Apri 1st, 2011
How did April Fools' Day start?
There are many, many different theories about when it was started
but no definite "this is the exact date" type of thing.
more about the origins here.
I have a 70's Pepsi machine that needs
a new compressor. Where would I go to find one?
You may have to be EPA certified to actually purchase one.
Try contacting Bill's Heating and AC in Moline 309-762-9396
or call Ace Marine & RV in Davenport (563) 650-6113
Is there any bar in the area that will
be airing the PPV of Wrestlemania?
Wells Fargo in Moline
Why do mailbox doors only open by folding
down? Like why not the side or the top?
For mail carriers, the fold down lid kind of protects anything
from falling on the ground when they are actually putting the
mail into the boxl. This is especially helpful for area where
the mail carrier is actually driving from box to box along a road,
that way they don't have to get out of their vehicle for dropped
I know most people aren't willing to give
up their secrets for hunting Morel Mushrooms but I had to ask...
are there even any tips for a beginner?
Look for dead Elm Trees as they generally seem to be in the same
A caller has friends who go to Cedar County Park near Tipton to
Scott County Park is a good place to start as well.
Everyone knows who created the American
Flag but what about the confederate flag? Who created or designed
After Bull Run, General Beauregard advocated the use of a standardized
battle flag other than the "Stars and Bars" Confederate
national flag to avoid visual confusion with the U.S. flag. He
worked with Johnston and William Porcher Miles to create the Confederate
I drive for a delivery company and I make
a lot of delivers out in the country and I have seen a bunch of
farms burning their fields, but they are also burning these small
areas like part of a hillside near their house. I understand the
fields but what's with the other little sections?
Those are usually little prairie plots (flowers and grass) which
are suggested to be burnt every couple years (like a prairie fire
would occure naturally) which will kill off the weed seeds but
leave the prairie seeds to regrow fresh.
When I'm driving down the highway (like
on 67) and I've noticed these little cement posts maybe 2 feet
high at the corners of fields near the road, sometimes you can
see the letters ROW on them. What are they for?
That's a property line marker for where the state has the Right
Of Way on your land so you're not supposed to plant or anything
past that line even though you technically own to the middle of
I was watching the news and I heard that you can now get a permit
in Illinois for road kill but it didn't say HOW to get one. I'm
interested for taxidermy purposes.
They are trying to pass a law but it has NOT been passed yet.
I'm trying to remember a song but all Ive
got are a few lyrics. Does this ring a bell with anyone? "She
was black as the night; Louie was whiter than white..."
That's "Brother Louie" by the Stories.
Is there a website that you can monitor
the radiation levels in the Quad City area? I was just wondering
with all the stuff going on in Japan.
It's not in real time but you can check this website: www.radiationnetwork.com
On my landline at my house it shows on the
screen that I have a new voicemail but there are no messages on
my answering machine, and that comes up as a different notification
anyway. How do I either get rid of this alert or actually listen
to the message?
If you have some type of telemarketing block there are certain
companies that try to get around that. Or you might have a voicemail
service through the phone company you may have a message waiting
there. But if it was something important or someone you know,
they would probably call back. Call your phone company for details
on if you have voicemail through them and how to check it.
Our band is making our first CD and we're
looking for someone to design our CD cover 'cause we don't have
any talent for that. Who locally should we contact to find an
Danny O'Leary has done lots of work for us! www.mrsolearysdesign.com
Tim Smith in Muscatine would be local for them www.tsgraphicdesign.com
Mr. Close at Muscatine High School - he's the art teacher there
March 25th, 2011
What do hotels do with the used bars of
A local hotel owner called in and said that ALL soap and shampoo
in the rooms are replaced each time the room is cleaned no matter
if it is used or if it looks like it hasn't been opened just for
liability reasons in case someone could have tampered with it.
There seems to be a lot of new businesses
replacing closed ones right now. What's going in at the old Gateway
computer store? What about TGI Friday's?
Vitamin World is going in with a few other stores in the TGI
Friday location as the rent was just too high for a single business.
The referees for the Mallards, are they
local? It seems like such a specialized thing.
Nope, there's a handful that travel from place to place.
How do the Craigslist people make money?
There is no charge to advertise, so how do they make any profit?
You really don’t see any pop up ads. I’m guessing
they sell your e-mail address or something?
There are certain things that cost on the site. If you are an
employer there is a cost to post job listings in certain larger
cities. Some housing listings also cost.
Can you sell your body to science? I know
you can't sell like your kidney or whatever but I've heard of
people selling their body to science, is this true?
You can donate your body to science when you die but you can't
sell your whole body or any part of it legally, at least in the
There was a number you could call for the
time and temperature and I remember doing it all the time as a
kid. What was that number?
In Illinois it was 309-788-0811, not sure if it's still in service.
In Iowa it's still 563-324-6666
What is the number you used to be able to
call to make your home phone ring, like to test the line?
It used to be 5 and 7 and then the last 5 digits of your number.
Some phones you could actually call your own number, hang it up
and it would ring back. Back in the day the phone company owned
everything (even the phone), if the receiver broke then the technician
would come and replace it and use that ring back feature to test
Who's in charge of the flood gates on the
Rock River? There are gates that can be opened and closed near
certain fields but I keep getting flooded out!
The DNR open and close those gates to regulate water levels.
I have a question about the IL Lottery quick
pick system? I thought that when you did the quick pick it was
like an exclusive number but I was looking on the website and
there were like 5 winners for the $1 million jackpot.
When a number is picked (randomly or manually) it's not blocked
out so the same number can be manually picked by anyone or assigned
randomly more than more than once, meaning more than one winner.
I need to transfer some 8mm film to DVD?
Where should I go locally?
Check with Camera Corner or Various Video for conversion services.
Walgreen's also offers the same service but usually not actually
March 4th, 2011
Do you know of any way to get a band to
play in our area? With gas sky rocketing I cannot afford to go
see 30 Seconds To Mars in Chicago… any tips from you awesome,
The locations generally don't come from the public but if you
start a Facebook page for them to come to the QCA and get a ton
of members you might get some notice. Also try to contact the
local venue and ask about if the band could ever come to the area.
Many times they don't know that there's interest in a certain
I have an Iowa CDL license and I got a speeding
ticket in Indiana while in my semi, does this effect my Iowa CDL?
Any speeding ticket does effect your CDL. It's 3 in a 12 month
period and being a federal thing it doesn't matter the state you
live in and where you get the ticket at. But there is a new federal
system called CSA 2010 where points go against a driver for certain
violations. However, you can't lose your license because of the
amount of points the driver has.
When did FM become part of a car radio?
FM stereo for vehicles became an option in 1961.
Is it legal to kayak in Duck Creek?
Klinger has done it many times and never had a problem. There
is also a Kayaking Club in the QC who uses it.
Me and the guys are going to St. Louis for
the big Mardi Gras festival and I was wondering... where I can
find some beads that will get us some good "results"?
Try the dollar stores or party supply stores. Also, Fred &
Ethel's (14th Ave & 30th St in Rock Island) has a bunch of
Mardi Gras beads for cheap.
How can gas stations raise their prices
before they refill the tanks? They've already paid for that gas
They charge on the amount that they are going to have to pay
to refill the tank, not the amount they paid for what's already
If you’re driving on the interstate
with your cruise control on, and you start to go down hill, will
the brake lights go on when the cruise starts to slow your car
down? I do this every day and I always wonder if my lights are
on or not.
No, the lights don't go on. It regulates the speed by either
cutting off the gas or downshifting the transmission to slow the
car on a slope but the brake lights won't be activated.
I remember you guys once talked about a
race track near Rockford that people could go to and just drive?
It's called Blackhawk
Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL. But it's a private track
so you have to know someone or be in a car club who is renting
From a listener: Have the guy looking for track dates to look
up Northwoods Shelby Club at www.nwshelbyclub.com.
They do a track weekend at AutoBahn Country Club in Joliet, IL
on May 21/22. Costs $20 to join club and all makes/models are
welcome. They also do a track day at Blackhawk Farms in September.
He should also check out www.mvptracktime.com
They do two dates at AutoBahn – 6/6 and 8/8
Are there any classes around here about
home brewing beer?
should have all of the information you need! They have local monthly
meetings and can get you hooked up with classes.
I have a 4x4 that's a stick shift and I
was wondering if a remote start can be installed in it?
Yes, a remote start can be installed in a stick shift. You just
have to make sure that you leave it in neutral when you park.
February 25th, 2011
2 or 3 years ago on the last day of the
Air Show my family was watching from our yard. This plane small
plane to the north was smoking and it looked like something exploded
on it. We've always wondered if this was part of the show (like
a reenactment) or did something go really wrong?
Back in 1992 there was a Harrier crash but nothing officially
reported since then. A listener says that if it was at the end
of the show they may have seen "night jumpers" who would
have been closing the show as they use pyrotechnics that could
look like an explosion. If they saw things falling it would have
How do you get cat smell out of the floors?
The previous owners had carpet so we pulled it up and put down
hardwood. We didn't replace the subfloor though and we can still
smell the cat urine.
If you didn't replace the subfloor then the smells is not going
to leave. Cleaning will not take out the smell you can to either
replace the entire subfloor or you have to chemically neutralize
the odor. There is enzyme killing paint that you can use but you
need to make sure it gets covered very well.
What day are they having the St. Patrick's
Day parade that goes through both Rock Island and Davenport?
This year it will be on March 12th starting at 11:30am in Rock
Island. You can view the route on the St.
Patrick Society website.
I've always wondered... you know how when
there is a commercial for a new show and it says Thursday 10/9c?
Are those shows playing on the west coast at like 7pm or do they
wait until 9pm their time to show it so they are seeing 2 hours
later than we do? Do we see all the new shows before everyone
on the west coast?
There are 4 time zones in the contiguous US so least two separate
feeds are broadcast, sometimes 3 depending on when they want the
program to air in Mountain Time zone. The "east feed"
is what we receive here in the midwest where we get the 9/8 central
type of times. The "west feed" will have a separate
time announcement depending on when the show is airing for those
in Mountain Time. If it's a live event then it's played simultaneously
across all time zones. More detailed explanation on Wikipedia.
My uncle has seen all of the local concerts
since the early 80's and he's telling me that Steve Perry from
Journey and Joe Perry from Aerosmith are brothers. This seems
a bit far fetched so I've gotta ask the experts.
No, they're not related at all. Joe Perry has only one sibling,
At Riverside Cemetery in Moline there is
a section at the east side closest to 34th street where there
are like maybe 75 or more little block or brick headstones without
writing on them. Is this like a pet cemetery or something or who
is buried under these markers?
According to the City
of Moline website they are most likely children or “public
When I was a kid my Grandma would take a
deck of cards and cut the corners out of every card (to show just
the suit and number or face) and put them all on this laminated
board for a game we would play. I was trying to figure out what
the game was but she can't remember the name of it. Does it sound
familiar to any listeners?
We had lots of answers but the most common sounds like a home
made version of the game Sequence.
February 4th, 2011
I recently did my taxes and was found
to owe about $300 to the state of Iowa. I am pissed by this and
was reading the back and it states that if not paid by April 30
a 5% penalty is enforced immediatley and .04% per month. I have
heard that I could likely not pay, just have more held out this
year and nothing would happen until I do taxes next year. Is this
true, or would the state come after me for this?
You can have taxes withheld from your paycheck for the coming
year or you can set up a payment plan. Remember you don't have
to send in your payment until April 15th. If you can't come up
with $300 in the next 10 weeks you can set up a payment plan at
this site https://paydebt.iowa.gov.
You can file a protest at www.iowa.gov
if you feel the tax owed is because of an error.
I have seen a couple times recently in the
mornings that KWQC has been running promotional commercials for
themselves. In the commercials, they show clips of different news
segments and one of them has Paula Sands reading a story where
she says something along the lines of, "Several cars were
towed without the owners' knowledge..." I'm just wondering
if anyone listening has seen that commercial and remembers what
that story was about.
It was when we got like 5 or 6 inches of snow back in December
and they started snow removal without warning and just towed any
cars that were in the way.
We had signed up to receive text messages
from my kid's school for snow days and other alerts but We moved
are the kids are at a different school now but I still get the
notifications. I called and talked to someone at the school but
they didn't know how to cancel them. Any ideas?
If you reply to any of the alert messages with the word STOP
then it should cancel them. If that doesn't work call the school
and see if they have an IT department that might have more information.
I am trying to explain to a "friend"
that regardless of when it was or whether or not it was a violent
felony, he CAN NOT own a gun... EVER! He seems to think that there
is some recourse depending on mitigating factors, non-violent
crime, more than 10 years ago, etc. etc. Please help. He needs
an EXPERT to explain the word "no" to him. And the friend
is my douche bag brother.
In the state of Iowa if you have ever had a felony then you are
banned from owning firearms, but you CAN apply for clemency to
have your record expunged after a certain amount of time and as
long as it was a non-violent offense.
We got this new board in for drywall that's
25% lighter weight, what's it made out of that it's that much
It has fiberglass in it which doesn't weigh as much.
I have a friend with a gun permit and he
recently received a DUI. Can he still go out hunting or is it
now illegal for him to own a gun?
A single DUI is a misdemeanor so he is fine. If you have 3 DUI's
then it becomes a felony and they would be banned from owning
I am looking for one of those horseshoe shape things you can put
around the back of your neck. They're what people use to sleep
on a plane or in a car or basically when you are sitting up. My
mom constantly falls asleep sitting up and then complains about
her neck hurting when she wakes up. It's her birthday and I thought
it would be pretty funny to get her one. I'm just not sure where
they would sell them around here.
They sell them at many places, usually next to the Charleston
Chews. Probably the easiest is Walgreen's for like $10.
I made these awesome doors for my brother's
bar/man cave we are putting in his basement. The problem I have
is I need to get the 1X6’s I am trimming the door frame
in planed down to about 3/16th of an inch thick. Where is a wood
shop in the QCA I can take these to get this done??
Woodcraft Shop in Bettendorf (563) 359-9684
American Booth & Countertop in Davenport (563) 823-0000
We are trying to sell a vehicle but we can't
find the title. So we sent in for a lost title for our vehicle
with the $50 but never got any response. The check cleared but
when I called the DMV but they said that it must have gotten lost
and asked me to send it in again with the $50 fee and they would
refund the first $50 after they received it.
You can have the title "rebuilt" by an attorney
Contact Critser's Fast License & Title in Monmouth, IL 309-734-9409
I have an Xbox 360 that's about a year old.
It's not reading discs and I've already done the cleaning and
the compressed air.
If you opened it at all it will void the warranty. You can still
call support but it will probably cost more to get it fixed if
you have to send it in 1-800-4-MY-XBOX
There are some suggestions to try here.
My husband and I have a debate going on.
If you set your thermostat to 70 won't it run MORE than if you
have it at 62?
Technically yes, the higher you set your temperature the more
often your furnace will have to kick on to maintain that temperature.
Would like to refinish my poker table so
I was wondering if anyone in the area sells waterproof speedcloth?
I was hoping to find local before trying to buy some online.
Pleasure Pools and Spas would be a place to check before buying
My son asked me this: If you mix 2 primary
colors (red, blue, yellow) to get secondary colors (orange, purple,
green), what do you mix to get the primary colors?
Those colors are the basic colors, they are they can't be mixed
out of something else because they are pure.
January 27th, 2011
Papa John's is supposedly giving away
a free pizza to anyone who registers on their site if the Super
Bowl goes into overtime. How much does it actually cost to make
a pizza on average?
Someone called from a local pizza establishment and said that
it costs around $0.89 to make the pizza (cheese is the most expensive
part) and like $0.55 for the box.
My son recently purchased a used iPod Touch.
It came with several thousand songs as well as 80 apps. When we
tried to sync the iPod to our computer it said that it we continued
to sync the iPod it would delete everything on the iPod. I have
searched the internet on a way to sync the iPod without using
iTunes and have found some applications that say they work, as
well as directions on how to jailbreak the iPod. My question is
does anyone have experience using any of these types of programs
or jailbreaking their iPod? What are our best options to keep
everything that's on it?
Michaels had to do this one time when the computer that they
had iTunes on crashed and they had to scrap the hard drive. This
only does the music though, not the apps.
You can download a trial copy or buy the full version for like
If you jailbreak it then it will reset it to factory settings
and you will loose everything on it so that's not something you
want to do
There is a free software called dTunes that is similar to iTunes
that you may be able to use.
How do you de-authorize computers on your
iTunes account? I am already up to 5 but some of those computers
belonged to other people like an ex-boyfriend, friends in other
cities, an old computer that crashed, etc. I now have a new laptop
that I want to authorize it but I can't. Is there any way to deauthorize
a computer so have a spot to add this new one?
Here is a link information on how to deauthorize ALL of the computers
associated with your account. You will still have your account
but you just start fresh and authorize the computers that you
That baby they were talking about on the
news who was born on the side of the highway, what goes on the
birth certificate for location?
Many birth certificates just state the town or county not the
actual location so it shouldn't be an issue. Since they did end
up at the hospital that name/location may be used.
I'm setting up an internet radio station and I still have to get
signed up for with licensing for royalties but I'm having trouble
figuring out who I go through and what it's going to cost. I'm
going non-profit since I'm on social security.
You have to subscribe to ASCAP or BMI to use their music. You'll
need to contact them to find out about options. Fill out one of
their info request forms and see what they say.
I'm going on a cruise to Alaska, how much
"spending money" would a person need or plan on spending
once on the ship?
Most ships give you a debit card of some type so that you don't
have to use actual cash. As far as having an amount set aside
that you will be using Dwyer recommends around $500 especially
if you like to drink!
I am trying to set up surround sound in
my home. What level should I put the rear speakers at for the
best sound? Right at ear level or is it better at ceiling level?
If you put them at ear level it will give you the best range
of sound if many people are going to be listening. If you don't
have a big area you can put the back ones on the ceiling but angle
them down towards where you will be sitting.
I have a brand new Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga stand
up arcade game that I'm wanting to put in to a bar/mall/restaurant.
Is there a license that I need to be able to do this? If so, is
there somewhere to get it and how much would it cost? Hopefully
a listener knows.
You have to have a retail license to be able to put it out in
the public where it will be making money. Contact the city where
you plan to set it up to see what their policy is.
In Moline they are dumping a bunch of concrete
rubble in to Riverside Lagoon. I thought they were going to be
dredging it but are they filling it in instead.
They are going to be dredging it. They are actually dumping the
concrete in so that they can get the excavators into the middle
of the pond and then they'll start the dredging.
I have a PS3 and I have the Playstation
Eye I was wondering if there is a way to set up Skype?
Download the latest version of Skype and set up the Eye to your
PS3 (don't enable it to go to a computer).
I spilled milk in my husband's truck, how
do I get that smell out?
Dwyer says ask for Kirk at Total Detailing
Odoban might help but if it's seeped into places that you can't
get to it might not help
They sell a volcanic rock that absorbs odors
You have to get that carpet OUT of the vehicle and clean it and
lay it out in the sun. Scrub the floor panels with bleach 'cause
if it's in there they you'll smell it as soon as the weather gets
My boyfriend and I have been discussing
this for weeks now. I got pulled over by a cop who was driving
towards me, and I wanna know how it's possible for them to get
my actual speed on the radar if they're driving towards me, going
65mph or more... It just seems impossible to me!! Do you know
how they do it?
An officer called in and said that it's calibrated for all angles
and you can activate different antenna depending on which direction
that you are running radar with just a flip of a button.
On channel 6 news do they do their own hair
& makeup and pick their own clothes or is there a stylist
that picks everything?
There is a consultant who will recommend things but it is up
to them to do their own hair and makeup.
I've been watching that Gold Rush reality
show and it got me wondering... When you find gold do you have
to pay taxes on it?
If they sell it for a substantial amount they will have to pay
income taxes on it but if they just find it and keep it there
is not a tax issue since there has been no money made from it.
I have to do an essay about a businessman
for a class I am in. I chose Walt Disney but I'm having trouble
finding out what he paid for the land that he bought in Florida.
What they did was set up a bunch of companies and bought land
under each of them so there was not one lump sum purchase. As
far as cost there's a book called Married to the Mouse which might
January 14th, 2011
I bought a can of Mt Dew the other morning
from an outside vending machine and when I opened it it sprayed
all over and it was frozen inside. I thought those machines were
set up to keep the cans at the right temp no matter what the outside
Most machines have a warming light (or lights) in the bottom
and if it goes out then the pop inside will freeze. So don't
buy from a dark vending machine!
I am looking for a place that will install
a remote start I was given for Christmas. I have called a few
places and the will not because it was not bought there.
Cokel's Welding & Muffler Shop in Aledo, IL. They do all
kinds of work on autos including installing remote starts (309)
Whatever happened to One Hit Wonder Day?
We usually only do it once a year and last year we were actually
on vacation on that designated day.
There is this big neat looking hornets nest
in a tree by my house and I thought it would be cool to take it
down and keep it. How can I either kill or make sure that the
hornets don't come out?
Try any of these suggestions with extreme caution. Try putting
the nest in a bag and then put the bag in freezer. A listener
said that he sprayed one with several coats of clear lacquer on
it and leave it hanging and they should fall out dead eventually.
You can also put it a seal box or bag with a cotton ball dipped
in acetone for the fumes to do their job.
What was the most embarrassing thing you
guys have done on the air?
That would probably be our interview with Damon Wayans Jr....
we thought it was the Damon Wayans, not his kid, so we were not
quite prepared and we asked him to break into some of his characters
right away and then after the dead silence he told us he was "the
seed of Damon Wayans".
I bought a house in April of last year and
the seller said there was one corner of the basement that gets
a little water. Translation, it gets a LOT of water. And most
of the time the if we get water then the corner they said gets
wet is the only one that's dry! Can I go after the seller for
If they mentioned water at all then you probably don't have a
case. How much water is up to interpretation.
I remember a song from when I was a kid
but the only line that I remember is "burns your tummy don't
you know, makes you want to hollar hidy hoe" any ideas?
It was a song called Chug-A-Lug by Roger Miller.
Why are Christmas colors traditionally red and green?
Red is the blood of Christ. The color green is a natural representation
of eternal life, specifically the evergreen tree and how it survives
through the winter season.
My wife watches football with me and it's
getting ready to start American Idol so I'm expected to sit through
that. I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas how to get
out of that?
Isn't American Idol on several times a week? A listener suggested
setting a date night but that's a lot of going out if you want
to avoid all of the episodes. You might just need to break the
Why don't you do the White Castle slider
run any more?
The health department closed it down the run because the amount of time it took to make and then transport all of the sliders did not fit in with their health codes.
Harris and Pizza Joint in Milan have a "garden"
pizza that includes some type of suasage on it that is awesome.
I can't get a straight answer from the cooks. What kind of sausage
is it so that we can make it at home?
Some say that it's their own personal recipe, not something you
can just go buy packaged. The reason that there are several pizza
joints that has similar tastes is the ex-employees have gone one
to open their own places. According to one listener Stashu &
Son in Moline apparently sells the sausage so you may stop in
there and tell them what you're looking for!
I've heard that Flavor Flav is going to
be opening a chicken restauant and there will be one in Clinton.
There is a sign outside the old Long John Silver's saying that
one is "coming soon" but is he seriously opening a restaurant
chain? It just seems so random!
Apparently this is true! And he's also launching a line of vodka
as well including bubblegum flavor.
January 7th, 2011
I have DirecTV with the DVR. I have some
shows saved and I want to somehow burn them. I don't have a VCR
but I have a DVD-burner on my laptop but I can't figure out how
to get them onto my computer.
Dwyer had the same problem. He solved it by just going out and
buying a DVD player that has a record feature and some blank DVDs.
Less than $100 and you just record them in realtime off the DVR.
has information about other ways to do it but they are pretty
I'm trying to make a podcast with my brother
who is like 3,000 miles away. We have to use Skype and I know
there must be a way to record the Skype sessionit but I can't
for the life of me figure out how to do it. I have Audiacity beta
software and the forums I am looking on have instructions on how
to do it but when I go to those menus in the software the options
are grayed out.
It sounds like he may need a new soundcard that will allow him
to actually record the mixer and microphone into the Audacity
My kid has a pet rabbit and it has a cyst
on its foot but the vets I have talked to are hesitant to do anything
with it since putting it under for the operation may make it so
it might not wake up.
Try Dr. Mike at Kimberly Crest as they deal with a lot of different
issues. He's called into our show before and he will give you
an honest opinion. (563) 386-1445
If someone has a CDL and they get picked
up for drunk driving do they lose their regular license as well
even if it's less than .08?
Yes, and they just changed the laws. If you blow ANYTHING .02
or above whether working or not and you have a CDL you will lose
both of your licenses.
I have an internal wifi card on my Dell
laptop and the sometimes the signal is really bad. Is there something
I can get like externally to boost the signal or something?
If you're trying to connect to your home wireless network you
can actually go into theadmin on your modem and boost your signal.
Depending on your service provider and type of modem there should
be a drop down menu that you can select signal strength from 1-10.
If it's when you're out and about you can get an external antenna
to boost the signal.
I have an older Pionneer stereo SX-980 (1979).
My daughter accidentally knocked it to the ground and the glass
front and the tuner knob got broken. Is there any place locally
that would have repair parts?
Try Audio Visual Electronics for replacement parts.
5130 North Pine Street, Davenport, IA (563) 388-4730
Back in 1981, 97X would play some music
from an Iowa bred band that put out an LP. I think they were based
out of Ft. Madison??? They had Black/Gold feathers on the album
cover and the song, can't remember the name of that either, was
always played on the X and I loved it!!!
It was a band called The Hawks and the song that got played on
the air a lot was "It's All Right, It's O.K." You can
hear it on either of these CDs:
3-Heard It on the Radio" or The Hawks "Perfect
Why do the Pittsburgh Steelers only have
their insignia on one side of their helmats?
Originally they were testing out the logo and they only put it
on one side to save money. The 1962 Steelers finished 9-5 and
became the winningest team in franchise history to date. Because
of the interest generated by having the logo on only one side
of their helmets and because of their team's new success, the
Steelers decided to leave it that way permanently. More info:
What's going on with Rolaids? You can't
find the large containers anymore, only the single rolls.
There was a recall on certain types at the beginning of December
so if you can't find them next to the Charleston Chews then they
may just be taking a while to get back on the shelves.
You guys were talking about this earlier
in the week. I have 2 horses and I need someone in the Clinton
area who can float their teeth. Anyone have any contact information?
Call Jeremy at Chenoweth Equine Dentistry in Erie, IL 309-738-4474
The other day I drove past an officer on
the side of the interstate who was running radar after I was past
him I flashed my lights at some of the oncoming traffic to warn
them to slow down. Is doing this against the law?
People have been fined for it, tried to fight it and lost. Don't
know that it's on the books as technically being illegal but apparently
you can get a ticket for it so decide if it's worth the risk.
I'm looking to do some pottery to make my
own little sculptures. Is there some place where you can actually
make your own pottery, not like the places that have the pre-made
stuff that you just paint?
Try Susie's Ceramic Nook in Milan, IL (309) 787-3099
Black Hawk College has a pottery course you can take.
Hey guys and Beth, what ever happened to
Spike O'Dell? Is he still on the radio in Chicago? What's he doing
He just retired last year and he's living in Kentucky or Tennessee
now. We talked to him shortly before his retirement.
I have been looking for a domesticated pot-bellied
pig to keep as a pet. I haven't had any luck locally. Is there
someone in the area who breeds or sells them or do I have to do
a bit of traveling to get one?
A caller said that the Scott County Animal Shelter had 3 of them
recently so check with them and see if any are still available.
One of my friends said that there is a guy
who drives around in the Milan area and he has mannequins in his
car. Has anyone else seen this guy and why all the mannequins?
He called in! Apparently his name is Ron and he wanted a lifesize
bobblehead so he built the mannequins. There are 2 girls in the
backseat and they both move. One moves her head 90 degrees to
look out the window but the other one's head will spin 360. It's
done by remote to kinda freak people out for the fun of it.
December 3rd, 2010
I'm looking for a program that will let
me copy my DVDs to my harddrive on my computer. I'm not looking
to make copies of them, I just want to have all of them with me
on my laptop without having to drag all of the DVDs and cases
DVDFAB was suggested by a listener who has tried lke 15 different
programs and this is by far the best in their opinion.
AnyDvD and Handbrake were also suggested.
On Locust & Washington by the Pour House I always see all
these birds. The will sit on the powerlines and then circle a
few times and come back.
My wife has a scrapbooking machine called
a Cricut. She's had it for 2 or 3 years but it's stopped working.
Is there anyone locally that repairs these? I'd rather not buy
a new one if it can be fixed cheaply.
D & Z Sewing Center in Geneseo *might* be able to fix it.
Jo-Ann Fabrics sells them and may have some information about
A listener just got one off eBay for under $50 so that might be
an option if repairs cost more.
I moved up here from Arizona and I live
in LeClaire. I sometimes see barges tied off on the edges of the
river and I've wondered... what are the barges doing when they
are stopped like that?
They are either waiting to go through the Lock N Dam, waiting
for another barge to pass or waiting until there is an opening
to offload at a local terminal.
I just saw Megafault starring Goose &
wanted to say I think he did a fine job for a novice actor. My
question is: Did he actually drive the RV, & if so what road
was that? I could pick out various Quad City references throughout
the movie but was unable to determine what area that was.
Yes, he did drive the RV for any speeds under 50 MPH and the
road he was on was Utica Ridge Road out past 53rd Street if you
just keep driving out north of town.
There are city trucks out here on I-80 and
on Brady Street and they are spraying clear stuff on the roads.
What is that?
That's a brine solution which is used before snowfall to help
with the de-icing of the roads.
The new plasma TVs are rated at 600hz. The
old ones are like 240hz. Will this make a difference in gaming
The 600hz is not exactly what it says... each pixel in the plasma
display is flashed 10 times every frame - leading to 600Hz flash
rate with 60Hz frame rate content. For gaming plasma is preferrd
as it has less blur than LCD.
I have an old Hamm's beer sign that is the
scrolling type. The lights don't work and it won't scroll. I can't
find parts to fix it, is there someone locally I can take it to?
Dwyer recommends taking the motor out of one of those spinning
hangers for disco balls. Pretty much any slow moving motor might
be used to replace it.
I have an older Mustang hood that I'm trying
to sell on eBay but I don't know what year it is. How can I tell
what year it's from so I can list it correctly?
Call one of the local Ford dealers and ask if you can e-mail
a photo of the hood to the guys in the service center. They should
be able to tell you the year.
Are there any farms around that raise free-range
chickens? I'm looking for something without all the chemicals
Beth recommends SmartChicken
brand which is sold at Hy-Vee
There is a sign about farm fresh chickens on 53rd in Davenport.
Geest Farms Blue Grass, IA 563-381-3761
More on Buy Fresh,
For winterizing lawn equipment I used to
use STA-BIL but my neighbor told me to just run it dry. Is one
way better than the other or does it really matter?
Bill says the way he's always done it is fill the tank completely
and then add your stabilizer so that there's no air for moisture
build-up. Dwyer says that whatever is in his mower when he does
the last mow of the season is the same thing thats in it in the
spring when he takes it out for the first time.
November 12th, 2010
I heard a rumor that Pat Miletich did
an informercial for those ExtenZe products. Is that true?
Yes, they called and asked him. After he stopped laughing and
heard how much they would pay him he signed up to be on it. He
was on the commercial with Jimmy Johnson.
Where can you legally ride ATV and bikes?
The DNR actually has a page devoted to the "legal"
There is a woman I know who pulled her daughter
out of school and is now trying to homeschool. I'm a bit worried
about this situation, what are the laws about teaching your kid
at home, this is in Iowa if that makes a difference.
In Iowa they can work with a supervising teacher or can arrange
for annual assessment. More information can be found on this site:
My son owes an amount of money to his credit
card company and they are threatening to garnish his wages. Can
they legally do that?
Yes, they can garnish your wages through a court order if you
I have a son currently serving in Iraq,
and they use the codename Gumby. Years ago he had a stuffed Gumby
and literally just a few weeks ago I went through some of our
older stuff and donated a bunch of it including the Gumby. Then
he asks me to send it to him. Where can I find a plush Gumby to
Try Nancy's Toys and Treasures on Christie Street in the Village
of East Davenport, she sells all kinds of new, used and vintage toys.
When does Toys For Tots start? I have a
relative with 5 kids who will need to use their services this
It's already started. Go here to learn about requesting toys
in the Quad Cities:
So, I’m going on a cruise (Carnival)
in a few weeks and don’t really want to pay the high prices
for alcohol on the boat. How can I bring it on the boat without
getting caught? Vodka is my favorite!!!
In your checked luggage you can pack any amount of liquid. If
you put it in water bottles they probably won't bother with them.
Then in you first port of call go inland and buy your booze there.
We're getting ready to go on our first cruise
and with all this alcohol talk we were wondering how much the
Beers are average about $4-$6, mixed drinks $5-$7. Be careful
of the on-ship credit card that they give you to buy drinks. VERY
easy to go overboard on that. Here is a price list: http://www.unofficialcarnivalwiki.com/wiki/Bar_Menu
Do you need a passport to go on a cruise
now? I know you didn't used to need one but I've heard people
have to get them now.
Yes, if you are going ANYWHERE outside the US at all then you
will need a passport.
I have seen the Davenport Mobile police
station on North Division street for a couple of day, sitting
in the newer neighborhood just north of Wallace’s. What
are they doing there?
Sometimes if they are doing a seatbelt check or running radar
they will park the mobile unit nearby as a command center.
On the railroad tracks there is this crushed
rock and my wife saw it and wants to use it in our yard. Where
do I find the same type?
The rock they use is called Dresser
Trap Rock and it's from Dresser, WI. They distribute locally
November 5th, 2010
What is the official distance where the
school zone speed limit? Like where does it start and end? And
is it when you see the sign or when you are right next to it?
At least a full block before and after. And it starts AT the
sign. If you are on a 2-way street you can look for the back of
sign past the school that are posted for the oncoming traffic
to see where their zone starts and that will tell you where it
ends for you.
When you pass by a McDonald's semi and you
get the smell like french fries is that because they are using
biodiesel? Or am I just thinking about fries because of the type
Many trucking companies are using biodiesel now so the smell
is a good indication.
Where can I dispose of used motor oil?
Autozone will take used oil (except for Bettendorf stores)
O'Reilly's will take used oil
Scott County Waste on Carey north of 53rd Street
Miller Repair Services on State Street will take it because they
use it to burn for heat
Where is the best place for Hawkeye Fans
to tailgate in Evanston, IL?
There's the Hawkeye Huddle which is 2 guys who should be doing
do announcing from the Goose Island Brewing Company.
A few weeks back you guys talked about some
type of press conference about aliens and secret governement stuff.
It was basically a guy who has been making claims for years and
he now has a book so it was kind of just publicity for the book
release but not really much new information.
I have a black car and the paint has these
weird spots that look like liquid dripped on it. What can I do
to get rid of this? I sent a photo to your e-mail.
It looks like something ate through some of the clear coat. Best
to have a detail shop look at it 'cause you don't want to try
something and cause more damage. Tim or Kirk at Total Detailing
will help you out.
On 41st Street in Moline yesterday there
was this flatbed truck with a police escort. On the flat bed there
was this huge oak tree! Where were they taking it?
The iWireless Center got a huge Christmas tree yesterday but
it wasn't an oak tree.
When you go into Walmart and they have that
big bucket of $5 DVD's, then they have the Blu-ray's with digital
copies. What are digital copies?
They are just copies of the movie in th format that you can use
on your iPod or other portable media device.
Who remade that Mississippi Queen song? I remember hearing a remake
but I can't think of who did it?
Ozzy did a remake and it's on his Undercover album.
Is the Ozzy show in February sold out?
Nope, not yet! And we're still giving tickets away at Friday
I've lived in Coal Valley for about 2 years
and have kids that go to Moline High School. Do they ever finish
with road construction around here?
Welcome to living in the Quad Cities... Yes, they will finish
it but then some other area will be under constuction not long
Do motorized running boards still work in
the snow and cold?
Yep, a listener has them on his truck and they work great all
Who in the QC area carves tree stumps?
Thom Gleich has done carving around the Quad Cities but we are
having a hard time locating a contact number. Might be the easiest
if you see someone with a carving on their property to just go
up to the door and ask them about who did it.
Next Friday night some girlfriends and I
are going to be in the QC to do some Christmas shopping and at
night we are looking for a dive bar to do some karaoke but we
don't know the area. We are staying at the La Quinta on Kimberly
by I-74 and we'd prefer something close to our hotel.
Tiddley Tap is basically straight down I-74 in Bettendorf.
340 16th Street, Bettendorf, IA. They have karaoke starting at
8:30pm on Friday nights.
October 29th, 2010
Is there any place in the Quad Cities
that sells those contacts that look like cat eyes?
Many eye doctors have them available this time of year. Unless you are ordering them from somewhere online anyone selling them locally would have to be an actual eye doctor, not like a Halloween store or anything.
I have no costume yet, what do you guys
recommend for a last minute one?
Check www.wtfcostumes.com for ideas.
Black trash bag - cut neck and arm holes, then glue a bunch of
candy wrappers and popcorn to the bag! Movie theater floor!
Where are they showing the Rocky Horror
Picture Show this Halloween?
Theatre in Iowa City
Also in Peoria but not sure on the location
October 15th, 2010
On Marquette Street south of 12th there
are two big houses across from each other, one with white fence
pieces in the yard, and some words on the hills of both. It's
right on the curve so I can't read it when I am driving by! Any
ideas on what it's all about?
A listener said the house on the west side is a veterans home
but was not sure about the other.
Is there a way to look up how people in
congress vote? I'm not sure I believe all the stuff I hear on
the commercials so I want to check it out for myself.
You can track bills and voting at this site:
So you run a red light or speed at a camera
intersection. Then a cop pulls you over for it, and he gives you
a ticket. You then receive the camera violation in the mail. Is
that legal, or would that be a double jeopardy? You are being
fined twice for the same violation? And if you do only have to
pay one of them, shouldn’t the camera ticket be the justifiable
one because the picture was taken before the cop issued the ticket?
Or would it be the other way around, because the cop gave you
the ticket before you received the camera ticket in the mail?
Just curious. I hate the cameras.
One should be enough, this would probably be an individual case that you
need to show up in person with proof that you paid the ticket
and that the other one was from within minutes of the first.
I wear glasses and every time I'm cooking
something greasy the grease will spatter and end up on the INSIDE
of my glasses.
Other listeners claim this happens to them also. Most likely
it's because the grease is coming up and out in an arch and you're
looking down when you're cooking so your glasses are at an angle
where the grease would fall inside.
Where can I find pumpkin wine locally to
Sherwood Antique Mall in Princeton sells it and thet have free
Wide River Winery in Clinton has a “Harvest Hurrah”
that has hints of pumpkin in it.
Also check Camp McClellan Cellars in the Village of East Davenport.
I was mowing and found an old hubcap and
it has kind of the upper body of a man with a helmet on it. Any
ideas what model of car it came from?
Could be a Mercury hubcap from the 40's or a listener also suggested
a Buick Chief.
I'm going to Ann Arbor tonight for the Iowa
football game tomorrow. I have very good seats and want to be
on TV. What are some ways that you think that I can be on TV?
By the way were all college kids so were up for just about anything...
You gotta go shirtless with body paint... alternate your skin
color back, gold, black, gold, etc. Spell Hawks or Iowa on your
I got married 7 years ago and at the reception
someone brought a lot of homemade Apple Pie shots (with everclear)
and put them in mason jars. When the night was over there was
one jar that did not get open. It is still in my fridge and the
seal has never been broke. Is it safe to drink???
We wouldn't neccessarily recommend it when it's pretty easy to
make a fresh batch but a listener did call in and say he drank
some that was like 10 years old... and apparently he's still alive
to tell about it.
I have a billboard from an old gas station
that I picked up in Sterling, IL. It has nine 4'x8' panels that
are porcelain coated and the cars on it look like they may be
from the 40's or 50's. The name of the gas station is Super Par
and it has the tagline "Easy coming in, safer going out"
on it. Where these stations from around here and any ideas on
what the value would be on something like this?
There was one on 7th Ave and 11 St in Rock Island back in the
late 50's. A listener's dad worked part-time at one in Moline
at 4th ave & 49 th st. There is a car lot there now but you
can still see the curbs in the drive from the old station.
Go to your local library and look through a city directory from
around that era. A listener has found lots of old gas stations
and what they were called that way. The Davenport Public Library
has city directories going back to the 1800's.
What is the difference between the FBS and
The FCS is the Football Championship Subdivision
The FBS is the Football Bowl Subdivision
Where did the name Lynn Allen come from?
It was someone they used to make fun of or pick on in high school.
If you come to the Halloween Ball we'll make them tell the whole
story on stage.
October 8th, 2010
My question is about buoys. How do these
things float in the same spot all the time, even with changes
in river/lake levels? I have tried to Google and can not find
the answer. I'm thinking if they were just ancored down with a
cable, they would not stay in the same position with the lower
changing river levels and as levels rise, they would probably
go below the water level. Are they made using some sort of spring
that adjusts with water levels?
They are anchored with a chain that is long enough to compensate
the rise and fall of the river level and they are weighted so
that they stay in roughly the same place but have space to float
up and down with the water level.
On the Milan Beltway at the old Blackhawk
Auto Plaza they have a bunch of construction going on with bulldozers
and stuff. What are they doing?
The Aledo State Bank is funding a mini condo project there and
the area where the Auto Plaza was will be a small shopping area.
I had a question about artist royalties.
When a song is used like in a TV show, for example, who gets compensation
All that matters is who wrote the song. Whoever is noted as the
writer or writers get the royalties from it.
I drove down a freshly tarred road and I
have little tar chips all over my new car, is there any way to
get those off??
Bug and Tar Remover - be sure to rewax after using this
Sherwin Williams sells a product called "Gone" that
is supposed to work great
What's going on at Blackhawk State Park?
They are tearing down a huge amount of trees.
They are doing some errosion control.
When you pick up at a restaurant are you
supposed to tip them? The little line for tip is still there on
This is really up to you. A waiter or waitress does have to take
the time to put the order together which takes time away from
a table that will be tipping.
The Hennipen Canal has a really low water
level, why is it so low right now? You couldn't even get a boat
The reason the canal is low is because the dam in the Sterling/Rock
Falls, IL had an air bag broken that controls the gates of the
dam. The gates were wide open and it lowered the Rock River so
low it pulled water out of the Hennepin canal. The air bag just
got fixed this week so it should be coming back up!!!!
I'm a recent bachelor and I've never had
to do my own laundry. What can I use to make my clothes smell
all nice and fresh?
A previous bachelor says that Gain makes an Apple Mango laundry
detergent and dryer sheets that will do the trick.
When you get a new car why do they only
give you 2 screws for the license plates?
It's just a cost savings. 2 screws is cheaper than 4 screws and
in normal circumstances will hold the plate on just as well.
I often travel over the I-280 bridge that
was dedicated to Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. and the bridge is
just filthy, trash and stuff along the edges of the road. Who's
responsibility is it to keep the bridge clean?
IDOT is responsibile for the upkeep of the bridge.
I have the opposite problem of the guy who
is trying to learn how to make his laundry smell good. I am a
bow hunter and I need to make my camo gear NOT smell. My wife
uses fabric softner for the normal laundry and even if I run a
load without it there is still some scent that seems to just linger
inside the washer and dryer and stays on my gear.
Get a laundry detergent from a sporting goods store like:
Scent Away or Dead Down Wind
Keep your hunting gear in a big tote locker with some pinecones
and stuff to make it just have a natual smell.
October 1st, 2010
I qualified to be a participant in the
poker FOX Million Dollar Challenge. This requires that I send
in a 2 minute video, any ideas for how to make my video so that
it gets noticed.
Dwyer says go for nude and do night vision like the Paris Hilton
video. Beth says just wear a meat suit like Lady Gaga. On a serious
note you might want to check YouTube and see if you can find any
that people have posted in the past for an example.
There are video clips that play after MTV
shows (in between programming) and there is this band that has
kind of a regee sound, similar to Sublime, it's two guys... yeah,
that's pretty vague but somebody has to have an idea!
Yep, several listeners said the name of the band is Dirty Heads.
Why can you understand Ozzy when he sings
but you can barely understand him when he just talks normal?
Having something with a melody that is memorized helps and it's
a different part of the brain that is used when singing vs when
speaking. Right side is for music and left side is for language.
The road construction they do that where
they fix a whole bunch of square and rectangular sections that
are really close to each other, why do they do that instead of
just fixing the whole section of the road?
Basically it comes down to just being cheaper to only fix the
bad sections until the road as whole is bad enough to repair the
When and where is Toys For Tots run this
A.B.A.T.E of Iowa, District 15 will host its 27th annual motorcycle
ride Sunday Oct 3rd starting at kmart on West Kimberly sign in
at 11am, ride at 1pm bring a toy (no stuffed animals).
If I have a scab will it heal better if
I pick the scab off to expose it or just leave it?
It will actually heal better if you don't get a scab to begin
with by keeping the cut covered and using anti-biotic ointment
or Vaseline to keep it moist. If you've already got a scab just
leave it to heal.
Is that bridge in Savanna, IL open yet?
I want to head over to Poopy's this weekend but don't want to
have to backtrack if there is still construction.
Yes! A listener said it's wide open so ride on over!
For NASCAR in the 60-70's they all used
the 2 door muscle cars, now they still use 2-door cars but they
are just like 4 door sedans. Why would they change that?
The dimensions are focused on safety and the cars they are using
now fit the specs.
West of Modern Woodman Park by the boat
ramp, there is a pole with a bike rim welded to the top of it.
What is this?
