Friday, November 12, 2010

Let Your Fingers Do The Walking ... Out the Door

What's Black and White and NOT read all over... apparently the venerable phone book. Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, a musty fixture of Americans' kitchen counters, refrigerator tops and junk drawers.

Phone companies note that eliminating residential white pages would reduce environmental impact by using less paper and ink. It also can't hurt their bottom lines to cut out the cost of a service that rarely gets used and generates little beyond nostalgia.

The first telephone directory was issued in February 1878 – a single page that covered 50 customers in New Haven, Conn. That sheet grew into a book that became virtually a household appliance, listing numbers for neighbors, friends and colleagues, not to mention countless potential victims of prank calls.

*WHEW* Bullet Dodged

Scott Weiland has postponed his Christmas album – by a year!

The Stone Temple Pilots frontman was expected to release Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – a collection of traditional songs – next month, It will now come out at the end of 2011.

However, if you can't wait to hear some festive Weiland cheer, his cover of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas available on iTunes or sample from The Tonight Show below.

Scott Weiland - Have yourself a merry little christmas from Christian Bundgaard Jensen on Vimeo.

Christmas Bash 2010 - The Lucas Cates Band

Direct from our state capitol... and onto the stage of the Rockin' Apple Christmas Bash ladies and gentlemen .... The Lucas Cates Band (TLCB). A nationally touring, original acoustic rock group based out of Madison, WI. Their music includes a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, alt-country, folk, jazz, funk, r&b, jam and more. Fusing three- and occasionally four-part harmonies the band creates a big sound. They are a singer/songwriter group that has the energy of a rock band that jams, and with 11 Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs) over the past 4 years--including Artist of the Year in 2009--TLCB has risen to new heights on a local, regional and national level.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SALUTE! Veteran's Day Freebies

To honor Veteran's Day (today), several restaurants are providing free meals to the men and women who've protected our nation. Veterans and active duty military need only show proof of service to take advantage of these offers:
  • Krispy Kreme has free donuts for veterans
  • Applebees offers one of seven entrees for free
  • Chili's has a similar offer
  • Outback is giving away a free Bloomin' Onion & drink to veterans

Jordan's New TV Obsession

CIRCUS is a new six-hour series that takes you on an unforgettable trip with the legendary Big Apple Circus. From the big top to the “back lot,” explore a distinctive world with its own rules, lingo and no fixed address. Follow the diverse characters who make up the Big Apple family and find out what it really means to live life in the ring. Absolutely Addictive.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Dish Best Served Steaming Hot

It's been said that revenge is a dish best served cold, but the creative guys at disagree. They believe it's best served in piles. According to the website.... they will send your friend or enemy a healthy helping of some of the nastiest, stinkiest, fresh poop packages you have ever seen. They have several varieties of poop that can be sent, including a special poop of the month.

The TOP TEN reasons to send some one a package of poop:

  1. To your ex-husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend
  2. Neighbors pet crapping on your lawn
  3. For your mean boss
  4. For a salesperson or mechanic that ripped you off
  5. A Last minute gift for some one who has everything
  6. A gag gift
  7. For a rich gloating friend, to knock them down a peg
  8. To the teacher that gave your son/daughter a D
  9. Some one left you negative feedback on your auction
  10. You just don't like them

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Penis

Maybe the most frightening thing to come along in children's literature since Shel Silverstein's author photo (I'll give you a minute to Google that) Yeah... But WOW this has to be the creepiest pop-up book to date. The book is called "The Very Lazy Lion" ... well let's just say the lion may be lazy but the elephant is open for business. I don't want to say this was done on purpose, but how could the publisher not notice how suggestive this looks? Proofreading Anybody? Way to make something as wonderfully innocent as a pop-up book become so, so, so "poppy" - watch your eye.
BTW - not authored by Roman Polanski.

