This entertainment blog showcases crazy news, pictures, and celebrity gossip. Occasionally, I talk about my life as well. Consider it slapdash if you will, I prefer to describe my actions as... Across the Board. Updated whenever I feel like it.
Oprah Winfrey has famously given members of her audience new cars, paid off their debts and fulfilled their wildest dreams. Now she's given them what she calls the "gift of giving back."
On a show that aired Monday, Winfrey gave more than 300 audience members $1,000 debit cards sponsored by the Bank of America to donate to a charitable cause.
Winfrey called the show her "favorite giveaway ever". "I can honestly say that every gift I've ever given has brought at least as much happiness to me as it has to the person I've given it to," the 52-year-old talk-show host said. "That's the feeling I want to pass on to you."
People can give the entire sum to one person -- relatives aren't eligible -- or they can split it among charitable causes. Audience members also received a DVD recorder to tape their stories for a future show.
"You're going to open your hearts, you're going to be really creative, and you're going to spend it all at once on one stranger or spend a dollar on every person," Winfrey said. "Imagine the love and kindness you can spread with $1,000." Article here.
A man died after his head slammed into the side of a trailer as he bungee jumped out of a tree to frighten passengers on a Halloween-themed hay ride.
Several hundred people were attending the Trail of Spooks Hay Rack Ride on Saturday night when Frank Kester was fatally injured.
"The cable that kept him suspended snapped," said Kassie Johnson, who was on the ride when the accident occurred. "At first I thought it was just a dummy falling out of the tree. The trailer bumped up in the air when he hit. Then everyone started screaming."
The Nowata County Sheriff's Department said Kester was taken to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Centre in Kansas, where he was pronounced dead. Kester, who was wearing a body harness, also hit a passenger's foot as he fell. The passenger was not seriously hurt and was treated at the scene.
The 2.4km long trail, which was open on Friday and Saturday, raises money for the community's volunteer fire department. Kester was among more than 100 volunteers who participated. Article here.
A North Carolina dad says his son's action figure is spouting the "F" word. Philip Morton is asking Toys "R" Us to take the "Elite Operations Role Play Set: Police," off their shelves. Morton says the toy cop cusses when you take a nightstick out of its belt.
A spokeswoman for Toys "R" Us says its an isolated problem, probably due to a faulty micro chip. The spokeswoman says the chips were reprogrammed after the chain got another complaint earlier this year.
But Morton says the company shouldn't take any chances and should stop the sales of the talking cop toy. Article here.
As horror films go, Saw III fared fairly well with critics. Gene Seymour in Newsday commented that the movie twists "the cringe dials toward ever higher frequencies." Ben Rayner in the Toronto Star praised it for being among "the rare breed that actually improves upon, rather than dishonors and degrades, the original. A good time in hell, if you're into that sort of thing." Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel concludes, "The Saw trilogy comes to a rip-cut, planed and sanded ending in Saw III."
On the other hand, Wesley Morris on the Boston Globe wrote, "What's remarkable about these movies is how much the craftsmanship degrades with each episode." Jeannette Catsoulis in the New York Times dismissed the movie as "a deadening barrage of grungy rooms, mortified flesh and elaborate torture." And Lou Lumenick, in Saturday's New York Post, commented, "Saw III is nasty, repulsive, disgusting - and loaded with enough viscera to probably sell at least $30 million worth of tickets this weekend. Gorehounds, enjoy." (source)
Remember Killie Pickler from American Idol last year? She was the really smart blonde girl who almost made it to the final round of the competition [wink, wink]. This is her first single, and it seems semi-sorta OK.
Some neighbors in Mount Horeb said they think one family has gone too far with its Halloween decorations. Decorations around Vicki France's home included dolls, covered in fake blood, hanging from nooses tied to tree limbs in France's yard. At least one doll has a knife through its chest.
Mount Horeb police said they received one complaint and asked France to reconsider her decorations, but France didn't change the display. France said that the display isn't about dead babies, but it's meant to be like the scary dolls in the movie "Chucky" and the doll contraption from the movie "Toy Story."
