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by Daily Mail posted Apr 26 2017 12:00PM
How often does a co-worker tell you they're "stressed"? Now one expert is saying if you feel you're under pressure, you should be careful how you describe your feeling to others. Seth Swirsky, a clinical psychotherapist explains, "Just saying that you're stressed can set off a cascade of chemicals in the body - epinephrine and cortisol - and neurotransmitters in the brain that make us feel, well, completely stressed out." The good news is you can adjust how you feel by choosing your words differently. Swirsky suggests saying something like, "I'm up against it this week, but I know I will get there in the end."
by Admin posted Apr 26 2017 8:05AM


A 38-year-old guy named Kevin Boudreau Jr. tried to use his credit card to pay at a restaurant in Florida back in October, but it got declined.


His tab was $57, and he told the staff his DAD would pay it if they gave him a call. But they couldn't get him on the phone. And Kevin had PREVIOUSLY failed to pay a bill at the same restaurant, so they had him arrested.


Now he's BACK on our radar, because he came up with an even worse strategy . . .


Last Saturday night, he racked up a $107 tab at a strip club called Body Shots in Ocala, Florida.


And he tried to pay with a credit card that didn't have a NAME on it. So apparently it was either a fake card, or one of those SAMPLE cards they send in the mail when you get a credit card offer.


The manager of the place tried to run it, but it got declined. So Kevin's facing fraud charges.


(Villages-News.com)


(Here's his most recent mugshot.)

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by Admin posted Apr 26 2017 6:12AM
Some people aren't ready to forgive SCOTT BAIO for dissing ERIN MORAN after her death. And that includes Erin's older brother TONY MORAN, who not only threatened Scott, but took a shot at his MANHOOD.


In a Facebook post, he said that Erin dumped Scott back in the day because he was "more like a lil girl and not a man" . . . and also because, quote, "You were tiny. Ya know. Barely a man in the man region."


Then he said, quote, "Scott, I'd advise you to get on your knees and pray you never run into me."

A special shout out to Scott Baio. I already went on Twitter about you. I hope it finds you. You and my lil sis had a very very brief fling. She dumped you. 2 reasons. 1. She told me that you were more like a lil girl and not a man. 2. She told me that you were tiny. Ya know. Barely a man in the man region. True story! Scott, I'd advise you to get on your knees and pray you never run into me.



In a later post, Tony said Scott's WIFE tried to apologize to him, but he wasn't having it. Quote, "It's too late you mother[effing] pieces of [crap]! Go back under the rock you crawled out from under."


Maybe Scott and his wife should watch their backs . . . because Tony played Michael Myers in the original "Halloween". Technically, he was one of three people who played Michael. Four if you count the kid who played him at age 6.


Either way, it sounds like Scott is still trying to make amends for what he said. Yesterday he posted an open letter from Erin's husband, talking about her cancer battle and her final moments.



Originally posted on April 26th, 2017
by NY POST posted Apr 25 2017 12:00PM

Some people run back into burning houses to save their pets, and others go back for their beer. A South Dakota man was arrested Sunday (April 23rd) after he ran back into his burning home yo "save" his beer. As firefighters were working to put out the fire, the man ran past them and cops to go grab his beer. The Sioux Falls Police Department tweeted, "1 in custody after obstructing fire and police. It is not advisable to push past PD and Fire in an attempt to "save your beer"#besmart



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by Robbie Daniels posted Apr 25 2017 11:00AM
America's favorite vivacious fitness guru-turned-introvert Richard Simmons took to Facebook to thank his healthcare workers and LAPD -- and assure concerned fans that nothing is amiss in his life.
Simmons, 68, was treated at the Cedars Sinai hospital for severe indigestion, and has been out of public sight for a few years, prompting dramatic rumors that he is being held hostage by his maid Teresa Reveles or in the process of transitioning from male to female.
  • In his Facebook post, he wrote: "Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday. I wanted to take a moment to send a big thank you to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center during my short stay there this week. They make you feel good even though you're in the hospital for feeling bad.
  • "Another shout out goes to the wonderful men and women of the Los Angeles Police Dept. They were so helpful and kind as I returned home.
  • "Let's take a minute and all be thankful for medical professionals, police, firefighters and our brave military forces here and around the world. They risk so much every day to make us well and keep us protected. God Bless all of them."
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by Admin posted Apr 25 2017 8:15AM
The day after ERIN MORAN's death, SCOTT BAIO posted a nice tribute on social media and expressed his "sincere condolences."


But Chachi apparently didn't love the way Joanie was living her life, because the next day he went on a radio show and shared a slightly different sentiment.


He said he isn't really shocked that she died . . . quote, "My thing is, I feel bad because her whole life, she was troubled, could never find what made her happy and content.


"For me, you do drugs or drink, you're gonna die. I'm sorry if that's cold, but God gave you a brain, [he] gave you the will to live and thrive, and you gotta take care of yourself."


He also said, quote, "I knew Erin well, [but] over the last many years I have not spoken with her. She was just an insecure human being and fell into this world of drugs and alcohol . . .


"I don't know if that's what killed her, [but] I'm sure it was a culmination of years and years of doing it that might have had something to do with it."


Erin's struggles have been well documented, and he'd know better than anyone if she was abusing drugs and alcohol 30 years ago. But in reality, it sounds like she was killed by CANCER.


Naturally, Scott got a lot of backlash. And so, he tried to defend himself. He Tweeted, quote, "I said 'IF' you abuse drugs." (Technically, he DIDN'T say 'if.' He said "You do drugs or drink, you're gonna die.")


