A Survey Found the Words Men and Women Are Much More Likely to Know – LINK
The Worst Foods to Order on a First Date Are Curry, Spaghetti, and Ribs – LINK
People Would Rather Massage Their Pet Than Their Partner? – LINK
Having This One Thing Makes You 73 Percent More Approachable to Strangers – LINK
I found out that my husband is storing sealed jars of his diarrhea – LINK
AITA For Donating My Ex’s Things To Goodwill? – LINK
AITA for refusing to attend my daughter’s wedding if my ex is included? – LINK
It’s Presidents’ Day . . . Would YOU Be a Good President? – LINK
Family Dollar recalls several products after rodent infestation detected at distribution facility – LINK
Man puts woman in chokehold, kills her after she breaks into his home – LINK
The City Museum hosting job fair through Monday – LINK
Avocados Prices Could Skyrocket After the U.S. Banned Imports from Mexico – LINK
Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg’s new movie Uncharted is projected to earn $44 million over the four-day Presidents’ Day weekend and land at No. 1. It brought in another $55 million internationally, and cost $120 million to make. Uncharted stars Tom Holland as young fortune hunter Nathan Drake, and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor and father figure Sully. Channing Tatum’s low-cost film Dog was also a hit and made $15 million, which is what it cost to make!
ALEC BALDWIN swears he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust”. And now there might be evidence to back him up. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies did some “unofficial” testing of the gun in question. And she said, quote, “You can pull the hammer back without actually pulling the trigger and without actually locking it. “So you pull it back partway, it doesn’t lock, and then if you let it go, the firing pin can hit the primer of the bullet.” An FBI analysis of the weapon is still pending.
He said thinks that started an employee walk out at Netflix. He also makes you lots of money….so Dave Chappelle will executive produce four comedy specials under the title Chappelle’s Home Team. The first two comedians highlighted will be Earthquake and Donell Rawlings. Chappelle says its comedians like them and many more that are funny and helped shape him, yet they never go big. This is their chance in the spotlight. Earthquake: Legendary, premieres on Feb. 28. Chappelle will also headline a performance at the Hollywood Bowl for Netflix’s Los Angeles-based comedy festival, Netflix is a Joke, which gets underway April 28.
Hip Hop by the Numbers ran down a list of people places and thngs Kenye West has had a problem with. Their list includes Taylor Swift, Nike, Kim Kardashian, Wiz Khalifa, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Pete Davidson, and Peppa Pig. I say Their list because Kanye saw the list and added to it! “Come on guys… This list is twice as long. You gotta put Apple, Spotify, Vivendi Universal, Lucien Grange, Tik Tok, Black History Month, Obama, the whole cast of SNL, Hillary Clinton, the Devil himself, Corey Gamble, Bezos, Charlamagne, Disney, Librals and of course Skete and any and all corny s**t in general.
Love dogs, movies and writing? Pettable pays you $1,000 to watch six feel-good dog movies and write a review. “Marley and Me” (2008) . . . “A Dog’s Journey” (2019) . . . “Because of Winn-Dixie” (2005) . . . “Eight Below” (2006) . . . “Lady and the Tramp” (1955) . . . and “The Call of the Wild” (2020). Then write a 1,000-word review and rank each movie, so it can be published on Pettable’s blog. You MUST love dogs . . . but you don’t have to have one. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, you can fill out a “Director of Doggie Flicks” application at Pettable.com. It’s open until March 7th.
Back in the old days, the gap between one TV season ending and the next one beginning was, like, three or four months. Now, you can wait YEARS in between seasons of a show. And the fact that most shows are EPISODIC now means that you’re supposed to remember every little thing that happened from season to season. This is creating a phenomenon that a writer at NPR calls “Hiatus Brain”. Some people blame the pandemic, but it started even before that. Once the lag between seasons begins to surpass, say, 10 to 12 months, the mind has a significantly harder time picking up where the show last left off.
