Dinner at 7. Put this on. Be ready by 6:30. I love you. James."
Both Slacker and Steve think it's a terrible idea! They said that most men wouldn't be able to pick a style or size of a dress that their wife or girlfriend would like. They also said that women like to know what's going on at all times and all the will do is worry that the kids are okay or the dog was let out.
Do you think it's romantic? Would you want your man to do this for you?
Cops in Florida pulled over an 18-year-old girl and noticed she was driving while wearing only a bra and underwear. The cops said the girl smelled like booze and she told them she had taken a shot. The girl told the cops she had just left work and drives home wearing little clothing. Her blood alcohol level was .157. She was arrested for a DUI.
Steve was looking for something in his basement when he found 2 unopened boxes. When he looked in them, he found stuff he had bought for an ex. The split was a mutual decision and they are still friends. He wants to give her the gifts, but he’s worried that he’ll look like a creep…or she’ll think that he’s trying to get back together with her.
Should he give her the gifts or pretend like he never found them?
Splurge by Slacker and Steve,posted Nov 11 2013 7:37PM
At the Langham Place hotel bar in New York City, you can find a cocktail called the Quattroporte that costs a whopping $176. Of course, it’s made from expensive ingredients, including Aperol, Amaro Nonino, Plymouth Gin, and Krug Champagne. But there’s an added bonus...After you're done chugging this thing down, the hotel staff will drive you anywhere in Manhattan in an actual Maserati Quattroporte. There’s definitely something to be said for arriving in style.
Sliding down the stairs with “Buddies” headfirst through the wall and didn’t want to go to the hospital.
Slacker says Drunk Steve says Drunk Actually a Kid
Downtown running around a fountain with “Buddies” fell into the fountain thrashing couldn’t tell which end was up had to be dragged out by the ankles.
Slacker says Drunk Steve says Kid Actually a Kid
Playing with HotWheels with “Buddies” but it was too dark. To light the way they filled little pits with gasoline when they went to light them the 5 gallon gas can ignites and they try to run it to the river to put it out but it caught the bank on fire for 3 miles.
Slacker says Drunk Steve says Drunk Actually Really Really Drunk
High jacked construction equipment they ended up bailing off and ran through the city and county building.
Slacker says Kid Steve says Kid Actually a Kid
Parents out with their “Buddies” when they come home her mom caught her peeing on the basement floor.
Slacker says Kid Steve says Drunk Actually Drunk
He stayed at a “Buddies” house whose mom was also his second grade teacher in the middle of the night she crawled into bed with her.
Slacker says Kid Steve says Drunk Actually Drunk
And the Winner is Steve!!
Little D took some serious lashing for his “BUDDY” prank on the guys but he is still standing upright so that’s good news and hilarious, good job!
I just gave birth to my son. I currently live with my in-laws and they act like it’s their son!!! When they come home from work I have to share him for a few hours EVERYDAY!!! They are always saying I'm doing something wrong. I.E. when I feed him they think he isn't hungry. When I put him in bed they think he shouldn't sleep in a bed, he should be held. When he's sleeping they think we need to be super quiet!!! He's MY SON I pushed the kid out and my boyfriend made it through 9 months of hell with me. How do we get them to back off?
Slacker suggests that they get their own place. It’s hard to be a parent. Slacker’s first baby, Noah, was colicky and Slacker’s mother-in-law came in and took the baby and walked out of the room with him. He was so angry with her. He was the one paying the mortgage though. We all suck as parents at first.
Steve says that they are doing this in their house. It is a hard situation so the easiest advice is to move out if you don’t like the way your in-laws get involved.
What should Sarah do?
My parents are terrible with this too. I get it even though I don't live with them. Get Out!! It is very stressful trying to be a new parent and then having someone breathing down your neck all the time is too much. It is your kid you and your husband need to sit down and explain that you appreciate their help but that if you want their help you will ask for it until then let me raise my baby. I always remind my mother about how much it drove her crazy when her parents did it to her.
A woman was eating a banana when she saw a dark spot on the banana skin. The spot burst open and thousands of tiny spiders scattered throughout her house. It was the "Chris Brown" of spiders....the extremely aggressive Brazilian Wandering Spider, one of the most venomous in the world. She returned the banana to the grocery store and they gave her a $15 coupon. They are also putting her up in a hotel and are paying to fumigate her place.
A Michigan woman says her family found a black widow spider in a bag of grapes purchased at a local Kroger grocery store. The woman, who lives in Brighton, Mich., said her 20-year-old son noticed a web and then spotted the spider, WXYZ, Detroit, reported. Kroger issued a statement Wednesday saying it was grateful no one was harmed. "Kroger is obviously concerned about the well being of our customers. We are extremely grateful no one was harmed in this incident. We recognize the customers reached out to our store team. The store team addressed their concerns with the customer," the statement said."Kroger works extensively with our growers to insure there are inspection processes points in place to make sure we are providing safe and quality food at all times. We also encourage customers to practice safe food handling if this is ever a concern to contact your local Kroger store."
