(VIDEO) Following the continuous hilarity that Pepsi has brought us, Ethan and Alex decided to look into some of the worst tone-deaf ads that we could find. With how many people have to okay these marketing decisions, it’s hard to defend some of these companies. Nivea is bringing us ‘White is Purity’, Bud Light is removing “No” from your vocabulary, and Playstation is letting us know that, “White is Coming”.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about a Nothern White Rhino, Sudan who is trying to keep his blood line alive by joining Tinder where a bunch of millennial Rhinos will likely only be on the lookout for a quick hookup and not a long-term mating situation. Its sad really. Its costing $9M dollars for Sudan's fertility treatments but he's worth every penny, ladies.
Zenheadlines bring us a great story about these two super fit yoga instructors who posted their engagement photo of him surprising her while shes stretching out on his legs and turned to find the ring right in front of her face. So Cute. The Hawaiian island of Oahu was the setting.
An Austrian man gets a ticket for belching loudly near some police officers. The courts have dismissed the ticket but the Kebab-Onion-Fueled burp got the officers up in arms but the only thing that Jude Alex Kirry has to figure out is should it be illegal or was what the man did gross enough to merit getting busted? An autistic man in Texas used to visit his favorite place, the Blockbuster Video by his house where he eats snacks and rents his favorite videos, Barney, Blues Clues and Spongebob. When the Blockbuster closed, the community rallied with the parents to create an in-home blockbuster video store with the help of the old store and the family, they were delighted when the recreation was amazing.
(VIDEO) Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are reunited to bring you a video directly from the mean streets of Berkley, California brought to you by YouTuber Vito Gesualdi who decided to try out Pepsi’s method of stopping riots. Unfortunately, Pepsi is 0-2 on being successful on bringing people together but at least we have funny videos to laugh at because of it.
(VIDEO) Today we bring you an episode of Nightside’s famous segment ‘Animal Kingdom’, where we document two New York City rats who are playing a game of tug-o-war with a genuine NYC bagel in a random subway. We get it New York, you have all of the coolest tourist attractions but paying two rats in a subway to bring crowds and crowds of people who eventually upload all of these videos to social media.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard watch what has become a quite amazing video of a New York Subway pair of rats fighting over the tasty New York Bagel. The #zenheadlines story of the day features Jonny Benjamin, 26, an ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness who set out to find the stranger, whose name he could not even remember, in hope rather than expectation. But after TV, radio and newspaper interviews and a #FindMike campaign on Facebook and Twitter – backed by Stephen Fry, Boy George and even the deputy prime minister – Neil Laybourn, 31, from Surrey came forward and revealed that he was "Mike". Waterloo Bridge was the place that Neil was saved by the passerby. London Marathon is where they ran an amazing event together.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start off talking about a dead woman's Fitbit that pokes a hole in her husband's odd alibi and may help prove the man killed his wife, Connecticut cops said, as new details in the case emerged over the weekend.
Richard Dabate, 40, faces charges including murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement in the December 2015 shooting death of 39-year-old Connie Dabate.
Also, Other Companies that have made terrible ads without really knowing how terrible the tone of those ads would be. Racist, mean, innuendos, all of these without even trying. Nivea, Bud Light, Ford in India, Playstation, and you name it, they have all tried and failed miserably to be connected to their audience.
A #zenheadlines story that involves a dog that was adopted by the internet when its owner dies. Ethan waxes eloquent about book that his son read that lead to their adoption of their own dog. No Better Friend. One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII. by Robert Weintraub. The extraordinary tale of survival .
After and Pepsi Co's tone-deaf advert from last month that depicted generic, lame, millennial fake protesters ending a conflict by rich Kardashian-Jenner family model Kendall giving a Pepsi to a Riot Police Officer, A Man takes the advice from their protest logic and takes a ton of Pepsi cans to a University of California protest in Berkeley where tear gas, brawling and political overflow was not so accepting of the sugary drink.
A girl becomes an internet sensation with one social media post on Instagram and twitter. Well, she wasn't as much of a sensation as much as the food item she took a picture of. In one of our most strange #zenheadlines, an 18 inch snaky cheeto puff, the longest cheeto puff ever witnessed was snapped as a picture then eaten.
Twitter user named Rue shared a series of images of her roommate enjoying a bag of puffed Cheetos in her car. She wrote that in the bag, the roommate found one long, giant, twisty Cheeto puffed snack, which miraculously managed to stay in a single unbroken piece in the bag.
