Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Say It Ain't So Bob!

It's Halloween time again.....woo hoo....For those of you who won't be seeing Noah tonight, he's going to be Pablo from the Backyardigans. I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow.


If you haven't seen "Balloon Manor", go check it out...They used over 100,000 balloons to make this Halloween house. Take the interactive tour too... It's kind of fun...

Balloon Manor

Also....if you enjoy games....try this dark M & M's game...You can save your progress and finish later if you want. It's full of pictures depicting horror movie titles.

M and M's Dark Chocolate Game

Bob Barker is retiring after 35 years as the host of the "Price Is Right", and 50 total years on television! At 83 years old, he looks like a young 78 year old! Apparently they've been looking for his replacement for the last couple of years. When interviewed, he creepily and funnily said "he'd take on a movie role if the right one came along, but filmmakers, take note: "I refuse to do nude scenes. These Hollywood producers want to capitalize on my obvious sexuality, but I don't want to be just another beautiful body." Well, at least your pets are spayed and neutered....

I've got to go get Noah and Colleen, so I'll leave you with one final, and probably the best link of the day. This video completely mesmerized me for two minutes...


Monday, October 30, 2006

St. Louis

Woo hoo....I'm back from New York! I was flown to New York City to be an alternate in the AOL Goldrush Game. I got to sit in my hotel room while the three finalists got to compete in Trump Tower, and then on the Early Show. Oh well, I'll try again for the million dollar round, and I did win one of these really cool $600.00 gold coins!

A lot of my blog readers are from Maryland....Let's see how well you know your home state.....What is the official sport of Maryland? The answer is coming up....

The St. Louis Cardinals recently beat the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 World Series. I, along with most everybody else in the country, paid no attention to the series, however, some interesting nuggets of information have risen to the surface.

David Eckstein, shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals, and the 2006 World Series' Most Valuable Player, now has two world series rings. He was also on the Anaheim Angels in 2002 when they had their amazing world series run. So not only does he have two rings from two different teams in two different leagues, he set a new record this week. At 5'7" tall, David Eckstein is the shortest World Series MVP ever!

The other tid bit of information? St. Louis was recently designated as the country's most dangerous city.

Ok all you Marylanders....I hope you all knew that the state sport of Maryland is jousting!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Everybody Loves Peter


Peter Boyle, best known for his role as Frank Barone in the "Everybody Loves Raymond" television show, recently enjoyed a birthday. Did you know that in 1990, Peter suffered a stroke and was unable to talk for 6 months? Ok, trivia question of the day.....Who was the best man at Peter Boyle's wedding to Loraine Alterman, his wife of 29 years?

Well, Jerry and I visited a corn maze is Los Angeles this weekend. Between getting lost, traffic, and not being able to find a gas station in Orange County, it took us about 3 hours to get to the stupid maze. We entered the haunted corn maze behind a group of five teenagers.... The actors would jump out at the teenagers, they would scream and let Jerry and I know that the guy was around the corner. It took all the fun out of the maze. However, if any of those teenage boys in front of us read my blog....you looked really cool when you screamed like girls whenever somebody jumped out of the corn. What made the night fun was watching one of the teenage gentlemen, scared by one of the actors, run backwards and fall on his ass.... Good times.

Interesting news story today....Mr. Lawrence Roach had been married for 18 years when his wife decided that she wanted to have a sex change. So, his wife left him, changed her sex on her driver's license and has been living as a man since she left in preparation for her sex change surgery. Mr. Roach now has $1,200.00 taken out of his paycheck every month to pay his wife alimony. So, unless his ex-wife, ex-husband, whatever you want to call her or him, gets remarried, he has to pay her $1,200.00 a month for the rest of her life.

To answer the question above, "The Beatles" John Lennon was best man at Peter Boyle wedding. Peter's wife was a reporter for "Rolling Stone", when she met and became good friends with Yoko Ono. Through that relationship, Peter met and became best friends with Mr. Lennon.

The Funniest Joke In The World!

Scientists in London have tested over 40,000 jokes and have found what apparently is the world's funniest joke...

"A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing; his eyes are rolled back in his head.

The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911. He gasps to the operator, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator, in a calm, soothing voice, says, "Just take it easy. I can help. First, make sure he's dead." There is silence, then a gunshot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says, "Okay, now what?"