A Reddit user posted photo of chicken foot in bag of frozen vegetables
Unidentifiable chicken organ, Syringe in a fast food burger, “Raincoat” secret prize in a kids meal.
A 7 inch knife in a $5 footlong, Band-Aid, Deep fried chicken head or feathers.Human flesh or a finger, A mouse or droppings
Slacker says what a horrifying thought. Slacker is ok with an animal being in his food since it was probably cooked in the same way the rest of the food so it is not that bad. A band-aid on the other hand is the worst. Slacker says that there is an acceptable amount of chicken parts per billion.
Steve is so grossed out that he doesn’t even want to look at the picture. Steve say stop putting the little bag of parts inside the turkey. Nobody likes that and sometimes people forget to take it out before cooking it. Steve is never eating another banana again.
What is the craziest thing you've ever found in your food?
Breakfast was served at a family gathering and we left the scrambled eggs in the pan on the stove as we were eating. We went back to it about an hour later to get rid of it and noticed some movement looking closer there were maggots crawling inside the eggs. We are still unsure if they were present before we ate them or after. How did they get there?
High-end British department store John Lewis did an analysis of their bestselling women's products, deemed "handbag essentials." They calculated that the average British woman – who can afford to shop in their store, of course – is carrying around about $2,000 in assets ... simply with the junk in her purse. Things like expensive sunglasses, tech products, and top of the line makeup and perfume are just a few of the high ticket items in there.
Depending on the value of your purse and phone, the average woman is probably not carrying around $2,000 worth of crap in her purse. The crumpled up candy wrappers and receipts are certainly not increasing the value of the lip gloss from CVS and the sunglasses you picked up in the airport on your last vacation because you lost your expensive pair. So unless you are carrying around a lot of cash in that cute wallet you picked up at Target, the average American is probably carrying around under $500 worth of assets ... and that's including phone! (Cosmo)
Slacker guessed $600 for Steve and $8.50 for Little D. Slacker: Shirt=$50 Chucks=$90 Nike Field Band= $149 Underwear =$6 Headphones= $100 Wedding Ring=$2,000 IPhone 5 S =$1,000 Jeans:=$80 Prada Shades=$300 Grand Total $3,775
Steve guessed $3500 for Slacker because of his shades, Wedding Ring and cell phone. Steve: Sweater =$80 T-shirt=$5 Headphones =$100 Jeans=$ 100 Shoes=$70 Underwear= $6 Cash=$200-$300 Sunglasses=$220 Phone= $ 1,000 Grand Total = $1,781-$1,881
Little D: Shirts = $12 Jeans=$80 Nikes =$49 Headphones=$ 100 Ring=$17 Underwear =$6 Sunglasses =$12 Grand total=$276
Do you have expensive stuff in your purse? If you add up the value of everything you're wearing and have on you, what are you worth?
Jeans= $70 Shirt=$10 Jacket = $50 Shoes=$60 Bra=$75 Underwear=$10 Accessories = $50 Cell phone= $200 IPod Nano = $150 Chap Stick= $1 Advil= $6 Snack = $3 Keys=Hard to Replace Wallet= Priceless
Grand total = $685 + My Life = Don’t leave it unattended!
We discovered that someone we have known and trusted for years has been living a lie the entire time we've known him! One of our friends attended a college out of state. He watches their games even flies out to see them at times. Wears all of their gear and talks about the good old days when he attended this great school. Yesterday we found out that he has never attended that school for one single class!
Slacker said you can’t tell him you know since he is so committed. Slacker says he cares more than Steve right now. Slacker tells another story about a woman that has a bank account that is $800,000 and never told her husband. He found out when the bank called.
Steve buddy of mine got accepted to an Ivy League school and would tell stories. Mutual friend said that he never went that he got rejected when he applied. He does not even talk or make contact with him since he doesn’t know what else he has lied about. He almost doesn’t want him to know that he knows. He doesn’t know why he still cares.
Did you embellish your resume to get your job? Do you have a secret your spouse doesn't know?
I used to have a friend that told me she was pregnant every month or two and give me a crazy way that she miscarried the baby to get attention, I guess. She also told me she had twin sister that died because her dad was abusive. She had a picture and everything. Only to find out that the picture was of a friend’s baby and the whole thing was a lie. Some people think they have to make things up to be liked. It is a shame really.
