The Average American Wastes Over $70K on Bad Online Purchases
Have you ever ordered something from Amazon . . . excitedly waited for it to arrive . . . opened it up . . . looked at it . . . said “Oh” . . . and then never used it? Well, that’s a lot more common than you think.
According to a survey, the average American wastes over $70,000 in their lifetime on disappointing online purchases. To come up with that, they took an average of $899 per year, and extended it over a life expectancy of 78.54 years.
(So $70K may be a BIT high, because you’re probably not making bad online purchases until you’re at least 3.) (???)
The most common types of unsatisfying buys are clothing, tech, and kids toys . . . and the disappointment is often because the quality isn’t as good as expected, or it turned out to be the wrong size or color.
Sending an item back isn’t always worth it, but we do return an average of four online purchases a year, or roughly 314 returns over a lifetime.
People also shared some of their most disappointing purchases. They include: A “leather jacket” that turned out to be plastic . . . steaks that “tasted like shoes” . . . an alarm clock where you couldn’t lower the brightness . . . a fan that didn’t blow air . . . a “very uncomfortable” recliner . . . and a box that arrived EMPTY.
Halle Berry is getting sued by former UFC fighter Cat Zingano. Cat claims she met with Halle back in July, 2019 to talk about a movie HB was directing, “Bruised,” and says Halle told her she was perfect for the project. Cat claims Halle told her to keep her schedule clear because film production was on the horizon, but she says the UFC came calling soon thereafter with a big fight offer. She claims Halle advised she pass on the fight if she wanted to be in the film, citing liability concerns from the movie’s insurer. She ultimately turned down the fight. She says the UFC then released her from her contract. She was shocked and dismayed when Halle told her she could no longer be involved in the movie because she was no longer fighting in the UFC. She claims she was told the movie could only work with UFC fighters. Cat — who’s currently a Bellator fighter — claims Halle has cut off all communications from her. She’s suing for damages, claiming she relied on Halle’s promise and ended up getting screwed.
BOB DYLAN is being sued by a woman who claims he sexually abused her when she was 12 years old . . . 56 years ago. The woman, who is identified only as “J.C.”, says Dylan befriended and groomed her in April and May of 1965 . . . before giving her drugs and alcohol and molesting her multiple times. She says he also threatened her with physical violence, and his behavior left her, quote, “emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.” J.C. is accusing Dylan of, quote, “assault, battery, false imprisonment, and infliction of emotional distress”, and she wants unspecified damages. Bob’s lawyer says her claim is, quote, “untrue and will be vigorously defended.” Bob is 81 now, and J.C. is 68. Her lawyer didn’t want to talk about why file now after all this time. The suit was filed late Friday, on the eve of the closure of the New York Child Victims’ Act look-back window. The window allowed victims of childhood abuse to file suit against their attackers and the institutions that protected them regardless of how old the claims were and whether they had since passed beyond the statute of limitations.
Reasons from Mr Dylan’s side why this is all impossible…The hotel room is described as swanky and ritzy…Dylan at that time could never afford something like that according to a 24/7 friend at the time.
The Chelsea at the time actually was pretty run down and not at all fancy
If you look at the calendar and schedule of Dylan shows. Bob and Joan Baez, who were a couple, were on the road together for all of the time “JC” says she was with Dylan at the Chelsea.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open its Reverb store tomorrow with autographed guitars. Theres a Gibson Les Paul Jr. signed by Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica and Run-DMC. The Hall will also sell limited-edition photos of BB King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend. Reverb.com
Steel Panther insists it “will continue to rock the world”, but first, the band needs to find a bassist sexy enough to replace Lexxy Foxx, who left Steel Panther earlier this year. If you play bass, and are, like, really good looking, Steel Panther wants to see what you can do (AUDIO)
The Cure bassist Simon Gallup wrote on Facebook Saturday that after 40 years, he’s leaving the band. Gallup wrote “With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all.” When a fan asked if his departure was health-related, the bassist wrote “I’m okay…just fed up with the betrayal.” The 61-year-old played on 11 of The Cure’s 13 albums. Earlier this year, singer Robert Smith said the band’s 14th album would likely be The Cure’s last, telling The Sunday Times “It’s ten years of life distilled into a couple of hours of intense stuff. I can’t think we’ll ever do anything else.”
Iggy Azalea made a comment on Twitter that record labels should take care of their artists mental health…” I REALLY WISH record labels would all agree to make it mandatory to hire at least ONE psychologist per label. Almost EVERY artist in recent times has expressed struggling with the level of hate & pressure. Sports teams do it for their athletes, why not music labels?”
