THE MORNING MIX WITH RANDY HUGG PRESENTED BY QUAKER STEAK AND LUBE ON CLEVELAND ROAD NEAR THE CEDAR POINT CAUSEWAY AND BAY HARBOR WATERFRONT DINING AT THE CEDAR POINT MARINA.
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TUESDAY ON THE MORNING MIX
• We’ll look at the traditions of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras at 6:30 (and 9:25)
• Details of a new Just Pay Half deal, right after it goes on sale at 7:00
• We’ll meet this week’s VacationLand Federal Credit Union Terrific Teacher at 7:15
• Win passes to the Arnold Sports Festival, Paczki from Kiedrowski’s and more in the Game-O-Tron 3000® contest at 7:30.
• I’ll update the School Spirit Contest points leaders at 7:45
• Your daily 80s fix on The 80s At 8
• Steve Shoffner and Troy Baumgartner join me live from Goodyear Arizona for Wahoo week from Indians Spring Training at 8:05
• “Garbage In-Garbage Out” and other strange-but-true stories from the last seven days on Weird News Of The Week at 8:30
• At 8:40, I’ll speak with Peter Noone, lead singer of 60s pop band Herman’s Hermits, as he gets ready for a show Friday at the Palace in Lorain…and we’ll give away some tickets too.
• What stresses you out most at work?…plus “The Half-Hour Lunch Break” in our Mix Minute At Work at 9:40
Lake Superior State University’s 42nd Annual List of Banished Words (2016)
Through the years, LSSU has received tens of thousands of nominations for the list, which now includes more than 800 entries. This year’s list is culled from nominations received mostly through the university’s website and a committee makes a final cut in late December.
And now, the 2017 list:
• YOU, SIR – Hails from a more civilized era when duels were the likely outcome of disagreements. Today, we suffer on-line trolls and Internet shaming.
• FOCUS – Good word, but overused when concentrate or look at would work fine. See 1983’s banishment of, We Must Focus Our Attention.
• BÊTE NOIRE – After consulting a listing of synonyms, we gather this to be a bugbear, pet peeve, bug-boo, pain, or pest to our nominators.
• TOWN HALL MEETING – Candidates seldom debate in town halls anymore. Needs to be shown the door along with “soccer mom(s)” and “Joe Sixpack” (banned in 1997).
• POST-TRUTH – To paraphrase the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, we are entitled to our own opinions but not to our own facts.
• GUESSTIMATE – When guess and estimate are never enough.
• 831 – A texting encryption of, I love you: 8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. Never encrypt or abbreviate one’s love.
• HISTORIC – Thrown around far too much. What’s considered as such is best left to historians rather than the contemporary media.
• MANICURED – As in a manicured lawn. Golf greens are the closest grass comes to being manicured.
• ECHO CHAMBER – Lather, rinse, and repeat. After a while, everything sounds the same.
• ON FLEEK – Anything that is on-point, perfectly executed, or looking good. Needs to return to its genesis: perfectly groomed eyebrows.
• BIGLY – Did the candidate say “big league” or utter this 19th-Century word that means, in a swelling blustering manner? Who cares? Kick it out of the echo chamber!
• GHOST – To abruptly end communication, especially on social media. Is it rejection angst, or is this word really as overused as word-banishment nominators contend? Either way, our committee feels the pain.
• DADBOD – The flabby opposite of a chiseled-body male ideal. Should not empower dads to pursue a sedentary lifestyle.
• LISTICLE – Numbered or bulleted list created primarily to generate views on the Web, LSSU’s word-banishment list excluded.
• “GET YOUR DANDRUFF UP…” – The Committee is not sure why this malapropism got nominators’ dander up in 2016.
• SELFIE DRONE – In what could be an ominous development, the selfie – an irritating habit of constantly photographing and posting oneself to social media – is being handed off to a flying camera. How can this end badly?
• FRANKENFRUIT – Another food group co-opted by “frankenfood.” Not to be confused with other forms of genetically modified language.
• DISRUPTION – Nominators are exhausted from 2016’s disruption. When humanity looks back on zombie buzzwords, they will see disruption bumping into other overused synonyms for change.
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The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2020
Students heading into their first year of college this year are mostly 18 and were born in 1998.
Among those who have never been alive in their lifetime are Frank Sinatra, Phil Hartman, Sonny Bono, and Flo-Jo.
Since they arrived on this planet….
TECHNOLOGY: There has always been eBay.
They have never had to watch or listen to programs at a scheduled time.
Bluetooth has always been keeping us wireless and synchronized.
POLITICS: Vladimir Putin has always been calling the shots at the Kremlin.
A Bush or a Clinton has always been campaigning for something big.
TRAGEDY: The Columbine school shootings occurred before they were born. This class can relate more to Sandy Hook.
TELEVISION: SpongeBob SquarePants has always lived at Bikini Bottom.
Tony and Carmela Soprano and the gang have always been part of American culture.
There has always been Sex in the City.
SPORTS: NFL coaches have always had the opportunity to throw a red flag and question the ref.
John Elway and Wayne Gretzky have always been retired.
Serena Williams has always been winning Grand Slam singles titles.
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SANDUSKY AND FREMONT AMONGST THE DRUNKEST CITIES IN OHIO!
Almost one quarter of Ohioans have admitted to binge drinking at least once in the last month, according to CBS, which is the 8th highest in the the nation. Ohioans also have the 14th highest number of DUIs as well. So, using a study of the number of available places to buy booze, and by how often people are talking about drinking, while factoring in drinking-related divorce, a service called RoadSnacks found that Dayton is The Drunkest City in Ohio. That’s followed by Canton and Zanesville, but at #5 & 6 are Sandusky and Fremont! Cleveland and Lakewood round out the top 10.