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Cruise with Def Leppard

Def Leppard announced the band will have their own cruise called Hysteria on the High Seas and will take place January 21st – 25th.  The cruise will leave Miami and stop in Half Moon Cay and Freeport in the Bahamas.  More details including price will be out soon.  Meanwhile, guitarist Vivian Campbell confirmed the band’s next album is almost finished and ... Read More »

Forgot about the pot

A lawyer walks into court with a bag of weed sounds like the beginning of a joke, right?  Well, this actually happened.  A lawyer was ticketed for possession and fined $150 when a plastic bag containing two ounces of marijuana fell out of his pocket while in a Connecticut courtroom.  The guy said he doesn’t smoke pot (at which the ... Read More »

What’s your claim to fame?

Whatever your claim to fame is, it can’t be as bloated as a recent accomplishment by Matt Stonie.  The man nicknamed Megatoad drank seven large McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes in 4 minutes and 41 seconds on St Patrick’s Day.  His head still hurts. Stonie recently set a world record by eating 182 pieces of bacon in 5 minutes, and last week ... Read More »


A man’s memory is worse than a woman’s especially as they age.  A Mayo Clinic doctor said recently, “We see worse memory and worse brain volumes in men than women from the 40’s onward.” The study looked at 1,200 people between 30 and 95 years old.  Researchers found that memory started to decline for both sexes at age 40, but ... Read More »

St Pat’s Day by the numbers

Americans will spend $4.6 billion celebrating today.  The average St Patrick’s Day partier will part with $36.50. There is a 70% increase in cabbage shipments during St Patrick’s week. 13 million pints of Guiness will be consumed worldwide today. St Patrick’s Day ranks 4th in America among the most popular drinking days behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and the 4th ... Read More »

Catch The Walking Dead?

As a fan of The Walking Dead, I’m familiar with the gory antics of “walkers.”  But last night’s episode was the most gruesome I can recall, especially the revolving door of death scene in which Noah is literally torn apart just inches away from his friend Glenn.  After the show, I watched Talking Dead and guests Steven Yeun (Glenn), Tyler ... Read More »

Rob lands a job

Fox News has hired the former Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden as a contributor.  Former Team Six leader Rob O’Neill will give military expertise and analysis on several daytime and primetime programs.  The network said they are honored to have the American hero join their team, and that his military insight will be a major asset ... Read More »

Here comes powdered alcohol

The federal government has approved a powdered version of alcohol that can be added to water or a mixer.  It’s called Palcohol and comes in one ounce packets which equals one shot of alcohol.  Packets of vodka and rum will be the first varieties available.  Creator Mark Phillips hopes to have it for sale sometime this summer. Opponents of Palcohol ... Read More »

She laughs at my jokes

Men don’t want funny women… only ones who will laugh at their jokes.  The University of Miami asked 80 men and women how important it was to have a partner who could make them laugh.  The results showed men don’t want to date witty women, but instead find ones who laugh at their jokes.  However, women want a man who ... Read More »

Why a pickle?

Ever wonder why your deli sandwich always comes with a pickle on the side?  Here’s the deal.  When Jewish immigrants moved to New York City and started opening delis, they would serve pickles on the side as a palette cleanser.  Yep, the pickle wasn’t originally meant to be eaten with your sandwich!  The acidity of pickles help to clean your ... Read More »