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  • Thankful For Bad Gifts?

    This may be one of the sweetest videos I've seen this year! And the British accents of the children make it even cuter! This father wanted to see if his children were thankful for their many blessings, so he allowed them to open one Christmas present early, to see their reactions. The caveat is that the gifts...weren't that great...but the reactions of the children were PRICELESS!!

  • He came in like a...Nevermind-

    We've all heard of wedding crashers, but a guy in Holland just became the world's first proposal crasher – by destroying a home with a crane while asking his girlfriend to marry him. The hapless Romeo rented the construction vehicle to add a bit of drama to his proposal, but after he pulled it up to his lady's window, he lost control, sending it toppling into her neighbor's place and virtually destroying the top floor. When he tried to fix the mess himself, he blew it again, hitting the home with another massive blow. Rescue crews dispatched to the scene evacuated six houses while removing the crane, and what was left of the guy's pride. But it turns out that the thought really is what counts: His girlfriend accepted the proposal and the ring, and will walk down the aisle with him . One wonders what he will do when it comes time to send out the invitations. ~Rowdy

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    Your Weekend "Warn 'n Fuzzy"

    WALMART EMPLOYEE PAYS FOR ELDERLY MAN WHO COULDN'T AFFORD GROCERIES. Jenny Karpen is a new employee at a local Walmart, but she has already made quite a name for herself for her random act of kindness. Jenny recently rang up the order of up an elderly man who didn't have enough money to pay for the groceries he was buying for himself and his dog. But when he started to put some items back, Jenny stopped him and gave him $40 out of her own pocket to complete his purchase instead. The next customer in line was so impressed that he offered to refund Jenny her money, but she refused as it is against store policy to accept money from customers. Jenny said she just felt for the man and didn't want him to go home hungry. "There should be more people like that in the world,” said Jamie Cobb, Karpen’s manager at Walmart. “We just need to clone Jenny. We need to have Jenny’s one through ten.” -amen, and Merry Christmas. ~Rowdy

  • Easy "Elf-on-the-Shelf" Ideas that are HILARIOUS!!

    Since my son Nick is now 14, he is (thankfully) well past the "Elf-on-the-Shelf" phase that many parents employ to keep their little darlings in-check through the Christmas holiday. Might I suggest that the moms move on to "Hunk-on-a-Bunk" or "Stud-in-the-Tub?" No? Okay, okay...how about *these* EASY poses for your hired "Elf"...

  • Honey, it is a scientific fact!

    BonusBLOG! SCIENTISTS SAY MEN NEED NIGHTS OUT WITH THEIR FRIENDS Researchers in Germany found it was good for the health of men to be allowed time to bond with other guys. According to the study, male bonding is more likely to lower a man's stress levels than a night out with his wife or girlfriend, or time spent with the family. It seems guys suffer less anxiety – and have to deal with lower levels of stress hormones – when out in a group. –and where there is beer. ~Rowdy

  • Tweak Your Beak!

    A NEW WAY TO A NEW NOSE If you've toyed around with the idea of a nose job but aren't quit ready to pull the trigger, there's a solution for you that you're going to like. It's called liquid rhinoplasty, and it basically involves injecting fluid into your nose to change the shape, reshape the nasal tip, straighten the nose, and smooth out the bumps. It's only temporary though, so it's more of a way to take your new nose for a test drive before buying it. They even claim that the procedure is pain-free .. .though not free of charge. Just Asking ... What body part/procedure would you like to test drive before buying? And now, a rare treat, from our pal at Mad Magazine. Dig it, hepcat. ~Rowdy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCuiN2JnjpE

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    SIGNS YOU'RE IN THE WRONG JOB As we roll through December, it’s a time for many people to examine what happened over the last year – and what they want to happen in the coming year. It could be that you’re in the wrong job. How do you know? Well, here are some signs to look for: • You no longer believe in what the company does. • Your job doesn’t tap into your natural abilities. • You aren’t gaining new skills or you don’t feel challenged. • You don’t find joy in the victories at work. • You don’t feel your work is valued. • You realize growth opportunities are severely limited. • You hate it when new friends ask what you do for a living. • You’ve lost respect for your boss. • You’ve got an "itch" for a new job that is overwhelming. So, I'm just asking to ask: What’s the boldest move you have planned for 2015? In your wildest dreams, what’s the best thing that could happen to you in 2015? Are you actually going to do something in the New Year to chase this dream? -Leave your comments below...

