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jun 16th


10. The Jesus on your car’s dashboard finally got use his scuba mask and water wings.

9. Sure the sewers may have backed up, but, hey look, there are free Baby Ruth bars floating everywhere.

8. By the end of the week, the gajillion mosquitos that hatch as a result will be large enough to saddle and ride.

7. Washed the dirt off headlights to make them easier to see on the cars whose drivers didn’t feel the need to turn them on during the storm.

6. Think about all the gas that was saved by the flooding shutting down the only area streets not already closed by road construction.

5. Parking meters in downtown Appleton are perfectly located to tie off your boat.

4. Much harder to hear Rick and Len’s voice over the sound of your sump pump.

3. Installing a waterslide in your basement cheaper than a weekend in the Dells. 
2. The pouring rain masks Rick’s lonely tears and raging incontinence.

1. Those furry creatures living above Mayor Jim Schmitt’s eyes… they drowned.
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:17 am Comment On This Post

jun 16th
The Rockin' Apple congratulates the girls of Eminence for winning the 2015 Les Paul Lanchpad Award! The Fox Valley band beat all the others in the statewide battle of the bands. They are the first all-girl group to do so.
Singer Colleen Cline is a junior at Appleton North. Drummer Caitlin Sweeney is a sophomore from Menasha. Guitarist Molly McCarthey is an Appleton East sophomore, guitarist Kenzie Dupey a junior at Oshkosh West and bassist Alex Stricker is a senior at Neenah High School.
Here's the press release from Launchpad:
At our 11th Launchpad Finals show last Saturday night at UW-Madison Union South - The young all ladies band Eminence took home the 2015 Les Paul Launchpad Award.
Les Paul would have loved this band - Les was putting henna in his hair at age 14 to make it even redder when performing with his first band (Red Hot Red and the Red Hot Ragtime Band) with his buddies in Waukesha in the 1920's.  Les Paul the original high school punker.  When I told him one time that his first band was Wisconsin's first and original high school garageband he said "You're God Damn right!!" and he said it in a very funny way.  I loved the guy.
Emnence was only the 5th all girls band to ever perform in Launchpad out of over 600 bands performing in our first 11 years at the cumulative 59 statewide regional and finals shows. Eminence is the first ever all ladies band to win the Les Paul Launchpad Award. 
In addition Eminence will perform a 2nd Summerfest gig at the BMO Harris Pavilion on July 5th opening for Kansas. Eminence will also represent Launchpad at the Les Paul 100th Centennial Birthday Celebration on August 6th at the Waukesha Bluesfest grounds at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield.
The 2015 Launchpad Runner-Up band was Distant Cuzins from Oregon High School.  This four piece all boy rock group of 16 year old high school sophomores will perform at the Summerfest Launchpad Madison Regional Showcase on July 3rd at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage.  In addition, Distant Cuzins won a 2nd Summerfest gig at the BMO Harris Pavilion on July 5th opening for Kansas.
Audiophilia, a hard rock punk group, from Elkhorn & Badger High Schools will represent Launchpad at the Vans Warped Tour Milwaukee stop on July 28th at the Summerfest grounds.
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:16 am Comment On This Post

jun 15th
I have a dirty secret. I'm now a music festival pussy.
This past weekend I traveled to Eau Claire for the inagural Blue Ox Music Festival but I only lasted one night.
The bluegrass festival started Thursday in the rain and by the time I got there on Friday evening, the concert bowl was a muddy mess. I found some relatively mud-free space to stand and enjoyed a great show from Sam Bush, Pert Near Sandstone, Greensky Buegrass and and perky little group called the Pistol Whipping Party Penguins.
But it started raining again overnight amnd through Saturday morning. At that point the concert bowl was all ankle-deep mud so I bagged it and headed back to the Fox Valley. 25 years ago...hell, even ten years ago...I would have stood in that mud for hours to see bands. But not anymore. Because I am a music festival pussy.
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:14 am Comment On This Post

jun 15th

June 10th Village of Jackson
An officer was dispatched to an apartment building, where a 43-year-old man complained that his older brother, who lives in another apartment, said the word, “Bang!”, which he took as a threat. When interviewed, the brother said that he didn’t say “bang”, although he did mutter to himself “douche bag”. The man told the officer he has no intention of injuring his brother but does believe he’s a douche bag.

June 12th City of Green Bay
A woman called for assistance after inadvertently gouging her eye with a makeup applicator.

June 7th City of Beaver Dam
A woman on North Main Street called police and reported that her husband refused to go to bed! An officer informed the woman that her husband is an adult who can decide when he wants to go to bed for himself and this is not a police matter.

