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‘Because I Said So’ Week in Review – 6/25/17
Okay can we all just slow down for 2 seconds...how is it June 25th already???  The year is half over!  Just had to get that off of my chest.  Now that we can both breathe again, why don't you take a moment and catch up on everything 'Because I Said So' with Val Townsend…
Old School: Date Like it’s 1865
It's a story as old as time.  Man wants to meet woman, so he takes an ad out in the paper.  Taking out an ad in the paper might seem a little old school, but in 1865 it was new school.
 
A researcher for the University of Oxford, Max Roser, found and shared a dating ad published in…
Val & Tony Celebrate National Selfie Day
It's National Selfie Day and we decided to celebrate this time honored tradition by taking part with a few of our own.  The good news is that Val has a black belt in selfie taking...the bad news is that I might actually be the worst selfie taker of all time...
New Ken Doll Sets Men Back 50 Years
Mattel has created a new Ken doll to keep Barbie company, but will Barbie still want him?  I mean, Barbie can get anyone she wants, yet she always goes to Ken.
 
The new (and I hesitate to say improved) Ken comes complete with a man bun.  A...
Summer Bucket List – For Moms
Summer can go by way too fast and leave you feeling like you haven't accomplished all you set out to do in the early days of June. Here's our recommendations for definite to-do's for moms this summer.
‘Because I Said So’ Week in Review – 6/18/17
Happy Father's Day to all of the great Dad's out there!  Why not spend a moment kicked back in your easy chair and catch up on anything you may have missed on 'Because I Said Do' with Val Townsend and Tony P.  We made it easy on you, you can do it right HERE...
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WNY Weekend Preview
Festivals, art, music, comedy, races, basketball...this weekend in WNY you can do it all.
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Preview: RAPTORS at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center
Tonya Lowe from Hawk Creek Wildlife Center joined us in studio today to introduce us to some of the center's residents. We got a chance to meet Talon the Red-Tail Hawk, and Noche, a Mexican Black King snake.
You can see Talon perform this Saturday at RAPTORS...
Man Gets Revenge with 6-Twelve Franchise
They say that revenge is a dish best served cold, but in 2017 that slogan may change.  A man took revenge on his former company in a very creative way.  Abu Musa used to franchise a 7-Eleven...now he owns a 6-Twelve.
 
You see, Abu was sick and tired of how corporate would rule over his 7-Eleven franc…
National Wine Day Celebration with Box Wine
Today is National Wine Day, and in celebration of the day I am going to tell you about the time I drank a box of wine in college.  This was a horrible idea as you can imagine.
 
It was my sophomore year of college, and my roommate and I were getting ready for our Fraternity Formal event. &nb…
The Dumbing Down of ‘Merica Continues
At the risk of sounding like my parents and grandparents...WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD THESE DAYS??  Why do we continue to celebrate morons in our society, and treat intelligence like a second class citizen.
 
The dumbing down of America has been happening for years, where ignoranc…

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