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George Brett Meets Lorde!

I was hoping we would be present to see this happen before her show in KC, but George Brett was unavailable to meet the 17 year old superstar!

Some background, in case you don't know, is that the song "Royals" (that first put Lorde on the map) was based on a photo Lorde saw in National Geographic... of none other than GEORGE BRETT signing autographs back in the late 70's. It turns out Lorde collected old National Geographics growing up, and the word ROYALS was on George's shirt... that prompted her to say, "hey, that's a cool word, let's write a song about it."

So finally, the two met last night in Las Vegas! How cool is that?!?!

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Sad That Miley Cancelled Tonight...

By now this is old news, being that it happened a whole ten minutes ago. HAHA (gotta love social media and how quickly it spreads like wildfire). But Miley is cancelled for tonight in KC, due to a "severe allergic reaction" that led to hospitilization.

So while its sad she's cancelled, let's send her our best. Now is no time to speculate on "excuses" or "made up stories" as I see many doing - we have no idea what exactly is going on her life, what she's facing, how her health is, etc. and believe me, she DID NOT want to disappoint her fans and miss out on the payday. I'm just sad it looks like there won't be a make-up date (although that's not for certain yet).

So she's cancelled, but let's wish her speedy recovery, AND let's turn our attention to watching the Royals tonight as they break their losing streak in Houston. :)

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Omar Infante Is A BRAVE Man!

I'm sure if you're a Royals fan, you saw second baseman Omar Infante get DRILLED in the CHIN by an 89 MPH fastball on Monday night. He went down right away, blood was everywhere and it seemed that everyone agreed that he would be out 2 months with a broken jaw or at the least, out 10 days with a concussion.

Fast forward to today, when Infante is (as of right now) in the ROYALS LINEUP tonight, just four days later! He will have to wear a batting helmet with a jaw pad and more than that, deal with the mental side of stepping in with a still severely bruised and aching jaw, and I'm sure, a battered brain, too. Infante is a brave man and here's to him staying healthy the rest of the year!

Glad you're a Royal, Omar!

Have a good weekend KC and let's hope the Royals can SWEEP the Twins this weekend!

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The KC Highway Shooter...

I attempted to write this yesterday but somehow, the post didn't go through.

So let's try this again, with the latest on the "KC Highway Shooter" which is gaining national attention.

At this point, police believe there might be as many as TWENTY shootings done by the same shooter(s), mainly in the Grandview Triangle area of 435/470/71. Police aren't sure whether all shots have been fired from moving vehicles or if perhaps the shooter(s) are off road somewhere hiding. One common theme is that nearly all shootings are happening near on and off ramps, where the shooter(s) can shoot and quickly veer off one way or the other. Extremely scary.

Kudos to the KC police, FBI and others in joining together to find this/these creep(s). It's pretty scary that you can't even drive home on public highways without having some moron shoot at you. For someone like me, especially, and the thousands of other KC area residents who pass that way each day, it definitely makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Here's to finding the IDIOT(S) responsible for this soon - and here's a picture in the meantime for the moron(s) doing this.



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R.I.P. To Miley's Dog Floyd =(

This actually makes me really, really sad. Because I know exactly what Miley is going through after dealing with the loss of the late, great Mama Kiki in 2007. She had been my cat since 1991, so for 16 years. I can't imagine losing either of my current cats, KC and Tippy. Dread that thought and day.

Thoughts and strength to Miley. =(

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/miley-cyrus-left-devastated-beloved-dog-floyd-dies-article-1.1742738

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The Value Of A Smile

This might seem like a ridicolous thing to write about, but I find the power of a smile to be amazing.

First of all, on a receiving end, it makes me feel good when somebody takes the time to make eye contact and smile. It's not even something that I often realize is happening to me; but subconsciously, that does A LOT in helping us to feel better about ourselves, our lives, our days.

So naturally, why not flip it around and start doing it to someone else? SMILE at them! Ask how they are, even if you don't really care. Make them feel important. If you have down time and are stuck sitting next to someone while waiting in line, or for an elevator, or a walk light... strike up a conversation. Why not?

This is the most basic premise of "random acts of kindness" and really, the most easy one to achieve.

I'll close with a story... the last several weeks, I've gone into Subway to get a salad every Tuesday as I head into work at a certain Subway that I'm only by on Tuesday's. The first couple of weeks, I noticed an employee who seemed run down, tired, angry, sad... not happy... And so I decided by the third time this was consistent and I should try to make him feel better - let him know there ARE good people and things in the world, and that people DO care. Even if its basic and nothing huge.

So the last few weeks, I've been smiling at him and being very positive and upbeat, and asking him questions. Slowly, he's warmed up. And now, he smiles and is happy and talkative when I come in. Just from taking a few seconds to make him feel like somebody cares.

We interact with people like this every single day without even realizing it. There are situations where we're around people for short amounts of time and we can't avoid that. So next time, instead of saying nothing and looking at your phone or thinking, "not my problem, loser," do the right thing and ask how they are... what's new... talk about the weather... and most of all...

Smile.

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Hilarious Baseball Prank Pulled

Mike Pelfrey is a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, who has had a nice and long career with a lot of success! But this moment could be described as a #Fail for him!

Click below and watch Pelfrey's Minnesota Twin teammates completely own and "punk" him... You see, he went to Wichita State, who was playing Kentucky on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament. His teammates decided to have the manager join in on this, calling him into the office to "call Wichita as a celebrity graduate of the school and pump them up." What ensues is classic!

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24499918/video-twins-pull-march-madness-prank-on-wichita-state-alum-mike-pelfrey

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Flight 370 Thoughts...

