An Oldie But Goodie, About a Swell Map. :)

Nov 22, 2017 45

This is the story of a man who spent a couple of years – 6000 hours, roughly – creating the perfect map of our country. I include it in part because the example and comparison to another map from National Geographic includes an image of little ol’ us. 🙂 Read the remarkable story about it right here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9  ...

Snappy Tomato Pizza Morning Mindbender Answers: 11-20 to 11-24

Nov 21, 2017 24

Snappy Tomato Pizza Morning Mindbender questions and answers: Monday 11-20-17 Q: 13% of pet owners let other people do what? A: Name their pet Tuesday 11-21-17: Q: Almost 1 in 40 kids born in 2017 won’t have one of these A: Middle name ...

In Which Todd Tells the Epic Tale of Battling Cold and Flu Season. And Loses.

Nov 15, 2017 40

A memory from this time last year. I found it serviceably amusing enough to share, for those of you enduring a cold, or about to be: Wrestling with the mother of all colds, one of those where you actually injure yourself in a coughing fit, and then you don’t really want to cough, or sneeze, or make any sudden moves. Also, I’m, at the moment, a radio guy with no voice. The resulting visit to the doctor yesterday ended up with a couple of prescriptions, including cough syrup that some might call “the good stuff,” so I can get some sleep. Well. My dreaming, which has always been at least interesting, has now taken a hard right turn into the outright weird. I’m usually pretty good about waking up when something turns odd in my dreams, but tonight it’s been generally a combination – mostly – of “why bother?” and “well, let’s chase this for another minute or so…” First up: the Harry Potter series gets republished, but in the... ...

Your *Christmas* Hit Music!

Nov 13, 2017 458

Your Hit Music, Win 104.9 is getting you in the Holiday spirit… And has become the first station to spread Christmas Cheer 24/7! Now through Christmas Day, Win 104.9 is Your Christmas Hit Music! Take us along whether you’re shopping the malls or decking the halls! Thanks for letting us be your Home for the Holidays! If you’ve got a favorite Christmas song or memory, drop us a line on Twitter or Facebook ...

Snappy Tomato Pizza Morning Mindbender Answers: 11-13 to 11-17

Nov 13, 2017 37

Snappy Tomato Pizza Morning Mindbender questions and answers: Monday 11-13-17: Q: When it comes to raising kids, 33% of us can’t do what? A: Pull teeth Tuesday 11-14-17: Q: When it comes to the little things in life that make us happy, this is #1… A: Hugs! Wednesday 11-15-17: Q: Less than 20% of us still use these A: Postcards! Thursday 11-16-17: Q: Experts say this is the “Happy Smell” that will put you in a good mood. A: Baked Potatoes Friday 11-17-17: Q: 29% of women say this is their biggest first date fear. A: Running into an ex! ...

Dimensions: 29 x 36 Inches. Oil on Canvas, with the Occasional Bug.

Nov 9, 2017 42

Why, hello there, Jiminy! Fancy meeting you here! It’s interesting to see how our understanding of art, and its creators, change with more information. We’ve heard for years that Vincent Van Gogh – he of the sunflowers and the sliced ear – did much of his painting outdoors, but to get such real evidence of that ritual is amazing. The evidence turned up when a Kansas City conservator happened to examine a painting of olive trees, and discovered…a grasshopper. Which led to another mystery: evidently the bug didn’t fly onto the canvas while it was being created, as part of it was missing. If it HAD been alive and whole, there would’ve been signs of movement as it tried to get out of the paint. So did Van Gogh place the grasshopper in the painting, or did it fall into the canvas from a tree, or what? It should be pointed out that the bug isn’t easily visible without intense observation, not something seen at a glance, which might indicate that... ...

Thinking About the Holidays Yet? This Might Be the Week to Start…

Nov 7, 2017 46

‘Tis almost the season! Today is the start of Dear Santa Letter Week, and what better way to celebrate than to help your child compose a letter to Saint Nick. Some websites have letter templates you can print off, to get the job done…find out more about Dear Santa Letter Week here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 I Want a Desk and a Typewriter…Oh! And If You Could Include a Baby Sister, That’d Be Awesome ...

Morning Mindbender Answers: 11-6 to 11-10

Nov 6, 2017 60

Snappy Tomato Pizza Morning Mindbender questions and answers: Monday 11-6-17: Q: 42% of people say, if you do this, their opinion of you drops drastically A: Smell like smoke Tuesday 11-7-17: Q: Americans spend 2.5 hours a year in the car doing what? A: Kissing! Wednesday 11-8-17: Q: 10% of us never do this, and 60% of us don’t do it at home. A: Wash the car   Thursday 11-9-17: Q: Only 18% of us do this at the grocery store A: Return the cart inside the store Friday 11-10-17: Q: Almost half of us say we have no use for one of these in our home A: Dining Room ...