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Sherry Sherry is respected as one of the top professional psychics in the US with clients from around the world. Always professional, compassionate and accurate. Sherry has appeared on both network and cable televsion. Since 1996, she has been the official psychic of the Jack Diamond Morning Show MIX107.3 FM's Annual New Year's Eve Celebration. As a regular guest on the Washington DC CBS affiliate WUSA's Broadcast House Live, Sherry was so popular for their call in shows, that the phone system crashed each time she appeared on their show. To learn more about Sherry, visit her website at www.sherrysherry.com. Sherry can be reached at: email@example.com or 703-912-1938 (voice mail) or 703-471-6339 (CCWH office).
Betsy Balega I am a clairvoyant medium, who has been psychic since childhood. I see visions and give specific details of your future. Nothing vauge or "general." I am available for radio or tv shows throughout the USA and Canada. My web page is http://www.geocities.com/clairvoyantmedium. I have been reading for over 20 yrs. My true stories have been featured on Coast to Coast with Art Bell (May 30/03) and at www.letstalkparanormal.com, for Paranormal News story for July 3, 2004. I prefer email contact and would list firstname.lastname@example.org
Singer Bret Michaels has just wrapped up the KISS/POISON "Rock the Nation" tour and is set to release his single, "All I Ever Needed” to Country Radio and Hot/Modern AC. The song includes guest vocals by Country singer Jessica Andrews. B*M*B/Poorboy Records is the label and Michaels may be available for interviews. Always a good interview full of stories, call or E-mail Janna to set up an interview, request a copy of the song or to obtain additional artist information, 661-799-8884 - email@example.com
Author Mike Kurban is a nationally recognized psychic and speaker on men and women and has 30 years experience as a psychic consultant & who reaches thousands of people each year with his proven seminars on men and women. He is one of America's foremost speakers, deeply commited in helping those who seek the perfect soul mate with a left of center approach and his numerology love test. Mike is available for interviews and on the air psychic readings. To book mike and find out more about his new book: “BEYOND SENSUOUS MAN” – Inner secrets of men and women. Log on to: www.innersecretsoflove.com or email: ShowbizJoe@firstname.lastname@example.org or: 702-641-7089
EXCELLENT GUEST for any TV show - always entertaining and informative. Hypnotist the Incredible BORIS - seen on the Montel Williams Show, Howie Mandel Show, Seattle's Northwest Afternoon and more... The only hypnotist at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Top corporate entertainer for most fortune 500 companies AND their competitors. Best contact is through e-mail email@example.com Web site for more info http://www.comedywood.com
yournovel.com, a 12-year-old company from Raleigh, NC, is currently booking phoners to be done between January 21 and February 9 for Valentine’s Day. There are Valentine’s gifts, and then there’s the ultimate Valentine’s gift — a romance novel in which any couple can star as hero and heroine. Fifteen different story lines are available in exotic settings like the Caribbean, Tahiti, New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and Key West. Each book comes in WILD or MILD versions. The paperback books are romance adventures, cost less than a dozen roses, and last a lot longer. JS “Fletch” Fletcher and Kathy Newbern write the books, conduct all aspects of the business, and give "good interview" so to speak. They’ve been doing radio spots for nine years. Go to http://www.yournovel.com to get a feel for the idea. Bookings at 800-444-3356 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out www.GirlsattheGrill.com The first interactive grilling and lifestyle website designed for women by women! Call founder Elizabeth Karmel to interview...312-951-8394. email@example.com
For a unique holiday feature, try BOARD GAMES! Board game company Patch Products, can help you celebrate! Schedule an interview with a game expert and you and your listeners can learn: The history behind some of today's most popular games. How board games survive in today's hi-tech world. How board games have reflected current events over the past 160 years.and much more. National Game & Puzzle Week is the centerpiece of the Million Minute Family Challenge(tm), a national effort to encourage families to spend more quality time together. To learn more about the Million Minute Family Challenge, National Game & Puzzle Week and scheduling an interview with a game expert this holiday season, contact Jeff or Beth at 800-524-4263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Dr. Paul Coleman, Ph.D. is a psychologist, a family therapist, and a father of three grade-school children and the author of "How to Say It to Your Kids: The Right Words to Solve Problems, Soothe Feelings, and Teach Values" (Prentice Hall Press, October 2000). Dr. Coleman can give your listeners the tips and advice they need to discuss the recent tragic events in NYC with their kids, including how to help them cope with the death of a loved one, post traumatic stress, concerns regarding their future safety and more. Dr. Coleman is very media savvy, and has been interviewed on dozens of national and local radio and TV shows, including NBC's "The Today Show." Dr. Coleman lives in NY, and therefore will have a unique perspective to share with your listeners. For more information or to schedule an interview, please call publicist Gina Walter at ph# 201-909-6441.
Maine's lobster institute says lobsters feel no pain when killed by boiling. The institute has determined that lobsters cooked in the traditional way by being dropped in rapidly boiling water will twitch their tails for about a minute. But director Jay Krouse of Maine's marine resources biological monitoring division says the critters have no brain and can't process pain. He says the twitching is just a reflex action found only in lobster and crayfish. *The real pain comes for the lobster when it realizes he won't be staying around for the steak. (Contact researcher Dr. Robert Bayer at the Maine Lobster Institute at 207-581-1443.)
The new school year is right around the corner, which means parents everywhere are in the midst of back to school shopping, buying the clothes, gadgets and supplies needed to prepare their kids for school. But what many parents forget is that they need to prepare their kids for the dangers and temptations they'll face as well. Dr. Kenneth Shore, author of "Keeping Kids Safe" can give your listeners the tips and advice they need in order protect their kids at home and school, and teach their kids to protect themselves. He can discuss many different issues and situations, including: How to tell if your child is ready to be left home alone after school; How to help your child handle bullies and peer pressure; Protecting your child from the lure of gangs and much more. To schedule an interview with Dr. Shore, contact publicist Gina Walter at ph# 201-909-6441.
Forget the infant Mozart tapes and computer classes for toddlers. Preparing your kids for school success is as easy as baking cookies and writing letters in the sandbox together. Of all the periods in your child's life, the years between the ages of 3 and 5 are most crucial for growth and development. But overachieving baby boomers everywhere have gone overboard, wasting tons of money and precious time on the latest tapes and gadgets on the market that claim to increase children's brain power and chances for educational success. The truth is that parents everywhere can instill a lifelong love of learning in their kids by creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere of discovery and learning at home, using common household materials, games, and activities that require little to no preparation whatsoever! Sandra Rief, a teacher and internationally recognized expert on education and author of "Ready...Start...School!" can teach your listeners the many easy ways they can help stimulate their child's development of reading and writing, language and communication, thinking and reasoning, social, emotional, and behavioral skills, and more. Sandra is the perfect radio guest for the back-to-school season, and will teach your listeners the numerous strategies, games and activities they can enjoy with their kids and grandkids. For more information or to schedule an interview with Sandra Rief, contact publicist Gina Walter at ph# 201-909-6441.
Everyone's familiar with the steretype of the angry, sullen, and disrespectful teenager who strikes fear in to the heart of every parent, grandparent, and teacher they come into contact with. But the truth is that there is no "stereotypical" teenager. With the lines between childhood and adulthood blurred, parents everywhere find that talking with their teens the way they used to just doesn't seem to have work anymore. Richard Heyman, Ed.D., author of "How to Say it to Teens" (Prentice Hall Press) can teach your listeners the easy communication skills and techniques they need to open the lines of communication and address the many problems, issues and concerns today's teens fact. From peer pressure, curfews, tatoos and body piercing, to sex, dating, budgeting, and school, Richard Heyman can teach your listeners to do's and dont's of open, loving communication with today's teens. To schedule an interview with Richard Heyman, contact publicist Gina Carafa at ph#201-909-6441.
A pressure group for blondes is calling for the establishment of a National Blonde Day. The Los Angeles-based (surprise, surprise) Blonde Legal Defense Club was initially created to fight "prejudice" experienced by blonde lawyers, but it now welcomes people from all professions. Spokeswoman Fern Magnin says blondes have endured "untold hardships" for years. She says people assume blondes are bimbos, and the group is not going to stand for it anymore. The group wants to see blondness celebrated across the country on July ninth. It is asking hairdressers to join in the celebration by offering free bleach jobs. (National Blonde Day info: 888-746-7646)
For those who think the mile-high club is too tame, plans are in the works for a hotel in space where couples can have sex in weightless conditions. The California-based Space Island Group claims to have already invested Millions of dollars into the scheme, which could be up and running within six years. Couples who join the 400-mile club will initially have to pay nearly a Million-dollars for a week, but the price is expected to drop to about 25-thousand by 2012. The 500 guest, one-Billion-dollar hotel would be shaped like a huge ring, and offer padded "romance rooms." (Space Island Group: 877-977-7223.)
Midget wrestlers!!!! A company called Rok'um Sok'um Wrestling puts on shows in bars and clubs nationwide. They're putting together shows for the Spring/Summertime. They have midget boxing, midget wrestling, hardcore matches and more. Their guys have been featured on Jerry Springer, Jenny Jones, the wwf, Mtv's real World Challenge. They've opened up for Kid Rock at the All State Arena in Chicago and performed in front of 25,000 people. Contact Puppet the Pyscho Dwarf. at 1-847-934-7087.
Matt Robinson of Indiana University has an unlikely roommate: a mess worth $10,000. His disorderly apartment nabbed him the winnings in the second annual Apartments.com Messiest College Apartment Contest after site visitors deemed it the most outstanding example of "clutter, neglect and filth." Contact Jill Wigal for Apartments.com 312-396-9730 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Bouffard 312-396-9756 email@example.com
PARDON ME: Card Game Highlights Clinton Legacy Now that the Clinton era is over, a new card game is shedding some humor on the trials and tribulations of President Clinton's two terms in office. "BLOOPERS & BLUNDERS: The Clinton Years" is a collection of the biggest goof-ups of the Clinton administration -- made into a humorous card game. BLOOPERS & BLUNDERS paints a humorous, yet honest, picture of the Clinton legacy, as the cards are based on actual events that happened before and during the Clinton presidency. Proving that truth is often funnier than fiction, the cards contain cartoon drawings that illustrate some of the Clinton administration's mistakes. For more information contact: Paul Niemann -- (800) 337-5758
Plain and simple, Jim Clark is an expert on all things Mayberry. Celebrate Mayberry with Jim Clark, founder and ''Presiding Goober'' of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Club, which boasts more than 20,000 members. As the world's foremost authority on America's favorite hometown, Jim can discuss behind-the-scenes stories or give a Mayberry quiz. Even better, let your listeners try and stump the expert! Contact: Libby C. Beeson 1-800-251-4000, Extension 2338. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you were chosen as a contestant for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire or Jeopardy, what would you do to prepare? Steven J. Ferrill can help. He's is a trivia fanatic who has spent the last twelve years studying the material that comes up regularly on many of today's game shows. He has included 12,500 of these facts in his book, The Cultural Literacy Trivia Guide. Anyone who watches the popular games shows on a regular basis knows most of the material repeats over a period of time, otherwise it would become too ''trivial'' for even the most learned contestant. He has taken this material and put it into his book in an organized and easy-to-study format. For interviews, call (314) 645-1891 or (314) 496-5945. email@example.com
Does Hypnosis really Happen? Michael Lamp says YES. Mr.Lamp has been seen by over thousands of people and he has hypnotised over 10,000 in his twenty yrs. Lamp has traveled in forty-eight states. He has earned his reputation as a colorful and inspiring speaker with his peers. Godfather of Hypnotist, Michael Lamp. To set up an interview call, (712) 899-2769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you always wanted to pull off the ultimate April Fool's prank? Now you can with Fool’s Tools - A Hilarious Collection of Classic Computer Pranks from RJL Software. Now you can make them burp and fart every few minutes. There are 25 gags in all on this CD. For interviews about entertainment software from RJL Software Inc. or more information about Fool's Tools contact R.J. Lindelof at 1-847-669-8061 or email at email@example.com
Mr. Skin is the nations leading experts on celebrity nudity in film. He can tell you what star was naked in what movie, for how long, and how good the nude scene was and he has all this info in his brain. Mr. Skin's # 312-649-1609 (Thanks to: Drew Scott - 96.5FM WVNV Malone, New York.)