And when someone asked if he regretted saying what he did, Scott said, quote, "You know absolutely nothing about me or the truth." (???) He also tried to explain himself in a Facebook post, but it's mostly just a rant about the media and "fake news." (He clearly feels bad. But a simple apology would've been enough.)
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by Time posted Apr 24 2017 12:00PM
The crazy cost of higher education has been blamed for many things, and now it may be responsible for driving up marijuana use. A team of analysts at the firm Cowen were thinking perhaps this debt is causing young Americans to go for marijuana because it gives a stronger high than alcohol. Lead analyst Vivien Azer writes, "The shift towards higher student loan debt levels disproportionately affect millennials who are likely more price sensitive. Supporting our contention that 'Buzz for Your Buck' considerations are driving substitution among this younger cohort." The team noted that over the past seven years, cannabis usage among those between 18-25 has risen 4.6 percent in the U.S., while alcohol consumption has fallen 2.5 percent. Demand for the two items have appeared to move inversely over the past few decades, according to the firm. Ironically, students convicted of marijuana possession become ineligible for federal student loans.

by Time posted Apr 24 2017 11:00AM
If you follow a UPS truck along its route, you will see it avoid left turns. Vehicle routing programs were developed in 1959 as a way to organize moving objects. They use complex mathematical problem equations that take into account a variety of factors to determine the best way to get from point A to point B. One of these equations is working inside UPS trucks to help drivers deliver their packages more efficiently and safely. This special routing software has determined the turning left is a waste of time and money (only in countries where cars drive on the righthand side of the road.) Although this rule may increase time spent to get to a destination, it reduces the chances of an accident and eliminates time spent waiting for traffic to make a turn (and thus saves fuel.) The Conversation argues if everybody agreed to no longer turn left, it could translate into massive savings and reduced carbon emissions, but would you be willing to add a few more minutes to your drive?

http://time.com/4727707/ups-no-left-turns/

by Admin posted Apr 24 2017 6:25AM
If you cook up the frozen hash browns in your freezer, be careful . . . the little white chunks mixed in might not be onions.


Two of the biggest brands of frozen hash browns have just been recalled . . . because they contain pieces of GOLF BALLS.


McCain Foods USA just recalled Roundy's and Harris Teeter hash browns because, quote, "despite our stringent supply standards, golf balls may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product."


How exactly do you harvest golf balls? They didn't say. Were their potatoes grown on a driving range? Are the hash browns packaged in a factory that also makes golf balls? We may never know.


They say that no injuries have been reported by people swallowing golf balls parts . . . so far.


(FOX 32 - Chicago)
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by Time posted Apr 21 2017 11:00AM
As always, Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people for 2017 feature a hodgepodge of acclaimed Hollywood stars, TV personalities, tech titans and world leaders.
Among the honorees are Oscar winners Viola Davis and Emma Stone, comedians Leslie Jones and Jordan Peele, musicians Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato, TV talking heads James Corden and RuPaul, sports figures Colin Kaepernick and Simone Biles, techies Evan Spiegel and Jeff Bezos and leaders President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.
  • Other celebs mentioned include John Legend, Melinda Gates and Riz Ahmed, who were also chosen as cover subjects (Davis and Bezos also earned covers).
  • Stars like Meryl Streep, Tyra Banks, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Martin Scorsese and Oprah Winfrey toiled behind the scenes penning tributes to their cohorts on the list.
  • Of model and body activist Ashley Graham Banks wrote: "Every Graham of her body embraces anyone who ever doubted themselves. It is time for everyone to bow down to the fashion industry's—no, make that beauty's—new queen."
  • Gavin Grimm, an LGBT activist, is the youngest person to appear on the list at age 17. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is the oldest at age 87.
  • This year's issue of Time's 100 Most Influential People will hit newsstands Friday, April 21st.
http://time.com/collection/2017-time-100/
by Admin posted Apr 21 2017 8:16AM

A woman named Lori just posted a picture on Reddit of the note her seven-year-old son Nathan brought home from school earlier this week. Now, sure, it was clearly handwritten by a kid and NOT an official letter . . . but it had a stern message.


Quote, "Dear Parents, Nathan has been doing good in all his classes except for Video Game Class! If he does not stay up all night playing video games, he will get kicked out of school . . . From, The School."


Lori quickly got him to admit it was fake, but she was impressed enough with the ridiculousness that she DID give him an extra 30 minutes of video game time that night.


(Mashable)


(Here's a picture of the note.)
by Admin posted Apr 21 2017 6:57AM
Wednesday night, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock visited with President Donald Trump at the White House. Details of the meeting were not immediately made known, though Nugent posted an article on his Deer & Deer Hunting blog about the encounter. The musician wrote, "We discussed various quality of life issues and how entrenched status quo political correctness has wrecked everything it has touched and how his administration is focused and dedicated to get back to the US Constitutional basics of government of, by and for the people." Images posted on social media of the meeting show the group taking photos in the Oval Office and mockingly standing front of Hillary Clinton's portrait.

by Admin posted Apr 20 2017 11:08AM

Remember a few years back when people were lined up outside of one super fancy bakery in New York City to get cronuts? I think it's safe to say that croissant mashups have now gone FULLY mainstream.


Because WALMART just created a new product called the crotilla (crow-tee-yuh) that's a combination of a croissant and a tortilla. So what would that taste like? A flakier, butter-ier tortilla.


They're now on sale at about 800 Walmarts around the country.


(
Delish)


(Here's a photo.)

by Robbie Daniels posted Apr 20 2017 11:00AM
And this guy put himself through some hell to find out...all in the name of science! OH and there's a chart too...to point out those place that hurt the most...in case you need that...

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worst-place-to-be-stung-by-a-bee-2017-4

AND then there's a video too:
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by Admin posted Apr 20 2017 8:00AM
Today is 4/20. And if that doesn't mean anything to you, congratulations, you've avoided getting sucked into weed culture.


But since today IS the unofficial marijuana holiday . . . stoners everywhere are gonna want to eat. And a food delivery service analyzed their orders from last 4/20 to figure out the most popular SNACKS people order today. Check 'em out . . .


