Cougars Welcome At Q101 HQ, But Not In Utah

The students spoke, and the school board vetoed: One high school opening in Utah won’t be calling themselves the “Cougars.” Students across the Canyons school district voted to select the “Cougars” as the new mascot for Corner Canyon High School — slated to open in fall 2013. But the Board of Education decided that victorious…

Not Gorillaz….Gorillas…Real Gorillas Mess with a Dude

Check out this monkey business. It’s one of those truly amazing videos. There are people out there, living life and experiencing things like this every day. It’s virtually unheard of for the gorillas to have this sort of contact with a human.  This video of a man having a close encounter with multiple gorillas is…

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Chicago’s Faux Winter Ends

Q101 is digging, well, digging the Q101 Mobile Command Center of Death, Destruction, Terror, and Mayhem out of its parking spot (the one marked by the 1950s kitchenette is ours; don’t even think about moving it and taking our spot, or expect to get keyed). How quickly our “pretend winter” has ended!  It was literally…

Move over Sexting: Slexting The New Craze!

Alice Hall is such a skillful texter that she can do it in her sleep. Only trouble is, she doesn’t always remember it in the morning. “Sometimes the texts make sense, other times it’s just random letters,” said Hall, a senior at the Perpich Center Arts High School in Golden Valley, Minn. and one of…

Bye Bye ‘Baby Bump’, ‘Amazing’?

If you’re thinking of setting up an amazing man cave or showing off a ginormous baby bump next year, think again. A northern Michigan school on Friday released its 37th annual list of words and phrases that it believes should be “banished” from the English language, and it suggests that some classic — and perhaps…

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2012 Pop Culture Predictions

Courtesy of our friends at the Montreal Gazette (Q101 is #1 in Montreal!): With that dire Mayan doomsday prophecy hanging over the next year, we needed to stare extra-deep into our crystal ball to make predictions on 2012’s world of entertainment. Knowing Armageddon may be in the cards, many important questions arise, such as: How…

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Klingons + Christmas = Gift To Nerdom

A Klingon Christmas Carol has something of a cult following; among the audience members on opening night were a dedicated few dressed to the teeth in full Klingon costume, including ridged forehead prosthetics. Commedia Beauregard’s stated mission is “to translate the universal human experience to the stage: to expand our horizons and share knowledge of…

No Pot Luck In Chicago

Chicago may be the “Second City” compared to New York (or third when stacked population-wise versus L.A.), but it is the first among the big three when it comes to banning synthetic marijuana products that have come under fire and been banned in states and cities across the U.S. On Tuesday, Chicago Alderman Edward Burke…

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Tinley Hockey Fans Busted Stealing Water For Homemade Ice Rink

Boys will be boys right?  These boys are between the ages of 19 and 21 but say say they were just having some fun. Who wouldn’t like an ice rink in their back yard.  It’s quite popular these days actually.  You can get the plans online.  It’s the ultimate midwestern hockey players dream!  So what…

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Toys for T@ts…..FREE Lapdances if you bring in a Toy!

A Chicago Gentleman’s club is offering FREE lap dances if you donate to their TOY drive!  That’s right.  Bring in some plastic molded into a toy truck or barbie and The Admiral Theatre in Chicago will treat you to a showcase of their best plastic molded into the form of breasts….attached to one of their…

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