Friday, August 6, 2010
C'mon! You've thought about it! What would happen to my washer if I threw a brick inside of it while it was spinning. Really? I'm the only one?! Liars, all of you.
All in all it's just another great video that saves you the trouble of destroying your own possessions. Let's see the Maytag repairman deal with this.
Quinn Pitcock was an all-America defensive lineman at Ohio State, and a third-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts. But he quit the NFL in 2008, at age 24. The reason? Video games addiction.
That remarkable admission is in today's Tacoma News-Tribune, covering the Seattle Seahawks training camp, where Pitcock has returned to restart his pro football career. Pitcock (pictured) told the TNT that he quit because he was suffering from bouts of depression, using video games as an escape. The specific games or genres were not mentioned, but eventually, it all became an addiction that needed help as much as his depression.
"I just stayed in my apartment and did nothing," Pitcock says, on the Seahawks' official website. "I ended up using video games as my out, I got sucked into that," he said. "I got lost to the world."
Pitcock's now in camp in Renton, Wash., trying to earn a job as a defensive tackle and show the coaching staff he can still be a useful performer. "I think some guys don't know my story, they just thought I got released by Indy," Pitcock told the News-Tribune. "And that's fine. I'm not trying to make it a big deal. I left quietly and I'd like to come in quietly and just show what I can accomplish with the team."
Pitcock told the Seahawks' site that he intends to start a charitable organization to help those addicted to games. "I got to a point where I broke and burned many video games trying to quit," he said. "But that was my outing, so once I got rid of that and realized I could start eating healthy and exercising and do all that, I got back on track."
BELLINGHAM - IHOP's mascot Suzie Pancake was assaulted by a bystander at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, outside of the restaurant at 3619 Byron St., according to Bellingham police.
A 19-year-old woman dressed in the pancake suit was outside the IHOP, waving at passers-by, when 22-year-old James Manas approached her and began yelling at her and hitting the suit with his hand, Bellingham Police spokesman Mark Young said.
A passer-by stopped Manas as he tried to hit her again; Manas then walked to a nearby bus stop, said Young. The woman went inside the restaurant, where the manager called Bellingham Police, Young said.
Officers found Manas at New Peking restaurant, 1208 E. Maple St. Manas was cited for disorderly conduct, Young said.
Manas told police he had only been joking, and that he did not hit the pancake, Young said.
The woman was not injured, but was sent home from work early due to distress, Young said.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Brian Bekkers of Appleton has an idea he wants to share with everyone...The MUZIK BOX is a concept he created that provides up to four individual sound-proofed rooms for local musicians to practice in. There will also be a separate stage for them to perform on. The idea is a part of the Pepsi Refresh Project and up for 250k in funding. Help your community and the local music scene in the process - that's a win win for everyone. Please Vote.
The readers have spoken and, actually, come up with results that are fairly similar to the overall list. Nine of the readers’ Top 10 are identical to the final list (although the order is much different). They also showed love for bands and albums that don’t always get the spotlight: Voivod’s Nothingface, Patto’s Hold Your Fire and Ten Years After's Recorded Live.
2. Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
3. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II
4. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
5. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction
6. AC/DC, Back in Black
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced
8. Voivod, Nothingface
9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland
10. Van Halen, Van Halen
11. Lynyrd Skynyrd, One More from the Road
12. Patto, Hold Your Fire
13. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
14. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
15. Jeff Beck, Blow by Blow
16. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin
17. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
18. Cream, Disraeli Gears
19. Metallica, Master of Puppets
20. AC/DC, Highway to Hell
21. Ten Years After, Recorded Live
22. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St.
23. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold as Love
24. Steve Vai, Passion and Warfare
25. (tie) John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Blues Breakers Featuring Eric Clapton; Jeff Beck, Truth; Rush, 2112
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
According to Classicrockmagazine.com watch out for an AC/DC live release.
While appearing on BBC Radio 2 last week, front man Brian Johnson revealed that the band, who’ve just finished the hugely successful Black Ice tour, will “probably bring a live album out”.
Word has it that this might include a DVD shot last December in Buenos Aires.
