If you could hold off clicking play for a second, I'd like to tell you something really important. Just outside the radio station, we were supposed to be getting a new 4th Street. Part of the deal is to replace an over 100-year-old water main, plus a different lane structure, a different kind of cross-walk situation, a special kinda bike lane, and more.

Giant Whack-A-Mole preparations. James Rabe / TSM

What I didn't know is the plans apparently included a little something extra. Something the city didn't reveal (even now). Many calls I didn't make were not returned by the city planning department, the mayor, and even the Governor. But don't worry, I won't let that lack of information stop me, because the truth is OBVIOUS from the early part of the construction! The secret project is may be quite possibly likely the largest arcade game in the world...maybe even the city!

When not reached for comment, spokesperson Elva Lancome did not say, "We can neither confirm nor deny an agreement between the City of Rochester (which is a real and prosperous city) and Snake, Q-Bert, and Whack-A-Mole LLC (a Limited Liability Company James Rabe just made up). 

Go ahead, click PLAY now and you'll see. They're making an enormous Whack-A-Mole game! There can be no other explanation* for the actions of the hole-poker!**

Listen to James Rabe 6a to 10a on Y-105 FM, and 2p to 6p on 103.9 The Doc.

*This is complete rubbish. The holes make it easier to tear up the street. Perhaps to make a new street...and maybe a sandbox somewhere? But definitely not an arcade game.

**Not the real name, but way better than "The Bang Bang Clang SHAKE! Machine."