Friday, June 11, 2010

3D = Disease-Ridden, Detestable & Disgusting

Good Housekeeping decided to test 3D glasses in several movie theaters in order to see if they are really as gross and germ-ridden as we think. Results? A cringe-inducing YES.

The sample size for the test was rather small, but the results were completely disgusting:

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested seven pairs of movie theater 3D glasses, both wrapped in plastic and unwrapped, and found a number of germs, including those causing conjunctivitis, skin infections, food poisoning, sepsis and pneumonia. One was even contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of staph infections.

Researchers do note that similar distributions of germs would probably be found on theater seats or door knobs and probably shouldn't pose a high risk.

Unfortunately, that knowledge won't exactly comfort me the next time I place a pair of germ-ridden 3D glasses right on my face.

TWITTER... is OK sometimes.

You’re missing out if you don’t check in on the Twitter banter between a number of tech-savvy Green Bay Packers -- including quarterback Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12), linebacker Nick Barnett (@NickBarnett), linebacker Clay Matthews (@ClayMatthews52) and running back Ryan Grant (@RyanGrant25).

The latest came Wednesday night from Rodgers, a former Cal quarterback whose team finished second in the Pac-10 in 2004 behind USC. With reports circulating that the Trojans will have to vacate their ’04, title, Rodgers tweeted:

  1. Aaron Rodgers
    AaronRodgers12 Looking forward to getting my PAC-10 championship ring from the '04 season. Thanks @claymatthews52

Matthews red-shirted with the Trojans in 2004 and played for them from 2005-08. His response:

Clay Matthews III
ClayMatthews52 @AaronRodgers12 U can have it... I got 5 more!! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mein-cle Jordan

I realize that what's old is new again - especially in movies where every old 80' cartoon, comic or TV show recently has new life at the theater - hence the "A-Team" movie cranking up this weekend at a cineplex near you. but the ONE THING I thought would NEVER in a million years find new life was "the Hitler" (aka) the mustache that's associated with the leader of the Nazi party. That was until I saw this recent photo of basketball legend Michael Jordan. I don't agree with Charles Barkley on most things but his assessment of the 'stache being "Terrible" or "Turrible" is acurate.
Barkley: "I have got to admit when I saw that commercial I had to take a double take, That is one of the stupidest things that I have seen in a long time."
Agreed Chuck.

J D Stands For ....?

Could stand for "John Daily" or "Just a Douche" or BOTH!
A published report on details a lawsuit logged by Daily against (among others) the PGA Tour and Children's Healthcare Charity. Nice guy.

From the Palm Beach Post;

The 44-year old golfer, whose money troubles are such that he often tweets about signing merchandise for cash in rural Mississippi, filed the suit two years ago after a woman jumped in front of him mid-swing at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, the report said. He required “injection surgery” to stop his ribs from “popping out” during golf swings, according to the lawsuit. “(Daly) suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical treatment, loss of earnings (and) loss of ability to earn money,” the lawsuit reads.

Daly blames the injury for his absence at several subsequent tournaments.

I'm sure the heavy drinking, getting kicked out of Hooter's, multiple divorces can all also be blamed on someone... JOHN DAILY. As disconcerting as it may be for John to do the suggestion is to buy a mirror and sue the person he sees on the other side for his troubles because that's the ONLY person there is to blame here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Road Les Traveled

Today would've been Les Paul's Birthday.
The "Wizard of Wakesha" would have turned 95.
Hail! Hail!! to one of music's true innovators and pioneers.
Here's a cool documentary called "Chasing Sound" to give you a glimpse into the life of Les.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Keep On Truckin'

According to a new study, smoking marijuana barely affects driving performance.

Researchers from Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and the University of Iowa had subjects toke up and then get behind the wheel of a driving simulator.

They found there were no differences between the performance of marijuana smokers and those who didn't have any weed. In fact, the only difference between the two groups was that the subjects who smoked were more likely to slow down during certain parts of the simulation -- possibly making them even safer.

"911? I Need a Husband!"

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- An Ohio woman recently spent three days in jail after calling 911 repeatedly, looking for a husband. Audrey Scott called 911 five times in one hour.

Scott is heard telling the dispatcher"Get me that husband,"

911 operator: "You need to get a husband?"

Scott: "Yes."

911 operator: "Do you know you can get arrested for dialing 911?"

Scott: "Let's do it."

911 operator: "You want to get arrested for dialing 911?"

Scott: "Absolutely."

Scott was arrested on a misdemeanor charge.
She told WHAS-TV she was lonely and had too much to drink.
She also said she's learned her lesson.

The Prince of Bleepin' Corpse-ness ?

Ozzy Osbourne has said he’ll donate his body to a London museum when he dies.

Talking to the Sunday Times, the Prince Of Darkness said:

"By all accounts I’m a medical miracle. When I die, I should donate my body to the Natural History Museum. It's all very well going on a bender for a couple of days – but mine went on for 40 years. At one point I was knocking back four bottles of cognac a day, blacking out, coming to again, and carrying on."

"While filming TV show The Osbournes I was also shoving 42 types of prescription medication down my neck, morning, noon and night – and that was before all the dope I was smoking in my 'safe' room, away from the cameras."

Bizarrely, Ozzy's will be writing a regular medical advice column in the Sunday Times magazine from June 13.