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Posts from July 2014


Anyone Listening Who

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Another week means another 'Anyone Listening Who'! This week, Slacker thinks more of you have had your mother try to step in and fight a battle for you. Steve thinks more of you have had a gun pulled on you or pulled a gun on someone else. Lil D thinks more of you have fallen asleep behind the wheel and hit something.

Slacker is excited because he says he is on a winning streak although he only one round and that was last week. Slacker gives Lil D a hard time for his topic because he doesn't even have a real story. He was actually held up at gun point at a convenient store. A man was robbing it and he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. He thinks mothers are somewhat too protective and there's a story in the news where an employee was fired. His mom went in and tried to get her son's job back. When he was a manager at a CD store his employees had their moms call in all the time.

Steve thinks a lot of people have gotten a gun pulled on them or have pulled one on somebody. His nephew was at a house party but the dad came out and he went and grabbed a shot gun and cocked it. He used Slackers story for his in for his topic so Slacker made fun of him for that.

Lil D says a lot of people have fallen asleep and hit something. He almost did, but just missed it! He was falling asleep in a construction zone and he was two inches away from hitting concrete.

Who do you agree with?

I agree with Slacker because I had a mom message me on Facebook trying to fight me because her daughter was heartbroken that my now boyfriend broke up with her before dating me. So stupid, and so much lame drama. But it did happen. So I think Slacker might win this one!

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Hero Pets

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They're cute, cuddly, and we love them. They're our pets and sometimes they can save lives! Nick Lamb from Indianapolis has been deaf since birth. He wanted to take a nap and took out his hearing aids so I can sleep comfortably. An electrical fire broke out in the garage and the house went up in flames! He was saved from a house fire by his pit bull Ace licking his face to wake him up! Smudge the cat saved his five-year-old owner from bullies!

Slacker says say what you want about pit bulls. But this one is awesome! He wants to know how old were the kids picking on the 5-year old? He says the cat wasn't even that coo, but he did do a god deed. He wants to hear reptile pet stories. His dog must have studied their ceiling fan. His fan would spin so fast that it would wiggle like crazy. He turned the fan on and it is going really fast when his dog Mojo was growling at the fan. He went to put Mojo in the backyard right as he was getting up the fan came barreling off onto his bed! Can you say great timing?

Steve says him and Slacker pokes a lot of fun at cats. He says cats are selfish and only look out for themselves and the fact that a cat saved his owner is only because he was saving himself first.

How did your pet save your life?

I was walking my dog when all of a sudden three loose pit bulls attacked my dog and almost attacked me! But being the amazing dog he was, he fought them off and I didn't get hurt at all! The pit bull's owner was taken to jail that night too.

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Girl's Night Out

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Girls night out is supposed to be a night where all the girls get together and get a little rowdy. Okay, a lot rowdy. Women tend to spend more time getting ready for the night out than how much time they actually spend out. The top 20 products women use before they go out are:
1. Shampoo
2. Deodorant
3. Shower gel
4. Mascara
5. Conditioner
6. Perfume
7. Foundation
8. Eye shadow
9. Face moisturizer
10. Nail varnish
11. Lipstick
12. Body moisturizer
13. Blusher
14. Pencil eyeliner
15. Hair spray
16. Concealer
17. Cleanser
18. Lip gloss
19. Facial scrub
20. Body scrub

Slacker says guys never plan guy's night out…ever. There's a new story about making a girls night out happen. They spend three days in advance planning the event. He used to do a thing where they called it naughty mommy's night out. To get on the bus you could bring three of your girlfriends, but the person who won had to be a mom. They would bring male strippers on the bus. The first time they did this Slacker had a mic and introduced him. He took one step forward the girl in the front seat unbuttons his shirt. She and another woman both of them tore his shirt off. He may or may not have been in a relationship at the time. Women are nuts!

Steve says women are smart and are not going to call in with stories and will lie to their guys about their girl's night out. It is like an intelligent mom colony that can keep a secret.