Reed Berry, known professionally as "The Traffic Guy" is available for interviews. Reed is driver safety teacher and lecturer, teaching comedy-based traffic safety classes for people who get traffic tickets. He's appeared as a guest on radio and television programs around the world, including Fox News Channel, "Crook & Chase","Eye to Eye with Connie Chung" and NHK News in Japan. (Contact Reed Berry - "The Traffic Guy" at 323-225-REED)
Dr. Phyllis Mindell, an acclaimed corporate communication expert, image consultant and popular seminar leader, (and author of "How to Say It For Women") can teach your listeners how to transform themselves from "Pushover" to "Polished Professional" by transforming both their verbal and body language. Dr. Mindell has practical tips, advice, techniques and examples becoming articulate, confidant, and powerful communicator. (To get in touch with Dr. Mindell, please contact publicist Gina Carafa at 201-909-6441.)
Bigfoot has been sighted near Alexandria, Louisiana! The Sherriff's Department has collected hair samples and taken casts of footprints from the creature for DNA analysis. Scott Kessler is a local firefighter who's investigating the sighting for the Bigfoot Field Research Organization in California. He'll give you all the details at 318-443-1581.
Party Animal Brian L. Pellham Shares Great Ideas for ''Games for Naughty People'' for all Occasions. Brian L. Pellham has just released his third games book, ''Games for Naughty People.'' His first two books, ''A Partier's Guide to 51 Drinking Games'' and ''Outrageous Party Games,'' have sold more than 50,000 copies.''Games for Naughty People'' is a wild collection of campy and racy games. Call: (206) 329-8500
Elvis Impersonators: Filmmaker John Paget Offers Humor and Insight into this Phenomenon. There are more than 35,000 Elvis impersonators worldwide. Award-winning filmmaker John Paget shares his unique adventures from an entire year spent traveling with film crews to capture the essence of Elvis impersonation in America today. John speaks with humor and thought-provoking insights on the incredible cultural phenomenon of Elvis impersonators. He personally met and interviewed hundreds of wannabe Kings of every race, color, creed, and gender. Paget’s film, ALMOST ELVIS, is described as the HOOP DREAMS of the Elvis impersonator world. The documentary traces the journeys of several top contenders to the largest Elvis impersonator contest in the world: Call: (360) 570-5000
Mark "the animal" Honas is a fish and reptile expert. He owns over 70 reptiles and 10 aquariums. He is a real hoot. He was also the 1st person to cook and sell the first pig penis dog treat as well as other body parts as dog treats. Ask him about the playboy story on the green dyed pig penis and congressman Joe Nolanberg. 800-PET-1886. Mark is the CO-host of the syndicated radio talk show called Animal Talk.
There is a syndicated show called Animal Talk broadcast Sunday nights. Apparently these guys are pretty whacked. They are funny and very knowledgeable on everything from dogs. Cats and exotic reptiles and fish. Call 800-pet-1886 and ask for Angie or Mark to get more info.
Check out the new Romance Wrestling/Wrestling arena, combining....sex and wrestling. Contact Richard Enders of American Products Company at 254-533-2430(TX).
RESOLUTIONS ARE A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME! The turn of the year is the worst time to make resolutions. So says Mark Ellwood, productivity expert, trainer and author of the book “A Complete Waste of Time--Tales & Tips About Getting More Done”, now in its second edition. Ellwood says many people use new year’s resolutions as nothing more than a conversation starter at parties. But if they’re serious about changing their lives, they should take a new approach to reach their goals and ensure success. * Plan your time every day. Block off time for high priority activities and don’t allow interruptions to interfere. Based on research conducted by Ellwood’s company, Pace Productivity Inc., Mark found that employees should spend 30% of their time on high priority, long-term tasks. Even stay at home mothers should 15% of their time on long term or important personal activities. * Overcome procrastination by breaking large tasks into smaller pieces. * Give yourself rewards for successfully completing tough tasks. * Visualize success when fear of failure gets in the way. (Interviews with Ellwood are now being scheduled. Schedule one before the end of the year and receive a FREE promotional copy of “A Complete Waste of Time” to giveaway on the air.To arrange a brief on-air interview with Mark or for more information contact: Spread The News PR--(785) 842-8909 or Pace Productivity--(416) 762-3453.)
A company that manufactures custom brassieres has devised a truly titillating marketing campaign -- one they hope will bust them straight into the Guinness book. The big-thinking bra maker, Personal Beauty Unlimited of Clearwater, Florida, has begun a search for the world's bustiest woman. When she's found, the company will construct for her-- free of charge -- "the world's biggest brassiere". The company adds that world's most well endowed gal will receive a lifetime supply of brassieres custom tailored to her record-setting dimensions. Women whose cups truly runneth over (and others wishing to keep abreast of the search) are urged to visit www.biggestbra.com. (To schedule an interview with company President Victoria Morton, call: 727-447-4992.)
Just in time for the holiday season, The Butterball Turkey Talkline:1-800-323-4848 (for listeners) . To set up Media interviews, call Susan Dylan 312-240-2745
Dr. Jan Yager is a sociologist and workplace and relationships expert and is author of twelve books, including The Help Book and Single in America. Her most recent book is Friendshifts(TM): The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives. Dr. Yager can share the best ways to make, keep, and improve friendships. Dr. Yager is a frequent TV and radio talk show guest, and her appearances have included interviews on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Day, New York, Good Day, Philadelphia and CNN. She has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. Dr. Yager and her husband, TV executive Fred Yager, are also available to discuss their new novel, Untimely Death, a psychological thriller. (To set up an interview, call (203) 968-8098)
Believe it or not, there's a company selling redneck sushi. I don't know what it tastes like or what it is, but they're selling it on the internet. Call Suzanne to set up an interview. (208)420-0957.
TDC Games, makers of DIRTY MINDS, REMINISCING and the new JERRY SPRINGER GAME, are once again offering free games to give away on the air. (For info on their program, call Sandy at 1-800-292-7676.)
The Chile Pepper Institute says there is new chili pepper that has all the flavor of a traditional chili pepper without all the heat. Paul Bosland of the Chili Pepper Institute can explain just about anything you'd like to know about chili's. (Call: 505-646-5171)
Angela Bassett. Calista Flockhart. Demi Moore. Rosie O’Donnell. When it comes to women’s body types, Hollywood is the land of extremes. How else do you explain a culture where Rosie has a club for overweight women? And did you notice that a disproportionate number of the best bodies in show business belong to women over the age of 40, women like Angela, Madonna, Raquel Welch and Cher? Brad Schoenfeld is a Certified Personal Trainer and is regarded a leading authority on women’s fitness. Schoenfeld can reveal how these stars get their fantastic bodies and what you can do to look like them. Brad’s unique training regimen makes it possible for any woman to sculpt her body into her ideal. Brad Schoenfeld, CPT, has published dozens of articles in leading magazines and has made numerous media appearances. He is author of the book, SCULPTING HER BODY PERFECT. (To set up an interview, call Brad Schoenfeld Global Fitness Services call (914)723-840)
Graceland Wedding Chappel in Las Vegas hosts weddings. But what makes Graceland different from everyone else is that wedding vow renewals can be performed by an Elvis Impersonator (Elvis costs an extra $120.00). Or you can apparently just hire him to perform after the vows. They're open 9am-9pm Monday through Friday Pacific time. I don't know if they'll do on air interviews, but when I called, I talked to what sounded like an elderly lady who played along pretty well. (1-800-824-5732.)
Lawrence Gordon is authority on ghosts, he has lived in a haunted house for 13 years. The Gordons have seen, heard, and felt things "not of this world." Gordon reveals strange experiences of living in a haunted house. He discusses the afterlife as described by "Roger," one of his resident ghosts, who openly states there is life after death. He tells how "Roger" took an active role in "ghostwriting" his novel, User Friendly, the Ghost Chronicles: Vol.1. Gordon shares show to determine if your house is haunted, how to co-exist with ghosts, and how to rid your house of unwanted spirits. He has a commanding voice, is a great story teller and is fabulous pre-Halloween interview. (To set up an interview call: (850) 785-7346)
Did you know that the Mayflower abandoned its search for further destinations and landed in Plymouth because they had run out of beer? Having been named, "The Indiana Jones of Beer," Alan Eames can talk about beer from before Miles Standish up to the hottest beers of today. He is touring in support of the new Beck's Light. Eames, author, lecturer, and beer guru, has devoted a lifetime to the study of brew -- its history, culture, and evolution -- that has led him to over 20 countries around the world. He can offer some useful tips to your viewers about selecting the perfect beer to compliment various meals, the debate over drinking from a bottle or glass and how to impress friends at parties with savvy beer tasting tips. Eames can also share some fun historical beer facts stemming all the way back to the Pharaohs. Did you know that....Egyptians were obsessed with beer -- it anointed their newborn babies, was payment for a day's work and was included in their tombs when they died. Women in ancient Sumeria actually dominated the art of brewing and tavern keeping operating under the protection of the Saduri, the goddess of brewery. Vikings used to serve beer with garlic to ward off evil spirits. In 1814, 20 people literally died in beer when a vat in a London brewery exploded, creating a tidal wave of beer. (To set up an interview call Lisa Concepcion at 212-601-8193)
Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio have traveled the world and discovered that many cultures like to feast on prepared bugs and insects. They've sampled a gourmet selection of bugs and insects. A near taboo in the Western world, entomophagy (eating bugs) is still practiced in Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America by millions of people in traditional societies --and by a couple of diehard Western journalists now available to be interviewed. During an eight year exploration of cultures around the globe, Menzel and D'Aluisio ate a variety of creepy, crawly, slippery and slithery things --raw scorpions in China, roasted grubs in Australia, stir-fried dragon flies in Indonesia, tarantulas on a stick in Cambodia, and live termites in Botswana. (To set up an interview call Patty Oien (510) 559-1600 extension 3030.)
