Thursday, December 07, 2006

Santa Clause says... SURPRISE!

Meet "Bubba Hog", the dancing machine:

Bubba Hog. The One Man Dancing Machine. You can find him at Razorback Games dancing to the HogWild Band.


PLEASE NOTE: for additional fun, mute the video -- play a random techno song/MP3, then start the video again (or watch the video below). watch as bubba hog brings a laughter into your life. it's hard not to smile when this guy takes his shirt off and 'twirls it around'. awesome stuff.

Study says cell phones DO NOT cause brain cancer

You can stop worrying about getting brain cancer from your cell phone. A massive study of just about every private cell phone user in Denmark shows no link between gabbing on your mobile and the development of brain tumors.

The 420,000 participants averaged about 8.5 years of cell phone use, although some of them had been using cell phones for as long as 21 years. But there was not even a hint of an increase in brain cancer incidence the longer they used the phone.

A closer examination of different types of brain cancer—from gliomas to acoutsic neuromas—showed no increase in brain cancer subtypes either, according to investigators, led by Joachim Schuz of the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology of the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen. Full article here.

...peek-a-boo, I see you!

Robber stabs dude in chest to steal his iPod

A man was stabbed in the chest when he refused to give up his iPod to a group of robbers.

The victim was found near the Mystic Dunes Country Club in Kissimmee Tuesday night. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office said several suspects tried to rob the victim and stabbed him when he wouldn't cooperate.

He was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Channel 9 has learned that the victim's injuries were not life threatening. Article here.

Cat stuck in tree, worthy of news promo? WTF?

[pathetic] Britney Spears is top 10 most searched

Bereft of any new music to promote, Britney Spears was nevertheless the hottest thing on the Internet this year, judging from Yahoo's annual list of popular search terms.
Of course, a surge in online voyeurs seeking recently posted pictures of Britney sans panties didn't hurt. But a Yahoo spokeswoman said "Britney" had the title of No. 1 search term sewn up even before the risque photos surfaced. Article here.

Now, for your half-time enjoyment?

Dude makes fake lottery ticket, plays prank on co-worker

A man who created a "winning" Powerball ticket and planted it at work as a practical joke was sentenced to a year of probation for forgery and tampering with public records.

James A. Koons Jr., 38, also was fined $2,500 Tuesday and may have to pay the legal fees of the co-worker who was arrested after trying to redeem the ticket at Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters.

Koons' lawyer said his client meant to play a prank on co-workers when he left the bogus $853,000 ticket underneath a newspaper in his trucking company's break room in November 2005. Koons pleaded guilty.

"It was intended to get a reaction from someone, and then (Koons) would burst their bubble," said Koons' attorney, Stephen Ellwood. "In hindsight, it was a terrible joke."

Brian S. Miller, 35, was charged with unsworn falsification after telling investigators he purchased the ticket, which had in fact been created on Koons' home computer. A jury acquitted him in May. A judge will conduct a hearing to consider Miller's request to have Koons pay the $12,000 in legal bills he incurred. Article here.

A message for Britney Spears:

Woman's 'gas' problem forced airline to land plane

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of flatulence, authorities said.

The Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Nashville after several passengers reported smelling burning sulfur from the matches, said Lynne Lowrance, spokeswoman for the Nashville International. All 99 passengers and five crew members were taken off and screened while the plane was searched and luggage was screened.

The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal a "body odor," Lowrance said. She had an unspecified medical condition, authorities said.

"It's humorous in a way but you feel sorry for the individual, as well," she said. "It's unusual that someone would go to those measures to cover it up."

The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane. The woman, who was not identified, was not charged in the incident. Article here.

The Doormat

Lindsay Lohan's 'dressing room' demands list:

While filming the movie "Georgia Rule" this summer, Lindsay Lohan had a pretty decent list of demands. Here's a peek of the list;

Organic Groceries
Wheat Crackers
Soy (low sodium)
Teriyaki sauce
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil
Dr. Hansens (kiwi strawberry)
Vitamin Water (red/purple ones)
Turkey - honey and peppered
Multi-grain bars (strawberry and raspberry)

Sour Patch Kids
See's Chocolates (nuts and chews)
Gatorade (lots, all flavors)
Vanilla and strawberry yogurt - Dannon
Smoothies - Oddwalla and Naked Juice
Pink Lemonade
Grape jelly
Peanut Butter - Skippy reduced fat
Granola (La Brea bakery????)
White bread
Baked Lay's potato chips
Red Bull
Sunflower seeds - nacho cheese, bbq, salsa, jalapeno
Met-Rx bars (assortment)
Cigarettes - Parliament Lights

3-Ring Binder (2', D-rings)
Zipper close
Ash tray

One-A-Day (woman - green bottle)
Mucinex w/ cough depressant
Claritin (little round ones)

Additional Items
Towels (pink/purple only)

No thanks, I’d like my condoms ‘for here’ please

Vice-President's lesbian daughter is pregnant

Conservative leaders voiced dismay Wednesday at news that Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Dick Cheney, is pregnant, while a gay-rights group said the vice president faces "a lifetime of sleepless nights" for serving in an administration that has opposed recognition of same-sex couples.

Mary Cheney, 37, and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, 45, are expecting a baby in late spring, said Lea Anne McBride, a spokeswoman for the vice president.

"The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation" to the arrival of their sixth grandchild, McBride said. Read the full article here.

Ummm... how'd this even happen?

Taco Bell food has E. coli in their green onions?

Taco Bell ordered green onions removed from its 5,800 U.S. restaurants Wednesday after tests suggested they may be responsible for the E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least three dozen people in three states.
The fast-food chain said preliminary testing by an independent lab found three samples of green onions, also called scallions, appeared to have a dangerous strain of the bacteria.

"In an abundance of caution, we've decided to pull all green onions from our restaurants until we know conclusively whether they are the cause of the E. coli outbreak," said Greg Creed, president of Irvine, California-based Taco Bell. Full article here.

Jessica Simpson chokes during a performance

Dude rear-ends car while flipping off driver

A 37-year-old man was flipping off another driver on Monday when he rear-ended a car, Brian S. Matzen, suffering minor injuries and landing in the hospital, according to a Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department accident report.
“He came over into my lane and I tried to avoid hitting him, and I got up next to him and gave him a Merry Christmas signal and hit the other car,” Matzen said in a telephone interview this morning. “He would have seen me if he would have been off his (expletive) cell phone and never would have come over into my lane.”

Matzen was taken by Plymouth Ambulance to Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center with minor injuries, the report said. He was cited for inattentive driving. Jeanna L. Feldmann, 23, of Plymouth, was driving the car that was rear-ended. Article here.