22: Yadier Molina is the Greatest Catcher of All Times.

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In this episode of the CinAwesome Podcast, we discuss Yadier Molina and Tony Larussa’s World Series win and what that means for Reds fans.  We discuss the Bengals’ win over the Seattle Seahawks, their EASY schedule, and the fact that the game appeared to be an infomercial for Pete Carroll’s hair products.  We touch on the apparent news that TJ Houshmandzadeh is going to be an Oakland Raider, and some other sports stuff.  We also discuss the Stacy Schuler SexyTime Trial ™ and point out yet another wonderful (or terrible, depending upon your perspective) Fox 19 flub.… Read the rest

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Fox 19 & the Worst Cooking Segment of All Time

So Halloween is coming up.  Hosting a party, or going to one where you need to bring food?  No need to fret.  Fox 19 is here to help with a Halloween treat sure to wow even the most finicky of your friends.

If it looks like some Lil’ Debbie snack cakes with pipe cleaners stuck in them, that’s because those are some Lil’ Debbie snack cakes with pipe cleaners stuck in them.  Courtesy of special guest and local cooking expert Joanne Giovanni Mar…oh hell, she seriously has SIX names.

And that loosely arranged pile of marshmallows you see on the left is, in Joanne’s words, “a scarecrow or something.”  Later in the same segment, she treated us to her secret recipe for “Hallow-ria”, which was actually a very garden variety recipe for sangria.

I guess when you have an 11 hour morning show, you gotta fill it with something.… Read the rest

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Fox 19′s Unwinnable $1,000,000 Contest Part 2: Judge Thy Awesomeness

We’ve beaten this dead horse, but the now famously unawesome case of Fox 19′s $1,000,000 contest needs some closure.

If you need the background on the ridiculous contest, check it out here.  Otherwise, here’s the conclusion as it played out, quasi-live, on Fox 19′s news at 10 Wednesday night (the last night of the ratings book).

To recap:

  • Guy hoping to win $1,000,000 goes home with $1,800.
  • Horrible editing on something that was obviously taped well ahead of time.
  • No effort to mask the fact that it was taped well ahead of time.
  • And why would you potentially give away $1,000,000…and not do it live on the air??  If you can send a reporter to do a live report outside a government building that closed 5 hours ago, why can’t you do this live?

In better news, the guy wins $1,800.  But he could have won that much and more on any number of local radio contests without having to jump through so many hoops.

Alright, we’re going to let it go now, but it really was awful, wasn’t it?… Read the rest

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6: Heh. Nasty Hook.

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In this new and improved sixth episode of the CinAwesome Podcast of Awesomeness, we go over the week’s polls, cover the Top 5 things that have happened in Cincy over the last two weeks, and share a recording we managed to procure from a particular television station’s offices.  It’s pretty great.

Music during the show’s introduction is “Folly,” by Saturday Supercade.

Incidental sounds in this episode came from www.freesound.org and are as follows:

News End Signature, added by mansardian
Basic Break, added by VEXST
radio sound, added by funkyfierce
radio noises, added by mattwasser, and
Office with typing, added by Walter_OdingtonRead the rest

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How to Make Rape & Child Molestation Seem Silly, by Fox 19

Gotta hand it to Cincinnati’s Fox 19 News: they’re just not going to waste any time trying to do a good job.  Screw it!

Last week we touched on their ridiculous “middle name” contest involving anchor Tricia Macke.  If you haven’t voted yet, you really should head over here for a good laugh.

And now this gem of a tease Sunday night.

Yep.  Stories about rape and child molestation, with a Hawaiian shirt-wearing Pat Barry tossed in the middle with the forecast.  Which one of these things doesn’t belong?… Read the rest

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Fox 19′s Unwinnable $1,000,000 Contest: Is it Awesome?

Fox 19 needs viewers so badly that they’re dangling $1,000,000 for anyone who can guess anchor Tricia Macke’s middle name.  You may have seen it advertised during the Super Bowl.

$1,000,000 is a lot of money.  But there’s not only a catch, there’s an entire list of catches:

  1. The contest is hidden on Fox 19′s website.  The only way you can get to it is by first “liking” their Facebook page.
  2. You then enter your standard personal contact info and take your guess.  In the process you also have to tell Cincinnati Bell who your wireless carrier is.
  3. Did you get her middle name right?  Great!  You still haven’t won.  Because you now have to be randomly selected in a drawing among everyone else who guessed correctly.
  4. If you’re the finalist, you still haven’t won the $1,000,000!  Get a load of this shit sandwich buried in the official contest rules..

Got it so far?  You not only have to guess her name, you have to win a drawing, and then you have to pick three envelopes from a stack and pray that the numbers inside add up exactly to $1,900.  How hard could that be?

And there you have it.  Even if you get this far, your odds of actually winning that $1,000,000 are one in 1,140. Enter now!… Read the rest

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