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Women Have Just as Many Sex Dreams as Men – NYPost
Best & Worst States for Singles – WalletHub
Five Relationship “Red Flags” That Are Actually Normal – Indy100
There’s a Plan to Storm Area 51 to Find the Truth About Aliens Because “They Can’t Stop All of Us”
Male Ducks Can Actually Change the Size of Their Junk Based on How Many Females Are Around – PopSci
A Drunk Uber Driver Was Busted for Using a Sex Toy on Himself in His Car – CTPost
Driver, passengers flee after pickup truck crashes into mobile home – Fox2Now
St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield evacuated after shots fired – Fox2Now
Roadhouse 100 customers in Gray Summit may have been exposed to hepatitis A – STLToday
Fireworks company that serves Webster Groves, Fair Saint Louis has New Year’s Eve show put on hold after accident – KMOV
Loud flatulence gives away suspect’s hiding spot, Missouri police say – FoxNews
Now Some Stores Are Locking Their Ice Cream Freezers to Protect Themselves From Lickers – Mashable
There’s a Plan to Storm Area 51 to Find the Truth About Aliens Because “They Can’t Stop All of Us” – Metro
The VW Beetle Is Now Extinct . . . the Last One Just Rolled Off the Production Line – CBSNews
SISSY SPACEK cousin died yesterday. RIP Rip. His name is RIP TORN. There’s no word yet on the cause of death. He was 88 years old. Rip was nominated for six Emmys for his work on “The Larry Sanders Show” in the ’90s. He won one of them. He was also nominated for an Oscar for the 1984 movie “Cross Creek”. He also played Zed in the first two “Men in Black” movies, Dodgeball legend Patches O’Houlihan in the 2004 comedy “Dodgeball“, and the voice of Zeus in Disney’s “Hercules”. You may remember him from his run-ins with the law in his later years . . . including two drunken driving arrests. In 2010 he was arrested for drunkenly breaking into a bank in Connecticut with a loaded gun . . . because he thought it was his HOME.
So why was Jar Jar Binks trending yesterday? A graph was shared asking Twitter followers, “What is your Star Wars fate?” In the graph, your birth month corresponds to a Star Wars-y action (like “Hand chopped off” or “Frozen in carbonite”) while the first letter of your first name corresponds to a Star Wars character. “J” was Jar Jar Binks, and because “J-names are super popular, Jar Jar started trending. Of course, the trend quickly took on a life of its own. “Trying to find out why Jar Jar Binks is trending but can only find tweets asking why Jar Jar Binks is trending,” one Twitter user remarked, while another joked, “Jar Jar Binks trending because people are asking ‘Why is Jar Jar Binks trending?’ is the most Jar Jar Binks thing ever.”
Surely, there are real . . . and very disturbed . . . people who are upset that Disney cast black actress HALLE BAILEY as the new “Little Mermaid”. But the level of outrage may have been overblown . . . and possibly on purpose. Reports indicate that the original source of the backlash was a PHONY Twitter account. And while it got suspended, several other accounts of “dubious origin” continued stoking the flames. There’s no word if there was any FOREIGN influence at work here, but these days you always have to ask
Rihanna’s getting accused of appropriating Asian fashion on the August cover of Harper’s Bazaar China. She is dressed in a traditional Chinese outfit. “If a white girl pulled out that outfit, she would get so much backlash,” one fan commented, while another wrote, “There is no double standard when it comes to black people and white people cultural-appropriating.” Earlier this week, Kim admitted that naming her shapewear line “Kimono” wasn’t her best idea. “You would think we would have obviously thought it through a little bit deeper,” she told The Wall Street Journal after being accused of culturally appropriating the name of the traditional Japanese clothing item. (the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society.)
Aziz Ansari addressed the #MeToo story about him in the opening of his new Netflix special. Last year, a woman wrote anonymously about an uncomfortable date she had with him, where he was aggressive and pressured her. It opened up a debate about the line between sexual misconduct and awkward encounters. In the special, he says he used the experience to become a more thoughtful person.
If you were single how would you hit in her? Mackenzie Bezos is now the world’s 22nd richest person and 3rd richest woman after she walked away with a $38 billion settlement and 19.7 million shares in Amazon. Her divorce from Jeff Bezos became final over the weekend. Guess what’s happening now? She getting hit on…on social media. Twitter users are shooting their best game in Mackenzie’s direction, like “Hey @mackenziebezos! Any plans for the weekend?” and “Now you are the hottest MILF I have ever imagined!” Gross pet names sure will help right? “Good Morning Pretty Mama! Just Making Sure Your Still Feeling Very Loved Over There Baby!” Or the inevitable Go Fund Me request.. “I’m raising money…To save my deceased mom’s house.” Link included to make donating easy.
