Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Me and My Roku Episode 3: Private Channels Reporting for Duty!

Here is Episode 3 of the latest podcast from The Radioaffliction!

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In this episode host Peter A. Clay discusses his favorite private channels available to view on his Roku box.

A full list of private channels is available at

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Me and My Roku Episode 2: Gimme More Channels!

Here is episode 2 of the latest podcast from The Radioaffliction!

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In this episode:
Host Peter A. Clay reviews all the channels available from The Roku Box Channel Store, and what he likes and dislikes.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Me and My Roku Episode 1: Taking the Leap!

Here is the latest Podcast from The Radioaffliction!

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In the opening episode host Peter A. Clay discusses his purchase of a new Roku box, how easy it is to set up and start streaming video like Netflix or Hulu on your television!

What's Roku?

Monday, November 08, 2010

Bummin Cousins Episode 9: The Holidays Are Around the Corner!

Time once again to join the Bummin Cousins for another fun episode of information you need to know before shopping at Second hand or Thrift stores.

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In this episode:

  • Will the results of the latest elections effect Thrift Store sales?
    Is Halloween a Thrift Stores "Black Friday"?

  • A Shout out to Our Thrift Store

  • The results of our first "Bummin Cousins" Challenge!

  • Jim's chance meeting with Lauren Squires of KWWL TV at a Thrift Store in Dubuque, Iowa!

  • What is the protocol for Holiday Shopping at Thrift Stores?

Plus much much more!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Bummin Cousins Episode 8: George Foreman Grill Scoreboard!

Time once again to join the Bummin Cousins for another fun episode of information you need to know before shopping at Second hand or Thrift stores.

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In this episode:
*Are Children getting the Bummin Gene?
*The first Bummin Cousins Challenge!
*The Bummin Cousins give advice to former baseball player Jose Canseco!
*Support Radioaffliction programs by shopping at the MCD Mall!
*How Many George Foreman Grills can The Bummin Cousins find at Thrift Stores??
*The Bummin Cousins answer listener emails and tweets!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bummin Cousins Episode 7: For What It's Worth!

Time once again to join the Bummin Cousins for another fun episode of information you need to know before shopping at Second hand or Thrift stores.

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In this episode The Bummin Cousins have an in depth discussion of the value of products versus the price of products.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Bummin Cousins Episode 6: Ten Ways to Love Your Bummin Cousins!

Time to join the Bummin Cousins for another fun episode of information you need to know before shopping at Second hand or Thrift stores.

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    In this episode:
  • The latest adventures and updates of The Bummin Cousins.
  • Back to School Stories.

  • Support Radioaffliction programs with The MCD Mall.

  • The Top 10 Things To Look For In A Thrift Store according to Things I Found(at a Thrift Store).

  • Enjoy

    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    Bummin Cousins Episode 5: Selecting a Vision of a Vanishing VHS

    Time to join the Bummin Cousins for another fun episode of information you need to know before shopping at Second hand or Thrift stores.
    Click here to listen or right click to download!

    In Episode 5 the Bummin Cousins discuss:

    • The latest tips and finds from recent Bummin adventures.

    • Support Radioaffliction programs with The MCD Mall!

    • The story of two friends who started a film festival from shopping for used VHS tapes.

    • The value of shopping for VHS tapes?

    • The ultimate in dead technology- The RCA Selectavision Video Disc!


    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Bear Crashes in Runaway Car! Anyone seen my Peanut Butter Sandwich!

    "mmm Peanut Butter"
    A black bear attracted by the smell of a peanut butter sandwich managed to open the door of a car, climb in and got stuck, knocking the gear stick into neutral and sending the car rolling down a slope into trees.
    Bear crashes in runaway car - Yahoo! News

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Coming Soon: The Los Angeles Vikings!

    Another attempt to get public funding for a new stadium goes down in flames. It's not all bad. The Lakers left Minnesota for L.A. and they turned out all right, and it's a perfect fit for the Vikings, especially with all the bad acting Brett Favre has been doing the last few years!
    Vikings release statement on failed stadium bill

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    Saturday, May 15, 2010

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010

    The 10 Questions You Should Never Ever Ask!

    Not a bad list, I agree the most with #10.

    The question I never wanted asked is: Do you have a fire extinguisher?

    The 10 Questions You Should Never Ever Ask. - @TremendousNews!

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    Why Job Hoppers Make the Best Employees!

    This is a really good article(click the link below).
    There is nothing that is written that says you should just get a job and stay there for 20-30 years and retire and everything is lovely. I know it feels like that's the way it is supposed to be, but isn't and it shouldn't.
    I think you learn more and experience more from different situations in different areas of employment.
    One thing the article missed was that job hoppers bring their experience from all that they have learned from all that they have done.
    Why Job Hoppers Make the Best Employees | Personal Success | BNET

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    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Scientists Find it Difficult to Predict Volcano Behavior!

