Keith Conrad

WGN Radio producer, Cubs fan, space geek, and a lonely beacon of restraint and self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. Opinions expressed are my own.

Thurs. Show Prep – Online Humiliation Edition

More and more parents are turning to social media to punish their kids. They aren’t taking away their Facebook, they are making them post about what they did wrong. We’ve had a number of stories about this lately, but the latest one burning up the internet is a woman who made her daughter post a message reading “Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor, I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should & should not post! BYE BYE :(” Is humiliation a good parenting method?

President Obama told ABC News on Wednesday that he supports gay marriage. So, Obama was pro-gay marriage in 1996. Anti-gay marriage in 2004. Pro-gay marriage in 2012. When Obama evolves, he evolves!

Shepard Smith had an interesting reaction to Obama’s gay marriage flip-flop. He said “The president of the United States, now in the 21st century.” Continuing his streak of non-Roger Ailes friendly on-air statements.

The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Art Institute have decided that they will close during the NATO summit after all. Makes sense, there won’t be much of a way to get there anyway. Is there anything you’ll actually be able to do during the NATO summit?

Scare in the Air: A man tried to sneak pieces of a gun onto an airplane hidden in his four year old son’s stuffed animals. Officials decided the man was not a threat and let him continue on his flight. He blamed a domestic dispute for the incident. Sounds like there’s an interesting story there.

Second Amendment Spotlight: An 84 year old man in Pennsylvania shot a would-be home intruder with his gun… from the Korean War.

Remember the dentist who yanked all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth out after he dumped her for another woman? It turns out it was all a hoax.