It is so completely tragic - the news that "there are no surivors" with Flight 370, which is somewhere at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.

Not only tragic for the completely obvious reasons - the plane being intentionally crashed and innocent lives lost - but also for the fact that this all makes NO SENSE. At all.

And the scary thing is, we probably will NEVER KNOW exactly what happened, who wrecked it or what the motives were, especialy if the black box can't be found in the next week or so. Let's hope like heck that it is!

It is easy for all of us to say, "Well, that's sad, but its a half a world away, and that would never happen in America. Sad but it'll never be us - that only happens to somebody else."

But I hope you won't fall into that trap and instead, will join me in focusing on what this is - a complete and utter tragedy, one that deserves all of our strength and prayers going out to those involved and their families, friends and loved ones. Only human support will get those touched directly by this through it.

#RIP and the world stands with you...

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Kurt Cobain's Death Being Reinvestigated???

That's the rumor, although there are conflicting reports all over the Internet.

Speaking of Cobain, hard to believe its been almost TWENTY YEARS since his tragic death. I'm starting to feel old!!!

We played "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on "Oh No You Didn't" this afternoon and it reminded me just how talented and cutting edge Nirvana was. It's sad never being able to know exactly how much bigger they would have become and how much unreleased music and stories we never got to here.

Even 20 years later, R.I.P. Kurt.

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NSFW??? Famous Duke Alum Offers Players...

So let's get this straight. If the Duke University mens basketball team wins the national title, one of their "famous" alums will do WHAT?!?! Check out this fantastic video. And by the way, I'm a college campus dork. When I lived on the east coast I tried to visit every Division I basketball schools' campus that I came near. I made it to like 28. Duke was BY FAR the most BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS I have ever been on. If you ever get a chance to visit, DO!
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Can We Officially Call Chris Brown A Loser Yet?

Okay, the guy no doubt has problems. I'm not trying to make light of them because they're serious and not funny.But at some point, you have to stop blaming others, situations and things "out of your control" and start taking control and charge of your life. And Chris is NOT doing it.Arrested. AGAIN?!?!?

Chris Brown -- Jailed After Being Thrown Out of Rehab ... Again

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Obama & Galifianakis Trade Blows #Classic

No matter your political viewpoints, I hope you find this video as HILARIOUS as I do. Classic stuff.

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Inside The Life Of The Famous Oscar's Pizza Guy

What a cool story - and I want to try that pizza so bad next time I'm in Hollywood. How do I buy stock in that pizza company?!?
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/03/04/pmt-intv-martirosyan-oscar-pizza-delivery.cnn.html

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Justin Bieber's Mom Sings His Song!!!

Pattie Mallette, whom I once hit on for an entire night at Z Strike in the Power & Light District, has recorded herself singing a song... that her son Justin wrote for her! Apparently the tune was a Christmas present and she performed it with Justin's harmony included in recent weeks. Pretty cool and finally some good news for 'The Biebs' as he tries to stop the bleeding and repair his image!
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Robin Thicke Is Desperate To Save His Marriage...

And I hope he can. :( I have no idea what the background is of their marriage, if it was a mutual split, if he's in the wrong or she's in the wrong... but that's not important. What is important is that they are both hurting and going through a traumatic event, and that's always sad to see, especially when there is a child involved (three year old Julian). The pair have been married since 2005 and always seemed so happy together - so let's hope if this was meant to work, they will still be able to salvage it!

http://www.tmz.com/2014/02/25/robin-thicke-paula-patton-marriage-divorce-separation-canada/

 

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Goodbye To My Good Friend Nathan Graham...

Cheers, brother.



From Dave O, To Nathan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBOnsk_cjuc&feature=youtu.be

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The First Female Running Back In A Men's Football League...

This girl ROCKS!!! 5'2, 130, bangin' with the big boys as a running back in the trenches of arena football! While I'm a little nervous for her at that size playing with 250 pound men, this is good to see and I hope she continues to chase her dreams and inspire women everywhere.
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I Have Video Of A Cute Baby Polar Bear... So You Should Watch

'Nuff said. Check this out. I want one of these as a pet!!! How bad A would that be?
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First Michael Sam - Now UMKC In The News About LGBT Rights

Let me start by saying I think it is FANTASTIC that Sam "came out" publicly and got that "burden" off of him. In addition, I'm happy to see UMKC accepting such students, too (see below link). So one side of me is so happy to finally see America realizing that it's none of our business and it doesn't really matter who someone loves - as long as they're happy and not doing any harm to anyone.

But that also makes me sad, that even in 2014, we spend days and days and days covering the same stories - about someone's sexual orientation. How is this news? It's not, and I look forward to the day we view it as such.

 

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Hot & Cold On Diddy!!!

I am hot (excited) and cold (disappointed) in my boy Diddy!
First of all, the hot - we heard news over the weekend that he was engaged to pop singer Cassie. If you remember her as the singer of the club banger "U and Me" in 2005, you'd be correct! I always loved Cassie and am excited that they are together and happy. I guess he no longer needs a girl girl girl to call his wife.

However, I am cold because of what he did to a server. See below - but come on!!! Even I, making NO MONEY, tip 25% and take care of servers because I realize that an extra couple of dollars means a heck of a lot more to them than me. Come on Diddy!!!

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Vanessa Hudgens Has Grown Up

By the way, I interviewed her back in 2007 and she was AWESOME. She's from San Diego and we spent the majority of the interview doing "Anchorman" and Ron Burgundy impressions! Very cool chick. She's looking great and definitely becoming her own woman. No longer the "High School Musical Days" fo sho!

