Jan 12

If You Make the Peace Sign in a Selfie, Hackers Might Steal Your Fingerprints

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You should probably stop making the PEACE SIGN in your selfies.  And not just because “peace” is so un-trendy right now.

According to the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, hackers actually have the ability to steal and clone your fingerprints from your pictures.

But, before you panic too much, it’s pretty complicated and there’s not that much they could do with them if they do steal them.  But the mere fact that it’s possible is pretty crazy.

 

 

(Mashable)

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Jan 11

Which Girl Scout Cookie Is the Best?

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We’re almost at Girl Scout Cookie season, but before we eat them, first let’s take some time to JUDGE them.

Buzzfeed just ran a survey where people ranked the Girl Scout Cookie flavors.  Here are the results.  Since most of the cookies have two different names in different regions, we’re using both of them . . .

 

 

1.  Thin Mints, 34%.

 

2.  Caramel deLites / Samoas, 33% . . . vanilla cookies with caramel, coconut, and chocolate stripes.

 

3.  Peanut Butter Patties / Tagalongs, 18% . . . peanut butter covered in chocolate.

 

4.  Shortbread / Trefoils, 4%.

 

5.  Lemonades, 3% . . . shortbread with lemon icing.

 

6.  Peanut Butter Sandwich / Do-si-dos, 3% . . . oatmeal cookies with peanut butter in between.

 

7.  Thanks-A-Lot, 2% . . . shortbread with fudge on the bottom.

 

8.  Trios, 1% . . . gluten-free peanut butter and oatmeal cookies.

 

 

(Buzzfeed)

Jan 10

The Top Seven Things That Burn Us Out at Work

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Wow, if you’re already burned out on your job by January 10th, it’s going to be a ROUGH year. A new survey found the top seven things that make us get burned out at work.  Check ‘em out . . .

 

1.  Not making enough money.

 

2.  An unreasonable workload.

 

3.  Too much overtime or after hours work.

 

4.  A bad boss.

 

5.  Feeling like your job has almost no connection to your company’s strategy.

 

6.  Negative culture.

 

7.  Mediocre technology.

 

 

The survey also found that HALF of people who leave jobs say one of the reasons is because they got burned out.  And it’s much more likely to happen at big companies than smaller ones.

 

 

(BusinessWire)

Jan 9

Five Random Facts For Monday

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Here are some random facts for you . . .

 

1.  Only two football players have ever worn a triple-digit number.

 

 

A kicker at the University of Kansas named Bill Bell wore number 100 in 1969 to honor the 100th anniversary of college football . . . and a kicker at West Virginia University named Chuck Kinder wore 100 in 1963 for the state’s centennial.

 

 

2.  The “New York Times” had Elizabeth Taylor’s obituary written for so long that the guy who wrote it died SIX YEARS before she did.  The writer was a theater critic who died at age 71 in 2005 . . . Taylor died at age 79 in 2011.

 

 

3.  Hot Pockets were called Chunk Stuffers when they debuted in the 1970s.

 

 

4.  You can still buy Blockbuster stock.  It’s now a penny stock that trades under the stock symbol BLIAQ, which stands for BB Liquidating.

 

 

5.  Your eardrums rupture at 150 decibels . . . slightly louder than a jet engine going off right next to you.  Your lungs would rupture at 200 decibels . . . but it’s impossible for a sound to be louder than 194 decibels, because the air breaks down the sound waves.

 

 

(Wikipedia / Wall Street Journal / Wikipedia / Motley Fool / PopSci)

Jan 5

This Is the Busiest Week Ever For Online Dating…

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The beginning of the year is always a busy time for online dating, but this year it’s ESPECIALLY busy.

 

According to Match.com, Tuesday was the biggest day in online dating HISTORY.  And for the rest of this week, people are going to be searching HARD for dates.

The average guy will go through 47 different women’s profiles this week . . . and the average woman will look through 38 different men’s profiles.  And they’ll send messages to at least 20 of them.

The best time to send a message is 9:00 P.M. . . . that’s when you’re most likely to catch someone’s eye and get a response.

But . . . even though people are hitting the dating sites HARD this week, no one’s actually GOING on dates.  People who match up on online dating sites right now are going to wait almost two weeks before they get together for the first time.

Monday, January 16th is the most popular date for people who meet online this week.

 

 

(Metro)

Dec 15

The 10 Signs of a Classy Man and Woman

 

 

Are you classy?  And I don’t mean the way a reality show contestant says “I’m classy” but then takes 15 shots and has sex under the covers while a night vision camera films them.  I mean REAL class.

