Saturday, January 02, 2010

I predict Three Stooges movie will be a disaster

The Boston Globe is reporting that the role of Larry in the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges movie, originally set to star Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Jim Carrey, until Sean Penn pulled out will be filled by Paul Giamatti. It is also reported that Jim Carrey who was to have played Curly has also pulled out.

The whole concept sounds lame and the fact that leads are dropping out suggests a disaster may be in the making.

Woman misses out on DUI record

Meet Marguerite Engle. The South Dakota woman recorded a mind-boggling .708 blood alcohol content after being arrested earlier this month when a state trooper found her passed out behind the wheel of a stolen truck. But while Engle, 45, was nearly nine times over the state's .08 legal limit, she fell just short of the U.S intoxication record. That mark was set last year by an Oregon woman--also found comatose behind the wheel--who registered a .72 BAC.

Man talk about shit face!

Terrorist tries to assassinate Danish cartoonist

Danish political cartoonist Kurt Westergaard hid in a "panic room" inside his home as a man wielding an ax and knife cracked the glass in the home's front door.

Westergaard, who has been threatened for drawing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, is ordinarily accompanied by bodyguards when he leaves his home, but nobody was on guard at the house Friday.

A home alarm alerted police to the scene and they were attacked by the suspect when they responded. Police shot the suspect. The suspect was shot in the right leg and left hand and hospitalized after the incident.

Danish intelligence officials said the suspect is connected to al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's ally in east Africa. Al-Shabaab, the militant organization with alleged ties to the suspect, is waging a bloody battle against Somalia's transitional government and is currently on a U.S. government list of terrorist organizations.

Westergaard's caricature of Muhammad -- showing the prophet wearing a bomb as a turban with a lit fuse -- sparked an uproar among Muslims in early 2006 after newspapers reprinted the images months later as a matter of free speech. The cartoon was first published by the Danish newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten in September 2005. Over the years, Danish authorities have arrested other suspects who allegedly plotted against Westergaard's life.


One Hit Wonder

Shocking Blue - Venus (1970)

Creative uses of duct tape week

Merry Christmas from Gilbert Arenas

As incredible as it sounds Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton drew guns on each other during a Christmas Eve locker room argument over a gambling debt, according to the New York Post.

Arenas responded with a flurry of messages on Twitter, at times making light of the news but also making one tweet that read somewhat like a denial: "I understand this is serious..but if u ever met me you know i dont do serious things im a goof ball this story today dont sound goofy to me." The only thing is that Arenas is a big enough goof to pull a gun on someone.

On Tuesday, Washington police said they were investigating a report that weapons were found inside a locker room at the Verizon Center.

Now, the federal government is also involved. Ben Friedman, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, told the New York Post "we're working with the Metropolitan Police Department on the investigation." There are some pretty strict gun laws in Washington.

Arenas is in the second season of a six-year, $111 million contract. Who gives money like this to morons?

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 30th to Elin Nordegren

...who was a New Years baby back in 1980.

About last night was New Years so over doing it can be overlooked once a year.

Apologies to my American hosts

It was strange watching last night's game in a room full of Americans and me. They were so certain that Canada would win even when the U.S. held a 4-2 lead with less than ten minutes in the game. I thought they were just going by reputation and none of them really knew much about hockey. Afterall, the Americans were executing a perfect game plan - winning the battles, aggressive forechecking, creating odd man rushes and breakaways. The Canadians were on their heels for most of the games.

But maybe my American friends understood more than I gave them credit for. It's so hard to put down a collection of Canadian hockey players when they are playing for their country and in front of a Canadian crowd. They will find a way to win. First Jordan Eberle deflected a shot in front of the American net to cut lead to one goal. After Canada took a penalty with 6 minutes remaining it began to look bleak. But then Alex Pietrangelo picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and blasted the puck over the shoulder of the American goalie for a short handed goal. After that you knew who would win and victory came in shootout.

Sorry guys. In hockey we still rule!

Happy New Year Dick Clark

I made some inappropriate comments about Dick Clark last night. Obviously I had been drinking and I don't wish him any bad will. I just don't care for him. Never did, even back during his American Bandstand days. I liked the show but not the host. Now every New Year they drag him out. I thought it would end after his stroke in 2004 but obviously not. But then Clark owns the show so why not appear on it.

So Happy New Year Dick...and everyone else who stumbles across this blog in early 2010. The past year was probably not great for most people. Let's hope 2010 is kinder to us all.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Classfied ads will never become obsolete

...and file a missing person report

Another Father of the Year candidate

A 39-year-old man is facing child abuse charges after allegedly shooting a boy in the chest with a pellet gun to teach him a lesson.

