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Nightside Project

End your commute happy with Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project. The Nightside Project covers politics and news of the day with comic flair and even a little satire. Plus each episode ends with a feel-good #ZenHeadlines story submitted by the audience.
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Jul 8, 2017

“My boyfriend and I broke up a few days after prom,” Twitter user Gabi Dunn wrote on Tuesday, July 4. "So I decided to ‘edit' the photos a little.” Dunn Photoshopped Reynolds’ body and face over her ex-boyfriend and the famous actor decided to chime in on Twitter, making Gabi's day.

Jul 8, 2017

Evita Delmundo, a 20-year-old from Sabah, was born with moles spotting her body from head to toe, the woman was ridiculed and bullied for her appearance but now people are raving about her after she has set her sights on becoming the next Miss Universe Malaysia.

Jul 7, 2017

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie decided to take in the sun at a state park that had closed to the rest of the state's residents due to a budget impasse but now we've finally got the justice we needed - a Chris Christie Sand Sculpture.

Also, United States President Donald Trump has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and we're here to offer some advice to Trump.

Jul 7, 2017

KTLA 5 journalist Wendy Berch was out covering a July 4th 'Iron Man' contest at a Los Angeles beach when she was hit with quite the surprise. Join us for a brand new game of "Which One is Going to Throw Up?"!

Jul 6, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss whether or not their marriages could survive their story for the day. Its when a Mexican soccer fan Arturo Garcia took his team fandom to a new level for the Confederations Cup. In the lie of the century, the Puebla resident told his wife he was going to the store for cigarettes. Instead of getting his fix of nicotine, however, Garcia instead took a flight to Russia to watch his beloved national team play in the tournament.

George Jedenoff is our zenheadlines story of the day after he celebrated hitting 100 by skiing from the top of Hidden Peak to Tram Tower 4 at Snowbird. Jedenoff was joined by several longtime skiing friends, as well as his children and grandchildren, who came to see him attach a 100+ skier patch to his jacket. Life Goals

Jul 6, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are blown away as NASA has okayed one of its save-the-world-from-asteroids proposals to move to the preliminary design phase, on the way to a hoped-for launch early in the 2020s.

If it goes ahead, the DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test – will start with what the space agency describes as “a non-threatening small asteroid”. That way, presumably, if it gets knocked the wrong way, it won't bring about some kind of metropolitan (or global) catastrophe.

Ever had an annoying neighbor that calls the police for no reason?  The zenheadlines story today deals with a man who had the police called on him for eating his sandwich in his truck in front of a woman's house.  One neighbor figures out how to be super nice, though.  

Jul 5, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about Wendy Burch known as @goodnewswendy on Twitter — who was pretty much showered in vomit on July 4, 2017, while covering a so-called “ironman” competition in Hermosa Beach for the KTLA Morning News.  This was painful and hilarious to watch and Ethan and Alex couldn't stop laughing.  

The competition she was covering included running, ocean paddling and, after that, the chugging of a six-pack of beer.  Being a TV reporter has its ups and downs, this was the throw ups and downs.  

and a zenheadlines story that just oozes romance and nacho cheese.  Taco Bell has announced that it is putting a classy wedding party on the menu at its Las Vegas Restaurant.  The Wedding party in a box is only $600 and comes with a 12 pack of tacos.  Seems a bit high but so is everyone who chooses to get married at a Taco Bell  

Jul 5, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about their 4th of July celebrations and about how the firework displays have gotten crazy but also tell the tale of how amazingly prosperous the US has become.  Ethan's dog Judy ducks for cover during firework show.  

Also, a cougar stalking its prey caught on camera in a stunning attack on a deer that will send chills through your animal loving heart.  Is that the zenheadlines story? No, this is: 

Evita Delmundo was bullied for years after being born with moles all over her body — now, she’s setting her sights on becoming the next Miss Universe Malaysia.  oNE OF THE MOST UNIQUE LOOKS THE CONTEST HAS EVER SEEN AND SHE'S got a shot.  