 

Here are the 10 signs of a CLASSY MAN, according to a new survey:

 

 

1.  He’s respectful of women.

 

2.  He holds the door for other people.

 

3.  He takes pride in his appearance.

 

4.  He stands when a woman sits down at the table.

 

5.  He takes his hat off inside.

 

6.  He has a firm handshake.

 

7.  He knows when to admit he’s wrong.

 

8.  He owns a tailored suit.

 

9.  He always smells nice.

 

10.  He wears ironed shirts.

 

 

And here are the 10 signs of a classy woman . . .

 

 

1.  She wears subtle make-up.

 

2.  She ages gracefully.

 

3.  She has confidence.

 

4.  She never drinks directly from a bottle.

 

5.  She accepts compliments well.

 

6.  She only wears heels she can walk in.

 

7.  She always smells nice.

 

8.  She doesn’t downplay her intelligence.

 

9.  She reveals her cleavage sparingly.

 

10.  She wears dresses that aren’t too tight or too loose.

 

(Daily Mail)

Dec 13

The Golden Globe Nominations Are Out

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The Golden Globe nominees were announced yesterday, and the musical “La La Land” leads with seven nominations.  That includes best acting nods for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling“Moonlight” is next with six. HBO leads all networks with 14 nominations.  FX is next with nine, mostly thanks to “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”, which is up for five awards.

 

“The 74th Annual Golden Globes” air Sunday, January 8th on NBC.  Jimmy Fallon is hosting it for the first time.  He also hosted the Emmy Awards back in 2010.

 

Here’s a complete list of the nominees . . .

 

Movie Awards: Drama

 

Best Drama:

 

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Lion”

“Manchester by the Sea”

“Moonlight”

 

 

Best Actress in a Drama:

 

Amy Adams, “Arrival”

Jessica Chastain, “Miss Sloane”

Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

 

 

Best Actor in a Drama:

 

 

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Joel Edgerton, “Loving”

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington, “Fences”

 

 


 

 

Movie Awards: Comedy / Musical

 

 

Best Musical or Comedy:

 

“Deadpool”

“20th Century Women”

“Florence Foster Jenkins”

“La La Land”

“Sing Street”

 

 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”

Lily Collins, “Rules Don’t Apply”

Hailee Steinfeld, “The Edge of Seventeen”

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”.

 

She’s also getting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.  The last time someone got it AND got nominated the same year was Sofia Loren in 1995.

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool”

Colin Farrell, “The Lobster”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Jonah Hill, “War Dogs”

 

 


 

 

Additional Movie Awards

 

 

Best Animated Feature Film:

 

“Moana”

“Zootopia”

“Sing”

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

“My Life as a Zucchini”

 

 

Best Supporting Actress:

 

Viola Davis, “Fences”

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

 

 

Best Supporting Actor:

 

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Simon Helberg, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Dev Patel, “Lion”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”

 

 

Best Director:

 

Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

 

 

Best Original Song:

 

Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling from“Trolls”

City of Stars from “La La Land”, by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul

Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande’s Faith from the movie“Sing”

Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse’s song “Gold” from the movie“Gold”

How Far I’ll Go from “Moana”, by “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

 

Best Original Score:

 

Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight”

Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

Johann Johannsson, “Arrival”

Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, “Lion”

Hans Zimmer,Pharrell Williams, and Benjamin Wallfisch, “Hidden Figures”

 

 

Best Screenplay:

 

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Taylor Sheridan, “Hell or High Water”

 

 

Best Foreign-Language Film:

 

“Divines” (France)

“Elle” (France)

“Neruda” (Chile)

“The Salesman” (Iran/France)

“Toni Erdmann” (Germany)

 

 


 

 

TV Awards:  Drama

 

 

Best Drama Series:

 

“Game of Thrones”  (HBO)

“Westworld”  (HBO)

“Stranger Things”  (Netflix)

“The Crown”  (Netflix)

“This Is Us”  (NBC)

 

 

Best Actress in a Drama:

 

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Keri Russell, “The Americans”

Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

 

 

Best Actor in a Drama:

 

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”

 

 


 

 

TV Awards:  Comedy / Musical

 

 

Best Musical or Comedy Series:

 

“Atlanta” (FX)

“Black-ish” (ABC)

“Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)

“Transparent” (Amazon)

“Veep” (HBO)

 

