Saturday, November 27, 2010
Nostalgia: When Bevo was barbecue, and other trials of Texas' most famous longhorn - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF - Yahoo! Sports http://ping.fm/9s1Cw
Nostalgia: When Bevo was barbecue, and other trials of Texas' most famous longhorn - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF - Yahoo! Sports http://ping.fm/IV7qA
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Turkey Fryer Mishaps and Other Musings (Commentary)
Tens of thousands of viewers tuned in to Region 8 News at 10 Tuesday night to watch a turkey fryer explode. Well, it didn’t. Some call it an epic failure. Others call it great live television. Our biggest mistake is that we over promised a fiery end to our bird and what happens when you cook one the wrong way. Instead, we showed what happens when things don’t go as planned on live television. Our point was still made. We wanted to demonstrate how dangerous turkey fryers can be when you don’t follow instructions.
All of the ingredients were there: the turkey was frozen, too much oil, and a leaky pot to name a few. All are a combination for disaster. After much discussion we believe the oil wasn’t hot enough and too much of it on the burner at once put the fire out. We could have staged the entire event to make sure it caught fire, but we are not in the business of staging events.
Earlier in the day we cooked a turkey in the fryer according to directions and had some flame ups. It goes to show just how unpredictable turkey fryers can be and why you have to pay close attention to what you’re doing. We are certainly thankful no one was hurt during our demonstration. The Jonesboro Fire Department deserves a big thanks for allowing us not only to come out to the Arkansas Fire Academy’s training facility, but to help us in our demonstration.
If you do decide to fire up the turkey fryer over the holidays, here are some tips to proper turkey fryer safety from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Region 8 News joins a long and prestigious list of television stations and networks that have had events not go as planned on live TV.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Oops: One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans http://ping.fm/1ssg6
Friday, November 12, 2010
CNBC's Fast Money: Secret Walmart Survey Shows Inflation Already Here - CNBC http://ping.fm/8g0RK
I think it's bad driving Friday!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
TMZ reporting that Cam Newton situation investigated by the FBI
Friday, November 5, 2010
Fuel leak postpones Shuttle launch
Fuel leak postpones Shuttle launch - Click the link for the NASA launch blog. http://ping.fm/bTjEM
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Great information about how NOT to get a job
News directors are bombarded with resumes every time there's a job opening. I can tell you it helps to stand out... in a good way. The great journalists' website Advancing the Story has some great tips on "How NOT to Get The Job".
Kindergarten homework rocks!
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