We talked with attorney Chris Pate from Case, Moses, Zimmerman and Martin yesterday about the truck with all the Christmas lights. He looked up the ordinance for which the owner of the truck with all the Christmas lights was cited. Mr. Pate says, if he changed the lights to clear he probably would not be in violation. The idea is to prevent his vehicle from being mistaken for a police vehicle. I get not sticking a light bar or a strobe light on your car, but if someone mistakes this for a police vehicle better check him/her for DUI.
So, if you put non-blinking Christmas lights all over your vehicle at Christmas, and I do mean all over your vehicle, is anyone really going to mistake your truck for a cop car? Apparently so, according to the officer who wrote local Philanthropist, Dave Hill a tickets this past weekend. We will see what the lawyers from Case, Moses, ZImmerman and Martin have to say about it. Seems pretty harsh to me. People don't pull over for the real thing. I doubt they'd be inconvenienced by pulling over for this guy!
Each year I vow to get all my Christmas decorating, inside and out, done in one day. It never happens. I am on about the 9th hour of decorating...spread over several days... and I imagine I have about 4 more to do..not including any party giving stuff....Anybody get theirs done really quickly? Any good secrets gals or guys on getting the lights or the tree up and down? Email me at jharrison@1045thefox.
Here is a list of Time Magazine's Worst Films Of 2012. 10. One For The Money 9. The Odd Life Of Timothy ... Green 8. What To Expect When You're Expecting 7. Alex Cross 6. The Lorax 5. This Means War 4. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3. Hyde Park On Hudson 2. John Carter 1. Cloud Atlas
We're looking for the best (and worst) Christmas light displays in the Wichita area. e-mail pics to: email@example.com and we'll start a photo gallery. You would be hard pressed to find a display like this one in Perth Australia.
Props to all the great men who listen to the Fox. We had a story about a grocery store in NYC that was trying to attract male customers by creating an aisle stocked with what they think men most want to buy. Our Fox men called to say that men and women both shop for groceries now and they don't need a man aisle...they shop for just about everything a woman does. One guy said he is about as manly as it gets, but he and Sweetie shop for groceries together. if you have an opinion on this either way...please email me at jharrison@1045thefox.
So, I love to decorate for every holiday and my husband more or less just puts up with it. Not his thing. I like to start early because if we are going to haul ten boxes and two trees down from the attic, I want them up for awhile and for me Christmas is over by New Year's Eve. So I am guessing that those who are critical of people who put up their lights on the Friday after Thanksgiving don't put up as much. How many boxes of stuff do you put up? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
AMC's hit zombie drama "The Walking Dead" is not known for its comedic elements but every now and again, funny things happen, intentional or otherwise. The jury is still out on whether AMC purposely aired a KFC endorsement and commercial immediately after a rather gruesome scene on Sunday's episode. In case you missed it, a swarm of ravenous zombies ripped open a man and feasted on him allowing Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the gang to escape unnoticed. Here's how it looked:
I love to shop the local stores and feel we all should. If you don't enjoy shopping...Phil and I will do it for you. You still have to supply the cash... we will take on the shopping duties. We will do this for the first 5 people who ask...the shopping list must have on it 10 or fewer gifts for us to get for you. Just email me to try and be among the first five...email@example.com.
Tuesday would have been the 70th birthday of Jimi Hendrix, and to commemorate the milestone a new theatrical film release of the guitar legend's entire Woodstock performance will be hitting screens throughout America.
If you love animals, including birds of prey, please attend bidding for the birds on Saturday November 24th at the Sedgwick County extension office at 21st and Ridge. From 9-2 there that day there will be a fundraiser going on for the Eagle Valley Raptor Center with cool things to buy (Christmas presents?) Plus you'll see birds...Here's AVATAR to tell you more....http://bcove.me/jpqdhlzr ~Jan
Meet Jasper, an amazing canine success story. Jasper is an English dachshund that was suffering with a spinal injury and unable to use his back legs. His owners volunteered him for a trial at Cambridge University to see whether cells from a dog's nose can improve the nerve connections in its spine. Doctors found that the olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) support nerve fiber growth connecting the nose to the brain and also regenerate nerve fibers in damaged spinal cords. After six months of walking on a treadmill, Jasper's owners say he now "whizzes around the house." Researchers hope that this might lead to advancement toward a cure for human spinal-cord injuries
Phil and I were very pleased to hear from Pat Morriss at LAPP that donations are still coming in as the result of our "Campout for the Critters" Nov. 8 and 9. The animals at LAPP are fantastic potential companions for anyone who could use a friend. We feel so happy that we could shine a little light on LAPP. Thank you everyone who supported us in our efforts in any way! We love you!
The new Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane will get its TV debut tonight on HBO. The film, which celebrates the band's 50-year career, will air at 8 p.m. cst and then will be viewable on-demand to HBO subscribers starting tomorrow.
She's nine and she's rocking the gridiron. Will she be the first woman to play in the NFL? She'd sure have to hit the gym..http://www.chron.com/sports/article/9-year-old-girl-dominants-on-the-gridiron-4022983.php
It's almost like Christmas eve for me as I anticipate the election results. The whole political process excites me. That appreciation was instilled in me at an early age. It started when I was in grade school. I campaigned for candidates by placing their business cards, explaining their stand various issues, in the screen doors of all our neighbors. SO long before the internet. Later I graduated to the illustrious position of posting the chalk numerals on the chalk board in the Election Commissioner's Office in front of the glare of TV cameras. Speaking of the media glare...here are celebrities and who they are backing today...http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/05/politics/celebrity.endorsements/index.html