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Bill Tanner and Pat Mars shift listlessly through the motions every weekday morning: 6AM-10AM.
Widely recognized as having peaked way back in year 2, the BigDogz continue to gasbag and chortle their way through endless hours of senseless banality; much like their ultimate hero; CNN's Larry King.Fueled only by the best mountain grown coffee on-sale this week that Clear Channel will spring for, it never ceases to amaze the community of Grand Forks and the Red River Valley at large that these two remain vertical and gainfully employed.
It may be Italy's no-nonsense business and banking capital, but locals still have a sense of humor. Here's a new listing (from my upcoming Rick Steves' Italy guidebook for 2014) about a new monument that has quickly become a fixture:
Piazza degli Affari and a towering middle finger mark the center of Milano’s financial district. The bold Fascist buildings in the neighborhood were built in the 1930s under Mussolini. Italy’s major stock exchange, the Borsa, faces the square. Stand in the center, appreciate the modern take on ancient aesthetics (you’re standing atop the city’s ancient Roman theater), and find the stern statues representing various labors and occupations, and celebrating the nobility of workers—typical whistle-while-you-work Fascist themes. Then, notice the equally bold modern statue in the center. After a 2009 contest to find the most appropriate sculpture to grace the financial district, this was the winner. Of course, Italy has its financial problems, and a similar sentiment that powers the Occupy Movement in the USA rumbles in this society as well. Here we see how "the 99 percent" feel when they stand before the symbol of corporate power in Italy. (Notice how the finger is oriented--it's the 1 percent, and not the 99 percent, that’s flipping the bird.) The 36-foot-tall, Carrara marble digit was made by Maurizio Cattelan, the most famous—or, at least, most controversial—Italian sculptor of our age. L.O.V.E., as the statue is entitled, was temporary at first. But locals liked it, and, by popular demand, it's now permanent.
From cooked insects to fermented bird meat, humans have been eating all kinds of outrageous foods for hundreds of years, but there are some things that I just wouldn’t dream of putting in my mouth. One of them is the anus-shaped Belgian chocolates sold by a cheeky British chocolaterie.
If you think the chocolate “Edible Anus” looks remarkably like the real thing, that’s because it’s made using a mold “crafted from the posterior” of the company’s “stunning butt model.” Feel like throwing up yet? There’s really no proof of that on their official website, so you’ll just have to take their word for it. The allegedly delicious treats are hand-crafted in the UK, and contain no artificial preservatives, if it’s any consolation. According to the geniuses behind this novelty desert, the Edible Anus is ”the perfect gift for the whole family” and will “light up” Grandma’s face, as she “unwraps a homely selection of chocolate cracks”. I’m pretty sure my family would disown me if I sent them a box of these unique treats, but they’re actually a great gift idea for your proctologist.
I’ve done some research on these unconventional chocolates, and apparently they’ve been around for at least six years. An old article on Yahoo Voices claims they were in such demand back then that an one time they were unavailable. With the press coverage they’ve been getting lately, these things are bound to make a comeback. But even if you can’t buy chocolate anuses, the company also sells solid silver anuses as souvenirs. They cost £260 ($400) and the price goes up as demand increases.
We've all been there: not hungry, but bored and longing for the taste of human breast milk. That craving can now be quelled thanks to the latest offering from Texas lollipop company, Lollyphile.
Lollyphile's founder, Jason Darling, gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times earlier this week, explaining the process of developing a lollipop that tastes like breast milk.
Darling tried breast milk from four of his friends who were new mothers. He and his flavor specialists then got to work developing the flavor.
"One of my friends had a preemie -- it was seven months -- and she had higher levels of colostrum, which made it sweeter, blue and thicker," Darling said. "It all kind of tastes sort of like almond milk, but sweeter."
Despite the "milk" flavor, all of the Lollyphile lollipops are vegan, with candies made of differing quantities of sugar, corn syrup and other natural flavors. Darling said the breast milk lollipops are mostly sugar.
On the Lollyphile website, Darling and company explain their rationale for creating such a product.
So what's happening is that suddenly it seems as though a lot of our friends are having babies. And since some of us are confectioners, we felt it was our responsibility to find out just what this flavor was that could turn a screaming, furious infant into a placid, contented one. Surely the flavor must be heavenly, yes?
The new lollies hit the market on Monday and Darling says they've already received orders for a few thousand. Four breast milk-flavored lollies will run you $10, but shipping is free with the promo code MAMMALS, so you've got that going for you. [L.A. Times]
It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. But now archeologists are unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port.
Known as Heracleion to the ancient Greeks and Thonis to the ancient Eygptians, the city was rediscovered in 2000 by French underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio and a team from the European Institute for Underwater Acheology (IEASM) after a four-year geophysical survey. The ruins of the lost city were found 30 feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria.
A new documentary highlights the major discoveries that have been unearthed at Thonis-Heracleion during a 13-year excavation. Exciting archeological finds help describe an ancient city that was not only a vital international trade hub but possibly an important religious center. The television crew used archeological survey data to construct a computer model of the city .
According to the Telegraph, leading research now suggests that Thonis-Heracleion served as a mandatory port of entry for trade between the Mediterranean and the Nile.
So far, 64 ancient shipwrecks and more than 700 anchors have been unearthed from the mud of the bay, the news outlet notes. Other findings include gold coins, weights from Athens (which have never before been found at an Egyptian site) and giant tablets inscribed in ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian. Researchers think that these artifacts point to the city’s prominence as a bustling trade hub.
Researchers have also uncovered a variety of religious artifacts in the sunken city, including 16-foot stone sculptures thought to have adorned the city’s central temple and limestone sarcophagi that are believed to have contained mummified animals.
Experts have marveled at the variety of artifacts found and have been equally impressed by how well preserved they are.
“The archaeological evidence is simply overwhelming,” Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, a University of Oxford archeologist taking part in the excavation, said in a press release obtained by The Huffington Post. “By lying untouched and protected by sand on the sea floor for centuries they are brilliantly preserved.”
A panel of experts presented their findings at an Oxford University conference on the Thonis-Heracleion excavation earlier this year.
But despite all the excitement over the excavation, one mystery about Thonis-Heracleion remains largely unsolved: Why exactly did it sink? Goddio’s team suggests the weight of large buildings on the region’s water-logged clay and sand soil may have caused the city to sink in the wake of an earthquake.