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may 7th 2010
We are proud to name as this week's Rick and Len Weenie of the Week...Milton Summers of Green Bay who faces criminal charges for allegedly head-butting his son's 13-year-old lacrosse teammate and punching his coach. Summers reportedly yelled at several of his son's teammates and then grabbed one of the boys by the ears, head-butted him and then pushed him into a fence, According to reports, Summers then punched the boy's coach in the face twice when he tried to intervene.


For being more tightly wound than an obsessive compulsive's wristwatch.

For butting a 13-year-old boy with his head which at least put it to some use since he apparently doesn't utilize it for thinking.

For not being afraid to punch a coach which makes you wonder "Hey, where was this guy during Mike Sherman and Ray Rhodes years with the Packers".

We are proud to name Milton Summers of Green Bay, who allegedly head-butted one of his son's 13-year-old lacrosse teammates before punching the coach as this week's Rick and Len...WEENIE OF THE WEEK!
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may 6th 2010
Dwayne Kennedy's been on Letterman, Conan, and Kimmel and has had his own specials on Showtime and Comedy Central. Why would that be? Because he damn funny! That's why!

You can hear Dawyne on the air with us Friday morning about 8am and see him at the Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton tonight through Saturday. In fact, tonight is WAPL night. Mention that when you make your reservations at 920-734-JOKE and they'll give you 2 for 1 admission. It's the law!

Check out this clip to find out how Dwayne feels about religion, women and a half a slab of ribs! (some language not safe for work or baby showers)
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may 6th 2010

If you're looking for a gift for mom for this Mother's Day, the folks at Awkward Family Photos just released a book jam-packed with pix from their popular website. Here's a few photos from the site that, in my mind, best celebrate the beauty of motherhood.
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may 5th 2010
Many of us were frustrated by how the bad weather and tornado warnings messed with our TV viewing last night. For those of you who are still wondering what you missed due to local meteorologists flaunting the their "weather woodies", we got summaries of the interrupted and preempted shows from the networks.

On Glee, in an effort to expand it's audience beyond the young, the gay, and the acappella Madonna song enthusiasts; the New Directions glee club sang only tunes by Metallica. Teacher Will Schuester was brought up on manslaughter charges after tender male soprano Kurt died from internal bleeding when attempting to belt out "Give me fuel, “Give me fire, give me that which I desire'...and his larynx exploded.

On American Idol, when Ellen Degeneres leaned over to whisper something to Simon Cowell, the blunt Brit thrust his tongue so far down her throat it touched her G-spot. As the two began to passionately make-out, the hurt and jealous Ryan Seacrest jumped crying into the arms of Randy Jackson who assured the show host that he would always have his hot weekend with Simon in Sausalito to remember. As for the performances, who cares?

On Lost, Jack and Kate saved everyone's life with their ingenious plot to adopt Appleton's current smoking ban. Instead of attacking and killing the island's inhabitants, the dreaded smoke monster was forced to come no closer than 10 feet from island's front entrance.

On Dancing with the Stars, Pamela Anderson experienced a "wardrobe malfunction" when the industrial strength elastic in her bra snapped, killing host Tom Bergeron and knocking the all the gay out of judge Bruno Tonioli. Anderson was then voted off the show. When the results were announced, she shook her mammoth silicon moneymakers in judge Len Goodman's face while shouting "You voted these babies off?" Goodman was treated at a local hospital for facial lacerations commonly associated with motorboat injuries.
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may 5th 2010
I was a little self-conscious about taking off my shoes in the studio for Toe Reader Sherri Lee Devereau today. I'm guessing I'm not the only person who's self-conscious about their tootsies. So, as a public service, we've put together some signs:


If when you take off your shoes in the car, someone immediately asks if they’re passing might have bad feet.

If there is so much jam between your toes, you’re nationally known as "Smucker Foot" might have bad feet.

If Dr. Scholl's has referred you to Dr. might have bad feet.

If your case of athlete's foot is so bad you need Absorbine might have bad feet.

If they smell so bad, even your ass asks "What died down there?" might have bad feet.

If bunions were onions, you’d have enough to make fajitas for might have bad feet.

If bunions were Funyuns, you’d have enough to feed a boatload of might have bad feet.

If you find more corns on your foot than you find in your stool...after a fireman’s definitely have bad feet.
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may 4th 2010
Here are some of the listeners submitted toes our Gypsy Toe Reader may be analyzing on today show in the 8-o-clock hour.

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may 3rd 2010
This week the popular travel site released their annual list of Worst Hotel Horror Stories. The stories included one about a hotel where the room was flooded with raw sewage, another where all the guests' belongings were stolen from their room and still another where the guests had to step over drunken partiers to get in and out of their room. (I swear that last one was NOT at the hotel where we stayed on our International Incident tip!)

