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Good morning UND, we are looking for a high of 18, right now at 9:00 we are sitting at 4 above.
Ah! Christmas, the biggest holiday of the year. Christmas has both a strong religious and traditional meaning. It has a certain feel, all to itself, that you usually do not feel at any other time of the year. It creates within us a sense of kindness and concern for fellow man. At no other time are we more generous and giving. It creates a sense of family and belonging.
Everyone comes home for the Christmas holiday. It is a time of family and giving. It is truly a time that comes but once a year. Christmas is celebrated in most countries around the world!
And so, we invite you to ride along. Join us in celebration of the magic, the wonder and the spirit of this holiday season.
Did you Know? Charles Dickens published, “A Christmas Carol” on December 19, 1843?
[ HAPPY Festivus]
Festivus was introduced in the Seinfeld episode “The Strike,” written by Daniel O’Keefe’s son, Dan O’Keefe. The episode revolves around Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) returning to work at H&H Bagels. First, while at Monk’s Restaurant, Jerry, George, and Elaine discuss George’s father’s creation of Festivus.  Then Kramer becomes interested in resurrecting the holiday when, at the bagel shop, Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) tells him how he created Festivus as an alternative holiday in response to the commercialization of Christmas. 
Frank Costanza’s son, George (Jason Alexander), creates donation cards for a fake charity called The Human Fund (with the slogan “Money For People”) in lieu of having to give office Christmas presents. When his boss, Mr. Kruger (Daniel von Bargen), questions George about a $20,000 check he gave George to donate to the Human Fund as a corporate donation, George hastily concocts the excuse that he made up the Human Fund because he feared persecution for his beliefs—for not celebrating Christmas, but celebrating Festivus. Attempting to call his bluff, Kruger goes home with George to see Festivus in action. 
Kramer eventually goes back on strike from his bagel-vendor job when his manager tells him he cannot have time off for his new-found holiday. Kramer is then seen on the sidewalk picketing H&H Bagels, carrying a sign reading “Festivus yes! Bagels no!” and chanting to anyone passing the store: “Hey! No bagel, no bagel, no bagel…”
Finally, at Frank’s house in Queens, Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George gather to celebrate Festivus. George brings Kruger to prove to him that Festivus is real.
Have a nice day everyone!
Good morning UND we are looking at a cloudy day with a high of 22.
The weather is chilly and that makes it a grand time to take in a movie. The movie of the week is (drum role please) ************** Are you ready to get dumb? I can’t hear you! Are you ready to get dumb? [Dumb and Dumber To} Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels are back on the big screen- catch this ‘dumb’ movie only at the River Cinema.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated between the Pilgrims and the Indians in 1621. That first feast was a three day affair. Life for the early settlers was difficult. The fall harvest was time for celebration. It was also a time of prayer, thanking God for a good crop. The Pilgrims and the Indians created a huge feast including a wide variety of animals and fowl, as well as fruits and vegetables from the fall harvest. This early celebration was the start of today’s holiday celebration. Like then, we celebrate with a huge feast.
Did you know? Potatoes were not part of the first Thanksgiving? Irish immigrants had not yet brought them to North America.
The Running Show brings you turkey tips:
[Always buy a cinnamon dessert. [Why?] When people taste a great dessert they say, “this so good, what’s in this?” The answer is always cinnamon.
Have a great day everybody!
Good morning, UND- holy cow! The snow sure came and gave us a nice blanket. We are looking for a high today of 26.
Weather got you down? Forget about it! Catch a movie. The movie of the week, [ Nightcrawler ]
A pulse-pounding thriller of the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism, camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem. This film will have you on the edge of your seat all 1 hour an 50 min.
Hey everybody today is [Chicken Soup for the Soul Day]
Now this is a super day for this time of year. What better way to take care if that nasty cold than with a warm bowl of chicken soup?
The Running Show brings you [Halloween Manners]
I asked my little sister why are you eating your mars bar with a knife and fork? She answers, “how do you eat it with your hands.”
Have a great day everybody!
Good morning UND, we are looking for a cloudy day today with a high of 36, right now at 9:30 we are sitting at 42.
Oct.16 was *Boss’s Day*,its never to late to tell your boss he’s the man or woman.
Now here is a day that gives you a chance to both tell and show the boss what you really think of him or her. And, it is an opportunity to give your boss the appreciation that he or she truly deserves. So go right ahead and give it to him…..give it to him good! After all, it only comes around once a year.
Happy bosses day Jay. and to all those boss’s out there the Running Shoe solutes you!
The origin of Bosses Day dates back to 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois, registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose the date because it was her father’s birthday. Who was her boss? ….her father.
Today is [Frankenstein Day] There are three known “days,’ and as a result, a little confusion. We have Frankenstein Friday, National Frankenstein Day, and Frankenstein Day. Let’s clarify these days for you…….
Frankenstein Day is on August 30. This day is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1797. She wrote the book “Frankenstein” in 1818. This day is in honor of her birth.
Frankenstein Friday is the last Friday in October. Originally, we traced some references back to a website on Frankenberry cereal, which suggests a commercial origin. Recently, the creator came forward and told us about this special day that he created. More on Frankenstein Friday.
National Frankenstein Day Google posts this as October 29th. We have not been able to verify that this as a true National Day. Our latest research suggests this day is really Frankenstein Friday.
Are you still confused? Then, do what we do and celebrate all three days!
Everyone ready to go trick or treating or take out those little guys! I have to be honest with you, I always been a little scared to trick or treat, yea, I have bad memories”  mom would ask me what I got? I look down in the bag, look up and say ” I got a rock.”
Have a great day everyone.
Good morning UND, we are looking for a high today at 28 right now at 9:30 we are setting at 51.
October 2 was National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
It is never to late to give your local custodial two thumbs up!
We are out their to make your world a cleaner place.
And now your UND Wellness Center local custodians!
June Preuss***** Eric Smith****** Matt Haslll*****Lynn Haman***** And Jay Kallin***** And to everyone on the UND campus, we solute you!
The movie of the week
[ Dracula Untold ]
Find out how the legend started at the River Cinema 15!
I got to tell yea I never been so thrilled for Mondays nights!
The new smashing t.v. show Gotham – you gotta see it!
Before Batman, Joker, and Cat Woman there was Gotham.
Have a great day everybody!
Good morning UND ~~~~~ we are looking at a cloudy day with a high of 72. Right now at 10:00 in the a.m. we are setting at 60.
The first day in October is here and what a better way to celebrate, get out and catch a show. The movie of the week is [The Equalizer ] staring Denzel Washington, in this sensational spellbinder
McCall is a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri, he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters
“set tight there’s going to be a lot of bullets!”
Set your calendar for October 10, a classic Halloween movie [Dracula the untold] The first vampire was once a young prince who risked his soul to save his wife and child from a bloodthirsty sultan “see how the famous Dracula started , only at the River Cinema.
have a great day everybody
Good morning UND, we are looking at a sunny day today with a high of 72, right now we are setting with a high a of 42.
The Weather is so nice I can understand if everyone wants to stay out side but just in case you want a break here is the movie of the week.
[The Maze Runner]
When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. “This is it true believers can Thomas uncover his true purpose and find his way to escape?” Only one way to find out, catch this Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller movie only at the River Cinema.
The Running Show brings you [Tales of Dating]
9/9/79 was the date, I get the call at 5:35am, she says she wants to meet for lunch, I think to myself oh man nobody moves from dinner to lunch, that’s like being demoted.
“Have a great day everyone”
Good morning UND
Another hot and muggy day with a high of 82 “hot stuff baby!” So drink plenty of water and stay cool.
A very classy idea to stay cool, catch a movie!
The movie of the week is Maleficent, the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty this is going to be a very cool movie on the big screen the story the special effects, Angelina Jolie looks like she plays a classic role as the evil wicked witch. Plus don’t miss the chance to see The Amazing Spider Man, Godzilla and the X-Men Days of Future Past.
Have a hot day everyone
Good morning UND!
It’s looking like a rainy day today with a high of 56 and a low of 54. School is almost done and I hope you all have some fun plans for the summer! “No” you say? Well let me help you out.
1.Fly a kite
2.Read some classic batman graphic novels
3.Go to a ballgame
4.Take a walk and record the sounds
5.Create a web site
And last but not least…movies to see!!!!
1. Friday May 16: Godzilla. This big monster has to be seen on the big screen.
2. Friday May 23: X-Men: Days of Future Past.
3.Friday, May 30: Maleficent. The Untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.
And now another epic tale of…Stories of Suspense Chapter 5: “The Dreamer” This story begins over 30 years ago.
1980: Every night Chip Douglass and his buddies go out for a night on the town. After a few drinks, Chip always complains that he does not like his job and says “I’m not working at that toy factory all my life, I’m going to go places!” 1990: ” I’m not working at that toy factory I’m going to go places!” 2000: “I’m not working at that toy factory I’m going to go places!” The present day: “I’m not working at that toy factory I’m going to go places!”
Moral of the story: Get a college education.
have a great day everybody
Good morning UND looking like a nice day today little rain with a high of 37.
Rain got you down? I’ll fix that up real quick and in a hurry, catch a movie the movie of the week [The Amazing Spider Man] yes my friends the web slinger is back and he’s got his hands full this time. Electro “played by Jamie Foxx’ the master of lighting gives the web slinger the fight for his life.
And now of another installment of
[ Wow I did not know that!]
On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich
And now you know
“I got a real great idea” I’m sure the weather has got everyone down, so lets have a double take the Running Shoe brings you [What Really Grinds my Gears]
You know what really grinds my gears “Low Flow”
last week the maintenance man knocks on my door says he’s here to replace my shower head with low flow. I thought to myself “low flow, I don’t like the sound of that.”
have a great day very body