Friday, September 3, 2010
Adam LaRoche of the Arizona Diamondbacks made sure the PA system played The Weather Girls' alternative-lifestyle party hit "It's Raining Men" the first two times teammate Kelly Johnson stepped to the plate. VIDEO below of the first at bat for Johnson. This will feature prominently in season ticket sales pitches, since it's more fun than any actual baseball in Arizona.
You’ll probably never get that hover board that you always wanted but you may end up being able to buy self-lacing sneakers in the very near future. A couple of guys started a Kickstarter fund to create and mass produce these babies, that have a pressure sensor in the heel that automatically laces them as soon as you put your foot in. They’re trying to raise $25,000 to get the production off the ground and it seems like they are having some success. You could be seeing these on the pavement by next year. See Now Below.
It's the "Malice at the Palace" meets Arthur Ashe Stadium... it's "Kick Ashe Tennis", "The Fight at Flushing"... "The...." O.K. I'll stop... just watch.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Axl Rose shut down a live concert in
Rose -- who literally called for his band to stop playing their instruments during their first song "Welcome to the Jungle" -- warned the crowd that he would pack up his stuff and leave if they kept up the shenanigans.
Of course, the crowd started to boo ... and Rose eventually walked off stage.
We're told the crowd was pissed because the band started their show more than 90 minutes behind schedule.
Eventually -- after several concert officials apologized to crowd -- Rose and company came back on the stage and finished the show.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
INFECTION 2010 is a free, all-ages, family friendly event that takes place this Saturday, September 4th. Attendees show up in their best Zombie make up & costume to roam the downtown Oshkosh art walk route. The walk concludes at the Time Community theater for a free, all-ages after-party. At the after-party attendees may partake in raffles and purchase concessions. 100% of the proceeds from these sales go to the Theater. In addition, we have a number of great contests and multiple rounds of trivia, see below for details!
2009′s walk was a huge success. We were met with high attendance and great success, and managed to raise nearly $900 for the Theater. This marked the Theater’s most successful fundraiser to date.
PLUS a Pre-Walk Concert is Being Held THIS FRIDAY NIGHT - Click on Poster
Vladislav Pavlenko, riding “Vanilla Pelotki,” held off more than 450 fellow competitors to win the 2010 Bubble Baba Challenge on Saturday, according to the website for the St. Petersburg Times of Russia.
In the bawdy race, held every year on the Vuoksa River since 2003, racers use inflatable dolls purchased from sex shops as floatation devices. Competitors, who must be at least 16 years old, are required to pass a sobriety test prior to the race and wear protective gear.
Pavlenko, who finished with a time of 2 minutes, 47 seconds, was followed by Dmitry Arsentiev riding “Killer Whale” and Alexander Marasin, rider of “Fearless Zina” (2.55).
The Times also reports that the event operates under the motto, “A rubber babe is more than just a vehicle.”
A White House insider had this advice: "Don't try that stunt. The Secret Service doesn't play games. Stay at home. You can thank me later."
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The venerable board game Monopoly has introduced a special edition based on The Rolling Stones. Instead of playing with the traditional thimble or shoe, the band's lips logo and a posse of wild horses will move along the board. Some addresses have been replaced by album names. Instead of houses and hotels, there are gold and platinum records. No more water works or electric company -- drums and guitars take their place. And the train stations have been renamed for some of the Stones' most famous tours.
Monday, August 30, 2010
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS front man Scott Weiland has responded to allegations that he is using backing tracks during the band's live shows after he fell off a stage at a recent concert and landed heavily without missing a note.
While performing in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 25, Weiland lost his footing, stumbled and fell clumsily while carrying a microphone in one hand and a megaphone in the other. According to Rock Radio, "despite the tumble, his voice was heard to continue the song — he wasn't singing at the precise moment he fell, but when the moment came to resume he didn't sound short of breath, out of tune or in any way flustered."
At STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' August 28 concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Weiland addressed the rumors (see video below) before the band launched into the song "Wicked Garden", stating from the stage, "I would like to dispel a rumor swirling its way around the Interwebs that I am not singing these songs that I wrote. There has never been a time in the 25-plus years that I have been singing with these guys or a combination of these guys or with other musicians that I have not sang. So whoever started that bullshit claim, like so many other bullshit claims, which is the problem with modern technology, and there are so many great things about it. But that it such a travesty. We are a rock and roll band, [and] rock and roll bands perform live."