Nikki's Thinkin'

  • Parents upset over WALKING DEAD

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    The Parents Television Council is saying that there is too much gore on AMC's The Walking Dead for it to be given the TV-14 rating. The next rating up from that is TV-MA for mature audiences. However, the TV-14 rating by definition states parents strongly cautioned.

    The Parents Television Council is furious that the zombie show gets the TV-14 rating suggesting it is suitable for teens. "Throughout its run, the AMC program The Walking Dead has featured some of the most graphic and brutally intense violence and gore imaginable," PTC president Tim Winter wrote in a letter to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board. "Clearly, this is content appropriate to an adult-only audience, but AMC has rated every single episode of The Walking Dead as suitable for a 14-year-old child."

    What are your thoughts on The Walking Dead's TV rating?

    Personally I love the show. It is pretty bloody and yucky in some parts, but to appreciate the show you need to see past the zombies and watch what the show is really about and that is the breakdown of society. At the beginning of this mess the people who were alive banded together with any other strangers who were also alive. Over the course of time they become more leery of the survivors than of the zombies themselves. In desperate situations people turn on one another to survive and protect themselves and their own group. 

    In most cases I don't think teens would get that quite the way adults do. But that's a generalization that's not fair to make. I think parents strongly cautioned is good, but I wouldn't argue if the rating was changed to TV-MA either. Just because the rating is TV-MA doesn't mean teens won't watch it. How many kids under 17 do you know that have seen or regularly watch rated R movies?

  • Nikki takes heat from listeners

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    I blogged about the Million Moms group up in arms about Ellen DeGeneres being in another commercial. They are against it simply because she's gay and I think that's spreading a message of hate to our young people and I don't think that's right. You can see the commercial, read a quote from their website about it and read my own comments here.

    This morning we talked about it on the air and we had a ton of comments on both sides. The people who sided with the Million Moms were respectful in their arguments stating that they have as much right to stand against gays as Ellen has to be gay.

    There were, however, a couple of comments siding with Million Moms that I felt were disrespectful and hurtful toward me specifically.

    This first one was a text:

    Yes Nikki you are hating on them. They are standing up for truth and have the right to freedom of speech. Why is it that those who speak out to change a way from moral values are seen as exercising their freedom of speech and those who stand up for Truth and God's law are said to be haters. I am done listening to your station. Tired of all this garbage on the air. Nikki needs stop thinking her opinions are fact. No wonder Lee left.
    The next was posted on our Bryan and Nikki Facebook wall:
    Nikki,
    So sad that you are Discriminatory and Hateful :( , I am a anti gay person, because of my religious belief's. And because of that you call me hateful and discriminatory? I didn't say I hated gay's. or that I wouldn't give them a job.. I just don't believe in their sexual orientation. "Love the sinner Hate the sin" And I pray for them also, because I believe in God. So that makes me hateful?? as you said on your radio show this morning? Amazing how we can twist things to the way we believe isn't it. Why can't people keep their sexual orientation to themselves? Why do I need to know that? Thank You & God Bless

    I do not believe the word hate should ever be used in reference to a person. I was raised in a household where we were not allowed to even use the word. I did say that I hate the message that this group is delivering. I hate that by saying these things they are spreading hate. The fact that they use religion as a defense for their argument makes me sad because the message I take from my religion is love and forgiveness not hate.

    I apologize if I offended anyone today, but I do not take back anything I said.

  • Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    victorias secret fashion showThe Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, dubbed the sexiest night on TV, was on CBS last night. Did you watch?

    Click the picture above and it will take you directly to the website so you can see highlights and performances. You can also see profiles of all the models and lots of behind the scenes stuff.

    I read an article leading up to the fashion show about the insane workouts the models do before the take to the runway. If you think these women just starve themselves or are just naturally this perfect you're fooling yourself. They have a very strict workout routine. Granted they are naturally thin women, but unlike other designers Victoria's Secret doesn't want their models looking sickly. Though they do want them to be thin they also want them to look healthy and fit. These women do lots of cardio boxing for hours at a time. If any of you have ever tried it you know that is a major workout for even 15 minutes.

    Does it make you see these models any differently when you hear about how hard they work to look the way they do?

