Archives: November 2008

Are You People Nuts? 11/28/2008

BLACK FRIDAY!!!

According to the Wikipedia entry for Black Friday, the term “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day.  More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

The news media frequently refer to Black Friday as the busiest retail shopping day of the year, but this is not always accurate. While it has been one of the busiest days in terms of customer traffic, in terms of actual sales volume, from 1993 through 2001 Black Friday was usually the fifth to tenth busiest day. In 2002 and 2004, however, Black Friday ranked second place, and in 2003 and 2005, Black Friday actually did reach first place. The busiest retail shopping day of the year in the United States (in terms of both sales and customer traffic) usually has been the Saturday before Christmas.

In many cities it is not uncommon to see shoppers lined up hours before stores with big sales open. Once inside, the stores shoppers often rush and grab, as many stores have only a few of the big draw items. On occasion, injuries and even fatalities are reported.

11-26-08: More Succesful Deer Hunters

Adam shares more successful deer hunting stories:

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Here’s an update from Darcy on her second buck:

What an amazing deer season!  Last night, just after 5:30 (last Thursday), I shot another buck.  This one is a 10 point.  I’m attaching a picture.  It’s pretty amazing that one can go years and never kill  a buck then kill three in two years.  
And if my brother hadn’t talked me into getting the combination license I would’ve probably ended up with a spike horn and been OK with that.  I was nervous about having to count points because I’m not a fast shot at all.  I thought adding that extra step might make me miss out on a buck altogether.  But things worked out and I’m glad I went with the combination license.

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BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Thirteen

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
11/27 SEAHAWKS @ COWBOYS COWBOYS COWBOYS
11/27 CARDINALS @ EAGLES EAGLES EAGLES
11/30 BRONCOS @ JETS JETS JETS
11/30 49ERS @ BILLS BILLS BILLS
11/30 SAINTS @ BUCCANEERS BUCCANEERS SAINTS
11/30 GIANTS @ REDSKINS GIANTS GIANTS
11/30 DOLPHINS @ RAMS DOLPHINS DOLPHINS
11/30 RAVENS @ BENGALS RAVENS RAVENS
11/30 COLTS @ BROWNS COLTS COLTS
11/30 FALCONS @ CHARGERS CHARGERS CHARGERS
11/30 STEELERS @ PATRIOTS PATRIOTS PATRIOTS
11/30 CHIEFS @ RAIDERS RAIDERS RAIDERS
11/30 BEARS @ VIKINGS VIKINGS VIKINGS
12/01 JAGUARS @ TEXANS TEXANS TEXANS
11/30 PANTHERS @ PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS
11/27 TITANS @ LIONS LIONS TITANS
Totals:

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 100-59 while Steve is 98-61. The Lions are 0-11 and the Packers are 5-6.

Listen to Adam and Steve:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Blue Highway – Born With a Hammer in My Hand
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Richie Fields – Devil in the Mirror
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day:

Pure BS! 11/26/2008

Will BLAKE SHELTON’s placement on People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive list make him more desirable to women? He recently took to the streets of Manhattan armed with a video camera to answer that question. After two minutes with absolutely no one recognizing him, Blake finally stopped two girls, but they had no clue who he was either. They did believe him when he told them he was one of the Sexiest Men Alive, but they quickly went about their business without even finding out Blake’s name.

Hans’ Pick of the Day! Back from Hyades!!

Hans’ Pick was on Hyades for a little bit but is back now. Here you Go….

Take Me Home Tonight” is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money, from his album Can’t Hold Back in 1986. It was released as a single and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

The song starts with a synth playing and is then joined by a guitar playing the same notes. This song was recorded in a duet with Ronnie Spector. The song has Spector singing the the chorus from The Ronettes‘ previous hit, Be My Baby, (on which Spector sang lead vocals) after Money sings “just like Ronnie sang.” The lyrics suggest that the singer wants the woman’s company for the night and to “be [his] little baby.” The song is credited as being inspired by an unknown person who is called “Garth” by the main band members when questioned about the song, who when they were young was a friend of all of theirs who was constantly looking to sleep over at other people’s houses.


Eddie Money-take me home tonight

It’s Tim’s World! 11/24/2008

TIM MCGRAW showed off his comedic side hosting Saturday Night Live over the weekend. In one sketch, Tim dressed up like a turkey running from hunters, and then played a drunk redneck dropped into a JAMES BOND film in another sketch. While preparing for the show, Tim told CMT Insider, quote, “As an artist, it’s pretty special to be on here just to sing, but to be on as host and be involved in the skits…you just gotta trust everybody and kinda do your thing.”

Tim’s wife FAITH HILL thinks his self-deprecating sense of humor made him a good fit for the SNL hosting gig, even though Faith’s usually considered the funny one in the family.

As for Tim’s new movie, Four Christmases, Faith says, quote, “[It’s] hilarious…He is fantastic in that.” Four Christmases opens in theaters nationwide this Wednesday featuring Tim opposite REESE WITHERSPOON and VINCE VAUGHN. DWIGHT YOAKAM also appears in the film.

11-24-08: Upcoming NRC Meeting Agenda, BOW Winter Weekend

Natural Resources Commission to Meet Dec. 4 in Lansing

New regulations for taxidermists and animal rehabilitators brought about by the discovery of chronic wasting disease are on the agenda for the Natural Resources Commission meeting Thursday, Dec. 4, in Lansing. The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Room 202 of the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., when the NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries discusses new bio-security procedures and license fees for taxidermists and new rules for the possession, transportation and rehabilitation of animals by wildlife rehabilitators. The committee also will receive an update on the inland consent decree, review the 2009 Wildlife and Fisheries issues calendar and receive an update on habitat issues.