What is your crazy girl's night out story?

I went to jail on a girl's night out. End of story.

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Intern Nikki

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OPP: Public Service Announcement

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Today's OPP is from Diane. Diane is tired of people having no shame. She spends hours in the gym building a body that can be seen in a bikini. She has a gripe with fat women wearing skimpy clothes and bikinis because it is unflattering. She says no one wants to see that and women that do this need to get in the gym.

Slacker asks Diane why she is so mean. She says she isn't mean and that she is a realist and telling the truth. It makes Slacker sick to his stomach that she is getting this air time. He has no respect for this woman. Her voice is disguised and he asked her if she is so confident, then why did she want voice disguiser? He asks if we can all agree that there is an obesity problem in America. He said people are more accepting of people who are overweight and look the other way.

Steve asks Diane if people with blonde hair have roots showing are they not allowed to have blonde hair? He thinks it will never end with her. Non-obese people are the minority now in America.

Do you agree or disagree with Diane?

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GMD: Not Telling the Dad

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Brooke left her boyfriend because he was very abusive to her. But right after she broke up with him she found out she was pregnant with his baby. Brooke doesn't want to tell him he's going to be a dad because that means she has to deal with him for the rest of her life. Her sister Amanda says he deserves to know because he is the father.

Slacker asks Brooke if she can live every day with this child seeing the father in the child and she responded yes because this child is the only good thing in that relationship. She says she would rather have an abortion than to bring the child into the father's care and potentially get abused by him too. Slacker asks Brooke if she will run into him while she's pregnant.

Steve asked Amanda why she doesn't have her sister's back. She replied by saying that pregnancy is not meant for one person to go through alone. Raising a child is a team effort and he has a right to know he has a child. He said it was a good point, but asks Brooke if she wants child support from him. She replied that she doesn't want his money. He thinks that a lot of men can be d-bags in relationships but have potential to be a good father.

Who do you agree with?

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Intern Nikki

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You be the Judge: Split the Lottery Ticket

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If an employee of yours came in and claimed he had a dream that you won the lottery, what would you do? Well a London man listened and won! But there was a catch.

A judge in England ruled that a restaurant owner must give half of his $1.7 million lottery jackpot to an employee who helped convince him to play by predicting the win. As a result, Fatih Ozcan stands to collect about $857,000. Turkish restaurant owner Hayati Kucukkoylu bought a EuroMllions ticket in January 2012 and won the jackpot. Kucukkoylu paid for the ticket and chose the winning numbers, but Ozcan insisted that half of the winnings were his because he went and physically purchased the ticket after having a premonition about Kucukkoylu's good fortune. "He dreamt that he was holding a large bundle of cash and standing in front of him was his boss," Judge Mark Gosnell explained in his ruling. "Mr. Ozcan is a strong believer in the power of dreams and interpreted this to mean that he and Mr. Kucukkoylu would win the lottery." The employee "pestered" his boss for three hours before he decided to purchase the winning EuroMllions ticket, the Telegraph reported. "I find that the effect of these conversations was that Mr. Kucukkoylu and Mr. Ozcan entered into a contract to jointly play the lottery on an equal basis," Gosnell said. "There should be a declaration that the prize money from this winning lottery ticket should be shared equally between Mr. Kucukkoylu and Mr. Ozcan."

Slacker says morally you have to give the guy some money! He says that if you rarely buy a lotto ticket and a guy convinces you to, he definitely gets something. Slacker says if he was in this situation he would give the guy something like 20%.

Steve doesn't think that half is fair, it's too much money! He says that if he was in this situation he would for sure kick back some money.

You be the judge; should he have to split the lottery ticket or keep it for himself?
I say give the guy some money, he did convince you. I would possibly give him enough to maybe pay for like six months rent or soemthing of the sort. In my opinion though half is way to much because he didn't pick the numbers!