    I am all for research and Volcanoes are important to the structure of the Earth, but with all the history and all the research, when a volcanologist is asked maybe not a simple question but a very important question like "When will this end?" or "When will this happen again?"
    The answer should be a little better than "I don't know!"

    At least when a physicist doesn't know an answer(and they usually don't) they at least have the courtesy to make one up and make it sound scientific.

    Scientists find it difficult to predict volcano behavior, from The Washington Post.

    Monday, March 22, 2010

    Heavy Coffee Drinkers More Likely to See Dead People!

    Consuming the caffeine in seven cups of instant coffee a day may leave you more likely to see, hear and smell things that aren’t there, U.K. researchers said.

    Healthy Mind and Body - I see dead people

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    Kirstie Alley Denies ‘Front’ For Scientology!

    This is hilarious! Read the article and watch the video.
    First she drops the B.S. bomb(almost twice) on live television.
    Second, she admits she’s ‘too cheap’ to funnel funds from her weight-loss product for Scientology.
    And Finally the most famous quote, "The address in Clearwater is my accountant, and he’s a Scientology Jew. I don’t know what to say to it.”

    Kirstie Alley denies ‘front’ for Scientology - TODAY People

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    Update 3/21/10
    Kirstie Alley Rips 'Bigotry' on 'Today Show' |

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Packers Third Jersey To Be Unveiled Friday At Fan Fest

    I like the idea of a third or alternate jersey, but they plan on wearing them at home games.
    The intended purpose of an alternate jersey(to me)would be against opponents that insist(Cowboys!) on wearing their white jerseys as home jerseys. » News » Stories » March 10, 2010: Third Jersey To Be Unveiled Friday At Fan Fest

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    Monday, March 08, 2010

    How Long Does Bill Murray Spend in Groundhog Day?

    This is a very good post about the time line of Bill Murray's character in "Groundhog Day".
    I do this as a public service so that no one else spends this much time getting to the nuts and bolts of a movie.

    How Long Does Bill Murray Spend in Groundhog Day?

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    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko Forced Out! (NOOOOO!)

    Now she can form a Rebel Alliance and fight Darth Vader and the Emperor and fight for Peace in the Ukraine!
    I'm sorry, I keep forgetting she only looks like Princess Leia!

    BBC News - Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko forced out

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    Monday, March 01, 2010

    Russia President Demands Resignations Over Poor Performance at Olympics!

    Thank goodness Stalin is no longer in charge; or is he?
    President Dmitry Medvedev lamented that Russia "has lost the old Soviet school ... and we haven't created our own school -- despite the fact that the amount of money that is invested in sport is unprecedentedly high."
    You think they might have a chip on their shoulders when they host in 2014?

    2010 Vancouver Olympics: Russia president demands resignations over poor performance - ESPN

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    Update 3/3/10
    The Associated Press: Russian Olympic chief resigns after Vancouver flop

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    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    ESPN Suspends Tony Kornheiser for Remarks About Hannah Storm!

    ESPN suspends Tony Kornheiser for remarks about Hannah Storm - Sporting News staff reports - General - Sporting News

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    I heard Tony's comments on his radio show and I saw Hannah's outfit. I am not sure I want to be in a society in which somebody can't say somebody is wearing a bad outfit.
    ESPN grow up and show sports!

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper!

    Glows in the dark after exposure to light.
    Allows you to see the toilet roll clearly at night without having to turn the light on.

    This is what the world has been missing and needs desperately!

    GlowintheDark Toilet Paper | Accessories | Home

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    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Elton John says Jesus was Super-Intelligent Gay Man!

    Put this in the "What the Hell were they thinking" category.
    Why would you say such a thing? Stephen Green, director of Christian Voice called this "a desperate cry for attention." But from what?
    At least make a quote to some research that is studying such a claim.
    Dan Brown may have been writing fiction with "The DaVinci Code", but he had at least three "mythical" sources for which a "fictional" story could take place.

    There were at least a couple of good quotes in response, one from Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League,
    "Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say he was 'super-intelligent' is to compare the son of God to a successful game-show contestant."

    BBC News - Sir Elton John says Jesus was super-intelligent gay man

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    Canadian Singer Gordon Lightfoot Still Alive(for now)!

    Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot still alive | Music |

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    Well we all have to go sometime, we just don't need the Canadian Press and Twitter to rush us into it.

    So for now Gordon Lightfoot is still alive, until he's not.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Give Up Your iPod for Lent, Bishops Urge!

    Give up your iPod for Lent, bishops urge | Reuters

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    Interesting article, the Bishops also suggest, "eating by candlelight, cutting meat and vegetables thinner so they cook faster and flushing the toilet less often."