"Every year we decorate for Halloween and this year, I happened to stop at an estate sale and saw these dolls, and thought, 'Oh, what can I do with that?'" France said. Article here.
"You gotta figure steak is safer because you figure no one is sticking their fingers in
"Telescopic is definitely a real word"
"You know your Mexican if you have a decal on the back of the car with your name- before
you even get a license plate."
"Looks like somebody unplugged the power the DJ booth!"
"We are opening a new night club- the slogans going to be: Kansas City's premier HARD
"You figure- we probably have the best H-O-R-S-E venue in the nation."
"I fu*kin' love carving pumpkins!"
"1 AM @ Chubbys - "You want chicken fried steak? Ewww, I wanna vomit!"
"If you can stick your fingers in it- and then it gets lost, thats how you know"
"Yeah dude, she totally has side-ass."
"I said yes, she said no, she said shut up..."
"Are you guys really in here folding pocket squares?"
"Last one there's a Penis Pump!"
"Scott the douche!"
"Daddy! I want my oompa loompa now!!"
"I guess the city finally did something about the squirrel problem."
"She's just fat enough- she's probably a freak!"
"I'm going to take a piss in the back yard. / Well that's fine, but thats the front
"While playing H-O-R-S-E: "I f*ckin' hate stadium lights (after the motion light comes
"You'd have a much bigger shaft if you'd do your balls right"
"So is a unicorn just a horse that has one horn sticking out of its head? Oh."
"I’d rather massage a chick with pudding."
"We’re getting a cat and we’re naming it taint."
"You should send her a text message and say that you want to rub her down with
"Never send a girl carnations unless you want her to say, 'Crap, I got
"I've decided photos of girls on boats are sexier than photos of girls on the
"I’m worried that I’m going to run out of people to ask to be friends on Facebook."
"Eat it with your hands it's tomato-saucy!"
"I hate when movies try to make food visually stimulating."
"She's been living for 16 years in KY jelly./Yeah, that can't be good on your
"I think pregnant ladies are scary"
"I think we should wait till it's late./When we get back it will be late./Exactly"
"The party is at Jerry's Bait Shop! OH-OH"
"I can't, I have to start studying for a final I have in two days... and I haven't even
taken the book out of the saran wrap."
"I don’t have to ask her for permission, I just have to persuade her to let me."
"You should have paddled him with your penis at his wedding!"
"Jeez-la-weez!"/Did you really just say Jeez-la-weez?"
"Listen here bucko!/Did you really just say bucko?"
"[Ramsey barges into Paul’s house and interrupts a group of people watching a serious
movie with the lights dimmed], “Paul you’re such a damn liar, and you smell like ham” –
Drunk Ramsey after the Rascal Flatts concert
"(calling me from the casino buffet) Dude -- quit screen your calls, I wanted to tell
you about the crazy amount of food I ate, I seriously, you’re probably going to think this
is an exaggeration but it’s not. [excited] I ate two steaks, probably about 35 shrimp, a
thing of carved turkey, a baked potato crab, a crab rangoon, some fried rice, two rolls, and
a teeny piece of pie at the end. Fucking most food I’ve ever eaten -- this place is fuckin’
[short pause] we have got to start coming here on Thursdays! Anyways, I’ll be home in a
little bit, later bye."
"Birth control is the best invention ever... [pause], so are condoms"
"So I've been thinking of taking up smoking as a hobby..."
"You would of been funny in the 80's"
"I wonder what T.J. Ford is up to?"
"You made out with him because you wanted to feel his suede jacket? That's awesome."
"Júlio… Baptista!! A.K.A. ‘the bat’"
"Fuckin' cock block!"
"Dude, I’d rather rollerblade on a treadmill"
"Scott: Craig's List is awesome!
Ramsey: Really? What do you look for?
Scott: Oh, you know -- snowboards, motorcycles, and bed frames.
Ramsey: Wait, what? Dude, that's pretty random shit."
"Can I have a dollar!!!!!"
"This is the best day ever! - Andy (from the Bachelor -- yeah, we watched it)
"My tires will not miss all the pot holes Lawrence, KS has to offer"
"I'm still pissed none of Paris Hilton's singles were popular"