A Guy Stole a Purple Heart and Traded It for a Mountain Dew – LINK
Police say a Florida man bit his friend’s ear in a wheelbarrow fight over a woman – LINK
Have You Ever Scheduled Sex? – LINK
The Most Attractive Jobs Include Lawyer, Mechanic, and Accountant? – LINK
It’s Not You, It’s COVID: Couples Who Blamed Pandemic for Tensions Stayed Happier – LINK
Thoughts on Amdouni knocking over an entire row of water before taking the last one? pic.twitter.com/qrPaSzxLBW
— Ben St Lawrence (@bennysaint) August 8, 2021
As if we don’t have enough to worry about, there’s a “scary” spread of poison hemlock, which is wreaking havoc across parks, flower beds, and gardens. (Full Story)
Highly venomous cobra snake missing in Texas town, police warn – (LINK)
Markie Post, an actress known for The Fall Guy and Night Court, died Saturday following a battle with cancer. She was 70. Post was born in 1950 in Palo Alto, California, and began her career in television by serving as an associate producer on the game series Double Dare, which was hosted by the late Alex Trebek (LINK)
Legendary Florida State football coach BOBBY BOWDEN passed away yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 91 years old. He ranks second in all time Division 1 wins.
DENNIS “DEE TEE” THOMAS passed away on Saturday in his sleep. He was 70 years old. He was a co-founder and saxophonist for KOOL & THE GANG. He most recently performed with the band at the Hollywood Bowl on July 4th.
TREVOR MOORE died on Friday from an “accident”. He was 41 years old. He was a comedian, actor, and writer. He co-founded the sketch comedy troupe “The Whitest Kids U Know” and also had his own show on Comedy Central.
ROBERT RINGWALD, father of MOLLY RINGWALD, passed away last Tuesday from unknown causes. He was 80 years old. Robert was a blind pianist and promoted jazz in California for more than 50 years. He also served as a guest announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he’d read in braille.
BOB ODENKIRK is “doing great (link)” after his minor heart attack. And he says he’s, quote, “had my very own ‘It’s a wonderful life’ week of people insisting I make the world slightly better.”
O.J. SIMPSON spends most of his time in Vegas these days . . . although his parole officer has allowed him to visit his kids in Florida. But one place he’s NOT interested in visiting is L.A., and for a very specific reason. He says, quote, “I have trouble with L.A. People may think this is self-serving, but I might be sitting next to whoever did it. I really don’t know who did this.” The “it” that O.J. is referring to is, of course, the murders of his ex-wife NICOLE BROWN and RON GOLDMAN . . . which, of course, remain OFFICIALLY unsolved. He adds, quote, “I figured eventually somebody would confess to something, you know? I had one suspect I told my lawyers to look at. I still think he might be involved, but I can’t talk about it.” (LINK)
If you attend any concerts in the near future, you might very well be asked to provide proof of vaccination. Live Nation is allowing artists who work with them to require fans AND staff to either be vaccinated or show proof of a negative test. Live Nation is actually ENCOURAGING it. They say the policy was a great success at Lollapalooza, with 90% of the crowd fully vaccinated. The company says, quote, “We know people are eager to return to live events and we hope these measures encourage even more people to get vaccinated . . . and we are encouraging as many shows as possible to adopt this model.”
It’s the one year anniversary of this love song. Saturday was the one-year anniversary of “WAP”, and CARDI B and MEGAN THEE STALLION are considering a follow-up. Cardi Tweeted at Megan that they should, quote, “do it again sometime.” And Megan replied, quote, “Happy WAPIVERSARY. Thank you for having me, I think the people deserve another collab.”