Those are all long the bike path. A listener said they arepart
of the the American
When you get a postage paid envelope with
some junk mail can you take the envelope and use it for something
else if you just cover the address that's printed on there?
Even if you change the address they will still scan the barcode
on the postage and it will go to the company who paid the postage.
If you cover the barcode then you have to put a stamp on so you're
back to square one.
What makes a spring work? Like why do they
Before a spring is a spring the spring material is at a 'normalized"
or "annealed" state. After the spring shape is made
it's heat treated to change the molecular structure of the inert
materials. The heat treating process makes the material harder
and gives it the spring status.
I want to buy a bottle of wine for a gift
but I know nothing about wine. I would like to buy a red but am
open to suggestions.
Beth says 7 Deadly Zins
Dwyer says Lust or anything with a funny label
Bill says Toasted Head because it sounds funny
Moscato d'Asti is a sparking sweet white wine
Brandy's recommends sweet reds: Serena, Electra Red or Oliver
soft red wine
What is the big M on the hillside that you
see while driving up the interstate through Wisconsin?
The world's largest M was created by engineering students in
1936 who attended the University Of Wisconsin-Platteville. It
was a mining school at the time.
Where can you find Slo Poke candy?
The candy aisle at Hy-Vee has plenty, right next to the Charleston
KLJB has has made changes lately and now
I am seeing some of the same people from channel 8. Where they
bought out by WQAD or something?
They have recently contracted out the news to channel 8.
That audio clips that you open your show
with and the very end there is a woman saying the quote "They're
stupid, vain and self-centered" and I can't figure out who
is saying it!
That clip is from "Zoolander" and it's Christine Taylor
referring to the models.
If I only have an IL fishing license and
I go to Wisconsin can I take my little grandson fishing or will
I get in trouble?
Better to get it than to risk a fine. Kids generally don't need
a license but if you are even going to touch the fish that he
catches and you get caught then the fun is over.
September 24th, 2010
My husband has some old Playboys from
10-15 years ago and a couple videos that we recently cleaned out
from the attic. Is there anyone that buys those? I'm guessing
they might be worth a little something so we'd rather not just
throw them in the recycle bin.
Most are not worth that much since people generally don't get
rid of them.There are certain ones that are worth more than others
though, so the best way to check value is to look through the
completed listings on eBay to see if you have one of the more
sought after issues.
When was the Bic lighter invented?
1973 was when they released their first design. Some child safety
features were added in 1998.
How do you judge yardage without a range
finder when you are bow hunting?
A Pendulum Sight is the way to go according to one listener.
You can find them at pretty much any sporting goods store.
You can also study about how to do "framing" at:www.archerytalk.com
Looking for someone to do some commercial
installation. I have a hood that I need put in and I need a fan
installed for a pizza joint I'm opening and I'm having a hard
time finding someone who will install it.
Goodwin Tucker will most likely do the install. They are in Cedar
Rapids but they work in the Quad Cities too.
The Schebler Co is another one
Company One in Bettendorf, IA at 1-800-643-4753
Years ago on Brady Street north of Kimberly
on the left side, in the area by Chi Chi's or Route 61 there used
to be a gourment hamburger joint. Does anyone remember this?
A multitude of listeners remember it as Flakey Jake's.
Driving toward North Park Mall at the corner
of Kimberly and Brady by the BP gas station, there is a third
lane on the right. Is that a turn only lane because the white
line is solid? I always thought it was but people go straight
It's not marked as turn only by signs or an arrow on the ground
and there are 3 lanes on the road ahead so it seems to be a straight
or turn lane to us.
Do they have 3D projectors for TV's? For
the PS3 they are going to add a 3D patch for you to play your
Blueray's in 3D.
Yep, they do! Be prepared to spend a little though. This site
should help you research a little: www.projectorcentral.com
Can a Bettendorf cop issue a ticket in Davenport?
Yes, they are not bound by city lines. If you're breaking the
law and they see it then you're kinda stuck.
What is the fire safe stuff that they put
in our cigarette and who instigated that? Above the UPC there
is a line of text that says fire safe FFC.
The paper is what's different. There are thicker spots on the
paper and if the cigarette is not actively being smoked when it
hits those spots it will go out.
Last year the Mallards had practices that
were open to the public, will there be open practices this year
They still have the same coach so it should be the same as last
year. Oct 16th is Fan Fest at the i Wireless so you might check
I have an old dryer and it's not drying
clothes. What can I try to fix it before calling in the repair
There are these little tools that look like a chimney sweep attached
to a long flexible wire. You can use thsi to clean from the inside,
outside and through the slot that the lint filter fits in. Or
the folks at Maytag suggest that you pull the dryer away from
the wall a little and then hook up an electric leaf blower (NOT
gas!) to the tube and blow everything out. Check the flapper/screen
on the outside of the house before you do it to make sure it's
not gonna blow off.
I have a 3 month old puppy and every time
I plant flowers she digs them up. How can I get her to stop this?
I've heard of putting garlic or pepper around but I don't want
to go buy a bunch of random stuff that doesn't work.
This might sound gross but bury some of its own poop in front
of the plants and it will leave it along when it smells its own
There is a spray "Patio and Yard Deodorizer" that hooks
up to your hose and you can spray over the lawn to kinda of neutralize
it which may keep the puppy out of it.
In Nascar they are going to a Dodge Challenger
and Ford Mustang. But for Chevy why didn't they go to the Camero
instead of the Impala?
The cars all have to be within a certain size and the Impala
meets those requirements better than the Camero.
I have a bookshop in Rock Island and I have
an open house next month and I want some balloons custom printed
for it. I've tried a couple local places like Kinko's but they
don't do balloons. Any local suggestions?
You can order them from either of these local companies:
Regalia in Rock Island: www.regaliamfg.com
Victory Store in Davenport: www.victorystore.com
September 10th, 2010
Hey Dorks... driving west on Great River
Road, saw at least 25-30 awesome looking old cars! My question...
where are they going?
We got an answer from The Car Shop in Moline. They are all heading
up to Wisconsin for the weekend a cruise to go eat, visit The
Leinie Lodge, etc. They are planning about 380 miles round trip.
A while ago you sent someone out to count
the steps in the Muscatine cementary to test if he got the same
number counting them going up as going down. I never heard the
ending and what the result was. Did he get the same number or
a different number?
It was Dwyer and he went a couple years ago. He went up and down
the steps a number of times and got a different number each time.
Does anyone know what they are building
at the corner of Brady & 59th St. It is on the west side of
Brady. My husband and I drive by that every day and none of the
signs they have there say what they are building.
It's either a Builders First Choice or ABC Supply Company, basically
like a Menards but just for contractors.
When trying to transfer a movie or show
from my DVR to my computer or to a DVD what is the BEST and EASIEST
way to do it but still with the highest quality?
TiVo has a desktop App that allows you to do all kinds of transfers.
As far as doing it any other way the quality and ease of doing
it will all depend on where you are transfering too, what software/cables,
etc. The easiest way would be to just use a DVD recorder and make
a DVD of it while you play it live off the DVR.
Last night we were driving on the interstate
(hwy 61) and there was a cop driving in the left lane and my old
lady passed him driving 65 mph (on our gage) in the right lane.
He pulled us over and said we were doing 70. We had just just
replaced the tires on the truck and were able to negotiate a warning
but my question is... isn't the left lane supposed to be the "fast
lane" and only used to pass people who are going slower?
Techinically yes, but police are able to stay in that lane as
When is that Halloween place going to open and where will it be
Halloween Express is open NOW and it's located on Brady Street
just south of Kmart (next to Big Lots).
Can any fisherman help me with locating
some catfish? Usually I am able to get a lot but with the river
levels being up and down so much it's changed something and I'm
having a hard time finding any. I'm in the Muscatine area.
If you can find any mulberries you can use those as bait. Better
yet if you find a tree by the bank you may find catfish nearby.
People say the Rock River is good for catfish right now.
I have a PS3 and according to the internet
it have the "yellow blinking light of death". I'm from
the Sterling area and I'm having trouble finding any place local
that works on them.
In the Quad Cities we would recommend Video Games, Etc. but a
listener says you have to send it in to the factory if it's got
the yellow light. Or you can try to fix it yourself using the
information on this
On 88 by Joslin there is a sign that says
CKC IL 110, it's an actual DOT sign, not anything temporary. What
is it for?
It's the designated route for the Chicago-Kansas City Expressway,
a long-proposed alternate route to Kansas City, Missouri that
does not require going through either Des Moines or St. Louis.
My husband died three weeks ago. He was
in the Army and then went into the Navy when he was much younger.
I was trying to get him buried in the National Cemetary on Arsenal
Island. I have an honorable discharge certificate, but I was told
that I needed to have a DD214 form to prove that he was in the
service. However, there was a fire in St Louis years ago and all
records were "lost". Therefore they denied him entry
into the cemetary. They say they cannot find any information.
They have his name, his social security number, and his date of
release, but they can't find anything?
How can I prove that he deserves the military
honors that he is entitled to? Because even though I have had
to pay for the burial expenses in Memorial Park, I would still
like to be able to get the proper headstone he is entitled to.
If anyone knows how to challenge the government, please let me
know. He served, and he deserves the honor of being recognized.
The VFW that he was a member of should have a copy of it OR the
courthouse may have the record if he turned it in like they ask
when they are discharged. Dan Bebber at the Rock Island courthouse
may also be of help, he is the Veterans Coordinator for Illinois.
In our dining room we have a leak on the
ceiling and my question is, how do the experts find out where
the leak is coming from? We had a new roof put on a couple years
back and it still leaks in the same spot when it rains.
Follow the moisture trail up through the attic if possible to
see where it's coming from, if you've got a friend who can aim
a hose at the roof while you get up in the attic that is a way
to look for the leak when it's not raining. If you don't want
to call the contractors yet you can have the home inspection folks
at National Property Inspections take a look 563-359-6749.
When is the auction at the Freight House
going to take place?
That will happen on Monday Sept 13th, starting at 10am.
August 20th, 2010
Who was the guy who sang the National Anthem
on Sunday during the Nascar Race?
It was the lead singer from Saving Abel.
On that 70's Show who is the person at the end that yells "Hello
Danny Masterson did it in the first season. But from the second
season on it has been Robin Zander from Cheap Trick, and they
perform the theme song.
My kid came home with headlice. My wife
already did the whole shampoo thing but is there some kind of
a *bomb* I can do in my house that will get rid of them?
For headlice it is not recommended to do any type of insect bomb.
RID is the best shampoo you can buy and there is a kit with shampoo,
comb and a spray. Wash all bedding in HOT water and vacuum everywhere.
Bag up stuffed animals for a couple weeks.
I have a mole problem. I have noticed a
ton of them in my yard lately, how do I get rid of them?
Go to farm & fleet and look for a rodenticide. If you want
to get rid of them and not have them come back then you do have
to kill them. If you try other ways and get them into your neighbor's
yard instead they may just come right back.
Sometimes when I'm watching TV the audio
isn't in sync with the video. This drives me crazy, how can I
Check all of your connection cables and also reset your cable
or satellite box, sometimes things get loose over time or just
need a reboot. If this does not help youneed to call you cable
company and see if there are any signal issues as sometimes that
can cause things to be out of sync.
When and why did they change the programming
on TV? Like it used to be that a show would end and you would
have like 2 minutes of commercials before the next show would
come on. Now they are previewing the next show during the credits
and they go right into it without a break. Sometimes it is not
right on the hour and the first or last minute of it will be cut
off on my recording!
It's either a way to screw up with people who are recording it
or to get people hooked in right away instead of having a break
where people may change channel or turn off the set.
Why has the Northwest Bank Tower scrolling
sign been off for about a month?
It was struck by lightning earlier in the summer.
July 30th, 2010
Along highway 67 there are stainless steel
boxes with solar panels on them, they are at intervals that are
irregular and some of them are along thev river and some along
fields, what are these?
They are probably to power any lights that are along the highway
or over an interchange.
My friend is a law inforcement student.
He says that the best way avoid getting a DUI is that you get
out of the car and chug a beer. That way they can't prove you
were drinking before.
This sounds like a bad idea. If you get out of your vehicle you
have a good chance of having a gun drawn on you. When you are
pulled over you are supposed to stay in the vehicle. Plus they
will give you a field sobriety test FIRST and if you had really
only chugged one beer you wouldn't fail the test, they usually
wait about 20 minutes for the breathalizer anyway as they will
give it to you based on the results of your field test.
Can anyone explain why when dogs come in
from being outside they smell like the river/dead fish? What is
that?! I don’t live anywhere near the river, and I have
a fenced in backyard. I like keeping my dogs outside while I get
ready for work, but when I let them in they smell like rotting
fish carcasses! It’s so gross! Also I have to add that they
are lazy pugs that don’t even run around out there, they
just stand on the deck and stare through the glass door. So basically,
they get smelly by just being alive! Anything I can do?
The main reason dogs smell is the sebum (natual oil) on their
skin. Moisture makes the smell more noticeable so if it is humid
outside or they sweat even a little bit the smell will seem worse.
I was wondering about hardship drivers licenses.
Does Iowa offer that for under the age of 16?
You can get an underage license for school only.
A couple weeks ago the sunset was pretty
amazing, what causes the different colors? Most days the sunset
is just "normal" but that one day was really cool.
Dust particles can be responsible for a really cool colored sunset
so certain types of weather, or things like forest fires or volcanic
eruptions can effect how colorful the sunset is.
Who pays for all the street lights that
are on in the middle of the night?
Yeah, it's your taxes.
When I registered my kids for Moline School
District . Part of the form asked if you have a parent who worked
on the arsenal or in the military. Why do they need to know that?
The question may be for people who actually LIVE on the Arsenal
as there is no bus service there. They do contract a service to
pick up kids from Arsenal Island so they are probably trying to
figure out how many kids they will need to transport.
My boyfriend and I are planning on getting
married on 10/10/10 in our backyard. Nothing fancy, just friends
& family. But, we don't have anyone to officiate. Do you know
of anyone who offers this service (preferably a judge) since this
date is on a Sunday? We live on the Illinois side. Thanks for
any help you can offer!
Not sure about a judge showing up on location. You can contact
a minister (like if you have any family or friends that attend
a church) and see if they will come out and do the service for
The Jackson Browne "Stay" the
song that comes on before that, is that 2 songs together or why
does it come together?
It does come as one song. The best way is to import it from your
CD into your computer and split it if you want the songs separate.
Will high pressure washing effectively remove
paint and mold from the basement walls before applying a waterproof
paint? The leak source has been fixed, now I want to repaint the
walls. I'm thinking the water will help contain the airborne mold
spores while I wash it wearing a mask and goggles. I can't afford
to pay somebody a couple thousand to do a small basement.
The mold has to be killed. Scrubbing with bleach (use gloves
and open windows and use fans for ventilation, etc) would be our
recommendation. 2 cups of bleach with a gallon of water. Kilz
Primer is good to use after cleaning and before painting. TSP
is a powder to kill mold that can be used as well mixed with water.
July 23rd, 2010
Here’s a question for Brandy. I recently
bought a new computer and even put Office 2010 on it and I can’t
open PDF files. I tried associating the file with a program and
could not find PDF on the list. I’m starting to get irritated!
Please help, I need to be able to open attachments in PDF.
You need to install Adobe Reader which wil let you view the files.
You can download it for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
One other way around it is if you have Gmail account you can either
e-mail it to yourself and then view it using Google Documents
or just upload it directly to Google Documents.
In the 1980's there was a movie I loved,
we never owned it, and nobody remembers the name. All I have is
a vague description. The movie involves a wizard with powerful
rings. It starts with the father getting killed by creatures resembling
the monkeys from the wizard of oz, the kid embarks on a journey
featuring a guy looking like the beastmaster, a white chewbacca
looking creature, and a troll. It ends with the evil wizard and
the kid fighting with the opposing rings, which shoot triangle
shaped rays, the kids is blue and evil wizard red. Sorry I don't
have a better description but I'd really appreciate anybody's
Another listener remembers it too and says it must but Wizards
of the Lost Kingdom.
On the way to Minneapolis on I-35 I saw
3 state troopers on the interstate entrance ramps in different
locations many miles apart. Why do State Troopers sit on the Interstate
ramps where they can't usually see the traffic coming up to them?
There is most likely a radar somewhere or a plane doing speed
checks and the location on the ramps lets them get right on the
interstate to catch speeders when they get the call.
Several years ago across from the Village
Shopping Center on Kimberly there was a department store, it's
some kind of factory now but What was the name of it when it was
a department store?
MoreWay and Spartan's Department Stores were both on West Kimberly
in that area.
I love the nacho cheese that comes with
the nachos that you can get at the fairs but I can't find it in
any store. Does someone know where I can buy some?
Try either TPC Cash & Carry or Sam's Club.
On I-80 in Illinois exit 19, there are two
wind power units. When I drive by, often one or both are not turning
and I know the wind is blowing pretty good. Why do the blades
sit idle a lot of time?
They have to turn at a certain speed and if it's too windy or
too slow they will shut them down. Anything above a 35 MPH wind
is too much for them.
When they have an oversized load what is
the third vehicle in the back for? I can understand the car in
front and directly behind but why do they have the extra one at
the very back?
If a load needs to make a wide turn the rear vehicle is there
to block traffic because the truck may need to move to the center
of the lane over a narrow bridge or in construction. A listener
says that there is a remote control axel on the back and the first
rear vehicle is the one who controls that. The last vehicle is
the one who blocks traffic.
Is there a way to hook my iPod to my car's
stock stereo, without replacing the stereo? Right now I'm using
a FM transmitter and I pick up too much static. Please help.
The best way is to get one of those Belkin adaptors that is a
cassette tape with a connector that fits into your earbud jack
on your iPod. They are like $10 at Walmart. Or check out the options
on this site www.replacementradios.com
You know We've had a lot of rain this year
and the river is up. The rollers in the lock & Dam are up
and there is enough room to take your boat through. Is this okay
There gets to be a lot of debris in the roller mechinisms so
they raise the rollers when the river is up. People do go through
but it's NOT recommended!
I bought an HDTV but when I play a widescreen
movie it still shows the letterbox?
The older DVD's with the widescreen will still show the bars
at the top and bottom. It's most likely a difference in aspect
ratio between the new TV and the older DVDs.
What's the average salary of an NFL cheerleader?
The lowest paying team is $50 a game (Dallas Cowboys) all the
way up to $1,000. They tend to make most of their money doing
appearances and calendars.
Where can you get freon for an old pop machine?
You will most likely need to put a conversion kit in it as they
won't use the old freon to recharge it.
What is it that makes the rust/orange little
spots on white vehicles and how can you remove it?
It's tiny specs of brake dust statically clinging to the body
of the car. You can use a claybar that you can get at pretty much
any auto parts store which will take it off, then buff and wax.
I decided to try growing "peaches &
cream" sweet corn. How do I tell when it's ready to be picked?
It's technically 82 days to maturity but most people don't keep
track. You can pull back the very end of the husk to check the
size and fullness of the kernels. The best way though is to Wait
until the silk turns brown before you start checking the kernel
July 16th, 2010
I was on I-15 from Vegas to Anahiem there
was a fruit checkpoint at the California border. They looked for
any type of fruit, flowers or plants. Is there any other state
that does this?
They are so reliant on their fruit crop as part of their state
budget that they can't risk any type of insects or disease to
be transported into the state. Some other states do have check
points, like Arizona checks for certain types of insects.
In the fall when you drive on concrete bridges
to the Arsenal from Moline or Rock Island they always spray some
type of oil or something on the road. Is this something to protect
over the winter and if so what is it?
Linseed oil is what is used and it seals the concrete to protect
it from salt damage. It's highly flamable though! Apparently one
time some mops that were used to spread it caught fire when they
were sitting in one of the trucks and the vehicle was a total
On 7th Ave in Rock Island (just past Augustana)
there is a greenhouse on the left hand side of the one-way. I
drive by it every day and I was just wondering if it is a public
greenhouse, someone's private property or what?
It's a private greenhouse. The building belongs to the Arnell's
who live across the street and have a large flower garden.
If a doctor gets sick can they write their
Yes, for certain types of medication they can wirte their own!
Do fighter jets have air conditioning?
Yes, they have air conditioning for climate control to keep the
pilots comfortable so they can focus on the job at hand.
I just turned 21 this week but look much
younger. I have already been called out at a couple bars by cops
to ask for my ID even after I have been ID'd at the door. Is this
Yes, it's their job to enforce the laws and if someone appears
to be younger than the legal age then they have a right to check
It's been really hot all week and the bottled
water I am drinking says natural spring water. Is it really from
a spring or is that just what they call it?
If there is an actual spring water then it has to have a source
that it is bottled at. Regular bottled water is technically just
purified tap water.
July 9th, 2010
In Dwyer's neighborhood there is a fire
hydrant and they've recently attacted this rig thing with wheels
and a hose going to the hydrant. What are they doing or what is
it for? It's only on one hydrant in the neighborhood and it's
been there about a week.
It may be a flow tester. They sometimes test flow rates in different
areas to see where they need to improve things.
I received a TomTom for Fathers day, and
it gets me everywhere I want to go except home. The GPS unit has
my home address about 1 mile from where my home is actually located.
Is there any website I can go to send inquire about a possible
correction to the information? When ever a service or delivery
person is trying to find my home they always call and say "where
are you?" the GPS says you are here but there is nothing
here (I live about one mile from town). Who can I contact to get
USGS does the official mapping. You can contact them here to
There are construction lights and barriers
up on HWY 6 in Geneseo over the Geneseo Creek. The bridge is relatively
new I think. What's going on?
They are resurfacing the bridge which should take just a few
The John Deere classic flies some players
to the British Open. Do players have to pay for those tickets
or who provides that?
It's a leased jet and they actually have 2 of them this year.
On the song Blinded by Light it says "revved
up like a deuce". What does that even mean?
Deuce is referring to a 1932 Ford, revving the engine up and
getting ready to go.
Are there any new developments with the
Drive-In Theater that is being built in west Davenport?
They are working on it right now, apparently there was a lawsuit
was filed over whether the drive-in area should be paved so that
is their next hurdle.
Who was the "unknown comic" on
the Gong Show?
Murray Langston was his name.
Where can I take my ex-wife out for a date?
Things weren't working out so we got seperated but now we are
both wanting to try again.
Dwyer says to contact The Turning Leaf in Moline at 309-757-1111.
They will give you a couples massage in a private room and then
you get a catered lunch or dinner from Johnny's Steakhouse.
Another listener called and recommended a weekend in Galena.
I live on the Moline/Rock Island border
above the hill and about 2 or 3 weeks ago when all those big storms
rolled through I heard a man's voice over the loud speakers after
the tornado sirens went off. Did someone actually give an announcement
after the all clear? My mom said that she heard the same thing
like 3 days later after another storm warning.
It's the Rock Island Arsenal emergency notification system. Depending
on the way the wind's blowing and your location in town you may
or may not hear it.
June 25th, 2010
I got a question. How come you end the
show early some days (before 10) and some days you go beyond 10?
10am is our official end time but it's kinda flexible. The times
that we go beyond 10am usually we are caught up in a good topic
or interview that we don't want to cut short or if we wrap up
just before 10am it's because we don't have enough time to get
started onto a new topic and we just hold onto it for the next
Is there anywhere in the Quad Cities that
rents jet skis? I want to take my family out on some, but can't
find anywhere that rents them.
Hawkeye Motorworks (563-391-9009) rents them but you need to
get there early (before 7am) 'cause they go quick.
The Friday song is called "Bang the
Drum"... now why is there way more bass guitar than drums?
Interesting observation! It's more just an analogy of wanting
to relax, do your own thing and just sit around and bang the drum,
no cares in the world, that type of thing.
I walk my dog regularly and we pass the
intersection of River Drive and Mound by the East Village. In
the area they tore a building down they have planted something
there and it's really growing with all the rain we've had. Is
it flower, vegetables, what did they plant?
They are actually Sunflowers. The owner of the property won't
be able to build this year so he decided to get an Agricultural
Tax Credit for 2010.
I have a question about construction zone
speed limits... Do you have to to obey those speeds on the weekend
when there are no workers present?
Yes, the speed limit must be obeyed until you are out of the
construction zone. When there are no workers it's just more of
a safty thing for you since there may be lane shifts and other
things to pay attention to even when workers.
I am looking for Garbage Pail Kids cards
or candy. Where can I find these?
You might try Tim's Corner comics shop in Rock Island (309) 794-0333
Target has the new cards up near the checkout lanes where they
have baseball cards. Check eBay or go to www.garbagepailkidsworld.com
What happens to cause a woman to have different
A good explanation can be found here.
The Iowa DOT has a bunch of black hoses
across the roads with boxes on one side. What are they doing?
They are counting traffic in Scott County right now. They use
the data collected off those counters to schedule when construction
How can you still get tickets for the Air
Show and if so, where?
You can get them at area Hy-Vee's, Fareway, Northwest Bank and
I have been out of town of town all week,
is it true that Comedy Sportz has closed?
Technically they are not closed but according to their website
and Twitter page they are no longer affliated with Circa 21 and
are in search of a new venue. So they will not be performing until
they have a new location.
What planes will be parked at the Moline
Airports this weekend during the Air Show?
The F-15's will be there for sure.
I am looking for Electric Sparklers with
the wooden core, is there any place around here that sells them?
Uncle Norm's in Milan may have them.
We want to go to the Half-mile dirt track
race in Cambridge this weekend. What time are the practices and
when does the actual race start?
Sunday June 27th in Cambridge, gates open at 7am, sign-up is
8-10am and practice starts at 11am with the race around 2pm
Contact Ron Whipple 309-314-3343 with WFO Promotions for more
Why do some of the radio stations reduce
their power in the mornings?
FM stations don't reduce their power at all but the sun will
effect the RF signal strength so it will not be as strong during
the day. AM stations actually do lower their signal at night as
they carry much further.
I used to go to a little German restaurant
called Kaiserhof's in Bradford, IL. They moved their location
to the Grand Prairie Mall in Peoria and now they are no longer
there. Are they closed or have they moved again?
Unfortunately they have closed.
I just bought a Suburban and I am making
it into a 4X4 and I want to take it out. Where around here can
I go 4-wheeling?
There are mud bogs out in Morrison, IL or you could call some
of the 4X4 places. Dave at DK Four Wheel in Moline 309-736-0056
Mud Bogs out between DeWitt and Eldgridge on Scott County Park
UMRA in Long Grove has information on their website
Is there any truth to the myth to not take
a shower during a thunderstorm or you could get electrocuted?
Water is a excellent conductor and according to Myth Busters
it is "plausible" that you can be electrocuted using
the tub or shower during a storm IF lightening were to strike
June 18th, 2010
The car show this weekend. I am looking
for a certain pinstriper. Is there gonna be a guy named Hetz?
Jim himself called in and he WILL be there!
What are your work hours... Obviously you
are on-air until 10am and then Goose goes on, but Goose is there
answering the phones for you too.
Goose and Beth get here about 4:30am
Bill about 4:30-5am
Dwyer is usually here by the time we start the show at 5:30am
The rest of the day we are normally working in some capacity getting
content and guests ready for the next morning's show
On the east side of Walcott there is this
big white dome thing. What is that?
That is for salt storage for the winter weather.
Years ago there was this song called Manamana,
is that the actual name and who is the artist?
"Mah Nà Mah Nà" was written by Piero
Umiliani for a 1968 film soundtrack "Sweden: Heaven &
Hell". The lead part was sung by Italian singer/composer
Why do you not see many of those front load
They didn't hold as much capacity as the standard ones so they
are not used as widely.
How do you get super glue out of clothes?
You can use acetone and scrub it with a toothbrush. Don't leave
it too long though as it can lighten the fabric. And also be very
careful using acetone, use gloves so you don't get it on your
skin and rinse the clothing out really well after you have removed
Is there a place that buys wooden shipping
Hickory Grove Road by Sports specialties there is a guy who buys
them for $1.50
H & H Pallet (563) 386-1033
Winstead's Pallet Salvage in Rock Falls, IL pays up to $4 a pallet
When you drive into Iowa on the 74 Bridge,
there is something up on the span that looks like an owl. What
is it, and why is it there?
It's a fake plastic owl, there is one located at the top of each
section of the bridge and they are there to prevent birds from
nesting up there.
When someone gets executed by firing squad
like last night do they have people watching as well?
Yes, they do. Members of the media and the victim's family members
are allowed to be present.
For the execution how many shooters were
there and how many rounds did they use?
There are 5 shooters, 4 with live ammo and one with special blank
rounds that immitate the kickback of live rounds.
How far away do they stand to shoot?
They stand at 25 feet.
Before an execution do they diaper the criminal?
Yes, they do diaper them to expedite the cleanup process.
In the late 70's we used to go to Lake Canyada
on hwy 61. There was a rope swing and a tower to jump off of.
Does anyone remember how tall that was?
It wasn't Lake Canyada, it was Lake Harrah's which was right
across the highway. The tower was about 50 feet high. There was
all kinds of other stuff to play on as well which would probably
be considered "unsafe" by today's standards.
In Cedar Rapids they have speeding camera
on 380 now, where are they located?
Here is the full list of locations in Cedar Rapids:
Someone says that one of the 380 cameras is at Diagonal Drive
Last week on the 53rd steet overpass on
I-74 there were several contractors that had pieces of log-chain
on a handle and they were running over the new surface of the
road. What are they doing?
They are looking for imperfections. It might seem a bit primative
but the chain will make a different sound if it goes over a hollow
or bad spot. So it's part of the inspection process.
Where can you buy USDA Prime meat? There
used to be a place in Moline but now I don't know where I can
Anymore you are going to have a problem finding prime meat unless
it is around the holidays, there is just not enough call for it
to be on the shelves since it is more expensive than choice. You
can place an order for it though. Contact Jerry's Market in Moline
(309) 764-0612 or you can go directly through Preston Meats in
Preston, IA (563) 689-5611, which is where Jerry's get their stock.
What happens if the former governor of IL
is found not guilty? Does he get his job back and all his back-pay?
No, he was removed from office so even if he is acquitted he
does not get his job back.
June 11th, 2010
There seems to be a growing trend of people
using Samurai Swords to commit robberies. Not that I am thinking
about being a statistic but Where would even you go to get a Samurai
Try Exotic Imports or, oddly, the I-80 Truck stop
When were playing cards invented?
The earliest known deck of playing cards was found in China around
the ninth century.
How do you get a 6 month old puppy to stop
urinating in her kennel? I only kennel her during the day when
I’m at work and she roams free at night and after I get
home, she is potty trained to go outside but it’s something
with the kennel...
The kennel is probably too big, there should only be enough room
for the dog to turn around and lay down, dogs do not what to lay
in their own urine so maybe get a smaller kennel until the dog
grows into the one you have now.
Last year I took my kids to Maquoketa caves
but it's closed because of the bat thing. Where else can I take
my kids that we can hike around and get muddy?
Wild Cat Den is on 22 between Buffalo and Muscatine.
Starved Rock or Matthiessen State Park by LaSalle, IL
to check local caves
What happened with the voting for the Arsenal
Bridge voting thing?
The bridge won! The Quad Cities got the most votes for the poll.
Are there any rodeo schools that you can
learn bull-riding around here?
West of Andalusia in Illinois City 309-791-2913
Sankey Rodeo School in Missouri www.sankeyrodeo.com
Which city is cracking down on fireworks
That's pretty hard to target. Closer to the 4th of July it basically
comes down to if someone calls in and reports you.
Are there any dog parks locally where I
can take my dog to run off-leash?
Hasselroth Dog Park - 4303 24th St, Rock Island, IL
Crow Creek Dog Park - 4800 N Devils Glen Rd Bettendorf, IA
Green Valley Softball complex in Moline behind Farm & Fleet
has a dog area
Centennial Park - 315 S Marquette St, Davenport, IA
I have a large container of honey that has
started to crystallize. Is there a way to reverse that process
so that I can still use it?
If you heat it it will re-liquify. Boil some water and turn off
the heat and put the container in until it is liquid again.
Will Slipknot be able to keep going under
the band name? I heard there was some type of contract that everyone
That clause was for members leaving the band, not by death.
Why are the Boston Celtics pronounced with
a C sound instead of a K sound?
It's just an Americanized version.
Is the I-80 bridge open yet? I heard it's
supposed to open sometime today.
Yes! It opened up at 9am this morning. The state patrol is there
too though so be sure to observe the 55 MPH construction speed
Around the fountain that's in front of the
Rhythm City Casino is a flower bed. What are the orange flowers
planted between the palm tree?
They are Cannas (also called Canna Lilies). Cannas are tropical
plants so the bulbs must be dug up every fall, stored and then
replanted in the spring.
I have a good question for you. I have a
Harley and it is suggested to get new tires every 8,000-10,000
miles, why is this. Car tires will last up to 50-60,000 miles?
And motorcycle tires don't come cheap and motorcycles are not
heavy you would think they would last longer than that. Is it
dangerous to put 20,000 miles on a motorcycle tire?
For a car if you have a blowout it's inconvenient but you can
still steer the car to the side. If you blowout on a bike you're
going down. It's best to keep ahead of the wear and tear and replace
sooner. The tires are a bit softer than car tires for better grip
on the road and tend to wear down quicker as you are wearing on
all the edges from turning. It's more of a safety issue.
June 4th, 2010
Years ago (about 12+) you talked to a gal
who wrote a book (maybe) about what kind of diet models go on
before a photo shoot. It was something about taking garlic and
papaya. I can’t remember how many or when or how often –
We talked to Diane Irons who wrote the book "The World's
Best-Kept Diet Secrets". It was published in 1998.
Where is the nearest Krispy Kreme? I want
to try this Paula Dean recipe that used a few of their donuts
but the one on 53rd is closed.
The closest one to the Quad Cities is in Bloomington, IL
Find others on their store
Where in the Quad Cities can I rent a dunk
K&K Hardware at the rental counter, they have a dunk tank
that they rent out.
What was the book you guys talked about
last summer? It was about the best times to go to Disney World
like when the lines were shorter and less people.
The book is The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
More information on their site: www.touringplans.com
Has there every been a left handed catcher
in the major leagues?
The list is pretty slim for the past 100 years:
Benny Distefano, 1989 - Mike Squires, 1980 - Dale Long, 1958
Homer Hillebrand, 1905 - Jiggs Donahue, 1902 - Joe Wall, 1902
Jiggs Donahue, 1901 - Fred Tenney, 1901 - Joe Wall, 1901
What is the huge mound in the cemetary on
Rockingham in Davenport?
It is a mass grave for victims of a cholera epidemic in 1873.
I noticed that there is a small plate/sign
on the stern of the Rhythm City Casino. It's small print is hard
to make out but I'm pretty sure it says "TREBLE CLEF."
What is the world does this mean? Is there some sort of history
behind, like maybe it has something to do with the boat before
it became the Rhythm City?
It's the official name of the actual boat. It was named Treble
Clef in Biloxi, MS before it was brought up here.
Those Crown Vics that you can buy (the old
police cars) that have the spotlight on the drivers side.... an
those be lights removed? Every time I see one I slow down and
then it turns out to be just a normal car.
They can be removed but there will be a hole left. They do sell
a plug but most people think it's easier to just leave 'em alone.
How did you decide whose name would be first
on the show? How come it's not Michaels & Dwyer?
Our show didn't start out as Dwyer & Michaels. Michaels and
Dwyer didn't work 'cause all our mail came addressed to "Michael
Zandwyer". It was originally called the Rock and Roll Morning
This guy that I work with says that bats
are a big problem in the Quad Cities. Some kind of a disease or
There is a problem in Iowa and Illinois. Maquoketa Caves is closed
right now as there is a bat disease and they are trying to keep
it from spreading. It's called White Nose Symdrome, it doesn't
effect humans but they believe that humans can spread it from
cave to cave so Maquoketa has been closed to protect the bats
Where can you find decent sized Bullheads
in the Quad Cities?
Any of the drainage ditches around Oquawka, IL or Gladstone,
IL. Pond in Milan behinds Casey's General Store you can catch
lots of them.
My husband and I used to go to this bakery
in downtown Moline called Froehlich Cakes & Pastries and they
were supposed to be opening a larger factory. What happened to
Their old number has been reassigned and the people that answered
said they have closed down.
I've got like 50 chickens that I want to
get processed. Where can I take them?
Reason's Locker Services in Buffalo Prairie, IL
Preston Locker in Preston, IA
Jeff's Meat Locker in Durant, IA
Is there any place that teaches bellydance
FitTV has a program called Shimmy
that teaches bellydance moves. There are also plenty of instructional
videos on YouTube.
How do *normal* people get front row tickets
to a concert (like the Scorpions) without winning a contest or
paying a crazy amount?
Buy a single ticket, you have a better chance of getting a front
row seat if you only buy one as there may be gaps. Or wait until
the day of the show, there is always a little extra space up front
because they don't know the exact configuration of the stage until
it is set up and they release some extra tickets.
May 21st, 2010
What is the average number of baseballs
they go through in a given game?
60-70 per game. The average lifespan is about 6 pitches and the
balls cost $3 per ball.
I heard something about major league umpires
having to wear a certain color of underwear, is that really true?
Major league umpires are required to wear black or very dark
blue underwear because they have to do a lot of bending and they
don't want their tighty whities hanging out.
I have been trying to remember the name
of the Bacon Flavored crackers I used to eat when I was a kid.
They were around in the mid to late 80's and I think they came
in a red box? What was the name and do they still sell them?
They are discontinued but they were called Bacon Thins or Bacon
Dippers from Nabisco. Walmart has their own version of bacon flavored
crackers and so do some dollar stores.
Is there any place in the QCA that offers
hot air balloon rides.
P I Ball Balloons
8217 9th Street West
Rock Island, IL
What's the story on those 12 foot tall faces
on the south side of interstate 80 just East of Iowa City? There
are three of them and they must have just put them up.
The faces are the Emoticons
series by artist John Cerney.
I was wondering if you know anyone who is
into antique stove, or where would be a good place to take one.
Any help would be great.
Try calling Ron at River Bend Antiques (563) 323-8622
On the NE corner of 53 and Utica on the
ground there is this thing that looks like an RV air conditioner
or something. What is it?
There is a fault underground for the Iowa American Water Company
full of equipment and the unit keeps everything regulated at the
When you eat corn why doesn't your body
Your body can't actually digest the outer shell of the kernal,
which is composed of materials that enzymes in your body cannot
break down. The inside soft part of the corn is mostly starch,
which the human body can easily break down. So you are just seeing
the outer shell leftover.
My daughter is looking for dark Chocolate
Altoids. Has anyone seen them around and what store?
They may be more of a holiday thing in stores. You can order
them online though if she needs them now.
How can people stop the Rock Island county
officals from getting raises? The sheriff is supposed to get like
a $10,000 a year raise!
Go to city council meetings and make sure you vote for people
who have your same values. There is not much else you can do about
it since it was just voted on.
How tall is that tower over in Bettendorf
that you can see from 53rd?
It's 1,381 feet tall and it belongs to KWQC.
What is in the Atomic Fireball candy that
makes it so hot?
It's a super concentrated spicy cinnamon.
I wanna know about the "itos"?
So many snacks end it this. Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos, etc.
They are all made by Frito-Lay (Pepsi) so it might just be their
There is a show called Heavy Haulers and
they were supposed to be moving a mansion in Muscatine, IA but
it didn't air and I can't find anything online about it. When
does it air?
They actually moved the house in March. The schedule has been
delayed for a few weeks but it should air on TLC sometime in June.
How many non-alcoholic beers would it take
to get drunk?
You technically can get drunk but it would take a while and A
LOT of drinks. You would have to drink like 40 or 50 to even feel
anything and we don't recommend trying that.
I was driving by some fields and I saw these
cows and they have these white disc thingson their back. What
It's called a fistula and allows the cattle owner to see inside
the stomach for research on digestion and other things. We would
post a video but... yeah, you're just gonna have to Google it
if you really want to see.
May 7th, 2010
I live in Aledo and I drive to Bettendorf
every day for work and along the way I see this purple small box
kite looking things in trees. They seem to be about 2 feet long
and I see them in the city and in the country. What are they?
They are Emerald
Ash Borer traps that the state is tracking. There are a couple
on Kirkwood Blvd in Davenport.
Where is the nearest Popeye's Chicken to
the Quad Cities?
According to the locator on
their website, Peoria and Rockford are the closest.
What shops in the area install aftermarket
Try Automotive Innovations or Solar Vision.
What can I clean my flat screen LCD screen
Use a lint-free cloth with a light mist of water (on the cloth,
not on the screen). They sell sprays specifically for LCD screens
but do not use anything with alcohol.
You can use a coffee filter for a lint free cloth.
The cars in the old Chi-Chi's parking lot
that were the overflow for Enterprise.... now they are all GONE.
Where did the cars go?
They are down by the Col Ballroom in a vacant lot now.
I am looking for a used enclosed trailer,
where could I find one for sale?
Try in Milan, Joe's Bargain Barn sells them new. Prices for used
do not seem to be much different from new so even if you found
a used one there wouldn't be much savings.
I just moved to Davenport and my lawn has
patches of viney plants with little purple flowers. What is it,
how do I kill it?
It's Creeping Charlie. You can make your own solution using 20
Mule Team Borax - 10 ounces to 2.5 gallons of hot water, use a
watering can. The temperature does need to be in the 70's (at
night) for it to work the best.
Weed Free Zone that you mix with water works great or other products
by Ferti-lome like the granules you can apply with a spreader.
I purchased another vehicle so I want to
know where I can donate my old car and do it as a tax write-off.
site to find the best way to donate your car!
Does anyone out there know how to cure a
dog of being afraid of storms/thunder? My dog just can't handle
storms and gets really scared anytime there's a little rumbling
outside. The odd thing is, he's a hunting dog and gunshots do
not frighten him at all. Any ideas?
There are some good tips on this
I live in Moline and I keep seeing these
city vehicles with magnets on the doors but they are just personal
plates, all different kinds of vehicles including an Escalade.
The personal vehicles with the city of Moline logos on them are
water department employees. The water department is installing
new water meters in homes, it started a few weeks ago.
We have a purple Dodge Neon and my husband
just bought purple headlights to go with it but all of our friends
have told him that they are illegal. Are they really?
The only shades of headlights that are legal are the standard
yellow-white or blue-white Xenon lights.
April 30th, 2010
Is there anyone in the Quad City area that
refinishes the old clawfoot bathtubs?
Several places to try:
The Stripping Solution 386-8183
Surface Cure in Muscatine 563-263-2828
Bath in Eldridge IA 563-386-3366
Miracle Method of the Quad Cities 563-271-9327
How do you pronounce the company "Kone"
with the big building in Moline? Is it "Ko-Nay" or "Cone"?
The correct way to say it is "Ko-Nay".
My son lives out of state with his momand
I am looking for a lawyer who will work with me for out of state
with visitation rights. My wife keeps moving with my son so every
time I try to get visitation rights I have to start over when
she goes to a new state.
F. Jack Nathan is an attourny can most likely deal with this
issue, his number is 309-794-1476. There is a website that will
help with situations like this too. Just contact them here: www.unitedfathers.org
I leased a home and my lease was up so we
bought a home and moved. My landlord is saying I need to repaint
the 2 rooms that we painted while we lived there or my deposit
is going to be withheld which is $1000. The rooms aren't a crazy
color or anything and the painting was done very well. Can he
really do this? I already spent a bunch of money on getting the
carpets shampooed and patching the walls where we had hung a couple
Unfortunately as a renter you don't get a lot of say. Make sure
he's going to actually give you your full deposit back BEFORE
you do the painting. A caller has a cheap solution, she said you
can get buckets of paint for free at the Scott County Landfill.
If you can find a neutral color you can buy a small can of colored
paint and add to it if he wants it a certain color.
Can a person have more than one burial plot?
Yes you can, and a listener shared this story: My brother and
I had to buy a second burial plot as a “memorial”
for our mother so that she could be honored and remembered with
the rest of her family after her dirt bag loser cheating husband
changed her headstone to take off our names and so that he would
no longer steal the flowers, etc that we put out for her. Although
she is not actually buried at this second site, it is the place
we go to honor her memory without any thoughts of or hassles from
How long have you been playing the Friday
We have done it pretty much since the beginning so 1990.
I can't call in but I wondered if there
are any carpet cleaning places that specialize in getting cat
urine smell out of the carpet?
Pretty much any place will have an extra strength treatment they
can do on your carpet. The problem is though is the most of the
time the smell is soaked into the carpet pad and also the flooring/wood
so you are not really going to get rid of the smell completely
unless you tear everything out.
April 23rd, 2010
What is the seating capacity for the Capitol
The official number is 1,520.
My wife went to a women's fair back in March
and saw a product that had something to do with tightening and
firming the skin. She wants this for Mother's Day but I have no
idea where to look.
A caller said that it's a wrap by the "It Works" company
called the Ultimate Bodywrap.
I drove on the center line just after they
painted it and got yellow paint on the underside and bottom of
our vehicle. Is there anyway I can get the paint off without destroying
my original paint?
This was e-mailed in to us: I work for a highway dept. I have
a sheet that is for the removal of paint that sprays up on vehicles.
First if possible take it to the car wash.
If that doesn't work let it dry and then spray it with WD-40 let
that stand for 1-2 hours then rewash. If there is heavy residue
repeat the process.
If you have heavy paint that has dried on for days apply a liberal
coat of Vaseline petroleum jelly to the area. Allow it to stay
on overnight and then take it to the car wash. This should wash
of most of the residue.
DO NOT SCRUB THE FINISH WITH A SOLVENT OR SCOURING CLEANSER!!!
(Not yelling, this is just important)
After cleaning wax the vehicle.
If it is in the wheel wells apply Vaseline and let it set for
several days and then take it to the car wash.
