Author Archives: Russ

RAGBRAI STAFF QUITS IN A STUNNING DISPLAY OF ETHICS

RAGBRAI STAFF QUITS IN A STUNNING DISPLAY OF ETHICS

Geezer Rant: In an staggering message of “screw you, I have ethics even if you don’t”, the entire staff of RAGBRAI, that bike ride across Iowa, has resigned over the Des Moines Register’s handling of the Carson King story. Ride director TJ Juskiewicz  says he received many questions about the Carson King/Register events of late,…Read more »

Busch Creates a Can for “Iowa Legend” Carson King

Busch Creates a Can for “Iowa Legend” Carson King

They’re calling Carson King an “Iowa Legend” and I agree.  What started as a funny sign at a Hawkeye’s game requesting beer money for Busch Lattes (Busch Light beer) has become an international viral sensation.  Carson King has turned that request for beer money into actual donations to Stead Children’s Hospital which looks down on…Read more »

My Date With a Cow

My Date With a Cow

Now that I’m a farmer I had to further my education by taking part in a “Celebrity Cow Milking Contest” where I brought neither celebrity or milking experience.  In fact, being a city kid, I’ve never been around farm animals, EVER, unless rats the size of chickens count.  But I digress. I was introduced to…Read more »

Read What Casey’s Considers “Midwest Pizza”

Read What Casey’s Considers “Midwest Pizza”

I’m a bit of a pizza purest — cheese only, unless I’m feeling really “over the edge” then maybe I’ll get pepperoni.  I’ve been known to experiment with specialty pies now and then but don’t try to convince me it’s pizza.  Casey’s is about to roll-out a “Midwest Pizza” which they haven’t given a name…Read more »

TOOL IS BREAKING RECORDS

TOOL IS BREAKING RECORDS

Tool’s inclusion on music streaming platforms is paying off. Not only did the Tool’s long-awaited digital debut two weeks ago spark a flurry of conversation and celebration among fans, it also stoked interest in Tool’s upcoming new album, Fear Inoculum, the first single from the new album. As of August 13, all four of Tool’s…Read more »

CR Traffic Cams Issue 5,137 Tickets in 4 Days

CR Traffic Cams Issue 5,137 Tickets in 4 Days

Warning Geezer Rant:  5,137 tickets in 4 days.  That’s 1,284 per day; 38,000 per month; almost half a million tickets a year.  Cut the crap.  We get it, one of the cities in one of the highest taxed states in the Union feels it needs more money.  They don’t have enough cops to write enough tickets…Read more »

Hawkeyes Iconic Wave Has a Theme Song

Hawkeyes Iconic Wave Has a Theme Song

Can you believe that the ‘Iowa Wave’ will enter its third season this fall? Now, it has its own theme song (yes a theme song for a wave), called “When We Wave.” It was written by Dalles Jacobus a junior defensive lineman on the team, from Cedar Rapids. Jacobus performed it over the weekend at…Read more »

“Iowa Water” Adds New Can Just for Iowa – “Busch Latte”

“Iowa Water” Adds New Can Just for Iowa – “Busch Latte”

Just in time for pumpkin spice everything season — The makers of Busch Light are again recognizing Iowans’ love of their brew. Iowa is among seven states that will be enjoying latte season with a little something extra this year. For a limited time, Iowans will be able to purchase 30-packs of the beer with special…Read more »

Iowa Man Pays for 33 People to Attend College

Iowa Man Pays for 33 People to Attend College

AMES, Iowa (CNN) – An Iowa man offers a life-changing gift–not one, but 33 times. The generosity of a single carpenter who lived in Ames has altered the future for people he has never met. Four years ago, Kira Conrad was stuck. “I grew up in a single-parent household and I had three older sisters so…Read more »