Norm drank a ton of beer on “Cheers”. . . but the running gag was that he never PAID. So he must have run up a serious tab. And someone decided to figure out just how serious it would be. He went through all 275 episodes of the show, dug through message boards and consulted experts . . . including one of the show’s writers, and even Norm himself, GEORGE WENDT. Now, there are several references throughout the series to Norm’s tab going up and down . . . and at times being wiped clean. But near the end of the series, it’s stated that Norm has NEVER paid for a beer. So that was the assumption going in. The writer also used George’s actual birthday to calculate that Norm became legal in 1966, and used several clues from the series to assume that Norm was a patron of Cheers since then. He also estimated Norm drank 10 beers a day. And he used both the average price of beer over the years AND several clues from the show about how much a beer cost at Cheers at various times. And he came up with a final tab of: $124,406.90. Which at once feels like both a TON, and a lot less than I would have guessed.
The COO of ComicConnect.com says a prestine copy of “The Terminator” from 1984, the year of its original release, sold online after just 3 days. The copy was analyzed by a third-party grading company — getting high 9s and even 10s for preservation — meaning it’s in nearly perfect condition! It went for…$32,500.00!!! There apparently has been a big increase in VHS purchases over the past few years — chalking it up to nostalgia.
Big fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd out there can get thru Airbnb the home of founding vocalist Ronnie Van Zant. It is in Jacksonville, Florida. The property is an official heritage site and its listing reads “Inside this main house, you’ll find some cool memorabilia, a vintage 1938 Brunswick pool table, and a retro 70’s feel, to remind us all of the way things were, with a hint of nostalgia.” The home has three bedrooms and sleeps up to six guests for $274 a night
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Jordan Peele from “Key & Peele” is 43. “Twilight Zone” host and Oscar nominee for writing and directing “Get Out” and “Us”.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is 43.
Sublime bassist Eric Wilson is 52
Billy Baldwin is 59. Alec, Daniel and Stephen’s brother. He’s also famous for being married to Chynna Phillips. And he’s brilliant as Ivan, the tennis instructor, in the Oscar-nominated film “The Squid & The Whale”.
David Geffen is 79. He co-founded DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 326 fine films, including:
- 2 Can Play That Game
- Anything Big Will Do
- Big Toys No Boys 5
- Charlie’s Jail Bait 1
- Hell Is Where the Party Is
- Reach Out and Touch Me 1 (II)
- And who can forget her role in 2005’s Slut Bus: The Ultimate Sex Party
Nattalli DiAngelo is 41 years old
On Saturday, the Blues picked up a win against the Maple Leafs 6-3 in Toronto. Kostin, Schenn, Saad, O’Reilly, and 2 from Buchnevich got the Blues the win. Up next, a game against the Flyers. Puck drop is scheduled for 6PM.
MLB made an announcement Friday that baseball fans could long see coming. The league announced that spring training games are officially postponed through March 5 as the owners’ lockout of MLB players drags on. Pitchers and catchers were due to report to spring training camps earlier this week. With negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the MLB Players Association still taking forever, no players have made their way to camps. The cancellation of games, which were set to begin in about one week, is an even more concrete signal of the issues the sport faces at this point. The Cardinals were scheduled to open Grapefruit League play on February 26 against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
This weekend was the 2022 NBA All-Star game. On Friday, the rising stars game and the Celebrity game took place. And then on Saturday it was the skills weekend. Karl Anthony Towns won the 3pt Shooting Contest and the big thing from this weekend will be the dunk contest. And it isn’t for good reasons. Fans, players, and casual watchers all agreed that it could have been the worst dunk contest in history. Obi Toppin won – but that isn’t saying much. But – on Sunday – the actual game won people back. Team LeBron ended up beating Team Durant 163-160. THE MVP was Steph Curry who hit 16 threes and scored 50 – just 2 away from the record – and LeBron nailed the final game winning shot…in Cleveland nonetheless. However…speaking of LeBron…LeBron wants to write a fairytale story to end his career. In an interview, the superstar said he wants to play his final season with his son, Bronny. James explained, “My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.” Bronny is a junior in high school. It would be at least two more seasons until the magic of father and son on the same team could happen.