On Christmas Day, deputies charged Christopher Fred Cady with felony cruelty toward child without great harm.

The boy received a pellet gun as a Christmas gift and went outside to play with it. Outside, he shot his autistic cousin in the buttocks.

Cady, a registered sex offender, took the gun from the boy and shot the boy in the chest, “to show him what he felt like and that getting shot with a pellet gun hurts.”

A large welt was on the right side of the boy’s chest. The boy spent the night with his grandmother and the incident was reported to the Department of Children and Families.

As of Saturday, Cady was in jail in lieu of $500 bail for the child abuse charge and being held without bail for failing to report a change in address or name as a sex offender.


Want to lose weight? Try eating at Taco Bell

Say hello to Christine: She lost 54 pounds by ordering off Taco Bell's low-fat “Fresco” menu, according to the chain's new Drive-Thru Diet campaign.

That’s right, Taco Bell.

I ate at Taco Bell once and spent the next 4 hours in gastric hell. If that's a weight loss program well no thanks. Anyway, isn't healthy fast food an oxymoron?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Will return on January 3rd

Hump Day Hottie comes early this week as a result of the holidays compliments of Lara Bingle.

Interesting and violent times in Iran

At least ten anti-government protesters, including a nephew of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Iran’s opposition leader, were shot dead yesterday as the smouldering confrontation between the regime and the so-called Green Movement finally erupted.

Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters poured on to the streets of Tehran and other cities and fought running battles with the security forces. Opposition websites claimed that some policemen had refused to fire on demonstrators (see the second video below). If that's true then the opposition numbers will grow and the regime's opponents will become bolder. Dozens were injured and more than 300 arrested. Some believe the regime is on borrowed time.

The demonstrators’ fury was no longer directed solely at President Ahmadinejad, whose alleged theft of the presidential election triggered protests in June, but also at Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader and embodiment of a theocratic government that has lost legitimacy.

Foreign journalists have been banned from Iran but Western newsrooms were inundated with mobile telephone footage of the battles such as the one below.

Mug Shot of the Week

That's what you call a real dick head.

India is a true democracy now - they have a sex scandal

Andhra Pradesh Governor ND Tiwari has landed in a fresh controversy after a local TV channel telecast explicit clippings showing of the veteran Congress leader with some women in a compromising position.

The clips ran for about an hour before the Hyderabad High Court restrained the channel from airing the video.

Tiwaris implication in an alleged sex scandal may lead to his removal from the post of Governor.

Earlier, a women help group protested outside the official residence of Tiwari over his alleged involvement in a sex scandal.

The activists from the womens group tried to break the police cordon but were stopped by riot police and whisked away.

Meanwhile, leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh assembly and Telugu Desam Party President N Chandrababu Naidu has demanded the immediate sacking of Tiwari.

The only way for him (Tiwari) is to resign or the Centre should sack him, Naidu said.

Unfortunately all standards are degenerating and today what they have shown it is very bad and also everybody should be ashamed of it. So what I demand immediately governor should resign or otherwise government of India should sack him. Even in this there are some reports that some MPs are also involved, there is a big scandal in it. The Centre should immediately order to CBI inquiry and those who are all culprits in this scandal should be punished very severely, said Naidu.

Allegations of extramarital affairs are not new in Tiwaris six-decades-long political career. Tiwari is a respondent in a paternity suit filed by a man in the Delhi High Court claiming to be his natural son.

Same old story for the Maple Leafs

As I watched the Leafs fall behind 2-0 to Montreal last night, I turned to my out of town guest and predicted the Leafs would tie the game up in the third period and loss in overtime. He laughed and asked how I could be so sure. Because the Leafs are the most predictable team in the NHL.

Sure enough the Leafs peppered 49 shots at Halak last night but lost in overtime 3-2. In the 10 games where the Leafs have had their highest shot total, they only won once and that was against Anaheim who at the time had a record worse than the Leafs. Five games were lost in overtime or shootout. You would think that the Leafs are just running into a string of great goaltenders. But that isn't really what is happening.

In the offensive zone the Leafs are aggressive on the forecheck and winning a lot of battles for the puck. It is producing a high number of scoring opportunities but with a lack of snipers, the number of shots are pretty much meaningless. Many are harmless and with the lack of large forwards, they often take long shots without screening the goalie. Meanwhile the Leafs often have poor starts and fall behind early in the game. This forces them to take too many chances in their own end which leads to turnovers and goals. You are more often than not going to lose to Washington if you try to outgun them. They have too much firepower. Meanwhile strong defensive teams like Buffalo will sit back and wait for you to make a mistake.

Winning game starts in your own end. Something the Leafs have yet to learn.






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