1. Ben & Jerry's Half Baked ice cream.

2. Sour Patch Kids.

3. Swedish Fish.

4. Cheez-Its.

5. Haribo Gummy Bears.

6. Nerds Rope. Yes, that's a bunch of Nerds candy made into a long stick.

7. Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

8. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

9. Ben & Jerry's Tonight Dough ice cream.

10. Kit Kats.


(Mashable)
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by Admin posted Apr 20 2017 6:51AM
AARON HERNANDEZ may have been acquitted of that double murder . . . but he WAS convicted of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Although, his death might actually vacate that conviction.


There's an obscure law on the books in Massachusetts, that says Hernandez died an INNOCENT man. Technically. Because if a defendant dies before ALL of his appeals have been exhausted, then he's not a criminal in the eyes of the law.


Some legal experts say the whole case could be erased . . . as if he was never arrested, tried, or convicted. Obviously, that's putting the cart before the horse at this stage, but it could have MAJOR implications.


For example, TMZ says the ongoing civil case that Lloyd's family has against Hernandez could take a hit . . . and they'd have to re-establish his liability by having the whole case re-tried with a new jury. But it's unclear how that could happen, because he's too dead to defend himself.


Other legal experts say a vacated conviction might mean the Patriots are on the hook to pay Hernandez's family the remaining MILLIONS from his contract. And the family is already looking into that.



Originally posted on April 20th, 2017
by Robbie Daniels posted Apr 19 2017 11:00AM
Not sure what to NetFlix? Can't agree on what to watch? Well, here ya go...time for some good ol' roulette...will you watch what it spins to?

http://netflixroulette.net/

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by Admin posted Apr 19 2017 10:09AM
Jack talks to Robbie, Dave and Moose about the bands upcoming show at this year's Happy Harry's Ribfest, their new song and some of the surprises you might get when you buy their new album...



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by Admin posted Apr 19 2017 8:01AM
The nationwide manhunt for the guy who murdered an innocent, random victim and streamed it on Facebook on Sunday is over . . . and it's all thanks to a McDonald's employee. Someone promote him to assistant manager, stat.


The killer, who we won't name because he doesn't deserve any recognition, apparently had made his way east from Cleveland, Ohio to Erie, Pennsylvania.


And yesterday around 11:00 A.M., he went to a McDonald's drive-thru and ordered a 20-piece McNuggets and fries.


Thankfully, the employee working the drive-thru recognized him. So he stalled by saying his fries weren't ready while some other employees called the cops.


He drove off JUST as the Pennsylvania state troopers arrived. And after a two-mile chase, they managed to hit him and pop his tires.


As the cops swarmed the car, he shot and killed himself.


There's no word on whether the McDonald's employee might be eligible for the $50,000 reward that was being offered for info on his whereabouts.


(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
by Admin posted Apr 19 2017 6:57AM
Someone on a ranch in Canada posted a video where a herd of 150 cattle are following a BEAVER around. The owners of the ranch say they've never seen it happen before, and don't know what was going on. Apparently the cows were curious or confused.

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by Admin posted Apr 19 2017 6:31AM

A tennis match at the Sarasota Open was interrupted by a couple having SEX yesterday. At first people thought it was someone in the crowd watching porn on their phone. So one of the players hit a ball into the audience.

But it was a REAL couple. They were getting-it-on across the lake from the arena, and the sound carried. So the other player came up with a pretty good line. He shouted, "It can't be THAT good."

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by Admin posted Apr 18 2017 11:53AM

A woman in Texas recently moved into a new place and didn't have a plunger yet. So when her toilet got clogged last week she tried to unclog it by just reaching her HAND in there. And it got STUCK, so she had to call the fire department.


They had to unhook the toilet from the wall . . . carry it outside with her . . . and break chunks off by tapping it with a sledgehammer until she could get her hand out.


(Search for "
Viral Hog - Crappy Day in Cleveland, Texas." They get her hand out at 2:38.)


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by Admin posted Apr 18 2017 8:00AM
You remember that scene in "Billy Madison" where one of the kids pees his pants, and ADAM SANDLER helps him out by splashing water on his own pants so it looks like he peed his too? That literally just went down in real life.


A guy named Ben Sowards from Enoch, Utah found out his six-year-old daughter had an accident at school last week.


So before he went to pick her up, he splashed a bunch of water on the front of his own pants so she wouldn't feel alone and ashamed.


Apparently his daughter thought it was funny and it DID make her feel better.


Her sister posted a few photos on Twitter and now they've been going viral.


(Daily Dot)

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by Fox posted Apr 17 2017 12:00PM
'Fake news' is a term consistently in the headlines lately, and now Facebook wants to help you spot false stories, and elimate them from the platform. The social network has a system in place that has allowed it to eliminate morme than 30,000 fake accounts in France. They hope this will eliminate spamming. Facebook technical program manager Shabnam Shaik wrote in a blog post, "We've found that a lot of false news is financially motivated, and as part of our work to promote an informed society, we have focused on making it very difficult for dishonest people to exploit our platform or profit financially from false news sites using Facebook." (Fox)

by Admin posted Apr 17 2017 10:13AM

CARRIE FISHER's brother Todd said Carrie would be in "Star Wars 9". Well, he was wrong.


On Friday, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said Todd must have been "confused", because Carrie's not in it.


Kennedy said Carrie's work in Part 8 is FANTASTIC . . . but when she died, they basically had to scrap all their plans for her in Part 9 and start over.


On a related note, if you haven't seen it by now, the new
trailer for Part 8, "The Last Jedi", came out on Friday. As of last night it had more than 24 million views.

(One last "Star Wars" note: Here's a Han Solo proposing to a Princess Leia in front of MARK HAMILL.)



by Admin posted Apr 17 2017 8:00AM
Here are some random facts for you . . .


1. The scrolling text at the beginning of the first "Star Wars" movie was done by printing out the entire thing and having a camera slowly dolly down over it.


2. You could fit 63 Earths inside of Uranus. Yup, Moose checked too. Confirmed.


3. A rock is considered a boulder if it's more than 10.1 inches in diameter.


4. The mascots on kids' cereal boxes, like Tony the Tiger, are drawn so their eyes are looking slightly DOWNWARD. That's a trick to make sure that if the boxes are on a high shelf at the grocery store, the mascot is making eye contact with kids.


