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Sports Illustrated Curse?!?!?

Guess whose on the COVER of Sports Illustrated this wee? OUR ROYALS and BILLY BUTLER!!! I am on cloud nine right now, but I'm a bit worried... will this lead to an #SiCoverJinx?

NO... because we're a team of destiny.
 

Go pick it up and tell conspiracy theorists to get lost!!! t :)

#BeRoyalKC

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J-Law & Chris Martin, Together?!?

Very well might be, if you believe reports that came out this afternoon, including COSMO.

No J-Law, no!!!!!!!!!!! Say it aint so! #SaveYourselfForMe

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/news/a30139/jennifer-lawrence-chris-martin-dating/

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Miracle Treat Day TODAY!!!

I enjoyed having lunch today (Thursday 8/14) at the Dairy Queen in Lee's Summit on "Miracle Treat Day!"

Hopefully you can do the same as you head home from work - have a blizzard, HELP THE KIDS!!!

And this isn't just at the Lee's Summit DQ, it's all over the metro.

That's right, its the annual Dairy Queen fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network, where a portion of each blizzard at participating DQ locations goes to support CMN hospitals, including KU Med Pediatric.

So eat ice cream, help the kids!!!

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How About Those Royals?!?!?

I have GOT to put in a plug for my beloved Royals, who currently sit in FIRST PLACE on August 13th after winning 16 of their last 20 games! This has been a truly amazing run and the best part is - I think they have a VERY GOOD CHANCE at winning the A.L. Central and finishing in first place! That would snap a 29 year playoff drought. I think this is very doable because the Royals have a VERY easy schedule from here on out. If they play up to their ability, they control their own destiny!

Cheers to the Boys In Blue and an exciting finish to this summer, as well as baseball deep into fall!

#BeRoyaLKC

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R.I.P. To Robin Williams

This is incredibly sad and hits me very hard... From Patch Adams to Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo to Mrs. Doubtfire... Robin Williams was one of the best. Barnone. And had some KC connections, too.

Depression is a very, very REAL DISEASE. It can take over ones body and make them feel paralyzed and hopeless. Remember you aren't alone in your battle and hopefully, some lives can be saved from this tragedy that Robin has encountered from more attention being spotlighted on mental health. Unfortunately sometimes, this is what it takes for that to happen.

God Bless you and your family Robin - RIP - you'll be missed.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-dead-commits-suicide



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Red White & Boom Is HERE!!!

We plan it... we talk about... and finally... its arrived!

Red, White & Boom 2014, with:

Fall Out Boy
Meghan Trainor
Timeflies
New Politics
New Hollow
& More

This Saturday (tomorrow) August 9th! Get tickets right here on mix93.com or at the Starlight Theatre doors.

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Katy Perry Likes Musicians!!!

See below - she makes some good points in this article.

As for me, I'd write more, but I need to leave for my guitar lessons. talk soon :)

-Dave O

http://www.people.com/article/katy-perry-dating-diplo-john-mayer


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Kansas Farmer Goes Viral Again!!

So think back to last year when "The Fox" was re-done on the trombone by a Kansas farmer! This made him go viral and here we are again, in 2014, with the same thing happening.

This time, he has played "Royals" by Lorde on the trombone and when you watch this video, all of a sudden, slowly but surely, the entire herd of cows show up. They must enjoy the song quite a bit, because they respond when he pauses. Absolutely classic! Click below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meezv-PnwQI
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Hillary Duff Update

There's good and bad news with Hillary Duff.

First, the bad news, as she is splitting up with her husband, which obviously has her in a difficult place in life (read below).

The good news is, it's inspired her to do an album - her first since 2007! Hard to believe it's been seven years.

I have met Hillary a couple of times and she was always very gracious, sweet and down to earth. I believe she married for all of the right reasons and does most things in her life the same way - I truly do wish her the best and admire her!

Can't wait to hear the new album.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/01/showbiz/music/hilary-duff-mike-comrie-new-album/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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Nothing But Justin Timberlake Songs From 4:30-6:00!

The title says it all...

I'm taking ALL OF YOUR REQUESTS FROM 4:30-6:00!!!

Nothin' but JT, by your request, on Mix. Can be 'N Sync or JT!

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5 Seconds Of Summer Pulls Off Great Prank!

The Australian group "5 Seconds of Summer" did something really cool - they dressed up as Target workers recently and attempted to sell copies of their CD to unsuspecting shoppers! Haha.

