So obvious, but so funny, the picture going around Facebook. It appears to have started with the Western New York page.
March 19, 2013 - 10:12 AM
Quoth proprietor Kevin Townsell, pictured above: "The real test of a true Irish pub is what they're planning for the week AFTER the St. Patrick's Day's regalia has hit the wash."
Three cheers and a leprechaun to Kevin for his good humor.
And for his righteous public house!
March 18, 2013 - 10:40 AM
Quick, which image is more hallucinogenic?
This one, snapped by Buzz's colleague Charlie Lewis at the St. Patrick's Day Parade?
Or this one ...
March 17, 2013 - 2:21 PM
Buzz would have seen more of the Home Show except we made the mistake of walking into the Hybrid-Nation high-tech bed exhibit.
There was New Age music playing the lights were low.
End result, as we say here in Buffalo...
He was from Outer Mongolia. We absorbed that much before dropping off.
Wonderful event, the Home Show.
We left feeling really well-rested!
March 14, 2013 - 1:53 PM
Buzz is enslaved today, shackled to our desk, too busy to deal with dogma or theology, but real quick, here goes: Ten things that appeal to us about Pope Francis, pictured above...
1. Can dance the tango. Could John Paul II do that? Huh? Could he?
2. Takes the bus as Buzz is wont to do. (Make that took the bus. In Rome he will probably have to kick that habit.)
3. Likes to cook!
March 13, 2013 - 3:02 PM
No fair, our Pope Alarm was late in letting us know about the white smoke!
By the time we got our promised text it had been a full three minutes since a co-worker had alerted us.
"I've been watching the live video feed," she said. "And I'm not even Catholic!"
It is fun, all the jokes going around Facebook. They're not mean. They're just funny.
WBFO's Bert Gambini posted this picture: "The Cardinals Celebrate" ...
March 13, 2013 - 12:11 PM
Like a big, trumpeting elephant, the Giants of Buffalo Radio panel discussion event looms in our future. It is Friday! It is coming up fast!
And the voices are rising. Last week we quoted the stream-of-consciousness soliloquy of Shane, Brother Shane. And yesterday Buzz picked up our phone and heard the voice of Stan Roberts.
That was a thrill! We were away from our desk and Stan Roberts, whom we kept picturing looking the way he does in the picture at left, talked to the machine. He did not say anything much, other than very graciously thanking Buzz for mentioning him, but heck, he could be reading the Buffalo Common Council minutes and we would be happy.
Search for Stan Roberts airchecks on WBEN's Steve Cichon's page, Staff Announcer Dot Com. By the way that was where we cribbed our picture from. Thank you, Steve!
Joining Stan Roberts at Friday's event will be other great voices including Shane Brother Shane, Joey Reynolds, Danny Neaverth and Sandy Beach.
We have to agree with Shane's assessment of the event.
Yesterday on Facebook, he said, "Things could get rowdy!"
March 13, 2013 - 8:04 AM
Why sit back passively as the Pope is elected? Why let them blow smoke, pictured above, at you? Get involved!
Two sites that will help you do that:
1. Adopt-A-Cardinal. You go to this site and they assign you, at random, a cardinal to pray for. Buzz got a cardinal from the Netherlands with the greatest name. It is Willem Jacobus Eijk! Or Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk. We do not want our prayers to be tripped up by a technicality.
2. Pope Alarm! This site promises to notify you by email and/or text message the second the smoke turns white! As it says: "You may be asleep. You may be busy doing something else ... and miss the 'Habemus Papam'! (Latin for "We have a pope.")
Darn it all, Buzz cannot sign up. We tried. The site kept telling us that we were in error, that our number was already registered.
Bitterly, we complained to Howard, the guy we married.
He said, "The Pope probably signed you up already."
March 12, 2013 - 12:04 PM
For one thing you are tortured at the gym. Not by the machines. By the sound system. The stuff they blast at you!
Usually we suffer in silence. But last night, to our astonishment, a woman who was not us began complaining in the locker room of the Boulevard Mall Buffalo Athletic Club.
"I don't care! I don't care! I don't care!" she began chanting, mimicking the song.
Everyone standing around burst out laughing, Buzz most of all. We love complainers.
"Well," she said, "it's better than that song the other day. 'Big Booty.'
"Who wants that?" she asked rhetorically.
"Isn't that what we're here to eliminate?"
March 11, 2013 - 2:51 PM
Holiday Man! Remember him? When The News' Anne Neville caught up with him in December, he was all decked out as a Christmas tree. Now he is painting the town green.
We were sent this rare snapshot of Holiday Man, whose real name is Bob Zeagler, posing with Mark Redlinski of Redlinski Meats.
May we direct your attention to the heart-shaped sign over his shoulder: "Always ... Free Hugs & Gravy!"
Gotta love Redlinski Meats.
Gotta love Buffalo!!