Marc Miller's VBlog
Belmont Fan Sings Miley Cyrus Before UNC Missed Free Throw; Bruins Win
Yeah, I lost the Pitt-UNC football bet with Amy...but luckily, Tar Heel fans don't really care about football like they do basketball....so last night's loss to Belmont hurts WAY more.
And here's the kicker: many are blaming Miley Cyrus for the L! You see, Instead of yelling or hand waving, one fan tried to distract UNC's James McAdoo by tenderly singing "Wrecking Ball." McAdoo missed the free throw.
Whether or not it was the singing, the Bruins defeated the 12th-ranked Tar Heels 83-80 for their first ever win over an ACC opponent.
Oh, it was DEFINITELY the singing. Listen to the fan's dulcet tones below!
♪♫ IT'S NOT UNUSUAL TO SCORE GOALS, AT ANY TIME...♫♪
Some people don't like it when professional athletes celebrate with goofy dances or poses...I say, if you want to stop the game to dance your butt off for a full minute, be my guest!
I think more people would like hockey if this happened after every goal...I don't think I could do this on solid ground, let alone ice!
Imagine you weren't in on the prank...which reaction would best match yours, lol?!?!
It started out as a simple back-and-forth text with my wife about my visit to the doctor...
...then I apparrently went to go cook one of my kids:
THERE ARE NO WORDS
Just watch. It will probably be the best thing you see all day.
I couldn't decide if I wanted to go "funny" or "touching" on the blog this morning...so I'll give you both.
1st, the funny, Justin Timberlake hopped onto Late Night With jimmy Fallon to perform "The Evolution of End Zone Dancing" with Jimmy, and it will make you cry in a happy way:
Second, the touching: a Guinness commercial featuring several guys playing wheelchair basketball, with a twist...and it will DEFINITELY make you cry, and I guess they'll be happy tears as well:
Allright, no more tears for the rest of your workday!
MAJOR UPDATE: take a look at this pic that was emailed to me from Carrie Rogers at West Craven Middle School yesterday:
UPDATE: West Craven Middle's address was updated from "9, NC" to the address listed below...as for the package, I have yet to hear back from Carrie saying that she received it...but I also have yet to see it come back undeliverable. More to come soon!
******UPDATE ON THE STORY BELOW:
While most believe the address to be a typo, I spoke with West Craven Middle's bookkeeper Carrie Rogers, and we decided to do a little experiment: I'm going to drop a V t-shirt in the mail in the following envelope. Will it reach West Craven Middle School? Stay tuned...
I saw the strangest thing yesterday when I was looking for info on West Craven Middle School, the winner of all of our Back To School Swapped supplies. I talked with Principal Altman earlier this week, and almost all of the supplies have been delivered to the station, so I wanted to get the address and plan out when we were going to deliver everything.
When I googled West Craven Middle School, as so often happens whenever you google a business or landmark, the left-hand side showed the results of my search, while the right-hand side of the page gave me a blurb with a little map, address, phone number, and some other helpful stuff. I took a screengrab of what came up and I highlighted the thing that kinda blew my mind:
Jacksonville Marine asks Miley Cyrus to Marine Corps Ball, after
seeing her perform on the VMAs
Was Miley Cyrus' bear-twerking, foam finger-abusing performance on the VMAs the reason why a Camp Lejeune Marine is on a special mission to get her to join him for the Marine Corps ball?
Sergeant Jay Owings started the campaign with a YouTube video that he posted on Tuesday:
The Marine Corps Ball is on November 7th, at the Greenville Convention Center. After 7 years of honorable service, he will be discharged on November 15th so this is going to be his last ball.
C'mon Miley!! Say yes - do it for AMERICA! Twerk for your country!!!!
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s entire speech below...and do your part to help realize his dream everyday!
100-pound life size lego men...a few thousand bananas...and 28,000 rubber duckies? Look, I don't know what kind of party you're planning here, but COUNT ME IN! Check out the video below for the stories behind some of the strangest stuff that's ever washed ashore...
BUT TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL
Florida, you are ridonkulous. So it's only fitting that your vanity license plates reflect such ridonkulousness. Many of the wackiest license plate ideas get rejected, but luckily for us, the Sun Sentinel got a list of all the ideas that weren't allowed by the state. Here's another one - and yes Florida, yes you do:
HEY SHARK WEEK, THE INTERNET WOULD LIKE TO HAZ A WORD WITH YOU
Mumford and Jason/Ed/Will/otherJason!
Mumford and Sons enlisted some celeb muscle to play the roles of...well...Mumford and Sons! Check it out below, it's the video for their new song "Hopeless Wanderer:"
THAT THING DID WHAT IN MY WHERE?!?!
