Store Sells Underwear For Left-Handed Men

September 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“A British store is launching a range of underpants for left-handed men, an innovation it says will save them both time and embarrassment in front of the porcelain.
 
The new range, by UK-based Hom, will have a horizontal opening instead of a vertical slit accessed from the right-hand side, breaking a tradition that has lasted for 75 years.”
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090923/od_nm/us_underpants_odd
 
The British store should be commended for catering to the 10 percent of British blokes who are lefties. This smart marketing move will pay great dividends for Hom, I’m sure many lefties will become loyal customers.
 
It’s amazing that it took centuries for a clothing company to manufacture underwear for left-handed men.
 
It’s a right-handed person’s world, but lefties are OK and I’m glad that their needs are no longer being neglected. By the way, that’s not a left-handed compliment.
 

‘Incest and Peppermint’-Or ‘One Day at a Time’ in the Big City

September 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Music

Sometimes as much as you want a pipedream (of a darker hue) to disappear, the more it will linger in your conscious mind, like a cancer, and cast a pall on what few pleasantry-beams that may be partially peeping through the Venetian blinds of your mind. With such clarity in mind, I try to deep-bury Mackenzie Phillips sorted tale of incest and drug abuse, that was revealed on Oprah yesterday. But naturally the bad winds will not blow away. After all, John Phillips wrote some excellent songs for The Mamas and Papas. Also, he organized the first great cosmic rock concert of the 60s, Monterey Pop. And surely San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear A Flower In Your Hair) is one of my favorite songs ever. Written by John Phillips, it became *(is becoming) the anthem for The Summer of Love.mackenzie phillips

That must have been hard for Mackenzie to keep those memories a secret for all those years. A Freudian dagger pierces my heart, I can not even fathom it. I assume that there is a stronger stigma against incest in our culture that colors it more odious, that makes us cringe and quiver at the thought of such familial transgressions. Most of us are already familiar with mamas and papasJohn Phillips` row with drugs and alcohol. And we have heard of the tempestuous internal mechanics of The Mamas and Papas. But now this tops `em all!

The bottom line here is that more old records will be sold, more people will watch reruns of One Day At A Time, and the ratings for Showbiz Tonight will go up. Scandal sells copy! I might order a Best of The Mamas and Papas myself on Itunes TODAY! *(source-CNN) P.S. I`m no Donovan Dunn!

Prison Sentence For Lady Who Kept Mom’s Corpse For Six Years

September 23, 2009 by  
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“A Florida woman was sentenced on Monday to a year and a day in prison for keeping her dead mother’s body in a bedroom for years while collecting more than $230,000 in pension benefits, prosecutors said.
 
Penelope Sharon Jordan, 61, of Sebastian, Florida, pleaded guilty to theft of government funds in June, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami said.”
Reuters
 
This insane woman kept her mother’s body in her spare bedroom, if she had a spare room she should of rented it out to instead of defrauding the government.
 
Penelope deserves to rot in prison just like her dear old mom rotted in her bedroom for six long years. What Penelope did was dead wrong, and she didn’t deserve any leniency from the court.
 
Jordan has no right to complain if she doesn’t like her new cellmate, after all she lived with a stinking corpse for years.
 
Jordan prevented her mom from resting in peace, and I hope her fellow prisoners don’t give her any peace for the year and one day that she will be behind bars.
 
 

I Discover A Musical Mummy, The Uncredited James Dietrich!

September 23, 2009 by  
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“They who enter this sacred tomb shall swift be visited by wings of death.”

MummySo goes a warning for bold buffoons who choose to compromise the sacred tombs of the Ancient Dead. Arthur Conan Doyle called it the ‘Curse of the Pharaoh.’ After Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the unspoiled burial chambers of the young Egyptian king, Tutankhamun in 1922, strange things began to happen. Like Lord Carnarvon drops dead seven weeks after the opening of the tomb. Gripped with curiosity, I`ve been brushing off the unfathomable particulars of what is known as the Curse of Tutankhamum. I still am not completely satisfied by its dismissal by our ‘Men of Science.’

Three concurrent viewings of the 1932 Universal horror classic, The Mummy, directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff and Zita Johann (who believed in reincarnation), reveals many secrets. For one thing, it nicely parallels the implied theme of the curse, that westerners should avoid a violation of the sepulchers of the East. I viewed the exhibit *(King Tut) myself in the 60s in Houston, so I better beware of black cats.

Eureka! I unearthed a ‘Musical Mummy’ of my own, James Dietrich. Mister Dietrich did the music for The Mummy and he is completely uncredited. The best scene for the music is the recreation of Imhotep`s crime of using the Scroll of Thoth to try to bring the Princess Ankh-es-en-amon back to like. I would characterize the music as ‘Art Deco,’ but that`s an abstract application that requires some scrutiny.

Interview With Sara Karloff, Daughter of Hollywood Legend Boris Karloff

FOX is “Glee” all year long

September 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Movies/TV, Top Story

Start singing the news, because FOX has renewed Glee for the entire 2009 fall season.  The comedy-musical has been hitting all the right notes with critics and audiences since its sneak preview back in the spring and after just 2-3 episodes, it has become one of the first new shows that has passed for a full season.