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Intern Tyler

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Worst Summer Ever

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Summer time is here and it's supposed to be a time of rest, relaxation, and good times...but it doesn't always turn out that way! Maybe you spent your entire vacation in the hospital. Maybe you slipped on the diving board and broke your leg. Maybe you singed off all your hair while lighting the grill!

Slacker talks about his summers as a child when his brothers convinced him his father was dead (he wasn't), beaches being closed on a road trip, and being held up at gun point. He says that he supposedly went to Disneyland but looking back he is pretty sure he went to Knots Berry Farm. Slacker continues to say that he and his family went to Mexico and ended up driving the wrong way on a one way street! He says that the cops pulled them over and they barely had enough to pay the fines and get out of there! Slacker says that another summer he got staph infection from scraping his foot in a pool, then got really sick and was given penicillin, found out he is allergic to it and then became even sicker!

Steve laughs hysterically at Slackers childhood summer stories.

What was your worst summer?

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OPP: Daddy Diet

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Today's OPP is from Elliott:

Elliott and his wife are expecting a child. During the pregnancy his wife thinks that he should do everything that she has to. No drinking, eating the same foods, going to bed at the same time, and so on. Elliott thinks this is crazy but he also wants to know what he should do.

Slacker is wondering what would be the hardest part about the whole thing. He can understand the no drinking thing because it's easy to drink when she is a constant DD. Slacker says that the way Elliott is looking at this is completely wrong, especially when he says "she wanted the baby" and things like that.

Steve says he understands where Elliott is coming from. He says that Elliott doesn't like it because he wasn't able to choose the lifestyle for himself. Steve feels like it's a sign of disrespect that Elliott isn't willing to even consider this for the next five months.

What advice do you have for Elliott?

I think Elliott should consider what his wife is asking. It's not forever and she is pregnant after all, the least he can do is do the best he can to go through it with her.

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Proposal

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Getting down on one knee and proposing is so old fashioned! Check out some of the ways people are proposing now. A guy recently proposed to his girlfriend while they were skydiving...and he dropped the ring!!! Idiot!

Forget romantic dinners and Jumbotrons at sporting events. One brave man decided to propose to his wife while skydiving recently ... and he dropped the ring in mid-air! According to the adventurous dude, that was all part of the prank, as his brother was waiting on the ground with the real ring. This daredevil couple has been together for a year and a half and have jumped out of a total of 224 planes between them. Hey, what gal doesn't want to be proposed to while careening toward the ground?!

And another one decided to do the opposite,

A man proposed to her girlfriend underwater off the coast of Florida. The couple, along with friends and family, went on a scuba diving trip over the weekend in Marathon, Florida. He used a laminated flip-book with a message for his girlfriend, a proposal banner and of course, the ring to propose to her underwater… and she said yes.

Slacker says that if Steve would ever get married he would do the coolest proposal because of the kind of guy he is. He says that it would have been pretty obvious if Steve went to the same spot and all of a student did a random scavenger hunt. Slacker says that he has done one big proposal and one small one. He says that the big one was done at a large party in front of everyone!

Steve says that with one girlfriend he planned on proposing to his girlfriend the same way his girlfriend's father proposed to her mother. He says that it was at a specific spot but it also consisted at a scavenger hunt!

What is your crazy proposal story?

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Anyone Listening Who

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Another week...another 'Anyone Listening Who'! This week, Slacker thinks more of you have gotten in trouble because of a text you sent. Steve thinks more of you are not a medical professional but have delivered a baby. Lil D thinks more of you are willing to admit you're overpaid for your job.

Slacker hasn't won a single segment of Anyone Listening Who. He makes fun of Lil D for picking his topic because no one is going to call and admit they're overpaid. Slacker thinks Steve's topic is really good, and he might win! He says more people are going to call for his own topic because so many people have accidentally sent a text to the wrong person.

