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I’m Gonna Wash Your Mouth Out With…Bug Repellant?!?

Okay, so maybe it's starting to seem like I've become a little obsessed with keeping insects at bay, these days. But I can't help it if two home-grown remedies for bug repellence just fell into my lap within the last couple of weeks. This time around, all you need to do is open your bathroom cabinet.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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A Thought for Your Pennies

Every Friday this calendar year I have been and will continue to be at Pogue Chrysler in Greenville or Pogue Chevrolet in Central City for a live road show. A few weeks ago, I noticed something hanging over the door of one of the sales offices at Pogue Chevy. It was a bag of water with three pennies in it. At first, I thought, "Practical joke--I'm gonna walk under it and somehow it's going to rupture and soak my head." Nope. As it turns out, the water bag is for something much smaller than me.

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Music City Aka Cicada City

If you know someone in middle Tennessee, and I know several, then you've more than likely heard about the recent invasion of cicadas.  In case you need a refresher, here's a little background info. The good thing is, they don't bite or sting, well, they can sting if they mistake a human limb for a tree.  Mostly, they are known for being noisy and yes, they will attack trees.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
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WBKR Building Gives Us a Sinking Feeling

About a week ago, account executive Bill Eidson noticed that the ceiling tiles no longer seemed to be level with the top of the wall. And then we all noticed that that seemed to be the case throughout other parts of the building

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Accent-uate the Positive

Moon here. Any type of surgery can leave you dealing with some serious side effects, but 56-year-old Karen Butler has experienced something especially peculiar. Since her oral surgery a year and a half ago, the Oregon woman has spoken with a bizarre English-meets-Irish-meets-Russian accent.

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A Little Prince (Or Princess) Already?

Not so fast!  The newly wedded Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have adopted a baby...penguin.  Whew!  It's true that the pressure is on when it comes to building up the monarchy, but Prince William and Princess Catherine (yes, she's now going by her full name) are part of a new generation of royals, so they may take their time to start their own family

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This is Not Pulp Fiction – Wood Pulp in Your Dinner

Moon here. I read in the Wall Street Journal everything you eat is not necessarily food. I wasn’t what you’d call shocked – I don’t shock much – but very surprised that you and I have been consuming -- wood pulp.

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Chillin' on the "GRAND" CANYON!
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The “Grand” Canyon Winner!

On Saturday, The WBKR "Grand" Canyon and I rolled out of our Frederica Street offices to morph into a Publisher's Clearing House-like prize patrol!  I had a big ole laminated check for $1,000 to give away and I had my winner's name in hand.  I also had, in hand, my Mapquest directions to her house.  Little did I know that Nancy Kolb lives deep in the woods of Philpot and to find her I was going to need a giant canister of Deep Woods Off!, assistance from a U.S. Postal Carrier, and the grace of God!

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Pay Up You Filthy Animal!

That is if you want to buy the house featured in the 1990 box-office hit Home Alone.  John and Cynthia Abendshien have put their Georgian-style home in north Chicago on the market for $2.4 millio

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Dolly + Gaga= Lady Googoo?

Yes, it could happen.  Dolly Parton expressed recently she would love to collaborate with the extreme pop songstress.  GaGa recently released a Country Road Version of her number one hit, "Born This Way" and hot off the press, she has just released a Bollywood version!?  So, I'd say anything is possible and the sky's the limit since Parton has said she's a fan of GaGa's country version

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Backspace, I Barely Knew You

When I arrived in the WBKR studio on Friday, I noticed the backspace key on our main computer had been completely obliterated!  I had never seen this happen with a keyboard before.  I suddenly thought, "did Moon, Jaclyn, Chad, or Dave Spenc

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A Sundae Kind of Love

Let's see, the 25th anniversary is silver. The 50th is golden. And the 75th is diamond. I guess it's up to me to name the 119th anniversary. So I'll go with "The Anniversary with the Cherry on Top."

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