June 2nd City of Waukesha
A caller reported hearing loud noises coming from an apartment. Police determined the noise, which was not excessive, was just people watching "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and eating pizza. 

June 1st City of Franklin
A 61-year-old woman was taken into custody and cited for disorderly conduct after she yelled profanities at children and pushed a child. The woman was upset the children were walking on the lawn outside her apartment because it makes her dog bark.

June 7th Village of Jackson
A 43-year-old man called police to report receiving a harassing text message from the boyfriend of his ex-wife. An examination of the text messages revealed that the ex-husband had texted his ex-wife, criticizing the new boyfriend and suggesting that she join a church group to find a better boyfriend because all this one wants is sex. The new boyfriend texted back calling the ex-husband’s new girlfriend fat. The ex-wife was also sending texts. The officer told all three parties if they kept it up they would ALL be cited.

June 13th City of Sheboygan
Police were called to the religious bookstore on Broughton Drive to help someone get out of a pair of handcuffs.

June 8th Village of Saratoga
A caller reported seeing a man buying a bottle of vodka and then...pouring part of it into a bottle of soda.

June 5th City of Beaver Dam
Police received a call to help a 15-year-old child with their hand stuck in a cup holder. Responding officers removed the child’s hand from the cup holder.

June 8th City of Marshfield
A man call the police and reported he was walking in the street when something wet hit him. The man turned around and looked up and he again got hit with something wet. The man said the liquid came from a second-story window and smelled like urine. An officer made contact with the female resident. The woman was upset because her landlord had shut off her water and power. She said she didn't have any other way to dispose of her urine, and she did not think anyone was below her when she threw it out the window.

June 8th City of Wisconsin Rapids
A woman called police and reported that someone put a fish in her mailbox.

June 11th City of Marshfield
A 29-year-old man's pants caught fire while he was riding a city bus because he was using a lighter near sunscreen-soaked clothing. The bottle of sunscreen had leaked in the man's pocket, causing his clothing to become saturated as he rode on the bus. The man then accidentally ignited the sunscreen while he was operating a lighter.

June 12th Town of Grand Rapids
Police investigated a report of an attempted burglary where a person wearing a black mask showing only eyes rang the doorbell at his home. The attempted burglar entered the home, said he was very thirsty, and left when asked to.

June 5th Town of Rome (Adams County)
A man called police and reported that he is blind and his wife, who was on top of a table, was screaming that there was a large snake in their residence. A responding officer removed the snake.
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:12 am Comment On This Post

jun 15th
Dave Grohl broke his leg falling off the stage at a gig in Sweden this weekend. Drummer Taylor Hawkins sang some covers while Dave went to the hospital. However, he was eventually brough back on stage on a stretcher to finish the show. AND THAT'S ROCKA ND ROLL!

Here's Dave telling the crowd is leg is broke and then being brought back on during the Under Pressure.

posted by: Rick And Len at 5:45 am Comment On This Post

jun 15th

Are ants in the pants this years Ice Bucket Challenge? Given his reaction, I sure hope not!
posted by: Rick And Len at 4:54 am Comment On This Post

jun 12th

We are proud to name as this week’s Rick and Len Show Weenie of the Week…44-year-old Lisa Marie Badchiong who was charged with her NINTH, yes, NINTH offense drunken-driving after she was found unresponsive with her foot on the brake of her red 2004 Pontiac Aztec, in the drive-thru lane of a Burger King in Chippewa Falls…with a half bottle of vodka on the passenger seat....and count ‘em, not one, but two...infants in the back seat. The infants, who are reportedly just a few months apart in age, are her daughter and granddaughter.


For being not just a bad mother (shut your mouth) but also a bad GRANDmother...something not even Shaft could pull off.

For getting busted for nine standard DWI's but waiting until she was at Burger King drive thru to commit a real Whopper.

Making boner almost as big as the one LaBron James showed last night during the NBA finals.

For making 9 unforgivably stupid decisions...10 if you include buying the Pontiac Aztec.

