Author: Mike Benny

Juliette is Flying The Coop!

Just in case you missed the news on Thursday…

PRINCE GEORGE (June 2, 2017): Juliette Nunes, popular mid-day radio host (and current, acting morning show co-host) has just announced her plans to leave 101.3 The River. 🙁

Juliette has accepted a position with NOW! Radio in Edmonton (1023nowradio.com).

Juliette will stop paying provincial sales tax on June 24th and will start her new position at Edmonton’s #1 Radio Station on July 4th.

River Program Director, Ron Polillo released a statement late last night calling Juliette “one of the radio DJ’s here at The River” — “who’s energy and enthusiasm epitomize the acumen of an employee”.

Mike Benny, long time morning show host, said thru a spokesman that Juliette will be missed, “mostly because she’s quiet and doesn’t touch my stuff”.

Rick Kelly expressed relief at not having to deal with Juliette’s parking critiques for much longer.

Jess Williams made a sad face. 🙁

Juliette says, “over the last two years I have grown as a community member, a radio host and have also grown a seventh toe”. – 1013TheRiver.com

For reals:

  • Juliette will be missed by her audience, the many community organizations she works with and all of us here at JPBG.
  • Her last day on The River is June 24th.
  • Her first day on NOW! is July 4th.
  • The River is now looking for it’s next mid-day host.

The Top Five Things I Have Learned From Juliette Over The Last Two Years…

#5. Never eat a burrito on the way to teach your hot yoga class.
#4. You can make it to your 25 birthday without knowing what a cattle guard is (and still get a job in Alberta).
#3. You don’t have to be a cat hording, recluse to do a morning show with Me.
#2. An adult licensed driver can actually drive all the way to Quesnel, thinking they’re on their way to Edmonton.
#1. How to tell the difference between pie sweats and cake sweats!

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Impossible Questions for May 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: People in Finland do this the most (they are ranked #1). Canada is ranked 19th and the US is in 22nd place.

ANSWER: Consume coffee [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You usually don’t plan to this (72% of the time, when this happens, it’s not planned).

ANSWER: Shoplift [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This has to be moving all the time. If it slows below 13 km/hr it dies.

ANSWER: A moving, unmanned bicycle.


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This is made up of about 75% water (about the same water content as a banana).

ANSWER: A human baby [source].

Robert Krulwich/NPR

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 38% of women are pretty sure they have done this (even though they didn’t mean to).
ANSWER: They’ve become their mother!


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Good liars are also good at this.

ANSWER: Spotting a liar [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This will last almost a whole day (22 hrs, 15 mins).

ANSWER: A flashlight with Energizer batteries (2 D cells) [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This has gone up $10 in the last three years – it’s now about $175.

ANSWER: The average amount spent on Mother’s Day gifts [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In Greece they do it the longest — an average of 13 years. In Canada we average 9 years and in the US it’s only 4 years.

ANSWER: Hold on to a job [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: An average guy will do this six times today, an average women about three times today.

ANSWER: Tell a lie to their partner, boss, or colleague [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The largest one of the these was about 20 inches across.

ANSWER: A bubblegum bubble [source].
Chad Fell blew a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 50.8 cm (20 in) without using his hands on April 24, 2004.






IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: According to a new study, men experience an IQ dip of 15 points while doing this.

ANSWER: Men experience an IQ dip of 15 points while multitasking, while women experience a five-point drop in IQ [source].


More Impossible Questions here…


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Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day 2017

703977_10151254730923119_86380795_o If you are looking for new and “different” ways to celebrate Earth Day, here are some suggestions…

#5. Make clever gifts for each other using only materials that are found on Earth like, gold, silver, chocolate, rubber, wood, plastic, mercury, bacon, ducks, etc…

#4. Throw a big party for Earth but don’t invite Megatron, Loki or any Romulans. Do invite Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Steve Buscemi.

