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Earl Pitts 10/22/13: Dishonoring The Dead

Someone you know has passed away. Not necessarily someone you liked, just someone you knew. So, how do you pay your respects to someone for whom you had NO respect? That's the question on the mind of Earl Pitts today. If you missed him this morning--or just want to make sure you heard what you thought you heard him say, we have today's episode for you here!

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Earl Pitts 10/21/13: Redskins Name Crisis?

Well, with all of the controversy surrounding the perceived offense caused by the name of the Washington, DC professional football team. our own Redneck philosopher, Earl Pitts--Umerikan, has a few bones to pick with NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas over his recent remarks on the subject. In case you missed it this morning, we have it for you here!

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Earl Pitts 10/18/13: Smart Cars, Dumb People

Earl closes out the week with a rant about how our cars are getting smarter, but drivers seem to be getting dumb and dumber! With some low-brow commentary on our high-tech transportation, we present--in case you missed him today--Earl Pitts, Umerikan!

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Earl Pitts 10/17/13: The Founding Fathers Disagreed, Too!

A new poll has Earl a little troubled. Apparently, a segment of the U.S. population feels that the Founding Fathers of this country would be extremely disappointed with the political bickering and infighting that goes on in Washington, DC. Mr. Pitts asks, "Is it maybe time to bring back the days of Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, and duels with pistols?" In case you missed this morning's episode, we have it for you here!

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Earl Pitts 10/16/13: No Real Shutdown

Earl thinks all of the hype surrounding the threatened government shutdown is, well, hype! To help put things into perspective, Mr. Pitts has a long list of government entities that continued to be a part of our daily lives while a selected few departments were "shut down." If you missed this morning's episode, we have it here.

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Earl Pitts 10/15/13: Earl’s New Website

Earl has a new website...hence, the title of this post. Yes, almost everything you've ever wanted to know about Mr. Pitts, and his family and friends, is online. Of course, the launch of PittsOff.com was not without a few Obamacare-like glitches!

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Shopping Cart Common Courtesy

Okay, pet peeve time. If there's one thing that drives me up a wall, it's pulling up to a parking space at Walmart (or, any other large retail establishment for that matter), only to find a shopping cart right in the middle of the space! This requires me to have to park, get out, move the #?*! cart out of the

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Earl Pitts 10/14/13: Earl & E.J.’s Website Trouble

Earl is preparing to launch his new website. The only problem is, he has enlisted the services of Earl, Jr. (E.J.) to be his "webmaster." What could possibly go wrong? Find out in Monday's episode of Earl Pitts: Amerikun!

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Photo: Kim Caballero
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Photo: Kim Caballero (c) 2013 TSM All rights reserved
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Time Flies…

One year ago, on Monday, October 1, 2012, I stepped into the KIXS 108 studio to become the new morning personality. I knew this wasn't "just another radio gig;" KIXS 108 has been the #1 station with listeners in the Crossroads region for years and years. Before coming to South Texas, I was the afternoon drive personality at KDXY-FM (104-9 The Fox) in Jonesboro, Arkansas for almost 9 years...also, the #1 station in that market.

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RIP, XP!
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Buh-Bye, Windows XP

Do you still have or use a computer that uses the venerable Microsoft Windows XP operating system? If so, get ready to watch it fade into the sunset! According to a report by USA Today, Windows XP will reach "end of life" on April 8, 2014. What does "end of life" mean, and how will it affect you, if you still use XP?

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Siri-ous Mistake

I need to make a public correction and an apology.

Earlier this week, I posted a blog titled, "Meet The 'Real' Siri." In it, I referenced a video originally posted on the tech blog theverge.com. The title of the video is, "How Siri Found Its Voice." The video shows the progression of synthesized speech, from early primitive computers to the Mattel® "Speak-And-Spell" toys and video games, all the way up to that familiar voice on our smartphones.

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Hidden Features in iOS 7

I blogged yesterday about Apple releasing their updated iOS 7 operating system for iDevices. Well, I not only updated my iPhone 5, but later Wednesday evening I was able to update my iPad as well. That one went very smoothly. Of course, with the release of the first major overhaul of the iOS in a long time comes some cool hidden features that you'll probably want to check out!

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