Morning Mix Show Notes 6/8
It's Dead or Canadian day! Plus, what is Rent-A-Grandma and would you pay for Sarah Palin's emails?
Your Dead or Canadian subjects for today: Actor James Arness, former Minnesota Twin Corey Koskie, and inventor Chris Haney. (Scroll down for the correct answer.)
A good babysitter is hard to find. Most young people are just too busy with friends, work, sports, school etc. and sometimes if you do find a young lady or the nice boy across the street to watch your children, how do you know they aren't updating their Facebook page, making social plans via text message or watching their Twitter feed? Well, most Grandmas don't have a Facebook page, still have rotary phones and think that only birds tweet. If your Grandma lives at the Pines of Mar Gables in Boca del Vista and can't watch the kids, this is perfect. It's called Rent-A-Grandma and it's a company that hires women over 50 for child care, housekeeping, cooking and other basic domestic jobs. The founder Todd Pliss says they have opened up Rent-A-Grandma to franchising nationwide. So far the service is only available in California and Texas, but there are plans to open up in several other states.
The State of Alaska feels that the people want to see what Sarah Palin's emails during her time as Governor, so Alaska is trying to cash in. If you're a fan wanting a collectible, a critic looking for a scandal or you just want to check for misspellings and historical fact errors (Paul Revere, anyone?), prepare to cough up more than $700 for almost 25 thousand pages of emails and that doesn't include shipping. The state isn't going to be selling electronic copies, so you're going to have to go to Alaska to pick it up, or prepare to pay for shipping. Just know that even if the emails are part of the public record because they passed through state computers, there are some pages with certain information blacked out. Speaking of the Paul Revere thing, comedian Stephen Colbert used his show, The Colbert Report to prove that Sarah wasn't so crazy after all. Take a look:
Your Dead or Canadian answers today: James Arness is dead, Corey Koskie is Canadian and inventor Chris Haney (he invented Trivial Pursuit) is both dead and Canadian. You can now enter in the Morning Mix Word That Wins GUNSMOKE into your Mix Insider Rewards Account and score 25 hundred points that you can use to reward yourself with cash, gift cards, jewelery and more. Not a Mix Insider yet? Click here to subscribe! It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s FREE!