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So That’s Where They Are

Dutch brewing company Bavaria has released a new TV ad for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler.  It features (still alive) Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Lee and Tupac Shakur hanging out on an island which is very much a tropical paradise.  Elvis inflates a raft while Marilyn rubs suntan lotion on Tupac’s belly and Cobain and Lennon lounge on beach chairs.  Then, Lee spots a ship in the distance and the celebrities quickly hide!

Drinking does make you funnier, but

Drinking really does make you funnier, but only when you are the judge.  Researchers invited 12 comedians out for a night of drinking at a club and each was asked to come up with a joke, deliver it and then have another drink.  They were also asked to rate their own jokes.  All the jokes were later judged independently by a sober panel.  The comics rated their jokes as the funniest after 4 or 5 drinks but the sober judges rated those jokes to be much less amusing and often actually offensive.

I also think I sing better after 4 or 5 drinks!

It’s official

Sitting around really does give you a big booty.  Scientists say the more we sit, the more fat cells are being produced on our behinds.  Apparently the pressure we add to our butts by sitting on them is what increases fat production.  It’s kind of the opposite of how our muscles work.  They get weaker the less we use them, while our fat cells get bigger the more we leave them alone – and even bigger when we add pressure.

New book about Lorde

Lorde is only 17 years old but there’s already a book about her and it was written by a New York Times best-selling author, no less.  “Lorde: Your Heroine – How This Young Feminist Broke All The Rules And Succeeded” was written by Marc Shapiro.  He said that the “intriguing thing about writing about Lorde is that she is so damned contrary to everything pop music has become.  She’s a true intellectual whose songs have been guided by great authors and deep thinkers rather than the predictable template of current pop music.  She’s smart, creative, a true individual and only 17.  Stories that are too good to be true but that ultimately are makes a biography of Lorde truly something special.”

Lorde played a sold-out show at Peabody Opera House last night.

Most common themes of music

Researchers recently studied 50 years’ worth of hit songs to identify key themes for marketers to use to make ads that will connect with audiences.  They made a list of every song that hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and December, 2009.  Then they used a computer program to run tests on the lyrics for all those songs to identify key themes.  The researchers found 10 key themes: loss, desire, breakup, pain, inspiration, nostalgia, rebellion, desperation, escapism and confusion.  The most popular themes have varied over time, with rebellion being common in the ’60s and ’70s, and desperation and inspiration being at the top in the ’00s.

It’s vasectomy month

Lots of men choose to have a vasectomy this time year.  Care to guess why?  Hoops!  Men decide to have the procedure during March Madness so they can sit on the couch and watch games instead of doing chores.  A typical vasectomy takes 30 minutes to an hour and it usually takes two or three days to recuperate.  One clinic in Ohio claims that it performs forty or fifty more vasectomies a month before and during the NCAA basketball tournament.

The tourney kicked off last night.

Top TV bars

1.  Cheers, “Cheers” – Based on the real-life Boston pub The Bull and Finch, Cheers was the centerpiece for the NBC show which ran from 1982 to 1993.

2.  Bada Bing, “The Sopranos” – It was the place Tony and his crew hung out on the HBO show.  The real place is named Satin Dolls.  It had a shrine to James Gandolfini after he died last year.

3.  Kelsey’s Bar, “All in the Family” – When Archie Bunker got up from his famous chair, he’d generally go to Kelsey’s Bar.  He eventually bought the place in the spinoff, “Archie Bunker’s Place.”

4.  Joe’s Emerald City Bar, “Grey’s Anatomy” – The docs headed there after a long shift.  It was right across the street from the Seattle hospital.

5.  The Lobo Lounge, “Roseanne” – It was Roseanne and Dan’s favorite hangout.  She even worked there in season 2.

6.  The Drunken Clam, “Family Guy” – Get your Pawtucket Beer on tap if you’re an animated character living in Quahog.

7.  Moe’s Tavern, “The Simpsons” – Homer doesn’t care, but this bar has NEVER been cleaned, and it’s owner has his office in the female toilet.

Goodbye Newman?

Nope.  It was just a rumor.  Newman from Seinfeld is NOT dead.  Wayne Knight is alive and well despite widespread rumors of his death in an automobile accident near the Pennsylvania/New York state line.  He tweeted, “Some of you will be glad to hear this; others strangely disappinted, but I am alive and well.”  He also tweeted, “Does someone have to die to trend?  Geez!  Thanks for the love everybody.  I didn’t know you cared.  Glad to be breathing!”

Spring Nail Polish Trends: Think Easter Egg.

The Pantone Color of 2014 is called Radiant Orchid, sort of a bright lavender. Very pretty for nail polish or your walls! You’ll see the Pantone color everywhere, I’ve seen it in the paint section at home improvement stores. Here are more gorgeous nail polish color trends. Get creative! ~Christy http://living.msn.com/style-beauty/makeup-skin-care-hair-tips/12-hottest-nail-polish-trends-for-spring-2#scpshrtu

Latest hip baby names

Expectant parents, if you want your baby-t0-be to have a name that’ll rank them among the cool kids of their generation, here they are.

1.  Ines – Spanish and French roots

2.  Leontine – A formal unique ring to it

3.  Persephone – Anything but ordinary

4.  Cordis – Edgy and obscure

5.  Glory – Like Gloria but better

6.  Apollo – Gwen Stefani just named her baby boy this

7.  Cyprian – Hipsters should dig it

8.  Everest – Can anyone “top” this name?