This reminds me of the time, back in 2005, that I hung out with 50 Cent the day that his CD came out and we called Best Buy locations around town and asked if they had his album in stock yet. When they weren't sure or said no, he went off on them over the phone. Classic stuff.

Check out this article with details of the 5 Seconds of Summer prank!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/07/28/5-seconds-of-summer-pranks-unsuspecting-customers-at-target/

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50 Shades Of Grey Trailer

Wow............... Just wow.............

I'll see this movie but the trailer kind of creeps me out... I didn't read the books - VERY interesting choices for the actors... Kind of went with the "non-a or B list" route.

YOUR thoughts???
 

Watch the trailer below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfZWFDs0LxA



 

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Tear Jerker Of A Video...

The linked video will likely make you smile, laugh and cry.

A poor bride-to-be saw her Dad tragically pass away six months before her wedding day. So the question became not only HOW she would get through the tough time but also, who would walk her down the aisle?
 

As it turned out, it was her favoite college team's mascot. Watch below!

http://www.people.com/article/mascot-walks-bride-down-aisle

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KC Chiefs VIP Training Camp Passes All Week

Believe it or not, training camp is just about set to begin in St. Joseph for the Chiefs! (THANK GOD - I'm about as burned out on the Royals right now as I've ever been).

How would you like tickets to Family Fun Day this Saturday, plus VIP tents to the party tent?

We hook you up all week long on the afternoon show from 3-7 PM. Listen and tell a friend! #GoChiefs

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Dating Naked Premieres Tonight On VH1!

Will you be watching?

I find the concept of this show quite interesting and am intrigued to see how it will be done.

Also, as a good friend of mine Robert said, "Imagine how many relationships never would have gotten off the ground if they had seen each other naked early on." Touche.

Here's more info on the show - let me know what you think if you begin to watch!

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dating-naked/

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Britney Spears... A THIEF?!??!?!

How could Brit Brit walk out on a bill?!?! :) haha.... Somewhere, Chris Crocker (who is now a MALE MODEL, by the way), is screaming "Leave Britney Alone!"

http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/16/britney-spears-cheesecake-factory-bill-pay/?adid=hero1

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Best Music Video Ever!!!

This might be the coolest music video I've seen in a long time. Love the positive message that this video portrays and the (at times) funny dancing!

Check it out - the most requested song on my show the last few days - "All That Bass" from Meghan Trainor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk

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Your Hitchhiking Stories

I just wanted to THANK YOU for lighting up my day and making me laugh with your hitchhiking stories today (Friday) on the 5 O'Clock Soundoff.

The following were my favorite:

-Amy from Lee's Summit was at Pike's Peak in Colorado after a foot of snow and BY HERSELF, picked up two backpackers who were lost from hiking. She lived to tell about it.

-Jenna from Leawood has a friend who MET HER HUSBAND hitchhiking to work every single day in the Mountains of Colorado (notice a theme here about CO)? Apparently the dude was a model and gave her a ride to work. No idea why she didn't invest in a bike or city bus service?? :)

-Chris from the U.S. Army (THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE) picked up a guy outside of Fort Hood. They picked up another veteran, who asked for money and then proceeded to blow it gambling. There was nearly a big fight.

There were lots more that aren't airable or writeable, if you know what I mean. But again, thank you for reaching out to me at 816-576-7093, on twitter.com/daveo933 and facebook.com/daveoradio . You make my day!

Have a great weekend and if you see this woman hitchhiking..... to quote "Dumb & Dumber.." "Pick her up!!!"



 
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Reminder: Bachelor Casting Call TOMORROW!!!

Tomorrow night, don't forget - The Bachelor is doing the Casting Call here in KC!!!

5 PM - 9 PM (Thursday) at Visions KC, located on the lower of the Marriott in Briarcliff.
 

Good luck and have fun!!!

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President Warren G. Harding - A True Wordsmith?!?!

... You betcha!

Who would have ever thunk that our 29th president would be such a hopeless romantic?

He wrote love letters to his mistress, a woman named Carrie, back in 1910. They were just released. Check out the link below to read.

What a pimp!!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/president-hardings-steamy-love-letters-with-carrie-phillips-to-go-on-display/2014/07/05/42c2b214-02dd-11e4-b8ff-89afd3fad6bd_story.html

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Happy Birthday, America!

I'd just like to wish you a Happy and safe 4th of July weekend, from me, KC and Tippy (the cats)!