 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Sarah Jessica Parker “Divorce”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Nick Nolte, “Graves”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

 

 


 

 

TV Awards: Miniseries Categories

 

 

Best Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

“American Crime”  (ABC)

“The Dresser”  (Starz)

“The Night Manager”  (AMC)

“The Night Of”  (HBO)

“The People vs. O.J. Simpson”  (FX)

 

 

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Riley Keough, “The Girlfriend Experience”

Sarah Paulson, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Charlotte Rampling, “London Spy”

Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

 

 

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”

Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”

John Turturro, “The Night Of”

 

Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”

Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

 

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

 

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”

Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”

Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

 

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Sterling K. Brown, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

 

John Travolta, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”

John Lithgow, “The Crown”

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

 

 

(For more info, hit up GoldenGlobes.com.)

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Dec 12

The Top Reasons You Aren’t Getting a Christmas Bonus [Humor]

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You are the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

 

Your boss is Hillary Clinton.

 

It was your idea to plan an entire, multi-year ad campaign around new company spokesman Prince.

 

They found out it was you who pulled the fire alarm because you wanted to go out to the parking lot to catch Pokémon.

 

You’re the Warner Brothers exec who greenlit “Suicide Squad”.

 

You love Michael Bolton music, and you love it LOUD.

 

Your boss skipped the middleman and gave it directly to your meth dealer.

 

Bonuses are based on performance.  And Whopper sales sag when you’re manning the cash register.

 

About once a week, you have a Gulf War flashback and spend the day chasing the Muslim IT guy around with a staple gun.

 

You always tell your boss that there’s no “I” in team.   And he says there is one in “fired.”

 

(WB Media)

Dec 9

The Ten Worst Gifts People Have Gotten from Coworkers

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Are you buying presents for any coworkers this year?  22% of us are, according to a new survey.  And 21% are planning to buy something for their boss.

Most people who ARE buying something said they’re spending less than $25 . . . 33% will spend less than $10 . . . and 11% plan to spend $5 or less.  And here are the ten WORST Christmas presents people said they’ve gotten from a coworker . . .

 

 

1.  A jar of gravy.

 

2.  A coconut bra.

 

3.  A fake lottery ticket.  The kind that makes you THINK you won a bunch of money.

 

4.  Two left-handed gloves.  We’re assuming that one was a gag gift, or they weren’t paying attention when they bought them.

 

5.  A stuffed duck.  Not a stuffed animal, a REAL stuffed duck.

 

6.  Toilet paper that looked like money.

 

7.  A bottle of dish soap.

 

8.  A pen holder that looked like a dead body.

 

9.  A whip.

 

10.  Post-it Notes . . . which they probably stole from the office.

 

 

(PR Newswire)

Dec 7

Driving on Less Than Five Hours of Sleep Is as Dangerous as Driving Drunk

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You’re smart enough not to drive after you’ve been drinking.  But you ALSO need to be smart enough not to drive after you stayed up until 3:45 A.M. binge watching season four of “Burn Notice”.

 

 

A new study found driving on less than five hours of sleep is just as dangerous as driving drunk.

 

 

When you’re driving on that little sleep, you’re FOUR times more likely to crash than when you’re well rested.  Driving drunk also increases your risk of a crash by roughly that same amount.

 

 

And even driving on less than seven hours of sleep still makes you twice as likely to get into an accident.

 

 

So just to make all this even scarier, 35% of people sleep less than seven hours a night, including 12% who usually sleep less than five hours . . . which means a good amount of people you’re sharing the roads with are too tired to drive safely.

 

 

(Time)

Dec 6

The Seven Hottest Movie Couples of 2016

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E! Online made a list of the Seven Hottest Movie Couples of 2016.

Here they are in no particular order:

 

1.  Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in “La La Land”.  This one is a musical that doesn’t actually open until the 16th.  It’s the third pairing of Emma and Ryan, after “Gangster Squad” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love”.

 

 

2.  Morena Baccarin and Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool”.  This one was as FUNNY as it was sexy.

 

 

3.  Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton in “Loving”.  This is the true story of a couple who successfully defeated Virginia’s ban on interracial marriages in the 1960s.

 

 

4.  Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”.  At least this time, no homes were wrecked.

 

 

5.  Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt in “Allied”.  Too soon?

 

 

6.  Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender in “The Light Between the Oceans”.  And they’ve been doing it FOR REAL since they made this movie.

 

 

7.  Margot Robbie and Jared Leto in “Suicide Squad”.  This movie probably would have been better if it was just about these two.

