Creepy Easter Toys. When did Easter become this huge payday for kids? I remember when Easter was, “Hey, Peter Cottontail brought you some malted-milk eggs…” and now it’s “Hey, Peter Cottontail brought you a bike and a bunch of toys and…” And some of the toys are really weird. Like this razor-toothed bunny, have a look.
Would You Drink This? So the big new taste treat on Twitter is a hard sell for me, but we’re going to try it on the show today. (Remember when we tried avocado toast with white chocolate? Ugh.)
The Utah Museum of Natural History is doing that whole “bring nature in” thing with a live bobcat found lounging by their front door. There’s LDS Missionaries getting deported from Russia… we’ll explain.
And in Tell Me Something Good, the story of the how reading stories in her jammies helped an elementary school educator raise her school’s literacy scores. Stick around! Today’s going to be spectacular! (Editor’s note: need more stories of only good and happy things? Right here, honey!)
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The Miraculous Power Of Taco Sauce. Taco sauce. Who knew of it’s miraculous powers? A man stuck in his car in 10 feet of snow, apparently… we’ll explain.
If the Utah real estate market is freaking you out, Jeff Stout from Fink & McGregor Mortgage is here to lend a little sanity.
Imagine your 8 year old slipping through the safety bar and dangling 40 feet over the snow while you’re clutching a mittened hand? Four 14 year olds saved the day in the smartest possible way. There could be more good news about TV series filmed here in Salt Lake, get ready for your closeup.
Do you have your tickets yet for the 4th Annual Todd & Erin Psychic Fair? We will sell out! I want to make sure you get to book the readings that matter to you. Find more info here.
Finally! A Beer I’d Drink – Made With Lucky Charms. Seriously, “Saturday Morning” is made with Lucky Charms marshmallows. An adult beverage that tastes like Lucky Charms. Finally, a drink I can enjoy on Saturday with my cartoons! What do you think about the new trend towards “Nostalgia Cocktails?”
The good thing about Utah’s real estate market? You can sell your house the first day it’s listed. The bad thing? If you’re not ready to make an offer, you’re out. Fortunately, we have the clever Jeff Stout from Fink & McGregor – Mortgages Made Simple – to get you ready to go- even if you’re not ready to jump.
There’s scary new warning for parents about a “MoMo” challenge… this disgusting video is encouraging kids to commit suicide- and is tell them how to do it. Parents and police have reported the video spotted inserted as an ad into children’s shows on YouTube and shared between kids. We’ll tell you what the police are asking parents to do. (Editor’s note: if you haven’t seen the latest police report warning about 14 adult-based apps that are dangerous for our kids, find it here.)
Ugh! Back to something happy- a wonderful Tell Me Something Good. I’d have a hard time cutting my waist-length hair, but when a kindergarten teacher spotted one of her little students getting tormented about her “boy haircut,” she stepped in- in the most beautiful possible way.
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Fistfight At The “Modest Wedding Dress” Store.
You walk into the “Modest Wedding Dress” shop to find a little something, next thing you know, there’s a fistfight breaking out that includes the bride and groom to be and the mother of the bride. Don’t we usually save that for the reception?
There’s a rather clever new plan that retirees are using instead of an expensive care center- the Holiday Inn, we’ll explain. Spending all that money on a care center? P’shaw! Why would you when you can get all the amenities and more at your local Holiday Inn for half the price? It really is a genius idea.
Good news about more possibilities for you getting help with Medicaid here in Utah, and sort of a reverse “Tell Me Something Going.” Starts good, ends awful… but on the bright side, there’s Girl Scout Cookies involved. Stick around, you’re going to enjoy this… (Editor’s note: would you rather have a sweet Tell Me Something Good? Read about actor Kevin Bacon and his lovely, continual good deeds here.)
Beef Tongue- The Dinner That Tastes You Back
Beef Tongue. The dinner that tastes you back. The Todd insisted on cooking three gigantic beef tongues, let’s have a look and see if they’re edible, shall we? (Editor’s note: want something a little less intense? Try Todd’s Tasty Meatballs, recipe here.)
The latest entertaining proposals about letting Utah drivers run red lights if “traffic is slow,” which doesn’t seem wise since they just passed the one that allows bicyclists to run stop signs. Then there’s the one from the legislator who wants to legalize betting on horse racing. And you thought school funding and public safety were important! Silly creature.
There’s also an infuriating new scam: how thieves are using your cell phone number to drain your bank account.