I hope you are able to spend time with your family, relax a bit and remember what this Holiday weekend is all about - celebrating America's Birthday and the awesome freedoms and possibilities that exist because of our forefathers, millitary, etc. We truly do live in the best country in the world and are all very fortunate.

Have fun and here's to America!

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Macklemore Might Be My Hero!

So not only is Macklemore completely amazing for tackling "social issues" and being brave enough to take a stand on them, but he also is.... (ready for this???)... a CAT lover!!!

We mentioned this before, but he's officially taken it to a whole new level with his cat, Cairo, having his own Instagram account!

This hits home for me, because back in 2006, the late great Mama Kiki (my old calico cat) had her own MySpace page. It was a big emabrassment to me because she would log on late at night when she was drunk and high on cat nip and make weird updates. So far, KC and Tippy haven't learned how to sign up for Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages...... YET.

Follow Cairo the Cat below!

http://instagram.com/cairothekat

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Worst Acting Job Of All-Time

Okay, that might be a stretch... but worst acting job of the 90's?

I played "How Do You Talk To An Angel" by The Heights this afternoon, from the TV show The Heights, and had to dig up an old clip to prove to the interns that there WAS once a show called that.

How awful is this?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO0yeW1WzeQ

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The Bachelor Casting Coming To KC

Are you a man who wants to be the next "Bachelor?"

Are you a woman who wants to be pursued by the next "Bachelor?"

Well, you are in luck, thanks to Mix and The Bachelor teaming up for "The Bachelor Casting Call" here in KC on July 10th at the Courtyard By Marriot at Briarcliff from 5-9 PM!

And how about this? I have front of the line VIP passes all week, for you to arrive, go to the front and get in quicker to see the directors.

Keep it on Mix to win.
 

In the meantime, check out this recent (slightly) alarming interview with former contestant Courtney Robertson!!! #Scandelous

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/06/25/courtney-robertson-had-sex-during-bachelor-filming-to-keep-things-real/





 

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American Idol Auditions In KC!!!

Just announced - July 21st at UMKC.

Way more to come on Mix - but the only question left is:
 

Which song will YOU sing at the audition?!??!

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A New Kansas City Food Tradition...

The Monarch Hot Dog - over at the Negro League's Museum.

Looks delicious as heck - (see below photo.... and if you aren't already running away from the Internet to drive to the museum, click to read the article)!

http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article578169/Negro-Leagues-Baseball-Museum-rolls-out-official-hot-dog-the-Monarch.html

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How About Those Royals?!?!?

TEN WINS IN A ROW!!!
 

Some facts about this winning streak for you to impress your friends or co-workers with:

-The Royals have won double digit games in a row for the first time since 1994.
-In 1994, they won 14 in a row.
-This is the latest in a year that the Royals have been in first place since 2003.
-They were last in first place on this date in............... 1980!!!

Translation: we are on fire and we are the best.

GO ROYALS!!!!

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Blind Dog Has Sight Restored - Sees Family Again...

And I just cried on the air. :)

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Share!

http://www.people.com/article/rescue-dog-sees-family-after-surgery

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A TRUE HERO JOINS US LIVE At 4:30 On Mix!

His name is Aaron Schneider. Been in the U.S. Army, first of all (THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE)! Then, he witnessed a beagle getting hit by a car on Tuesday, on busy Highway 470 in Lee's Summit, when he RISKED HIS LIFE AGAIN to cross into traffic and get this dog off the road. Sit with it three hours. And the rest is history.

Listen at 4:30 on this Friday to hear him join us on Mix AND check out the story below from our friends at Fox 4.

http://fox4kc.com/2014/06/13/army-veteran-risks-live-to-save-injured-beagle/


 
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Epic Celine Dion Re-Make

Richard Dunn is THE MAN.

He recently re-filmed an EPIC version of "All By Myself" from Celine Dion at the Las Vegas airport, during a long layover.

This is GOLD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE1ChQ8527I

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Sir Mix-A-Lot With The Seattle Symphony

As we just talked about on Mix, this video has been viral the last couple of days... and I was SHOCKED how many people hadn't yet seen it.
 

So, without further adue, enjoy the AWESOMENESS of Sir Mix-A-Lot and the Seattle Symphony....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59e20ijOpE

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Seattle Surgeon Suspended For Sexting During.... SURGERY?!?!??!

This story absolutely infuriates me!!! How could somebody disregard patient well being so much?

