Roof-hopping burglar dies after getting stuck between buildings in San Francisco – KRON4
Texas woman arrested after setting bible on fire causing house to burn – KIRO7
A Church Official Who Embezzled $150,000 to Spend on Porn Sites Said It Was Charity to the Site’s Performers – Triblive
A Guy Test Drove a BMW to a Bank, Robbed It, Then Tried to Use the Cash to Buy the BMW – CBSLocal
A Cop Asks for a Guy’s I.D., and He Pulls Out a Bag of Weed Gummies Instead – ABC-7
A Guy Used His Debit Card to Break into a House . . . and Left It Behind – UpNorthLive
A Fugitive Is Caught When He Leaves His Hiding Spot to Buy a Video Game – SKY
Drunk driver crashes into car of drunk-driving friend he was coming to help in East Nashville: cops – NYDailyNews
The CDC just released a report on the states with the longest and shortest life expectancies. (Full Story)
Eat Exactly Three Vegetables and Two Fruits a Day . . . More Is Overkill – Heart
If you are a fan of The History Channel show American Pickers or if you think you got something valuable the show is coming back to both Missouri and Illinois. They want pictures and descriptions of unique items with interesting stories for the show. Producers say that the pandemic is something they take very seriously. They are following all protocols for safe filming as outlined by the state and CDC. They plan to be in Missouri and Illinois and may reschedule if conditions change for the worse. Keep in mind they are looking for spots where they can “spend the better part of the day looking through”, send them your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to: email@example.com or call 855-653-7878.
HBO is doing a two-part documentary on PAUL REUBENS . . . the man behind PEE-WEE HERMAN. Paul says, quote, “I’ve been working with HBO since they were called Home Box Office. I’m honored and excited to continue my long history there. I love HBO, but I’m not going to marry them.” There’s no word how much time they’ll spend on Paul’s 1991 arrest for “giving himself a hand” in an adult movie theater. But the director of the documentary says, quote, “We all know Pee-Wee Herman; it’s time for the world to meet Paul Reubens. I can’t wait to share his story.” Here is Paul expressing his excitement
If anybody’s gonna sell good weed, you KNOW it’s gonna be SETH ROGEN. And everybody else knows it, too. Yesterday, his cannabis lifestyle brand Houseplant became available in the U.S., and the demand was so great, the website CRASHED. Seth actually had to take the site down so he could, quote, “learn to write code.” The site is back up, but apparently it’s still hugely popular. Because there’s a “waiting room” to get into it. Here is Seth Rogen’s reaction to his weed business being so popular it crashed the site
Oh and here is how annoying it would be if Pee Wee Herman and Seth Rogen were super high together
Capcom Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher that gave you Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Mega Man. They have a warning about some phishing emails you may get. If you are wanting early access to their May 7th game release and get an emil from firstname.lastname@example.org with info on an early release it is fake don’t open it. It promises early access invites and links to codes for Residnet Evil Village so you can redeem the game. Again don’t open it.
DEMI LOVATO may be done with cisgender men for good. (A cisgender person is someone whose sexual identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth. For instance: If you were born with the “meat and two veg” and you consider yourself male, you’re cis.) Demi Lovato is done with us. Demi was engaged to a guy last year, but when that didn’t work out she was actually relieved that she could live her truth. Which is that she’s “too queer” for that type of relationship. In the new issue of “Glamour“, she says, quote, “I hooked up with a girl and was like, ‘I like this a lot more.’ It felt better. It felt right. “Some of the guys I was hanging out with, when it would come time to be sexual or intimate, I would have this kind of visceral reaction. Like, ‘I just don’t want to put my mouth there.’ . . . I didn’t want the romance from anybody of the opposite sex.”
“The Simpsons” is 32 years old now, and when it premiered the Simpson family was supposed to represent an everyday, Middle Class family. But on a recent NPR podcast, there was a debate as to whether that “normal” lifestyle is even ATTAINABLE anymore. The guest said that it’s now a stretch to imagine that you could have one breadwinner with a high school education, supporting a family of five making roughly $50,000 a year working a union job at a power plant . . . While also being able to afford two cars, and a nice house in the suburbs. The argument is that nothing on the show has really aged over the past 32 seasons . . . the kids are still the same age . . . but that REAL LIFE has changed, and the Simpsons’ lifestyle might be more aspirational than typical. They point out that since the show premiered, a lot of stuff has become more expensive, like tuition, healthcare, and housing
Good to see Steve-o celebrating 13 years sober. He posted a split screen pic of him doing whip its back in the day and him sober with broccoli and what not. . Jackass Star Steve-O Celebrates 13 Years of Sobriety! Dude’s still crazy as ever, though. Steve-O was just on Gordon Ramsay’s YouTube channel last April pouring his own brand of hot sauce, called Hot Sauce for Your Butthole, into his eyes.
