Sunday, January 31, 2010

Show Notes - 01/31/2010

This was a great show all around. We covered some news in the opener regarding a serious diplomatic issue in the Middle East as the United States is engineering sanctions against Iran beings that Iran will not open their nuclear installations to international controls. This is a highly disturbing scenario and we should watch carefully to see what unfolds. In fact, is it not the job of the United Nations to deal with these matters? Why is the United States doing this again?

Our special guest tonight was "Mr. Arkansas" Todd Scarborogh. Todd won the title of "Mr. Arkansas" in 1984 at the age of 19 and again in 2003 at the age of 38. He also won the "Mr. Teenage Arkansas" title in 1982 and "Mr. Arkansas - Masters Division" title in 2005 at age 40. Todd's passion is teaching others how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. As spokesman for Nordic Naturals, Todd educates consumers about fish oil's role in sports nutrition and performance enhancement.

Todd spoke to us about the Three Simple Rules to Eating Right. They are:

RULE ONE: PROPER MEAL SIZE

"People's meal portions are often too big," says Todd. "If you put your hands together, that is the size of your stomach at maximum capacity. Your meal size should be no more than that. Your portion should be no more than what you can hold in a double handful. No matter who you are, anything beyond a double handful represents excess calories and it will be stored as fat. As regards portions, size really matters."

RULE TWO: PROPER MEAL FREQUENCY

"Many people eat a small breakfast, a bigger lunch, then a huge meal in the evening," says Todd. "Ideally, you should break up your food into 5 or 6 small meals, as opposed to one or two larger meals. And I've seen people lose weight doing this, eating the same amount of calories. Just changing the way they eat."

RULE THREE: PROPER MEAL RATIO

"The RATIO of the meal is the "carbs to protein to fats" ratio. With most diets, the ratios are generally screwed up. The ideal ratio for the average person is 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein, 30 percent fat. This ratio is best for providing enough protein for muscle nourishment and for preventing excess carbs from being stored in the body as fat."

To find out more about Todd, his work and Nordic Naturals, who he is a spokesperson for:

Todd Scarborough
Email: mrarkansas @ Gmail dot com
Nordic Naturals
http://www.NordicNaturals.com | 1-800-787-7208

Later, we discussed the Haitian relief effort, which is all well and good but we suggest that while you help the Haiti effort, put a little effort into the domestic situation on the homefront as well. Do we not have homeless people? Do we not have starving people? We do...everyday in every state. We are asking that you reach out and give food, clothing and blankets to your local shelters and food banks. In Delaware:

All Reybold Self Storage Sites
Salvation Clothes Donation Bins

Gateway House - Shelter for Homeless Men
121 North Poplar Street
Wilmington, Delaware

Finally we looked at some of the points of President Barack Obama's first State of the Union Address and we debated what he can do and what he has to do to make a change. One argument was that he has to focus on the NOW before he loses what Joel believes to be his Democratic stronghold in the House and the Senate. It is great that he wants to curve spending in 2011, but it is only January in 2010, why wait a year? NOW, Mr. Obama, NOW.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Show Notes - 01/24/2010

SPECIAL THANKS: to my friend & co-worker, Julian S. who leaves for Paris Island on 1/25/2010 to serve in the United States Marine Corps. Thank you for your service to the United States & her citizens and Gos Speed to you, son!

CONGRATULATIONS to TERRY DALTON of Middletown, Delaware who is the Undisputed Game Show Frenzy Champion. If you have an interest in competing in a future game as a contestant, please email us at Contest AT wbtm.info ; the scores were as follows:

Terry Dalton (W) - 160 Points
Tim Johnson (L) - 150 Points

We also covered some topics of interest such as the rash of earthquakes around the world including a 6.1 Magnitude aftershock that occurred 35 miles north of Port au Prince, Haiti. To help the Haitians, you can donate through the American Red Cross and this is the organization above all that The Behind The Mike Show, WBTM Radio Network and Reality 1 Radio recommend. You can text the word "Haiti" to the number 90999 to make a $10 donation (reflected on your phone bill) or make a donation through the American Red Cross' website at http://www.RedCross.org

Would you post your credit card information on a website and then allow it to post little blips about your purchases online? Well Blippy does just that. Who in their right mind would take such a chance? Obviously according to the website, which works much like Twitter, there are a number of people using the service which is supposed to foster price comparisons. Sorry, ask us..it is another jab at face to face conversing. What happened to going outside and asking someone, say like your neighbor, how much he spent for that garden hose? Can you say 1984?

Sniglet(s) of the Week

FICTATE (fik' tayt)v. To inform a television or screen character of impending danger under the assumption they can hear you.

WOOWAD (wew' wad)n. Giant clumps of stuck-together rice served at Chinese restaurants.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Upcoming Show on January 24, 2010

Get ready for some fun and some mind-bending discussion on the next Behind The Mike Show!

Game Show Frenzy will make it's return and the contestants from the premiere Game will return and rematch for the title of Game Show Frenzy Undisputed Champion.

Also we will get into the discussion of a new website known as "Blippy" and the site promotes the users to enter their credit card information and then everything they purchase gets blipped ONLINE; SERIOUSLY? We'd love to hear what you have to say about this.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Show Notes - 01/17/2010

In the past week, the island nation of Haiti was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. According to the International Red Cross, the death toll can be as high as a half million people; fathers, mothers, brother, sisters. Sunday morning a less devastating but nearly equal 6.3 magnitude earthquake trembles 220 miles offshore of Argentina in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

What are we to make of this? Is the earth speaking to us? Are we ready for this type of disaster to hit in our very own backyard? Engineer/Author Matthew Stein joined us on the program to help us figure out if we are in fact prepared for disaster. Mat wrote the manual for self-reliance, WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS. He will go over some crucial points and help us take a look at surviving disaster including his "72 Hour Grab & Run" kit.

To help the Haitians, you can donate through the American Red Cross and this is the organization above all that The Behind The Mike Show, WBTM Radio Network and Reality 1 Radio recommend. You can text the word "Haiti" to the number 90999 to make a $10 donation (reflected on your phone bill) or make a donation through the American Red Cross' website at http://www.RedCross.org

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Show Notes - 01/10/2010

SEASON 5 KICKS OFF!

Vida returned to the panel to help kick off the new season of Behind The Mike and we covered some of the issues that should bother all of us such as the breakdown of homeland security. Why did passengers have to subdue a would-be terrorist who tried to blow a flight out of the air over Detroit on Christmas Day? Is that not why we pay extra money for airline fares? Where is the TSA? Where was the Air Marshall? Why was this guy not on the "list"?

Later we interviewed "Cayenne" Chris Conroy who is the man behind every aspect of the very funny podcast, Teknikal Diffikulties. Chris handles everything including all the voices that are heard on each episode and we found out some great info from him including where he gets his inspirations from, how long it takes to do one episode and how much many he spends on his therapist to work out the voices in his head.

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