The next time you head to Canalside...walk to the OTHER side! The South end of Canalside doesn't end where the kayaks are, just North of the NFTA Train Depot. Walk around the buttress of the skyway (I'm sure that's the next place docking will be extended), and pick up the walkway heading South next to and past the depot, right across from the General Mills plant. You'll be amazed how far you can go, and what you'll see! Rob likes to call this "industrial beauty".
Patrick Kane took the Stanley Cup to The Late Show with David Letterman. Click the vid to see Buffalo get a shout out, and Patrick get a little wet at the end. Click the full USA Today article for Patrick's soaking wet tweets.
This is one amazing story-telling video! It borrows from Jabba The Hutt's Colosseum-like death pit in STAR WARS, and a bit from the Christopher Walken Russian roulette scenes in THE DEER HUNTER. Can you guess who's playing the bad guy in all of this? I didn't notice until half way through.
Oh, and is it bad to cry for stuffed animals being harmed? Rob says there's no shame in that...
With her husband often away on long trips and her daughter off to college, Sue Halpern knew she needed to find something else to do with her life, something that would help banish the empty nest syndrome she and her dog Pransky were feeling acutely.
“My dog needed a job,” Halpern said. “We both needed something new to do.”
That “something” turned out to be a boon not only for Halpern and her dog, but also the older folks they help as they travel from nursing home to nursing home.
The Cup has been in so many WNY backyards...Bowman (numerous), Andreychuk, Adams, and this year it's another visit to a South Buffalo backyard, after an amazing 2 goals in 17 seconds, and incredible final 1:16 of the Hawks-Bruins game 6. In case you missed it, here are the cup winning goals. What an incredible series, but Boston must feel soooo dejected today after being so close to forcing a game 7. Been there, done that.
Nothing like plastic surgery to take a good looking celebrity and make them look like a total disaster, whether it be the frozen face sported by Heidi Montag, or Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey looking unrecognizable after her nose job. And the worst of them all...a good tie between Kenny Rogers and Mickey Rourke!Check out the She Budgets.com photo gallery for 15 Good Looking Celebrities Who Destroyed Themselves With Plastic Surgery!
In the 2013 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, held this past weekend in Petaluma, California, Walle, a part beagle, boxer, and basset hound, was named the world's ugliest dog. However, RLITM thought there were a lot of other dogs uglier then little Walle! Like check out the butt on one dog that made it to the finals, or the dog with the mullet!
If you're a dog lover then you know, there's no such thing as an ugly dog, only ugly owners!
No doubt you've heard about the massive flooding in Calgary. To get a true look at just how bad it is, check out this pictorial from The Calgary Herald. The Saddledome, Calgary Stampede stadium and much of downtown under water. Just think what Buffalo would look like if this happened...
We woke Paul Reiser up a little after 6AM West Coast time, and he was soooo happy about it! Paul’s at Seneca Allegany Casino this weekend, and joined us to talk comedy, Mad About You (can you believe it's been 14 years since it ended?) and why he's never been to Buffalo, even though he went to school in Binghamton just 3 hours away! This interview includes bonus material you didn't hear on-air!
Hunter in a tree stand gets a surprise visit from a couple of bears. Listen and watch how quickly this bear treks up this tree. Amazing. Don't tell me this wouldn't scare the $%#! out of you! It did this guy...his reaction at the end...priceless!
Lemon Zest boosts your mood. Vinegar soothes a sunburn! The latest research shows that everyday foods like vinegar and yogurt can be used as home remedies, for health and beauty challenges ranging from sunburns to a bout of the blues.Check out the gallery from health.com
Thanks to Buzzfeed.com we've got the Best Spiked Summer Drinksto quench your thirst! So what's sounds better to you, Watermelon Peach Sangria or Outlaw Lemonade?! This mouth-watering list has something for everyone, so keep it handy for any outdoor BBQ or pool party!!
I found these comments regarding the future of theatre-going pretty amazing...nearly shocking. But when you take into account who is saying them, two of the biggest to ever be behind a camera, you've gotta think that there is a lot of credibility to these thoughts.
Steven Spielberg thinks movie prices are going to rise to $25. He says, ''You're gonna have to pay $25 for the next Iron Man, you're probably only going to have to pay $7 to see Lincoln. There's going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen mega-budget movies are going to go crashing into the ground, and that's going to change the paradigm. You’re going to end up with fewer theaters, bigger theaters with a lot of nice things. Going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks, like what Broadway costs today, or a football game. It’ll be an expensive thing. … (The movies) will sit in the theaters for a year, like a Broadway show does. That will be called the ‘movie’ business'. There’ll be big movies on a big screen, and it’ll cost them a lot of money. Everything else will be on a small screen.
George Lucas says, ''I think eventually the Lincolns will go away and they're going to be on television. The pathway to get into theaters is really getting smaller and smaller. We're talking Lincoln and Red Tails - we barely got them into theaters. You're talking about Steven Spielberg and George Lucas can't get their movie into a theater!''
