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First Time Father at 62

Jeff Goldblum is going to be a dad for the first time at the age of 62!  The star of Jurassic Park, The Fly and Independence Day made the announcement last week as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman.  He said his wife Emilie is three months pregnant and is expecting a boy.  Emilie is 31 and ... Read More »

Ridiculous but True Facts

1.  Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. 2.  Betty White is older than sliced bread. 3.  If the timeline of our planet was compressed into one year, humans wouldn’t show up until December 31st at 11:58pm. 4.  France last used the guillotine to execute someone after Star Wars premiered. 5.  A human could swim through the arteries of a whale. ... Read More »

BIG Burger

From the Because We’re Not Fat Enough Department, the Green Bay Packers will offer a 3.5 pound hamburger at this Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.  The “Big Game Burger” will have a mix of ground bacon, venison and angus beef.  It’ll be topped with a cheese blend, 6 slices of jalapeno smoked bacon, a secret sauce and served on ... Read More »

Now You Can Delete a Bad Text

A new app will let you get rid of those embarrassing texts you wished you never sent.  Strings was developed by a Seattle-based company, and it gives you the ability to permanently delete a text from your phone AND any phone you sent it to.  The app also requires your friends to ask your permission before downloading any photos or ... Read More »

Ice Cream With a Kick

Last weekend, my wife and I visited a business that makes ice cream with a blow torch and liquid nitrogen!  Ices Plain & Fancy is on 39th St in the Shaw neighborhood and it’s worth finding.  Ices’ ice cream is not only delicious but it can be a bit boozey (fancy) too.  Being a Big Lebowski fan, I had to ... Read More »

Low to No Cost Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for ways to minimize your expenditures this holiday season, consider one of these low or no cost gifts. 1.  Make jelly, jam or any other homemade treat that will fuel someone in January. 2.  Give an herb cutting of a plant you’ve grown.  Perhaps some dill, parsley or basil? 3.  Make someone a mix tape, or, should ... Read More »

Green Day is Going In

Green Day is the 48th act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will join them in the class of 2015.  They’ll all be inducted on April 18th at ... Read More »

RHCP could tour with Will Ferrell

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith is working on a tour next year with Will Ferrell.  The shows would combine music and comedy and would raise money for each of their charities.  Smith and Ferrell are look-a-likes.  They performed a “drum off” on the “Tonight Show” earlier this year to prove they’re not the same person.  The band is ... Read More »

Feel Good Story

It’s a feel good story and here’s the best part, it’s true.  At least I hope it is.  A car in the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel in Branson caught the eye of a couple of regulars.  The auto was old, battered and in such bad shape, the couple thought it was abandoned.  They asked around and were told ... Read More »

Sony Hackers’ Demand

A group that claims to have hacked Sony wants the studio to pull “The Interview.”  The comedy stars Seth Rogen and James Franco.  They play entertainment journalists who get recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung Un.  A group calling themselves Guardians Of Peace warned Sony to “stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can ... Read More »