THE MORNING MIX WITH RANDY HUGG
PRESENTED BY QUAKER STEAK AND LUBE, CLEVELAND RD., SANDUSKY, AT THE CEDAR POINT CAUSEWAY AND BAY HARBOR WATERFRONT DINING AT THE CEDAR POINT MARINA.
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MONDAY ON THE MORNING MIX
• The top baby names of 2018 at 6:30 (and 8:50)
• Mark Fogg recaps the weekend Cavs and Browns action in Sports at 7:00
• Win 30 minute virtual reality experiences for two at Full On VR Game Room in Vermilion, a couple of the new Arbynator sandwiches and more in the Game-O-Tron 3000® contest at 7:30.
• A British new wave band starts out the week on The HD Tony’s 80s At 8
• Win a remote car starter in The Tune Town 12 Days of Mix-Mas contest at 8:05
• How much cash do you carry with you when Christmas shopping? The answer at 8:30
• Win tickets to see the 60s and 70s group The Lettermen at the Palace in Lorain at 8:45
• Infant ibuprofen and infant and toddler hoodies sold locally top our recall list on the Morning Mix Consumer Alert at 9:25
• How many of us have side hustles these days? Find out, plus “The Former Co-Worker” in our Hart’s Tree Service Mix Minute At Work at 9:40
FRIDAY’S HD TONY’S 80s AT 8 SONG: TOTO-AFRICA. Weezer had a hit remake of it this summer, but people still LOVE the original.
2018’s TOP BABY NAMES, ACCORDING TO BABYNAMES.COM:
Top 10 Boy Names for 2018
Top Ten Girls Names for 2018
THIS YEAR’S MILLER LITE UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER.
Love Miller Lite beer and Ugly Christmas Sweater parties? Well this is for you! CLICK HERE.
AND CHECK OUT THE FREEZE ALERT BEER FRIDGE ALARM!
It warns you when you leave your warm beer in the freezer too long to try and chill it down. CLICK HERE.
2019 MERMAN CALENDAR
Here’s the info for that calendar of hairy guys with epic beards dressed in mermaid costumes from the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Mustache Club, with money raised going to a violence-protection organization that helps women, children and the disabled. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE FROM THE ORGANIZATION AND TO ORDER YOUR OWN CALENDAR!
THE 21st ANNUAL MINDSET LIST
A lot can change in just 18 years, but these same 18 years also make up the mindset of today’s entering college students. Since 1998, the annual Mindset List has circulated internationally as a way of reminding professors everywhere that they aren’t just teaching courses, they’re also teaching students. The list has generated several books, prompted international discussions and lists and scores of speaking appearances around the country.
Born in 2000, the first year of the new millennium, these students are members of the College Class of 2022.
The 2018 Mindset list For the Class of 2022:
• Among the iconic figures never alive in their lifetime are Victor Borge, Charles Schulz, and the original Obi-Wan Kenobi Alec Guinness.
• Among their classmates could be Madonna’s son Rocco, Will Smith’s daughter Willow, or David Bowie and Iman’s daughter Alexandria.
• They are the first class born in the new millennium, escaping the dreaded label of “Millennial,” though their new designation—iGen, GenZ, etc. — has not yet been agreed upon by them.
• Outer space has never been without human habitation.
• They have always been able to refer to Wikipedia.
• They have grown up afraid that a shooting could happen at their school, too.
• People loudly conversing with themselves in public are no longer thought to be talking to imaginary friends.
• Calcutta has always been Kolkata.
• Afghanistan has always been the frustrating quagmire that keeps on giving.
• Investigative specials examining the O.J. Simpson case have been on TV annually since their birth.
• Same-sex couples have always found marital bliss in the Netherlands.
• When filling out forms, they are not surprised to find more than two gender categories to choose from.
• Presidential candidates winning the popular vote and then losing the election are not unusual.
• Parents have always been watching Big Brother, and vice versa.
• Someone has always skied non-stop down Mount Everest.
• They’ve grown up with stories about where their grandparents were on 11/22/63 and where their parents were on 9/11.
• Erin Brockovich has always offered a role model.
• The words veritas and horizon have always been joined together to form Verizon.
• They will never fly TWA, Swissair, or Sabena airlines.