Michigan coach Juwan Howard appeared to take a swing at a Wisconsin assistant coach following the Wolverines’ 77–63 loss to the Badgers. The incident, which sparked a scuffle between the two teams, appeared to start after Howard did not shake Wisconsin coach Greg Gard’s hand during the postgame handshake line. “Apparently, he didn’t like that I called a timeout to reset the 10-second call, cause we only had four seconds to get the ball over halfcourt and I didn’t want to put my backups— I had all my bench guys in the game—I didn’t want to put them in that position of scrambling with only four seconds,” Gard said. “So I took a timeout and got us a new 10 seconds and helped us get organized and get the ball in and he did not like that when he came through the handshake line. So I’ll leave it at that and the tape will show the rest.” Gard stopped Howard in the handshake line, leading to the two men exchanging words before being surrounded by a few players and coaches. Howard put his finger in Gard’s face and grabbed Gard’s sweater before the assistant came over in the middle of the scrum. Howard then reached out and slapped the assistant’s face. There will be some suspensions handed out sometime this week.
Rookie Austin Cindric won the 2022 Daytona 500 in a dramatic overtime shootout to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in just his eighth career start. Driving for Team Penske, Cindric survived a crash-heavy race in front of a packed house at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. He narrowly edge out Bubba Wallace at the finish line to lock up the first win of the 2022 season.
Penn swimmer Lia Thomas secured her third Ivy League title on Saturday night, winning the 100-yard freestyle in an Ivy League Championships record 47.63 seconds. Saturday marked the third straight day in which Thomas took home first place. She won the 200-yard freestyle on Friday and 500-yard freestyle on Thursday. Thomas, a transgender swimmer competing on Penn’s women’s team, has seen her wins come amid debate regarding transgender participation in collegiate athletics. Earlier this year, 16 Penn swimmers wrote a letter arguing Thomas shouldn’t compete on the women’s team, while a different group of Penn swimmers publicly supported Thomas’ place on the team.
The United States beat New Zealand 5-0 in the SheBelieves Cup yesterday afternoon thanks in large part to three own goals from New Zealand defender Meikayla Moore. The U.S. was up two inside of six minutes following a pair of own goals from Moore, who redirected a cross into her own net and then saw a header from Margaret Purce go in after bouncing off Moore’s head. The U.S. finally scored a goal of its own shortly before the hour mark of the second half when Ashley Hatch headed it in. Substitute Mallory Pugh added to the final scoreline in second-half stoppage time, breaking in behind the New Zealand defense and nailing a pinpoint finish to make it 5-0. The US next game is against Iceland at 8PM.
A Virginia high school senior who was born with no right leg and a left leg that ends at the middle of his thigh took home a state wrestling championship. Adonis Lattimore won first place in the Virginia High School League Class 6, 106-pound weight class. The The High School senior, was a region qualifier as a freshman but didn’t stay long and missed the region tournament as a sophomore. The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of wrestling last year and Lattimore improved to 32-7 this season. We will throw some videos on today’s blog.
Mizzou lost to Mississippi State last night 58-56. They play 16th ranked Tennessee tomorrow. SLU last to Davidson on the road and play St Joseph’s at home tomorrow. And 12th ranked Illinois beat Michigan State on Saturday and take on 18th ranked Ohio State Thursday.
The Winter Olympics are finally over. Let’s see how we did this year . . .
We finished in 5th place overall with 25 medals, and 4th place in gold medals with eight. So, not too bad considering we tend to do better at the Summer Olympics. The WOMEN crushed it for us, winning 52% of the medals for Team USA this year.
Here are the final medal standings from the 2022 Winter Olympics . . .
- Norway: 37. . . 16 gold, 8 silver, 13 bronze.
- Russia: 32. . . 6 gold, 12 silver, 14 bronze.
- Germany: 27. . . 12 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze.
- Canada: 26. . . 4 gold, 8 silver, 14 bronze.
5. USA: 25 . . . 8 gold, 10 silver, 7 bronze