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Friday Show Prep – Ill-Conceived Prank Edition

Guy ran across an unlocked police cruiser and decide it was a good idea to move it. He said he was just trying to be funny. He’s probably lucky he wasn’t shot. I’m sure police laughed as they arrested him. I was tempted to laugh this off as a prank, but then I saw the guy was 24 years old. So he’s a little old to think doing something like that is a good idea. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done just because you thought it would be funny?

Death From Above Update: Scientists say they’ve discovered one of the largest flying animals to have ever lived. Cryodrakon boreas, which translates roughly to “frozen dragon of the north wind,” the now-extinct predator had a wingspan of up to 10 meters, or about 33 feet. That’s roughly three times the size of the world’s biggest bird now alive, the wandering albatross, and about as wide as an F-16 fighter jet. “Frozen dragon of the north wind,” may be the greatest name anyone has come up with for anything ever.

The Coast Guard says someone has been making threats and hoax calls on a marine band radio about a “nuclear attack” off Florida’s gulf coast. Two observations: 1) It’s a little sad that we live in crazy times where a radio call about a nuclear attack could be 100% believable. 2) That may be the greatest prank call in history.

A homeowner rushed out of the shower into his front yard to stop a bulldozer that crashed into his home. Ford Prefect was available for comment.

Scooby Doo is 50 years old. That’s 350 in dog years.

Keith Conrad got his first job in radio in Huntsville, Alabama the day after the 2000 Presidential election when he was a freshman in college. He’s produced radio shows in Huntsville, Milwaukee, WI, Atlanta, GA and finally back in his hometown of Chicago. Currently he lives in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood steps away from the Red Line. The train goes by so often you don’t even notice it. Keith has been dabbling in the Internet arts for a while now, in various roles both professional and just for fun.

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