Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Joe always knew how to make a crowd chuckle

Drunk dude threatens police with snake?

An Australian driver threatened police with a live snake after he was pulled over for a breath test for driving under the influence of alcohol, police said on Monday.

The driver in the outback was stopped on Saturday night by police after they saw him swerving, police said in a statement. After registering a blood alcohol level well over the legal limit, the man ran onto the road and picked up a live snake.

"The driver allegedly armed himself with a live snake, pointed the head of the reptile at them and threatened them," said police.

Police told the man to drop the snake, but he ran into bushland still carrying it. The man has been charged with drunken driving and will appear in court. Article here.

To my Australia readers: Loughlan and Little Sis, do you have any explanation for this type aussie behavior? ;)

Britney divorces K-fed, suddenly she's hot again?

California couple joins mile high club = jail time?

A California couple are facing federal charges after they refused to stop "overt sexual activity" during a flight to Raleigh, authorities said. Carl Warren, and Dawn Elizabeth, are accused of interfering with flight crew members during a Southwest Airlines flight.

According to court documents, flight attendants saw Persing and Sewell kissing, embracing and "acting in a manner that made other passengers uncomfortable" while the plane was stopped in Phoenix. Persing was observed kissing Sewell near her breast and was also observed with his face pressed against Sewell's lower body.

A flight attendant asked them to stop. They obeyed initially but resumed the behavior during the flight from Phoenix to Raleigh. When the flight attendant again requested them to stop, Persing allegedly told the flight attendant: "I'm going to give you one warning to get out of my face."

Persing and Sewell continued the verbal harassment after a flight attendant refused to serve Persing alcohol, according to court documents. Law enforcement officials were waiting for the couple when they arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Article here.

Is this considered a talent? Or just plain stupid?

Borat's hometown wants to sue him for film

Romania may not be a stop on Borat's fictional road trip, but Romanian villagers are furious their roles in this month's top-grossing U.S. film by a British comedian earned them a few laughs but little cash.

Nestled in a narrow valley in southern Romania, the village of Glod starred as Borat's hometown in Kazakhstan where, in the film, peasants live with cattle, horses are used to pull cars and brothers can share steamy kisses with their sisters.
Like many others who became extras in the film about an unwittingly offensive TV journalist from Central Asia, Borat Sagdiyev, traveling through the United States, poor villagers feel they were cheated.

"We want to sue them. They made the world laugh at us," said Marin Marcel, a 34-year-old Roma Gypsy, who along with his neighbors carves out an income by working in local quarries and picking forest fruit. "They taped us without paying us money!"

The Roma villagers said the film, which portrays Kazakhstan as a nation of horse urine-drinking misogynists, can only increase further discrimination they say they face in Romania and damage the country's image abroad. Article here.

Photoworthy Touchdown

Dixie Chicks movie is about being controversial

Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines said despite the death threats and all the negative publicity, she won't alter her opinions of President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.

Maines' controversial remarks led to "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing." A film that shows the turmoil after Maines told a London concert crowd on the eve of the Iraq war in 2003 that the music trio was ashamed President Bush was from their home state of Texas.
Conservative commentators condemned them, country radio stations banned their songs and fans boycotted their records. Maines said there's "relief" that now the majority of American are against the war, but she doesn't feel "vindicated."

Emily Robison of the Chicks said their latest album "Taking the Long Way" is a direct result of all the backlash the trio has had to deal with. Fellow Chick Martie Maguire said they put their careers "at risk" with all the security issues, but she likes knowing that she can show her kids that the group didn't back down and stood behind something they believed in. Article here.

This '3D missle' game is fun, great time-killer

Check out this really addictive missile game. The object of the game is to use your mouse to pilot a missile through a series of obstacles. That’s it. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Not so much… try it out, click here.

Trend: holiday inflatables, the new icicle lights?

Inflatable yard decorations -- in the form of Santas, reindeer, penguins, nativity scenes, many inside inflatable globes aflurry with snowflakes -- are popping up all over suburbia, transforming front lawns into miniature Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades.
With price tags ranging from $60 to $300, and sizes ranging from 4 to 12 feet tall, inflatable holiday decorations offer "a lot of bang for the buck," says Chuck Smith, who runs Many inflatables are lighted within and equipped with motorized fans to keep them inflated, so an extravagant display can set a homeowner back as much as $1,000 a month in electric bills. Full Article here.
Want to see someone who's really into these inflatables? Click here.

Husband of the Year?

Time Magazine's Top 100 Music Albums:

So here's how we chose the albums for the All-TIME 100. We researched and listened and agonized until we had a list of the greatest and most influential records ever - and then everyone complained because there was no Pink Floyd on it. And that's exactly how it should be. We hope you'll treat the All-TIME 100 as a great musical parlor game. Read and listen to the arguments for the selections, then tell us what we missed or got wrong. Or even possibly what we got right. Article here.

Top Albums for the 2000s:
The Essential Hank Williams Collection: Turn Back the Years - Hank Williams
The College Dropout - Kanye West
Portrait of a Legend 1951 - 1964 - Sam Cooke
Elvis: 30 No. 1 Hits - Elvis Presley
The Anthology, 1947 - 1972 - Muddy Waters
Kid A - Radiohead
Stankonia - Outkast
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - PJ Harvey
The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

Top Albums for the 1990s:
Sunrise - Elvis Presley
Car Wheels on a Gravel Raod - Lucinda Williams
OK Computer - Radiohead
Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
Time Out of Mind - Bob Dylan
Endtroducing... - DJ Shadow
(What's the Story) Morning Glory - Oasis
Live Through This - Hole
My Life - Mary J. Blige
Slanted and Enchanted - Pavement
The Chronic - Dr. Dre
Achtung Baby - U2
Nevermind - Nirvana
Out of Time - R.E.M.
Phil Spector, Back to Mono - Various
Ropin' The Wind - Garth Brooks
Star Time - James Brown
The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

Top Albums for the 1980s:
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
It Takes a Nation of Millions - Public Enemy
Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
Document - R.E.M.
Paid in Full - Eric B and Rakim
Sign O' The Times - Prince
The Joshua Tree - U2
Graceland - Paul Simon
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Raising Hell - Run DMC
Legend - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Purple Rain - Prince
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
The Great Twenty-Eight - Chuck Berry
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Back in Black - AC/DC