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Irony? Karma??

Ozzy Osbourne will have to pay $27,400 to have an infestation of bats removed from his home.  The bats have been living there since May but Ozzy finally got permission to remove them.  If he had removed them illegally he’d be facing a fine of up to $7,600 per bat or a 6 month jail sentence. On January 20, 1982, ... Read More »

Steve Carell Rejected by SNL

Not only was Steve Carell rejected after auditioning for Saturday Night Live, but the same fate befell Lisa Kudrow and Stephen Colbert!  The show’s producer Lorne Michaels revealed these startling facts in “The Hollywood Reporter” in an interview about SNL’s 40th anniversary.  And when he was asked which season he’d like to do over, he chose 1985’s season 11 which ... Read More »

The First 72

I’m a fan of the TV show “The First 48.”  The premise of the show is if police investigating a homicide don’t get a solid lead in the first 48 hours, their chance of solving the murder is cut in half.  Along those lines comes a new book called “Kickstart Your Relationship Now! Move On or Move Out” by Margot ... Read More »

Which Comedian Would Make the Best President?

According to a recent poll: 1.  Stephen Colbert    19% 2.  Jon Stewart    18% 3.  Tina Fey  17% 4.  Dave Chappelle  15% 5.  Amy Poehler  5% 6.  Louis CK  5% 7.  John Oliver  2% 8.  Jay Pharaoh  2% 9.  Don’t know  18% Read More »

Katy’s shot at Taylor

Weeks ago I heard that Katy Perry planned on dissing Taylor Swift during her halftime performance.  Katy didn’t say how she would pull it off, so I watched the show waiting for something obvious.  Well, it wasn’t obvious enough for me to catch it.  But fortunately, a music ( and bikini) expert friend spotted it.  Katy had her backup dancers ... Read More »

Winning football leads to flu

As strange as it seems, researchers say having teams in the Super Bowl leads to a spike in flu deaths in those two cities.  Scientists analyzed the cities which had teams in the big game from 1974 – 2009 and found that having a team in the Super Bowl caused an 18% increase in flu deaths.  They say the reason ... Read More »

Is it True Love?

Scientists think they’ve found the two questions that give “clear empirical evidence” of true love.  The two questions you have to ask: “How happy are you in your marriage relative to how happy you would be if you weren’t in the marriage?” and “How do you think your spouse answered that question?” The researchers say people who think they would be ... Read More »

Sunday second only to Thanksgiving

Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in caloric intake and advertisers are well aware.  The commercials are considered the best part by many people, including my wife, but they might not be good for your health.  A doc from US Healthworks says the ads we see encourage us to eat more and drink more during the game… and ... Read More »

Almost Stealing

The Arch Online Auction ends tonight and it’s loaded with deals so good you’ll be tempted to look over your shoulder when placing a bid.  But there is one item that has really caught my attention.  It’s a home entertainment package from The Sound Room with a retail value of almost $6,000, and you could get it for just $1,750!  ... Read More »

Need a Fake Date for Valentine’s Day?

There’s an app for that.  Yes, it seems as if there’s an app for everything.  Now, there’s an app that helps you fake a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend.  The Invisible Boyfriend or Girlfriend app lets users pay for “believable social proof” that they’re in a relationship.  The app generates everything from photos, to text messages and even actual ... Read More »