• The Tower of Pisa has always had a prop to keep it leaning.
• There has never been an Enron.
• The Prius has always been on the road in the U.S.
• UK retail sales have always been organized in metrics, except for beer, still sold by the imperial pint.
• They never used a spit bowl in a dentist’s office.
• They have never seen a cross-town World Series.
• There has always been a Survivor.
• “You’ve got mail” would sound as ancient to them as “number, please” would have sounded to their parents.
• Mifepristone or RU-486, commonly called the “abortion pill,” has always been available in the U.S.
• A visit to a bank has been a rare event.
• Unable to come up with a new tune, Russians have always used the old Soviet national anthem.
• They have never had to deal with “chads,” be they dimpled, hanging, or pregnant.
• “Bipartisan” is soooo last century.
• Horton has always heard a Who on stage in Seussical the musical.
• Robert Downey Jr. has always been the sober Iron Man.
• Exotic animals have always been providing emotional support to passengers on planes.
• Starbucks has always served venti Caffè Lattes in Beijing’s Forbidden City.
• Lightbulbs have always been shatterproof.
• Xlerators have always been drying hands in 15 seconds with a roar.
• I Love You has always been a computer virus.
• Thumbprints have always provided log in security—and are harder to lose—than a password.
• Robots have always been able to walk on two legs and climb stairs.
• None having served there, American Presidents have always visited Vietnam as Commander-in-Chief.
• There have always been space tourists willing to pay the price.
• Mass market books have always been available exclusively as Ebooks.
• Oprah has always been a magazine.
• Berets have always been standard attire for U.S. military uniforms.
• The folks may have used a Zipcar to get them to the delivery room on time.
• Bonefish Grill has always been serving sustainable seafood.
• As toddlers, they could be fined for feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square in London.
• Google Doodles have never recognized major religious holidays.
• Chernobyl has never produced any power in their lifetimes.
• Donny and Marie who?
• They never tasted Pepsi Twist in the U.S.
• Denmark and Sweden have always been just a ten-minute drive apart via the Oresund Bridge.
• There have always been more than a billion people in India.
• Thanks to the Taliban, the colossal Buddhas of Bamiyan have never stood in Central Afghanistan.
• Films have always been distributed on the Internet.
• Environmental disasters such as the BP Deepwater Horizon, and the coal sludge spill in Martin City, Ky., have always exceeded the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
• The detachable computer mouse is almost extinct.
• The Mir space station has always been at the bottom of the South Pacific.
• King Friday the 13thand Lady Elaine Fairchild have always dwelled in the Neighborhood, but only in re-runs.
• Israeli troops have never occupied Southern Lebanon.
THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH
This massive collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to more than 600,000 square miles. That’s twice the size of Texas. CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES AND TO READ MORE ABOUT THIS ENVIRONMENTAL TRAGEDY.
Hey ’90s kids, do you miss the old Flying Toasters screensaver? Someone with too much time on their hands has re-created it. CLICK HERE.
Lake Superior State University’s 43rd Annual List of Banished Words.
These are words and phrases flagged for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.
LSSU’s word banishment tradition is now in its fifth decade, and was started by the late W. T. Rabe, a public relations director at Lake Superior State University.
Through the years, LSSU has received tens of thousands of nominations for the list, which now includes almost 900 entries. Word-watchers target pet peeves from everyday speech, as well as from the news, fields of education, technology, advertising, politics and more. An editor makes a final cut in late December.
And now, the 2018 list:
Tons – an exaggerated quantity, as in tons of sunshine or tons of work. ‘Lots’ would surely suffice.
Dish – As in to dish out the latest rumor on someone.
Pre-owned – formerly known as “used”
Nothingburger – Says nothing that ‘nothing’ doesn’t already.
Let that sink in – One could say shocking, profound, or important. Let that sink in.
Let me ask you this – Wholly unnecessary statement. Just ask the question already.
Covfefe – President Trump’s typo, somehow missed by the autocorrect feature.
Drill Down – Instead of expanding on a statement, we “drill down on it.”
…and the top banned term:
Fake News – Once upon a time stories could be empirically disproved. Now ‘fake news’ is any story you disagree with.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE LIST.