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    FOUR-YEAR-OLD'S LOVE LETTER GOES VIRAL Valentine's Day is still two months away, but a true Casanova spreads the love all year-round. Just ask four-year-old Bennet Skinner. The pint-sized Romeo has become a viral sensation after a love letter he wrote to a classmate was posted online. Bennet told his mother he wanted to write a letter to Baily, a girl in his pre-school class, so he dictated it to her as she typed. The adorable letter reads, "Will you please come to my house? Let’s play together. I think you are pretty like a horse or a ladybug. I’m not sure which. You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me. I love you and I lost a tooth last night. I think I would like to do a magic trick for you and then let you watch me battle robots. Love, Bennet." Bennet's mom Jennifer says, "He talks constantly about [Baily] and how much he loves her 'yellow hair.' He will be having his fifth birthday party in a few weeks and the theme is knights and princesses. He is over the moon knowing that Baily will be dressed as a princess." Jennifer also said all the recent attention Bennet has received has been a welcome distraction from the health issues he has had to deal with. Bennet was diagnosed with cancer at just six months old, but the family is hopeful that an upcoming checkup “will finally declare him cancer free," she said.

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    Holiday Stressors! -we've got 'em... Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. The season is supposed to be a time of “comfort and joy,” but for lots of us, it’s a time of stress. In fact, a whopping 90% of Americans said they stressed out over at least one aspect of the season. According to a Consumer Reports survey, these are the Top 11 things that Americans dread about the holidays: 1. Crowds and long lines – 68% 2. Gaining weight – 37% 3. Getting into debt – 37% 4. Gift shopping – 28% 5. Traveling – 25% 6. Seeing certain relatives – 24% 7. Seasonal music – 23% 8. Disappointing gifts – 19% 9. Having to attend holiday parties or events – 16% 10. Having to be nice – 15% 11. Holiday tipping – 12% So, what causes you the most stress during the holidays? –more importantly, how do you AVOID it? ~Rowdy

  • Holiday Stressers-we've got the list!

    Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. The season is supposed to be a time of “comfort and joy,” but for lots of us, it’s a time of stress. In fact, a whopping 90% of Americans said they stressed out over at least one aspect of the season. According to a Consumer Reports survey, these are the Top 11 things that Americans dread about the holidays: 1. Crowds and long lines – 68% 2. Gaining weight – 37% 3. Getting into debt – 37% 4. Gift shopping – 28% 5. Traveling – 25% 6. Seeing certain relatives – 24% 7. Seasonal music – 23% 8. Disappointing gifts – 19% 9. Having to attend holiday parties or events – 16% 10. Having to be nice – 15% 11. Holiday tipping – 12% So, what causes you the most stress during the holidays? –more importantly, how do you AVOID it? ~Rowdy

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    DATING SITE FOR WOMEN WHO LOVE MEN WITH FACIAL HAIR!!! Movember is over and men have gone from beards to bare-faced, but if you are woman who loves a scruffy guy, don't despair - there's a dating site that will match you up with the facial haired man of your dreams! Bristlr is the dating site for bearded men and the women who love facial hair. It launched just 6 weeks ago, but there are already tens of thousands of profiles on the site. There are even Apple and Android apps!. And the best thing about it – the ratio of bearded men and beard lovers is about 50-50. That means it's an even pool of potential dates. And get this: The creator of the site, John Kershaw, a bearded software engineer, started Bristlr as a joke and it took off internationally. He had no idea so many people were looking for love behind a fuzzy face. Beards: They're not just for Duck Dynasty cast members anymore... :)

