Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Radioaffliction Vol. 9.1: Twittering With $2 Dollar Bills will Make Pluto a Planet(in Illinois)!

Special edition of The Radioaffliction with host Peter A. Clay and guest Robert King.

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Topics include:
Why aren't you using your $2 dollar bills?
A mini review of the Podcast No Agenda.
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Using social media and my addiction to using Twitter.
Pluto is a Planet(in Illinois).
And the Vatican Hates Dan Brown plus much more.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

For the Love of God Use Your $2 Dollar Bills!!!!

Years back I wrote an article entitled No Love for the $2 Dollar Bill in which a Taco Bell manager refused to accept a $2 dollar bill from a customer.

Now comes an article from the Kitsap Sun(?) about a 15 year old boy's collection of $2 dollar bills "allegedly" stolen from his room. $550 worth of $2 dollar bills!

I have said this before and I will say it again until we get it right.
The $2 bill is an active form of currency and is meant to used NOT COLLECTED!!!
Hopefully the money was taken from an estranged parent, who took the money and put into some sort of fund gaining interest and not sitting in a shoebox under the bed waiting to see if they are worth something someday. The fact is they are worth something.

Just think if everyone in the USA that is stashing away their $2 dollar bill took them out, dusted them off and used them, we would probably save the economy. And retailers take notice too. You have room in your cash drawers. That last slot is not for checks or big bills. They are to go underneath the drawer or that secret compartment behind the drawer where you keep rolled coins.
Let's look at the benefit of the $2 dollar bill in a retail environment.
If you are giving the customer back $9 dollars in change it is easier to give the customer back a 5 and two 2's than a 5 and 4 one's. Using the $2 dollar bill helps you use less $1 dollar bills and you make less trips to the bank and that saves energy.
That's right folks, using the $2 dollar bill will not only save The United States economy but it will also save the planet!!!

Take action everyone, get out today and get those $2 dollar bills rolling, keep calling it The Sears Tower and Pluto is a Planet(in Illinois)!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What You Talkin' About Willis!

They say that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and I guess when a building changes names it smells the same too.

But when I heard the news that The Willis Group was purchasing The Sears Tower in Chicago and then renaming it The Willis Tower, I thought to myself something stinks.

I shouldn't be that surprised, nothing is sacred anymore. Sports stadiums change names all the time, so often in fact that I've missed a few and others need to pick one and stick with it. Does anyone really know the name of the football stadium in Baltimore? Candlestick Park has changed names so many times and still nobody cared to the point that they finally gave up and started calling it Candlestick again.

But that is an entertainment venue that relies on advertisement as a means of income.
Does the Willis group really need to show off the fact that they spent a ton of money on a building that they need to re-write the history books?
You wouldn't rename the Golden Gate Bridge, The Empire State Building, The Moon or Lambeau Field would you? Or would you?

Of course there is the arguement that Sears hasn't owned the tower in years and why should they get the free advertising!

The truth is The Willis Group can do whatever they want with their money and call it what ever they want.

I will still call it The Sears Tower and Pluto is still a planet!
So there.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Radioaffliction Classics Vol.2: Fertile Soil Makes Great Lima Beans!

Volume 2 of Radioaffliction Classics takes us to late 1999 with Hosts Peter A. Clay and Richard Harrington.

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In this episode:
Rick takes exception to Lima Beans(????).

A quick market update from Stu Griffin(love those pork bellies).

And Rick and Pete get philosophical.

Bonus, an interview with the late Gary Allyn about retirement and being replaced by Rick as weather forecaster, plus he tries to sing a disco version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water".


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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Radioaffliction Vol.9: When Satellites Collide! 10 Ways it Can Be Contagious!

With Host Peter A. Clay along with C.K. and Robert King.

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Topics Include:
U.S. and Russian Satellites Collide and nobody believes my conspiracy theory, but it did lead to a comment by the Prince of Centraxis.

We review the website "Life With The Boys" and the article "10 Things I Hate(then Love) about Your Blog."

A message from our sponsor 1 & 1 Web Hosting and Domain Names!

"I Love Him and I can Change Him!"

A comment about the post from "Avert Your Eyes" titled "Annoyances".


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