Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

1.        Lexographers say that “twerking”—which was recently made famous by Miley Cyrus—has actually been around for 200 years.  ***  However, they said Ms. Cyrus can have full credit for the term “skank.”

2.        Many listeners of the NPR radio show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” voiced their disgust that a recent segment featured Kim Kardashian.   ***  In response, management said that future guests with questionable credentials will be featured on a new show, “Wait, Wait…While I Change Stations.”

3.        Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on “Saved by the Bell,” has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for stabbing a man in a fight.  ***   On a positive note, this experience has inspired a spinoff series, “Saved by the Bail.”

4.        Lady Gaga suffered a major “wardrobe malfunction” when she was out in public wearing only a jacket, which suddenly flew open.  ***   She was really embarrassed and immediately apologized for exposing that much to people who hadn’t bought tickets.

5.        In France, authorities have angrily accused the United States of spying on the last three French presidents.  ***  They say that’s an unforgivable invasion of privacy of their mistresses.

6.        A second prison guard has been arrested for helping the two New York inmates escape by delivering frozen hamburger meat to them, but he says he didn’t know there were tools hidden inside.  ***  However, he says maybe he should have been suspicious when he saw it was in bag from Home Depot.

7.        Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP leader who turned out to be white, says that she began to identify as a black when she was 5 years old and would use a brown crayon draw pictures of herself.  ***   Note to kids:  Back then, that was how you did a “selfie.”

8.        Two convicts who escaped from a New York State prison are believed to have hidden in a nearby hunting cabin, where police recovered prison-issued underwear.  ***  A police spokesman said an inspection of the underwear indicates the two men were really, really scared.

9.        Kim Kardashian has revealed that her second child is going to be a boy.   ***   At least for a few years.

10.     Ralph J. Roberts, the founder of Comcast, died last week at the age of 95.  ***  He was ready to go at 94, but God put him on hold.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

1.        Disney World has canceled plans to fire 250 technology employees and replace them with foreigners with H-1B work visas.  ***  Apparently, when faced with the threat of termination the original employees swallowed their pride and agreed to wear mouse ears to work every day.

2.        Malaysian authorities arrested ten tourists for taking nude photos on the peak of a sacred mountain, and many people there blamed the disrespectful act for the volcanic eruption that occurred a few days later.  ***   You ought to see what they do to create an earthquake.

3.        A bottle of beer brewed for an 1875 expedition to the North Pole just sold at auction to a man in Scotland for $5,131.  ***  Afterwards, the buyer was quoted as saying, “I don’t always drink beer…but when I do, I pay really stupid money for it.”

4.        According to a report by Americans for Tax Fairness, Wal-Mart avoided taxes on $76 billion of profits by sheltering the funds in shell companies in Europe.  ***  Investigators were able to find the shady operations by looking for office buildings that had a greeter in the lobby.

5.        A man in Los Angeles has accused KFC of serving him a fried rat.  ***  KFC apologized for violating FDA regulations and immediately posted the meal’s caloric content.

6.        Adult film star Jenna Jameson says she has found God.  ***  She claims he was at her latest premier--third row, center.

7.        In Spokane, Washington, Rachel Dolezal resigned from her NAACP leadership position after it was revealed that her lineage is mostly German and Czech, not African-American. ***  However, she did point out that her German relatives live in the Black Forest.

8.        “Jurassic World” set a new box office opening weekend record.  Audiences loved seeing the return of creatures that were thought to be extinct.  ***  Experts are saying this might be a good sign for some of the GOP presidential candidates.

9.        With so many Republican presidential candidates, there is disagreement on how handle the August primary debate.   ***   Organizers are thinking of dropping the structured debate format and just going with open-mic night and a two drink minimum.

10.     In the current issue of “Annals of Internal Medicine,” researchers say that talking with a therapist can help people sleep better.  ***  On the other hand, some people might not want a therapist in their bedroom.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

1.        According to a psychiatrist at Wake Forest University Medical School, children’s coloring books can actually help adults relieve stress.   ***   Yes, I always feel better after ripping a few of them in half.