What is your funniest joke?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

More Money Than God

If you've been to Vegas recently, you've seen this Casino.

It's named after its developer....Mr. Steve Wynn. It is the most expensive hotel in Las Vegas. This guy also built The Mirage Hotel and The Bellagio. For those of you who have never been to Las Vegas.....A night at The Bellagio or The Wynn Hotel will cost at least $300.00. And that's a weeknight....You're looking at spending at least $500.00 on a room for a Friday or Saturday night....for the cheapest room in the place....The Wynn Hotel has its own golf course and its own man made lake and mountain for goodness sake.

Anyway...I was sidetracked....Sorry!.....Here's what I wanted to talk about...Mr. Wynn has an eye disease that disrupts his peripheral vision. While showing off one of his paintings to a couple of friends....and when I say one of his paintings, I mean "Le Reve," painted by a little known artist named Pablo Picasso.

Anyway, while showing off one of his paintings to a couple of friends, he accidentally put his elbow through the painting, causing a tear in the canvas. He looked at it, turned around, and said: "Hey, at least I did it." You'd think he'd be a little shaken up....seeing that he had recently sold the painting for $139,000,000.00!!!!! and all that was left to do was put the piece of art in a crate to ship to the buyer. It must be nice to have more money than god....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Spider....AAAAAHHH!

Lindsay Lohan has revealed in an interview that she wants to win an Oscar by the time she is 30. I was hoping that she would be nominated for a Best Actress Award for her role in "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen". Sadly, my prayers were not answered.

Terrell Owens....Football superstar? Clown? Anyway.... You've all heard of him and his antics.....especially his recent alleged pill mix up reported as a suicide attempt. The first thing you need to do is listen to his rap in this youtube video.

Ok....You've seen him as a big shot in the athletic world.....You've heard his domination of the hip hop world.....He's dominated the adult book world with his autobiography.....Well, now....Terrell Owens has written a children's book. Awesome.... Alleen and Noah....Guess what you're getting for Christmas! It hits shelves November 15, 2006. By the way....please notice the starburst on the front cover...."1st in the TO Timeout Series". There will be more!!!!!! For a brief description of the book, go to www.littletlearnstoshare.com.


Brown widows have been found in Orange County. They're popping up all over the place. They're native to Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. They're not as aggressive and their bite does not pack as much of a punch as their Black Widow counterparts, however, arachnid experts say that Brown Widow venom is stronger than Black Widow venom when compared drop for drop. Apparently the only ill effects are a very painful bite and a red mark at the affected area. So if you have kids or pets...keep an eye out for the new eight legged monsters.

Maize Maze

Does anyone want to go to a maize maze with me this weekend? There are a couple of corn mazes around Southern California, and I don't want to go alone.

Rose Rock, Chris Rock's mom, is suing the Cracker Barrel chain of restaurants for racial discrimination. She says she was seated, and then they ignored her for half an hour. When she told the manager about the ordeal, she and her daughter, were offered a free meal, but at that point they did not want to eat. The news story does not indicate whether Ms. Rock said "Excuse me, we haven't ordered yet," or "Do you know who I am? I am Chris Rock's mother."

"He never called over the waitresses and asked, `Why did these people sit here for an hour without service?"' said Ms. Rock.

What? I'm not going to say that this is a case of racial discrimination, but this sounds like a pretty stupid case to me. By the way, Al Sharpton heard about the case and his foundation is going to fund the lawsuit against Cracker Barrel.

Next time I get crappy service, I'm going to demand that the manager call the waitress over and to scream "Why are you racist?" at the girl. "I asked for medium rare, you mother-effing racist scum!"

Cracker Barrel does participate in racial discrimination. I visited a Cracker Barrel restaurant and General Store in Atlanta, Georgia on a business trip. They did not have one white waiter or waitress in the store when I was there. And the fact that they have the nerve to name their restaurant "'Cracker' Barrel"????? Come on! Racist scum! Where's Al Sharpton! I need a lawyer!

On a final note.... How much does "30 Rock"" blow.... and how great is "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip"!