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Royals FanFest This Weekend!

And Mix will be in the house the entire time - so come see us for your chance to sign up for a bundle of concert tickets (Lorde, Miley, JT) and Mix gear, plus, well duh... its all things Royals! 

If you've never been, we're talking player autographs, player stage features, Royals gear (both new and game used), family fun, adult fun, etc etc etc. 

This year, its bigger and better than ever at Bartle Hall!

Can't wait to see you all weekend!!!
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Kristen Bell Did WHAT While Pregnant?

Uhhhhhh......... Gross?
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Nudies Of "The Biebs" To Be Released Soon???

Doubtful since its the poh-leese who have possession of his phone; however, he says there ARE naked pictures on his cell phone. Uh.. Please... No...
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Awww Sad News About Hillary Duff!

She's separating and divorcing from her husband, Mike Comrie of the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. I have always admired Hillary for being down to earth and doing things the "right way" so this is sad to hear. The only good news? She's 26 and was with a 33 year old. And I happen to know an afternoon DJ in Kansas City who is also 33............ #Hmmmmmm
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Animal Cruelty Needs To Stop... For ALL Animals

The below linked story just makes me COMPLETELY sick... and I'll be the to admit that I HATE opposums... They are ugly, creepy animals that often times live in the sewer and carry disease. Gross. But if they aren't in your house or a threat to you, they're in their HABITAT. They are one of God's creatures and are put here for a reason. They're part of the food chain, yes, and at times, maybe they DO need to be removed. But why anyone would feel it's acceptable to burn and torture and kill an innocent animal like this and film it on the Internet is beyond me. Truly sick. I don't care if it's a dog, cat, opposum, raccoon, tiger, blue jay, cardinal, fox... No animal deserves to be tortured by man. We live in their world, too, and their natural habitat is outside. This story infuriates me. 
 


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Man Named (Intern Hempnecklace?) Sean Buys First Ever American Legal Weed...

And isn't going to smoke it... he camped out, waited, waited some more, and bought the marijuana to SAVE IT in a safe, then donate someday to 'a museum because it's "history." He did say, however, that he smoked some from his personal collection later in the day to commemorate the occasion. Is this our very own Intern Hempnecklace Sean?!?! 
*** BELOW *** A picture of weeds... but not THAT kind of weed. These are dandelion weeds.


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Happy Holidays To You & Your Family!!!

With work getting slammed and many going on vacation starting as early as today, I wanted to make one final entry before the craziness of next week and wish you and your family HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! I want you to know it means a lot to me that you spend time with me each afternoon and that you even take time to read this. I am nothing without you and I'll never forget that! I hope we can spend at least three more years together, as I'll have more details on soon. Until then, Happy Holidays, take care and God Bless!!!
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Katy & John... Get Married Already!!!

It's only a matter of time, I feel like, until they're engaged and married! From industry "insiders" that I know, they are VERY much in love and it should happen soon. Here's to continued success for both of them - I think they genuinely make each other happy. So cool to see them on stage together, too!!!  
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Man Tries To Trade A Live Gator For...

A 12-pack of beer??? Only in Florida (where I used to live). I'm betting he also said at least one "Git 'Er Done" while trying to make this transaction.

Man tries to trade live gator for beer ... it doesn't work out - KansasCity.com

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Woman Runs Topless At Lenexa Store Because Why???

Because there was a CREEP there. Good for her!!! Check out this story that is sure to be picked up by national newswires soon.

Screaming, topless victim chases peeping tom through Lenexa Kohl's - KansasCity.com

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OMG That Harry Styles Is So Dreamy

I'm totally gonna text hailey and bailey and kailey and tell 'em lolz. need more mt dew not hyperrr enough.
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The Cat That Nobody Wanted: A Story By Dave O (Appreciate You Reading)

I spent three hours writing this tonight and would appreciate you taking five minutes to read it. It's boring in parts but I promise the payoff is there if you love animals. I'd appreciate you sharing so that we can continue to spread the word about the amazing animals without voices that are feral/stray/sheltered and are just waiting for a chance. Please enjoy "The Cat That Nobody Wanted."