"Oh, No ... Jackie-O: the Unspeakable is $poken" raises a new conspiracy theory. Could the First Lady have had anything to do with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963? The book was written by January Jones (a pseudonym) who calls Jackie THE most dominant Kennedy of the past half century. Whether you love her or hate her, you will not be indifferent to her. For some, she will be a victim -- for others, a heroine. All we know for sure is that when all was said and done between JFK, Aristotle Onassis and Jackie, she was the only one left standing. (To set up an interview, call: Kelly Pasquini 800-219-7154)
Ever watch the TV show "Clueless?" Remember the movie Wayne's World? Know what it means "to hurl?" Author Paul Dickson says friends and family do this all the time -- talk in made-up words and phrases. What makes it so funny is when an outsider hears this wacky lingo and thinks they're crazy. But now, you can get it with Dickson's Family Words. He calls it a dictionary for people who don't know a "brinkle" from a "frone"! Many of these words and terms came from toddlers who knew what they wanted to say, but just couldn't quite get it out, and it was so cute that everyone remembered it and started using the word, too. Others came about as substitutions for swear words. And, of course, the funniest of all are some of the weird ways people refer to various body parts! For example, don't "flibble" with your "odoralls" or you may lose your "ackazooma"! And watch out for "mud waffles" and "ghost poo"?! These are just a few of the 750 words and phrases in Dickson's book. It's good clean fun -- invite your listeners to call in and share their Family Words with everyone else. (To set up interview, call: Paul Dickson 301-942-5798)
Gary Krane, Author of "Simple Fun for Busy People" explains 333 Free Ways to Enjoy Your Loved Ones with simple fun, from shopping and eating out to hanging around. (To set up an interview call 818-783-7489 or BESTFUN@aol.com)
Fred Rawlins is an Nationally Recognized Arizona Psychic, Well-Known Author, Respected Lecturer and Meditation teacher. A frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, Mr. Rawlins does private consultations, either in person and via telephone. All psychics make predictions, but few are as accurate as this Arizona Psychic. For nearly 30 years, Fred Rawlins amazing gifts have helped numerous people in matters such as career, health, relationships, finance and specific problems being experienced at the moment or expected in the future. (To set up an on-air interview call: (877) 701-9069)
Rod Barnett of St.Louis Mo. is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone that introduces him to the woman that he marries (or proposes to). He's set up a website to promote himself (http://www.10k4awife.com/), the website details just about anything you'd want to know about him, and what type of woman he's looking for. Call his voice mail at (314) 995-4605 to set up a possible on-air interview.)
More fun with payphones: Call a phone on the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. (+33 (0)1 47 53 75 68)
Here's a phone feature we haven't had in a while....oh the fun you can have calling pay phones: On State Hwy 73, in Christie, WI (it's only payphone in a VERY small town). The phone booth is in someone's front yard - their house used to be a tavern. There's still a Pabst Blue Ribbon tavern sign hanging on the house with the couple's name (Fritz and Vi) in place of the tavern. (Goes to internal modem after 8th or 9th ring).
More than 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from insomnia, according to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research. John Wiedman, a self-proclaimed "professional insomniac" based on his years of on-the-job training, is author of Desperately Seeking Snoozin', The Insomnia Cure from Awake to Zzzz. Wiedman's advice has been sought by such mainstream publications as Woman's World and Family Circle and has been interviewed by the Associated Press. John tell you how to sleep better without the use of drugs, herbs, or alcohol. (To set up an interview, contact: Rhonda Chambers (877)753-3726)
Michael Cremo is the co-author of Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race. (Richard Thompson is the second author.) Cremo's investigation during eight years of writing this internationally acclaimed book has documented a major scientific cover-up in the field of archeology. Sparking controversy as he tours the globe, Michael Cremo illuminates our 'hidden history' with case after case of well documented scientific evidence suggesting that modern man has existed for millions of years. He has appeared on over 200 radio and television talk shows around the world, with featured interviews on the NBC Primetime Special hosted by Charlton Heston, The Mysterious Origins of Man, Fox Channel's Sightings, and Thinking Allowed on PBS. (To set up an interview call: Lori Erbs, (360) 738-9813)
While live on the air, Laura Bivins will conduct complementary searches for audience members and callers looking for someone they've lost contact with. You want controversy? She'll do a show about confronting your "Ex," with live, on-air confrontations. You want warm and fuzzy? She'll do a show reuniting family members so touching, it will have everyone who heard or saw it, running home to call mom. Credentials: Laura Bivins is a radio pro with an ability to adapt to any format. She has participated in over 1900 on-air radio search sessions all across the country. Since 1991, Find People Fast has conducted over 330,000 searches and has reunited over 260,000 parties. They have supplied guests for several TV shows including the Jenny Jones show, and have been referred by everyone from The Red Cross to the Secret Service. (For more information on how to book Laura for your show call Jeff Schukar at 1-800-829-1807.)
If you think today's entrepreneurs face challenges, consider the confidential scoop recently released on Walt Disney: On opening day at the now legendary theme park, starlets and well-heeled filmmakers walked into Mickey's Main Street only to mired in tar, because Disney was so anxious to open Disneyland he didn't wait for the asphalt to dry! The new master of behind-the scenes tidbits in the entertainment industry, Stephen Schochet ("Show-het"), recently produced a startling oral history of the Disney legacy, following ten years of painstaking research. Stephen Schochet, a skilled and amusing public speaker, can offer many of these tidbits on talk shows and news interviews. Schochet can tell you the real story behind just about any facet of Hollywood life. His first audio project, called Tales of Hollywood, reveals many obscure and entertaining secrets about Hollywood and filmmaking. Schochet's newest audio production, the lushly orchestrated double cassette/CD called Fascinating Walt Disney fills everyone in on a treasure trove of little-known tales on Disney and his entertainment empire. (To set up an interview call: (310) 827-9074)
After 15 years of research, including 5 years hosting and producing his own TV show, Malcolm Hathorne has established himself as one of the leading authorities on the subject of UFOs. Perhaps his greatest ability is in separating the nonsense from what he calls the "rock-solid core of truth" in the UFO phenomenon. Relying on his knowledge in other areas of metaphysics, he is able to simplify and clarify this sometimes confusing subject. Malcolm has written a book on the topic, UFOs and the Government Coverup: Volume I. His book is an in-depth historical reference, which includes evidence of UFO encounters throughout the past. It also thoroughly examines the U.S. government's infamous, 21-year "official UFO investigation," commonly referred to as "Project Blue Book." Malcolm will share his thoughts about: the possible extraterrestrial origin of all life on Earth. UFOs and the Bible. Alien abductions. Alien manipulation of human evolution. Ancient astronaut theories. The structure of (and reasons for) the UFO coverup, and the possible E.T. connections of Jesus! For more information, visit: http:/www.uforeality.com (To set up an interview, call 813-223-4659)
Glen Hanket said that adventure books about other people's travels left him dreaming of walking across the United States. However, it took an adventurous bride, a traffic jam, and a pile of garbage to turn those dreams into reality! That reality -- twelve months spent walking from Maine to Oregon, bagging 3.5 tons of litter along the way -- is recounted in his book, Underwear by the Roadside: Litterwalk Coast-to-Coast. Glen will tell your audience about the "real America" hidden on the backroads, from sheep ranches to maple tree farms, from homeless shelters to haunted health resorts. He can describe how their fears were quickly forgotten due to the warm response they received from those they met along the way. Glen can also reveal what Americans throw away -- from a butterfly collection to foreign porno -- and an unending stream of underwear. (Jocks, call (303) 469-3133)
If you're a woman who's been searching for a way to non-surgically add a bit of extra va-voom to your figure, then the latest innovation from body sculptor Victoria Morton is sure to make you bust-out smiling. The "It's All You" bra - the first training bra for adult women - promises to increase breasts by two full cup sizes in sixty days by repositioning and reshaping excess fat from the tummy and torso. Victoria Morton has been in the body sculpting business for over thirty years. She is the figure consult Hollywood celebrities call when they need to slim down in a hurry for movie and television appearances. Note to producers: Victoria will supply bras for listener giveaways. (To schedule an interview call Vicki at 727-447-4992)
Gardening enthusiast Linton Wright McKnight will tell how his book Birthflowers of the Landscape will help you make money, stay physically healthy, and relieve the stress in your life while watching colorful flowers magically bloom on your loved ones' birthdays. McKnight says, By growing a garden with your loved ones' flowers, you have a constant reminder of the beauty of life and the positive personality traits they share with their flower." Giveaway: Your listeners can discover the connection they have with their Birthflowers of the Landscape flower by calling an 800-number McKnight will share during the show, and if they call and mention your radio show and their own birth date, he will send them a complimentary booklet of their flower. Linton Wright McKnight is an experienced TV and radio guest. (To set up an interview, call Brenda J. Hurst (912) 452-0008)
WILLIAM SHAKESPURR, SIGMUND FUREUD AND LUCY AND RICKY RICATTO ARE JUST A FEW OF THE CELEBRITIES FEATURED IN THE CAT HALL OF FAME MEWSEUM AT WWW-DOT-CATHALLOFFAME-DOT-COM (HTTP://WWW.CATHALLOFFAME.COM). THE WEBSITE IS THE LATEST CREATION OF TERRI EPSTEIN AND JUDY EPSTEIN GAGE....AUTHORS OF THE BOOK "THE CAT HALL OF FAME." THE WEBSITE INCLUDES A MEWSEUM SHOP AND FEATURES LIKE THE MISS AMERICAT CONTEST....A SALUTE TO THE ACATEMY AWARDS...AND A VETERINARIAN Q-AND-A CALLED "DEAR DR. LIZ." (JOCKS, CONTACT TERRI EPSTEIN OF FELINE INCORPORATED AT 609-737- 3253.)
A SUBURBAN WASHINGTON D-C PUBLIC AFFAIRS FIRM SAYS IT CAN NOW STATE WITH AUTHORITY THAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE MORE UNPOPULAR THAN MOTHERS-IN-LAW. A PRE TAX-DAY SURVEY OF 900 REGISTERED VOTERS COMMISSIONED BY THE HAWTHORNE GROUP ASKED WHO WOULD BE THEIR PRIME CANDIDATE FOR AN IRS AUDIT. 68 PERCENT REPLIED, "MY CONGRESSMAN." ANOTHER EIGHT PERCENT WOULD AWARD THE HONOR TO THEIR BOSS....WHILE ONLY THREE PERCENT CHOSE THEIR MOTHER-IN-LAW. (JOCKS, CONTACT REGINA CORSO OF THE HAWTHORN GROUP AT 703-299-4499.)
