Saturday, October 30, 2010

'Sister Wives' will be back for another season.

Even though the Brown family is facing charges of felony bigamy, they have been signed by TLC for another 10 week schedule. The season one finale brought in 2.7 million viewers on October 17. Kody married his 4th wife on that episode. sister wives

life-size Monopoly house

A man in Ontario Canada has built an almost replica of a Monopoly house to represent the housing crisis. Canadian artist An Te Liu says that his life-sized Monopoly house is a metaphor, irony, and art. It is his way of drawing attention to the "games" played on Wall Street that caused the whole mortgage mess. Story

Saturday, October 23, 2010

From cosmetology school to NASCAR Truck series driver.

Fans will be seeing double at the Truck race in Martinsville. The nieces of Derrike Cope will be making their NASCAR debut. The twins hope to drive well and look good doing it. story

Lady Antebellum plays at a Milwaukee gas station...again.

Three years ago Lady Antebellum played an early morning gig at a gas station near Milwaukee. They claim it was their worst gig ever with only a handful of disinterested deer hunters showing up. Thursday morning they got the chance to play that gig again. This time with over 1,000 showing up and all were very interested. It was a short performance but they enjoyed it and looking back, realized that they enjoyed the first pre-fame performance as well. video

Friday, October 22, 2010

Florida highway closed because of suspicious.......

Kittens? A bomb squad was called out to investigate but when the package was opened, two kittens emerged. One was able to escape--the other one will be taken to a shelter. story

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

unique birthdays

One family has three unique birthdays for their children. They are 8/8/8, 9/9/9, 10/10/10. As far as trying for 11/11/11; both parents say, "no." birthdays

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gold Monopoly

A Monopoly made entirely of gold is on display at the Smithsonian. It was created by San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell. He's made other very expensive games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Dominos. The Monopoly game has only been played once and is now on it's way to the Museum of American Finance in New York City but it's creator says that it is not for sale. gold game

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The race must go on.

Charlotte Motor Speedway had a couple of mishaps before the race even started on Saturday night (October 16). First there was a massive sinkhole on the infield and then just two hours before the race started, a stunt went terribly wrong. Luckily no one was hurt but it was scary. Spanky Spangler was driving an RV around the track with, "hold my beer, watch this" painted on the side. He was being chased by a police cruiser that was driven by his son. Explosions were set to occur at certain spots on the track but unfortunately the underside of the RV caught fire and the elder Spangler ended up nose down on a pile of junk cars. He was treated and released from the infield care center so all ends well. NASCAR stunt

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Green Fuel for NASCAR

Starting in 2011 NASCAR will begin using a blend of 15% Ethanol and 85% Sunoco gasoline in all three series. It is one more step in NASCAR's journey to go green. story

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Clever cat

A cat wants a drink of water and figures out how to get it from a water cooler. video

Ex-manager suing Taylor Swift

Taylor's ex-manager claims that he was fired just so her parents could keep his fees. According to Dan Dymtrow, Taylor gained fame from all of his hard work. He's asking for millions. story

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Part of Charlotte Motor Speedway falls into sinkhole.

A sinkhole appeared in the infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway just a little over a week before the next race. The speedway assures fans that the race will go on as scheduled. None of the track itself was near the sinkhole. They are working diligently to get it fixed. story