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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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The Difference Between Yellowstone County Republicans and Democrats

This morning, The Flakes got an e-mail from the Yellowstone County Republicans.  Their big Lincoln/Reagan Day dinner is coming up next Saturday the 15th at the Northern Hotel.  Tickets are $45, which includes dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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The Difference Between a “Pothole” in Billings and Missoula

As a public service to our friends from Missoula who listen to Cat Country online, this morning the Flakes explained the difference between a "Billings pothole" and a "Missoula pothole".

Here in Billings, a pothole is what happens when salt and water seep down into the pavement, causing erosion of the streets

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Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers
Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No…It’s an Asteroid Barely Missing the Earth

Remember the old movie "Deep Impact"?  Today, we'll come dangerously close to reliving that film in real life.

Scientists say a large asteroid will pass between the moon and the Earth today.  Fortunately, it will barely miss us

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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How Did You Meet Your Better Half?

For today's Weird Wednesday Phone Poll, the Flakes wanted to know how you met your significant other.   Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

We heard from one guy who met his wife at a poker game

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Paul sits in the chair on the right
Paul sits in the chair on the right
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The Flakes Risk Life and Limb to Entertain Cat Country Listeners

The Cat Country studios are up on the 23rd floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Billings.  With the exception of the haunted elevators, that's usually a good thing.  We do have the best view anywhere in town

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Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images
Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images
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February was the 2nd Snowiest Month Ever in Billings

As we dig out and defrost from last week's winter storm, here's a sobering thought.  We're not out of the woods yet.

February was the 2nd snowiest month we've ever had in Billings.  But we've still got April to go

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Photo Illustration by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images
Photo Illustration by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images
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They Call it Mellow Yellow

This morning we learned an important lesson about conservation.  If you flush your toilet after you pee, you are killing the environment and it will be all your fault when we run out of water.

There was an article in the news today about the amount of water we waste

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Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images
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Billings on the Verge of New Snowfall Record

How bad has this winter been?  Billings is now only 7 inches away from setting a new record for snowfall in one year.

The snowiest winter on record was 1996, when 98 inches fell in Billings.  We're currently sitting at 91 inches

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Photo credit: ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images
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One Line Monday: Worst Movie You’ve Ever Seen

Hot on the heels of the Oscar's, the Flakes want to know what's the worst movie you've ever seen?

The calls and e-mails we got this morning were all over the place.  One gentlemen called in to cast his vote for "The Thin Red Line", another guy said it was "2001:  A Space Odyssey"

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Photo by William Albert Allard/National Geographic/Getty Images
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Paul’s Weekend From Hell

How was your weekend?  If you didn't have a hemorrhoid surgically removed with a grinder, it was better than Paul's.

According to Paul, this may have been the worst weekend of his entire life.  20 degrees below with snow and wind isn't fun for anybody, but it's hell for farmers and ranchers

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Mark, Paul and a couple of Dummies

For years, regulators have used crash test dummies to test the safety of cars, planes...and skis?

The 11th Annual Dummy Jump is coming up March 29th at Big Sky.  Organizers use dummies and launch them off of ski jumps while a crowd cheers them on

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Photo by Lambert/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” Moment

This morning, the Flakes got an interesting facebook question from a listener wondering why the city of Billings can plow the bike paths, but not the streets?

Really?  Seriously?  Are you kidding me?

We hear a lot of people complaining about snow plows, but this one takes the cake

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