Which fork do you use? Should you take a business call on your cellular phone during a dinner date? What is proper cigar etiquette at a party? John Bridges can answer these questions and more when you talk to him about How to Be a Gentleman, his new book. You'll find that John is not boring or intimidating. He talks about contemporary manners from a "real life" viewpoint. In How to Be a Gentleman, John shows men how they should deal with an insult, when it's okay to wear brown shoes, and how to give a social kiss. John can share with your listeners his "Gentleman's Quiz," which your listeners can call in with answers to. John Bridges is a fun interview that will delight and inform your listeners, especially men who want to know more about manners (and the women who want them to as well!). (To set up an interview call: 1-800-234-4234 ext. 123)
Interview Dr. Bader for a fun interview about the ever-popular subject of food. He'll play a Jeopardy-style "food game" with your audience called "Stump the Doctor," and offer copies of his latest book, 10,001 Food Facts, Chef's Secrets and Household Hints as prizes. His latest book is not a cookbook but contains more than 10,000 solutions to kitchen and cooking problems plus hundreds of household hints. An experienced media guest, he has appeared on Oprah, The Discovery Channel, America's Talking, Crook and Chase, the Food Network, and many other television programs, as well as thousands of radio programs. (To set up an interview call: (800) 717-6001 or (702) 383-8511 (941) 434-5113)
Nance Cheifetz calls herself your "Personal Fairy Godmother." She has developed a philosophy of fun, along with the tools to show you how to live your life in greater appreciation, humor and delight. She says you don't need the skills of Martha Stewart or the budget of Donald Trump to create more joy, feel more magic, or find greater meaning in life. In her book, A Sense of Delight, she urges you to participate in an enticing array of new ways to turn ordinary occasions into celebrations and mundane tasks into adventures. (To set up an interview call: (415) 499-9161)
Matt Adams' book, Hustlers, Escorts and Porn Stars, is the number one reference book for male escorts, clients of escorts, and individuals who study the male sex industry. Adams is a graduate of the University of Chicago and has extensively observed all facets of the male sex industry from street hustling, prostitution on the Internet, strippers, adult pornography, escort agencies, public sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and legal issues in the sex industry. He can provide thoughtful, intelligent and humorous answers to your questions. Matt Adams is often interviewed and asked to comment upon sex scandals, crimes involving prostitution, activities involving public sex or police misconduct or for background on any facet of the male sex industry. (To set up an on-air interview call: (702) 435-0970)
THE TOOTH FAIRY IS PAYING OUT MORE THESE DAYS. A SURVEY BY DELTADENTAL PLAN OF MINNESOTA FINDS THE TOOTH FAIRY IS LEAVING AN AVERAGE OF A DOLLAR-30 PER TOOTH....UP FROM A BUCK AND A QUARTER IN 1998. TWO-THIRDS OF PARENTS SURVEYED SAY BABY TEETH ARE FETCHING A DOLLAR THESE DAYS. BUT DELTA SAYS SOME LUCKY KIDS GET AS MUCH AS 10 BUCKS A TOOTH. TOOTH FAIRY PAYMENTS HAVE RISEN SUBSTANTIALLY THROUGH THE DECADES, IN THE 1950S, THE AVERAGE WAS 19 CENTS A TOOTH...IN THE '60S, 29 CENTS....46 CENTS IN THE '70S....AND 88 CENTS IN THE 1980S. (JOCKS, CONTACT HOLLY DONATO OF DELTA DENTAL AT 651-994-5109.)
A WEB SITE FOR NEW AND EXPECTANT PARENTS IS OFFERING TIPS TO THOSE COUPLES WHO'D LIKE TO GIVE BIRTH TO THE FIRST CHILD OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM. BABYCENTER-DOT-COM SAYS A BABY CONCEIVED BETWEEN MARCH 27TH AND APRIL 10TH STANDS THE BEST CHANCE FOR BEING A NEW YEAR'S DAY 2000 BABY. AMONG THE SUGGESTIONS, STICK TO THE MISSIONARY POSITION....ABSTAIN FROM ALCOHOL....EAT A HEALTHY DIET....STOP SMOKING...AND REDUCE STRESS. MEN ARE ALSO ADVISED NOT TO WEAR TIGHT BRIEFS OR PANTS....STAY AWAY FROM HOT BATHS OR HOT TUBS....AND AVOID STRENUOUS SPORTS ACTIVITIES. (JOCKS, CONTACT LARA HOYEM AT 415-537-0900, EXT. 120, OR LISA HENDRICKSON AT 516-767-8390, BOTH OF BABYCENTER.)
A CONDOM MAKER AND A FLORIST HAVE TEAMED UP TO LAUNCH A NEW GIFT IDEA FOR VALENTINE'S DAY, A CONDOM BOUQUET. THE "BOUQUETS", CREATED BY FLOWERS DIRECT, CONSIST OF HALF-A- DOZEN DUREX GOLD LUBRICATED CONDOMS IN ASSORTED FLORAL COLORS MOUNTED ON FLOWER STEMS AND ARRANGED IN A DECORATIVE CONTAINER. (JOCKS, CONTACT DIONNA BOLAR OR KATHY KINNEY OF MANNING, SELVAGE AND LEE AT 404-875-1444.)
Valentines Day guest! Arthur Clark, author of Finding Your Perfect Love, and pioneer developer of specialized techniques for attracting major soulmates, has helped people bring more love into their lives. He has taught classes and provided individual consulting in the areas of essence contact and life task discovery. Mr. Clark's articles have been published in numerous periodicals and professional journals. (To set up an interview call (505) 986-1878)
THE FOUNDER OF THE FIRST U-S STORE DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO CONDOMS SAYS HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO NATIONAL CONDOM WEEK....WHICH BEGINS FEBRUARY 14TH, VALENTINE'S DAY. ADAM GLICKMAN OPENED CONDOMANIA IN LOS ANGELES IN JUNE 1991. HE HAS SINCE OPENED ANOTHER STORE...GONE INTO THE MAIL-ORDER BUSINESS....AND, TWO YEARS AGO, WENT VIRTUAL WITH CONDOMANIA ONLINE (WWW.CONDOMANIA.COM). IN ADDITION TO FACTS AND FIGURES, CONDOMANIA'S G-RATED WEB SITE OFFERS MORE THAN 300 CONDOMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD...AS WELL AS BOOKS, GAMES, CANDLES, AND ECCENTRIC BOXER SHORTS. (JOCKS, CONTACT JULIA KONSTANTINOVSKY OF BRAVO! MARKETING AT 415- 777-0800, FOR CONDOMANIA.)
WHERE IN REAL LIFE DO SHIPBOARD COUPLES LIKE TO GET "INTIMATE"? THE NUMBER-ONE PLACE IS IN THE CABIN. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY PORTHOLE MAGAZINE. BY THE POOL WAS THE SECOND-PLACE ANSWER....FOLLOWED BY IN A LIFEBOAT, AT THE DISCO OR IN THE CASINO. ROUNDING OUT THE TOP-10 ANSWERS ARE IN THE HOT TUB...BY THE SMOKESTACK...IN THE CABIN VERANDAH...IN THE GYM...AND IN THE GALLEY. (JOCKS, CONTACT DAVE BLOOM OR EVELINY INGLE, BOTH OF BOARDROOM COMMUNICATIONS, AT 954-321-6334.)
WOULD YOU RISK YOUR LIFE TO SAVE YOUR PET? 83 PERCENT OF PET OWNERS SURVEYED SAY YES THEY WOULD. THE AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ALSO FOUND NEARLY ONE-THIRD SPEND MORE TIME WITH THEIR PETS THAN WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS....AND 11 PERCENT OF CAT OWNERS SAY THEY'VE ENDED A PERSONAL OR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP IN FAVOR OF THEIR FELINES. THE POLL OF MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED PET OWNERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ALSO FOUND 76 PERCENT OF THEM TALK TO THEIR FURRY FRIENDS IN A DIFFERENCE VOICE....AND 89 PERCENT BELIEVE THEIR PETS UNDERSTAND AT LEAST PART OF WHAT THEY'RE SAYING. (JOCKS, CONTACT THE AAHA AT 1-800-883-6301)
THIS COULD QUALIFY AS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING, AN ENTIRE BUFFALO....BUTCHERED, PORTIONED AND CRYOVAC- PACKAGED. OF COURSE, IT'S NOT CHEAP, 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS, BUT IT IS HEALTHY....ACCORDING TO THE FOLKS AT THE GOURMET BISON COMPANY IN REDFIELD, SOUTH DAKOTA. THEY SAY BISON MEAT HAS FAR LESS FAT AND CALORIES THAN BEEF... AND LESS FAT THAN CHICKEN, TURKEY, LAMB, PORK, VENISON, SALMON AND MANY OTHER FISH. IT ALSO COMES WITH COOKING INSTRUCTIONS AND RECIPE IDEAS. (JOCKS, CONTACT JAN KIRSHNER OF H/K COMMUNICATIONS AT 212-983-1212. )
Washington D.C. area residents Jon Mathis and Mary Shomon are co-authors of a humor book, Scratching the Net: Web Sites for Cats. The authors are available for interviews to discuss the book. (To set up an interview call 703-836-2589)
Cynthia Thornburg is president of Decipher, Inc., one of the fastest-growing game companies in the country. Cynthia has successfully launched more than a dozen new products She is currently responsible for management of the new Specialty Products Division which develops, produces, and markets quality game products to stores around the country. Established in 1983 in Norfolk, Virginia, Decipher, Inc., enjoys international recognition in the game industry with a number of innovative products, including StarTrek: The Next Generation(R), Star Wars(R) Collectible Card Games(tm), How to Host a Murder(R), How to Host a Teen Mystery(TM), Pente(R), and Stir Crazy(tm). Cynthia Thornburg is an enthusiastic, experienced media guest. Give her a call and she'll tell your audience the latest news in the toy and game industry. (To set up an interview, contact: Monica Jones, (757) 664-1146)
A 1966 VOLVO P-1800 HAS BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS AS HAVING THE "HIGHEST CAR MILEAGE." THE CAR HAS MORE THAN ONE-MILLION-671-THOUSAND MILES ON THE ODOMETER. ITS ORIGINAL OWNER...IRV GORDON OF EAST PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK....PURCHASED THE CAR BRAND NEW IN 1966. HE ADDED ALL THOSE MILES BY MAKING MANY TRIPS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA....AS WELL AS AN OVERSEAS TOUR OF ENGLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, HOLLAND AND GERMANY. (JOCKS, CONTACT DAN JOHNSTON OF VOLVO AT 800-970-0888.)
MCSTORE THE COMPANY STORE HAS OPENED ITS DOORS IN THE CHICAGO SUBURB OF OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS....RIGHT NEXT TO HAMBURGER UNIVERSITY, THE RAY KROC MUSEUM AND THE MCDONALD'S CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. AND YEP, IT SELLS ALL SORTS OF STUFF WITH THE MCDONALD'S LOGO. THE STORE ITSELF FEATURES GOLDEN ARCHES THROUGHOUT....WITH RONALD MCDONALD FOOTPRINTS AND THE WORDS "HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BREAK TODAY?" LAMINATED INTO THE FLOORING. (JOCKS, CONTACT MCSTORE AT 630-623-2377 OR GINNY RICHARDSON FOR MCDONALD'S AT 630-789-8555.)
