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by Admin posted Nov 24 2014 9:00AM

If you're single and you're a woman, you're probably dreading a certain question on Thanksgiving: "When are you going to meet someone nice?" Here's one way to teach your family NOT to ask that.

A guy in East Nashville, Tennessee posted an ad on Craigslist a few days ago offering to be your date for Thanksgiving . . . to FREAK OUT your family. Here's his ad . . .

"Want to skip that long, insulting conversation about how you're still single? About how your parents really want more grandchildren? Well, look no further!

"I am a 28-year-old felon with no high school degree and a dirty old van one year younger than me painted likeEDDIE VAN HALEN'S guitar. I'm a line cook and work late nights at a bar.

"If you'd like to have me as your strictly platonic date for Thanksgiving . . . I'm game. I can do these things, at your request: Openly hit on other female guests . . . start discussions about politics and/or religion . . .

"Propose to you in front of everyone . . . pretend to be really drunk as the evening goes on . . . start an actual, physical fight with a family member, either inside or on the front lawn for all the neighbors to see.

"I require no pay but the free meal I will receive as a guest!"

Heres a pic of our dandy...

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by Admin posted Nov 24 2014 7:21AM

All the stereotypes say men are worse at coming up with gift ideas than women. But that only tells part of the story . . .

Men may not come up with that many gift ideas . . . but they drop SERIOUS cash on the ones they DO think of.

A new survey found men will spend almost $200 more on Christmas presents this year than women . . . the average man will spend $763, the average woman will spend $572.

But . . . women actually buy MORE gifts. Men just buy gifts that are more expensive.

The survey also found that the majority of women will spend less than $400 on gifts.

And 53% of people will buy a present for their PET.

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by Chad Johnson posted Nov 24 2014 5:37AM

The New York Giants lost to the Dallas Cowboys last night, but believe it or not, it was a great game that went right down to the last few seconds.

And one of the reasons it was so competitive was the Giants' rookie receiver ODELL BECKHAM JR. He had 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. And one of his TD catches was very likely THE greatest catch in NFL HISTORY.

Beckham was actually being interfered with, but he was able to shrug off the defender, reach WAY over his head and catch the ball ONE-HANDED. He didn't even palm it . . . he grabbed it with THREE FINGERS. He never even used his other hand, even when he went to the ground.

It was so sick, the Internet went INSANE. Everybody from LEBRON JAMES to RICHARD SHERMAN to injured Giants receiver VICTOR CRUZ Tweeted about how awesome it was. And Cruz may have just lost his job to this guy. (!!!)

What's even more amazing about this catch is that earlier in the game, they showed a video of Beckham making similar, one-handed grabs during his pre-game warmup.

(Check out video and several Tweets here. And these pictures will give you an even clearer picture of how INSANE this catch was. And here's the warmup video.)

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by Popular Science posted Nov 21 2014 11:00AM
A massive lake effect snowstorm rolled over northwest New York state from Lake Erie Tuesday, dumping more than five feet of snow in some places and leaving at least four people dead. Buffalo Youtuber Alfonzo Cutalia made this amazing timelapse illustrating the process behind the frigid barrage.
National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Krein tells Popular Science that lake effect storms result when cold winds slide over warmer bodies of water. The water heats the air close to the ground in discrete parcels, destabilizing the entire mass. Those parcels of warmer, less dense air rise into the atmosphere. "The idea is like a hot air balloon," he says.
Only instead of thrill seekers, that rising air carries moisture. And the longer the wind moves over the lake, the more moisture rises. You can watch this happen in the above video.
Unlike most storms, which have to lug their water hundreds or thousands of miles from the nearest sea, lake effects occur over very short distances and have functionally unlimited moisture sources.
Krein says the arctic air mass that moved down into the U.S. last week creates prime conditions for this sort of event. The air cooled very quickly for this time of year, but bodies of water like Lake Erie hold onto their heat far longer. With some climatologists predicting that arctic events will become much more common as the overall climate warms, lake-adjacent cities like Buffalo might see a lot more of this in the future.

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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 21 2014 10:28AM

Stupid is as stupid does...

A 34-year-old man went into a grocery store in Cambridge, England last week... walked up to the staff... told them he was robbing the place... and threatened to kill them if they didn't give him the money.

And then, he whipped out his gun. Well... not exactly.

He actually whipped out a PICTURE of a gun.

The employees weren't QUITE as intimidated by a picture of a gun as they would've been by a gun itself... although he could've probably given one or two of them nasty paper cuts. So they stalled the guy while they called the cops.

Police rushed to the store and arrested the guy for making threats to kill.

(Source: Cambridge News)

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Location : Cambridge
by Admin posted Nov 21 2014 8:00AM

Lou Ferrigno's Wife and an Actress from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Now Say Bill Cosby Assaulted Them

HIGHLIGHTS: Four women came out yesterday with new accusations against BILL COSBY. LOU FERRIGNO's wife says he tried to assault her at his house in 1967, but she got away. An actress from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" says Bill forced himself on her in the green room of "The Tonight Show" in 1971. And a nurse from Florida and a woman from Pittsburgh say he drugged and assaulted them.

FULL STORY: The list of BILL COSBY's accusers has grown by four. And one of them is LOU FERRIGNO's wife. (!!!) Her name is Carla, and she says Cosby TRIED to assault her at his house in 1967, a year after she was a "Playboy" Bunny.

Carla says she met a guy who asked her out on a double-date with Cosby and his wife Camille. They went to a movie, then ended up at Cosby's house. Eventually, both Camille and the other guy disappeared, leaving Carla alone with Bill.

She says Cosby, quote, "grabbed me, pulled me to him and kisses me on the mouth like really, really rough." She pushed him away, and he tried again. So she pushed him off again, then ran into the hall, where she found the other guy, and told him she wanted to go home.

Carla believes that guy set her up . . . and it must have been his job to find women for Bill. She also believes that Camille has known all along what Bill's been up to.

And she believes one of the things that probably saved her that night is that she didn't drink at the time . . . so he had no way of slipping her a pill.

(Carla said this yesterday on the "John & Ken Show" on KFI-AM in Los Angeles. You can listen to the audio here.)

As you know, Cosby isn't talking about any of this. But his lawyers issued a denial, saying, quote, "This continuation of a pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous."

Another one of Bill's new accusers is LOUISA MORITZ . . . a 68-year-old former actress who played a character named Rose in"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

She says that in 1971, she was in the green room at the "Tonight Show", waiting to go on, when Cosby did something extremely DISGUSTING to her.

(Careful!) She says he actually took out his manhood, took her by the back of the head and forced it into her mouth, saying, quote, "It will do you good in so many ways."

Then as he left the room, he warned her, quote, "Now you don't want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?"

The third woman to accused Cosby yesterday is a nurse from Boca Raton, Florida. She says he drugged and raped her in Las Vegas in 1976 . . . and a fourth woman from Pittsburgh says she was assaulted during an ongoing relationship with Bill in the '80s. (Read their stories here and here.)

Related Comedy: Yesterday, another woman claims that Bill Cosby once drugged and sexually assaulted her. At this point, it might be easier to list the women who Bill Cosby HASN'T drugged and sexually assaulted.

by Admin posted Nov 21 2014 6:16AM
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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 20 2014 1:42PM
Video has gone viral of three grandmothers from Washington state trying marijuana for the first time!

In the YouTube video, Paula, Dorothea and Deirdre smoke out of a bong and a vaporizer... Five minutes in, they start giggling and saying things like, "There's a tingle in my brain!" and "This could be dangerously fun."

As they smoke more, the ladies start eating Doritos and discussing subjects like Miley Cyrus and queefing.

Their verdict on marijuana? "I would do it again," one declares.




(Source: Q13 FOX)
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by Admin posted Nov 20 2014 8:00AM
by Admin posted Nov 20 2014 6:51AM
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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 19 2014 12:34PM

The gang at BuzzFeed is back with a new video that features Americans (from what I'm guessing is probably California seeing as I didn't note any New York or Boston accents) trying foods that are unique to those of us here in the Midwest.

