Follow Magic 101.9 On Facebook Follow Magic 101.9 On Twitter Stay Connected with 101.9 Magic 101.9 Magic

Johnny Scott's Blog



Every morning, I'll start your day with the More Music Morning Show! Plus Weather, traffic and quick little bits of information to help make it a stress free drive to work. 

Thanks again for making me a part of your morning!



Shortest Celebrity Marriages

They say marriages in hollywood don't last. Well in fairness some of them do, but overall most don't and here's a list of the ones that have failed to stand the thes test of time. Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett: 21 months Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson: 20 months Angelina Jolie and Johnny Lee Miller: 18 months Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria: 10 months Jim Carey and Lauren Holly: 9 months Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd: 8 months Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney: 4 months Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock: 4 months Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage: 3 months Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas: 1 month Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds: 2 weeks Cher and Gregg Allman: 9 days Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: 55 hours And the shortest hollywood marriage of them all... Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe de Alba: 1 day
 (0) Comments


 

New Orleans Finishes 1st in Recent Poll

Finally New Orleans finishes first in a poll we can be proud of. TripAdvisory, the world's largest travel community and web site, with more than 50 minnion unique monthly visitors just named New Orleans the top U.S. Food and Wine Destinatations. Winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travlelers around the world. Top U.S. Food and Wine Destinations: 1. New Orleans, Louisiana 2. Napa, California 3. Chicago, Illinois 4. Charleston, South Carolina 5. San Francisco, California 6. New York City, New York 7. Savannah, Georgia 8. Santa Fe, New Mexico 9. Las Vegas, Nevada 10. Asheville, North Carolina Top European Food and Wine Destinations: 1. Florence, Italy 2. Paris, France 3. Rome, Italy 4. Sorrento, Italy 5. York, England 6. Siena, Italy 7. Bologna, Italy 8. San Sebastian, Spain 9. Barcelona, Spain 10. Edinburgh, Scotland To see the complete list go to www.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice-food
 (0) Comments


 

American Music Awards Nominations Are Out

It's time for the annual American Music Awards nominations and it's no surprise who the leaders are. Adele has the most so far at (4). She's also up for artist of the year, favorite female artist, favorite adult contemporary artist and favorite album for "21". Taylor Swift has (3). She is also up for the top American Music Award: artist of the year. She was just voted Billboard's Woman Of The Year. At 21 she's the youngest to get the award. At this point Taylor Swift has sold the most albums of any artist this past year. Katy Perry also has (3) and is also up for the artist of the year award. Lady Gaga has 3 nominations and will also be battling Adele, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry for the artist of the year award. The American Music Awards lets you vote on your favorite musical stars and the voting is now underway through October 21st at ama.abc.com. The Awards will air November 20th on ABC.
 (0) Comments


 

Is The 3rd Time Really A Charm?

Sir Paul McCartney is on his honeymoon for the third time. The 69 year old Beatle lead singer married American Nancy Shevell at central London's Town Hall over the weekend. It's the same place where he married Linda Eastman (his first wife) in 1969. His bride wore a dress designed by Paul McCartney's daughter, Stella McCartney. Barbara Walters was one of the guests and she just happens to be the second cousin of Pauls new bride. When asked how he feels, Paul replied, "I'm feeling married."
 (0) Comments


 

TV Shows That Lasted 20 Seasons Or More

Most pilots never become real TV show. Most TV shows die in the first season. Some enjoy a brief shelf life, and some go on for decades. Here are some of television's longest running TV shows. Gunsmoke (20 Seasons) Law & Order (20 Seasons) America's Funniest Home Videos (21 Seasons) The Simpsons (23 Seasons) Doctor Who (26 Seasons) The Real World (26 Seasons) Smile! You're on Candid Camera. (38 Seasons). TheOriginal series was called "Hidden Microphone" produced for radio. 60 Minutes (43 Seasons) And the grandfather of them all. The Price Is Right (44 Seasons). The Price Is Right hasn't changed much since 1972. The song and the title cards are basically the same. However the prices have been adjusted for inflation. The very first show aired in 1956, live and in black and white and Bob Barker was only 33 years old.
 (1) Comments


 

Top 5 Signs It's Going To Be A Long Week At Work

  1. Co-worker points out its "National Long Week at Work" Week
  2. Out of coffee! Seriously? We're OUT OF COFFEE!
  3. Every day, you have meetings scheduled for 4:59pm
  4. You've got a meeting scheduled to talk about meeting schedules
  5. You thought it was Friday. It's Tuesday.
 (0) Comments


 

New Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

This sister duo has been recording and performing since the 80's and now they may be honored for it. Ann and Nancy Wilson of "Heart" gets a nomination into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. It's their first time being nominated along with Joan Jett and the Blackheart, Chaka Khan, Guns "N Roses, The Cure and The Spinners. Previous nominees who get another crack at inclusion are The Beastie Boys, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donna Summer, Donovan and War. The Rock Hall inductions will be April 14th next year in Cleveland.
 (0) Comments


 

Getting Fitted For A New Bed.

This is my experience back in August at the Sleep Number Store in the Esplanade Mall. Go in and find your sleep number today.
 (0) Comments


 

Lost Cat Is Back Home Thanks To Microchip

Animal rescue organizations tell you all the time how important it is to have your pets microchipped, and in this case it paid off for a family from Colorado. This cat named Willow managed to travel almost 18-hundred miles from Colorado to New York 5 years ago when she was a kitten, lived on the streets of New York until a man found her and notified Animal Care officials. Thanks to the microchip officials were able to locate Willow's family and reunite them. They still don't know how a kitten could have traveled that many miles without being hit by a car or eaten by a coyote. What's the old saying? Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall? Maybe Willow wanted a taste of the Big Apple.
 (0) Comments


 

Top 5 Signs Football Season Is Off & Running

5. Honey-Do List missing...no one can find it. 4. You see guy being robbed with hands in air, you think he's signaling a touchdow. 3. Whenever you see something wrong, you throw down a yellow flag. 2. Inventors frantically trying to invent the refrigerated coffee table. 1. Most popular phrase at home these days: "I'm sorry, honey, did you just say something?" 
 (0) Comments


 

Still Burning

National Guard Blackhawk helicopters equipped with Bambi buckets drop water on the marsh fire in New Orleans East. We may get some help from Mother Nature in the next several days from a tropical depression that's expected to bring some heavy rainfall.
 (0) Comments


 

August Is The Deadliest Month On The Road

The chances of dying in a car crash are greatest in the month of August. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records going back to 1994, more American die in car crashes in August than at any other time of the year. The deadliest days are on the weekends, since that's when people tend to run extra errands, visit family members or take more day trips, and when drunken driving increases. Saturdays have the most crash-related fatalities. Sundays were the second deadliest in 2009, with an average of 107 deaths, followed by 102 on Fridays. The good news is that August is half way over.
 (0) Comments


 

IT'S TOO HOT

Yet another day of highs in the mid 90's, but the feel like temps will be in the tripple digets. Is it me, or is the earth getting hotter?
 (0) Comments


