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Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
THE BITS…
Dennis Rodman has apologized for his bizarre tirade on CNN the other day.
However, Rodman has yet to apologize for his rendition of Happy Birthday.
The new Kellan Lutz movie The Legend of Hercules opens tonight. They say that
sitting through it requires a Herculean effort.
Justin Timberlake celebrated winning at the People’s Choice Awards by going to
Taco Bell. Not only that, he’s already planning his post-Grammys celebration at
Burger King.
Miley Cyrus is the face for fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ new clothing collection.
Miley Cyrus endorsing clothing is like Stevie Wonder endorsing Lens Crafters.
Lindsay Lohan's new reality show will premiere on March 9th. I think it’s going to
be called Cold Duck Dynasty.
Fitness guru Richard Simmons has posted pictures online of himself in drag.
Hopefully this won’t ruin Richard’s masculine image.
Televangelist Pat Robertson denied global warming by pointing out that there are
no “SUVs driving around in Jupiter.” That may be so, but there are still Saturns
driving around on Earth.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has fired an aid and is apologizing for the
bridge shutdown scandal. It’s been a really bad week for Governor Christie
between the bridge scandal and the Velveeta shortage.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in more trouble. Christie is now being
accused of closing the drive though lane at McDonald’s so he could have lunch.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
SON OF THE BITS…
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was seen in public for the first time in months
this week. However, Fidel was disappointed not to get a visit from Dennis Rodman
ESPN reporter Dan Le Batard had his Baseball Hall of Fame voting rights
permanently stripped after he gave his vote to the Deadspin website. The good
news for Dan is that he’s still eligible to vote for the People’s Choice Awards.
Competitive eater Molly Schuyler has broken the world record by eating a 72ounce steak in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Molly broke the record previously
held by every woman I’ve ever taken to dinner.
Competitive eater Molly Schuyler has broken the world record by eating a 72ounce steak in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds. It takes me longer than that to get my
knife and fork out of the napkin.
Marijuana advocates in Alaska say they have enough signatures to get a measure
on the ballot to legalize pot. It would certainly bring new meaning to the term
‘Baked Alaska.’
A Target employee in California is being called a hero for helping police crack a
kidnapping case. Now if only someone at Target could stop people from swiping
your credit card information.
A restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida has created a pizza topped with alligator and
python. You don’t eat the pizza, the pizza eats you.
A Florida claims she found a bird’s skull in a bag of frozen spinach. It used to be
you could only get Birds Eye frozen spinach.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
TODAY’S AUDIO…
Today on the Bitman audio feed we have reality fun with the return of
The Taste, plus laughs with Big Bang Theory and a late night round up
with Jay, Dave, Craig, Conan and the Jimmys.
Plus more from Ron Jordan and the Bitman audio archive! It’s all at
BitmanComedy.com in the Subscribers area
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Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
TINSELTOWN TATTLER…
ANNE HATHAWAY had a big scare while on vacation in Hawaii this week.
Anne and husband Adam Shulman were sunning themselves on the beach when
she decided to go for a dip and got caught in a riptide. Anne screamed for help and
a nearby surfer rushed to save her. However, the drama wasn’t over as Anne
scraped her foot on a reef as she made her way to shore. Shulman took over rescue
duties as he sucked possible toxins out of her toe and bandaged her up. Anne was
quickly back to normal and was seen strolling on the beach later that day.
It looks like AMANDA BYNES has beaten the rap on that bong-tossing case in
New York. To recap, police went to Amanda’s apartment at the height of her
meltdown and smelled weed. However, before they could do anything she threw a
bong out the window. Amanda claimed she threw a flower vase but, in any case,
the matter will be taken care of in court today and the charges will be dismissed if
she behaves for the next six months. It seems as if Amanda is doing just that as
she’s enrolled for the winter quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design &
Merchandising in Southern California.