We are proud to name alleged NINE time drunk driver Lisa Marie Badciong, this time with two babies on board, as this week's Rick and Len Show...WEENIE OF THE WEEK.
posted by: Rick And Len at 12:00 pm Comment On This Post

jun 12th
If you don't have a local band playing withing several feet of you this weekend, perhaps you don't exist. Music is everywhere...from the Electric City Experience Festival in Kaukauna tomorrow wiuth 55 band and 10 the Steel Bridge Songfest in and around Sturgeon Bay featuring a tribute to the late Chris Irish Fest in Oshkosh featuring cool ethnic music and great beer and the Big Backyard Bar-B-Que at Short Branch Saloon in Neenah Saturday featuring four bands including the Cool Waters Band performing songs from the brand new cd! I'll be at the inagural Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire.
If you stay in all weekend, the Rockin' Apple is going to revoke your rock and roll pass.
posted by: Rick And Len at 11:48 am Comment On This Post

jun 12th


10. A sedated black mambo

9. An overly girthy licorice stick

8. An unusually large, swarthy toadstool

7. A thick stalk of dusky asparagus

6. A didgeridoo carved from dark ebony

5. A night crawler on steroids

4. A dark chocolate souvenir of downtown Appleton's Hadzi sculpture

3. “Franks and beans”

2. I’m not sure but even American Pharaoh was a little envious

1. A white penis...only bigger.
posted by: Rick And Len at 9:50 am Comment On This Post

jun 12th
A tank can protect you from a lot of things...just not some ugly, winged insects!

posted by: Rick And Len at 5:19 am Comment On This Post

jun 12th

Back in 1977, the late Nicolette Larson was in the studio recording Neil Young's song Lotta Love, which would go on to be her biggest hit.

However, the members of VAN HALEN were at the same studio and when they heard the track, they convinced the engineer to let them lay down they're own vocals.

I'm assuming their lyrics were more autobiographical.

posted by: Rick And Len at 4:38 am Comment On This Post

jun 11th
A guitar is not a a toy can be a guitar!

posted by: Rick And Len at 11:57 am Comment On This Post

jun 11th

The Post Crescent has a story concerning the prostitution and human trafficking case against 3 local men. While the details of the case are horrible, one thing stands out. The men reportedly called their operation "PIMPIN' PARTNERS".

PIMPIN’ PARTNERS makes even these truely heinous crimes seem almost happy and lighthearted. Sound likes it could be the name of a CBS sit-com. Sort of like The Bosom Buddies…but, you know, with pimps.


10. Kidnapin’ Cohorts

9. Burglarin’ Buddies 

8. Hooker Helpers 

7. Assassinatin’Associates

6. Rapin’ Mates

5. Felon Friends

4. Murderin’ Amigos

3. Torturin’ Twosome

2. Homicide Homies

1. Manslaughterin’ Muchachos
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:39 am Comment On This Post

jun 11th

The Post Crescent has a story concerning the prostitution and human trafficking case against 3 local men. While the details of the case are horrible, one thing stands out. The men reportedly called their operation "PIMPIN' PARTNERS".

PIMPIN’ PARTNERS makes even these truely heinous crimes seem almost happy and lighthearted. Sound likes it could be the name of a CBS sit-com. Sort of like The Bosom Buddies…but, you know, with pimps.


10. Kidnapin’ Cohorts

9. Burglarin’ Buddies 

8. Hooker Helpers 

7. Assassinatin’Associates

6. Rapin’ Mates

5. Felon Friends

4. Murderin’ Amigos

3. Torturin’ Twosome

2. Homicide Homies

1. Manslaughterin’ Muchachos
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:39 am Comment On This Post

jun 10th
The amazing artist collaboration known as the Steel Bridge Songfest is in full swing as we speak. Songwriters from all over creation are in Sturgeon Bay recording and getting ready for some truly cool live shows Thursday through Sunday in and around town. Saturday night features a tribute to one of the festival's best friends, the late Chris Aaron. Check out the events here:
I've had the pleasure to be involved in this incredible event in years past. It spawns tons of original music and presents most of it live to the public at really supportive venues. They even used me in press materials back in 2007. Here's what I said then and it still rings true now.
"This festival brings it all together...tremendous musical talent, the creative process, social commitment, historic vision and, most of all, a real organic and comfortable vibe. I'm honored to be part of it because I love that old bridge and I love what the organizers and supporters are doing to save it. And making it happen with all that great music is just too cool."
posted by: Rick And Len at 11:53 am Comment On This Post

jun 10th

IS JAY CUTLER THE BEST QUARTERBACK IN THE NFC NORTH? That was a question posed in a headline in  the Chicago Sun-Times this week. Seriously! In a newspaper! That people pay for! What kind of person could possibly believe the answer is "yes"?

Let's take a look.


That puddle you stepped in on the street in Fond du Lac was just water.

Tammy Baldwin just hasn’t found the right guy.

The American Picker guys were in the area this weekend because they were trying to find old people with valuable antiques so they could make them rich.