 

Gavin DeGraw Is Attacked In New York

Even Celebrities are not immune from criminals in New York. Gavin DeGraw (I Don't Want To Be) was beat up on the streets of Manhattan over the weekend. Aparently he was out having a good time with his friend, and his friends had just left him when the attack happened. Gavin suffered a concussion, a broken nose, black eyes and facial lacerations. He's out of the hospital and ok, but he had to cancel some concert dates this week.
 (0) Comments


 

Dirty Dancing Gets A Face Lift

Ready to have the time of your life all over again? What would Patrick Swayze think about this? Lionsgate has just announced that it will remake the 1987 classic "Dirty Dancing", which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film and was working on Michael Jackson's final tour (This Is It) will direct the remake. Hollywood is running out of original films, so look for more of your favorites to  return and they will most likely be in 3D.
 (0) Comments


 

Our Nations Best Restrooms

The old saying is when you gotta go, you gotta go. And when you must go you want to do your business in a clean environment. But do you really need granite counter tops, climate control and an audio system in a porta-potty? The Cintas Corporation, which sells commercial bathroom supplies and other products is conducting a best restroom in the nation contest and so far Don's Johns porta-potty is one of the ten finalists. The luxury restroom trailer was originally built for President Barack Obama's inauguration, and it has granite counter tops, a climate control and an audio system. Take a look at some of the finalists. To see the rest of the top 10 in the running for Best Restroom in the Nation and to vote on your favorite go to www.bestrestroom.com You can vote online for your favorite now through September 19th.
 (1) Comments


 

Haley Gets A Record Deal

Haley Reinhart first auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol in Chicago, but did not advance to the Hollywood round. She returned for the tenth season the following year, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and this time was put through to Hollywood. She went on to finish third this season and was recently awarded with a record deal. She signed with 19 Recordings/Interscope Records, so look for a cd real soon.
 (0) Comments


 

Famous August Birthdays

An NFL quarterback, a child star and two U.S. presidents are among the celebrities with birthdays in August. Mary Louise Parker (Aug. 2nd)...She first got noticed on the big screen in "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "The Client" in the early 90's. Now she's the star of the hit Showtime show "Weeds". President Barack Obama (Aug. 4th) Neil Armstrong (Aug. 5th)...First man to walk on the moon. Geri Halliwell (Aug. 6th)...She was one of the Spice Girls. Hulk Hogan (Aug. 11th)...Retired WWE wrestler. Danny Bonaduce (Aug. 13th)...He's best known for his role as Danny Partridge on "The Partridge Family". Halle Berry (Aug. 14th)...Does she ever age? The Material Girl, Madonna (Aug. 16th) Sean Penn (Aug. 17th)...He was once married to Madonna. President Bill Clinton (Aug. 19th) Kenny Rogers (The Gambler), Aug. 21st Blair Underwood (Aug. 25th)...This actor got his start with a guest appearance on "The Cosby Show". His big career break was spending six seasons on "L.A. Law", and he's been in a number of films. Paul Reubens (Aug. 27th)...Better known as Pee Wee Herman. Shania Twain (Aug. 28th) Cameron Diaz (Aug. 30th)...She got noticed in "The Mask" with Jim Carrey and has gone on to star in a string of movies. Chris Tucker (Aug. 31st)...This actor/comedian has been in a number of movies, but he is most famous for the "Rush Hour" series.
 (0) Comments


 

World's Most Bizarre Buildings

They Build them like dogs, or books, or just plain skinny or crooked. Check out these wacky buildings. The Basket Building The Piano House The Library Building The Robot Building The Dancing House The Dog Park Inn Cubic Houses The Crooked House And last but not least, the skinniest house in the world  
 (0) Comments


 

Where Will They Go?

The most popular company for movie rentals is about to lose some of it's customers. Netflix recently anounced a 60 percent price increase on it's DVD mail deliver service and it streaming movie plan. That set off a wave of angry customers and lit up the facebook and twitter accounts. 2 million customers have said they will cancel the service which seems like a lot, but keep in mind that Netflix says it has 25 million subscribers. I have the Netflix stream service only and I think it's a very good bargain compared to some of the other services. But I have to agree with the 2 million people that are canceling that the 60 percent increase is too much for the DVD delivery and the stream service.  Most people like to watch a movie on the weekends, and with the DVD delivery you only have time to order one movie  for the weekend, and once you watch it, you don't have time to return it to get another one before the weekend is up. The solution would be to put the new releases on the stream, so we can watch them anytime we get ready. That would justify a 60 percent increase in the price. A few words of caution for Netflix. Remember a lot of the customers you have now are the ones that used to go to Blockbuster to rent a movie, and we all know what happened to Blockbuster.
 (0) Comments


 

Highest Paid American Idol Contestants

Since we just finished season 10 of the nations most watched and favorite T.V. show, and already auditioning for season 11, I thought this would be a good time to take a look at how much money these overnight stars are making. Forbes has released it's annual ranking of the top earning American Idol alums and it comes as no surprise that Carrie Underwood tops the list. She surpassed Kelly Clarkson who was last years top earner. Her $20 million takes up 40 percent of the entire list. The big surprise this year was Adam Lambert who was a runner up on the show a couple of season ago. He's tied with Chris Daughtry for second place with an impressive $6 million. Fantasia Barrino is all the way up to number three with $4 million thanks to her reality show "Fantasia For Real", and her comback album "Back To Me", which is her highest charting album to date. Of the 12 Idols on the Forbes list, seven of them are women. This is interesting, considering no female contestant has won "American Idol" since Jordan Sparks won it in season 6. So will this latest group of Idol finalists (Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Pia Toscano be on that list next year? Here's the complete list. 1. Carrie Underwood: $20 million 2. Daughtry: $6 million (Tie), Adam Lambert: $6 million 3. Fantasia Barrino: $4 million 4. Jordin Sparks: $3 million 5. Kelly Clarkson: $2.5 million (She was in first place last year) 6. Jennifer Judson: $2 million 7. Kellie Pickler: $1.8 million 8. Clay Aiken: $1.5 million 9. Katharine McPhee: $1 million (Tie), David Archuleta & David Cook Near misses: Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox, and Ruben Studdard
 (0) Comments


 

NASA'S Space Program Comes To A Close

Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth. The four astronauts arrived early this morning to a record crowd of two thousand people near the landing strip. Photo by John Raoux of the Associated Press The landing of Atlantis ends a 30 year program and with it, thousands of jobs. So what's the future of Space Exploration? Some are saying private companies are going to take over the job the government has been doing for 50 years.
 (0) Comments


 

Is This Photo Real Or Not?