In case you've missed it (and link below), a Seattle surgeon has been suspended for suspicion of sexting DURING surgery. WHAAATTTT????

http://abcnews.go.com/US/seattle-doctor-accused-sexting-surgery/story?id=24072857

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Dolly Parton Backs The Miley!

"People once called me trashy, too," Dolly says.

Really? I mean, I'm only 33 so maybe I don't remember Dolly in her prime.. but surely she was never considered trashy, right? She has her own amusement park, Dollywood, for cripes sake! :) Read below.

http://www.people.com/article/dolly-parton-defends-miley-cyrus-trashy-reputation



 
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Ariana Grande "Problem" Remix (The Cat Version)

May your weekend be filled with lots of Ariana Grande and cats. Lots and lots of cats.

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Demo Lovato Pre-Sale

Just a quick reminder - in case you didn't see on the main page here - that we have a MIXCLUSIVE DEMI LOVATO PRE-SALE until 10 PM tonight!! (Thursday) Use the Pre-Sale code: mix

Can't wait for this show - Demi, MKTO and my girl, Christina Perri! You won't want to miss this show, which is why MIX is hooking you up with this deal.

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Plus Size Models Re-Create Sports Illustrated Cover

See the below link to view for yourself - but "plus size models" have begun the fight to show off what real sized women look like. I put "plus size models" in quotations because these women really don't appear to be what you would consider "plus size.' They are beautiful, just as everyone is, in their own way.

Take a look and see what you think - but good for these women for showing off "their plus sizes." (Ridicolous term)

#CelebrateYourCurves

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article466607/Topless-plus-size-models-re-create-Sports-Illustrated-swimsuit-issue-cover.html

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*** SERIOUS POST *** Please Be Careful

The following article scares the heck out of me, especially for women in the KC Metro. We all know and hear about the "date rape drug," and to be upfront and clear, we are NOT sure this is what happened in the below case. However, it would seem from the article below that it very well may have been a case of this.

A 33 year old KC woman went out to a few clubs last night and woke up, alone, with a man, in an abandoned house. He quickly left her and she has no memories of how she got there or what happened once she arrived in Westport. I find this incredibly scary and feel bad for women that they even have to consider this when they go out - but it seems that more and more, it's something to be taken very seriously and not lightly.

I hope they find out what happened to this woman and if there was a crime that occurred, they find the man responsible for it. This is very sickening to me.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/06/02/5061756/woman-reportedly-blacks-out-after.html

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Co-Worker Cash

I've gotta tell you, it has really hit home for me how many lives we are changing with Co-Worker Cash. That's beacuse we actually DELIVER THE CASH TO YOU that you win, by listening five times each weekday (during the hours of 8, 10, 12, 2 & 4). And seeing the excitement... hearing how the money will be spent... is really rewarding to me. I've heard things from "helping to pay for a honeymoon" to "paying off my credit card" to "my husband and I are taking a weekend vacation to Colorado!" Trust me, I'm fully aware that you've probably tried to play and win radio contests before, and never win... I know its frustrating.. I was there in a past life. But this is the easiest contest EVER. All you have to do is sign up on this very website and listen for your name - call back and win. It's that simple.

Hope to see YOU soon, with a wad of cash in hand for YOU. Thanks for listening and have a great weekend!

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Eric Stonestreet & Kiss Brawl It Out... Virtually

This reminds me of the classic high school fight that goes something like this:

Guy One: Hey man. Are you talking trash? Let's go. (Pushes other guy twice).

Guy Two: Okay dude. Screw you. (Pushes back three times, reaches for shoulder).

Guy One: Heyyy. wait. You just ripped my shirt man!

(Fight Commences - Note, this is funnier when you imagine two "stoner" sounding guys saying it)

Except this fight is virtual and with words... between KC native Eric Stonestreet and KISS.

See below on TMZ - it even involves a Mom - a VERY sensitive subject!!!

http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/29/eric-stonestreet-kiss-gene-simmons-paul-stanley/?adid=hero4

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Montain Climbing Cat

You know I love my freaking cats, so of course I'm gonna be in heaven the last week, as we've heard two amazing things about cats.

First, there was "hero cat" in California, who selflessly protected a little boy from an attack dog that would become euthanized. This was captured on home video and has since (rightfully so) gone viral.

Now, there's a cat that CLIMBS MOUNTAINS with its owner. This might be even cooler! Check it out below.

http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20819772,00.html

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KC Is THIRD in the U.S. in BBQ?