5. There's only ONE PIG in the entire country of Afghanistan. His name is Khanzir and he's in the Kabul Zoo. Since it's an Islamic country where they don't eat pork and aren't even allowed to TOUCH pigs, there's no need for any other pigs.


(Gizmodo / Cool Cosmos / Wikipedia / Consumerist / Wikipedia)
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by Admin posted Apr 17 2017 6:27AM
If you're getting a really big tax refund this year, we're not trying to crush your joy. But here's why it ISN'T always a good thing . . .


When you get a big refund, it's usually because you had too much money withheld from your paychecks. Maybe because you filled something out wrong on your W-4. And it IS nice to get that big chunk of money.


But a lot of people end up using their refund to pay down credit cards, which rack up interest all year. And if you had a little more money in your pocket, maybe you wouldn't have NEEDED to use your credit card.


Or if you REALLY want to be an adult about it, that extra money could have automatically been deposited into a retirement account. Here's why it makes sense . . .


Let's say you get paid twice a month, and got a really nice refund this year of $1,200. That means you overpaid by $50 per paycheck.


If you invested all that money and kept doing it for 30 years, you'd put away $36,000. But because of compound interest, you'd actually end up with a lot more than that.


If your 401K or IRA made 6% a year, you'd actually end up with about a HUNDRED-THOUSAND dollars after 30 years. About 60 grand of it would come from the compound interest alone.


(Bankrate.com)
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by Admin posted Apr 14 2017 1:00PM

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas . . . eventually . . . and JOHN MADDEN says he wouldn't want to be the visiting coach coming into town, and having to keep his players in check in Sin City.


He says, quote, "I'd hate [to] take a team in there. I'd hate to have my team in Vegas on Saturday night before the game . . . every team has a 'bottom 10.' I think there's going to be a lot of problems like that."


By the 'bottom 10,' he's talking about the players with behavioral issues . . . and Vegas DOES make it easy to do the sort of things that should "stay in Vegas."


But, so does Miami, New Orleans, New York, and L.A., and so Vegas might not be THAT dramatically different.



Originally posted on April 14th, 2017
by Admin posted Apr 14 2017 12:00PM
Here's proof that eventually EVERYTHING becomes a fashion trend for a moment. Because, allegedly, PLUMBER CHIC has arrived.


A high fashion company called Vetements is about to start selling new jeans that have a zipper on the butt . . . so you can expose a little BUTT CRACK. Or your full butt crack, if you're in the mood.


Based on Vetements' usual prices, a pair will probably cost as much as your rent, so you might need to figure out a more do-it-yourself method if you want to get in on this hot new exposed butt crack trend.


(Mashable)
by Admin posted Apr 14 2017 10:00AM

Peeps are good to eat on Easter . . . at least, they are if there aren't any chocolate eggs around. And that's the thing these days. There are ALWAYS chocolate eggs around.

According to a new survey, Peeps have PLUMMETED in popularity over the past few years in the face of better Easter candy options.

When it comes to the candy we're looking forward to this year, 54% of us say Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs . . . 48% chocolate bunnies . . . 48% jelly beans . . . 45% Hershey's chocolate eggs . . . and 34% Peeps.

Usually, Peeps is right up around 45%, so that's a major drop.

Peeps tried to spin it by saying, quote, "Peeps continues to be the number one non-chocolate brand at Easter." And that's not even true, since people preferred jelly beans.

(Allentown Morning Call)

by Admin posted Apr 14 2017 9:20AM
Maybe if the Easter Bunny had a reputation for giving better gifts like cash and Xboxes instead of candy and coloring books, kids would be more likely to have his back.


According to a new survey, kids are more likely to believe in Santa and the Tooth Fairy than the Easter Bunny.


71% of kids under 12 believe in Santa . . . 70% believe in the tooth fairy . . . and 58% believe in the Easter Bunny.


Kids between three and five are most likely to believe in all three of them, but even in THAT age bracket, one out of three kids say they don't believe in the Easter Bunny.


And by the time kids hit 10 years old, more than half don't believe in him.


(PR Newswire)
by Admin posted Apr 14 2017 8:00AM
If you're in public relations and you LOVE a challenge, than ooh baby, do we have the job for YOU.


There's a new public relations manager job open at . . . United Airlines. The listing says, quote, "The pace is fast, our standards are high, and the opportunities are boundless and our passengers are bloody." Okay, I added in that last part.


Anyway, there's no word on the salary, but if you're REALLY good at public relations, I feel like they'd happily back up a dump truck of money at your house.


(Huffington Post)
by Admin posted Apr 14 2017 6:31AM
Someone found a nine-year-old Easter egg this week. And when they cracked it open it POPPED, apparently from all the built-up pressure inside. As you'd probably guess, it also didn't smell very good.

by Admin posted Apr 13 2017 10:05AM


Slaughter has sold more than 5 million records world wide. The group has had numerous top hits on the Billboard charts such as, Fly To The Angels, Up All Night, Spend My Life, and Mad About You. They also won the 1991 American Music Award for "Favorite New Artist".

Slaughter has toured with KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, POISON, DAMN YANKEES, and countless others.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE NEW ALBUM FROM MARK SLAUGHTER!


by Admin posted Apr 13 2017 9:50AM
RCA Records
RCA Records


Keni Richards, a musician best known for his tenure as the original drummer for
Autograph, has died at the age of 60.

The band's founding guitarist, Steve Lynch, confirmed the news via the band's Twitter account, calling Richards "the mighty force that was our backbone from 1983-1988." Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan also tweeted a tribute, saying Richards was "an amazing soul and funny as hell."


Richards, who'd earlier played with Autograph frontman Steve Plunkett in a band called John Doe, proved instrumental in securing the fledgling group its big break. While Autograph were still getting their demo together, Richards — who'd become a jogging buddy of
Van Halen singer David Lee Roth's — claimed he received a phone call from Eddie Van Halen offering to make them the "T-shirt band" for Van Halen's upcoming tour.


