Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
What’s up, y’all? Practicing my southern drawl for tonight’s Alabama-Notre Dame game.
And that’s how we’ll start today’s Monday Morning Musings.
-Let’s start there. I am an SEC fan, through and through. That said, I grew up mainly an Auburn fan, which means I should be allergic to rooting for Alabama.
But that’s the team I’ll be pulling for tonight. I know I shouldn’t hold grudges, but I do. And I will. And I can’t root for a Brian Kelly-led team. Not after the way he left UC. Sure, he’s a great coach, he’s put the Irish back on the map and he can probably make a fantastic soufflé and sing every verse to “Climb Every Mountain” in perfect pitch. Yes, I’m sure he’s great at everything. But I’m still rooting for the Tide.
-I feel we need to discuss this. It’s the video “ Skip Rope ” from the “teen” “rap” group “Teenchronic.” Sure, that’s a lot of quotation marks, but they’re warranted. Watch it – or really, just watch about 20 seconds of it, the rest is pretty much the same. And yes, that’s the same dude in the Friday and Thanksgiving videos.
And now for the discussion topics. I’ll accept your five-paragraph essay anytime before Friday.
-Pixy Stiks are a gateway candy.
-The names Alison and Stacey have no street cred.
-I didn’t know Arizona iced teas needed brown paper bags.
-Is it wrong that I’m kind of excited that McDonald’s is adding a grilled onion and cheddar burger to the dollar menu?
-We have to touch briefly on the Bengals. Which, incidentally, is exactly the game plan the team had for AJ Green and the football Saturday. They touched briefly. Dance with who brung ya, I say. But I’m not an NFL football coach.
From Today’s Show:
-Taking It All Off: Tonight, UC President Dr. Santa Ono is making good on his promise . He said he’d shave his head if the Bearcat men’s basketball team won 10 straight games. He’s also using it as a fundraiser for the Dragonfly Foundation, just like Marty Brennaman did this summer.
-Almost an Epidemic: That’s what the experts are saying about the flu in our area. Sure, hand washing and flu shots sound obvious, but people clearly need to be reminded.
Tomorrow on GMTS: Do you have a pod coffeemaker? The pods can be very expensive, so we're testing a cheaper alternative in Try It Out Tuesday. Join us 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Today’s Distracting Link:
OK. This is kinda weird. The “Akinator”: guesses any character, real or fictional, that you’re thinking of.
It worked on Peter Pan, Kelly Ripa, Elvis Presley, Eli Manning, Snow White and Joey Votto. I could do this all day.
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