    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    US Boat Wins Back America's Cup!

    US boat wins back America's Cup - Yahoo! News

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    Who knew this was going on, and once again where was ESPN for the coverage? Sailing is a sport you know, and it's not like they have the Olympics!
    The Americas Cup is home again. Let's Party!

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Cocaine Found Hidden Among Valentine Roses!

    Cocaine found hidden among Valentine roses - Yahoo! News

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    I have to admit that is an original idea, but the problem is they were found because some of the roses were perkier than others!
    My only question is how many years did they get away with it before they were caught?

    Friday, February 05, 2010

    Radioaffliction Vol.12: No Moon for NASA Makes Me Faint For The Pro Bowl!

    With host Peter A. Clay and guest co-host Luke Dennis

    You should click here to listen or right click to download.

    Topics include:

    *My "Incident" at a friends house.
    *No Moon for NASA!
    *The Pro-Bowl(Woo-hoo!).
    *X Games vs. Olympics?
    Help support The Radioaffliction with The MCD Mall: Save 2-35% on your favorite products!
    *Should there be President Question time?
    *Pork better for sex than Viagra?
    *And should Weather Forecaster be fired for wrong forecasts?
    Plus much, much more!

    Thursday, February 04, 2010

    White House Shoots Down Regular Question Time Forums!

    White House Shoots Down Regular Question Time Forums - Yahoo! News

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    Am I the only one that enjoys Prime Ministers Question Time on C-SPAN from the U.K.?
    Why wouldn't it work here? It would actually show Americans that the Government is working(on something) and I think it would prove once and for all who really cares and who the real idiots are, and maybe that is what they are afraid of(because it might be the President and it might not)!

    Here is a link to the Presidents Q&A with House Republicans from C-SPAN and The Videoaffliction!

    Monday, February 01, 2010

    New City, Still No Drama in Pro Bowl?

    New city, still no drama in Pro Bowl - ESPN

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    I wasn't going to do anything with this story until I found out the story was written by retired Orlando Sentinel columnist Jerry Greene who is one of those cynical sports writers who used(I am going to use the past tense if he is insisting on using the title retired even though he is still writing) syndicate football picks every week and thought he was funny with his literal take on football teams(Calling the New York Jets the East Rutherford Jets, but never calling the Dallas Cowboys the Irving Cowboys which is ironic because East Rutherford is closer to New York than Irving is to Dallas).
    So in other words there was the nothing the NFL or the Pro Bowl could do that was going to satisfy him.
    So in case you missed it(and you probably did since the Grammys were on) here on some things the Pro Bowl did that were better(compared to the past)!
    *By having the game during the bye week of The Super Bowl, I wasn't completely bored on a ordinary Sunday pondering whether to actually check out Golf, and possibly missing Baseball and dare I say NASCAR(NOOOOO!)!
    *It gave ESPN a head start on Super Bowl hype and discussion. In the past what else would there be to talk about(because you can't just watch sports you have to talk about it) since the Super Bowl would have been the week before.
    *There were more people in the stadium(which it seems has changed names 4 times in the last year!) for any Pro Bowl I've seen in a long time(and more than I've seen for a Dolphins game in a long time).
    *It was a high scoring game that was close and went down to the last few series to determine the winner.
    *Aaron Rodgers started the game!!!!!!!!!!

    I know you can't teach a old dog new tricks and far be it for a simple blogger/podcaster to tell Jerry Greene how to write. But it is so easy to find something wrong with something especially since he had convinced himself he wasn't going to enjoy it anyway. Maybe enjoy yourself for once and in addition to his snarky style add something that is positive. Is it really that hard?
    I imagine it probably is.

    Update 2/2/10:
    TV viewership for NFL's Pro Bowl up 40% from last season - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL -

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    Update 3/3/10
    Pro Bowl again to be played before Super Bowl - ESPN

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    And if Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority means it when he says "“We know how much the Pro Bowl means to our residents." Make sure there are some damn people in the stands!
    Have a nice day! :)

    Obama Axes NASA Moon Plan in New Budget!

    Obama axes NASA moon plan in new budget | Reuters

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    I know a lot of people are going to say there are bigger problems that need more attention(meaning money), but look back at history and one of the affects(or is it effects) of the "Space Race" is the innovation that the science provided just to make things work that later was used in the public sector(like the personal computer, was that important?).
    Many of the problems that the nation faces really isn't solved by money(especially Government money), and if you take the grants and budget away from NASA and they rely on private donors, only the private donors will benefit from the science learned because they are going to want a stake in their investment.
    I would rethink this if we are truly concerned about education and science in this country.

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    Radioaffliction Vol.11: Domino's Pizza on Three Mile Island Will Lead You to Destiny's Playground!

    With host Peter A. Clay and guest co-host Adam B. Clay.