Now, before you get too excited, they didn't try our Minnesota lutefisk, poutine or anything fried and on a stick; but they did throw out some tater-tot hot dish as our representative food.

Meanwhile, cheese curds and bratwurst are missing, which leaves beer cheese soup as Wisconsin's representative food.

But their reactions are kind of funny! (Watch below)

Btw... did you know Jimmy John's was only a Midwest chain?




(Source: Buzzfeed)
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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 19 2014 12:00PM

The expressions of the boys only get better from here, if you can believe it. Watch the video that shows one of the paradoxical moments of being a parent where anger, disappointment and humor find themselves all wrapped up into one situation:


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by AP posted Nov 19 2014 10:00AM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.
Benedict Morelli said the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, in addition to a broken leg, nose and ribs.
"He's fighting to get better, and if there's a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he's going to try to do that," Morelli said. "But we just don't know because of the severity of the injuries that he sustained and the fact that he had such a severe brain injury."
Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan's lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose truck was involved in the crash. Morgan wasn't at Tuesday's proceeding, during which lawyers met with the judge to settle on a schedule.
A Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van that was carrying Morgan and several friends on their way back from a show in Delaware. One person was killed, and three others were injured, two seriously. Morgan spent several weeks in a hospital and in rehab.
Morelli didn't discuss specific aspects of Morgan's condition but said he hasn't fully recovered.
"When you have a traumatic brain injury it takes a very long time to find out how you're going to do and how much you're going to recover," Morelli said. "You just don't know. So that's where he is. He's still fighting and trying to live his life at the same time and trying to get better, and he's just not better. We're hoping and praying to get him back to where he was. But the jury's out."
A comedy series Morgan was to have begun filming in August for FX Network was put on hold after the accident.
Morgan sued for punitive and compensatory damages. In a response to the lawsuit filed in late September, Wal-Mart contended the victims' injuries were partly due to the fact that they weren't wearing seatbelts.
Attorneys representing Wal-Mart didn't comment after Tuesday's proceeding.
Georgia truck driver Kevin Roper, who is not named in Morgan's lawsuit, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in state court. Last Friday, he filed to have Morgan's lawsuit delayed while that case proceeds. That matter is scheduled to be ruled on next month.
A preliminary investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board released in June said Roper was driving 65 mph in the minute before he slammed into the back of the van. The speed limit on that stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike is 55 mph but was lowered to 45 mph that night because of construction.

by Admin posted Nov 19 2014 8:00AM

Four Weird Ways Stores Trick You Into Buying More Stuff

HIGHLIGHTS: Here are some weird ways stores trick you into buying more stuff: They set up the mannequins so they make eye contact with you . . . they play songs that make you nostalgic . . . and they print "sale" signs in red, because it subconsciously makes you more excited.

FULL STORY: Check out four weird ways stores trick you into spending more money, just in time before we all go nuts on Black Friday. (We've seen lists like this before . . . there are three here, and three more here.)

1. They have the mannequins make eye contact with you. Instead of looking straight ahead, a lot of mannequins are set up so they're looking at YOU when you walk by. And without realizing it, you feel obligated to stop and check out what they're wearing.

2. They use your sense of smell. Researchers have found we spend more time shopping if a store smells like flowers or citrus.

3. They play songs that make you nostalgic. If you're in a store's target age range, the music they play is usually inspired by songs that were popular when you were 18. Meaning covers of old songs, or songs that just sound similar to stuff that was popular when you were in high school.

4. They print "sale" signs in red. Almost ALWAYS, because studies have shown red lettering subconsciously makes us more excited about a sale.

And one trick for spending LESS is to go shopping ALONE. When you're with another person, you spend up to 17% more.

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by Admin posted Nov 18 2014 3:34PM

The website Shortlist.com has a rundown of "25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Seinfeld'." Here are seven highlights from the list.

1. It was originally called "The Seinfeld Chronicles", and the test audience response from the pilot wasn't too great. Here are three pieces of feedback they received:

Quote, "You can't get too excited about two guys going to the Laundromat" . . . "Jerry's loser friend George is not a forceful character" . . . and "Why are they interrupting the stand-up for these stupid stories?"

2. Nathan Lane and Steve Buscemi were both considered for the part of George.

3. Megan Mullally and Rosie O'Donnell were both considered for the part of Elaine. Megan later appeared in an episode as George's girlfriend Betsy.

4. There are 180 episodes of "Seinfeld", which has led to over $3 billion in syndication royalties worldwide. Also, Jerry Seinfeld turned down a $110 million offer from NBC to do a tenth season.

4. Jerry's LEAST favorite episode is "The Alternate Side" . . . where Kramer gets a line in a Woody Allen film. The line was: "These pretzels are making me thirsty!"

5. When he was 22, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem was offered a gig writing for "Seinfeld", but he turned it down because he didn't think the show would be so big, and he wanted to continue with music.

6. Jason Alexander wore clothes that were too small to make George appear uncool, while Michael Richards wore clothes that were too big to make Kramer appear laid-back.

(You can browse through all 25 in a slideshow, here.)

by Admin posted Nov 18 2014 2:14PM
Former steroid-addled baseball slugger Jose Canseco recently made headlines by shooting his finger off with a gun. Now, via Twitter, he's made it known that he intends to sell his severed digit on eBay.

"The eBay ad will read, 'Slightly used middle finger with 462 home runs; could be used as a stirring straw for drinks," wrote Canseco, who added that he might throw in the gun he shot it off with as "a package deal."

Unfortunately for Canseco, eBay only allows human remains to be sold if they are "items containing human scalp hair, and skulls and skeletons intended for medical use,"
reports the New York Post.
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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 18 2014 12:00PM
I have always loved Aerosmith and I'm not sure how I missed this one...it's awesome and makes me love them even more!!! ~ Robbie D. #bostonstrong

As part of E:60 Presents: Dream On, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform a powerful version of their iconic anthem.


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by The Detroit News posted Nov 18 2014 10:00AM
Ford Motor Co. is bringing back its iconic Shelby GT350 Mustang.
The Dearborn automaker on Monday will unveil the high-performance nameplate in advance of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The GT350 will include a flat-plane crankshaft 5.2-liter V8 engine that will produce more than 500 horsepower. It's Ford's most powerful naturally aspirated production engine ever.
"When we started working on this car, we wanted to build the best possible Mustang for the places we most love to drive — challenging back roads with a variety of corners and elevation changes — and the track on weekends," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development, in a statement. "Every change we made to this car was driven by the functional requirements of a powerful, responsive power plant — nimble, precise handling and massive stopping power."
Other details, including a release date and pricing, have not been announced.
Ford said the new performance pony car is more "balanced, nimble and exhilarating" than past versions and is designed as a street legal track car that can tackle the most challenging roads.
The flat-plane crankshaft V8 is typically used on European sports cars and racing vehicles. Unlike a traditional V8, where the connecting rods are attached to the crankshaft at 90-degree intervals, this design evenly spaces all crank pins at 180-degree intervals, allowing for better performance.
"Make no mistake, this is an American interpretation of a flat-plane crankshaft V8, and the 5.2-liter produces a distinctive, throaty howl from its four exhaust tips," said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford global performance vehicles, in a statement.
The performance car looks slightly different than the base pony car that went on sale earlier this year. The aluminum hood has been lowered and sloped and is tightly wrapped around the engine for better aerodynamics. The aluminum fenders have been re-contoured to accommodate the wider front track and wider wheel arches.
The interior is designed with Recaro sports seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel that makes it easier to get in and out of the car.
"Everything we changed on GT350 is purely functional-driven design, with the goal of improving the overall performance of the car," Chris Svensson, Ford design director, the Americas, said in a statement. "We optimized the aero shape of the car, and then fine-tuned what was left to increase down force and cooling airflow."
The vehicle comes in Avalanche Gray, an exclusive color for the GT350
mmartinez@detroitnews.com

