It’s so cold that Dallas, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Kansas City, Austin, and Corpus Christi all saw their coldest temperatures since the ’80s.
It’s so cold that almost half of the people in the country are under a winter storm watch, warning, or advisory. That’s 154 million people.
It’s so cold that the pucks kept SHATTERING during a charity hockey game in Alberta, Canada. Temperatures were getting as low as minus-40.
It’s so cold that in Kansas, the Highway Patrol cracked an egg, and the yolk froze on the way out and turned into a solid stick.
It’s so cold that a salt truck in Tennessee hit a patch of black ice and rolled over.
Here’s How to Stop Your Phone from Auto-Correcting the F-Word to “Duck” – MacWorld
It’s Official: Phones Are Now More Important to Americans Than Cars – PRNewswire
Another TikToker Forced To Go The Hospital After Putting Gorilla Glue In Her Hair – BroBible
A Woman’s Valentine’s Day Gift to Her Husband Was . . . a Collage of All the Other Women’s Instagram Photos He’s Liked – DailyDot
Planters is hiring ‘NUTmobile’ drivers to travel around the country for a year – Radio
Police are Searching for Someone Who Stole an . . . Umbilical Cord? – SmokingGun
Wait, We’ve All Been Pronouncing “BMW” Wrong Our Entire Lives? – BMW
30% of people have played video games during a work conference call since the pandemic started, according to a new survey. And 48% have played games in the middle of a conversation with someone they live with.
Valentine’s Day 2021 was a memorable one for JASON SUDEIKIS. because that was the day OLIVIA WILDE officially moved out on him . . . and moved in with HARRY STYLES. There are even pictures of her loading her luggage into her car at the home she used to share with Jason . . . then unloading it at Harry’s place. Sources have said that Jason was blindsided by the breakup, and Harry was definitely the cause. He met Olivia when he took a part in a movie she’s directing called “Don’t Worry Darling”.
What would a memorial for LARRY FLYNT be without strippers and booze? Thankfully, we don’t have to find out. The Hustler Club in Las Vegas is holding a “celebration of life” for Larry this Friday. It’ll include a DJ, special guests, photo ops, a rooftop balloon release, and a performance by the topless revue Sexxy After Dark. According to the website, the ladies of Sexxy After Dark exemplify “strength, sexuality, intrigue, desire, passion, seduction, confidence and empowerment” . . . and are role models for, quote, “the community and for the women and youth of today.” Packages start at $50, and you have to be 21
LARRY KING’s widow SHAWN found out last week that she was left out of his will . . . and she’s fighting it. Larry filed for divorce from Shawn in August of 2019. Two months later, he amended his will to state that he wanted his $2 million estate split between his five children, but never told her. Larry died before their divorce could be settled . . . and two of Larry’s five kids passed away last year. Shawn says she and Larry wrote up a “very watertight family estate plane” together in 2015, and she thinks it supersedes the changes Larry made. She also thinks someone pressured Larry into changing his will, but if she has a culprit in mind, she’s not naming them. Two of Larry’s remaining heirs, Cannon and Chance, are HER sons with Larry. And she says they didn’t know about the new will either, and they support her.
In shocking news Ice Cube has announced his own line of marijuana. It’s called Fryday Kush — yes, after his iconic 1995 movie Friday — and was created in partnership with the cannabis company Caviar Gold. “Fryday Kush is made with that good stuff — it’s 46.2% THC and 10.78% CBD… you don’t want to miss it.”
Listen to this 20-year-old guy play (video) an amazing acoustic cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”. He’s playing his guitar in a parking garage, and he’s even playing the percussion on this, quickly hitting his fingers on the guitar. (He’s Polish guitar percussionist Marcin Patrzalek. Paul Stanley, Tom Morello, and Vernon Reid have already given him huge props.)
Social media is debating the greatest OPENING LYRICS in the history of music. Here are some of the lyrics people ARE suggesting, in no particular order . . .
- “Let’s Go Crazy”, by Prince and the Revolution. “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.”
- “Let It Be”, by The Beatles. “When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.”
- “Sultans of Swing”, by Dire Straits. “You get a shiver in the dark. It’s a-raining in the park but meantime. South of the river you stop and you hold everything. A band is blowing Dixie, double four time. You feel alright when you hear the music ring.”
- “The Sound of Silence”, by Simon & Garfunkel. “Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again.”
- “Honky Tonk Women”, by The Rolling Stones. “I met a gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis. She tried to take me upstairs for a ride. She had to heave me right across her shoulder. ‘Cause I just can’t seem to drink you off my mind.”
- “Werewolves of London”, by Warren Zevon. “I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand.”
- “The Joker”, by Steve Miller. “Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah. Some call me the gangster of love. Some people call me Maurice. ‘Cause I speak of the pompatus of love.”
- “Is She Really Going Out With Him?”, by Joe Jackson. “Pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street.”
- “Thunder Road”, by Bruce Springsteen. “The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves. Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays.”
- “Circle of Life“, from “The Lion King”. “Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba (Sithi uhm ingonyama) yeah, ingonyama. Nants ingonyama bagithi baba (Sithi uhm ingonyama).”
