Dear Kirk Minihane and co hosts of the Dennis and Callahan show, I heard you on the radio the other day. You were very critical about Erin Andrews and her interview of Adam Wainwright. Erin asked Adam about his pitches to Derek Jeter during the All-Star Game. He told her that he did not purposely throw “easy pitches” to Jeter although he did make a comment about it earlier. Erin laughed and said sarcastically “Gotta love social media.” The camera cut back to the game. Of course people were critical over Wainwright. By the American League winning the game, they also have home field advantage for the World Series. When you heard the Erin Andrews interview, you got upset. You felt her interview was not hard hitting enough. Granted, it was the All-Star Game and the pitch was to a 20-year veteran whom the game was basically honored to. Instead of […]

To The Lonely Human Of New York, I do not know your name yet I know who you are. I have not shaken your hand yet I have seen you many times. I will never come face to face with you yet I have spoken to you before… I once thought that being skinny would solve everything. I was overweight my whole life and I started dieting at a young age. I lost 50 pounds when I was 14. I thought that I would be able to get a girl to like me. It did not work out that well. I gained weight but lost 80 pounds when I was 18. I thought I would be able to get a better job. I did not. I gained weight and then lost 100 pounds when I was 20. I thought that life would be easier for me because I was thin. […]

The other day I came home from a rough day at work. It was just one of those days where nothing went right. A few guests yelled at me because of things I had no control over. A couple of people did not show up for work and nothing went the way it was supposed to. It was just a really crappy day at work. When I got home I saw the sink was full of dirty dishes. They were not piled up neatly, just crammed in there. There was still a little food on some of the plates. There were some dirty plates that were right next to the sink as well. The last thing I wanted to do was dishes. I washed enough dishes at work because my dishwasher was behind all night. I looked over at my wife’s work computer and I saw Facebook on the screen. […]

Stu Whitney is the sports editor of the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has been known to write some brash and abrasive things in the past but mainly about sports. The other day he got frustrated because he was stuck in traffic. He got stuck because of an event called Hot Harley Nights. He decided to take his frustrations out on Twitter. Hot Harley Nights is in its 19th year. Last year it had over 4000 motorcycles from 13 states. It had over 35,000 spectators and has over 50 corporate sponsors. It has raised over two million dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event has made thousands of kids dreams come true. It has impacted lives. A few people got upset and Mr. Whitney quickly deleted his tweet. He sent out a tweet saying that he apologized and he will either keep his mouth shut or go […]

Bethenny Frankel was in the news the other day. She posted a picture on Instagram of herself in a Hello Kitty outfit. The outfit belonged to her four-year-old daughter Bryn. The Internet exploded with comments about body image and eating disorders. One woman said “This makes me sick to my stomach #eatsomething”. Another said she was starting her daughter off early with a body complex. Meghan McCain of The View called her “absolutely irresponsible”. Some realized it was a joke. Others, who knew of Bethenny’s admissions to eating disorders and dieting did not feel that way. I wondered if I could fit into my son’s clothing. He is five and he is rather thin. I am old and not so thin. So I told my wife about the project and she told me no. “You will stretch out his shirts. Do not try it.” I looked through his shirts and […]

I want to put a stop to the fashion industry using size zero models or models with an unhealthy BMI (under 18.5) on the catwalk, in major advertising campaigns and in fashion in general.- Katie Green on her “Say No To Size Zero” campaign. J.Crew has just announced a “000” size for women. It is getting harsh criticism in the media. Rachel Ray has talked about how disgusting it is. Others have said how ridiculous it is. Why do we need to go into negative numbers in size? Why do we need to promote unhealthy women? J.Crew states that it is for boosting sales in Asia. What it does is brings us back to what size does a real woman wear. Well, what about a woman who can wear a size zero? Candice did not struggle with her weight growing up. She was a very active woman. She loved to […]