Glee airs Wednesday nights at 9/8pm central on FOX.

Heather Locklear checks back into Melrose

September 22, 2009 by  
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Katie Cassidy better have her claws sharpened to defend the title, because original b*tch Heather Locklear is coming back to Melrose Place for November sweeps as Amanda Woodward, the ruthless ad executive that made Melrose the guilty pleasure of the 1990s.

Locklear joined the original midway through season one for originally four episodes, but she quickly became a fan favorite, and stayed on for the entire series until Melrose‘s lease was up by FOX in 1999 after seven sinful seasons of sex, lies, love, lust, greed, power, betrayal, and lots more.

Locklear returns to Melrose Place November 17.

USA will uphold the “Law” next season

September 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Movies/TV

“In New York City’s war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case squad. These are their stories.”

The verdict is in, as USA Network has found Law & Order: Criminal Intent clear for renewal of a ninth season — with another cast change. British actress Saffron Burrows becomes Jeff Goldblum’s interim partner, temporarily taking over for Julianne Nicholson, who has portrayed Detective Megan Wheeler over the last three seasons since 2006. The actress has recently gave birth to daughter Phoebe Margaret this late April, her second child with husband/actor Jonathan Cake, who also appeared on CI as her onscreen love interest. Nicholson’s real-life pregnancy was written into the storyline last season.

The series, about NYPD detectives investigating Major Cases, has been on the air first on NBC in 2001, and then to USA two years ago with new episodes. The new season will be split into two and is set to premiere next spring.

Naked Man Prevails Over Drunk Burglar

September 22, 2009 by  
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“A burglar picked the wrong Lake Worth house to target and ended up facing off against a large dog and an armed, naked elderly man.

The burglar, who identified himself as 26-year-old Jose Pasqual, climbed over a backyard fence early Saturday morning only to come face-to-face with Rettt the dog, a Rottweiler/Doberman pinscher mix. The dog charged and tore the shirt from Pasqual’s back.

The attack gave 91-year-old homeowner Robert E. Thompson a chance to jump out of bed, grab his gun and call the police. Then he headed outdoors and aimed his .38-caliber revolver, loaded with hollow-point bullets, at the intruder.”

 
http://cbs4.com/local/burglary.lake.worth.2.1197545.html
 
The burglar was shirtless after the homeowner’s dog ripped his shirt from his back. But the homeowner was butt naked when he ran out to his backyard to confront the intruder. A naked 91-year-old codger isn’t a very intimidating  figure to a hardened criminal, but when he has a Rottweiler at his side and he’s brandishing a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets, he can make a burglar tremble like a schoolgirl.
 
According to police the burglar was drunk, maybe if he hadn’t been drunk he would have noticed the ferocious dog in the backyard.
 
I hope the burglar was so traumatized by his ordeal that he will give up his criminal ways and stop drinking.

Pearl Jam`s Backspacer Jumps Off The Shelf Today!

September 22, 2009 by  
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backspacerPearl Jam`s Backspacer is released today! This is Pearl Jam`s ninth album and their first to be issued on their own label, Monkeywrench Records. Reviews have been upbeat, so far. Rob Sheffield`s review in Rolling Stone is very positive. “…backspaces to that boyish spirit, with the shortest, tightest, punkiest tunes they`ve ever banged out.” The ballads take the backseat to punchier rockers, like The Fixer. “I can get it back again. Yea,yea,yea.” I just got that one on itunes and it delivers adrenaline to my dinosaur bones, along with this Nicaraguan coffee swilled in my Abbey Road mug (it`s 6:30 in the morning`, afterall).

I hear they have a deal with Target too-wise move for retail units to jump off the pearl_jamshelf like hotcakes. And that cover by Tom Tomorrow is quite an eye-catcher! It looks like Backspacer is a wiener… I hope I can see them at Austin City Limits-festival is SOLD OUT, and I`m without a ticket? I should have planned ahead, but I don`t want to ruin my perfect record of never once doing that in my whole life…Anyway, snatch up a PJ platter & let me know what you think?

Escaped Buffalo Pens Itself

September 21, 2009 by  
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“A buffalo that got loose in Indiana lucked out when it became trapped in fencing around the sheriff’s office before police could carry out a plan to kill it.

 
Sheriff’s deputies in Versailles had been planning to kill the 1,800-pound animal Friday, fearing it could hurt or kill someone, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported. But once it was penned in, they called a veterinarian, who tranquilized it.”
 
UPI
 
A buffalo is a formidable and majestic creature, and left to his own devices he will roam where he pleases.
 
Unfortunately, a 1,8000-pound beast wandering the streets poses a threat to people. The sheriff’s deputies were planning on killing the animal, but the buffalo got a lucky break when he unwittingly penned himself next to the sheriff’s office. A rodeo star could not have done a better job of capturing the animal.
 
The lucky buffalo is once again roaming his home pastures, oblivious to how close he came to becoming buffalo burgers.
 
 

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