At 12:30 p.m., the NRC will continue its discussions of expanding opportunities for crossbow hunting in Room 202.

The NRC Policy Committee on Finance and Administration will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Room 202 to review year-end fund balances, reductions in the Snowmobile Registration Fund, various DNR investments with staff from the Michigan Department of Treasury, and receive an update on the department’s audit.

At 3 p.m. the NRC Committee of the Whole will meet in Room 201. The committee will review Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries’ action items on the agenda, have a special presentation of this year’s Turkey Cooperator Patch Contest winner, and receive an update from the bear management team.

Public comment begins at 4:30 p.m. Persons wishing to provide public comment on any DNR issue to the NRC should contact Teresa Gloden at 517-373-2352 or glodent@michigan.gov by end of day on Wednesday, Nov. 26 or at the meeting site.

Among the action items for the NRC are wildlife conservation orders related to the possession, transportation and rehabilitation of live wild deer, elk and moose; and changes to taxidermy regulations.

Among the items for Director Humphries’ consideration are an order to restrict snowmobiles to designated trails in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park; changes to statewide trout, salmon, whitefish and
lake herring regulations; a fish disease control order; and authorization for several land transactions.

Listen to Adam’s report on the agenda:

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Weekend in UP Feb. 27-March 1

Women seeking to improve their outdoor skills are encouraged to participate in the Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program’s Winter Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 in the Upper Peninsula. The annual winter program will be held at the Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, 30 miles north of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula.

Participants can select instruction from a list of over a dozen outdoor-related activities including cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, winter shelter building, ice fishing, outdoor cooking and reading the winter woods. Some indoor activities also will be offered, such as archery, fly tying and journaling. Professional instructors will offer basic and advanced instruction tailored to the participant’s individual abilities.

The $175 registration fee includes all food and lodging for the weekend, as well as most equipment and supplies. Participants will be housed in comfortable, dorm-style facilities. The fee also includes many extra evening activities including the camp’s group sauna, bonfire/marshmallow roast and other programs.

BOW workshops are for women 18 years of age and older who wish to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Those interested in participating are urged to register soon as classes fill quickly. Registration materials and course descriptions are available on the DNR Web site.

Any questions can be directed to Sharon Pitz or Penny Bacon at the DNR Marquette Operations Service Center at 906-228-6561, or e-mail, pitzs@michigan.gov or baconp@michigan.gov.

Listen to Adam’s report on the event:

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Adam gives a late rifle season tip but is interrupted by a call from the blind:

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BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Twelve

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
11/20 BENGALS @ STEELERS 10-27 STEELERS STEELERS
11/23 TEXANS @ BROWNS 16-6 BROWNS BROWNS
11/23 BILLS @ CHIEFS 54-31 BILLS BILLS
11/23 JETS @ TITANS 34-13 TITANS JETS
11/23 PATRIOTS @ DOLPHINS 48-28 PATRIOTS PATRIOTS
11/23 49ERS @ COWBOYS 22-35 COWBOYS COWBOYS
11/23 EAGLES @ RAVENS 7-36 RAVENS RAVENS
11/23 BEARS @ RAMS 27-3 BEARS BEARS
11/23 VIKINGS @ JAGUARS 30-12 JAGUARS JAGUARS
11/23 PANTHERS @ FALCONS 28-45 PANTHERS PANTHERS
11/23 RAIDERS @ BRONCOS 31-10 BRONCOS BRONCOS
11/23 REDSKINS @ SEAHAWKS 20-17 REDSKINS REDSKINS
11/23 GIANTS @ CARDINALS 37-29 GIANTS GIANTS
11/23 COLTS @ CHARGERS 23-20 COLTS CHARGERS
11/24 PACKERS @ SAINTS 29-51 PACKERS PACKERS
11/23 BUCCANEERS @ LIONS 38-20 BUCCANEERS BUCCANEERS
Totals: 10-6 10-6

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 100-59 while Steve is 98-61. The Lions are 0-11 and the Packers are 5-6.

Listen to Adam and Steve’s Recap:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Yonder Mountain String Band – Southbound Train (Live at Austin City Limits)
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Kevin Fowler – Cheaper to Keep Her
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Freddy Fender – Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

11-21-08: Successful Female Hunters and Tracking Wounded Deer

An Outdoor Report on tracking wounded deer:

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Adam talks to Rachel Lloyd about her spike buck:

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Adam’s interview with Kristen Tober:

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Adam talks to Susie Snowflake about the opening of Marquette Mountain:

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Listen to Adam and Steve’s Pigskin Picks:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Alison KraussThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Catfish John
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Carolina Rain – Weight Of the World
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Waylon Jennings – Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard

YUCK! The Weather Outside is Frightful… 11/20/2008

Snow, snow, go away! Looks like we will continue to be blasted with this storm today, into tonight. 18″ of snow is likely for many of the traditional “lake effect” prone areas. For the detailed forecast, try clicking here!

Speaking of weather, for all of you hunters, here is some GREAT info:

Astronomy for November 20, 2008:
Rise: Set:
Actual Time: 7:58 AM EST 5:11 PM EST
Civil Twilight: 7:25 AM EST 5:44 PM EST
Nautical Twilight: 6:48 AM EST 6:21 PM EST
Astronomical Twilight: 6:12 AM EST 6:57 PM EST
Moon: 12:28 AM EST (11/20) 1:55 PM EST (11/20)
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 19m
Length of Day:
9h 12m