Dec 2

Five Tips to Save Money on Your Christmas Decorations

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Here are five tips on how to save money on your Christmas decorations.

 

1.  Keep it simple.   If you’re trying to save money, you don’t need a massive Christmas tree.  Go with a smaller or artificial tree, and stick with simple ornaments and lights.

 

 

2.  Swap out incandescent lights for LEDs.  The Department of Energy estimates that a six-foot Christmas tree lit 12 hours per day for 40 days with old-fashioned lights uses about $10 worth of electricity . . . while a tree lit with LED lights for the same amount of time uses only 27 CENTS worth of electricity.

 

 

3.  Make your own decorations.  You’ll save money AND tap into your creative side.  If you aren’t sure where to begin, sign up for a workshop at a craft store.  Michaels hosts free classes where you can make ornaments, wreaths, and other decorations.

 

 

4.  Avoid impulse buying.  It’s easy to get caught up and buy too much stuff when you’re out shopping.  So make a list of exactly what you need . . . and keep the receipt in case you decide to return anything.

 

 

5.  Wait until after Christmas.  This won’t help you this year, but a lot of stores put holiday items on sale the day after Christmas.  So hit the stores on December 26th and stock up early for NEXT year.

 

 

(Philly.com / NBC-2.com)

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Dec 1

The Top 10 Baby Names For 2016

 

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BabyCenter.com just released its lists of the most popular baby names for 2016.  So . . . um . . . if you have a kid this month, apparently they DON’T COUNT.

 

The top 10 girls’ names for the year are:  Sophia . . . Emma . . . Olivia . . . Ava . . . Mia . . . Isabella . . . Riley . . . Arya . . . Zoe . . . and Charlotte.  Yep, “Game of Thrones” managed to land a name in eighth place.

The top 10 boys’ names are:  Jackson . . . Aiden . . . Lucas . . . Liam . . . Noah . . . Ethan . . . Mason . . . Caden . . . Oliver . . . and Elijah.

The boys’ name that had the biggest jump this year was Mateo . . . it went from 85th last year to 55th this year.  The girls’ name with the biggest jump was Peyton . . . it went from 84th last year to 41st this year.

And finally, they also found the election influenced some baby names.  Hillary was 64% more popular . . . Donald was only 5% more popular . . . but Ivanka jumped up 39%.

 

(BabyCenter)

 

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Nov 30

The Best Fast Food Place According to Your Zodiac Sign

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FULL STORY:  This is really stupid.  But there’s an astrologist named Danielle Paige, who apparently doesn’t take her job too seriously.  And she recently came up with a list of the best fast food places to go to according to your zodiac sign . . .

 

1.  If you’re an Aries . . . it’s Burger King.  You like trying new things, and they’ve been adding weird new stuff to their menu recently, like their Chicken Cheetos Fries.

 

 

2.  If you’re a Taurus . . . Chipotle.  You’re more patient and like being in control.  So you’re more likely to go somewhere that takes longer but serves real food.  And you like to watch them make it, so Subway could also work.

 

 

3.  If you’re a Gemini . . . Arby’s.  Or anywhere else that has a huge menu with lots of stuff to choose from.

 

 

4.  If you’re a Cancer . . . a bucket of chicken from KFC.  Or something like a pizza that you can share with other people.

 

 

5.  If you’re a Leo . . . Taco Bell.  Just like an Aries, you like trying new things that might seem weird to other people.  So go with something like the Doritos Locos Taco.

 

 

6.  If you’re a Virgo . . . Panera Bread.  Or anywhere else that serves stuff that’s slightly healthier than normal fast food.

 

 

7.  If you’re a Libra . . . Domino’s.  Just like Cancers, you want to be able to order something that’s big and sharable.

 

 

8.  If you’re a Scorpio . . . Starbucks.  You’re more about the experience than the food.  So you’re happier in a place with good chairs, free Wi-Fi, and half-decent music.

 

 

9.  If you’re a Sagittarius . . . In-N-Out Burger.  Or any other regional fast food place that you can’t just get anywhere.

 

 

10.  If you’re a Capricorn . . . McDonald’s.  Capricorns like classic things that remind them of their childhood.  Plus they’re practical, so the fact that it’s cheap is good too.

 

 

11.  If you’re an Aquarius . . . Dairy Queen.  Most people never go there, so it seems weirder and more unique.

 

 

12.  If you’re a Pisces . . . Wendy’s.  But the explanation is kinda weird.  It basically says you’re an optimist, so you don’t care if the food’s healthy or not.  But if that’s the standard, wouldn’t pretty much ANY fast food place work?