You can own the home once lived in by KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN and LAMAR
ODOM, if you have the bucks. The couple’s seven-bedroom, eight-bath Tarzana
mansion is on the market for $5.5 million. If they get their price it’ll be a tidy profit
as they bought the home in December 2009 for $3.9 million, just two months after
they married. The 8,400 square-foot home, which was seen on their reality show
Khloé & Lamar, features a gourmet kitchen, a pool and a master suite with three
walk-in closets.
A source is telling E! News that SELENA GOMEZ and JUSTIN BIEBER have not
rekindled their relationship and did not go camping in Santa Cruz over the
weekend. No word on who this source is, but it would seem at odds with a number
of photos showing them together lately, some seeming pretty snuggly.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
TINSELTOWN TATTLER 2…
What do you do to help yourself get over the end of your engagement? If you’re
Kelly Osbourne you go out spray painting graffiti with Justin Bieber. Osbourne
even posted photos of their handiwork on her Instagram page. (See here)
NICOLE SCHERZINGER and Formula One champion LEWIS HAMILTON
might be back on. They split due to either busy schedules, or other issues,
depending on who you believe, but they were spotted on a dinner date together this
week in Beverly Hills. Nicole and Lewis dropped hints that they had reunited over
the New Year's holiday by posting almost identical photos on Twitter and
Instagram of their winter getaway. It was reported that Hamilton proposed to
Scherzinger back in August, just a month after they broke up, in an attempt to win
her back, but she turned him down.
So how did you celebrate your second birthday? It probably didn’t come close to
BEYONCE and JAY Z’s daughter Blue Ivy, whose parents rented out the Jungle
Island Wildlife Park and botanical garden in Miami so they could have some
private time with lemurs, orangutans, kangaroos, penguins and such. No word on
what it cost, but a VIP safari tour for just one person costs $240.
BEYONCE is being urged to donate a portion of the proceeds from her track “XO”
to the Challenger Learning Center because the song samples audio commentary
from the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Beyonce issued a statement saying,
“XO was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost
loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate
every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you. The songwriters
included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with
hope that they will never be forgotten.” However, an online petition is calling on
her to donate a quarter of the profits to the learning center.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
TINSELTOWN TATTLER 3…
DENNIS RODMAN has apologized for comments he made on CNN about
American missionary Kenneth Bae, who’s being held prisoner in North Korea.
Rodman issued the apology through a rep in an e-mail to The Associated Press
which read in part: "I take full responsibility for my actions. It had been a very
stressful day. Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their
families and business associates. My dream of basketball diplomacy was quickly
falling apart. I had been drinking. It's not an excuse but by the time the interview
happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed. It's not an excuse, it's just the truth."
Rodman then supposedly headed off to a new ski resort that Kim had built in his
impoverished nation.
DANCE MOMS star KELLY HYLAND was arrested in New York for allegedly
attacking co-star ABBY LEE MILLER. It all went down in November and while
Kelly was booked, no charges have been filed. Yes, the cameras were rolling at the
time, so it’s possible it was all staged. In any case, Abby was looking for new
talent and Kelly got ticked that her kids were being overlooked and one thing led to
another, which will no doubt be shown on the reality show.
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By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
DATELINE HOLLYWOOD…
New Movies in Theatres…
The Legend of Hercules - After being betrayed by his stepfather, Hercules must
use his great powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Starring: Kellan
Lutz. PG-13 (for for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for
some sensuality) (See trailer here)
LINDSAY LOHAN'S new reality show has a premiere date. Lindsay’s show will
debut on Oprah Winfrey's cable network on March 9th. The show will focus on
Lindsay’s recovery, which sounds a lot less interesting than her meltdown.
HBO has announced that GAME OF THRONES will return for its fourth season
on April 6th. They also announced that BOARDWALK EMPIRE will return for its
fifth and final season in the fall. Also, season two of JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS’
comedy VEEP will premiere on March 11th.
LOUIS C.K. will release his 1998 directorial debut, called Tomorrow Night, on his
website next month. The movie features Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Conan
O'Brien, Wanda Sykes and JB Smoove, most of who were unknowns at the time.
