All Good Things! Goodbye for Now from [Kicking Back with Jersey Joe]

Just like the famous line that says “All good things must come to an end,” alas this is the final blogumn in this edition of Kicking Back with Jersey Joe.  Fierce and Nerdy will be changing formats, but we have one last chance to catch up! For over three years and 151 +6 blogumns, we’ve...

Whose Line is it Anyway? Makes a Hilarious Return to TV [Kicking Back with Jersey Joe]

It’s the comedy game where the questions are made up and the points don’t matter.  The hit TV series Whose Line is it Anyway? has returned to American network television after a six year absence with a new host.  I checked out if this new version lives up to the old and track down the show’s very different start.   The concept of the show is simple.  A panel of four comedians must create skits or songs on the spot using impro comedy.  Some sketches may involve props or a band, but each is performed cold with the performers having no idea in advance of what the scene will be, often at the audience’s suggestion.   It’s the...

Where In the US It Is Illegal to Enjoy Beer and Pretzels at the Same Time [Kicking Back with Jersey ...

Beer and pretzels — a staple of pub fare.  It’s hard to imagine not washing down all that salty goodness without an ice cold beer.  But, in one US state, it’s supposedly against the law!   The internet rumor mill is all abuzz stating this law exists on the books in the state of North Dakota.   According to KFYR-TV, North Dakota Century Code Section 5-01-08 prohibits any person under the age of 21 to enter an establishment where alcohol is being served.  Code section 5-02-06 does allow for the exception if the food area is separated from the bar and the sales of food are equal to or greater than the sales of alcohol.  ...

From Urban Blight to Urban Delight – A Walk on New York City’s High Line [Kicking Back with Jersey J...

Once it carried freight trains high above the New York City streets.  But, after being abandoned for decades the city has turned an eyesore into a treasure.  I finally got the chance to walk on the High Line Park and was absolutely stunned by what was up there.  And – there’s plenty more to come!   In the 1800’s New York City streets were packed with not only pedestrians, but railroad lines running right down city streets.  Although the railroads paid workers to walk in front of the trains waving flags, accidents happened often, and a large number of pedestrians lost their lives trying to cross.  The situation was so bad, that the line...

The Greatest Ride at the Water Park [Kicking Back with Jersey Joe]

Aaaah!  Summer is finally here!  The piping hot days have most of us flocking to a water park at some point to keep cool.  While some head straight for the water slides or the wave pool, there’s one water ride I won’t miss that always cools my heart in the summer heat.   I stand in line,...

NBC’s The Winner Is… Is Not a Winner [Kicking Back with Jersey Joe]

NBC has once again rolled out the summer reality / filler programming and on June 10th, gave us a first look at their newest summer series, The Winner Is.  The game show promises “six songs to a million” and has been heavily advertised on the network for weeks.  Being a lover of game shows, I had to check this out!   The Winner Is features six acts that go head to head over three rounds.  In round one the six acts face off in groups of two, hoping to be the favorite of the 101 music loving judges. The judges choose the acts they want to advance and their decision is revealed by large numerical scores that appear behind the contestants,...