Uber wants the flirting to stop and the Ghostbusters firehouse finds romance.
A pretty cool story from Lisa L. Colangelo @NYDNcolangelo and Reuven Blau @ReuvenBlau of New York Daily News about a couple that flew to New York City from England so they could be engaged at the Ghostbusters Firehouse Hook & Ladder 8.
Plus we talk about Uber's new rules against flirting with the driver. Nightside Project co-host Alex Kirry talks about how he ended up hating being an Uber driver because millennials were always talking down to him.
Be Captain Kirk in the Elvis impersonator- built Starship Enterprise!
We talk about the pretty cool story from Charley Locke @Charley_Locke at Wired. She profiles an Elvis impersonator that built his own full scale interior of the Enterprise then used it to shoot fan films.
His name is James Cawley.
Also, a man in Africa was thought to have been killed in a motorcycle but when he was pulled out of the cooler for his family to identify, they found he was alive!
He's pretty lucky because with a lot of motorcycle accidents, there's nothing anyone can do for you, helmet or not. That observation pretty much killed the Zen Headline
A girl has over a million people rsvp to her Quniceanera party,
and the thief squirrel that almost ruined Christmas
A great story featured in Huffington Post about a mom in Manchester England who's craft fair product totally bombed.
When Figen Murray @FigenMurray didn't sell a thing at a craft fair, her son Martyn Hett @martynhett took to twitter, encouraging people to support her small business and scrolling through her online shop you can see it's all now sold out. What a good son. We found this story thanks to Elyse Wanshel @elysewanshel at Huffington Post
Alex was up half the night with a sick kid and shares what he found at 4am: Fake phone calls between Donald Trump and President Barack Obama. It's courtesy of Conan O'Brien.
We talk about the disaster waiting for Downtown Salt Lake City tonight as several major events will take place (maybe during a snowstorm)
We have evidence that Utah is a terrible place for Christmas not just in our Christmas carol preferences, but also our reaction to that Santa in Forest City North Carolina who made fun of a child's weight
Finland's version of America's Got Talent picked their winner... A guy who did a rendition of John Lennon's "Happy Christmas War Is Over" by making fart noises with his hands. His name is Antton Puonti and he's the winner of Talent Suomi.
Alex tries hand farting. Spoiler Alert: He's actually terrible at it.
Special thanks to Twitter user @ajparty74 for sending us this story for #ZenHeadlines!
A man finds class ring after 40 years of heart-break and Alex Kirry tells Ethan Millard about how a scammer is trying to get a hold of his pocket book during the holidays. It provides for a comical way to deal with these very real scammers who are looking to steal your identity and a couple of bucks before the holidays. The items he listed for sale on ksl classifieds.
Law enforcement officials don't get enough credit and in this case, their ability to let a man take a picture with his macaw proved to be a life saver for the bird and a lifeline for the man who was arrested. Plus, bird on a shoulder for a mugshot? Internet gold! Plus, avoiding jury duty is tough to do and when they threaten a summons during the holiday season, it can really put a damper on your Christmas plans. Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about "bird" the Macaw, and how to get out of jury duty, if that is not your thing.
A Santa employed by Forest City, NC is under fire but not fired after a 9-year-old boy and his family say jolly old saint nick told him to "Lay off the burgers and french fries". This child is considerably overweight but Santa needs to take his self loathing somewhere else. Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss their experience as kids of others pointing out weight issues and how it effects the psyche of a young kid.
Unfortunately, Alex Kirry's background check and credentials for his firearms training course rests on a character witness statement that he chose Ethan Millard to fill out and they record the whole thing. Excederin use might be an issue for Alex.
A one-of-a-kind rehab center in Illinois focuses on adults aged 18-28 growing up and facing adult situations like jobs, housing, etc while cutting the financial ties with Mom and Dad. Specifically, growing up and using the college education that someone else paid for, whether mom and dad or the government. Also, one man shares his deathly fear of buttons. Its a real thing.
The day after Ethan Millard and his family skip out on Alex Kirry's Christmas Party, Ethan has the guts to roll out that "Christmas celebrations aren't getting the respect they deserve" in a selfish round of pretending he's appalled at the war on Christmas. One town's Democrat Mayor shuts down celebration of the season because of the warmer weather. Probably hates religion too. The Hall of Presidents was statues are for sale from Gettysburg Museum that is shutting down.
