Friday, September 10, 2010

One Hit Wonder

Samantha Sang - Emotion (1978)

Blue Jay's 40 home run club will soon have a new leader

Rack up two more For Jose!

With 21 games remaining, Jose Bautista is a lock to break the single season home run record for the Blue Jays and will likely crack 50 homers while he's at it. The Jays team home run record of 244 will also fall before the end of the season as the Jays are on pace for 255.

Homers Year
George Bell 47 1987
Jose Canseco 46 1998
Jose Bautista 46 2010
Carlos Delgado 44 1999
Shawn Green 42 1999
Carlos Delgado 42 2003
Tony Batista 41 2000
Carlos Delgado 41 2000
Jesse Barfield 40 1996

Winnie Cooper had a baby!

Not only is Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) all grown up and married but she just had a baby. She had a baby boy that she and husband Mike Verta named Draco. That's right, they named the kid after a constellation. I guess it could have been worse. They could have named him the Little Dipper.

Playboy model has anxiety attack and tries to jump out of plane

A buxom Playboy centerfold tried to bust out -- midair -- from a jet yesterday amid a bad case of high anxiety.

Sexy 21-year-old model Tiffany Livingston was aboard JetBlue Flight 522 from Orlando, Fla., to Newark when she bolted from her seat and tried to open the door of the plane, a law-enforcement official said.

"She said she's gone through this before, but never this bad, and didn't have . . . her medication," one source said.

Livingston was detained and placed in federal custody, with charges pending.

Seems JetBlue seems to have a case of jumpy staff and customers trying to jump out of planes. At least Steven Slater did it while the plane was on the ground. And I thought Air Canada was bad.


Most people don't believe bin Laden will be caught

The 9th anniversary of September 11 is soon here and so is another 9/11 poll. A CNN polls shows that only 30% of Americans believes the government is "likely" to "ever capture or kill bin Laden."

C'mon, people! It's only been nine years, give the government a chance!

36 percent think the America is safer from terrorism than it was before the 2001 attacks.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans, however, are not personally worried about becoming a victim of terrorism. And most said they are prepared to deal with an attack if the worst should happen.

Man convicted of downloading kiddie porn blames cat

A Jensen Beach man who blamed his cat for the crime of downloading images of child pornography onto his home computer was ordered Tuesday to serve more than a dozen years in prison after pleading no contest to 25 felony charges.

In August 2009, authorities arrested Keith Griffin, 49, and initially charged him with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Prosecutors later filed 90 more possession of child pornography charges, with each count representing at least 10 images.

Records show Martin County Sheriff’s Office investigators found the images on Griffin’s computer. His explanation was that his cat would jump on his keyboard while he was away, sheriff’s officials said. He said when he returned later, he discovered the material had been downloaded, investigators noted.

In court, Griffin, thin, handcuffed and soft-spoken, never mentioned his cat, and told Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer he was pleading no contest because it was in his best interest.

For each of the 25 counts Griffin faced, Bauer sentenced him to 12 1/2 years and ordered the terms to be served at the same time. Griffin was given credit for the 397 days he’s been in jail, and he was declared to be a sexual offender.

Assistant State Attorney Nita Denton announced the state was dropping 75 identical counts against Griffin that represented the more than 1,000 illegal images found on his computer.

This is a classic example of why you need to password protect your home computer. Guy has a pedophile cat under his roof and he doesn't even realize it. Now he's doing 2 1/2 years and the cat walks. Where is the justice?


Ganja yoga combines marijuana and meditation

Following on the barefoot heels of hot yoga, circus yoga and hip hop yoga, cannabis-enhanced classes offer a way to cut through inhibitions. They chat away breezily between vaporizer tokes, sometimes veering off into conspiracy theories about the government or discussions of the healthiest way to smoke marijuana. Then the 12 yoga lovers extend their arms and breathe deeply. Yoga mats cover the floor. A guitarist strums chords as incense weaves its tendrils across the room. As the light haze of pot smoke dissipates in the downtown Toronto living room, the ganja yoga session begins. “When you’re high, you can focus better on your breath,” says Dee Dussault, who runs a monthly session of “cannabis-enhanced yoga” at her home dubbed Follow Your Bliss.