However, it could have been worse. Here's our list of:


If the bedspread has enough DNA on it to start your own genetics might be staying at a bad hotel.

If the faucet in the bathroom keeps drip, drip, might be staying at a bad hotel.

If the "sanitized for your protection" strip on your toilet is stuck to the might be staying at a bad hotel.

If the porn on Spectra-vision is a video of you and your spouse from the night might be staying at a bad hotel.

If the mattress is lumpier than my ass (and smellier, too!) might be staying at a bad hotel.

If in lieu of air conditioning, the desk clerk offers to give you a free ice water might be staying at a bad hotel.

The "fresh" flowers in your room still have an "In memoriam" ribbon might be staying at a bad hotel.

If that is NOT a Baby Ruth candy bar floating in the motel might be staying at a bad hotel.

And if the soap in your shower was made by boiling the fatty remains of the room's previous're definitely be staying at a bad hotel.
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may 3rd 2010
Wednesday morning, we'll be joined in the studio by professional "toe reader" Sherri Lee Devereau.

Send us a picture of your toes and Sherri may read your tootsies on the air. They might even end up in Sherri's upcoming how-to book on "toe reading". E-mail us a pic of your toes (cute, ugly, weird, we want them all!) at Also, include the phone number where we can reach you Wednesday morning during the reading.

Then tune in Wednesday morning at 8 and see if Sherri reads your toes (or just to find out if Len's ticklish!)
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may 3rd 2010
Not the strongest week for Small Town Crime...but what can you do?

April 14th City of Appleton
Police received a complaint from a 50-year-old woman who said her husband and neighbors had planted microchips in her apartment and were listening to her thoughts.

April 20th City of Marinette
A man on West Russell Street called police to report that while his vehicle was parked at his residence, someone stole a transistor radio and...30 cents.

April 30th City of Shawano
Police responded to a report of someone who urinated on the front door at the Wal-Mart. Officers are still attempting to locate the suspected urinator.

April 6th City of Wisconsin Rapids
Police received a report of a group of people...using vulgar language while playing disc golf.

April 12th City of Menasha
A man called police from jail to report the theft of his bicycle.
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apr 30th 2010
We are proud to name as this week's Rick and Len Weenie of the Week...Platteville Police Officer Michelle Salentine who this week was charged with...maintaining a crack house. According to the police report, Salentine also regularly smoked crack including times when she was on duty, in uniform and carrying a firearm. Salentine has admitted to authorities that she's been smoking crack 4 to 6 times a week for about a year.


For being both a cop and a crack user...which sounds to me like she's just trying to double her chances of meeting Bobby Brown.

For exercising the worst judgment this state has seen since the Packers gave Mike Sherman a contract extension.

For not heeding the words of Confucius who once said, "Police officer who smoke crack see career go up in smoke".

And for not understanding that you become a cop to crack heads not to BE a crack head!

We are proud to name Michelle Salentine, the crack smoking cop of Platteville as this week's Rick and Len...Weenie of the Week!
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apr 29th 2010
Last Comic Standing's Chris Porter will be at the Skyline Comedy Club in Appleton this week. As you might expect, he'll join us in the studio for the Rick and Len Show Friday morning about 8am.

How can you not make reservations to see him Friday or Saturday nights? Call 920-734-JOKE.

To get you in the mood, check out this clip that has language that is not safe for work and subject matter that may not be safe for your red hat ladies club.
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apr 29th 2010
Well, today is a big day. Not only was it the on this day that Adolph Hitler married Eva Braun (and if those two wacky kids can't make it work, then who can?). It 's also the 25th anniversary of Len's and my first day on WAPL. Thanks for joining us for all or part of this crazy ride. It's been nothing if not an educational experience for me.



I have learned that you can't judge a book by it's cover, but if you flip through it and see a lot of 4 letter words, it's probably a lot more interesting than anything you'll ever read the Post Crescent.

I have learned that while nature abhors a vacuum, it must really despise Chicago since even after all these years...the Bears still SUCK.

I have learned that even if you hold an elaborate funeral, just because someone is "dead to you" doesn't mean the purple bastard isn't going to beat your team like a rented mule.

I have learned that you can fool some of the people all of time and all of the people some of time...which is why we have Tom Mahoney doing our weather forecasts.

I have learned that while you don't have to be crazy to work does however, seem to be a prerequisite for living in Sheboygan County.

I have learned that you can take the boy out of Menasha, but I'm probably still going to smell like this for the rest of my life.

I have learned that working diligently is all well and good, but you can get a much bigger raise by getting fired and then sitting on your ass for 17 months.

I have learned that no matter how many times she asks...DO NOT PULL JEANNE'S FINGER!

