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Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon Really Likes Ice Cream

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Saturday morning we cleared up the question of the popularity of ice cream.

It’s want ads on the radio every Saturday morning on News Talk 940 and you have a standing invitation to call in to buy, sell, and trade.  We do manage to do a few other things along the way.


We ask all our callers a poll question before they give their listing.  It helps us get to know them better and provides a theme that ties our calls together.  This week, once again it was a food question.

Lately I’ve been consuming ice cream at an alarming rate.  I’ve had more the last three months than in the last 20 years.  When I’m buying ice cream I notice a large selection of frozen yogurt.  Judging by the inventory ice cream has a 2 to 1 advantage over frozen yogurt.  But is frozen yogurt really that popular?  I had to ask.

Ice cream or frozen yogurt?

Ice cream 25

Frozen yogurt 7

With ice cream winning by over a 3 to 1 margin, I would like to see more ice cream and less yogurt in the cooler.

Rule #6

We go over the rules of Trade-A-Thon at the beginning of every hour.  It ensures everyone is on the same page and knows how the show works.  Along with the regular rules of the program, I also bring a special Rule #6 that changes every week.  It is usually inspired by something that happened to me over the previous week.

I have a floppy sun visor in my car.  To secure it I needed some tape.  I almost reached for the general duct tape but remembered its shortcomings.  I needed something that would work well in a high heat situation and wouldn’t leave a residue.  I realized what I need was gaffer tape.

The gaffer is the electrician on movie and television sets.  They have a special tape that is much like duct tape with a few notable exceptions.  Gaffer tape works well in high heat situations, holds for a lengthy time, doesn’t leave a residue and is non-reflective.  It made me think of a rule.

Rule #6 Don’t use duct tape to do gaffer tape’s job.

We’ll see you again this Saturday for another Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon!


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