Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

 

Random Blogging For Monday April 7th

 

Good Morning!  Here we are on Monday.  Hope the week goes fast.  Here’s what you missed on today’s show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

 

Q: The avg cost of one of these is $152. What is it?

 A: Speeding ticket 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

Bonehead Of The Day Today Comes From Manchester, England where the owners of a garden center thought it would be a nice touch to have a beautiful African Grey parrot on display among the lovely flowers and plants. Ruby was moved to a prominent position near the register where the kids could enjoy seeing her. A couple of problems…no one bothered to check Ruby’s vocabulary, which was pretty much non-stop swearing. And she also would take a bite out of anyone’s finger who happened to get to close to the cage. Ruby has been sent to parrot rehab with the hopes that her language and behavior can me improved and she can once again return. We’re not holding our breath.

 

http://www.electricferret.com/bozo/

 

  

Now That’s A Pillow Fight!

VIENNA, April 6 (UPI) -- Dozens of Austrians staged a massive pillow fight at Hofsburg Palace in Vienna on Saturday as part of World Pillow Fight Day.

 

Feathers began to dust the square as the battle raged with many participants calling it simply "awesome."

 

many little girls there so "you can't hit as hard as you want."

 

Pillow fight day was celebrated around the world, including in New York City.

Read more:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/06/Dozens-of-Austrians-stage-massive-pillow-fight/8571396800372/#ixzz2yCMVWG62

 

 

Lego Makes Fenway Park Replica

BOSTON, April 4 (UPI) -- In honor of the opening of Legoland Discovery Center in Boston, the company constructed a replica of Fenway Park from Lego bricks.

 

The construction took 450 hours and 28,000 Lego bricks. The replica weigh 68 pounds and measures 12 square feet. The construction of the replica Fenway Park was captured in time-lapse video as workers built it in Legoland UK.

 

Fenway Park will be joined by other replicas of iconic Boston locations to be placed at the new Legoland Discover Center.

 

The center will open in Boston in May.

 


Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/04/Lego-makes-replica-of-Fenway-Park-for-Legoland-opening/7441396640361/#ixzz2yCNGoTJk

 

 

 

North Carolina Man Will Spend All Of Eternity In Duke’s Mayonnaise Jar

BESSEMER CITY, N.C., April 4 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man who never says “hold the mayo” will be held for all eternity in a Duke’s Mayonnaise jar when he dies.

 

Larry Clinton of Bessemer City has been searching for a suitable resting place for his cremated remains for over 20 years.

 

Thanks to his daughter, the 67-year-old now has a custom-made Duke's jar that has a label bearing his name.

 

Clinton’s daughter, Teresa Clinton-Edge, sent a letter the parent company of Duke’s to request a jar for her father’s remains.

 

“She sent a very nice letter saying her father had always loved Duke’s Mayo and included a funny story about her father being at a funeral and telling his wife ‘I’d like to get buried in a jar,’” C.F. Sauer executive vice president Mark Sauer told ABC News.

 

To Clinton-Edge’s surprise, the company was happy to oblige.

 

“They were custom all the way,” said Sauer. “We took the basis of the label and with the swirl on the bottom and put his name in there. His daughter said he was just delighted. I know it sounds -- well I don’t know how it sounds -- but you almost have to do this. It’s somebody’s last wish so it takes a couple of days and a few bucks from us.”

 

Clinton is happy to have the jar -- but he’s hoping he won’t have to use it anytime soon.

 

“My father eats Duke’s Mayonnaise on everything: peaches, pears, baloney sandwiches, banana sandwiches,” Clinton-Edge said. “He says he cannot remember a time that Duke’s wasn’t a part of his family and the food. I’m 43 and that’s the only mayo we’ve ever eaten.”

 



Read more:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/04/North-Carolina-man-will-spend-all-of-eternity-in-a-Dukes-Mayonnaise-jar/3351396635272/#ixzz2yCOAeQhf

 

 

 

German Court Rules Family Can’t Name Their Kid WikiLeaks.

 

PASSAU, Germany, April 4 (UPI) -- A German town has ruled that a couple cannot name their newborn after Julian Assange’s online baby.

 

An eight-month resident of Passau tried to name his baby “Wikileaks,” after the popular whistle-blowing website, but he was turned down.

 

Officials in the city failed to approve the baby’s name when journalist Hajar Hamalaw tried to slip it past them.

 

"We were very disappointed after the rejection. Hundreds of people across the globe were allowed to use the name of Barack Obama's dog for their child, but I can't use WikiLeaks?" Hamalaw told NBC News.

 

The 28-year-old called his son Dako on the birth certificate instead.

 

"This is not only a simple name for me -- it has a big meaning. WikiLeaks has changed the world," Hamalaw said. "For my family, the name is a synonym with transparent truth. My two-year-old daughter is called 'Diya,' which translates to 'Light of Truth.'"

 

In the past, names like McDonald, Woodstock and Peppermint have been rejected because German parents are banned from naming their children after towns or brands.

 

“In an initial information session, we told the family that we would have to reject the name based on similar assessments in recent court rulings,” said Passau Town Hall spokeswoman Karin Schmeller.

 



Read more:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/04/German-town-wont-let-parents-name-their-child-WikiLeaks/1801396631538/#ixzz2yCSP09kt

 

 

 

Birthdays:

 

Actor James Garner is 86.

 

Actor Wayne Rogers is 81.

 

Country singer Bobby Bare is 79.

 

Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 77.

 

Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 75.

 

Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 67.

 

Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 65.

 

Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 63.

 

Singer Janis Ian is 63.

 

Actor Jackie Chan is 60.

 

Actor Russell Crowe is 50.

 

Singer Mark Kibble of Take 6 is 50.

 

Actor Bill Bellamy is 49.

 

Actor Ed Speleers is 26.

 

Actor Conner Rayburn is 15.

 

www.usatoday.com

 

 

 

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