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    Pigskin Party! (Big Dog Daddy Style) College football and country music are like peas and carrots. Or, at least my good friend Forrest tells me. Which is why Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum are among the artists who've signed on to play CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship. Even if your team does not go 'all-the-wayyyy' it will still be worth the short drive Down I-35 to Big D. But, if you can't make it, the show will air live from Dallas on January 9th -- three days before the big game. Also taking the stage will be Big and Rich and Brett Eldredge. ~We should give big props to the SEC for having such a country lovin' alumni and student body. I could not really see this show being pulled off at a Harvard rowing event. Toby would be trying to mount an Evinrude outboard on the side of their boat! Rowdy

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    J.R. Nicholson called for an ambulance because he felt dizzy. EMT workers arrived at Nicholson's home to transport him to the hospital, which was about an hour away from his rural home. Paramedics had no idea that J.R.'s 35-pound Beagle "BUDDY" was coming too. Buddy actually hitched a ride on the outside step of the ambulance so that he could be with his masterr. They didn't know he was there until about 20 miles into the trip when another driver flagged down the ambulance and told them the dog was holding on for dear life. At that point, they opened the door and let Buddy inside for the rest of the ride. Nicholson was kept at the hospital overnight but was allowed to see his four-legged pal. *Mine would have peed on the ambulance tire, and gone back in the house. ~Rowdy

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    Some people lose their shirts playing poker, but Jose Canseco recently lost his FINGER. The former slugger, who recently had his finger reattached after accidentally shooting it off, was playing in a poker tournament last night when his finger suddenly FELL OFF. In a series of tweets, Canseco explains that he knew something wasn't right with his reattached finger and then it just fell off. He says, "It was very loose with no bone to connect it. It was also smelling really bad." (It's always something right?) PS: Always trying to find the silver lining to every dark cloud, at least Jose and country star Jake Owen have something in common-losing a digit in incredibly stupid ways. (sorry) ~Rowdy

  • It is Veterans Day

    It is Veterans Day

    It is Veterans Day! KVOO salutes all those who have served, fought and died for our freedom. Enjoy your well deserved recognition, as well as a small thank you from a LARGE group of people who cannot express in words what you have done for our nation. ~Rowdy Yates, The VOO Crew Applebee Restaurants: They will again provide a meal at no cost for all military active, retired and veterans. BED BATH & BEYOND November 9, 10 & 11th, 20% off your entire purchase. In-store only. Big Lots – 10% off your entire purchase. Offer available to active duty, Guard/Reserve, veterans, retirees and their immediate family members, with valid ID. Call ahead to verify. BuyBuyBaby November 9, 10 & 11th, 20% off your entire purchase. In-store only. US Military ID required at time of purchase. Chilis. Free entree to Veterans and active duty military from 11am -5pm. Denny's: Get free all you can eat pancakes at Denny's. Call your local Denny's. Dollar General. 10% discount on entire purchase on Veterans Day. Offer good for all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. The coupon can be found in the store circular, or by asking an employee. Also good online, use Coupon Code VETERANS DAY. Fox & Hound and Bailey's Sports Bar. Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free item from the 7 under $7 menu. Active military ID, retiree card, or other proof of service required. Golden Corral: Military Appreciation - Golden Corral restaurants will host their Military Appreciation on November 17th with a meal at no cost for all military active, retired and veterans. Grace for Vets: Offers Free Carwash. The Grace for Vets Program honors all veterans and military personnel by giving them a free carwash. The program has carwashes participating in all 50 states and includes 467 carwash companies representing 1,181 carwash locations. Lowe's Military Discount: Lowe's Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. Home Depot Military Discount: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran's Day. Hooters: Free Meal. Hooter's is serving 10 Free Hot wings to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Jos. A. Bank Specials: Veterans Day Sale- 1 Day Only!Jo'SS. A. Bank Veterans Day Sale OrdersKrispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee. Available only at participating KrispypKreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on. Little Caesars Pizza. US Military and vets get a free order of Crazy Bread, with proof of military status/service. Call your local Little Caesars to make sure they are participating in this dea Longhorn Steakhouse. Complimentary Texas Onion and non-alcoholic beverage for Veterans and active-duty military members. Visit their site to find a location near you. National Parks: National Parks will offer fee-free days to ALL visitors at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on Veterans Day. With proof of service, choose from a special menu with breadsticks and a choice of soup or salad. Outback Steakhouse: As an expression of Outback Steakhouse's appreciation to our Country's veterans and active duty military*, a free Bloomin' Onion and Coca Cola will be available to them at every Outback in the country. Red Lobster. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers. Find a location near you. Red Robin. Free Red's Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service Sport Clips – Veterans Day. Sport Clips offers a Heroes discount which includes active and retired military. Please call ahead to verify participation. Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch until 4pm. Offer varies by location. T.G.I. Friday's - Free Lunch: Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. The Olive Garden, Free entrée. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, during regular business hours.