Steve thinks Lil D's topic is really good. He mentions the Go Pro video below about how a man had to deliver his baby in front of the hospital. He thinks Slacker's topic might win because every single person on the face of the planet has gotten in trouble via text.

Lil' D says people are going to call in and say they faked their college degree and now they are getting paid a lot through their job.

Who do you agree with?

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Things Your Travel With

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Steve brings his own toilet paper, paper towels, and soap when he travels. Their friend brings his own coffee machine because he has to have his coffee!

Slacker says Steve is a weirdo! He doesn't even drink the hotel coffee because it's gross. They both made fun of their friend because he can find a coffee shop anywhere. He recalls that Steve brought a ton of toilet paper into his carryon bag. He gives Steve crap for bringing his own soap because the hotel's works perfectly fine! He claims Steve uses way too much soap, and toilet paper.

Steve says he is not weird! Steve doesn't drink coffee at all. He says it was not a ton, it was four rolls! He has to bring soap because the bars of soap at hotels are tiny. He has been justified.

What random things do you take with you when you travel?

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Intern Nikki

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This One Time When I Went Psycho

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A Florida man set his ex-girlfriend's house on fire. A woman cut her husband's face for peeing on the floor. A guy shot his girlfriend in the foot during an argument about another girl. What do these have in common? These people are all psychotic! Maybe it was at work...maybe it was in line at a movie...maybe it was at church! Sometimes things get a little crazy and you just have to lose your mind!

Slacker has never really had a public mental breakdown. He thinks he is a composed individual.

Steve has smashed someone car. He also got on a ladder in a computer store because no one was helping him. The moral of the story is that the computer was only available in that store and he had to show his face there again.

At what moment did you have a psychotic break?

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Intern Nikki

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OPP: Done Being a Bridesmaid


Yi! Our OPP is from Jessica:

Yi! My friends are starting to get married at an alarming rate. Seriously, my single friends seem to be falling like Dominos. And because of this, I've been asked to be a bridesmaid in four weddings already this year! I really don't have the money or the time to continue at this rate so I'm thinking of sending out a mass email to all my former sorority sisters, cousins, and coworkers telling them that I love them dearly, but if they ask me to be in their wedding party, I will flat out say no. Is that too harsh or do I have the right to put a stop to this bridesmaid BS before it gets any worse?
Jessica

Slacker says even if she doesn't want to be a bridesmaid then she has to still buy a present for the new couple and all the bachelorette stuff. Slacker asked Jessica if she received an email like the one she plans to send out how she would react. She says she would totally understand. He says she is a good bridesmaid, and now all her friends want her in their wedding. He says he definitely wouldn't send a mass email to tell her friends that she doesn't want to be in their weddings. His ex-wife had a summer where she was in a couple weddings and she had to get the matching jewelry, shoes, etc. It is a pain!

Steve thinks she is jealous of her friends getting married. She denied being jealous. He thinks Jessica is too friendly and has set a standard that she is a good bridesmaid.

What advice can you give Jessica?

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GMD: Who's the New Girl?

Alan and Karina are married and went to lunch. They ran into Alan's co-worker and the co-worker said, "Who's the new girl?" Alan obviously replied that Karina is his wife and they went about their day. Karina asked Alan what his co-worker was talking about and Alan claims he is always trying to get Alan into trouble at work, and now with his own wife. Karina thinks something is going on.

Slacker says Alan has a reason to lie. If he is cheating then it makes sense he is saying his coworker is joking. The question is if she believes her husband. He hasn't done anything wrong before and he is sad his wife doesn't trust him.

Steve says we have to track down this co-worker. He is causing all these problems. But he wonders why would some random dude that Alan works with start trouble for no reason?

Who do you believe?

I believe Alan. I know scummy annoying people like his co-worker and they cause trouble in relationships because
they are sad about their sorry lives they don't have.

