The upstate is pretty much home. I wasn't born here, but the family moved to Greenville 40 years ago when Dad took a job in the textile business. Went to J. L. Mann High, then saw my daughter graduate from the same school. I started in the radio business after one semester of college, which I found out was too hard. (College, not this!) I was lucky to get started here at WESC 30 years ago, and haven't found anything else I really wanted to do more. And I like the things we have on WESC ... I do like country music, I do like racing, I just don't like getting up at 3 am.
A frightening moment Sunday in the Paul Menard pits during the race at Homestead-Miami. The trouble for Menard began with the restart on lap 194. "On that restart, everybody kind of checked up, and we got some right rear damage and had a flat tire. A bunch of rubber got wrapped up underneath around the axle. I guess it just caught fire.” Menard pulled into the pits, then the right rear tire exploded. The force of the explosion blew the entire wheel assembly off the car and engulfed the crew in black smoke. Menard and several of his crew members narrowly escaped injury from the flying wheel.
They make wonderful decorations, and they're tasty and delicious! MASH RIGHT HERE to see some of the coolest Gingerbread houses this side of the North Pole :-)
You know you did it as a kid. Set up a row of dominos, then tipped over the first one so they all fell one after the other. This video takes that simple trick to the extreme!
By now you’ve no doubt heard of, and probably seen pictures of, the devastation in the Philippines in the wake of the terrible typhoon. Here’s an astonishing photo of a structure that survived: a huge statue of Jesus! MASH RIGHT HERE to see it
Trevor Bayne, the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500, has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Bayne has undergone extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic, and has been cleared to race at stock car racing’s highest level. Here’s what he had to say about the situation this week: (from www.jayski.com)
"I've never been more driven to compete.” "My goals are the same as they've been since I started racing. I want to compete at the highest level and I want to win races and championships. I am in the best shape I've ever been in and I feel good." "There are currently no symptoms and I'm committed to continuing to take the best care of my body as possible. I will continue to trust God daily and know that His plan for me is what is best. As for now, I want to close out the season strong this weekend at Homestead, and then shift my focus on getting ready to compete for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship in 2014. I have a great team, a great family and great people all around me. I have been truly blessed in life and I look forward to what my future holds."
Las Vegas chapels reported a rush of weddings yesterday, the date 11/12/13 considered special. I would like that date because it would make my anniversary easy to remember! A big country star got married yesterday, but it wasn't in Vegas. Here's the story from the Associated Press:
NASHVILLE (AP) — Rodney Atkins has married singer-songwriter Rose Falcon. They were married on the beach on
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While the glass was out of the paneling, one Chicago fan saw an opportunity and seized it. The probably-more-than-a-little-intoxicated fan reached down and ripped Pardy’s helmet right off of his head, and decided to try on the Bauer bucket for a few seconds before returning it back to its rightful owner.
This is from an article I saw today in “The Daily Mail,” a newspaper in the United Kingdom. It’s about how recruiters are trying to make some jobs seem more attractive by giving them fancy names. For instance, I’m no longer a radio announcer, they would call me something like an Audio Distribution Interface And Conduit! Enjoy this list of their Top Ten Ridiculous Job Titles
1) Five a Day Collection Operative – Fruit picker
2) Media Distribution Officer – Paper boy
3) Highway Environmental Hygienist – Road sweeper
4) Transparency Enhancement Facilitator – Window cleaner
5) Talent Delivery Specialist – Recruiter
6) Brand Champion – Sales assistant
7) Sanitation Engineer – Trash man
8) Education Centre Nourishment Consultant – Dinner lady
9) Public Waste Technician – Toilet cleaner
10) Mobile Sustenance Facilitator – Burger van worker
That’s just one of the things we learn about Cash in a new biography titled “Johnny Cash: The Life” by Robert Hilburn. The 600 page tome starts with the Man In Black’s childhood in Arkanas, and covers the soaring highs and crushing lows of an amazing life and career. MASH RIGHT HERE to read a CBS News review, then MASH RIGHT HERE to read an interview with the author in the NY Times