Hero Kid Hotwires Radio To Save Dad

October 31, 2009 by  
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“AN eight-year-old boy has been hailed a hero after he hot-wired a two-way radio to call for help as his dad lay trapped in the wreckage of a horror truck rollover.  
Michael Bowron stripped the radio wires and connected them to a spare battery he found among the wreckage.

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,26254379-2761,00.html
 
I don’t even know how to jump start a car, so I have grudging respect and admiration for this young Macgyver wannabe. This little kid crawled out of the wreckage of his dad’s truck (no small feat), and then had the presence of mind to to hotwire a radio to call for help.
 
If I were in an accident that totaled my car, I would be crying like a school girl, and I probably wouldn’t have the presence of mind to call for help on my cell phone.
 
I hope the dad buys his son jillions of video games, he wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for the valor and ingenuity of his son.
 
 

 

Yesterday, the Bonnie Rock youngster told The Sunday Times his fingers burned from sparks flying off the battery while he desperately called for help.”

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Wildlife Officer Loses Gator At Show And Tell

October 30, 2009 by  
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“A Florida Fish and Wildlife officer’s attempt to use a 5-foot live alligator during show and tell Friday at Breakfast Point Academy ended with the critter on the loose in the woods near Pier Park.
 
The officer, Dave Brady, captured the animal in the wild and then brought the gator — with tape around its mouth — to his daughter’s class, FWC spokesman Stan Kirkland said Friday.”
 
http://www.newsherald.com/news/alligator-78680-one-florida.html
 
What ever happened to bringing an ant farm or a collage for show and tell? The alligator escaped by jumping out of the officer’s truck after show and tell, but what if the creature had escaped during show and tell? Even though the gator had tape around its mouth, it would have scared the Bejesus out of the small children.
 
It’s animal cruelty to tape a gator’s mouth just so a dufus officer can show it off to a bunch of brats. Principals should ban alligators from show and tell, if the little monsters want to see gators they can watch the Animal Planet Channel.
 
That poor gator with tape around its mouth is going to starve to death. A Fish and Wildlife officer should protect wildlife, not exploit and torture it.
 

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Creative Cheapo Halloween Costumes with a Sprinkle of Kiss or Alice Cooper!

October 30, 2009 by  
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Okay, you are going to have to come up with a funny, creative, yet stupid Halloween costume fast! And it has to be cheap too, because you are broke, maybe permanently, or at least until the economy recovers. But that may be several years away. When you hit the door of your local Samhaim party, & you get to some apple bobbing & merriment, you want to make a splash. Here`s five stupid, but original sets of threads you may care to sport to your local Apple Bobbing Festival.Snap Apple Night

5. TIME FLIES-Wear wings and tie a huge clock to your chest as a necklace. You might put around fifty cheap wristwatches on too. Yea, stupid!

4. GUM UNDER A SHOE-Tie a huge shoe on your head. Dress in pink (you are the gum, dummy!).

3.A SLEEPY HOUSEWIFE-Phyllis Diller did this in the `60s. Put your hair up in curlers, wear a bathrobe and yawn a lot. Wear fuzzy bunny slippers and do not put on any makeup.

2. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS-Attach cotton balls to a funny hat and wear fluffy, springy clothes as clouds. When people question you about your threads, say: “cloudy with a chance of showers,” then zap them with a squirt gun you have hidden under your clothing. Corny, but it`s a good gimmick!

1.PICNIC-Make a plaid picnic blanket into a poncho by cutting a hole in it to put your head through. Attach or glue paper plates, plastic knives and forks, & fake BBQ slabs of grub to your Clothy spread. Add fake ants to make it authentic. *(the Party Pig might have fake ants?)

For music use an MP3 player with a mini speaker under your clothes. All you need is lots of Kiss, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath naturally. As you bob for apples & do the wa-toosie with Susie Q, crank the obnoxious tunes up `til the cops are called! (kidding) Have a good one!

Thief: God Told Me To Steal Dodge Charger

October 29, 2009 by  
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“A man who tried to break into a car showroom claimed that he was doing so under orders from God.
 
The man smashed a window at the dealership in Lexington, Kentucky, but was caught by a security guard before he could make it inside.
 
According to reports, he told the guard he was doing it because God wanted him to steal a Dodge Charger.”
 
 
I wouldn’t so easily dismiss the thief’s claim that God told him to steal a car. If the Almighty speaks to blatant con artists like Pat Robertson and Oral Roberts, why wouldn’t he speak to a car thief?
 
Perhaps the Lord is to blame, he should have spoken to the security guard, and advised him not to arrest the car thief.
 
God never speaks to me, but if He did, with my luck He would probably order me to steal a Ford  Pinto that’s parked in front of a police station.
 

“Paranormal Activity” Bone Chilling Scary and Most Profitable Movie of all Time

October 29, 2009 by  
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The low-budget chiller shows a phenomenal return on investment.

“Paranormal Activity” passes the film it’s most often compared to, “The Blair Witch Project,” as the most profitable movie of all time. [TheWrap]

The film stars Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat as an unmarried couple who use a video camera to capture evidence of strange goings-on in their new home. Turns out, the story is somewhat autobiographical.

“Paranormal Activity,” rated R, is a Paramount Pictures release directed by Oren Peli. Running time: 86 minutes 1 & 1/2 stars.

Have you seen it?

As an Afterthought the Brian Wilson/George Gershwin ‘Restoration Project’ is Brilliant!