Jul 5, 2017

We're regathering ourselves after a day of celebrating and we're breaking down how much longer Americans are going to be able to light off fireworks.

Also, we bring you a video of a cougar sneaking up around a corner behind an unsuspecting deer and rapidly tackling it to the ground.

Jul 4, 2017

A 'Zen Headline' that is so unbelievable you have to see it to understand. Simon Smith, 53, was knocked to the ground by an out-of-control bus where CCTV footage shows him get back to his feet moments later and walk into the nearest bar and only suffers minor scrapes and bruises.

Jul 3, 2017

Jimmy Butler was a first round pick into the NBA out of Marquette.  He went to the Chicago Bulls and was recently traded to Minnesota Timberwolves.

It's been controversial, so at a press conference he just read out his cell phone number to the world.  

Now he's getting calls nonstop calls

Michael Burns is a Chicago resident who has a number only one digit removed from Jimmy Butler.  His phone is getting killed with calls.

The Zen Headline was submitted by Jon on Twitter.  Olive Crest is a California organization that helps prevent child abuse.  They brought a young boy to Disneyland.  This boy is deaf and Mickey and Minnie were able to sign to him.  The reaction is priceless.

Please share a story for our Zen Headlines segment, use #zenheadlines

Jun 30, 2017

Someone has stolen the toe used in the Sourtoe Cocktail at the famous Sourdough Saloon in Dawson, Yukon, Canada.

Nightside Host Alex Kirry offers his own toe.  It's almost certainly too large.

Also, we read a limerick composed by our friend at Nightside Haiku.

 

Jun 30, 2017

Someone has stolen the real, amputated human toe that is the centerpiece of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club at Sourdough Saloon at Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

We also read a limerick in tribute to the toe.  The limerick was submitted to us on Twitter by Nightside Haiku

Host Alex Kirry then takes off his shoe to show that his toe would not be a good one for the tradition.

The Zen Headline segment features a submission by AJ Party on Twitter.  Simon Smith of London was headed to a pub when he was hit by a bus.  He was totally uninjured and just walked into his pub.

Crazy.

If you have a Zen Headlines submission, use #zenheadlines

Jun 30, 2017

Today's story comes from NBC 5 Chicago, with resident Michael Byrne of Evanston, Illinois, who has a phone number one digit off of the one Jimmy Butler gave outat his introductory press conference for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday and his interview is much more hilarious than the Jimmy Butler interview.

Jun 30, 2017

Today's 'Zen Headline' is the story of Mickey and Minnie's lovely surprise for a boy with impaired hearing saying, "It's nice to meet you" and the Disneyland mascots going above and beyond to say hello to the little boy.

Jun 30, 2017

Japanese shoemaker Kyoto Ohata has created a hilarious pair of pigeon-themed high heels we're actually at a loss of words. There are many things to be said about following what makes you happy but somehow we just can't get on board. 

Jun 29, 2017

Actor and comedian Hannibal Buress is in Spiderman: Homecoming.  Instead of showing up the premier in Los Angeles, he recruited a look alike and no one noticed!  The stand in was Joe Carroll, an actor living in LA.

Hosts Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about why he may have done this.  Alex is familiar with Buress' style and thinks it might be social commentary.

The Zen Headline for this episode features Marshawn Lynch.  After taking the Seattle Seahawks to two Super Bowls, Lynch is now playing for the Raiders in his hometown of Oakland.

Lynch recently paid for 2,000 kids to get into Raging Waters in San Jose.  Very cool.

If you have a Zen Headline to share, please use #zenheadlines

Jun 29, 2017

In Yukon, Canada, the Sourdough Saloon has a special cocktail for anyone who loves dares.  It's the Sourtoe Cocktail.  Drink it and you join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club.

They put a real, severed human toe in your drink.  You don't eat it, you just drink the drink around it and the toe is then used in other people's drinks.

