A Mountain Biker’s Successful Tactic to Scare Away a Bear
It’s not clear where this happened. A mountain biker set up his phone to take videos of himself going down a trail. In one clip you see him riding by, and then you hear him saying “hey, hey, hey” . . . like he’s trying to warn someone.
The warning was to a BEAR that is following him back up the trail. The guy does the “look large” defense tactic by holding his bike over his head, and it works. The bear retreats.
(Here’s the video.)
Hotels Have Started Adding Fees to Use the Pool and Gym
Spirit Airlines started charging people for carry-ons in 2010. Now they charge for EVERYTHING, and other airlines have followed suit. So could the same thing happen with HOTELS next? Well, it’s already started.
“The Wall Street Journal” just did a big story on a company called MCR Development that owns over 100 large hotels around the country. They’re the fourth-largest hotel operator in the U.S., and they’ve been testing out the à la carte business model.
Around a dozen of their hotels now charge $25 to use the pool . . . $20 to check in early . . . another $20 to check out late . . . and an additional fee to use the gym. They claim it’s going to allow them to offer rooms at slightly cheaper rates.
Seven Dollar Store Items That Are Cheaper Elsewhere
Dollar stores stay in business by getting overstocked stuff in bulk. For example, a $1 toothbrush only costs them a quarter. And they can get eight-packs of crayons for 30 cents, then resell them for a buck.
But not everything they sell is a deal. They also partner with companies to sell smaller-sized products that fit their $1 price point. And sometimes you get less for your money that way. Here are a few dollar store items that aren’t actually a deal . . .
1. Scott brand toilet paper. A single roll at Dollar Tree costs about two bucks, or 30 cents more than Target.
2. Old Spice deodorant. They usually sell smaller tubes of it, and you pay $1.25 per ounce. But a larger size at Walmart is 97 cents an ounce. Or 75 cents at Costco.
3. Sharpies. $1.00 at most dollar stores, and 80 cents at Walmart.
4. Crest toothpaste. 42 cents an ounce versus 25 cents at Target.
5. Cereal. Cheerios are 29 cents an ounce at Dollar Tree, or 17 cents at Walmart.
6. Top Ramen noodles. 20 cents an ounce, versus 17 cents at Target.
7. Gain laundry detergent. 10 cents an ounce, or 9 cents at other stores.
So you want to be in a high profile relationship huh? And when it doesn’t work out. Someone pretending to be Ben Affleck sent chicken topped pizzas to ALEX RODRIGUEZ. But the guy misspelled Ben’s last name without the K. As in, “A-F-F-L-E-C.” The prankster spent about $141 from an online Florida company called Bulls Bears and Squares. They somehow knew the address of A-Rod’s rented Hamptons mansion, but didn’t leave a note.
It happens to pretty much every musician after they die: People start raiding their vaults and releasing all the stuff they NEVER WANTED ANYONE TO HEAR. From Tupac to Tom Petty to Prince. . . right down to Pop Smoke. Every little thing they recorded, whether they wanted you to hear it or not, gets heard once they kick the bucket. So how to do you stop it? ANDERSON .PAAK found an interesting answer to that question. He got a tattoo on his forearm that says, quote, “When I’m gone, please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached. “Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public.” Hey, he put it in ink, right?
One of the biggest video games, Fortnite, is getting DC Comics’ Wonder Woman today. She’ll be a new skin, along with a big bundle of cosmetic items. Wonder Woman now joins Superman, Batman, the Flash, and Aquaman. So now 5/7ths of a full Justice League is in Fortnite. (Now only Cyborg and Green Lantern are needed.) Expect Wonder Woman to hit the Fortnite item shop tonight at 7 our time.(AUDIO)
We all know BOB ROSS as that gentle “Joy of Painting” guy with the soothing voice and comforting afro. But apparently, there’s some kind of DIRTY SECRET behind the scenes that we didn’t know about. And it will be revealed in the new Netflix documentary “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed”. Netflix released a 20-second clip yesterday that says, quote, “We want to show you the trailer for ‘Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed’. But we can’t.” Then an unidentified voice says, quote, “I’ve been wanting to get this story out for all these years.” The movie hits Netflix a week from today. Bob died of lymphoma in 1995. He was only 52.
The 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is being celebrated by bringing it back to the big screen on September 12th, 13th, and 15th. Each screening of the film, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, will have its own featurette called “The Henson Legacy” discussing the magic of Jim Henson’s puppetry. It will also feature a stop at the Center for Puppetry Arts, offering a look at over 100 puppets used for Labyrinth. Check for your nearest screening and buy tickets at FathomEvents.com
CBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Price is Right with a primetime special on September 30th The special will revisit some of the game show’s biggest winners, plus offer never-before-seen footage and pay tribute to former host Bob Barker while contestants play for cash and prizes. Season 50 of The Price is Right begins September 13th with a new game called “Back in ’72”, where contestants will guess the prices of items that were on during the show’s early years.