Historian Webb Garrison is the author of a fascinating new book: A Treasury of Titanic Tales. He'll share with your audience the answers to their questions about what really happened on the Titanic. Truth is more fascinating than fiction. Webb will discuss the events before and after the sinking of the Titanic, her rich and famous passengers, the heroes and cowards, the shipboard romances, and bizarre stories of stolen bodies and other agonies and ecstasies. (To set up an interview call: 615-244-2700, Ext. 132)
WHAT'S THE STRANGEST THING YOU'VE DONE OR SEEN A FELLOW MOTORIST DO WHILE STUCK IN TRAFFIC? THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS PENNZOIL PRODUCTS ASKED ALMOST 15-THOUSAND PEOPLE NATIONWIDE LAST SUMMER. THE MOST COMMON ANSWERS WERE A SURPRISING NUMBER OF ROMANTIC ENCOUNTERS...INSTANCES OF TALKING OR SINGING TO ONESELF, MENTIONED BY ONE OUT OF EVERY TWO RESPONDENTS....AND VARIOUS PERSONAL GROOMING ANTICS, 41 PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED, SUCH AS CHANGING CLOTHES, STYLING HAIR AND FLOSSING TEETH. (JOCKS, CONTACT COURTNEYE WOLF OF PENNZOIL PRODUCTS COMPANY AT 713- 546-8413; OR JOHN TAYLOR OR BLYTHE PALAMARA, BOTH OF VOLLMER PUBLIC RELATIONS, AT 713-546-2230, FOR PENNZOIL PRODUCTS COMPANY.)
Chris Santilli is the author of a new book called "The Naked Truth About Hedonism II". Hedonism II is the Jamaican resort with a colorful, sexy reputation--and the highest repeat guest rate of any hotel in the Caribbean. In her unauthorized travel/humor book, Chris has tips for making the most of a trip--whether swinging on a trapeze, floating naked on a raft, or dancing in a bed sheet before 500 people. (To set up an interview call: (630) 495-9863)
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IS....CHOCOLATE. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED FOR NESTLE....WHICH FOUND NEARLY THREE TIMES AS MANY WOMAN AS MEN CRAVE CHOCOLATE FOR AN EVERYDAY TREAT. POLLSTERS WITH U-S RESEARCH COMPANY ASKED MEN AND WOMEN, "HOW DO YOU TREAT YOURSELF DURING A HECTIC WORK DAY?" CATEGORIES IN THE SURVEY INCLUDED SODA, COFFEE, CHIPS, COOKIES AND CHOCOLATE. THE RESPONSES FOR SODA, COFFEE, CHIPS AND COOKIES WERE ALMOST AN EVEN SPLIT BETWEEN THE SEXES. HOWEVER, OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY'D EAT A PIECE OF CHOCOLATE AS A TREAT, 77 PERCENT WERE WOMEN...WHILE ONLY 23 PERCENT WERE MEN. (JOCKS, CONTACT KIM CONLEE OR ALEXA WALTZ, BOTH OF MANNING SELVAGE AND LEE FOR NESTLE USA, AT 213-782-6600.)
WANT TO LOOK AS IF YOU JUST STEPPED OFF A HOLLYWOOD SET THIS HALLOWEEN? AN ON-LINE RETAIL STORE IS NOW OFFERING "MOVIE QUALITY" BODY SPECIAL EFFECTS, STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD. MYTHIC VISIONS, BASED IN SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, BILLS ITSELF AS THE WORLD'S LARGEST STORE FOR HORROR, GOTHIC, FANTASY AND SPECIAL EFFECTS MERCHANDISE. THIS YEAR, ITS ACCESSORIES INCLUDE SPECIAL EFFECTS CONTACT LENSES....A VARIETY OF LATEX PROSTHETIC BODY EXTENSIONS FROM THE "STAR TREK" AND "BABYLON 5" TV SERIES AS WELL AS VARIOUS HORROR MOVIES....AND A VARIETY OF HUMAN APPENDAGES INCLUDING SEVERED LEGS, SEVERED ARMS, SEVERED HANDS, SEVERED FINGERS, SEVERED NOSES AND MORE. (MYTHIC'S ON-LINE STORE IS AT HTTP://WWW.HORROR.NET OR BY CALLING 888-569-8442.) (JOCKS, CONTACT BILL LINN OF LINN PUBLIC RELATIONS AT 415-552-1183. )
A CALIFORNIA STOGIE MAKER HAS A LIMITED-EDITION CIGAR SURE TO APPEAL TO CIGAR AFICIONADOS, NOVELTY COLLECTORS AND REPUBLICANS ALIKE. THE LEWINSKY PRESIDENTIAL CLASSIC IS ONLY AVAILABLE BY MAIL ORDER OR VIA THE INTERNET (AT WWW.CUSTOMCIGAR.COM) FROM THE CUSTOM CIGAR COMPANY OF LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA. ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY'S NEWS RELEASE, THE LEWINSKY PRESIDENTIAL CLASSIC "IS A PREMIUM, HAND MADE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CIGAR. THE CIGAR BAND DESIGN FEATURES AN OBVIOUS YET TASTEFUL REPRESENTATION OF REVELATIONS FROM THE RECENT STARR REPORT....'' (JOCKS, CONTACT GLEN GRIFFIN OF THE CUSTOM CIGAR COMPANY AT 925- 283-4629.)
A POLL RELEASED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING FINDS NEARLY HALF OF ALL AMERICANS AGE 60 OR OLDER REPORT THEY'VE HAD SEX IN THE PAST MONTH....AND FOUR IN 10 SAY THEY WANT MORE SEX. MEN WERE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY AS WOMEN TO SAY THEY WANTED MORE SEX...56 PERCENT OF MEN VERSUS 25 PERCENT OF WOMEN. ONLY FOUR PERCENT OF THE 13-HUNDRED SENIORS SURVEYED SAID THEY WANT LESS SEX. (JOCKS, CONTACT MIKE REINEMER OF THE NCOA AT 202-479-6975.)
A LOS ANGELES UNDERWEAR AND SWIMWEAR MANUFACTURER HAS COME OUT WITH SOMETHING IT CALLS THE BULGE. IT'S A CUP-LIKE DEVICE THAT FITS INTO A MAN'S UNDERWEAR, SWIMSUIT OR WORKOUT CLOTHES...PROVIDING WHAT RIPS WEAR DESCRIBES AS A "TOTALLY REALISTIC, ANATOMICALLY CORRECT BULGE" IN THE CROTCH. THE NEWS RELEASE GOES ON TO SAY, "BY SLIPPING 'THE BULGE' IN WHATEVER GARMENT YOU ARE WEARING IT WILL INSTANTLY ENHANCE YOU AND MOST CERTAINLY ATTRACT ATTENTION, WHETHER WALKING DOWN THE BEACH, JUMPING OUT OF THE POOL OR RIDING THE STAIRMASTER AT THE GYM.'' (JOCKS, CONTACT STORM JENKINS OR GARRETT CUNNEEN, BOTH OF RIPS WEAR, AT 323-658-7477.)
A FLORIDA-BASED COMPANY BEST KNOWN FOR SELLING MIG FLIGHTS IN MOSCOW IS NOW OFFERING A PROGRAM THAT'LL TEACH SUCH COVERT SKILLS IN THREE- AND SIX-DAY SESSIONS, JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT. INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES IS THE MARKETING AGENT FOR COVERT OPS....A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO REPLICATE AMERICA'S WAR ON TERRORISM. THE INSTRUCTORS ARE FORMER GREEN BERETS, SEALS, INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS AND CONTRACT MERCENARIES....AND THEY ALSO TEACH COUNTER-SURVEILLANCE, EXPLOSIVES DETONATION, HOW TO SPOT A TAIL AND HOW TO RESCUE HOSTAGES. OF COURSE, THE FUN, AT A REMOTE DESERT LOCATION OUTSIDE TUCSON, ARIZONA, ISN'T CHEAP. MINIMUM PRICE, 37-HUNDRED-95 DOLLARS. (JOCKS, CONTACT JANE REIFERT OF INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES AT 800-644- 7382.)
SINCE 1988, A SURVEY BY STUDENT MONITOR LISTED BEER DRINKING AS THE MOST POPULAR PASTIME ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. NO MORE. THIS PAST SPRING, WHEN STUDENTS WERE ASKED WHAT THEY LIKED TO DO TO PASS THE TIME, THE NUMBER-ONE ANSWER WAS...SURF THE INTERNET. (JOCKS, CONTACT STEPHANIE RUDNICK OR JENNIFER FRIEDMAN, BOTH OF EDELMAN PR WORLDWIDE, AT 213-857-9100.)
HE'S CALLED "THE ROPE WARRIOR." SINCE 1993, 34-YEAR-OLD DAVID FISHER OF CHICAGO HAS MADE HIS LIVING JUMPING ROPE. HE'S THE ORIGINATOR OF ROPENASTICS....AN EXERCISE TECHNIQUE THAT INCORPORATES ROPE JUMPING, RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS, DANCE, MARTIAL ARTS AND AEROBICS. NOW HE'S ALSO GOING TO BE IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS. RECENTLY, FISHER SET THE RECORD FOR THE MOST "RUMP JUMPS" IN A MINUTE, 56. "RUMP JUMPS," INVOLVE JUMP-ROPING WHILE SITTING ON YOUR BUTT. THE FEAT WAS FILMED FOR THE FOX NETWORK SERIES "GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: PRIMETIME." IT'LL AIR AUGUST 25TH. (JOCKS, CONTACT JUDY O'BRIEN AT 773-883-4430 FOR THE ROPE WARRIOR.)
DADS ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR ADVICE, GOOD, BAD, AND OTHERWISE. THE FOLKS AT AMERICAN EXPRESS FINANCIAL ADVISORS HAVE COME UP WITH AN INFORMAL LIST OF SOME OF THE BEST, AND SOME OF THE WORST, ADVICE DADS HAVE PASSED ALONG: GOOD ADVICE: DON'T LEAVE A PENNY LYING ON THE GROUND. 10 PENNIES MAKE A DIME AND 10 DIMES MAKE A DOLLAR. YOU CAN PUT THAT MONEY TO GOOD USE. NO ONE EVER LOST MONEY TAKING A PROFIT. IF YOU'RE GOING TO LIE, YOU BETTER HAVE A GOOD MEMORY. PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS. THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA WAS ONLY A HALF INCH OFF PLUMB AT THE FOUNDATION. BAD ADVICE: STICK WITH ONE COMPANY YOUR WHOLE CAREER, NEVER SPEAK UP, TOIL AWAY AND GREAT THINGS WILL HAPPEN FOR YOU. STEER CLEAR OF THAT COMPUTER STUFF. IT'S PROBABLY JUST A PASSING FAD. (JOCKS, CONTACT LYNN CLOSWAY OF AMERICAN EXPRESS FINANCIAL ADVISORS AT 612-671-3090.)