If you've been a member of the workforce for about 15 years or more, you've seen incredible changes in the "fun factor" in your workplace. Too few people, doing too many jobs means there is NO downtime to decompress, build at work camaraderie, and do the little things that in the long run make you better at what you do (why don't most companies and CEO's get this?) Well known business writer Stanley Bing has penned the below commentary for Fortune magazine. He brings up some incredible points that will totally make sense to those who have been in business for more than a few years, and remember things before everything was based on stock prices financial metrics. Now I'm not saying that we need to go back to the workplace being an episode of "Mad Men," but we do need to figure out a way to bring back the little things that made you enjoy work and kept doing what you do from simply being a "job".
I can pretty much tell you the precise moment I realized Fun had died. It was like one of those movies where people walk into a darkened room to check on a friend they haven't seen for a while. They think the body in bed is sleeping -- until they take a closer look. "Hold on," says one. "He's not asleep ... He's ... dead." Then there is a dramatic silence as people consider what they have lost.
At any rate, Fun is clearly dead. It happened about 10 a.m. last Thursday. I got an e-mail from a guy just back from the annual boondoggle in Sanibel Island. "Terrible time," he said. "Meetings around the clock. Lots of whiteboards. Nobody disgraced themselves."
Où sont les boondoggles d'antan? That's French. It means "We're not having the kind of fun we used to."
A boondoggle like that before Fun's untimely demise? Forget about it! Careers were destroyed. Guys running around the hallways late at night in their bathrobes. A gaggle of vice presidents in the outdoor Jacuzzi at two in the morning, drunk on their butts, some in a state of inappropriate habiliment, in the sense that they didn't have any. Faces would have been slapped throughout the week. People went missing! Not now. Now we know where everybody is. They're drinking freshly squeezed tangerine juice in a breakout session.
Work? Ha! I'm trying to remember what "work" might have gotten done. Maybe, like that time in Vegas, a short confab in the morning to talk about where Moran might have spent the previous night. He showed up late for the 10 a.m. meeting, finally, but the amazing thing was that it seemed his driver was still missing. So was the car! They asked Moran what had happened to the guy. He couldn't remember. They found him several hours later, wandering in the desert! Fabulous!
Afternoons at these things were off, you know. Unless you were in Scottsdale, in which case you could go out into the desert with the Sales guys and shoot tin cans with .44 Magnums. Other than that, it was golf for the grownups, who were followed around the course by a cart loaded with booze. Booze!
Où sont les boozes d'antan!? It means ... aw, you know what it means. We are awash in a sea of Pellegrino. Nobody drinks at lunch anymore, let alone breakfast, not even at getaways! At Sanibel, I hear the biggest event was the daily run at dawn, which took place before the first group sessions in the main ballroom, which immediately preceded the think-tank breakout workshops, which drooled over into the working lunch that preceded the mandatory afternoon lecture from the inspirational football coach. Then a short break. Then cocktails and assigned seating at dinner, casual business attire suggested. Very worthwhile expenditure of corporate resources, to be sure. But Fun? Really?
I blame all the very serious businesspeople who came into the workplace after the years of disgusting excess and greed and automatic double-digit revenue growth. I blame all the dudes in Silicon Valley, whose idea of fun is going to TED. Or Gstaad. Or any conference featuring themselves on a panel. I blame Human Resources, for having standards and communicating them effectively. I blame all of us, for getting so frickin' respectable.
Let's make a promise to each other. We spend 80% of our waking hours doing whatever the hell this is for a living. We have a right to play it the way we want. Fun is over? Only if we want it that way. I'll start by throwing out my whiteboard. After that I'm going to take Sales out and get hammered for no reason whatsoever. You come too. You can't win if you don't play. So ... let's play!
Heels are the perfect way to add style to any outfit! The Times of India...hmm that's a weird one to find this topic...narrowed down the 6 Kinds of Heels Every Woman Must Own that are both comfy and stylish at the same time!
1. Wedges: Probably the most comfortable heel around and hands-down the perfect summer shoe.
2. Kitten heels: A must-have heel, always appropriate for the office.
3. High heeled boot: Boots are the best because they can be dressed up or down, perfect going from work to a night out!
4. Evening sandals: Necessary for any wardrobe, period.
5. Pump: The heel that allows you to show your style and personality whether your at work or play!
6. Stilettos: Feeling foxy? Spice up your wardrobe with a sexy pair of the highest heels known to man! Fun fact, the word 'stilettos' mean small metal dagger.
I've spent the past 24 hour listening to the Goo Goo Dolls MAGNETIC. I listen to albums the same way you do, first a quick skim, the first minute or so of each song to see what gets my attention, see what INSTANT HITS jump out, then go back and listen to it top to bottom, hopefully more than a few times. And I'm happy to say, this album is so good, I'll be listening all summer!
Rob's Magnetic thoughts:
- Rebel Beat opens, same version you hear on STAR, no adjustments for the album version, no longer guitar riffs, etc.