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The cat that nobody wanted wasn’t even the cat that I wanted. In fact, she was choice number three, and a distant three at that. As I’d later find out, Florida had more feral cats per capita than any other state, so it made sense that I’d see her entire family scurry throughout the intercoastal apartment complex I lived in most nights during that summer of 2008 when returning home from work at midnight. Of course, the fact that I fed them helped, too. But let’s introduce you to the cast, which initially began with two. First there was the white tomcat Sting, whose meow announced his presence with authority. Sting was mischievous, always on top of a car hood or sitting above the apartment complex gate. I always worried Sting would get picked up by animal control, as he was the boldest and bravest of the feral crew. But luckily, while I was there, he never did. One funny story sticks out about Sting, and it’s one that I’ll take with me the rest of my life. It must have been a heat index of 105 one late Jacksonville afternoon, and I was coming home from a workout at World Gym on Beach Blvd. As I pulled into the complex, I saw Sting laying on the ground in a helpless manner near the community mailboxes. “Oh my gosh,” I thought. “Sting is dying. He needs water. Or a vet. But I have to work in an hour. I don’t have time. What do I do?” As it turned out, I opted for the worst possible solution – to run and get my kitten KC’s carrying case, so I could put Sting in it and then decide where to take him AFTER that fact. Problem was, as I arrived back with the case, he scurried into some bushes and when I reached for him, bit my hand, just as he should have, this strange giant potentially impeding on his life. Long story short, Sting ended up being just fine, but I ended up getting a tetanus shot at my doctor (after being laughed at hysterically) and was told if I didn’t see Sting alive in three days, I had to have rabies treatments, which would cost a ton of money and cause sheer amounts of pain. Luckily, that white SOB that I loved so much would show up from time to time, so I knew I was safe, but the visits to my apartment became less and less, right as cat number two started visiting more. To this day, I have no idea why I never gave cat number two a true name. I never even thought to, even though I had decided to try and keep her. Cat number two was older than a kitten, but not quite an adult, with short grey hair. She was extremely sweet and affectionate. Looking back, I should have known that cat number two was being courted by a really pretty girl downstairs who used to have a lot of parties. I’ll never know for sure, but I think she might have been a stripper. Just intuition on my part – nothing wrong with being a woman of the night! Anyway, cat number two became familiar with feeding time and would join Sting when I’d get home from work. After I’d feed her, I’d want to give her attention because she was so damn precious. Being a good cat owner to KC (who was near one year old at this point), I couldn’t take her in my apartment, so I would take her to my Ford Escape and pat her for a good 20 or 30 minutes a night, before going back inside and watching the DVR’ed Royals game. I should probably say that at this point, I was just becoming a cat fanatic. I had one cat before KC, an outdoor cat we fed during childhood named “Mama Kiki.” I loved that cat more than anything and had her the last two years of her life during my final days in Charlotte and first days in Jacksonville. I had to put her down one night after I returned home from work and she’d had a stroke. I got KC a few months later as a kitten and swore I’d never adopt another cat. One was enough and two would make me a “cat lady” and “undateable” in my mind. But my heart, of course, knew differently, as when I was feeding these cats, I’d lie with my head and say, “I’ll just feed them and then trap them and get them homes.” But deep down, I knew I’d be adding to my family and adopting one, just like Mama Kiki all of those years earlier. Anyway, after awhile, cat number two began showing up less and less, and one day I saw her going outside from the stripper’s porch downstairs. “Duh,” I thought. “She’s so tame because she’s being fed and is someone’s pet.” To confirm, I then asked the girl (we’ll call her “Lola” since I don’t know her name) if she was feeding the cat and taking care of it or if I should. She said, “No, I’m adopting that cat, that’s on me, don’t worry about it!” (I then asked for a lap dance. Kidding. That part didn’t happen. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading.) Mildly heartbroken, I realized that sweet cat number two would not be adopted by me, but luckily right around that same time, one other cat began showing up for dinnertime – a cat I’d seen before, but one that was very, very wild and hung out with the feral cats that didn’t dare get close to me. This cat was the obvious (much wilder) sister to sweet cat number two! She was the exact same grey and size/age, but was a long haired cat (versus short) and very scraggly. She had the bushiest and coolest tail. Even as I began feeding cat number three a half can of wet food a night, she three was very, very timid and very, very scared of me, UNLESS I was sitting completely down on the concrete. If so, she would allow me to get within a few feet while I fed her and by night three, I scratched her head the first time. The funny thing is, I had flashbacks to Sting when cat number three let me pat her – because she kind of jumped up at my hand but instead of biting me, to my extreme amusement, got on her back feet/hind legs and walked like a human being up to my hand. I didn’t even hesitate. “Your name is Tippy. You walk on your tippy toes. You’re Tippy.” From that night on, Tippy began to trust me a lot more and by night five, she began sleeping outside of my door as she waited for me to come home from work each night. I can still remember how happy my heart was as I walked toward her the first night and saw that – that’s when she officially “adopted me” and vice versa. It made me so happy! At the same time, I was a bit nervous, because I always wondered if the apartment neighbors were getting pissed that all these cats were hanging around. I couldn’t have totally blamed them if they were, but that made me scared, so I quickly found a local organization called “Cat Angels” that would spay, give cats their shots, check for diseases, etc. for a discounted price if you swore to foster the cat and never let it back outside. I decided I needed to quickly do this just in case someone called Animal Control with as predictable as Tippy’s behavior was coming. She was always waiting for me and had that same loud meow that Sting (her brother or Dad) had. Anyway, as fate would have it, while I was waiting two more days to meet the lady from “Cat Angels” to drop Tippy off, I was driving a rental car for some reason (some repair on my Escape). When I dropped it off at the Enterprise office on Atlantic Blvd., this really pretty girl informed me that she was my neighbor and lived downstairs. Not the stripper, a different girl that I wasn’t aware of. I couldn’t believe it – what a small world!! Nervously, I decided to ask, just to see what she’d say: “Are you one of the girls that feeds those cats?” Her male co-worker began cracking up while she blushed and confirmed that yes, she was a “cat lady.” I couldn’t believe it – here’s a neighbor of mine in a city of 1.2 million people who also feeds the cats!!! She knew about Sting and cat number two and loved them both, but when I asked her about cat number three, my Tippy, she said: “That long haired cat with the bushy tail? It’s so annoying!! It runs away and it is loud and wild. Annoying.” I remember smiling to myself and thinking, “One person’s loss in another person’s gain. That’s my Tippy!” A day and a half later, on the eve of the morning I’d take Tippy to PetSmart to meet the lady from “Cat Angels, “ I arrived home from work and Tippy was nowhere to be found. “Great,” I thought. Luckily, I knew exactly where she’d be – in the bushes downstairs, where as far as I know, she lived. I called Tippy and she quickly came out of the bushes, followed me upstairs and boom, I fed her inside of my apartment. She never hesitated coming inside that first time – a starving cat must eat! At the same time, I locked KC in a different part of the apartment so they wouldn’t have any contact, eventually got Tippy into the bathroom and the next morning, took her to PetSmart, where she must have had the worst day of her life. Here was this feral cat inside of a cat carrier, completely trapped, and going to be that way for several hours until the lady at “Cat Angels” could take her north to Amelia Island where she would be taken care of and watched after for a couple of days inside of a cage. That poor cat! Those two days were long as I waited for Tippy to return but eventually, she came home with me when I met the lady at the ferry of Mayport, which is the naval base in Jacksonville. Tippy was in that same old cat carrier and I remember her being VERY quiet on the drive home. Once home, she took refuge in my bathroom, where she lived the first four or five days with me. KC would hiss and scratch at the door, obviously unhappy, but Tippy never reacted. She was too sweet and too happy to have a home and surprisingly, not very scared in the bathroom. Eventually, it was time to socialize KC and Tippy, so I began feeding them on opposite sides of the door so they’d associate each other’s smell with something good (food). I also switched the blankets they slept on regularly with each other so they’d get used to each other’s scent. The day I decided to introduce them to each other, KC hissed and growled and was not happy. Tippy just backed off and minded her own business. She just wanted to be friends and didn’t understand why KC was being so territorial! My Mom said, “David, this isn’t going to work.” I said, “Yes it will, trust me. KC showed interest in all of the cats when I’d feed them and likes them, it’ll just take a few days.” Luckily, I was completely right and within a week, the two were best friends. They remain that way today and I’m pretty sure KC (who is probably a year older than Tippy and much bigger) believes that Tippy is her kitten. She cleans her nonstop, watches after her and the reverse never happens. Both KC and Tippy are my best friends. They wait for me each night at the bottom of the steps when I get home. They follow me around. They sleep with me. They love attention and love to play. They are AWESOME animals. I couldn’t ask for better companions. As I finish this on Thanksgiving Eve 2013, I can’t help but think of how awesome Tippy has become and how lucky I was to have her adopt me. Any of her two relatives would have been great cats too but it was her, the third choice, the “annoying cat” and the cat that nobody wanted that has become the best pet you could ever imagine. I firmly believe Tippy is eternally grateful and thankful for me and I can tell you that the feeling is mutual. She has the nicest heart you can ever find on any creature – I mean that. She wouldn’t harm a fly. All she wants to do is love you and be loved. Tippy is still fairly scared of anyone that comes over and anyone she doesn’t know, and she still wants to hide when it rains or thunders, even six years later. She’ll run underneath the sink and open the cabinets and hide from storms/threats, unless she’s within a foot of me during all such events, where I can “protect her” from it (in her mind). I am thankful for a lot on this day of reflection, and Tippy is right at the top of that list, as are the countless amount of underappreciated animal volunteers who run organizations like “Cat Angels” and help save innocent animals day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.   I’m also thankful that you stayed with me and read this story, and I hope it helps you realize how many poor animals are out there that need homes, both in shelters and otherwise. Just you caring enough to read this shows me you are ready for that next step – saving a cat or dog. So next time you see a wild cat or dog, consider helping it, whether that be feeding and taming to take to an organization to foster, or whether that be you adopting. Or go to your local animal shelter and adopt one – there are thousands that are stuck in a cage and just need a chance to blossom. Let them love you the way Tippy does. In closing, sometimes I like to think back to those hot summer nights in Jacksonville, a place I’ve never been back to since I moved to Kansas City on January 1st, 2009. I like to wonder what happened to Tippy’s brothers, sisters and parents (and there were lots). Perhaps and probably all went the way of most feral cats – eventually dead from disease, run over by a car or picked up by animal control. But maybe they’re still out there, out amongst the palm trees and humidity, out in that same parking lot at night, chasing each other around like when they were young and just waiting for a two-legged creature to take the time to notice them and give them a chance. 