"I'm like, 'Well, what's a T-shirt band?' and Eddie Van Halen's like, 'It's a band that goes out on the road with us and people boo you cuz they don't like you, and they go buy one of our T-shirts,'" Richards laughed years later in conversation with
Legendary Rock Interviews. "So we go out and get a Winnebago and take them up on their offer to open the 1984 tour. Funny thing happens, five months later we're signing a multi-million dollar record deal with RCA after we play the gig at Madison Square Garden."


Autograph's debut release, 1984's Sign in Please, cracked the Top 30 and scored the band its signature hit, "Turn Up the Radio," but subsequent releases failed to capitalize on that momentum; following the disappointing sales of their third album, 1987's Loud and Clear, the group tried adopting a harder-edged sound for a follow-up LP, but disbanded prior to its release.


Watch Autograph's 'Turn Up the Radio' Video



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With Autograph sidelined throughout the '90s, Richards pursued a variety of other projects, but a mid-'90s operation to curb chronic back pain led to a serious opiate addiction that landed him in the care of Loveline host and future VH1 star Dr. Drew Pinsky. Richards later pinpointed his rehab stint as the experience that led to him discovering a knack for visual arts, starting his later career in painting — and introducing him to ex-Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan, who'd begin a long collaborative relationship with Richards that started with Lanegan's 1998 solo LP Scraps at Midnight.


"So here's this heavy metal guy and this big grunge guy writing poetry and playing piano together," Richards joked. "I've had a really interesting rock 'n' roll life aside from Autograph that most people don't have any idea about. … I've been to hell on drugs, but I've made a hell of a comeback."



Read More:
Former Autograph Drummer Keni Richards Dead at 60 | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/keni-richards-dead/?trackback=tsmclip
by Admin posted Apr 13 2017 8:15AM
On the rare occasion you have to write a check, do you ever write something goofy in the memo line? It's fine if you're writing a check to a friend. But it's not a great idea if you're writing a check to the government . . .


A guy in northern Montana named Scott Dion wrote a $746 check in November to pay his property taxes. And he felt like he was getting screwed by the government. So on the memo line, he wrote "sexual favors." And the county treasurer refused to cash it.


After the money didn't come out of his account, he had a lawyer send them a letter in February that said it was illegal to not cash it. It said that according to state law, it amounted to official misconduct and the treasurer could be prosecuted.


Then his lawyer sent a follow-up letter two weeks later after nothing happened. And Scott is STILL waiting for the check to clear. The treasurer is now trying to claim the check was just lost, and they don't know where it is.


A lawyer for the county also claimed they can't cash a check if it's not clear what the money is for. But Scott thinks the treasurer was just offended by it, and that he writes dumb memos on checks all the time.


He made another tax payment last year and wrote "[B.S.]" as the memo. And that one did go through.


(Billings Gazette)
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by Admin posted Apr 13 2017 6:02AM
Whenever I need to quickly figure out how to do something, I go to YouTube and find instructional videos. It's actually a great resource for that. Turns out that's not ALWAYS a good thing . . .


An eight-year-old kid in East Palestine, Ohio wanted to get some McDonald's on Sunday night after his parents went to sleep. And his master plan was . . . take their van and drive there.


And since he needed to learn how to drive . . . he went to YouTube, watched some videos, and gave it a shot. So he and his four-year-old sister hopped in the car, and headed straight to McDonald's to get some cheeseburgers.


Believe it or not, YouTube educated the kid REALLY well. According to witnesses, he followed all the driving laws, stopped for lights, made perfect left and right turns, and stayed under the speed limit.


But they called the cops on him anyway, and when the officers got there, the kid and his sister were in the McDonald's drive-thru lane about a half mile from their house, ordering food . . . which he paid for out of his piggy bank.


No charges are going to be filed. And the kids DID get to eat their food.


(NBC 21 - Youngstown / Gizmodo)

by Robbie Daniels posted Apr 12 2017 12:00PM

A strangely compelling video of Nicole Richie getting high-fived in the face has gone viral.
During an interview for Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf, Richie sarcastically says that the best news she's heard all week is that her hometown of L.A. is about to get three days of rain.
  • Cue a celebratory hand slap that goes tragically awry with Cat smacking Nicole in the face, and knocking her sunglasses to the ground.
  • Whoops! "Are you OK?" Greenleaf asks.
  • Luckily, Richie handles the beating like a champ joking that she can still see "out of my left eye."
  • Richie, 35, appeared on the show to discuss her new scripted comedy show, Great News, which premieres on NBC April 25th at 9 pm.
by Robbie Daniels posted Apr 12 2017 11:00AM
Orange Is the New Black has shared the first footage of its highly anticipated fifth season. Netflix released the first minute of the season on Tuesday, and it looks like the prison dramedy will pick up where it left off in season 4. The footage shows Daya (Dascha Polanco) holding a gun, and things kick off with a bang. The fifth season will take place in real time over three days. Netflix is premiering OITNB season 5 on June 9th
by Admin posted Apr 12 2017 10:51AM

DAVID LETTERMAN's mother, Dorothy Mengering, has died. She was 95 years old.

Dave made her a STAR when he put her on "The Late Show" during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway. She went on to cover the next two winter games.

He would also put her on for holidays like Thanksgiving and Mother's Day.


One of their most popular bits was "Guess Mom's Pies", where Dave had to pick which pie she had made. In 1996, she published a cookbook called "Home Cookin' with Dave's Mom".


Dave's "Late Show" successor STEPHEN COLBERT
Tweeted, quote, "I'm so sorry to hear of Dorothy Mengering's death, and so grateful that Dave shared her with us."



by Admin posted Apr 12 2017 10:49AM

"Friends" is being turned into an off-Broadway musical by the same people who wrote such "classics" as "90210! The Musical!", "Katdashians! The Musical!", and "Bayside! The Musical!", which is a "Saved by the Bell" parody.

