DEAR SANTA: Bills defeat the Raiders in laughable fashion Bills go up against the Pats in week 17 for a “win-and-you’re-in” mega-game And some sponge candy would be nice for…


  1. Bills defeat the Raiders in laughable fashion
  2. Bills go up against the Pats in week 17 for a “win-and-you’re-in” mega-game

And some sponge candy would be nice for the stocking.

Smart Thing 1: Warm Up Your Frigid Computer Screens With This Two Minute Return To Summertime – Glorious, Buffalo Summertime

Way back in May, Visit Buffalo Niagara invited people in Buffalo to share their photographic journey through summer on social media. The pics poured in – over 2,700 in all.

Here’s what you all came up with.


You can stay up to date with Visit Buffalo Niagara on Twitter at @BuffaloNiagara.

Smart Thing 2: Don’t Miss Out: The Comedy Scene Is Bigger And Better Than Ever Before In Buffalo

James Kurdziel (103.3 The Edge Program Director/DJ) sat down with the good people over at to discuss the burdgeoning comedy scene here in the Queen City. We’ve always had a lot of funny people here, but our clubs haven’t always compared well nationally. Well, that’s all changing for the better:

“When Helium opened, there was a whole new legitimacy to the scene. It really drew a line between real comedians and people doing it as a hobby. And the people doing it as a hobby, it taught them, ‘This is what you need to do.’ It’s one of the most respected clubs in the country, and we have one here. It changed everything.”


Tix at Helium are generally just 20 bucks or less (some shows are as low as two dollars). Open Mic nites are free. What are you waiting for? Grab a date and go have an awesome time.

In the meantime, go ahead and follow James on Twitter at @JamesRadio. (You can also find Helium at @HeliumComedyBUF.)

Smart Thing Three: Too Much Development To List In This Subheading has provided a revealing infographic on some very impressive 10 years of development through the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and lists more on what’s to come.

Everyone likes Buffalo comeback stories, and The Daily Beast is the latest to feature our town in their piece, “The Rustbelt Roars Back From The Dead.”

Canadian businesses have expanded into the region to the tune of $17.2 million dollars.

WNYMedia shared a video featuring PUSH Buffalo Executive Director Aaron Bartley’s account of “his trip to Germany, how citizens over there are taking control of their energy future, and the possibilities available to us in #BuffaloNY and New York State.”

Smart Thing Honorable Mentions/Tweet Roll:


The new FC Buffalo kits need to get on your holiday list:

Also for your holiday list – this shirt is fantastic:

Bunkers in Baghdad – the best Buffalo non profit you may not have heard of yet. Helping our sons and daughters doesn’t have to start when they get back home:


Note: Questions? Comments? Have a Smart Thing? You can find Scott Michalak trying to find ways to bribe NFL Santa @ScottyMCSS.

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