Monty Python Didn’t Like Spam. I Don’t Like Eggs.

Oct 19, 2017 24

So, needless to say, I feel a little put upon that practically every place that serves breakfast insists on serving eggs with almost everything. I really just want a couple of pieces of bacon, and some fried potatoes – why should I have to go a la carte all the dang time? This is an old article, but the fine folks at Buzzfeed have compiled a selection of eggless breakfast items that sound tasty and wonderful. Even if you don’t hate eggs, there are some nice possibilities here. Take a look. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Savoring the Flavoring of Pork ...

Nope. This Time it’s the OTHER Selena…

Oct 17, 2017 25

(image: screen capture from Google.com) Nope. This Time it’s the OTHER Selena…as in, not Gomez. It comes down to history about one of the musical superstars that almost opened up the culture across the board, before her life was tragically cut short. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was a star on the ascendancy, and then it was all over before it began. Today, Google has decided to remember her with an animation about her life, for starters…but it’s not her birthday, or the day we lost her, so why TODAY? The answer is right here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Wanders Off, Singing “God’s Child” Under His Breath ...

The Most Wonderful Time/Of the Year! (Christmas? NOOOO.)

Oct 12, 2017 50

pictured above: feijoada, practically a national dish in Brazil As long as I’ve lived in Columbus at various times in my life, the Ethnic Expo is one of my favorite times of the year, like another holiday got added just before Halloween. 🙂 I know that I’ll have a catalog of favorites that I’ll visit every year – the sausages from one of the Philippines booths, the meat-on-a-stick from Vietnam, baklava from the Greek tent, wonderful German almonds from this truck – and then there will invariably be one new discovery that makes me fall in love with it all over again. And that’s why I keep coming back, year after year after year: the simultaneous loves of comfort and new discovery. Read more about the weekend’s events here. –Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Going All a la Carte Style, Pretty Much All Weekend Long ...

Todd’s Missing His Aunt Frieda. So, This.

Oct 10, 2017 53

You ever get one of those sudden, inexplicable cravings from your past, one of those things you didn’t necessarily like so much when you were younger, and then years later, you miss it? That’s what’s going on here for me. My old high school used to make no-bake cookies, and in retrospect they were pretty good – well, as much as I cared for them at the time, anyway. It took my late great-aunt Frieda to change my mind about no-bake cookies, just because they were so good. For me, it’s been a good few decades since I had them from the hand of the master, and so now I’m thinking in terms of “who might have a good recipe that will open up the cave of memory?” This recipe looks like it’s got some potential… – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Stand Back, Y’all! I’ll Lick This Pan HOT If I Have To! ...

Linkin Park Rendered in Movie Clips.

Sep 21, 2017 81

183 of them, to be exact. Somebody took a lot of time to pull this one together, and it’s worth enjoying every second simply to play “spot the movie” in this video. (My favorite part – without giving too much away – is the audio substitution using the word “no” for “know” at 2:33.) Take a look at here, and have fun. 🙂 – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Just Say “NnnOOOOOOOOO!!!” ...

50 Years’ Worth of Celebrating Small Town America…

Sep 19, 2017 59

…at this year’s Hope Heritage Days! The town itself has been in existence as Hope since 1834, around the time a post office was established (although the area was settled four years earlier). In fact, were it not for another town in existence, Hope might have been Goshen instead. For four days, Hope Heritage Days finds the town’s population expanding to 15 times its normal size…but even with the sprawl, it still feels down-home, small-town friendly. If you’ve never been, you ought to go. And if you HAVE, you know what you’ll be missing. See you there! (And find out more about this year’s anniversary event here.) –Todd Berryman Middays at WIN 104.9 And Heaven Help You If You Get Between Me and My Elephant Ears and My Grilled Corn… ...

Another Movie Todd’s Looking Forward To…

Sep 14, 2017 68

…is Battle of the Sexes, recreating the early 1970s tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. It was more than just tennis, though, but a signpost in changing times, when the old guard had to fall away and much needed to be recast. Early notices indicate that Emma Stone inhabits her real-life character admirably, and that Steve Carrell brings the noise as that particular member of the old guard. Here’s a fascinating article about Billie Jean King and the actress that plays her, at this year’s US Open. The movie’s out on September 22nd. Hope to see you there. 🙂 – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Cueing Up Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom” in His Head… ...

Did You See P!nk’s Speech at the VMAs the Other Night?

Aug 30, 2017 83

Maybe you should take a look, if you haven’t. This is one of the most powerful acceptance speeches for an award I’ve ever seen. It’s a combination of P!nk encouraging her daughter, but also encouraging young women around the world, telling them: you’re alright. It’s a story that takes a shot at body shaming, bad behavior and many other things, and it’s well worth a view here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9   ...

Only Seven Years to Go Until the Next Eclipse…

Aug 22, 2017 76

…which will be in April, 2024. And here’s the kicker: we’re pretty much right in the path of it, if you live in Columbus or nearby. This year, we saw MOST of it, but not the 100% (or near) block…but 2024 will be another story. There’s some good news coming our way, so save those special eclipse glasses. Read more about it here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Sun, Sun, Sun, Here It Comes ...

Todd Remembers Glen Campbell. :(

Aug 9, 2017 143

Getting the news that Glen Campbell had died really socked me in the gut yesterday. I knew it was coming, and inevitable, but still… Years ago, I got the chance to record a phone interview with him, as he was in the process of promoting his then-current album. I started by telling him a story about when I was living in Colorado Springs for a year, and instead of an ice cream man, we had a Sno-Cone man. Instead of the tinkly music you hear from ice cream trucks, our Sno-Cone guy would play Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” relentlessly from an 8-track player. Not the whole album, though: just program 3, over and over and over, the one that had the title track. I told Glen that as a result, I have a Pavlovian response: every time I hear the song, I suddenly crave a coconut Sno-Cone. Glen was greatly amused by that little story. We had a great chat, one of the truly great ones, but the moment that... ...