It'll open this fall at the Triad Theatre in New York, and judging by the song titles, there's some potential here. They include:

"The Only Coffee Shop in New York City"

"45 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?"

"How You Doing, Ladies?"

"We Were on a Break!"

"Oh. My. God. It's Janice!"

"The Ballad of Fat Monica"

"Could I BE Anymore . . . in Love with Monica"

"The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode"

"We'll Always Be There For You"

(Here's the official website.)

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by Admin posted Apr 12 2017 8:13AM
The Humane Society in Oshkosh, Wisconsin recently ended up with a dog, a cat, and a pet rat after their owner couldn't take care of them anymore. And they were all extremely bonded to each other.


The dog's name is Sasha, and looks like some sort of terrier mix. The cat is black-and-white, and its name is Jack. And the rat's name is Tweeks. It's your run-of-the-mill rat, like you'd see in a New York subway, but with black fur.


The original owner told the workers they should all stay together if possible, and they weren't lying. As soon as they put them in different rooms, the cat got really depressed.


So they decided to put it back in the same room with the dog, and it perked up. Then they put the rat in with them, and it seemed even happier.


They started calling them "The Rat Pack," and let them all stay together while they looked for someone to adopt all THREE of them.


Obviously most people don't come in looking for a dog AND a cat. And if you tack on a RAT, the odds drop significantly.


But a woman recently came in with her daughter, and said she'd take the dog AND the cat. They didn't want the rat at first. But once they saw how bonded they all were, they decided to take him too.


(ABC News / UPI)

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Location : Wisconsin
by Admin posted Apr 12 2017 6:00AM
J. GEILS was found dead in his home in Groton, Massachusetts yesterday. No one suspects foul play, but the police are still investigating. They were called to the house at around 4:00 P.M. for a "well-being check."


J. Geils was the founder and guitarist for The Alan Parsons Project. Yeah, I'm kidding. Sorry . . . humor helps me grieve. J. Geils was the founder and guitarist for the J. GEILS BAND. He was NOT the singer. That's PETER WOLF.


Wolf posted a Facebook message saying, quote, "Thinking of all the times we kicked it high and rocked down the house! R.I.P. Jay Geils."


The band formed in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967. They recorded and toured throughout the '70s, but hit their peak in the early '80s, with a string of hits including "Centerfold", "Love Stinks", and "Freeze Frame".


The band broke up in 1985, and didn't get back together again until a 13-date tour in 1999. They played the occasional show over the next decade or so. But in 2012, he sued the rest of the band for touring and using the name without him.


Geils was also heavily into racing, and he founded a shop called KTR Motorsports.


(His real name was John Warren Geils Jr., by the way.)


(Rolling Stone)
by Admin posted Apr 11 2017 12:07PM

The Atlanta Braves are starting in a new ballpark this season, and it's offering something NO ONE else has ever done: They've got a beer that's brewed out of BASEBALL BATS.

A brewery called the Terrapin Beer Company from Athens, Georgia takes the excess wood that gets shaved off when baseball bats are made and they use it to age the beer. And according to one review, it actually tastes pretty good.

The beer is only going to be available at the stadium.

(CBS Sports)

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Location : AthensGeorgia
by Trend Hunter posted Apr 11 2017 12:00PM
Ford has debuted a new hybrid for police cars that can handle high-speed pursuits, quote, "for longer periods at different speeds and over obstacles." Ford says the Police Responder Hybrid will more than double the gas mileage of its current Police Interceptor line vehicles, and will have features including better engine cooling, stronger brakes, a tougher suspension system, and skid plates underneath to protect mechanical components when the car drives over curbs. The new cars will start being used in Los Angeles and New York before expanding later in the year for police departments nationwide. Check out the links for more:

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/10/technology/ford-fusion-hybrid-police-car/

http://linkis.com/www.trendhunter.com/29iCA



by Admin posted Apr 11 2017 11:53AM

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was two-thirds of the way to a perfect game yesterday, which is a BIG deal. A perfect game is like a no-hitter . . . on STEROIDS! Or . . . maybe I should re-phrase that.

It's when a pitcher finishes all nine innings without letting ANYONE on base. No hits, no walks, no hit batsmen, or errors. Just '27 up, 27 down.'

It's only been done 23 times in history, and Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners was the last pitcher to do it, back in 2012.

Anyway, Pineda had one going into the seventh inning, and that's when Martha Stewart decided to open her big mouth and jinx it. She Tweeted, quote, "It's the top of the seventh here at Yankee Stadium and the Yankees are pitching a perfect game versus the Tampa Rays."

Then, just THREE MINUTES later, Pineda gave up a hit and the whole thing went up in smoke. Though, they still ended up winning the game 8-to-1.

One of the unspoken rules of perfect games is that you're not supposed to talk about them, or you'll jinx them. But was Martha's Tweet REALLY responsible for Pineda losing his perfect game? ABSOLUTELY. (???)



by Admin posted Apr 11 2017 8:00AM
Delta Airlines had to cancel around 3,000 flights last week because of storms. And while that had to be an absolute NIGHTMARE for tens of thousands of people . . . it was a JACKPOT for one family.


A woman named Laura Begley Bloom and her family were supposed to travel from New York to Florida on Delta for a vacation on Friday.


Their flight actually WASN'T canceled, so Delta was offering up a ton of money for people to give up their seats. Laura and her family negotiated $1,350 each to get bumped to Saturday . . . and since there were three of them, that was a total of $4,050.


When they went back to the airport on Saturday, THAT flight was also okay, and they each took another $1,315 to get bumped to Sunday.


And at the airport on Sunday, they decided just to forget about the trip to Florida, and they each took $1,000 to give up their seats . . . AND they got the original cost of the tickets refunded.


So, all in, the family made $11,000 over the weekend just to stay in New York.


