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by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Dude, I'm sooo baked
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Dude, I'm sooo baked

First time I've seen a goose fly without leaving the ground.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 65
Views: 8328

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Here in Charlevoix the Kmart is in the final week of their close out sale. Everything is 90%+ off. The parking lot has been full - checkout lines stretch to the back of the store - checkout wait was 2 hours. One person defended waiting that long saying it was like earning $300/hr. The pharmacy clos...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Is Coke making a terrible error in business judgment?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: Is Coke making a terrible error in business judgment?

At least weight isn't an issue for me. I've been consistently 20-30 pounds underweight for several years. Granted my AIC numbers have not always been within range. Some studies have shown that artificial sweeteners like aspartame can actually raise blood sugar levels higher than sugar or corn syrup ...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Is Coke making a terrible error in business judgment?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: Is Coke making a terrible error in business judgment?

I'm admittedly a cola junkie and have been since I can remember. Started drinking diet pop exclusively after I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 1996. The running between me and my wife is that she won't need to pay for embalming when I pass away due to the fact there's enough aspartame in my body to p...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Two Anchors Out at WLNS
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Two Anchors Out at WLNS

There are a lot of interesting stories I've heard about goings-on at WJIM-TV in the Gross Telecasting days. Perhaps one of the most interesting regarded the practice of double-billing. This was in the days when networks compensated affiliates for airing net spots. WJIM would sell network avails to l...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Florida Woman Chairs Meeting With Cat Owners
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Florida Woman Chairs Meeting With Cat Owners

She thought she could pull it off, but it's far from the purr-fect crime.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Job Interview Fail
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: Job Interview Fail

The pay wasn't great but the benefits were a steal.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Dustin Bonk Leaving WILX/WSYM
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Dustin Bonk Leaving WILX/WSYM

I've always enjoyed watching Dustin. He has an easygoing style and enthusiastic presence, and you can tell he loves his work. Wish him all the best in this new adventure.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 17
Views: 2223

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

I wonder what will happen to WGN-AM. Does Nexstar have any radio properties?
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Nestlè Waters - "Flint" spot
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Nestlè Waters - "Flint" spot

Water from those folks.... The CEO once said that water should be treated as a commodity. You get "X" gallons free then you pay for all the rest you use. This from a company that is basically getting their water for free! Water is free. Filtration, treatment and distribution is not. If Flint taught...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Hypocrite! Step down!
Replies: 22
Views: 2421

Re: Hypocrite! Step down!

True. The last time I was called for jury duty it was a home invasion trial. The defendant was accused of forcing his way into his ex-girlfriend's house when she refused to let him in. I was selected as a replacement juror after a few folks had been exempted by the attorneys for various reasons, mos...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: "Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: "Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam

Believe me I know it's a pain, but the only thing to do is just let the call ring. Call-blockers don't really work because the scammers use too many numbers to keep up. VOIP technology has made it possible to spoof virtually any phone number imaginable. Robo-callers are capable of dialing numbers at...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: "Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: "Medical Grade Brace" Telephone Scam

Two things to note: The Do Not Call Registry is ineffective against scammers. It is intended to penalize licensed telemarketing businesses that violate the law. Scammers are not licensed businesses. They are criminals. They are already breaking the law and could not care less about the DNC Registry....
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Steve Dahl to Leave WLS-AM in December
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: Steve Dahl to Leave WLS-AM in December

Dahl made reference to the fact his show was being replaced by a political program. I didn't know it was Shapiro although I figured it would be some form of syndication.

I know political shows have their audience, but I've never understood why the bulk of talk radio is either politics or sports.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Considering a smart phone
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

Re: Considering a smart phone

We use Total Wireless as our provider. Switched from Verizon when our contract was up a few years ago. Total uses Verizon's CDMA network so the coverage is the same for half the price we were paying on the Verizon account. Pre-paid service through a third-party has its ups and downs. Verizon grants ...