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by Admin posted Mar 31 2017 1:03PM

To paraphrase a popular ad campaign:  If you're a character in the "Fast and Furious" movies, you destroy stuff.  It's what you do.  And it's something you do A LOT.



The insurance company totaled up all the damage done to vehicles and buildings in the first seven movies, and estimated that it would cost $514 MILLION in real money.



The damage level has SKYROCKETED over just the last two movies.  In the first four, the damage was only in the single digits.  In Part 5, it jumped to almost $20 million.  And then it got INSANE.



In "Fast and Furious 6" they did about $200 million worth of damage, and in "Furious 7", they broke almost $300 million worth of stuff.



"Furious 7" also saw the destruction of the franchise's most expensive car:  A $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport by W Motors.



Because smashing stuff is COOL, these movies make sure it's the HEROES who do the most damage.  Although the single worst offender is a villain:  JASON STATHAM's Deckard Shaw.



VIN DIESEL's Dominic Toretto is second.  He's been a hero up to now, although that's called into question in the new movie "Fate of the Furious", which opens in two weeks.



(Check out more data, in chart and graph form no less, here.)

by Admin posted Mar 31 2017 1:01PM

Back in the Old West, every Texas Ranger needed a good horse.  And the most committed members, probably had TWO.  But does that also apply to the Texas Rangers BASEBALL TEAM in 2017?



Yesterday, the Rangers signed their stud second baseman ROUGNED ODOR to a new six-year, $49.5 million contract.  And to seal the deal, they threw in TWO HORSES.  (???)  (It's pronounced Roog-ned Oh-DURE.)



He has four horses back at home in Venezuela . . . and when he's there, he rides every day.  And we aren't talking about casual strolls around his property.



He's a full-on Venezuelan cowboy, who loves the sport 'bull-tailing,' where cowboys ride horses and work to grab the bull by the tail and 'flip' it.  A bull is considered flipped when all four legs are sticking up.



But he's also a rancher who loves animals, so clearly Texas is the IDEAL spot for him.  The Rangers wanted to make sure he knew he was the ideal guy for them too, so they tossed in two "elite" horses for him to have here in the U.S. 



(Here's a photo of them, which the journalist insists is NOT a joke.)





(By the way, if the name Rougned Odor sounds familiar, he's the dude who punched Jose Bautista last year.)




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by posted Mar 31 2017 7:30AM
A comet is getting closer to Earth than it ever has before, and that's no joke. The Comet 41 P/Tuttle-Giacombini-Kresák will be as close as 13.2 million miles from our planet between now and Monday, April 3rd. It will be closest tomorrow (Saturday, April 1st), but even then you likely won't be able to see it with the naked eye. says stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere should look through a small telescope or binoculars to see the comet. The last time this comet came around was May of 1973, when it appeared 10,000 times brighter than normal-- a mystery that has yet to be explained.

by Robbie Daniels posted Mar 31 2017 6:47AM
 Crayola revealed yesterday (March 30th) that the golden-yellow "Dandelion" crayon is being taken out of its classic 24-crayon box, breaking the news one day earlier than they'd originally planned. Instead, Crayola will devote today -- which is National Crayon Day -- to unveiling Dandelion's replacement, which will be revealed at an event in Times Square that will be livestreamed on Facebook.


by Admin posted Mar 30 2017 9:45AM

Pro Football Hall of Famer MICHAEL IRVIN is accused of drugging and raping a woman at a Florida hotel.



The 27-year-old woman told police she and Irvin left a Fort Lauderdale bar in the early hours of March 21st, and went to his hotel room.  She started feeling sick, and then the last thing she remembers is fighting him off.



When she woke up the next morning, Irvin was leaving the room to check out.  She took an Uber home and called 911.  She also texted him, asking if they had sex, and he told her he wouldn't do anything to hurt her.



Michael's version of the events is a lot different.  He claims the woman FOLLOWED him back to his room, but he had an early flight, and he was only there for 15 minutes.  And he claims another man was there.



Michael's lawyer calls the allegations "completely false," and says the woman was, quote, "very drunk that night."  These days, Irvin is an analyst for the NFL Network.  (TMZ)

by Admin posted Mar 30 2017 9:43AM

I think most of us are too trusting of Wikipedia, considering that its entire mission statement is basically, "Hey you!  Dummy!  Write this encyclopedia entry for us, k cool?"  And here's a perfect example.