The film played at the Sundance Film Festival back then, but failed to pick up a
distributor and sat on the shelf. You’ll be able to download the movie from Louis
C.K.’s website for just $5. (See clip here)
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By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
MUSIC NOTES…
VH1 will host a series of six concerts in New York City's five boroughs in the lead
up to the Super Bowl. The VH1 Super Bowl Blitz will feature J. COLE, JANELLE
MONAE, FALL OUT BOY, TLC, THE GOO GOO DOLLS and GAVIN
DEGRAW. The concerts will air live each night on VH1 at 11 p.m. Eastern and
stream live via the VH1 mobile app and at SuperBowl.VH1.com.
FALL OUT BOY and PARAMORE will hit the road on a co-headlining tour this
summer. The Monumentour will kick off June 19th in Hartford with pre-sale
tickets going on sale Monday. (See announcement here)
Oopsie…apparently not having heard of the Internet, THE EAGLES’ GLENN
FREY was caught buying a porno magazine this week from a newsstand in the
middle of Brentwood.
Following the death of PHIL EVERLY, sales of EVERLY BROTHERS music
have jumped 455 percent in the past week. The biggest seller of the bunch was the
25-song collection "The Very Best of the Everly Brothers," which moved 2,000
copies and debuted at No. 8 on the Country Catalog Albums chart.
HBO’s Girls will feature new music from BECK, LILY ALLEN, JENNY LEWIS
and CHRISTINA PERRI this season. Not only that, Girls creator Lena Dunham
personally requested that MIGUEL write a song for the show and he agreed.
ICONA POP may want to thank RIHANNA for the success of "I Love It." The
HBO show Girls wanted to use Rihanna’s song "Talk That Talk" during Season 2,
but they couldn’t get permission. The Icona Pop tune was producers’ second
choice and thanks to the exposure on the show they had their breakthrough hit.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
MUSIC NOTES 2…
So, how do you celebrate winning three People's Choice Awards? If you’re
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE you go to Taco Bell! Justin took pictures with employees
and shared them via Instagram with the caption: "What do we do after we win 3
PCAs?!?! Easy...Go to Taco Bell!! People's Champ, baby!!"
As you might imagine, JOHN MAYER and KATY PERRY spared little expense
when it came to Christmas gifts. Aside from a vacation in Hawaii, Katy gave John
a Samurai sword while he gave her a pair of diamond angel wings.
MILEY CYRUS and BRITNEY SPEARS have been banned from daytime TV in
France! France's broadcast watchdog says TV channels should only show Miley’s
"Wrecking Ball" and Britney’s "Work Bitch" videos after 10 p.m. Apparently they
were being aired in the daytime without parental guidance warnings.
THE JACKSON 4 - Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson will do a residency
at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas starting February 20th. As of now, 40 shows are
on tap through April 27th.
OUTKAST is apparently making up for lost time as they’ll headline the Governors
Ball this June at New York City's Randall's Island Park. This comes on the heel of
the news that they’d reunite for Coachella in April.
It’s going to be a busy 2014 for CEE LO GREEN. First up will be his solo album,
called Girl Power, which is due in late-February or March. Cee Lo says The
Goodie Mob has also recorded enough material for another record, and some bonus
tracks for the re-release of last year’s Age Against the Machine, due out this
spring. Also on tap this spring is his TBS reality show Cee Lo Green's The Good
Life. Not only that, there’s a possibility of a new Gnarls Barkley album and Cee Lo
will be on the winter season finale of Animal Planet's Tree House Masters, airing
February 21st.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
MUSIC NOTES 3…
FLAVOR FLAV was busted in upstate New York yesterday for driving 79 in a 55
zone. After they pulled him over, troopers discovered Flav had 16 license
suspensions and they found a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested for
felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, but released at the scene so he
could attend his mother's funeral.
JASON ALDEAN is teaming up with Major League Baseball for a 50-date
stadium tour this spring. Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr will open Aldean's
tour. The tour kicks off May 1st in Roanoke, Virginia.