George R.R. Martin, (author of the Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels), said both the Stark family and their direwolves will be present in HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series. “The Starks will definitely be there,” he said “Obviously the White Walkers are here–or as they’re called in my books, The Others–and that will be an aspect of it.” He also notes that “there are things like direwolves and mammoths.” The prequel series “chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” The Age of Heroes refers to the time that started about 10,000 years pre-Game of Thrones. I read this morning the release is set for 2020.
The 2018 Camp Fire, which destroyed the small town of Paradise, California, and became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history will now be a movie. It will center on Heather Roebuck, a woman who gave birth via C-section minutes before her hospital became engulfed by flames. Powerless to move her legs due to the operation and separated from her newborn and fiancé, Roebuck embarked on a harrowing journey through the town with the aid of a group of EMTs and other emergency personnel. The group attempted to reunite Roebuck with her family and soon all found themselves fighting for their lives. Roebuck chronicled the ordeal in a Facebook post that went viral.
Last month, BRYAN CRANSTON and AARON PAUL were both teasing an upcoming announcement on social media. And naturally, a lot of people thought it was something “Breaking Bad” related . . . like a possible movie reunion. But that wasn’t it . . . they just PLAYED us. Instead, it was apparently just a marketing campaign for a new liquor they’ve partnered on. There is still a “Breaking Bad” sequel on the way and Cranston may still be very much involved, but it seems like this tease had nothing to do with it. It’s a mezcal (Mezcal and Tequila are both agave-based liquors. However, Tequila can only be made from one type of agave. … The flavor profile is very different thanTequila because it is typically smokier. If you are a Scotch drinker, Mezcal is to Tequila what Scotch is to Whiskey). Breaking Bad fans were quick to slam the announcement, writing comments such as, “Biggest let down in history.”
If you’re making your way through all 10 seasons of “Friends” on Netflix, you might want to hurry up . . . because it’ll be gone next year. Yesterday, WarnerMedia announced its new streaming platform, HBO Max, which will launch next spring. And it’ll feature the, quote, “exclusive streaming rights to all 236 episodes of ‘Friends’.” HBO Max will also have “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Pretty Little Liars”, plus new original shows like an animated”Gremlins” reboot and a thriller called “The Flight Attendant” starring Kaley Cuoco. Netflix confirmed it on Twitter . . . quote, “The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye. We’re sorry to see ‘Friends’ go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang.” “Friends” has been on Netflix since 2015. Last year, they supposedly coughed up $100 MILLION to keep it through 2019. Which is a lot even for Netflix. Before that, they were paying $30 million a year for it.
It’s Way Back Wednesday. Remember when YouTube didn’t exist and once a week Bob Saget told you which videos were funny? YouTube Facts: One billion three hundred million people use YouTube. 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day. In an average month, 8 out of 10 18-49 year-olds watch the YouTube.
The costumes for Season 2 of “The Masked Singer” have been revealed. Video on the blog to see them. I saw an egg, a skeleton and a butterfly. The costume designer was tasked with making them more user friendly. The singers had complained about breathing and bathroom issues. The Masked Singer returns Sept. 25 on Fox
Check out a new trailer for “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” on the blog
In December they said they were working on new music. Since it’s Green Day and not Tool, next Friday Green Day will release new music. (The band’s last album was 2016’s Revolution Radio, which became the third Number One album of the trio’s career and contained the chart-topping singles “Bang Bang” and “Still Breathing.” Armstrong recently toured with his side project, The Longshot. Green Day itself has not toured since completing the end of the Revolution Radio touring cycle.)
Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows is getting his very own playable character in the Call Of Duty: Black Ops franchise. The singer is featured in a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s next content drop, called “Operation Apocalypse Z,” which was released on Monday. Mr. Shadows said that getting his own character in the franchise was a “career highlight.” His playable avatar can be seen at the 2:34 point in the new trailer, when he and other Zombies survivors look out a window at an incoming horde.”Operation Apocalypse Z” is currently available for the PlayStation 4 and will come to other platforms later. Avenged Sevenfold has kept a low profile so far during 2019 and will not return to the road until next year. A blood blister on singer M. Shadows’ vocal cords forced the band to cancel a summer 2018 tour with Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace.Today on Deepfake Theatre: ‘The Shining’ starring Jim Carrey
Jessica Simpson is 39.
Adrian Grenier is 43. Vincent Chase on “Entourage”.
Sofia Vergara is 47.
St. Louis’ own Phyllis Smith from The Office is 67
And today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….he is a man who changed this city as we know it Back in 1879, with his father in law, he opened up a brewery….and things only grew from there. Adolphus Busch would have been 180 years old today.
