Monday, March 30, 2009

I Love College Basketball!

Turns out I've won our office pool. How 'bout that?!

Just a week or so ago, I crumpled up my bracket printout on the air because my surprise final four team -- Wake Forest -- got bounced in the first round, as did Florida St., the team I had upsetting Pitt in the sweet 16.

Well, fortunately, my other final four teams survived and made it to next weekend. Thankfully, nobody else picked Villanova to get this far, and I'm the only one that has UConn making the title game, although that is moot at this point.

Villanova beating Pitt eliminated several from contention -- including Jay -- and when Louisville lost yesterday to Michigan State (I had Louisville getting bounced in the 3rd round by, ahem, Wake Forest), that made me the winner.

The best part, since I had North Carolina beating Villanova to get to -- and win -- the championship game, with the pool already sewn up, I can just go ahead and root for 'Nova (my team, since they're from Philly).

I love college basketball!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Supply Of Air

After talking about it again yesterday, it seemed appropriate to post the Air Supply video for you to enjoy.

We've referenced this many times on the show, usually when an Air Supply song makes its way onto the show: Jay stumbled upon this infomercial months ago, featuring the dudes from Air Supply, selling a soft rock CD.

Besides the banter, and occasional unplugged interludes, the funniest part of this may just be that darned pitcher of lemonade.

Whenever an Air Supply song plays on 'JDK, Jay and I usually seek out one another, and mimic the pouring of a glass of lemonade.

Somewhere, Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell are smiling.

If you're really feeling adventurous (i.e., bored), the entire infomercial is available as well. Here is part one, part two, and part three.

You don't even have to thank me.

The clip at the top of this post, and many other of our faves, are available on the Mike and Jay Youtube channel that we've created.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Menards Remote

We had a lot of fun Saturday at Menards as we did a broadcast during their March Madness Sale.

Thanks to the good turnout, we gave away our Rialto Square tickets -- to upcoming Temptations, and Manhattan Transfer shows -- within a few minutes.

Some pictures below, along with partially correct captions...

My first interview with Cassie from the delivery department went a little off the track when I broke into my rendition of "Too Much Heaven" by the Bee Gees.

"Hey young man, I'm looking for a little extra cash...need any help at the lemonade stand this summer?"

Here's me posing with one of our concert ticket winners. For some reason, I never trust that the person taking the picture is able to fit me in the shot, so I awkwardly lean in toward the other person.

After I fell asleep mid-interview, Sarah from the paint department contemplates waking me up by dousing me with a can of Dutch Boy B-18-5 Hydrangea Blue.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tempus Fugit: The Lost Tapes?

Early in the show today, Jay and I had a fun discussion about being in a band in high school.

The topic came about after I recalled my Monday night viewing of a Styx concert from a couple of years ago on one of my new favorite cable channels, Palladia.

All the channel shows are music specials, concerts, videos and more. It's outstanding, and it's in high-def.

Now, I'm not a particularly big Styx fan -- I like a few of their songs, but I don't have any of their albums -- but I sat, transfixed for a good thirty minutes or so, watching them perform all of their hits, minus Dennis DeYoung.

One of the treats was watching the keyboard guy (too lazy to look up his name). He was playing on a keyboard that would rotate on stage -- he stood the whole time.

He was real adventurous, too. There were times when he was looking at the crowd, with his back facing the keyboard, still playing his solo. Other times, he'd stand behind the keyboard, and reach his arms back over to the keys, basically playing upside down.

Cool, dude.

Look, no matter how hard you try -- and this guy was using every trick in the book -- it's impossible to make keyboard playing look cool. I know. I play keyboards.

Don't try to look cool, buddy. Grab a chair, sit down, and play. You're never going to surpass the cool look of guitar players, or drummers. And, it's not like he was pulling a Steve Wonder or Elton John, and singing as well.

After Jay and I talked about our respective bands in high school -- a story that included Jay's reference to his dad being in a battle of the bands in high school against a band that included two original members of Styx -- it would have been great for me to drop down a clip of my band for you, but I don't have any of the tapes. Yet.

Many years ago, the drummer in our band came to my house to borrow the cassettes that had all of our songs on it. He never returned, and I lost touch with him for the better part of almost 20 years.

But, through the magic of Facebook -- a site that really is like walking into a time machine -- I've been able to track him down, and he's looking for those tapes as I type this, so audio of my high school garage band (Tempus Fugit) could be hitting the 95.7 FM airwaves soon.

Consider yourself warned.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Newsflash: Dead Skunks Are Not Fun

Yesterday was a treat. I had the pleasure of removing a dead skunk from my yard.