What's the old saying..."Don't try this at home", and certainly not on Lake Pontchartrain. This British teenager decided to raised awareness for flood victims in London's Lake District by riding his bicycle on a 75-feet deep lake. He insists the pictures are real but won't reveal how he did it. He also says plenty of people saw him do it and they'll confirm it wasn't a camera trick.
 (0) Comments


 

Don't Let The Ad Fool You

Is this really the Simon we know? This is the promo tease the networks are running for the new "X Factor show that debuts in September. In the beginning of the ad you'll notice a new and improved (likeable) Simon, but in the end we find out that he's only having a dream. And what's up with the Pepsi drink in the ad? I thought Simon was a Coca Cola man.
 (0) Comments


 

Not Cute But She Still Won A Contest

While you are sending in photos of your lovely canine for our "Dog Days Of Summer" contest, this little lady has already cashed in on a contest. Her name is Yoda, and she is the winner of the 2011 "World's Ugliest Dog" contest in California. Yoda is a 14 year old Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix who's owner collected a $1000.00 check.
 (0) Comments


 

Cute But Not Eligible

As you know the Magic 101.9 "Dog Days Of Summer" Photo contest is going on and I thought I would spotlight this cute fellow. His name is Jack Bower and he belongs to Patty B. who does the traffic for you in the morning on Magic. Patty has had Jack Bower since he was a pup, but unfortunately he is ineligible to compete in the Magic Photo contest. It's not Jack's fault that his owner works for the radio station.
 (0) Comments


 

Who Are The Highest Paid Singers?

According to Forbes Bono and U2 are where the money's at in music. They top the magazines list of the highest paid singers, earning $195 million the past year. Bon Jovi is number two at $125 million. Elton John is third raking in around $100 million. Lady Gaga is fourth earning $90 million. Michael Buble' is fifth with $70 million. The numbers are based on income from May 2010 through May 2011. Rounding out the top 10 is  Paul McCartney ($67 million), Black Eyed Peas ($61 million), the Eagles ($60 million), Justin Bieber ($53 million) and the Dave Matthews Band ($51 million).
 (0) Comments


 

A New Way To Get Around The CBD

Partygoers and those who have had a little too much to drink will soon have another option for a safe ride home after a late night in the French Quarter. These little gizmos called Pedicabs will be hitting the streets of New Orleans in a few months. The cabs are expected to concentrate in the French Quarter, Central Business District and maybe Uptown.
 (0) Comments


 

Say Hello To The New Owner Of MYSPACE

Justin Timberlake has a new office in Beverly Hills for his new role as co-owner of MySpace. Timberlake opened up his wallet to join Specific Media in buying MySpace for $35 million. As you my already know MySpace has been rapidly losing customers to Facebook over the years. Justin Timberlake says, "There's a need for a place where fans can go to interract with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect". Wasn't that the original concept of MySpace?
 (2) Comments


 

Material Girl To Be In A Comic Book World

Madonna will soon find herself in a new kind of material world: inside a comic book. The star will have her life story told in 32 pages by Bluewater Productions Inc., the latest celebrity to be part of its monthly line of "Female Force" comics. The one-shot issue, due out in August for $3.99, will look at her life as it transformed from a little-known singer into a multimillion-record-selling entertainer and trendsetter. (Credit: AP/Bluewater Productions)
 (0) Comments


 

Famous Jacket Sells For A Lot At Auction

The famous black and red jacket that Michael Jackson wore in the classic "Thriller" video has sold at auction for $1.8 million. Darren Julien of Julien's Auction was expecting to get anywhere from a quarter of a million to a half million for the jacket. The winning bidder was a commodities trader from Austin, Texas who say he will take the jacket on tour to raise money for children's charities.
 (0) Comments


 

Catch Your Favorite Soft Rock Stars In Vegas

They called Wayne Newton "Mr. Vegas" because he spent so much time performing there. Now a new group of stars are making their homes in the city referred to as "Sin City". Cher, and Bette Midler spent some time their a few years ago. Celine Dion set up residency there for five years before she had the twins. Now she is back for another 3 years performing at the Colosseum. Rod Stewart will kick off an 18-date, two year stint at the Colesseum as well starting in August of this year. Elton John will be right behind Rod with dates starting in September this year. Tickets are on sale already for Shania Tawin's 2 year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting December 1st of 2012. It's entertainment like this that give vacationers a reason to keep coming back to Las Vegas.
 (0) Comments


 

THE RICHEST CELEBRITIES UNDER 30

At a time when many people are struggling to find their way, 20 celebrities have already become mulitmillionaires. Forbes estimates that they brought in $690-million between May 2010 and May 2011. Of the top 20 highest earning stars, seven are singers. The Queen of them all is Lady Gaga with $90-million. Justin Bieber is the youngest celebrity on the list, and he came in at number two with earnings of $53-million. 21 year old Taylor Swift is at number five with earnings of $45-million. Katy Perry is right behind Taylor at number six. She earned $44-million. Beyounce who's 29 years old is number eight with earnings of $35-million. Rihanna is at number 11 with $29-million. Eighteen year old Miley Cyrus is next at number 16, with earnings of $15-million. Carrie Underwood at 28 years old comes in at number 19 with $15-million as well. To see the complete list go to forbes.com
 (1) Comments


 

WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS JACKET GOES ON SALE

The Jacket Michael Jackson wore in his "Thriller" video is hitting the auction block. Michael autographed the jacket as a gift to his longtime costume designers. The Auction administrator says the red and black leather jacket is the most recognized and significant piece of pop culture to come up for sale and he expects it to fetch at least $200,000, and it could possibly command as much as $300,000 to $500,000. Other Jackson items up for sale include the wig he wore when he announced his "This Is It" concert series in London, a fedora and spangled glove, his shirt from the "Scream" video and the battered mailbox from the estate where he died in 2009. Other famous items up for sale include sneakers signed by Britney Spears and a set of handwritten lyrics for songs by Johnny Cash. There is also a luxury car owned by Frank Sinatra. The auction will feature over 600 artifacts belonging to some of music's biggest stars including The Beatles, Elvis, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain and Madonna, as well as new stars such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. The collection will be on view free to the public from June 13th to June 25th at Jullien's Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills and the Auction is June 25th and 26th.
 (1) Comments


 

STARS TURNING 50 THIS YEAR

It's a milestone for those of us that have accomplished this feat already, and say hello to these Baby Boom celebrities that have already or about to do the same. Julia Louis Dreyfus (Elaine from Seinfeld) hit the magic number Jan. 13th Hockey great Wayne Gretzky made 50 on Jan. 26th Funny man Eddie Murphy's birthday was April 3rd Hollywood's ultimate bachelor (George Clooney) hit the milestone on May 6th Melissa Etheridge's birthday was May 29th Michael J. Fox June 9th Boy George's birthday is June 14th Forest Whitaker will be 50 on July 15th Our Commander In Chief President Barack Obama will hit the big 5-0 Aug. 4th Susan Olsen, the youngest tyke on the Brady Bunch reaches the half century mark Aug. 14th Heather Locklear's birthday is Sept. 25th New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis birthday is Oct. 18th Meg Ryan Nov. 19th
 (0) Comments


 

