Just a note of thanks to everyone who expressed support during the tense moments following the Rick and Len Show's Shamwow experiment last week. As it turns out, I didn't get fired after all. But it seems that some of you like me...you really really like me...and that's cool. To those who expressed joy over the prospect of a WAPL without Len (and there are more than a few of you), I hope you choke on your Shamwow. Until the next time we pull a stupid stunt, and rest assured there will be a next time, it's still the Rick AND Len show.
This has simply got to be one of the most dumbass stunts I have ever heard anyone try. I mean, you guys even said before the whole debacle what a stupid idea it was, how expensive the equipment was, and what the repercussions might be. But you went and did it anyway. I'll bet when you were kids you guys ran around in the middle of the street half-naked with a pair of scissors in one hand and a bb-gun in the other.
By the way.... I TOTALLY LOVED IT!! This is entertainment at it's best. You can't BUY publicity like this. This is the most hair-brained stunt in the universe and I'm still laughing my ass off about it. Heck, I've told all my friends and my wife to listen to this. Dang. I only wish you had videotaped the whole thing. You guys still need to be spanked and made to stand in the corner, but man, I hope they don't can you. This was funny.
We know the most pressing question facing you this nasty Wisconsin winter is "Should I buy the original blanket with sleeves, the Slanket, or settle for it's cheaper imitation, the Snuggie"? Perhaps you need the WTF Blanket!
Last Comic Standing semi-finalist and Northern Wisconsin's own Mary Mack joins Rick in the studio Friday morning (1.29) Make your reservations to see Mary at the Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.
I just want to thank rick and len for the public service of real live test of the sham wow. I now realize that I could buy $20 worth of paper towels that get the same outcome as one sham wow. Thanks rick and len.
On Wednesday, Rick and Len decided to put to the test the absorbent powers of the ShamWow, that product you see advertised on TV all the time. At press time, disciplinary actions are still under consideration for your favorite radio duo. Stay tuned. To hear what caused all the ruckus...and the big mess, click here.
The second annual Donald Driver Charity Softball Game is set for Sunday, June 14th at Fox Cities Stadium. Donald will lead the Packers offense against the defense, fans get a chance to mingle with the players and snag autographs and the Donald Driver Foundation gets thousand of dollars. Those dollars are used to fund charities in Wisconsin and Driver's hometown of Houston, TX. Tickets go on sale March 13th at the Fox Cities Stadium ticket office or online at
Longtime friend of the Rick and Len Show, Bil Dwyer will join us in the studio Friday morning (1.23). You've probably seen Bil on the Tonight Show, on his own Comedy Central Special, on any one of the umpteen VH1 I Love the... shows or as the host of Battlebots.
Bil is appearing this week at the Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton. Make your reservations by calling 920-734-JOKE!
I watched about nine hours of inauguration coverage on Tuesday. Nine hours of watching the peaceful transfer of power that sets the U.S. of A apart from so many other countries. Nine hours of seeing our great nation, it's history and it's system of government celebrated from all to see. Nine hours of unrelenting American pride. And for all this, the one thing that will stay with me is that when Aretha Franklin sang My Country Tis of Thee, she chose the middle of the word "country" to put a pregnant pause. It makes me wonder two things. 1. What is wrong with Aretha? and 2. What is wrong with me?
Every time they show Joe Biden: take a shot, until your eyes are so out of focus his hair plug look totally natural.
Every time they show Vice President Cheney: drink three shots, one for each of the 6’s on his head.
If Cheney is sitting in his new wheelchair and is actually smiling: drink shots until you have more trouble walking than he does.
If they show Bill and Hillary acting like they actually love each other: drink something that will taste just as good coming back up and it was going down.
Every time they show President Bush looking as confused as a hungry baby in topless bar: drink a glass of warm milk.
If the station you’re watching shows a close-up of the press corps: start drinking brews until your beer goggles are so thick you’d bang Helen Thomas.
Every time MS-NBC shows a shot of Keith Olbermann or Chris Matthews, take a drink: of anything. Just to take your eyes off the TV long enough so you don’t find yourself looking at their very noticeable Obama boners.