 

 

(Delish.com)

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Nov 22

Do You Wanna Eat Healthier For The Holidays?

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could lose weight and still eat like crap?  I’m not saying I have a way to DO that.  Just sayin’, that’s the dream.  And apparently America agrees . . .

According to a new study, 81% of us WANT to eat healthier during the holidays this year, which is great.  But 70% of us have no PLANS to.  So it’s just wishful thinking.

Here are three more stats from the survey . . .

 

 

1.  The main reason we want to eat less is so we don’t gain weight.  38% of people said that’s why they wish they’d eat healthier this time of year.

 

 

2.  Millennials are more likely than anyone to actually TRY to eat healthy over the next month or so.  30% said they’re planning to do it, compared to 18% of baby boomers.

 

 

3.  The type of food guys have the hardest time with this time of year is MEAT.  42% said they “can’t live without it.”  Side dishes are number one for women at 34%.

 

 

(PR Newswire)

Nov 18

Cops in Texas Handed Out Turkeys Instead of Tickets

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We’ve seen police departments do stuff like this, but I don’t know if we’ve seen the Thanksgiving version before . . .A bunch of people in Fort Worth, Texas got pulled over for minor traffic violations on Wednesday . . . like not wearing a seatbelt, and not using their turn signal.

 

 

But instead of giving them tickets, the cops handed out Thanksgiving TURKEYS.

 

 

They did it in five different spots around the city, and it looks like they might have focused on lower income areas.

 

 

One of the cops told the local news it was a small way of reminding people that the cops are looking out for them.

 

 

And one guy who got a turkey said it was pretty inspiring, especially with how much hate there is around the country right now.

 

 

(KHOU)

 

 

(Here are some photos of people getting turkeys.)

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Nov 17

Five Random Facts For Thursday

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Here are some random facts for you . . .

 

1.  The Michelin Man originally was drawn with a glass of champagne in his hand and he was called the “Road Drunkard.”

 

 

2.  There’s only one basketball coach in the history of the University of Kansas who has a losing record.  And it is . . . James Naismith, the guy who invented basketball.  He had a .478 winning percentage at Kansas from 1898 to 1907.

 

 

3.  The United States Treasury’s official name for the penny ISN’T “penny” . . . it’s “one-cent piece.”

 

 

Related Comedy:  The United States Treasury’s official name for the penny ISN’T “penny.”  It’s really supposed to be called a “one-cent piece.”  As in, “Scott Baio doesn’t have a one-cent piece to his name.”

 

 

4.  There have been 509 people on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, and 478 of them have been caught.

 

 

5.  There’s only one bridge over the entire Amazon River.

 

 

(Fast Co Design / Wikipedia / Treasury / FBI / Wikipedia)

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The People’s Choice Nominees Are Out

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The nominees for the 2017 “People’s Choice Awards” were released yesterday, and Kevin Hart leads the way with five nominations.  There are a ridiculous 64 categories in all, but here’s a rundown of the biggest ones . . .

 

Favorite Movie:

 

“Captain America: Civil War”

“Deadpool”

“Finding Dory”

“Suicide Squad”

“Zootopia”

 

 

Favorite Movie Actor:

 

Kevin Hart

Robert Downey Jr.

Ryan Reynolds

Tom Hanks

Will Smith

 

 

Favorite Movie Actress:

 

Anna Kendrick

Jennifer Lawrence

Margot Robbie

Melissa McCarthy

Scarlett Johansson

 

 

Favorite Animated Movie Voice:

 

Bill Murray in “The Jungle Book”

Ellen DeGeneres in “Finding Dory”

Ginnifer Goodwin in “Zootopia”

Jason Bateman in “Zootopia”

Kevin Hart in “The Secret Life of Pets”

 

 

Favorite Comedic Movie:

 

“Bad Moms”

“Central Intelligence”

“Ghostbusters”

“How to Be Single”

“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”

 

 

Favorite Dramatic Movie:

 

“Deepwater Horizon”

“Me Before You”

“Miracles from Heaven”

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

“Sully”

 

 

Favorite Family Movie:

 

“Alice Through the Looking Glass”

“Finding Dory”

“The Jungle Book”

“The Secret Life of Pets”

“Zootopia”

 

 

Favorite TV Show:

 

“The Big Bang Theory”