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by ESPN.COM posted Nov 18 2014 8:31AM
Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season, the NFL announced Tuesday.
The Minnesota Vikings star running back will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, 2015, for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
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Adrian Peterson won't be eligible for reinstatement until April 15, 2015, the league announced Tuesday. Peterson will appeal immediately, a source said.
The NFL Players Association released a statement later Tuesday morning, announcing that it will appeal Peterson's suspension because "the discipline imposed is inconsistent."
Peterson was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year. But the All-Pro pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless assault earlier this month, setting the stage for the NFL's ruling.
The league announced Peterson's suspension in a lengthy statement, citing "an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son."
The statement also included excerpts of a letter to Peterson written by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who has required that Peterson undergoes counseling and treatment in order to be reinstated.
"We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement," Goodell wrote in the letter. "You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy."
The NFL stated that Peterson and the NFL Players Association did not provide the league with information that "would be relevant to evaluating Peterson's conduct." The league also claimed that Peterson, his representative and the union would not participate in a disciplinary hearing that had been scheduled for last week.
The union responded with its statement, which cited a "credibility gap" within the NFL's disciplinary process.
"The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take," the NFLPA statement said. "Since Adrian's legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding.
"The facts are that Adrian has asked for a meeting with Roger Goodell, the discipline imposed is inconsistent and an NFL executive told Adrian that his time on the Commissioner's list would be considered as time served. The NFLPA will appeal this suspension and will demand that a neutral arbitrator oversee the appeal. We call on the NFL Management Council to show our players and our sponsors leadership by committing to collective bargaining so a fair personal conduct policy can be implemented as quickly as possible."
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter contributed to this report.

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Location : Minnesota
by AP posted Nov 18 2014 6:27AM


CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.
Afton Elaine Burton, the raven-haired bride-to-be, said she loves the man convicted in the notorious murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.
No date has been set, but a wedding coordinator has been assigned by the prison to handle the nuptials, and the couple has until early February to get married before they would have to reapply.
The Kings County marriage license, viewed Monday by The Associated Press, was issued Nov. 7 for the 80-year-old Manson and Burton, who lives in Corcoran — the site of the prison — and maintains several websites advocating his innocence.
Burton, who goes by the name "Star," told the AP that she and Manson will be married next month.
"Y'all can know that it's true," she said. "It's going to happen."
"I love him," she added. "I'm with him. There's all kinds of things."
However, as a life prisoner with no parole date, Manson is not entitled to family visits, a euphemism for conjugal visits.
So why would Burton marry him under those conditions?
She said she is interested in working on his case, and marrying him would allow her to get information not available to nonrelatives.
"There's certain things next of kin can do," she said without elaborating.
Tate's sister, Debra, who acts as a spokeswoman for the families of Manson's victims, said the impending marriage is "ludicrous."
"I think it's insane," she said. "What would any young woman in her right mind want with an 80-year-old man?"
As for Manson's motives, she said, "The devil is alive and well."
Burton gave an interview a year ago to Rolling Stone magazine in which she said she and Manson were planning to marry. But Manson, who became notorious in 1969 as the leader of a roving "family" of young killers, was less certain about tying the knot.
"That's a bunch of garbage," Manson said in the December 2013 interview. "That's trash. We're playing that for public consumption."
Asked Monday about those comments, Burton said, "None of that's true," adding that they're waiting for the prison to complete their paperwork.
California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton confirmed to the AP that the license had been transmitted to the prison.
Thornton said each California prison designates an employee to be a marriage coordinator who processes paperwork for an inmate's request to be wed. In most cases, she said, the Department of Corrections approves of such weddings as "a tool of family reunification and social development." But Manson is a unique case.
Burton said the wedding might have happened earlier if Manson did not have "some situations" at the prison.
Thornton explained that in February, Manson had three violations for possession of a weapon, threatening staff and refusal to provide a urine sample. Further details on the violations were not immediately available.
Burton said the prison holds marriages on the first Saturday of each month and she expects to be married in an inmate visiting room at the prison.
Thornton confirmed that Manson can have a wedding at the prison and invite an officiant from outside the prison to perform the ceremony.
Manson and his prospective spouse also would be allowed to invite 10 guests who are not inmates.
He and two followers, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, remain imprisoned. Another follower, Susan Atkins, died of cancer behind bars. Other members of the Manson "family" still behind bars are Charles "Tex" Watson, Bruce Davis and Robert Beausoleil.
Manson, Watson and the women were convicted in the gruesome killings of Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, and four others at her estate on Aug. 9, 1969, and grocers Leno and Rosemary LaBianca who were killed the following night.
Manson is not eligible for parole until 2027. He has been a habitual criminal and spent most of his life in prison.
by Admin posted Nov 17 2014 1:17PM
Slackers, take heart: Three twentysomething dudes in Florida are managing to make a living by playing video games around the clock.

Collectively known as "StreamerHouse," Adam Young, Robert Schill and Brett Borden take turns playing games and chatting with fans on Twitch.tv, the popular online gaming network.

They make ends meet through ad sales, subscriptions and fan donations. (One Middle Eastern admirer recently gave them $6,000.)

Top streamers can make six figures, says Twitch's vice president of marketing, and how good you are at the games themselves isn't necessarily the most important thing.




(Source: AP)
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by Admin posted Nov 17 2014 8:35AM
So...the finger in the middle of your hand, falls off in the middle of a hand?

JOSE CANSECO's reattached finger didn't stay reattached for long. On Friday he Tweeted, quote, "I was playing in a poker tournament last night and my finger fell off. Someone took a video of it."

He added, quote, "My finger should have been amputated from the beginning. It was very loose with no bone to connect it. It was also smelling really bad."

Then he Tweeted a DISGUSTING picture of the finger before it fell off, with the caption, "Maybe I will sell it on eBay. After all that finger hit 462 home runs." (He took the VERY GRAPHIC picture down, but you can see it here.)

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by Chad Johnson posted Nov 17 2014 5:28AM

JOHNNY DEPP was at something called the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday, to introduce a documentary called "Supermensch". It's about a talent manager named Shep Gordon, and it was directed by Mike Myers.

There's a good chance Johnny was HAMMERED at the time, because he was acting weird . . . even for Johnny Depp. He slurred his way through the whole thing, and he was having trouble standing upright on his own.

He began by commenting on the MICROPHONE. After arriving at the podium, he said, quote, "That's the weirdest microphone I've ever seen in my life. Right? Ehhhaa."

Then, Johnny said he was just going to read the speech off the teleprompter. But when that didn't go smoothly, he dropped some curse words . . . and added, quote, "I mean, it's one of those nights."

by Admin posted Nov 14 2014 3:45PM
Mick Fleetwood has admitted in his new autobiography that he peed on the White House lawn just feet away from the Clintons.

"I was dying to pee and I didn't have time to go back to the house before we appeared," Fleetwood recently told
The Guardian about the incident, which occurred during President Clinton's farewell party. "I was saying to my manager, 'What the f**k am I going to do?'"

He went on to say that he was dressed like Mr. Rumours for the performance -- and that he had to get permission from security to urinate. "I don't think Bill and Hillary knew about it," Fleetwood continued. "But they'd forgive me."

Fleetwood's book Play On: Now, Then, And Fleetwood Mac
is available now.

(Source:
NME)
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by Chad Johnson posted Nov 14 2014 3:07PM
Original shock rocker, super dooper Alice Cooper talked to Robbie, Dave and Moose about his current tour with Motley Crue, his favorite holiday (Halloween of course), his favorite sports teams and his favorite decade of rock! Click here to catch it all!


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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 13 2014 3:09PM

A company isn't legally allowed to discriminate against hiring you because you're old... but they probably want to. So if you want to make sure they aren't prejudiced against you before they even meet you, here's a trick.

When you're writing your resume and cover letter, DON'T put two spaces after a period.

A career expert says that's a key sign you're OLD. The whole "two spaces after a period" thing is a relic from the typewriter and word processor days.

Today's younger generations never used typewriters obviously, and they spent less time on word processors too... they're used to one space after a period, which is the default on websites and in texting.

So if you use two spaces, it might be a sign you're older... which could hurt your chances of getting past the first round of gatekeepers.

A few other things you can do on your resume that make you look older than you realize are putting your home address... putting an aol.com email address... including your home phone number... and listing antiquated skills like MS-DOS.

(Obviously you could flip some of this advice too . . . in case you wanted to seem OLDER for a job you're applying to.)

(Source: LinkedIn)

by Space.com posted Nov 13 2014 6:45AM
Scientists have picked up on the mysterious "song" of a comet speeding through deep space.
European Space Agency officials have used their Rosetta spacecraft to listen to a sound emitted by Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet song capture by Rosetta is produced by "oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet's environment," ESA officials said in a statement.
The Rosetta spacecraft was able to pick up the strange, echoed clopping sound, but if a human were floating through space next to the comet, he or she wouldn't hear anything at all. Comet 67P/C-G is singing well below the frequency that the human ear can hear, according to ESA. The frequency of the sound was increased by a factor of approximately 10,000 for an audible rendering of the comet's tune. [Rosetta Mission's Comet Landing: Full Coverage]

By Miriam Kramer, Space.com Staff Writer














by Admin posted Nov 13 2014 6:00AM
Zombie apocolypse schmacolypse! Damn the batteries! They arent the boss of us!

by Admin posted Nov 12 2014 3:17PM
Former Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison died of a stroke with methamphetamine intoxication, according to a newly released autopsy report.

Jamison, who died on September 1st at his home in Memphis at the age of 63, also had cardiovascular disease and a narrowing of the arteries, the report says. It had previously been believed that Jamison died of a heart attack, but according to the report, he died of a hemorrhagic brain stroke, with "acute methamphetamine intoxication contributing."

Jamison joined Survivor after their biggest hit, "Eye of the Tiger," but sang on such subsequent hits as "Is This Love" and "Burning Heart."

(Source:
Billboard)
by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 12 2014 1:19PM
The faux-children's book Go the F**k to Sleep was one of 2011's surprise hits, selling 1.5 million copies and attracting Samuel L. Jackson to narrate its audio version.

Now there's a sequel, entitled You Have to F**king Eat,
for which Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will provide audio narration, it was announced yesterday.

"This is a very funny book, and my hope is that listeners will agree that I can swear with just as much panache as Samuel Jackson," Cranston said.

A sample of the type of line he'll be reading: "The bunnies are munching on carrots. The lambs nibble grasses and bleat. I know you're too hungry to reason with, but you have to f**king eat."

by roadandtrack.com posted Nov 12 2014 1:00PM

Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland's Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE? That bicycle, incidentally, was equipped with a rocket engine supplying 4.2 kN (944 pounds) of thrust.
Gissy hit that 207-mph mark in just 4.8 seconds, at the 300-meter mark of the run. His quarter-mile time was a scant 6.8 seconds. If he has his way, Gissy could turn the 23-day Tour de France into a friendly afternoon of rocket-propelled insanity. Note that the actual record run was solo. The face-off against the Ferrari appeared to be for giggles. It was still the most comprehensive ass-kicking ever.

As insane as this all is—and as the video demonstrates, it is insane—Gissy plans to outdo it in 2015 with a new "monster bicycle" dubbed the Spine Crusher. We'll be watching.

By Marshall Pruett November 10, 2014 / Photos by YouTube


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by Admin posted Nov 12 2014 11:00AM
A 27-year-old Boston Marathon survivor who had her leg amputated on Monday (November 10th) after undergoing 17 surgeries to try to save it since the April 2013 attack got a pedicure over the weekend and held a party to say goodbye to the limb. Rebekah DiMartino wrote in an open letter to the injured leg on Facebook, "I'm sure it won't come as a shock to you when I say that we've grown apart. The love that we once had has dwindled, and this relationship has become a real burden on my life." The operation was a success, and among DiMartino's posts on social media afterward was a photo of her giving a thumbs-up from her hospital bed while surround by her loved ones, captioned, "Hasta La Vista lefty!!" She also wrote to supporters that Monday was not a sad day, but a new beginning, saying, "God and I made this deal a long time ago. So I'm good."
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by Huffington Post posted Nov 12 2014 8:00AM

After years of "Wheel of Fortune" contestant fails, Pat Sajak's sanity may have finally landed on bankrupt.
While filming a Best Friends Week episode in Hawaii, one puzzle caused Sajak to totally lose it. The category was "What Are You Doing?" After guessing an N and really having no hope, one of the contestants shouted out, "Riding a brown horse," which would've worked perfectly for the amount of letters but was just too ridiculous to be an answer. The next contestants then guessed, "Riding a white horse," causing Sajak to promptly walk off set.
Lee and Mitch, the pair with the original horse guess, would go on to win the show, but not before witnessing the Pat Sajak meltdown to end them all.

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Location : Hawaii
People : LeeMitchPAT SAJAK
by Admin posted Nov 12 2014 6:00AM
NY AND LA PUBLIC TRANSIT WON'T PROMOTE NEW BRAVO SHOW (11/11/2014)
The public transit authorities in both L.A. and New York City have refused to run a new ad for Bravo's upcoming scripted show, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The ad was deemed inappropriate for showing star Lisa Edelstein holding up her ring finger with a tagline that says, "Go Find yourself."

According to The Wrap, Metro L.A. immediately declined to run the ad but the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority initially approved it before changing tunes because it "implied inappropriate creative." The agency who created the advertisement responded to the rejection saying, "The creative for Bravo's scripted series, 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce' was approved by CBS Outdoor on September 24, shortly thereafter I was told the NY MTA rejected the ad and deemed it inappropriate. They would only consider it if we provided alternative creative."

A spokesperson for Bravo told The Wrap, "The ad is an accurate representation of the show's humor, attitude and story, so rather than 'divorce' this creative concept -- we found alternative sites for it to run in NY and LA."
Edelstein also responded to the controversy by writing on Who Say, "Our poster was deemed to have "implied inappropriate creative" by the NYMTA. How sassy! Perhaps we used the wrong finger? "
The controversial ad can currently be seen on tour buses and phone booths.
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People : Lisa Edelstein
by Admin posted Nov 11 2014 5:09PM

Have you looked at what it costs to buy a new iPhone WITHOUT getting a two-year contract? They start at like $800. So if you buy one for someone as a gift, that's love. If you buy MORE than one? I can't even comprehend.

A guy in Guangzhou, China wanted to propose to his girlfriend in the most spectacular way possible this weekend . . . so he bought 99 brand new iPhone 6s, arranged them in a park in the shape of a heart, and proposed inside the heart.

And . . . she said NO.

The guy spent approximately $82,000 on the iPhones, which is about what he makes in TWO YEARS as a computer programmer. He'll probably be looking to resell the phones now.

There's no word on WHY his girlfriend turned him down.

(Here are a few photos from the proposal.)





(Source: Nanfang)

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Location : Guangzhou
by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 11 2014 1:08PM
What an amazing father!

Eric Hart's son, Collier, is premature and has been in the hospital since July.

To make him "feel brave" he created an Iron Man suit, and it couldn't be more perfect.

He said "Even though we're in the hospital, we're trying to do everything that a regualr family would do and celebrate all the holidays."

Pure perfection...

Watch the video below on the new Baby Iron Man:




Now THAT is a positive outlook on life.

We're pretty sure that when the baby is all grown up he will appreaciate his parents more than ever!




Read more here...

(Source: NBC Today)

by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 11 2014 12:03PM
Bringing artists, celebrities and americans together! Tune in live here or watch the concert live on HBO!

Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and more...all coming together for one incredible night to honor those who have served & those who continue to serve.

http://brucespringsteen.net/shows/111114-concert-for-valor-washington-dc



by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 11 2014 11:00AM
Harley Davidson surprised six unsuspecting military veterans with new 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycles to salute their service and announce a new partnership with Wounded Warrior Project. See for yourself how it all went down in Jacksonville.
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by Admin posted Nov 11 2014 8:00AM
In appreciation of all who have served, Marcus Theatres and Sony Pictures proudly extend the invitation to all veterans and current military personnel for free admission to Fury this Veterans Day, November 11. Simply present a valid military issued ID at the box office*.

by Admin posted Nov 11 2014 6:24AM
We were all thinking it....Megyn Kelly just let it slip. Oops.


by Admin posted Nov 10 2014 1:30PM
In a gloriously gross union of gas station staples, Mountain Dew admitted Friday that it's been testing a Doritos-flavored soda on college campuses.

"We are always testing out new flavors of Mountain Dew, and giving our fans a voice in helping decide on the next new product has always been important to us," a spokeswoman for PepsiCo, which owns Mountain Dew,
said in a statement to The Huffington Post.

"We opened up the DEW flavor vault and gave students a chance to try this Doritos-inspired flavor as part of a small program at colleges and universities."

For now, the flavor is just being tested, so there's no guarantee it will ever hit the market... but we're guessing it depends on how many people give it the glowing review of "not that disgusting."

Dewitos, anyone?
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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 10 2014 11:00AM
This kid pretty much destroys the entire kitchen hoping to make sparkling wine for his dad!
Maybe a Soda Stream not such a good idea....

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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 10 2014 10:38AM
Happy Feet Two - European Premiere - Inside Arrivals
The coroner in Marin County, California, announced on Friday that the death of actor Robin Williams has officially been ruled a suicide.

CNN reports that alcohol and illegal drugs were not involved in the actor's death, but that prescription drugs were found in "therapeutic concentrations."

Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home on August 11 from what investigators suspected was a suicide by hanging.

He was 63.

While Williams' cell phone was recovered from the scene, there were no messages on it about what he intended to do.

Watch his 9 Most Memorable Moments below...




(Source: CNN)
by sbnation.com posted Nov 10 2014 7:00AM
Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers
As much as we don't like the Pack, it was pretty amazing:

The Chicago Bears were coming off of a bye week and looking to get back into the playoff hunt in the NFC North after losing two straight to Miami and New England. They were facing their biggest rival in one of football's most famous venues, Lambeau Field. If they could beat the Packers and take down the Vikings next week at home, they'd have a chance at a potential wild-card spot.
Those dreams died quickly, as Chicago allowed the Packers to score 42 unanswered points in the first half of Green Bay's way to an 55-14 win. This game was an unadulterated beatdown -- the second-worst halftime deficit in NFL history, and it didn't get better from there as the Packers scored the most points against the Bears since 1962. Here's what we learned:
1.) Aaron Rodgers had himself a game.
Here are the halftime stats for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: 18 completions in 24 attempts, 315 yards and six touchdowns. Rodgers played an almost perfect half of football, running away from pressure and making huge throws. The last time a Packers QB had three 40-plus-yard touchdown passes in a single game? Nov. 1, 1942. Rodgers was taken out in place of backup Matt Flynn midway through the third quarter. He'd done his job.
Rodgers suffered a small hamstring injury two weeks ago against the Saints, but showed no signs of any lingering issues. He avoided sacks and was able to look off defenders to pick up big chunks of yardage in the middle of the field to receivers like Nelson and wide receiver Randall Cobb (who had a heckuva catch for a touchdown in the first half). Looks like the bye week appears to have come at the perfect time for Rodgers and the Packers as they look to challenge Detroit for the NFC Division title.
His favorite target, wide receiver Jordy Nelson, had 152 yards and two touchdowns, as the Bears' secondary consistently left Nelson wide open.

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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 7 2014 10:29AM
A man in Cleveland took to Craigslist this week for help crafting an elaborate lie that he thinks will improve his earning potential.

"I have personally witnessed many cases of favoritism towards married employees or employees with children, the idea being that they have more of an incentive to be a devoted worker," the seemingly single non-dad wrote.

He'll therefore pay a woman and her baby $75 to pose in fake family photos, thus giving off the impression he's a family man when a prospective employer does an online background check on him.

He noted that he's hoping to find a fake wife "within approximately five years of [his] age (21-30)," while the baby should be of "Aryan ancestry."

SPOILER ALERT: The ad itself has already been deleted off Craigslist... But here's what is looked like below:




(Source: Jezebel)
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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 7 2014 8:00AM
by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 7 2014 7:00AM
The charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd of attempting to arrange a murder has been dropped, according to Stuff.co.nz. Rudd's attorney, Paul Mabey, said on Friday (November 7th) that the Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones withdrew the murder-plot charge after a meeting with Mabey and police. Mabey said that Hollister-Jones reviewed the case and concluded that "there was insufficient evidence to justify that charge. He has now withdrawn the charge."
Rudd must return to court on November 27th, where he still faces one charge of threatening to kill as well as possession of meth and marijuana, which his lawyer described as "minor."
Mabey added that Rudd had "suffered unnecessary and extremely damaging publicity as a result of widespread and sensational reporting of a very serious allegation, which on any basis was never justified."
Meanwhile AC/DC issued a statement earlier in the day on Rudd's Thursday (November 6th) arrest, saying, "We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil's absence will not affect the release of our new album, Rock Or Bust, and upcoming tour next year."
The 60-year-old drummer was alleged to have tried to hire a hitman to kill two men in late September.
Rudd was missing from AC/DC's new publicity photo and was also a no-show at the group's video shoot on October 3 and October 4 for its two new singles, "Play Ball" and "Rock Or Bust."
Rudd's arrest was the second major blow to AC/DC in 2014. Founding guitarist Malcolm Young was forced to leave the band earlier this year because he is afflicted with dementia.
Rock Or Bust comes out December 2nd.
SIDE NOTES: The man who Phil Rudd reportedly approached about killing two people told the Bay Of Plenty Times that Rudd was a "good fella" with a "big heart" who often took the man for rides in his cars or helicopter. But the man added that Rudd had recently become irritable and was doing harm to his longterm friendships, saying, "He's burning the ones who care about him. The joys of being a rock star, always in the spotlight. You've got to feel sorry for him -- just the expectations everyone has of him." When asked about the murder-plot allegations, the man replied, "I don't know what you're talking about.


by Chad Johnson posted Nov 7 2014 5:29AM

The full title for the new "Star Wars" movie was announced yesterday: "Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens". Don't laugh, but this was a HUGE deal for some people.

Disney also announced that principal photography has been completed. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters next December.

by Admin posted Nov 6 2014 2:40PM

If you've never heard of the beer mile, it's because you're a good person. If you HAVE heard of it, sit back and smile while we share its glory with the rest of the world.

The beer mile is a challenge that combines two polar opposite things: Running fast and chugging beer. Here's how it works. You chug a beer, run a quarter mile, and repeat until you've run a full mile . . . and in the process, chugged four beers.

Well, the beer mile is actually making some news now because a 44-year-old mother of six just broke the women's beer mile WORLD RECORD . . . by 13 seconds. (See video below)

44-year-old Chris Kimbrough of Austin, Texas just ran the mile and chugged the four beers in six minutes and 28.6 seconds. The previous woman's record was set in 1997 by a woman who did it in six minutes and 42 seconds.

The men's record was set earlier this year by 34-year-old James Nielsen of San Francisco . . . he did the first beer mile under five minutes, at four minutes and 57 seconds.



(You can learn all about the beer mile history at BeerMile.com and watch Chris's record breaking run on YouTube by searching Chris beer mile.)
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by Admin posted Nov 6 2014 11:45AM
When The Game Stands Tall
Yesterday, two 300-pound Tulane football players got into a fistfight during practice.

In response, head coach Curtis Johnson made them walk around the field while holding hands for 20 minutes. "If they want to act like kindergarten kids, then I just want to treat them like kindergarten kids," said Johnson.

"I've done it with my daughters…it was pretty effective. If they as grown men want to hold hands, that's fine--that's what you are going to do if you fight."

Here are the teammates pictured below...




(Source: Nola.com)
by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 6 2014 7:00AM
AC/DC drummer PHIL RUDD was arrested yesterday for attempting to have some DIRTY DEEDS committed. Specifically, he's accused of trying to hire a guy to kill two other men. There's no word if the assassin's rate was DIRT CHEAP.
Police raided Rudd's home in New Zealand, where they also found pot and meth. Rudd was released on bail after a court hearing, where he didn't enter a plea.
There's no word who the intended victims are, or why he wants them dead. Rudd is 60 years old. He was in AC/DC from 1975 to 1983, when he was kicked out for personal problems . . . including frequent clashes with the now-retired MALCOLM YOUNG. At that point, Rudd retired to New Zealand and bought a helicopter company. (???) But he rejoined the band in 1994, and has been their drummer ever since. He also released a solo album in August. There's no word yet from AC/DC . . . who have an album called "Rock or Bust" coming out December 2nd. Rudd wasn't present for a video shoot for two of the album's songs, and he doesn't appear in the band's latest promotional photo. There's no word if that's somehow related to his legal problems.

Here's the video of Rudd in Court:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/10711053/AC-DC-drummer-Phil-Rudd-on-procuring-murder-charge

by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 5 2014 1:19PM


Yesterday, comedian and former Howard Stern sideman Artie Lange took to Twitter to express his admiration for ESPN First Take co-host Cari Champion.

He did so in a most distasteful way, tweeting about sexual slave fantasies involving him and Champion, who is African-American.

Black Sports Online is now calling for ESPN to chime in on the budding social media scandal, as Lange has frequently been a guest on the network's TV and radio shows.

Read up on more of the story and see some of Artie's tweets
here...
by Today Show posted Nov 5 2014 11:00AM
The veteran NBC News anchor was discussing Senator Mitch McConnell's re-election with Rachel Maddow live on MSNBC Tuesday when a doomsday-sounding alarm went off that turned out to be Brokaw's phone. Like a pro, he smoothly fielded "the call" live on air and segued right into a joke about getting groceries.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 5 2014 9:00AM
"Rhythm" magazine conducted a survey to determine the "101 Greatest Drum Intros" of all time . . . and not surprisingly, DAVE GROHL got a lot of love, with three entries in the Top 10, all with different acts.
But ALEX VAN HALEN is #1, for his work on VAN HALEN'S "Hot for Teacher". Here's the Top 10:
1. "Hot for Teacher", Van Halen . . . by Alex Van Halen
2. "Spirit of Radio", Rush . . . by Neil Peart
3. "You Could Be Mine", Guns N' Roses . . . by Matt Sorum
4. "Rock and Roll", Led Zeppelin . . . by John Bonham
5. "A Song for the Dead", Queens of the Stone Age . . . by Dave Grohl
6. "When the Levee Breaks", Led Zeppelin . . . by John Bonham
7. "Painkiller", Judas Priest . . . by Scott Travis
8. "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana . . . by Dave Grohl
9. "My Hero", Foo Fighters . . . by Dave Grohl
10. "Where Eagles Dare", Iron Maiden . . . by Nicko McBrain

by newsoxy.com posted Nov 5 2014 8:00AM
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A $3,750 bottle of wine is what one customer ordered at Bobby Flay Steak at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, but he still has to pay the dispute.
What happened next was the sticker shock when he received the bill, according to The Inquisitr. Joe Lentini said he isn't a big drinker and he'll maybe drink a glass of the grapes once a month. He'll probably think twice about drinking that again after he and two others of his party of 10 share a bottle.
"I asked the waitress if she could recommend something decent because I don't have experience with wine … She pointed to a bottle on the menu. I didn't have my glasses. I asked how much and she said, 'Thirty-seven fifty.'"
The drinkers at the table agreed to the price and they ordered. Soon, the waitress from Bobby Flay Steak popped the cork and presented it at the table. Lentini was having conversation with his companions and didn't really pay attention, but he approved of the bottle. A taste was served for him to sample. He approved and the $3,750 bottle was placed on the table.
"It was okay. It was good … It wasn't great. It wasn't terrible. It was fine."
When dinner was over, the check was handed to the host, who was sitting opposite Lentini at the round table. On it was the bottle they purchased.
"[The host] was sitting across from me and he handed the bill to person next to him, who handed it to the next person until it got to me … I showed the gentleman next to me and we were shocked. We couldn't believe it."
The total bill was $4,700.61, including tax and a $3,750 bottle of wine. Lentini thought the price was $37.50. He then called the waitress over and said there was a problem. He explained that he never would have ordered such an expensive bottle of wine, and repeated that when he asked about the price, the waitress said "thirty-seven fifty," not "three-thousand, seven-hundred-and-fifty."
The waitress disagreed, and a manager was called over. Lentini explained the problem again, saying there was a miscommunication on the price. The manager offered to give separate bills, so the dinner bill, which wasn't being disputed, could be paid, according to Examiner.
But the problem $3,750 bottle of wine was far from over. Lentini was told the best price the restaurant could offer was $2,200. Lentini couldn't afford that, but to be able to leave, he and two other diners agreed to split the $2,200 bill.
The diner sitting to Lentini's left at the table, Don Chin, said he heard what Lentini heard when the bottle was ordered.
"Joe had asked for a suggestion on the wine and the waitress pointed to a wine … Joe asked the price and she said 'thirty-seven fifty,' not 'three-thousand, seven-hundred and fifty,' which is what I would have said, so we all thought it was $37.50."
The price of an expensive bottle of wine reflects a few things. First up are the costs of production, or how much it costs to make it. There are the raw materials of grapes, barrels and bottles, plus utilities and labor. You also have to factor in administrative, sales and marketing costs.
An expensive bottle of wine isn't sold directly to a consumer, then distributors, wholesalers and retailers all look to make a profit on every unit sold, so there are markups along the way. Buying wine in a restaurant? It could cost you $3,750 for a bottle, and those are often the biggest markups. There is also the variable of Mother Nature–some vintages can vary dramatically in their yields, affecting the whole supply/demand factor, and some challenging vintages bring higher labor costs.
Also, keep in mind that expensive bottle of wines are expensive because they can be. This is a phenomenon known as "perceived value," in which how much a consumer is willing to pay affects the price of a good or service. This is particularly true when it comes to things that fall into the "luxury" category. The production costs simply aren't the whole story when high-end perfumes or fashions are priced.
Similarly, some wines may carry a $500 or $3,750 price tag and sell out every year. A bottle can even fetch two or three times that amount on the secondary market. Of course, value is also subjective. You might get a lot of enjoyment from an expensive bottle of wine, or you might find one over $20 doesn't give you more than $20 worth of enjoyment.
When you walk into a five-star restaurant, there is an underlying expectation that you'll be making some hefty purchases, which explains the overblown price tags. Sometimes a good bottle becomes an astronomically expensive one because it's in a Park Avenue wine cellar.
Generally, very expensive wines share a few basic characteristics: They have been aged for many years to reach their peak in quality; they are from outstanding vintages relative to their geographical area; they are scarce due to minimal yearly production rates; and the producer has a world-class reputation sought after by serious wine buyers and collectors.
Experts will always tell you that a higher price bottle is optional. Wine drinking is a subjective art. You don't always have to judge a bottle of wine by its price.
Ultimately, the price of a bottle of wine is not just a function of quality but of other factors as well. As is often the case, a name goes a long way to send a wine into the ultra-expensive range.
A $3,750 bottle of wine is more than what a typical person makes in a month. It's a lot of money for a bottle of wine. However, there are people at Bobby Flay Steak who are willing to spend that, and there are those who will only spend $37.50.
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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 5 2014 6:30AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota voters have rejected a "right-to-life" amendment that abortion rights advocates feared would have ended the procedure in the state. The measure on Tuesday's ballot would have declared in the state constitution "the inalienable right to life of every human being at every stage of development must be recognized and protected."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Kevin Cramer has earned a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 53-year-old Cramer defeated Democratic challenger George B. Sinner and Libertarian candidate Jack Seaman. Cramer will continue alongside Republican Senator John Hoeven and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp (HYT'-kamp) in North Dakota's congressional delegation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring (GOHR'-ing) has won his second campaign for the post, beating Democratic challenger Ryan Taylor. North Dakota's contest for agriculture commissioner once focused largely on which candidate was more of a farmer. But as the state's energy-driven prosperity grows, the job increasingly has become more about harvesting oil.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota voters have rejected a proposed measure that would have funneled more oil taxes into water, wildlife and parks projects. The measure would have directed 5 percent of the state's oil extraction taxes into the state's conservation fund, which is currently capped at $30 million during the state's two-year budget cycle.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrat Mark Dayton has won a second term as Minnesota governor in the capstone race of his long political career. He defeated Republican challenger Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner. At 67, Dayton is Minnesota's oldest governor and has said this was his final campaign.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Senator Al Franken says he's excited to get going on his second term in Washington. Franken easily beat Republican Mike McFadden in Tuesday's election, a big contrast to the recount that required months to resolve in his favor during his first race back in 2008.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — US Rep. Collin Peterson has won his 13th term, after he withstood a vigorous challenge from GOP state senator Torrey Westrom

For a complete list of results go here: Thanks to the Fargo Forum
http://www.inforum.com/content/election-results-2014-0

by Fargo Forum posted Nov 4 2014 6:50PM

Hundreds of thousands of voters in North Dakota and Minnesota will decide the direction of their local, state and federal governments this election day. North Dakotans will decide on eight ballot measures today, the most since June 1996, when nine measures were on the ballot. The last November election with eight ballot measures was in 1990.
At Fargo's downtown library, a steady stream of residents were stopping by to vote. By 11:30 a.m., 226 ballots had been cast, said Cheryl Peterson, the polling site's inspector .
"Probably for the general (election) it's very typical," she said of the turnout on an overcast day. "It's nice November weather."
Inspector Chris Rose said turnout was about twice what she saw during the June primary at the Robert D. Johnson Recreation Center, south of downtown. By noon, 478 ballots had been cast there.
Rose suspected ballot measures were drawing people to the polls. "I would imagine there's a measure that hits everybody," she said.
In Minnesota, the highest-profile statewide races are for governor and U.S. Senate.
There was a steady flow of voters at polling locations in Moorhead Tuesday, election officials said.
There were fewer voters at the polls on college campuses of Minnesota State University Moorhead and Concordia College.
Election judge Paul Larsen said he expected more students to come out and vote at the Concordia site, but there were only a couple of students voting at 11 a.m.
He said it was still early and expected it to pick up once the majority of classes let out later in the afternoon.
Jean Hagenbeck, an election judge at the Triumph Lutheran Church, said there was a steady flow of voters and the turnout was good for a mid-term election.
Many voters in both states had already cast their ballots.
More than 83,000 North Dakotans voted before the polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said.
As of about 7 p.m. Monday, voters had returned 32,055 absentee ballots and 31,647 vote-by-mail ballots. Another 19,460 voters took advantage of early voting locations, for a total of 83,162 ballots cast prior to Election Day.
Statewide, 240,876 ballots were cast in the November 2010 midterm election and 352,862 in the November 2012 presidential election.
In Cass County, more than 11,500 had cast early votes by Friday afternoon, a few hours before early voting precincts closed. It was an increase from the last mid-term general election in 2010, when 10,925 early votes were cast.
This is the first year that no-excuse absentee ballot voting has been allowed in the state. Since an absentee vote could be cast at a county courthouse since mid-September, it works much like early voting.
Through Thursday, 125,358 absentee ballots had been returned in Minnesota, including 1,323 in Clay County, according to a news release from Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
Polls close in both states at 8 p.m. today
by ESPN.COM posted Nov 4 2014 12:39PM
Running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea deal in his child-abuse case and is not expected to serve any jail time, a source confirmed to ESPN's Michele Steele.
Peterson will enter a plea Tuesday afternoon to a lesser charge than the felony child-abuse charge that he is currently facing, the source confirmed.
The Minnesota Vikings star, who has been on the commissioner's exempt list since being indicted in September, will enter a plea to one misdemeanor count of reckless assault, according to the source.
Vikings Rushing OK Without Peterson
Adrian Peterson has missed a total of 10 games since the beginning of the 2013 season. But the Vikings have fared pretty well in their running game without Peterson. Minnesota is averaging more rushing yards per game as a team and has scored more rushing touchdowns in games that Peterson has not played in since the beginning of last year.
Peterson's plea deal was reporter earlier Tuesday by ProFootballTalk.com, which also reported that the plea will not include any references to family violence or violence against a minor.
If Judge Kelly Case accepts the plea, Peterson will be placed on probation, pay a $2,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
The NFL and the Vikings have not yet decided on whether they will suspend Peterson, who already has missed eight games with pay this season under the terms of the commissioner's exempt list.
League spokesperson Brian McCarthy did not offer a timetable for when the NFL will make a decision, telling ESPN's Ben Goessling that the league "will review the court documents."
The NFL Players Association expects that the league will punish Peterson as it would any other player determined to be guilty of a misdemeanor, league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder.
The union will likely argue, sources told Werder, that Peterson, who has been paid his full salary of nearly $5.3 million in his absence, should be reinstated and perhaps forced to pay a substantial fine -- surrendering part of the income he's been receiving.
Only commissioner Roger Goodell can reinstate Peterson from the exempt list, meaning the two could be required to meet.
Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, who is facing a trial for a domestic violence charge, also was placed on the exempt list in September.
Both players agreed as part of a deal that they would be ineligible to play until their cases are adjudicated, but that they would receive full compensation until that time.
Once Goodell reinstates Peterson, presuming the commissioner eventually does so, the Vikings would either have to allow the running back to return to the team or be required to release him.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman declined to comment on Peterson during his mid-season press conference Tuesday.
"All I'm going to say is basically at the appropriate time, and I know you guys can appreciate this, we'll keep all of our comments under the Adrian situation until it's appropriate to speak," Spielman said. "And I'll just leave it at that."
The Vikings' position on all of this remains a mystery. They have been silent since Peterson was put on the exempt list, so there is uncertainty as to whether the Vikings are willing to reinsert Peterson into their lineup.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked about Peterson on Monday as the team began its bye week, and he made it clear he judges Peterson based on his own personal interactions and considers him to be "top-notch, first-class."
A prolific player at his position, Peterson set an NFL record with 296 rushing yards against San Diego on this date in 2007.
by Admin posted Nov 4 2014 11:57AM
While the health pitfalls of working late at night are numerous and varied, a new French study shows that burning the midnight oil actually makes people dumber.

The study found that graveyard shift workers' brains deteriorated at a rate similar to people who were, on average, 6.5 years older than they were. "It was quite a substantial decline in brain function," lead researcher Philip Tucker
told the BBC.

The good news is that brains functioned normally five years after workers stopped working such "anti-social" hours.

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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 4 2014 11:00AM
It's one hellava pumpkin Charlie Brown!
When a pumpkin is dropped onto the ground, it can explode.
That's what happened when the folks at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm in Paradise Twp. dropped a 1,717 pound pumpkin from a crane, as part of its pumpkin festival. You can watch the drop in the video above.
The pumpkin was grown by Paul and Cheryl Fulk of Jackson Twp., who have been growing pumpkins for Cherry Crest Adventure Farm to smash for the past six years. This year was their second heaviest pumpkin ever (the current record is owned to a 1,744 pound monstrosity).
In order to grow a giant pumpkin, the Fulks grow the seeds inside starting on April 15, bringing the plants outside in the first week of May. The entire summer is spent taking care and nurturing the pumpkins.
"In the beginning of the season when it first grows you can see them grow from morning to night," Cheryl Fulk said, with Paul Faulk chiming in that the pumpkins can grow 40 pounds in one night.

Next year the Fulk's are hoping to grow a pumpkin that weighs 2,000 pounds
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Enjoy this amazing rendition of our National Anthem performed by trumpeter Chris Botti on Monday Night Football. It was so powerful it moved Colts WR Reggie Wayne to tears.



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by Admin posted Nov 3 2014 4:01PM
The American Mustache Institute is currently accepting nominations for its inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees, which will be unveiled on February 11.

What's the significance of that date? It's Burt Reynolds' birthday!

"The inaugural inductees will be announced in a glorious ceremony befit of a sexually dynamic person of mustache," said the AMI in a press release.

The announcement comes on the heels of the AMI announcing the winner of its 2014 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award winner--Stephen "Dash" Brown of Richmond, Virginia--who as a Goulet winner will automatically be included among the first class of inductees.

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by Admin posted Nov 3 2014 12:08PM
We found a great website that explains each and every measure in all fitty (keepin' it ghetto) states!

http://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page

ROCK DA VOTE!! DONT LET THE TERRORISTS WIN! ASK ME ABOUT MY WEINER!
by Time.com posted Nov 3 2014 12:00PM
The 1,776-ft. building is the tallest in the western hemisphere.
New York City's revival from its darkest hour 13 years ago will be completed on Monday, when One World Trade Center officially opens for business.
The western hemisphere's new tallest building, also known as Freedom Tower, will welcome Condé Nast as its first tenant. The publishing giant is making the 20th to the 44th floors its new global headquarters.


http://time.com/3553897/one-world-trade-center-freedom-tower-opens-doors-new-york-city-911/
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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 3 2014 11:27AM
In September, doctors told Lauren Hill, who suffers from inoperable brain cancer, that she only had a few months to live.

Hill plays for the Division III Mount St. Joseph women's basketball team, which, upon receiving word of her dire prognosis, received permission to play its first game earlier than other schools.

Hence, on Sunday night, Hill scored the first basket--a left-handed layup--of the 2014-2015 college basketball season, and then returned to score the final bucket of the game, which her team won, 66-55.

Several WNBA stars, as well as former University of Tennessee coach Pat Summit, were on hand to witness Hill's heroics. "I never thought I would play on a college court, put my feet on the floor and feel the vibration of the crowd," Hill told ESPN. "This game has been amazing and everything that happened today was amazing."

Watch her story below...

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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 3 2014 8:00AM
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A Kentucky dad is getting both support and criticism for the way he punished his 10-year-old daughter after discovering a few weeks ago that she was flirting with boys online, pretending to be between 14 and 18 of age. Kevin Jones wrote on his Facebook page, "She claims to be in love and going out with a boyfriend which is completely against my rules!!!!" So Jones made his daughter dress like a kid, wearing her hair with a lot of pink barrettes and pigtail holders, carrying a Sofia the First backpack, and wearing a shirt that says, "I am 10 years old" on the front and "5th Grader" on the back. According to The Daily Dot, some online commenters have applauded what Jones did, calling it a "creative way to discipline," while others said he was unnecessarily embarrassing his daughter and that it would lead to her being bullied.



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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 3 2014 7:00AM
In the latest privacy skirmish involving Google's Street View, a Canadian judge has ordered the company to pay compensation to a Montreal woman whose cleavage was shown on Street View. The woman, Maria Pia Grillo, found her house on Street View in 2009 and saw that she was sitting in front of it leaning forward, with the photo revealing a lot of her cleavage. Even though her face was blurred, she believed she was still identifiable because she was in front of her home. Two years later, Grillo told Google she wanted the rest of her body blurred, as well as identifying information like her house and license plate numbers. Additionally, she asked for $45,000 in compensation for what she claimed was emotional distress and damage, including ridicule from her colleagues. Google agreed to blur out a lot of the image, but refused to give her any money, saying it was legal for them to photograph her since she was in public. Grillo went to court, and a judge ruled this month that Google had to pay her $2,250. Although the judge didn't blame the photo for Grillo's emotional distress, he said the front stoop was still part of her house and she was entitled to privacy there. Slate reports that the judge noted that privacy laws are a bit different in Canada and the U.S., saying he took a, quote, "European approach," which leans more in favor of privacy rights.

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by Chad Johnson posted Nov 3 2014 5:33AM

Brad Keselowski's face was puffy, and he took a couple quick drinks of water to wash the blood from his mouth. So close to a big playoff win, Jeff Gordon was left with a cut on his lip.

The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship took another intense turn Sunday night when past champions Gordon and Keselowski were a part of a brawl after Jimmie Johnson won his third consecutive Texas fall race.

Johnson emerged from a frantic finish, the second attempt at an overtime two-lap sprint to the finish after his teammate Gordon spun out from the front following contact with Keselowski.

While Johnson celebrated his fourth victory at Texas and 70th Sprint Cup win overall, fireworks exploded in the sky -- and on pit road.

An irate Gordon stopped his car right by Keselowski and confronted him. There were plenty of punches thrown, with NASCAR officials in the middle of crew members and others around Keselowski's No. 2 car.

"I couldn't even tell you what happened," said Keselowski, who confirmed he was hit by someone. "Just a melee of people."

It seemed the only contact among drivers was when Kevin Harvick shoved Keselowski in the back to push him into the fracas, and Gordon briefly appeared to grab hold of Keselowski's firesuit.

All the punches thrown appeared to come from crew members -- including a member of Gordon teammate Kasey Kahne's team who appeared to land several shots on Keselowski from behind.

Gordon was leading on a restart on lap 335, one more than the race's scheduled length, when he took the outside lane. When Gordon drifted up a bit, Keselowski pushed through the gap, and made contact that left Gordon's car with a cut tire.

"We were just racing for the win. I didn't wreck him, and just raced him hard. He left a hole. Everything you watch in racing, you leave a hole, you're supposed to go for it," Keselowski said. "I don't want to ruin anyone's day. I wanted to win the race and that was the opportunity."

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Todd Warshaw/Getty ImagesJimmie Johnson won his third consecutive Texas fall race Sunday.


Gordon said he was on older tires when "out of nowhere I got slammed by the 2." He then used an expletive in referring to Keselowski, who finished third.

"The way he races, I don't know how he ever won a championship. This is why everyone is fighting with him," Gordon said. "There wasn't any conversation. You can't have a conversation with him. There's big consequences. To me, it's just a bunch of crap. The kid is just doing stuff way over his head."

Gordon spun out, lost a lap in the pits and finished 29th. He also became the second competitor in four races to confront Keselowski after the checkered flag.

NASCAR will review the post-race brawl and penalties could be issued during the week. Keselowski was fined $50,000 for his behavior at Charlotte, but Matt Kenseth escaped penalty because he did not throw any punches when he jumped Keselowski from behind.

Robin Pemberton, NASCAR senior vice president of competition and racing development, indicated he had no problem with the hard racing in Texas. He might have a different take on what happened after the race.

"You shouldn't punch somebody," Pemberton said. "Everybody gets together, and when you're holding on to each other and grabbing and this, that and the other, it's one thing. When punches are landed, that's a different scenario."

Johnson won by a half-second over Chase contender Harvick, who then pushed Keselowski into the fray.

"If you're going to race like that, you're going to have to man up at some point," Harvick said afterward. "I didn't get in the middle of anything. I just turned him around and told him to go fight his own fight."

Johnson, the six-time Cup champion who was eliminated after the second round in the new Chase format, led 191 of the 341 laps.

The next highest-finishing Chase contenders behind Harvick and Keselowski were Carl Edwards in ninth and Denny Hamlin 10th.

Texas was the second consecutive Chase race won by a driver already eliminated from title contention. That means at least three drivers will advance on points to get into the final four in the season finale at Homestead in two weeks.

The third round of the Chase wraps up next Sunday in Phoenix, where Harvick won eight months ago in the second race of the season. Kenseth and Hamlin were the only of the eight Chase contenders to finish outside the top eight in that race.

Joey Logano finished 12th at Texas, but is listed first in points while having the same number as Hamlin and two more than Ryan Newman. Gordon is fourth, a point ahead of Kenseth and Carl Edwards, followed by Keselowski and Harvick -- though there is only an 18-point gap between first and eighth place.


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