Should be taken to a car wash because the pressure wash is needed
to remove the paint. Driveway hose wash will not work.
I've been wondering this every time I hear
Davenport's severe weather sirens....where ARE those sirens? Are
they somewhere in the downtown area?
There's one on Northwest Blvd for sure. They are pretty scattered
around town so that everyone can hear them. Usually they are up
on a pole and look like a megaphone type thing. A listener says
that there is one on 53rd and Eastern also.
I’d like to know what is going in at that new construction
site near Hobby Lobby?
Supposedly it will be Thomas Place Assisted living
Is there a way to get rid of cat urine smell?
Our male cat has started spraying.
Odo-ban is what Dwyer recommends.
You can also clean with White vinegar.
I'm looking for a male strip club. Is there
any in the area?
Not that we know of, mostly just the traveling ones like Beth's
Men of La Bare or Thunder Down Under.
I’m trying to find a company in QC
conducts home energy audits. Similar to Mid American BUT Mid American
will not come out because my house is heated by Propane.
Action of Eastern Iowa helps eligible families with energy
I got blood on my white carpet, how do
I remove it?
Spot Shot or Hydrogen Peroxide
Driving on interstates and highways sometimes
you'll see these patchwork looking designs on the sides of barns.
What are these for?
They are hex signs and they are just for good luck (mostly decoration).
Nowadays they are called barn quilts. More information here: www.barnquilts.com
Since Play It Again Sports is not around
anymore is there any other place in the area I can go? I have
several kids so they are always outgrowing things. It looks like
the closest Play It Again is in Cedar Rapids or Iowa City.
There is a guy on Ave of the Cities by Adolph's in Moline who
sells used sporting goods from his home.
Is there a place to get custom airbrushing
on a drum kit?
Big River Customs will airbrush pretty much anything you can
Different kind of question here: I'm being
kicked out of where I live (not because of anything I did) but
I'm in my early twenties and want to follow my dreams. I need
to move either to northern Iowa (5 hours away) or atlanta georgia
to attend a trade school. Is anyone moving soon to those areas
or anyone moved that distance and have any advice.
Little Five Points in Atlanta is like a college town inside of
Atlanta that would be perfect.
My son’s baseball team, the Pirates,
have bright yellow shirts this year. All of us Moms have looked
everywhere for matching baseball socks for the boys. None of us
have had any luck at all. We have searched Temples, just about
every department store, sporting stores, and I have spent hours
searching the internet for them. Does anyone have any idea where
we can find bright yellow baseball socks? The only ‘yellow’
we have found is a golden yellow.
Paul's in Clinton may have them.
March 26th, 2010
What are they doing to the old Skate Ranch
in Milan? It looks like they are remodeling.
MVP Collision Repair on Andalusia Road bought it and they are
turning it into a bodyshop.
I am looking for a wedge made out of foam
rubber type material. I need one for an infant to prop the bed
up a little (gas issues).I have checked fabric stores in the area
but only found foam for pillows.
Try one of the local home care products store.
Trinity Home Care Products
Kelly's Medical Equipment & Supply
I just moved to Bettendorf and have an 11
year old son. He has always played baseball and I want to get
him signed up. I found a website for youth baseball and saw that
registration forms needed to be mailed by march 20th, I called
and left a message but got no return call. Is there any way I
can still get him signed up?
The try outs are this weekend at Crow Creek Park at 9:30am and
1pm. This week is always super busy for baseball so it's not surprising
that they haven't gotten back to you. I would just show up with
your form filled out and see if they will take you the day of
the tryouts. http://www.eteamz.com/BPV/
Is there any type of chewing gum that doesn't
stick to your dental work other than Freedent gum?
Try Extra chewing gum or Orbit.
If I pull out my tub and just have a shower
in my house does that effect the value of my home if I go to sell
it in the future?
Yes, it will have a little effect because it takes your bath
from a full bath to a 3/4 bath.
Is there any place that has the Doritos Burn flavored chips? I
have found the Pepsi Cease Fire but not the chips!
It has been reported that the gas station on the corner of 53rd
and Jersey Ridge has them. BP in Le Claire has all 3 flavors.
Hawkeye Gas by the Machine Shed has them.
Does anyone know when and where Alleman's
class of 1980 reunion is going to be? It's not on their website.
The reunion is currently being planned. The first meeting was
this past Monday and anyone is welcome to help plan. Join the
Facebook group "Alleman
class of 1980" to stay up to date.
I have noticed a lot of times on Iowa DOT
vehicles especially the big plow trucks that there is a yellow
thing on the back of the last vehicle that swings down and is
attached to the vehicle. It looks like those safety barrels they
put around pylons or soemthing. What is it for?
It's a crash barrier, it absorbs the impact in case someone rearends
On the morning news when they are talking
about sending say 450 troops overseas. Are they sending 450 individual
people or 450 troops of many soldiers? I guess know what they
mean but are they just using the word wrong?
If they say "Troop" then that is referring to a whole
group of soldiers. If they say "Troops" that refers
to the individuals in the Troop.
Is there anyone in the QCA who works on
Here are a few places to call:
JC's ATV's and More - Silvis, IL 309-792-4474
Norris Marine - Rock Island, IL 309-786-5899
Sun Cycle - East Moline, IL 309-496-1408
Jackson Performance - East Moline, IL 309-796-0850
I have a rocking chair that was my mothers
and it has been passed down. The seat got worn out and was eventually
replaced by just a board. I am refinishing the chair now and I
want to get the seat recaned. Where can I take it locally to have
There is a place in Le Claire on Cody Road that does recaning,
Dwyer has seen a sign when he's driven by.
Here are a few other places recommended by listeners:
Furniture Medic - Moline, IL 309-797-3738
Best Upholstery - Colona, IL 309-792-0426
Stripping Solution - Bettendorf, IA 563-386-8183
The stations down in Peoria put the name
of the song they are playing on your radio display. Why don't
they do this in the Quad Cities?
It's an extra piece of equipment which means extra money so not
all stations have it.
My 9 year old son was asked to pick a sport
and he picked fencing. Does anyone know of any local groups or
organizations that teach fencing?
Some YMCA's have classes for fencing, you may check there. This
website does not list any place locally but they still have
a lot of good information.
I have been driving through Iowa where they
have the wind generators along the interstate. There are a couple
that have blades that look different (like a honeycomb pattern)
from all of the others, are these for something special or why
do they look slightly different?
The blades are adjustable pitch, when they are not in use they
will rotate the blades so that they do not catch wind. The ones
you are seeing that look different are probably the ones that
are not being used at the moment.
My dad was in the US Navy in 1946. I know
when you graduate from boot camp they pass out a yearbook called
the crews book. I wanted to find a photo of him from when he was
in the military since both of my boys are in the service now.
How can I get ahold of one of the old books?
Try the site: www.togetherweserved.com
March 19th, 2010
Hey Bill, got a question for ya. A long
time ago, you mentioned you and your wife had gotten a digital
pcture frame for the grandparents. I think you said this was capable
of receiving pictures from another location - no card was inserted.
I'm trying to find this frame. Is that how it works, and if so,
what is the name of it?
It's the CEIVA Frame. You plug it in to an outlet and a phone
line or internet connection. You just load the pictures on your
computer and send them to the frame or to someone else's frame.
You do have to have a subscription, learn more on their website:
I am considering getting an iphone and want
to know how well the AT&T service works in this area, don't
want to sign up for 2 years if the service sucks.
You might want to wait because the AT&T contract is up this
summer and the rumor is that iPhones will be available through
other providers. Many people have connection issues in the area
when they are outside of the immediate QCA.
My driveway is cracked and pitted (so pitted!)
and I was wondering if there is anyway to patch it or fix it without
tearing the whole thing up and starting over.
Most likely if you want it right you'll have to start from scratch.
But before you do that call these guys to make sure:
3815 West Harbor Drive, Bettendorf, IA
My wife is from MN and I'm from Iowa. We
are having a debate about alcohol content in the 2 states. She
says that if you buy beer in MN at a liquor store it will have
a higher alcohol content than liquor purchased at gas stations
in either state.
Not quite. A standard Iowa beer is 5.0% in a bar or if you purchase
it at a liquor store or gas station. In MN the beer is 5.0% in
bars but if you buy it at a liquor store or gas station it is
Me and my fiancée like to drink Busch
Light beer and on the bottom of the cans there are these dots
and they are different colors. What do they mean?
Depending on who you ask, they will say it tells you what vats
they came out of, which bottling plant in which they were canned,
it's a numbering system or the expiration time... but those are
the most popular theories.
On the show NCIS the woman who plays Abby
has a spider web tattoo on her neck and shoulder. I am curious
to know if that is drawn on for the show or if she actually has
That's Pauley Perrette and she does have a number of tattoos.
The spider web on her neck is not real though and neither is the
cross on her back.
If you've got a diesel motor in your boat can you legally run
farm diesel in it?
You can't run farm diesel fuel in a boat legally. Well, you can
try but don't get caught as you'll be looking at a $450 fine!
Can I use my CB antenna with the radio on
Your CB antenna uses your vehicle as a ground. You'll need to
purchase an actual boat antenna to make it work.
I don't have an iPod but I have an MP3 player
I want songs for. iTunes doesn't run very well on my computer
so what else can I use to get songs for it?
Try either of these sites to find MP3's to download:
One other thing you can do is if you want to put music from CD's
you already own onto your MP3 player is to rip the music onto
your computer using the free RealPlayer (wwww.real.com) and then
copy the tracks you want to your MP3 player.
That section of land on the northeast corner
of Southpark Mall that they have been working on forever, what
is going up there?
They are not building anything new, they have been working on
the sewer in that area.
My brother has had his truck parked over
a weekend and he had squirrels or something chew through his hoses.
This has happened THREE different times.
There is a product called Shake Away Squirrel repellant that
you should be able to find at any hardware store. Another thing
you can do is to crush up some mothballs and dissolve them in
water, let it sit overnight and then spray it all over the engine
December 4th, 2009
I am remodeling my two bathrooms and I
went to a site called DirectBuy that is supposed to save you loads
of money on building supplies. I contacted them and before they
sign me up as a member they want me to go to a seminar in Naperville.
Has anyone signed up for this, is it real and is it worth it?
Bill has seen these commercials before and he had actually Googled
"DirectBuy rip-off" to see what it was all about. Tons
of comments about how much it actually costs you. The membership
is something like 5 or 6 thousand dollars so if you have a huge
expensive project it might be worth it but for a bathroom remodel
probably not something you want to do unless the project is going
to cost quite a bit to make up for the membership fee.
Back at the beginning of the year you talked
to Bill Albracht about a book he wrote about being in the secret
service. What was the name of that book?
Bill didn't write the book but he is quoted in it. It's called
In The President's Secret Service by Ronald Kessler.
I'm looking for someone to fill in an old
well on a property I have. It's one of the big old ones that's
3-4 feet across and very deep. What type of company do I call
You probably need to contact the EPA before you do anything.
Call Tom Kelly at TSK Builders 309-738-8088
Hoyle Well & Pump in Colona 309-792-3007 is another suggestion
Check out the IA
DNR page on abandond wells
I want to make my own bath soap for gifts
and I was wondering where I can get essential bath oils to make
them in different scents?
Vitamin World in Southpark Mall has them.
Your Design LTD in Cumberland Square (Bettendorf) sells beads
for jewelry but they also have supplies to make your own soaps
and other bath products.
There is a store called the Soap Box in the Village of East Davenport
that sells oils.
Greatest Grains or Heritiage Natural Foods also have them.
November 20th, 2009
As you watch the TODAY show and they scan
the crowd behind them there is always a black man with large sunglasses
on that throws up two fingers when they scan past him. I watch
this show everyday and can't remember when I haven't seen him.
He is there every day. I was wondering if they have ever acknowledged
who he is or what his story is. He obviously never misses a show
so he must not work. He is always dressed nice, but always wears
big sunglasses that make him look like a black unibomber. Just
wondered if the TODAY show ever talked with this guy and I missed
His name is Linny Boyette and he's been in the audience nearly
every single day since the early 1990's.
I grew up on the Charleston Chew candy bar.
I can't seem to find them anymore and I was wondering if anyone
knew if they still sell around here.
Apparently they are available pretty much everywhere! Try any
convenience store or gas station. They have them at the Dollar
Superstore on Locust and Bridge. Most Hy-Vee and Walgreens sell
them as well. They even sell them in bite size form in those movie
theater size boxes.
Sometimes when I go over the bridge into
Bettendorf. Sometimes it's packed with semi trucks and then the
next day the lot is totally empty.
They use that lot for an auction every so often so all the auction
vehicles will be in the lot and then gone as quick as they arrived.
On a flame, like from a cigarette lighter
is the top of the flame hotter or the bottom? My brother and I
are having an argument about this when lighting sparklers. He
thinks the bottom of the flame is hotter and I think the tip of
the flame is. Who is right?
The tip of the blue part on the bottom is the hottest.
What is that red hangy-dealy on a turkey's
The snood hangs off the turkey's beak and the wattle hangs off
Why does Dwyer not agree with what Jenny
McCarthy says about Autism?
She claims to have cured her son's Autism by changing his diet.
Her child didn't have autism, he had a gluten intolerance. So
he basically had a food allergy. Every parent who has a child
with Autism has tried these things and they don't cure actual
Autism. It gives people false hope.
We watch Supernatural and my son was wondering
about one of the actors on the show. The kid named Sam, is he
the same kid that played Cody on Less Than Perfect?
Nope. Jared Padalecki plays Sam and he was not in Less Than Perfect.
You may be thinking of Zachary Levi who plays Kipp.
On a turkey or a chicken, why is there white
meat and dark meat? What's the difference?
It has to do with how the blood is distributed to the muscle.
Muscles that get more use have more blood flow to them so those
are the dark meat.
Is there a certain type of truck that you
have to have to be a food vendor? I want to get into this type
of work but I am unsure where to start.
You have to have a vendors license and you'll need to have an
inspection by the health department. If it's perishable stuff
you'll be transporting then you have to have refrigeration, hot
food has to be kept hot.
I live near Rock River Arms and I hear automatic
gunfire every day. What are they doing over there? I didn't think
automatic weapon fire was allowed?
According to a listener Rock River Arms has a class 3 license
that allows them to test and make full auto rifles for the D.E.A.
In the movie School of Rock Jack Black say
"don't bogart the microphone". I know it means don't
hog the mic but where does the bogart part come from?
Wikipedia says: The slang term "bogarting" refers to
taking an unfairly long time with a cigarette, drink, et cetera,
that is supposed to be shared. It derives from Bogart's style
of cigarette smoking, with which he left his cigarette dangling
from his mouth rather than withdrawing it between puffs.
I am wanting to make a vanilla bean cheesecake
but I can't find out how to use the bean! Any help would be great.
To use vanilla beans (which look like brown string beans, but
dried), you split them down the center, lengthwise, with a sharp
knife, then use the knife to scrape the seeds inside out and that
seeds are what you put in the cheesecake. If she's using a recipe,
it should indicate how many beans to use.
Another caller says to use the vanilla bean you have to put it
through a coffee grinder, you can put the whole bean pod through.
November 6th, 2009
Where is the closest lighthouse to the
Quad Cities? I heard there was one some place around here that
you can take a tour.
Most of them will be around Lake Michigan. There is one in Clinton
that you can look at but they are not open for tours.
I was driving through Viola and saw this
handmade sign that said Midget Wrestling November 8th. Is this
Yep, it's real! Micro Madness will be held at City Limits in
Viola Sunday November 8th at 6pm, there's a $12.50 cover.
Are there any indoor tennis courts in the
Quad Cities? I am looking to play this winter.
Bettendorf Life Fitness has indoor courts.
The parking lot of the old Chi Chi's on
Brady Street is always packed, what's going on over there?
It was in the paper that they are leasing it out to Enterprise
Car Rental for storage of their extra cars.
I'm looking to find a covered snowmobile
trailer, does any place in the QCA sell them?
Dwyer saw one on I-88 just before you come to old Rt 2, there
was a covered snow mobile trailer for sale.
I want to know where I can go to do striptease workouts. I used
to go to them when I lived in Chicago but I haven't found any
around here yet.
There is a Burlesque Class offered in downtown East Moline at
822 1/2 15th Ave., Suite 203, just above Herold's Printing
At age 20 can I take a gun safety course?
I want to get a gun when I turn 21. I live with my mom and my
grandma and we don't live in the best neighborhood so I want to
be able to protect them if need be.
Contact Shooting Sports Unlimited in Moline 797-2222
They have a gun safety course scheduled for November 19th
In watching the World Series I noticed the
pitchers fom both teams were wearing these cloth or rope thick
necklaces, like a twisted up bandana with their teams color. Do
thes have some kind of significance?
They are those Titanium Necklaces that are supposed to relieve
On NFL jerseys the captains have a C and 5 stars. Some are yellow
and some are white but none of them are the same.
The stars indicate the number of years they were captain.
I caught my wife exchanging explicit emails
with another man about two months ago. I confronted her and she
said they were friends and promised to stop. Since then she has
changed the password for her email account. Is there a website
where I can obtain her password without her knowledge so I can
put an end to this once and for all?
You need a keylogger program that records keystrokes, try this
October 2nd, 2009
If you are driving into IL over the Centennial
Bridge on the right hand side they have added a ton of dirt and
fill along there. What are they doing over there?
What they are doing is dredging the river down stream. They have
a couple barges that they load everything on and bring it up there
to dump it.
Why is there not a channel 1 on television?
The short answer is that channel 1 is used for radio. Long
Former Scott County Attorney Bill Davis
was in trouble for stealing money from clients. What happened
Davis’ law license was suspended in July 2008 for failing
to comply with an Iowa Supreme Court Commission order to turn
over trust account records from his private practice. He was publicly
reprimanded in June by the state’s attorney discipline board
for improper handling of the estate of Joe Takes. A second reprimand
came in August for failure to file documents on time in other
on the QC Times website.
Does anyone know why John Beard on Fox 18
news is bald now? Does he have cancer or is that just a fashion
Yes, he does have cancer. You can learn about it on his
I need to find a 38 Special concert t-shirt
from the Iowa Jam in1982. Any ideas where I could find one? Lover
Boy played, Iron Maiden was there.
Check on the Concert
Or you could maybe find one on eBay.
My question is about train tracks. It always
seems like when you see a set of 2 tracks the train is always
driving on the wrong side of the tracks?
That used to be true. About 10 years ago they changed everything
over to the Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system. Now you
can go both ways... if you know what we mean! The Union Pacific
originally was owned by a British Company and since cars over
there drive on the "wrong side" of the road the trains
were set up that same way in the beginning.
I am in Fox Lake, IL and I am driving back
to my hometown of Davenport today. Any shortcuts I should take
to get home?
Head towards Belvidere and catch 39 at Rockford and go south
What album is the Nazareth song Dream On
Their 2XS album:
Why do painters wear white?
There are lots of theories on this:
White is professional, stands for cleanliness, costs less than
I have a 1981 Camaro Z28 and I've got T-tops on it. I am looking
to get replacements but the only place I can find is down in Texas.
Is there any place locally I can get any or am I stuck doing mail
Eagle's Classic Auto Parts in Knoxville, IL
Year One website:
I have a 1972 Benelli Italian Motorbike.
I got it from a relative and it has only ONE MILE on it, but it
needs some work since it has basically never been driven at all.
Is there anyone who can go through it and get it working correctly?
Jeff Dietz lives in Davenport and works on Italian cycles
Hoberts Cycle Rock Island 309-788-1413
Brenny's may have someone who knows about them.
The house in Henry Country where they were
hoarding dogs. I drive by it pretty often and I see they are now
putting new windows in it. I thought they were going to tear it
Last we heard they were evaluating whether or not to level the
house. There are things that can be done to strip the home for
restoration so this must be what was decided.
September 4th, 2009
Do you know any web sites that I could look on for a late model
60’s or 70’s classic car. I am looking for a cheap
fixer upper. Any information will be helpful.
Dwyer recommends: www.countryclassiccars.com
They are having an auction there on the 19th, check this site
for more information:
Does anyone know where to get the Bud Light Hawkeye cans??? Goin'
to the game and would like to drink in style!
Hy-Vee still has them. Some colleges has protested it and you
may not be able to get the cans in certain cities.
Hey Dwyer! Who does the wraps on your trucks? Like the new flames
on Truck Norris.
Edwards Creative Services
My bathroom wall and door is covered with hair spray. I've tried
washing the walls with Pine Sol, and some other soaps, but it
doesn't remove all of it. What other methods of cleaning will
Fabric softener, just a little bit on a wet sponge and just wash
like you are washing your car.
A spray bottle with rubing alcohol will work too.
Awesome Cleaner is supposed to work. You can find it at the Dollar
I am looking for some go karts or mini bike parts. Any place around
the area I can get parts?
JC's ATV's in Silvis
Triple E in Orion
A bunch of oil leaked out of a tranformer when a tree knocked
down the power line. The electric company doesn't seem to care
so I was wondering if there was any place I can send a soil sample
to see what exactly leaked out. They already took up all the sod.
But how do I know if the soil is clean underneath.
QC Metallurgical Labs in Mt. Joy and they can do testing on soil.
When you take medicine how does it know where in your body to
go to fix what part of the body it needs to effected?
It doesn't only effect just the one part of your body, it goes
everywhere. That's what side-effects are because it does effect
other parts of your body.
What is the spelling website that Bill was talking about earlier
in the week? I NEED it for my daughter.
I have a DVD/CD player combo and it will play CD's fine but when
I put a DVD in I get an error that just says incorrect disc.
It may be set on the wrong region. Try finding the model on this site:
I have several old whiskey bottles that have never been opened.
One of my Jim Beam bottles from the 1940's is broken and I want
to know where I can take a porcelain top and get a new cork put
Is there a cutoff date as far as year for entering your car in
the car calendar?
Nope, anyone can enter their car but it will be up to the listener
votes after we post the top 100 that get voted on.
How was the tennis scoring system invented?
Started out based on a clock face, with 15, 30, 40 and "love"
is from a French word meaning zero or O.
What time is the parade in Rock Island on Monday?
Starts at 09:30 AM
I heard there are some Grand Prix races
going on in Rock Island this weekend. When is that?
Here is the schedule:
I have some coins from Mexico and Canada
and I want exchange them for US money. I can't find anyplace that
will do it! With exchange rates I have about $150 just sitting
Wells Fargo in Davenport will exchange them.
Walmart in Moline, check in the service center where they do the
check cashing. You might want to call them first the check before
you show up with your bag of coins though.
Why doesn't the Wildman do sports for you
Dan is getting close to completing his physical therapy degree
and is doing an intership so he's not around enough right now.
Hey guys, I have a cutlery set I would like
to have professionaly sharpened but can't find any place that
does it. Any ideas, I don't want to mail them off to have it done
I want someplace local.
Quad City Sharpening in Moline, IL 309-755-1798
There is a knife sharpening place in Davenport.
K&K does it
Trever's True Value on 16th Street in Moline
Hancock Fabric store also has a knife sharpener who come in on
They keep talking about the 40th anniversary
of Woodstock. I am 40 years old and apparently I was born during
Woodstock. My birthday is August 17th, 1969. What dates did it
actually take place?
It took place August 15 -17 1969
How come every NFL team has a logo on both sides of their helmet
except for the Steelers?
Here is an explanation from their website.
August 21st, 2009
What are those extra letters that you
sometimes see on the side of license plates? I noticed an MFR
on the side of one lately.
MFR is for link for sales reps who drive the cars.
Here's a list of the ones you can get in Illinois: CyberDriveIllinois
A while back my ex and I split up, well
she was a little upset and she took my t-shirts from all the rock
concerts from the lst 20 years and got rid of them. Where can
I find shirts to replace these?
Try looking on either of these sites:
www.concerttee.com or www.rockmerch.com
Is there a web-site or somewhere to go to
get an old yearbook from your high school?
Besides the local antique shops you can check: www.old-yearbooks.com
When is the Halloween Costume Ball this year? I work odd hours
so I need to submit a vacation day in advance to make sure I can
Saturday October 31st this year and it'll be at the Fifth Season
Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) by the Moline Airport.
August 7th, 2009
How deep is the deepest place in the ocean?
10,920 meters deep which is about 6.78 miles.
What is the difference between a chili dog
and a cooney dog?
The cooney sauce is the difference, it's beanless chili with
Cooney Dog recipe on copycat
Since John O'Donnel is an affliate of the
Cardinals, but why are they sponsored by Miller instead of Budweiser?
The minor leagues are allowed to make their own deals so they
are not held to using the same sponsors.
I'm planning a trip to canada, we've got
the passport cards that you have to have now. But I have been
reading on the border control website, and apparently Canada does
not take kindly to those with prior DUI's on their records. I
am wondering if anyone out there has actually been turned away
for this? Hubby's DUI is like 8 years old, fines paid and all
taken care of but Canada sees it as a felony, and I am a little
worried we won't get in, which is a big deal because I got some
really expensive tickets to Pearl Jam.
You can apply for what's called a Queen's Pardon in Canada
Is Overtime closed or what's going on with
They are closed but they will be reopening soon.
I heard of someone who made teddy bears
out of the clothes of a loved one who passed away. How do I get
in contact with someone who does this?
A caller said to try contacting Bear Essentials in Annawan, IL
Otherwise there are plenty of websites to visit:
If you are driving to Alaska and you are
an American Citizen do you have to have a passport while driving
Yes, since you are going to cross the border you must have a
They are setting up a bunch of tents and
stuff down by John O'Donnell, what's going on down there?
Rock The River is going on this Saturday in Centennial Park.
Is there any place in the QC that you can
go 4-wheeling with your truck?
There are some mud bogs happening on August 15th near Long Grove,
IA. Go to their website for all the information:
I have an old phone and the dog chewed through
the cord. I've repaired the I have an old 2-prong plug but I can
only find 4-prong plugs.
Quad City Phone Services
1717 Washington St
Davenport, IA 52804-3615
When is the I-80 bridge going to be open
again for traffic both ways?
On August 14th it will open for ONE lane in each direction. If
it rains on the 14th it will opened on the 15th instead.
I am looking for an old R-12 hose for an
AC recharge kit? I have a couple of the old bottles I want to use to recharge my car.
You can't recharge the R-134 system with the R-12 as the 2 different
types do not react well together.
What distance is a "klick" in
It's actually referring to a kilometer so a klick is equal to
Why do they get rid of all the baseballs
all the time. I see them tossing them to the ump and then he checks
them over and sometimes replaces them with a fresh one. They seem
to go through so many!
They look at the cover of the ball to see if it's scuffed or
cut and if there is any damage then the ball is tossed out.
What was that site you guys talked about
a while back that showed how to back up the music on your iPod?
It's in our Recent Junk section:
Who's the girl in the photo on the Derek
and the Dominos album?
Most likely it is Patty, George Harrison's wife.
June 19th, 2009
Bill wants to know if anyone has a MagicJack?
Does it work and is it worth it?
It DOES work! But they don't have a 563 area code yet so depending
on where you live you might have to choose a number that's not
actually in the city that you live in. So some people might have
to call long distance to dial your number.
On the flip side one listener said that since you can choose
ANY available number that family several states away got a MagicJack
and picked a local number back here so they can talk for free
all the time.
With Magic Jack, can you use it as your fax line if you have one
of those all-in-one printer/scanner/faxes?
Yep, another listener has his fax hooked up and also said that
he doesn't get any of the telemarketers calling either!
Beth was watching this show the other night on A&E. A guy
was murdered, stabbed like 40 times on this show and the police
said with the intensity of the attack it had to be a "crime
of passion". She didn't get to see the end of the program
though to find out what happened or who killed him!
It was on Crime Scene 360. The guy who said did it said that
the victim tried to kiss him, so a crime of passion it might have
I was wondering about those radio towers
that you see on the Iowa side, north of Lowden and north of Massillon.
They are concrete and there are like 5 or 6 towers with cables
strung between them.
They are old AT&T microwave relay towers that have been decommissioned.
Why do they still use those big metal boxes by traffic
lights? With modern technology couldn't there be just a small
box be placed ON the traffic lights?
That makes sense but the fact that the old style ones are still
working would actually cost most to replace them all. Any new
ones are put up using newer technology.
What radio frequencies will the pilots be
using at the air show this weekend?
They personally don't like to make it public knowledge just in
case someone on the ground wanted to use a jamming device. Another
listener said he was able to pick them up on his Nascar scanner,
just flip through and hit lock when you hear 'em.
These might work:
What are those signs in people's front yards
that have 339 and some guns crossed? I've seen them around town
and wondered what they are for.
That is for the 339 MP's out of Davenport.
What happened with that Osbourne Variety Show? They hyped it up,
but I watched the first episode and it was terrible!
It was canceled right away. Only one episode aired.
What happened to Corpsman Dave?
He got a full time gig at a local lumber yard.
What happened to the competition for Sgt
Peterson for the Most Wanted All Stars that we voted for?
He did get a ton of votes but didn't make it to the top.
I live out in the country and we do get
mice occasionally. I've tried those ultrasonic repellents that
you plug into each room of your house but they don't seem to work.
I've seen ads for a new type called Riddex that is supposed to
take care of one whole floor of your house with just one outlet.
Anybody tried them?
does not give it very good review.
June 5th, 2009
I haven't been able to find Grandma Buddy's
barbeque sauce anywhere lately. Do they still sell it anywhere?
They have quit mass production and only do small runs if you
happen to know the family who ran the company.
I have a TON of baseball cards. Is there
a shop locally I can take them to that will tell me how much they
Try either of these:
Baseball Card Collectors - 102 4th St W, Milan, IL (309) 787-0168
Midwest Collectibles - 3451 N Fairmount St, Davenport, IA (563)
I was up by Napperville last weekend and
I heard that all the other Joe's Crab Shack locations are closed
except the one in Gurnee, is that true?
They sold off about 120 of them and they only have like 23 locations
across the country now. Joe's Crab Shack location search
My dad passed away recently due to complications
from cancer. As you can imagine, he was on several prescriptions
during his illness. I know have about half a plastic grocery bag
full of his old prescriptions. What is the correct way to dispose
The Main & Locust Pharmacy will dispose of your old prescription
Otherwise to throw them in your regular trash it is recommended
that you crush them and mix them in with used coffee grounds or
What is the best way to remove mascara?
Mary Kay sells a really great eye makeup remover and it's oil
Call Brenda 563-508-7335 or Ellen 563-388-5275
Baby oil will take it off just use a little on a cotton ball and
then wash your face like normal. Or try Johnson and Johnson's
What did they ever figure out that porn
star Marylin Chambers died from?
Wikipedia says: The Coroner's autopsy revealed that Chambers
died of a cerebral hemorrhage and aneurysm related to heart disease.
Pain killer hydrocodone (Vicodin, etc) and anti-depressant Citalopram
were found in her blood stream but not enough to cause death.
May 29th, 2009
Where can I find a stage pocket/floor
box.... like today?
has same day shipping
Go to Lowe's or Home Depot a get a standard box and then go to
Radio shack and get a XLR panel mount radio connector
Check with Grainger, they may have something and they are local.
Where are you guys having the party before
the Led Zeppelin thing tomorrow?
The directions are "the parking lot behind the Adler on
Brady between 3rd & 4th Streets". So check there first
but it might actually be the larger parking lot, just look for
Dorkasaurus is probably the easiest thing.
Back in the 80's they used to run ths aerobics
show on TV and it was pretty much borderline porn when you were
a little kid and had a sick day from school. What was that program?
The name of it was 20 Minute Workout. It was a white room and
rotating stage and like 3 girls crammed on there. There are videos
a plenty if you search YouTube!
You mentioned Gilad I used to get up to
work out with him every morning on Discovery Health, then one
day, he was gone. What channel & time is he on now?
He is on Fit TV. Check here for times:
I was wondering if I can use a brass check
valve in a pool application. Or will the chlorine pit the brass
and eventually ruin it? I want to put one between my heater and
automatic chlorinator to keep the chlorine from backing up into
the heater when the pool is not running.
It will corrode the brass, do NOT use it. Stainless steel is
the way to go.
A couple of weeks ago you described a trick
that you could do with a straw wrapper. I tried that trick while
at Applebee's several days later but couldn't do it. When I tried
to pull the straw into an accordian shape, the wrapper would constrict
itself around the straw making it impossible to pull the wrapper
free. Could you describe the trick one more time? I looked like
an idiot in front of my grandkids at Applebee's.
Slide the paper wrapper towards the middle of the straw from
both sides , then hold the wrapper tight and slide it off, put
a few drops of water on the wrapper. It's not gonna work if you
tear the sides though.
How do you keep birds out of a lean-to in
a building? Nothing seems to work, I've tried the plastic owl,
the snakes, the noise generator but nothing keeps them out.
You can get those nail up strips and put where they are nesting.
Roost No More, spray or paste.
Hang some Garlic Cloves up in the rafters. Use a bag and poke
some holes in it and hang them in there.
Nixalite has all kinds of products (East Moline on 16th Ave) 309-755-8771
Is Funky Moe's closed?
Yes, Dave says he found out they closed during Bike Night on
Wednesday. They closed on Sunday, May 24th.
I keep seeing these 4 inch holes being drilled
in the highway by the state workers. What are they? They are like
a quarter mile from the intersections.
They are core samples to check the thickness of the pavement.
Why can't they do that work on I-74 at night?
Most likely it's a safety thing so that they are not working
in the dark.
Are you still going to crush the old Dorkasaurus
at the monster truck show since you have the new vehicle now?
The timing didn't work out 'cause Truck Norris is not quite ready
and we kinda need to use Dorkasaurus this weekend.
Way does it still say Davenport 5 miles
on NW blvd when you are already in Davenport?
The distance to a city is normally measured by the distance to
the City Hall or Court House.
With the AC turned on do you use more fuel
when you are driving? My RPM's don't change when I turn my AC
on while on the road.
We had a big debate about this and we think it's really negligible.
A caller also reminded us that Myth Buster's did it and they didn't
find really any difference.
I am staying at a hotel (Hilton) in downtown
St Louis and the hotel charges you $25 a day to park. Are there
any places that I can park that aren't so expensive?
Dwyer says that for the safety and the convenience he would just
suck it up and pay.
A listener says to park at the casino, they never check there!
The new fancy casino!
Or another option is go just south of the capital and there is
a city parking garage where they charge $5 or $6 a day and they
have their own security. Cost might be a little more as it was
a couple years ago.
May 22nd, 2009
Where can I get a statue of a Morel Mushroom?
Kickapoo, IL there is a roadside store that sells them.
Kramer's Concrete Lawn Ornaments in Tipton, IA
Where can I exchange currency locally?
Most airports will exchange currency
Wells Fargo also has a currency exchange service for its customers
My son asked me a question the other day
that I cannot answer so I figured I would send it your way...
If there are 3rd world countries... we would be considered a 1st
world country right? Then are there 2nd world countries? If so
what are they? If there are no 2nd world countries, why are the
3rd world countries called 3rd world?
Here is some information from Nations Online:
I have a frog problem. We put in a pond
and every night this frog croaks so loud that we can hear it in
the house with the windows shut. I don't mind but my husband is
ready to do something not to kind to this little reptile. How
do I relocate it so that no harm comes to it?
If you shine a flashlight in their eyes it will kind of stun
them and you can catch them easier.
I live in an apartment complex and the garbage truck comes in
at like 4:30am in the morning to empty the dumpsters each Tuesday.
How can I get them to do this at a different time, like during
Best thing to do is to check with your complex manager to see
if they have it scheduled at that certain time or if they can
You were talking about a fuel stablizer
for snowmobiles in the summer what kind is that?
Seafoam is the name of it.
I was wondering if you guys are going to
be coming to Polo Town & Country Days this year?
June 20th - we will be there in the beer tent starting at 8pm!
May 15th, 2009
What are those big white X's painted on
the road in between Clinton and Camanche. There is also plastic
sheeting in the fields in the shape of X's as well, what are they
They are survey points for aerial photos.
I have a new car and I want to take good
car of it. I heard that using the cars parking brake takes the
pressure off the transmission or something.
It does take the pressure off but it doesn't really do enough
to say that it keeps your car in better condition or anything.
Is there an antique dealer locally that
deals with pewter plates? I have one that dates back to the 1880's.
Check with River Bend Antiques.
Look on eBay to see if you can find similar plates to see the
price they sold for.
PBS's Antique Roadshow is going to be up in Madison, WI in July.
For the last week we have been seeing a
Kewanee Police car in Milan driving south on 67. Why is he in
They are doing some training locally.
Earlier you were talking about the Monster
Truck show coming up. Which monster trucks will be there?
It's the Thunder Slam Monster Truck Show at the iWireless Center
I make nachos all the time, and occasionally
I'll toss some banana peppers on top of the cheese before I nuke
them in the microwave. Why do I see the occasional spark off the
banana peppers? It doesn't happen all the time, but it really
got me wondering if I should be eating something that has sparks
coming off of them. These are banana peppers from the store not
homegrown. And no, I didn't leave a fork in with them.
It's most likely because the peppers were most likely grown in
soil with high iron content.
What was that moving you were talking about
with the soldier bringing another fallen soldier home?
It's called Taking Chance and here is a link to more about it:
Those car warranty scammers who keep calling
you on your cell phones, how come you can't call them back on
the number they call from?
They are "spoofing" the number so the number that's
showing on your caller ID is actually just masking their real
I had Windows XP and I upgraded to Vista,
well I want to go back! How do I change it back to XP?
Reformat your computer and install XP as the operating system.
If that sounds too tough just give Computer Evolution a call at
Last week Beth said she had vertigo and
I have the same problem. I am constantly dizzy and my doctor gave
me a couple OTC meds to try but I really just want to get to the
root of the problem!
Go to the chiro and they will be able to help you. What happens
is the fluid in your ear gets trapped where it shouldn't be and
they have to redistribute it. You lay with your head off the table
and they will adjust your head. It is not comfortable and you
will feel pretty dizzy but then you lay on your side for a couple
hours and you feel so much better.
On your Iowa license what do the 2 letters
mean in the middle of your drivers license number?
They are just random letters that are just added to allow more
combinations of numbers for the licenses.
I got latex paint overspray on my garage
floor, the garage floor is sealed and I would like to find out
how to get the paint off without damaging the sealer.
For latex paint you should be able to use a common household
cleaner. Or take some gasoline and that should clean it.
There was an old song about the sinking
of the Titanic. Who recorded that and how do I get a copy?
it's actually called Legend of the USS Titanic by Jaime Brockett
and you can get it on his on his album called Remember the Wind
and the Rain
are the lyrics.
The I-80 bridge and I-74 how long are they
going to be closed and under construction?
The I-80 bridge (east bound) was closed after they found a crack
during inspections. It will take at least 6 weeks to repair according
to the news.
The I-74 east bound construction is supposed to be done today
and any upcoming put on hold until the I-80 bridge is open again.
Is there anywhere around that teaches pastry
classes without having to actually go to culinary school?
Scott Community offers it through their house & garden programs.
The classes for this season are already started or over but check
on their website for upcoming courses.
May 8th, 2009
What has Beth heard about the P90X workout?
Beth has been hypnotized by that guy! It's an awesome theory
but it is a really hard workout. The program is pretty pricy though.
If you want something similar try the book called the 5 Factor
Diet by Harley Pasternak.
Next weekend we are going to Vegas for our
anniversary. We are not big gamblers but we'd like to know what
the must see spots are while we are there.
Fountains at the Belagio
Walk through Caesars Palace even if you don't gamble there
Hard Rock Cafe
We have had a animal go number two in the
same spot about every other night. I think it is a raccoon (I
had no idea a raccoons feces was that big). I clean it up and
then it appears again in the same spot. The weird part is it is
right by our front door in a flower bed type landscaped area with
Hostas. How do I stop that animal from going in the same spot
over and over again and how do I determine what it is. I am a
little freaked out with a raccoon that close to my door if that
is what it is.
Take Epsom Salt and sprinkle it around the border of where you
don't want the racoons to go and that should keep them away. Don't
put it directly on the plants/roots though.
I am trying to find a mMovie from the late
60's or early 70's about all these hippie kids. They put all the
people over 30 years old in this concentration camp thing and
took over the government. Has anyone seen it or remember the name?
It was called Wild In the Streets (1968).
I watch Hell's Kitchen and there was a dish
called the Beef Wellington. It looked so good that I would like
to try it but I am not sure what restaurant to go to. Any suggestions?
Jeremy at Duck City should be able to make it or try Stevensons
Bass Street Chop House in Burlington
I'm going to NYC for the next week and I
have a couple days I am going to try to go to the Today Show.
I know you guys give away money if you do certain things, what
do you have to do to get cash?
Here are the rules for the Today
Recently I noticed on my way to work, there
are a couple of places where there are two strips of rubber that
lay across the road and are connected to some sort of electronic
device on the side of the road. I assume that this is to monitor
something, but I’m wondering what it is for exactly.
It counts the traffic for different purposes. If there's 2 of
them they can also measure speed and sometimes they will set up
a speed trap or one of those
I am die hard Cubs fan, but am going to
my first Cardinals with three Cardinal fans in a week, what are
some bars to hit while down there, we staying at Millennium Hotel,
whatever/wherever the hell that is... just going to root for a
Cardinals loss. Go Cubs, Hawks Suck!
Go down to Sundeckers Bar & Grill on Laclede's Landing.
How long can you keep Morel Mushrooms in
salt water after they are picked?
With the salt water just leave them in for maybe an hour and
then rinse with clear water. You can keep them in a sealed container
in the fridge after you've cleaned and split them, just rinse
them and drain the water every couple days to keep them moist
and fresh. Another way to stoe them is to leave them in a brown
paper bag in your crisper and they will last for up to 3 weeks.
They will dry up a little bit but soaking them in salt water for
a short time will bring them right back out.
I live in Bettendorf off River Drive between
4th and 6th streets. Now that it's spring and we have the windows
open we have been hearing the Reveille at 6:30am, Assembly around
9pm and Taps at 9:25pm. I'd like to know where this is coming
It's from the Rock Island Arsenal. Part of it is for when they
raise and lower the colors.
May 1st, 2009
I live in Iowa and I am looking for a community garden. Are there
any places like that were I could grow a bunch of tomato plants
or something? I don't have enough space where I live.
Check with the folks at Vanderveer as they would probably have
some contact information.
The work they are doing on the Lincoln Road
overpass above I-74... How are they tearing that out without closing
the road and not letting the chunks of cement fall on vehicles?
They are closing it to one lane at night (like from 10pm-6am)
and doing most of the demolition at night.
That Chicken and Waffles place I kept hearing about around here,
where is that?
Too late, it's already closed!
Where can you find TV listings for the Quad
Cities. I don't have internet and I just have cable without the
The Argus Dispatch has TV listings in their newspaper.
The Quad City times did stop putting the TV listings in their
daily paper but if you call them they will get you hooked up with
a third party service that will deliver a weekly listings guide.
Is it illegal to bury your pet in your yard?
It is not illegal in Scott County but you ned to call Julie BEFORE
you dig so that they can make sure you aren't digging through
any buried lines.
When is the next Colona Fire Dept blood
There is a Colona community blood drive May 9th. The last Fire
Department was in November 2008.
The car in the movie Bullet, is that a Shelby
or a stock Mustang?
It's a plain GT Fastback.
When driving on the interstate and when
I brake my steering wheel shakes really bad. What do I need to
get fixed to make it stop?
Sounds like warped rooters.
I bought a '02 Toyota Celica with aftermarket
exhaust and I have been stoped a few times for it and I've gotten
some warnings for having loud exhaust and too big of pipes. What
are the laws?
It's basically illegal to have anything louder or larger than
SEMA website you can find out the state laws www.sema.org
At the old Caterpillar plant in Mt. Joy
they have a bunch of windmill parts. Are they going to be putting
those up around here or are they just being stored?
We think they are just being stored there until they are transfered.
There is a generating plant going up in Colorado but the land
is not ready yet so they are being stored until the land is fully
Someone told me that a Saleen Mustang not
really a Ford, is that true?
Nope, it's still a Ford. Saleen just modifies the mass produced
I'm looking for a used limo in the Quad
City area. Is there any certain place I could look? I have found
some but they are a couple hundred miles a way.
There is one sitting out by Riverside, Iowa and there is a white
Caddy sitting out for sale right now.
April 24th, 2009
What are the sources of all the "Good bye" audio clips
you play at the end of your show?
"I gotta go, I gotta git outta here" - that was from
an interview with a guy accused of greasing the stairs in his
apartment building so his roommate would fall.
The "Buh-bye's" come from an SNL skit with David Spade
(Total Bastard Airlines)
Willy Wonka is last with the "Good Day Sir"
I recently got my hands on a whole bunch
of records (78's) and I was wondering about how to find out if
I have any really rare ones.
Try calling or actually taking them to the people at Ragged Records
(right by Trash Can Annie's and River Bend Antiques) 421 Brady
St. - Davenport, IA 52801 (563) 324-3579
You can also check the completed listings on eBay and search the
titles you have to see what prices they went for.
Those spiral light bulbs, how do you get
rid of them? Besides throwing them in the trash so they go into
You can take CFL blubs to Home Depot for recycling.
What can I put down on creeping charlie to get rid of it besides
A caller said that John Deere Landscapes on Black Hawk Road (2706
46th Ave in Rock Island) sells this stuff called Momentum, you
can get a container of it for like $75 and it works wonders. Their
number is (309) 794-1615.
When are you guys giving away the WWE tickets
and the Wii?
A little closer to the event we'll be doing contests. We're giving
tickets away starting next week.
My brother owns a company who cleans hog
pits and they can't ever get the smell of their skin and hair.
My sister-in-law won't let my brother sleep in the same bed! Help!