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Serial Killer House

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You never know what you're going to find when you move into a new home or buy a car! Recently a woman in Missouri found out the home she was renting was used as a torture chamber by a serial killer and the landlord was the killer's mother!

Slacker says he was close to buying a car from Craigslist; everything about this car was great! He says he went up there to make sure everything was ok with the car, met the lady and she seemed a little off. Slacker decided to ask her why she is selling the car for so cheap and she proceeded to tell him that her husband committed suicide in it! He asks Steve if there was a screaming deal on a car but found out 3 people in the vehical died, would he still buy it?

Steve says that selling the house and taking the financial burden wouldn't be worth it. He says there are no ghosts, spirit of killers or anything of the sort! Steve says that Slacker should have bought the car because it was such a great deal! He says that he would totally buy the car if it was that good of a deal and it wouldn't matter what happened in the past.

Would you move out of the house? Have you ever found out something crazy happened in a home you were living in?

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Lie to My Guy

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According to a new survey from the National Endowment for Financial Education, in one out of every three couples, one spouse admits to lying to his or her partner about money. And, 76 percent of those surveyed said lying about money has hurt their relationships.

5 Lies women always tell men

Lie #1: "Oh! It's fine. I'm OK"
Guards on guys! You must know that she's not fine at all and nothing is OK. And sooner or later you will have to bear the brunt of her pent up emotions that she has somehow managed to hold back until now. You'll find her taking this emotional defense on occasions when you may have forgotten her birthday, taken her for granted or have done anything that hurts her.

Lie # 2: "I love you for what you are"
...and I don't want you to change. Well, may God be your saviour if you believe her for this. No wonders, if sheer pampering or impressing you might strictly be on her mind when she's saying this. "I just loved my wife whenever she averred this phrase. But gradually the knick-picking started and reality dawned upon me. At times it was my eating choice that bugged her, while at others it was my dressing style that she wanted to improve. Yet she continued to tell the blatant lie that she loved me for what I was," complained Madhukar Suhas, a Mumbai-based advertising professional.

Lie # 3: You stare, I don't care!
Either you are too lucky to have the coolest woman by your side, or you are getting an inflated ego without any reason if you believe her on this. No matter how hard she tries to look cool and composed, but the fact remains that no woman loves it when her man ogles at another woman. "After all, who wants to feel like second best? And the 'I don't care attitude' is usually to hide the vulnerability and a pretence. Most women hate their man staring at another woman," confesses Radhika Khattar.

Lie # 4: Your friends are cool!
This might not be a lie always, but many a times your friends are nothing but a 'passion spoiler' for your girl, especially when they pop up during private moments. "When we started dating, on many occasions we went out with my friends. And every time I used to ask her, 'I hope you are enjoying?' she answered, 'They're cool!' The real shock came when one day I was planning another group date and she gave me a good piece of her mind. It's then that I realised that she didn't love them as much I thought she did. But she could have initially told me," says a 20-year-old college student.

Lie # 5: Tell me, trust me I won't get angry
This one is tricky, leaving you with a ditch on one side and a bigger ditch on the other. This lie is usually thrown at you when she wants an honest opinion and knows what it can be, but still wants to hear it. Beware guys! Irrespective of what you say, she is going to get furious for sure. This usually happens in questions related to her looks, the food that she cooks, that tangy orange shirt she brought for you etc.

Slacker says not to ask him because his life is an open book. He says that what he really lies about is when he buys a new shirt from Macy's. Slacker claims that he drives to a gas station after he buys it, throws away the tags, and then after he gets home hides it in the hamper until he dry cleans it! He says that his wife wouldn't care but he just feels guilty for doing it!

Steve says it's kind of weird of Slacker to hide the fact that he bought a new shirt. He says that a lot of married couples do things like Slacker and hide the little things.

What is the biggest lie you've told your spouse?

I personally would lie about how much money I truly have in my bank account. I just don't feel comfortable letting my girlfriend know that!

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Intern Tyler

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OPP: Defend the Family or Move?