STRIKE OUT FOR BREAST CANCER

Join me this Saturday for The 4th annual Doubles Bowling Tournament to benefit Edna B. and Joyce Fay Washington Breast Cancer Foundation at AMF All-Star Lanes, 3640 Williams Boulevard in Kenner. As many of you may already know, Bowling is my passion, and like you I have someone in my family who's been affected by Breast Cancer, so that is why I am participating in this event. If you're not doing anything this Saturday, or if you can spare a few hours out of your weekend, your participation would be greatly appreciated. Here's the info for you... Entry fee (includes shoe rental): Adults $25.00 per person Children 12 and under $12.00 per person Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011 Where: AMF All-Star Lanes 3640 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA (404) 443-5353 www.amf.com/allstarlanesla Time: 12:00pm Registration / 1:00pm - 4:00pm Tournament Team and Individual Awards will be given away Information contacts: Bobby Spruille (504) 583-7429 Carl Stewart (601) 455-8974 The Washington Foundation (601) 304-5656 washingtonbreastcancer@yahoo.com
 (0) Comments


 

SIP AND GIVE BACK

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience When: Tuesday, May 24 through Saturday, May 28 What: A five-day festival of wine and food that benefits more than a dozen local charities. Where: This year, the floor of the Hall J at the New Orleans Convention Center will be filled with 1,000 wines and 75 dishes. Held on Friday and Saturday, the tastings lasts three hours each day. The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is, perhaps, the largest local festival totally devoted to food and spirits. It was established as a nonprofit, and over two decades it has raised more than half a million dollars for local charities. I'll drink ("I mean sip") to that.
 (6) Comments


 

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!

Flood waters of the Mississippi River threaten a large oil refinery complex in Baton Rouge, May 13th. Flood waters from the Mississippi River pour over a levee on the Yazoo River, a tributary to the Mississippi River, north of Vicksburg, Miss. Water diverted from the Mississippi River spills through a bay in the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, La., Saturday, May 14. Water from the inflated Mississippi River gushed through a floodgate Saturday for the first time in nearly four decades and headed toward thousands of homes and farmland. Houseboats are secured to a tree due to water rising on the Atchafalaya River on May 15, in Henderson, La. Giant whirl-pools the size of cars develop along the Atchafalaya River due to Morganza flooding, May 15, 2011. Almost six years ago Katrina caused major destruction for much of Louisiana. That was mother nature, but this time it's part nature and part man. The Corp of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway to divert water from heavily populated New Orleans and Baton Rouge easing pressure on the levees in the hope of avoiding potentially catastrophic floods. Floodwaters could reach up to 20 feet over the coming weeks, and some residents say they're angered that officials decided to spare Baton Rouge and New Orleans by diverting water to the basin. We can only hope and pray that the people of these areas won't lose everything, and can rebuild.
 (0) Comments


 

DOES WATSON WANT YOUR JOB?

How many times have you said "A robot can't replace me", or "A robot can't do the things a human can do". Well now some folks are actually concerned about computer such as Watson taking their jobs someday. Martin Ford, author of The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future, in a Fortune magazine article, and others argue that computers and robots have the potential to swipe not only assembly-line jobs, such as the manufacturing positions that dropped nationwide by one-third over the last decade, but the "knowledge worker" jobs of the modern economy, such as radiologists and lawyers. After all, if a machine can beat humans at Jeopardy, workers may in fact have cause for concern.
 (1) Comments


 

MOTHER'S DAY IS THIS SUNDAY

Top Five Things Mom Really Wants For Mother's Day 1. Antonio Banderas 2. To rest five minutes after making breakfast before she mows the lawn. 3. To be treated like this every day of the year. 4. To stop giving her finger paintings every year. (For goodness sakes, you're 43. 5. A Brad Pitt hickie.
 (0) Comments


 

MAJOR RECORD COMPANY LOOKING FOR TALENT

If you think you have what it takes to be a star, but you haven't been able to get an audition with a record company, or you just don't have the time to go through the rigorous auditions of American Idol, then this just may be the thing you're looking for. Mercury Records is taking and old-school approach to finding talent. The company is looking for a male singer between the ages of 18 and 26 who can sing both rock and country. The label is asking singers to submit their versions of one of three songs: "Forever and Ever Amen" by Randy Travis, "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" by Bob Seger or "Darlin" by British singer Frankie Miller. If you don't know the songs, the Mecury website provides the songs for you to download. There's no contest, no reality show with rude judges to embarrass you on national T.V., and the submissions go straight to the A & R department. Details are at www.mercurytalent.com
 (3) Comments


 

SOME EASTER FUN STUFF

TOP FIVE THINGS THAT IRRITATE THE EASTER BUNNY 1. The phrase, "Tastes just like chicken!" 2. Strangers walking up and rubbing his feet for good luck 3. When at lunch, the jokester who says, "Waiter! There's a hare by my soup!" 4. "What's 164 times 409? Rabbits are supposed to be great at multiplying!" 5. "Is that you, Bugs?" TOP FIVE DRAWBACKS OF BEING THE EASTER BUNNY 1. Always having to put all your eggs in one basket 2. Chicken tastes like you 3. If I hear "What's up, doc?" one more time 4. You wouldn't imagine the things that stick to my tail 5. PETA protesters keep coming up and spray-painting me TOP FIVE REASONS THE EASTER BUNNY IS COOLER THAN SANTA CLAUS 1. The Easter Bunny makes the same trip around the world in one night, but all by himself! 2. The Easter Bunny delivers whether you've been naughty or nice 3. Doesn't leave reindeer droppings on roof 4. Doesn't outsource jobs to North Pole elves 5. Santa's foot is not considered good luck
 (8) Comments


 

SING A JINGLE FOR $10,000.00 AND MORE

Jewel is singing the classic jingle for Libby's fruits and vegetables, and she wants you to do it too. She will release her version in September. In the meantime, she's asking for submissions for the Libby's jingle remake contest. She will judge the best remake, with the top entry winning $10,000. Second and third prizes are also cash. Details are at www.Facebook.com/LibbysTable.
 (0) Comments


 

TOP TAX PROCRASTINATING CITIES

TOP TAX PROCRASTINATING CITIES If you live in Houston and your taxes aren't done yet, you probably aren't alone. That city leads the latest TurboTax list of the Top Tax Procrastinating Cities for a second year in a row, and the fifth time in ten years. But Houston isn't the only repeater on the list. The top three haven't changed over the past 12 months, with Chicago, once again, the "second city" on the list, and New York taking the number three spot for a third consecutive year. New York City also continues its record of being on every list since TurboTax began tracking filing data a decade ago. More Texas cities complete the top five, with Austin once again holding the number four spot for a second year in a row, and San Antonio making its debut on the list at number five. The 10th annual TurboTax List of the Top 10 Tax Procrastinating Cities: 1. Houston - (last year number one) 2. Chicago - (last year number two) 3. New York - (last year number three) 4. Austin, Texas - (last year number four) 5. San Antoino, Texas - (not on last year's list) 6. San Francisco - (last year number five) 7. Seattle - (last year number six) 8. San Diego - (last year number seven) 9. Los Angeles - (last year number eight) 10. Dallas - (last year number nine 11. Las Vegas - (last year number ten) 12. Washington, DC - (last year number 15) 13. Portland, Oregon - (last year number 14) 14. Atlanta, Georgia - (last year number eleven) 15. Phoenix, Arizona - (last year number 13) 16. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - (last year number 12) 17. Orlando, Florida - (last year number 16) 18. Jacksonville, Florida - (last year number 17) 19. Tampa, Florida - (last year number 18) 20. San Jose, California - (not on last year's list)
 (0) Comments


 

IS THIS PRESIDENT A PEN THIEF?