A 22-year-old guy named Justin Miret got pulled over in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Friday for blowing a stop sign.  And the cop found Justin had a suspended license and no insurance.



So he was arrested for, you know, driving with a suspended license and without insurance.



And as the police officer was putting him in the cop car, Justin complained, quote, "That's the last time I listen to Wikipedia about driving.  It said I would just get a ticket."



He's going to be in court in two weeks for a hearing. 



(The Smoking Gun



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by Time posted Mar 30 2017 8:00AM
There are some mornings where I'm pretty sure there's NO coffee in the world that's strong enough to wake me up.  Now I'm LITERALLY going to be able to put that to the test. The world's STRONGEST coffee is finally on sale in America.
It's called Black Insomnia Coffee, and it debuted in South Africa last year.  It has 702 milligrams of caffeine in a 12-ounce cup.
That's more than three times the caffeine in the same size cup at Starbucks . . . about nine times the caffeine in a can of Red Bull . . . or 21 times the caffeine in a can of Coke.
That's still a safe amount to drink, although you always need to be careful with extreme amounts of caffeine.  A study from 2005 found it probably takes five grams of caffeine to put your life in danger . . . which would be seven cups of this coffee.
Black Insomnia just went on sale on Amazon and it sold out immediately, but you can hop on their waiting list to get an alert when it's available again. 
by Vanity Fair posted Mar 29 2017 10:41AM
Alec Baldwin found his comedic soul-mate in 30 Rock producer, writer, actor and comedy queen Tina Fey. But according to a revealing new cover story in Vanity Fair, Baldwin’s feelings were not always merely friendly.
"When I first met Tina Fey—beautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to say—I had the same reaction that I’m sure many men and women have: I fell in love," he says in the article, which is an excerpt of his book, Nevertheless: A Memoir.
  • Sadly, the 58-year-old comic was spurned when he asked if Fey was single. "She pointed to a man sitting along the wall. Or maybe he was standing? This was Jeff Richmond, Tina’s husband. Jeff is diminutive. Tina describes him as 'travel-size.' When I saw him, I thought, What’s she doing with him?"
  • Baldwin also reveals that what has become one of his signature roles – his impression of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live – almost didn’t happen.
  • “When [SNL producer] Lorne [Michaels] called me and asked, ‘Do you want to do this?,’ I said, ‘No, I don’t want to be Trump on TV!’ Because anytime you do any kind of mimicry, it’s of somebody that you appreciate,” Baldwin, who’s hosted SNL a record 17 times throughout his career, writes. “I didn’t hate Trump. I just didn’t want to play him. But Tina and Lorne pushed me, so I finally said yes.”
  • In a video interview with Vanity Fair he explains further: “I was supposed to do a film. And the people who were doing the film were supposed to escrow money to guarantee that I would get paid. And they didn’t put the money in escrow. And that’s when I hung up and said I’m not going to go do the movie and I’m going to go do the thing with Lorne. And I think to myself, ‘What if I hadn’t done that?’… It’s turned out to be this incredible opportunity.”
  • April’s issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands Thursday, March 30thNevertheless: A Memoir is due out this month from Harper.
by Robbie Daniels posted Mar 29 2017 10:00AM
According to stats compiled by Pollstar, the reformed rock legends bank an average of $5,004,737! And the 2nd place act, not even close!



by Admin posted Mar 29 2017 8:35AM

A video of a little girl who thinks she's meeting a robot is going viral.  It's actually an old water heater someone left on the side of the street.  She looks like she's about two.

Now I want an old water heater friend too.

by Admin posted Mar 29 2017 8:00AM

A 46-year-old woman in New York named Shannon Lombardo recently threw out her wedding ring AND her engagement ring.  She put them in a paper towel after she cleaned them, and threw it in the trash.



By the time she realized, the city had already picked up the trash from her building.  So she figured they were gone.



But someone at the sanitation department told her not to give up.  So she and her husband went to a processing center in Jersey where they store trash before it goes to a landfill.



