Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

 
Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

Random Blogging For Tuesday October 29th

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.. Glad to see we all made it through Monday!  Hope you have a great day.  Here's what you missed on today's show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q.   According to statistics, Sales of this around Halloween have skyrocketed $150 million over the last 2 years. What?

A.   Pet Costumes!

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A man decided to get revenge on a tree in downtown La Crosse, WI .

A crowd gathered outside of a restaurant (Q'doba) after he climbed up the tree and tore a limb from its trunk.

He said he was "paying the tree back" because his friend fell from it a few years ago and cracked his head.

He was given a ticket for damage to property and another one for disorderly conduct.

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Britney Spears Music Is Being Used To Scare Off Somali Pirates

The Navy is using Britney Spears' hits like "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did it Again" to drive off approaching Somali Pirates.

When they hear the tunes, they turn around and leave!

Music has become a really effective way of keeping the pirates and their high-speed skiffs away. Britney's songs have been chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. They can't stand Western culture or music, which makes Britney's hits perfect.

The music is currently a second line of defense and is used when initial calls from armed security guards on board don't get rid of the pirates.

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Rodeo Clown Struck By Lightning Twice!

A rodeo clown survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in St. Jo, Texas.

Storms rolled in and he and two friends hid under a tree to find shelter.  He was standing five feet away from his friend's father when he was struck by lightning. He dropped to his knees and was hit again.

He felt electricity in his chest and it shot up through is arm and his wrist. Witnesses saw sparks.

He was taken to the hospital where doctors say the poncho he was wearing carried static because it was plastic.

He's a very lucky man because his injuries were just a little shakiness and a some tingliness in his arm.

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Ice Cream Beer!

A firm in New York has created 7 ice cream flavored beers called, "Frozen Pints."

The strongest of the 7 has an alcohol content of 3.2.

The man who created the beer said it happened at a party by accident.  One of his friends brought over an ice cream maker and a beer got spilled so it gave him the idea to mix them. The company first makes the beer and then finds a flavor that goes well with it.

The flavors include, Peach Lambic, Honey IPA, Pumpkin Ale, Brown Ale Chip, Cinnamon Expresso Stout, Vanilla Bock and Malted Milk Chocolate Stout.

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For One Couple.. Every Day Is Halloween: They Live In Replica Home Of The Munsters


A couple in Waxahachie, Texas remodeled their home like the one on "The Munsters."

The husband and wife are big fans of the 60s sitcom and decided to dedicate their home to the show. 

The mansion includes some of the most iconic Munsters features such as Grandpa Munster's dungeon, rotating suit of armor and, yes, the pet dinosaur under the stairs.

And every year around Halloween the couple holds a charity event at the house where people can dress up which raises money for their neighborhood.

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Birthdays:

~~Actress Winona Ryder is 42. (Beetlejuice, Great Balls of Fire, Edward Scissorhands, Mermaids, Dracula, The Age of Innocence, The Crucible, Autumn in New York, Lost Souls, Mr. Deeds; Black Swan; The Dilemma; The Iceman; Frankenweenie.  The real name:Winona Laura Horowitz)
~~Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 66. (Catch 22, Nuts, The Graduate, American Graffiti, The Goodbye Girl, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Holland's Opus, James and the Giant Peach, Stakeout, Another Stakeout, What About Bob; Postcards From The Edge, The Crew, My Life in Ruins)
~~Actress Kate Jackson is 65. (TV Charlie's Angels)
~~Actor Dan Castellaneta ("The Simpsons") is 56.
~~Actress Joely Fisher ("Ellen") is 46. ('Til Death)
~~Actress Gabrielle Union is 41. ( Think Like a Man; Bring It On; Bad Boys II: 10 Things I Hate About You)
~~Actor Brendan Fehr ("CSI: Miami," "Roswell") is 36. (Final Destination)
~~Actor Trevor Lissauer ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") is 40.
~~Actor, Jon Abrahams is 36 (Scary Movie, Meet the Parents; House of Wax)
~~Actress, Finola Hughes is 53 (Blossom's Carol Russo, Pacific Palisades, Sunset Beach; Staying Alive;  General Hospital's Anna Devane Scorpio Lavery Scorpio)
~~Actress, Tracee Ellis Ross is 41 (Diana Ross's daughter; Girlfriends)
~~Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard is 32