Everybody is talking about “Field of Dreams”. So this makes sense. A TV series based on the movie will stream on NBC’s Peacock streaming service. Not much is known about it yet, except that it’s being developed by Mike Schur, the guy who created “The Good Place”. His other credits include “Parks and Rec”, “The Office”, “SNL”, and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. But “Field of Dreams” will be a drama, NOT a comedy.
According to mlb.com these are the best baseball movies ever
- Bull Durham (1988)
The only thing better than watching this movie is watching an actual baseball game. And only barely.
- A League of Their Own (1992)
The cast is terrific top to bottom — even Madonna is good in it! — and the movie has the good fortune of having Tom Hanks as the crusty manager just before he became the biggest movie star in the world.
(DEBRA WINGER was supposed to play Dottie, the role GENA DAVIS ended up with. But she quit when the producers hired MADONNA. She thought it was going to turn into an “Elvis film” . . . especially since she recorded a song for the movie, “This Used to Be My Playground”. Debra DOES like the finished version of “A League of Their Own”. But as for Madonna, she says, quote, “I think [her] acting career has spoken for itself.” )
- The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Gary Cooper is an instantly iconic Lou Gehrig — people to this day still think Gehrig looked like Cooper — and don’t forget the terrific portrayal of Babe Ruth by … Babe Ruth!
- Field of Dreams (1989)
Dads and their kids will cry every time they hear “have a catch” for the rest of time because of this movie.
- Eight Men Out (1988)
Writer-director John Sayles’ story of the Black Sox takes a literary, smart look at what remains the worst scandal in baseball’s history.
- Moneyball (2011)
The movie about math and data in baseball has a cheerful love of the sport, too, and Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are an oddly perfect team.
- The Natural (1984)
Director Barry Levinson changed the ending to let Roy Hobbs be the hero Robert Redford played him as, and while the book might have more tragic resonance, the movie sure does hit the romantic sweet spot.
- The Sandlot (1993)
The kids classic sneaked up on people when it was released, but its nostalgia is even more powerful now. And it has the one quote you’ll surely see on a T-shirt every time you go to a game: “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!”
- Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Underappreciated…this is one of the most purely fun, and quietly moving, looks at what it means to be on a college baseball team there has ever been. And we’ll be looking at this cast in 20 years the way we look at the cast of “Dazed and Confused” now.
- Major League (1989)
This is absolutely the movie that every baseball player you know probably puts at No. 1.
- The Bad News Bears (1976)
The classic Little League comedy with Walter Matthau got an unfortunate remake 29 years later, but the original still packs a punch today. Kelly Leak forever!
- Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
One of the best baseball weepies out there, this features a then-unknown Robert De Niro as a good-hearted but dim catcher who contracts a terminal illness and develops a friendship with the team’s intellectual star pitcher.
- The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
This period piece about a group of Negro League stars putting together a traveling team that takes the country by storm in the 1930s has an almost cartoonishly awesome cast: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones and Richard Pryor.
- The Rookie (2002)
This story of Jim Morris, the high school science teacher who ended up making the big leagues at the age of 35, is a classic underdog tale that has the useful advantage of being based on a true story.
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
An old-school Technicolor musical directed by Busby Berkeley, starring Gene Kelly, Esther Williams and Frank Sinatra. Why haven’t you seen this yet?
- Damn Yankees (1958)
The classic musical about a man who loves his Washington Senators so much he’ll sell his soul to the devil for them to beat the Yankees got a rousing film version as well. People still call the Yankees this 60 years later.
- Sugar (2008)
This independent drama about a Dominican baseball player and his struggles to both survive and acclimate himself in the Minor Leagues is one of the more underappreciated movies of the last decade.
- Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Anthony Perkins might look like he’d never touched a baseball in his life before this movie, but his portrayal of former Red Sox star Jimmy Piersall’s battles with mental illness is excellent, and the film is rather daring for its time.
- 42 (2013)
The story of Jackie Robinson’s and Branch Rickey’s battles to integrate baseball benefits greatly from its stars, Harrison Ford and a pre-“Black Panther” Chadwick Boseman.
- Rookie of the Year (1993)
Having your favorite team — the Cubs, no less! — just pick you from the stands and have you pitch for them is a childhood fantasy that any kid can relate to.
- Mr. 3000 (2004)
Bernie Mac as a retired player who comes back to the game years after retiring to get his 3,000th hit has a little more emotional resonance than you might have suspected.
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Someone made a list of movies that are good, but are a bit of a tough watch and only need to be seen once. Here are some highlights:
- “A Clockwork Orange”, 1971 . . . It initially received an X-rating in the U.S. and the aversion-therapy scenes are difficult to watch.
- “Pink Flamingos”, 1972 . . . This one needs no explanation: Divineeats a pig’s face AND dog feces.
- “Deliverance”, 1972 . . . The rape scene is something you’ll need bleached from your mind.