And I have learned that while you can't get blood out of a rock...I still bet it would soak up liquid better than a frickin' Sham-wow.
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apr 28th 2010
Thursday morning, in the 9am hour, Jason Buss from the Wildwood Film Festival will join us in the studio to tell us about this year's event. The festival will be held this Friday and Saturday at UW-Fox Valley in the Town of Menasha. There will be four sessions, each with a different selection of short films (all of which have some connection to Wisconsin, many filmed right here in our area!). Check out these trailers for each of the four sessions.
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apr 27th 2010
The Huffington Post has a great round-up of wonderful books that are, you know, for kids! Here are some of my faves!

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apr 27th 2010
Tune into the Rick and Len Show this week for your chance to win a Remote Control Beer Cooler. Here's some video of the RC Beer Cooler in action!
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apr 26th 2010

April 8th City of Neenah
Police cited a man at a store on Green Bay Road where he was caught attempting to shoplift K-Y personal lubricants and a wooden pop gun.

April 6th City of Menasha
A woman called police to tell them she believed the marijuana she was smoking was possibly laced with another drug.

April 10th City of Wauwatosa
A 41-year-old man was charged with shoplifting at Walgreens after he caught trying to leave the store with 18 containers of deodorant in his pockets.

April 13th Village of Allouez
Police found a man laying on the ground near the intersection of South Webster and Kalb. The man told officers he was just laying there waiting for a bus.

April 14 City of Waupun
Police received a report of a muskrat that had climbed up into the fender of the caller’s car. Police advised the caller to just leave the muskrat alone and it would eventually crawl away.

April 19th City of Portage
A 55-year-old man was arrested on a violation of the no-drink requirement of his probation after a witness saw him stumbling while walking on a sidewalk, then stopping, squatting and defecating onto a lawn.
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apr 23rd 2010
We are proud to name as this week's Rick and Len Weenie of the Week...41-year-old Paula Wolf of Plover who was arrested Wednesday after she reportedly went on a "blow dart spree" in Stevens Point. According to reports, Wolf was driving around Stevens Point in a black minivan, using a blow gun to shoot at least 4 random pedestrians with blow darts. It is believe Wolf also shot at least one other pedestrian with a blow dart about a week earlier. Wolf, who also had a sling shot and a bucket of rocks in her van, told officers she did it because "she liked to hear people say 'ouch'".


For obviously being a person who is so full of hot air and who is entertained by the suffering of others that she should be prosecuted for impersonating Rush Limbaugh.

For driving around with a bucket of rocks when she, herself, is clearly a box of rocks.

And for not realizing there are much better ways to spend your time...especially if you're a woman not adverse to wrapping your lips around a cylindrically shaped object to blow.

We are proud to name amateur blow gun aficionado Paula Wolf of Plover as this week's Rick and Len Show...WEENIE OF THE WEEK.
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apr 22nd 2010
DAMN I'M EXCITED! Two comics whose work I absolutely LOVE will make their first appearances on the Rick and Len Show Friday morning at 8:00. Anthony Jeselnik and Amy Schumer who are both appearing this weekend at the Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton will be in the studio.

Anthony (who I like to describe as a cross between Steven Wright and a very, very bad person) is one of Comedy Central's eight "Breakout Comics of 2009" and has appeared on Conan and Kimmel.

Amy kicked ass on NBC's Last Comic Standing two years ago. She lost. But she kicked ass!!!

Any other weekend and any other comedy club they would each by headlining their own shows. But this isn't any other weekend and Skyline isn't any other comedy club. Make your reservations to see them tonight (8-22) at 8 or Friday or Saturday nights at 8 or 10:15.
Amy Schumer - Blackout Drunk
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apr 21st 2010

So, this past weekend, I went to see the movie Kick Ass. As I was leaving the theater, I made a stop in the restroom. I entered the stall to do my business and the guy in the next stall was barking out orders. "Hurry up!" "Come on!" "Let's go!" "GET OUT!!!!" At first I thought he was yelling at me. After a few moments, I realized his instructions were directed at someone (or something) in his own stall. Did he have small child he was trying to get to finish? Did he have a sex partner...whom he was trying to get to finish? After sneaking a clandestine peek under the stall and seeing only one pair of feet, it dawned on me. He was talking to to his ass!

It's been a few years since I've had an uncomfortable situation with someone carrying on a conversation in the adjoining stall in a public restroom. At that time, I wrote about my experience for the publication The Scene. For those of you who missed it, here it is.


There's an old saying that goes, "Manners are for the poor and plain. The rich and beautiful can do as they like."

Having neither Ross Perot's money nor George Clooney's looks (or vice-versa, for that matter), I have always felt compelled to try to observe proper etiquette. However, I recently found myself in a situation so perplexing it would have had Miss Manners turning over in her grave if, sadly, she weren't still alive.

Before I get to the story of my protocol predicament, I need to tell you some pertinent information about myself.