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Today's OPP is from Aiden:

Last week, we did Olivia's OPP about confronting her neighbor because of his 4th of July party. She did confront him and now it's her husband's (Aiden) turn for an OPP. The neighbor wants to fight him all the time and he needs help figuring out how to handle it.

Slacker says that standing up for your family doesn't always mean fighting the other guy. He thinks that he should try and call the neighbors bluff. Slacker says that when the going gets tough you shouldn't pick up and move, what kind of example does that set for the kids!

Steve says this is classic scenario of a woman shooting her mouth off and a man having to back up her words. He says that Aiden should talk to Olivia and make sure she doesn't involve the cops anymore.

What advice do you have for Aiden?

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Intern Tyler

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Found In Food

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It's happened to us all...you're starving so you order some food. When it comes out, you take your first big bite to discover a hair, or a fingernail, or a band-aid. Like this guy from Miami!

A Miami man says he found a Band-Aid in his order of Mexican Chop Chop (chopped grilled chicken over yellow rice). When he went to spread curry sauce over his plate, he noticed something light brown floating in the green sauce; assuming it was a chicken bone, he began to dig it out with his finger. He found a used Band-Aid. He went back to the store, where he says the manager offered a refund but also pleaded with him not to alarm other customers. He then called the company's corporate office; a corporate Chicken Kitchen representative confirmed the company had offered a refund and a free meal. "We did what we could to remedy the situation," she said. The customer says he could easily get it by returning to the store or by check, and then she questioned whether he was actually interested in finding a resolution. She argued, "So it really doesn't matter what I say or what my company offers. He just wants to make Chicken Kitchen look bad." Yes, he does. He says he'll never eat at the restaurant again. "It's so nasty -- I just don't want anybody to eat there," he says. "I want people to understand the risk."

Or like this man from New York City,

A patron of a New York City Chop't restaurant—a "Creative Salad Company"—happened upon a disgusting dead rodent when chomping into his wrap on Tuesday. The wrap had been made by the Chop't location in the Financial District of Manhattan. According to his supportive friends and colleagues, who tweeted links and photos on his behalf (both which have since been deleted), the wrap-eater had already taken a bite into his lunch when he discovered the deceased rodent. The wrap was made at the 80 Pine Street location, a franchise that had been given an A rating by the NYC health inspector as early as September of last year.

Slacker says he has found a wrapper from the packet of chicken in his meal! He was eating chicken tacos and he took a bite of something and then he looked and it was the plastic from the chicken! Slacker said it even said "Pollo!" He says that he would rather find a band aid than some gauze in his food. Slacker says that they need to change the subject because when someone finds animals or spiders in their food he will never eat again!

Steve says that the weirdest thing is vegetables, whenever he orders food he asks for none and when they are there he wants to know why! He thinks that the band aid that was found in the curry might have had some dried blood on it. Steve says at least it's not as bad as someones gauze!

What's the craziest thing you have found in your food?

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Intern Tyler

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Firework Follies

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Fireworks. They are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain, and even death. In 2011, Consumer Product Safety Commission staff conducted a study of fireworks. Here's what they learned:

1. 200 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.
2. Injuries by Gender: 68% male, 32% female
3. Most Injured Body Parts: 46% hands and fingers, 17% eyes, 17% heads and faces, 5% trunk, 4% arms, 11% legs
4. More than half the injuries were burns.
5. Injuries by Fireworks Type: 17% Sparklers, 14% Reloadable Shells, 13% Firecrackers, 7% Roman Candles, 6% Bottle Rockets, 6% Novelties, 2% Multiple Tubes, 1% Fountains, 3% Public Display, 29% Unspecified
6. Injuries by Age: 40% 25-44, 14% 45-64, 10% 10-14, 10% 15-19, 9% 20-24, 9% 5-9, 7% 0-4, 1% 65+

Slacker is not at all surprised that it is mostly guys getting injured. He says that he remembers his brothers welding potato cannon type of things together to shoot stuff off around the 4th of July. Slacker wants to challenge the women listening to admit that they have done dumb things with fireworks.