The most common answer was to get a different job! If you keep
working in it you're never going to get rid of it. Try Tamy Hog
Cream or wash your hands with toothpaste also as it's kind of
gritty and will get down in your pores.
I just bought a Kenmore front loader washer,
it's on my main floor and it's level as far as we can tell (using
a multi-point level) yet when it spins it walks all over, shakes
the whole house, probably a 4.5 on the Richter scale! Does anyone
have any suggestions to rein in my wild washer?
On a new washing machine there are some plastic bolts that are
on the back to keep it secure while shipping. If they are still
on there the whole machine will shake like crazy. Check and make
sure those bolts have been removed.
I have a question about potty training dogs.
I have a 3 month old Boxer puppy and I am having an afwul time
trying to get him trained but he just goes everywhere. What are
some tips to work with him to train him?
Keep them in a small crate with just enough room to turn around
and take them outside every hour to let it do its thing.
has some tips for Boxers
I saw a plane flying really low over Moline
yesterday and they did about 3 passes around. Looked like a military
cargo plane. Why do they fly that low or what were they doing?
They were probably doing practice runs and navigation from the
military base up in Waukegan or from Peoria.
April 17th, 2009
The flowering baskets along the streets in downtown Davenport,
I've heard that they use something in the soil so that they don't
have to water them as much. Do you know what that is?
Sphagnum peat or vermiculite will hold water and keep the planters
Green Thumbers makes the baskets and they will be put out around
May 20th. They put in a product called Osmacoat which is a susainted release
fertilizer and it also holds water.
What did Marilyn Chambers die of?
The autopsy reports are inconclusive so far.
If a fat guy and a skinny guy jumped out
of a plane who will fall faster?
They will both fall at the same rate once reaching terminal velocity.
When they post traffic backups and the
lengths of time it takes to get to certain intersections or locations
how do they figure out the times?
They time the cars using the e-pass from gate to gate.
The the Honda Civic commercial that they
drive over grooves in the road and it plays a song. What song
It's the William Tell Overture
After you deep fat fry something can you
save and reuse the oil?
The food particles are what makes the food go bad. You have to
filter or strain it and you can keep using it for maybe even a
week. Use peanut oil, it lasts longer and you can use it at least
Is there anyone around the QCA or Galesburg
area that privately teaches Greco Roman freestyle wrestling?
Garvin Smith is a chiropractor in Moline who used to wrestle
for the university of Iowa. He works with Pat Miletich. Call him
or try contacting Eric Juergens at www.younggunswrestling.com
We are planning a no-kids trip next year
for our anniversary and we are looking for some suggestions. Where
would you go?
Beth says Riviera Maya
Michaels is sold on the Dominican Republic
Dwyer says Riviera Maya as well or another resort in Mexico
I have a bunch of old cans and bottles and
I was wondering how I can find out the value of them?
You can contact a local antique shop but the easiest thing is
to just to eBay and log in, then search in the completed auctions
and you can find out how much they have sold for previously to
get an idea of what people are paying for them.
I have been trying to contact AOL to change
my credit card but it's impossible to get an actual person on
the phone. I have tried online and I can see the log in page but
when I log in it goes straight to Mapquest so I can't get into
my account to change anything.
It sounds like you have some kind of a virus on your computer
that's redirecting things in your browser. Try to log into your
account from another machine at a friend's house and see if you
can access your account.
I remember a DJ from the QC that went national
and now he seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. What
was his name?
Spike O'Dell or Ian Punnett are the biggest ones to have come
out of the area
Does a 3-year old need a passport? My fiance
and I are going to be going into Canada on a trip and taking his
3 year old son with us.
Yes, children that are 6 months are older need a passport now.
You may also need a signed and noterized note from the boy's mother
that she knows he is going out of the country. You will also need
a birth certificate or some other identification.
My friend needs to make a mask for a costume,
what's the best type of material to use?
Paper mache is good option as it's pretty light weight.
April 3rd, 2009
I bought a used car and I would like to remove the dealer sticker
from the back of the car. How can I remove it without damaging
Use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the vinyl and you can
pull or pick the vinyl off. Then use Goo Gone to remove any old
adhesive that is left on the paint.
What does the G mean when the cellphone
companies are saying 3G network and stuff?
The 3G means third generation. More
Is Aisha Tyler as hot in person as she is
Definitely! And if you want to see for yourself you can still
get tickets to see her at Penguins this weekend. www.penguinscomedyclub.com
Last week you were speaking about a book
or series that were about a vampire and also kind of a love story.
My wife's birthday is tomorrow and this sounds like a book or
series she would love.
Twilight is the series and it's by Stephenie Meyer
Do you have a date for this years D&M
car show yet?
It will be on Saturday, June 20th during the Sturgis On The River
On Harrison/Welcome Way what are all those cars in the corner
of the mall parking lot by Sears? There is like at least 100 cars
there of all types and they've been there for a couple weeks at
It's an overflow area for one of the local car rental agencies.
What happened to Tambrey Laine from Channel
She left WHBF in February but we don't know the reason yet.
My wife and I are traveling outside the
US for the first time. I know you said something about declaring
stuff when you return. What is that all about?
There are certain things you can't bring back into the country
and certain things they limit like alcohol. On your flight there
ask them for one of the customs forms so that you can check it
over and make sure you don't end up with something that's on the
restricted list or that you have to pay taxes on. Mostly you just
have to declare any souvenirs and their value.
The song Take It To The Limit by the Eagles.
Who sang the original version? We heard them at the concert and
it didn't sound quite right.
Randy Misner is no longer with the band but he wrote it and sang
it on the album so that's who you are remembering.
What is an electronic signature? On Facebook
I had one of my videos removed and I filed a complaint they are
now asking for an electronic signature.
A caller said there should be a little box at the bottom that
you check that you certify that you are electronically signing
I am a deer hunter and I was wondering if
I shoot a deer and it runs onto private property before it dies
can I go and retrieve it?
In Illinois you MUST have the landowners permission first
In Iowa you have the right to retrieve but you MUST be unarmed.
There is a flea market in Hillsdale along
88, when is that open?
It's open on weekends from 8am-5pm.
March 27th, 2009
What are those tarps that are over the water tower in Bettendorf?
They are going to be painting it and before painting they use
silica sand to sandblast and the tarp is used to contain the silica.
I am a woman and I just joined the Navy.
My question is for Corpsman Dave... are there any attractive girls
in the Navy? When I see the women in the brochures and stuff it's
really kind of scary!
Corpsman Dave says that in boot camp the women don't get to wear
makeup and if you wear glasses you have to wear the thick black
ones. After you make it through boot camp you get all your beauty
products back though!
There's this song that I can't figure out
what they are saying. Something like Doctor Castle but I can't
The song is by the Clash and it's called Rock The Casbah
How do I get a deer shotgun permit for Illinois?
Get one online here: https://www4.wildlifelicense.com/il/start.php
My fiance wants to know how he can get involved
in a co-ed softball team for the summer? We live in Coal Valley.
There is a league at Green Valley Park in Moline
You've been together for over 20 years, how do you handle your
There really aren't a lot of disputes. Dwyer says that he can't
think of anyone else that he could have worked with this long
who would give him this much creative freedom. Most of the disputes
happen after a show idea doesn't go as planned.
Does Jane Lynch (from 40 Year Old Virgin
and Talladega Nights) do the voiceovers for one of the diet Pepsi
Good ear, that is Jane Lynch.
When crossing the I-80 bridge into Iowa,
the sign welcoming you to Iowa has a fire extenguisher attached
to it. Why? It is waaay up in the air, doing nothing for anyone.
It's actually a red light beacon, for low flying aircraft and
for river traffic as a marker. If you go over at night you can
see it lit up.
I am looking to move back to the Quad Cities
and I was wondering, where is a good place to meet women that
is not a bar for like a one-night stand. I am looking for long
term not just a quick fling.
Beth says the gym, grocery store or Border's bookstore.
Last fall you guys did an interview with
a guy who has a Mustang that gets like 100 MPG. He was in some
big contest but I never heard anything mentioned about him again.
They haven't done much news coverage since we talked to him.
We'll have to look him up and see if there is an update. This
is his MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/dpelmear
March 20th, 2009
I want to know if they still make Ruby
Red Squirt and if they do where can I get it and also I wanna
know if these still make cheese balls in a can made by Cheetos
(they use to be in a like a tin can almost like Pringles).
Beth has seen the cheese balls at Hy-Vee.
A listener says that a few of the Hy-Vee's in the area still stock
the Ruby Red but you would have to check and see which locations.
I am getting married in less than a month
and I have been looking everywhere to find a place who will release
a pair of doves for us after the wedding.
Heights on their website.
Or call White Dove Releasing - Jim O'Connor - Donahue, IA - 563-282-4267
I am in middle school and I have been taking
a poll for class of everyone that I know about what their favorite
colors are... So what are yours?
Recently you had a PV grad on the air who
is in a band up in Minneapolis. My son went to PV and I just wondered
the name of the guy with the band.
He goes by Longhair but his real name is Michael Annis. You can
check out their band's MySpace here.
In college basketball why do the women only
have a 30 second clock and the men have a 35 second shot clock?
Women get less time because they don't get a 10 second violation
to get the ball past half court.
I live in a small town and there is this stretch of highway that
is wide open and always deserted and me and the guys sometimes
go out there and see how fast our cars can go... so I was wondering
what the fine is for going like 160 in a 55?
A caller just was involved in a case. Her client was going about
120 in a 55 and got charged with wreckless driving and a misdemeanor
(which you get if you are going more than 30 over). They dropped
the wreckless driving but he still got a $1000 fine, 2 days in
jail and lost his license. Her number is 1-888-909-AMES in case
they guy who asked the question needs her services in the future.
In the song As I Lay Me Down What is the
background noise in the song? My husband and I think it sounds
like people saying "I like tacos"!
The song is by Sophie B Hawkins and this is from a listener:
Fans of Sophie have often wondered what the background vocals
are saying in "As I Lay Me Down". According to Sophie,
the background vocals in the song are saying, "'...ooh la
kah koh', which is an indigenous language of the Ballantine tribe.
It means, 'wash your feet before you sleep',..."
Who is the lead singer of the Wallflowers
and is he the son of someone famous?
Jakob Dylan is Bob Dylan's son.
On Dog the Bounty Hunter who sings the theme song?
It is Ozzy singing and Corpsman Dave says that Jack Osborn wrote
I just had LASIK surgery and I have all
my old glasses and stuff and I would like to donate them somewhere.
Contact the Lion's Club, they collect glasses for people who
can't afford them.
Concerts around town. The Eagles show, was
it really better that last time they were here? I heard that Heart
is going to be at Riverside Casino, where is that located?
Yes, the Eagles concert was excellent.
Riverside Casino is in Iowa City.
What was the name of the resort you went
to in Punta Cana? We are looking for an all-inclusive for our
We stayed at the Iberostar
Dominicana Resort & Casino
I am getting married soon and I would like
to know what is a good gift for my husband-to-be to get for his
groomsmen? I am looking in the $30 or under category.
Things Remembered has a lot of things you can get engraved. It
really depends on what type of guys they are.
A listener's son went to Hat World and got Hawkeye hats and had
the wedding date embroidered on the side.
Shares of stocks were suggested by another caller and they'd be
pretty cheap with the market like it is!
If they are big drinkers you can always get a flask or mug with
engraving and include some alcohol too!
At the iWireless Center when they bring
in a large band how much does the band actually make and how much
goes to the venue?
The Eagles have a certain cost to begin with for them to even
show up. The promoter takes that number and then does the figures
with the tickets and figures out what the tickets have to sell
for to cover the cost of the band and to make their take. The
iWireless charges a rental fee and that comes out of the promoters
take. If the iWireless center is the promoter then the figures
are a little different. The venue has a set rental price regardless
of the price of ticket sales. $5,000 usually for the iWireless.
The promoter normally makes $175,000 - $250,000 depending on the
actual ticket sales. If tickets don't sell then the promotor takes
Are you going to do any pool parties this
We'd love to do it again this summer. Stay tuned.
Last year in the paper they were going to
build a Drive In Theater out in west Davenport. Are they still
planning to do it? I haven't heard anything for a while.
It looks like they moved their location a little and they still
plan to be open sometime this summer.
March 6th, 2009
Burlington Coat Factory that was going
in at the old Jovan Foods, is that not going in now? The sign
is gone and there is a new on that says rental space available.
The contractors put it on hold because of the economy and not
wanting to lose any money.
I have a new GM vehicle. If I buy a new
vehicle and they go bankrupt what happens to my warranty?
If they file bankruptcy that just means they will file chapter
11 not that they will be out of business. They will still honor
warrenties and such.
I am hoping to get married this summer or
early this fall and my fiancee' and I would like a 1950s Corvette
convertible as our "getaway" car. Do you know of any
place or person (even private individuals) that would rent one?
They can drive it, our budget on this is pretty flexible because
its something we really want. Any info would be appreciated!
How do you get rid of bats in your attic?
I have been hearing all kinds of noises of them up there. Is there
anythings I can do myself or do I have to call someone?
Sit outside at night and watch where they are coming and going
from. They take some of that expandable foam and plug up every
single whole you can find in that area. Just remember that the
Brown Bat is an endangered species so you can get into some trouble
if you kill them
Where do you guys go when you're in the
mood for a good steak? What are the best places in the area?
Dwyer recommends Stevenson's
Beth's husband loves Johnny's Italian Steakhouse also at Osaka
you can get the filet mignon on the side for like $8
Goose says go to Tappas
A listener suggested to check out the Fireman's Steak Dinner at
the Cordova Civic Center on April 4th 4-7pm. Just $13 for a whole
Comeback Bar & Grill
113 W Main St, West Branch, IA (319) 643-5081
there is a huge charcoal pit and you can grill your own on Friday
You guys were reviewing some gadgets after Christmas and you talked
about something that sharpens your razors so that you can get
more life out of them. Does anyone have one of these and do they
It's called Save-A-Blade.
I have an 1981 Skylark and I need to get
the engine rebuilt. Is there anyone in town that I can take it
Abrahams Machine Services Inc
940 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA (563) 324-1067
There's a shop in DeWitt called Track Tramer Engines (563) 659-5780
I keep seeing these signs and billboards that change as you head
towards LeClaire from Davenport on. I have asked some people but
they have just told me to go to a website and order one. I want
someone local that can just come over and install the signs for
me. It's for a couple gas stations.
Try Randy Andresen at A & Y Sign Inc.
29464 230th Ave, Long Grove, IA (563) 391-5099
Advertising sells and installs the signs
4620 J St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA (319) 366-5312
call Barry at Turnroth's Sign Company in Rock Falls (815) 625-1155
When you were on your listener trip is the
resort that you went to an all-inclusive? I take a trip every
year but I have never been to the Dominican Republic.
Yes, it is all-inclusive. We wouldn't recommend leaving the resort
On Brady & Locust there is a red light on the oposite side
of the stop light what is that for? I noticed it in my rearview
mirror the other day otherwise you would only see it if you were
going the wrong way on Brady.
There are a few other ones like that too if you look around town.
The red lights are for traffic enforcement. If the cop is sitting
watching the intersection they can see if the light is red or
not if someone runs it.
Wednesday on the news there were talking about some big news from
Michael Jackson but I missed it. What was the news?
He announced that he will be kicking off his last tour called
"This Is It".
How can I get rid of some old gas tanks from my grill?
The places that refill them will usually take them.
Why is there Braille on a driveup ATM?
The touch panels are all standard so instead of making 2 different
sets they just make them all the same for the ones inside banks
and for the drive ups.
Do you guys tip the kids that work at Whitey's?
I have seen people give some of the workers tips and I just wondered
It's propably just a nice thing that some people decide to do.
Or maybe they made a shake a special way for a regular customer
Do they still make Rice Crispy Treats cereal
and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Mint candy bars? If
they do where can I get them?
Rice Crispy Treats cereal is being made again, a listener saw
them on the shelves at Walmart and you can kind the closest store
to you with their
Hershey's no longer makes the Cookies N Mint bar but they have
too for other products.
February 20th, 2009
What are they putting in by the Gordmans in
Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle's will be there.
Also is Steve and Berry’s closing?
Yep, they are closing.
Has it ever been explained why Michael hates
Toby so much on The Office?
It's never really been explained but Michael did quote this about
his feelings about Toby "You take things that are fun and
make them not that way."
The movie Rock Star is that about Judas
It's a story loosely based on that, yes. But the same thing has
happened in more than just that band so it applies to more that
just Judas Priest.
Since the digital changeover I can get a
bunch of new channels but now I can't get channel 6 anymore. I
thought they switched over at channel 6 but I still can't get
They are only at half power currently. June is when they will
be at full power so you may have to wait until then to watch.
If I get LASIK does that increase my odds
of getting farsighted earlier down the road?
Pretty much everyone needs reading glasses as they get older.
It's different for everyone but normally it is between 40-50 years
old that people start needing reading glasses.
Watching Shawshank Redemption Outside the
prison there ar the gravesites of the inmates who had no family.
In today's world what do they do with inmates who die with no
Soylent Green is a movie Dwyer recommends. It would make sense
if they were cremated to save space if they have no family to
I have had a song in my head for like two
months and I can't figure it out. I just have the tune but not
the words so I can't Google it or anything.
The song is Little Bitty Pretty One. It's been used on some commercial
including Lipton's Green Iced Tea so you might have heard it on
TV rather than the radio.
I'm looking for a movie I saw back when
I was a kid. It was two guys with a Willys Coupe, they'd drag
race and make money to travel across the US.
The movie is either Hot Rod (1979) or Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
We are having a bet at work about what Corpsman
Dave scored on his ACT. Somebody stands to win something so what
was the score?
A week before he took his ACT hesigned up for the Navy so he
said he didn't study as much as he should have but he still got
I found a purple heart in my garage when
I was cleaning. How do I go about finding out who it belongs to
and getting it back to the family?
If you have any information about previous owners of the house
that would be a place to start. They are not numbered or anything
so if there is no name. They come in a box and they come with
a certificate so if you don't have that then there is no way to
know if the certificate is gone. One thing you can do is contact
Phil Hare's office as they can track it through housing and urban
development if you provide the address of the house.
In the 60's there was a band called the
Crying Shames who played a song that I am trying to find. Some
of the lyrics are: "we walk along the sand at night".
I have tried Googling them but I can't find them so maybe I have
the spelling wrong. Do you have any information?
It's the Cryan' Shames and their song is called Please Stay.
They are from Hinsdale, IL and you can read some of their history
I keep getting this e-mail from my friends
that says you can get a bunch of money from Bill Gates if you
forward the e-mail and Microsoft is tracking it and they will
pay you depending on how many people you send it to.
Not legitimate and there is no money. Some form of this e-mail
has been circulating on the internet since like 1997. More info
February 6th, 2009
Are you having a Prom From Hell this year?
When will it be?
Yes! And we have a date. Mark May 15th on your calendar and stay
tuned for more details!
I had one of those magnetic support the
(whatever) magnets on my car. When I went to remove it there is
some of the magnet that is completely stuck to the car.
Try Goo Gone first to try to loosen it. If that doesn't help
use a heat gun to soften it and scrap it off little by little.
Can we bring our own weapons to the Guns
N Roses event this weekendat Shooting Sports Unlimited?
You can't use them for the contest as everyone will be using
the same gun for that but you can bring your own weapons to use
at their indoor range.
Is there a difference in amount between
liquid and dry measurements? My girlfriend and are having a debate
about this, I don't think there is a difference but she thinks
If you need a cup of water or a cup of bread crumbs you use the
same measuring cup. http://www.kitchensavvy.com/journal/2007/02/differnece_betw.html
How do they figure wind chill factor? How
do they asign an exact number to the way it feels outside vs what
the actual temperature is?
There is a calculation for it with a lot of factors. The simplified
version is that it is an equation of the actual temperature and
the current windspeed. There are many charts available.
My friend is looking for someone to work on a 1953 Cushman golfcar.
QC Golf Cars said they don't want to work on it since parts aren't
readily available. The man who has the golfcar has access to the
parts though. Is there anyone else in the area we can contact?
Out at Hidden Hills there is a mechanic you can check with. And
seriously if you have access to the parts you might want to try
back to QC Golf Cars.
I got a ticket yesterday for pulling into
my son' school parking lot the wrong way. After I got the ticket
I noticed the officer had the wrong make and model of my car on
the ticket. Do I still have to pay if it's the wrong vehicle?
Yes, as long as they've got your license plate number on it they've
January 30th, 2009
Referees for the NFL, is that their only
job and how much do they get paid?
During the week they definitely have another regular job. You
must have a professional job to be considered for a referee. Average
salary is between $25,000 and $70,000.
What happened with the Children of the Corn
movie that was filmed locally?
It's listed as still being in post-production but hasn't been
updated since October 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1290135/
Who sang the song Living Next Door To Alice?
It was from the 70's.
The band's name was Smokie.
Did that girl Crissy from Silvis make it
to the Real World?
Nope, she made it to the top 10 but she didn't get into the finals.
My friends have thrown parties and after
I get a little booze in my system I have been known to do a little
bit of dancing. I am trying to pay for school and was thinking
maybe I could make some money off of it. So... how do you become
a male stripper?
Best place to start is to find some place that has male amature
night and see what kind fo response you get from that.
I am looking for an internet service and
I see the commercials for NetZero. I live a bit out of town so
I don't have a lot of choices. Has anyone used them for internet?
We got a lot people complaining about them on the e-mail so we
wouldn't recommend them. Depending on your location AT&T has
DSL for $10 a month for the first 12 months for new highspeed
internet customers. Other options are satellite or many people
recommend theVerizon Wireless Air Card.
Who can I contact in the area for a hot
air balloon ride?
Ascension Ballooning up in Clinton 563-357-6285 and talk to Jim
Jeff Holmes from American Food Services is a hot air balloon pilot
on the side 563-323-2200
Whatever happened to that Mr. Terrific show
that was on in the 70's?
It was canceled. It was on for only one season in 1967 with just
What car was Dwyer after in that Barrett-Jackson
was Eddie Van Halen's 1956 Nomad
How do I keep my gun barrels from rusting?
There is a product called Slicker that you can clean them with.
I need to find a Dalmation calendar for
a relative who loves dalmations, any ideas? I have been to all
the pet stores and everything and can't find one.
You may have to buy online to get one. calendars.com is a good
place to start. Another idea is to get pictures of their pet dalmations
and take them to Kinko's and they can make a calendar.
January 16th, 2009
What does BCS stand for?
Bowl Championship Series.
Does anyone know anything about the Teen
Night Club Diesel that went into the old Lonestar building?
7pm Friday & Saturday Grand opening Friday open house from
5-7pm parents, 7-11:30 for teens $10 cover for teens 1000 sq ft
multi-level dance floor, local and guest DJs, 4 pool tables and
bar area with plenty of seating
What can you clean MP3 player screens with?
Mine has scratches on it.
Just to clean it you can use those little microfiber towels but
it won't get the scratches out. To remove the scratches get some
Trewax paste and rub a very small amount on the screen to polish
it. After you polish it get one of those little protective covers
I'm making a DVD of pictures of my daughter
from newborn to graduation. I need a song to put behind the pictures.
Do you have any suggestions?
Ready Set, Don't Go - Billy Ray Cyrus
In My Daughter's Eyes - Martina McBride
Along State Street in Bettendorf there
are a bunch of numbered entrance signs at a the intersections
along the river, they are not for Alcoa because they are before
you get down that far. What do they mean?
They are for all of the different businesses (shipping and receivieng
docks) along the industrial corridor along the river.
North of Davenport along 61, I think in
Hurstville, what's the big concrete wall on the east side (right
side) of the road?
They are old lime kilns. Here is a little
I just got a laptop, What type of router
to I need to get? what's the difference between a G router and
an N router?
The range and speed are the difference. G-router is current but
the N-router will conform to more future upgrades if you plan
What is the liquid that they are dumping
on the roads instead of salt?
A brine solution, so basically salt.
The weather has been so cold lately and
it got me thinking. What keeps the water from freezing in the
The water is constantly moving and that keeps it from freezing.
What's the difference between regular diesel
and no 1 diesel?
Has lower sulpher than conventional diesel and has some emissions
Bill you have a fishtank... we just inherited
a 75 gallon freshwater fish tank. Can we reuse the gravel that
was in it? It looks pretty dirty but if we could clean it that
would save us some money.
A caller said they do gravel vac every month. They have a business
called Total Aquarium Maintenance and you can call him at 563-579-8709.
To clean the gravel yourselfput 2-3 cups of bleach in a 5 gallon
bucket and soak the gravel over night. Rinse VERY well to get
all the bleach washed off.
Can handicapped people park in regular spots?
I was just at the store. It was soooooo cold!!! There were four
handicap spots I couldn't park in and the rest opf the normal
spots were full. One of the regular spots had a handicap plate
on their car though?????? I was so mad!!!!
One thing you have to remember is the just because the license
plate has the handicap symbol on it doesn't mean the driver is
handicapped just that they have a potential driver or passanger
who is handicapped. Many times they have an extra hang tag that
they will put around the rearview mirror when that person is actually
in the vehicle.
November 14, 2008
When and where is the Burlington Coat Factory
going to be open in the Quad Cities?
It will be in the old Jovan Foods across from Duck Creek, opening
date is scheduled for March but that could change.
Are there really Tunnels from the Underground
Railroad in the East Village in the McClellan Heights addition?
The only one we know for sure is that octagon house in downtown
Davenport. A called said that there are tunnels under many of
the homes along the river in Le Claire but that most of the tunnels
have been bricked over so you can't get in them.
I am serving Thanksgiving dinner for 25
people and I have been looking everywhere for inexpensive but
nice dinner plates salad plates and bowls with no luck. I'd like
to be able to buy them a la carte and I am looking for a classic
white that will go with anything. Does anyone know where I can
find these at the best price? I'd like to keep the cost around
a dollar a piece as with 25 people the total will add up quickly!!
Seventh Avenue Direct in Northpark Mall
Super Dollar (Locust & Bridge, Davenport)
Super Dollar (Ave of the Cities & 31st Street, Moline)
IKEA (Bolingbrook, IL)
What's the best way to insure that a 4-wheel
drive will actually work before you get into a situation where
you actually need it?
The best way test is to get on a bunch of gravel and do a few
The slide at Wacky Waters is gone. Who
ended up winning it and where is it going?
It's going down to Alabama to a housing complex. It took about
3 weeks to dismantle.
November 7, 2008
I just bought a new home and now there
are all these ladybugs all over the place. How do I get rid of
Home Defense from Home Hardware on Division & 37th Street
from Ace Hardware
If the President elect were to be assasinated
or pass away before the inauguration then who becomes President?
It would be handled just as if the President had already taken
office and the VP would take over.
October 17, 2008
Where can you buy army blankets?
They sell them at the Arsenal or try online at www.cheaperthandirt.com
I have a washer & dryer set that's 4-5 years old. The dryer
does not dry in one cycle anymore, I have aleady cleaned out the
lint filter and everything from inside the lint hatch, what else
can I try?
Go to www.repairclinic.com
and enter your make and model
My grandfather wants to put all of his 35
mm slides on a CD. Where can I take them?
try Camera Corner, Various Video or Walgreen's
Also, alistener bought one of the slide converters, used it for
all their slides and then sold it on ebay for more than they bought
I got a speeding ticket up in WI for 17
over and I was wondering how to get out of it.
Alex Carroll is the author and he wrote these two books:
the Cops: The Guide to Fighting Your Traffic Ticket and Winning"
Excuses That Work: The Cleverest Copouts and Ticket Victories
When does Guitar Hero Metallica come out?
It should be released by March 2009
All summer there was this huge storage tank
in a ditch on 92 east of Joslin, like 75 feet long and15 high
and looks like it fell off a truck 'cause there were gouges in
the road. It's gone now but what was it and why was it sitting
there for so long?
It was a tank for the ADM plant in Cedar Rapids and it was there
for so long 'cause they had to find a large enough crain and actually
build a special trailer to move it.
I can't find any of those full size Oscar
Mayer Smokie Links any more, do they still make them and where
can I buy them?
A lot of stores have stopped carrying them but they have them
I have a house for rent listed in the online
classifieds and someone e-mailed me with what sounds like a scam.
Is there someone I can report this to?
First place to try is your local police, call the non-emergency
number or stop by the station with a copy of the e-mails.
September 26, 2008
I'm trying to find a new "dealer".
Milan Hy-Vee stopped selling Garlic Tabasco Sauce and I really
need a fix. Anyone know where I can buy some in the QC area?
If they still make it you can have them order it at Hy-Vee
Jewel at Cityline Plaza in Moline has it on the shelf right now
I can't seem to find any info on the Halloween
party...when will that be available?
Information will be announced soon! It will be one October 31st
though if you need to get a babysitter lined up.
Years ago on NBC there was a show called
The Bravest about fire departments and real calls they went on.
Did that ever come out on video or DVD?
You can buy it on Amazon
A while ago you had that guy on from Rhino
Music about the RMATs, what was that website?
Where did the myth come from that Renaissance
swords were so heavy?
Most likely Hollywood is the culprit
When they intentionally walk someone in
baseball how come no one backs up the catcher?
The catcher is the only player allowed to be in foul territory
when the ball is in play.
What type of company is Katun? I always
pass this building on the way to work and I have no idea what
They make parts for copy machines.
What happened to Marathon Candy Bars and
who made them?
They were made up until 1981 in the USA by the Mars company.
A similar candy bar is made by Cadbury called Curly-Wurly that
you can buy online: http://www.oldtimecandy.com/curly-wurly.htm
Where can I buy a24oz can of Mickey's Malt
Liquor with Tito Ortiz on the side?
Liquor stores inNorth Aurora, IL are the closest place.
How do you sign up for the Do Not Call list
so that telemarketers will stop calling?
You can sign up online at https://www.donotcall.gov/
or you can call 1-888-382-1222
Fountain pop machines... where can you get
one to actually buy? I can only find ones to rent.
eBay has some auctions for them but they usually go for a pretty
EquipCo in Monmoth, IL 309-734-8637
My daughter wants to plan her husband's
50th birthday party and he had mentioned a Brazilian barbeque
restaurant near Chicago. We can't seem to find anything online
though, any ideas?
These both come highly recommended by listeners:
Alprimo in Central Avenue in Chicago
Fogo de Chão http://www.fogodechao.com/dining.htm
What's with those palm trees in Chicago
and how do they survive?
They put them inside Navy Pier for the winter
What happened to the guy who called a couple
months ago who was driving from Arizona with his kids to get away
from his wife after she attacked him.
We have tried to call him but his phone is never answered and
he never returned any of our messages.
What happens to the extra money when you
invest in the stockmarket? Like if you buy a stock that is valued
at $25 and the value goes down to $22 where does that $3 go?
The stock is just worth less, you don't actually have $25 in
there, you have stock that was valued at $25 and now the value
is only $22.
You guys had a merinade recipe that you
talked about and I was wondering if that's on your site somewhere?
It's under Recent
Back in the 80's they had Cherry Slice along
with Orange Slice and the other more popular flavors, what happened
to the Slice soda brand?
It was replace by Sierra Mist, made by Pepsi
I heard that 400 houses can be powered by
a wind generator, is that true?
Those big wind generators that you see along the interstates
can power about 150 houses.
September 19, 2008
The Brew Ha Ha this weekend. Where do you
get tickets and what does the price cover?
has all the information
Tickets are available at Old Chicago in Bettendorf or CO-OP Records
in Moline and Davenport. Admission price includes a commemorative
tasting glass & program.
What does a pitchers WHIP statistic mean?
Walks plus hits divided by innings pitched
I need to find some old railroad ties to
build a retaining wall, who sells those? I mean the real ones,
not the smaller ones you can find at garden centers.
There is a place on Route 30 & 136 east of Clinton/Fulton
called Bramm's Tree Service that sells them.
You guys advertise a BP commercial where
they are singing , what are they saying at the beginning of it?
My daughter thinks they are saying buffet but that makes no sense
for a gasoline commercial.
"Say hey, make the day a little better."
How do I get the video off my camcorder
and into my computers to put it on YouTube or make a DVD?
Pinnacle has a great product called Dazzle
that will do all that.
You can also purchase video cards which have a/v inputs.
If you have a DVD player/recorder you can just plug your camcorder
into that and just record like you would any normal TV program.
I am going to Rams game coming up and I
am trying to find the best seats so I can pick where to sit. Some
of the sections seem to have the same numbers so I'm not sure
where to go.
Go to the Edward Jones Dome events on Ticket
Master and you can view the Rams' seating chart and the different
pricing levels to see what's available.
I am trying to put up a towel rack but the
instructions call for a 3/32 masonry drill bit. I can't find one
anywhere, does anyone know of a local place that carries them?
Alter & Sons, Inc. in Davenport has them
Where can I buy an old Nintento system?
M&M Pawn shop on Harrison has old game systems
Video Games Etc
Goodwill and other thrift stores in the area
ebay or local classifieds (qconline.com or qctimes.com)
play them online at: www.nintendo8.com/
How can I get tickets to Rumble on the River
Jason is fighting in the rumble and he has tickets available
give him a call and get $5 off. Leave a message on his cell: 563-503-0248
I am looking to move to the Quad City area
and I wondered if there is a list of foreclosed home or repos?
has some information
I am going to Puerto Vallarta soon. Can
I bring my own Mt. Dew down there? I have seen Coke at the resorts
but never Mt. Dew.
When you are on the bus/taxi going to the resort have your driver
stop at a convience store along the way and pick some up. Be sure
to give him a good tip. They have it in the stores but not at
The phrase "Give 'em the whole 9 yards".
I know what it means but where is the saying from?
WWII machine gun belts were 27 feet (9 yards)
July 25, 2008
Where is the Puddle of Mud concert tonight
that got moved from the Guaranty Bank Lot in Cedar Rapids?
The Puddle of Mudd concert on July 25, 2008 will be at the Marion
Airport which is located off of Highway 151 approximately 1/2
mile east of Highway 13. Gates open at 4 pm, concert starts at
5 pm. Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the gate. There
will be a $5.00 per car parking fee. For more info on this concert,
you can call 319-377-0457
The big radio towers that are painted red
and white, how far away are the stripes? My girlfriend and I are
having a debate about it. They look like they are about 100 feet
The FFA has them painted like that for airplane pilots and it
is 100 feet for each stripe.
I've got a 1983 F-250 diesel and I am using
old transmission fuild instead of diesel for fuel. I've saved
a bunch of money doing it so far but I was wondering if it is
breaking any laws. I don't want to save all the money just to
get fined for it.
People are getting prosecuted for not paying taxes on fuel, there
was an article in the paper about someone using peanut oil they
bought at Sam's Club
Vacation is coming up and I need that Disney
guidebook information you guys talked about before. What's the
book called again?
The book is awesome, The Unofficial Guide to Disney World by
About $14 on Amazon
or check your local library for copies
I know what "hat trick" means
in hockey, but where did the term come from?
It used to be an incentive for the players. Whoever scored 3
goals in a row got a new hat.
On a regular radio you have the AM, FM and
FM stereo, what's the difference between the two FM choices?
FM broadcasts two signals at once (right and left channel) it
either combines the two signals into one or if you have it in
stereo you'll get both channels.
How do outdoor soda machines regulate their
temperature during the winter?
They actually have a heating element in them which is mostly
to keep the refrigeration unit from freezing.
Is it illegal to do tattoos in your house?
In most states the artist must at least be certified in bloodborne
pathogens. If you plan to do it for a party, like a one time thing
I wouldn't worry but if you plan to run your tattoo business out
of your house you'll have to have inspections and things tobe
up to code with your city.
July 18, 2008
Beth's mom at some point unhooked the chain
on her garage door. Beth helped her get it hooked back on but
now the garage door will stop halfway down. It will go all the
way to the top but only close halfway.
Check along the rail closest to the end of the garage for a little
slide sensor and slide it all the way back down.
I replaced my fridge and the new one says
that it uses like $51 a year in energy on the little tag. Now
if I take my old fridge and put it in the garage for beer is there
a way I can find out how much energy the old fridge uses?
Find out here:
My nephew is having a benefit and he wants
to rent a dunk tank. Where would I go for one of those?
Credit Island Bait Shop has one that they rent out (563) 326-3370
Check with your Lions Club and Elks Club
A listener rented one from AAA Rents in Moline
What does the Nuclear Plant out in Cordova
do with their waste?
You can read about it on their site here
My (military) father died a year ago and
I am looking for one of those triangle frames to put his flag
in. I want a really nice one that is solid wood, not anything
Locally try calling Gary's Custom Cut (563) 388-6200
6510 Northwest Blvd
Or you can try this site http://www.framesbymail.com/flag/
Can I still get tickets to the Mississippi
You can still buy them $40 at Hy-Vee, Taco Bell, Wells Fargo
or the Fair office.
I donate plasma and I was just wondering
if it can have any long term effects on your body if you do it
There are no long term side effects but they recommend waiting
at least 7 days so that your body can replenish in between donations
Driving with open container is illegal
but is it illegal to drive with non-alcoholic beer?
Yes, it is still illegal. There is still a trace amount of alcohol
in NA beer.
I have got hundreds of bees on the side
of my house. They look like honeybees. Is there someone who I
could call who would want these bees? Or what should I do about
They are most likley swarming (splitting the hive) so leave them
alone and keep any kids or pets away, they should be gone in just
a few days.
What's the name of the pizza place around
Stickney, IL that Dwyer talks about?
Villa Nova Pizzeria is at 6821 Pershing Rd, Berwyn, IL and has
the thinest crispiest crust pizza... mmmmm
June 27, 2008
You know earbuds or even earphones have
the L and the R for the ear they go in. Is there any purpose for
this? I have noticed that they aren't curved or anything to fit
better in one ear better than the other so is there something
I don't know?
The little earbuds are normally the exact same shape but if your
music is in stereo you will have a different mix in each ear which
combines for the fuller effect of the music when you have them
in the correct ears. You can experiment by listening only with
one and then the other and you should be able to hear the difference.
Crimson and Clover is a good one to try and also Stairway to Heaven.
What happened to Cheddar's restaurant on
Kimberly in Davenport? I went there last weekend and it was closed
down with just a sheet of paper taped to the door saying thanks
for 17 years of business.
We heard that the owner died and that no one bought the franchise.
Not sure what's going to happen to the building in the future
June 13, 2008
What happened to Terry Swails from channel
His contract ran out and they couldn't come to terms so he left.
You haven't seen the last of him though.
I am looking at a '66 Chevy Malibu. It's
really in excellent condition with a solid bosy and they are asking
$7500 for it. Is that a good deal?
If you love it then buy it. Saying it's a good price or bad price
is really a diffucult thing to determine by someone else. Depends
on if you are going to keep it, show it, drive it, sell it or
I see that work was being done on the old
Halftime Sports Bar building, what's going in there?
The Handicap Development Center
The Soprano's star that got in the shoot
out with the off duty officer, what happened to him?
It was Lillo Brancato Jr. He has been in the city's Riker's Island
jail for almost two years awaiting trial for the 2005 shooting
of off-duty officer Daniel Enchautegui, who was trying to stop
a burglary at the house next door to his.
Last year you guys posted some links to websites on how to beat
carnival games. What were those sites?
They are still on our Links page but here are the direct links
What is the difference between a tornado
and a cyclone?
A tornado is extreme low pressure area and a cylone is any low
In Davenport there are now two different
sounding sirens that go off. One is the old traditional siren
sounding tone, and last year I started hearing a second one that
sounds like a horn in two second blasts. We have been trying to
figure out the meaning of these two alarms. I understand the old
siren sounding alarm is for tornadoes but I have heard conflicting
opinions on the other that sounds like horn blasts. Is it a flood
warning or thunderstorm warning?
Siren = Tornado
Horn = Severe tstorm
I've always wanted to know why the truckers
never turn their trucks off when the stop and sleep. ( like in
a rest area ) I've heard it's because they are hard to start up.
I just returned from Albuquerque and in all the rest areas, the
trucks were still left running. The weather was great so I don't
think it is to run the heater or air conditioner. Is it because
they are difficult to restart? And, if so how come? There are
diesel pickups without any issues. I would think today's gas prices
would make this impractical.
Many of them keep their truck on for heat/air and any TV or entertainment.
One of the reasons is a lot of trailers are left running is that
they are refrigerator trucks and they have to keep running to
stay at the specific temperature.
How do you get into doing voice-over work
on radio/television for commercials or anything related?
Listen to everyone you hear on TV and imitate them. Record your
own voice and perfect it. You can take acting classes. Create
a website for yourself with samples
Did Bob Barker pass away?
Nope, alive and kicking. He retired from The Price Is Right but
he's still active in animal rights.
Why are 97X call letters WXLP Moline when
you guys arereally in Davenport?
97X's transmitter is actually on the Illinois side so it's licensed
to Moline and that's where it gets its call letters.
June 6, 2008
What is your record for White Castle comsumption?
How many have you eaten in one sitting?
Bill ate 10 in one sitting but he said that wasn't really *trying*
Dwyer bought 20 while in Chicago and ate them while driving home
My boyfriend has 2 children (ages 6 &
8) from a previous relationship and they are with us Thurs-Sun.
It seems like we always do the same old stuff (zoo, family museums,
etc) and we were looking for something fun and different to do
with them. We don’t want to travel because of gas prices
and are looking for something closer to home. Any suggestions??
Dwyer says to take them to a ballgame
Bill suggests to set up a drive in theater
movie in your backyard. Might sound a bit expensive but you
really can do it with some white sheets and a regular projector
hooked up to your DVD player.
Can the police give you a ticket on private
property for running a stop sign?
If you are on private property like in a parking lot and have
a fender bender the police usually won't get involved. On private
property you also can't get a ticket for running a stop sign or
not wearing your seatbelt. OWI, hit and run, wreakless driving
can get you ticketed on private property though.
Is there a way to get a contact number for
the telemarketing companies that call and leave those messages
on your machine? Some Warranty Specialists company calls all the
For a buck or two you can have your phone company put a block
on numbers that hide their caller ID that why they will either
not get through or they'll have to unblock their number to reach
A bird keeps flying into our window every
morning by our deck. What can I do to keep it away from the window?
They sell these long thin twisted pieces of plastic that you
can hang in your windows that will reflect as they spin and keep
the birds away.
A plastic owl on your deck will help for a while but they get
used to it.
Static cling decals or stickers on your window. Non-reflective
window tint was also recomended. Sonic or ultrasonic repellers
emit sounds that will keep birds away.
I have snakes in my yard and all around
my house. Some are small and they don't bother me but some are
5 or 6 feet long! How do I get them to leave?
There is a granule (Snake Away) that you can sprinkle in your
garden that will keep the snakes from coming back. If they are
getting inside your house you can put out those glue traps for
mice and the snakes will stick to them, although for 5 foot snakes
this probably won't work....
Does anyone have an idea on how to get rid
of moth ball odor? I had squirrels in my attic, and while I was
waiting for the roofer to repair the damage, they suggested that
I throw mothballs in the attic to keep them out. Well, that worked
pretty well, however it is going to keep us out as well. What
can I do to at least lesson the odor, short of burning down the
Odo-Ban can be found at Menard's, Sam's Club, etc. and it works
great to remove all kinds of smells.
My girlfriend and I are going to Vegas in
a couple of weeks for our birthdays. Around here the casinos give
you a free meal during your birthday month as long as you have
a player’s club card. I am wondering if any of the casinos
do that in Vegas?
has a long list of restauarnts
Advisor has forums for asking about free stuff
You hear about those Free Laptop things
on TV and the radio. Do people actually get free laptops?
The way those things work is you go to their website and you
fill out a ton of surveys and you basically give all of your personal
information out to all kinds of companies. Takes forever and you
get put on all kinds of mailing and calling lists.
A listener's mother got a *free* laptop... which ended up costing
about $4200 by the time she finished signing up for all the different
services and things that you had to try.
May 30, 2008
Can you actually get killed/struck by
lightning while in the shower or talking on the phone?
Yes, it's true! Lightning strikes can send power flares through
wiring, phone lines and water pipes. More info on Snopes.
I got a seat belt violation this week. The
ticket is $85. The fees are broken down and there are $50 in court
costs. Now if I don't want to fight this in court can I just pay
$35 instead? And then I got a second ticket from the same cop
later in the week! If I have to pay the court costs can I just
pay one of the court costs to cover both tickets.
The easy answer is to wear your seat belt! And yes, you do have
to pay for each one, full price.
Is diet soda bad for a pregnant women to
website says this about diet soda:
Diet sodas often contain both caffeine and an artificial sweetener.
Aspartame (NutraSweet) — the most common sweetener —
seems to be okay when consumed in moderation (the amount found
in one or two 12-oz servings of soda per day). Certain other sweeteners,
such as saccharin, have actually been found to cause birth defects
when consumed in very high amounts by laboratory rats. Because
the safety of this product in smaller amounts is hard to prove,
I would advise avoiding it. Sucralose (Splenda), a modification
of regular table sugar appears to be safe, but because this new
sweetener hasn't been extensively studied, it's best used in moderation.
My wife and I watch Hell's Kitchen all the
time but lately we missed some of the episodes. We tried watching
them on the Fox website but the certain parts of videos go fuzzy
and then back to normal. We are on a high speed connection, not
dial up and our computer's not real old or anything.
If the video gets blurry at the same point when rewatching it's
probably something within the video itself and not anything with
your computer. If it's random, meaning if you rewatch it will
not happen in the same place you probably need to check for updates
on your browser and Adobe Flash player
is also a site for complete episodes
Those fuel pellets that you can put into
your gas tank to act as a catalyst, do they actually work?
Basically what they do is absorb the water in your fuel tank.
The expense of the pellets seems to be more money that you would
save on the gas.