(Consumerist)
by Admin posted Apr 11 2017 8:00AM
Delta Airlines had to cancel around 3,000 flights last week because of storms. And while that had to be an absolute NIGHTMARE for tens of thousands of people . . . it was a JACKPOT for one family.


A woman named Laura Begley Bloom and her family were supposed to travel from New York to Florida on Delta for a vacation on Friday.


Their flight actually WASN'T canceled, so Delta was offering up a ton of money for people to give up their seats. Laura and her family negotiated $1,350 each to get bumped to Saturday . . . and since there were three of them, that was a total of $4,050.


When they went back to the airport on Saturday, THAT flight was also okay, and they each took another $1,315 to get bumped to Sunday.


And at the airport on Sunday, they decided just to forget about the trip to Florida, and they each took $1,000 to give up their seats . . . AND they got the original cost of the tickets refunded.


So, all in, the family made $11,000 over the weekend just to stay in New York.


(Consumerist)
by Admin posted Apr 10 2017 10:01AM

Some guy in Spain was on a rollercoaster with his friend the other day and got nailed in the face by a BIRD. Aside from the total-bird-destruction, the video is pretty funny because of his reaction.


He doesn't know what happened at first, and the dead bird is still caught on his NECK. Then he freaks out, flings it off, and looks pretty disturbed for a second. But then he refuses to not have fun on the rollercoaster.



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by Admin posted Apr 10 2017 9:58AM

Princess Leia will be in "Star Wars 9" after all . . . but not as a CGI character. CARRIE FISHER's brother Todd, and her daughter BILLIE LOURDE, gave Lucasfilm permission to use footage that was already shot.

Carrie had already finished shooting her scenes for Part 8, "The Last Jedi" . . . so maybe they're repurposing unused footage from that.

Todd says, quote, "Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is, you don't . . . I think the people deserve to have her. She's owned by them."

by Admin posted Apr 10 2017 9:55AM

A 66-year-old guy named Jan Flato was gambling on a high-stakes slot machine at a casino in Fort Lauderdale about a month ago. Each spin was $50, and he hit the jackpot for a HUNDRED GRAND. (His name is pronounced Jan, not Yan.)

But then things went south for him REALLY fast.

He was hanging out with a 35-year-old woman named Marina Navarro. It's not clear why she was hanging with a dude in his mid-60s . . . but she claims they were "friends." Anyway, on his winning spin, he asked HER to push the button for good luck. And that turned out to be a very bad idea.

Apparently casinos have a rule where the person who pulls the lever or pushes the button on a slot machine is technically the one who's gambling. So SHE ended up winning the money, and he got nothing.

Jan flipped out in the middle of the casino when they told him. But security footage clearly showed Marina hitting the button. So they gave her a check for 50 grand . . . another $50,000 in cash . . . and she left without him.

She claims she offered to give him some of the money, but he started sending angry text messages. So she's not giving him anything, and their "friendship" is over.

(Miami Herald / WHDH)

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by Admin posted Apr 10 2017 8:25AM
Oh, 4 seats needed for United Employees? No volunteers? No? Ok.. so THIS HAPPENS! Unbelievable that this occurs, especially in America! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4396986/Passengers-film-moment-police-drag-man-United-plane.html
by Admin posted Apr 7 2017 8:00AM

Taco Bell recently rolled out its taco that uses a FRIED CHICKEN BREAST as a shell. But clearly, their experimenting with CRAZY SHELLS isn't going to stop there.


Because Taco Bell just started testing a new breakfast taco that uses a FRIED EGG as the shell. And they put potatoes, cheese, and sausage or bacon inside it.


Right now they're testing them in Michigan, but there's a good chance these will get rolled out nationwide soon.


(Uproxx)


(Here's a photo.)
by Admin posted Apr 7 2017 6:31AM
ON RICKLES was legendary for ragging on EVERYONE . . . however, he was so good at it, and did it with so much respect that EVERYONE paid tribute to him yesterday. Here are the highlights:


Mel Brooks: "One of the bravest, funniest, and sweetest guys that ever performed. A dear pal that we will all sorely miss."

Tom Hanks: "A God died today. Don, we did not want to ever lose you. Never."

Jimmy Kimmel: "90 years with him weren't enough. One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing."

Barbra Streisand: "Being skewered by Don Rickles was side-splitting funny. A gentle soul with rapid fire wit."

Larry King: "A national treasure is gone. His talent was limitless. To know him was a gift."

Martin Scorsese: "I had the honor of being roasted by him more than once, sometimes when I didn't expect it . . . he just started showing up at places and insulting me.

"Experiencing Don, and tuning into his mind, I witnessed the evolution of his comedy. It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail. Nobody else did what he did. He made comedy into an art form. And like all geniuses, comic or otherwise, he's irreplaceable. He was much loved. I'm really missing this man."

Barbara Eden: "Don [was] such sharp hilarious wit in an era when an insult comic didn't need to be vulgar to be funny."

Chris Rock: "He was the love of my life. Don Rickles is funnier right now in death than most comics are in life."

Jim Carrey: "Don once begged me for a couple of bucks, then told me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego slayer! Comic Everest! Spank you, Mr Rickles."

Bob Saget: "My friend, my dad, the funniest biggest hearted of them all. A beautiful husband and father. My heart is broken. Rest in Peace."

Patton Oswalt: "In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles' family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket."


Don's close friend Bob Newhart apparently didn't know that Don was ill . . . he said he was devastated, and was "totally unprepared for this."
by Admin posted Apr 6 2017 10:33AM

I'm dangerously addicted to sugar but even I think this looks like too much.

Burger King just announced they're rolling out a new FROOT LOOPS milkshake later this month. It's made with vanilla ice cream, crushed up Froot Loops, and a, quote, "sweet sauce," because clearly "sweetness" was the missing ingredient.

They'll be on sale a week from Monday and will cost $2.99.

(Foodbeast)

by Admin posted Apr 6 2017 8:19AM
The media's approval rating is pretty low right now, and some people say real journalism is dead. But maybe there's hope after all . . .


