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Entertaining a 5 hour drive.....

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So I have the privilege to take a 5 hour drive, in the dark, on almost all freeways and highways to Iowa tomorrow night. Lord knows there will probably be freezing rain and snow and wind etc. to keep me entertained, but does anyone have any tips for keeping myself entertained?? I'm a talk radio guy but has anyone ever done a book on CD or a comedy CD or something that they would recommend. I usually like to just take in the countryside, but in the dark, it ain't much to see!!!

Thanks for any recommendations...

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i do comedy ron white or rodney carrington if you can handle pretty rough stuff. they both will have you stopping to wipe tears out of your eyes. i have also done the book but depending on the reader, it can get kind of mellow. i would sooner listen to talk radio than a book i think. good luck be safe happy holiday

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Stephen Colbert's 'I Am America (And so Can You)'

Get the audio-book on iTunes. You'll laugh the whole time. I think it lasts a couple hours!

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A bag of sunflower seeds, a diet Mountain Dew, and a book on tape from your favorite library system.

I get a bunch of books on tape for long drives. Hemingway has a few good ones or anything that floats yor boat. It does really help to kill the hours.

Drive safe!

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Yeh the weather is pretty bad in northern iowa right now freezing rain and cold temps is no good. Further south is even worse one of my buddies lives in des moines and said he seen a 5 car pile up already this morn. Be careful man

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I usually like to just take in the countryside, but in the dark, it ain't much to see!!!

So I take it you have never been to Iowa before... it's pretty much the same in the light as it is in the dark.

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No.... I've been there, plenty of times, but point taken!!! The family used to think corn was boring...... about as boring as a tilled field!!

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Sorry I can't remember his name, but the comic who does the bit on "Bacon"....well, that CD will have you chuckling the whole time.

Oh yeah now....Jim something or other -- Hannigan, Flanigan, hooligan????

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Jim Gaffigan would be the man I believe....................oh he is a good one.

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St Pauls own Mitch Hedberg was a genius, and has 3 cd's you can buy. RIP Mitch!!!

Mitch Fatels awesome, but I don't think you can buy his cd's in stores- they have to be bought off his HSOforum only.

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Thanks for all the replies..... found out that XM radio was running a "Free" limited subscription for a couple weeks with any XM radio. Had one laying around and used that. Worked well, listened to Laugh USA almost the whole way..... got some funny looks laughing out loud on the freeway with no one else in the car, but the drive went quick and safe.... Thanks again!

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