Monday, October 16, 2006

He Dodged That Bullet


Remember Jennifer Wilbanks? She ran away from home in Duluth, Georgia, last April to skip out on her wedding to John Mason. Her disappearance sparked a nationwide search and intensive media coverage. On April 29, 2005, she called her fiance from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and falsely claimed that she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a Hispanic male and a white woman.

Well, now Wilbanks files a lawsuit against her ex-fiance for $500,000, claiming it is her share of a home the ex-fiance purchased with the proceeds to a book deal he negotiated for them when she was medicated, and punitive damages. She is also suing for possession of personal items, including a ladder that belonged to her father, a gold-colored sofa, a new vacuum cleaner and wedding shower gifts.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Time To Move

If anybody has ever needed to move, this is the lady. This is Kathleen Caronna.

Remember that Manhattan apartment building we saw on TV this week that New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his plane into?

This lady lived in one of the apartments that was destroyed by the plane crash and the ensuing fire. The plane's engine landed in her bedroom!

An interview with Mrs. Caronna revealed that she was picking her son up from school, and if the plane crash had occurred just minutes later, both she and her son would have been in the apartment.

Mrs. Caronna seems to be a magnet for freak and bizarre accidents.

In 1997, during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Cat in the Hat balloon went out of control and knocked over a section of a lamppost that weighed several hundred pounds. That section of the lamppost fell on the head of Mrs. Caronna! The impact cracked her skull and left her in a coma for 28 days!

The associated press reported that: "Caronna had been watching the parade with her husband and infant son at 72nd Street and Central Park West. The plane crash occurred at 72nd and York Avenue, several blocks east."

What a weird coincidence!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Good Stuff!

Why don't congressmen use bookmarks?

Because they prefer their pages bent over!

Heyo!

Wow

What would you name your child?

According to news reports from Biloxi Mississippi:

"Leann Real promised her husband, an avid sports fan, that if they ever had a son he'd get to pick the name. ESPN Montana Real was born this week at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

Rusty Real, of D'Iberville, chose ESPN (pronounced Espen) after the sports network and Montana after football legend Joe Montana.

Baby ESPN isn't alone.

Three others were cited in a 2005 report on tivocommunity.com about the network's 25th anniversary. They are Espn Malachi McCall in Pampa, Texas; Espn Curiel in Corpus Christi, Texas; and Espn Blondeel in Michigan."

Monday, October 9, 2006

Christmas

Has anybody else seen the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book? I'm going to take the trivia questions straight from the online catalog and use them for my blog....

1. How long did it take all 60 Maserati Quattroportes, at $125,000 each, to sell out from the 2004 Christmas Book?

2. At $35 Million, what was the most expensive gift ever offered in the Christmas Book?

3. In 1967, they offered a fanciful wig made of what unusual material?

Do you like writing in style? Try the Mont Blanc Diamond Pen. I'm going to stick with my Papermate pens....but hey, if you can afford a $160,930.00 pen....go for it!

If you're still looking for something to get me for Christmas....Neiman Marcus offers a Virgin Galactic Charter to Space for only $1,764,000.00.

"You've wished upon a star, tried to find the man in the moon, and secretly still want to be an astronaut (remember when you were 8 years old?). Now, for the first time, the heavens are truly within reach, when you charter Virgin Galactic for the journey into space. It may sound like science fiction, but it's very real indeed."

"The Burton-Rutan designed SpaceShipOne® has already completed three space missions and won the $10 million Ansari X Prize® for the first private space flight. Now, funded by Virgin, Rutan is building a larger, commercial version of SpaceShipOne exclusively for Virgin Galactic" (and) "is on schedule to begin regular private space travel in 2009."

"Your six-passenger charter begins with three days of medical assessments and training for the astronauts-to-be. When your systems are go, your group will board SpaceShipTwo® and fly off attached to a launching aircraft."

"About 10 miles up, the countdown will occur in mid-air. SpaceShipTwo will detach, fire its custom-designed hybrid rocket, and propel you into the majesty of space. Most astronauts have trouble describing the ethereal, awe-inspiring view of Earth from the silence of space; your six travelers won't have to put it into words. About 63 miles above sea level, you will also experience weightlessness firsthand."

"After gliding back to Earth with a runway landing, it's off to Sir Richard Branson's private island retreat in the British Virgin Islands for each astronaut and a guest. Your party of 12 will enjoy luxury accommodations on Necker Island and four nights of all-inclusive festivities. Sir Richard will host an exclusive celebration and personally present each member of your flight with a set of Virgin Galactic astronaut wings."