A high school in Pittsburg, Kansas hired a new principal last month named Amy Robertson. And the student newspaper was planning to do a fluff piece about her.


But when they looked into the university where she got her doctorate, they found stories about how it was a SCAM, and you could basically buy a degree. It's an online school called Corllins University. So they started digging deeper.


Six students worked on the story for three weeks, and found that a school she used to run in Dubai got shut down in 2013 for some shady reasons. And she also isn't actually licensed to teach in Kansas.


Apparently the Kansas Department of Education had approved all of her credentials. And she initially claimed the students' story was, quote, "not based on facts." But after they published it last Friday, she ended up RESIGNING.


The superintendent says he's proud of the students who broke the story, and so is their journalism teacher. She says they weren't out to get anyone fired, they just followed the facts.


(Kansas City Star)

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by Page Six posted Apr 5 2017 11:00AM
Take that, Tom Hiddleston! Daniel Craig is being wooed by Bond bosses for one final run as 007, Page Six reports.
While Craig previously claimed he'd rather "slash his wrists" than do another Bond film, the powers that be are dead-set on him because Hiddleston is simply "too smug and not tough enough" for the role in franchise producer Barbara Broccoli's mind.
  • Broccoli and Craig are tight. She also recently produced his hit off-Broadway production of Othello with David Oyelowo, Page Six points out.
  • An insider blabs: "Daniel was very pleased with how Othello went and the great reviews. Now Daniel's talks with Barbara are going in the right direction. They have a script — screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade [who've penned several Bond movies] are writing and they'll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit."
  • The nail in Hiddleston's coffin was his highly publicized, cringey romance with Taylor Swift, insiders tell Page Six.
CHECK IT OUT: http://pagesix.com/2017/04/03/daniel-craig-ready-for-more-007-after-slash-my-wrist-diss/
by Youtube posted Apr 5 2017 10:00AM

This guy shows you that making a flyable airplane can be done with KFC containers.
by Admin posted Apr 5 2017 8:00AM

It's a great early milestone in any relationship when you stop feeling like you have to leave the house and you can just sit there on the couch, eating Thai food and watching a movie. So how long do you have to wait for that to happen?

According to a new survey by Tinder and Grubhub, the answer is . . . the THIRD date. That's not too bad.

The survey also found 31% of people HATE sharing their food on a date . . . and 56% say you shouldn't eat sushi if you don't know how to use chopsticks.

(BroBible)

by Elite Daily posted Apr 4 2017 12:00PM
A survey from the Pet Food Manufacturer's Association has found that cats are now "man's best friend" because the number of cat owners had jump to 8 million in Britain; 500,000 up from last year. The survey found that of the 8 million owners, 5 million are men. Dating experts have confirmed that pictures of you cuddling with your pet will most likely get you a right swipe on Tinder and that the photos really appeal to female audiences. Gemma Croker, Cats Protection's Social Media Manager, thinks the increase could be due to male celebrities, like Liam Hemsworth, sharing their love of cats on social media. Croker said, "Cats have always been on social media but we have definitely noticed more men openly expressing their love for their feline friends."


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by Admin posted Apr 4 2017 11:30AM

93% of the average American's diet is snack foods. And sure, I just made that stat up, but you KINDA believed it, right?

Thrillist.com just released a list of the 100 best SNACK FOODS of all time based on . . . well, based on their staff's opinions. But, considering this list was an IMPOSSIBLE task, I think they actually did alright. Here's their top 10 . . .

1. Doritos.

2. Oreos.

3. Pringles.

4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

5. Goldfish crackers.

6. Cheetos.

7. M&M's.

8. Cheez-Its.

9. Haribo gummy bears.

10. Fritos.

(Here's the full top 100.)

(Thrillist)

by Admin posted Apr 4 2017 6:23AM

Someone at a zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan posted a video of a chimpanzee throwing its own FECES at a group of people. An old lady got hit directly in the FACE . . . then it just hung there on the end of her nose. She took it like a chimp...er..I mean champ.

by Admin posted Apr 3 2017 11:21AM

The Guinness world record people posted some fresh weirdness to their YouTube page the other day. An Australian woman broke her own record by stopping an electric fan 32 times in 60 seconds . . . using her TONGUE.


(Search for "Most Fan Blades Stopped with the Tongue in One Minute." She starts at 1:33.)



by Robbie Daniels posted Apr 3 2017 11:00AM
Former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, hasn't lost any of his spirit of adventure five decades later, taking to the air on Sunday (April 2nd) to become the oldest person to ever fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The 87-year-old Aldrin, who's also a retired Air Force colonel, joined the aerial demonstration team at its Melbourne, Florida Air and Space Show as they flew in formation over the Kennedy Space Center. He tweeted yesterday, "Good to get back in the cockpit. I could get used to this."
  • Aldrin piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon in July 1969, and followed Neil Armstrong in walking out onto the lunar surface.

by Admin posted Apr 3 2017 8:10AM
THE UNDERTAKER hung up his tights last night at "Wrestlemania 33". Unfortunately, it was after losing to ROMAN REIGNS in the main event.


But that's the way wrestling works. Pretty much nobody gets to go out with a win. When you leave, you lose, so that somebody else gets the career bump from beating you. And beating the Undertaker at Mania IS a big deal.


Only one other person has done it: BROCK LESNAR. And Lesnar just happened to have beaten BILL GOLDBERG last night to capture the Universal Title. This looks like a setup to have Reigns and Brock square off for that belt, as the only two men to EVER beat Taker at "Wrestlemania".


Undertaker notched 21 straight victories at Mania before losing to Brock a few years back. Then he won his next two, to bring his record to 23 and 1 before last night. If he stays retired, that record stands at 23 and 2.


The retirement wasn't announced. After the match, Taker just laid his gloves, coat, and hat in the middle of the ring, then walked off as the fans chanted "Thank You".
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