MORE THAN A THIRD OF AMERICANS PREFER TO BOIL THEIR HOT DOGS. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A SURVEY SPONSORED BY BALL PARK FRANKS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL BARBECUE MONTH. 29 PERCENT OF THOSE QUESTIONED WOULD RATHER THEIR HOT DOGS GRILLED....WHILE 10 PERCENT MICROWAVE THEM AND FIVE PERCENT FRY THEM. MUSTARD IS FAR AND AWAY THE PREFERRED HOT DOG TOPPER....GRABBING THE HEARTS, AND STOMACHS, OF 70 PERCENT OF THOSE POLLED. KETCHUP IS THE SECOND MOST POPULAR CHOICE AT 47 PERCENT. (JOCKS, CONTACT DEBORAH SABO OF BALL PARK FRANKS AT 248-208-1908; OR LOUISE BARBIC OF YANKELOVICH PARTNERS AT (909-626-6868.)
MORE THAN 45 PERCENT OF WIRELESS PHONE USERS QUESTIONED DON'T KNOW THEIR WIRELESS PHONE NUMBER WITHOUT LOOKING IT UP. THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE STRATEGIS GROUP'S LATEST SURVEY OF CELLULAR AND PCS USERS. (JOCKS, CONTACT KENT OLSON OF THE STRATEGIS GROUP AT 202-530-7500.)
A SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY BLOCKBUSTER FINDS POPCORN AND SOFT DRINKS TOP THE LIST OF FAVORITE FOODS AND DRINKS PEOPLE CONSUME WHEN WATCHING VIDEOS AT HOME. FOLLOWING POPCORN AS THE FAVORITE MOVIE-WATCHING SNACK WHICH WAS THE TOP PICK OF ALMOST 50 PERCENT OF THOSE POLLED, WERE POTATO CHIPS, PIZZA, CANDY, ICE CREAM, COOKIES AND PRETZELS. MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OPTED FOR SOFT DRINKS...WITH WATER, BEER, JUICE, COFFEE AND ICED TEA TRAILING BEHIND. (JOCKS, CONTACT LIZ GREENE OF BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP AT 214-854-3209.)
A MAN WHO DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS A "BRITISH-JAMAICAN FUTURIST AND SEER" SAYS HIS AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE OF ACTRESS SHIRLEY MACLAINE HAS BEEN SEEN SHEDDING TEARS. ERNESTO MOSHE MONTGOMERY HAS PUT THE PHOTO ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AT THE BETA ISRAEL TEMPLE/BLACK JEWISH SYNAGOGUE OF LOS ANGELES. HE SAYS HE WAS FLYING WITH THE OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS IN HIS PRIVATE JET WHEN HE "PICKED UP THE VIBRATION" THAT "BEFORE THE YEAR 2000, SHE WILL BE A CATALYST" FOR WORLD PEACE. (JOCKS, CONTACT DR. ERNESTO MOSHE MONTGOMERY AT 213-930-2027.)
A CYBER-POLL FINDS TODAY'S MOMS ARE LOOKING TO A PREVIOUS GENERATION'S MOTHERING ROLE MODEL, JUNE CLEAVER. 55 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN BABYCENTER-DOT-COM'S MOTHER'S DAY SURVEY PICKED BEAVER AND WALLY CLEAVER'S MOTHER AS THEIR STYLE OF MOTHER. (JOCKS, CONTACT LARA HOYEM AT 415-537-0900, X120, OR DUNCAN DRECHSEL AT 415-537-0900, X108, BOTH ARE OF BABYCENTER.)
A 48-YEAR-OLD DETROIT WOMAN HAS PREMIERED HER NEW LINE OF....CLEAVAGE JEWELRY, DESIGNED TO BE WORN BETWEEN THE BREASTS. "THE BREASTEE", AS MAYBELLINE WILLIAMS' CREATIONS ARE KNOWN, IS ORNAMENTATION FOR THE CLEAVAGE. A FOUR-INCH STEM WHICH SLIDES BETWEEN THE BREASTS HOLDS THE JEWELRY IN PLACE. YOU GOTTA' BE FAIRLY WELL-ENDOWED TO WEAR "THE BREASTEE." WILLIAMS SAYS SHE'S WORKING ON DESIGNS FOR WOMEN WITH SMALLER BUST LINES. (JOCKS, CONTACT MAYBELLINE WILLIAMS, CEO OF BIJOU BELLE, AT 800- 940-7593.)
A CALIFORNIA COMPANY HAS COME UP WITH A NEW ACCESSORY FOR WOMEN DRIVERS. IT'S CALLED THE COSMETIC CAR CADDIE....AND IT HOLDS MAKE-UP IN A CONTAINER THAT FITS IN THE CAR'S CUP HOLDER AND PROTECTS IT FROM TEMPERATURES UP TO 120 DEGREES. THE COMPANY DEVELOPED THE CADDIE FOR THE WOMEN WHO REACHES FOR A QUICK TOUCH-UP BEFORE GETTING OUT OF THE CAR, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THE LIPSTICK SHE LEFT ON THE DASHBOARD HAS MELTED OR HER MASCARA IS LOST SOMEWHERE UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT. JUST DON'T PUT MAKE-UP ON WHILE DRIVING, LADIES, PLEASE! *And Dennis Rodman, that goes for you too! (JOCKS, CONTACT JANE MCENTYRE OR BEATRIZ SEGURA OF MCENTYRE PUBLIC RELATIONS AT 212-486-4259.)
DO YOU THINK OF SOMEONE WHO LIKES VANILLA ICE CREAM AS BEING, WELL, VANILLA? NOT SO....SAY THE PEOPLE AT EDY'S/DREYER'S GRAND ICE CREAM. A STUDY OF "FLAVOROLOGY" CONDUCTED FOR THE OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, ICE CREAM MAKER FINDS VANILLA LOVERS ACTUALLY ARE COLORFUL, IMPULSIVE, RISK TAKERS WHO HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF THEMSELVES AND ENJOY CLOSE FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS. PEOPLE WHO CRAVE CHOCOLATE, ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY, ARE LIVELY, CREATIVE, DRAMATIC, CHARMING, ENTHUSIASTIC AND THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. (EDY'S/DREYER'S IS OFFERING FREE COPIES OF THE "FLAVOROLOGY" STUDY BY CALLING 800-888-3442 (JOCKS, CONTACT JILL KASSER AT 510-601-4382, OR DIANE MCINTYRE AT 510-601-4338.)
RESEARCHERS SAY MANY AMERICAN CHILDREN WATCH FOUR HOURS OF TELEVISION A DAY, BUT CAN'T SQUEEZE IN THREE EXERCISE SESSIONS A WEEK. THE RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT ALL THAT TIME IN FRONT OF THE TUBE IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE EPIDEMIC OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY. THE RESEARCHERS SAY THAT WHEN ADDED UP, THREE YEARS OUT OF THE LIVES OF KIDS BETWEEN THE AGES OF TWO AND 17, ARE SPENT WATCHING TV. (JOCKS, FOR MORE INFO CALL DR. ANDERSEN, 410- 550-0128)
The Amazing Comico! This guy was a touring stand up, who actually believes he received psychic powers while staying in the room of a comedian who passed on. (JOCKS CALL, 608-278-1304)
BEING PERCEIVED AS HEALTHIER AND MORE ATTRACTIVE MAY BE AS SIMPLE AS FLASHING A HEALTHY, WHITE SMILE. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL STUDY RELEASED BY THE MAKERS OF CREST EXTRA WHITENING TOOTHPASTE. MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF PEOPLE SURVEYED RATED PHOTOS OF PEOPLE WITH WHITER TEETH AS HEALTHIER AND MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN PHOTOS OF THE SAME PEOPLE WITH DULLER, LESS-WHITE TEETH. (JOCKS, CONTACT TRACEY LONG OF PROCTER AND GAMBLE AT 513-945-6005; OR JULIE LEIGH OR ABBE KLEIN OF MANNING SELVAGE AND LEE AT 312-861-5200.)
Earline Reeves, the daughter of a mortician, has opened what might well be the world's first funeral home for deceased Tamagotchis and other virtual pets. (The first cemetery for the toys is in Hungary.) At http://www.petcomputer.com/mortuary.htm, she offers 5-inch-long caskets lined with puffy white satin for $10.95 and tiny headstones customized with the electronic animal's name for $8.95. Reeves reports that many of the callers to 661-722-1222, wonder if the caskets would work for real animals, including a dead mouse named Pedro and a 10-pound poodle.
ARE YOU A ROMANTIC? 65 PERCENT OF AMERICANS CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE ROMANTICS....ACCORDING TO THE LATEST MARITZ AMERPOLL. NEARLY HALF OF THOSE SURVEYED THINK THEIR LOVE LIFE IS GREAT. ONLY 18 PERCENT TOLD POLLSTERS THEIR LOVE LIFE WAS "A LOSER"...."DON'T HAVE ONE"....OR "DON'T WANT ONE." (CONTACT PHIL WISEMAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING, AT 314- 827-1949, OR PETE ZUTSHI, MARKETING SPECIALIST, AT 314-827-8011, BOTH OF MARITZ MARKETING RESEARCH)
IF YOU LIVE IN CHEYENNE, WYOMING, YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN FEELING EXTRA DRY AND ITCHY. THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE MAKERS OF LANACANE SKIN CREAM WHO....ALONG WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE...ARE KEEPING TRACK OF SUCH THINGS WITH THE LANACANE DRY ITCHY SKIN INDEX. CHEYENNE TOPPED THE LIST OF THE TOP-10 ITCHIEST CITIES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. (CONTACT ALYSON O'MAHONEY OF ROBIN LEEDY AND ASSOCIATES FOR THE LANACANE ITCH INFORMATION CENTER AT 914-241-0086.)
(Manistee, Michigan) -- Aggies are just dying to get into the product made by Oak Grove International. The company makes caskets with university logos. Die-hard Texas A and M fans can make their final journey in Aggie maroon and white. The Michigan based company in the nation's only maker of fiberglass caskets. The unique construction technique allows the company to customize the coffins. Texas A and M, Ohio State and Arkansas are among the schools allowing use of their logos. (Oak Grove International 1-800-462-5476) (Thanks to DROID KKEG in Fayetteville, Arkansas)
HOW MUCH WOULD SANTA CLAUS PAY FOR LIFE INSURANCE? THE FOLKS AT NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, SAY FIGURING OUT HOW MUCH TO CHARGE ST. NICK FOR COVERAGE WOULD BE A TRICKY THING. THE INSURANCE COMPANY POINTS OUT "IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH TO CHARGE SANTA CLAUS FOR THE LIFE INSURANCE. LIFE INSURANCE RATES ARE BASED ON THE AGE OF THE INSURED. AND SANTA CLAUS IS, AFTER ALL, AGELESS." (CONTACT JOHN CASPARI OF NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY AT 414-299-7092.)
