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Heads up on Illegal FIreworks!

I wish you a Happy & Safe 4th of July Weekend! Also a legal one would be cool too! Here's a legal idea... Join MIx 94.7 for the Cedar Park 4th of July Bash w/ a Free Big Fireworks Show! http://www.mix947.com/pages/21629453.php?#.VZST5BtVikp

Here's a heads up on Illegal Fireworks:

"Fireworks that shoot up into the air are not legal within Austin city limits. But if you see your neighbors, shooting fireworks don't call 911. "Please call 311 because we want to leave those 911 calls for the emergency's for when those fireworks happen to start a grass fire or if it's up against someone's house or if someone gets hurt, we want that to be at the very top of the list," says Lt. De La Reza.

In the past, 911 has been inundated with thousands of calls. If you're caught with illegal fireworks in Austin you could be hit with a $568 fine. If your fireworks cause damage to property or a person you could be charged with a felony"

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Siri Gets Feisty

Aaron Paul's all over this one, and it's suddenly all the rage.

The Breaking Bad star tweeted about something that seems to push Apple's digital assistant over the virtual brink.

"What is zero divided by zero?"

Technically, there's no answer, because you can't divide by zero, because division by zero is undefined.

When you come right down to it, Siri's answer - while exhibiting a silicon chip on her shoulder - makes far more sense.

Siri's response: “Imagine that you have zero cookies, and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense... And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies... And you are sad that you have no friends.”

If you want to try it yourself,it apparently only works on iOS8...
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So What's This, Twitterature?

Stand-up comic Kumail Nanjiani visited Conan the other night and played a game called "Tweet or Literature."

The concept is based on the Library of Congress' recent revelation that it is cataloguing tweets the way it catalogues the greatest writings of our age, and every age before ours.

Think you'd do well with a game like that?

Check it out then...

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"It's Centered on Love"

On MSNBC the other night, George Takei - best known as Ensign Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series - visited The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss marriage equality.

George is a champion for gay rights, and Lawrence wanted to get his reaction to Donald Trump's comments about believing in "traditional marriage."

George, who was on a season of The Apprentice, talked about having lunch with Donald one day, and asking him how a guy who'd been divorced three times could call his marriages "traditional."

It's a pretty interesting interview, but I have to admit, I was tempted to say "Take it to Warp Three, Mister Sulu" about 20 times...

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What to Do with that Leftover Watermelon

Tomorrow's the 4th of July.

There will be cookouts and gatherings, and lots of people bringing lots of food to other people's houses.

Often, some people bring the same thing.

So, what do you do with that extra watermelon after everyone's eaten their fill?

Simple. You set it on one end, and start wrapping elastics around its middle.

Eventually, it will provide you and your friends with some sweet exploding summertime goodness.

Here's your tutorial video...

I want to play this game!

Posted by Viral Thread on Monday, September 8, 2014
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The Return of Rocky

Just when you thought Rocky Balboa was down for the count, he's back.

This time, he's playing the role of the crusty old trainer - the part Mickey played in Rocky's upbringing.

And Rocky's trainee?

The son of Apollo Creed.

That's what Creed is all about, and it's coming to movie screens this fall.

This preview was released the other day, and I have to admit, it looks pretty good.

This fall, your legacy is more than a name. See Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan in the new trailer for Creed Movie:

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Hammertime, SketchShe Style

You've seen the girls of SketchShe before.

It started a few months ago with their in-car rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody." They lip-synched and acted out the song while driving along, sort of like in Wayne's World, but better.

Now they're taking on MC Hammer, and doing it in a golf cart.

And on a golf course.

And it's pretty funny. Certainly up to SketchShe standards.

Check it out.


'U Can't Touch This!' By MC SketchShe! 80s hip hop, hammer pants and hype feet... The next SketchShe lip sync is HERE and cheekier than ever! HAMMERTIME!Note: No golfers were harmed in the making of this video.

Posted by SketchShe on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Drink more....

WATER! Did you know July is Hydration Month?! I just found this out, whyich makes sense since it's summer time... in Texas.. HOT. This leads to de-hydration, which doesn't do a body good. As much as you might like beer and the frostly beverages to quinch a thirst in the heat of July, they don't hydrate you properly. Be sure to add some water first. I also learned some coffee before exercising can be a good thing! I received an email from the Entercom Wellness Group, and I wanted to share w/ you! Check it out and don't be thirsty ATX! STAY HYDRATED!!! I need to work on more water int ake too. I'm not a fan of the taste, or lackof taste. Put a little flavor to it, and that helps big time!

July is Hydration Awareness Month!

Maintaining good hydration is critical to maintaining good health, especially since the human body is about 66% water. Poor hydration results in the buildup of toxins in our bodies which can lead to dry and itchy skin, acne, sinus pressure, headaches, and fatigue.

It's important to stay hydrated, especially when outside or exercising, as our bodies lose 2-3 quarts of water a day due to perspiration and breathing. In addition to drinking water, you can also eat hydrating fruits and vegetables such as cucumber, watermelon, lettuce, grapefruit, and celery!

In order to combat dehydration, please see the list below!

5 Tips to help you keep hydrated this summer
  1. You can determine how much water you need to drink a day by taking your body weight and dividing it by 2! This is the number in ounces of water that you need to be drinking each day.
  2. Pinch yourself! Pinching your skin is an easy way to check your hydration. Hold your skin between your fingers for a few seconds. When you let go, if the skin takes a while to return to its normal position, you may be dehydrated.
  3. Caffeine is good source of hydration! Drinking12 ounces of coffee an hour before you exercise can help you work out longer and boost your endurance. It can also ease exercise-related aches and pains.
  4. Carbohydrates found in sweetened sports drinks provide energy to help delay fatigue. Lab tests have shown that 6% carbohydrate (14 grams of carbohydrate per 8 ounces of water) is the optimal percentage of carbs for speeding fluid and energy back into the body.
  5. Drink at least 20 ounces one or two hours before exercising to hyperhydrate your body and allow enough time for adequate hydration.
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4th of July thought...

As pretty as Fireworks can be in the sky, they aren't Mama Earth Friendly. New studies are showing that. Also they aren't very healthy. It's suggested to watch them upwind, so you aren't getting a direct hit from the smoke/ particals they get in the air. To help, check out some of the public firework shows rather than adding to the pollution by doing your own (which I hear are illegal in many places in Central TX area. Travis County included.) There are many free shows to check out. Here are couple of ideas... Also think about reusing/recylcing if/when throwing 4th of July parties. Any 1 Thing you can do to help Mama Earth helps Big Time! Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July Weekend!

Auditorium shores Cedar Park

(New York AP)- July Fourth fireworks fill the skies with more than sparkling bursts of color. A study says they spew pollution, too. Researchers who checked 315 locations around the country found that the explosions temporarily boosted the levels of airborne microscopic particles. The levels were more than twice normal at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 4. They tapered off overnight and fell back to normal by noon on July 5. Other studies show inhaling such particles can cause a health risk. The new study didn't look for health effects. But the Environmental Protection Agency says children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases are considered to be particularly sensitive to particle pollution. The agency recommends that they watch fireworks from upwind.
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Freddie Not Impressed by Kanye

Yesterday, we took a look at the abomination others called Kanye West's cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

We weren't the only ones who were thinking that.

Check out this amazing mashup of Freddie Mercury "reacting" to Kanye's performance.

And then Kanye "reacting" to Freddie's performance.

If it doesn't make you laugh, there is no hope.


And by the way, to those who might think that Freddie actually had something to say - as I saw a few times on Facebook yesterday - please keep in mind that Freddie passed away in 1991.
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