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"What kind of F#@kery is this?" - from Me And Mr. Jones
Amy Winehouse
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Thanks

Just a quick note.
My wife just had a procedure done at Renown the other day and I just wanted to shout out to some of the great staff there. Michael, Bridget, the two Kims and Dr. Van Dyne and Dr. Bruce. Plus anybody I might have forgotten. These are all very personable and helpful folks.
Thanks to all.
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Shut Up!

Apparently I’m high strung. Who Knew?
 
Photos of Bin Laden. Don’t need to see ‘em. If you want gore, pick up the Rolling Stone that has the cover of Adele on it. Scary article inside about rogue soldiers in Afghanistan shooting and mutilating Afghan farmers. With photos. Not pretty.
Controversy about shooting an unarmed Bin Laden. About 3000 folks going about their business in New York on September 11th 2001, we’re (mostly) unarmed. Shut the F--- up! Sometimes the left wing really pisses me off. Peta too. And I’m a Demo.

By the way, that’s my new catch phrase…”Shut The F--- Up!” But I’m not high strung. Just big boned.

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Sex r Us?

So let me say up front that I am a Democrat. Not easy to say in a building full of Republicans (except for Steve) and yet here I am. Though I am a Nevada Democrat. Which means I like guns and I think the Dems in California have gone way too far. But a Democrat still. I supported Sen. Reid. And I still do but Harry coming to the legislature and suggesting that legalized prostitution is going to be the downfall of Nevada and business will not come here because of it just rankled me. Mostly for all of the reasons you’ve heard about yourself:

It’s cleaner and safer than that business being done out on the street, these girls pay taxes, and the brothels themselves pay taxes to the counties they are in which is the only way some of the rural counties can operate.
 
So I thought it was very interesting when the news said that Toys r Us is moving their distribution center to Nevada. Not just Nevada but the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center which, if you know, is also the general area that the relocated Mustang Ranch moved to when it was bought by Lance Gilman, who also owns the industrial center.
 
This is Toys r Us who’s image is synonymous with children. It kind of throws Harry’s whole theory out the window. If a high profile retailer is moving to the very area that a “house of ill repute” functions in then really, what is to stop other companies from moving here Harry? Really?
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RANDOM THOUGHTS 2

With the lowest personal and corporate taxes in the U.S., Nevada would be swimming in jobs if lower taxes really did create more jobs. We would be freakin’ swimmin’!
 
Does anybody care about Barry Bonds anymore? The dude roided. Ok. What next?
 
How is it that what’s going on in Japan isn’t at the top of the headlines anymore. They are spilling out radiation at an incredible rate and it’s not on the front page anymore? What is even more astounding is that we only gave a cursory look at our own nuc plants and moved on. Doesn’t it require a more in depth and sustained look as to where the U.S. is in nuclear plant safety?
Some food can’t be eaten in Japan. Water has been poisoned. People’s lives have been up ended possibly forever and we aren’t looking harder at our own plants? Why is that?

Is one reason that General Electric (a builder of nuclear plants here and around the world) is a partial owner of NBC and the corporate office probably has a huge say as to what Brian Williams can and can’t report on? That explains NBC, CNBC and MSNBC and their cable stations but how does it explain ABC, CBS, and CNN, (I wont list Fox News since they really are not a legitimate news network. And that, my friends, is a subject for a whole other blog.). But with corporations owning other corporations and it’s almost impossible to keep track of who owns who, it wouldn’t surprise me that those networks have been corporately compromised too. As Lennon said “just give me the truth. All I want is the truth”
 
One more little nugget, how did the Republican Party get middle class America to attack itself? Talk about class warfare.

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Rolling Stone-Really Jan? Really?

