Episode 52


Episode 51 - "Mom, Joel peed in the cheese drawer" and other weird stuff people do in their sleep.

Kelly and Hoss started off the show by recapping Saturdays HUGE win by the Blues. Now it is a best of 3 series and the Blues have home ice, although Hoss said we should all wear Sharks gear and the team should sleep at a hotel tonight because we have played better on the road in the playoffs!!

Hoss also spent the day Saturday at PointFest where the band he represents, The Highly Suspect, KILLED IT!!. He also told the story of going into the dressing room of the Chicago band Chevelle wearing his Blues gear and getting some seriously dirty looks! If you want more info on  The Highly Suspect click on the picture below to check out their website. 

Kelly has self diagnosed herself with the disease hypnophobia, which is the fear of sleeping. We played a great bit by a comic named Mike Birbiglia about this exact subject. You can listen to Mike's full story HERE

This led into some GREAT listener stories regarding sleepwalking and the things they do while sleepwalking, our favorite was a story that ends with "Mom, Joel peed in the cheese drawer" 
*Note this picture is not Joel, but apparently when you google "guy peeing in a cheese drawer" ALOT of images pop up!  LOL  

They say everyone has a twin somewhere. How cool would it be to not only have a famous person for a doppleganger but come to find out the characters name in their latest movie is YOUR NAME? 

Twilight Zone kinda stuff right? Well it happened to Max Kessler and his celebrity doppleganger Adam Sandler. Completely by chance, Sandlers character in his new movie is Max Kessler. Here they are hanging out at the premiere.

This reminded Hoss of the time back in his younger days when people mistook him for Blues Hall of Famer Chris Pronger... you be the judge!!

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Episode 50 - Kelly's daughters picture was stolen for a national news story that didn't involve her.

Big story in the news today, a Kindergartener was suspended for bringing a toy gun to her school.

Attached to the story was a photo of the little girl. Only one problem, the photo they used for the article was not that Kindergartner, it was Kellys daughter.  They pulled a random screen-shot of her daughter Libby Lu from a youtube video nearly a year ago.  

Luckily Kellys friends alerter her very quickly. The publication took down the story as soon as they were notified of the mistake and also apologized.  Still baffling, and quite creepy.  But we are glad they did the right thing.

This is Kellys mom, Joyce. Surrounded by her 5 ground kids.  She is 57 going on 25, she's a ton of fun and super cute. Joyce became a widow over 2 years ago and has just stepped into the dating scene.  The first guy she started dating has been throwing out some serious red flags for Kelly. She's been leery of him from day one, but was trying to give him a chance.  

He had told some pretty tall tales in the past, but Kelly put her foot down over this last fiasco.  He told her mom he couldn't see her for a while.  He said he was a sniper for a swat team and had been deployed on a task for to Texas.  Then he sent her the following photo of himself "working"
After nearly spitting her drink through her nose, Kelly did a quick google search and learned  this photo belongs to an Afghanistan war hero, and not some 60 year old dude who trains K9 dogs for a living.  

Then Kelly and her family did the mature thing by trolling him on Facebook all day with fake photos of themselves hanging from helicopters.

As Beyonce's would say.....tell him boy bye :)

On the flip side, Kelly has placed a $500 bounty on the head of anyone who can set her mom up with guy in his 60's, has a job, a house, not a liar, and doesn't look like a mongloid.  If you fit that description email the show - HeyKelly@KellyManno.com

Love her or hate her, a St Louis Blues fan has been hanging her fun-bags out for the world to see at the last 4 playoff hockey games. The last game they lost 4-0, so were thinking her boobies aren't all that lucky and its time to cover them up girl. 

And finally, a Mom finds a Devine sign in her kids diaper when the kid sharted a cross.  Can't make this stuff up people. We love you for listening. 

What my family looks like right now.

Every January 1st we ring in the new year.  We light sparklers, and sing that song I can never spell. 

We toast to a new year without any idea what it holds. When the ball drops in times square the next 365 days are a complete mystery to us. 

I am a photographer. I spend my time preaching to other people how important it is to preserve precious memories, yet I ignore my own advice. We haven't had photos of my immediate family photos since Libby Lu was 3, and now she is 6. And in that time my Dad died.

I never took the time to set up a family photo for my extended family. 
Years ago I kept putting off getting "big" family pictures done. Mainly because I didn't think our family was perfect yet, or maybe not perfect is a good word, but we didn't feel complete.  

Jimmy and I thought we might have more kids, my brother was divorced and single and I thought maybe he would re-marry one day. I thought the hassle of family photos that wouldn't be relevant in a year would be a big waste of time. I mean who wants a picture hanging on their wall of a partial family?

What I wouldn't give to go back and time and shake myself.