No way!!! This writer must be from Tennessee!!! Check this DEBACLE of a list out.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/23/5042330/kansas-city-is-no-3-in-best-bbq.html

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#Selfie Fail...

This is funny but also sad. Two geniuses putting their life, plus others, at risk because of their need for a #Selfie video.

See below. #EpicFail

http://www.eonline.com/news/544192/two-girls-crashed-their-car-while-taking-a-selfie-and-then-uploaded-the-video-anyway

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Erin Andrews DISSED By Former Co-Worker...

To be specific, former CO-HOST of "Dancing With The Stars" Brooke Burke-Charvet, who let it slip last night that basically, she thinks Erin was a debacle of a hire....

I don't mean to hate on Erin; she's had quite the successful journey. But I tend to agree with Brooke - I just have never been a fan. To me, there's always been a bit of an ego and stuckupedness about her - I can't really explain it. Just not a big fan, and that's coming from somebody who adores about 85% of sideline reporters.

Anyway, just mine, and Brooke's, two cents. Click below for more.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/21/5037148/erin-andrews-dissed-by-former.html



 
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Amazing Old KC MO Schools

Okay first of all, I'm a self admitted romantic and very nostalgic. I like to think of things in beautiful and peaceful terms, and romanticize them, too. So that might explain why I both love and hate driving  by these old, deserted, run down KCMO schools that continue to sit empty.

Schools like Westport High School (below), the Horace Mann School (recently torn down), Valentine School (on SW Trafficway), Blenheim Elementary (off of Gregory and HWY 71), etc, etc. They all look like they had so much character and strength, and its easy for me, as I drive by, to imagine all of the lives they touched. All of the people who passed through there, and all of the halls and playgrounds and parking lots that were once full of people, cars and dreams.
 

It's neat to imagine these schools once hustling and bustling, and kind of fun to try and imagine a different time. But sad now in that they sit empty, mainly because of lack of funding and tough times that continue to face the KC MO school system.

If you happen to be reading this and went to one of these schools, or have memories of them, I'd love to hear from you, either right here on the comments section of this page or via email, daveo@mix93.com .

In the meantime, I'll keep driving past them and dreaming.

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Tara The Hero Cat Will Do What????

She will THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH at a Bakersfield Blaze minor league baseball game - its now confirmed. HAHHAHA. I have been laughing all day. I'm not sure how they'll do it but I'm assuming they will hold her about a foot above the catchers mit and have the owner put her paw on a ball, that will then drop into the catcher's mitt? I can't wait to see video, as I'm sure TMZ or the team itself will post.
 

For a cat lover like me, I'm just soaking this all up!

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Cat Saves Little Boy By Fighting Off Rabid Dog!!!

My cats KC and Tippy have made me watch this video TEN TIMES today. They're very proud.

Me? I find it AWE-SOME. Finally, a cat getting some good press!
 

See below video on TMZ if you haven't seen it yet.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/14/cat-saves-boy-dog-attack-video/

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Beyonce's Sister Goes NUTS On Jay-Z!!

Two questions:

1. Have you seen this video yet?

http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/12/jay-z-solange-fight-elevator-video-beyonce-met-gala/

Solange Knowles gets physically violent with Jay-Z in a hotel elevator, while Beyonce and a Bodyguard standby and try to calm things down. This video was obtained by TMZ and taken directly from hotel footage - 3:30 in length.

2. Does this change how you view Jay, Beyonce and family at all? They seem like a perfect couple, afterall. Big deal or no big deal at all?

Very interesting and we're awaiting comments from the parties involved, which is probably none of our business but thanks to media outlets by TMZ, has become our business in 2014.

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What an AMAZING Woman

She's in the process of most likely, death, toward the end of life, and she partakes in one of the coolest ideas I've ever heard, writing HAND WRITTEN (old school) letters to completely random people around the world who need them.

See below link - I want her to write me one now!!

http://www.today.com/news/spreading-magic-woman-writes-3-000-pick-me-letters-strangers-2D79644390


 
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Who Had First Crack At Signing "Happy"? Not Pharrell...

It was CEELO!!! Who says in the below TMZ story that he has "No regrets on passing."

Maybe you don't... but your bank account does!!!

http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/07/cee-lo-pharrell-happy/

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BREAKING NEWS: There's a Cool Denver Bronco!

Who would have ever thought that we'd actuallly be giving PROPS to a Denver Bronco?

I know, I know... it's borderline sinning on my part even writing those words and putting that sentence together... but gotta show love for Wes Welker.