The bad guys are winning. Japan melts down due to Energy suits not wanting to pay to update the nuclear plants, big banks refusing to loan money to smaller banks so they can make loans to smaller business so they can hire people, no money for old people and school kids and to pile on to the misery, Snookie is on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. AND I just saw a new copy on Max’s desk of Howard Stern on the cover. WTF? Really? The cover of Rolling Stone is/was supposed to be an indication of the Next Big Thing or an homage to a musical or cultural great. But now we have some societal sycophant who’s only claim to fame is being on a TV “reality” show being while being guilty of extremely bad fashion sense, a hair-do that a nest of small rats are probably very happy to be living in and a skin color that makes it look like she just came back from a vacation at the gate of the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. I have a co-worker that watches her show and she said she is really a good person because she does work for Diabetes and Animals. OK but isn’t she just looking out for herself? The way she looks she’s bound to get diabetes and animals are the species she is actually related too. If she is an indication of being the Next Big Thing or where this society is going, then we might as turn over the planet to the cockroaches. We are doomed! Then Howard Stern, Really? What has this self aggrandizing idiot done lately? Nothing that you will hear about unless you pay for satellite radio. That’s his whole shtick now. “Come pay for me!” Well, it’s not working. He was almost kicked out of that gig because the swarms of people they were expecting to pay to hear Howard didn’t move to pay radio for more of his crappy attempts at humor. So why are Snookie and Howard on the cover of Rolling Stone? Is it because it’s the End Of Days and it’s one of the Seven Signs of The Apocalypse? The Bad Guys are Winning.
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Coffee Madness

So over the holidays my mother in law bought us one of those Keurig coffee makers. She has had one for a year or so and swore by it. I was a bit skeptical because I didn’t think it would make a decent cup of Mocha like I get at S______s. I have for the past few years been a S______s addict. So much so that I was one of the first people to be invited to get their “special members club” card. And then the recession hit and we had to cut back but we had an espresso machine at home and I found that I made a pretty decent cup of mocha at home cutting down on the cost but not, unfortunately, the calories.
 
Starting last year I decided I needed to lose a lot of weight and started cutting back on all of my favorites, pizza, fried chicken, white bread. You know all the really good foods and my home made mocha's.
 
But Mom in Law bought us the maker and it came with a sample pack, which had some hot chocolate in it. I started adding that to regular coffee and it was passable but still not up to my “particular” standards.
 
Apparently I have a compulsive personality (who knew?) and I started buying coffees, untested, by the box load, thinking that because they had chocolate or fudge flavoring in them that they would be close to that perfect cub of mocha. Not quite. My wife and I just kept buying these different k-cups. She was looking for the perfect chi tea. I was looking for mocha. So after a lot (and I do mean a lot) of trial and error (lots of errors) I have finally found the right combination of chocolate and coffees and I’m pretty good with it.
 
It doesn’t cost very much and these things are only 60 calories compared to two to three hundred calories for the store made stuff. But as a result of all the trying of various k-cups we have about a thousand dollars invested in these little cups. They are stacked up in the garage and have taken over the counter space in the kitchen.
 
But I was thinking, if I get a machine for work I can sell some of these k-cups to folks here at the station and get some of this cash back. It’ll be Ken’s Koffee Kart in my office. Lots of varieties, cheap.
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The pros and cons of leaving Christmas lights up year round.

So let me say I’m not one of those people that looks forward to Christmas starting in February. The religious part of it has no impact on me. I’m not much of a “Peace to All. Goodwill towards Man” or what ever that saying is, guy. And as far as presents go, I’m at that stage in my life where I have pretty much everything I want. (if you don’t count wanting an IPad and a Verizon IPhone) We have a house, 2 cars, our dog, each other so I’m good with that. So if I leave my Christmas lights up year round it’s not because I’m fixated on the holiday. I just like the lights.
 
I like they way they give an aura around the house. It’s makes it seem safe and more welcoming. So if I leave them up will I become a pariah in the neighborhood? Do I care? Our house will stick out in July when the automatic time turns them on at 8pm when the sun goes down. But I’ll like it. Is it any different than having those motion activated floodlights come on when a leaf blows by? We bought LEDs last year so they wont cost very much to run. So what if I leave them up.
 
But being a social animal like most of us and not wanting to incur even the self imaginary wrath of my neighbors or be thought of as the crazy or lazy old guy in the house in the middle of the block, I’ll probably take them down again this year. But next year I might put them back up in September and call them Labor Day lights and just leave them that way until this time next year.

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TV and Christmas

Is anybody watching &#!@ My Dad Says? It may be the worst sit-com ever made. But I have seen every episode this season. It’s got to be some compulsive masochistic thing. I watch the whole thing daring it to make me laugh. And it doesn’t except it manages to eek out one snicker from me once during an episode. So I watch the next week daring it to make me laugh again. The kid who plays Shatner’s youngest son is just terrible! No sense of comedic timing. Shatner at least has some timing. The whole thing is just bad except for a couple of supporting actors like the older son and the gay housekeeper. Why am I watching this &#!@?!!
 
