Friday, November 30, 2012

NYC Policeman shows act of kindness

Officer Lawrence DePrimo is photographed giving a new pair of boots to a homeless man.  The officer noticed the man with bare feet full of blisters.  The man was sitting in the subway on November 14 and it was very cold; so DePrimo went out to buy a pair of boots and brought them back to the homeless man.  This was all caught on film by Jennifer Foster who was visiting from Arizona where she works in a Sheriff's office as a communications director.  boots

Twinkies lovers...rejoice

The end may be near for Hostess but they have 110 buyers who are interested in buying their product line as well as their factories.  Workers will be let go, management will get bonuses, and things will be sold but Twinkies will live on.  twinkies

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NASA disputes Mayan end of world claims

NASA keeps an information webpage dealing with December 21 predictions.  They say that all of the doomsday scenarios are not in any way even planet is on a collision course with Earth, no extreme solar flares, no reversal of the Earth's magnetic field, no falling into a black hole, and certainly no complete blackouts of the entire planet.  Their concern is the people (especially impressionable youngsters) who believe the prophecy and thus could do something to harm themselves.  A scientist at NASA says, "The greatest threat to earth in 2012, at the end of this year and in the future, is just from the human race itself."  Dec 21

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Krispy Kreme worker does not fail

A man was trying to get over his fear of rejection by making requests that couldn't possibly be granted.  He planned to do this for 100 days but on the third day, he ran into Jackie Braun who has worked at Krispy Kreme for 5 years.  The request was simple but complicated at the same time.  All he wanted was 5 donuts but he wanted them colored and linked together just like the Olympic rings.  Jackie filled his request within his 15 minute time limit.  So, Jia Jiang failed but Jackie did not.  Krispy Kreme to the rescue.

Monday, November 26, 2012

wrong turn leads to jail

A load of ammunition ends up in Mexico because of a wrong turn.  The truck driver is put in jail when he tries to return to the US.  But after 7 months, his mother is able to get him freed and he has an emotional return home.  wrong turn

Man ruined Christmas

A 24-year old in Kingston, Canada, tries to ruin Christmas for children at a holiday parade.  He put gel in his hair to look like horns and proceeded to tell the kids that Santa wasn't real.  He was arrested for causing a disturbance and being drunk.  stealing Christmas 

Walmart can be deadly

In Lithonia, GA, a man died after being stopped for shoplifting.  When police arrived, they found employees and a security guard sitting on the man.  They found him unresponsive and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Walmart tragedy

Friday, November 23, 2012

Party train is on track

A developer is planning to launch a party train between southern California and Las Vegas beginning New Years Eve 2013.  The concept is that of a Vegas style nightclub which will save you the hassle of traffic and trying to drive home after a wild night in Las Vegas.  It also gives 4 more hours of partying each way.  party train

House stands in the middle of the road.

A duck farmer in Wenling refused to sell his house to the government so that it could be torn down in order to build a road.  He just finished paying about $95,000 to build his home and the government has only made two offers; one of $35,000 and most recently $41,000.  Both are unacceptable to Luo Baogen and his wife.  They must sleep in two separate parts of the house and someone must remain there 24 hours a day to prevent it from being demolished.  The road has been built around the house but negotiations are ongoing.  house

Rollercoaster = Tourist attraction

This rollercoaster, however, is not one that will provide rides.  It's the rollercoaster that was pulled into the ocean during Hurricane Sandy.  The Mayor of Seaside Heights, NJ is checking with the Coast Guard to see if the coaster is stable enough to stay where it is.  tourist attraction

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hoarding Twinkies yet?