October 29, 2009 by  
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BrianWilsonOn October 8th the Los Angeles Times published an article by Randy Lewis, Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs. I heard about it, but only read some shorter blurbs mentioning Wilson`s work in restoring some Gershwin song fragments. The more I thought about it, the more unusual, the more striking it became in my imagination, as I pictured Brian crafting these unfinished Gershwin fragments into complete songs. I read Randy Lewis` piece this morning, and I`m a believer now! “I can hear music, sweet sweet music.” Please read it, but noteworthy for me was Wilson`s comment that Rhapsody in Blue is his earliest musical memory. Brian may be well suited for the task at hand.

I pulled out my Beach Boys stuff this morning. I`m about ready to hit the beach surfin` right now! “Gershwin don`t surf.” I have Endless Summer, Smile and Pet Sounds. Givin` em a proper spin this rainy morn. Girl Crazy is my only Gershwin title. Go & figure. Todd Gershwin, George`s great nephew, believes in the project as does David Agnew, the label president at Walt Disney Records. I think this is a brilliant strategy. Otherwise, those Gershwin song fragments would lay dormant permanently, lost to time.george gershwin

Pumpkin vThis sorta thing has been done before, but this sticks out like a sore thumb nonetheless! Cited in the LA Times article is the commission of writer Guy Gavriel Kay, by J.R.R. Tolkien`s son, to complete The Silmarillion, an unfinished Tolkien novel. I thought of Free as a Bird and Real Love, two Lennon fragments that were completed by the remaining Beatles. This was organic, though…? I anxiously await the release of this record, with tempered expectations. Wouldn`t it be nice to hear Rhapsody in Blue Good Vibrations? Huhh…HAPPY HALLOWEEN! That`s my buddy on the left, Ricky…

Smuggler Tapes 14 Reptiles To His Body

October 28, 2009 by  
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“A man was caught by Norwegian customs carrying a tarantula in his bag, and a further 14 royal pythons and 10 albino leopard geckos taped to his body, media reported Monday.
 
The 22-year-old Norwegian was stopped in a routine check by Kristiansand customs after arriving on a ferry from Denmark, newspaper Faedrelandsvennen reported.
 
Customs found the tarantula, before deciding to give him a full body search that revealed 14 stockings — one for each snake — taped around his torso, top selling tabloid VG said.”
 
Reuters
 
This sounds like an ordeal a contestant on “Fear Factor” would be forced to endure. I would pass out before the first snake was taped to my body.
 
Custom officials became suspicious when they saw that the man’s body was in constant motion. I think the albino leopard gecko has more brains cells that this joker.
 
The man is guilty not only of smuggling reptiles, but he should also be charged with cruelty to animals. To cram a reptile into a small container is animal abuse.
 
 

‘Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History’ Opens Friday at the Brooklyn Museum!

October 28, 2009 by  
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RamonesWho Shot Rock & Roll, a photography exhibit that captures many of the images of Rock & Roll history, will open Friday at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition will have almost 200 images by more than 100 photographers. It is organized by Gail Buckland, a curator and historian of photography (NY Times-10/26/`09-Roberta Smithmy favorite art critic). Gail Buckland has a book that actually predates the exhibit (& inspired the exhibit to happen), which would make a very good Christmas present *(hint hint) for those of us who can`t get up to New York between Friday and January 31st.

Check out this interview with Roberta Bayley, whose work is featured in the exhibit and in Gail Buckland`s book also. Roberta who-shot-rock-roll-cover2Bayley worked at CBGBs during the Punk Era, and photographed many of artists, like The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Blondie, The Sex Pistols and Richard Hell. (Boy, I wish I could get up to Brooklyn!) Also, there are photos of Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire at Monterey Pop and contact sheets of Bob Gruen`s session with John Lennon in the sleeveless New York City T-shirt.

Photography has carefully chronicled the steps of Rock & Roll since the mid-fifties. All of us should make a collective B-line to Brooklyn to get an education from Gail Buckland! Let`s just follow the Yellow Brick Road! *(That`s the book on the right-that`s Tina Turner, stupid!)

One-Legged Man Steals One Shoe

October 27, 2009 by  
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According to wire reports a single shoe was stolen from a store in Belgium, and the police quickly apprehended a one-legged suspect.
 
I’m not surprised that the crook was caught so quickly, how fast could he run on one leg? Not to mention that a one-legged man stands out like Oprah Winfrey in a support group for anorexics.
 
The one-legged thief must also have half a brain, he should have stolen both shoes to avert suspicion from him.
 
The shoe was recovered by the police. The man should be whacked on the butt with the shoe, and let go. He’s suffered enough, having to get around with only one leg.

“I Put A Spell On You Because You`re Mine”-Number One for Halloween!

October 27, 2009 by  
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witch iiSometimes you just have to make a call. Stand up for what you believe, and put your cards on the table. I Put A Spell On You  by Screamin` Jay Hawkins is the all-time most quinessential song ever recorded, by any artist, for the Halloween Season. The lyrics are the scariest, the music, in a minor key, will scare the be Jesus out of you, & the performance will bake your brains black to crispy critters. The item in the news where a cop pulled a real gun on a carnie performer at a haunted house does come in a close second, however!screamin jay hawkins

It seems as if, way back in 1956, Screamin` Jay & the band got too drunk in the studio, and the I Put A Spell On You song just emerged spontaneously like gremlins out of a dusty, cobwebbed chimney. Disc Jockey legend, Alan Freed, offered Jay $300 to emerge out of a coffin onstage. Afterwards, Screamin` Jay embellished his act with “gold and leopard skin costumes and notable voodoo stage props, such as his smoking skull on a stick-named Henry-and rubber snakes.” (Wiki) I saw SJH do his thing in about 1986!

ween pumpkinSo make your call as far as the greatest Halloween song of all time, & feel free to disagree with me! Remember to have good reasons for your choice, or I might PUT A SPELL ON YOU!

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