Friday, October 17, 2014
290th day of the year.
There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 14 days remaining until Halloween
Today is Wear Something Gaudy Day, Mulligan Day, National Pasta Day and National Mammography Day
Friday's Birthday Cake:
'N Sync star Chris Kirkpatrick (43)
Wyclef Jean (45 according to Wikipedia)
Saturday's Birthday Cake:
Bristol Palin (24) (Fast Facts: Sarah named Bristol after the Bristol Inn where she had been employed; Bristol, Connecticut, the home of ESPN, where she had hoped to work as a sportscaster
High School Musical star Zac Efron (27)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (54)
Mike Ditka (75)
40% of people will start their holiday shopping before Halloween
- ABC says hand sanitizer sales have spiked by 9.4% since the Ebola crisis began
72% of people have Googled the person they are dating or married to
Sam Smith Announces 2015 North American Tour. START IN JAN!!!
WE R STAYING SINGLE: A study says that one in five American adults has never been married, an all-time high.
Dates Announced for 2015 Bonnaroo Festival - June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee (no pooing for Lor)
Fury, The Book of Life, The Best of Me IN THEATERS NOW
GREAT VID: A new teaser for “Hunger Games: Mockingjay— Part 1″ was released today on Twitter after fans unlocked it.Mockingjay” hits theaters Nov. 2
Charlie Sheen and Fiancée Call It Quits
After Sunday's win against the Seahawks in Seattle, Dallas Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle was arrested for shoplifting at a mall items that were worth about $125. He makes about $425,000 per year
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Michael Pena showed up unannounced at a New York sneak preview of "Fury" on Tuesday. They tossed out t-shirts as Brad said: You are the first audience to see Fury, so enjoy."
Red Red Wine: New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire is taking red wine baths following his workouts. Vinotherapy is supposed to help reduce wrinkles, shift cellulite and rejuvenate the face
Joan Rivers' Death Caused by Low Blood Oxygen, Says Medical Examiner
Joan Rivers died because her brain was damaged due to lack of oxygen. That's the official finding of the New York City Medical Examiner, who released the news today.
The official manner of death is "therapeutic complication," meaning her death resulted from a "predictable complication from medical therapy."
****Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is writing a book based on all of the advice her mother gave her
Ebola Toy Goes Viral
A company is aiming to make you all warm and fuzzy for Ebola -- and not in that "low grade fever" way. Capitalizing on the nation's -- and the news cycle's -- stressing over all things concerning the deadly disease, Giant Microbes has just announced its new cute and cuddly stuffed Ebola toy.
The company already offers fuzzy little characterizations of such nasty microscopic maladies as Bubonic Plague, Anthrax, and Typhoid Fever.
Travis Ishikawa's Walk-Off Blast Sends Giants Into World Series
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning of Game Five of the NLCS Thursday to send the San Francisco Giants past the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, and into the World Series.
The Giants will meet the Kansas City Royals in the Fall Classic.
SURVEY STARTER: OK! magazine claims Taylor Swift is now using her cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, to pick out her boyfriends. A source tells the mag: “Taylor no longer trusts her own instincts with men. So if she meets a guy, the cats have to meet him, too. She’s not walking her cats around for exercise… they’re her man-meter.” Gossip Cop claims the story is false.
Survey: "Have you ever had a pet that sensed that your boyfriend or girlfriend was no good? If so, what happened? Are pets good at sensing this?"
Recap: June doesn't spend money on a gym membership. She works out in sporting good stores for free. June puts bricks in her toilet to save money on her water bill. June saves money by washing her clothes in her pool. To save money on her electric bill, June has her pool cleaning system hooked up to her $25 bike. Flora uses dryer sheets 12 times before they're done. To sell a house, Lisa will only bake one cookie to get the house to smell nice
The "E" Word: The city of New York is forbidding 911 dispatchers from saying the word 'Ebola' over their radios. The NY Post has posted a memo that reads: “At no point shall a dispatcher transmit over the radio any message containing the word ‘Ebola’ or related terminology. Dispatchers instead must use the code letters “F/T,” as in Fever/Travel, to indicate that a 911 caller has a fever and a history of travel to West Africa. 'Engine XXX, utilize Universal Precautions — you are responding to a Fever/Travel incident.'''
A source tells the paper: “Just like you can’t say bomb on an airplane, we can’t say ‘Ebola.’
Bogus Ebola Products: Bogus Ebola products are being sold on the net. The "XL Ebola Survival Preparedness Medical Kit" is selling on eBay for $99.99. It features latex gloves, wet wipes, two packages of Emergen-C and the claim the "most comprehensive kit on the market."
That's One Pet-Friendly Family
Animal Kingdom: A Norfolk, England family shares their home with 150 pets. Jamie Mintram and his family have 30 snakes, a crocodile, a monitor lizard, three chinchillas, a lizard, a yellow budgie, two baby tortoises, skinny pigs, a raccoon, meerkats, chameleons and more. The family spends $1,500 feeding their pets every month.
Sam Smith Announces 2015 North American Tour
Here are Sam's newly-announced tour dates:
1/9 -- Altanta, GA, Fox Theater
1/10 -- Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House
1/12 -- Washington, D.C., Patriot Center
1/13 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Liacouras Center
1/15 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
1/17 -- Boston, MA, Agganis Arena
1/19 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
1/20 -- Toronto, ONT Air Canada Center
1/22 -- Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple
1/23 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavillion
1/24 -- Saint Paul, MN, Roy Wilkins Auditorium
1/26 -- Denver, CO, 1st Bank Center
1/30 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
1/31 -- San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
2/02 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
2/04 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO LIVE
If you want to live in the Washington, DC, metro area, which includes parts of Maryland and Virginia, start saving your money. When it comes to housing, the D.C. region is the most expensive place to live in the U.S.A., topping even New York City and Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On average, a family in the D.C. area will spend $17,603 a year on housing, while a family in Cleveland, Ohio will spend $9,061 or 48 percent less.
The top 10 most expensive places to live in the U.S.:
San Francisco, California
New York, New York
San Diego, California
Los Angeles, California
TT: men who get allowances from their wives. IT'S A REAL THING? CALL WITH YOUR STORIES?
BEST FOODS TO BEAT A HANGOVER
(Modern Man) If you overindulged last night and are paying the price this morning, you may find a hangover cure in your refrigerator. Modern Man magazine reports the first thing to do is to drink water. Lots of it. And stay away from coffee! It can actually intensify your hangover.
8. Chicken noodle soup
Today's Question: "66% of employers are less likely to hire a women if she does this during a job interview? What is it?"
Extra Clue: appearance
Extra Clue: nothing to do with clothes
Final Clue: neck up
Answer: does not wear makeup