  • Toby Keith: Wanted in VEGAS!

    Toby Keith: Wanted in VEGAS!

    Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas has been offering loads of cash to big name performers like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Kanye West, and now it appears they want Toby Keith. While the others have been offered a residency, Keith is being recruited for one show that would guarantee him $325,000 -- enough to buy a lot of beer for his horses. The paycheck is a little less than what Britney and J. Lo are getting and a whole lot less than the $500,000 per show deal that Kanye reportedly turned down. Toby's deal would also require him to do some meet-and-greet stuff. According to TMZ, Toby's rep says he will not be accepting the offer. They should have tossed in the ‘all you can keep down’ shrimp buffet. ~Rowdy

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    Far be it from me to go for ‘toilet humor’ But, my bucket list just got longer! ~Rowdy http://news.distractify.com/megan-mccormick/17-places-you-absolutely-must-poop-before-you-die/

  • Frighteningly AWESOME!

    Frighteningly AWESOME!

    Holy Cow! In the past decade or so, we've seen computer and lighting technology take Christmas to a new level. But, how 'bout a far more frightening day? Take a peek! ~Rowdy

  • Cool Kids Don't Stay Cool Forever!

    The "cool kids" in school may not be so cool when they grow up: A new study suggests the once-popular teens are at greater risk for relationship and drug problems in adulthood. Researchers followed 184 teens from when they were 13 (in seventh and eighth grade) until they were 23, and asked participants a number of questions about their lives, including whom their close friends were, which peers they thought were popular, and whether they'd used drugs or had a romantic relationship. At age 13, kids who acted "old for their age" — by making out with other girls/boys, engaging in deviant behavior like sneaking into a movie, and also hanging out with attractive people — were deemed to be more popular by their friends compared with other kids. But by age 22, these behaviors were linked with declines in popularity, and the former cool kids were perceived as being less competent at managing their relationships or getting along with friends. The cool kids were also at greater risk for criminal activity and substance use problems at age 21 to 23. *This clenches it, I am going to my High School Reunion now...~Rowdy

  • Driving with a Dead Man!!!

    A substance-abuse counselor was sentenced Thursday to 55 years to life in prison for hitting a pedestrian with her car and driving through a Los Angeles suburb with the dying man on her windshield. A jury earlier this year convicted 53-year-old Sherri Lynn Wilkins of second-degree murder, driving under the influence and hit-and-run. Prosecutors said Wilkins' blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when she struck 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in November 2012 as she was leaving a counseling center. She drove 2 miles through the city of Torrance, California, before other motorists swarmed her car at a traffic light and kept her there until police arrived. Moreno was taken to a hospital, where he died. The judge sentenced Wilkins under California's three strikes law, citing her long history of drug-related crimes. That tripled the minimum 15 years to life she otherwise could have received before being eligible for parole. *She was a substance abuse counselor? Better the devil ya know, huh? ~Rowdy

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