     

     

  • STUPID CRIMINAL! Chick robs a bank and posts a video about it on Youtube!

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Hannah Sabata of Stromsburg, Nebraska posted a video on Youtube bragging about stealing a car and robbing a bank. The 19 year-old was arrested and York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff says the video will be used as evidence in the case against her. 

    Sabata claims at the end of the video that she did it because she was a victim of the system stating that the state took her son away. Records show that the baby was removed from her custody last month prior to the robbery.

  • The countdown to Santa's takeoff is on NORAD

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    santa tracker

    NORAD's countdown to takeoff has begun at noradsanta.org.

    For generations NORAD has been tracking Santa's Christmas Eve movements throughout the world. This year not only can you track Santa by calling toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email tonoradtrackssanta@outlook.com. You can track him via the Santa Cams, a live video stream and new this year you can track him on your smartphone! The Official NORAD tracks Santa apps are available in the Windows Store, Apple Store, and Google Play, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santa’s launch on their smart phones and tablets!  Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+.  Just type “@noradsanta” into each search engine to get started.


     

  • Giving Tuesday

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    This video was sent to me by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Wisconsin. To give back to BBBSNCW and help us match 153 waiting Littles, please visitwww.firstgiving.com/bbbsncw.

    Check out WDEZ.com for more ways to give. Submit your favorite children's charity on the Kocourek Kids Gives Back page at wdez.com and after December 3rd spread the word and vote for your charity. Kocourek Kids foundation will donate $25,000 to one local charity that supports kids in our community.

  • Holiday nail polish tutorial

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    These are really pretty nails for the holidays! Since I joined Pinterest I've been obsessed with different ways to do my nails and I'm super excited to try this one! I have to go buy some glitter now :)

  • Big Bang Flash Mob

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco, (Penny) posted the following video on the Big Bang Theory's Facebook Fan Page. How fun is this?

    Special Surprise Message from Kaley Cuoco:

    Hello to our awesome Big Bang fans! Finally the moment has come... All my dreams have come true... Yes, my dream to have a live, full out, dance routine for the world to see, has finally happened... I present to you... The Big Bang Theory Flash mob!(This literally was the best night of my entire life) Enjoy!!

    Love Kaley!

    Ps. A special thanks to the cast and bad-ass crew, for going all in, and making it a night to remember!

    Pss. My sister Bri choreographed the entire routine! :)
     

  • Who is on your Sexiest Men Alive list

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    sexiest man alivePeople's Sexiest Man Alive issue is on shelves today and if you haven't already heard Channing Tatum is the "sexiest man alive". I am totally okay with that he's pretty hot!

    Here are some other choices that may have been good too:

    1. Johnny Depp - no explanation required right?
    2. Adam Levine - Even after getting his arm ripped off in the first 5 minutes of the American Horror Story premiere I couldn't stop thinking his wife better save him cuz he's too hot to die!
    3. Ryan Gosling - Just because he's so pretty
    4. Chris Pine - Star Trek was pretty much awesome 
    5. Zachary Quinto - Star Trek was pretty much awesome and he's on American Horror Story and the only character I actually think is a good person.
    6. Matt Bomer - You can't tell me you don't get lost in his gorgeous blue eyes whenever he scams someone on White Collar
    7. David Beckham - Even Russell Brand wants to eat breakfast off his abs!
    8. Justin Timberlake - Have you seen Friends with Benefits? He's so cute and funny.
    9. Ryan Reynolds - I know he's topped the list before, but for all I care he could top the list every year because even when he's wearing more than just body paint he's beautiful. Besides that he was hilarious in the Proposal and scary in Amityville Horror.
    10. Taylor Lautner - The werewolf in him isn't the only think making this boy hot!
    Who would be on your list?
  • Twilight Star worries about Breaking Dawn Part 2

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Twilight's Ashley Greene worries that the real life drama between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart could hurt the final installment in the franchise. "Hopefully it won't taint it and peole will still be able to enjoyt he movie," she told Seventeen Magazine. "I think a lot of people see us as our characters. I really want them to still be able to do that."

    The movie opens Friday so we'll see. For showtimes and to buy your movie tickets check out our Movie page http://wdez.com/movies/1227/