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Posts from March 2012

On The Road - Hardees of Boilg Springs



The two Fridays have been great thanks to the fine folks at Hardees.

They invited us out to the Spartanburg and Boiling Springs stores to help introduce the "Thickburger" to the Upstate,  During those two lunchtime remotes i got to meet some very nice listeners as well as the staff members.

Here are a few pics of the event yesterday in Boiling Springs.













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What Are Your Chances Of Winning Mega Millions?


Everyone has their own way of playing the lottery, and although some have their own "winning theories," it's actually just the luck of the draw. In fact, you have a much higher chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the Mega Millions. Here are more very unlikely scenarios that have a better chance of happening than hitting the jackpot:

·        Getting cancer in your lifetime: 1 in 2
·        Being selected on The Price Is Right: 1 in 36
·        Being audited by the IRS: 1 in 175
·        Being born with 11 fingers or toes: 1 in 500
·        Getting injured and dying in the next year: 1 in 1,820
·        Winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500
·        Finding a pearl in an oyster: 1 in 12,000
·        Becoming a pro athlete: 1 in 22,000
·        Becoming blind after Lasik surgery: 1 in 85,714
·        Dating a supermodel: 1 in 88,000
·        Being struck by lightning: 1 in 280,000
·        Dying in an airplane accident: 1 in 354,319
·        Getting killed by fireworks: 1 in 616,488
·        Being a billionaire: 1 in 7,000,000
·        Becoming the president of the US: 1 in 10,000,000
·        Getting attacked by a shark: 1 in 11,500,000
·        Being killed by a mountain lion: 1 in 32,000,000
·        Winning the current Mega Millions lottery jackpot: 1 in 176 million
 
With this said are you still going to buy a Mega Millions ticket?

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AC/DC WAS ALMOST DROPPED IN 1977

C/DC was in danger of being dropped from their label, Atlantic Records, just prior to the release of the band's 1977 album Let There Be Rock. Phil Carson, the exec who got AC/DC signed to the label, revealed to Classic Rock magazine, "They'd delivered (1976's) Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, which I thought was pretty good. But the Atlantic A&R department (in the U.S.) said, 'We're sorry, but this album doesn't make it. We're not gonna put it out and we're dropping the band.' And everybody was unanimous in this, by the way -- everybody."

Carson continued, "I said: 'I think you're making a very big mistake.' . . . So I went to Neshui (Ertegun, co-owner of Atlantic) and showed him the sales figures that we'd got for (1976's) High Voltage. They were not awe-inspiring but considering we'd only paid $25,000 for the album this was not so bad."

Ertegun agreed with Carson and allowed him to re-sign the band. Three years later they became one of the biggest bands in the world with the release of 1980's Back In Black, which has sold 49 million copies worldwide.
Singer Brian Johnson revealed last month that unspecified health issues for a different, unidentified member of AC/DC were delaying the start of work on the band's next album, although he added that a "full recovery" was expected.

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GUNS N' ROSES NOT PERFORMING AT ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Slash has officially stated that Guns N' Roses will not perform at its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th in Cleveland. Speaking with QMI Agency, Slash said, "We're not playing. I would imagine that they asked us to play but I know that we're not playing." While the guitarist confirmed that he would attend the ceremony, adding that he was also positive that original drummer Steven Adler "wouldn't miss it," he was less sure about the other original members, including singer Axl Rose. Slash simply said, "I would assume (he would attend) but we haven't talked about it."
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The 2012 Stella Awards

 
It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'!
 
For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee.

You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know the kind of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy
 
 
Here are the Stellas for this past year -- 2011
 
 
*SEVENTH PLACE*
 
Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store.
 
The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.
 
 
* SIXTH PLACE *
 
Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord.
Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.
 
* FIFTH PLACE *
 
Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut.
Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case
of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's
insurance company claiming Undue Mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. 
 
*FOURTH PLACE*
 
Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th place in the
Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard.
 
Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.
 
* THIRD PLACE *
 
Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania - A jury ordered a
Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a
spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone.
 
The reason the soft drink was on the floor?  Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. Whatever happened to people being responsible for their own actions?
 
*SECOND PLACE*
 
Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her 12,000....  oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.
 
 
 
Ok. Here we go!! Drum roll ...
 
 
* FIRST PLACE *
 
This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv
Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home.
On her first trip home from an OU football game, having driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich.  Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owners manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set.
 
The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

These are examples of why no one should EVER want me on jury duty.
 
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FIVE YEARS GONE: REMEMBERING BOSTON'S BRAD DELP



It was five years ago today that Boston lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire, at the age of 55. Emergency operators in Concord, New Hampshire, got a phone call seeking help and when local police responded, they found Delp had suffocated from the smoke of two charcoal grills he had lit inside his bathroom. The singer was found lying on a pillow by his fiancee, Pamela Sullivan. His cause of death was listed as carbon monoxide poisoning.

Like many people his age, Delp got into music after watching the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, and he worked with a number of groups in the area while he was still in school. Delp graduated from Danvers High School in 1969, and it wasn't long before he hooked up with Scholz to work on the music that became the first Boston album.

Delp left Scholz and Boston following the release of the band's second album, 1978's Don't Look Back, and he spent a few years working with former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau on a number of projects, including the groups RTZ and Orion The Hunter, before returning to Boston in 1986 for the album Third Stage. He was out again for the recording of the band's next album, 1994's Walk On, but he returned for the tour and shared lead vocal duties with Fran Cosmo. That arrangement was still in place until fairly recently, when Fran and his son Anthony Cosmo were dismissed.

The Brad Delp Foundation was established to honor the singer's legacy of generosity, kindness and compassion, will provide the means to opportunity for a new generation of musicians, by offering grants to in-need school systems, children's music programs and individuals who provide music education.

Recognizing the difficulties that many musicians face in achieving their aspirations, the Foundation will also award funding in the form of grants and scholarships to individuals who desire to continue their own musical education.

Please check out braddelpfoundation.org
 

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Two Wheel Update

Weeknights at 7:30 we do the “Two wheel Update”.  It’s a 60 second look at upcoming events with a motorcycle focus. 

The folks at Cherokee Cycles in Greer sponsor the break and I REALLY appreciate them.





 




If you would like to let others know what’s going onwith your club, group or organization, (Toy runs, Poker runs, Parties, etc) then shoot me the info:
 

Feel free to post flyers as pics on my facebook page: larrywilson101, email me, or U.S. Mail to:


Larry Wilson / Two Wheel Update
Entercom Upstate
25 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC 29615

 

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