It’s reported that JASON ALDEAN and LUKE BRYAN will team up with Duck
Dynasty’s Willie Robertson and baseball players Jeff and Andy LaRoche to open a
steakhouse in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The restaurant will reportedly be
called E3 Chophouse and will be located on the banks of the Yampa River.
BIG & RICH have started their own label called Big & Rich Records. The first
single, called "Look At You," is due in a few weeks.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
TUBULAR…
Daytime:
GMA: Lucy Hale performs; actress Cameron Diaz; chef Rocco DiSpirito; chef
Emeril Lagasse
Kelly & Michael: Lena Dunham (``Girls'')
The View: Guest co-host Chris Harrison; TV host Kris Jenner
The Talk: Mark Wahlberg; actor Taylor Kitsch; actress Lisa Whelchel
Queen Latifah: Actress Florence Henderson; David Koechner (``Anchorman 2:
The Legend Continues'')
Ellen: Matt LeBlanc; Jared Leto; 30 Seconds to Mars performs
Primetime:
CBS: The rarely-seen I Love Lucy Christmas special returns with her infamous
‘grape stomping’ episode
Fox: The new Army sitcom Enlisted premieres
NBC: The Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life
Showtime: The Rolling Stones’ Hyde Park concert special
ESPN: NBA hoops with the Heat at Nets and Lakers at Clippers
Late Night:
Jay Leno: Kevin Bacon; TV host Sherri Shepherd; Mary Lambert performs
David Letterman: Comic Jeff Altman; Red Fang performs
Jimmy Kimmel: Zoe Saldana; actor Mike Birbiglia; Toro y Moi performs (R)
Jimmy Fallon: James Spader; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform
Craig Ferguson: Comic Bob Saget; actress Jane Levy
Arsenio: Cuba Gooding Jr. (``Life of a King''); actress Marlee Matlin; Paul Bedard
and Jimmy Riffle (``Gator Boys'')
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
TUBULAR WEEKEND…
Saturday:
CBS: AFC Divisional Playoff: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots (late)
Fox: NFC Divisional Playoff: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks (early)
NBC: U.S. Figure Skating Championships from Boston
Saturday Night Live: Host Jimmy Fallon; Justin Timberlake performs (R)
Sunday:
NBC: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globe Awards
HBO: Girls returns for a new season
Showtime: Shameless, House of Lies and Episodes begin their new seasons
ESPN2: Australian Open tennis
NBC Sports: Hockey with the Flyers at Rangers
Fox: NFC Divisional Playoff: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers (early)
CBS: AFC Divisional Playoff: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (late)
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Friday,
Friday,
May
29th,
2009
January
10th,
2014
THE WATERCOOLER…
Molly Schuyler’s eyes are definitely not bigger than her stomach. Molly is a
competitive eater and mother of four from Minnesota who just obliterated the
world record for Fastest Eating of a 72-Ounce Steak. The previous record was set
by Peter "Furious Pete" Czerwinski in 6 minutes and 48 seconds, but Molly
finished in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds, despite weighing only 120 pounds. (See
here – if you dare!)
One unnamed man in Britain rang in the New Year by having some cake. This
cake was even more disgusting than fruitcake as it was a urinal cake. Even worse,
it was a used urinal cake and he ate it on a $15 bet. A video has been posted online
showing the guy fish out the used urinal cake before taking a deep breath and
popping it in his mouth. (See here – careful of language)
There’s a new drug becoming popular called "meow meow." It’s real name is
mephedrone and it apparently has some nasty side effects. One 19-year-old in
England got high on the drug before stabbing his mother and slicing off his
gherkin. Mom called police, who arrived to find the kid hanging from a window at
which point they discovered he’d cut it off. Surgeons were reportedly able to
reattach the penis and both the kid and mom are recovering.
California’s Inglewood Forum, the former sports arena that’s being transformed
into a concert venue has placed the world's largest vinyl record on its roof, which
can be seen from planes landing at nearby Los Angeles International Airport. The
record measures 407 feet in diameter and actually spins around at 17 mph. It was
constructed by a crew of more than 75 workers and, if you’re wondering, the
album on the roof is The Eagles’ Hotel California. The Eagles will re-open the
Forum next Wednesday with a series of six concerts.