- “Schindler’s List”, 1993 . . . Steven Spielberg’sHolocaust film is deeply moving and won seven Oscars.
- “American History X”, 1998 . . . The curb stomping scene that is a tough watch.
- “Hotel Rwanda”, 2004 . . . The horrors of genocide are depicted.
- “127 Hours”, 2010 . . . James Franco cutting his arm off is . . . yikes.
- “The Revenant”, 2015 . . . BEAR ATTACK.
- “12 Years a Slave”, 2013 . . . Lupita Nyong’o’scharacter receives life threatening lashes and is repeatedly raped.
- “City of God”, 2002 . . . This Brazilian film depicts kids killing kids in street gang warfare
Today’s birthday girl has been in 306 fine films, including:
– Afternoon Delight
– The Art of Sex
– Hot Property
– North Pole 26
– Raunch Over Romance
– When Hubby’s Away
– And who can forget her role in 1998’s The Orgasm Maker Returns
Sylvia Laurent is 48 years old.
‘Field of Dreams’ Game Most Watched Since 2005
- Major League Baseball built it, and the fans came.
- The ‘Field of Dreams’ game was held in Dyersville, Iowa in the cornfields made famous by Kevin Costner.
- The game between the White Sox and The Yankees turned out to be the most watched baseball game since 2005!
- The game, with its Hollywood ending, was the most-watched regular season MLB game in 16 years, with 5.9 million viewers
- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that the league will return to play another game in Dyersville in 2022.
Carli Lloyd is retiring after a decorated soccer career that included a pair of World Cup titles and two Olympic gold medals, as well as a bronze medal at the Tokyo Games. The two-time FIFA world player of the year known for her dramatic hat trick in the 2015 World Cup final will play four as-yet unannounced friendly matches this fall with the U.S., and finish the season with her club team, Gotham FC. She hinted for more than a year that she was nearing the end of her career and made it official Monday. Her international career has spanned some 16 years. Lloyd, 39, scored a pair of goals in the United States’ 4-3 victory over Australia in the bronze medal game in Japan recently. She became the first American to score in four different Olympics, and her 10 total goals in the event set a record among U.S. players.
She ranks second on the national team’s career list with 312 appearances, and fourth with 128 goals.Lloyd probably is best known for her three goals, all in the space of 16 minutes, to lead the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 World Cup final.
NAOMI OSAKA got emotional during a press conference yesterday for the Western & Southern Open, after fielding a question about how she doesn’t enjoy interacting with journalists.
The reporter asked her how she balances not being “crazy about dealing with [the media],” with using her media platform to promote “outside interests.”
Naomi seemed to handle the question well, but as the next reporter started asking a question, she started tearing up. She actually left the table for a moment, but returned to finish the press conference.
Naomi’s mental health has been overshadowing her work on the court ever since she backed out of the French Open and skipped Wimbledon entirely.
(Here’s video from the press conference.)
The Washington Football Team has narrowed its search down to three names, a team source confirmed in a youtube channel they have for a behind the scenes type show. Of course they bleeped it out and I couldn’t find out what those names were but it is indeed down to 3.
Fans were finally allowed to attend a game at SoFi Stadium for the first time on Saturday night as the Rams took on the Chargers in Week 1 of the preseason, and things got a little bit too heated in the stands among a group of fans. A huge fight broke out in what appears to be the lower level as a handful of guys unloaded a flurry of punches on a fan. It left the fan’s face bloodied. Two other fans were also going at it nearby before the two fights spilled into each other. It took security a surprisingly long time to come over, with nearly a minute and a half passing before someone arrived. It’s unclear what started the fight but I’m gonna guess it was a sloppy cocktail of booze, sophistication and emotional maturity. https://sports.yahoo.com/watch-huge-fight-broke-among-130857324.html
Max Scherzer’s new Dodgers manager had to learn a lesson about him the hard way. Dave Roberts revealed that during a recent Scherzer start, he dared to lay his hand on the right-hander to give him some words of encouragement. It turned out to be a big mistake. Roberts said this “I remember a start against the Astros, I think maybe his first start at home for us, I pat him on the butt like, ‘Hey, nice going.’ And he mumbled something under his breath, and I’m like, did he just say, don’t f-ing touch me? And then I got the scoop from our players like, ‘Hey, doc, make sure you don’t touch him. He doesn’t want anyone to touch him.” Later on, Roberts went up to Scherzer to get an explanation, and he certainly did. “I go, ‘Hey man, did you just mumble something like, don’t f-ing touch me?'” Roberts said. “And he goes, ‘Yeah, and I gave you the tempered, most respectful way I can say it because this is my job. I don’t need any kind of congratulations or support because that’s my job.’ So we got a little kick out of it.”
Check out this crazy video of a mountain biker going extreme on a trail marked “BEYOND EXPERT!”