Some folks have gone a bit overboard with the thought of never having a Twinkie again.  Mara Shiavocampo, an NBC news correspondent, has bought a "lifetime" supply of the sponge cake treats.  She plans to eat two per year so she has enough to last her for 50 years.  Have you bought  your stash yet?  Twinkies craze

No sky miles for cello

Lynn Harrell is a master cellist; not a master criminal.  Delta Airlines, however, has made him feel that way.  He travels all over the world performing and has done so for 40 years.  He always buys an extra seat for his instrument so an account was set up for his cello about 15 years ago by a Delta employee.  Now Delta has taken away the cello's sky miles as well as Lynn's personal miles and he will never be permitted to have a Sky Miles account again.  All because they won't give miles unless it's an actual person. Really?  What difference does it make if the seat is being purchased?  Lynn Harrell now avoids Delta whenever possible.  Good choice Lynn!!  Sky Miles

Def Leppard divorce

Vivian Campbell, Def Leppard's guitarist, has filed for divorce from his wife of 25 years citing irreconcilable differences. He's asked for joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters and also wants no spousal maintenance for his wife, Julie.  divorce

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy digs up relic

Somewhere between 1919 and 1922, a ship crashed ashore because of thick fog.  Everyone on board was rescued including the cat and the ship was salvaged shortly after the crash.  It remained buried there until Sandy came knocking.  It's hull is now exposed.  Officials hope to document the shipwreck before it's covered with sand once again.  shipwreck

$1 Million found in drawer.

A Chaplain was cleaning out his desk when he found some lottery tickets he had purchased in the last couple of months.  One of those tickets is worth $1 Million.  Ron Yurcus occasionally buys a ticket and just tosses it in the pile with the rest of them.  He needed to clean up his "mess" and found a couple tickets worth $2 each but then he found the big one.  He was surprised when he read the payoff page and saw that it was that much.  He plans to use the money for his retirement, help out kids and grandkids, and donate some.  retiree wins lottery

Goodbye Twinkies!

Hostess has decided to close up shop and sell.  They had threatened to do it if workers were not back on the job and production back up where it should be.  Thursday night was the deadline.  Workers called the bluff and now are all out of a job.  Twinkies, Ho Ho's, Suzy Q's, Cupcakes, and all of my other close Hostess friends; you will be missed.  Hostess closing

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shania Twain arrives

Shania Twain is starting a new gig at Caesar's Palace.  She'll be there for two years and she decided to arrive in style.  Forty horses led by Shania made it's way down the strip.  arrival on horseback

Aerosmith's new album

Unfortunately Aerosmith's new album was a disappointment to some.  It's first week puts it only at #5 on the Billboard 200.  new album

starfish, starfish, starfish

Tragically, there could be 50,000 starfish that ended up on a beach in Ireland.  They did not survive after being beached.  No one seems to know exactly why it happened.  starfish

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

swimming in flooded streets

Flooding is common this time of year in Venice, Italy.  Tourists make the best of it by swimming in the streets.  pictures

What NOT to do when your spouse doesn't vote.

A man in Arizona didn't vote which angered his wife.  She blamed him for her candidate losing the election.  Her "punishment" was to run him over with their vehicle.  After chasing him around a parking lot, she pinned him under the car.  She's been arrested and he's in critical condition but expected to recover.  I see a divorce coming!!  She obviously doesn't know how the electoral college works.  Besides, Arizona's votes went for her candidate anyway.  non-voting response

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sunken Bug

Jason DeCaires Taylor is at it again.  He sinks his sculptures to help underwater life and bring in tourism.  This time Jason has fashioned a VW Bug and placed it strategically on the ocean's floor.  His Cancun Underwater Museum now contains at least 500 statues. 

strange relationship

A dog and a deer have become best friends after the deer was abandoned by it's mother.  The deer plays and cuddles with the dog as if they were both the same species.  Pippen and Katebest friends

Taylor Swift's decorated condo

Hayden Panettiere lives downstairs from Taylor Swift and says that Taylor has a knack for decorating.  Her condo has a human sized bird cage with a telescope, a koi pond, and her ceiling is painted like the night sky.  Swift's condo

Twins named after President and challenger

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were born to a Kenyan mother on Wednesday after the election.  Her twin sons will always remind her of the election in the US.  Kenyans hope that Obama's win will bring a fresh relationship between the two countries.  twins

Friday, November 2, 2012

CMA comes from Blake's loss

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton won song of the year for "Over You."  It was written for Blake's brother who died as the result of a car accident when Blake was only 14.  Miranda and Blake co-wrote the song and were very emotional when they accepted their award.  CMA