Nearly 50,000 people have liked the tweet, with many expressing disbelief and amazement over the odd Cheeto
(VIDEO) KSL's Traffic Center reporter and SLC Fanboys host, Andy Farnsworth, joins Alex Kirry while Ethan Millard is off parading around Seattle. We go over a recent case of road rage that led 2 people to shoot at another car while driving on the freeway.
What we don't really understand is how do you not know you've been shot at until you get home?
(VIDEO) KSL's Traffic Center reporter and SLC Fanboys host, Andy Farnsworth, joins Alex Kirry again to view one of the craziest bowling feats we've ever seen.
23-year-old bowler Ben Ketola runs across 10 lanes knocking out strikes back-to-back, when he finally runs to the beginning to get his final two strikes. Apparently he's been practicing this for a long time and while it is incredible, unfortunately it cannot be counted as official, due to not staying in his own lane.
Alex Kirry is joined by KSL Newsradio's Andy Farnsworth while Ethan is visiting the Emerald City, Seattle Washington. Andy is the manager of the KSL Traffic Center that monitors driving all day and some recent road rage incidents have made us pause and wonder, what makes the human brain tick so far angry that we road rage? We wouldn't treat people like this face to face, but in our cars we can become monsters. A shooting road rage incident in Salt Lake City from over the weekend sees two bullet holes end up in one man's car and Another Utah driver, while in Oregon ran a couple off of the road causing a rollover on I-84.
And a #zenheadlines to inspire you in your hobbies.
Video posted to YouTube shows a New York man bowl a perfect game in less than a minute and a half.
The video shows bowler Ben Ketola rolling 12 consecutive strikes on 10 lanes in 86.9 seconds. The video has become viral and even though he isn't an actual professional bowler, he set his mind to it and pulled it off in Syracuse New York.
(VIDEO) If you're against little kids trying to make a couple bucks then you may not enjoy today's 'Zen Headline'. Utah has passed SB81, a bill allowing the occasional business operated by minors without permits or licenses. A fiscal note for the bill estimates that the reform will save 'home based' business about $800,000 a year in taxes!
Jay McFarland of KSL Newsradio's JayMac News Show joins Alex today in for a vacationing Ethan Millard and breaks down the REAL deal on American and Russian relations plus, KSL Newsradio is doing something totally new, a fiction podcast that JayMac wrote and performed himself called "Hosts of Eden" which is now available on your podcasts to hear the first two episodes. A Sci-Fi thriller that melds politics and otherworldly forces together to entertain you. Its story telling at its finest. So good a story in fact, that the Mystery Escape Room in Salt Lake City is making a room surrounding the story line. Amazing.
Plus, Peace Cat is the newest animal that everyone loves across the world. A white and marmalade colored cat that was recovered from the ruble of a bombed out ISIS camp, saved and is now living in peace at an Istanbul Bookshop. Its a metaphor of peace but also, it could be a spy. Also, it just sits around doing nothing like a real cat.
(VIDEO) Today's 'Zen Headline' is brought to you directly from Canada with it's national animal, the beaver, leading a herd of cows throughout a ranch. With that being said, there is almost literally nothing more Canadian than a beaver herding 150 cattle.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard first discuss North Korea's threat to lay waste to South Korea and the United States Mainland, reducing it to what they call ashes. At what point do we just drop the Moab on this teapot tyrant? Kim Jong Un, aka Kim Jong Fatty gets so brazen in his stupid threats that there is no way this cat is going to last.
Plus, a #zenheadlines story that will be very happy times for all. Imagine being a homeless child and never having a birthday celebrated, ever. That was the case when Megan Yunn was working at her job as director of volunteer programs at a small university near Pittsburgh and decided to start a program to celebrate the birthdays for children who can often be over looked. Beverley's Birthday's was born.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about the recent development of the MOAB that was dropped as the largest non-nuclear bomb ever on ISIS, or IS caves in Afghanistan. But Russia comes out this week with Vladimir Putin claiming that they have the FOAB that is 4X the blasting capability of the US Military bomb previously dropped. President Trump has been using the MOAB as a big PR move for him to talk about how tough he is but Putin won't be out done in this pissing match.
Canadian Beaver is making headlines and viral waves as the Furry bucktoothed animal was caught on camera in a Farmer's field herding a herd of cattle. The cows and heifers were mesmerized by Canada's official animal and recognized him as their leader and the world watched on YouTube like the suckers we are for wild animals.
