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Your Next DIY Masterpiece: PVC Trampoline Dome/Fort/Fairy Castle

Your Next DIY Masterpiece: PVC Trampoline Dome/Fort/Fairy Castle. As we make our way to the store for more cold meds, we wanted to show you a new way to re-use that old trampoline. You know, the one the kids have destroyed the safety net and no longer use? Meet the genius of the PVC Trampoline Tent- totally easy and a brand new fort or fairy castle.

BTW: One of the reasons I make the Todd do the DIY Masterpiece (the “Fairy Dome”) for Zoe every summer is that is the only place she’ll read with me. I have to be cunning and find new ways to make reading exciting for her. If you need some suggestions for kiddos who may not be thrilled with reading, there’s a great starter list here.

 

Plus! In Tell Me Something Good, East High School has an innovative way to keep homeless and struggling kids in school. You’re going to want to implement this in your kid’s school the minute you see this.

Want to support this amazing program? Find more info here.

Your Easter Dinner Menu – “Big Meat” And Chocolate Mousse Cake – 4.17.19

Your Easter Dinner Menu – “Big Meat” And Chocolate Mousse Cake. So, we’ve called the Todd’s spectacular rib roast “big meat” ever since our son MacLean saw the rib roast one day and let out a roar, proclaiming, “It’s big meat night!!” It’s such an easy recipe and nothing looks more fancy and delightful on your table.

If you’re more into lamb for Easter, try the Todd’s spectacular Roasted Leg of Lamb recipe here.

We also have Erin’s Tunnel of Love Easter cake on the show today…. (From Erin: stop laughing! I can too bake! Some things. One or two… anyway, two tasty recipes, no waiting!)

Want more tasty Easter desserts? Try our “Bunny Butt Cookies” recipe, find it here.

 

Oh… and if you’re needing some easy kid’s crafts for Easter, have a look at our Facebook page, Glitter and Glue Guns.

Arrested For: “Eating Pasta Aggressively” – 4.15.19

Arrested For: “Eating Pasta Aggressively” So this poor guy got arrested in Florida for “aggressively eating pasta.” You heard me. In Mississippi, someone’s been leaving mysterious bowls of… mashed potatoes on people’s doorsteps and in their cars. It’s been going on for two years, and no one’s not quite sure what to do about it. (BTW: for other weird arrests for things you wouldn’t consider violent, check out the “Fistfight at the Modest Dress Store” story here.)

 

So guess what’s the worst sport for concussions these days? Quidditch. We’re not kidding. Did you know there are Quidditch teams at nearly every major university and college in America, Canada, and Europe? Who knew?

(image credit: via Wikipedia Radiat)

 

So, you may think that you know how to open a can. So did we. Oh, we were so wrong. Turns out there is a really handy-dandy way to open a can and after 15,000 responses on our YouTube video, most have agreed. It’s life-changing, my friends.

The First Picture Of A Black Hole Or Eye Of Sauron From LOTR? – 4.12.19

The First Picture Of A Black Hole Or Eye Of Sauron From LOTR?  Is it just me, or does the first picture ever of a Black Hole look just like the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings, look at the side by side comparison.

Can you even imagine how terrifying a home invasion would be? You, hiding in a closet and desperately calling the police? Here’s a chest-cam view from a SWAT officer responding to a call here in Utah. Wait for it…

We’re rich! I just checked my family’s names out on Utah’s Unclaimed Property list- everyone has money coming but ME. We’ll show you how to check your nameCan you imagine spending the night in the Louvre in Paris under the Mona Lisa? We’ll tell you how to enter, but you have to hurry, the contest is about to close.

 

(cover image credit: NASA Event Horizon Collaboration)

An Interview With Your 3 Favorite “Dusted” Avengers – 4.11.19

An Interview With Your 3 Favorite “Dusted” Avengers. Be our guest celebrity reporter at FanX 2019 next weekend at the Salt Palace on the 19-20th! Watch the show and we’ll explain how to win. In honor of the Avengers: Endgame coming out this month, we have an interview with three of our favorite “dusted” Avengers to get you in the mood.

(Want to see the entire interview? Find it here.)

 

Also today, the most horrifying story of insects in a place who cannot imagine. I might be hyperventilating a little right now…

(Image credit: sweat bee)

Zombie Deer: It’s A Thing – 4.10.19

Zombie Deer: It’s A Thing. State wildlife officials are actually pretty upset about the whole “Zombie Deer” issue, and they’re begging you to stay hands-off. We’ll explain.

Spring means turkey buzzards at Chez Collard. If you’ve never met a turkey buzzard, they have a wingspan of about 6 feet and eat dead things. And like hanging out in our neighborhood. Eating dead things. Then, hanging out in our neighborhood. No small dog is safe. And once you smell what comes out of them, you will never eat again. Get a look at these fellas!

 

McDonald’s has a secret menu! Did you know about the “10:35am” sandwich? There’s more… so many, many more. You can get married at Taco Bell in Las Vegas now, so that’s… good?

(Image credit: Evan Amos)

Daddy-Daughter Dates: Sweet. And Sometimes Smelly – 4.9.19

Daddy-Daughter Dates: Sweet. And Sometimes Smelly. When the Todd takes our Zoe on a “Daddy-Daughter Date,” it’s always sweet. And sometimes smelly.

 

There was a particularly entertaining “Anti” protester at General Conference this weekend, you’ll love him. New Zealand may not have the Running of the Bulls, but they have something cuter. We introduce you to possibly the worst person in a position of power here in Utah. Ugh.

 

And in Tell Me Something Good, the most epic 13-year-old boy in North America. When his father leaves the family in dire circumstances and his mother working 2 jobs and taking the bus, this kiddo leaps into action. (BTW: need more stories of awesome kids and their… uh… awesomeness? Have a look at our “Kid tested and kid approved jokes” here.)

Be Our Guest Celebrity Reporter At FanX! – 4.8.19

Be Our Guest Celebrity Reporter At FanX! Wanna be our guest celebrity reporter at FanX at the Salt Palace next weekend? We’ll tell you how to win your spot as we begin the show today. Remember how funny Karl Urban was at last year’s FanX?

Also, Lehi REALLY hates chalk, since they’re prepared to charge a group from “Moms For Clean Air” for using it. Progressive news from General Conference last weekend… the most terrible “When Animals Attack” video from an unlikely source… and a delightful story of instant karma involving a poacher.

Jeff Goldblum At FanX – Be Our Celebrity Guest Reporter! – 4.5.19

Jeff Goldblum At FanX – Be Our Celebrity Guest Reporter! Remember how adorable Jeff Goldblum was at FanX last year? How would you like to be in the media pit with us this year? We’ll tell you how to win your spot as our celebrity guest reporter on the show today.

 

Why the SafeUtah app has saved dozens- maybe hundreds of lives… why you might freak out when you open your gas bill this month… and how Emilio Estevez made his latest movie based on the SLC Public Library.

How To Tell Someone Is Scamming You: Lesson One – 4.4.19

How To Tell Someone Is Scamming You: Lesson One. Would you like to be our guest celebrity reporter at FanX at the Salt Palace on the 19-20? The interviews, the filming? Here’s your chance- we’ll tell you what to do on the show today. How persuasive would someone have to be for you to give them all your credit card info if they showed up at your door? There’s a bunch of folks in Davis County who are out a lot of money today.

 

Todd is excited to tell you about a new NASA mission to the moon to retrieve some little baggies of… biological matter left there by the astronauts. Ugh. And SUCH a good idea in Tell Me Something Good that would stop food waste from school lunch programs and send frozen meals home with hungry kids.