Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ESPN Suspends Tony Kornheiser for Remarks About Hannah Storm!

ESPN suspends Tony Kornheiser for remarks about Hannah Storm - Sporting News staff reports - General - Sporting News

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I heard Tony's comments on his radio show and I saw Hannah's outfit. I am not sure I want to be in a society in which somebody can't say somebody is wearing a bad outfit.
ESPN grow up and show sports!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper!

Glows in the dark after exposure to light.
Allows you to see the toilet roll clearly at night without having to turn the light on.

This is what the world has been missing and needs desperately!

GlowintheDark Toilet Paper | Accessories | Home

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Elton John says Jesus was Super-Intelligent Gay Man!

Put this in the "What the Hell were they thinking" category.
Why would you say such a thing? Stephen Green, director of Christian Voice called this "a desperate cry for attention." But from what?
At least make a quote to some research that is studying such a claim.
Dan Brown may have been writing fiction with "The DaVinci Code", but he had at least three "mythical" sources for which a "fictional" story could take place.

There were at least a couple of good quotes in response, one from Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League,
"Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say he was 'super-intelligent' is to compare the son of God to a successful game-show contestant."

BBC News - Sir Elton John says Jesus was super-intelligent gay man

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Canadian Singer Gordon Lightfoot Still Alive(for now)!

Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot still alive | Music | guardian.co.uk

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Well we all have to go sometime, we just don't need the Canadian Press and Twitter to rush us into it.

So for now Gordon Lightfoot is still alive, until he's not.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Give Up Your iPod for Lent, Bishops Urge!

Give up your iPod for Lent, bishops urge | Reuters

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Interesting article, the Bishops also suggest, "eating by candlelight, cutting meat and vegetables thinner so they cook faster and flushing the toilet less often."


Sunday, February 14, 2010

US Boat Wins Back America's Cup!

US boat wins back America's Cup - Yahoo! News

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Who knew this was going on, and once again where was ESPN for the coverage? Sailing is a sport you know, and it's not like they have the Olympics!
The Americas Cup is home again. Let's Party!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cocaine Found Hidden Among Valentine Roses!

Cocaine found hidden among Valentine roses - Yahoo! News

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I have to admit that is an original idea, but the problem is they were found because some of the roses were perkier than others!
My only question is how many years did they get away with it before they were caught?

Friday, February 05, 2010

Radioaffliction Vol.12: No Moon for NASA Makes Me Faint For The Pro Bowl!

With host Peter A. Clay and guest co-host Luke Dennis

You should click here to listen or right click to download.

Topics include:

*My "Incident" at a friends house.
*No Moon for NASA!
*The Pro-Bowl(Woo-hoo!).
*X Games vs. Olympics?
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*Should there be President Question time?
*Pork better for sex than Viagra?
*And should Weather Forecaster be fired for wrong forecasts?
Plus much, much more!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

White House Shoots Down Regular Question Time Forums!

White House Shoots Down Regular Question Time Forums - Yahoo! News

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Am I the only one that enjoys Prime Ministers Question Time on C-SPAN from the U.K.?
Why wouldn't it work here? It would actually show Americans that the Government is working(on something) and I think it would prove once and for all who really cares and who the real idiots are, and maybe that is what they are afraid of(because it might be the President and it might not)!

Here is a link to the Presidents Q&A with House Republicans from C-SPAN and The Videoaffliction!

Monday, February 01, 2010

New City, Still No Drama in Pro Bowl?

New city, still no drama in Pro Bowl - ESPN

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I wasn't going to do anything with this story until I found out the story was written by retired Orlando Sentinel columnist Jerry Greene who is one of those cynical sports writers who used(I am going to use the past tense if he is insisting on using the title retired even though he is still writing) syndicate football picks every week and thought he was funny with his literal take on football teams(Calling the New York Jets the East Rutherford Jets, but never calling the Dallas Cowboys the Irving Cowboys which is ironic because East Rutherford is closer to New York than Irving is to Dallas).
So in other words there was the nothing the NFL or the Pro Bowl could do that was going to satisfy him.
So in case you missed it(and you probably did since the Grammys were on) here on some things the Pro Bowl did that were better(compared to the past)!
*By having the game during the bye week of The Super Bowl, I wasn't completely bored on a ordinary Sunday pondering whether to actually check out Golf, and possibly missing Baseball and dare I say NASCAR(NOOOOO!)!
*It gave ESPN a head start on Super Bowl hype and discussion. In the past what else would there be to talk about(because you can't just watch sports you have to talk about it) since the Super Bowl would have been the week before.
*There were more people in the stadium(which it seems has changed names 4 times in the last year!) for any Pro Bowl I've seen in a long time(and more than I've seen for a Dolphins game in a long time).
*It was a high scoring game that was close and went down to the last few series to determine the winner.
*Aaron Rodgers started the game!!!!!!!!!!

I know you can't teach a old dog new tricks and far be it for a simple blogger/podcaster to tell Jerry Greene how to write. But it is so easy to find something wrong with something especially since he had convinced himself he wasn't going to enjoy it anyway. Maybe enjoy yourself for once and in addition to his snarky style add something that is positive. Is it really that hard?
I imagine it probably is.

Update 2/2/10:
TV viewership for NFL's Pro Bowl up 40% from last season - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com

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Update 3/3/10
Pro Bowl again to be played before Super Bowl - ESPN

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And if Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority means it when he says "“We know how much the Pro Bowl means to our residents." Make sure there are some damn people in the stands!
Have a nice day! :)

Obama Axes NASA Moon Plan in New Budget!

Obama axes NASA moon plan in new budget | Reuters

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I know a lot of people are going to say there are bigger problems that need more attention(meaning money), but look back at history and one of the affects(or is it effects) of the "Space Race" is the innovation that the science provided just to make things work that later was used in the public sector(like the personal computer, was that important?).
Many of the problems that the nation faces really isn't solved by money(especially Government money), and if you take the grants and budget away from NASA and they rely on private donors, only the private donors will benefit from the science learned because they are going to want a stake in their investment.
I would rethink this if we are truly concerned about education and science in this country.

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