A few days ago we had noticed a skunk smell, but it wasn't constant. That happens about 50 times a year usually, right? I thought nothing more about it.

Then, a couple of days ago, I had to walk down the side of our house to get to the backyard when I smelled it again. I stopped, got my skunk detecting radar out and spotted some white and black hair in amongst some leftover leaves from the fall.

I wasn't sure at that time whether Pepe La Pew was still alive, so I tossed a couple of rocks in that direction, and there was no movement.

Great. Dead skunk. After a hopeful call to animal control, I was told that since it was in my yard, it was my responsibility to remove it.


So, after putting a yard bag in one of our backup trash cans, I shoveled up Pepe, dumped him into the bag, tied it tight, and tossed his body into the Hudson River.

Well, not quite.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Photo Caption Results

On the morning show blog, we took suggestions for some captions for the photo at the top of this post.

Here are some of the captions we received for the above photo that features me looking at Kevin Schramm, while on a boat last fall.

"NOBODY needs to know about this!"

"Don't worry about the Cubs, Kev. There's always next year."

"I can't quit you!"

"We're gonna need a bigger boat."

"Hey Mike, with all the attention I've been getting today, do you think it's my legs or the hat?"

"What do you wanna do? I don't know, what do you wanna do?"

"So, is this a good enough spot to dump Jay's body?"

"100 years aren't that long for the Cubs, Kev. Let's recap them: 1909..."

Good job, guys.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hole And Health Expo

Here are a couple of pics from the recent Home and Health Expo at the Morris District 101 Rec Center...

In the above picture, Jay Capron (left) laughs uncontrollably as I (right) destroy another girl's dreams by letting her know her spin for a prize has come up short.

Actually, I have no idea what's going on in this picture. I think I just spotted a nearby table with a great supply of free pens.

This could have been the moment I realized -- with nearly three hours of the event still remaining -- that we were about to run out of prizes.

Either that, or one of us made a wisecrack about the color of our sweatshirts.

Plenty of material there.

Okay, try not to stare at this picture too long. We're talking a serious potential for irreversible retinal damage.

The collective effect of all of that lime green coming at you could be catastrophic.

This would have been a good one for the caption contest as well.

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome the vocal stylings of the 'Kermit The Frog Lookalikes'"

"Does anyone know where the green screen room is? We're ready to film the scene with the six people with no upper body."

"Superman had no chance as he faced off against the group of six people wearing sweatshirts made out of kryptonite."

"WJDK, putting the 'radio' in radioactive."

In the picture from left to right, Joe Munsell (Sales), Harriet Osborne (Sales) Kevin Schramm (WCSJ host - of course he has a green Cubs hat to match), Jasmin Chacon (Sales), me, and Jack Daly (General Manager).

Sunday, March 08, 2009

"Idol" Thoughts

Some quick 'Idol thoughts: As I predicted on Wednesday's show, the three American Idol contestants moving on from this week's performance round are Jorge, Scott, and 'Lil Rounds.

I hate to say it, but Scott is simply getting by on the fact that he's blind. C'mon, admit it, you agree with me.

Hey, the guy is nice as can be, has a great smile, attitude, the works. I hope he does well in this competition. But, it's clear that, while he's a good singer, he's not a great singer.

Once he made it past his very first audition a couple of months ago, I told my wife that, "there's your winner."

He might not win, but he certainly could -- and it won't be because of his voice.

As far as tonight's wild card can go to Vegas that Anoop and Megan are in.

Choice three should be Matt Giraud -- the dueling piano player guy -- but since there's already a big numbers advantage for the guys, my thinking is they'll pick a girl for the third spot.

I frankly don't know any of the remaining girl's names, except for Tatiana, but they wouldn't be that cruel to send her along to the next round, would they?

Friday, March 06, 2009

McDonald's 911 Call

I'm sure you've heard about the woman in Florida that called 9-1-1 because the McDonald's she was at had run out of Chicken McNuggets.

The counter person tried to get the woman, LaTreasa Goodman, to take other food instead. Goodman wanted her money back, didn't get it, and called 9-1-1. Of course.

Now, I've been tempted to call 9-1-1 every time McDonald's takes McRib off the menu, but I've never followed through on it. Yet.

Turns out Goodman actually called three separate times. The audio can be found here.

Goodman has been cited for misuse of 9-1-1.

Authorities have said to her that if she calls 9-1-1 about a McDonalds food complaint one more time, they're going to super-size the charges.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Happy National Anthem Day

This is pretty well done by the JibJab boys...