Celebrity bathing habits is the topic of discussion these days, ever since MILA KUNIS, ASHTON KUTCHER, KRISTEN BELL, and DAX SHEPARD shared their self-cleaning rituals . . . or lack thereof. Now to add JAKE GYLLENHAAL. He’s the face of a new Prada fragrance yet he sides with the NON-BATHERS. Jake says quote, “More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times . . . there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.” DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON is in the opposing camp. Dwayne said (link), quote, “Nope, I’m the opposite of a ‘not washing themselves’ celeb. Shower (cold) when I roll outta bed to get my day rollin’ . . . Shower (warm) after my workout before work . . . Shower (hot) after I get home from work.”
QUENTIN TARANTINO has one movie left until retirement . . . or so he says. He said he’s thought about adapting David Morrell’s novel “First Blood” but it would NOT be a remake of the SYLVESTER STALLONE series. Quentin said, quote, “KURT RUSSELL would play the sheriff, and [ADAM DRIVER] would play Rambo. It would be so good . . . but now I want to do more than that. But if it was just about to make a good movie, that’s out there.” So it doesn’t sound like we will get to see Adam as Rambo, but hopefully when the time comes for Quentin’s last movie he will consider casting Adam . . . and, undoubtedly, Kurt.
The Suicide Squad had both rave reviews and the covid delta variant going into the weekend and pulled in $26.5 million in its opening weekend in over 4,000 theaters. It IS the largest rated R opening of the pandemic. HBO Max said it had the second-most viewed opening of any film premiering day-and-date on the service. Black Widow made $80 million, and F9 brought in $70 on opening weekends. That was before the delta surge began to impact more people across the country
Today’s birthday girl has been in 217 fine films, including:
– All You Can Eat Buffet
– Anal Ski Vacation
– Attack of the Killer Dildoes
– Booty Camp
– Horny Henry’s Peeping Adventures
– Mr. Stickypants
– Three’s Humpany
– And who can forget her role in 1997’s Ass Gas And The Mystical Glop
Stephanie DuValle is 52 years old.
Last night after a lengthy weather delay, the Cards and Royals wrapped up their weekend series. And after the Royals making things 6-5 in the top of the 9th, the Cards fell flat and couldn’t tie things up so that’s the final. The Cards took 2 form the Royals and now will take on the Pirates IN Pittsburgh starting tomorrow. For now, JA Happ is scheduled to get the start.
Former MLB shortstop Omar Vizquel is being sued for allegedly sexually harassing a batboy, who has autism, while he was manager of the Birmingham Barons, the Chicago White Sox’s Double-A affiliate. The Barons, the White Sox and the Chisox Corporation are all mentioned as defendants in the complaint filed Friday. The lawsuit accuses Vizquel of “sexually aggressive behavior” and “at least five occasions” where he “deliberately exposed his erect or partially erect penis” to the man, 25, while also demanding he wash his back. The worker “humiliated, intimidated, and frightened of what would happen if he disobeyed … complied with Vizquel’s demand,” per the lawsuit. When the batboy informed multiple Barons staff members that he was forced to wash Vizquel’s back, they laughed and told him, “Everything that happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse,” per the complaint. Vizquel was suspended and investigated by the White Sox in 2019 and eventually fired that September. The lawsuit alleges that the White Sox had “actual or presumed” knowledge of similar events involving Vizquel.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo has tested positive for COVID-19. Rizzo was acquired by the Yankees from the Cubs prior to last week’s trade deadline. Boone said Rizzo tested positive for the virus after Saturday’s victory over the Mariners. He has some symptoms and is feeling “achey,” Boone said, but is doing well overall. Rizzo will be replaced on the active roster by first baseman Luke Voit. Voit is returning from his third stint on the injured list this season.
The Colorado Rockies said they are investigating after a racial slur was used by a fan during an at-bat by Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson, who is Black, on Sunday at Coors Field. Microphones on the Bally Sports Florida telecast picked up a fan yelling the N-word multiple times after the second pitch during Brinson’s at-bat in the ninth inning of the Rockies’ 13-8 win. “The Colorado Rockies are disgusted at the racial slur by a fan directed at the Marlins’ Lewis Brinson during the ninth inning of today’s game. Although the subject was not identified prior to the end of the game, the Rockies are still investigating this incident. The Rockies have zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field.” Fans had started to fill the lower deck of Coors Field in the late innings, moving closer for a postgame concert that was part of a Faith Day celebration. Team officials weren’t able to debrief ushers in the area where the fan shouted the slur until after the concert ended about an hour later.
