Archive for September, 2008

Bat Coffee

Monday, September 29th, 2008

An Iowa woman reported a bat in her house and called to report the sighting, but prepared for her day, as usual, setting her automatic coffee maker before bed, reports Click2Houston.

The next morning, after her morning coffee, she went to discard the filter and found the dead bat. She is currently undergoing treatment for rabies, but the bat could not be tested, as the brain was too seared from boiling water, to get accurate test results.

No Deal

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Bush’s proposed $700 billion financial bailout plan was rejected today, when the House vote turned against the measure due to the many risks, sending the Dow down 700 points, CNN reports.

Less than 1/3 Republicans were in favor of the bill.

President Bush is said to be “very disappointed”.

The core of the bill is for the government to purchase troubled assets, which some Republicans argue would be a blow against economic freedom, weighing either a loss of short term prosperity or a long term loss of economic freedom. Once the government enters the financial market, it will not leave.

Supporters of the vote were scrambling to put the bill up for another vote.

[image source: TheEconomist]

Another Classic Mugshot

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Heather Locklear was busted last night in Santa Barbara on suspicion of driving under the influence… of something, but officials say that something was not alcohol. No details are available on the outcome of the mystery substance(s), although she was recently released from an Arizona rehab for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Hollywood can be so cruel.

[source: TMZ]

Paul Newman’s Brilliance Shines in Hud

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Hud (Paul Newman) makes his first pass at Alma (Patricia Neal) his family’s housekeeper in Martin Ritt’s masterful rendition of McMurtry’s novel. Neal won academy award.
This movie is an American masterpiece, mainly due to Paul and Patricia’s brilliantly acted scenes together: who’s the cat and who’s the mouse…?

She won the Best Actress Oscar for this role, but it would take Paul another 20-plus years and lots of nominations to finally win one.


Thank you Larry.

Paul Newman Dies at 83

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Paul Newman, the legendary Hollywood actor, movie star, idol and philanthropist died yesterday at his farmhouse near Westport, Connecticut, after his long battle with lung cancer.

Newman was a pop icon in the 50’s and 60’s, who starred in over 59 movies. He was nominated for an Academy Award nine times for his portrayal in most movies as the all-American hero.

As a philanthropist he devoted his life to the common good by donating over $250 million to thousands of charities worldwide, since 1982, with his own food brand, Newman’s Own. He was also given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for the Hole in the Wall camp for children with terminal illness, in Connecticut, which has expanded to 12 camps in various parts of the world.

He was surrounded by family and close friends, including his lovely wife Joanne Woodward, at the time of his death.

Rest in Peace, gentle man.

[image: AP]

Britney’s New Song

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Here’s “Womanizer” the one we’ve been waiting for. When I first heard this track, I went back over Blackout and gave it listen to see which song, “Womanizer” sounds most like. I thought I felt like I heard this song before. What I found out was that “Womanizer” is basically a continuation of Blackout. I guess it’s just the new Brit!
I guess the song sounds most like “Freakshow” or “Piece of Me” or “Perfect Lover”, well, maybe it’s just like I said, a continuation of Blackout.

Excuses, Excuses, It Was The Doctor’s Fault

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

David Blaine, the dork of magic attempted the “The Dive of Death” last night and failed! How does one fail at the dive of death? It seems so easy to jump to your death, but when you’re David Blaine, things tend to get more complicated. All you have to do is climb on top of a building, tie some rope to your ankles and hang upside down for 60 hours and at the end, you jump onto a giant bouquet of helium balloons and float off into darkness, right?

Well The Dork of Magic attempted to do that, but instead, he took several breaks throughout his stunt to stand on his feet, so that the doctors could check him out. Check him out for what? Were they afraid he may die attempting “the dive of death”? At the end of David’s bat stunt, he tells a TMZ photog that he wasn’t able to carry-out his plan because the wind had picked up. Oh, and the President’s speech caused his stunt to go on 15 minutes later than planned, so it is the President’s fault. I’ll buy that! I blame everything on Bush too!

Brit’s Workin’

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Here’s Brit, last night in LA, is on her way to shoot a video for her upcoming album “Womanizer”.

All I’ve got to say is that we should be nominating her manager Larry Ruldoph for Prez! This man is a miracle worker.

[image: bauergriffin]

Fast Food and Cigs Are For Lazy People

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Next time you think about stopping by a fast food joint for an answer to a quick meal, think of these pictures!

Then go home and jog to Whole Foods to get your groceries and jog back, cook your meal, clean your kitchen, scrub your tubs and toilets, dust your television, mop your floors, do your laundry, and put fresh sheets on your bed.

This was not a totally abandoned apartment. These photos were taken at residence in Houston, where the bookkeeper had gone to check on the renter, after having not received the rent payment over a month. Somewhere there are 2 cats still in the dome!

Now I have to go vomit and take a shower with Clorox. I feel dirty!

[source: HoustonImports]

Shanna Goes to See Travis

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Source: Shanna Moakler 'Not Leaving' Travis Barker's Side
Shanna Moakler, the ex-wife of Travis Barker, rushed to Augusta, Ga., to be with Travis just hours after the plane crash.

A source tells PEOPLE, “She’s been at this bed side ever since she got there,” says a source close to Moakler, 33. “She loves him and she’s not going to leave him.”

The source adds, “It has all been very intense. [Shanna] is very emotional but also very strong.”

The couple have 2 children together and are staying with their grandparents in CA, while Shanna is in Augusta.

Due to their quick thinking, Travis and Adam, surprisingly survived the fatal crash. Lieut. Josh Shumpert of the South Congaree Police Department tells PEOPLE, that he was one of the second responders at the scene, after the airport police arrived.
“[Travis and Adam] told me that they slid down the wing on the right side of the plane.”

“They said they were on fire,” adds Shumpert, whose patrol car’s dashboard camera caught video of the fiery aftermath, “and that they tackled each other and put each other out.”

“When I got there they were on the side of the road,” says Shumpert. “They were pacing and in shock.”

“Travis was very shaken up,” he says, noting that Barker was given Gatorade after he asked for some water.

Very, very sad! We wish them a healthy recovery.

New Sia Video for “Soon We’ll Be Found”

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Sia’s new single, “Soon We’ll be Found”, from her album Some People Have Real Problems , will be released October 13, but here’s sneak premier.


Seriously, The Hood Rat Is Back!

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Hood Rat struck again! No kidding. Seven-year-old Latarian Milton stole his Memaw’s vehicle again. It was just last April that Latarian stole his grandmother’s Dodge Durango and wrecked into several cars at a Wal-Mart, “just to do hood rat stuff”. This makes the second time that Latarian has stolen his grandmother’s vehicle. It’s time! When Latarian was asked why he stole his grandmother’s keys, again, and drove the vehicle, he said, “cause I wanted to do it, I wanted to take my friend on a high-speed chase.” Good friend.  Nice kid.  LOCK HIM UP!  Will someone please take the keys away from Latarian. He is 7! Florida police this time, say he will be taken in and charged for grand theft auto to get him into the system to be evaluated.  It’s about time.Here are the other videos of Latarian’s past hoodrattery.