2.        For the very first time, the Barbie doll now comes with articulated ankles so she can wear flats instead of high heels.  ***  Thank goodness!  Now when they go on dates Ken doesn’t have to wear those silly little lifts.

3.        In order to better understand and communicate with their young customer base, Taco Bell executives are learning terms that millennials use, such as “lit,” “throw shade” and “on fleek.”   ***  And they’re trying to avoid unfamiliar terms like “job,” “work” and “save.”

4.        LeBron James exposed his private parts to 18 million viewers when an ABC camera caught him adjusting his uniform prior to Game 4 of the NBA Finals.  ***   NBA officials were particularly bothered by the attached note that said, “This advertising space available.”

5.        A Disney studio archivist has revealed that the romantic spaghetti dinner scene in the 1955 animated movie “Lady and the Tramp” was almost cut by Walt Disney because of concerns that it wouldn’t be dignified.  ***  They did, however, drop the part where Tramp slurps up a bowl after bowl of Pellegrino and has to keep running to a tree.

6.        A bomb threat led to evacuation of the White House press room during a briefing by press secretary Josh Earnest.  ***   No bomb was found, but the specially-trained sniffer dogs did find five major exaggerations, seven evasive comments, three deceptive statements, a handful of blatant falsehoods and more than two pounds of spin.

7.        According to a survey by Linked-In, 70% of millennials would hide the fact that they had been fired when looking for a new job.   ***  The other 30% say they would stick by their principles and wouldn’t be caught dead looking for a job.

8.        “Duck Dynasty” stars Jep and Jessica Robertson included some shocking revelations in their new book, including Jep’s claim that he had been repeatedly abused by an older girl on a school bus.  ***  He said, “You know, you really gotta watch out for those darn Duggar kids.”

9.        In a recent radio interview, Britney Spears revealed that she likes to paint while topless and listening to Mariah Carey.  ***   You know, I just can’t picture her listening to Mariah Carey.

10.     Two inmates in a New York State prison escaped by cutting through a steel wall, a steam pipe and a locked manhole cover with power tools.  ***  In hindsight, officials say they probably should have been suspicious when the prisoners requested a dozen extension cords.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

1.        Russia’s defense minister says his country is developing a special gun that can temporarily shut down a target’s higher mental capacities and turn them into easily controlled “zombies.”  ***   I believe we already developed something like that here in the U.S.   It’s called Scientology.

2.        Today is National Free Donut Day.   ***  Or as the cops call it, Friday.

3.        Last week Detroit police cordoned off a downtown street after some unidentified barrels were spotted there.  ***  Actually, authorities were alarmed because they noticed the street had no potholes.  Very suspicious.

4.        The Army’s new camouflage uniforms will be in military stores beginning July 1st.  ***  People should start finding them by July 2nd.

5.        Doctors in Switzerland say Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg and abrasions when his bicycle hit a curb.  ***  However, they’re pretty sure that hallucinating about Iran being trustworthy was a pre-existing condition.

6.        A man in Flint, Michigan has been arrested and charged with stealing 32 tons of bacon over a period of four years.  ***  It took a while, but police were eventually able to nab him by staking out the admissions desks at all the cardiac wards.

7.        The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man who had posted threating messages on Facebook.  Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion,  ***  which stated that Facebook posts are trivial, inconsequential and meaningless unless they include a cat.

8.        Dustin Diamond, the actor who played “Screech” in the sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” has just been found guilty of a misdemeanor stemming from a 2014 bar fight involving a knife.  ***   I believe the charge was “Shouting with an annoying voice.”

9.        “Bachelor” reality star Chris Soule says it was really difficult to break off his engagement with Whitney Bischoff.  ***  First he had to find someone to write the script, then he had to memorize his lines, then he had to get wardrobe approval, then he had to make it look unrehearsed…

10.     McDonald’s says part of its recovery strategy is to win back customers with better buns.   ***  Why do they want customers with better buns?