“Grey’s Anatomy”

“Outlander”

“Stranger Things”

“The Walking Dead”

 

 

Favorite Competition TV Show:

 

“America’s Got Talent”

“American Ninja Warrior”

“Dancing with the Stars”

“Masterchef”

“The Voice”

 

 

Favorite Daytime TV Host:

 

Dr. Phil

Ellen DeGeneres

Kelly Ripa

Rachael Ray

Steve Harvey

 

 

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host:

 

Conan O’Brien

James Corden

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Kimmel

Stephen Colbert

 

 

Favorite Male Musical Artist:

 

Blake Shelton

Drake

Justin Timberlake

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

 

 

Favorite Female Musical Artist:

 

Adele

Ariana Grande

Beyoncé

Britney Spears

Rihanna

 

 

Favorite Group:

 

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Fifth Harmony

Panic! at the Disco

Twenty One Pilots

 

 

Favorite Breakout Artist:

 

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Niall Horan

Zayn

 

 

Favorite Album:

 

“Anti”, Rihanna

“Dangerous Woman”, Ariana Grande

“If I’m Honest”, Blake Shelton

“Lemonade”, Beyoncé

“Views”, Drake

 

 

Favorite Song:

 

“Can’t Stop the Feeling”, Justin Timberlake

“No”, Meghan Trainor

“One Dance”, Drake featuring Kyla and Wizkid

“Pillowtalk”, Zayn

“Work”, Rihanna featuring Drake

 

 

Favorite Comedic Collaboration:

 

Conan O’Brien’s ‘Ride Along’ with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears’ ‘Mall Mischief’

James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Adele

‘Lip Sync Battle’ with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum

“Saturday Night Live” with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon

 

 

PeoplesChoice.com has a complete list of all the nominees.  Voting is open in all categories at the show’s website from now through December 15th.  CBS will air the ceremony live on January 18th.  There’s no word on a host yet.

 

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Nov 15

Are You Ready For The New Emojis?

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There’s a nonprofit organization called the Unicode Consortium and they do all sorts of important things to regulate and standardize the Internet.  But most of us only REALLY care about them because they control EMOJIS.

They just announced 51 new emojis that will be debuting next summer.  Here are some of the ones that caught our eye . . .

 

1.  A UFO.

 

2.  A shocked face with the head exploding.

 

3.  A face with the mouth open vomiting.  (I really need this one.)

 

4.  A woman breastfeeding.

 

5.  A sandwich.

 

6.  A piece of pie.

 

7.  Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

8.  A witch and wizard, vampire, elf, zombie, genie, and mermaid and merman.

 

9.  An orange heart . . . because I guess the blue, green, yellow, red, purple, and pink hearts aren’t enough.

 

10.  A woman in a hijab.

 

 

 

(Gizmodo / Unicode) 

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Nov 14

Kate McKinnon Sang “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton to Open “SNL”

 

 

Well, you knew “Saturday Night Live” was going to have a few things to say about the election, and they started it off with a tribute to both HILLARY CLINTON and the late LEONARD COHEN, by having KATE MCKINNON sing Hallelujah as Hillary. She even got a little teary-eyed.  At the end she looked at the camera and said, “I’m not giving up and neither should you.  And live from New York, it’s Saturday night.”

 

 

 

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Nov 3

Taylor Swift Tops a List of the Highest-Paid Women in Music

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The unstoppable list-makers at Forbes.com have released their annual list of ‘The Highest Paid Women in Music,’ and this year, TAYLOR SWIFT is #1, raking in $170 million over the past year or so.

Here’s the Top 10, along with the money they made from things like:  Album and merchandise sales, licensing, publishing royalties, endorsements, and touring.

 

 

1.  Taylor Swift, $170 million

 

2.  Adele, $80.5 million

 

3.  Madonna, $76.5 million

 

4.  Rihanna, $75 million

 

5.  Beyoncé, $54 million

 

6.  Katy Perry, $41 million

 

7.  Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million

 

8.  Britney Spears, $30.5 million

 

9.  Shania Twain, $27.5 million

 

10.  Celine Dion, $27 million

 

 

Others who didn’t make the Top 10, but still made eight figures include:  Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Selena Gomez, Halsey, and G.E.M.

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Nov 1

Five Random Facts For Tuesday

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1.  The famous British “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters that have now been parodied a million times were never distributed.  They made the posters in 1939 but decided not to distribute them because they thought it might cause a panic.