"With events on land, in the air, and in space, this is the ultimate getaway. For more information on a gift package that is genuinely out of this world, please call 877.9NM.GIFT."

Here are the answers to the trivia questions....

1. All 60 Maserati Quattroportes, were sold out in four minutes!

2. The most expensive gift ever offered in the Christmas Book was a 120-passenger Boeing jet!

3. The wig was made of 24-karat gold and weighed 10 pounds!

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Scary

The likeness of the new bachelor, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, to Balki Bartokomous, or as you may know him, Bronson Pinchot, is incredible. I wonder if Cousin Larry will make a cameo. Did you know that "Perfect Strangers" was on television for eight seasons! For those of you who are old enough to remember "Perfect Strangers", what actress from "Everybody Loves Raymond" was nominated for an Emmy for her role in "Perfect Strangers"?

Ok, so his album hits store shelves on Halloween. He's got the video for his song "Lose Control" on his MySpace site. He is such a douche nozzle.

Fantastic new lyrics from his new song "Privilege". Badness in its purest form.

It's going down like a fresh pair of panties, Cab looked better than a couple pair of Grammy's.
You understand me, the city is mine,
so I do like the roll, I twist and wind.

Grab your purse, hop in the two seater,
I've got a stash spot big enough to fit two heaters,
One for me, and one for my girl,
Bonnie and Clyde ready to conquer the whole world.

I got Gucci on, she got Prada,
She calls me daddy, but she's not my daughter,
And I'm not her father, I'm just a mack,
I got tired of drugs, so I switched to rap, like that.

How about "Arrested Development"? Do you remember that show? Well, George Michael has a band!!!! You can check out his MySpace at "The Long Goodbye Band". Finally, the answer you've been waiting for......Doris Roberts was nominated for playing Mrs. Bailey in the "Maid To Order" episode.

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Scorsese

Colleen suggested that I change the format of my blog. She thinks that I should post the trivia question, then answer it in my next blog. What do you guys think?

Ok, so here's the trivia question for today. The question is threefold.

1. Martin Scorsese - Director of such films as 'The Aviator', 'Gangs of New York', 'Cape Fear', 'The Color of Money', 'Raging Bull' and 'GoodFellas'. Writer of 'GoodFellas' and 'The Age of Innocence'! How many Academy Awards has Martin Scorsese won?

2. What infamous music video did Martin Scorsese direct?

3. What African-American actor, at the very beginning of his career, had a role in that music video at the young age of 25?

The NBA is going to use a new ball during games this year. Here's a picture of it. I'm done with that story.

Has anyone here seen the Greg Berhendt Show? I saw one minute of his show while sitting at the Sacramento Airport. It is the worst show ever....and I was able to come to that conclusion after watching only one minute of the show! He was talking about pets ruining relationships...and he tried to pull a "Top 5" or "Top 10" list like David Letterman. Well, you want to know the number two reason you might know that your pet is ruining your relationship? He text messages you when he's hungry to let you know he's ready to eat! What the hell! Greg Berhendt needs to be killed.... I went to the show's website to find a recap of the show....the recap includes this comment.....:

"Have you ever seen a dog and its owner dance together? We were all amazed to see it today."

You were amazed! Die!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, and get a last name that maybe one person in the world can spell!

Finally, I was reading the sports news, and I came across this headline...

"Business Exec Signs Agreement to Buy Pens"

He's actually buying the Pittsburgh Penguins from Mario Lemiux.

Ok, here's the answer to the trivia question....

1. The infamous Mr. Scorsese has been nominated SEVEN times, but has NEVER won!

2. Martin Scorsese directed the music video for Michael Jackson's 'Bad'.

3. Wesley Snipes played Mini Max in the video.

Cox in 2008

Have you heard of this man?

He is John Cox, a 51-year old republican lawyer from Chicago, and he plans to run for the office of the President of the United States of America. I beg you all to vote for him. Not because he's a republican, not because he promises to abolish the federal income tax, solve immigration problems and keep gas prices low. Elect him because it would be the greatest thing ever to have a President Cox follow President Bush!
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