-LOVE the strings on When The World Breaks Your Heart (cut 2). Just might be the second single...although there about 4 choices for it.
-On my first listen to MAGNETIC, I didn't give much thought to Slow It Down, (cut 3). Upon further listen, it stands out more and more. Maybe another hit.
-Caught In The Storm is GREAT power pop
-Come To Me is simply a POWERFUL acoustic ballad, with hints of The Beatles GIRL and another song I just can't put my finger on yet...maybe the Monkees "What Am I Doing Hangin 'Round?"
-LOVE Robby's vocal on Bringing On The Light...starts so slow, then gets into old-school Goos rock. I can soooo see Robby jumping on stage to this with bare feet. Might be my favorite Robby song in 3 albums, and he's had some strong ones
-Cuts 8 and 9,Bulletproof Angel, and Last Hot Night are perfectly sequenced on the album, Bulletproof being an incredibly melodic, poetic, dramatic piano based song with an incredible Johnny vocal, and Last Hot Night uptempo, dramatic power pop with almost and angelic chorus and hook. Another contender for a follow-up single.
-Happiest Days Robby singing what some may refer to as SYMPATHY Pt. 2, but that's only in the beginning. It takes on a life of its own about 40 seconds in. This songs sounds like it should be on a movie soundtrack playing in the background as a romance gets figured out on screen. The background vocals weaving in and out in the final 30 sec are sooo neat!
--Lyrics on the foldout are a little daunting...the yellow on the aqua a little rough on the eyes. Made it really tough to find out who wrote which song, production etc. But in the words of Spinal Tap "That's nitpicking"
I give MAGNETIC a straight A, and not because the guys are from Buffalo, and great friends to STAR. If the album wasn't good, I simply wouldn't say anything about it. But for its diversity of material, huge melodies and orchestral productions, combined with power pop, MAGNETIC is a MUST OWN.
Even if you're not into theatre, you gotta really respect how good Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Tony Awards. He takes something that is not neccessarily mainstream for everyone and makes it...wait for it...totally awesome! The opening number for last night's Tony's featured Mike Tyson who did really, really well.
Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Best Musical: Kinky Boots, The Musical
Best Performance by an actor in a leading role in a Play: Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Performance by an Actress in a leading role in a Play: Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Best Performance by an Actor in a leading role in a Musical: Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
Best Performance by an Actress in a leading role in a Musical: Patina Miller, Pippin
When it comes to music, no one is more qualified to comment on what songs put people in a good mood than a fruit drink company. (Joking...) Upbeat, a high-protein fruit drink surveyed its customers for the top songs that put them in a good mood. Here are the winners, though Rob feels ABBA's "S.O.S" and "Waterloo" could be right up there with "Dancing Queen." He has waaaaaay too many guilty pleasure songs!
1 ABBA's Dancing Queen
2 Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl
3 Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive
4 The Beatles’ Hey Jude
5 Theme from Fame.
6 Ride on Time by Black Box
7 Rhianna’s Only Girl (In the World)
8 I Feel Love by Donna Summer
9 Somebody that I Used to Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Man, people are really ripping Taylor Swifts cameo with The Rolling Stones on Monday Night. Check the tweets below. At the same time, Taylor is polarizing, brings out all the haters. I thought she did fine (the audio on the first video is better), but the question I have it WHAT SIZE WAS THAT OUTFIT? If Taylor is a size 2, this has to be a MINUS 4 Petite! I'm betting even Mick thought "Oh gosh...I can't look at that. Taylor PLEEEZE put something else on. If you were my daughter...no wait...my granddaughter..."
Here are some fan Tweets from RADAR Online:
Taylor Swift just butchered "as years go by." Sad. But a great show tonight.
Taylor Swift cannot harmonize to save her life. Bless her soul. Poor Mick had to try and save that song.
She looked a helluva lot better than she sang.
Rolling Stones were great- not Taylor Swift,she was bad
ew taylor swift get off the stage and stop ruining this song. sincerely, everyone.
Taylor swift was late for the stones concert, that's why they started a damn hour late. You're performing w the stones, how are you late?
I was there- It was great- except for Taylor Swift- my ears still hurt
So happy I decided to get a beer RT @chicagotribune Taylor Swift sings with the Rolling Stones at the United Center http://bit.ly/11o45uE
Taylor Swift. Looking Great. Sounding, not so good. Stones looking not so good. sounding pretty damn…
what have i done to deserve the horrifyingly cruel punishment of having to see taylor swift sing with the rolling stones tonight?
It's obvious that we are all hoping for the best for Jim Kelly. What may not be so obvious is the pain an NFL player goes through later in life as the torture he put his body through, from Pop Warner football through a professional career, catches up with him. Read this post from The Buffalo News Tim Graham on recent surgeries Jim has had, and then compare that with the joy he have himself playing the game, and the joy he gave you during that unprecedented, and possibly never to be duplicated, Super Bowl run.