(VIDEO) Footage has recently come out regarding the 'MOAB' explosion and Russia claims they have a non-nuclear bomb 4 times bigger than the 'MOAB' and they have perfectly defined it as, the 'FOAB'. American analysts has researched it
and it looks like Russia may be correct but Alex Kirry has a bigger question, "If Russia has the biggest bomb but doesn't use it, does it even matter?"
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about a Starbucks barista who has taken to social media hoping to discourage orders of the coffee chain's viral Unicorn Frappuccino .
Starbucks' multi-colored, sour-flavored, unicorn drink was released this week and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. He posted a video on Twitter after his shift complaining that it was difficult to keep up with orders for the drink and he's "never been so stressed out" in his life. Screaming into the video that he has since deleted, hear his pleas.
And a zenheadline, featuring Utah's decision to let kids keep their lemonade stands without having a permit. Our home state has finally lifted the tax burden for minors on the selling of homemade goods. SB81, doin' work.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard praise the Chicago Cubs and the Ricketts for buying more than 1900 World Series rings and pins for all staff of the Cubs after winning the championship for the first time in 108 years. But making the staff sign a buy back clause of that championship ring isn't a cool move according to Ethan. The players didn't have to sign an agreement to this and the purpose is to discourage selling the rings on the black market for a big profit.
Also, a #zenheadlines story featuring the amazing retirement job for a man of a cliff-set Hermitage in Austria. The pipe-smoking old man was chosen from thousands of international Applications before choosing Stan VanUtrick from Belgium, is 58 years old and is now the town's official Hermit.
Retirement fit for a lonely dude.
(VIDEO) Starbucks has released their latest drink, the Unicorn Frappucino and there are definitely mixed results. One Starbucks barista has gone viral after ranting about making the famous drink after it's initial release. Ethan and Alex role play on how the meeting with barista and his employer will eventually go and it doesn't end well.
(VIDEO) We're complete suckers for stories with live or dead stuff in food BUT we just have one demand - there must be photos or video. Ethan and Alex also discuss what it would be like to find something like this in your food but don't worry the company ended up offering the customer a £6 for reimbursement and oddly enough, she wasn't having it...or the salad.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about the upcoming 4K re-release of the 1967 iconic film "The Graduate" that featured a young Dustin Hoffman and the original creepy cougar, Mrs. Robinson. The film is being released to 700 theaters nationwide as part of the Turner Classic Movies and their TCM Big Screen Classics that is releasing ground-breaking films of their times to wide audiences.
Tom Lucas of Fathom Events that is coordinating the nationwide effort of releasing the films, Joins Ethan and Alex to discuss the historical importance of The Graduate as well as jam about the other classics hitting the big screen this year and into next, films such as Casa Blanca, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bonnie and Clyde and Smokey and the Bandit, Just to name a few.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk today on the Nightside Project about the recent study done in Gothenberg, Sweden where 6-hour work days for the last two years for retirement home nurses made them more happy but cost the employers more in payroll to staff up the place. But Healthcare costs did go down and employees were much happier only working 30 hours a week. You would be too.
And a #zenheadlines story featuring "Speedy" the kid. Not a kid, but a baby goat who saved a family from a fire. Alex disputes these animal saving humans from fire stories that seem to be a little too good to be true.
Wiener, Ark. -- Speedy, the family pet, is now being dubbed a hero.
"I was in the living room sleeping," said Abigail Bruce.
The 10-year-old said her sleep was interrupted Saturday night by Speedy where her room was being filled with smoke and the family was able to get out.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard listen to the ridiculous comments from British Olympic Gold Medalist James Cracknell makes a ham-fisted argument about controlling the obesity epidemic across the world by doing what North Korea and Cuba have done, by "behavior control" but really its by starving people. Not a great look for a guy that is running for Parliament as a conservative. Good to know that the US isn't the only place for crazy politicos.
And the #zenheadlines story that involves a 12-year old girl from Virginia saving her 12 year-old sister from a carjacker with her quick thinking that saved the girls from a much worse ordeal.
(VIDEO) Alex Kirry talks about the downside of target, getting called out on air, and we're going to start sending out dinosaur poop just as a "special" way of saying thank you to all of our listeners. We also try a Buzzfeed quiz to see if they can guess our birth date based on 5 fast food items around the world. We recommend you go try this immediately and see how effective it is!