This happens all the time in offices where we work, but in front of the news media with camera's rolling? Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus was caught on video pocketing a ceremonial pen during a recent visit to Chile to announce a trade agreement. In the photo you can see him admiring the pen, and if you click this link you'll see him actually take it... http://youtu.be/GGBCoLagrIk
 (0) Comments


 

People's Magazine's Most Beautiful Woman

Jennifer Lopez has just been named People's Magazine's "Most Beautiful Women". She joins the likes of Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, Beyonce Knowles who have also graced the magazine's cover. Jennifer now 41 commented that "she feels happy and proud that she's not 25 years old". I'll agree that Jennifer Lopez is a beautiful woman, but you also have to agree that her role as a judge on the highest rated and most popular show on television had a little something to do with her selection.
 (0) Comments


 

GAS PRICES ON THE RISE AGAIN!

The average price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 19 cents over the past three weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices now puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.76. That's 91 cents higher than it was this time last year. TOP 5 SIGNS THE PRICE OF GAS IS OUT OF CONTROL AGAIN 1. Gas stations giving away crying towels with every 10 gallons. 2. Gasoline now being sold in cups: short, tall and grande. 3. Employees asking for a "Cost of fill-up" raise. 4. U.S. currency is now based on the gas standard. 5. Gas station employees having to buy flack jackets to wear when they go change prices.
 (0) Comments


 

BIG BROTHER CASTING IN NEW ORLEANS

Do you think you have what it takes to be in the "Big Brother House." CBS is casting for the next season of the hit show "Big Brother". They are looking for anyone 21 and older. Casting call will be at... Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery 200 Poydras Street Friday, April 8th from 5pm - 9pm
 (0) Comments


 

AMAZING AIRPLANE PAINT JOBS

The airlines call them liveries, but we call them fun! Take a visual tour of some of the best custom paint jobs in the sky. A wunala is a kangaroo, seen painted on the nose cone, among other places on this Boeing 747-400 owned by Qantas. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines flies approximately 30 million pounds of Alaska seafood to destinations in North America and Mexico each year, so in celebration the airline painted a 737 with a silvery king salmon. Each winter, FinnAir adds a friendly Santa Claus to its fleet. Meet Buddy the Badger, the latest member of Frontier Airlines’ stable of animals featured on the tails of its fleet of Airbus aircraft. The bear is the official symbol and ambassador of Berlin, and bears can be seen everywhere on this Germanwings Airbus A319, aka the Berlin BearBus. Passengers on Southwest Airlines’ Shamu One get to ride in the belly of the beast, a plane painted like an orca. Spirit of Disneyland II painted with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck and Pluto. Fans of Pokemon, Jigglypuff, Squirtle, Mew and the gang can get their anime fix on the interior of this plane.
 (0) Comments


 

WONDER WOMAN GETS A NEW LOOK

The costume for the new Wonder Woman couldn't get any tighter. The photo on the left is the new Wonder Woman, Adrianne Palicki. There are a lot of changes from what Lynda Carter (Photo on the right) wore in the original TV series. Adrianne has a forehead band that's a little different from Lynda. She's wearing a red bustier that's so tight she's spilling out over the top. Instead of wearing shorts like Lynda did , she's wearing shiny blue skintight pants. They decided not the change the knee-high boots, but as you can see Adrianne's are blue and Lynda's were red. No word on when this new Wonder Woman will make her debut on T.V. Out with the old, in with the new: Wonder Woman in her original form, carrying her Lasso of Truth, and as she appears now with jacket and leggings.
 (0) Comments


 

GAS PRICES GOING UP AGAIN

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average American household uses 1,143 gallons of gas in a year. At today's prices, that means you're paying $900 more for gas in 2011 than you did in 2010 -- and the price per gallon is expected to keep increasing. For example, $160 of that $900 annual increase can be attributed just to last week. What can you do about it? Not much… TOP FIVE SIGNS THE PRICE OF GAS HAS GONE TOO HIGH 1. You have to choose between a kidney transplant or filling up 2. Bill Gates is complaining about it 3. The gas station is offering a free car with every fill up 4. When filling up, you opt for the 72-month payback plan 5. U.S. currency is now based on the gas standard TOP FIVE DRAWBACKS OF RISING GAS PRICES 1.Chevy Volt drivers rolling down windows to laugh out loud when they drive by gas stations 2.When we complain, have to constantly keep remembering new higher price 3.Oil company execs stuffing money in mattress now sleep 10-feet off floor 4.Most Americans having to cut back to only six meals a day 5.Gas station employees having to buy flack jackets to wear when they go change prices
 (0) Comments


 

THE AWARD SHOW YOU DIDN'T SEE

By now you probably already know the winners at the 83rd annual Academy Awards, (The best hollywood has to offer). But you probably don't know the winners of the Razzie Awards, (The worst hollywood has to offer). These awards were given out the night before the Oscars. The strange thing about these awards is that most people probably actually went to the movies to see them. Here is a list of Razzie dishonorees: Worst Picture: "The Last Airbender" Worst Actor:Ashton Kutcher - "Killers" and "Valentine's Day" Worst Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon - "Sex and the City 2" Worst Supporting Actress: Jessica Alba - "The Killer Inside Me," "Little Fockers," "Machete" and "Valentine's Day" Worst Supporting Actor: Jackson Rathbone - "The Last Airbender" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D:"The Last Airbender" Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble: The Entire Cast of "Sex and the City 2" Worst Director: M. Night Shyamalan - "The Last Airbender" Worst Screenplay:"The Last Airbender" Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel: "Sex and the City 2"
 (1) Comments


 

8 PLACES THAT ARE COVERED WITH GERMS

The Flu Season is here, and although there is no guarantee you won't catch it, there are some things you can do to limit your chances of catching it. According to health experts, here are some common surfaces where bacteria are most likely to lurk. Restaurant Menus Have you ever seen anyone wash off a menu? Lemon Wedges According to a study in the Journal of Environmental Health, nearly 70% of the lemon wedges perched on the rims of restaurant glasses contain disease-causing microbes. Condiment Dispensers It's the rare eatery that regularly bleaches it's condiment containers. And the reality is that many people don't wash their hands before eating. Restroom Door Handles Don't think you can escape the restroom without touching the door handle. Soap Dispensers Most of these containers are never cleaned, so bacteria grow as the soap scum builds up. And the bottoms are touched by dirty hands, so there's a continous culture feeding millions of bacteria. Grocery Carts The handles of almost two-thirds of the shopping carts tested in a study were contaminated with fecal bacteria. In fact the bacterial counts of the carts exceeded those of the average public restroom. Airplane Bathrooms When they tested microbes in the bathrooms of commercial jets, they found surfaces from faucets to doorknobs to be contaminated with E. coli. Doctor's Office A doctor's office is not the place to be if you're trying to avoid germs.
 (0) Comments