My Dad was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2012. He was given an 80% chance of survival, and he was gone in 10 months.  I never once took the time to set up a family photo with my parents, my brother and our families. 

The great lesson I learned here, is that in 365 days alot will happen in your life that you have zero control over.  People are going to get married, and divorced, people are going to have babies, people will pass away, all of that is out of your control. So why not just capture your family as they are. As incomplete as you may be, or feel.  It's what you are right now. 

So without wanting to waste another moment, this is what my family looks like right now.
 And with the perspective of my Dad passing...can I just tell you how non-stressful these photos were?  It was one of the most fun days ever. 

I did suggest 4-5 colors to stick with, and kindly asked them all to shower. 

I didn't dictate outfits or approve hair-do's.  I didn't even fight Rocky when he wanted to wear a backwards hat...at least it covers up the hockey mullet he's trying to grow. 

The bossiest I got was making my nephew button my shirt.  Under his plaid he was proudly wearing his "Feel the Bern 2016" shirt. 

I didn't buy new clothes for my kids, I pulled stuff out of their closet. Rocky shirt and jeans were both too small, Luci didn't have any nice shoes so she went barefoot. Libby Lu is wearing the same dress from her shoot last year.

Because when your dad dies you quickly learn that no one is going to give a shit in 20 years if your photos look like you stepped out of a pottery barn catalog or not.  All that matters is that you have them.

So here is my family.  Let me introduce you to them. 

This is Alyssa, she is my brothers girlfriend.  I call her my "Girlfriend in law" And that is Libby Lu photo-bombing their dorky star trek picture. Maybe they will still be together next year, maybe they won't, maybe they will be married and pregnant with triplets (that's my vote :) 
Over the summer Alyssa had custody of her niece Kayla.  We recently learned that she won't be with us anymore and will be heading across the country to be reunited with her mom.  It's bitter sweet for sure. But for 2016, she was part of our family and she knows she is welcome back anytime. 
This is my brothers family, and what they look like right now. 
And this is what MY family looks like right now.
Yes, Rocky is almost as tall as me. I've got about an inch and a half on him. 
And there is my Mama, my best friend, looking like a pretty little flower smack in the middle of what matters to her the most. 
My mom always called me "Lucy" growing up as a nickname , my moms middle name is also "Elizabeth" so here I am with my mom, and my "Luci Elizabeth" :) who is named after her. 
Yes, I know we look alike. My family has strong genes. It's like we keep give birth to the same human.  I'm surprised the government hasn't investigated us for cloning yet. 

 I come from long lines of strong, bold, sassy women and these 3 musketeers are learning the ropes quickly. 
Just a side note....Libby Lu couldn't take a bad photo if she tried. #mybeauty 
She has big blue eyes that came straight from my Dad. Jimmy and I don't have them, and none of our siblings have them. 

He was the only other person in our family to have them. My brother did that dorky chemistry XY chart thing, she had a 1 in 81 chance of getting my Dads blue eyes :) Boom! There they are, and there he is. 
See those 2 on the right? That's my son Rocky in red and my niece Josie in white. Don't they look like twins? They were born 2 weeks apart and grew up like they were twins.  Me and her mom were pregnant together and I would make her push our bellies together so they could kick and play with each other from the womb! LOL It stuck, because no one loves each other more than these two.
Nobody knows what next year is going to look like. But I promise I will have a pictures of it.  This is what my family looks like right now and we are pretty awesome. And no matter what we look like next year I won't regret having these taken. 

A big thank you to my beautiful friend Kelly Park who took over my camera so I could jump in a few of the photos. 

Episode 49 - A peek inside the mind of a kidnapper, Justin Bieber is losing his mind, and we play the mouthguard challenge.

Hoss bought underwear for an engaged woman over the weekend!! But not without permission first :)   He found these funny underwear at comic-con and remembered our previous guest, stripper Ashley, had affectionately called her period "sharkweek" so he picked them up for her. Who knew there was an entire line of underwear for that time of the month?

Great news following last weeks Amber Alert.  Little Carly from TN who was kidnapped by her uncle was found safe. This prompted a discussion about an old St. Louis Post Dispatch article about Michael Devlin, the man who kidnapped Shaun Hornbeck and Ben Ownby.  Who were later found alive, also known as "The Missouri Miracle" -  Kelly read some of the article on the air.  It gives a chilling peek into the mind of a child predator. It will send chills down your spine.  Click on the picture below to read the story. 

Kelly mentioned 2 videos she had her children watch.  These brave little kiddos did everything right and saved their own lives. 

Kelly and Hoss tried to guess what the other was saying while wearing a mouthguard and it was pretty damn hilarious.