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By David Evjen
Evjen
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Friday,
Friday,
May
29th,
2009
January
10th,
2014
THE WATERCOOLER 2…
Another cool gadget being shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las
Vegas is a bed from Sleep Number called the x12. It’s a dual-mattress bed that can
track a person’s breathing, heart rate, and even whether you’re lying still or
moving and then use that data to give you advice on how to get a better night's
sleep. The bed will also reportedly listen to commands, using the sound of your
voice, to turn on under-bed lighting, built-in massage, and a feature to stop your
snoring by raising the angle you’re sleeping at. The bed will sell for $8,000.
At least one person thinks the world needs a smart toothbrush. The Kolibree
toothbrush was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this
week. It senses how long and how well you brush, and lets you track your brushing
performance on your cell phone. The toothbrush not only can teach you to brush
the right way and make sure you’re brushing long enough, it can interact with other
apps so that someone could create a game controlled by your toothbrush in which
you could score points for activities such as chasing monsters among your teeth.
The inventor says he came up with the idea when his kids lied to him about
brushing their teeth and he wanted to have a way to check up on them. The
Kolibree will go on sale this summer, for $99 to $199, depending on features.
A new survey finds that the number of young people in Britain consuming alcohol
has declined sharply. Just 12% of 11 to 15-year olds said they had drunk alcohol in
the previous week, which was down from 26% a decade earlier. So, why the drop?
Many say it’s because they’ve seen how stupid their parents look when they get
blitzed and it’s put them off drinking, while a crackdown on underage drinking is
also having an effect.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
SPORTS SHIRT…
The Washington Redskins have hired Jay Gruden to be their new head coach.
Gruden was scheduled to interview for the Minnesota Vikings job yesterday before
he agreed to a deal with Washington.
Penn State has reportedly hired James Franklin as their new football coach.
Franklin led Vanderbilt to bowl appearances the past three seasons and is a native
of the Philadelphia suburb of Langhorne.
The Baseball Writers Association of America has permanently stripped ESPN and
Miami Herald reporter Dan Le Batard of his Hall of Fame vote after he gave this
year’s vote to the web site Deadspin, who let their readers decide. Le Batard said
he gave the vote away to protest a voting process that’s become sanctimonious.
An arbitrator could rule on Alex Rodriguez’s appeal of his 211-game ban as early
as today. Word is that Rodriguez is considering accepting a reduced ban as long as
it’s no more than 100 games. Going to court will cost Rodriguez at least $10
million, with no guarantee of winning, while a 100-game ban would cost him
$15,425,000 in salary.
After two incidents of reckless driving in eight months, Los Angeles Dodger
Yasiel Puig has decided to hire a cousin to drive him around for the time being.
