Friday, October 22, 2010
After 62 years of living like ... well, like Steven Tyler, Aerosmith frontman and newly appointed "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler's voice sounds like that of an alley cat with strep throat after a Novocain injection. This works well when mixed in with crunching guitars and thumping bass at a stadium concert; not so much in the exposed vocal challenge that is the National Anthem.
Remember: This man will be sitting in judgment of others' singing abilities on national television. Watch fan-shot videos of this epic performance here and here and here and here. There's also a video of Tyler later in the game, riding a motorcycle on the ice for a giveaway and receiving a mixed reaction when the crowd was asked about his anthem performance.
If you’re suspicious your red-eyed teen might be experimenting with illicit substances, there’s a new and easy way to find out for sure: Hire your own, personal drug-sniffing dog. Dogs Finding Drugs, a Maryland-based operation, will send a highly-trained canine to your house to determine in moments whether there are any narcotics lying around, the Baltimore Sun reports. It'll cost you about $200 an hour, but you don't have to worry about court fees: Should the dog turn anything up, Dogs Finding Drugs won't confiscate the drugs or notify the police.
Other similar operations around the country have launched to mixed success. But some worry that allowing a canine to case a kid’s room might prompt some parent-child trust issues. “Given everything we know about substance abuse prevention, what you want to do with your kids is build trust and communication," says a drug abuse expert. "This seems like a tactic that would disrupt trust.”
Topping the list as the worst beer in the world is Olde English 800, actually a malt liquor, followed closely by regular Natural Light and Natural Light Ice.
The Worst 20 list notably includes both Budweiser's Light and not-light Chelada beer offerings. Michelob Ultra and Bud Light both cracked the Worst 20, and almost escaping embarrassment was Miller Lite -- at 49th worst it beat out the other big boys in bad American beer, Coors Light and Bud Light.See the complete list of the 50 Worst Beers in the World and their rating details, as well as some of the best beers in the world, here at RateBeer.com.
According to Ranker.com, here are the Top 10 worst ways to die:
- Execution by burning
- Crushed by a Helicopter
- Slow Dismemberment
- Attacked by a Bear
- Set on Fire
Source: Ranker.com (features a full list of 41 deadly ends)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
You'd think with a name like Axl -- dude would have some respect for a quality automobile -- instead Mr. Rose is accused of beating the hell out of a $192k Bentley. The Guns N' Roses singer is being sued over a 2006 Bentley Flying Spur -- a pretty badass ride.
According to a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Axl leased the car through Bentley Financial Services back in 2005 -- then flaked on $73,976.42 in payments and fees.
But here's the rub ... Bentley claims when Axl returned the car (several months past the actual due date) -- the car had some serious damage including:
-- Cracked windshield
-- Two damaged tires
-- Broken glass on the left rear tail light
-- Two dented doors
-- Gouged bumper
Plus, Bentley says Axl turned in a "mismatched spare key" and a "broken remote key" -- and he was 42,397 miles over his contracted limit.
Bentley wants Axl to fork over the $73k ASAP ... including $91 for a missing key.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
YES. With two weeks left before the November elections we're all at our breaking point with the political blah blah that's seemingly everywhere (radio too). What we need is a simple message... what we need is Jimmy McMillan. Sporting the most awesome facial hair ever worn by a gubernatorial candidate ... karate master/Vietnam veteran McMillan stole the show at the NY debates last night with one simple catchphrase ... "The rent is too damn high."
Monday, October 18, 2010
On Oct. 18, 1985, exactly 25 years ago, the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in the United States with a limited batch of consoles in New York City. The launch took place two years after it debuted in Japan.
The video game console affectionally called "NES" forever changed the gaming world. It has been Nintendo's second most successful system ever with 61 million sold (only to the Wii's 70 million). It preceded other popular consoles like the Super Nintendo, SEGA Genesis and Sony PlayStation.
After Nintendo released the NES in North America in 1983, it launched the Gameboy in 1989, Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991, Nintendo 64 in 1996, Nintendo GameCube in 2001, and the Wii in 2006.
By December 2009, more than 3.5 billion NES games had been sold. Here are some of the most popular of all time! Vote on your favorites, add yours if it's not here, and reflect in the comments section about your best memories with the NES.