Today’s birthday fella – has handled more pipe than Mario and Luigi in 57 fine films including:
- Anal For Days
- Cheek Mates
- Extremely Wild Wenches
- The Brits Have Jacked Up Teeth
- Bums Out In Britain
- The U.K 3Way
- And who could forget…his unforgettable role in…Bob Scott: The Ultra British Man Slut
Bob Scott is 50 YEARS OLD
The St. Louis Blues and restricted free agent Zach Sanford have agreed to a 2 year contract worth 3 million dollars. Sanford with make $1.5 million a year and avoid an arbitration hearing. He posted 8 goals and 12 assists in the regular season and a goal and 3 assists in 5 games in the Finals.
The American League beat the National League 4-3 in MLB’s All-Star Game last night in Cleveland for its seventh straight win in the Midsummer Classic. Although home runs are flying out of baseball stadiums this season at a record pace, pitching was dominant last night, with the AL pitchers combining to strike out 16 NL batters. Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieberwas awarded the game MVP after striking out the side in the fifth inning with a 1-0 lead.
Major League Baseball players are playing with more aerodynamic balls this year, leading to an epic home-run surge that’s sure to shatter the record for homers by all hitters in a single season. Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who started yesterday’s All-Star Game called the juiced balls “a f**king joke,” laying the blame squarely at the feet of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Addressing the fact that MLB recently bought Rawlings, the company that manufactures the balls, Verlander added, “They own the f**king company. If any other $40 billion company bought out a $400 million company and the product changed dramatically, it’s not a guess as to what happened. We all know what happened…It’s not coincidence. We’re not idiots.”
Manfred was prompted Tuesday to respond to those comments. To no one’s great surprise, Manfred maintained once again that MLB has neither altered nor encouraged any altering of game balls. He said QUOTE: “Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the baseball. The flaw in logic is that baseball wants more home runs. If you sat in owners meetings and listen to people on how the game is played, that is not a sentiment among the owners for whom I work. It’s easy to get carried away with ‘you have too many home runs….Let’s not forget that our fan data suggests fans like home runs. It’s not the worst thing in the world.” Which is pretty much his way of saying “Listen…we didn’t alter the balls…but…we’re not mad about all the homers.”
A parade will be held in New York City this morning for the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team. The parade will begin at 8:30 in lower Manhattan where many celebratory parades have been held. The last ticker tape parade was held after the women’s team won the last World Cup in 2015. The captain of the team, Megan Rapinoe, has accepted an invitation for them to visit Congress. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others had invited them to Capitol Hill.
At its annual meeting here during NBA summer league, the league’s board of governors approved a pair of changes for next season: the use of a coach’s challenge and the league’s replay center initiating replay proceedings for certain types of plays. The NBA’s competition committee proposed both changes, and they earned unanimous support from the league’s 30 teams. The coach’s challenge, which has been used in the NBA’s G League for each of the past two seasons and has been in place for this year’s version of the summer league, will be used next season by the NBA on a one-year trial basis. Teams can use one challenge per game regardless of whether it is successful, and it can be utilized to question a variety of instances, including a called personal foul on the coach’s own team, an out-of-bounds call, goaltending or basket interference. The challenge can be used at any point during the game. However, in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime, any out of bounds, goaltending or basket-interference calls will be automatically triggered for review and are not challengeable.
Serena Williams beat 55th-ranked fellow American Alison Riske in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon yesterday to advance to the semifinals. Williams will be playing 54th-ranked Barbora Strycova. The other semifinal will be between Number 7 Simona Halep and Number 8 Elina Svitolina
Speaking of Serena…remember how she flippedout on the umpire officiating last year’s U.S. Open final, because he’d accused her of cheating? She’d lost to Naomi Osaka . . . and even though it was Naomi’s first Grand Slam win, she cried at the trophy ceremony, because Serena’s fans were BOOING over how the umpire had treated her. Well, Serena had a lot of trouble moving past that, so she went to therapy, and sent a personal apology to Naomi. She said, quote, “There was only one way for me to move forward. It was time for me to apologize to the person who deserved it the most. [I wrote,] ‘Hey, Naomi! It’s Serena . . . As I said on the court, I’m so proud of you and I’m truly sorry. I thought I was doing the right thing in sticking up for myself. But I had no idea the media would pit us against each other. I would love the chance to live that moment over again. I am, was, and will always be happy for you and supportive of you.” And this was Naomi’s response: Quote, “People can misunderstand anger for strength because they can’t differentiate between the two. No one has stood up for themselves the way you have and you need to continue trailblazing.” English striker Daniel Sturridge, who played for Liverpool last season, posted a video on his Instagram account last night showing the aftermath of an apparent burglary of his Los Angeles home. In the video, Sturridge says that whoever broke into his house also stole something very important to him