Find out more at www.acdc.com
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced (1967)
3. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
4. Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
5. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction (1987)
6. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II (1969)
7. The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East (1971)
8. Cream, Disraeli Gears (1967)
9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland (1968)
10. AC/DC, Back in Black (1980)
11. Television, Marquee Moon (1977)
12. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
13. The Who, Live at Leeds (1970)
14. Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
15. The Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
16. Jeff Beck, Blow by Blow (1975)
17. Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Ozz (1980)
18. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St. (1972)
19. The Who, Who’s Next (1971)
20. Black Sabbath, Paranoid (1970)
21. Ozzy Osbourne, Diary of a Madman (1981)
22. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (1971)
23. Van Halen, Van Halen II (1979)
24. Chuck Berry, The Great Twenty-Eight (1982)
25. The Stooges, Fun House (1970)
26. AC/DC, Highway to Hell (1979)
27. The Beatles, Revolver (1966)
28. Aerosmith, Rocks (1976)
29. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969)
30. Oasis, Definitely Maybe (1994)
31. Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Sky is Crying (1991)
32. Lynyrd Skynyrd, One More from the Road (1976)
33. The Beatles, Rubber Soul (1965)
34. The Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
35. Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Live (1978)
36. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (1966)
37. Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak (1976)
38. Def Leppard, High ’n’ Dry (1981)
39. Roy Buchanan, Roy Buchanan (1972)
40. The Shadows, Dance with the Shadows (1964)
41. Deep Purple, Machine Head (1972)
42. Jeff Beck, Truth (1968)
43. The White Stripes, Elephant (2003)
44. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood (1983)
45. Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry in London (1965)
46. Danny Gatton, 88 Elmira St. (1991)
47. The Wildhearts, Earth vs. The Wildhearts (1993)
48. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti (1975)
49. Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here (1975)
50. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
As the charming face of cleanser maker Ty-D-Bol, Dan Resin, was an actual gentleman—a yachtsman, even!—who seemed to care how clean the toilet bowl was. Plus the envy of all men being the club champion of Bushwood Country Club two years running - definitely no slouch.
The actor, who was born Daniel Wrzesien before tweaking his last name for Hollywood and Broadway purposes, died Saturday due to complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 79.
Resin also parlayed his aristocratic persona into a memorable role as the pretentious Dr. Beeper in Caddyshack opposite the likes of Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight. Additionally, he was a member of the original casts of Once Upon a Mattress and My Fair Lady.
- thanks to listener Lee Marohn for the heads up.
Monday, August 2, 2010
LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant and BAND OF JOY — a new version of his pre-LED ZEPPELIN group which also featured the late John Bonham — played a headlining show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater,
Quality fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed at this location. A couple of the clip are available below.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Down to the Sea
02. Angel Dance (LOS LOBOS cover)
03. House of Cards
04. Please Read The Letter
06. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go (Buddy Miller on vocals)
07. Rich Woman
08. Twelve Gates to the City / Wade in the Water / In My Time of Dying
09. Tangerine (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
10. Satisfied Mind (Darryl Scott on vocals)
11. Move on Up in Glory
12. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
13. Give Me Central 209 (LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS cover)
14. Silver Rider (LOW cover)
15. In the Mood
16. Houses of the Holy (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
17. Over The Hills And Far Away (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
18. Tall Cool One
19. Gallows Pole (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
20. Harm's Swift Way
21. Thank You (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
22. Rock & Roll (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
23. And We Bid You Goodnight
The new lineup of BAND OF JOY includes: Patty Griffin on vocals; Darrell Scott on multiple instruments and vocals; Byron House on bass and vocals; Marco Giovino on drums, percussion and vocals; and co-producer Buddy Miller on guitar and vocals.
IT'S NOT OFFICIAL YET, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE "AMERICAN IDOL" HAS FOUND THE TWO NEW JUDGES THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR JENNIFER LOPEZ, WITH AEROSMITH SINGER STEVEN TYLER TAKING OVER THE SEAT MADE FAMOUS BY SIMON COWELL -- HE BRINGS ROCK STAR CREDENTIALS TO THE SHOW, BUT HE ALSO KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT BALLADS (AEROSMITH'S ONLY #1 SONG WAS A BALLAD, "I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING") -- THEY PLAYED VEGAS OVER THE WEEKEND AND TYLER, WHO'S NOT KNOWN FOR BEING SOFT-SPOKEN, REFUSED TO COMMENT -- BUT AT AGE 62, HE'S A LITTLE LONG IN THE TOOTH FOR THAT ROCK STAR GIG.
If you were I would've put some more effort into it and tit-led...er...titled it "Beer-Agra"... OK, no big loss after all. Many men can attest that a big night on the booze sometimes ends with misery in the bedroom. Now the dreaded beer-wiener may be a thing of the past thanks to a new beer with a secret, but very common, ingredient.
That ingredient is cheese. An Austrian beer company has created a beer that’s laced with a special sexual cheese that purportedly improves sexual performance even after one too many rounds of brewskies.
According to a report in the UK’s Metro newspaper, the new beverage “promises a positive and healthy response” after a big night of drinking. The beer apparently provolones an erection, makes sex brie-se after a hard drinking session and promises a gouda night of intense love-making. (As if this article couldn't get anymore cheesy.)
Ozzy Osbourne says he has psychic abilities and that he predicted Princess Diana's death weeks before she was killed in a car accident in Paris in 1997. He tells Britain's Sunday Times Magazine, "I remember when Princess Diana was still alive, I woke up one morning and said to my assistant, 'You know what? Something very bad's gonna happen to her.' And sure enough, days or weeks later, the tragedy in Paris happened... [But] the fact is, if someone's living their life at 300 miles per hour, you don't have to be a clairvoyant to see what's coming."