I’m having an issue with a coworker/friend. This person and I have worked together, off-and-on, for close to 4 years. They’re very nice but in the past 6 months they’ve started driving me a little crazy. They started posting inspirational quotes on Facebook. Now that’s all fine and good and plenty of people do that, but then it turned into the ONLY thing they would post. Then the frequency of those postings became 3 to 4 per day. And then this person started quoting THEMSELVES in their statuses. And finally, in the past 3 months, this person has become extremely passive aggressive on Facebook… Vague Booking. They’ll complain about people “dragging them down”; but it’s not outright complaining, it’s all extremely passive aggressive, just begging for interaction. Now don’t get me wrong, this person is very nice, loves to laugh and is very genuine. However, that’s all in person. Their online personality is becoming unbearable and it’s affecting the way I feel about them as a person and a friend. When they post something that should evoke genuine concern on my part, I’m totally desensitized. I can feel myself not wanting to be their friend any longer. My gut tells me to talk to them about it, tell them how they’re coming across and how that’s affecting people’s perception of them but I worry I’m the only one and that in talking to them, it’ll drive us apart.
Slacker you have to determine is this person genuinely nice or a tormented soul like their facebook character. Maybe they are crying out for help. If you care about them shouldn’t you care about every part of them? Shouldn’t you ask them if there is something wrong in real life? Or ask them…Are you aware of what you are like online? Do you see that the only dimension of yourself that you allow people to see is this? If that is how they want it then you tried.
Steve said maybe that is how they reach out. Don’t you hate it when friends start out cool and then they get needy and then you want to dump them? Hiding the news feed is not going to work. What if something were to happen to her friend?
What should she do? Save her friendship? Or break it off?
I had this problem with a friend of mine a while back she would post up about every little thing she was doing all day. “Hopping in the shower” “got to put on my makeup and get to work” “Pop Tarts or Cereal?” “Yummy Chinese for lunch” “About to head home.” Get the picture? AHHH drove me nuts! She never had anything good to say. So I unsubscribed to her posts to my cell and when they came up on my news feed I blocked them. Only other thing I can suggest is to “un-friend” her on FB to save your real relationship as the last resort.
He wants to get gastric bypass to get back down to a healthy weight. He feels he needs a reset so that he can get back to where he needs to be to be around for his daughter. He said he has tried everything else and this is the only way he can see working for him. She says that he was the one that destroyed his body and he needs to do the work to lose the weight. This is an easy way out. She wants him to at least try to lose it in the gym. He goes and works out but then goes to bed with a bowl of ice cream. She also thinks that he is proving to their overweight 10 year old daughter that she can be unhealthy and “cheat” to lose the weight later.
Slacker it’s his body. I fear for him because it is not a miracle cure. 50% of people are saying he will need it again because he is not ready.
Steve wow it does work for both sexes. It is a waste if he is not ready now. What’s wrong with taking an easy road? He needs to reset just do something.
Surgery? Or no surgery? What advice do you have for these two?
This is just an aid, you have to work hard to keep that band in place and it makes you sick sometimes and you can only eat two ounces at a time. Trust me it is no picnic. As far as their daughter goes they have obviously not taught her a healthy diet and exercise schedule so she is already overweight. They are both to blame for this. He is screaming for help. If she doesn’t like the surgery idea she should agree to get on board and help him. Don’t buy junk food. Go to the gym with him. Make him the appointment with the personal trainer or councilor. Encourage him. He needs to commit to it too. If these measures still don’t work let him get the surgery.
The average person spends an extra $585 when drunk! Whether it’s late night shopping, buying a round for the bar, or splurging on a hotel room after a night of partying. Even if you don’t go out people tend to waste the same if not more even if you stay home.
Slacker gets suckered into info-mercial stuff he bought CDs off the TV and still gets them in the mail now. He even bought a bread maker once. Slacker caught Steve with a Fergie song on his cell phone.
Steve purchased a Wok, Tonka toys, action figures, and Fergie post party. Steve blamed Slacker for buying a Toyota Tacoma but it was however Steve that did it.
One of the best freedoms in the world is moving out of your parent’s house…but most of the time you have to live with a roommate and that can make your life a living hell!
The West Palm Beach police recently arrested LaTasha Currington for extorting her estranged roommate. The victim, a teacher, sent nude shots to a friend in jail. The jail rejected the shots and sent them back. Currington intercepted the shots and then demanded $1,500 from her roommate in exchange for not distributing them. The roommate called the police, who set up a meeting and arrested Currington when she arrived.
Slacker’s college girlfriend had a roommate that had an incredible odor. Like pigpen. It was so nasty in that dorm room. She could leave and the stench would remain. In college there were guys that were swimmers that would beat him with their towels every day. It was terrible. Slacker said he would play guitar until all hours of the night.
Steve says Slacker deserved it since he would practically have band practice in the dorm room. Steve has never had a roommate before so he doesn't know what it is like.