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about this weird tradition and how it got started.

The Zen Headline for this episode is about Steel City, PA resident Arthur Werner Sr., who loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle so much that he's being buried in the sidecar.  He picked up his 1990 Heritage Softail when he retired from his work as a welder for Bethlehem Steel.

The Heintzelman Funeral Home says they have no problem filling his request as their funeral fleet includes a few motorcycles anyway.

If you have Zen Headlines to share, use the hashtag #zenheadlines 

Jun 29, 2017

The Associated Press reports that the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has until January of 2019 to adopt rules for permits allowing the harvesting of meat from deer and elk killed on state roadways after Gov. Kate Brown approved a law after passing in the state legislature. 

With that being said, we're bringing you a video on how to prepare your future road kill dish.

Jun 28, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard look into a crappy story as officials are blocking a toilet-building charity's effort to rename a north Indian village after President Donald Trump

Residents of the village of Maroda are worried they won't receive free toilets if they abandoned the new name "Trump Sulabh Village". Are the toilets golden?  

For a #zenheadlines story that puts a stripe in the win column for these boys at a Private school in Devon England, Boys dawned the same skirts their female counterparts wear to school in protest of wearing pants in the hottest June in 40 years.  They won the right to wear short

Jun 28, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard weigh in on a story out of China where a woman in her 80s was arrested at an airport for throwing coins into an airplane engine on the tarmac at the Pu-Dang Airport.  She was doing it out of a good luck or good fortune gesture but the airline mechanics were not impressed.  

Finishing your commute happy with some zenheadlines action.  A baby born on a Spirit Airlines flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Dallas/Fort Worth will get free flights for life according to officials from the carrier.  The baby was born a few weeks early much to the surprise of the mother who got a visit from Spirit officials in the hospital.  

 

Jun 28, 2017

Alex Kirry is back and we talk about some of the best fishing we've ever had as well as some of the worst...

Also, we're bringing you a 'Zen Headline' surrounding a girl falling from a gondola ride in Six Flags. Thankfully, a group of bystanders gathered around the teenage girl and eventually, she was able to drop from the ride and was caught by the other park attendees. 

Jun 27, 2017

A mysterious new island, one mile long and 300 yards wide, has appeared off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Locals and tourists are flocking to the new island to collect sea shells, and Alex Kirry wonders if it's a good place to collect ambergris, a sperm whale excretion that is super, super valuable.  Even small chunks washed up on beaches can be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Historically, ambergris is used in cosmetics specifically perfume.  It's rumored to have been part of the original formula for Chanel No 5.

This episode's Zen Headline was submitted on Twitter by @TurdsAndTreats.  TSA agents at Boston's Logan International Airport were shocked to find a 20lb LIVE lobster in a passenger's carry on luggage.  

As long as it's in a clear, spill proof plastic container the TSA will let you through security with a live lobster.  Still, you should check with your airline to make sure they'll actually allow it on the plane.

If you have a Zen Headline, share it by using #zenheadlines.  We'll give you proper credit when we use it in an episode.

 

 

Jun 27, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about a recent interview on NPR that tennis great John McEnroe gave wherein he said Serena Williams was the best women's tennis player of all time but when he said she wouldn't last on the men's circuit, then the world pounced on his political incorrectness.  

Plus, a zenheadlines from the Netherlands, where a company called Nerdalize is turning the heat from computer servers into clean energy to heat water in homes across the country.  

 

  

Jun 27, 2017

In today's, 'EXTRAMOSTBESTEST' edition of the podcast we're taking a very close look at the delicious news of Little Caesars special new pizza. Little Caesars, the pizza chain known for the $5 HOT-N-READY® pepperoni pizza, introduces the new $6 ExtraMostBestest pizza with the most pepperoni and cheese of any large round standard menu 1-topping pepperoni pizza sold by the other three major national pizza chains, at the very best price, "supposedly". 

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