For the last dozen years or so I've suffered from an unusual medical condition for which, as far as I know, there is no cure. While this infirmity is enduring, it is not terminal. And while it causes me some inconvenience, it thankfully causes me no pain. And what is the nature of this medical malady? Well, whenever I'm in a library or bookstore, within 10 minutes, without fail, I have an urgent need to use the restroom!

Proper decorum prevents me from being too graphic about which bodily function is triggered by the proximity of a large number of books. Suffice to say, being surrounded by thousands of volumes that are tightly bound causes me to become loosely bound, if you catch my drift (and if you were in the adjoining stall, you almost certainly would).

I don't know if this condition has an official medical name, since I have never consulted a professional. Who would I see, a gastroenterologist, a proctologist, or a librarian? However, I've come to refer to my ailment as chronic “biblio-rhea". I think the Latin term is Ex-lax Ex Libre.

Now that you know my dirty little secret, I can get back to my question of etiquette.

A few weeks ago, I was perusing periodicals at Barnes and Noble in Appleton. (Actually, it's in Grand Chute, in the same plaza as The Dress Barn. What next, The Panty Silo? But I digress...) Predictably, after about five minutes, the biblio-rhea kicked in.

I made my way to the men's room, found an empty stall and put it to its intended use. A few moments later, I heard the restroom door open and another person enter. He went to the second stall and began doing the same thing I was doing, only much more loudly. Suddenly, amid the grunts and splashes emitted by my noisy neighbor, there came another sound, cutting through the air like a knife. It was the ringing of his cell phone!

My comrade of the commode turned out to be the type who speaks into a phone so loudly his caller would have heard him just a well using two Dixie cups and 10 miles of string. As a result, I couldn't help but eavesdrop as he answered, "Oh, hi! I'm at Barnes and Noble. I’m sitting in the café having a latte!"

Sitting in the café having a latte? I’ve heard a lot of euphemisms for what he was doing in the next stall. Copping a squat. Pinching a loaf. Dropping the kids off at the pool. But I’ve never heard it referred to as "sitting in the café having a latte."

Ok. He was just too embarrassed to admit what he was really doing (but apparently not so embarrassed that he didn't just leave the phone in his pocket and down around his ankles). Far be it from me to begrudge this guy his little white lie. But he unknowingly put me in a tough spot.

You see, I had just finished my "paperwork" and was ready to move on. This left me faced with an etiquette question worthy of Emily Post (or more appropriately, Emily Com-Post). What do you do when you are finished using the toilet but the person in the next stall is still in the middle of a phone call?

I seriously doubt this thought ever even entered Miss Post's proper little head...or Alexander Graham Bell's for that matter. In the days before cordless phones and cell phones, about the only place you could carry on a phone conversation while using the toilet was in an expensive hotel. (Remember what I said about manners and the rich!) But in today's world, talking on the toidy isn't even considered rude. It's just "multi-tasking".

So what could I do? As I saw it, I had three options, none of them ideal.

1) I could continue to sit in my stall, unintentionally listening in on his private conversation. This certainly didn't seem like proper etiquette. 2) I could quietly skulk out of the stall without flushing, leaving a couple of "kids in the pool" for the next user to deal with. I was certain this was not the well-mannered thing to do, Or 3) I could flush, the sound of which would most assuredly make the person on the other end of the phone realize that his friend was not really "sitting in the café having a latte" but rather squatting in the bathroom brewing up his own pot of "crap-puccino." This option seemed not only impolite but downright mean.

But what could I do? When faced with three options, none of which are viable, you have to learn to improvise. And that's just what I did!

I stood up. Pulled up my pants. Zipped my zipper. Buckled my buckle. And flushed the flusher! Loudly and proudly, over the "whoooosh" of the swirling toilet water vortex, I yelled "Sorry our espresso machine is so loud!"

It not only seemed like good etiquette. It was the least I could do for a fellow biblio-rhea sufferer!
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apr 20th 2010
Today is, of course, 4-20 and school officials in some parts of the country have warned their teachers to not eat any brownies or cookies offered to them by students today. As a public service of the Rick and Len Show, we've put together these warning signs that...


If every time the student makes something for your school bake sale, it's bought by Willie Nelson...there might be pot in those brownies.

If after eating one, your mouth is so dry your tongue has grown a cactus...there might be pot in those brownies.

If Betty Crocker on the box of mix they used can't stop giggling...there might be pot in those brownies.

If you actually think you saw Betty Crocker on the box of mix they used giggling...there might be pot in those brownies.

If Bill Clinton claims he chewed them but he didn't swallow...there might be pot in those brownies.

If every time the student finishes mixing up a batch, Snoop Dogg stops by to lick the spoon and bowl...there might be pot in those brownies.

If after just a couple bites, the whites of your eyes are so red old ladies mistaking them for hats gather around them and hold a meeting...there might be pot in those brownies.

If anything on this list made you laugh...there was definitely pot in those brownies!
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