What is your worst bad roommate story?
I have had roommates that didn’t clean up and I felt like “MOM” a lot. The worst was one that was 18 and I was 22 she would bring over underage friends and drink all my alcohol do drugs I even caught them smoking in the house once all while I was at work. Her friends would trash the house, pass out, throw up and break things. Then they would randomly steal stuff from the neighbors like car magnets, booze, street signs, cones, and even a giant garden statue that I found in my kitchen.
My brother wants to propose to his girlfriend, but I'm worried that he is going to do it the wrong way. He has this whole plan to propose to his girlfriend during her surprise birthday party. I think it's a pretty cool idea, but he doesn't have a ring. He said she won't care, but I'm not too sure about that. I have a feeling that every girl wants some sort of ring. He says that she isn't high maintenance, but I don't believe that. . I think she is going to be upset about it. Does he have to have a ring?
Slacker you may be able to get away with it if you ask her under the moonlight during an emotional moment but if you are going to make a spectacle at her birthday party then you better have a ring! Certain things are tradition. If you want to spend the rest of your life with this person you should have a ring. Every woman has dreamt of this moment. Amber does not want her brother to look like a fool in front of everyone at the party.
Steve thinks there are women out there that wouldn’t care. If he doesn’t have a ring then it is proof that he is not ready for what is about to happen. If you don’t have the money then wait till you do. Do it privately if you insist on it.
How important is the ring? Does he have to have one?
When I got engaged to my ex-husband I asked him and didn’t have a ring. He bought me one later. It was sweet. The second time I got engaged I was upset at the ring he chose since it was the opposite of what I hinted at (we broke up before the knot got tied). I think the offering of the ring is important it is showing her what she means to you. You took the time to pick it out for her and are really serious about what you want. I have never had a real ring and I think I deserve one the next time around.
Two groups of skydivers survived a scary moment in the skies above Wisconsin. Two single-engine aircraft carrying those skydivers collided 12,000 feet above the ground and sent one plane falling to the earth in flames. A Cessna 185 was closely following a Cessna 182 for a maneuver called a tracking dive, in which a lead jumper is followed across the sky by the other jumpers. The trailing plane collided with their aircraft, the wings on one plane separated and the fuselage caught fire. Four jumpers on that plane jumped to safety. The other aircraft had five jumpers and a pilot on board and went into a steep dive. Four jumpers were able to jump immediately, but one was pinned to the outside. They eventually were able to jump and two others inside also jumped. The pilot was able to pull out of the dive after losing a few thousand feet, and then landed.
A couple driving on the Pennsylvania turnpike are lucky to be alive after a bullet shot through their car and just barely missed them both. They were driving when a bullet hit the back passenger window, went through the passenger-side headrest, and then inches past the driver's face before going out the other side. The driver's girlfriend could have been hit if she hadn't leaned forward to grab the GPS off the dash just as the bullet flew through. He had minor cuts on his face from the glass. No one knows who shot the bullet or where it came from. Police are investigating.
During a gun battle in an Alabama neighborhood, a woman says her bible caught one of the bullets... and possibly saved her life. She says that a bible in the car parked directly in front of hers caught a bullet that came through the windshield toward the back window. She said it's a miracle no one was hurt. After it was all said and done, residents had heard between 15 and 20 gunshots. Police are looking for three people.
An Oregon woman was able to escape her home after a plane crashed into her garage and ended up inside the home. She was not hurt and was able to escape with her pets. The pilot died in the crash, which is under investigation.
A rodeo clown survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in St. Jo, Texas. Storms rolled in and he and two friends hid under a tree to find shelter. He was standing five feet away from his friend's father when he was struck by lightning. He dropped to his knees and was hit again. He felt electricity in his chest and it shot up through is arm and his wrist. Witnesses saw sparks. He was taken to the hospital where doctors say the poncho he was wearing carried static because it was plastic. He's a very lucky man because his injuries were just a little shakiness and some tingliness in his arm.
Slacker thinks you can do the point break thing if you have no parachute and your plane crashes that you should be able to point your body towards someone who does and buddy up and share their chute. Slacker says if you are in a storm get inside a house or a car stay away from trees. But if you are a clown grab something metal the longer the better.
Steve says when he jumped tandem while skydiving they had special large chutes but it might work. Steve thinks he would be too lazy to walk towards the light.
Have you ever had a brush with death?
My cousin was at a local theme park and she got into a ride that had a cage that you get into with two friends. The attendant informed them that they could only have two people so one had to go. She volunteered and as she exited the ride the operator turned the ride on so the cage hit her in the back of the head. Several stitches later the doc said if her hair wasn’t in a tight french braid the impact would likely have killed her. The operator was fired!