THE CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, ENTREPRENEUR HAS FASHIONED A BRA THAT USES MOLESKIN TO PULL FAT TISSUE FROM THE BACK, UNDERARM AND ELSEWHERE INTO THE BRA CUP. MORTON CLAIMS WEARING HER BRA, WHICH LOOKS KIND OF LIKE A NURSING BRA, WILL INCREASE A WOMAN'S BUST BY AT LEAST TWO CUP SIZES IN 60 DAYS. IN HER WORDS, "THE FEMINISTS MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT THERE'S A HUGE DEMAND OUT THERE FOR LARGE, BEAUTIFUL BREASTS." *And millions of men willing to give up lots of ones and fives to see those breasts. (Mark Wheeler) (CONTACT VICKI SOUTHARD OF THE PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP AT 408-452-0442.)
THE BOARD GAME "'TIS THE SEASON CHRISTMAS TRIVIA" HAS JUST SOLD ITS 500-THOUSANDTH GAME....MAKING IT, ACCORDING TO ANTON PUBLICATIONS, THE BEST-SELLING CHRISTMAS GAME OF ALL TIME. THE GAME....WHICH RETAILS FOR 19-95....FOCUSES ON CHRISTMAS MOVIES FROM "WHITE CHRISTMAS," "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE," AND "MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET" TO MORE CURRENT MOVIES LIKE "THE SANTA CLAUSE" AND "JINGLE ALL THE WAY" WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER. (CONTACT MARK ANDREWS OF ANTON PUBLICATIONS AT 630-971-1048. )
Bob Pagani is interested in exchanging lives with someone else. In other words, he would do their job and live in their apartment or house and vice versa....basically swap life situations. You can find out more about this on his web site at http://www.geocities.com/southbeach/palms/9133 where you will also find a link to a Washington Post article about his proposal. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his home number is (703) 718-0783. He is more than willing to do phone interviews with radio stations about this and welcomes calls.
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON USHERS IN NEW MOVIE RELEASES AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS READY TO OFFER ITS SPIN. THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN SAYS THE CHURCH'S MOVIE REVIEW LINE WILL GIVE "INSIGHT INTO THE QUALITY OF NEW FILMS." THE MOVIE REVIEW NUMBER IS 1-800-311-4CCC. *For the movie goer that makes going to the theater a habit. (Mark Wheeler)
November is time to literally talk turkey....and major companies have set up hotlines to help people prepare their Thanksgiving meals. The Land O' Lakes Holiday Bakeline has operators who speak English & Spanish (at 800-782-9606). Shady Brooks has set up a Thanksgiving Dial-A-Chef line (at 888-723-4468). And Butterball's Turkey Talk line employees 48 experts (at 800-323-4848). Butterball also has a web site at http://www.butterball.com. *some turkeys have also set up a web site at www.porkfortheholidays.com. (Archer & Valerie; email@example.com)
15 OF CHICAGO'S FINEST SANTA WANNABEES GRADUATED WITH HONORS FROM CHERRY HILL PHOTO'S SANTA CLAUS UNIVERSITY. (CONTACT NOREEN HERON OF THE HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO AT 312- 616-6933; OR ELAINA MEDINA, PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT, AT 510-370- 8049.)
EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST 56 YEARS, LEWIS BROWNING HAS BEGUN HIS MORNING BY EATING A TWINKIE. HE GOT HOOKED ON THE HOSTESS TREATS IN 1941 WHILE DRIVING A MILK TRUCK IN AND AROUND SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA. THAT'S 20-THOUSAND-440 TWINKIES, NOT COUNTING THE DAYS HE ATE TWO OR THREE. LOCAL STORES CAN'T ALWAYS KEEP UP WITH BROWNING. SOMETIMES HE AND HIS WIFE TRAVEL 20 MILES TO INDIANAPOLIS TO MAINTAIN HIS TWINKIE STASH. SAYS BROWNING, "NOBODY LIKES TWINKIES LIKE I DO." *The man almost gave up the Twinkie habit a month ago when he cut his finger....and white cream filling came out. (Mark Wheeler) (CONTACT MARK DIRKES OF INTERSTATE BAKERIES AT 816-502-4000 OR KRISTEN PETRILLO OF BOASBERG WHEELER COMMUNICATIONS AT 816-843-1127.)
IS TOMATO SOUP EXTRA FILLING?: A NEW YORK RESEARCHER FOUND THAT OLD-FASHIONED TOMATO SOUP SPURS THE RELEASE OF A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES YOU FEEL FULL, WHICH MAY HELP DIETERS REFRAIN FROM EATING EXTRA HELPINGS AT THE DINNER TABLE. IN A NEW STUDY, RESEARCHER HARRY KISSILEFF OF ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL FOUND THAT THE SOUP BOOSTED LEVELS OF THE CHEMICAL CCK IN FOUR MEN AND FOUR WOMEN WHO EACH CONSUMED ABOUT ONE-AND-A-HALF CANS OF SOUP. THE SMALL PROTEIN CCK IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE SIGNALS THE BODY USES TO PRODUCE A FEELING OF FULLNESS. (CALL H. KISSILEFF AT 212 523-4200)
ONCE AGAIN, MCDONALD'S PUSHKIN SQUARE RESTAURANT IN MOSCOW IS THE FAST FOOD CHAIN'S BUSIEST OUTLET. IN FACT, EVERY YEAR SINCE IT OPENED IN JANUARY 1990, THE 700-SEAT RESTAURANT HAS EARNED THE WORLD'S BUSIEST MCDONALD'S. SINCE SERVING ITS FIRST CUSTOMER, THIS SINGLE RESTAURANT HAS SERVED MORE THAN 100-MILLION CUSTOMERS. *Unfortunately 90 million of them are still waiting in line. (Mark Wheeler) (CONTACT BRAD TRASK OF MCDONALD'S AT 630-623-3797.)
The Hollywood Wax Museum in California says it has moved the likeness of boxer Mike Tyson from the sports hall of fame section to the chamber of horrors next to Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. *Actually they probably just moved him so he'd be closer to the snack bar in case he gets hungry. (Contact: John Blanchette 213 932 6026)
Here's a number for Warner Bros. Animation. They are the company that puts together Pinky and The Brain and The Animaniacs etc....Maurice LaMarche (the voice of The Brain) gives a fabulous interview. Very down to earth and very willing to run through all the voices. They prefer a fax to Cathy Cruse at 818-954-7447. (Thanks to Jeff St.Clair B 103.3 WQLB Classic Rock for the update)
This summer, Americans will eat five-billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. *Even more unbelievable....they'll only use about 3 pounds of real meat to make those hot dogs. [Oscar Meyer is kicking off the hot dog-eating season with a new brochure packed with information on kids, hot dogs and healthy eating. "Fillin' Up On Fun: A Guide to Kids and Hot Dogs" offers advice from pediatrician Susan Jay ranging from mealtime tops and answers to commonly asked questions about kids' eating habits. To get a copy, call 1-888-483-8346] *For a phoner: contact Kelley O'Connell of Bozell Public Relations at 312-988-2407 or Shelagh Thomee of Oscar Meyer at 608-285-6820.)
Dr. Susan G. Shumsky, author of Divine Revelation, a new book published by Simon & Schuster, about "practicing safe spirituality." Joey Reynolds of WOR New York says: "Susan is more divine than Bette Midler or my world-famous cheesecake." Robbie Patterson of Synergy network says, "If you're walking down the yellow brick road to enlightenment, do it with Dr. Shumsky, the 'spiritually street-smart' guru." 212-946-5132.
A cancer institute in Buffalo, New York, has been getting what might seem like prank calls....but they're just the result of a misprint. Callers trying to learn about the 50th anniversary of what some believe was a UFO visit to Roswell, New Mexico, have been reaching the Roswell Park Cancer Institute instead. The trouble started with a phone number printed on packages of Roswell UFO cookies. The number on the packages was 1-800-ROSWELL....which is the number of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The actual ET info number is 1-888-ROSWELL.
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! The stepsons of the late Curly Joe DeRita have come out with what they hope will become a hot Father's Day gift Stooge Golf Club Covers. Each one has the likeness of Moe, Larry and Curly on them. Each also speaks _ offering great Stooge golf tips. (Contact Amy Doner at 212-772-7500 or Michael Hansen at 310-777-5454, both of Michaels Wolfe and Tencer for Comedy 3 Productions.)
A new study says women who had their breasts enlarged were taller, thinner, drank more alcohol and had more active sex lives than those without implants. The study also reports a difference between women who had breast implants for cosmetic reasons and those who did not. *Not surprisingly, they also found these women were much more likely to sustain injuries while dancing on tables. (For more info call S. Edmonds at 206-667-2869) (Mark Wheeler)
Fond of fine dining? It might be a sign of brain damage. Dr. Theodor Landis of Geneva and colleagues have published a description in the journal Neurology for a new disorder they call "gourmand syndrome." The doctors link this benign but intense food obsession to injuries to the right hemisphere of the brain. *That explains the ease at which some people pay $4.25 for a cup of coffee and steamed milk. (Call R. Stewart at 612-623-2440) (Mark Wheeler)
A new soft drink that makers claim is good for you has been launched in Northern California. It's Intelligent Choice, or IC, and its makers say it's the first soft drink to offer health benefits. Four years in the making, IC blends natural flavors and fruit with herbal extracts, antioxidants, vitamins, calcium, fiber and special carbohydrates. Some 400 grocery stores carry the new product, which has four flavors, mango, citrus, berry/kiwi and cola. *As you know, a healthy beverage always counteracts a double cheeseburger and fries. (For info call 510-253-1519)
Here's a number for that pill that tricks your body into thinking it's exercising. (202)872-4451
Apparently the US Postal Serivce is upset at the creators of a computer game called "Postal.'' Spokesman Vince Desi says the company has gotten a letter from Postmaster General Marvin Runyon....in which he declares "All of us at the Postal Service have a sense of humor, but there is nothing funny about your game "Postal."" (Contact Vince Desi of Riedel Software Productions at 520-577-0321.)
Call The Gabby Cabbie! A great interview from what we hear. (717) 756-2288 (24 hrs.) He has a standing offer to all listeners that if they are coming to New York City, he will answer their email and tell them where they can look for their favorite celebrity. Naomi Judd in Soho, Valerie Harper in the East Village, Cindy Crawford in the West Village, Lawrence Fishburne in a favorite midtown store.
Jim and Tim, the Duct Tape Guys, are back with a book: "The WD-40 Book". This humor book offers a multitude of uses (real and wacky) for the OTHER ONLY tool you need in your toolbox. Jim and Tim have done over 600 interviews on radio and television. Interview briefings and book excerpts can be found online at http://www.octane.com More information and interview booking online or by calling Tim at (612)482-0700.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates they'll sell 26 million hot dogs during baseball season. Laid end to end those 26 million hot dogs would stretch from Camden Yards in Baltimore to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. No wonder Tommy Lasorda retired, he needed extra time this year to accomplish his dream. Call Pete Marigliano or Janet Riley of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (703)841-2400
Cambell's Soup has a left-over turkey hotline. What to do whith all that food in the fridge. This number can be broadcast (888)4leftover.