    You should click here to listen or right click to download.

    Topics include:
    *Domino's Pizza latest ad campaign.
    *20 year cycle of using 3-D in movies and soon television.
    *What actually makes sports entertaining?
    *The News you didn't know you needed to know, including Three Mile Island and The Mars Rover.
    *Adam plugs his new book "Destiny's Playground".
    *Plus listener comments
    *And much, much more.
    We encourage comments about the program! Use the Shout box on the sidebar or click Comments for The Radioaffliction!

    Pork better for sex than Viagra?

    From CBS NEWS

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    I really love the News sometimes, and I am bewildered why this wasn't reported more.
    President Cristina Fernandez(babe #2 in politics, the Prime Minister of The Ukraine is #1) of Argentina in a speech to help promote pork farms in her country said that Pork is better than Viagra with what I hope will be a famous quote where she said she recently ate pork and "things went very well that weekend, so it could well be true."

    Can you imagine if President Obama said something like that:
    "I just ate some Pork and Michelle and I had a hell of a weekend."

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    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    "iPad" is Apple's Latest Creation!

    "iPad" is Apple's Latest Creation - CBS News

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    Looks like a giant iPhone. I am not stunned, but in 60 days who knows I may feel like I need one. I am glad they didn't go with the name iSlate!

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Mars Rover to Roam No More -- It's Official, NASA Says!

    Mars Rover to Roam No More -- It's Official, NASA Says

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    Very sad, but NASA got six more years out of this than they thought. But to think that this little guy is just sitting still functional makes me feel bad. Think of it as WALL-E stuck in sand and he can't get out.
    Sorry didn't mean to bum you out; back to real news, do you think Brett Favre will retire for real this time?!?

    Elin Nordegren Crashes at Brett Favre's Ranch While Visiting Tiger Woods at Sex Rehab Clinic?

    Elin Nordegren crashes at Brett Favre's ranch while visiting Tiger Woods at sex rehab clinic: report

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    Are you kidding me? Is this a real report? You are honestly telling me there were no rooms at the local Holiday Inn? The only place available is to stay at Brett Favre's ranch!
    This begs the question, will Brett Favre retire?

    Mamma Mia! ABBAWORLD Theme Park Opens in London!

    Mamma Mia! ABBAWORLD theme park opens in London - Yahoo! News

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    Take Fernando and bring lots of Money, Money, Money and Take a Chance on it!

    How to Use a Semicolon; It's Good to Know!

    How to use a semicolon - The Oatmeal

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    Informative and entertaining look at a most misused punctuation.

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    Kelly Kulick is First Woman to Capture Title on PBA Tour!

    Kulick is first woman to capture title on PBA Tour -

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    This should be a bigger deal! At the very least ESPN should be putting this on their bottom line, especially since they actually covered the match(when they were actually showing sports!)!
    Way to go Kelly!

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    Radioaffliction Classics Vol.5: Dr. F. ARThur Baker and a Shortage of Vowels

    You should click here to download Vol. 5 of Radioaffliction Classics.

    In this episode we go way back in time:

    Somebody wins a date with me, Peter A. Clay.

    We meet Dr. F. ARThur Baker of Flatulence Anonymous

    And we asked the Question, is there a shortage of vowels?

    Plus much more!
    My thanks to my dear friends, Steve Zavaterro, Richard Harrington, Brett & Karin McFall for their participation.

    Friday, January 22, 2010

    Oakland A's Prospect Leaving Baseball for Priesthood!

    Oakland As prospect leaving baseball for priesthood - MLB News - FOX Sports on MSN

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    Holy Crap!
    I know that there is a shortage of Priests, but my first impression is that the Priesthood and the Catholic Church will always be there. Your chance to play Baseball is a limited window that seems to be open for him.
    But who am I to say what a young man should do. If he feels he is getting the call, that is a hard one to say take a message.

    Three Mile Island Generator Moving to N.C.!

    Three Mile Island Generator Moving to N.C. - CBS News

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    There is a scene from "World According to Garp" when they are looking at a house and a small plane crashes into it. They decide to take the house because they figure that something like that can never happen again(or what are the odds of that happening again).

    So why not reuse a generator that hasn't been used in 31 years that was part of a reactor that had a stuck valve that led to a partial meltdown. Now what are the chances of anything bad ever happening again?

    Doctor Claims He Has Evidence of the Afterlife?

    Doctor claims he has evidence of the afterlife - TODAY People

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    Okay, near death is still alive and that means the brain is still working and electricity is still flowing.
    I am not trying to be a denialist but I am not sure the science in.

    Radioaffliction Classics with The Bummin Cousins: Delightfully Weird Streaming!

    The Bummin Cousins Peter A. Clay and Jim Reid are back with a wonderful podcast about the things found in Thrift Stores and Flea Markets. Cl...