Puig's latest arrest on reckless driving charges came last month in Florida, where
he was allegedly clocked driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, Steve Letarte, will reportedly step down after this
season to join NBC's broadcast booth when they resume NASCAR coverage in
2015.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
Scoreboard
NBA:
New York 102 Miami 92 Final
Denver 101 Oklahoma City 88 Final
NHL:
Florida 2 Buffalo 1 Final SO
New Jersey 1 Dallas 0 Final
Carolina 6 Toronto 1 Final
Washington 4 Tampa Bay 3 Final
Anaheim 4 Nashville 3 Final
St. Louis 5 Calgary 0 Final
Minnesota 4 Phoenix 1 Final
Los Angeles 4 Boston 2 Final
San Jose 4 Detroit 1 Final
NCAAM:
Arizona 79 UCLA 75 Final
Memphis 73 Louisville 67 Final
California 96 Oregon 83 Final
Portland 82 Gonzaga 73 Final
Iowa 93 Northwestern 67 Final
Today’s Games
NBA:
Washington at Indiana (7:00 PM)
Detroit at Philadelphia (7:00 PM)
Houston at Atlanta (7:30 PM)
Phoenix at Memphis (8:00 PM)
Charlotte at Minnesota (8:00 PM)
Dallas at New Orleans (8:00 PM)
Miami at Brooklyn (8:00 PM)
Chicago at Milwaukee (8:30 PM)
Cleveland at Utah (9:00 PM)
Orlando at Sacramento (10:00 PM)
Boston at Golden State (10:30 PM)
L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers (10:30 PM)
NHL:
Dallas at N.Y. Rangers (7:00 PM
Toronto at Washington (7:00 PM)
Carolina at Columbus (7:00 PM)
N.Y. Islanders at Colorado (9:00 PM)
Pittsburgh at Edmonton (10:00 PM)
St. Louis at Vancouver (10:00 PM)
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By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
DUH…
A protest has been filed over the San Diego Chargers’ win against the Cincinnati
Bengals last Sunday. Daniel Spuck filed a motion against the NFL in U.S. District
Court seeking an emergency injunction to suspend the playoffs. Yes, Spuck does
have plenty of time on his hands seeing as he’s an inmate in Pennsylvania. Spuck
contends that an illegal formation penalty should’ve been called on the Chargers
on Ryan Succop’s field goal attempt at the end of regulation. Had the kick been
good, San Diego would’ve lost the game, sending his Pittsburgh Steelers to the
playoffs. Spuck wants the Chiefs declared winners, making the Steelers the sixth
seed. Since Spuck did not submit a filing fee with his motion, he’s, well, Spucked.
Jennifer McCarthy, the ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac
McCarthy, has perhaps given her ex something new to write about. After getting
into an argument with her new lover about aliens of the outer space variety,
McCarthy left her Santa Fe, New Mexico, residence, then came back and changed
into lingerie. There was a thrilling night ahead for the 53-year-old man, but not
likely the type of thrills he’d imagined. As they began to get intimate, McCarthy
produced a silver handgun from a highly personal area south of the equator. While
that leaves many unanswered questions about McCarthy’s lady parts, she pointed it
at her lover and asked, "Who is crazy, you or me?" While that question certainly is
not unanswered, the boyfriend managed to get the gun away from McCarthy before
first putting it first in the toilet, then the trash can, and calling police.
Bolingbrook, Illinois Police Lt. Mike Rompa says his department is investigating
an unnamed officer who was spotted and filmed playing poker. No, the officer in
question wasn’t involved in some illegal, high stakes game. It seems the cop was
filmed playing video poker while on duty and driving his squad car in a
snowstorm. The woman who took the video has posted it to YouTube and says the
officer was driving and trying to play video poker at the same time while road
conditions were already treacherous. Police won’t say yet if the officer will be
fired, but at least he wasn’t texting. (See here)
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
MO’ DUH…
An unnamed 21-year-old Hartland, Michigan woman called 911 to report that
she’d gotten stuck in a completely dark tree house and that nobody knew where
she was, including herself. After several hours, the Livingston County Sheriff’s
Department finally found the woman thanks to the GPS tracking on her cell phone.
She told police that after getting into a fight with her friend, she decided to search a
tree house looking for a cat that had climbed up a tree in one of her mother’s
dreams and then she couldn't get down. Her mother later cleared things up by
saying her daughter was having some “mental issues” and was on medication that
she had been told not to drink alcohol with.
Owling is still popular with Massachusetts’ Troy A. Prockett. After a state trooper
saw Prockett’s car spin out and hit a snow bank, he quickly arrived on the scene
only to have Prockett speed away. After a brief chase, Prockett stopped his car, got
out, jumped over a guard rail and ran down an embankment into the woods. After
searching for an hour, police finally found Prockett hiding 30 feet up in a tree. In
very slurred speech, Prockett refused to come down and began rambling on about
being an owl as he climbed higher, shaking the branches and saying, ‘Look it’s
snowing.’ Eventually Prockett ran out of tree and the fire department came in with
a bucket truck to get him down. When asked why he refused to climb down,
Prockett told police he was “scared” because he already had two DUI charges.
