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JASON & DEB'S BLOG
City Folks Just Don’t Get It
Posted 3/12/2013 11:20:00 AM

TO COMMIT INSURANCE FRAUD OR NOT TO COMMIT INSURANCE FRAUD?:

Jason’s car window was busted in at his home yesterday morning. At first it seemed like nothing was stolen, but after seeing his softball bag on the floor, he was worried that his bat had been taken. No. The bats were all there but a box of new softballs, gone! Now Jason is faced with a tricky situation, should he file an insurance claim? A $500 deductible might require some imaginative filing. Jason *might* have had a pair of new engagement rings in there in case he met someone and now they’re gone. We’ll never know. Thanks Producer Nick for his bang up repair job. Don’t text and drive kids.  

 

FARMERS ONLY DATING SITE:

An unusual commercial caught Deb’s eye recently. FarmersOnly.com, a dating site aimed at “farmers, ranchers, and good old country folk” features talking horses, dogs, and cows and perhaps not the highest of production values. But what do I know? I’m just a city folk. “You don’t have to be lonely, at FarmersOnly.com” Check out the full video below:

 

DEB’S DIARY:  

Tuesdays we take a peek into Deb’s Diary to see what it’s like to be a hot, British chick living in Austin. With SXSW upon us, don’t go downtown unless you have to. Deb’s brother, James, arrived last week and his wife will be getting in later today. She was delayed because she had a prior engagement with Her Majesty the Queen. No biggie, that’s just how Deb’s family rolls. Now Deb is left with the challenge of coordinating SXSW for four. After popping her brother’s SX cherry last night at a secret Band of Horses show, it’s up to Deb to keep everyone entertained. Which shows to go to, what to do, it’s all a little much. Read more at Deb’s Diary

 

NICK’S SXSW PICKS: 

Producer Nick, as I’m sure y’all know, is a music aficionado and every year we get his insider picks of what to watch at SXSW. Today we got a range of music to satisfy even the most particular of SXSW-ers. From MC Frontalot to Driver Friendly and everything in between. Check out our podcast for all the insider music tips you’ll can’t afford to miss.

 

LET’S TALK TALKIES:

In this episode of the IMDB game, Deb confidently maintained her dominance over Jason, winning lucky listener Nicole a pair of tickets to see Metric at Stubb’s BBQ on Wednesday, May 1st! Congratulations Nicole. Tune in for more chances to win or go to the 101X Concerts Page.

 

PET OF THE WEEK: 

We're all about supporting animal charities, and bringing you the happiness of animals in your own home.  So you should check out our friends at Love-A-Bull, who are currently looking for a home for Tiggy, who has clearly lived with a family before, and she wants to be part of yours now.  She's very well trained around dogs and people.  Give her and the other adopt-a-bulls a look here.

 

I LOVE YOU CALL:

At 8:50 Deb calls a random business and tries to get the person answering the phone to say, “I love you.” Today Deb called Taylor Battery Systems in Tennessee. We’re not too sure what was going on at the other end of the line, but it sounded like Gary was in a wind tunnel. When it came down to the tee, Gary was gone like the wind, not even giving Deb a chance to get an “I love you.” Let’s hope Deb’s fortune changes tomorrow.

 

DOES DEB KNOW STUFF:

Every day we “trivialize” Deb by asking her quiz questions, then laughing when she doesn’t know the answers. Today we quizzed Deb on her knowledge of Shaquille O’Neal. Unfortunately for listener Luis, Deb’s Shaq knowledge didn’t meet his expectations and caller X got tickets to the 101X Showcase tomorrow night at Buffalo Billiards as well as a Fado Irish Pub prize pack including FIP tickets to this Sunday’s St. Paddy’s Day celebrations with a live broadcast and many other goodies.

 

 

NEWS: 

Yesterday people lined up to see the one and only, Shaquille O’Neal, as he joined SXSW Interactive. The self-proclaimed “world’s tallest geek” came into Austin to promote Tout as well as source new innovation. Perhaps his sagest piece of advice, “hire people smarter than you… people who are way, way smarter than me.”  

Gerard Butler is none too happy with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville. A paparazzo told him “Brandi Glanville says you’re great in bed!” Caught off guard, Butler responded, “Who's Brandi Glanville?” In an interview with Howard Stern, Butler defended himself, “because one, I didn’t know her last name," he added laughing, "and two, I didn’t know she was a celebrity and I didn’t know she was going to f**king tell people about it!"

A new study from Cambridge University has revealed what your ‘likes’ say about you.  People with high IQs tended to like curly fries and Morgan Freeman’s voice, those more satisfied with life are more likely to enjoy Indiana Jones and swimming, and fans of Hello Kitty tended to be high on Openness and low on “Conscientiousness,” “Agreeableness,” and “Emotional Stability.”

 

SPORTS: 

Michael Vick has ‘written’ a book in a bid for redemption following the controversy surrounding a dog fighting ring he’d set up and pleaded guilty to in 2007. Vick was scheduled for a book tour; however, his publisher decided to cancel after threats were aimed at Vick and the bookstores he was scheduled to appear at.

Today is the first day of the NFL year. At 4pm EDT, the official start of the NFL year begins and business can ensue. Yesterday, some pretty big trades were announced. The Baltimore Ravens traded wide-receiver Anquan Boldin to the 49ers in exchange for a 6th round pick. Another notable trade involves Percy Harvin. Harvin will be leaving Minnesota where he’s been audibly discontent and will join the Seattle Seahawks.

Penn State released the current cost of the Jerry Sandusky scandal yesterday. According to ESPN, the university has paid out $41m. The actual amount is expected to be far more with civil suits pending and revenues lost as a result of the scandal.

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