Workers were able to pinpoint which garbage truck picked up their trash, and narrowed it down to a pile of 800 bags.  Then two workers named Sekou Callender and Gabriel Moreno helped sift through it all.  And Gabriel FOUND the rings less than an hour later.



Shannon says the rings have new meaning to her now, because it proved there's, quote, "hope and goodness in the world."  Gabriel says this type of thing is pretty common though, and they train for it.



Another woman in New York did the same thing back in November, and found her rings.  And a woman in Missouri tossed a 12.5-carat ring worth 400 GRAND in the trash last year but got it back. 



(NY Daily News)



(Here are photos of Shannon, the rings, and the guys who helped.)

by Admin posted Mar 29 2017 6:36AM
You're going to learn a LOT about your priorities by how you answer this one simple question:  What's better, a good night of sleep or good sex?
According to a new survey, 64% of people say they'd rather have . . . a good night of sleep.  What happened to all of us?  We used to be so horny.
If you break it down by gender, 78% of women pick good sleep over good sex.  Men are split exactly 50-50.
The survey also found the top five things that contribute to a good night of sleep.  They are:  A great mattress . . . the room being a good temperature . . . a dark room . . . silence . . . and good pillows. 
(PR Newswire)
by Robbie Daniels posted Mar 28 2017 12:00PM
Cash Cab is coming back. Discovery Channel announced that it is reviving the Emmy-winning game show, which previously ran for 10 seasons until its cancelation in 2012. The series will return later this year. While the new Cash Cab will still feature the usual unsuspecting passengers getting into innocuous cabs only to find out they're part of a game show, the revival will include the added bonus of sometimes featuring celebrities behind the wheel. Passengers will still be evicted from the cab should they get three questions wrong, and a cash prize will still be up for grabs. Comedian David Steinberg has signed on as executive producer, though a host has yet to be announced.
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by People Magazine posted Mar 28 2017 7:06AM
Playing hard to get is not in the cards for Val Kilmer.
The 57-year-old Top Gun star spent much of the weekend posting bizarre, besotted tweets detailing his admiration for Cate Blanchett, on a personal and professional level.
  • A typical post explained how he once flew all the way to Australia just to chat, but was stymied by her husband: “Once I flew all the way to Australia just to talk to Cate Blanchett. Her husband met me first. Or, instead, I guess, to be accurate.”
  • A follow-up tweet included this unsolicited glimpse into his psyche: “And recently I’ve had 2 dreams with #CateBlanchett in them. Her husband wasn’t in either of them.”
  • Blanchett, 47, is married to Australian playwright Andrew Upton. They share four children together: Dashiell John, 15; Roman Robert, 12; Ignatius Martin, 8; and Edith Vivian Patricia, whose adoption the couple announced three years ago.
  • Blanchett and Kilmer appeared 2003’s The Missing together and both have small roles in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song.
by Elite Daily posted Mar 27 2017 12:00PM
City living isn't always easy, but a new study shows those who put up with the hustle and bustle are more patient than those who live in suburbia. Published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers had participants think about densely populated areas and then gave them a survey asking about when they wanted to have children, or when they would prefer to receive a reward (a small amount now, or a larger amount later.) Results across all six experimental conditions found those who thought about densely-populated areas typically prolonged their preparation time for life events. This means two things: 1) that environments are still affecting human behavior in an evolutionary way, and 2) that city dwellers may seem like they are living the fast life now, but in life overall they take things slower.

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by TMZ posted Mar 27 2017 7:30AM
The public memorial for CARRIE FISHER and her mom DEBBIE REYNOLDS went down Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.  About 1,200 people were there.
It included a speech by DAN AYKROYD, who was once engaged to Carrie . . . an appearance by R2-D2 . . . music by "Star Wars" composer JOHN WILLIAMS . . . and a brand new original song by family friend JAMES BLUNT, called "I'm Here to Let You Go".
Debbie's son Todd Fisher called the event, quote, "a show and not a memorial because my mother didn't like memorials and funerals."
There were several dance numbers featuring students from Debbie's dance school, including an homage to one of her most famous movies, "Singin' in the Rain" . . . and a performance by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles.
Aykroyd told the crowd he once had to perform the Heimlich on Carrie when she choked on a Brussel sprout.  And he said, quote, "I know these women will have a song for us when we arrive at the crossing.  After all, we're only seconds behind."
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