The growth hormones used in cows that gets
into the milk and beef, does that have an effect on kids during
The best answer is here.
Is there a website I can go to for a home
recording studio? I need to know what materials I need to get
everything set up.
has a forum with a lot of good advice
Free software download at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
I have some stamps that say FOREVER on them.
Are these the stamps that will work no matter what the current
stamp price gets raised up to?
Yes, these are the "forever stamps".
What happened to the Smashing Pumpkins guy
from Dwyer's Ditch Day trip who was left up in Chicago?
After he finally figured out that he'd been left behind he went
to a few bars. When the bars closed he asked for directions to
the nearest bus station, camped out at the station, and then caught
the bus back home in the morning. Apparently he has done this
type of things "a few" times before.
May 23, 2008
I have a question about Sturgis on the
River, how much does it cost to get into Sturgis and the D&M
Car Show for people not on bikes and not entering a car.
Admission to get in is $5 for Sturgis and the carshow
Country music George Strait has 56 number
one hits. Is he the record holder for number one hits or if it's
not him who had topped that in any genre of music?
We think it's him! Elvis had 30 and The Beatles had 27 so he's
way past them.
Hey guys, ran into you going into the
RUSH show the other night. I have heard that they haven't played
the song Fly By Night in concert since the 70's. I was wondering
why, because that's my favorite song by them. The concert was
amazing but just not quite complete.
They kind of vote on each song and there are some songs that
they have agreed to never play live. The drummer wrote the lyrics
and thinks that they are too hooky.
I have heard you talk about old albums (from
the late 60's through the early 80's) that people buy..... but
what if they are "used"? I have 2 or 3 boxes of old
albums, don't have a turntable to listen to them on any more,
and would like to get rid of them. Is there any place that buys
them if they aren't sealed? I am not looking to get rich, but
don't want to just throw them away. They're all rock & roll,
no country or elevator music!
Try taking them to one of these stores to sell them:
Ethel's in Rock Island
The Source Bookstore in downtown Davenport
Rock Island Sports, Music & Collectables
Fuel prices around the world are all different
and we complain about the prices here going up but how much does
everyone else pay?
England is around $11 per gallon if you convert the amount and
cost. It's pretty cheap in some other countries though.
During the Cardinals vs Padres game Chris
Young hit a linedrive back at the pitcher, what happened to him?
He broke his nose, and during the same inning he also broke the
catcher's (Josh Bard) ankle sliding into home.
Is Dean Banowitz still involved with American
Idol doing the contestants' hair?
He was in the Quad City are recently and no, he's no longer doing
the hair of the Idol contestants. He still does Ryan Seacrest's
How many gallons are a barrel of oil?
I saw something on the internet about something
called the Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel that goes from San
Francisco to New Jersey. And that there is an access point in
Cedar Rapids, is any of this true and if so where is the access
There does not seem to be very many "true" sources
for information on this. The link you probably saw online is from
Words website which mentions Cedar Rapids but we have our
doubts (big ones). Most articles that mention it online go back
to that same website too.
Which artist has put out the most record
albums of all time?
Elvis put out the most as far as we know at 81 albums.
May 16, 2008
Is it true that Nickelback is really Metallica
after they cut their hair?
No, not true.
On the cable show Most Shocking why do they
block out the faces of the person commiting the crime and then
they say the person is still at large. Why don't they show the
faces, you would think that they would want someone to recognize
them if they have not been caught?
It's done for jury purposes. If potential jurors have already
seen the face of the person on trial they could be biased.
My husband and I are disagreeing about use
of the parking brake. He thinks that you should only use it on
a hill and I think you should use it all the time. Who is right?
It is recommended that you always use your parking brake. The
gear that actually stops your car from rolling is so small that
it is possible to shear it off.
I've got a bunch of that Creeping Charlie
in my backyard and I can't get rid of it with the weed & feed.
It turns brown and then it just comes back. Any suggestions?
Ortho makes a product called Weed-B-Gone that should work. Once
the weeds turn brown go back and spray it again and it will kill
Farm & Fleet has a product called Tardon (white bottle) that
20 Mule Team Borax - 10 ounces to 2.5 gallons of hot water, use
a watering can. The temperature does need to be in the 70's (at
night) for it to work the best.
What's the difference between Miller Lite
and Miller High Life Lite?
Miller Lite has its own separate recipe for lite beer, not a
"watered down" beer recipe that they already had.
Who's opening up for Rush at their concert
on Tuesday night?
No opening act, it's a full evening with Rush. There will be
an intermission though.
What is the price of admission to get into
$54.99 each, but go to www.sixflags.com
and you can get tickets for $39.99 with their print-n-go tickets
I have a number of bird feeders and the
squirrels are always getting in them. How can I keep the squirrels
from eating all the bird seed?
Get one of those cone things to put on the pole, or one of those
bells for above the feeder if it's a hanging feeder. Be sure to
keep the feeder away from trees and buildings 'cause squirrels
can jump pretty far to get on the feeder.
Another listener said to mix Cheyenne Pepper in with the bird
seed, the birds don't care about it but the squirrels will take
the hint pretty quick.
How do you tell if your pet snake is male
or female? And by pet snake I really do mean pet snake!
Male snakes have a thicker and longer tail than the females and
the end does not taper as evenly. Females have thinner, shorter
and very tapered tails. This is not very helpful if you don't
have one of each to compare though. The best thing if you really
want to know is to call a vet and have them sex the snake so that
you don't hurt it.
Bottles of water come in 20 ounces but the
Propel or Koolaid single drink mix says to mix with 16.9 ounces
of water. Are you supposed to take a couple sips and then mix
it or what?
There are 16.9 water bottles but they are normally sold in the
multipacks like 12 or 24 bottles. The 20 ounce bottle are the
singles that you buy right up by the checkout.
I was looking for ways to increase my gas
mileage and performance. I am stuck on this gadget and I just
can’t figure out how it helps. I understand that it spins
the air, but I don’t understand how that helps. Dwyer’s
a car buff, help me out.
Seems like it's pretty much a scam. As gas keeps going you'll
see more and more of these type of things being sold.
May 9, 2008
I have quite a few videos on YouTube and
I got a notice about copyright infrigement from BMG, is that something
I need to worry about?
YouTube has a new Video Identification tool which can recognize
background music as well. If your copyright notice has "allow"
as the policy then you are okay. Here
is more information.
I got an email that I am part of a class-action
lawsuit and they are asking for checking account numbers and a
bunch of stuff that makes it sounds pretty shady. Can I report
this to anyone?
That sounds like a major scam and you can report it here:
I'm trying to find out where my husband
works so that I can get child support. I have called all of the
obvious places, courthouse, etc but no one seems to be able to
help me. How can I find out where he works? I have his social
IA Dept of Human Services deals with child support recovery services.
If she has a court ordered child support that she is owed then
she can call the Division of Child Support Enforcement 1-800-447-4278
more information at www.ilchildsupport.com
Travelling Wilburys came out with 2 CD's,
the first CD was Volume 1 and the second was Volume 3... what
happened to Volume 2?
They just named them that way, there was no Volume 2. There is
a bootleg called "Volume 2" available on the internet
but it's not an officially produced CD.
I was somehow "bought" on MySpace
and there is a little pig icon on my comments. What is this?
Just a little new feature on MySpace where people can say how
much they think you're worth and then buy you. Kinda creepy, huh?
I was messing around on my PS3 and I found
a place that there is a section to install an operating system.
What kind and how do I get the software? Does that mean I can
install Windows or something?
Yellowdog Linux is the actual OS that can be installed on a PS3.It
can be placed on a thumb drive that installed onto PS3.
What happened to all those kids that were
in the first Willy Wonka movie?
We could tell you but it's all pretty much explained here:
What has Front Row Jimmy been up to? He
made some appearences on the show last year but I haven't heard
you mention his name in quite a while. Where did he go?
Jimmy kind of appears when we need him, which is usually in the
summer, so you'll probably be seeing him sometime soon.
I remember an interview you did with a person
dedicated to fighting speeding tickets and was wondering if that
information may be somewhere on the website?
Alex Carroll is the author and he wrote these two books:
"Beat the Cops: The Guide to Fighting Your Traffic Ticket
"Speeding Excuses That Work: The Cleverest Copouts and Ticket
May 2, 2008
How do Morel mushrooms grow and where
can I hunt for them?
Most Morel people aren't gonna give out any of their secrets
but you can learn some great information here: http://www.thegreatmorel.com
Years ago I used to drink Lemon Ice Gatorade,
I can't find it anywhere now. Did they quit making that flavor
or is it just not available in this area?
It's been gone for years now. They cycle through flavors every
few years so it's doubtful that it will be made again.
Can laminate speakers be refinished to another
You can't sand or restain them, but you can paint over it or
laminate them again with another color of laminate.
I would like to hire Lynn Allen, how do
I get a hold of them?
Through their MySpace is the best way to catch them:
We are going to be in Kansas City and want
to visit some casinos, which are the best?
Try AmeriStar or they also have an Isle of Capri there.
Remember that Orbitz soda dink they had
out in the mid 1990's? Why did they quit making it?
A listener said that Rosie O'Donnell had it on her show and it
had great sales from that but never really made it off the ground
after the initial rush from the show. ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbitz_(soft_drink)
There was heavy, heavy rain last Friday
in Cedar Falls and the sewer backed up into our basement. I had
my PlayStation 2 and about 30 games down there and they were all
floating in the muck. Is there a way to clean or dry these games
and still use them? The game system is shot for sure so I can't
test them right now.
If the surface laminate on the disc has separated then you're
probably out of luck. Use Windex with a soft (non-scratching)
cloth for the tops of the games to clean them. Video Games, Etc.
has a machine that repairs them also for $2.99 a disk.
Is there a way to bring a cell phone back
to life after it has been submerged in water?
Possibly. You take everything apart and let it air out for like
a week, then reassemble and test. Do NOT use a hair dryer, no
heat, just let it air dry.
Food dehydrator on the lowest setting worked for one caller but
they didn't say how long to use it for.
Once you are convicted of a felony can you
ever own a shotgun legally? I have a "friend" who is
a convicted felon but would like to be able to hunt game.
It can be done, you have to write to the govenor of your state
and get a pardon letter. If it's a non-violent felony you can
also go to: http://felonvoting.procon.org/sourcefiles/Iowa-app-clemency.pdf
You can also work with a lawyer to have it expunged from your
April 25, 2008
Beth was talking about Raynaud's disease
and her hands and feet being so cold. What happens to your toes
or fingers if you don't have a way to get them warm?
They just stay cold and dead until you are able to warm them
up. In very severe cases there can be a risk of gangrene and you
would need medical attention for that.
If you throw out an orange peel or banana peel when you are driving
is it considered littering?
Yes, even though it is a food item and will degrade it is still
considered littering and you can be fined for it. Cheapest thing
to do is keep a trash bag in your car.
I read about that dragster that crashed
at 280 mph and the driver walked away so I was wondering, could
you drive a dragster out of a plane and live?
Well, people have died in 280 mile per hour crashes so we'd say
50/50 chance! Let us know if you try it.
Who does Beth's cousin play guitar for?
She has two cousins actually, one plays with Vince Gill and the
other is with Wynonna right now.
We keep getting shocked by our car when
we get out and touch the doors, summertime, winter doesn't matter,
what can we look for that might be causing this?
Probably just static from sliding across the seat before you
get out. You can buy a shock strip at pretty much any automotive
store to discharge to electricity. You can also spray the seats
with Static Guard. It can also mean there is some kind of short
in the car, check battery cables, wiring, etc and make sure everything
Who is that tool Tannrr that you let talk
on the radio?
He is an avid e-mailer of the show and was always sending us
tons of rock info so we decided instead of just reading it on
the air we'd let him do it each week.
Can you recycle that thick plastic that
Little Tykes toys are made of?
Most of them have the type of plastic stamped on the bottom and
you should be able to take it to a recycling facility. Just check
the phonebook for the one closest to you. A listener e-mailed
that City Carton Recycling takes plastic 1-7
I just bought an HDTV, and I am trying to
record programs on my DVD recorder but they only record in regular
analog TV not HD.
You may need the converter box for the dvd burner.
Get the government
Alpha Dogs movie is based off a true story. What is the story
Jesse James Hollywood now, is he in prison?
The latest information is from April 1, 2008 which shows him
in court. Here's the case
And some history:
I am trying to burn a DVD of some video
that I downloaded from my camcorder.
Nero is the program that Bill uses and it works great.
Windows Movie Maker comes on newer versions of Windows so if you
have that try it first and you may not need anything else.
Is there a site where I can look up how
much dealerships pay for vehicles?
will tell you but you have to pick all the options.
Most dealerships will show you invoices but they have Hold Back
(HB). HB minus invoice is the true cost that the dealership paid.
also has some info.
April 18, 2008
What are those big stars that people put
on the side of their house? Are they just decoration or do they
have a specific meaning?
Nowadays Americana decor is a big thing so it is most likely
just a decoration. During WWII having a blue star in your window
meant a mother was waiting for the safe return of her son who
was at war. Some people still use them but for the most part the
blue stars have been replaced with the yellow Support the Troops
ribbon you see today.
What is the Wildman doing now? I don't
see him on any of the local channels doing the sports report,
just on your station.
He left TV sports to go back to school to become a physical therapist
after taking care of his father.
A while back you had a guest who gave a
trashcan party drink recipe, is that on the site somewhere?
With Transformers doing so well in the box
office and Speed Racer next month and GI Joe coming next year
are there any other 80's cartoons that will be made into live
They've already done Alvin & Chipmunks buta few others you
can look forward to are Thundercats, Atroboy, Voltron and He-Man.
Someone was telling me I should use this
question for trivia. Steve Winwood and Huey Lewis are brothers?
No, not related in any way.
Where can you get a passport and how long
does it take?
You can get it done at the Post office. Yuo may need an appointment
and you'll have to go when you have a few minutes to spare as
they'll have to 6-8 weeks later you should get your passport
www.americanpassport.com if you need it real fast
Do they still make Nesbitt's soda?
Yes, but you'll probably have to buy it online.
Why does everyone end their call with my
truck is on fire, or my whatever is on fire?
That's our way of getting off the phone with a caller who is
boring and listeners now use it on us!
I was watching the Rob and Big show and
Big ate 5 regular size powdered donuts in 5 minutes. Do you know
if there isa record for eating powdered donuts? 'Cause I want
to beat it!
We found a record made by Eric ‘Badlands’ Booker
who ate 49 glazed doughnuts in 8 minutes.
My girlfriend and I want to do some travelling
but I can't get a passport because I did some dumb stuff a long
time ago and have a record as a felon back in 1992.
It's up to the discretion of the passport agency to approve each
individual. Many people with "backgrounds" have called
in and have had no problems getting their passports. Unless you
committed an act of terrorism you should be able to get a passport
since it's just a document that certifies a person's citizenship.
It's not a guarantee of character or anything else; it is basically
How does posi-traction work?
The same amount of power is sent to both tires. There are 1-way
bearings in the differential that locks that allows both wheels
to spin at the same time.
I had heard many years ago that Rene Sandoval with the Illinois
State Police (who you see in the news a lot now) is married to
Paula Sands. Is this true?
Nope... Paula's husband is David. (It's his voice that you hear
on the opening of Paula Sands Live). The officer may be of relation
on her husband's side but we don't have any confirmation of that.
April 11, 2008
I see this in the newspaper from time to
time and I always wonder what it means. It's usually in a letter
or a quote and a word will be followed by [sic]. What does it
It's used to indicate that a quoted passage, especially one containing
an error or unconventional spelling, has been printed word for
word as it was originally.
Where is the Sears Centre Arena?
It's near Chicago in Hoffman Estates.
I heard a term on talk radio the other day
and I was not sure what it meant. The term was "helicopter
It basically means parents who hover too much over their children.
A while back you guys talked about websites
that you visit for fun and Beth had mentioned a cute clothing
site. What was the site?
The other day you guys were talking about
shoe stores that x-rayed your feet. Where those real or something
you were just talking about that was funny?
Back in the 50's shoe stores actually had x-ray machines to get
an exact fit on your feet. They were called fluoroscopes.
How do I find out when my Economic Stimulus
Payment check will arrive?
April 4, 2008
What are all the names to the McDonald's
Ronald McDonald, Mayor McCheese, The Hamburglar, Grimace,
Birdie the Early Bird, The Fry Kids
What country is the character Fez from
That 70's Show supposed to be from?
They don't ever actually say the country on the show. Fez is
supposed to be an abbreviation for Foreign Exchange Student. A
caller said that when he said his full name he was actually reciting
all the names of the characters on the show.
I have a GPS and I have a satellite radio.
They both use satellite but when I pull into the garage the radio
won't work but the GPS does.
The GPS uses multiple satellite signals so as long as it can
pick up a signal from somewhere it will be able to show your location,
it only needs 3 to make the calculations. Satellite radio only
uses one satellite so if you pull into the garage the signal will
be too weak.
How do you get entered into the Sausage
Race during the sixth inning at the Brewers home games?
Unfortunately they don't allow fans to be in the race. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sausage_Race
On that Lockup show there was an episode
about a guy who was in prison and he was gonna have a sex change
when he got out. So if he went through with the sex change and
got arrested again which prison would be go to, one for men or
If he had the sex change he would legally be considered a woman
and be put into a female prison.
I heard that they are changing the cookie
monster's name to the veggie monster, is this real?
Nope, it's just a rumor: http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/veggie.asp
A few weeks ago Beth was talking about an
energy drink powder that you mix in your water, what is it called
and where can I get it?
Kellogg's protein water mix from Hy-Vee in the Health Market
section, there is also a South Beach mix as well. Strawberry-Banana
is really good.
The Ashley Judd movie Double Jeopardy got
me thinking. If you get convicted of a murder and you serve your
time. If they find that the person faked their death can you kill
that person since you've already done the time for it?
You can kill them but you WILL be tried for it, the movie kind
of takes the Double Jeopardy out of context. Double jeopardy only
applies to a single set of facts (a single incident). Just as
it would be two separate offenses (and two separate permissible
prosecutions) to steal from someone on two separate occasions,
so it would be two separate offenses to murder someone twice.
Whatever happened to Corkie from Life Goes
He now tours in a folk band called the Chris
March 21, 2008
What are the colored squares or diamonds
on semi trailers? What does each one mean?
The are hazardous chemical signs, if there is an accident then
the hazmat team will know what is in the truck just by looking
at the placards. There are quite a few of them but the main solid
Red: Flammable Gases
Green: Non-Flammable Gases
White: Poison Gases
Full list here: http://www.fau.edu/divdept/envhs/DOT.html
What happened to Vinnie on Orange County
Choppers? Why did he leave?
We think that Vinnie is getting his own show coming up soon.
Vinnie has V-force customs along with Cody Connelly
I have a new washer and dryer. It has adhesive
on the washer plexi-glas window from the sticker. My husband used
Goof Off to remove it and now it looks all hazy and scratched.
Is there anything that I can use to buff it out?
There is something that is used to clean the headlights on cars
that might be used.
Novus can be used on lexan windows.
plexus spray fills in the tiny scratches for a smooth finish
Mother's car products for buffing
There is an aquarium
product for polishing tanks that you can use:
I also have an adhesive problem, I got a
new windshield and they put tape on the paint, how do I remove
the adhesive without damaging the paint?
Goo Gone will work (the orange cleaner), don't use Goof Off though
because that is a paint thinner!
I want to get a new flatcreen TV, what should
I get LCD or plasma?
There are pros and cons to each type of TV:
Plasma can show a truer black
Plasmas have a better viewing angles than LCDs
LCDs consume less power than plasma screens (up to 30%)
LCDs have a longer lifespan than plasma screens
This article explains a bit more in detail: http://www.cnet.com.au/tvs/0,239035250,240036500,00.htm
Why do the screens on old TV's kind of glow
for a while after you turn them off?
Phosphorus is what causes the glow on the old tube TVs. The TV
will glow either if you turn it of in a room with the lights off
or if the TV was not turned on but in a well lit room and then
you turn the lights off. It will glow for a while and gradually
I am engaged to be married in the fall but
I just received orders that I have to go to Iraq in a few months.
I need to know what I can do to speed it up. I need to find a
place in the next couple weeks where we can have a reception hall
hopefully by April 5th.
The Lodge in Bettendorf for the ceremony and reception
Check with the VFW
Hills in Bettendorf has a chapel and reception hall
I have like 300 albums that I want to transfer
to CD, what is the best way to do this?
You can get a turntable that will plug directly into your computer
and has it's own software that will save your album.
$100 bucks used to get you one on QVC
Edge sells one
There are also companies out there that you can send your records
to and they will transfer them all for you.
March 14, 2008
You guys have been to so many concerts.
Who was the nicest backstage and who was a jerk?
Cheap Trick - Robin Xander did want to talk to anyone
Steven Tyler tried to pick up Bill's wife
Bruce Hornsby was the nicest person I met, great conversation
Greg - Brother Kane - really cool backstage, just hung out for
quite a while like old friends
Beth - Tim McGraw was so nice, took time to remember names, took
Vince Gill also great
Kenny Chesner was a big jerk
REO was awesome, really nice Kevin Cronan's mom & dad were
with him on the tour bus
Last week I was at a party, my wife wasn't
there but she knew what I did while I was there and I asked her
how and she answered "Savoir Faire is everywhere!" I
don't really care how she knew but now I'm really wondering what
the "Savoir Faire is everywhere" line is from?
It's from the old cartoon Klondike Cat, Savoir Faire was the
mouse (with a French accent) and and his catch phrase was "Savoir
Faire is everywhere!"
I recently got some new jeans and have only
worn them a few times. After the last time I washed and dryed
them I found found a stain. It's already been set so is there
anything I can use to remove the stain? It's like grease or oil.
A few things to try are:
Dawn Dishwashing liquid
Resolve Foaming Carpet Cleaner
Dwyer, you mentioned a bad experience with
For a birthday present a co-worker got me tickets for the concert
and backstage. I got to see them play, 2 hours it was awesome.
I was backstage waiting to meet Gregg Allman with my wife, so
excited so he comes out of this backstage area to have a cigarette
so I go over to him and pour out my heart about his musical accomplishments
and after I'm done he just kind of stares at me and says "ah...
that's great but I don't even know you, I think I know that guy
though" points at someone across the room and just walks
I was watching this movie and someone in
it was killed and they said something about that now you've opened
Pandora's Box. I've heard this a couple times before but I just
don't know what it means.
It's part of Greek Mythology and basically it means that you
have unleased all kinds of evil. A detailed description of the
myth is here: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/p/pandora.html
How much is that Penthouse magaine with
Vanessa Williams worth?
It's worth a lot but you CAN NOT sell it! The Penthouse Pet for
that month is Traci Lords and she was 17 years old so it's considered
child porn and is illegal to sell.
What type of vacuum did that kid with the
huge vacuum collection say his favorite vacuum was?
Riccar was the brand. A model that he mentions is the Brilliance:
March 7, 2008
The other week you had played David Bowie's
Changes but it was all the candidates saying change or something.
What was that from?
It was a montage that was made and you can find it on YouTube:
You had a car that went like 240 mph in
a video, what kind of a car was it?
A Bugatti and we still have it on our site: http://www.2dorks.com/video/20070615-bugatti.shtml
The stereo in my car lists the name and
artist of the song playing but only on certain stations. What
is this and why do some have it and some don't?
It's a certain extra broadcasting that some stations put out
but only certain stereos can receive it. Our station does not
How many gallons are in a full sized keg?
15.5 gallons in a keg
How do you shut of the door chime in a 1999
Suburban? It's driving me nuts!
Check underneath the dash to the right of the steering column
and above your gas pedal, there is a little module up there that
you can unplug.
What would be worth more money 50 pounds
of quarters or 50 pounds of dimes?
Trick question, they are both almost exactly $1,000 each. A quarter
weighs 2.5 times as much as a dime and since the value is also
2.5 times as much, 50 pounds of either is the same amount.
I am watching the weather channel and it
has those weekend getaway listings and one shows Seven Oaks Iowa.
I looked all over the map and can't figure out where this town
It's not a town, it's actually a ski resort in Boone which is
near Ames, IA
When does the new season of Rescue Me on
FX start again?
They are starting filming right now and most likely new episodes
will start airring July 1st, 2008. This could change though so
What is the theme song for the Greatest
American Hero show from the 80's?
Believe It Or Not, performed by Joey Scarbury
Watch the intro on YouTube http://youtube.com/watch?v=e9Q3orQhEcA
February 29, 2008
A question for Corpsman Dave, how would
someone locate a retired vet?
has a unit page that you can search
If you are not looking for a specific vet try your local VFW?
There is a book on Amazon "How
to locate anyone who is or has been in the military"
Do you know where you are jumping in the
River for the eDive today?
3624 46th Ave in Rock Island
I have been wondering why it is you can go to a grocery store
and buy separate boxes of plastic spoons and forks but the only
way to get plastic knives is to buy the set of forks, spoons,
You can get knives by themselves. Some grocery stores don't carry
the knives by themselves but if you stop by TPC or a party supply
store they will have the knives in their own packages.
Where can I get a statue of the Blue Brother's
sitting on a bench?
Z Statue has them at just over $1,000 for the pair:
What is the name of the cold medicine that
Bill always talks about and where do you get it?
Emergen-C and Zicam are what he takes the most you have to take
them right when you very first start feeling sick for them to
work. They are sold pretty much everywhere.
I am a senior this year and I want to hear
some ideas of other pranks that have been pulled.
The best one we know of is a group of kids that disassembled
an entire car and then re-assembled it inside the teachers' lounge.
Get 27 chickens and number them 1-30 but leave out a few numbers
in between and release them inside the school. They will round
them up and see the numbers and be searching for the missing numbers
the rest of the day.
Each day at lunch take a piece of silverware home with you. On
the last day of school bring it all back in and dump them in the
Roundup is not recommended, you may end up having to pay fines
and re-sod the field!
Go to www.prankified.com
for more ideas
Earlier in the week we heard you talking
about cleaning your flatscreen TV or laptop. What ended up to
be the best way?
First read your owners manual for any cleaning instructions.
3M makes Scotchbright cleaning clothes that you can use but if
you want to save some money and use what you have at home here
is something to clean your LCD screen:
In a small mist bottle mix a 50/50 solution of Isopropyl alcohol
and distilled water (NOT tap water). Spray the mist onto a clean
soft piece of cotton (part of an old t-shirt works fine) and then
wipe your screen (turn it off first) down gently from top to bottom.
Let dry for a few minutes before turning on the screen again and
you're good to go!
I was wondering why snow is white? When
you freeze water it is clear so why does it turn white when it
falls as snow?
Basically the crystals in the snow reflect the sun's light which
is white so the snow looks white. Here are a couple pages that
explain it in detail:
You were talking about cold medicine and
it got me thinking about the Simpsons and the Flaming Moe drink.
What are the ingredients to make that?
1 oz Brandy
1/2 oz Blackberry Liqueur
1 oz Creme de Menthe
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Sloe Gin
2 tbsp Grape Cough Syrup
February 15, 2008
Why do most TV talk show hosts use light
blue colored note cards or paper for their on-camera notes?
Light blue is the least noticable, white reflects too much light
and also messes with the white balance on the cameras
Since you guys have recently had the chance
to fire some weapons, I was wondering that if you were in that
lecture hall at NIU and were carrying a concealed weapon, would
you (could you) have minimized what this person did. I know this
is a little deep for your show, but after reading some of the
comments after some of the online stories, the old debate about
gun control is taking center stage again. I would like to think
that if I were in that situation and had the oppurtunity to do
something, I would.
Based on our recent chance to use those exact firearms there
is proof that neither of us would have been able to aim well enought
to do much good. We might have been a good distraction though!
I lost a filling and can't get into the
dentist right away but it hurts!! Is there anything I can put
in it to stop the pain until I can get it refilled?
DentTemp is a filler that is sold in the toothpaste aisle for
about $4. It will fill temporarily to help ease the pain and the
dentist can stll remove it when you go in.
What is Mr. Miyagi's first name?
His full name is Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
Where online can I watch old fights? I try
to watch them all but I've missed a couple and woud like to see
them. I don't have the internet.
Well, the internet is going to be your best bet. You could go
to the library and use the free internet there or go to a friends
Is it true that a lawyer can only deal
with the executors of a will and not the heirs even if they are
mentioned in the will. Can heirs contact the lawyer for the estate?
It's been over a year and the executor is saying that the lawyer
is not getting back to them.
Well, we're not professionals but for something like this you
probably need to get your own lawyer and have that lawyer contact
the lawyer for the estate.
February 8, 2008
How do they change the numbers on the PowerBall
Some of them are digital and can be changed by remote, others
still have to be changed manually.
Can you get your braces locked if two people
with braces kiss? They show it in funny movies and stuff but can
it actually happen?
Yes, you can get hooked together but you usually don't get as
stuck as in the movies.
Where in the US can you ride in a fighter
jet and how much would it cost?
USA has a Chicago location
Adventures is in Florida if you're gonna be down south
I am trying to clean some kitchen chairs,
they are upholstered chairs from a hotel. I've tried several things
so far but nothing is getting the stains out.
Spot Shot (blue & orange can), use carefully though, don't
leave on too long
Resolve (carpet cleaner) also works well, rinse very good with
Car detail shops use OxyClean with super hot water, you could
try that or you could just take them to a detail shop if they
are good chairs and worth putting out some money to get them clean.
Car washes like Water Park that have a detail shop would be someplace
You were talking to the Duct Tape Guys this
morning and you said something about putting duct tape on warts
to get rid of them.
We've never actually done it but there have been stories about
When Bill was a kid his mom crushed Asprin and mixed it with Castor
Oil, then applied it to the wart and covered it with a bandaid.
This worked but you have to do it everyday.
I heard you mention that Bon Jovi and Daughtry
will be in a concert together coming up soon, when is it?
It will be April 20th in Des Moines at the Wells Fargo Arena.
I went to the Iowa Wisconsin game and I
was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about that huge
light that flashes at random times during the game.
The official photographer for the game is connected to a giant
strobe so each time he takes a shot the light flashes over the
Last week on House MD at the end of the
show they played Honky Tonk Woman, it was an old blues version
though, who was it by?
Taj Mahal did the Rolling Stones cover that was played on House
MD, you can listen
to it on YouTube.
How close do you have to be to a bullet
to hear the whiz as it passes by?
Very close, you've got to be within about 6 feet to hear it.
Why aren't all power lines buried underground?
We live out away from town and we lose power everytime there is
Costs involved in repair is higher for buried lines and transformers
only last about half the time if buried.
Is there a hotel in the Peoria area that
is similar to the Grand Harbor Resort which is in Dubuque?
No one could tell us about any directly in Peoria but here are
a couple that are in Illinois:
Grand Bear Lodge is in Utica, IL (Starved Rock)
Key in Rockford and Chicago
Did Beth have her videos done by that guy
in Cedar Rapids over Christmas? If so, how did they turn out?
She took them to someone local to who said they could do it by
Christmas and they STILL have them. Maybe she'll have them in
time for her dad's birthday in April....
February 1, 2008
My ex-boyfriend bought me an iPod while
we are dating and now since we broke up I don't have access to
my files which were on his computer. How do I get access to all
my songs and my account?
When you setup your iPod on your computer be sure to set it to
manually synchronize. If you have it set to auto-synch it will
remove them from your iPod since they aren't in your library yet.
When you setup your iTunes (if you have the username and password
for your old account) it will ask you if you want to transfer
your information to the new computer. It should transfer everything
into your library from your account.
If you want to back up the files on your iPod before your try
the set up you can use a program calledPod
Player to extract your songs from your iPod
I was thinking about going over to Iraq
and driving an 18 wheeler and I was wondering about Corpsman Dave's
opinion on that. They pay you some pretty good money to do it
and that's something my family could really use right now.
If the extra money is worth your life then go for it. They don't
give you the money up front so be sure your family is going to
be able to live without a paycheck for a little while. Also, make
totally sure that your family gets the money if you were to die
while over there. Read over any and all paperwork carefully.
January 25, 2008
Could you ask Corpsman Dave if it's true
that during basic training he only gets a total of 5 rounds of
ammo for the entire basic training to use with a M16. (Because
of budget constraints) That's what I heard about the Navy, anyway.
They gave him a week's training on M16's and he got about 10
What is the tax break they've been talking
Single if you make $75,000 or less you get $600
Married if you make $150,000 or less you get $1,200
You get $300 for each child
Check are expected to be sent out in May and June of this year.
Do you have to pay taxes next year on the
tax break they are giving us this year?
You'll probably have to declare it as income next year. Still
it's free money.
The roads in town are concrete but with
pot holes why do they fill them with asphalt?
Winter answer: It's warm when they patch it and it bonds as it
Summer answer: It's just cheaper
It is done to bond the surface of the road so that water doesn't
get under the cement. Concrete takes approximately 28 days to
dry completely. There is a product (much more expensive and not
used for small patches) that will dry within 5 hours and it is
used in large area like if a water main breaks one day, the road
gets torn up and then the next day the road is fixed and open.
I'm trying to download music and I was
wondering if there is any sites out there that are still free?
We got a lot of suggestions from listeners all listed below.
First off be sure you have anti-virus software installed and that
you scan downloaded items before playing/watching them.
(site based in Sweden, were pirated music is legal)
December 14, 2007
I live in west central IL and every time
I try to pick up your statio I get a Christian station kind of
mixed in. What kind of an antenae booster can I get?
A Dipole antenae for about $2 at Radio Shack should boost it.
Or get a cheap transistor radio and use bateries instead of plugging
A couple weeks ago you were talking about
all the football teams wearing 21 on their helemts now the NE
Patriots had 91 on their helmets what is that?
The Patriots are wearing circular stickers on the backs of their
helmets with the number 91 on them, in honor of their teammate,
the late Marquise Hill.
Beth needs to transfer some old 8 mm film
to DVD for Christmas and it needs to be done quick, help!
Mike at Pro Video in Cedar Rapids IA 319-368-7779
December 7, 2007
Why do they put a deposit on pop but not
Who sings that parody Christmas song Walking
'round in Women's Underwear?
Bob Rivers "Twisted Christmas"
Will Mark Perry of Iowa be allowed to wrestle
He is officially out! The reason why he has to stay out is that
his penalty was to miss the next meet, the previous meet got postponed.
How long would it take for a school of Piranhas
to strip a cow to the bone?
Most of what they eat is other fish's fins. It would take a huge
school of them to strip a cow...
I have a new car with a navigation system
and there is no way to chagne the time (2006 Chrysler 300 C) since
daylight savings I have been an hour off. Any ideas?
Reselect the time zone and it should reset to the correct time.
I am going to Mexico to be in a wedding
soon. Is there anything I need to know about what I can take?
Especially liquids, what's the rule on those?
This page shows the latest info on what you can take: www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/prohibited_and_permitted_items_10-24-07.pdf
My boss has a Japanese flag from world war
II with Japanese writing on it, where would you go to get that
Try any local university or college where they teach Japanese
and they should be able to translate it for you. Or online try
You always hear that you are supposed to
drink 8-glasses of water per day. How come if you drink too much
water you can die from it?
If you drink too much water too fast you can get water intoxication
and hyponatremia. It throws off the balance and screws up your
cells, swelling of brain tissues can cause seizures, coma and
ultimately death unless things are put back in balance quickly.
When the cops do a marjiuana bust what do
they do with all of the lights and all of that stuff that was
They auction off some of it, that can be used again for non-illegal
In several of his movies Don Knotts says
"Why don't you run up an alley and holler fish!" What
does this mean?
It's an insult. According to a couple websites it t either means
"hush up" or that you are so dumb you could only be
good at selling fish in an alley.
In the movie National Lampoon's Christmas vacation what is the
gift that Clark leaves for his boss?
Coffee mug shaped like a boot? That's the best answer we got...
November 16, 2007
What happens to all the road kill after
they scrape it off the road?
It is either incinerated/cremated or taken to rendering plants.
A flag that is folded up during a funeral
ceremony for a veteran and given to the family is it wrong to
use that flag to fly for the 4th of July and then refold it.
They have the right to do anything they want with it and flying
it in respect of the fallen veteran is a nice tribute.
Why do the oil companies charge 9/10 of
a penny on each gallon of gas?
Basically they are making it cost as much as they can without
going to the next cent. Doesn't seem like much but it can add
up. Say gas is $3.02 & 9/10 and you buy a gallon, do you think
you are going to pay $3.02? Nope, since you can't pay with 10ths
of a cent it gets rounded up to the closest cent and you are charged
My husband's iPod went through the washing
machine. I found a site on the internet that says it can dry out
but it's been a month and we still can't it to turn on.
It's probably toast, you might be able to send it in to Apple
but I would call them first. A listener said to put it in a bag
with rice overnight and the rice will absorb the water, worked
for her but if it's already been a month you are probably out
How come in some branches of the military
they wear the flag patch on the right arm and some on the left
Army is on the right arm, NASA and coastguard have it on the
Why are all the car dealerships closed
on Sunday, I mean you can look but you can't buy a car?
It is a Blue Law, more infor here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_law
Is there any place that will come and put
up my Christmas lights?
Kelly's Complete Home and Lawn Service in Davenport, IA 563-570-0703,
other garden centers probably offer the same service.
Why are the roofs of school buses painted
white now instead of yellow?
White is the most reflective color therefore the least hot in
Can dogs get aids?
I have a 1997 Dodge Ram, can I burn E85
in it? Or is there a way to convert it to.
No, the motor has to be designed for it.
You said on the air that Beth got a brand
new car, what kind is it?
2008 Altima Coupe 2-door
We are going to Vegas, where can we go for
some "adult excitement"?
There is a club called The Beach, normal in the evening but by
the wee hours pretty much everyone is naked.
Anotehr suggestion is to go to The Schoolhouse and ask for "Peaches".
Dirty Lady Ranch 80 miles north of Vegas if you're into that
has some links too.
You guys are always joking about Judge
Judy peeing on stuff, what started all of that?
It all started when we were reading the list of TV's Top Money
Earners and Judge Judy was #8 on the list. We talked about how
she has written a number of book and makes money from that as
well as TV and that one of her books is titled "Don't Pee
On My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining". All fine and innocent
banter right? But the same day we were also talking about Michael
Douglas being stung by a jellyfish on vacation and having his
5-year of son pee on his back where he got stung so of course
later in the morning we were talking about a problem and a listener
e-mailed and said we should have Judge Judy pee on it!
October 19, 2007
If you are driving and get pulled over
and are drinking a non-alcoholic beer can you get a ticket for
DUI or open container?
Yes, there is still a small amount of alcohol in NA beer (minors
can't buy it) so you can get a ticket for open container.
When is the Sonic on Elmore opening?
The sign out front says "Open Monday 2pm" at 4740 Elmore
Avenue in Davenport. There is already one open by the Walmart
in west Davenport at 3345 West Kimberly. There will also be one
coming soon in Moline on Avenue of the Cities.
I have a situation that has really got me
fired up & want to find out more information about it. I work
with a girl that has a serious shopping/spending addiction and
she has told many employees that her plan is to max out all of
her credit cards & then file for bankruptcy. Now, this truly
ticks me off and I am wondering if she can really do this because
I thought it was much harder to file bankruptcy because of laws
changing. So, my first question is; is it possible for her to
do this ALSO is there a way to “turn her in” because
this is breaking the law, right? If she gets away with this I
may lose my mind, this has really got me riled up!!
The credit card part is fraud and purchasing all the items without
intent to pay for them is considered theft and is pre-meditated.
Over in Britain do the mail delivery people
sit on the opposite side of their vehicle (left side)?
Yes they do!
What is Elton John's song Benny and the
Jets about? Also who is Mandy in the song Mandy by Barry Manilow?
Benny and the Jets is a fictious rock band. Mandy is a dog.
What did Girls Gone Wild guy Joe Francis
do to get life in prison?
He's not in for life. He's in for tax evasion awaiting charges.
If you have a white tire on your bike and
you skid does it leave a mark?
It won't be black like a regular skid mark more like a dirty
white smudge if anything at all.
Short story: I smashed my friend's windshield
and I need to know how do I take the windshield out and replace
it? Long story: I saw two bugs doing it on my firend's windshield
and I thought they should get a room so I smashed them with my
Our best idea is to get it done professionally. If you rreally
want to give it a go yourself you need to use a piano wire. You
have to go around the whole gasket to release the windshield.
The hard part is to get it completely sealed when you get the
new windshield in so that it doesn't leak.
I live in Illinois, my daughter moved to
Iowa over the summer so that she could gain residancy staus to
get lower tuition?
Iowa admissions states that a student who moved to Iowa may be
eligible after 12 consecutive months.
I am trying to open a meat locker with my
father. Who can we talk to about writing a business plan to give
to the bank?
There are some great books by Matthew Lesko, I wouldn't recommend
buying them but maybe borrow them from the library. Call the Iowa
Department of Economic Development at 1-800-532-1216. There is
also a group called SCORE on both sides of the river that can
help you in opening a small business.
My young daughter has recently started having nightmares. She
also has an imaginary friend called Shadow who she plays with
during the day but she'll wake up at night and say that Shadow
hurt her. What should I do?
is a good resource to check out and you should really check with
your pediatrician as well. A caller said his son's doctor said
Let the child fall asleep and after about 2 hours wake them up
completely and then let them go back to sleep.
On the new show Carpoolers there is a black
character who I swear is the same guy who played Steve Urkel,
is it him?
Nope, it's Jerry Minor but they do look similar. Jaleel White
played Steve Urkel.
How do you get permant ink off of vinyl
Baby wipes should do the trick, if not use Goo Gone. Mr. Clean
Magic Eraser also might do the trick.
I was wondering what is the easiest way
Use pre-pasted wallpaper with a small repetitive pattern.
I work for a corporation. They are fairly
strict about e-mails and what we "browse" on the internet.
We get 60 minutes a day to check stuff out. My first week here
I tried pulling up your website and this is what it says:
Access to this web page is restricted at this time.
Reason: The Internet category "Tasteless"
Try going to www.twodorks.com
Are you guys having the wiener dog races
Yes! We will be doing this with the QC Flames and with the Rough
Riders in Cedar Rapids at an upcoming game near you!
September 28, 2007
How do you get cat pee out
of the uphostery of your vehicle? My cat was in the carrier and
it leaked outside of it right onto the seat.
We have a number of recommendations: Unrine
Off, Odoban, Nature's Miracle, clean it with lemon juice and
last get it steam cleaned
So, back to last week about the oil changes.
Do you go by the sticker that is put in your car? Or follow the
electronic one in the car that says you still have more oil life
left? Example was that according to the oil sticker, I have approximately
600 miles left on the oil change. My car says I still have 68%
oil life left before an oil change. I have always gone with the
3000 miles, but would like to know what others say!
If you have a newer car that's under warrenty it's best to follow
what the electrontic one says and take it in when it says that
it's time. With older cars generally 3,000 miles is a good rule
Do you know when Van Halen is coming to
Oct 16 & 18 they will be in Chicago (All State Arena 16th,
United Center 18th)
How do you get fingernail polish out of
Three things to try: Spot Shot, Goo Gone or Opps! If your carpet
is dark you may want to try these in area that doesn't show (like
under a piece of furniture) to make sure it won't lighted the
carpet. Be sure to have a spary bottle of water or a wet rag to
rinse the carept after cleaning.
Every time I get a hangover my legs hurt
all the next day, why?
Alcohol will deplete you body of needed vitamins and nutrients.
Try some vitamin B6 or B12, drink lots of water and taking Pamperin
or Midol (seriously) will help.
Whatever happened to Klinger, why isn't
he on the show anymore?
He still helps out the show at times fo events but doesn't work
for the station any longer.
Beth, you're health nut. Can you tell me
what brand is the healthiest butter to buy?
No butter is the healthiest choice.
This may not be very PC but I was wondering
if midget babies are the same size as normal babies? I have seen
adults but never babies or children and just wondered about it.
They are normal sized until at least 6 months until up to about
2 years when their growth slows down.
I would like to know the proper way to store
record albums. I have some nice ones and I would like to keep
them in the best condition possible.
First take the plastic wrapper off (it can hold moisture). Don't
stack them, as that can leave impressions in the cardboard. Store
side-by-side, straight up and down. If they're already warped
you may want to check out this link:
Why is Cedar Rapids called the City of 5
It's for the traditional four seasons and a "fifth season"
is "a time to enjoy" the other four. The symbol of the
five seasons is the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in downtown
I have an old album by the Masked Maraudersfrom
1969, I've looked all over but there is no information on the
cover.... who was in the band?
It was supposed to be a supergroup made up of Bob Dylan, Mick
Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. In reality
it was a group of Berkley studio musicians. Snopes
has more information.
September 21, 2007
If I set my cruise control
to 75 will I really have gone 75 miles within an hour?
If not exctly 75 miles you'll be pretty darn close. There are
a few factors that will affect the actual such as tire pressure,
hills and valleys.
I have a question about AM radio waves,
why does the radio always cut out if you go under a bridge or
beneath an overpass?
They are a different frequency length that is blocked by solid
Are there any sites that list songs that
are used in TV shows?
Where is the cheapest place to get your
oil changed in the area?
We had a lot of listeners call in but the cheapest ended up being
the $8.99 oil change at Maple Leaf in Geneseo
I was wondering if when you sell your house
if you have to disclose that you have spirits there. And I mean
ghosts, not alcohol.
No you do not have to.
Can I sue a collection agency that is trying
to collect money from me on a credit card that has been settled
and cancelled for 3.5 years?
Check with a lawyer as they will be able to tell you for free
or they may take your case.
How come you can't run cars off of propane?
They actually can, some buses run off of it. You can get a conversion
kit for your car. The hard part is finding a place that you can
fill your car with it.