Disney+ streaming service will reach more subscribers than Netflix in 2026…in India. Digital TV Research projects that the number of subscribers to Disney+ will reach 294 million in 2026, exceeding the 286 million that it estimates Netflix will reach then. “However, Disney+ will only have more subs than Netflix in one country — India: 98 million Disney+ Hotstar subscribers versus 13 million for Netflix,” They are saying that global revenue for Disney+ will hit $20.76 billion by 2026, half of Netflix’s $39.52 billion. The management teams of Disney and Netflix have vowed to continue investing in original programming, which have helped drive subscriber gains. Disney+ has benefited from such originals as The Mandalorian, while Netflix has seen strong viewing for the likes of Bridgerton and The Crown.
Big on Hulu is that Britney Spears Documentary. If you enjoyed it would you like another? Netflix is doing one as well. Apparently it had started before this one came out. Erin Carr is directing. Carr did At the Haert of Gold about POS physician Larry Nassar and the US Olympic Gymnast team. No details on the film have been released. Netflix and Hulu have done this before. Remember within days of each other they released docs on the Fyre Festival.
Check out a trailer for the upcoming Netflix documentary on the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. on the blog. Here is a piece of it
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY
The Weeknd is 31.
Jerome Bettis is 49. The Bus! Retired Pittsburgh Steelers running back.
Andy Taylor is 60. The Duran Duran guitarist, NOT the sheriff of Mayberry. He split with the rest of the band in 2006, and then published his autobiography “Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran“ two years later.
John McEnroe is 62. Tennis anger ball.
Today’s very famous birthday girl has been in 382 fine films…including:
– All You Can Eat Buffet
– Dude, I Banged Your Mother 3 and 5
– Grand Theft Orgy 2
– Gutter Mouths 12
– Liquid Gold 3
– Mommy Issues
– My Mom’s A Slut
– And who could forget her role in 2000’s Nipples 2
Tabitha Stevens is 51 years old today.
Massachusetts started a new policy where anyone who takes someone over 75 to get the Covid vaccine could also get the vaccine themselves . . . now younger people are flooding Craigslist offering rides to vaccine sites to be an older person’s plus-one.
Well we got ourselves some afternoon hockey yesterday….just seems like someone forgot to tell the Blues. The Coyotes picked up a 1-0 win yesterday as they wrapped up their seventh straight game between the two teams. Up next for the Blues, a game against the Sharks at Enterprise Thursday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7PM.
So, this is not a lie…pitchers and catchers report to Jupiter today. And yesterday, the Cardinals got a little attention in the world of Twitter. For whatever reason someone started the “John Gant is Good At Baseball” trend. People jumped on it and the next thing we knew, John Gant was trending worldwide on Twitter. For literally no reason. Which is beautiful. Just think, the first Spring Training game of the Cardinals is 12 days away.
The NBA reportedly shared the health and safety protocols it will put in place during the 2021 All-Star Weekend in Atlanta. Players will be permitted to bring a limited number of family members who must be tested regularly for COVID-19. What’s more, players and their guests will not be allowed to leave the players’ hotel for any reason except All-Star activities at the arena. Any player participating in the events must travel to Atlanta via private transportation on March 6, leave after the game ends and undergo daily testing.
Former NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested on Monday morning after allegedly assaulting a person in an Ohio club. He was accused of kicking and punching a person in the head, knocking them unconscious, and was charged with misdemeanor assault. On Monday, Jones appeared on the Pat McAfee Show and gave his side of the story, saying a bouncer at the club instigated the altercation. Jones also said that he’s “done fighting” unless he’s getting paid to do it, and he’d be willing to fight social media personality Jake Paul in a boxing match.
Bartolo Colon last appeared in the Major Leagues in 2018, but his baseball career isn’t over just yet. Colon signed a one-year contract with the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican Baseball League on Monday. Colon will turn 48 during the 2021 season. Colon’s last MLB appearance came in a 24-start season with the Rangers in 2018 as he posted a 5.78 ERA. Colon is a four-time All-Star, and he won the American League Cy Young as a member of the Angels in 2005.
Serena Williams beat Simona Halep in the Australian Open on Tuesday to set up a semifinal meeting with Naomi Osaka. In women’s doubles action, the extended run of the young American team of Coco Gauff and Caty McNally ended in the quarterfinals with a loss. On the Men’s side, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are still in the mix.
Former San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead at the age of 38 on Monday inside a Homewood Suites in Tampa, Florida. Police officers said they are investigating Jackson’s death after he was found by a housekeeper in his hotel room on Monday morning. According to the sheriff’s office, there were no apparent signs of trauma at the scene. Hotel staff said Jackson checked into the hotel on Jan. 11. His family had initially reported him missing on Feb. 10, and an official report was filed on Feb. 11. On Friday, authorities canceled the missing person report after they located Jackson and talked to him at the Homewood Suites. He spent his first seven seasons in San Diego and then played his final five seasons in Tampa Bay. Jackson was a three-time Pro Bowler who finished his career with 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns.