Paul here. Since returning to the Rewind in 2010 we’ve experienced a lot of love and feedback from listeners. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect, so it was quite humbling to find more people tuning in than ever. After five years, we produced 142 shows that have been heard well over a million times. Not bad, I think.
So it’s with some sadness that I announce the show is, once again, going on hiatus. I’m hesitant to say we’re done for good. We’ve made that mistake in the past, and its come back to bite us in the ass. That said, for the foreseeable future (or maybe forever) I wouldn’t expect a new Rewind.
To some extent, we feel like the show’s best years are now behind it. And rather than burning out in front of your ears, we’ll take a bow semi-on-top.
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank all of you for your patronage, kind words, Facebook likes, Twitter retweets, and Tumblr… er… tumbles. Although we were quite content to broadcasting to no one, it was always nice to know there were fans out there.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank Nathan, Steve, Ryan, Rob and our deep bench of lunatics for helping us out with this mess. It was always fun - even when it wasn’t.
Thank you again, and farewell…
…you know, until we change our minds in 2 years and come back :p
A funny post on the popular social news site Reddit soon turned into a serious health issue regarding cancer – and may have saved one man’s life, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
An anonymous user posted a story about his friend, who jokingly took a pregnancy test left by an ex-girlfriend and was surprised when the test came back positive. Thousands of Reddit users posted comments on the story, many telling the original user to have his friend get tested for testicular cancer.
In what may be the weirdest divorce trial in recent history, a man in China sued his wife for being ugly and actually won the right to divorce her and a substantial settlement of $120,000.
No, this is not a joke. Earlier this year, Jian Feng, a man from northern China took his spouse to court for being ugly. But you couldn’t really tell that by looking at her, in fact the unnamed woman could be considered attractive by most standards. To make things even weirder, the judge actually ruled in his favor, granting him the right to a divorce and a settlement of around $120,000. This probably makes no sense to you right now, but I’ll try to clarify things as best I can. Jian Feng’s problems began when he and his wife had their first baby. The man described his daughter as “incredibly ugly” and told the court she resembled neither of the parents. Now, most fathers would just hold their piece and love that little angel as if she were the most beautiful baby ever born, but not Feng. He started accusing his wife of cheating on him, and he kept at it until she couldn’t take no more and finally admitted she might have something to do with the baby’s appearance.
Police have arrested a woman in Texas after they say she beat her little sister with an extension cord before knocking her unconscious during a fight over Cheetos.
After a 10-year-old girl showed up to school with suspicious bruises and a bump on her head, school counselors contacted CPS and informed them that this was not the first time the girl had come to school with injuries. When inquired about her injuries, the girl told police they were from her older sister, 23-year-old Deby Mejia.
Misdemeanor animal hoarding charges have been filed against an Aurora, Ill., man whose home was filled with more than 400 birds.
The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois said Tuesday that 57-year-old David Skeberdis was ordered to appear in court Dec. 4.
The charges come after Aurora authorities last month investigated a report of multiple birds visible in Skeberdis’ home.
For those of you who missed the story, a Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver got fed up with a female driver who was in the habit of using the sidewalk to pass his stopped school bus as he loaded and unloaded kids. The driver of the bus, Uriah Herron, contacted police who then set up a trap to nab the woman.
The driver of the vehicle seen in the video was 32-year-old Shena Hardin. After being caught red-handed, she was charged with not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation, charges she plead not guilty to in September. These charges could have gotten Hardin some time in jail if she ended up in front of a jury, so Hardin wisely plead out and agreed to pay $250 in court costs and have her license suspended for 30 days.
A fire erupted at a Midtown sushi restaurant last night after a worker haphazardly carried gasoline in soy sauce containers, sources said.
“I was pouring a round of Jack Daniels,” said ENO restaurant bartender Adele Mackenzie. “The next thing I know the bus boy was on fire.”
Mackenzie said that 10 Upstate New York tree trimmers who were in town for hurricane Sandy relief efforts and who happened to be eating at ENO, tackled the busboy to put out the flames.
A 20-year-old Brazilian woman has sold her virginity for $780,000 in an online auction to a Japanese man known simply as Natsu.
Catarina Migliorini’s virginity auction was organized by Virgins Wanted, the project of Australian filmmaker Justin Sisely.