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you can join me this year in pausing and reflecting on the things we DO HAVE instead of what we DON'T. I feel like that, plus family, is what Thanksgiving is all about. So this year, I invite you to join me in being thankful for the things we do have and at the same time, doing what we can to help others who DON'T have what we have. It's all about being thankful and giving. Happy Thanksgiving from myself, KC and Tippy to you and yours!!!
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Best Cat Video Ever... Parakeet Risks Life Playing With Friend

This is a MUST watch... A couple of things come to mind. First, the parakeet seems really tame, as does the cat... but why on earth is this owner letting two tamed and (seemingly) loved pets do this? Even if the cat is declawed, it will eventually bite and attack the cat in a playful fashion (in its head). The second thing that comes to mind is wow... what a BRAVE parakeet. This is a classic video.

Overly attached parakeet doesn't care that it's kitty's nap time

now.msn.com

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If You Are A Children Of The 90's...

You are going to LOVE this! The Clemson marching band, during a halftime of a football game last Saturday, performed a whole Nintendo tribute. Check it out!!!


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Miley Cyrus Covering Lana Del Ray

Not a bad performance by "The Miley."

 

http://now.msn.com/miley-cyrus-covers-summertime-sadness-by-lana-del-ray-in-viral-video

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Jenna Jameson Does Porn Why???

Its just an honest way to put food on the table, of course!!!
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Justin Bieber Just Can't Get Out Of His Own Way...

Supposedly with Brazilian hooker? Check out the video and decide for yourself!!!
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The Chick Coming To KC On April 15th & The Voice...

This version of Wrecking Ball - YOUR thoughts???
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How Blake Lively Stays So Fit...