The funniest thing on TV is still The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He makes me laugh consistently every episode. If you go online, look for the episode from the presidential election with John McCain wandering around the Town Hall debate setting looking for his dog Puddles with Snausages.
 
Best. Holiday. Movie. Ever. Bad Santa. ("f me santa") Oh and best holiday TV show. South Park’s Mr. Hankey’s Christmas. Seriously. Poo singing Christmas songs. Awsome!
 
Happy Holiday’s
 
Does anybody read this stuff?

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Kardashasacrap

Does any body know why the Kardashians are famous? OK so Kim made a sex tape (which I have seen a short clip of…my review…not as good as say Paris’s or even the TV reporter that gets jiggy in the satellite van) and boom she is a celebrity. But why? Is she an actress? A pop star? A politician? The only talent I have been able to perceive based on the short clip of said sex tape is a better than average ability to________. (fill in the blank based on your imagination). She is attractive but so are hundreds if not thousands of women in Hollywood. So if that is the qualification for fame, how did here family get involved?

OK Bruce Jenner was a famous Olympian as a decathlon gold medalist. But the rest of the family?  BTW, if Jenner has any more plastic surgery, he is going to look like Joan River’s only slightly younger brother. The dude’s face looks like it’s going to split, it’s so tight.

What about the sisters? Who are these sisters of Kim’s? I have no idea. A couple of them a kind of attractive but one of them looks like she was ridden hard and put away wet.

So I see these chicks everywhere. They have their own reality show, They had a debit card based on them with outrageous fees attached. Why? Is it because they know how to shop and that is their true avocation? Are they pantheons of the banking industry? But people watch the show and got the debit card. I just saw on Yahoo that they have just released their family holiday photo. They look more like the cast from the 80’s prime time soap opera Dallas than any thing else. None of them look happy. Why is the American public so fascinated by these vapid and shallow people?

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Super Food

Super Bowl-good. Commercials-good. Ate too much food. Too full, can't type..........
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Coffee Madness

So over the holidays my mother in law bought us one of those Keurig coffee makers. She has had one for a year or so and swore by it. I was a bit skeptical because I didn’t think it would make a decent cup of Mocha like I get at S______s. I have for the past few years been a S______s addict. So much so that I was one of the first people to be invited to get their “special members club” card. And then the recession hit and we had to cut back but we had an espresso machine at home and I found that I made a pretty decent cup of mocha at home cutting down on the cost but not, unfortunately, the calories.
 
Starting last year I decided I needed to lose a lot of weight and started cutting back on all of my favorites, pizza, fried chicken, white bread. You know all the really good foods and my home made mocha's.
 
But Mom in Law bought us the maker and it came with a sample pack, which had some hot chocolate in it. I started adding that to regular coffee and it was passable but still not up to my “particular” standards.
 
Apparently I have a compulsive personality (who knew?) and I started buying coffees, untested, by the box load, thinking that because they had chocolate or fudge flavoring in them that they would be close to that perfect cub of mocha. Not quite. My wife and I just kept buying these different k-cups. She was looking for the perfect chi tea. I was looking for mocha. So after a lot (and I do mean a lot) of trial and error (lots of errors) I have finally found the right combination of chocolate and coffees and I’m pretty good with it.
 
It doesn’t cost very much and these things are only 60 calories compared to two to three hundred calories for the store made stuff. But as a result of all the trying of various k-cups we have about a thousand dollars invested in these little cups. They are stacked up in the garage and have taken over the counter space in the kitchen.
 
But I was thinking, if I get a machine for work I can sell some of these k-cups to folks here at the station and get some of this cash back. It’ll be Ken’s Koffee Kart in my office. Lots of varieties, cheap.

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The pros and cons of leaving Christmas lights up year round.

So let me say I’m not one of those people that looks forward to Christmas starting in February. The religious part of it has no impact on me. I’m not much of a “Peace to All. Goodwill towards Man” or what ever that saying is, guy. And as far as presents go, I’m at that stage in my life where I have pretty much everything I want. (if you don’t count wanting an IPad and a Verizon IPhone) We have a house, 2 cars, our dog, each other so I’m good with that. So if I leave my Christmas lights up year round it’s not because I’m fixated on the holiday. I just like the lights.
 
