Since 1976, a mysterious group of phantoms, or bandits, have shown their love for Portland by putting up hearts of all shapes and sizes around town on Valentine's Day. The identity of the Phantom is one of the best-kept secrets evah.
You know them as the Captain and Celeste, but today on the WBLM Morning Show they were known as Tipsy Glitterballs and Busty Tinglepants. That's because C&C got into the Elf Name generators that are all over the interwebs. There are all sorts of generators out there, and of course the Blimp Morning Show gravitated to the ones that were more naughty than nice! With some of these genreators, you just give them your first and last name and POOF! The next thing you know you're knows as Bushy Evergreen!
Let me tell you about my best friend Celeste. The girl is CHRISTMAS CRAZY. She watches the Hallmark Holiday Channel in July. She tries to bribe the guys in the bucket truck when they put up the Portland Christmas Tree hoping she can put the star on the top. She is all about the holidays. So when she found out today that our sister station, WHOM, had started playing Christmas music 24/7, she wanted in.
Tom Caron was not a happy man this morning. Hey, we all have them these days. The weight of it all comes down on you. Tom had snow in his yard...leaves still needed to be raked...baseball, hockey, and basketball all over...no Spring Traning date in site...and the Patriots are playing very unlike the Patriots. These are hard times if you are New England's Greatest Sportscaster. Lucky for Tom, he has me and Celeste. We were there for him this morning to get him out of his funk. Whether it was having him relive the 16th anniversary of the Sox 2004 World Series win, or having him harken back to his glory days as a trick or greater in Lewiston Rock City, we knew we could get a smile on TC's face.
It's tough to know what's real and what's fake in this crazy, surreal, COVID-covered existence we are all living right now. Left is Right and Up is Down and we are all just trying to get to Happy Hour each and every day. We here at the WBLM Morning Show are leaning right into that craziness. We came upon a couple of crazy stories this morning and thought we would do a rousing edition of "Fake News". Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to figure out which of the following stories are real or fake. TWO are real. One is NOT.
We spoke to the Voice of the Patriots, our friend Bob Socci who had a great call of the game yesterday with Scott Zolack. Bob spoke about the game and how the Pats defense is going to have to be much better next week against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Bob also gave us some exclusive insight on what it's like broadcasting a game without any fans. Sure, he's home to crack and beer and watch the 4:25 games, but it's just not the same fighting traffic on Route 1!
Happy Birthday to the US Post Office! Yup, technically, "an act of September 22, 1789 (1 Stat. 70), under the Federal Government provided for the temporary establishment of a general post office and authorized the appointment of a Postmaster General who was subject to the direction of the President."
It's Week 2 of the NFL and it's not too late for you to get on board for our $10,000 U PICK EM game. To show you how easy and wicked fun it is to play, we had the Captain and Celeste make their picks today with Blimpster Extrodinaire Bernie from Portland Glass. Bernie knows his stuff. The Captain pretty much wings it, and Celeste chooses by which is a better mascot. Hilarity (and maybe 10 grand for you) ensues.
If 'life is a highway" you gotta make sure you don't get run ovah. Especially these days! Today's WBLM Workplace Trivia was a doozy with our fantastic contestant from Lisbon. A man they call. Buzzard. Today's topic was "Highways and Byways."
Celeste brought up the fact that she had heard recently that Tom Brady had said that "pre-game" sex with his wife Gisele was "off the table." Maybe THAT'S why he had a rough first outing with his new team.
There's so much gloom and doom out there. So much weirdness and confusion. We're trying to keep you filled with positivity and keep you going strong on the Blimp. Our friend Morgan at Vanity of Maine is doing the same. So this week we have POSITIVITY PLATES.
All our lives have changed during the past five months. You can tell that just by looking at the interesting things we are Googling. Some new data out this week from Zippia is telling us what each state in disproportionally googling and the results are eye-opening and often hilarious. So hilarious we thought we would make it a topic this morning for WBLM's Workplace Trivia. We will give you a state and then two choices. You pick which thing is that state's top google compared to all other states. Ready? Let's play the rich, bulging home-edition version of Workplace Trivia: