The band has quite the life history that's for sure and although it's been a while since they've had to deal with any major set backs they find themselves coping with this member's recent major heart attack, find out who HERE
You've heard the phrase, "The end of an era" before, but it's rarely as applicable as it is here: Starting next March, there will be NO MORE NUDITY IN "PLAYBOY". For real.
There will still be photo shoots featuring women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully-nude. There will still be a Playmate of the Month, but her photos will be PG-13, and they might even do away with the centerfold.
This wasn't HUGH HEFNER's idea, but when an executive proposed the idea to him, he went for it. "Playboy" has been around since 1953, and was a HUGE part of the sexual revolution. But in 2015, tasteful nudity is passé.
As one exec puts it, quote, "That battle has been fought and won. You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free."
Circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in 1975 to 800,000 now.
Your official Democratic presidential debate drinking game
It's been more than three weeks since the second Republican presidential primary debate, so we're assuming you're over that hangover.
But you aren't out of the woods yet. We've got the first Democratic debate to deal with, one that GOP front-runner Donald Trump predicts will be are real snoozer.
The debate will be on CNN at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and will start at 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.
Unlike the massive Republican field, the Democrats are only rolling five deep (the door is open for Vice President Joe Biden to jump in, but all indications are he will sit this one out), which means there is no undercard debate to pre-game with.
So get ready to go extra hard on this one.
First, let's start with some drink suggestions.
Odds are, you probably only really know about two of the candidates in this debate: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the party's front-runner, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Our suggested drinks are going to focus on those two candidates.
(In case you were wondering, the other three candidates are former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb.)
Just like Sanders' first campaign event, this game is BYOB.
It's well known that Sanders is a self-professed "Democratic-socialist," so a drink of the people is in order.
Beer fits the bill, specifically any sort of Dutch beer to make sure you really get the extra socialist feel in there.
(We know there's a Bernie Sanders cocktail, but it costs an arm and a leg, which goes against what Sanders is all about.)
As for the Hillary fans out there, you can play along using the former first lady's favorite drink: A vodka martini. But be warned. It's going to be a long night, and participating with hard liquor is a risky move.
OK, here are the rules:
1. One drink for every time a candidate mentions a Republican candidate.
2. One drink every time someone mentions how unknown Chafee, O'Malley and Webb are.
3. One drink every time Sanders flails his arms.
4. Two drinks every time someone says Donald Trump's name.
5. Shotgun a beer if Anderson Cooper wears his glasses.
6. One drink every time the words "Benghazi" or "email" are uttered.
7. Shotgun a beer if Sanders' hair starts to do the shock troll thing.
8. One drink each time you learn something new about Chafee, O'Malley or Webb.
9. Drink everything in the room if O'Malley does this:
10. One drink every time Anderson Cooper brings up social media practices.
11. Three drinks every time Chafee, O'Malley or Webb remind everyone what their old job was.
12. One drink every time a candidate says the phrase "Black Lives Matter."
13. One drink every time a candidate says "middle class."
14. Do this if Clinton attempts to do an impression.
15. One drink every time a candidate is caught taking a drink on camera.
Welcome to pizza rat 2! While at the Union Square Subway station in New York, this man encountered a once in a lifetime sight when he witnessed not one, but two rats fighting over a slice of New York style pizza.
KEITH RICHARDS from the ROLLING STONES is 72 years old, and he's definitely becoming increasingly SALTY. Recently, he's dissed Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, all rap music, the Grateful Dead, Justin Bieber, and even Donald Trump.
And now, he's got two more acts in his crosshairs: Led Zeppelin and The Who.
Keith told "NME" magazine, quote, "I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no, with John Bonham thundering down the highway in an uncontrolled 18-wheeler. He had cornered the market there. Jimmy is a brilliant player. But I always felt there was something a little hollow about [Zeppelin], you know?"
On The Who, he said, quote, "[Keith Moon] could play to [Pete Townshend] like nobody else in the world. But if somebody threw him into a session with somebody else, it was a disaster. There's nothing wrong with that . . . Sometimes you've got that one paintbrush, and you rock it."
But then he also dismissed Roger Daltrey as, quote, "all flash."
More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.
As the U.S. observes Columbus Day on Monday, it will also be Indigenous Peoples Day in at least nine cities for the first time this year, including Albuquerque; Portland, Oregon; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Olympia, Washington.
Encouraged by city council votes in Minneapolis and Seattle last year, Native American activists made a push in dozens of cities in recent months to get local leaders to officially recognize the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Their success was mixed.
The campaigns say the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus — and the parades and pageantry accompanying it — overlook a painful history of colonialism, enslavement, discrimination and land grabs that followed the Italian explorer's 1492 arrival in the Americas. The indigenous holiday takes into account the history and contributions of Native Americans for a more accurate historical record, activists have argued.
Columbus Day supporters say the holiday celebrates centuries of cultural exchange between America and Europe, commemorates an iconic explorer and honors Italian-Americans, a group that has endured its own share of discrimination.
"For the Native community here, Indigenous Peoples Day means a lot. We actually have something," said Nick Estes of Albuquerque, who is coordinating a celebration Monday after the City Council recently issued a proclamation. "We understand it's just a proclamation, but at the same time, we also understand this is the beginning of something greater."
Native Americans are the nation's smallest demographic, making up about 2 percent of the U.S. population. In recent decades, a significant number of tribal members have moved from reservations to urban areas, where a large majority live today. The shift makes the cities' resolutions and proclamations more meaningful, Estes said.
Congress set aside the second Monday of October as a federal holiday honoring Columbus in 1934. Over the years, Native Americans have slowly begun winning more recognition around the day.
South Dakota renamed Columbus Day to Native American Day in 1990, and it has been an official state holiday ever since. Berkeley, California, has observed Indigenous Peoples Day since 1992.
Parades and festivals that developed around Columbus Day have faced protests that are known for being confrontational, especially in Denver. Anna Vann, a longtime member of the Sons of Italy's Denver Lodge, recalls protests during the 1992 parade, which marked the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage, as the most unnerving and pivotal.
That year, protesters blocked the parade route for several hours, she said. After that, the parade wasn't held again until 2000, and it has been difficult to make it the draw it once was, she said.
"It's been a struggle to even get people to come and attend the parades as spectators," Vann said. "It's a celebration of when the Europeans came over and started their lives here. We wouldn't be where we are today if it weren't for this history."
The renewed push for Indigenous Peoples Day carries the sentiment of past decades' protests against Columbus, but it has proven less confrontational, with advocates instead finding traction at City Hall.
"They really didn't prove anything," Rey Garduno, an Albuquerque city councilman and longtime community organizer, said of the confrontational protests. "Whatever victory people took from them, you still ended up at the end of the day in the same place or even worse."
Now with blue skies and red water found on Pluto, people are kinda being ho-hum about it. WILLIAM SHATNER spent many years as a starship captain. He knows stuff. So when he says we should be more excited about the discovery of water on Mars, then DAMMIT, WE SHOULD BE MORE EXCITED!
He says, quote, "This discovery is really the discovery of life other than on Earth . . . Water is the origin of life, and we've found water, so there are life forms on Mars, and therefore other places.
"It's the destruction of the uniqueness of the Earth and Biblical passages which say we're the only ones around. I mean, it is an enormous discovery, and I don't think it's been treated with the proper respect."
Remember last month when Facebook announced they were finally adding a DISLIKE button? People were thrilled. I mean, what could be MORE useful in an election year.
But now it looks like that might NOT be the plan. Instead of a dislike button, Facebook has started testing "reaction emojis." Lame.
In other words, there'd be no option to click a thumbs-down to "dislike" a post. There would be seven different emojis to choose from.
The old 'thumbs-up' to like a post . . . a heart for "love" . . . a laughing face for "haha" . . . a happy face for "yay" . . . a shocked face for "wow" . . . a crying face for "sad" . . . and a mad face for "anger."
Right now they're just being tested in Ireland and Spain . . . there's no word whether Facebook plans to take them worldwide.
Apparently the thing going around these days is the phrase "Let's Just Watch Netflix And Chill" a line evidentally said as a mans to casually ask your date over to your place. The phrase is popular enough that it now has it's own condom brand, oh brother. Read more HERE
Vote for the TOP FIVE nominees you think should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The fan votes will comprise a fans' ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2016 inductees to be announced in December -
French-based airplane-maker Airbus has filed a patent for a seating plan that would cram more passengers onto planes by stacking them up on top of each other. People would be seated in two rows, with one row above the other. The patent for the "mezzanine seating" design was filed in the U.S. on October 1st. According to Wired, the patent says the upper-level seats could recline 180 degrees and be suitable for business class. However, Airbus said that they patent many designs, but it doesn't mean they will ever actually be used.
This year the legendary rock band, The Scorpions celebrate 50 years as a band! They're celebrating with a world tour, a new album, and, they're releasing their new movie documentry called "Forever And A Day" see the trailer HERE
TOM HANKS found a girl's college ID during a walk in Central Park recently, so he's trying contact her through social media to give it back. He Tweeted a photo of the ID, with her last name covered.
Her first name is Lauren and she goes to Fordham University.
Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Lauren will have the opportunity to meet Tom. He said, quote, "If you still need it, my office will get it to you." But still, it's cool that he took the time to get her ID back to her.
It didn't take long for Lauren to hear about it . . . even though she doesn't have a Twitter account. She says, quote, "It was ironic, I was thinking about it, you know I was out for a run, Forrest . . . I don't know."
In a way, Tom is just returning the good karma. A few months back, he Tweeted about how a guy named Tony found his credit card on the street in New York and returned it. He said, quote, "Tony! You make this city even greater! Thanx."
And while it's unclear whether Tony contacted Tom through social media, other celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum have had lost wallets and bags returned to them from regular people, thanks to Twitter.
A campus book store apologizes for selling a female "perfect specimen doll" as gag gifts, students protested that it objectifies women, even funnier though, read what happened to the "perfect men specimen" dolls HERE
All 8,400 photos that the astronauts took on the moon during the Apollo missions with their special Hasselblad cameras can now be seen in high-resolution on Flickr. NASA uploaded the photos, which also include some shots taken during the journey to the moon and back, after a long digitization process. The photos can be seen at Project Apollo Archive:
After this story I felt better because it happened to me and I was freaked out for a bit
Burger King has been selling a Whopper with a BLACK BUN for years in other countries, and people asked them to bring it to America. So they finally caved and introduced it as a special Halloween burger this year.
Well . . . maybe we should've left it in Asia.
Some people are finding there's a weird side effect of the black bun on the Halloween Whopper . . . it's turning their poop GREEN.
People are complaining on Twitter . . . and even sharing photos of their green poop. We accidentally looked at one and would strongly advise you do NOT.
The ingredients for the bun include A1 steak sauce and four different food colorings, so somehow they're teaming up to have this side effect for some people.
Fortunately there's almost no chance the green poop is a sign of any real health problems. Once the bun is out of your system you'll be back to nice traditional brown feces again.
Just days before the University of North Dakota holds a vote on a new nickname, there's another reminder that the controversy over dropping the old "Fighting Sioux" nickname hasn't yet gone away.
An alumnus of UND has created a modified design of the Fighting Sioux logo with its tongue sticking out, and is selling apparel online.
The Forum News Service reports that Karl Larson, who lives in Denver, recently set up a website, New Sioux, to sell T-shirts and sweatshirts with the logo on them. He calls it a "parody apparel company."
But the university is not amused.
The school retired the Fighting Sioux moniker in 2012, after a long and contentious legal battle over whether the symbols were offensive to local Sioux tribes and other American Indians.
The NCAA threatened sanctions, and eventually UND agreed to drop the Fighting Sioux name, and a new one is to be chosen later this month.
UND spokesman Peter Johnson told the Forum the school owns the trademark to the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, and is telling Larson he must "cease and desist" using the logo, even in modified form.
"Certainly we understand people have rights, freedom of expression rights," Johnson said. "There are legal protections that come into play, so we're looking to protect our image."
Larson said he's received positive feedback from most people, and in fact, three of his nine shirt styles available on his website are out of stock.
"There are a lot of people who see it and just start laughing out loud right away," he told the newspaper.
Johnson said the university would like to discuss the matter with Larson and settle it without taking legal action.
Vote on new nickname coming up
UND announced recently it will hold an online vote in mid-October to determine the school's new nickname, although the exact dates haven't yet been announced, but the survey will take place for approximately one week.
To be eligible to vote, you must be a UND retiree, a current employee, a current student (as of Sept. 30, 2015), UND alumnus, or a donor or season ticket-holder (as of Aug. 31, 2015).
The five nicknames up for a vote are:
The winning nickname simply needs to receive a majority of greater than 50 percent of the votes. If none of the five options receive a majority vote, the two top vote-getters will advance to a runoff vote.
Each person is allowed one vote.
All voters will need to go through an email confirmation process that will be announced at a later date.
No one in the NFL was arrested in September . . . and that's actually a VERY rare feat. It's the first time the league went a full calendar month without an arrest since July of 2009. That's over six years.
Now, you may be thinking, that's just one, long rough streak. But you'd be wrong.
Last month and July of 2009 are the ONLY months in the past 11 years where an NFL player wasn't arrested . . . and last month was the first time in 15 years that the league went a month DURING the season without an arrest.
Here are some other interesting facts: The NFL has been averaging an arrest per WEEK over the past five years.
The Minnesota Vikings have had 18 arrests during those five years, which is the most of any team. The Denver Broncos are next with 16 . . . followed by the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both with 13.
And no NFL team has gone the last two years without a player arrested.
Okay, this story comes from a random guy online, so we can't guarantee it's real . . . but we're REALLY hoping it is.
A guy posted a story this week on Reddit.com about a sexy anniversary gift for his wife . . . that went HORRIBLY wrong.
The guy bought a kit off the Internet that lets you make a MOLD of your JUNK. They send you the kit, you do the mold yourself, and then turn it into a vibrating love toy.
So he did it, and gave it to his wife for their anniversary. I'm sure she was thrilled. But he never mentioned that it was modeled after HIM, because he wanted her to figure it out.
But she never did. And she also never USED it. Then her sister was over at their place for dinner this week, complaining about how lonely she was while her husband was out on deployment. And the guy's wife gave HER the toy.
The guy was too embarrassed to say anything . . . so now his sister-in-law is sitting at home, and quite possibly using HIS junk as a love toy without realizing it.
Word has it JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT'S new movie is causing people to VOMIT at theaters . . . not because it's bad, but because it's TOO REAL.
The movie "The Walk" is about a French tightrope walker named Philippe Petit, who walked across a wire between the Twin Towers back in 1974.
The movie was shot in 3D . . . and apparently that's one dimension too many for some people who have vertigo or a fear of heights.
One viewer told the "New York Post", quote, "The last 20 minutes of the movie I had to look away a couple of times because of the sensation of the height. I felt a little bit queasy. I felt nervous. It was a tingling sensation and some anxiety."
Another said, quote, "The reports of guys vomiting in the men's room after 'The Walk' [are] true. I witnessed it, and came close [to being sick myself]. It's a bad visual trigger for vertigo sufferers."
Director Robert Zemeckis said after the first screening that he actually wanted audiences to experience vertigo . . . so apparently, it's a HUGE SUCCESS.
Police in Rome have given a man a warning for cruising the Tiber River in a converted Maserati car. Police said the man started his journey in La Spezia and was trying to get to Venice. The man reportedly has been warned by police numerous times in various locations for driving his unauthorized boat...
Both having and attending weddings can get pretty expensive.
Just ask Jessica Baker.
The Minnesota resident was sent a bill for $75.90 after she was a no-show at a relative's wedding. Baker tells KARE-11 that she and her husband intended to go to the wedding, but their babysitter backed out at the last minute. Since children were not invited to the event, Baker says she opted to stay home. Baker did not inform the bride she wouldn't be coming, so the bride sent her a bill for the dinners Baker and her husband were slated to have. Baker said of the charges, "You've got to be kidding me...It listed, we would have had two herb crusted walleye and there was also a service and tax charge." Etiquette experts say the move was totally out of line, and that "Under no circumstances should you choose to follow up after the fact...kind of questioning why they couldn't attend or much less sending a bill." (Elite Daily)
One of the biggest plot holes in "Home Alone" is that the phone lines get cut toward the beginning of the movie, when a tree falls on the wires.
So there's no electricity . . . the alarm clocks don't go off . . . the family almost misses their flight . . . and they can't call Kevin once they realize they've left him behind. But LATER in the movie, Kevin is able to call and order a pizza.
Now, 25 years later, someone on Reddit has finally come up with an explanation. Quote, "I always assumed the tree actually severed the main trunk line to the whole town, but local calls within the same exchange still worked."
So, the long-distance service was down, but a call to the local pizza joint could still be made. And a higher-up at AT&T actually CONFIRMED the theory. He told the "Huffington Post", quote, "In 1990, that was absolutely a plausible scenario."
Except that Kevin's dad IS able to call the neighbor's house. He leaves an answering machine message about Kevin being home alone, and the burglars hear it.
But the guy who came up with the theory says the long distance could have been cut JUST to Kevin's house. Or to some houses and not others. And someone else suggested that maybe the neighbors had a different long distance carrier.
(Or maybe we should admit it's just a stupid movie that doesn't have to make sense, and move on? Maybe to Syria? Climate Change? Water on Mars?)