September 14, 2007
I know you guys are world
class travellers... so what would be your fFavorite drink on a
Try a Very Dangerous (vodka, tequila, gin, rum, cranberry) or
a Miami Vice (vodka, Pina Colada Mix, Daiquiri Mix)
Is there a law in Illinois about wearing
Not yet, but there has been alot of debate lately on this.
Why do black olives come in tin cans and
green olives come in glass jars?
Black olives, technically known as black ripe olives, come in
a can because we actually cook them in the can. Olives go in,
a brine or juice is added, cans are sealed and they then go into
a continuous cooker. Glass simply can't hold up to the intensity
of the cooking process. Green olives, meanwhile, are processed
differently — they're pasteurized but not cooked, then put
in jars with brine added.
Do you have any news about Dr. Demento,
I heard he was dead?
Nope, still alive! He's 66 years old.
Speaking of Dr. Demento who sang that Fish
It was Barnes & Barnes
Football quarterbacks, why do they have
the dot on their helmets?
The dot marks the ONLY helmet on the field with communications.
There is a barge with big white tank, what
the heck is in the tank? They even made a road out to it.
Several callers/e-mailers say it's a fueling station / potable
How old is Ozzy Osbourne? I heard that he
always says that he is like 6 years older than he actually is.
Ozzy was born in 1948.
We are going house hunting this weekend.
Do you have any pointers for things to look for?
Check the basement for water damage. Look at ceilings for stains.
Find out when the roof, furnace, air conditioning unit, etc were
replaced. Check out the neighbors and the area (barking dogs).
Put an offer on it but make the offer pending a whole house inspection
September 7, 2007
There are certain songs that
my iPod won't play. It just skips right over. I can see it and
listen to it on iTunes through my computer but on my iPod it is
there and it just skips it.
Yes, I have had this happen. If the song is pirated it wll probably
not recognize it. Also, make sure the song is checked. Also you
may have moved it on your computer and the file path won't be
Since you already have streaming audio over
the internet, could you not set up a web cam and have streaming
video. Your listeners would enjoy seeing how well you're dressed
each day. Especially Dwyer, who is recognized as a fashion trend
It's a bit expensive to have streaming audio and streaming video
would take up even more space/bandwith plus it's just us sitting
here with a stack of paper and our computers so after about 3
minutes you'd be bored.
Whatever happened to Ralph who used to work
on the show?
He's married and they have two kids now. He used to manage an
electronics store but we think he now works for the yellow pages
or one of those directories.
What song plays on the baby grand piano
at the House On The Rock?
Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Does it still take a long time to get
Yes! Apply early as they still seem to have quite a backlog.
If you pay the postal service you can pay at the post office to
expedite it, a listener just got his back in a week and a half.
I have some baseball sets from McDonald's
that they put out a couple years ago. I was wondering if they
have any value. It was everytime that Mark McGuire made a record
they offered them.
Check eBay to see if anyone is buying them. Dwyer said the autographed
balls are going for about $7 right now.
I was wondering if there is anyplace that
still sells soda in glass bottles? I mean like Coke or Pepsi not
the little know brands.
Mexican store sometimes sell Pepsi and Coke in glass bottle but
it's from Mexico so there will be a bit of a different taste.
Try these sites:
August 31, 2007
Did that guy in the motorhome
who was looking for his lost cat ever find it?
Not that we know of. According to the news he has gone home.
How do you clean a canvas boat cover?
Here is an article that shouldl help you get it clean:
What was the TV back in the 80's that starred
Ernie Reyes Jr.?
It was Sidekicks (1986) and it ran for only one season.
I was driving home yesterday from Amboy,
IL to Morrison, IL and on route 30 from highway 52 west towards
I-88 I was behind a wide load that had to be 100 to 120 ft long.
I bet the truck and trailer had about 12-16 axles it had a blocker
truck ahead and behind it. We stopped at every bridge so that
only this truck would be on the bridge. I did get a chance to
drive by it as it sat on the on ramp to I-88 heading westbound.
The item that was on the trailer looked like a tank, but with
no gun, tracks, or canopy. I have no idea what it was. Can you
It was the top of a cooling tower that's going to southern Illinois.
A listener actually stopped and talked to the trucker when he
I need some movie recommendations for the
long weekend, do you guys have any favorites?
Bill - This Is Spinal Tap
Greg - The Saw series
Beth - Bourne movies
Sultan - Bubba Ho-tep or The Last Dragon
I have a question about the Turkey River.
I was wondering what are those floating numbers in the water?
You see them every so often but they are only visible when you
are in the water.
Michaels thinks they may be like the mile markers you see on
the highway so that you can reference them if you get in trouble.
This page may be a bit more helpful though: http://www.lcra.org/water/safety/boating/markers.html
I was told that if a major league pitcher
throws a no-hitter they are automaticaly entered into the hall
You have to be voted into the hall of fame by your peers, you
don't just get in automatically. No matter what you accomplish
on the field you still have to be voted in. If you throw a perfect
game, you actually do get into the hall of fame. You are not technically
voted in but your name goes on the list of perfect games.
Why do I get a pack of hot dogs in a pack
of 10 and then they only sell buns in a bag of 8?
For buns it is mostly because bakers prefer dozens or mulitples
of three and four. Hot dogs are normally sold in a 16 ounce package
which equals 10 normal dogs OR 8 jumbo dogs.
I was wondering, how hard is it to be a
DJ? It sounds like you guys have a blast everyday. Do you have
to have a lot of experience or schooling to be a DJ?
Days like today... a chimp could do our job. 90% of the time,
you're right...it's a blast. Other days, it's a struggle: no callers,
no funny news stories, guests cancel, equipment breaks, etc. and
we still have to try to have fun. But, we did go to college and
have been doing this for almost 20 years. It helps that we were
trouble makers all our lives, too!
I was wondering if there is something in
keg beer that causes headaches. My friend and I have a running
argument about this 'cause it seems like you can drink the same
amount of keg beer as bottle/can beer and you wake up with a headache.
We talked about this several years ago but we must have been
drunk at the time 'cause we can't remember. Listeners have a couple
ideas, one called in and told us that it's the CO2 from the keg.
Another listener says that keg beer is not pasturized like the
bottled beer. The bottled beer is pasteurized to increase shelf
life for the beer. The gates aren't big enough to pasteurize the
kegs which is also why they have a shorter shelf life.
August 24, 2007
What is the restuarant that
you guys always go to up near Chicago?
Jim & Pete's in Elmwood Park
Where near there can I find a good cannolli? I NEED a decent Italian
Turano's in Chicago (Berwyn) www.turanobakery.com
Locally try: Antonella's Ristorante & Pizza 112 W 3rd St,
What is the pizza joint in Chicogo where
you can draw on the walls?
Geno's East Pizza
162 E Superior St, Chicago, IL
Why is it illegal to kill bats?
It's more to actually protect you than the bats, they carry disease
a lot of disease and in trying to catch or kill one yourself you
have a much better chance of getting bit or scratched than having
a professsional do it. Which leads us to our next question...
Another listener wrote in that they are
getting bats in their house. They have gotten 3 so far this summer.
How do you get rid of them, is there a trap or a repellent of
There are licensed professionals that will bat proof your house,
or trap them. Bats can get in through a hole that's about 3/8,
as long as they can fit their head in then they can fit the rest
of their body.
Does the character on the Simpson's who
has the comic book store have an actual name? Not the person who
does the voice, but the actual character name on the show.
Jeff Albertson is the name of "Comic Book Guy" who
is voiced by Hank Azaria.
I'm helping with a wedding in 2 weeks and
they are doing a bit of a semi theme... the groom is a trucker
and they are leaving the church in his semi, anyway can you think
of a "trucker" song that could be playing in the background
while the DJ /Band announces the wedding party at the start of
the reception?? Thanks for any suggestions!
Eastbound and Down - Jerry Reed
Convoy - CW McCall
King of the Road - Roger Miller
18 Wheels on a Big Rig - Trout Fishing In America
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Trucker Hat - Bowling For Soup
Driving My Life Away - Eddie Rabbit
6 Days On The Road - Dave Dudley / Sawyer Brown
Truck Driving Man - Dave Dudley
Theme Song to BJ & The Bear
Truckin' - The Grateful Dead
Space Truckin' - Deep Purple
I am trying to find out the name of a movie
I remember watching when I was younger. It was about a young boy
that ran away from home with his pet raccoon and he ends up living
out in the woods near a pond in a hallow tree. I remember the
boy ends up building a chimney out of clay that he gathered. The
boy would also frequent the library and read up on survival tips
and ends up catching and training a Perigan Falcon to help him
get food. I remember he befriends the librarian and another man
he met in the woods. Any ideas on what the movie is and if its
available on DVD?
Beth had this movie when she was a kid, it's called My Side Of
The Mountain. The DVD costs $10 on Amazon.
August 17, 2007
Why do they call ears of corn
"ears" of corn?
"Ear" in the context of corn goes all the way back
to Gothic ahs (which had the same meaning as Latin acus) 'husk
of corn'. It has meant, in Old English since c. 800, 'a spike
or head of corn, wheat, etc.'. It is the part of this cereal plant
which contains the flowers, grains, or seeds. Since 1622, "ear"
has also meant 'a head of maize'. There is no connection to "ear"
as the organ of hearing.
Is the One Club golf tournament you are
putting on preferred ball?
Nope, it will be preferred shot, preferred ball would take to
Why does the passenger side mirror have
the writing on it "Objects in mirror may be closer than they
appear" but the driver's side does not?
The driver's side mirror is standard, the passenger side is convex.
The different types of mirrors make up for the difference in distance
between the driver and the mirror. The convex mirror compresses
the image, so that you have a wider range of vision. The convex
mirror isn't necessary on the driver's side, because since you
are closer to that mirror, you already have that wider range of
vision with the standard mirror.
I have a picture from a magazine that I
would love to get in poster size. I took it t Kinko's and to Staple's
but they said they couldn't make a copy of it since it was a copyrighted
picture. If I take a picture of this image and take it to get
enlarged is it still copyrighted or can I get a poster made of
No, it is still the same image and it is still copyrighted. You
have to get permission in order to reproduce it in any way.
Why are manhole covers not put in the center
of the lane so that you can stradle them with your car tires?
Some are so bumpy and it drives me nuts!
They put it closer to the edge of the road so that they have
to remove the least amount of road if repairs are needed.
I paid off my house but I didn't really
get any type of paperwork or release. What am I supposed to have
to prove that I own it?
When you make your final payment on your mortgage, the bank or
company will issue a "Release of Mortgage". This gets
recorded at the County Recorder's Office, then generally returned
to the bank or mortgage company. The caller can obtain a copy
of the originally recorded deed to the property at the County
Court House where the property is located.
Will you guys ever be doing another White
Castle Slider Run?
It's on the back burner for now. The person who used to help
us with this is no longer with White Castle and there are new
Is there an age that you can legally leave
your child home alone?
You can take a babysitting class at age 10 but you can't get
your certificate until age 11.
Are you going to be affiliated with the
hockey team at the i wireless Center - even though they aren't
the Mallards anymore?
Yes, and we've confirmed that we can still shoot t-shirts into
August 3, 2007
Of all the candidates running
for the presidency, who do you guys and Beth support?
Beth - still deciding (independent)
Michaels - Mitt Romney
Dwyer - John McCain
I had Landshark Beer down at Cabo Wabo,
where locally can I get this?
Closest place that sells it is about an hour away in DePue,
Illinois. They have a locator on their site: www.landsharklager.com
I am looking for a salon or spa that does
a Brazillian bikini wax. Can any listeners suggest a good place
Paula at City Look at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids, IA
Serenity Salon & Day Spa in Moline, IL offers it in the Quad
Diane at Trends in Iowa City, IA
Helene at Judy’s Barber Styling in Bettendorf, IA (Cumberland
I have some of the Marilyn Monroe wine bottles,
any idea what they are worth and how to go about selling them?
eBay is going to be your best bet for a high price but if they
are not going very high then we'd say just hang on to them until
the prices go up
Is there a certain way to tie a toga? Help!
July 27, 2007
Where can you take part in
the old timers wrestling?
Sherrard, IL high school – check with Jeff Garrett
Where can you get a water balloon sling
Check at the same place you purchase pools – also at Ted’s
Boatarama in Rock Island, IL
What do I do on short notice for a bachelorette
Make a scavenger hunt for the girls… the list is located
on the website under recent junk – at the bottom of the
page – it is called the bachelorette scavenger hunt
How did diesel fuel get in the premium pump?
We were riding and put premium gas in but it was actually
You might want to put an ad in a local paper requesting other
people who had a similar incident in that town.
Where can I sell the toolboxes for my
You can list it on eBay or can sell it back to Snapon. Also, try
an auction house.
Why do they call an easy fly ball a can
It is an easy catch – comes from the old days when a can
of corn was knocked down off of a shelf – easy catch
Where do I get a used xbox 360?
Video games etc. is right next to Kmart and the other is right
next to Westdale Mall in cedar rapids.
July 20, 2007
Why do I keep hearing “Two
Dorks Radio Network?” I know nothing about broadcasting,
but does “Two Dorks Radio Network” mean that you are
the radio equivalent of syndicated or incorporated?
We are syndicated now since we are on in the Quad Cities and
Cedar Rapids. The Two Dorks Radio Network is a transitional element
for us so that when we go to the break on either station you are
not hearing Dwyer and Michaels two times in a row.
I am flying to Florida in a week. I should
have researched this sooner, but I get really nervous and have
a lot of anxiety about flying. Is there an over-the-counter drug
I can take to relax me or something else I can do? What about
calling my doctor for a prescription? Does Dramamine have the
calming effect? I just don't know what to do. I know I am going
to freak out when I step on that plane. It always happens. PLEASE
Beth says she also has a little anxiety about flying but she
tries to have things to do for the whole flight. Whether it is
reading, puzzle books or writing a lettter, having something to
keep busy helps you not to focus on whatever makes you nervous
during the flight. Michaels' neighbor also called in and mentioned
Rescue Remedy which is a natural product that helps to calm you.
Another suggestion is to get an anti-anxiety medication like Xanax
from your doctor.
My Grandmother used to have a Mills slot
machine and when she passed someone else in the family got it.
I want to get the same one for my mom and I want to get one like
it that is an actual antique, not a repro. Where is a reputable
place that I can contact to try to get one?
Why does corn have to be detasseled? What
does it do to the corn?
Seed corn is the type of corn that is detasseled. The detassleing
is done to sterilize the female plants so the male plants (the
non-detassled) can pollinate them. It is only done in fields that
they are planning on using for next years seed. It is not done
on corn that will be sent to the market.
June 29, 2007
Behind the new police station
in Cedar Rapids there is a huge mound of trash, what's going on?
The mound of trash is not connected in any way to the police
We are having a car wash and we wanted to
play the song Car Wash, can you tell us who sings it?
Rose Royce is the one who sings it.
Why are barns usually painted red? And also
what is that circle pattern that you see on some of them mean?
Back in the day they used rust to color the paint because it
was readily available to farmers. Wealthy farmers are said to
have died the paint with blood from recent slaughters. The circles
are a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition for luck
Why do football players wear something that
looks like tape or tight sweat bands up around the bottom of their
biceps, just above the elbow???
There is a tendon in your arm there so the band is for protection.
Have you guys seen where there is a pair
of shoes are tied together with their laces and thrown up over
a telephone wire? Does this mean something about gangs or drugs
or why do people do it?
There seem to be quite a number of ideas about what this means
and each listener had a different meaning for it as well. Here's
a couple links with all the different meanings:
June 22, 2007
Is there a special reason
for using the number 21 in the 21 gun salute?
Why can't you say the s-word on the radio?
The FCC regulates which words are *acceptable* and if we don't
follow the rules we can get fined.
What band has been together the longest
with the same original members?
U2 and Aerosmith were in the running but we think that ZZ Top
is probably the winner.
I've got a 1955 Olds that I need new floor
mats for, the all rubber ones, where should I call?
Here's a couple places to start:
Stock Interiors in South Carolina: www.stockinteriors.com
Duffy's in Cedar Rapids might have it: www.duffys.com
What is the shelf life for tap water?
For regular tap water it's about 6 months. Bottled water does
not technically have a shelf life but it is usually dated for
2 years for stock rotation. More information about water can be
found here: www.finewaters.com
When you buy gas the actual gas does not
cost as much as is listed at the pump... Where does the extra
CNN breaks it down for you in this
What are those balls for that you see on
They are in place for air planes so that they do not fly into
Where or when can I find a station for E85
fuel? There is only one station that I know of in the area so
There aren't many in the area yet but this
site will show you the locations.
Has there been any information released
on Zach De La Rochas solo album (the former Rage Against the Machine
lead singer). I heard about it shortly after they broke up, then
nothing. What is up with it?
They are back together now and the solo album never got produced.
You can find some footage on YouTube.
June 15, 2007
What is being built on the
corner of 53rd and Elmore (in front of Quad Cities Suzuki)? Is
that where the new Sonic is going?
Yes! No opening date for that one yet but there is also one going
up by the Wal-Mart on West Kimberly which will open in the middle
Who played bass in The Doors?
Where can I find old QC Mallards memorabillia?
They used to have The Mallards Nest at the Mark but that's probably
all QC Flame merch now. Our best idea would be eBay or local thrift
stores. Maybe even put a wanted ad in the paper or in the local
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how
I can establish a "quiet zone" in my small town of 500.
A train goes through my town and sounds the horn all the way through
it at all hours of the day. I lived in WI and the whole city of
La Crosse has a quiet zone established. I was wondering if anyone
in Iowa has done this or what I need do to get it started. We
already have auto crossing gates at all intersections with lights
Go to the city council and ask. Since you have the crossing gates
and lights already there should be no reason for horns to be used.
During the winter we used our fireplace
and now I have about a half garbage can full of ash. Can I use
this in my garden?
Yes you can, but use it sparingly though as it is very alkaline
(high pH) and adding large amounts to the soil can be harmful
rather than helpful. This
link has some great information. Also, depending on what type
of plants or veggies you have in your garden, be sure to check
if any of them are especially acid or alkaline loving.
I was wondering how I should go about getting
Find a local radio talk show and start calling in with good information.
Be someone who adds to the show on a regular basis (don't call
every day and become a pain though). If they like you then start
bugging the program director and maybe you can try for an internship.
Another option with the internet you can start up your own broadcast
and get a following that way.
I am repainting my house and we have wood
siding. What's the best way to repaint?
Use oil based primer but wait at least a day after you pressure
wash it so that it has time to dry properly. If you have any nicks
or chunks in the wood you can use bondo (yes, the same stuff that's
used on cars) to smooth things out.
Another caller recommended spray-on vinyl but apparently it's
not the easiest thing to accomplish.
Did they open that vault in Tulsa? Sorry
if you already talked about this, I just turned the radio on this
morning and remember today is the day you talked about several
The vault was opened today (June 15th). You can find out more
about the whole festival in Tulsa here: http://www.buriedcar.com
June 8, 2007
Is there a place in the area
that removes trees (I have 3 walnut) for free in return for keeping
all of the wood?
River City Hardwoods will (hopefully) come and buy them from
2310 Hwy. 61, Muscatine, IA (563) 263-3998
Other ideas: Put an add in the paper, or your local online Freecycle
group, many people will come and cut down the tree if they can
have the wood free for their work. Also, if they are near overhead
power lines, or if the roots are getting into the sewer then your
city or power company may remove it for free.
I had a question regarding the passport
issue I heard on the news last night. I didn't know if you two
had any information. It was about not need a passport to go to
Mexico or Canada. That they were putting a 6 month suspension
on that. Do you know anything about this? When does it start and who will qualify?
If you applied before June 8th but have not yet received your
passport you can stll cross the border (Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean
and Bermuda) through Sept 30th by air if you show photo ID and
official proof of application.
Do worms get dizzy?
We think they must not since they do not have ears and the balance
tubes in your ears are what can make you dizzy.
Why doesn’t Bill just quit your whining
about how you can’t get into myspace, and CREATE A NEW PAGE!!!
Let the old one go! Why won’t he do this? Why? I’ll
tell you – He’s LAZY! Or he just likes playing the
“computer illiterate” of the group… C’mon,
Bill says to "Mind your own BUSINESS!"
We were drinking tequila last night and
we noticed that they didn't have the calories listed. How can
we keep to our diet if we don't know the calories?
A shot of tequila is about 115 calories, a better idea is a shot
of 80 proof vodka which is only about 65 calories. Check this
site : Alcohol
What kind of plastic tubing should be used
to make mortors?
Schedule 80 PVC was recommended first but a number of people
have called to say DO NOT use PVC. The most recommended
tubes are made of cardboard. If cardboard isn't available, HDPE
(high density polyethylene) is the only plastic that should be
used. HDPE doesn't shatter into sharp pieces. It stretches and
shreds like confetti. Much less hazardous.
Cardboard and HDPE tubes are available from online pyrotechnics
supply shops: www.skylighter.com
Fiberglass tubes are also recommended.
How much is Ron Popeil's net worth?
Ron himself says in excess of $100 million
Is Beth Davis related to Matt Davis?
Nope, Davis is not her real last name and it's probably not Matt's
real last either, they just both picked easy names for their on-air
When will you be back in the Quad Cities
and when will you have another paintball outing?
We'll be back in the QCA on Friday, July 13th... as for paintball
Dwyer still has welts from the last time!
When will you have another golf tourament?
Look for it later this summer, probably in September.
June 1, 2007
How do I make copies of a
Really depends on what you want to do and how computer savvy
you are. Even if you have a DVD player and a DVD recorder hooked
up it won't let you copy a movie DVD as there is a protection
on most of them that will make the picture and audo go in if you
try to record.
If you are into computers and you have a DVD burner on your computer
then you can try DVD shrink software: www.dvdshrink.org
If you have a DVD that is a family home video type that is your
own footage then you can take it to a duplication service like
Various Video in Moline, IL (309) 797-0232
What were the two main uses for the Roman
Okay, we got a lot of answers on this one until someone e-mailed
to set us straight:
I hate to beat a dead horse but the 2 callers you had on the air
about the games in Rome should have paid more attention in class.
The games were 3 parts. Two of them involved wild beasts. The
first was a hunt, the second was to punish law breakers. The problem
was that the beasts were so scared of the large amount of people,
that the prisoners were tied to poles and draped with meat to
entice the animals. The third were executions for other criminals
and Christians with various methods of dispatching them. The Roman
Emperor Constantine banned crucification as a method for killing
Christians. There was so much blood during a single game that
they would spray perfume on the crowd. There were no intermissions
or as little downtime as possible, the games were held in order
to promote government officials or bids for emperor. So the primary
use for it was for political advancement by pleasing the populace.
There is NO evidence that the it was ever filled for naval games
EXCEPT for 2 documents where it was reported that it had been
filled. No one to this day knows how they did it, if they filled
the aqueducts underneath the platform, it would have killed all
the animals that were stored there.
Originally they showed theatric shows as well.
I really need a 1987 Kawasaki ZL 1000 motor
breakdown manual, any ideas?
Try this site: www.repairmanual.com
or give them a call 1-800-426-4214
I was wondering about Amish women, do the
shave and are they ever allowed to remove their hat?
As far as we can figure Amish Women do not shave. Amish women
do wear the small white "prayer cap" over their hair
all day (can be removed while sleeping). Bonnets are worn when
not in the home. The rules for wearing hats may differ in certain
parts of the country but what we found was that married Amish
women wear a black bonnet, single women wear white ones.
I'd like to find a place nearby (I live
in Muscatine) to take my family camping without breaking the bank.
I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations.
Pineview Cabins in Keithsburg, IL www.pineviewcabins.com
May 25, 2007
My friend is looking for an
axle for her mobile home, where can she get one?
If she just needs it moved then call Yogi's Mobile Home service
in Oxford, Iowa (319) 628-4804
Is there any place in Iowa that has a pro-wrestling
Here's two places to check out:
I need an ATV salvage yard some where in
the Tama area, any ideas?
Try Doug's 4-wheelers in Pella, Iowa
My son came home and asked us how he and
his 3 sisters got in side of me. I said that when he finds someone
he loves and they get married then they have a baby, but he said
that he already know that and he wants to know how he was made.
Now should I tell him now or wait? He's only 7 but I know that
the other kids are talking about this at school, so should I just
tell him the facts? Others say to go and get him the books that
are for his age, what do you guys think?
Books are a good idea because it will give you something to talk
about and something visual as well. Here's one for his age group:
It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families
There used to be a type of diamond black
licorice made by Heide, they were bought out by Hershey and I
think the licorice was discontinued. Is there any other licorice
This site has so much licorice there's gotta be something close:
I heard you mention something about boycotting
a propane tank company recently but I didn't hear the whole thing...
what was that about?
Blue Rhino did a survey for the best grilling towns recently
and none of our cities were on the list of 100 best cities so
Dwyer said to boycott Blue Rhino. Nothing offical or serious so
May 18, 2007
Everyday in the QC Times they
list Bankruptcies and Liens. On Tuesday this week they listed
a local company that owed Uncle Sam $4.9 MILLION dollars. My question
- how do you get that far behind in taxes? And What will happen
to this company?
No body knew the answer to this but we figure that when the IRS
showed up and asked them about this money the company president
said "It's none of your BUSINESS!!"
I have been trying to find your MySpace
page for both of you and if Beth
has one? Can you give me the links to find them?
They're all listed at the bottom on the main page but here are
the links again:
I dont remember who it was that a few weeks
ago said that his dad approached him with a budget that he wanted
him to take advantage of. It was said that it was hard but worth
it if you could stick to the budget. I need to do a budget because
I'm in need of some serious financial help. Could you either post
the budget on the web site or email back to me so I can get to
work on it? Thanks guys!
It was Bill who was talking about the *cash only* budget where
you budget out your month and instead of using your debit card
or check book you pay cash for everything. Makes you think more
each time you hand over bills instead of just swiping the plastic
each time you see something you want.
Marilyn Manson made sure his girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood became
the highest paid actress in music video history for her sex scenes
with him in new promo Heart-Shaped Glasses.
How fast can you drive over the speed limit
without getting a ticket?
The're usually not gonna bug you for a few over but watch out
more towards the end of the month or around holiday weekends.
Bill says that a State Trooper once informed him that on the interstate
"9 you're fine, 10 you're mine". A caller says that
you can get away with 5% over the limit for variations in speedometers
due to tire inflation, wind, etc.
Who has purchased a vehicle from All-American
Auto Center? I traded in my car which still had a balance on the
loan for a new car. The lot was supposed to *take care of* the
balance on the loan on my old car they've closed now and I ended
up with 2 car payments.
People are supposed to contact the DOT or the Attorney General's
a new story on it:
What's up with Dan Burrich? When are we
gonna get some sports news?
Our best answers are "None of your business!" and "he's
May 11, 2007
We have 2 children trying
to sell homes and they aren't selling. I wanted
to let them know about burying the St. Joseph statue, but can't
the details. I know a while back you had that info on your web
site, but I can't find it now. Could you please explain where
to bury, etc.
Okay, you can buy the statue at pretty much any
religious supply store. Once you have the statue you bury it in
the front yard. Bury it upside down with the statue facing the
street (or just away from the house). When the house sells you
dig up the statue up and place it in your new house. If you want
to buy one online, here are two sites to check out:
What's the one-hander thing all about? I've
heard you refer to it but I either missed the original show or
haven't seen the show it's from.
That's trucker talk for when you pass a car with
a good lookin' woman in it. Keep one hand on your shifter and...
one hand on your shifter, if you know what we mean.
When are you guys going to drop the Jjeep?
Unfortunately we are having a small liability issue
which has put the Jeep Drop on hold.
I was wondering if anyone knew what was
the deal with the truck on the
platform that is out on the Mississippi River near the I-74 bridge
towards the Bettendorf side? It has moved around, but for the
most part it's been near the middle of the river.
A company called Terracon is doing test boring in the river bottom
at the proposed locations of the piers that would support the
new I-74 bridge, if and when it's built.
Whatever happened to that radio program
called Beaker Street that was on 1090 AM years ago?
Wiki has some good information about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaker_Street
Where can you find those St. Bernard dog kegs?
eBay usually has 'em www.ebay.com
or check out these sites:
On new cars, why is there always a dot on
one of the headlights like someone just marked it with a sharpy
A caller said that her husband works in the Quad Cities for a
business that goes around to dealerships and touches up cars before
they are sold. In order to mark the cars that need to be touched
up, they will put a sticker or some type of mark on the car's
headlight. Then the guys know to fix any scratches or dents in
What's it mean when you find pink flamingos
in your front yard? I found 2 in my yard to other day and I have
no idea where they came from.
A caller said that it means that it's your turn to throw a party
for the neighbors!
I want to find out the value of some coins
I have, where can I take them?
Boyd's on Locust Street (Davenport, IA)
Days Gone By Antiques (Burlington, IA)
May 4, 2007
I am going to my first Cubs game soon so
I was wondering where is the best place to park?
Wrigley has no parking so you have to just find a lot in the
area. The neighborhoods all around have street parking but it
is permit only for the residents so you will get a hefty ticket
or get towed if you leave your car in front of someone's house.
Dwyer says most of the businesses around the area use their lots
for parking during the games but get ready to shell out $20 and
possibly wait a long time to get out of the lot after the game
if you are parked in.
Brandy went to a concert at The Metro recently and she parked
at a little lot right across from the theater for $12. Not sure
if they raise the prices for Cubs game or not but it is only like
2 blocks from Wrigley. The lot is for the little restuarant: Wrigleyville
Dog (3735 N Clark St., Chicago, IL) You can give 'em a call to
check about parking in advance (773) 296-1500.
Another option is to park at O'Hare and take the Metra in to
How much did US Cellular have to pay for
the naming rights to the US Cellular Center?
Word is that they are paying $2.1 million a year for 10 years.
In the early 80's, my dad used to buy spearmint
gum with green gel inside. The gum was square, sea foam green,
and really soft. I can't remember the name of it, I think it started
with a V, but I'm not sure. I was wondering if it was still made
and where I could buy it?
Freshen-up is still made but it could have been Chewels or Tidal
Wave but they are not produced anymore
I want to get a hockey jersey framed but
I am afraid that it's gonna cost more than the jersey, is there
any place I should go for a good deal?
Dwyer said if you want it done right it's going to cost the same
as the jersey or more. The cheap option you could do is to buy
a ready-made frame and make the jersey fit it if you don't want
a custom made one.
I got an new Victoria's Secret advertisement
showing Sexy Little Things "cheeky panties". They look
really cute but I wanted to know if Beth had any experience with
this style and if they are any good?
Yes, Beth bought a pair and they were horrible! She then bought
the knock-off of at Walmart.... much better!
April 27, 2007
The the phrase "long time caller,
first time listener" is always funny to hear but I realized
I don't know what it's from. Was it in a movie or a TV show or
where did it come from?
Someone called in one morning who really was a first time caller
and they wanted to tell us that but they were pretty nervous being
on the air and said it backwards by mistake, then the next 3 people
who called said it too to poke fun and it just stuck after that.
Okay, this is pretty vauge but there is
some TV show called Wanted I believe, and I can't figure out who
the guy is in it, he's in a band though.
It's Josey Scott from Saliva who was on Wanted
Do any of you wear those Crocs shoes, and
why are they so popular?
Michaels' son wears them much to his dismay. The general consensus
in the studio is that they're incredibly fugly but apparently
lots of people think they are very comfortable.
You guys were at the Walnut Festival a while
back - when are you going to be there again?
The short story is that we won't; the long story is that they
want something more "family friendly".
During the Lakers game last night Byrant's
number changed from 8 to 24, what's with that?
His number was 24 in high school so he wanted to go back to it.
I have seen a Red Bull Mini Cooper driving
around in the Quad Cities. Who owns it and how do I get one?
The Red Bull cars are part of the Mobile Energy Team. You can't
own the car but you can apply to be on the team here: www.redbullmet.com
There is a team located in Iowa City.
April 20, 2007
We have a daughter who will be 3 in Sept.
When she was born we lived in a 1-bedroom house so her crib was
in our bedroom with us but we have since moved to a bigger house
and she has her own room. The problem is that she refuses to sleep
in it by herself. How do I get her to stay in her bed all night?
These books are both recommended:
1,2,3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan
Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children by Jo Frost
How did Hilter die, was it really suicide?
There are many theories but the most widely accepted is that
he and his wife both took cyanide pills and then he shot himself.
I have an Apple computer and I keep getting
an error in my Safari browser when I try to play the streaming
live audio on your website, how can I listen to you guys?
Try a different browser like FireFox
or one of these downloads may help as well:
This site may also be helpful as it has links to many Mac browsers:
What's the best tattoo parlor around?
O'Tool Design - Rock Island
Zodiac - Davenport
Endorphinden Tattoo - Iowa City
Crossroads (Steve) - Iowa City
Hardcore Tattoo (Hank) - Cedar Rapids
Pearl City Tattoo - Muscatine
Neon Dragon - Cedar Rapids
I am getting married this summer but I have
a tattoo on my arm that I need to cover up for my wedding. What
is the best concealer to use to cover it up?
Beth says that the very best thing to use is called Disappear™
camouflage cream from Jane Iredale. You may need a couple shades
to blend and match your exact skin color but it is excellent.
April 13, 2007
What are the odds of winning the Party
In Paradise tickets?
Somewhere between 1 in 50 and 1 in 200.... we think!
What's the song/bumper you guys play when
coming back from a break?
We found the song but we don't know the name! It's either Beautiful
Way by Beck or Mr E's Beautiful Blues by Eels.
I've heard you talk about Schwetty Balls
on the air what is that from?
It's from a Saturday Night Live sketch from 1998. You can watch
it on our site here.
I have a 2004 Nissan Altima rims with 2
bent rims, can anyone locally fix them?
Keystone Automotive in Davenport can straighten them out.
Where did paper come from? My girlfriend
and I are arguing about whether it came from China or Baghdad.
Ancient Egyptions used papyrus for writing but paper closer to
what we use today originated in China. Another source says that
the first paper was used in Baghdad by Muslims.
I have been searching for a valve body for
an excavator (Liebherr 942), any suggestions for finding one?
Call CSI in Elwood, Indiana. www.csiparts.com
I heard you talking about Bon Jovi figurines
on the air yesterday. My friend would LOVE these, how do I get
Spawn toys will be producing them and they will be released
in August: http://actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=165
We are going to your Prom From Hell. Is
there a place to go after the prom is over that we can keep the
People from previous proms have taken a cab/limo down to The District
in Rock Island for some bar hopping.
April 6, 2007
One of my relatives sweats excessively, is
there anything I can do to help remedy this?
counter solutions Certain-dry (available at Walgreen's) or Maxim
were suggested or Botox is also used for excessive sweating.
We need a bar that we can hang out in that's
not gonna have all the "kids" any suggestions?
5th Gear in Cedar Rapids is a great place without the younger
I have a new house with a new lawn, does
the soil have to be a certain temperature for the grass to grow?
Soil should be at least 50-55 degrees for several days for grass
seed to sprout.
Why is penetrating oil called "panther piss"?
A listener called in and told us this: During WWII the Panzer
tanks required oil and the German word for oil is pithe, hence
"Panzer Pithe". The American soldiers modified it to
something slighlty easier "Panther Piss".
My grandma passed away and I have her ashes.
We are traveling from Idaho and will be stopping in Iowa en route
to have her ashes buried next to her husband and we are going
to take her out to eat. How should we dress up the box?
Dwyer says put her ashes into one of those styrofoam take-out
containers and set her on the table so she fits in.
What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen
European swallow flies at 11 meters per second (24 mph)
On I-80 we always drive past Hunt's Cedar
River Campgrounds (near Tipton, IA) and all times of year we see
campers there. Do people live there year round or they just leave
their campers there?
It's not open all year (April - Oct) but there are people who
live out there year round who have a membership.
I am looking for a job! Is there any place
in Cedar Rapids that's hiring?
March 30, 2007
Who is that country gal in the red shirt singing
in the new Hy-Vee commerical?
We talked to Barbara from
Hy-Vee corporate and she told us that it is Beverly Staunton.
Beverly has a website if you want to learn more: www.beverleystaunton.com
Someone told me that one of the flavors
in Dr. Pepper is prunes, is this true?
No! Dr. Pepper is a blend of 23 flavors, none of which are prunes.
I have some Iraqi Dinars and I've heard
that they will go way up in value in the future. Is this a good
Maybe, it all depends on the Iraqi government. This website has
some good information: www.iraqidinar.org
What's the difference between a spiderweb
and a cobweb?
For the most part they are pretty much the same. The word cobweb
is more commonly used when talking about webs inside homes, spiderweb
is used more for outdoor webs. The type of spider that spun the
web also makes a difference. More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_web
I totally missed why you guys started saying
"Good Day Sir", where does that come from?
It's a polite way to tell someone F-Off. We took it from the
original Willy Wonka movie near the end of the show where Willy
Wonka (Gene Wilder) tells Grandpa Joe and Charlie to leave.
Is Vic's vapor rub bad for kids? I heard
it can cause pneumonia.
Vic's can cause pneumonia if you get it into your lungs so ONLY
use it as directed.
I have the 1993 Playboy magazine in which
Anna Nicole Smith is announced as playmate of the year. How much
is this worth?
There seem to be quite a few on eBay right now you might want
to hang onto it and it should go up in value.
I bought a Wii and I wanted to know if there
a way to make copies of the games? Only for my own personal backups
We found a really good tutorial for making backups here:
March 23, 2007
I have piece of clothing and they didn't take
off the big plastic security sensor. I don't have to receipt anymore
and if I take it back to the store they may think that I stole it.
How do I just take it off at home?
Best listener idea:
Put it in the freezer overnight and freeze the ink, then you can
pry it off without worrying about the ink getting all over.
Your recent interview with the March 2007
playmate made me wonder if there was ever an Iowa playmate. I
know a couple of years back Playboy had discovered that for its
size, Iowa had the largest readership of any state, and yet there
had never been a centerfold from Iowa. Have they had a centerfold
from Iowa anytime since then?
Bill knew right away! Miss Oct 2006 was Jordan Monroe from Dennison
I remember you guys tried some Colon Blow
on the air one time... how long does it stay in effect? I don't
want to try some on Friday and still be *under the effect* on
I wouldn't plan on going anywhere for about 24 to 48 hours. It's
not gonna hurt you though so if you really want to try then go
Why is the steering wheel on a boat on
the right side?
Boat propellers turn clockwise, and hulls used to be designed
in such a way that when there was torque on the prop, the right
side of the boat would rise up. So the wheel was put on the right,
so the weight of these "healthy sized" fishermen would
counteract that. As long as they didn't put the beer cooler on
the left, which would throw everything off.
We have a correction from a listener: The boat
helm is put on Starboard side because of traditional standards
but is not required. Maritme tradition is you pass an oncoming
vessel driver to driver. That way when two vessels are heading
at each other both captains know which side of the other vessel
to approach. Most countries in the world steering is on the right
side, like in cars, they put the helm on the same side. Since
vessels commonly travel in international water all ships conform
to Maritme standards so when a ship from Portugal passes a ship
from the USA they still can pass operator to operator.
I have a question about Harry Potter. Do you think the ending
will be that it was all a dream?
No clue... but there are entire websites devoted to the ending
of Harry Potter.
If you loose your wallet and you have
no form of ID how do you go about replacing them?
A caller said you can go to where ever you are registered to
vote and get your voters registration card and then get your other
cards from there. Another caller took his father with him when
he lost his expired drivers license and he signed papers confirming
that he was who he said he was.
Beth lost her passport and recently got
her new one in the mail. She's getting married in July so will
she have to pay again to update her passport to get a new one
with her married name?
It doesn't cost anything if you do it within a year:
March 16, 2007
What is the background music that you use
in Today In Rock History?
It's "O Forunta" by
We installed an update to our virus software
recently and now we are getting an error and can't connect to
You need to take your computer back to before you installed the
In WinXP go to your Start Menu - Start/All Programs/Accessories/System
How much does a lot lizard cost at the I-80
An educated caller told us it's usually about $10 for a happy
ending, $50 - $100 for *everything*
Why is urine yellow? And if I drink a lot
of green beer on St. Patrick's Day will my urine turn green?
Urine is made of mostly uric acid and water. Uric acid is a yellow
color. If you are dehydrated your urine will be darker because
there is less water.
There used to be a place in downtown Cedar
Rapids on Blairs Ferry Road that sold bunkbeds that were really
well made. They aren't there any longer, did they move or are
they out of business?
It was Bunkmates and the only other address we can find is:
321 7th Street Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Where is the nearest White Castle?
Joilet, IL (I-80) and Aurora, IL (I-88) are about equal distance
from Cedar Rapids (3.5 hours) but we recommend the Joliet location
since I-80 is not a toll road like I-88.
I have heard people talk about a place in
the Quad Cities (Moline on 4th Ave.) that there used to be a cave
with a tunnel that went all the way to Silvis. Is this true or
is it an urban legend?
It's true! A caller was down there about 5 years ago before they
filled it in When they were down there there was a tunnel but
it was filled with water so it wans't possible to go through.
March 9, 2007
What happened to that little Dijon mustard
packets that they used to have in the Oscar Meyer lunchables? They
don't include it any more. Why not or where can I buy the same mustard?
We didn't get a definite answer on this but a caller
said that Grey Poupon Dijon mustard is similar in taste.
If for legal reasons you can't answer this on the air I understand.
I read some comments on your blog that said this summer you will
be back on the air in the Quad Cities, is this true?
Yes, after the non-compete is over in July we will be on the
air back in the Quad Cities.
Okay, so Black History month is every February
but why don't we have a White History month?
Uh... pretty much the rest of the year is white. If you want
a special month you're gonna have to state contacting some senators
Where can I find the story that Beth read
earlier about the parent giving cocaine to their 20 month old
Here's a link to the story: http://www.ottumwacourier.com/local/local_story_066231445.html
Why doesn't your webcast include the commercials
that you hear on the radio?
We can't play commercials on the internet because of copyright
restriction. The commercials can't be rebroadcast and we would
be using them twice if we had them both on the air and on the
How many times have you said "Good
day sir" this week?!?
Only about.... once! Good day!
As a child I used to go to the candy store
and get taffy. It was super thin and about 3 inches wide by about
6 inches long and kind of marble looking. What kind is this and
where can I get it? I live in Alaska.
Beth says they sell it at the I-80 Truck Stop! We looked it up
and it's McCraw's giant old fashioned taffy. If you can't find
it in Alaska then you can order it online: http://www.mckandy.com/items/2978
Back when you were kids what did you guys
want to be when you grew up?
Bill: When he was in 7th grade he knew he wanted
to be a DJ. He had to do a project where he had to be a broadcaster
or a radio DJ, so he chose DJ and did really well. So it was either
this or an architect.
Greg: He really had no idea about it. Being a
DJ is the only thing he hasn't failed at so he stuck to it! When
he was real little he wanted to be a cop.
Beth: She was going to be a psychologist.
If Hillary Clinton was to be elected president
what would Bill Clinton's title be? Are they Mr. & Mrs. President
Bill will always have the Mr. President title but he will be
referred to as the First Gentleman when in relation to Hillary.
Back in like 1985 there was a Japanese movie
(animation) with robots and insects and I can't figure out what
it was called, any ideas?
Sultan says that is was most likely Star Blazers.
March 3, 2007
No Ask Us Anything today.
I have a document that I need to scan but
I want to be able to change the text after it's in the computer,
how do I do this?
Well, you're either gonna have to get
busy typing or you can use OCR software that will convert the
document to editable text. A free program is SimpleOCR which you
can download at: http://www.simpleocr.com/Info.asp
You'll still need to doublecheck the text once you use the OCR
software though as it's only 99% accurate.
I am going on a long road trip to Texas
and I need some suggestions for music to listen to on my trip?
Bill & Greg offered the first three suggestions but then
we got a bunch from listeners calling in: Holy Diver (Dio), Radar
Love (Golden Earring), Power Slave (Iron Maiden), I Can't Drive
55 (Sammy Hagar), Runnin' Down a Dream (Tom Petty), Texas Flood
(stevie Ray Vaughan), Bad Motor Scooter (Montrose), Bohemian Rhapsody
(Queen), Down This Road Again (Great White), So Into You (Atlanta
Rhythm Section), No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn (Beastie Boyz), Copperhead
Road (Steve Earl), Blackfoot (Molly Hatchet), Turbo Lover (Judas
Priest), and The Audience Is Listening (Steve Vai).
You used to have a link to a website that
would predict who would go home on American Idol, what is that
What's the status of Ozzfest this year?
Sharon Osbourne wants to make Ozzfest free, read more here: http://www.ozzfest.com/news_2007.html
What temperature would it have to be for you to pee ice cubes?
We don't recommend it as you might have a few other problems.
Someone e-mailed in and told us that urine will freeze at -5 C
(23 degrees) if you want to go outside and try it.
How long has leap year been in existance?
And won't we get ahead eventually?
The Gregorian calendar, which now serves as the standard
calendar for civil use throughout the world, has both common years
and leap years. A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366
days, with the extra, or intercalary, day designated as February
29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the
calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes
the earth to complete its orbit about the sun, which is about
365¼ days. The length of the solar year, however, is slightly
less than 365¼ days—by about 11 minutes. To compensate for this
discrepancy, the leap year is omitted three times every four hundred
years. In other words, a century year cannot be a leap year unless
it is divisible by 400. Thus 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap
years, but 1600, 2000, and 2400 are leap years
When you were back at Q106.5 I heard you
talking about some kind of shot that will season your game, what
the heck was that?
Season Shot: www.seasonshot.com
When are you going to stat running a Best
of Dwyer & Michaels on Saturday mornings?