Meet the little guy who almost wrecked my car's AC system.
This past weekend I began to hear a sloshing sound in my car, towards the front passenger side whenever I turned or started off from a stop. It got worse within a 24-hour period, so I dropped it off with my mechanic yesterday. His call to report what was up resulted in the following exchange:
BREASTFEED IN PUBLIC...GET A FREE PIZZA?
Well this is certainly one of the more refreshing stories I've heard in a while...especially since there are PLENTY of stories about moms who are shamed for breastfeeding in public.
Meet Jackie Johnson-Smith and her kids: the family was recently out celebrating her birthday at an Iowa pizza parlor when, shortly after arriving, 12-month-old Stellen started fussing. Jackie began breastfeeding, but went to the car to finish when she noticed a waitress looking at them. To her surprise, her husband soon came out with a receipt that included a handwritten note from the waitress:
"I bought one of your pizzas. Please thank your wife for breastfeeding!"
How awesome is that?!?! When asked why she did it, waitress Bodi Kinney said “I noticed her nursing and was so thrilled she did it...Although I nurse my baby no matter where I am—at the supermarket, in clothing stores—people often react negatively. Recently, I had to leave my daughter’s school play to nurse my 8-month-old for fear of offending someone. I wanted to let this woman know in some shape or form, that she was doing the right thing.”
Kudos to Kinney! What a great gesture, although it's a shame that doing something as simple as breastfeeding - while covered up - in public should warrant such a cause for celebration. Instead, it should be the norm; something that's accepted and that isn't given a second thought, whether you cover up or not. Why are people so uptight about seeing one of the most natural things in all of nature?
And if someone is uncomfortable with it, to that someone I say: LOOK AWAY! Look up, look down, look at the person you're having lunch with...there are literally infinite ways you can look away, instead of looking at - and somehow being affected by - that woman's boobs...the problem isn't with that woman and her baby, it's with you.
Hey I just met you
And this is crazy
But here's my first pitch
Boo me maybe?
My sister Amy and niece Melodie visited for the weekend...they came all the way from California to meet their new nephew/cousin and it was AWESOME!!!! Click the pic below for more cool pics.
HAPPY NUDE RECREATION WEEK!
Yes boys and girls, it's time to dust off the ol' birthday suit and play some lawn darts!
I was talking about this on the air this morning and decided to bravely click the link to the AANR, or the American Association for Nude Recreation - "The credible voice of reason for nude recreation since 1931" (makes me wonder how many NON-credible voices of reason for nude recreation exist to necessitate such a disclaimer). Click HERE to check it out for yourself!
Anyway, the site features listings for hundreds of resorts, beaches, and other nudist-friendly areas. On a whim I searched to see if any were located in ENC, and of the select-few that are in North Carolina we are lucky enough to have one in our backyard! (no, not MY backyard...we are always fully clothed there, unless James decides to take his shirt off and display "the guns")! Click below to get all the info, and see you - ALL of you - there!
I was watching Sportscenter Sunday morning with the family when they aired this incredibly moving compilation of soldiers returning home and surprising their families.
It took about 25 seconds into this before I was openly weeping. James looked at me, then looked at my wife and said "Mama, Daddy's CRYING" before realizing that she was crying too. We tried to explain our tears while choking them back, as the video got better and better.
Enjoy some incredibly touching moments that can't help but make you proud to be an American, in a week where we're already awash in patriotism. God bless these brave men and women, and WELCOME HOME!
I'M KIND OF A HORRIBLE PERSON
I like to consider myself somewhat tech-savvy...ok, that's a complete lie. If VCR's still existed, the clock on mine would continue to blink 12:00 (hey, at least it would be right twice per day!). But at least I'm aware of - and proficient at - all the bells and whistles you find on Facebook...or so I thought.
Last Friday I was sending an old radio friend a message offering my sympathies on the death of her grandfather...when THIS happened:
You see how she used that smiley emoticon? Well, I never use emoticons...but when I saw hers I thought it would be nice to send her a comforting smile back. On my iPhone there's a little emoticon symbol that I had never clicked, so I clicked it and perused the different ones I could send.
I didn't realize that every one I perused was being sent to Laurie.
And sadly...it didn't stop with those first two:
Keep in mind, this poor girl's grandfather just died, and here I was assaulting her with random emotions. Luckily, she had a sense of humor about it, and was cool when I finally realized what I had been doing:
Laurie jokingly asked why I was so inept...my response? 2 kids + no sleep. It's simply a dangerous equation, even when you're trying to be nice.
Maybe I'll just stick to calling people from now on.