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Rachel Maddow Responds To Bill O’Reilly Over Shirley Sherrod

I love Rachel!

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July 24, 2010 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know? | , , | Leave a comment

iPhone Murder Apps – So Many Options!

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July 16, 2010 Posted by | Did you know? | Leave a comment

Please Drive Responsibly

Ok, don’t watch this video if you are easily disturbed, it’s pretty serious stuff. But, it’s worth watching and I can honestly say that I am just a little more careful when driving through neighborhoods and intersections.

You were warned, but watch here!

July 5, 2010 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know? | | Leave a comment

“Hope for Haiti” Telethon Gets Even Bigger

Just when you thought the list of megacelebs taking part in tomorrow’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon couldn’t get any bigger, along comes a certain one-named superstar. Madonna has just been added to the bill…

Performers will include Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Jay-Z, and the just-announced Madonna. Appearances will be made by at least the following: Charlize Theron, the Jonas Brothers, Will Smith with Muhammad Ali, Meryl Streep, Tim Allen, David Archuleta, Alec Baldwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Cindy Crawford, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Krasinski, Jack Nicholson, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale.

The telethon, spearheaded by George Clooney, will be broadcast on every major television network, including E! and simulcast on E! Online.

January 21, 2010 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know? | , , , , , | Leave a comment

MacGruber Movie? Lame

Check out the trailer for the full-length movie of MacGruber from SNL. I’m kind of in shock that it’s real, I actually half expected a joke when I hit play. It has some adult content so you have to input your date of birth, I know, it’s asking a lot.

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January 20, 2010 Posted by | Did you know?, Movies | Leave a comment

“We Got A Complicated Order!”

Yes, that line is from my favorite Mad TV skit, but it kind of just jumped into my head when I read the real headline. Anywho, Starbucks is now making some pricing adjustments based on what you order, so keep it simple and keep the fucking line moving people! Oops, sorry, just had a little flashback there. Below are some of the details and as you can see, it pays to be boring.

  • Plain coffee, you’ll see a .10 decrease (let’s go shopping!)
  • For an extra shot of coffee, it’ll go from being .55 to .70 (there goes my “Save the children” donation)
  • Adding a shot of syrup now costs .40, a 30% jump (Um, has anyone ever bought the Torani syrup from Marshalls, it’s always there and I wonder if it’s any good?)

So for you non-math types, a triple grande soy vanilla latte would go from $5.55 to $6.25. Well, if that’s your drink of choice then you should pay that much money cause that sounds fucking nasty. No offense and oh yeah, bless your heart.

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Did you know? | , | Leave a comment

Madonna + ‘Glee’ = Perfection

As you may have heard, the hit show Glee is going to have an entire Madonna episode. Yep, that’s right! It isn’t yet clear if M will make a guest appearance in the episode, but the anticipation is building nonetheless. Reportedly, the song list is as follows:

Borderline
Open Your Heart
Burning Up
4 Minutes
Crazy For You
Like A Virgin
Like A Prayer
What It Feels Like For A Girl
Vogue
Express Yourself

Borderline and Open Your Heart are actually mixed into one song as sort of a medley while all the other songs are performed in full or in an edit version. All songs’ arrangements are inspired by the album original versions of the songs except for Express Yourself, inspired by the famous “Video Version” and Crazy For You which is presented as an exclusive acoustic guitar version.(source)

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Did you know?, TV Shows | , , | Leave a comment

Your Kitchen Is A Chubby Chaser

According to a study for the Annual Reviews of Nutrition, your kitchen could be a large contributor to your fat ass. And I mean that with love. But seriously, there are implications from bad lighting, where you store your junk, plate size, etc. Keep reading and see which items you might be guilty of.

Your plates are platter size

“Most of us make a habit of filling our plates and finishing what’s on them,” says Lisa Young, PhD, RD, author of “The Portion Teller Plan.” But since the 1970s, dinner plates have grown 25%, to 12 inches or more in diameter.

Eat off a plate about 2 inches smaller and you’ll serve yourself 22% fewer calories per meal, which can mean a 2-pound weight lossin 1 month, says Brian Wansink, PhD, director of Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab and the author of “Mindless Eating.”

Solution: Rethink your place settings. Use your salad plate to hold higher-calorie meats or pasta, and load your dinner plate with veggies, says Young. If you plan to buy new plates, the best size is 10 inches in diameter, says Wansink. “Any smaller, though, and you’ll go back for seconds,” he adds.

You love bright light

High-wattage lighting can raise stress levels, stimulating your appetite and causing you to eat faster than usual, according to research reviews. On the flip side, too dim is no better — studies show low lighting lessens inhibitions.

Solution: Many modern kitchens have layers of light sources, from under-the-cabinet halogens to recessed lights around the perimeter and a decorative fixture over the table, says Joseph Rey-Barreau, a lighting designer in Lexington, KY. When you’re cooking, flip on as many lights as you’d like, but when it’s time to eat, use no more than 240 total watts. That’s the equivalent of four 60-watt bulbs in a four-light over-the-table fixture, for example, or six 40-watt bulbs in six high hats; with compact fluorescent bulbs, use 75 to 100 total watts.

Oh yeah, you know some of these apply, keep reading. Continue reading

January 17, 2010 Posted by | Did you know?, Fitness | , , | Leave a comment

Help Gets Texted in for Haitian People

Good job people! Check this out below.

Cellphone users in the United States have contributed more than $11 million to Haitian earthquake relief through text messages in what is being hailed as an unprecedented mobile response to a natural disaster.

The Mobile Giving Foundation called it a “mobile-giving record” for funds raised for a single cause. Donations are rising swiftly, it said, as former President Bill Clinton and other politicians urge the American people to give.

Jim Manis, chief executive officer of the foundation helping to manage cellphone donations, said it was receiving up to 10,000 text messages per second. The foundation said more than $11 million has been donated.

Cellphone users can donate $5 to Haiti-born hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word “Yele” to 501501, or they can donate $10 to other nonprofit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, by texting the word “Haiti” to a specified number, like 90999.

The donation is charged to a user’s cellphone bill.

The American Red Cross said it has received more than $9 million in donations from more than 900,000 mobile phone users. Keep reading.

This reminds me of a favorite movie line, unrelated but related – you’ll see (or hear).

January 16, 2010 Posted by | Did you know? | , , | Leave a comment

AT&T To Suck Less?

It seems there’s a little race going on with Verizon, and now AT&T is responding with some new rates. I need to a minute to digest the details but in the meantime, here are a few high-level details:

  • Feature Phone customers now have the option of unlimited talk plans for $69.99 a month per person or $119.99 a month for a family plan with two lines included. The unlimited texting plans remain $20 a month for individuals or $30 a month for the Family Talk plan.
  • Quick Messaging Device customers may now choose unlimited talk for $69.99, and Family Talk customers may choose unlimited talk for $119.99 per month (two lines included). These plans require a minimum of $20 per month for individual plans and $30 per month for Family Talk plans in texting and/or Web browsing packages for new and upgrading customers.
  • All smartphone customers, including iPhone owners, can now buy unlimited voice and data for $99.99. For smartphone customers with Family Talk plans, unlimited voice and data is now available for $179.99 (two lines included). Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals, $30 for Family Talk Plans.

Read more over here, won’t ya?

January 16, 2010 Posted by | Did you know?, technology | , | Leave a comment

Music Recommendation – Brandi Carlile’s ‘Give Up the Ghost’

I’ve been a fan for quite sometime, her music for me is a blend of country, rock, and folk. Her voice can be heartbreaking and cutting at the same time, with a nice touch of country musicality thrown in. Highly recommended.

Click the picture to get to iTunes to purchase this release if you are so inclined.

BrandiGiveUptheGhost

October 14, 2009 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , | 1 Comment

Sadness, Farrah Fawcett Dies

Makes me sad. 😦

LOS ANGELES — Farrah Fawcett, whose stunning looks and blinding smile made her a pop icon of the 1970s, has died. She was 62.

Here’s a little tribute video I found on YouTube.

June 25, 2009 Posted by | Did you know? | , | Leave a comment

NY Drivers The Angriest and Most Aggressive, Noooo

New York has overtaken Miami to be voted the U.S. city with the angriest and most aggressive drivers, according to a survey on road rage released on Tuesday.

Miami topped the annual poll for the last four years but voters in 25 major metropolitan areas gave New Yorkers the prize for angriest, most aggressive drivers who tailgate, speed, honk their horns, overreact and lose their tempers.

The response of New Yorkers to bad drivers also helped push the city into the top slot for road rage.

Road Rage

“New Yorkers were most likely to wave their fists or arms. They were most likely to lay on the horn and they were most likely to make some sort of obscene gesture,” said Michael Bush, of the marketing and consulting company Affinion Group, which commissioned the survey.

Dallas/Fort Worth came in second as the worst road rage city followed by Detroit, Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Miami ranked a distant seventh.

Baltimore, Sacramento and Pittsburgh rounded out the top five cities with the most pleasant drivers.

Portland and Cleveland were voted to have the most courteous, considerate drivers. Continue reading

June 20, 2009 Posted by | Did you know? | , | Leave a comment

Dear Bozeman, Montana: Can’t People Be Freaks In Their Personal Lives?

You might have read about how the city of Bozeman, Montana was requiring applicants to provide not only their user names to various sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, IFuckAnimals.com (I’m kidding, but it might very well exist), but they were also requiring their passwords. Um, really? Really? They probably just really wanted to surf porn under another person’s user name.

Anyway, they’ve since backtracked and here’s an excerpt from the article:

The city of Bozeman, Mont., has rescinded its long-standing policy that job applicants provide user names and passwords to social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

According to a press release (PDF) issued Friday:

The extent of our request for a candidate’s password, user name, or other internet information appears to have exceeded that which is acceptable to our community. We appreciate the concern many citizens have expressed regarding this practice and apologize for the negative impact this issue is having on the City of Bozeman.

The city stopped the practice as of midday Friday, until it “conducts a more comprehensive evaluation of the practice,” the release said.

 

June 20, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know? | , , | Leave a comment

“Bruno” Premiere in London – Video and First Review

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Here’s an excerpt of the review:

Amongst other things, we see him try his hand at acting; adopting an African baby; becoming a chat show host (complete with unsuspecting celebrities); trying to get kidnapped by terrorists; becoming heterosexual and going to a swingers party.

There are some very funny moments, including a brilliant scene where, while trying to bring about peace in the Middle East, two rival camps have to explain to Bruno that Hamas and hummus are not the same thing – but both agree at the same time that hummus is a good thing.

Elsewhere, the reaction of a test-screen audience to the pilot of his US TV show, will have you watching through your fingers if you feel uncomfortable full-frontal male nudity – or conversations about bleaching your intimate areas.

June 18, 2009 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , | 1 Comment