"D" is for Dumb, Dallas and Domain

It wasn't an exciting enough event when the Dallas Cowboys fired head coach Wade Phillips on Monday. When such a move happens, one of the first stops for a fanbase is a team's official website; it's where first press conferences and press releases are posted, as well as any (team-filtered) ancillary news. But Cowboys fans looking for new takes in the wake of the news that Phillips was gone and Jason Garrett was the new interim coach most likely went to the team's official site and saw something like this...... (nothing).
According to the Dallas Morning News, the team forgot to renew the domain, and the site was left blank. The Cowboys' marketing arm, led by one Jerry Jones, Jr., quickly renewed the domain, but that process can take up to two days to go through, and for a website to propagate on a domain - even if it's been there before. The site is up, but up until Tuesday morning, there were people on Twitter reporting that they could still see the "fail" page on certain browsers.

Rubbin' is Fightin'

I believe somewhere on the world wide interweb is a "Fairness Doctrine" that we all enter into when we sign on that states, "If a person posts a video of two little people/jockeys fighting, then said poster/blogger/radio DJ shall in all fairness post a similar video in return." or something like that.... here's NASCAR drivers Jeffs Gordon and Burton rubbin', racin' and fightin' on the track.

Right Back Atcha' "Chosen One"

Lebron James had his "Decision" and his "What Do You Want Me To Do?" (sell shoes for us) Nike ad... NOW.... allow the Cleveland Cavs fans to retort....


Everyone is talking about the Wheel of Fortune contestant who solved a 27-letter puzzle with just one letter. On Friday's show, contestant Caitlin Burke stunned everyone, especially host Pat Sajak, when she guessed the letter "L" and solved the puzzle. She said, "I've got a good feeling about this." Guess she did.


Conan O’Brien began his first “Conan” episode on TBS with a cold open taking viewers from his last moments at NBC through his search for employment and eventual rebirth on basic cable. The clip includes visits from Jon Hamm, Larry King, O’Brien’s “wife,” and some particularly nasty NBC henchmen.

That's a BIG Twinkie

A professional nutritionist went on a "Junk Food Diet" and lost 27 pounds. How is that possible? Professor Mark Haub simply counted his calories.

He had vegetables at home (to be a good role model for his children). Otherwise, it was 100% "Convenience Store Diet". For 10 weeks he ate 1800 daily calories of Twinkies, Oreo s, Cool Ranch Doritos, powdered donuts, and washed it down with Diet Mountain Dew. He supplemented his diet with a multi-vitamin and protein shakes.

Though another dietitian says (quote) "It's a great reminder for weight loss -- calories count. Is that the bottom line to being healthy? That's entirely a different story."


MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil spoke to Robin Leach of Las Vegas Weekly about Vince's daily five-plus hours of rehearsals for ABC's upcoming "Skating With The Stars" show, which is described as "Dancing With The Stars" on ice (and comes from the same producers).

"It's tough work," Vince said. "Sometimes six hours a day on the ice. You fall. It's cold. You hurt. But I'm loving it, and I think we're going to surprise fans and a whole new demographic of moms and grandmothers. I think I'd been on the ice just once since I was 12 years old. So this was a whole new experience that started a few weeks ago. I'm so into it we've even been on ice-skating dates! The show, of course, isn't just skating. We have choreographed dance routines to music." He added, "My only rule has been no feathers. No pink! I'm fortunate because ABC hired my tour designer to do my outfits for the show, so we'll be looking rock smart."

"Skating With The Stars" will kick off its six-episode run with a live premiere episode on Monday, November 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC television network.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Zenyatta's race wasn't the only action over the weekend at the Breeders' Cup. On Friday jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano turned the winner's circle into a boxing ring. Borel was fined $5,000 "for conduct against the best interest of horse racing" for attacking Castellano. Borel was angry after Castellano's move in the race interfered with his horse and nearly caused another rider to fall off his horse. Castellano was fined $2,500 for his part in the incident and suspended for six days of racing.