Needless to say, that count has now risen to three.
Omaha’s 20-year-old Andrel Harris put a bite into crime. It started when a man had
his iPad stolen Monday night. The victim found the iPad for sale on Craigslist, and
arranged to meet the seller. The victim also called police to join the meeting and
when Harris showed up and spotted the officers he ran. Police own the foot race
and as they were struggling with Harris, he bit one the cops on the hand. Harris
was arrested on charges of suspicion of robbery and assault on an officer.
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Friday,
January 10th, 2014
HISTORY LESSON…
1946: The U.N. General Assembly met for the first time
1949: RCA introduced the 7-inch, 45 rpm phonograph record
1956: Elvis recorded Heartbreak Hotel, his first song for RCA
1969: The final issue of The Saturday Evening Post appeared after 147 years,
although it later returned in limited publication
1971: Masterpiece Theater premiered on PBS
1994: Lorena Bobbitt went on trial for cutting off her husband's manhood
2000: America Online announced it was buying Time-Warner
2004: Actor-writer Spalding Gray vanished from his New York apartment. His
body was found two months later in the East River.
2010: NBC announced it was moving The Jay Leno Show from prime time to
11:35 p.m. and pushing "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" back to 12:05
a.m., resulting in Conan's departure
Birthday Partiers:
singer Rod Stewart 69
boxing's George Foreman 65
singer Pat Benatar 61
actor Evan Handler (Natural Born Killers, Ransom, Californication) 53
Bitman
By David Evjen
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Saturday,
January 11th, 2014
SATURDAY IN HISTORY…
1902: Popular Mechanics magazine was published for the first time
1935: Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California
1963: Hollywood's Whiskey A-Go-Go opened
1964: U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first report saying smoking
may be hazardous to health
1973: Baseball's American League approved the designated hitter rule
1994: Sonny Bono announced he was running for Congress
1995: The WB TV network was launched
2000: Airport security in Hawaii found marijuana in Whitney Houston's luggage,
but she walked away before police arrived.
2003: Bee Gee Maurice Gibb died at age 53.
2007: David Beckham announced a five-year deal to play for the Los Angeles
Galaxy
2010: Baseball slugger Mark McGwire admitted that he used steroids during his
playing career
2010: Simon Cowell announced that he would leave American Idol at the end of
the current season
Birthday Partiers:
actor Rod Taylor (The Birds, The Hell With Heroes, Falcon Crest) 84
singer Naomi Judd 68
actress Kim Coles (Living Single, In Living Color, Kids In America) 52
singer Mary J. Blige 43
actress Amanda Peet (Something's Gotta Give, The Whole 10 Yards, 2012) 42
Bitman
By David Evjen
[email protected]
Sunday,
January 12th, 2014
SUNDAY IN HISTORY…
1896: The first x-ray photograph was taken
1915: The United States House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give
women the right to vote.
1932: Arkansas Democrat Ophelia Wyatt Caraway became the first woman elected
to the U.S. Senate.
1959: Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to start Motown records
1960: Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals became the first NBA player to
score more than 15,000 points in his career
1966: The TV series Batman premiered
1967: Dragnet returned to NBC after being off the network schedule for eight years
1969: Joe Namath's New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl 3
1971: The TV series All in the Family premiered on CBS
1981: The ABC prime-time soap Dynasty premiered
1999: Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was auctioned for $3 million
2010: A 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing thousands
Birthday Partiers:
The Amazing Kreskin 78
talk show host Rush Limbaugh 63
TV/radio personality Howard Stern (America's Got Talent) 60
actress Kirstie Alley (Cheers, Veronica's Closet, Fat Actress) 59
actor Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon, Kinsey, The Big C) 54
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos 50
actor Olivier Martinez (Blood and Chocolate, SWAT, Unfaithful) 48
Spice Girl Mel C (Sporty Spice) 40
actress Naya Rivera (Glee, Bernie Mac Show, The Royal Family) 27
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