She says smoking marijuana in small doses before a yoga class also makes students more receptive to the poses and philosophies behind the activities. “For some people, it makes them uninhibited and open to the idea of the heart chakra, for example.” Heart chakras aside, ganja yoga has the THC whiff of being the latest yoga fad, following on the heels of hot yoga, circus yoga, pre- and postnatal yoga, acro yoga (acrobatics), even hip-hop yoga. While cannabis has been deeply entwined with spiritualism over the centuries, some yoga practitioners say that a pure body is ideal for the exercise and that smoking pot could cause an unwieldy imbalance. As one online-forum commenter opined: “Why should we try to purify our body and soul through yoga if we later intoxicate it again with marijuana or other substances?”

But Dan Skye, senior editor at New York-based High Times magazine, which tracks marijuana trends, disagrees with yoga purists who believe getting high before a class is detrimental. “Pot is changing medicine; it’s changing recreational habits,” he says. The latest research seems to back up his claim: A recent McGill University study found that cannabis helped alleviate chronic neuropathic pain. Ms. Dussault remains unfazed. For the past year, she has run ganja yoga out of her home studio as well as at the Hot Box CafĂ© in Toronto’s Kensington Market. The class takes place on the last Friday of the month, after work, and she charges $15 for each session. Often, she invites a musician to play some relaxing tunes during the 90 minutes, and she gives out munchies – fruits, nuts, tea – after the class.

Because Ms. Dussault publicizes ganja yoga openly, there is the question of legal repercussions. But she’s quick to say, “No, I’ve never been worried about cops. I think they have bigger fish to fry.” Among the ground rules at the studio, participants must bring their own pot – and there’s no dealing or mooching. And she makes a point of meeting students before the session “to determine if they want to come just to get stoned.” Ms. Dussault also encourages participants to fine-tune their yoga skills before embracing ganja yoga. She wants to ensure that people “first experience the true teachings of yoga” and then try ganja yoga to enjoy a different yoga flavour.

Man breaks in home for bacon

A man who broke into a house and stole bacon from the fridge before leaving a rasher on a door handle is being sought by police.

Surrey Police said the thief, who also took a telephone, broke into a house in Redhill early on Saturday while the occupants were asleep upstairs.

Det Con Julian Knowles said the victims were "at a loss" to understand why someone would take a packet of bacon.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace after the theft.

Det Con Knowles said: "This is a very peculiar burglary as the suspect placed a rasher of bacon over a door handle before leaving the property.

"The victims are at a loss to understand why someone would break in to their house and steal a packet of bacon and we are equally stumped as to who this potentially peckish suspect is."


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Sign of the day

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Qur’an-burning is something the Nazis would do

Pastor Terry Jones continues to threatened to burn the Qur’an after on September 11. He had at one pointed backed off on his threat after he said he was promised that a planned Islamic centre and mosque would be moved away from New York's ground zero.

Today is one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar and I can't help reflect on how the Nazis burned Torah scrolls in the 1930s when German Jews were being terrorized. Well burning the Qur’an isn't any different or in fact burning a crucifix. In an open and tolerant society such behaviour isn't acceptable.

The Rev. Terry Jones had been under intense pressure to abandon his plan to burn the Qur’an on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. President Barack Obama urged him to listen to “those better angels” and give up his “stunt,” saying it would endanger U.S. troops and give Islamic terrorists a recruiting tool. Defence Secretary Robert Gates took the extraordinary step of calling Jones personally.

It's true that his actions may cost lives and at the very least will cost Western countries millions in extra security because of possible terrorist attacks. But this isn't about security but rather morality. To desecrate a holy book and preach hatred puts you on the same level as the Nazis. It's a place Rev. Jones shouldn't go.

Woman burns down husband’s boat, go-kart and Jacuzzi after argument over a Jennifer Lopez movie

Meet Shannon Wriska.

The Florida resident, 34, is facing arson and battery charges after a dispute with her husband over a Jennifer Lopez movie, of all things, escalated into her allegedly torching his go-kart and boat.

According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office report, Wriska's husband told cops she "is very jealous and did not like him seeing Jennifer Lopez in the movie.” Cops noted that Wriska and her husband Robert bickered about the curvy Latina actress throughout last Wednesday night before heading to bed.

At one point, when Robert asked Shannon to move over in the bed, she yelled, “So you’re saying I’ve got a fat ass?” She then stormed out of the couple’s home. When Wriska, pictured in the mug shot at right, returned the following afternoon, witnesses reported seeing her push and scratch her husband before setting fire to his belongings. As she fled the scene, Wriska, a mother of three, threatened to put the couple’s dogs to sleep.

Investigators did not disclose which Lopez movie triggered the argument between the Wriskas.