 

 

2.  When the word “girl” started being used in the 1300s, it just meant a child.  It didn’t specifically refer to a female until the 1400s.

 

 

3.  Rhode Island is 93 times smaller than Wyoming but has twice the population.

 

 

4.  During the Vietnam War, Krazy Glue was used to seal up wounds on the battlefield.

 

 

5.  The little button on the top of a baseball cap is called a squatchee.

 

 

(Daily Mail / The Guardian / Index Mundi / Krazy Glue / Uni Watch)

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Oct 31

The Top Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Halloween [Humor]

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Black and orange are the colors of Halloween.  And, in a few weeks, they may also be the colors of the two most recent presidents.

 

 

Because of all the handouts, it’s Bernie Sanders’ favorite holiday.

 

 

Harry Houdini died on Halloween.  OR DID HE?!?  Kidding.  He did.  There was a death certificate.  Sorry for the cheap scare.  I have issues.

 

 

If an adult comes to your door dressed as a hobo, odds are it’s Gary Busey.

 

 

The word “witch” comes from an Old English word that roughly translates to “Devil in a pantsuit with an insatiable lust to rule the free world.”

 

 

Ireland is thought to be the birthplace of Halloween.  As well as other amazing things, like getting plastered and boring everyone to tears with painfully long-winded stories.

 

 

Every dentist who gives out floss instead of candy will eventually be going to hell.

 

 

If you like smashing pumpkins on Halloween, you’re either a vandal . . . or stuck in the ’90s.

 

 

Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.  Although Donald Trump insists that Halloween was really born in Kenya.

 

 

Every year Chris Christie buys 20 bags of Halloween candy bars . . . and then turns off his front porch light and pretends he’s not home.

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Oct 25

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog Appeals To The Wealthy

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Photo: lifeinthelostworld.com

 

Every year around this time, Neiman Marcus releases a Christmas catalog with a few ridiculous gifts that even RICH idiots would find extravagant.  And once again, they didn’t disappoint.

Here are the five absurd things they’re selling this Christmas . . .

 

 

1.  A private plane made out of ROSE GOLD for $1.5 million.

 

 

2.  A week of living at three English countryside estates and castles, including polo lessons, helicopter rides, and clay pigeon shooting for $700,000.

 

 

3.  A walk-on role in the Broadway musical “Waitress” for $30,000.

 

 

4.  A slumber party at the Neiman Marcus flagship location in Dallas for 12 people, including food, pajamas, and spa treatments for $120,000.

 

 

5.  And one day of private football lessons from JOE MONTANA for $65,000.

 

 

(CNBC

 

 

(Google “Neiman Marcus fantasy gifts” to see the other things they’re offering.)

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Oct 24

A Cop Did CPR and Saved a Three-Year-Old

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A couple named John Geis and Bethany Hoover called 911 this month, because their three-year-old son Brayden had a seizure, and stopped breathing at a KFC in Granbury, Texas.  (About 60 miles southwest of Dallas.)

 

A cop named Chase Miller happened to hear the call come through on his radio, and realized he was just around the corner.  So he drove straight there and showed up in less than a minute.  (We don’t know his age, but he looks like he’s in his early 30’s.)

Then he immediately put Brayden on the ground and started CPR.  And his dashcam got it all on video.  You can see that Bethany’s so upset at that point, she can’t even watch . . . she turns around and walks away.

Then Chase had to grab an oxygen mask from his car, so John took over for a few seconds.  But they got the mask on him . . . continued doing CPR . . . and by the time paramedics got there, Brayden was breathing again.

They got him to a hospital, and it looks like he’ll be fine.  There’s no word on what caused the seizure or if he’d had them before.

Meanwhile, Chase got an award for it all last Tuesday.  Bethany, John, and Brayden went to the ceremony, and there’s a photo of them all posing together.

 

 

(Dallas News / Washington Post)

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Oct 21

When You Stink Up a Bathroom, How Do You Mask the Smell?

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It’s a good idea to hide the smell when you stink up a bathroom.  Partially because it’s polite to other people . . . but mostly so you don’t get embarrassed when the next person walks in there and practically faints.

And according to a new survey, 84.4% of people DO try to cover up the smell.  So bravo to the brave 15.6% who don’t.  But here’s how everyone else does . . .

