About Stunt Monkey

I do radio stuff including co-host the Big Hot Morning Show and then hang around 10a-3p on Hot 96.7. I like food, music, sports, and the outdoors!

The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

By |2022-11-29T07:05:57-06:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

"Rolling Stone" put together a list of the 100 best TV theme songs of all time.  Here are the Top 20: "The Jeffersons" (1975 to 1985) A tie between "The Brady Bunch" (1969 to 1974) and "Gilligan's Island" (1964 to 1967) "Sanford and Son" (1972 to 1977) "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (2015 to 2019) "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" (1968 to 2001) "The Twilight Zone" (1959 to 1964) "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990 to 1996) "Friends" (1994 to 2004) "The O.C." (2003 to 2007) "Too Many Cooks" (2014)  (It was a TV short on Adult Swim.) "Game of Thrones" (2011 to 2019) "Hawaii Five-O" (1968 to 1980) "Cheers" (1982 to 1993) "The Wire" (2002 to 2008) "Mission: Impossible" (1966 to [...]

Stats from Match.com’s Annual “Singles in America” Study

By |2022-11-16T08:50:51-06:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Match.com just put out its 12th annual "Singles in America" study on dating trends.  It's massive, but we went through and cherry-picked the best stuff we saw.  Here are a few interesting stats on dating in 2022 . . .   Dating now costs an average of $130 a month.  That includes $12 on dating app subscriptions . . . $39 on new clothes . . . $40 on your appearance and grooming habits . . . and $39 on actual in-person dating activities. Casual first dates are the way to go.  84% prefer a casual date like coffee over something [...]

BEEF @ Walmart

By |2022-11-10T08:21:55-06:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Have you ever heard someone say that they LITERALLY had "beef" with someone?  The grammar police might have had a problem with you . . . until THIS lady came along. A 27-year-old woman in Ohio named Maneka Gamer has pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct after getting into an altercation with a 37-year-old neighbor last year.  And they didn't just argue. Maneka was at a Walmart when she saw the neighbor, Precious Jackson.  They had a HISTORY . . . so Maneka flew into a rage and attacked Precious with the first thing she could grab . . . a [...]

Not All Heros Wear Capes … sometimes it’s a BIB!

By |2022-11-08T07:37:09-06:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

On Saturday, Philadelphia became the first city to lose two major sports championships on the same day . . . the World Series and the MLS Cup.  (Yes, soccer counts as a major sport.)  But there is THIS to brag about . . . Last month, a 31-year-old waiter in Philly named Alexander Tominsky challenged himself to eat 40 ROTISSERIE CHICKENS in 40 days.  And he just completed the task Sunday afternoon in front of a huge crowd of people.  (???) On October 8th, he announced his plan by tweeting out a photo of himself with a whole chicken in front of him.  At that [...]

It’s National Sandwich Day: Are These Foods Sandwiches?

By |2022-11-03T07:58:55-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

It's National Sandwich Day.  (As in the food of course . . . not an all-black-wearing, beachcombing conjurer.)  (???)  So what exactly are we celebrating?  It may seem obvious, but there IS some ambiguity.  A website recently conducted a poll asking people if various things ARE or ARE NOT sandwiches. Here are the results, ranked by approval: A PB&J:  98% say YES.  A lot of people even call it a "peanut butter and jelly sandwich."  It's right there in the name! Breakfast Bagels:  87% say YES. Burgers:  62% say YES. Avocado Toast:  38% say YES. Eggs Benedict:  27% say YES.  Like as an open-face sandwich? [...]

The Ten Best Foods to Eat While Watching Football

By |2022-10-31T07:43:21-05:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Did your football team lose yesterday?  A poll found it takes three days to get over it. The Vikings not giving us that problem this year! Win or lose, you hopefully enjoyed some game-time food. Here are the ten BEST foods to eat while watching football, according to the poll. Pizza.  27% said it's one of their favorite football foods. Burgers.  A close second at 26%. Chips and dip. Hot dogs. Fries. Meats and cheeses. Wings. Ribs. Sandwiches. Tacos.

Stunt’s 8 Rules to Trick-or-Treating

By |2022-10-28T07:45:15-05:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Yes, Trick-or-Treating is on HALLOWEEN! Stop calling the radio station and asking when kids are trick-or-treating Trick-or-Treating should be 6:00 to 9:00pm, right after dinner. Don't go ringing doorbells after 9:00pm If you are old enough to drive yourself trick-or-treating, you are too old to Trick-or-Treat We have 2 bowls of candy-one with the good stuff for kids in costume-the other is the crap candy for kids NOT in costume. If either kid does not say thank you following the candy handout, I am allowed to take back said candy. Hand out candy only. No raisins, no little trinkets, no "healthy [...]

People Are Celebrating Friendsgiving . . . with a Pizza Party?

By |2022-10-18T08:47:00-05:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

It feels like every year there's been a new PANIC that's threatening Thanksgiving.  The main concern used to just be inviting your father-in-law.  Now we've had a pandemic . . . supply chain issues . . . and inflation. A new poll asked people if rising grocery store prices had them thinking about canceling Thanksgiving, and a lot of people said YES. One in four Americans plan to skip Thanksgiving this year to save money . . . and that's especially true of Gen Z. 47% of people say they plan to host or attend a "Friendsgiving" this year.  They didn't [...]

Is Everyone Stupid? Rules for Surviving in a Stupid World

By |2022-10-11T13:11:24-05:00October 11th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

 Ever get the feeling that there are a LOT of stupid people in the world?  You're right.  There are.  And the world needs YOU to combat them. A professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley, published an essay with five rules that we all need to survive in a stupid world.  They are:  You're underestimating just how many stupid people there are out there. Anyone can be stupid, regardless of their job, income, or education level. The best definition of a stupid person is someone who causes another person or people to lose something without gaining anything themselves [...]

Suicide Prevention Events this Week

By |2022-09-26T11:28:49-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Suicide prevention advocate Emma Benoit’s return trip to Mankato this week has been expanded to include an additional community event as well as the opportunity for more high-schoolers to hear her story.  The community is invited to a free screening of Benoit’s documentary “My Ascension” and panel discussion at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 at West High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Mel and Todd Hoffner family. Refreshments sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System. Support by Mankato Area Public Schools. No registration required. 22-year-old Benoit participated in a similar community event at Mankato East [...]

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