 

MAN VS MACHINE

SAY HELLO TO THE FUTURE! Ken Jennings, the King of the TV Game Show "Jeopardy" faces an IBM computer named Watson and so far the computer is winning. After one round of play Watson has won a total of $5,000.00, which is good for a tie with the other human contestant, Brad Rutter. However Ken Jennings is in third place with $2,000.00 in winnings. The last two times a human has gone up against a computer, the computer has won. Will it happen again? The winner gets 1-million dollars.
 (0) Comments


 

VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRITY DREAM DATES

Jennifer Aniston and Johnny Depp shouldn't be lacking for company this Valentine's Day. The stars are leading the lists of celebrity "dream dates" in a new "omg! on Yahoo" poll. Jennifer leads the way as the "Dream Female Celebrity Date" with 24-percent of the vote, while 25-percent call Johnny their "Dream Male Celebrity Date." Depp is also named as the "Favorite Male Celebrity to Cheat With." Jessica Alba is first among the "Favorite Female Celebrity to Cheat With," while Aniston doesn't even appear on that list. "Omg! on Yahoo" Valentine's Day Poll Results Dream Female Celebrity Date 1. Jennifer Aniston - 24-percent 2. Angelina Jolie - 20-percent 3. Taylor Swift - 19-percent 4. Kim Kardashian - 16-percent 5. Katy Perry - 16-percent Dream Male Celebrity Date 1. Johnny Depp - 25-percent 2. Brad Pitt - 17-percent 3. Ryan Reynolds - 12-percent 4. Taylor Lautner - eight-percent 5. Robert Pattinson - seven-percent
 (0) Comments


 

NUMBER ONE FOR TWO DECADES

Say hello to the number dog breed in America. For 20 straight years the American Kennel Club has ranked the Labrador Retriever as the most popular dog in America. For the second straight year the German Shepherd ranks second on the list. Last year German Shepherds took the number two spot from the Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkies who were bumped to third place last year, remain at number three. 2010 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. by the American Kennel Club. 1. Labrador Retriever 2. German Shepherd 3. Yorkshire Terrier 4. Beagle 5. Golden Retriever 6. Bulldog 7. Boxer 8. Dachshund 9. Poodle 10. Shih Tzu
 (0) Comments


 

IDOL ABS

A shipbuilder removes his shirt to show his rock hard abs for Jennifer Lopez on American Idol, but apparently Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler couldn't resist the opportunity to show theirs. Is the show this desperate for ratings? 37 people who tried out in New Orleans were sent through. I wonder what we will see from the judges at the next audition.
 (0) Comments


 

IT'S CARNIVAL TIME

Mardi Gras is here again but this Carnival season will be the longest in our lifetime, lasting 61 days. The next time the Carnival season will be this long will be in the year 2038. Fat Tuesday this year is March 8th.
 (0) Comments


 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

May the New Year bring you happiness and good health.
 (0) Comments


 

ANOTHER NEW YEAR & RESOLUTIONS

Why do New Year's Resolutions fail so often? Here are the answers from match.com. Unrealistic expectations --Start with small steps. No support --Taking steps toward any lifestyle change will require that you surround yourself with like-minded people. Relying on other people --Develop goals that you can accomplish by yourself. Not preparing your self --Don't just make resolutions without thinking them through. Allowing yourself to be pressured -- Don't make a resolution like losing weight, just because someone else wants you to. Not believing in yourself --If you don't believe you can accomplish a particular goal, you won't. Unclear goals --Make specific resolutions. The clearer you are, the easier it'll be for you to reach your goals. Being too rigid --Resolutions can be adjusted. The point is to make steps toward your goals. TOP FIVE EASIEST NEW YEARS' RESOLUTIONS 1. Getting rid of the 2010 calendars 2. Watch more television 3. Start smoking 4. Gain Weight 5. Don't make any
 (0) Comments


 

A Playmate For Christmas?

Look what Hugh Hefner got for Christmas...The head of Playboy magazine has gotten engaged again. He proposed to Playmate Crystal Harris Christmas Eve and she accepted with tears. This is the third marriage for Hefner, and they all have been Playmates. He recently divorced one last year. By the way Hugh Hefner is 84 years old. You know what they say...The third time is a charm, and it's even more charming when they all are Playboy Playmates.
 (0) Comments


 

It's A Winter Wonderland Across the Nation

Blizzard wreaks havoc from Carolinas to Maine… Storm dumps up to 18 inches of snow on some areas; thousands of travelers stranded.
 (0) Comments


 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I wish you, your family and loved ones a Merry Merry Christmas.
 (0) Comments


 

Stress Free Family Holiday Month

The number one cause of holiday stress is spending too much money. That's the word from a recent Franklin Covey survey asking over 15,000 customers what causes them stress during the most wonderful time of the year. Here are the top 10 most stressful holiday activities in ranked order of most stressful to least stressful: 1. Spending too much money 2. Creating a specific holiday budget 3. Deciding what gift to buy for whom 4. Managing workload to take time off 5. Not enough time to shop 6. Not enough time for events 7. Sending gifts and cards on time 8. Taking care of physical well-being 9. Relationshops with family, friends and co-workers 10. Decorating for or hosting a holiday party TOP 5 SIGNS YOU'RE USING YOUR CREDIT CARD TOO MUCH 1. You've earned enough frequent flyer miles to go to Mars...Twice. 2. When you pull out the credit card, the sales clerk says, "Don't worry! Got it!" 3. The numbers on it are worn down to impressions. 4. All the custodial workers at the mall know you by your first and last name. 5. Charging a piece of gum? Really?
 (0) Comments


 

5 Outrageously Overpriced Products

Unless you're filthy rich, you've probably noticed that movie theater popcorn cost an arm and a leg. Still people shell out the big bucks for this greasy flick food. Of course movie theater snacks aren't the only budget busters. Here are five outrageously overpriced products that consumers can't seem to live without: 1. Movie popcorn -- At the grocery store microwave popcorn runs about $3 a box, and each box includes three bags. So why would you even consider paying a whopping $6 for a single medium-sized bag of popcorn at a movie theater? 2. Greeting cards -- Since when does a folded-up piece of paper with words cost $2.99 and up? 3. College textbooks -- As if college kids and their parents aren't financially drained enough, there's yet another inflated price they face: college textbooks. College students spend an average of $900 a year on textbooks and other supplies. 4. Printer ink -- The price of printers have come down considerably but the printer companies make their biggest bucks on ink cartridges. Over the life of your printer you'll probably pay more than 500% of the total price of the printer itself on ink cartridges. 5. Brank-name fashion -- Brand-name clothes are often marked up 500% to 1,000%. Yet fashion conscious consumers continue to drain their bank accounts and pile up massive amounts of debt to stay on the cutting edge of fashion.
 (1) Comments


 

THANKSGIVING WEEK

TOP FIVE SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE BOUGHT A BAD TURKEY 1. There's white, dark and gray meat 2. Expiration date indicates bird is older than you are 3. Pop-up timer needs Viagra to work 4. Tire marks on back 5. For some reason, there are three drumsticks TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR PHRASES ON THANKSGIVING DAY 1. "Can you turn up the volume on the game?" 2. "Nice giblets!" 3. "C'mere, my little Butterball!" 4. "I want to watch a movie!" "I want to watch the game!" 5. "Let us give thanks... that Aunt _____ is in not coming this year".
 (0) Comments


 

MILEY CYRUS COMING BACK TO N.O.