Justin Beiber may be headed for a "Britney 2007" style meltdown. He is publicly stating he feel like an animal in a cage when dealing with the public and was seen walking in a park in Boston barefoot and feeding squirrels. The crew discusses how they would feel if they had the kind of popularity Justin has. 

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Episode 48- Drag Queens, a high school prank gone wrong and our 2 cents on Transgender bathroom issue,

Kelly is spitting fire, and her target of anger is a flaky drag queen who has cancelled on the show twice with zero notice. We might have a girl fight on our hands, and knowing the size of most Drag Queens we seriously worry for Kelly's safety. Maybe she can kick him in the..... balls shins :)   

Who know Drag Queens were such divas? Okay, maybe we should have known better. 

A high school football player who exposed himself in the team photo for the yearbook as a prank faces 70 criminal sexual charges and might have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Is the punishment too heavy?  See the edited photo that appeared in the yearbook below.  All 3 members of the crew agree that the punishment went way too far and then laws in our country regarding sexual predators needs to be changed. 
Read the full story here.

That conversation reminded Hoss of the ending credits of Teen Wolf. See if you can spot why.

And we finally put in our 2 cents regarding the issue of transgender bathrooms. We really didn't want to discuss such a heavy topic on such a fun laid back show but the situation just isn't going away. 

The whole thing has left Piggy Smalls utterly confused. 
"Well Shit... Now I don't know which bathroom to use??"

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Episode 47 - Happy Mothers Day! Here is a toast to all the BAD MOMS!

Mothers Day was yesterday and the gang talked about their moms and what they did for them. Kelly also discussed her afternoon of solitude watching Magic Mike in her bedroom with the door locked!!

Kelly found herself in a puddle of tears as she celebrated "Mothers Day tea" with her youngest last week.  She's having a hard time imaging these kids growing up and wants more. Her husband is having a hard time imagining a vasectomy reversal. :) 

The St. Louis Blues continue to progress in the playoffs, a few weeks ago Kelly and Hoss said that if the Blues win their first Stanley Cup this year they should celebrate with Blues tattoos.

Producer Gary and Jimmy are in too but Mama Hoss is having NONE OF IT. We called her live on the air and she nearly grounded him on the spot just for asking. 

Speaking of mothers day, Moms everywhere are celebrating the summer movie release of Bad Moms.  
We shared some of our favorite #BadMomMoments - Kelly kicked things off with the time she swore she laid Libby Lu down for her afternoon nap.  She only realized she didn't when she found her asleep in the backyard.  
Share your #BadMomMoment on social media for your chance to win a trip to the movie premiere.  Check out the movie trailer for yourself!

In Hollywood news, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have announced their separation after 33 years of marriage.  Early rumors are swirling of an Ozzy cheating scandal.  Certainly isn't the first time this couple have hit some bumps in the road but we wish them the best. 

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Episode 45!!!! The girls show XOXO!! We're talking FIRST KISSES, gross girls stuff, and things guys always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask :)

Yes, I know we went out of order.  We are a well oiled machine over here at The Kelly Manno Studios.

We kicked all the boys out and the girls ran the show.  Joined by her good friends Donna Harris, and Angela Larocca, Kelly and the girls dish about their first REAL kiss!!  Ewwww! Did anyone really have a good one???

Plus, gross things girls do that we don't admit, and 15 things guys always wanted to know about girls but were too afraid to ask. 

Episode 46- Are we living in a parallel universe? The Mandela Effect, and what the Berenstein Bears have to do with it.

Kelly's is a proud, proud MAMA SPICE.  Her daughter Luci and some friends pulled off a spectacluar talent show performance over the weekend. Even Uncle Hoss tagged along to cheer her on. Needless to say, as a guy without kids he was very entertained at his first elementary school talent show.  Watch the adorable performance below

We celebrated another BIG Blues playoff win. Friend of the show David Backes netted the game winner, in OT on his birthday!! LET'S GO BLUES!!!

Are we living in a parallel universe? A popular kids book has everyone talking about something called "The Mandela Effect" in which large groups of people remember something different than how it really happened. Safe to say we are all freaked the hell out.
So do you remember it as BerenstAin or BerenstEin Bears?? Did you know Snow White doesn't say "Mirror Mirror on the wall" - she says "Magic Mirror on the wall" Is it Fruit Loops or Froot Loops?? Did Prince want to "Celebrate this thing called life" or "Get Through this thing called life"? No matter how you remember it the Mandela Effect will blow your mind. Here is a link to learn more. 

So, Jay-Z cheated on Beyonce and she just told the whole world in her new album "Lemonade"  Kelly played us some of the songs from the album and let's just say the Queen B is PISSED with a capital P!  
Question is did they conspire together to make headlines (and more millions) or did Jay Z have zero clue she was working on this? Either way she has scorned women of the world fired up with her new album.

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