(screencap courtesy of The OfficeUS)
Who’s Utah’s most beloved TV couple? Jim & Pam from The Office? Rachel & Ross from Friends? You’ll be surprised. There were some interesting couples from “Orange Is The New Black,” “Vampire Diaries” and “Riverdale.” RIVERDALE? Really? Okay…
14 Scary Apps You Should Take Off Your Kid’s Phone. There’s 14 new social media apps that are so potentially dangerous for your kids that police have been issuing warnings about them- we have the list for you here.
Shauna Richardson’s life was saved by two strangers after she and her dog fell into the icy Cove Pond near Herriman last Thursday- she wants your help to find her rescuers to thank them.
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Ever wonder what they do with all those empty seats at the Oscars when celebrities are up on stage? Welcome to the life of an awards show seat-filler, and how you can apply to be one, too.
Plus! The Todd’s tasty, tasty meatball recipe. Are you looking for more easy-peasy beef dishes? Have a look at some other hearty winter recipes like Lobster-Corn Chowder here, or Roast Leg Of Lamb here.
Scariest Footage Ever From A Skier Caught In An Avalanche. Have you ever wanted to experience an avalanche? Neither have I, but we have the scariest footage ever from a skier who was caught in an avalanche up in Big Cottonwood Canyon. He had a GoPro attached to his helmet that filmed the whole terrifying thing. (video credit: US Forest Service)
So at what point do you get rid of those plucky poinsettias that refuse to die? I feel so guilty just throwing them away. Did you know there’s an actual mathematical code that can predict divorce within a 95% accuracy? We discuss.
And in Tell Me Something Good- there’s nothing handier than having a group of inmates when you need someone to pick the lock on your car and rescue your baby. And that’s just what a group of felons on work release did for an hysterical mom and dad who’d locked their car keys- and their baby- in the car.
Rage Yoga: An Exercise I Can Finally Get Behind. There’s screaming and the use of a lot of really bad words. But when you leave, all life’s irritations are left behind. Sometimes, there’s Rage Yoga classes with beer. Who wants to go to a class with me?
You know, I was a vegetarian for 8 years, so I can respect the dedication. But disinviting family members (like your mom and 3 of your bridesmaids) for NOT being vegan seems a little harsh. A new brand of Bridezilla?
Speaking of marriage, Todd and I are coming up on our 22nd wedding anniversary, yay! Do you know what one of the “traditional” gifts is for your 22nd anniversary? A door knocker. I’m not making this up. So… while we’re on the subject of celebrating wedding anniversaries, I have to admit that the Todd is much more romantic than I am. Any good suggestions for celebrating our anniversary? Twenty-two years and we’ve haven’t murdered each other! That’s cause for celebration!
We experiment with another one of the “Nostalgia Comfort Foods” out on your grocery shelves, does anyone remember the “Fluffer-nutter” sandwich? The Todd’s from Boston and I’m thinking it’s an Eastern thing?
Want to see the results of our other nostalgia food tests? Have a look here.
A humble group of West High students saved the life of a man by doing CPR after he ejected from his car during a terrible crash by the school. They kept it up until police arrived, then disappeared into the night. The victim’s family wants to thank them- do you know who they were?
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There Really Is Such A Thing As Quicksand & Someone Got Stuck In It. You know, I really thought quicksand was going to be a bigger threat in my adult years after all those episodes of Gilligan’s Island and those old Westerns. But some poor hiker down at Zion National Park actually did get caught in quicksand over the weekend! (Big kudos to his girlfriend for hiking out of an impossible spot to go for help.)
The Snow Moon tonight is the biggest Supermoon of the year- it’s most spectacular right as it rises.
Have you noticed all the “nostalgia foods” coming back onto grocery store shelves? Retailers say we’re all longing for the tasty snacks of our youth. So, we’ve bought them all. Seriously. Let’s give them a test run and see what matches up to our childhood memories, eh? Today we sample a huge childhood favorite and find a cruel, cruel betrayal.
Have you gotten your tickets for the 4th Annual Todd & Erin Psychic Fair? It’s the largest gathering of talented psychics along the Wasatch Front in one handy spot! Join us Friday, March 22nd at the Viridian Events Center from 5-10pm. You can get your tickets here.
About Todd & Erin
Twenty years of marriage, three kids, an emotionally needy Portuguese waterdog and the long-running Todd and Erin Show - we're about as Utah as you can get. The Todd is the master DIY genius that might save you or sink the boat. Erin is the Comic Con regular with celebrity chats and film and entertainment news. Be sure to enter our weekly $100.00 gift card giveaway - everyone deserves a little extra luxury in their lives, and we're here to give it to you, missy! Stick around, let's be friends. Life is good here!