She describes it in one word, just like I describe her in one, too: Beautiful!!!
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Is It Bad That I Actually Wanted To See This???

AKA the Tori Spelling "adult film???" She was my childhood crush as Donna from 90210. The tape will never see the light of day, but I'll admit it... I kind of wished it would! #FirstCelebrityTapeIEverWantedToWatch 
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Great Cat Photos For National Cat Day...

My cats KC & Tippy picked out their favorites These are cats they call PURRRRRRRRRRRRRR-FECT. Happy National Cat Day from them, myself, and ladies named Virginia, Ruth, Doris, Basil, Mary and Dorothy.



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Things We Do On-Line We'd NEVER Do In Person

This video is priceless. Really is true... think for a second, about the creepy or weird things we do on-line, that we would NEVER do in "real life."

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They Told Me In Sex Ed Class....

That this is a bad idea. Just sayin' - i got a 98% in that class, so I would know, Mr. Guadagnino!!!
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A Bra That Does WHAT?!??!?!?!

Sends out tweets.

No, really, it does. Every time you unhook it. Which can be dangerous if you watch the "50 Shades of Grey" movie first. HAYY!!! But seriously, this is for a great cause - to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer. See below - and would YOU wear this?!?!?



*** NOTE *** This is Christina Aguilera in a random bra. NOT the Twitter bra. Just seemed like a good time to randomly throw in a Christina bra pic. 
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Another One Of My Dream Girls Has Let Me Down........

I first fell in love with her during the American Idol Days. Then when she was in "House Bunny" with Anna Farris. Finally, I saw her on "Good Morning America" a couple years back and she seemed so down to earth and breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL. Say it aint so, Katherine... :( :( :( :(
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Halloween Costume Idea...

Here you go!!! If you somehow live underneath a rock, check out the cool You Tube video, too!
*** NOTE *** Female model not included with costume purchase. Unless you look like Channing Tatum, in which case you might have a fighting chance.
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Blake Shelton & Westboro Baptist Church

There ain't no love-hate relationship here... purely hate-hate :)
*** NOTE *** This is NOT the Westboro Baptist Church. Just one of their favorite houses.
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Miley Cyrus... A Millon Bucks For Porn???

Ok........... what?????????
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Know What Justin Bieber & Ariana Grande Have In Common???

They both played at Red, White & Boom... AND, they don't mind phat brocolli, as evidenced by The Biebs toking it up with her sitting next to him. Aww, how cute. 
*** NOTE *** In honor of The Biebs' "hobby," we've included a picture of a random woman named Mary Jane.
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Lorde Youngest To Hit #1 On Billboard Charts Since....

Tiffany?!??!?! REALLY???? Anyone remember "I Think We're Alone Now?" 

Lorde is Youngest Performer to Top ‘Billboard’ Charts in 26 Years | TIME.com

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This Drug Dealer Was Named WHAT???

Too idiotic and too classic NOT to post this.
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YES!!!! Topanga Is Back...

With a book. Maybe it's a TELL ALL BOOK with juicy secrets on her and Corey's exploits???!!!??? Nah, probably not... but I'm excited to read it, all the same. Topanga was one of my childhood crushes, actually. Her and Staci Keanan (Nicole from My Two Dads/Dana from Step By Step). Love it!!! 
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Wanna See Britney In Vegas??? Better Be Patient

'Cuz ticket demand is INSANE and it will not be easy to get in. I hope to get to Vegas next spring and wanna see this show, BAD!!! 
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I REALLY Need A Travel Buddy...

Gosh I want to go SO FREAKING BAD. Any of the seven, but especially #1 or #4. Seven castles you can sleep in!!! 

7 Castles You Can Sleep In

realsimple.com

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Jim Carrey Back In Sequel To Dumb & Dumber? YES!!!

Leave it to Perez to confirm all the rumors. Couldn't be more excited for this sequel - between this and Anchorman, I'll be seeing a lot of great movies in late 2013 into early 2014. Now, if only they'd do a Water World sequel, my life would be complete. (joke) 
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You MUST Watch This JT & Jimmy Fallon Video

This is the history of "end zone dancing" with NFL players. I find this very impressive and equally hilarious. How can you NOT love both JT and Jimmy?!??!
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Man I Chose The Wrong College To Attend!!!

What was I thinking - I could have gotten drugs, sex and cash if I had played football at Oklahoma State?!?! That's the same thing as living the life of DMX or a Friday night in Westport. 

Report: OK St. players got paid in Miles era

espn.go.com

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This Rap/Pop Star Shows You How To Cuddle A Cat (Even Proper Form)

Macklemore... I like you more everyday broseph! 

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Cat Lady Makes It Even Bigger...

Katy and Kitty Purry soaring to #1! CONGRATS!!!
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Irish Fest All Weekend - Come See Us!

If you have never attended Irish Fest at Crown Center, my first question is WHY?!?!? To me, Irish Fest is as Kansas City as fountains and BBQ. It's always one of the Top 5 Irish Fest's in America with AMAZING food, dancing, entertainment, drinks, history, etc, etc. Family fun and an amazing place to "lose yourself" in a day. Come join myself tomorrow afternoon, as I'm there from 3-7 doing my show live!!! We're there all weekend - more info at kcirishfest.com! Seeya down there. 
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More JT Love...

I'm telling you, the more I hear, the more impressed I am with this guy. Props to you, JT, for using your stature in ways that benefit and help other people.
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I've Gotta Give JT Big Props...

