Talk about a text book case of offering a service that is in demand, Robert Samuel is a true entrepreneur. He has founded a company that will stand in line for you...for a price and earning upwards of a $1,000 a week!
Bruno Mars has been banned from being played at schools in Lancaster County, PA. According to Lancaster Online, a Lancaster County school board made the decision to remove two Top 40 hits from its high school marching band's upcoming music selection because of their suggestive lyrics.
Garden Spot High School's marching band has been practicing the instrumental versions of Bruno's "Locked Out of Heaven" and Fall Out Boy's "Thanks for the Memories." According to the site, the school district's school board voted six to three to uphold the decision to ban the records. Board member Heidi L. Zimmerman called the lyrics "trashy" and "inappropriate" for high school students. She added, "We only voted on it because the parents asked us to reconsider."
My personal opinion is this is one of the most ridiculous decisions ever. First, as someone who was in marching bands, what is the harm of playing a song that is heard everywhere? It's not like the band would be saying the lyrics...they're playing the music!!! And to play the popular songs of the day is a powerful way for teenagers to get excited about a marching band, instruments and musicians. Banning the school band does not to change that fact that you can hear these songs everywhere...on the radio, in department stores, on TV and the Internet. It only shows how out of touch board members are in thinking banning a song will make it less popular stop people from listening to it. Trying to protect people by banning is a dangerous road to travel. I can remember schools banning Metallica, Warrant and Def Leppard in my day saying it was to protect us. Behold I grew up fine, as well as many people in my generation, without becoming a out-of-wedlock parent or even having sex, committing suicides or using drugs. Why? Because my parents talked to me about sex, which leads me to the root of this issue. This country has a problem with the word sex. For some reason, when performers sing the word sex, the song instantly become inappropriate and dirty. Never mind song lyrics that sing about drug use, rape or abuse. Sex is the king dirty word. But instead of treating young adults like young adults, they would rather treat them like ignorant children and ban the word for their own good. Believe me, with or without songs lyrics, some teenagers will have sex and some won't. Banning songs only strengthens the very stance these people are trying to prevent. However, this is solely my opinion and not in any way the opinion of 98.5 KTK, Entercom Communications, it's staff and management. I take full responsibility for these words.
Ahhh, state fairs, you never miss an opportunity to introduce us to new ways to deep fry food! In southern California, one vendor has debut deep-fried Doritos chips! Yep, the guy who brought us deep-fried Twinkles and deep-fried Snickers bars now dips his Doritos into the vat of hot oil and introduces his latest item at the Los Angeles (California) County Fair.
It may come as a shock to you but I'm a morning person! I get to work before the sun rises every day and it some people see this as crazy! But there are some of us early morning risers who say it's the best way to get work done, lower stress and avoid traffic! Click here to find out why morning people rock!
Did you go away at all this summer? Even if you didn't, you'd be trendy for posting photos of your "travels" to social media. The trend is called "fakecationing" and is really simple to pull off. All you need is a large desktop display of a resort location, then you place two fingers in front of the photo to make it look like they are the tops of your legs and snap a close-up photo. Many people who post these photos are tagging them with the hashtag "#facay."
Let's face it, drinking plain, ol' water can be as boring as watching paint dry! But it does so much good for you...inside and out! So here are 13 fun ways to make drinking water...FUN and to make sure you're getting enough of the good stuff every day!
Do you think it's polite to use your cell phone in a restaurant? Apparently lots of people do, to the point where it's slowing down service. An anonymous manager at a busy New York City restaurant says that cell phones prevent customers from ordering as quickly as they used to. After comparing security footage from 2004 with current footage, the restauranteur claims that 10 years ago customers spent an average of one hour and five minutes at their table, but in 2014 the average time jumped to an hour and fifty-five minutes. The anonymous post on the Craigslist "rants & raves" board says that customers are so preoccupied taking photos, checking social media, and complaining about WiFi connections that take longer to order and to eat. The post end reads, "We are grateful for everyone who comes into our restaurant, after all, there are so many choices out there. But can you please be a bit more considerate?"
Hi there-WAY behind on my blog postings (sorry about that!) but I have a really, really, really good reason. Actually 11 really cute & furry reasons. 4 weeks ago, I adopted the sweetest dog ever, Honey, after she had been dumped at a Taco Bell. Turns out she was pregnant (sadly, probably why she was dumped) and 3 weeks ago, she gave birth to 11 of the cutest possible puppies EVER!! And I've had my hands full ever since. Honey has turned out to be a great mama dog & the puppies (who I have nicknamed "The Cinnamon Rolls") are healthy, strong and growing like gangbusters. Already have homes lined up so now my job is to keep them happy, healthy & get their shots, spay/neuter, etc... when the time is right. It's A LOT of work but I also know there are way worse things in life than a couple of months of puppies:)
And forget selfies, my phone is FULL of puppy pics and videos, which I will do my best to share with you (c'mon, who doesn't love looking at a cute puppy...)
A line of wine is being released inspired by Game of Thrones. The wine is being produced by Australia's Common Ventures and is being called the Wines of Westeros. It will include six whites and six reds -- each one representing the houses or some other aspect of the series. Arryn, Greyjoy, Stark, Baratheon, Lannister, Tyrell, Martell, Targaryen, Dothraki, White Walkers, Wildlings, and Night's Watch will be available in early 2015. Bottles are expected to cost around $19 each. House Redwyne's Arbor Gold Wines
House Tyrell's Reach Red Wines
House Lannister's Westerland Red Wines
House Baratheon's Stormland Red Wines
House Martell's Dornish Red Wines
House Arryn's Vale White Wines
House Tully's Riverrun Wines