 

1.  Spraying air freshener, 41.1%.

 

2.  Using a fan, 33.1%.

 

3.  Lighting a match, 6.3%.

 

4.  Potpourri, 1.3%.

 

5.  Flushing an extra time, 1.1%.

 

6.  Lighting a candle or incense, 0.6%.

 

7.  Opening a window, 0.5%.

 

8.  Spraying perfume, 0.4%.

 

 

(Healthline)

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Oct 20

54% of Women Think Bald Guys Are Sexy

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If you’re single and going bald, you don’t have to stand there feeling sorry for yourself while you watch your hair circle the drain.  A new survey found 54% of women think bald guys are SEXY.

Here are four more stats from the survey . . .

 

1.  97% of women would date a guy with “minor” hair loss.  So just 3% require a thick, full head of hair.  89% said they’d date a guy with “moderate” hair loss, like a receding hairline or a bald spot.  And 76% would date a guy who’s TOTALLY bald.

 

 

2.  When they had women do word association with the word “bald,” the top three words they came up with were “male,” “men,” and “SEXY.”

 

 

3.  30% of guys who are going bald THINK it’s negatively affected their love life.  68% said it hasn’t affected it, and just 2% said it’s had a positive effect.

 

 

4.  The survey also found the most important thing when you’re dating someone is their personality, followed by their looks . . . their education . . . their job . . . and how much money they make.

 

 

(Maxim / Online Doctor)

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Oct 19

Four Tailgating Accidents That Are Covered by Insurance

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This might come in handy when you get drunk and irresponsible while you’re tailgating at a football game this weekend.  Here are four accidents that can happen while you’re tailgating that might be covered by your insurance . . .

 

1.  You accidentally burn your car with the grill.  Like if you set it up too close, or you put it back in the trunk while it’s still hot.  If you have comprehensive car insurance, you’re probably covered.

 

 

2.  An opposing fan vandalizes your car.  Most comprehensive car insurance policies cover vandalism.  So if someone breaks a window . . . rips off a side mirror . . . or keys the side of your car, you’re probably covered.

 

 

3.  You undercook the food, and give all your friends food poisoning.  Their medical bills might be covered by your homeowners or renters insurance.  Those types of policies usually include personal liability insurance, and not just when you’re at home.

 

 

4.  You damage someone else’s property.  Like if you’re throwing a football, and it knocks over their grill.  Again, if you have homeowners insurance, you might be covered.  Or if you break their NOSE with the football, that might be covered too.

 

 

(NerdWallet)

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Oct 18

The Ten Most Rat-Infested Cities in America

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The pest-control company Orkin just released its rankings for the 50 most rat-infested cities in America, according to how many extermination calls they got in the past year.  And Chicago took the top spot for the second time in a row.

Here’s the top ten . . .

 

1.  Chicago.  It was #1 the last time they did the rankings too . . . in 2014.

 

2.  New York.

 

3.  D.C.

 

4.  Los Angeles.

 

5.  A tie between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, California.

 

6.  Baltimore.

 

7.  Philadelphia.

 

8.  Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

 

9.  Detroit.

 

10.  Denver.

 

 

(PR Newswire)

 

 

(Check out the rankings for all 50 cities here.)

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Oct 17

Ben Affleck and Kevin Hart Took the Top Two Spots at the Box Office

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Photo: www.cinelinx.com

 

BEN AFFLECK’s new movie must be a lot more exciting than the title makes it sound . . . because “The Accountant” opened at the top of the box office this weekend, with $24.7 million.“Kevin Hart: What Now?” finished second with $12 million.  It’s an actual concert film . . . but it’s mixed with fictional scenes of Kevin and HALLE BERRY as SPIES.

 

Here’s the Top 10 . . .

 

 

1.  NEW:  “The Accountant”, $24.7 million.

 

2.  NEW:  “Kevin Hart: What Now?”, $11.98 million.

 

3.  “The Girl on the Train”, $11.97 million.  Up to $46.6 million in its 2nd week.

 

4.  “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, $8.9 million.  Up to $65.8 million in its 3rd week.

 

5.  “Deepwater Horizon”, $6.4 million.  Up to $49.3 million in its 3rd week.

 

6.  “Storks”, $5.6 million.  Up to $59.1 million in its 4th week.

 

7.  “The Magnificent Seven”, $5.2 million.  Up to $84.8 million in its 4th week.

 

8.  “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”, $4.3 million.  Up to $13.8 million in its 2nd week.

 

9.  “Sully”, $3 million.  Up to $118.4 million in its 6th week.

 

10.  “The Birth of a Nation”, $2.7 million.  Up to $12.2 million in its 2nd week.

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