And not for winning FOUR Moon Men last night, no. And not for staying with Jessica Biel all these years, no. And not for the great movies he's in, no. But rather, for BRINGING 'N SYNC BACK TOGETHER!!! I wrongly predicted last week that Timberlake was forced into bringing the group back together at the VMA's last night because of the award he was getting and fan pressure. However, as it turns out, it was actually JT's idea!!! See below - pretty rad from a generally rad dude.
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Update On Today's Tragic Bus Crash...

Knock on wood, it looks as if the majority of children in this horrific situation escaped serious injury. That doesn't make it any less of a tragedy, however, as obviously many of these kids will be scared and be dealing with the emotional side of this for quite some time. Keeping all of those children and families in my thoughts and prayers and hoping those who were injured get speedy recoveries. 
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Touching Story Of Kid In & Out Of Foster Care Finding A Home...

Can we all get a collective "awww." But seriously, this is a neat story and I'm happy to read the happy ending. As someone who has given time to mentoring foster kids, it hits home for me. Also like reading a POSITIVE STORY in the media for once.
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This Guy Is The Worst Ninja In The History Of Ninjas...

This story is so damn funny - it sounds like it should become a movie, with Jack Black playing the ninja. Did anyone ever see "Nacho Libre?" This reminds me of that. HAHAHHA Classic story. What a pimp this loser is. 

Johnstown man who dressed as ninja to fight crime faces trial - WJAC WJACTV.com - News - Featured

www.wjactv.com

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The Biebs Strumming Strings In The Buff At Grandma's House???

can you even make this stuff up?!?!??!?!  
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Waist Of Flesh Individuals Still Exist (Sigh)...

What can you even say about this? Very sad...
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Fountain Lady Becoming A Legend

All over the country - first in KC, now in her hometown (Des Moines). If you missed it, its a must read. Lady was drunkenly in the water spectacular out at "The K" last night for close to five minutes during the game. Ran away after being caught the first time, escaped out of cuffs later and much more. Classy fo sho. 

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Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & "Blurred Lines"

If you haven't seen this video yet, its a must see!!! TGIF and have a GREAT WEEKEND!!! Talk to you Monday. - Dave O
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Geraldo Had A Selfie.... Now THIS GUY?!?!?

At least he's 50 years younger than Geraldo, but come on!!! When does it stop?
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How To Win Macklemore Tickets...

First of all, we have PLENTY of chances to win Macklemore tickets by listening to Mix throughout the next few days. Also, if you'd like to come meet us at live broadcasts throughout the metro, we will PHYSICALLY HAND YOU A PAIR of Macklemore tickets if you are 18 or older and amongst the first people at such broadcasts (tickets are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and NOT guaranteed - one pair per person). Here's just a couple of places we'll be this weekend:

With me, Dave O, Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon at Olathe Ford, I-35 & Santa Fe. Come see me!

Aristocrat Motors, Saturday from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM at 9400 W. 65th Street in Merriam.

And MORE TO BE ADDED SHORTLY, including a blowout Monday morning.

Keep listening to Mix to win over the radio and to hear more locations of where we'll be handing them out!!!
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Kansas City Rock Star Keeps Getting In Trouble...

And I'm sad to see this. Hope Wes gets the help he needs and turns to music to help him overcome the demons that seem to be present in the quarterly "trouble" he seems to find himself facing.
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Amanda Bynes: KC Royals Fan?

It makes you wonder if watching them everyday has done the same thing to her as it has to me? (Mental Lockdown)
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Guys Are SO CREEPY!!!

At least for all of the problems the Royals have, they haven't had a player on their roster like this!!!!
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Come Get Macklemore Tickets & Uh-Mazing Happy Hour Specials At Blanc Burgers

This and every Wednesday night, we are on the Plaza from 7-9 at Blanc Burgers and Bottles with MAC Apartments, THE PLACE TO LIVE if you are a young professional in KC. Just minutes from the Plaza, Westport, Power & Light and much more. We have extended happy hour specials like always on food/drinks and tonight, MACKELMORE TICKETS. Come sign up to win - I'll have 15 pairs to dole out at 9!!!
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Carly Rae Jepsen Signs With Royals?

She would fit right in!!! :) Carly is such a sweetheart, BTW. We really enjoyed having her at Red, White & Boom this year (and judging by your feedback, so did you!).
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Everyone Seems To Think The Same About The Biebs...

He's turned into a... how do we say this nicely... a....... well..... umm... a..... bit of a loser. 
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Extended Happy Hour With Me Tomorrow Night!

Join myself and the most handsome producer in the biz, Jake Lutz, as we chill with you at Blanc Burgers & Bottles on The Plaza tomorrow night from 7-9 with our friends at MAC Apartments! We have extended happy hour specials on things like $3.50 hand cut fries, sweet potato fries, truffle fries and fire fries; and drinks specials on things like domestic bottles ($3.00), well drinks ($3.50) and draft beers ($1.00 off). Plus plenty of Worlds of Fun tickets to give you! Its extended happy hour - and if you want a nice little gift card to start the party tomorrow for you and your girls, send me a tweet (@daveo933) and I could hook you up with free food and drinks! Seeya tomorrow night at Blanc Burgers & Bottles on the plaza, with our friends at MAC Aparmtnets.

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Happy Birthday America!!!!!

Have a safe 4th everyone and can't wait to see you all on Friday at Red, White & Boom!!!
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This Guy Wore The Same Outfit Every Picture Day For 40 Years!!!!

This guy is a PIMP!!!!
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Meet Your Spouse On-Line & You Won't Get Divorced...

Or something like that????? hahaha.
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Sandra Bullock Naughty...???

Could it be?!??!?!
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In Case You Live Under A Boulder...