Miley Cyrus is coming back to New Orleans...not to sing, but to star in a movie. She has signed on to star in a movie called "So Undercover", an action comedy set to start shooting in December. Miley will play a tough, street smart private eye hered by the FBI to go undercover in a college soriety. "So Undercover" is just one of a long list of films that are are either shooting locally, or they are preparing to do so. Movies include "The Lucky One" starring Zac Efron; the action comedy "Killer Joe", starring Matthew McConaughey, "The Courier", starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the horror-comedy "Piranha 3D:The Sequel", and the sci-fi "Looper" starring Bruce Willis. Rumors also continue to swirl that Christopher Nolan is preparing to bring his "Dark Knight Rises" production -- the latest in his Batman series to town, although Warner Brothers has yet to confirm those reports. Get your resumes' together for a walk on role.
 (1) Comments


 

RULES ON BUYING A NEW CAR

So you've done your research and you're ready to go into the dealership to buy that new car. If you want to get the best deal there are some things you need to know. According to a popular online car buying site there are 6 things you should never say to a car salesperson, unless of course you want a terrible deal: 1. I love, love, love this car 2. I need to get a car by tomorrow 3. I need a monthly payment of.... 4. My trade-in is outside 5. I don't know anything about leasing 6. My credit is a little spotty Have you ever been taken ba a car dealer? Did you say something that you regretted?
 (0) Comments


 

WE FOUND THE GREAT PUMPKIN

CHARLIE BROWN you can stop searching because CHRIS STEVENS of New Richmond, WI, grew a humongous pumpkin that weighed in at just over 1,800 pounds and the folks at Guinness say that's a world record for the heaviest pumpkin. The circumference is more than 15 feet. The secret: A precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.
 (0) Comments


 

WAYS TO TELL IF YOUR HOUSE IS HAUNTED

You turn off the Yankees game and still hear boo-ing. You wake up at night and the sheets are hovering over the bed (either that or stop eating so many beans). You look in the mirror and see an old, pale, decrepit... oh, wait! That's me. The toilet seat is up again (you gotta really sell that one)
 (0) Comments


 

DON'T TRY THIS WHEN YOU GO BOWLING

Ordinary people swap their regular shoes for bowling shoes when they go bowling, but not glitzy Kim Kardashian. She was the host of the grand opening of a new Bowling alley at a Casino in Connecticut, and apparently she thought this is what people wear when they decide to go bowling. I wish I could have been there to see her attempt to bowl in that dress as well. These are the shoes bowling establishments issue to bowlers who don't have their own. The President put on the right shoes but he still wore a suit with tie. At least he took off the jacket.
 (0) Comments


 

ANOTHER WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

Tell all your friends to meet you after work this Wednesday for another "Wine Down Wednesday" at the Royal Palm Restaurant on the Westbank. The restaurant is located in the beautiful Fountain Park Center at 1901 Manhattan Blvd. Glasses of House Wine only $5.00 Martinis just $3.00 Bottles of wines just $25.00 Here's a list of the prizes we will be giving away... A gift basket from Raising Caines valued at $100.00 4 packs of tickets to the Audubon Insectarium A $50.00 gift certificate to the Royal Palm & Aligator Pear or Parrot Pete's A $50 gift certificate to Spa Manhattan $25.00 gift certificates to Isabella's A pair of tickets to the Hornets home opener Oct. 27th Tickets to the Manheim Steamroller concert Nov. 24th A pair of tickets to the Elton John Concert Nov. 10th in Lafayette
 (0) Comments


 

A Screen Legend Passes Away

Tony Curtis died Wednesday night at his Las Vegas home at the age of 85, and Turner Classic Movies was quick with its plans to honor the star. The cable-movie station announced plans for a 24-hour marathon of Curtis' movies starting at 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. The following is a complete schedule for TCM's Sunday, Oct. 10, tribute to Curtis. All times shown are Central: •5 a.m. Beachhead (1954) - with Frank Lovejoy and Mary Murphy •6:45 a.m. Kings Go Forth (1958) - with Frank Sinatra and Natalie Wood •8:45 a.m. The Vikings (1958) - with Kirk Douglas, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh •10:45 a.m. Operation Petticoat (1959) - with Cary Grant and Dina Merrill •1 p.m. Who Was That Lady? (1960) - with Janet Leigh and Dean Martin •3:15 p.m. Sex and the Single Girl (1964) - with Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall and Henry Fonda •5:15 p.m. You Can't Win 'Em All (1970) - with Charles Bronson and Michèle Mercier •7 p.m. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - with Burt Lancaster and Martin Milner •8:45 p.m. The Defiant Ones (1958) - with Sidney Poitier and Theodore Bikel •10:30 p.m. Trapeze (1956) - with Burt Lancaster and Gina Lollobrigida •12:30 a.m. The Great Race (1965) - with Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood •3:15 a.m. Don't Make Waves (1967) -with Claudia Cardinale and Sharon Tate
 (0) Comments


 

LET THE DANCING BEGIN

The 11th season of "Dancing With The Stars" begins tonight. You already know who the competitors are, but who do you think will win. Bodog Sportsbook lists their favorites. Brandy -- 3/1 (Favorite) Jennifer Grey -- 7/2 Audrina Patridge -- 6/1 Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- 7/1 Rick Fox -- 15/2 David Hasselhoff, Margaret Cho & Michael Bolton -- 10/1 Kyle Massey -- 15/1 Bristol Palin & Kurt Warner -- 20/1 Florence Henderson -- 25/1 (Longshot)
 (10) Comments


 

NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Check out some of these strange Guinness Book Of World Records this year. The most straws stuffed in a mouth is 400 The longest tongue on a dog measures 11.43 cm (4.5 in) The longest nose on a living person measures 3.46 in long from the bridge to the tip This lady has amassed a collection of 2,760 different Mickey Mouse items since 1960 Most spoons balanced on a face The highest number is 17 The heaviest limousine is "Midnight Rider" weighing 50,560 lb
 (2) Comments