MUSICALLY:

~~Singer Randy Jackson (of The Jacksons) is 52.
~~Singer S.A. Martinez (of 311) is 44.
~~Bassist Chris Baio (of Vampire Weekend) is 29.
~~Drummer Peter Timmins (of Cowboy Junkies) is 48.  
~~Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 69.
~~Singer-actress Melba Moore is 68.
~~Guitarist Peter Green (Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac) is 67 
~~Bassist, Dave Paton (Pilot; The Alan Parsons Project) is 64
~~Musician, Robbie Van Leeuwen is 70 (of Shocking Blue; "Venus")
~~Country singer Lee Clayton is 71

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Osbournes Set To Revive Their Reality Show

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are in talks to bring back their reality TV show.

The couple and their kids, Kelly and Jack, became household names when their hit MTV series 'The Osbournes' aired between 2002 and 2005.

They are set to bring the cameras back into their home to document their marriage and family life.

The series could return to screens in 2014 and would pick up from Sharon and Ozzy's difficult year, during which she demanded a divorce after he relapsed into alcohol and drug abuse.

The couple briefly split in April this year but reunited after Ozzy got clean again.

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Children Should Not Spend More Than 2 Hours A Day Online

Doctors are warning that kids shouldn't be online for more than two hours per day. 

Spending too much time online has been linked with violence, cyberbullying, school issus, obesity, lack of sleep and a host of other problems.

Doctors say kids only spend two hours online per day and parents should pay special attention to social networking use. 

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5 Tips To Being A Happier Person

1. Recognize and appreciate positive experiences--Take the time to focus on them and what they bring to our lives. This will embed them in our brains and elevate our moods.

2. Acknowledge that it is up to you to be happy--Accept that you have the power to control your emotions and that includes choosing happiness. Understand that is not up to somebody else to make you happy. Consider repeating this to yourself in a daily mantra.

3. Make an effort to be happy--People who actively try to be happier will become happier. Sometimes, it is a matter of finding the methods that work for you, such as listening to happy music or keeping a gratitude journal.

4. Look for the positives, even in the negatives--When happy people experience failures or setbacks, they often use coping strategies, such as positive reframing, acceptance, and humor. They try to find the positive, such as what they learned from the experience.

5. Recall happy memories from childhood--Adults who had a happy childhood are more likely to report higher levels of well-being later in life. These people hold onto their positive childhood memories. If you have happy childhood memories, try associating them with physical objects or locations so you can easily bring those associations to mind.

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Top Halloween Costumes!

"Duck Dynasty" tops the list of celebrity/pop culture-themed costume searches on Yahoo.

Coming in second on the list was Walter White, the character played by Bryan Cranston on AMC's "Breaking Bad", while the show itself landed at No. 3.

Rounding out the top five were Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games" franchise, and Michael Myers, the villain from the "Halloween" movies.

 

Top celebrity/pop culture costume searches (week ending Oct. 28):

1. Duck Dynasty Halloween costume
2. Walter White costume
3. Breaking Bad costumes
4. Katniss costumes
5. Michael Myers costume
6. Zombie costumes
7. Minion costume
8. Miley Cyrus costume
9. Minecraft costumes
10. "50 Shades of Grey" Halloween costumes

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Joey Chestnut Eats 121 Twinkies In 6 Minutes

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut ate 121 Twinkies in 6 minutes at the World's first Twinkie-Eating Championship in Mississippi. Chestnut took first place in the competition.

His average of 20 Twinkies per minute is better than the record set by competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi who ate 14 of them in one minute last year.

Chestnut ate 10 more Twinkies than the second place person in the event and 50 more than the woman who took third place. He also has the record for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest when he ate 69 hot dogs and buns at this past summer's competition.

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Video Of The Day:

We're all a little weird and do things that are a little weird from time to time.. Do you do any of these?


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