Friday, May 6, 2011


There is no scientific study on the most-hated names, but these results, culled from hundreds of online message board postings by Baby Name Wizard blogger Laura Wattenberg, suggest that people have very strong opinions about what makes a good name.

Here are the least-liked names for both girls and boys:


  1. Nevaeh ("Heaven" spelled backward and one of the most divisive names around, according to Wattenberg.)
  2. Destiny (People dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said — and many felt associated this name with exotic dancers.)
  3. Madison
  4. Mackenzie
  5. McKenna
  6. Addison (An example of a masculine named turned feminine, which many people dislike, Wattenberg said)
  7. Gertrude (People said this name is "ugly.")
  8. Kaitlyn (For its "made-up" spelling.)
  9. Makayla
  10. Bertha
  11. Hope


  1. Jayden
  2. Brayden
  3. Aiden
  4. Kaden (These rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported.)
  5. Hunter (Too much like a last name or "too violent.")
  6. Hayden
  7. Bentley (People dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them "trashy")
  8. Tristan
  9. Michael (Too boring, according to some.)
  10. Jackson

Nugent is Animated.... Really

Ted Nugent will appear on a Simpsons episode titled "Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson" next year.
Nugent, playing himself, will run for president on the Republican ticket and seek Homer's endorsement. Nugent has never been seen on The Simpsons, but his voice was briefly heard over the phone in the 2007 episode "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." see picture.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Everybody Take a Breath...

Entrega Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick has re-recorded their 1978 song "Surrender" with a Mariachi band in celebration of today being Cinco de Mayo -- Spanish for "fifth of May" -- a Mexican civic holiday commemorating the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.

The recording also promotes the Hornitos Tequila Mariachi Mash Up competition, a contest that challenges musical acts of all types to create their own mariachi-inspired mash up in celebration of the official kick-off to tequila season. The winning entry will receive $10,000 and a feature in Billboard's "Backbeat" section in June. The contest ends May 23rd.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Florida Freak File - The Saggy Pants Beer Bandit

The thief ran from the E-Z Food Store in Lake Wales carrying two 24 packs of beer Wednesday evening, only to be undone by his own sagging jeans.

A surveillance camera caught the suspect running from the business at 15 Acuff Road carrying the Bud Light cases. Both hands were full, leaving him with no way to pull up his pants as he makes his way to the getaway car outside.

His pants dropped, exposing his plaid boxer shorts as he stumbled to the ground. Cans of beer rolled everywhere and one sprayed onto the asphalt. He jumped into a Chevrolet Malibu — dark tinted windows, no license plate — and rode away.

RED SOCKED! Greatest Open Field Tackle In Stadium Security History

During last night’s Angels-Red Sox game, one fan tried to make a drunkenly, courageous run onto the field at Fenway.
A member of security, however, had other plans.

VIDEO: Ozzy Watches Himself For The First Time

On May 31, music fans will have their first taste of reissues from rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE's catalog of work with the releases of two albums which form the cornerstone of Ozzy Osbourne's career as a solo artist: "Blizzard Of Ozz" and "Diary Of A Madman" (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings). Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980s and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads. These definitive versions of 1980's "Blizzard Of Ozz" (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981's "Diary Of A Madman" are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector's box. All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.
A snippet from the "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" documentary in which Osbourne watches for the first time rare, never-before-seen footage of Ozzy and Randy Rhoads from the Palladium in New York City can be viewed below.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Velvet Stone Motley Led Smith - The Many Offers of Sammy Hagar

In a brand new interview with, legendary rocker Sammy Hagar was asked how he decides what bands he should join and which bands to avoid. "I was asked at one time to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE," he replied. "I was asked at one time to be in PANTERA by their managers. I was asked to be in VELVET REVOLVER when Scott Weiland quit and went back to the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. I was waiting to be asked to be in LED ZEPPELIN to say no, since they were the greatest band on earth and no could replace Robert Plant. I was asked to be in AEROSMITH and I said no. Certain bands and certain front man singers are more difficult to replace than others.
When I came into VAN HALEN, it was easy because Dave [Lee Roth] wasn't a great singer, but he was a good frontman. In those times, I was selling out the same arenas they were, so it was like the combination of two forces and it worked but it's a rare thing. We were all lucky that the fans accepted it and it got bigger. I would avoid bands that are going to break up pretty soon."