“Times Like These” is one of Foo Fighters’ biggest hits, but it was almost a band killer. Dave Grohl said it was not fun, guitarist Chris Schifflet said during practice for the song they all got in a huge argument and it was maybe the closest the band actually ever really did come to breaking up. Luckily, things worked out for Foo Fighters, and 25 years later the band’s released their latest, Medicine at Midnight.
The Grammys are this weekend . . . but you won’t see THE WEEKND on the Grammy’s He has said that the Grammys are “corrupt” and that he was not nominated because he declined an invitation to perform. The Academy said he just didn’t receive enough votes in any category. The says there are”secret committees,” and he will never submit his music for consideration again. And he isn’t the only person complaining about the nominations this year. Drake and Wiz Khalifa were upset The Weeknd was snubbed . . . Nicki Minaj is still mad about not winning Best New Artist back in 2012 . . . Halsey is annoyed that she was also shut out this year . . .And Justin Bieber is refusing to show up because he’s angry that he was nominated in the Pop category and not the R&B category. He says he set out to make an R&B album, and that’s what it is. Teyana Taylor is upset because the R&B category only nominated men. Fiona Apple is mad that Dr. Luke is nominated, despite the sexual assault allegations against him. Zayn Malik also spoke out against the nominating process, even though his album wasn’t eligible this year.
So, here are some movies that people expected to be terrible but found unexpectedly amazing.
The Lego Movie (2014)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
School of Rock (2003)
A Simple Favor (2018)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Happy Death Day (2017)
John Carter (2012)
Lord of the Rings (2001)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Mean Girls (2004)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Paddington 2 (2017)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have signed goaltender Jordan Binnington to a six-year contract extension worth $36 million. Binnington, who is 27, was originally drafted by the Blues in the third round of the 2011 NHL Draft. He is currently in his third season with the Blues and has posted a 63-24-11 record, a 2.38 goals-against average and eight shutouts across 102 regular-season games. Since making his first career NHL start on Jan. 7, 2019 (3-0 win at Philadelphia), Binnington ranks second among goaltenders in wins, eighth in goals-against average and fourth in shutouts.
Tonight the Blues take on the Vegas Golden Knights at Enterprise Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7PM. The Blues take on the Knights tomorrow night as well at Enterprise. It’s another 7PM puck drop as well.
The Cardinals are in action tonight against the Astros. Adam Wainwright gets the start. First pitch is scheduled for 5PM.
Trevor Bauer raised a few eyebrows last week when he opted to pitch an inning against the Padres with one eye closed. Despite a compromised depth perception, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. When Bauer did it again on Thursday, the results weren’t quite as smooth. After walking leadoff hitter J.P. Crawford to start the game, Bauer’s impaired vision led him to plunk Mariners third baseman Ty France on a 1-2 count. On his decision to pitch with one eye closed the first time around this spring, Bauer chalked it up to “just having a little bit of fun.”
Major League Baseball will experiment with several rule changes in the minor leagues this season, including an automated strike zone, restrictions on defensive positioning and larger bases. The league said in a statement Friday the “changes being tested are designed to increase action on the basepaths, create more balls in play, improve the pace and length of games, and reduce player injuries.” The league’s automatic ball-strike system will be used at some Low-A Southeast League games, the closest that computer umpires have come to the majors. ABS has already been used in the independent Atlantic League and the Arizona Fall League. It got mixed reviews from players, with complaints about how the TrackMan system grades breaking pitches down in the zone. Infielders at Double-A will have to keep both feet in the infield at the start of every play. While a defensive team must have at least four players within the outer boundary of the infield dirt, there won’t be a ban on shifting three or more defenders to either side of second base, although the league may experiment with such a rule pending results of the initial experiment. Triple-A is getting larger bases, expanding first, second and third from 15 by 15 inches to 18 by 18. MLB said it hopes to reduce player injuries and collisions, and also that the shortened distance between bases should “have a modest impact” increasing stolen baes and infield hits.
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram has reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $3 million with the Houston Texans. Ingram will join a Texans backfield led by starter David Johnson, who agreed to a restructured contract to remain with the team. Ingram, who was a healthy scratch for four of the Ravens’ final five contests of the 2020 season, including both playoff games, was released in January.
The NBA has taken action against Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard. Earlier this week, a video surfaced of Leonard saying an anti-Semitic slur while gaming. The league has fined Leonard $50,000, and he’s been suspended from team activities for a week. Leonard was already out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Sergio Garcia currently leads The Players Championship. He currently sits at 7-under par. Brian Harman is in second with a score of 5-under. And a trio of players are right behind him at 4-under. The action continues today and wraps up Sunday weather permitting.
Mizzou got the win against Georgia last night in the first round of the SEC tournament. Their next game is tonight against Arkansas. Tip off is scheduled for 6PM. Illinois will take on Rutgers tonight in their first game in the Big 10 tourney. Tip off for that game is at 5:30PM.
And finally – On Thursday afternoon, Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing and his team picked up an upset victory over Villanova, the top seed in the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. After the 72–71 victory, Ewing not only applauded the effort of his team, which moved to 11-12 on the season with the win, but also sounded off on the arena’s security