I like they way they give an aura around the house. It’s makes it seem safe and more welcoming. So if I leave them up will I become a pariah in the neighborhood? Do I care? Our house will stick out in July when the automatic time turns them on at 8pm when the sun goes down. But I’ll like it. Is it any different than having those motion activated floodlights come on when a leaf blows by? We bought LEDs last year so they wont cost very much to run. So what if I leave them up.
 
But being a social animal like most of us and not wanting to incur even the self imaginary wrath of my neighbors or be thought of as the crazy or lazy old guy in the house in the middle of the block, I’ll probably take them down again this year. But next year I might put them back up in September and call them Labor Day lights and just leave them that way until this time next year.

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TV and Christmas

Is anybody watching &#!@ My Dad Says? It may be the worst sit-com ever made. But I have seen every episode this season. It’s got to be some compulsive masochistic thing. I watch the whole thing daring it to make me laugh. And it doesn’t except it manages to eek out one snicker from me once during an episode. So I watch the next week daring it to make me laugh again. The kid who plays Shatner’s youngest son is just terrible! No sense of comedic timing. Shatner at least has some timing. The whole thing is just bad except for a couple of supporting actors like the older son and the gay housekeeper. Why am I watching this &#!@?!!
 
The funniest thing on TV is still The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He makes me laugh consistently every episode. If you go online, look for the episode from the presidential election with John McCain wandering around the Town Hall debate setting looking for his dog Puddles with Snausages.
 
Best. Holiday. Movie. Ever. Bad Santa. ("f me santa") Oh and best holiday TV show. South Park’s Mr. Hankey’s Christmas. Seriously. Poo singing Christmas songs. Awsome!
 
Happy Holiday’s
 
Does anybody read this stuff?
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Kardashasacrap

Does any body know why the Kardashians are famous? OK so Kim made a sex tape (which I have seen a short clip of…my review…not as good as say Paris’s or even the TV reporter that gets jiggy in the satellite van) and boom she is a celebrity. But why? Is she an actress? A pop star? A politician? The only talent I have been able to perceive based on the short clip of said sex tape is a better than average ability to________. (fill in the blank based on your imagination). She is attractive but so are hundreds if not thousands of women in Hollywood. So if that is the qualification for fame, how did here family get involved?

OK Bruce Jenner was a famous Olympian as a decathlon gold medalist. But the rest of the family?  BTW, if Jenner has any more plastic surgery, he is going to look like Joan River’s only slightly younger brother. The dude’s face looks like it’s going to split, it’s so tight.

What about the sisters? Who are these sisters of Kim’s? I have no idea. A couple of them a kind of attractive but one of them looks like she was ridden hard and put away wet.

So I see these chicks everywhere. They have their own reality show, They had a debit card based on them with outrageous fees attached. Why? Is it because they know how to shop and that is their true avocation? Are they pantheons of the banking industry? But people watch the show and got the debit card. I just saw on Yahoo that they have just released their family holiday photo. They look more like the cast from the 80’s prime time soap opera Dallas than any thing else. None of them look happy. Why is the American public so fascinated by these vapid and shallow people?
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The Amish and electricity

Is it just me or does the fact that the non electricity using Amish are making electric heaters, bother anybody else? Oh and if we computer using individuals are constantly
upgrading our anti virus software to keep creepy little hackers from having our p.c.s send out personal  info to mega corporations but our government can’t crash Wikkileaks? Just asking.


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The Damn Good Blues Hour

Please check out my blues show on Sunday's nights. It's the Damn Good Blues Hour, Sunday nights at 10pm. I know it's late but that's when the blues should be listened to. 'Cause really arn't you sad on Sunday nights that the weekend is over?
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Random thoughts

Hey how about that election huh? Just what I wanted, to hand over the government to people who think that hanging teabags from their 3 pointed hats is a political party. Good times. Beatles out on Itunes. Any body who really wanted that would have boughtthe box sets last year.  Thanks for mine, honey. Turkeys flying out of here like hot cakes. Or if turkeys could fly. Oh the humaities! Les thought turkeys could fly. Have a nice weekend.
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Eat me at 8 takes over KOZZ!

Hey Gang, this weekend  Eat me at eight takes over the whole damn station!! Triple shots every hour at the top of the hour!!
You're  Welcome!!
Gailyn


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