So you say you've got gas? What the heck call the Pepto-Bismol question and answer line: (800)543-7270
Hey! It's alcohol related phone numbers. Coors beer question and answer line (800)642-6116 Miller beer question and answer line (800)645-5376
Nothing can match the fun and excitement of watching the little ones grab candy from the mouth of a plastic rodent cartoon character! Yes, it's PEZ. Call the PEZ factory. (203)795-0531
The manly man who eats a lott of spam- bob crane-800-99-MANLY
The Earbuff Company (promotional item) north american products company- 818-335-7763- Ron is the head guy.
Mr.T Agency- (310)274-6611
The Weekly World News, Lantana Fl, (561)540-1001
San Jose Sharks- (408)287-7070 Ken Arnold, media relations.
Screen Actors Guild NY- main- (212)944-1030 membership- (212)944-6243 agency- (212)944-6797
Spam/Hormel-1-800-588-7726 x09 (Thanks to Ryan Cota, HOT 105, KHTN-FM Merced, CA. for the number.)
Alex Bennett (comedian - San Francisco Bay Area) (415)931-6131
Contact Laurie for information on a book called "The Funniest Golf Jokes" by Fred Green Call (202)778-1470.
A great guest for radio or TV is hypnotist, "The Incredible BORIS.... he can be reached at COMEDYWOOD (905)761-0543. http://webhome.idirect.com/~comedywd
Author, Nigey Lennon is available for interviews. She has a book entitled "BEING FRANK: My Time With Frank Zappa." Call Lionel Rolfe for California Classics 323/906-0262 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn L. Silverton is an astrologer. Some on air phone stuff might be fun. Call (770)939-1515 and see what's in the stars.
Author Tom Hoyes has written a comedy book entitled "How To Be Wackier". Tom can be reached at (810)625-0268 for an interview.
"Big Head Coffee Cola" president Tim Panek 619-930-9833 (It's a new coffee flavored cola just hitting the market.)
Don't know what this is exactly, give it ring, sounds interesting: Celebrities Hotline: (800)876-3462
Just in time for the Oscar's! Talk with someone at Price Waterhouse about Oscar balloting. Contact Ann Spears at (310)247-3000.
This could prove useful! The Good Morning America Green Room (212)456-3875
Can cheeseburgers help fight cancer? Martha Belury from Pudue University in West Lafayette, Indiana says she thinks she has found a substance that can inhibit skin cancer when fed to mice. Call M. Belury (317)494-0302
(Updated number!) Do these guys need an intro? Call Cowboy's for Christ. Call (817) 236-0023.
Clowns are helping kids feel better at six children's hospitals in New York. The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit has been making rounds three days a week, 50 weeks a year for nearly ten years. For more information about the program call (212)268-2500
The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Venice, California features a bizzare assortment of artifacts, including a 1/25 scale model of Noah's Ark, an exhibit of mice on toast, and a barking dog which on closer inspection is a holographic image of a man in a room barking like a dog. Call (310)836-6131.
A recent survey (by Bissell) of one thousand adults found that both men and women agree vacuuming the stairs is one of the least favorite household chores. For more survey results and info, contact Dave Kagan of Bissell at (619)791-7716
The Bill of Rights Hotline is designed to "read you your rights" in a provocative manner. If *that's* what's needed to get Americans aware of their Constitution, well, so be it. The intent of the Hotline is somewhere between "satire" and "serious". The Hotline is 1-900-868-2702 and costs $1.98/minute. It is not intended for people under 18 years of age and they should not call. If you are interested in more information about the Hotline, call Bob Pagani at (301) 699-8058.
I'll never forget where I was when I found out President Kennedy had been shot. I was in Miss Brown's first-grade class....of course it was 1974 but still. Kennedy Assasination buff are you???? Call the 6th Floor Museum at the Texas Book Depository (214)653-6666 Also here's the number for the JFK assasination center (214)871-2770.
The world's record for the world's largest dixie cup is currently held by the James River Corporation. The cup is 8 feet 7 inches high and can hold 2,724 gallons of liquid. (I don't know, I still think that's about 20 short of a 7-11 Big-Gulp.) Call The James River Corp. (606)252-1481 (By the way, do you know what 7-11 calls the Big-Gulp in San Francisco? "A Tremendous Swallow.")
Getting rid of a tattoo is a lot less painful than it used to be, says Dr. Ted Rosen, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. No longer does the tattoo have to be surgically cut from the skin or scraped off!....hmmm, makes you long for the pleasure of the dentist chair. Call (713)798-4712
God I miss Ron and Nancy....hell I miss Jimmy and Rosalyn!!!! Call the Ronald Reagan gift shop at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. They have various items including a t-shirt that says "win one more for the Gipper....Reagan in 96." There's also a bargain table set up with discounted items. Call (805)522-9953.
A study by Leslie Katzel from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore found that overweight men older than 45 are more likely to improve the health of their heart by dieting as opposed to excercising. Call (410)706-3572
Just in time for New Years comes "Festivity At Your Fingertips". It's a free booklet for party planning and recipies put together by the folks at Hienz. Call Deb Magness of Heinz USA at (412)237-5806 for a possible phoner and info.
"All I know I Learned Form My Cat" is a book by Suzy Becker. The title pretty much says what it's about. Call Workman Publishing at (212)614-7504.
The Scripps Reasearch Institute in La Jolla, Ca. says they have developed a vaccine that can reduce the effects of cocaine in rats. (Look for the rodent with the silver spoon I guess) Call (310)443-6245 for a phoner.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to make sure your Christmas lights are safe before putting them up. They have an number for folks to call and find out saftey info. The public can get info by calling (800)638-2772. (Also, for a phoner call the CPSC's Kate Premo at (301)504-0580. Do not broadcast this number!)
A new survey commissioned by the Excedrin Headache Resource Center found that the holiday season triggers headaches in at least 23 percent of Americans. The most common trigger was fighting crowds and traffic. (Call (212)213-6900 for a phoner)
A company with a product called Add the Lights would certainly get Clark Griswold excited. It's a signboard that you plug lights into to display various holiday greetings. (For a phoner and more information call True to Nature (800)364-8602)
Looking for odd Christmas gifts this year?....this could be a decent thought starter at least....A catalog called Brainstorms has some weird stuff....gelatin molds shaped like brains and other assorted body parts, a clock that keeps time backwards and a thing called "Wurms-N-Dirt....a mixture of gummy worms and crushed cookies. For a copy of the catalog call (800)541-3344
Wally Chariton will tell your listeners how to talk like Bill Clinton and folks like him in his book, "From An Outhouse To The White House". Give Evelyn Stark at Wordware Publishing a ring: (214) 423-0090.
This is really silly. A company called "Safe Sex Systems" has invented something called the "Venus II Personal Comfort System for Men". The Patent Office calls it an "Automated Masurbatory Device", which uses a power and control unit connected to a pneumatic receiver-chamber which massages the penis at user-variable speeds up to 360 strokes-per-minute. The inventor is "sexual astronaut Rick Gellert". It even comes with it's own handy carrying case! Call Greg Hunter (708) 808-7121 and (708) 603-1687. They also have a public information number (800) 300-3037.
The Butterball Hotline! Pretty self explanatory really. (800)323-4800
A new experimental form of heart bypass surgery is being performed without opening a person's chest or stopping their heart. Not a heck of a lot of laughs but what the hell, should be somewhat interesting. Call: (415)725-3826
Cathy Graham is billed as the "Susan Powter of Canada." She lost 186 lbs and is anxious to tell folks how they too can drop tonnage with her ideas about metabolism and diet. Contact: Katherine From Canada Marketing International (604) 764-7774
You've heard so much about it, how about giving the Dan Quayle museaum a call. It's open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm. Call (219)356-6356
Forget something for the Thanksgiving Turkey? How about using a substitute? Barbara Nowak's new book "Cook it Right! The Comprehensive Source for Substitutions, Equivalents and Cooking Tips" can help. For an interview call Barbara Nowak at (615)790-7240. To order the book call (800)891-4204
The NASA Galileo spacecraft is getting close to the planet Jupiter. Contact the Jet Propulsion Laborartory: (818)354-5011
Elvis's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd is in front of the Hollywood Fantasy Tours office. They put flowers on his star every day. There's alway's a crowd of folks at this place. Call (213)469-8184
Grab your crotch or maybe the phone! Call the National Football League offices in New York City. (212)758-1500
Believe it or not, in San Francisco, California there is a group that calls themselves the Rat, Mouse and Hamster Fanciers(RMHF). Not to be confused with the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association. The club sponsors four competetive shows each year, in which breeders compete among 10 classes of rats including satin longhairs and non-satin longhairs. Call John Langdell M.D. at (415)564-6374
The Dada movement in art and literature flourished from 1916 to 1920, declaring a program of protest against civilization and rejecting all previous art by means of violent satire and incongrous humor. This may be a good time to get out your best Beavis and Butthead voice. Call some folks who are actually into this, the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism at the University of Southern California. (213)740-3700 ask for Albert Sonnenfeld.
Only in Hollywood, California could there be an International Brassiere Museum. The Museum is located at the world famous, Frederick's of Hollywood. At last check a famous Madonna bra is still missing from the museum, it was stolen during the L.A. riots. Call Eleen Appel at (714)708-0800 to set up an interview.
Museum of the weird! The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History features the Ralph M Parsons Insect Zoo. (They must have mighty small cages.) Call (213)744-3558
Our museum fest continues. Somewhere in Hollywood, California is the Max Factor museum. It features a kissing machine for testing lipstick. Call (213)463-6668
The American Sunbathing Association is the largest, oldest, and "most respected nudist organization in North America." Call (407)933-2064
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace Gift Catalog has a large selection of Elvis/Nixon memorabilia. For 18 bucks you can get a poster called "The President and the King." A Nixon/Elvis T-shirt goes for 14.95. Call (714)993-3393 Dial 3 for the Gift Shop or 205 for a media rep.
Pepsi consumer relations: (800)433-2652.
The makers of Pete's Wicked Ale have a Question and Comment 800 number. There's nothing quite like the fun of calling a beer company early in the morning with a Question or comment. (800)877-7383 (# good as of 10/10/95)
"Ring The King" Call the Elvis resting place- Graceland (901)332-3222
The holidays are almost here and there's no one more enthusiastic about reminding you of that fact than the folks at Hallmark. Call media relations people at (816)274-4873
The National Scrabble Association (516)477-0030.
Call the William Shatner Connection, an official William Shatner fan club. This group has the quarterly WS Connection Newszine. (818)764-5499 Allright just one more William Shatner number. The Starships of the Third Fleet is a group that maintains the Star Trek Universe Correspondence Club. Call (619)449-0965.
Fruitcake. Yes, the despised Christmas present has a factory. The Collins Street bakery, is the world's largest fruitcake factory. They can be reached by calling (800)972-8400 extension 595.
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