Steve said that when he was a kid, he and his friends would strap bottle rockets onto their bikes and fire them at each other James Bond style. He says the guys with the wax-tipped bottle rockets always one because those hurt the most.

Have you ever had or seen a firework accident? A near miss?

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Big Fights

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A woman was driving down Interstate 77 in North Carolina on Saturday when she noticed a man riding on the back of a sedan car speeding in front of her . She recorded footage on her cell phone. The woman and her family say they saw the unidentified man then break the back windshield and climb inside and that the car was being driven by a woman who had a child in a car seat. The vehicle was going around 50mph on the busy road as other drivers looked on. Authorities received several calls about the incident, but troopers say they don't have enough evidence yet to investigate. They believe the driver and person on the back of the car probably know each other and that a domestic incident may have been taking place. If police do track these people down, they said the driver will likely be arrested.

Slacker said he saw another story in the news of a guy that was bullying a hot dog vendor on a pier. That guy kept getting in the vendor's face and the vendor kept trying to back away. The bully took a swing and totally missed so the vendor clocked him one time and knocked the bully out!

What was your biggest fight ever?

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OPP: Neighbor's 4th of July Party

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Olivia joined us on the air to share her OPP today. Her neighbor throws a loud, obnoxious 4th of July party every year. They are in the backyard all night lighting fireworks, drinking and playing guitars. Olivia hasn't had a problem with it in years past, but she has a new baby this year. She's concerned the neighbor's partying will keep the baby up all night and doesn't want to deal with it. She's thinking of confronting her neighbor or calling the cops on him as soon as it gets loud.

Steve said that she has dealt with the party in years past, so she can't suddenly get upset and change her ways just because she had a baby. Slacker agrees with Steve and says that it's almost hypocritical of her to get angry about it this year.

Slacker says that this guy is crazy enough to blow stuff up and he probably won't take it well if she confronts him. Steve says that guys like this usually don't forget and will most likely look for revenge if Olivia confronts him.

Should she confront the neighbor and tell him to keep it down or just call the cops on him when they're loud? How should she handle it?

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Amusement Park Horrors

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A ride at SeaWorld San Diego broke down Sunday, leaving people stuck hundreds of feet in the air for hours. The 48 people on the Skytower were lowered to safety just before 7:30 p.m., nearly four hours after the ordeal started. A teenage boy was taken to the hospital for anxiety. The Skytower raises riders hundreds of feet in the air and slowly spins to show panoramic views of San Diego. The ride became suspended about 220 feet in the air after losing power. SeaWorld technicians ended up fixing the problem, but the fire department was put on stand-by. SeaWorld spokesman David Kontz released the following statement Sunday night:
"SeaWorld's San Diego's Skytower ride experienced a power failure this afternoon. With guest safety as our top priority, park engineers spent four hours trouble-shooting the problem before restoring power to the Skytower and safely returning the 46 guests to the ride loading area. The guests were never in danger and park officials were in constant communication with them while the power failure was being addressed. Two SeaWorld employees were also in the Skytower providing guests with water and snacks. The San Diego Fire Department was on scene, however, there was no requirement for an emergency evacuation. We greatly appreciate the patience of our guests, and they received return admission and other park amenities. The cause of the power failure is under investigation."

Slacker said the idea of getting stuck on a ride and having to crawl down a cherry picker to get down scares him. He says the cars on the ride are designed to get you through the ride safely. When you leave the safety of the car, that's when you get into the danger zone.

Steve says he will ride any ride pretty much any ride. He says you pay the amusement park to thrill you, and what better thrill than the ride falling apart on you. He will admit that he is terrified of the tea cup rides at amusement parks.

What's the craziest thing to happen to you at an amusement park?

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