You have to feel sorry for this guy. Tell me he didn't have the model life - a Florida trailer, a Jacuzzi, his own ko-cart, a boat, unemployment benefits, a lovely wife who gave him 3 charming kids and even 2 dogs. All of it gone because of Jennifer Lopez. All you guys with wandering eyes, stick to NFL football and no cheerleaders.


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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Paris Hilton a drug smuggler? Naaaa

A book was written by former ‘Girls Gone Wild’ cameraman Ryan Simkin, claims ‘Girls’ founder Joe Francis once had him deliver cocaine to Paris Hilton during a photoshoot for Seventeen magazine. Paris then hid the cocaine and some ecstasy in an empty Camel cigarette box inside her vagina to sneak it past airport police when traveling.

Hmmm what part of this story seems far fetched? I guess carrying the drugs in someone else's purse may not fool every airport police officer. Sure just shove it up your snatch. With the workout its been getting, you probably could fit the cigarette box, a tin of cookies, some jewelry and smoke smoked salmon.

The woman is talented.

Happy 50th Aimee Mann

I want this dog!

Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my people

Obese man can't work in case he falls and crushes coworkers

A grossly obese father is struggling to make ends meet after being assessed as too fat to work by doctors.

Weighing in at 420 lbs, Barry Fowers, suffers from heart problems, diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — all related to his huge size. The 51-year-old worked until October last year as an assembler fitter for a Burton-based company.

Mr Fowers said: “Because I was having a lot of time off for medical reasons, I was edged towards voluntary redundancy.” His wife, Shirley said: “One of the main reasons he volunteered to take the pay-off was because he was classed as a potential danger to himself.

“Also, he was a potential risk to his work colleagues in case he fell on them. Some days, his IBS can be so severe he can’t make it upstairs and I have to stand my husband in the shower and wash him down.”

Barry you are one big man. But it's not your coworkers I'm worried about but poor Mrs. Fowers. If you roll over in bed the wrong way then Shirley will be flattened thinner than a sheet of paper. Assuming you can roll.

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Diane Kruger

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Facebook fiends tend to be narcissistic, insecure: York U study

Narcissists and those with low self-esteem gravitate toward Facebook as a self-promotional tool and tend to be heavier users of the site, according to a study by a York University psychology student.

Soraya Mehdizadeh examined the online habits and personalities of 100 Facebook users at
York University ranging in age from 18-25 years old. Her study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, found that individuals higher in narcissism and lower in self-esteem spent more time on the site and filled their pages with more self-promotional content.

For the purpose of the study, self-promotion was defined as any descriptive or visual information that attempted to persuade others about one's own positive qualities. For example, facial expression (striking a pose or making a face) and picture enhancement (using photo editing software) were assessed in the main photo and “view photos of me” sections. The use of positive adjectives, self-promoting mottos, and metaphorical quotes were examined in the “about me” section. Self-promotion in the notes section could include posting results from Facebook applications including “my celebrity look-alikes,” which compares a photo of the user to celebrities, or vain online quiz results.

The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale was used to measure participants’ self-esteem. Narcissism was assessed using the Narcissism Personality Inventory.

To view the study, visit:


Those buttons never work

The lady likes her Buffalo Wings

The Black Widow of eating contests has gobbled up nearly 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes, devouring the national championship record.

Sonya Thomas ate 4.86 pounds (2.2 kilograms) of chicken wings to win the festival's contest Sunday, besting world eating marvel Joey Chestnut. Thomas calls herself the Black Widow because she often beats male competitors in eating contests. The previous record was her 174 wings in 2005.

Chestnut came in second after eating 169 chicken wings. That's 4.55 pounds (2.06 kilograms).

Thomas says she's "so happy" because Chestnut had been favoured to win. She says her technique of using her hands more than her mouth helped her.

The 43-year-old from Virginia says she was still hungry after the contest — so she ate 20 hot wings.

The National Buffalo Wing Festival says that chicken wings originated in the city.

Somebody should check out this lady for tapeworms. After eating her 181 wings to win the contest she drops another 20 hot wings. That adds up to 10,452 calories, 603 grams of fat, and 1,105.5 grams of protein. Hope she has health insurance coverage.