Bill's old boss Murph says as soon as they start talking about
something that's actually funny!
February 16, 2007
Dwyer wants to know what the heck is wrong
with his microwave. Everything works but it doesn't heat the food
no matter how long you cook it for! Can it be fixed?
either a burnt coil or a blown fuse.*Update*
Dwyer's microwave is saved, it was a blown fuse!
Why is there no grape flavored ice cream?
There actually is but most places don't make it because the part
of the grape that contains most of the grape flavor are the skins
and they pretty much ruin the texture of the ice cream. The flavor
of the rest of the grape is pretty neutral (which is why grape
juice is a main ingrediant in so many other juices). We got callers
who said that Maggie Moo's and Cold Stone Creamery both serve
it, so check them out. Happy Joe's held a contest and served grape
ice cream for one day following the contest.
Has anyone ever been killed by a falling
Yes, it has happened several times! A well known case is a Wisconsin
family who settled a $4.5 million lawsuit after a microwave-size
chunk of ice fell off the Neiman Marcus building in 2000, crushing
the skull and vertebrae of Donald Booth, 48. He was killed instantly.
Is there anywhere around that you can rent
snowmobiles? I live in Muscatine, IA.
The state of Iowa is not a good place to rent a snowmobile as
we typically don't get enough snow and the liability is so high.
Take a look at these numbers we got from one caller: $180 a day,
$50 overnight, $1000 deposit, plus $40 for insurance. Fast City
in Oxford, Iowa is a good place to check out though web.fastcityusa.com
What is the *intermission music* that is
played during the breaks on the live streaming version of the
The songs are all by Joe Satriani, he doesn't talk much and the
songs are all about 4 minutes long!
I just got a jury summons and they ask if
you have every been convicted of a crime. I got arrested for possesion
of alcohol as a minor. Would this be a problem?
No, it's not a problem and you're not gonna get in trouble or
anything, they just want to know about the people the are selecting
to be on the jury.
The yield sign by the on-ramp for the interstate,
who is supposed to yield?
It's your responsibility to yield when you are coming onto the
interstate from the ramp.
I heard you talking earlier on the show
about wondering about why boogers don't freeze and I have the
The reason is because there is so much salt in it, it will dry
up before it will freeze.
February 9, 2007
Does the guy who is changing his name to Peyton
Manning know that gambling contracts are illegal outside of the
state of Nevada? He doesn't have to change his name legally.
We think he's gonna do it anyway to keep his word and show his
dedication as a Bears fan.
What does Bill's old boss Murph think of
the show now?
Anybody who's listen for more than five minutes knows it's worthless.
They failed in Peoria, they failed in the Quad Cities, their path
of distruction just continues westward! Maybe when they get to
Pacific Ocean they'll keep going and drown. They should know that
I think this show is stupid.
What happens to a kid who was born with
a hyphenated name when they grow up and get married?
There are really a lot of different ways you can do it, it's
really up to you and to the kid when they get older as the name
can be changed or shortened. Here's a page with some more info:
I am going gambling today and I want to
know the best way to bet.
Safest bet would be to pick a color instead of a number,
red or black.
The Chicken Ranch Brothel in Vegas, how
does that work?
There is a catalog and a line up of women, once you pick the
one you want then to talk to her about pricing. We'd give you
the link but you're probably surfing their website already.
February 2, 2007
Is there a freezing point for mercury?
-38.72 c or -37.7 f
Are we still
going to be doing Prom From Hell?
Yes, we are going to
have Prom From Hell! It will be in the spring, no details yet.
When I got in my car and put my foot on
the brake the pedal was totally hard. What caused this and what
can I do to make sure it doesn't happen again?
Dwyer said there could be some water in your brake line.
An e-mailer says that your break booster could be bad, get to
a shop right away because it will do it again. A caller said common
problems in the winter are from moisture, when roads are slushy
you can get snow and ice packed in around your brakes and it freezes.
I am hooked on one of the games that I found
on your site, Silver Sphere, but I can't get past level 23!
There is a forum to talk to other players but otherwise we have
Where is Lynn Allen playing this weekend?
They haven't updated their website!
Saturday night in Muscatine at the Mississippi Brewing Co (107
Can I have those ringside tickets for the
December 15, 2006
Are there any stores locally that sell games
for Mac computers?
American in Davenport sells Mac games.
bars are Smoke Free in the QCA?
Overtime in Bettendorf, 3rd & 22 in Rock Island, and Front Street
Brewery are a few of the smoke free bars in the area. If you are
looking for Smoke Free restaurants then check this site for a list:
you tip your newspaper carrier by mail do they know it was from
Yes, it will show up on their pay stub as to who gave the tip.
My male cat has been neutered but
still sprays/pees around the house, he does his other business in
the litter box but won't pee in it. What can I do about this?
sells products that might help. Also you could have this local lady
talk to your cat and see if there is another problem: www.ispeakanimal.com
Is there a QC Camaro Club?
Yes, and they are looking for members! Call 563-355-6702, email
them or you can contact us by mail: Quad City Camaro Club, P.O.
Box 717, Bettendorf, IA 52722-0012
the best cell phone plan for an emergency ONLY phone?
You don't need a plan. Any phone can dial 911 as long as the battery
is charged and you are in a service area. More info at: www.andreas.com/faq-cell911.html
When will they have HD Radio in
the Quad Cities?
No date is know yet but you can check out the cities it is available
in on their website: www.hdradio.com/stations_on_the_air.php
Is there a way to figure quarterback
has an online calculator
December 8, 2006
I have an old record that
I would like on CD. I don't own a record player myself, is there
someplace I can take it to get it transferred?
Locally Sands Media Production can do the transfer for you 563-344-6031
($10 straight transfer or $50 to have it tracked). You can also
do it yourself but you'll need to buy a record player: www.pcabusers.net/vinyllp/vinyllp.htm.
Online you can check out www.lp2cd.com
Is that reality show Driving Force still
on the air?
The show is currently on hiatus.
Whatever happened to Tiffany Tift on channel
6? She hasn't been on for quite a while.
Tiffany moved back to Florida and is working at WKMG in Orlando.
I want to frame some record albums, where's
a place I can buy a frame or get a frame made?
Michael's sells inexpensive frames. Or www.albumframes.com
sells a 6-in-1 frame with mats. Stouffer's Woods in Fulton, IL
will custom frame them for you, call them at 815-589-2803
Why don't they sell colored toilet paper
anymore? I can't find it anywhere.
Jewel Osco sells blue, green and pink.
For drug tests, how far back does it detect
anything if they do the test on your hair?
Usually about 3-6 months.
December 1, 2006
Are there any singles events in
the area that aren't at bars?
You can try speed dating at 7 Minute Yenta http://www.7minuteyenta.com/where.html
What is the song Silent Lucidity
Uh… sounds like a trip, we have no clue.
been looking for a tuner shop to super tune my Mitsubishi Galant,
are there any in the area?
Midwest Turbo on River Drive www.midwestturbo.com
or Try the Illinois Dyno Center out in Port Byron www.illinoisdynocenter.net
Why are snooze alarms 9 minutes
When the first snooze alarm was created clocks were gear driven.
In adding the snooze function there was a choice of available gears
to make a 9+ minute alarm or a 10+ minute but not an exact 10 minute
alarm. For marketability they chose the less than 10 minute one
and when the first electronic clocks were made they changed it to
exactly 9 minutes as the standard.
just got my computer fixed and now when I try to burn a CD my computer
it stops after a couple songs and says "check quality of disc".
What's wrong with it?
Removing and then reinstalling the software for your CD burner should
I bought a DVD from
eBay and it said it was used but when I received it it was a burned
copy instead. What can I do about this?
First off you need to read the details of the auction for information
about returns or refunds. Then contact the seller. Depending on
the amount you spent you'll have to decide if shipping it back (you'll
have to pay) is worth it for a full refund or you could request
a partial refund. If the seller is unwilling to deal with you then
you can report them to eBay but please try to contact them and work
something out first before resorting to this:
Always be sure to check the seller's feedback before buying any
type of music, movie or video game as these are some of the most
troublesome items to get on eBay with all of the bootleg and burned
copies. Also check the auction details very carefully, if they don't
show an actual picture of the item that should be a red flag right
I want to get the fronts
of my oak cupboards painted white. Is there anyone in the area who
will come and paint them?
In the QCA they need to call Premiere Bath & Kitchen Resurfacing
in Eldridge, IA (563) 386-3366
there any indoor go-cart tracks in the Quad Cities?
If you want to drive about 80 miles south, Fun City in Burlington,
IA has a 25,000 sq ft indoor go-kart track: www.onefuncity.com/zoom/zoom.asp
Where did the saying P.U. come
It actually stands for "passed urine" in the medical field. Another
answer is that it is just shortened version of the drawn out "peew
No Ask Us Anything... Happy Thanksgiving!
November 17, 2006
Where can I buy the Jones
Soda Thanksgiving drinks?
Target has them and this year they have 2 different sets. The
2006 Holiday Pack contains 5 dinner flavors: green pea soda, sweet
potato soda, dinner roll soda, turkey and gravy soda, and antacid
soda. The 2006 Dessert Pack features: apple pie soda, key lime
pie soda, cherry pie soda, banana cream pie soda, and blueberry
pie soda. You can order a custom Turkey & Gravy 12-pack online
I bought a used van and I believe it used
to have a keyless entry remote. How do I find out if it had one
and replace it?
A dealership could do a search using the VIN number and see if
that model came with one originally. Otherwise you can get a remote
Why do they wear the same clothing on Trading
Spaces for the second day but after they finish then they change
to different outfits?
Filming is done out of sequence so they can't have the outfits
switching back and forth after the editing is done for the final
I have moss growing on the side of my roof
that is very shaded, what can I put on it to get rid of the moss?
Up near the cap you can put zinc strips and as it rains it washes
down over the roof. Other options are copper strips, washing the
roof with oxygen bleach. More info on this site:
Ask The Builder
Did the show The Office jump the shark last
Bill says Yes!
I need to know what song has the lyrics
"Now then tell me baby, do you need my love? Tell me baby,
are you thinking of me? Tell me baby, what it is you need? What
kind of satisfaction guaranteed"?
The Firm - Satisfaction Guaranteed
What is the Ask Us Anything theme song?
We have no clue! But if you know you better call and tell us!|
UPDATE: Now we know the answer! The song is called "Young
Scene" by Keith Mansfield. It was the title theme for the
British TV football (soccer) program The Big Match in 1968.
I heard that Jared from Subway lost most
of his weight because he walked 8 miles to get to the Subway each
The Subway website states that Jared walked an average of about
1.5 miles per day to his classes instead of taking the bus.
Where can I buy a new QC Dining Tour book?
Walgreen's has them for sale and you can also get them at gift
shop at Illini Hospital in Silvis. Jen is also selling them at
The Miriam House on the corner of Warren and W 6th in Davenport.
Someone also said they got their book at Kimberly Chrysler on
Kimberly Road in Davenport. Another listener says Davenport Breakfast
Lions club still has many. See Mike Waite at Dittmers Shell.
For a snow fence, where should it be placed
to keep snow from blowing across the driveway?
1.5 - 2 times the height of the fence (at least 10 feet away).
What's the name of that table bar game that
has dice in it and you try to get the best hand each time they
It's called Quick Poker. The Main Event in Bettendorf apparently
still has the game.
November 10, 2006
No Ask Us Anything... Flush
The Format Friday!
November 3, 2006
I was wondering where you
can still buy Baby Magic products? I can find Johnson & Johnson
everywhere but not Baby Magic.
Target still sells them.
Where can you buy unfinished furniture in
the Quad Cities?
Flick's by the airport in Moline has unfinished furniture.
If a woman under 18 has a
child and she wants to get her child's ears pierced, can she do
it? Or does she need to have someone else over 18?
Since the mother (whatever age) is considered the parent or guardian
the child can get her ears pierced.
How do you get the smell out of the microwave? I made popcorn,
left it in too long and the microwave still smells.
Clean the whole microwave and vacuum out the vents, then fill
a small bowl with 50/50 water and vinegar for 5 minutes on high.
Coffee grounds left in overnight also absorb the odor (do not
Is there an internet service that's cheaper
than cable modem but still faster than dial-up?
You need DSL! LightEdge
Solutions offers it locally, call 736-8000 and ask for Dale
or Brad. Verizon
also offer it in certain areas, check their sites for availability.
What was the LifeFlight helicopter doing
in Clinton this week?
There was a burn victim being transported.
October 27, 2006
Where is the best Cardinal-friendly
bar in the QCA?
Dwyer recommends Overtime Sports Pub & Grub in Bettendorf,
IA (3700 Belmont Rd.), they are smoke free and have tons of screens.
Does that PHOTOBLOCKER spray that you can get online REALLY work?
It works but it yellows after a while. Another option is a shield
that can distort your plate.
Where can I purchase the full variety (Granny Smith, Raspberry,
Pear, and Amber) of Woodchuck Cider?
Hy-Vee in Moline and Milan sell most flavors. The Bier Stub in
Moline has it on tap.
How do you double check to make sure you are registered to vote?
In Iowa call the auditors office or check online: www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/VoterReg/RegToVote/search.aspx
In Illinois call the country clerk.
Is there a website that tells you how to
find those hidden features on DVDs?
Check these sites:
October 20, 2006
No Ask Us Anything... Dwyer was trying to get Cardinal's
October 13, 2006
Will the Rocky Horror Picture
Show be shown anywhere in the QCA this October?
It is playing in Iowa City at the Bijou Theater on Oct. 27th &
28th. Tickets are $6.00. Visit their website at:
Did Dick Blick Art Supplies close or move?
Yes, the QC store is closed. The closest stores now are in Iowa
City, IA and Galesburg, IL. Visit their website to shop online
or find another location: www.dickblick.com
I read that in the state of Iowa you can't
be charged an early termination fee to get out of your cell phone
contract. Is this true?
No, in Iowa they CAN legally charge you a cancellation fee but
it must be pro-rated.
When is the Prom From Hell next year?
The date has not been set yet for 2007. Most likely next May though.
What is a Red Light Camera? Are they the
ones that give you a ticket?
Yes, Red Light Cameras will send you a ticket. The intersections
are marked with a sign that states "Red Light Photo Enforced".
July 14, 2006
Can you tailgate at the Tweeter
There is absolutely no tailgating at the Tweeter Center, but Jimmy
Buffet requires that his concerts allow it. Still no word
on if it will be allowed or not.
Where can you get "Tank's" Potato
Salad? I used to buy it at Eagle's before they went out of
You can buy it at Tank's Prepared Foods at 1835 25th Street in
Moline, IL. You can also buy it at Meatheads in Milan, Rock Island
County Market, and at the Cattleman's Meat Markets.
I am driving in a demo derby. Where
on a vehicle do you hit it to kill it?
Hit them in the rear, near the drive shaft. Hit it just
in front of the driver or passenger-side door, so that you take
out the steering. Hit the axle or the a-frame.
How much is it for a day to have a skybox
at the JDC?
Single Day Skybox costs $3,300 for 4 people (no food or drink
included). It would cost $50,700 for 92 seats for a week. Eating
and drinking is an extra charge.
At the Swing game, they play a cartoon called
"Peanut Butter Jelly Time." What is it?
The dancing banana was a popular emoticon that originated around
2000. In 2002, FC Poster Bloodlust made a clip of this banana
dancing to the song "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" by the
Buckwheat Boys. This clip was heavily spread around the internet.
How do I find the 61 Kartway?
1580 Old Highway 61, Delmar, IA.
Where do you get the butt shorts, like the
ones that the guys were wearing on the cruise?
They are available at a number of costume stores and you can Google
"bum shorts" and locate a place that sells them.
June 23, 2006
What does FIFA mean?
Federation Internationale De Football Association
Do you know where I can find the Marathon
I have tons of pictures, how do I protect
them from fire?
Heat alone would destroy them, so a fire-proof safe.
How do you get a copyright on a song?
You need proof and a hard copy and submit it to www.copyright.gov
Where can you take a dog to train in the
Mirror Lake off of Big Island Wildlife Management Area, north
of Princeton, Iowa & Blackhawk Park behind John Deere in Illinois
What is the stuff that looks like rocks
in those snappers you usually find around the 4th of July?
Crushed flint, sawdust, and gun powder.
Where can you find frozen yogurt (not the
grocery store kind)?
Arthur's Garden Deli - Sugar-free frozen yogurt
Who are the original members of Lynn Allen?
Tim Murphy, Billy Pieffer, Bobby Boyd, Tim Compton, and Dale Fischer.
June 16, 2006
Where can you get a sailfish
that is mounted?
There is one at Riverbend Antiques in Davenport, IA.
How do you get a tattoo removed?
Advanced Laser Center 563-355-6252.
What happens when your arm falls asleep..
does it do any damage?
When you apply this pressure for a prolonged period of time, you
actually cut off communication from your brain to parts of your
body. The pressure squeezes nerve pathways so that the nerves
can't transmit electrochemical impulses properly. Nerve impulses
carry sensation information from nerve endings in the body to
the brain, as well as instructions from the brain to the parts
of the body. When you interfere with this transfer by squeezing
the nerve pathways, you don't have full feeling in that body part,
and your brain has trouble telling the body part what to do.
This pressure can also squeeze arteries, stopping
them from carrying nutrients to body cells. Without these nutrients,
the nerve cells may behave abnormally, which can further interfere
with communicating bodily sensations.
Due to both these factors, the information transmitted
from the body part becomes somewhat jumbled, and the brain receives
strange messages. Some nerve cells don't transmit any information
and others start sending impulses erratically. This causes you
to feel a strange tingling sensation, which actually serves an
important function. Your foot falling asleep for 10 minutes doesn't
pose any health threat, but if you were to cut off circulation
for an extended period of time -- several hours -- you could suffer
serious nerve damage
The traffic light at 59th St. & Brady
can take up to 5 minutes to change... How can we get this changed?
The city engineer for Davenport says it was changed to a longer
time during construction and it is a little faster than it was,
but still longer than the original time.
Can you tell me where I can buy the flagpole
that is made out of PVC pipe?
Regalia sells a telescope flagpole or you can make one:
Where can you get discounts for your Six
You can get a $14 discount for your tickets at the Radio Station
at 3535 E. Kimberly Rd. Also at Mississippi Valley Credit
June 2, 2006
If there is a 4-lane road
with no median and a school bus stops, do you always have to stop?
According to the IDOT: When you meet an oncoming school bus displaying
flashing amber lights, you must slow down to no more than 20 mph
and be prepared to stop. If the red lights are flashing or if
the stop arm is out, you must come to a complete stop at least
15 feet from the bus. You must remain stopped as long as the red
lights flash or the stop arm is out. The only exception to this
is where you are approaching the bus from the opposite direction
on a road with at least two lanes in each direction. When overtaking
a school bus, you may not pass when red or amber warning lights
are flashing. After a school bus has stopped to let students off,
watch for children on the side of the road.
How do you get rid of birds pooping on a
Outdoor music will keep animals away. Fishing line strung
over deck or through the trees. Tie black plastic garbage
bags to your tree.
How do you stop a child from using bad behavior
in retaliation for punishment?
1,2,3 Magic by Dr. Phelan
What does Rascal Flatts mean? I know
it's a band but I want to know if their name means anything.
Rascal Flatts doesn't mean anything. The logo is a dog that's
flat and run over, but they were actually in a club, playing at
the Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar in Nashville, and were
getting ready to sign with Lyric Street and didn't have a name. A
buddy of the band said that was the name of his band back in the
'60s, so that's how they got it.
I have a felt cowboy hat & I need to
attach a strap to keep it on while riding in a parade. Where
do I have this done?
Dr. Vinyl at 2505 Devils Glen Rd. in Bettendorf, 563-332-6463.
You are on an interstate and there is a
median and there is a car on the opposite side of the highway,
do you have to turn off your high beams?
Yes, you have to dim your lights within a thousand feet of a vehicle.
May 5, 2006
When is it appropriate to
fly another flag on the same pole above the American flag?
The U.S. flag always flies on top. The only state flag that
can be flown alone in the Texas flag. State flags always
fly under the U.S. flag.
What are the contents of a lava lamp?
The lamp consists of an illuminating bulb, a glass bottle containing
a transparent liquid, translucent wax, and a metallic wire coil.
The glass bottle sites on top of the bulb, which heats its contents.
My radar laser detector in my vehicle has
been going off intermittently for no reason in the Illinois Quad
Cities near Colona. Why does this happen?
Wind shear detectors at the airport could be a possibility.
Also some of the Cobra brands have a heat tolerance issue when
they sit in the sun. Also, construction equipment and some
John Deere tractors set off the laser detectors.
In Illinois, there are black rubber pads
bolted into each of the lanes, what are they for?
They are used for traffic count.
What happened to the crane that used to
be at Vandeveer?
The piece was put on a pedestal. It did not have a sealer
or top coat. Moisture got to it & it was not going to
last in the elements. He is going to re-do the piece. On
May 20 from 10am - 5pm, the public is welcome to visit. Go
straight out NW Blvd. past Farm & Fleet - At 90th and 210th
- turn left - head west 4 1/2 miles. Seven people will be carving
that day. People can see the old crane and the new one being
April 21, 2006
Did Albert Ingalls die in
Little House on the Prairie?
The writers made it seem as though he died with a blood disorder,
but later came back as a doctor.
What is the song on the chase credit card
100 Years by Five For Fighting
What does A.M. and P.M. stand
It is latin for Antem Meridiem "Before Noon" and Post
Meridiem "After Noon".
What happened to the Mars Bars and Vanilla
They are both discontinued products.
What is the black diamond
on a tape measure?
The black diamond on the top scale starting at 19.2 inches is
for truss layouts for 8-foot sheet goods - also referred to as
the "black truss" markings. Originally, the 19.2
was used in metric layouts. If you divide five into 96 inches
(8 feet), it will give 19.2 inches - in other words, 5 trusses
Where do I find a pocket protector?
Boss Office Products in Eldridge
How do you clean the cast
iron on old school desks that have rusted?
Try brake cleaner.
Where do I find dark maroon spray paint?
Quad City Automotive Paint on Harrison St. in Davenport.
Where do I find the HD channels?
Channel 4: 4-1 or 58-1
Channel 6: 6-1 & 6-2 or 56-1 & 56-2
Channel 8: 8-1, 8-2 & 8-3 or 38-1, 38-2 & 38-3
Channel 18: 18-1 & 18-2 or 49-1 & 49-2
Channel 24: 24-1 & 24-2 or 23-1 & 23-2
What song is playing in the Pepsi commercial
with Jimmy Fallon dancing with the girl?
Streamline by Newton.
April 7, 2006
I have a 46" screen
TV and bugs are between the screen (rear projection) - How do
I keep them from getting inside?
There are areas on the bottom where they are getting inside that
vent it. You may be able to screen it, but you can't block
the air from circulating.
What are the sticks tied
with twine standing up on end near the construction in Coal Valley?
It is a plant that is rooting and will be used to prevent erosion.
Why is it illegal for car
dealers to sell on Sunday?
It is called the blue law. It restricts certain activities
on Sundays to accommodate churches.
Where can you get lightweight
cabinets for a trailer?
Try SUN-RYS Distributors 1601 W 1st Ave in Coal Valley, IL.
March 24, 2006
In NHRA, there is a song
that plays... what is it?
Incubus - Drive
When is the school speed zone in effect?
Any time children are present.
I have a F-350 V10 6.8 liter - How many
cubic inches is the engine and what is the horsepower?
Displacement is 61 inches for every cubic meter - so about 400
cubic inches and 362 horsepower.
Why is the word "Nee"
listed before a woman's name in a marriage listing and obituary?
Nee is French for "Born As". It is the maiden
Where can you buy a used
Quad City Golf Cars - 3918 State St. (563) 355-6438
Where can I find a portable
Contact Adventure Qwest in Rapids City, IL www.adventureqwest.com
Where can I buy hay for my
horses? I am in the Sherrard Area.
Aledo Hay Exchange 582-7801
March 10, 2006
Where can you get marble
Davenport Stoneworks across from Iowa Machine Shed.
Where are the closest Sonic Drive In restaurants?
Pekin, IL - 87 miles
Keokuk, IA - 92 miles
Ottumwa, IA - 105 miles
Jacksonville, IL - 129 miles
Springfield, IL - 130 miles
Is Beck's beer available in kegs?
A distributor to Theo's World of Spirits says no!
Is there a youth 3-on-3 tournament in the
Quad Cities Area for my kids?
Rockridge - March 18 for boys & March 19 for girls
Rock Valley Health Fitness (former Davenport Athletic Center)
has 3-on-3 for ages 13 and over on April 1.
Where does the symbol of
2 circles and 2 plus 2 come from?
International Tractor / Datzun 280Z has the same symbol
How do you turn off a buzzer on a 92 Tracer?
Under dash near the steering column
The new car antennas have bumps, what are
They are plastic wrapped with wire.
What happened with the show Extreme Makeover?
There are no new episodes but the website says they are coming
Are the Olympic medals solid metals?
No - There is an alloy base underneath just like with gold coins,
if it were solid, it would be too soft.
Where is Guy Perry and when will he be back?
He could be back before the end of the season. He has had surgery
on his knee and is not very mobile
Where can you watch the Iowa - Minnesota
game tonight? Illinois?
Channel 16 for Iowa & UPN for Illinois
What do you breed a Chocolate Lab with to
get Chocolate Lab Pups?
A caller says a chocolate and yellow will breed chocolates. Call
a breeder! Also check out this
website that is a bit more technical and probably more accurate!
Do you think we are getting an AHL Hockey
Speculation is that the AHL Team could happen within a year.
What is the building on West Locust and
Wisconsin that is half underground and surrounded by a fence?
It is a housing for the phone company.
March 3, 2006
Where can you buy a rabbits
Home Hardware in Davenport.
What is the song in Silence of the Lambs
that is playing when Buffalo Bill is dancing with the girl in
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazarus
What bar or club has the most single women
ages 29 to 40?
Carriage Haus or Kai's (in the district).
Where can you get the gag gift of the corn
cob with the plug in?
It is supposed to be the hillbilly toilet paper.
Where can you get heated socks?
Cabela's, Target, Walmart
How can you transfer from 8mm to DVD?
Rick @ QC Video 332-5883; ECS Tremont Ave @ 322-1525; Walgreen's
Is there a casino around here with Hold
Isle of Capri has hold 'em and soon the Mississippi Belle II will
Is there a gluten-free or wheat-free beer?
Try Japanese beer like Kirin or Asahi made from rice.
February 3, 2006
Is consensual sodomy in Iowa
It is legal since 1978 in Iowa.
How many times in the Police song "Roxanne",
do they say "Roxanne"?
Is that Paula Perez on KLJB FOX 18 doing
Yes, on Sunday nights.
Where is Mommy's Little Monster playing?
They play a lot at Mound Street in the Village of East Davenport.
They are off this weekend.
My dad is retiring and can only make 12,800
a year before it cuts into his Social Security. Does that include
IRA or other funds?
It is determined from your salary alone.
Where can you get Fat Jacks Barbeque Sauce?
It is made in Savanna, IL. You can get it at Fulton Meat Market
in Illinois too.
Can you buy insurance for your pets?
Yes! AKC Registered Pets: you can buy insurance through them or
go to www.petcareinsurance.com
or you can go through your veterinarian and get health insurance.
What does the number on a Golf Bar mean?
Will a number 1 travel farther then a number 4?
It is a designation to help people purchasing the same brand,
to differentiate between them.
January 27, 2006
What are the signs on I-80
that say "Be prepared to stop - drug enforcement zone - all
cars subject to search"?
This is usually a decoy. Police wait at the next rest stop &
watch for people to try to dispose of drugs and then they can
What is Dwyer's Recipe for maid rites?
The secret ingredient is Coke or Pepsi.
2 pound ground beef
2 cup chopped onion
4 teaspoon beef bouillon crystals
4 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium
heat, about 5 minutes. Add onion and continue cooking for another
5 minutes. Sprinkle bouillon over meat mixture and enough water
to barely cover meat.
Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, until water
has cooked away, about 30 minutes. Stir in mustard and serve hot
over hamburger buns.
Near Rapids City on an island,
there is a home that must have electricity... How do you get utilities
and how do you purchase an island on the Mississippi?
The Kent House on Kent Island. It was purchased during the flood
in 1965. It was built before they put in the Lock & Dam. They
used a barge to haul supplies to build it. It has electricity
by PVC that is welded to haul the wires. It took 5 years to build.
What is the last name of the family in the
show "Malcolm In The Middle"?
What sound does a fox make?
It is referred to as a bark.
What is the cross or antenna across from
West High School by the Casey's?
It's a cell phone tower.
Where do you get a breathalyzer for your
Ignition Interlock in Davenport. There are authorized places through
the DOT and you have to rent them, you can't buy them.
There is a number or date on the bottom
of the Pepsi cans at work. What does it stand for? Can you drink
it after the date?
Pop should last one year past the date as long as it is refrigerated.
Diet pop doesn't last as long as regular pop.
Who was the first person to use the electric
guitar in a recording?
January 20, 2006
Where can I find out about
Captain Kirk Marske is heading Weddings 101 - Sunday at the Botanical
Center. Admission is free. Doors open at 1pm. Presentations start
at 2pm. Questions to follow the presentations. 10 extra people
will be on hand to answer questions about their wedding-related
Where can I buy Keebler Chachos?
As far as we can find, the item was discontinued.
How do you handle it when you have a family
member that has stolen your identity?
Get a hold of a detective. It takes quite a while to collect your
credit reports and invest a lot of time. If you know who has used
your identity, you have a better chance of resolving it. You will
have to get your social security number changed. You will actually
be attached to the old SS# and an alert will pop up if you have
someone try and use it.
Do you wax or not wax the bottom of a bass
Don't wax it! It will create friction.
Where can you get Planters cheeseballs and
cheese curls in the containers?
HyVee carries the Planters cheeseballs and cheese curls in the
can. Also Aldi's and Big Lots.
What is the best way to save for kids for
Most states have a 529 plan - you can contribute and deduct up
to 2500 on your Iowa form. When you take it out to pay for college,
you pay no taxes on it, as long as it's used for an eligible expense.
It can be transferred if the child doesn't decide to go to college.
Malcom Berko states that 529's are a bad investment because your
return isn't much better then a savings account.
Is it a good idea to buy the insurance from
the water company for the pipe insurance that runs out from the
home to the main?
Costs from listeners for the repair have been right around $1500,
some more if they live in a historic area where the repairs have
to be done to historic standards. Home owners have to determine
if the odds of it happening are worth the cost.
January 13, 2006
I have a broken snow globe...
where do I get it fixed?
Robert Overholser at
www.snowgloberepair.com or Dick Heibel at 507-645-4571.
Do you need to get a passport to get in
and out of the Dominican Republic?
No, not until January 1, 2008.
If someone has a co-signer for their vehicle
and the vehicle will be paid off, where does the title go?
It goes to the person who purchased the vehicle, not the co-signer.
Where can you get a keg of green beer?
You can order it at Hy-Vee or any grocery store that sells keg
beer. They order it from Wolf Beverage. You will not get the keg
What is the video game that keeps count
of the number of barrels you jump?
Stunt Cycle - from 1976 and you were using a motorcycle to jump.
Where can you go off-roading with 4-wheelers?
Between Aledo and Viola - call 309-582-4531. On Barstow Road in
Carbon Cliff, IL.
7 Hills in Princeton, IA.
Cliff's Insane Terrain in Ottawa, IL.
600 Acres out by Solon, IA.
December 16, 2005
When you are getting gas,
super unleaded sounds more expensive, but it really is the least
Super Unleaded is subsided because of the ethanol, so it is an
incentive to get people to use ethanol.
What ever happened with the woman who sold
the 3 mystery boxes on the internet?
She disclosed that she sold all 3 boxes, but would not give up
names or numbers of the buyers. She did get info from one of the
buyers who said it was filled with diamonds and other precious
Where do you sell raw raccoon fur?
Groenwalt Fur Co. - They come to the bowling alley in Prophetstown
or the Kwikstar in Clinton. Also, at the Amoco in Mt. Joy. Check
the schedule at www.gfwco.com
Is it a legal copyright if you record yourself
and send it to yourself?
How do you keep your dog from rolling in
poop or dead animals?
Stick his nose in it and tell him "no" & keep doing
it. You have to catch the dog in the act and use "no"
immediately. Pour Habenero Pepper Water on the feces so when they
roll in it, it burns.
Where do you find an hourglass, a large
one to sit on a shelf?
There are over 200 listed on eBay, or at Appliances Unlimited
in Kewanee, they can order the 17.5" tall hourglass. Call
Where can I find vintage rock band shirt?
Try Co-Op. Otherwise you can check websites online at www.buycoolshirts.com
Where can you get pop in the glass bottle?
Mexican Grocery Store 7th & Division St. has bottled pop.
La Primavera at 15th St. & 6th Ave. in Moline. La Marketa
on 3rd & Pine St. in Davenport.
Where can you get "Yes" detergent?
Family Dollar Stores carry it & the Dollar General in Milan.
Also, at Greenpark Pharmacy in Colona.
Where can you get Orange Crush in glass
You can get it at Moline & Davenport WalMart.
What do you do about Ultimate Electronics
extended warranties since they are no longer in business?
Usually warranty companies are separate from Ultimate Electronics,
so you may be able to contact the warranty company. Otherwise,
contact the corporate office for Ultimate Electronics to find
out what to do.
December 9, 2005
At the Carside To Go service
at Applebee's, do you have to tip?
Yes, Tip carside service! 3 out of 4 listeners polled, say "yes"
Where can you purchase a used pop machine
that works? I don't want to pay a ton on eBay.
3080 Soffel Ave
Melrose Park 60160
COST: AROUND $750 EACH
Is there a limo service that does a Christmas
Luxury Limousine 381-3888
What do you buy a guy who is a mopar, mud-bogging,
construction worker dude and I don't have tons of cash?
The #1 car gift is floor mats.
Can anyone be buried at the National Cemetery
on Rock Island Arsenal Island?
If your spouse was a veteran or you are a dependent of a veteran,
you can be buried at the cemetery.
December 2, 2005
How do you fix the defrost
that is built into the window?
Autozone has a repair kit.
Where can you buy a reasonable Christmas
Weber’s Tree Farm off I-88 at the Joslin exit.
Voltz tree farm off of Wolfe rd on the way to Geneseo
What is the recipe for the Christmas tree
concoction that will keep the tree needles from turning brown
and falling off?
1 Gallon warm water
2 cups clear Karo syrup
1/2 cup chlorine bleach
1/2 teaspoon 20 Mule Team Borax
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup Woolite
Cut 1/2 inch off the bottom of tree and place tree
trunk in solution for 12 to 24 hours. Then rinse off the trunk
and place in water in a standard tree stand. This should be done
outside to avoid dripping solution on carpets. Remember there
is bleach in it and it will leave spots if it drips. The solution
allows the tree to take up far more water than normal, so make
sure you keep the reservoir topped off
Where do you get 3-D glasses?
Check with Spencer’s in the mall.
How do you scan a document that you can
add text to and make copies of it?
Paper Port program - you could go to Download.com and try a trial
of the program. Or you could Scan as a photo and then put
text blocks in with Photoshop.
November 18, 2005
Do you know if anyone is
broadcasting the UFC championship this weekend?
Fargo in Moline is showing the event, QC Zone in Moline, and Cliff
Hangers in Blue Grass, Iowa.
Is there an 800 Do Not Fax Numbers to stop
the annoying sales faxes?
What happened to Fear Factor?
It returns to NBC on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Where do you get a replacement remote start
with the brand name Pilot for my car?
Try Automotive Innovations 359-3396 or Upholstery Unlimited in
Where is there a shooting range in the QCA?
Princeton, Iowa near the Wapsi, Oak Hill Gun Club in Blue Grass,
and Rivoli Rifle & Pistol Club (2 miles NW of New Windsor,
IL 309-765-6412 with indoor & outdoor ranges.
Who installs wood-burning stove stacks?
Doug's Heating & Air Conditioning, call 764-2500.
What is the music used for Today In Rock
O Fortuna by Carmina Burana - It's also on the Hunt For Red October
Where did Bon Jovi come up with the title
"100,000,000 Fans Can't Be Wrong"?
It is an average of the number of records sold, combined with
number of concert attendees.
November 4, 2005
What is the shield that you
spray on your license plate from the red light cameras?
Can you have the same best man for a second
Yes, you can use the same person, provided they want to attend!
Is the lyric change in the Tom Petty song
"You don't know how it feels" from "Roll another
joint" to "Hit another joint" part of the FCC crackdown?
It is the FCC cracking down!
Is the prerecorded announcement "This
is a paid endorsement" before your live commercials part
of the FCC cracking down or does your company make you do it?
This is a new Clear Channel company policy to alert the listener
that they are about to hear a commercial.
How can you get "867-5309" ring
tone on your cell phone?
For Verizon, obtain a midi under 32kb and email it as an attachment
to your number firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do you buy bulk spices?
TPC has bulk spices. Oh Nuts is still open in Rock Island on Blackhawk
Last year I bought a computer with Norton
Anti-Virus and now there is something popping up that says it
is about to expire. Should I find a new virus service, or resign
Update Norton for the fee so you have protection against viruses,
or go online and download a free anti-virus product.
Where can you get a Cuckoo Clock?
Butterworth Clock in Muscatine, Amana Colonies make grandmother,
grandfather, and cuckoo clocks.
What do the echoes say in the song from
Toad The Wet Sprocket called "Something is always wrong"?
again (again we fail)
it seems we meet (meet and meant)
in the spaces (spaces safe)
in between ('tween intent)
always say (said too much)
"won't be long" (long been gone)
no, but something's always wrong
October 28, 2005
What is the real horse's
name that the movie Dreamer is based on?
Mariah's Storm - she won the Breeder's Cup in 1995 and is actually
from Des Moines.
Where do you get a copy of the "Bud,
Here's to you" commercials?
Go to www.budweiser.com
Where is a good brunch in the QCA?
Thunderbay Grille, Granite City, Steeplegate
How do spouses avoid getting their insurance
rates increased because of a spouse's DUI?
Country Insurance will not penalize the spouse.
How do you get rid of a SVT Mustang Cobra?
My daughter's hooded sweatshirt is pink
and got brown paint on it - how do you get it off?
Energine - if the paint is water-based - it will take brushing
and time with soap & water
October 21, 2005
What happened to the Taco
Bell at the corner of Locust & Washington?
They are putting up another Taco Bell.
Where and what is the place called that
has a haunted house in Mt. Carroll?
Raven's Grin, Mt. Carroll
What do they ya'll at the beginning and
end of the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick in the Wall"?
"You, yes you! Stand Still", then at the end "You!
Yes, you behind the bike sheds, stand still lady!"
What is the new hair salon that has tanning,
hair extensions, and styling?
Shangri La Day Spa - 1570 36th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265 (309)
When will OLN show all of the NHL games?
Mediacom is not authorized right now to show the games but they
are working on it.
How do you get swirl scratches out of a
It would be advisable to go to Waterpark Car Wash, someone suggested
October 14, 2005
Is the Quad City Times paper
delivered at home different then the ones you buy in a store or
Yes, they are different for home and business delivery. The layout
is more colorful for the store copies because they are made to
Are there chartered fishing trips in the
Us if you know.
How often do you through away pillows –
The average life expectancy of a well-cared for down pillow is
For Halloween my husband is going to be
the “Wake Up with the King” character from the Burger
King…what should I be that will go along with his costume?
Check out our "Video Vault" to see the Ronald McDonald
female character now being used in Japan.
What is the alarm clock that is attached
to your iPod and where can you get it?
It is called the iHome and you can get it where you buy an iPod
like Super Target, JCPenney and online.
I wear contacts and I get haloing with contacts.
Will you have the same effect after you have Lasik?
Yes, you will have some of that effect but it is different.
October 7, 2005
What hotel in the Quad Cities
has the biggest shower?
Steeplegate Executive Suite
Where is Marty Standish, who used to play
with the Mallards?
He ended up in the East Coast League.
When Native Americans are doing traditional
dances, can you take pictures of them?
It depends from tribe to tribe. They will usually tell you.
Do you know who can take aerial photographs
of 61 Cartway, the new race track in the Quad Cities?
Eric, Photog In The Sky (815) 690-1606
When right turning at Harrison & Kimberly,
what lane do you have to stay in when turning?
By law, curb lane to curb lane on turning
Where can you find the video game "Armchair
Fargo Sports Bar in Moline, Illinois and Sportsfans in Bettendorf.
What was the band on River Drive, east of
the Quad City Times building, next to the new java station location?
Al's Lounge with the Volkswagen on the roof and the famous wineburger.
Where is there a place in the QCA that you
can go to an indoor climbing wall?
Michael's Fun World
How do you measure the horsepower in a car?
Horsepower = torque X rpm / 5252
What is the most densely populated city
in the world?
What is the white van with tinted windows
and a tripod and camera that has been seen around the QCA?
Smile! It's the new portable speed camera!
Will KWQC bump the Notre Dame game on October
15 for the Iowa game?
KWQC will be playing the Iowa game at 11 am and the Notre Dame
game at 2:30 pm.
August 26, 2005
Can they match your website
visits to your ID number at the public library?
Yes, they can see where you have visited.
What is the law on capital gains when I
sell my house?
If you lived in the house 2 of the last 5 years, you can sell
it and take that capital gain (up to $250,000 per married couple).
A rental property will need to be rolled over into a new property.
Where do we get a male midget stripper?
Us if you know.
Where do you get haircuts with the ladies
HotCuts on 1916 North Sturdevant St. in Davenport, Iowa.
Where can you get an oil painter to do a
picture of a dog?
Allison Neice (563) 543-2037 - 11 x 14 (7 - 12 hours) cost depends
on size (around $150)
Are there groups for new mothers to get
together to have their children play?
and search for your area - also check with Genesis Health Systems
for their program.
Are there some good father-daughter dance
songs for weddings that you can suggest?
1. Daddy's Hands by Holly Dunn
2. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
3. Unforgettable by Nat & Natalie Cole
4. Dance With My Father by Luther Vandross
5. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
6. Daddy's Little Girl by the Mills Brothers
7. Your Heart Will Lead You Home by Kenny Rogers
Where can you purchase railroad ties?
Menard's and Wallace's in Davenport, IA or try Highway 136 &
Highway 30 in Fulton, IL.
Why are they pulling out sand from the Illinois
sand near the Centennial Bridge?
They dredge to take the sand for the Casino site.
July 22, 2005
How do I find an old High
In Illinois, contact www.isbe.org
What causes the panic feeling that Dwyer
described the other day?
The panic feeling comes from the release of adrenaline that will
cause the "fight or flight" syndrome.
What is the best route to go with for car
DVD players, overhead or portable?
Bill says go with factory installed because it has plug-ins for
video games as well. Dwyer says he would rather have a removable
Where do I get an Elvis impersonator for
a 50's theme birthday party?
Les Goodson at www.kingskiss.com
Where do you get the accordion mirrors for
Where can you get used city stoplights?
Us if you know.
June 24, 2005
What is a good program to
download music from on the Internet?
WinMx (no Spyware)
Where can you buy all-white wrestling shoes?
Dick's Sporting Goods
Where can you find the plastic holders for
East Moline Dispatch (100 for $1)
Substitute - Von Maur bags
What is the song on the Playstation 2 Portable
Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
Is there a place in the Quad Cities to get
a Brazillian bikini wax?
Yes, Judy's Barber Styling
After Image the Looks Salon and Day Spa
Advanced Laser Clinic: 2195 E 53rd St Davenport,
Zaroobas - LeClaire, IA
June 10, 2005
Who sings the song Black
Where can you find Apple Pie Ice Cream?
Edy's has the flavor
Why doesn't the price of an oil change go
up and down like gas prices?
You are paying for a service, not a product.
Who fixes neon signs?
Jim Jarvis - Acme Sign in Davenport, IA
Impact Sign - 5422 1st Ave. in Moline, IL
John - Neon Signs in Maquoketa, IA
How does a submarine sink and then resurface?
Subs do all of this by adjusting the amount of water and air in
their ballast tanks. When the tanks are full of air, the sub weighs
less than the volume of water it displaces and it floats. When
the ballast tanks are flooded with water, the sub weighs more
than the water it displaces, and it sinks.
Why does my toilet make a bubble appear
right before it flushes completely?
The toilet is most likely vented incorrectly and the sewer line
could possibly be obstructed down the line by roots.
June 3, 2005
Are they going to rip up
I-74 bridge again?
Go to www.dot.state.ia.us/roadcons.htm
How do you get a job as Moe Mallard?
Call the Mallards office at (309) 764-PUCK
Where can you get can wrappers to make a
beer can look like a pop can?
How can you get Sharpie marks out of Oak
Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser; Everclear on a Q-Tip; TSP (which you
can get at Menards)
May 27, 2005
What is the Drive In Theater
north of the Quad Cities and is it open?
The 61 Drive In is on Highway 61 north of the Quad Cities,
and has been open for a month now. Visit their site:
Where do you find the ball-shaped hanging
flower baskets in the Quad Cities?
You can get them at Wallace's and other QC garden centers.
What is the tallest building in Davenport?
The Kahl Building
What are the signs on the interstate that
have "NC" with a circle and line through it?
They say "HC" and stands for "No Hazardous Chemicals";
a warning to not travel through an upcoming tunnel carrying them.
What happens with the money stolen from
banks that has been colored by the exploding dye?
It is sent back to the National Treasury, shredded, and then new
bills are printed out to replace them.
Is it true that once upon a time, Saddam
Hussein was presented the key to the City of Detroit?