That's because at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend, he won a HUGE bet on the race... and so he did the natural thing... started to make it rain with $100 bills.

In fact, he just handed them out randomly to strangers, saying, "here you go, here's $100."
 

Apparently the police told him to stop shortly after he started so there wouldn't be a maylay... but pretty cool.

And speaking of just throwing out $100 bills, keep it on Mix all week for CO-WORKER CASH!!!

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Sick & Tired Of Animal Cruelty

Today I read about two teenage girls in New Jersey who put a KITTEN (similar to the one below) in a MICROWAVE, on video, laughed and shared it with the world on YouTube. They have since been arrested.

Then, there's a whale that washes up, also in New Jersey, that YES, is already dead, but people decide to spray graffiti all over it, no doubt laughing the entire time.

I ask you, as a fellow human being, and someone who is very small to the world, what gives us the right or craving to harm innocent creatures, or humiliate them? Why do we feel like we are invincible and take the bigger picture for granted? It really, really makes me feel down somedays.

Please promise me one thing - ANYTIME you see an animal being treated in a harmful or wrong manner, be big enough to STEP UP and say "NO" and let the person or people know "No, that's not cool" and "why would you do that?" If that gets no resolution, call somebody to make sure it will.

We will never be able to stop animal cruelty - that's a hard pill to swallow.

However, if we each do our part, we can greatly reduce the amount of this stuff that goes on.

 

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Going Through Foundation Hell



The above is NOT my house. But it may as well be, with all of the damn holes in the ground and mud and shovels and dust that there is, EVERYWHERE. You see, my house has been shifting ever since I bought it (a structural engineer found out it started a month AFTER I bought it - just my luck). What that means is that floors are squeaking; doors are sticking shut; floors are moving up and downhill; they sometimes are angled down. Cracks on walls, structure, etc. I HAD to fix this - 12 piers. One pier every six feet, where they dig underground 6-8 feet and put it downward, and then up onto the house to hold it in place for life. The pier is made out of steel and concerete.

This has taken all week and the big lift is tomorrow, where all at a time, the 12 piers are pumped upward 1-2 inches to stablize the house. I wonder how KC and Tippy the cats will take it? Maybe they'll think they're at Worlds of Fun and its the Timerwolf (the classic, my favorite ride)!

Wish me luck (especially paying this repair off!!!) and I'll talk to you on the air again Friday, as I'm out for that tomorrow!

-Dave O
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Kansas Is Full Of Nerds?!?!

That's what a "study" done by Estately says, as they analyzed Facebook pages from random people in each state and determined who was the "geekiest" by what they talked about in their feeds. Apparently Kansas came in as the 12th "nerdiest state" in America (Missouri was 21st). That's because Kansas citizens spoke a lot about things like Magic, The Gathering (card game), Harry Potter, etc.

Uhhh... Okay.



 
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Miley First Out Of KC Hospital, Now Out Of All Hosptials...

Although it was expected to be a longer hospital stay, we're happy to report that Miley is now out, and will soon be beginning her "Bangerz" tour again.

See below!!!

http://www.people.com/article/miley-cyrus-released-hospital-bangerz-tour

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72% Of Women Have Dated A Man They Aren't Physically Attracted To...



We talked about this on this afternoon's "5 O'Clock Sound Off" and I was shocked to hear how many women admitted that they have dated a man they don't find physically attractive... at all. Even sexy, smoking hot studs like the one above!!!

To be serious, it seems difficult for me to comprehend how you could be with somebody you weren't physically attracted to. I mean, I understand that we can all be honest and that while looks are subjective, it's fairly well agreed upon that certain individuals are better looking than others. So obviously, someone like me can admit that I'm a 6 on a 1-10 look scale and as such, typically date a girl in the 6-7 range, as well. So in that regard, I can understand saying your partner isn't perhaps the most "BEAUTIFUL" outside, as defined by society. BUT, with that said, I think you have to be attracted to the person you're with to truly love them. That's NOT the most important thing, but if you don't think they're attractive, how do you feel comfortable being seen with them? Going out? Where's the flame? How does the physical stuff work?
 

Further, I definitely think someone can get a patner hook line n sinker from their personality, character, etc. (the truly IMPORTANT things). But they'd have to at least be tolerable to look at, right?

Anyway, the above stat being confirmed by KC women just floored me. But hey, if that's the case, maybe I need to start setting my sights on Mila Kunis?? :)

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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

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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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