If outgoing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gets caught up in the spirit of “change” and decides to use the occasion to finally “come out” by snaking her tongue down Cheney’s lesbian daughter’s throat. Like them, enjoy the licker of your choice.
Every time Obama says the word “change” during his speech: DO NOT DRINK!!! We’re not trying to kill people here. If you took even just a sip every time he said the “c” word, you’d die. Seriously. Even if you only drank water, you will drown!
And if, following President Obama’s speech, you find yourself glowing with optimism, certain that all the problems of the last 8 years are about to magically disappear and all will be right with the world: drink a case of Red Bull You gotta wake up, man! You are dreaming!
Well, one administration comes to an end and another begins. They say the Obama inauguration will cost about 45 million dollars. While that all comes from donations, I still can't help but think that there are a lot better ways to spend that kind of jing. Face it, 45 mill is more than just spare change that we can believe in!
Join us for the Rick adn Len Show Tuesday morning for your Inauguration speech drinking game!
Until then, enjoy the Late Show's look back at 8 years of Great Moments in Presidential Speeches!
How amazing was the story of flight 1549? The pilot lands the disabled plane in the Hudson River and not one casualty! Well done, sir! As a public service, here's some signs to look for before you fly to make sure you're not on an unsafe plane.
If the hinges on the door are so loose, they’ve been mistaken for members of the Hilton family: you might be flying on an unsafe plane.
If even before take-off, the air traffic controllers are betting on where officials will find the black box: you might be flying on an unsafe plane.
If the cockpit windshield has more cracks than a plumbers’ convention: you might be flying on an unsafe plane.
If the safety demonstration is 10 seconds of how to properly fasten your seatbelt, 10 seconds of how to properly use the oxygen mask and 10 minutes on how to properly make the sign of the cross: you might be flying on an unsafe plane.
If the flight attendant couldn’t look more terrified if she was receiving a private knife demonstration for O.J: you might be flying on an unsafe plane.
If the alligator whose skin was used to make your expensive luggage has a better chance of arriving at your destination in one piece than you do: you’re definitely flying on an unsafe plane.
What a tough week? How does one decide who is more deserving of Weenie of the Week? Administrators in Brillion and Valders who didn't cancel school in 40 below zero wind chills. Or, is whomever decided to just delay classes by 2 hours in Laona even worse? What did they think Laona was going to have an isolated heat wave after 10am?
And how do either of those decision makers stack up against the jackasses who ran down the deer with their snowmobiles in Waupaca County? Or the other jackass on a snowmobile who ran over and killed 57 duck in Fond du Lac.
Both the snowmobilers and the school administrators are deserving but for such very, very different reasons. Join us Friday morning between 6 and 10 to find out who has earned the distinction of being this week's Rick and Len...WEENIE (or WEENIES) OF THE WEEK!
Lachlan Patterson, who's appearing tonight (1.15) through Saturday (1.17) at the Skyline Comedy Cafe, will be joining us in the studio for the Rick and Len show at 8am Friday. To make your reservations to see Lachlan, call Skyline at 734-JOKE (734-5653)
i am a freshman at Brillion high i feel that Mr.Madison should get weenie of the week he deserves it he wastes snow days but when we need one he doesn't use it. he deserves it me and my cousin listen to you guys every morning on the way to school and love the show please make Mr.Madison weenie of the week!!!!
105.7 WAPL, Wisconsin's Rock Station, is a 100,000 watt radio station serving Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, and the surrounding communities in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.
105.7 WAPL is also your FM home for Green Bay Packers football. Listen all season for complete Packers Radio Network game coverage from Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren.
The Rockin' Apple has spent over thirty years entertaining listeners through the music of artists like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, and countless others - along with concerts, contests and the humor of the veteran morning duo of Rick and Len.
In 2008, WAPL won the prestigious Marconi Award for national Rock Station of the Year. WAPL has also been awarded Rolling Stone Magazine Reader's Choice Station five times (1990, 92, 93, 94, and 95). In 1999, the station won Radio and Records Small Market Rock Station of the Year, and in 2004 and 2006 won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.