On Friday, Ethan Millard hosted 7-10pm on KSL News Radio, just like the old days. His co host for the evening, Dave Noriega, asked why he wasn't on Ethan's Christmas card list.
This led to an embarrassing confession and awkward conversation.
But it was good to learn you can now just text Christmas cards.
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry hold the guys at KSL.com accountable for actually letting Christmas Shoes in the Poll but for the guys its a mere formality in crowing Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" the winner as it probably should be. David Bowie and Bing Crosby will make a fuss I'm sure but the jerks from Band-Aid can stifle the guilt this year.
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry in a classic discussion on a new restaurant concept that is amazing to Ethan but its such a terrible model that Ethan can't answer basic questions on how to solve customer service problems. The millennials theme from the weekend continues to haunt Ethan as the guys also discuss how fantasy sports and mathematics can come together to teach kids to be amazing gamblers.
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about the things that bug Ethan about Millennials, while we assume that its the jealousy of their generation that gets Millard Going. Alex lives just inside the millennial grouping and Ethan is just outside which gives him some sort of snooty holier than thou hipsters attitude. Enjoy.
Ethan Millard interviews someone he idolized in adolescence: Jon Carter, current morning DJ at The Arrow 103.5
To Kill A Mockingbird, Alex's first life changing read, is on the verge of being banned at a school in the US.
Plus, a woman in New York City accidentally threw away her rings but the city was able to track her buildings garbage and they let her dig it out of a transfer station. Amazing.
One of Alex Kirry's most triumphant evenings ended with his friend getting his Honda Civic stolen at a Jazz game. I'm amazed how much time we spent talking about it but it actually is a pretty good story.
Also, Ethan Millard talks about the advice he heard a Salt Lake City Police officer give at a Jazz game: Don't leave your car registration and your garage door opener in your car.
Every year, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry look to the cost of the 12 days of Christmas as a baseline for how our economy is doing? Partridge in a Pear Tree? That'll cost you $312 dollars, no thanks. Plus, how a group of Coworkers who won the Powerball are goingto ruin their family's lives and they don't even know it.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start off the show with some #zenheadlines including one of a 12 year old boy cancer patient in Australia who, from the help of the Aussie Federal Police, experience an explosive make a wish experience. Plus, how one man steals 86 pounds of gold and gets caught. How much is 86 pounds of gold worth? How much is your weight in gold? They answer these important questions.
What if your kid wants a phone? How do you do it right?
Scotland announced their new currency is vegan. Alex argues that if it's made from oil, it's not vegan because oil is dead dinosaur.
We were also video taped during the show and the video will be posted to Facebook.
We also do a Zen Headline about a repo man who felt so bad for one elderly couple that he helped them buy their car outright.
Alex talks about taking home ec instead of shop (he loved that the class was full of girls), that was his intro to a class of Alaskan kindergarteners who have been taught to slaughter moose.
And a final Zen Headline about the baseball team of Nova Southeastern University in Florida that raised money so a teammate could spend the holiday with his family in Venezuela. Very cool.
Evans Wilson of Seattle walked the Seattle Marathon towing an oxygen tank. He completed in just under 11 hours to raise money for research into his terminal lung illness. He has pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.
We also talk about South Korea's president buying hundreds of Viagra pills (he says he has a good reason) and about Alex Kirry's efforts to answer his sons questions regarding the related commercials that pop up during football games.
Atletico Nacional is asking the Copa Sudamericana be awarded to Chapacoense, the team that was decimated in the tragic plane crash.
Ed Moseley (86 years old) learned of a knitting service project at his assisted living center. He learned to knit and has since knitted hundreds of caps for premature babies in neonatal intensive care.
An English Father reached out via twitter on behalf of his severely autistic son who lost a sippy cup that happens to be the only brand/color that he will drink from. Growing concerned that his boy would become dehydrated he pleaded with the general public and after 12,000 retweets, a miracle happened. This and many more uplifting stories in #zenheadlines