#3. Calculate your Carbon Footprint and then make it you Facebook status for the day! (Example: Mine is 19.9 metric tons)

#2. Watch the movie 2012, but shut it off right before the global cataclysm.

#2a. Show compassion for faux-planets like Pluto, but never let them forget you got your own day!

#1. Use less energy by avoiding unnecessary switching of radio channels.

Happy Earth Day. I hope we win Planet of The Year again this year!

More on Earth Day here…

 

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Mike’s Impossible Question – April 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The longest one of these ever recorded lasted (2 ½ days) 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.

ANSWER: A kiss [source].

The Rules

  • The kiss must be continuous and the lips must be touching at all times. If the lips part – the couple are immediately disqualified.
  • Contestants must be over the age of consent in the country the event is being held.
  • The couple must be awake at all times.
  • The contestants must stand during the attempt and cannot be propped together by any aids, such as pillows, cushions or people.
  • No rest breaks are allowed.
  • Incontinence pads or adult nappies/diapers are not allowed.
  • Couples must not leave the venue during their attempt.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Where is the best place to suffer sudden cardiac arrest (based on the availability of equipment and training).

ANSWER: A casino.

[Source] (In The)… New England Journal of Medicine paper from 2000, researchers reported improved patient outcomes thanks to Las Vegas security officers trained to use AEDs. When the first defibrillation was administered within three minutes of a witnessed collapse, the survival rate was nearly 75%. According to ER doctor Bryan Bledsoe in a 2006 Wall Street Journal story on these recent changes in the Las Vegas Strip, “The safest place in America to suffer sudden cardiac arrest is a casino.”


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In 1998 there were almost 10,000 of these on Earth, now there are over 3.5-billion.

ANSWER: Google searches per day [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The happiest people are people that are ___ years old and ___ years old.

ANSWER: A study shows our happiness levels peak at 23 yrs and 69 yrs [source].






IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This very well known company uses no signage, disguises it’s warehouses and uses unmarked trucks for security reasons.

ANSWER: Netflix [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Most people think this is “a figment of your imagination”, but 68% of people say they have experienced it.

ANSWER: Phantom Vibration Syndrome – The feeling that your phone is vibrating when it’s not. [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Only 4.3% of us do this at work.

ANSWER: Test positive for drugs [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: A study done a few years ago (2010) found that just the sight of this can help a man feel more comfortable and relaxed.

ANSWER: Meat. Just the sight of meat can make a man more relaxed [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This part of a woman usually gets smaller during pregnancy.

ANSWER:
Her brain [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In a new survey, 18% of people said they would give up this for the year if it meant they didn’t have to pay taxes.

ANSWER: WiFi [source].

What would you do to get out of paying taxes…
• 18% are willing to go without WiFi for one year
• 13% are willing to gain 20 pounds
• 11% are willing to have their web browsing history made public
• 5% are willing to smell like a skunk for six months


More Impossible Questions here…


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Where did April Fool’s Day come from?

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Ever wonder where April Fool’s Day came from?

The story goes like this…

Back in the day, in France in 1582, Pope Gregory introduces the Gregorian Calendar…

This leads to New Year’s celebrations being moved from April 1st to January 1st.

Some people continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st – they were known as “April Fools”.

Soon, people started inviting “April Fools” to non-existent parties at the end of March and that morphed into the pranks we see today.

So if you want to get back to the original spirit of April Fool’s Day, invite someone to a fake new years eve party!

…of course this could all be a big joke 😉

Looking for some safe but fun pranks? Right here!

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Problems with cycling in Prince George

I sure am seeing a lot more cyclists on the road lately. Here are the top five problems with cycling in Prince George.

5. Keeping two double-doubles and a single-single in the little basket without getting the Timbits wet.

4. Potholes.

3. Deciding between hitting the icy patch or risking the puddle of indeterminate depth.

2. That wet strip of puddle water up the back of your suit!

1. People driving their cars, looking enviously, as you text and talk on your cell all the way to work!

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