It was 1980, one of the mayors staff presented Saddam with the
Where in the Quad Cities can you get rubber
Meyer's Landscaping; Tire Environmental in Muscatine manufactures
Where can you get a watch band made of a
Check "Hot Topic" at Northpark or Southpark Mall &
"Poopy's" in Savanna, IL.
What vacuum cleaner can you recommend?
Dwyer, who loves to vacuum, says get an Oreck.
May 20, 2005
Why do blackbirds chase hawks?
The blackbirds are territorial and guard their nesting area.
Why don't they sell Hostess blackberry pies
in the Quad Cities?
Demand for them is low in the Quad Cities.
Is the Jude Cole on the Production Co. with
Keifer Sutherland the same one from the QCA?
Yes, it is the same Jude Cole from the QCA. "Hallowed Ground"
is the most popular song from him. It's about Silvis and East
How do they make a two-way mirror work?
When you are behind it, it has to be darker in the room you are
viewing from, then the one you are looking at.
How can you transfer a 51/4 inch floppy
disc to a smaller, newer format?
Check out Kinko's.
How does the Subway Diet work?
Jared drank coffee for breakfast, 6 inch sub for lunch (7 grams
of fat or less), and a foot long sub for dinner (7 grams of fat
Who will do a hog roast?
Jeff's Market in Durant (563) 785-4767
Dean Shultz (309) 631-1520
Smoke'N'Joes Lazy Dog BBQ (309) 738-4104
How does the insurance co. know about a
car that has been wrecked but CarFax doesn't? Is there any reciprocity
on getting bad information from CarFax?
From CarFax, you can order a used car history. The car needs to
have 5,000 dollars of damage in order to be reported on CarFax.
There is a place on their website that you can go to if their
information is not accurate.
May 13, 2005
Where can you buy large Arborvitae
plants for cover?
Taet's near Coal Valley, IL on Route 6. Also try Lawns Unlimited
on Tanglewood Bettendorf.
Where do you find giant outdoor baskets
that are made from recycled milk jugs?
HyVee on West Kimberly, and at Forever Basket Company at (740)
Where can I find a place to rent a jumping
bubble for a kid's birthday party?
QC Family Fun Jump at 355-7758
What artists attended the Summer Jam 1978
concert on Credit Island?
Doobies, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Van Halen, and Journey
Who is the man that played in the old Cola
How much is it to get into Conesville?
No dogs, no coolers, no attitude, and 20 dollars a head
Where is there an SCCA club in the Quad
April 29, 2005
Where can you get replacement
canopies for patio swings?
Sears Awning Company (309) 797-7111
Where can you get a CO2 tank filled in the
Rock Falls, Illinois area?
Fill at SJ Smith in Rock Falls. In Fulton, you can get them filled
at Clinton Fire Equipment.
Where do you go to get antique guns registered?
You will need an Illinois FOID Card from the state police dept.
Is a bottle of Crown Royal still good after
Dwyer says Drink It! He says it will be good.
Do morel mushrooms grow slow or just pop
The whole process takes about 4 - 14 days
When is the bus trip to St. Louis to see
It is May 23rd on our Annual Ditch Day. Tickets can be won on
the air. Giveaways start the 2nd week of May.
Where do I get Redwood Lumber?
Fullerton Lumber in Clinton, Iowa and United Building Center in
What do I do about a colicky baby?
1) Chiropractic Care (Dr. Jason Rannfeldt 324-1514)
2) Heating Pad on the stomach
3) Infant Mylicon Drops
4) Run the vacuum
5) Put the carrier seat on the dryer while it runs
6) Peppermint with warm water or warm decaf pop
7) The football hold
8) Blanket Sling like a hammock & swing carefully
9) Get the book The Happiest Baby on the Block
April 22, 2005
Where so I get the sheet
music for Jessica Andrews “Never Be Forgotten”?
Olga.net – type in name and song title
Where do I get steel tubing for a roll bar
for a stock car?
Steve Johnson at Sexton Ford, Henschen Manufacturing 1727 West
2nd Davenport, IA (563) 323-1111, Service Steel in East Moline
on Morton Drive.
Do you have any Rolling Stones Tour information
Boston, August 22
Why are the white cloth crosses on the ground
in Clinton, Iowa?
It is a GPS project for mapping.
Where can you get 80’s Smurfs glasses?
1982 - There are 8 Smurf glasses and 1983 there were 6 released.
Check eBay for listings.
Where can get Headliner Collector Figurines?
Barnes & Nobles has Headliner collector guides.
Where can you get a case of Mamma Bosso
They can only sell to retailers. You can buy them at stores such
as Walgreen’s, Walmart, and Hy-Vee. All 14 varieties are
available at the Milan Hy-Vee.
February 25, 2005
What was the name of the
show with the man that had a suit which detailed his internal
Where can a band get sound and light equipment?
Norris Light & Sound in Galesburg at 309-342-0658 or River
Cites Sound in Davenport at 563-323-7398.
Is there a product to help women know when
they are most fertile?
There is an over-the-counter product from E.P.T. and a new product
called Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor. Try Medical
Home Products and Yahoo.
Is there anywhere in the Q.C. that sells
Snyders salt and vinegar potato chips?
Try the health food section at the local Hy-Vee stores.
What became of the TV show Gigglesnort Hotel?
Go to www.DirtyDragon.com
Is re-felting a pool table something you
can do by yourself or should a professional do it?
You can do it by yourself, but it would be better to have it done
professionally for about $300. Try Midwest Pocket Billiards on
The Avenue Of the Cites or Quad City Bar & Stool in Silvis.
Where is a good place to meet single people
in the Quad City Area?
Go to places that interest you like a book store if you like reading,
or a gym if you like working out.
What causes a garage door opener to not
open up the garage all the way?
There could be a radio wave interference or possibly a bad spring.
Is there anything that can repel skunks?
Try looking for a product called Odor-Ban at Sam's Club to neutralize
the odor. A Jack Russell Terrier is a good dog to keep the skunks
February 4, 2005
Where do you get Willow Tree
Genesis gift shops, West Kimberly Market, Iowa Machine Shed
Where do you go in the Quad Cities for scrapbooking?
Keepsake Corner in Cumberland Square in Bettendorf & 16th
Street in Moline... Cottage Corner on Rusholme & Arlington...
Blue Moon on 15th Ave in East Moline
When and where is the Valentine's Day dance
for fathers and daughters?
It is at the Starlight Ballroom on Sunday, Feb. 13th from 4 -
6. Unfortunately it is sold out!
Where do you get barn wood?
Carlson's in Cambridge, IL
Is the a drill bit that goes through glass?
Yes, there are 2 types.
January 28, 2005
Where can you get a full
size used pop machine?
What is the speed limit in a place that
is not marked (Milan Beltway)?
55mph would be the limit... the Milan Beltway is 55mph, but is
65mph once you go over the interstate
What's different between Coke & Coke
Light... and where can you get Coke Light?
Coke Light is the same thing as Diet, the word "Diet"
just doesn't translate good into other languages
What does FDAF mean at the end of Ford Commercials?
Ford Dealer Advertising Fund, most dealerships show this at the
end of the commercial so that you know you are going to pay an
advertising fee if you purchase a car
Where can you get the honey dijon variety
of KC Masterpiece?
It is discontinued, but Wal-Mart in Moline has plenty left
What can you get a guy for Valentine's Day?
Tools, a tattoo, cook him dinner, upgrade cable TV package, a
magazine subscription or Netflix, or wireless remote controls
for video game console are some ideas.
January 21, 2005
It takes 60 seconds at 60
mph to drive a mile... It takes 30 seconds at 120 mph to drive
a mile... Why does it take 45 seconds at 80 mph to drive a mile,
instead of 90 mph?
speed = distance / time...
3600 seconds in an hour
60 / 3600 = .01666
60 = 1 / .01666
30 / 3600 = .00833
120 = 1 / .00833
45 / 3600 = .0125
80 = 1 / .0125
Is there a place on Locust Street where topless girls cut your
What is the difference between fancy &
Fancy ketchup has a lower vinegar count
Where does the term "rubber match"
In a sports game, it's called a "rubber match" because
the game can go either way. Click
here for more info.
Where can you get "wet tobacco"
for a hookah?
Hickey Brothers in downtown Rock Island
What is the best way to get tickets for
a Bears game?
Jeff from Luxury Limo sells a Bears ticket package, where you
get to also ride in a limo to the game, call him for pricing.
January 7, 2005
Where can you get Hamm's
beer in a bottle?
Hamm's is no longer made in a bottle.
Where can you get quality caviar in the
Great Midwest Fish Company
Where is the place that restores homes for
Habitat For Humanity?
Next to Dahl Ford in Davenport.
How can you un-warp warped vinyl records?
Put the record between 2 pieces of oven-safe glass & 2 pieces
of wax paper & heat them at 75 degrees in the oven
What are the lyrics to the Spanish portion
of the song "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys?
Tu que estas en alto cielo, hechame tu bendicion.
[translated from Spanish: you that's in a higher place, send me
down a blessing]
When does Fuddruckers open?
What is the best way to go about getting
Get it notarized
What is the song that is in the Chevy Cobalt
"C'mon" by the Von Bondies
Where can you get motocross boots in the
Fun Mart in Moline
Around 1977, there was a man dressed as
a vampire in Devil's Glen Park that used to bite people... Is
Yes, this is actually true!
What restaurant had a sign with Fred Flintstone,
saying "Yabba Dabba Do, I Love Soul Food?"
Us if you know.
Where can you get a picture of a cartoon
rodeo style bull that would work for a tattoo?
Class Act in Iowa City
December 17, 2004
If someone presses the "unlock"
button on the keychain for your car, over a phone, with your phone
next to your car, will it unlock your car?
This does not work
Where can you find a NASCAR shirt in a 3x
or 4x size?
K-Mart in Rock Island
Why is the water level falling at West Lake?
They drain it from time to time to do work on it
Where can you find a display case for a
racing helmet in the Quad Cities?
Michaels Craft Store
Where can you get a prank sticker for your
car that looks like your window is broken?
What are the best bars to go to in New Orleans?
Famous Door, Club 506, Cats Meow, The Carry
How do you get eyebrow wax off of a countertop?
Put ice on it, so that it freezes, and then it will break off
easily, otherwise Sure Clean will remove it
Was the color orange named after the fruit,
or was the fruit named after the color?
The color was named after the fruit... It comes from the word
"naranj" which was switched to "orange" due
What book did Dwyer get from Beth for Christmas?
The Complete Book Of Useless Information
Where can you find yard light decorations?
Ben Franklin Crafts, Hobby Lobby
Where can you find a bottle cutter to cut
the top off of a bottle?
Letchers, Hobby Lobby
Where does does the Woo Woo clip come from?
It comes from a newsclip with a guy by the name of Bubb Rubb,
the video is in Recent Junk
What is the company that sells for you on
eBay in the Quad Cites?
SellPro at 355-5995
December 10, 2004
On The Price Is Right, does
the audience get shuffled around, since there are 2 shows taped
in 1 day?
No, there are 2 completely different audiences for each show.
What is the significance of the woman getting
flowers from Allen Kalter at the end of the David Letterman show
The announcer has been giving flowers to the same woman at the
end of the show for years.
Where can you get powdered laundry starch?
Argo Powdered Corn Starch, you can get it in any grocery store
Where can you get a Hibachi grill?
Wal-Mart & Walgreens carries a grill that is very similar
to the Hibachi
What shows did Bill Cullen host other than
The Price Is Right?
Joker's Wild, Tell The Truth, and The $25,000 Pyramid
Is there a legal reason why we can't post
audio from interviews on the website?
We can post audio from interviews, just not the music & advertisements
Where can you find a metal chain basketball
Where can you buy a big overstuffed "C"
shaped maternity pillow (snoogle, boppie pillow)?
Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target
What was the helicopter with dishes on the
wings doing by Deere Run?
Using a gps system to survey the land OR searching for someone
who wandered away from a nursing home
How many times have we been sued?
How can you increase the flow of water through
a shower head?
You need to remove 2 filters... one at the base, by the hose,..
one on the end of the hose, by the wall
Where can you get a photo album for 10 x
13 inch photos?
Creative Memories or De Salvo's or Boyd Fitzgerald
How can you frame a picture and not get
the ripples in the poster?
Have someone frame it at a place like Ben Franklin Crafts or The
Art Place in the District
Where can you get the Little Bill Cosby
They are currently sold out in most stores, so you will probably
have to use eBay to get one before Christmas
What is the song with the guys in red overalls
in the Mitsubishi commercial?
Tommy James - Draggin The Line
December 3, 2004
Where can you get a rock
engraved for your yard?
Allen Signs on 59th street in Davenport; otherwise Hanson Monuments
on 53rd Street in Davenport & in Dewitt.
Why do the people under the Criminal Disposition
section in the newspaper, who possessed drugs, get charged with
not having a Federal Tax Stamp?
It is a Federal Tax Stamp violation because marijuana is legal
with a license in California.
How much are old playboys worth? Are they
worth selling or what should you do with them?
There are only a few that are worth a lot of money, the rest are
basically worthless. One listener sent some a playboy to a soldier
in Iraq, by hiding it under candy.
Will U2 possibly be coming to The Mark?
The tour has not been announced yet, although U2 usually only
plays in arenas.
Does Iowa have a "right to speed"
law, where you get a ticket for going 10 miles an hour or less
over the speed limit?
Yes, and it only counts as one third of a moving violation.
Has there ever been a pitcher in MLB to
use his right and left arm?
Yes, Billy Wagner used to pitch with his right arm, then broke
his right arm, and learned how to pitch with his left arm.
How legal is mp3 sharing on the internet?
Sharing of any copyrighted material is illegal, whether or not
it is put on a CD or DVD.
Is there a place in the Quad Cites where
you can get your haircut & drink at the same time?
The spa at the 5 Star Salon serves wine.
Are any of the Work-At-Home businesses legit?
There are some legit jobs, but most of them you will not find
on a telephone pole.
November 19, 2004
How can you get rid of bats
that are in an attic & between walls?
Use Bo-Peep Ammonia, watch where the bats come out & spray
Is there a way to boost your cell phone
quality in your house?
There are "dead spots" where the cell phone towers will
not reach your phone, so you can either move to a different spot,
otherwise buy an antenna booster.
What is the correct way to use a roundabout?
is everything you need to know about the roundabout in Bettendorf.
How can you calculate your B.A.C.?
here to find out
Are yawns really contagious?
About 40% of people are contagious to yawns, but the reason is
Why are the Chicago Bears called the "Monsters
of the Midway?"
We will post the answer after we talk to Dan Burich.
Where can you get a loan if you have bad
Try First Midwest or Valley Bank, otherwise call Consumer Credit
of the Quad Cities at 359-8830.
Where can you get a heater for an old VW
You are able to get one from the JC Whitney catalog.
What does it mean when a police scanner
says "Do not apprehend?"
The offences that they face are not grounds for pulling them over,
there needs to be another reason to pull them over.
November 12, 2004
Will a 30x magnification
telescope be enough to view the moon and other celestial bodies?
30x magnification should be able to view some details of the moon.
Can you put more than one flag on a pole?
You can but they must go in a certain order with the American
flag first, then state flag, then other flags follow. Check out
flag protocol at... USA
Flag Site or Anchor
Flag And Flagpole
How do you get rid of the static that builds
up in my car without using static strips?
Grounding straps from the body of the to the frame should help.
Also, when you open the car door to step out, be sure to maintain
contact with the car when getting out.
Why do geese honk while flying and quiet
down when they land?
They honk to encourage the lead goose.
If you were to win the lottery and took
the lump sum after tickets. How do you get the money and how could
you deposit it a local small town bank?
The lottery doesn’t set you up with a money expert but will
stear you in the right direction. You can put as much as you want
in a local bank, but would be better off investing most of the
money through some broker.
How do they get the smells at the Grossology
A group of chemists developed the right mixture of scent-producing
products to get the odors. Go to www.grossology.com
and you can find recipes to make your own gross scents and such.
How do you get fire smell out of the house?
Blaze Restoration – or Serve Pro are two services that can
clean out the smell. First wash off the soot. If it’s on
the walls, paint them with KILZ. Check for charcoal canisters
at local hardware stores. Try 1 Tablespoon Pine Sol, 1 Tablespoon
of ammonia and 1 pint of water – spray it.
Why is it that in the summer, the arsenal
bridge seem to have a film and smells? It smells like burning
French fry grease.
It is a sealant that is sprayed on the road every spring.
The frontage road that the Cracker Barrel
is in on I-80 – there used to be a strip mall. What was
the restaurant that used to be in the strip mall?
Tootsie’s Mall Shop
Where can you buy a yarmulke?
Go to the Temple Emmanuel or Jewish centers in the QCA.
October 22, 2004
What website checks for plagiarism
Us if you know.
What is the name of the police officer who
always stands with Commissioner Gordon whenever the bat signal
is turned on?
What causes a toilet to make a loud humming
noise after it is flushed?
the float valve or the water hammer might be the problem
What is the shelf life of booze after is
It will last for a very long time, but might taste a little stronger.
Pour it into a glass and see if there are any floaters. If there
is any doubt, throw it away.
Who is Miranda's replacement on Channel
Who is the girl that dressed like an old
woman that would come to birthday parties and do a lap dance?
Class Acts Laugh-a-Grams was the company, and she was a Palmer
student named Brenda.
Where can you get the Nintendo version of
the plug and play that has Mario Brothers & Donkey Kong?
Farm & Fleet has them, but they are selling fast
Why are there a lot of black and white squirrels
Palmer had brought the "exotic" black squirrels from
Australia and placed them on Arsenal Island. Email
Us if you know anything about the white squirrels.
Is there an honest Toyota mechanic that
specializes in Toyotas?
Bastians in Coal Valley at (309) 269-7645
Where can you get a baby bag for a husband
to see what it's like to carry a baby?
for the amazing price of only $695
How do you stop squirrels from eating your
spray the pumpkins with hairspray... otherwise bury empty beer
bottles almost to the top and fill them with ammonia
How do you preserve a pumpkin that was carved
rub vegetable oil on the inside of the pumpkin
How do you get baby oil out of the carpet?
Oreck Dry Cleaning Solution... brush the granules into the carpet,
then vacuum them up
How do you fix a sliding pocket door that's
There are 2 trolleys that the door travels on. There is a screw
in each trolley. Adjust the screws until it is level.
What would cause a door to close very slowly
after it's opened, even though the hinges have been tightened?
You can measure to make sure the door is 100% level OR bend the
door hinge just enough to create friction, so that it doesn't
move on it's own.
October 15, 2004
What is the name of the slot
car track that had a cop car chasing a funny car that says "Catch
Me" on the side?
Race & Chase, made by Matchbox.
How do you get hairspray off of a wall?
Miracle Eraser by Mr. Clean, or use baking soda & water, or
use laundry detergent.
Where can you get replacement beans for
bean bags in the Quad Cities?
Hancock Fabrics on Brady Street or Mattress Outlet.
Where can you buy a shark's tooth necklace?
Try Pacific Sunwear in the mall.
On Utica Ridge Road, in front of Trinity,
the power lines have orange balls on them. What are they used
It's to show helicopters where the power lines are at.
What are the words to "Ding, Fries
Where is the movie theatre that was going
to be built to the south of the Quad Cities?
It was in Galva, Illinois, but the deal was cancelled.
Where can you get a metal fabricator?
Krause Welding, Pools Welding, otherwise try The Iron Workers
I can sail on the water or be filled with
it. What am I?
What is vinegar made of?
Find out here.
October 8, 2004
How long will "eggnog
mixed with rum" stay good?
Rum by itself will last forever, but I would have your mother-in-law
or someone else you don't like taste the eggnog first.
How long will wine be good for after it's
In 24 hours, the oxygen will start to break it down.
Where can you buy a Coke vending machine
in the Quad City Area?
Home Depot & Valley Vending
What is Neuman's full name on Seinfeld?
There was only one episode where he was called something else,
which was "Norman." His name could possibly be Norman
Neuman, as Cosmo Kramer is just called Kramer.
Is hypnotism legitimate & how do you
learn how to do it?
Hypnotism is legitimate if the person wants to be hypnotized.
There are various books & videos to show you the exact tricks
& techniques. Try your local library.
Why do Jewish people put coins or rocks
It's a way to show remembrance.
Where can you dispose of an old computer?
The Scott County Landfill has a thing called e-waste.
Do carbon monoxide detectors wear out over
Smoke Detectors should be changed after 10 years, and Carbon Monoxide
Detectors should be changed after 5 years.
What is the song on the Pepsi commercial
with the girl & guy in the Hot Dog & Pepsi outfits?
"No Rain" by Blind Melon
How do you get rid of squirrels?
Moth balls or moth crystals
October 1, 2004
Who did the "Beef, It's
Whats For Dinner" commercials before Sam Elliot?
Robert Mitchum, then James Garner
What is the outlet mall on I-88 by Aurora?
Chicago Premium Outlet Mall, take the Farnsworth exit
What does "supra" mean in law
It sites something that has already been noted earlier.
What is Spike O'Dell doing now, as he is
heard around the Quad Cities?
He still works at WGN in Chicago, but he is the voice on several
commercials. He also has family in the QC that he visits occasionally.
On the "Queue To Call," how many
phones are there?
They have multiple lines that they use, and they just hang up
on the non-winners. It usually takes about 2 minutes to get the
Where in the Quad Cities can you find "Fat
It's available at "In Case Of Needs," but is an imitation
version of a Tigi product.
On the new HP commercial where the man takes
pictures, what is the song that plays in the background?
"People Take Pictures" by The Kinks
How do you get gum out of the carpet?
What does "Domo Arigato" mean
in the song "Mr. Roboto"?
"Thank You Very Much" in Japanese
Are there any Sperm Banks in the Quad Cities?
Us if you know.
Where can you get a Leather Dice Box, as
used in taverns, in the Quad City Area?
They have been spotted at Spencer Gifts & Toys'R'Us.
In the Farm & Fleet theme
song, "It's our pride in the red white, & blue, it's
our _____ that comes shining through."
How long can someone's car sit on your property
until it's yours, like in a storage shed?
It is a long process to get the rights to the car, and it usually
takes a few months.
September 24, 2004
What was Ken Jennings' final
This company has a workforce of 17,000 people, whose average working
year is only 4 months long.
"Who is H&R Block?"
Who are the "Quad City
Police" in East Moline?
They are the Quad City Airport police.
Who do the Cardinals play first in the playoffs?
They will play somebody in the other division, as they can not
play the wildcard in their own division.
If a daughter has the same name as the mother,
what is she referred to as? Jr, Sr, 2nd, ?
They are referred to as Junior, until they are married.
Are there catfish the size of a car near
the rollers in the Mississippi?
No, the biggest catfish caught in Iowa was 81 pounds. The biggest
catfish in the world is less than 150 pounds.
If you have used drugs as a child, can you
still be a police officer?
It depends on the agency that is hiring them.
How can you propose at a concert?
You must befriend the road crew, so that they will let head of
security know, and thus, let the performer know.
How do you follow the Grapefruit Diet?
You shouldn't, it lacks most of the nutrients that you need.
Is there an incinerator in the area to destroy
Document Destruction on Kimmell Dr. at 563-322-0370.
Why do contractors level
out the land when building a house?
The roots of a tree can cause problems with the foundation.
Where can you get leather engraved in the
Quad City Area?
Oak Creek Laser Engraving in Muscatine at 563-263-7559.
When is the A.B.A.T.E. Toys For Tots ride?
October 3rd, kicking tires starts at 11am & the ride starts
at 1pm. Register from November 6th thru December 4th by calling
Where can you get a mural painted in the
Quad City Area?
Vicki at Big River Customs
Liz - 563-340-5167
Pat - 563-359-4073
September 17, 2004
Why are there cones around
So that they don't run over anything when they back up.
Can you sneak alcohol onto a cruise ship?
Yes, but make sure it is in a plastic container, because glass
will break easily.
What are they going to put in place of Skateland?
A Gas Station
Why has the stranded guy on Kimberly &
I-74 been there for 2 weeks?
Because he is a bum.
Where can you get stamps appraised in the
Stamp Collection Buying Club at 322-1918.
Where can you get a car that runs on ethanol?
All of the vehicles are specially designed and are usually expensive.
Although ethanol is only available at 100 gas stations in America.
What can you use to get candle wax out of
You put a towel over the stain and then iron the towel, and the
wax will stick to the towel. You can also use a brown paper bag
instead of a towel.
How much does the Andalusia / Milan fireworks
What is the website for satellite photos
Where can you get car seat covers for cars
with airbags in the seats?
What is going on with the old Linwood School
Building down on Highway 22?
As far as we know, nothing has happened.
Can you donate knee braces or arm slings
The D.A.V. on Kimberly Road.
Is there such a thing as 5-flavor sherbet?
Us if you know.
How much does it cost to get a Justice of
September 10, 2004
Where can you get the pink
magnetic ribbons for your car?
Walgreens & Hy-Vee
How do you get nail polish off of ceramic
Lacquer Thinner or Model Paint Thinner
Is the Quad Cities having a Fall Parade
October 9, 10, 13, 16, 17
How can you preserve a dried snakeskin?
Soak it in water with a handful of borax for 24 hours, dry it
and brush on glycerin.
What is the tall pole for on Locust &
It was an old radio station tower. If our tower goes down,
we use that tower.
Why does the left lane on a divided highway
always have a yellow line & the right side of the road has
a white line?
The yellow line represents oncoming traffic (for when the highway
merges back together eventually)
How much electricity does a light bulb use
in a month?
6 cents per kilowatt hour
$4.20 for a 100 watt light bulb per month
What was that thing on the
football field in last night's game (Patriots & Colts)?
Gillette Stadium Logo
Is there a correct way to wear a fanny pack?
The correct way is to not wear them at all.
Where can you legally ride a pocket rocket
Only on private property with the owner's permission.
What is the giant dragon for in the South
Park Mall parking lot?
Indoor Haunted Maze
How long does nicotine stay in your body?
How often do truckers have to change their
10,000 - 15,000 miles
What does L.L.C. stand for in a company's
Limited Liability Company
September 3, 2004
Why do the Olympic swimmers
take a shower as soon as they leave the pool?
The shower is hot water that is used to rinse off the cold pool
water and neutralize the temperature of their bodies.
Is there any way to predict water levels
for a river?
There is a 5-day forecast on the Corp
of Engineers website.
What is the best way to get rid of a mildew
Eco Quest will let a customer use an air purifier for a test period
to see if they would like to purchase one. Contact Tim at 563-343-1433.
What is the acoustic music in the background
of the Geico commercial with the father driving & the sleepy
The C.B. Song by The Legendary Shack Shakers.
How do you make the Jack Daniels burger?
Soak the burgers in 3 cans of Labatt Blue & a shot of Jack
Daniels for 4 hours in a tupperware container. Be careful when
transferring these to the grill, as the burgers will no longer
Is there anywhere you can sell mercury or
dispose of it?
Scott County Landfill Hazardous Waste Commission
Where can you find Tsing Tao beer in the
Is there a static sticker version of the
"Support Our Troops" ribbon?
Regalia or call Annette at 386-0817.
Where can you buy Blue Moon ice cream?
Country Style Ice Cream Shop
Where can you buy old yearbooks?
Try the bookstore of the school that you want the yearbook to.
If you can not find it there, try an antique store.
Why are commercials louder than a standard
They are produced at different places and the volume levels are
different. When music & vocals are combined, they are compressed
at a higher rate then a standard vocal-only program, thus making
the audio louder.
On an automatic ice maker, the arm that
grabs the ice from the tray keeps freezing. How do I prevent this?
The machine is using too much water, which can be adjusted by
a valve. Otherwise the seal on the door is loose & is causing
August 27, 2004
Why is there no penalty for
knocking over hurdles?
They slow you down.
What is the best website to do an online
search regarding marriage licenses?
unlimited searching for $20 at www.cyberdetective.com
Search for $5 at the State Public Records Website
Where is the Fruitland Days
Just south of Muscatine, the festival is on September 11 and starts
at 7 a.m.
What is the history of Harrah's Lake?
It was created in the 50s near Lake Canyada. The lake has been
relocated and is for fishing only.
What is the concrete barrier in the Mississippi
that runs with the water?
It is a lateral dam that is used to divert water to deepen the
channel and avoid "rapids."
Why is the bottom of a baseball cap always
A listener's little league coach said "it is a motivating
August 13, 2004
There is a company that can
put whatever you want on a stamp. How does the post office know
that they're real?
Stamps have marks on them that are not visible to the human eye,
and the company that makes designer stamps just bought a lot of
How do the funds on a debit card get updated
instantly after use?
The card just references an account on a supercomputer.
Will your insurance company find out about
a speeding ticket in another state?
Only if you switch insurance companies, because the insurance
companies have to pay money to look into it.
On The Price Is Right, do the contestants
know they are going to be called down?
The contestants are pre-chosen, but the contestants have no idea
that they are going to be chosen.
What is the stuff that looks like spider
webs, that shows up in trees during the fall?
They are tent caterpillars that will eventually eat the entire
tree. The branch containing them will have to be burned to save
If you sneak through the I-Pass lane without
an I-Pass, will you get a ticket?
Not unless you are a habitual offender.
How does Car Fax find out if a car has been
in an accident?
They can only find out what has been reported.
How do the talking Coke cans work?
here to find out.
Where can you find a product called "Crème
It is available at the Hy-Vee on Locust Street & the Hy-Vee
on 53rd Street and it is called Allouette Crème Fresh.
July 23, 2004
Does eating corn have any
It has carbohydrates & fiber.
Is there any way to make a yahoo mail signature
longer than the space allotted?
What is the green spice on Harris Pizza?
Are there any free Basic Skills Practice
Are there any Off-Road Clubs around the
Jeepclub in Pittsville, IL & 2Rivers Jeep Club & Rockport
Off-Road Park & here's
What was the name of the pizza place that
used to be on the corner of Brady Street & 2nd Street?
Tony's Pizza, which is closed... Alfonso's Pizza in Illinois is
basically the same thing.
What was the product with the guy sitting
in the chair whose hair was blowing back due to the power of the
Maxell, it was taken from an artwork by Steven Steinem.
Where can you buy red clay bricks?
Milan Surplus carries them.
Who sings the Casey's commercial?
It is done by an advertising agency in Des Moines.
Is there anywhere where you can skydive
There is one annually in Rantoul,
Illinois. The closest permanent location is in Pigeon
Where can you get the John Lennon style
Rock Island Optometric Center at 309-788-0604.
Vision 4 Less also carries the John Lennon line.
Where can you get a luggage
rack to put on the top of your car?
At the rental place on Avenue of the Cities.
Why can't dealerships sell cars on Sundays?
Due to contract law, one can not create a legally binding contract
on Sunday or any National Holiday.
What are the letters in the Police Alphabet?
Where is the Bix Health & Fitness Expo?
At the River Center.
Where can you get metal lawn darts (aka
The U.S. Government has asked that all jarts be destroyed... luckily
a listener has a set of jarts to sell to the person who asked.
July 16, 2004
Who is involved in the production
of a record?
a good website to see.
Where can you get shredded paper at?
Banks have it for legitimate reasons & there are huge dumpsters
full of it behind Blackhawk College.
Why are storm clouds dark in the distance,
but lighter overhead?
The darkness comes from the amount of water contained in the clouds.
It looks lighter overhead, due to the light penetrating the cloud.
Where can you transfer 8mm to VHS or DVD?
Emerald Motion, Walgreen's, Camera Corner, Various Video
What is the longest day of the year?
June 21, Summer Solstice
July 2, 2004
How do you get mildew stains
out of vinyl seats?
Scrub-Free Mildew & Stain Remover
Mean Green Mildew & Stain Remover for $2 at Dollar General
If you wish to get married
by "Justice of the Peace," can you get this done by
someone else other than the courthouse in Rock Island or Henry
Uncommon Ceremony in Rock Island at 793-5136.
Where can you buy a fresh turkey in the
Quad City Area?
In Sherrard, they have living turkeys for $5.
Gaulrapp Coe Turkey Farm in Rock Falls has fresh turkeys at 815-438-2586.
Where can you get Poor Brothers
chips in the Quad Cities?
Great Harvest off of Utica Ridge Road & Hy-Vee in Muscatine.
Where can you buy used wheel chairs in the
At the flee market, just south of Thompson.
Where is Monkey Island?
Monkey Island is no longer at Fejervary Park.
Where can you get chrome plating done on
North Star Chrome Plating on 4th Street in Davenport .
The Chrome Shop in Rock Island at 786-3743.
Where can you get steel for
a roll cage for a car?
Us if you know.
Why do horses stand next to each other in
They use their tails to swat flies off each others faces.
When is the Cordova World Series of Drag
Where can I find a recording studio in the
Quad City Area?
River City Studios at 336-5160.
Where do they serve deep fried tacos like
Tasty Tacos in Des Moines?
Obie's in Maquoketa & Dell's Tacos in Eldridge.
How do I get rid of Duck Weed in a farm
Use copper sulfate & put fish in the pond.
Can you make yourself ill by not washing
you hands after using the restroom?
Just wash your hands!
June 25, 2004
Where can you find sea monkeys
in the Quad Cities?
Spencer Gifts in North Park & Michael's Craft Store.
Where can you find turbo blue racing fuel
in the Quad City Area?
Sinclair gas station in Silvis & Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
There are some dead trees between Arrowhead
& Pinnacle Ranch. Why are only the small trees dead?
They spray the branches so that they don't interfere with the
road & signs on the side of the road.
At big industrial businesses, what does
ISO-9002 certified mean?
It is the International Standards Organization, and shows that
the product has a consistent measure of quality.
Do they make cigars that say "It's
Not that we know of, but you can get personalized candy wrappers
Wrappings in Bettendorf.
Wrapper Store has personalized candy cigars.
Where can you get a dunk
tank near Monmouth?
Try the Knox County Fairgrounds or Cox Music in the Quad Cities.
Where can you test out a TV tube?
Go to a music store, they use the same equipment to test out amplifiers.
Where do you get the yellow ribbon magnets?
You can get them on the Arsenal for a $5 donation. Also try the
Armory on Brady Street. To order the magnets, call Eric Hall at
Does the power company have to move your
neighbor's power lines if they run across your property?
No, but they probably will if you call and ask.
June 18, 2004
What is the official regulation
on how long a flag is to be at half-staff when a president dies?
In East Moline, there are 2 cabooses that
have not moved for years. There is a mailbox on one of the cabooses,
so does somebody live there?
No, it's an office for the IC&E railroad.
Where can you get those 55-gallon plastic
Heinz in Muscatine, Milan Supply in Milan, otherwise try a car
If you have a trailer for a motorcycle,
do you have to pay an additional axle charge at the toll way?
No, it's the same price as a car.
What is the shortest route from the Quad
Cities to the Lake County Fair?
Take I-88 past Dixon to route 39, take route 20 to Marengo, take
route 176 to route 31 to route 120 to the fairgrounds.
Does rubbing butter on your face help acne
There is a 5 foot half circle underneath
basketball hoops. What is it used for?
The defender will be charged with an automatic defensive foul
inside of this half-circle. They do this so that the defensive
player doesn't injure the offensive player that is attempting
Why do hockey players light the end of their
sticks on fire?
To curve the end of their stick.
What is the recipe for the Coney Dog sauce
used at Dean's A&W?
Dean will take the recipe to the grave
How do they determine what the flood stage
The Army Corp of Engineers determines it, based on the level where
water level is too high for the lock & dam "pools"
Why does it feel like you speed up when
you get off the I-74 bridge on the Illinois side?
The turn is too tight, and the ground is patchy, which helps you
loose control of the steering wheel.
Did Playboy ever release the Girls of Wal-Mart
No, it was only available on www.playboy.com.
It is also now available on DVD.
Where can you dispose of old railroad ties?
The Quad City Landfill will take them, but for a charge. Habitat
for Humanity will take them for free.
Is there a place where swingers can meet
other swingers in the Quad Cities?
June 11, 2004
Is Former President Reagan
actually in the casket that they show on TV?
We assume so, but we had the same question.
Where is terminal 2 inside of O'Hare Airport?
It's on the side near the hotel.
On Route 150, near Coal Valley, why are
there always cop cars sitting there with no cops in them?
They are getting maintenance done on them.
Where is the place that sells long balloons
for balloon animals?
Mr. Wong's House of Magic on Brady Street.
Do you have to take an exam when switching
licenses from Iowa to Illinois?
You have to take a written test, but not a driving test.
Can you hear Chicken Man anywhere on the
It's on Iowa Public Radio.
What is the snack that was made that looks
like a Twinkie, except it was covered in chocolate?
They are called Chocodiles, and they are available at the Hostess
How do you get rid of bats from living in
or around your house?
Suck them up with a Shop-Vac, otherwise an exterminator can clean
them out for you.
Where can you find the value of new hubcaps
for an old car?
You will get the true value on www.ebay.com.
They are worth what someone will pay for them.
How do you get ducks out of a pool and not
Put an inflatable snake in the pool.
Why do gas prices have the 9/10 cent?
When gas used to be 30 cents, they could use 29 9/10 to make it
Are new episodes of Family Guy supposed
to come out?
35 episodes are scheduled for January 2005, but it is not determined
whether they are going to air on Fox or Cartoon Network.
June 4, 2004
What do you use, after visiting
a strip club, to get glitter off of you?
Baby wipes or alcohol pads
Is there somewhere by the river in Davenport,
where "Taps" is played every night at 10 p.m.?
A recording of taps is played on The Arsenal every night at 10
p.m., and is actually played at almost every army base in the
What ever happened to Fordzilla 2?
Dwyer sold it on the internet to someone in Buffalo, NY for a
parts service business.
Where can you find a used police interceptor?
They are auctioning them off this weekend at Scotty's Auction
House on Highway 22 & Interstate 280.
What is that "bing, bong" sound
on airplanes used for when the "no smoking" and "fasten
seatbelts" lights are not blinking?
The captain is calling attention to the stewardesses.
Is there any law or ordinance on the length
of a freight train?
The limit is on the weight of all the cars, not the length.
Is it illegal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk
because they are for pedestrians only?
Generally, you are supposed to ride on the road, but the law varies
from town to town.
In concert, why are the bass players always
on the right side of the stage?
Bass players are not always on the left, it's only a personal
preference. Some bass players prefer the right so that they can
look at the drummer and stay in rhythm.
Why is it called a "stake truck"?
It has stakes in the bed of the truck so things don't move around.
Why would NASA test out mattresses?
They used the tests to determine what the seats on the aircraft
would be made of.
Will the "Playmaker" series be
back next season?
The series is cancelled, but the 1st season is out on DVD.
What happened to Ed Lewis from Channel 6
He is still on vacation.
Why did you get a ticket for parking backwards
into an angled parking space?
You have to travel against the flow of traffic, whether pulling
in or out of the parking space.
After you hit 200,000 miles on an electronic
odometer, it just says "ERROR." How do you fix this
This must be reset by a service technician.
On a tape measure at 13 3/16 & 19 inches,
why is there a diamond?
The 13 3/16 inch mark is for the space between studs. The 19 inch
mark is for laminated I-Beams for Floors.
Do B.B. Parrots still exist?
Try J.T. Cullen in Fulton, IL.
When you cross over the I-80 bridge into
Iowa, why is there a question mark on the "Welcome To Iowa"
There is an information center at the 1st exit.
What is the Abby, Julie, and Hope situation
on "Days Of Our Lives"?
Hope & Julie are Abby's daughters. After Abby died, Julie
married Abby's husband. Therefore Julie is now Hope's sister &
May 21, 2004
Where can you rent a Mustang
GT in the Quad Cities?
No one knows where you can rent one, but you can always test drive
Can a person be hypnotized to exercise?
No, your will to exercise is what makes you exercise.
When did the drinking age in Iowa and Illinois
change to 21?
1986 in Iowa, 1978 in Illinois
Why did they call them "bleachers"?
They are not covered, and you get bleached by the sun.
What was the protest about in Downtown Davenport
What spider were they showing on "Myth
Busters" that they were calling a Daddy Long Legs, but had
2 segments for a body?
It is a "Daddy Long Legs Spider", also known as a Cellar
Spider. If there is 1 segment for a body, then it is a real "Daddy
Long Legs," which is not a spider, but rather a opilionid.
Why did Wal-Mart quit selling Bobby Brooks
Bobby Brooks clothes are now under the label "White Stag."
Who is the bald man with glasses who plays
tambourine with english musicians such as Eric Clapton, Elton
John, and Rod Stewart?
Is there a change that will be taking place
in Iowa regarding child car seat laws?
Starting July 1, children younger than 1 year and less than 20
pounds will have to be secured in a rear-facing child seat. Children
younger than 6 will need to be secured in a booster seat. A seat
belt will be required for children under the age of 11.
What flavor is the green tootsie pop?
If electricity goes out to the city, will
the railroad gates work?
Yes, Railroad Crossings are run on battery backup.
If lightning strikes a body of water that
you are in, will you be electrocuted?
No, the only way water can conduct electricity is by minerals
(metallic solids) that are in the water.
Where can you buy a telephone poll?
When telephone polls are replaced, the old ones can be found at
the telephone company, railroad yards, construction companies,
etc. A new one can be purchased through the telephone company
May 14, 2004
How does www.subservientchicken.com
When you type in a phrase, it uses one word out of the phrase
as a "keyword" and plays a specific video clip.
If you cut off a cat's whiskers on one side
of it's face, will it walk off balance in a circle?
No, but the whiskers tell the cat where it can and can not fit.
There is an owl on the top of the I-74 Bridge
from Iowa to Illinois. Is this real or fake?
It is fake. Someone placed it there when they were cleaning the
bridge to keep pigeons away from the bridge.
How many buckets were on the Bozo Show's
Grand Prize Game?
How can you seal a signature onto a football,
if the autograph was not signed with a permanent marker?
The best method is a plexiglas football case and to keep it out
Where can you duplicate slides?
Camera Corner, on the corner of Eastern Ave. & Kimberly Rd.
How do you keep birds from building a nest
in a hanging flower basket?
Mothballs, Plastic Snakes, Cat Hair
Why don't they allow sports betting on the
They only have a license to allow slots and table games.
Where can you rent a margarita machine in
the Quad Cities?
TPC Cash & Carry
What is supposed to be inside the briefcase
in Pulp Fiction?
You are not supposed to know what it is, but most people agree
that it is Marsellus' Soul
How do you remove the head of a tick if
it is stuck under your skin?
Use a pair of tweezers, as close to the head as possible, and
pull it out. It is O.K. to tear off some skin while pulling out
If it is still alive, light a match & put it out. Then touch
the match to the tick's bum. The tick will come out so that you
can crush it.
Why are all new clocks set
The symmetric hand position looks better on the clock when photographed.
It also draws your eye to the name of the manufacturer. Some say
that the positioning resembles a smile.
Did the study that Beth did earlier this
week state that a loss of a job or a loss of a spouse was more
Loss of a job
How do astronauts use the bathroom in space?
They use a tube which is attached to their body and has a slight
suction to it.
For Inter-League play, are the American
League teams allowed to use designated hitters, or does the home
team's league rules apply?
Home team's league rules apply
May 7, 2004
Where do you dispose of an
The quickest way is to put a FREE sign on the TV & place it
at the end of your driveway.
Where is an exercise pool for dogs?
Dogs have been spotted swimming at Potter's Lake by Sunset Park.
the two hydrotherapy dog pools in Illinois.
How tall is the Channel 6 Transmitting Tower?
1320 feet, 1383 feet according to FAA.
How long does it take to climb the Channel
6 Transmitting Tower?
There is an elevator inside of the tower that takes 20 minutes
to ride to the top. It would take 20 minutes to climb a 300 foot
In Coyne Center, the water tower says "CROPPER."
What is Cropper and what does it mean?
The water tower was built to accommodate "Cropper's Addition"
of about 100 homes. The developer's last name was Cropper.
If you had to get prosthetic legs, could
you specify the height that you would like to be?
When the final game is played in a sport,
what do they do with the pre-made shirts that state that the losing
team are the champions?
They are shredded.
Why do trains travel on the left set of
tracks if there are 2 sets of tracks?
Northwestern is the only railroad that does this. If a train is
on the opposite track, it is on the "passing track."
What is the name of the business that cleans
up dog waste?
Doo Doo Patrol 788-1781
In Iowa & Illinois (QC Area),
Does anyone sell Salt Rising
Bread in the Quad Cities?
No, but here's
What are you supposed to do when the Sirens
If you have a weather radio, news will be broadcasted over it
when the sirens go off.
Can you get a ticket if you run a stop sign
at the mall?
April 30, 2004
Why are the cans always upside-down
inside a case of Coors?
When you grab the handle, you could grab a beer tab by accident.
Who won the Cubs / Cardinals Series in 2003?
Cardinals - 9 & Cubs - 8
How do you do online background checks?
Island County & Scott
Can your workplace force you to find a replacement?
Yes, as far as we know.
Is it legal to drive without shoes?
Yes, In all 50 states, In the District of Columbia, and in territories
owned by the U.S.
If there is a grounder to in-field, and
the ball is deflected by a fielders glove and hits the runner,
is the runner out?
The call is up to the umpire Rule
Where do movie "weekend takes"
Estimates come from projections based on a few major theatres
When is the D&M Car Show?
June 19 at Millertime
Why does fountain pop taste different in
Due to the calibration (mix of water and syrup), the soda providers
set calibration guidelines
Why is Cedar Rapids the city of 5 seasons?
The 5th season is "the time to enjoy the other four"
When is the Motorcycle Awareness Ride?
May 1st, registration at 11 a.m., starts at Rock Island County
Fairgrounds & goes to West High in Davenport
Who was the guy that we interviewed that
was a pen pal with serial killers?
The Last Victim by Jason Moss
Where can you find plastic hard hats?
Party Store on Elmore Avenue