Despite a long saga of offseason uncertainty, Aaron Rodgers will be a Green Bay Packer in 2021. But according to one of Rodgers’ old teammates, this marriage won’t last too much longer. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, former Green Bay defensive back Will Blackmon gave his prediction for the reigning league MVP’s landing spot in 2022. According to TMZ, Will still has a good relationship with Aaron and says given all of the drama Rodgers has gone through with the Packers this offseason New Orleans could be an option. Jameis Winston is N.O.’s starter this year, but Blackmon doesn’t appear to be sure the former #1 overall draft pick will do enough to prove he should get a second year in that role. Rodgers would be quite the replacement for all-time great quarterback Drew Brees, who retired earlier this year.
Longtime Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has died at the age of 91, the school announced Sunday. Bowden announced in July that he had been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition that his family later revealed to be pancreatic cancer. Bowden is second only to Penn State’s Joe Paterno in all-time Division I college football wins after compiling 377 wins across a 44-year coaching career with alma mater Samford, West Virginia and Florida State.
A tearful Lionel Messi has said his next move is not confirmed at an emotional farewell news conference Sunday, but sources said a deal with PSG has already been agreed. Messi, who has been a free agent since his contract expired on June 30, had maintained his silence since Barca announced on Thursday that he will not sign new terms because of financial problems. The Argentina forward said he had received several calls from clubs since the news broke, confirming PSG’s interest, and multiple sources have told ESPN that he has already agreed. Sources added that Messi is expected to travel to Paris soon before completing a medical in the coming days and signing a two-year deal with the option for a third season.
On the last day of the Olympics, the U.S. caught China in gold medals, then PASSED them. The Chinese team had two more than us going into Sunday. But we snagged a gold in women’s cycling, and the women’s basketball team beat Japan to win its seventh straight gold medal. So we were even at 38 golds with one event left. Our last chance was in women’s volleyball . . . and they CRUSHED Brazil to add a final gold medal and push us over the top. The U.S. ended up with 39 gold medals, and China got 38. We also won the overall medal count 113 to 88.
So our female athletes came up big at the end, and that was the trend in general this year. Here’s a quick round-up of Olympic stats . . .
- The women won 66 of our medals, 23 of them gold. The men won 41 and 16. We also won 6 medals in mixed team events.
- We sent 626 athletes to the Games this year. And with team events, 257 of those athletes won at least one medal. That includes 164 women and 93 men.
- Our best sport was swimming with 30 medals and 11 gold. Track-and-field is next at 26 medals. Then wrestling, nine . . . shooting, six . . . gymnastics, six . . . and boxing, four. We also won three medals in basketball, and all of them were gold.
- Our MVP was swimmer Caeleb Dresselwho won FIVE medals, all of them gold. Katie Ledecky is next at four, with two golds. And four athletes won three apiece: Sunisa Lee . . . Ryan Murphy . . . Lilly King . . . and Regan Smith.
- Allison Felix won her record-breaking 11th medal in Track and Field. She has the most medals in the sport of any American, male or female. She helped Team USA bring home gold in the 4 x 400 relay.
Here’s the final medal count . . .
- USA: 113. . . 39 gold, 41 silver, 33 bronze.
- China: 88. . . 38 gold, 32 silver, 18 bronze.
- Russia: 71. . . 20 gold, 28 silver, 23 bronze.
- Great Britain: 65. . . 22 gold, 21 silver, 22 bronze.
5. Japan: 58 . . . 27 gold, 14 silver, 17 bronze