 

THE WORLD'S STRANGEST BATHROOMS

Check out some of these strange and unique bathrooms used publicly and privately around the world. World's Largest Restroom: Chongqing, China With 1000 toilets, 32,290 square feet, and four stories, this bathroom is the largest in the world. Bulletproof Bathroom: Beijing, China The 15-ton, $100,000 public bathroom in Zhong GuanVillage Plaza may be the safest in the world. Aquarium Bathroom: Akashi, Japan The underwater restroom cost $270,000 to build and is ladies-only, except for the giant sea turtle swimming around. Urban Ecology Center: Milwaukee, WI Nothing but rainwater flushes the toilets here, all electricity is solar-powered, soap is biodegradable and paper products are 100 percent recyclable. Even the paint on the wall is made out of organic compounds. Dolce and Gabbana's Gold Room: Milan, Italy Part of an A-list restaurant simply named "Gold," this opulent bathroom has been host to several stars such as Giselle, Kylie Minogue and Paris Hilton. UriLift Public Pop-Up Toilet: Found at various locations A bold move to hamper alcohol-induced nighttime public urination, the semi-permanent Urilift Pop-Up Urinal emerges at 10 pm and disappears at 3 am, coinciding with prime bar-hopping hours. Columbia Tower: Seattle, WA The bathrooms at Columbia Tower are some of the tallest in the world, and each 76th-floor stall has its own view of the Seattle skyline. See-Through Toilet": Basel, Switzerland This one-way glass stall looks like a mirror to an outsider, but completely transparent to an insider, leading to a nerve-wracking bathroom experience. Space Bathroom: International Space Station With no gravity to ensure that water stays in the toilet bowl or to force waste down, NASA was forced to build pumps and harness airflow to create an effective and hygienic bathroom for astronauts.
 (41) Comments


 

GET READY FOR A NEW FASHION TREND

What's with Lady Gaga wearing clothes made out of raw meat? Is there a cotton shortage? Is she trying to be voted the world's most sexiest woman by butchers? Someone help me understand! Lady Gaga says her meat dress was a commentary about being treated like meat, not eating it. She told Ellen DeGeneres on her show that it was tied to her protests against the U.S. military's ``Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' policy toward gay soldiers. She says it was not meant to disrespect vegans or vegetarians, but to say, ``If we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones.'' TOP 5 ADVANTAGES TO WEARING CLOTHES MADE OUT OF RAW MEAT 1. Odds are pretty good someone else will be wearing the same cut. 2. When some guy says, "Nice rump roast," he'll actually be talking about your clothes. 3. You're already looking forward to summer and those thinner cuts. 4. Your dog will never hesitate to fetch your pants. 5. Don't need to remember to bring a coat, just butcher paper.
 (0) Comments


 

WEIRD BUT TRUE

Joey Chestnut: World's Greatest Eater... They'll probably never have competitive eating as an Olympic sport, but if they did, Joey Chestnut would walk away with a dozen gold medals easy! The world competitive eating champ did it again on Saturday by downing 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. That slams the previous record of 33 1/2. And these weren't light-weight burritos either. Each was stuffed with beef, beans and the state's famous green chile. Earlier this year Joey, known as "Jaws," won the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island for the fourth year in a row. He picks up $1,500 in prize money for his burrito win and undoubtedly had to stop later on for some Pepto Bismol.
 (0) Comments


 

THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT

Oprah kicks off her farewell season this week. Ellen kicks off the 8th season of her talk show today. Kelly Osbourne says she lost 10 pounds on a "heartbreak diet" since her July breakup with boyfriend Luke Worrall. Toys R Us is going to open 600 "Express" stores in malls in the coming months, hiring 10,000 people in the process. Get ready for the Skyrider airline seat. A variation of an airline seat that's somewhere between standing and sitting... and because you sit higher up, only gives you 23 inches between your seat and the one in front of you. They're thinking the short flight commuter jets would snap this up. Over a half dozen state employees in Ohio have been caught snooping in the private files of American Idol runner-up, Crystal Bowersox and she is not amused. Italy's a little panicky these days. Their major soccer league is threatening to go on strike later this month.
 (0) Comments


 

A BIG FUND-RAISER THIS WEEKEND

The 21st annual NO/AIDS Walk is this Sunday in Audubon Park. The walk seeks to raise awareness of the continuing AIDS epidemic and support for those living with the disease. The event includes food, music, drinks and pet adoptions through the LA/SPCA. Registration is at 8:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am. For more information click www.noaidswalk.com
 (0) Comments


 

NEW TRADITION BEFORE SAINTS HOME GAMES

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees wants to start a new tradition in the Superdome that he hopes will live on for decades after he's gone. It's a pre-game "Who Dat!" chant just after the coin toss before every Saints home game. It's something Saints fans have been doing for quite some time already, but not at this magnitude. Click the audio below to hear what Drew Brees wants you to do. Drew Brees Pre Game Ritual
 (0) Comments


 

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SAINTS FOOTBALL?

The wait is over. The Saints start the huge task of trying to repeat as Superbowl Champions this Thursday night against the team they had to beat to get to the Superbowl last season, the Minnesota Vikings. The game starts at 7:00pm in the Superdome, but before that happens, there's a big pre-game concert in Jackson Square featuring Taylor Swift and the Dave Matthews Band to get fans all excited about the game and the season. If you ask me I think the fans have been fired up since the draft. The big question that has been circulating around the water cooler is can the Saints repeat? Only Seven teams have won back to back super bowls(Pittsburgh won back to back twice) and nobody has ever won three in row. The five keys to repeating Super Bowl wins are: A solid defense, a leader at quarterback, coaching leadership, a good running game, and a few lucky breaks. The Saints had all five last year.
 (1) Comments


 

SOMBODY'S GOT A BIRTHDAY

THE AQUARIUM CELEBRATES IT'S 20TH BIRTHDAY AND YOU'RE INVITED... The celebration starts Saturday and ends Monday, Labor day. The hours are 10am - 5pm. The first 1,000 visitors each day will receive a commemorative gift, and free birthday cupcakes on Monday while they last. Get more info at www.auduboninstitute.org.
 (0) Comments


 

NEW MOVIES THIS WEEKEND

George Clooney stars as a skilled assassin for one final assignment in "The American". Drew Barrymore and Justin Long try to keep a long distance relationship together in "Going The Distance". Danny Trejo is a renegade Mexican Federale and tough as nails vigilante out for justice to settle the score in "Machete". "The Big Easy" is a documentary that exposes the flooding of New Orleans as a man made disaster, caused by the government rather than mother nature.
 (0) Comments


 


advertise with us
Recent Blog Posts
A Realistically Proportioned Fashion Doll
Fearsome Foursome
One Winner Means Lots of Losers
Spielberg? Or Squirrel?
"America Loves You"
Even Worse Than Misfit, These Toys Are Bad
#TBT: The Carlton Dance, & More
Seven Feet & Counting
Categories
Archives