Awkward back to school photo week

Monday, September 06, 2010

Lady Gaga puts new meaning on the term meat hanger

Sign of the day

Blue Jays are still hitting at a record pace

The power hitting Blue Jays have yet to cool off and aren't about to this season. Even John MacDonald is showing some power over the past week. If the Jays finish with 250 home runs as projected, they will break the team record set in 2000 when they had Carlos Delgado, Tony Batista, Darrin Fletcher, Brad Fulmer, Shannon Stewart, Raul Mondesi, Jose Cruz. All had 20 or more home runs. And Delgado's single season record of 46 home runs is also at risk.

But like the 2010 team, the 2000 team was just barely above .500 (83-79) and in 3rd place.

Here's hoping they can put it all together next season.

After 137 Games Current Projected Best Year
J. Bautista 43 51 16
V. Wells 25 29 33
A. Hill 23 27 36
A. Lind 19 22 35
J. Buck 16 20 18
L. Overbay 17 20 22
E. Encarnancion 13 17 26
T. Snider 9 12 9
F. Lewis 8 9 9
Y. Escobar 4 4 14
TEAM TOTAL 211 250 244 (2000)

How much can the Maple Leafs improve this season?

The Maple Leafs finished with 74 points in 2009-10 which was last place in the East. The Canadiens took the last playoff position with 88 points which is a relatively low point total for a playoff team. So you can see the Leafs have their work cut out for them if they indeed plan on making the playoffs.

However, let's remember that the Maple Leafs had a terrible start to the season. In the first 13 games they went 1-7-5 for a total of just 7 points. But what everyone forgets is that they began the season without Phil Kessel and in net was Veas Toskala who was putting the final nails in the coffin that was once his NHL career. Without that bad start the Leafs would have finished with 79 points. Not a huge improvement but means that they would only need a 9 point improvement in 2010-11 to theoretically secure a playoff spot. With better goaltending, a 9 point improvement is not that unrealistic. So although many people believe they are destined to finish around 12th place, that in fact is not really an improvement as I see it.

The Leafs after the Olympic break had a 11-7-3 record. Almost all those wins were in overtime or shootout but that still represents a turnaround of sorts. At the start of the season, a game tied at the end of regulation time was guaranteed to be a loss. That stretch represents a 97 point season. Again, the striking difference between the first part of the season and the backend was goaltending. Shortly before the Olympics the Leafs picked up J-S Giguere and suddenly they became much more competitive.

So the Leafs are likely somewhere between the last place team of last season and the strong team that finished out the season. That could be somewhere in the middle of the pack and competing for the first playoff berth in 6 seasons.

I would like to debate this Governor

I'm sure by now many people have seen the painful debating style of Governor Jan Brewer. I don't know much about her other she signed the controversial Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The act makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, and cracks down on those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal aliens.

One Hit Wonder

We Five - You Were On My Mind (1965)

Reasons for going to a wedding

Awkward back to school photo week

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Check the number before texting someone for weed

"Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?" was the text message a Montana teen thought he was sending to his weed dealer. But he got the number wrong and sent it to the local sheriff.

County Sheriff Leo Dutton got the text and initially thought it was a joke. "I was looking around to see if there was someone outside my window playing a prank on him. He soon realized it was a real text from someone looking for weed, so he replied, "How much we talking?" They arranged a meeting at a local business, and Dutton got the drug task force involved.

At the meeting spot the detective spotted two male juveniles with an adult male. To ensure it was the right person, the detective called the number three times.

The detective then moved in to make the bust. The adult male with the group turned out to be the father of one of the teens. He wasn't happy.

This poor kid is going to be grounded for a long time. But how smart is this kid. Not only does he not make sure he is texting to the right number but he takes his dad along to buy the weed. "Excuse me dad while I speak to the shady-looking person lurking behind the building. He may look like a drug dealer but actually he is my math tudor."

The hugely funny Bob Newhart is 81

Newhart on Password game show in 1964

Newhart on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968

From the final episode of Newhart in 1990, one of the best series finales ever

Newhart on The Hour in 2008 discussing 50 years of doing comedy

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Craigslist censors adult services in U.S.

Craigslist’s online classified service in the U.S, began to censor its adult services ad section. Those looking for the “adult services” section discovered the word “censored” in its place on Saturday. Many online offers were thinly veiled “services” for anything from $50 for a half-hour to $400 an hour.

Good news for those who like to hire their prostitutes online. Just go to Canadian Craigslist and look under erotic services (below).

The move by Craigslist occured about a week after Phillip Markoff, a former medical student accused of killing women he met through Craigslist killed himself inside a Boston jail, where he was awaiting trial. Markoff was suspected of killing at least three women through advertisements for erotic services posted on Craigslist.

Did you know coffee can prevent child abuse?