This happened last night and as I watched it live on Discovery, I found myself literally shaking. First of all, I was just sure that Nik Wallenda would fall off the 2 freaking inch wire. Second of all, I kept wondering, "I know your family has always done this, but at what point is this NOT a good idea?" Third, I was just thankful that he survived and made it. Oh and fourth, what BEAUTIFUL earth around that area.
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Taylor Swift And Cats...

Two of my favorite things - Taylor and cats. Forget Leo - he's out of this!!!
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Hopefully A Good Life For Belcher's Daughter...

As far as the legal system goes, this is kind of the end of the Jovan Belcher tragedy last December. I have no idea who the "proper" guardian should be, but I believe in our country and court system, so I'm happy to see this resolved. What I hope for now is continued peace for both families and most of all, the childhood that this little girl deserves to have. There is no happy ending when both parents are lost; however, may this be the best possible solution to an unthinkable tragedy.
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Shout Out To Miss Utah

For as bad as she was on Sunday night in the well publicized flub, she has been equally as good at being a good sport and turning this into a positive.
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Cute Kitten Story?? Better Believe I'm Linking It

No wonder I'm the #1 blog on the Internet among women named Virginia, Dorothy and Ruth.

See How Gilles Marini's New Cat Is Already Causing Trouble

http://feeds.people.com/~r/people/headlines/~3/UNZV1wC9Bqk/0,,20709729,00.html

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Whose Playing A Free Show At P&L TONIGHT?!??!

Well hopefully this chick below will make an appearance, first and foremost. hahhaha!
But it's Saving Abel at KC LIVE! in the Power & Light District. Come join myself, Nathan Graham and the entire Mix crew as we hang out with you for another Mixclusive P&L Friday night show!
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Miley & The Biebs Dating...????

They're almost meant for each other, if you ask me, but she says NO WAY. Ignore the tabloids, who claim she just left his house the other night around 4 AM. 

Miley Cyrus on Dating Justin Bieber -- 'It's Impossible ...I'm Engaged'

http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/12/miley-cyrus-justin-bieber-engaged-amanda-bynes-radio/

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Coach Purse #2 Is Going After 5 PM...

I can FEEL IT!!!! We're getting close to giving you this beautiful coach designer purse along with the exact dollar and cent amount you'll tell me. Get ready, we'll play before 6!!! *** NOTE *** Not the actual coach purse style you'll win below but just the first one that came up on google images. hahah
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Thoughts & Strength To Paris Jackson

Only 15 years old and obviously going through some very difficult things. Can't be easy to be her and I send my thoughts and strength to her and the entire Jackson family. Mental illness is a disease and I hope she gets the appropriate help and can turn things around. #GodBless

Paris Jackson Is 'Physically Fine, Getting Appropriate Attention,' Says Lawyer

http://feeds.people.com

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You Can Get What Disease From WHAT???

Not sure I'm buying what Michael Douglas is cookin', nor some of these other stories, either!!!

Michael Douglas' Cancer Cause and 5 More Shocking Celebrity Health Revelations

http://www.eonline.com

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Eve 6 Tonight At Power & Light District...

And its FREE for 21+!!!! They'll also be joining me live in studio after 5 PM this afternoon. Come on down and here them live - I saw them with Third Eye Blind on the "Bonfire Tour" and they were INCREDIBLE. Here all of Eve 6's hits including "Inside Out," "Here's To The Night" and "Promise!" Seeya down KC Live! In the Power & Light District for Eve 6 tonight. FREE. With Mix 93.3.! 
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The Perfect Butt Can Be Yours...

It bothers me a bit that a bald guy named Harley is the one dishing out the secrets to the perfect bodankadonk, but on the plus side, at least he's not wearing Yoga pants!!! Enjoy :)

Harley Pasternak: 7 Exercises to Get the Perfect Butt

http://feeds.people.com

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The Cops Allegedly Did WHAT To Amanda Bynes'...?

For real??? This is almost funny either way.

NYPD to Amanda Bynes -- No One Slapped Your Vagina

http://www.tmz.com

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This Is Beautiful But Will Make You Cry...

Through all the horrible and unimaginable disaster that many in Oklahoma continue to face on a daily manner after the tornadoes earlier this week, there come beautiful stories. Like this one. Watch... just watch... but I'm warning you. Though its a HAPPY ENDING, you will still SOB. LOVE this woman - she reminds me of my grandma.

Woman Finds Missing Dog in Oklahoma Tornado Rubble [VIDEO]

http://mashable.com

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Donate Now To Oklahoma Tornado Relief...

I can't even begin to comprehend what the people in Oklahoma are going through yesterday, today and for many years to come. Whether individuals lost a loved one or home, ALL were reminded how precious life is, and that's something that sticks for a lifetime. I hurt so much for every single life lost, especially those poor children. It's just so hard to comprehend and understand why these things have to happen. There is so much bad that happens in the world, both by humans and otherwise, and it reinforces that ALL OF US are in this together. Whether you live in Oklahoma or not, these are our fellow human beings and they need us. Anything we can do to help, we should do. If we live close and have the time, let's go drive down and lend a hand, a heart or a shoulder. If not, let's lend a few bucks and help those in need. It can't fix the hurt but it can help lessen it in knowing there is support from EVERYWHERE coming their way. Please consider helping if you can: here's more info.

The Salvation Army

http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org

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Gag Me...

'Nuff said. (this is the shortest blog post in history)

Ke$ha: No Underwear at 2013 Billboard Music Awards: "I'm Rolling With My Booty Out!"

http://www.eonline.com

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