Certain members of the Green Bay city council aren’t actually belligerent and hard to work with, they’re just haven't been themselves because they haven’t had a Snicker’s bar.

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert only paid a former student 1.7 million dollars in hush money to make him keep quiet about what a great teacher and coach he was.

The Clinton family has fewer skeletons in their closet than an over stocked Halloween Express.

That cop at that pool party in Texas only pinned that girl to the ground to stop her going in the water without waiting a half hour after eating.
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:37 am Comment On This Post

jun 9th
Today I was able to try to newest Hardee's Thickburger...The Most American Thickburger. This bad boy has a one-third or one-half  pound buger on it with lettuce, tomato and potato chips AND a split hot dog. All on the same bun.
My initial reaction to the idea was that it was just ridiculous but then, the more I thought about, I said why not?
It works...and beautifully! It's like the Fourth of July in one single sandwich.
Many think the USA is invincible because of our military might. I now believe we cannot be defeated by any nation on earth because of the Hardee's Most American Thickburger.
posted by: Rick And Len at 12:47 pm Comment On This Post

jun 9th

Send us your favorite golf joke (no cartoons!) and if we use it on air during the Rick and Len Show broadcast from the Woodward Radio Group Forgotten Fire Winery Golf Classic, you could win $100 cash! Click here to submit your golf joke.

The Woodward Radio Group Forgotten Fire Winery Golf Classic is Thursday June 18th at Mid ValleeGolf Course in DePere.
posted by: Rick And Len at 10:39 am Comment On This Post

jun 8th
Seasonal allergy sufferers will tell you that this spring has been a bad one for the sniffles, sneezes and general discomfort which comes from pollen in the air. I seem to have developed some allergy to it over the years and it gets worse every year. This morning, for instance, I felt like I had a bale of cotton wadded up in my head. But I'm not sure the way I feel today is because pollen. I think it's because of lint. Seriously.
I discovered on Saturday that the dryer vent which has to travel an eight-foot span along my basement ceiling had come loose at some point in the last few weeks. That means there was a pretty decent amount of dryer lint which had just emptied itself in that area. So, I got a new semi-flexible vent tube and began to install it. This was not an easy job because the designers of the house thought it would be hilarious to put the connection points in the most difficult to get to places imaginable. That meant I had to get shoulders-deep into the linted-up shelving which I has climbed up onto to clamp the new vent in place. That resulted in immediate sneezing, wheezing and the feeling that I had a headful of gunk.
Conclusion (at least the narrative I've told my wife) : I must be allergic to dryer lint so sorry, honey, but I can never do another load of laundry again. It's bad for my health. New dryer vent and an excuse to avoid doing another household chore. Win win.

posted by: Rick And Len at 11:06 am Comment On This Post

jun 8th

May 22nd City of Greenfield
A woman called 911 to complain that the fish she bought at a local seafood store was bad. The caller was advised that bad fish was not an emergency, therefore, not an acceptable use of 911.

May 20th City of Waukesha
Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call after a man and his girlfriend began fighting. The man became angry after the woman wouldn't have sex with him. The woman reportedly had told the man that if he didn't get her cigarettes he wasn't "getting any."

May 27th Village of Shorewood
A female resident reported a call from a man who told her he admired her and when asked who he was he said “I can’t tell you”. He also said he didn’t like “her walk” and they would “have to work on that.”

May 28th City of Germantown
Police responded to a residence after a caller reported a man wearing a white tank top and jean shorts lighting off firecrackers at about 4:20 a.m.. Police located the suspect, a 31-year-old man, who admitted lighting off the fireworks because, he said it calmed his nerves.

May 10 Village of Oregon
A 34-year-old man went into the bank and asked the staff how they would feel if someone shot up a café or school before leaving. The man said he was just opening people's eyes about bad things that happen.

June 2nd Dane County
The 57-year-old pastor of a church was the victim of an armed robbery. According to police, the culprits made off with the pastor's wallet....and Bible.

June 2nd Dane County
Three men walking in a grassy area told police they were nearly hit by a car after the driver steered it off the roadway and at the pedestrians. The men were able to step out of the way. The driver, who is acquainted with at least one of the victims, told police he was just trying to make a point. It was not clear what point that was but, according to police, it had something to do with President Obama, Pontius Pilate, and "Planet Armenia."

May 31st Dane County
A 51-year-old woman reported the theft of a "big, mature, blue and green agave plant from her yard". The plant was described as being 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall, really heavy ... with 9 to 10 long pointy leaves with spines at the end of each branch. According to police, "no signs of struggle were visible" during the plant napping.
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