Adidas is releasing a shoe inspired by “The Simpsons” next door neighbor, Ned Flanders. The colors match his outfit, which is a green sweater over a pink collared shirt and khaki pants. The sneakers are olive green on the sides with brown suede detail and pink ankle lining. Each pair comes in a box with an image of Ned holding up a “Left Handers Rule!” sign in reference to the season three episode, “When Flanders Failed”. That’s the one where Ned opened a left-handed store called The Leftorium. A pair costs $130 and they go on sale October 3rd, which is the 30th anniversary of the episode.
A&E explores the DARK SIDE of HUGH HEFNER’s “Playboy” in a new docuseries. The trailer dropped yesterday, “Secrets of Playboy” features sitdown interviews with Hef’s former girlfriends Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Sondra Theodore, his personal valet Stefan Tenenbaum, “Bunny Mother” PJ Masten, Playboy Mansion West resident Jennifer Saginor and members of Hefner’s staff and inner circle, including his bodyguard and butler. The docuseries premieres next year on A&E.
We always hear stories about actors and the roles they didn’t take. If it were up to Barbra Streisand, Will Smith and Beyonce would have been in the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born. Streisand starred in the original film in 1976 with Kris Kristofferson. Barbra told The Sunday Project, “At first, when I heard it was going to be done again, it was supposed to be Will Smith and Beyoncé, and I thought, that’s interesting. Really make it different again, different kind of music, integrated actors, I thought that was a great idea. So, I was surprised when I saw how alike it was to the version that I did in 1976.” The roles went to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Justin Lin will direct the 10th and 11th films in the Fast franchise, which will be the conclusion of the core movies. It looks like the release date for the last one is April of 2023. Lin has directed five Fast films beginning with 2006’s Vin Diesel and franchise regulars are all expected to return. The mid-credits scene from F9 suggested Jason Statham’s character will play some part too. The Fast franchise, which began in 2001, has made $6.3 billion globally, with that figure including the 2019 spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. The most recent installment of the core franchise, 2021’s Lin-directed F9, grossed $681 million worldwide despite the COVID-19 pandemic
Someone made a list of movies that are good, but are a bit of a tough watch and only need to be seen once.
- “A Clockwork Orange”, 1971 . . . It initially received an X-rating in the U.S. and the aversion-therapy scenes are difficult to watch.
- “Pink Flamingos”, 1972 . . . This one needs no explanation: Divineeats a pig’s face AND dog feces.
- “Deliverance”, 1972 . . . The rape scene is something you’ll need bleached from your mind.
- “Schindler’s List”, 1993 . . . Steven Spielberg’sHolocaust film is deeply moving and won seven Oscars.
- “American History X”, 1998 . . . The curb stomping scene that is a tough watch.
- “Hotel Rwanda”, 2004 . . . The horrors of genocide are depicted.
- “127 Hours”, 2010 . . . James Francocutting his arm off is . . . yikes.
- “The Revenant”, 2015 . . . BEAR ATTACK.
- “12 Years a Slave”, 2013 . . . Lupita Nyong’o’scharacter receives life threatening lashes and is repeatedly raped.
- “City of God”, 2002 . . . This Brazilian film depicts kids killing kids in street gang warfare.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 175 fine films, including:
– American Ass 3
– Ass Wreckage 2
– Bangin the Girl Next Door 2
– Double Parked 8: Traffic Jam
– I’ve Never Done That Before 13
– My Neighbor is a Porn Star
– And who can forget her role in 2005’s Welcum to Casa Butts 2
Selena Silver is 42 years old.
TIM TEBOW is once again NOT a professional athlete. He got cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday, after appearing in one preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. He said, quote, “Thank you to the Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey. And we know that God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28.” Coach URBAN MEYER said, quote, “It’s tough. We knew that was an uphill battle for Tim. Players loved him. The locker room loved him. But it was the right thing.” He said they had to let Tim go because he couldn’t get the hang of TACKLING . . . which he’d never done. As a tight end, he would have also been required to help out on special teams, and for that he’d need to be able to tackle.
Meyer coached Tebow at the University of Florida. Tim is 34, and it’s hard to believe any other team will pick him up.
(He also wasn’t much of a blocker.)
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is urging parents not to allow their children to play tackle football until they are 14, he said in a “TODAY” show exclusive as he revealed a powerful new PSA in partnership with the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The PSA explains that the longer a child plays tackle football, the more likely they are to develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive and fatal condition more commonly known as CTE. New data looking at teenagers shows that 25 percent of high school football players had CTE, even though they never played in college or professionally, according to research from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — Boston University — Concussion Legacy Foundation Brain Bank. The experts looked at 65 high school football players and found that 16 had CTE. Only one of the 16 started tackle football after age 14. The PSA isn’t saying that children need to avoid football entirely — it recommends that parents allow younger children to play flag football, a safer option. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that children in tackle sports are 15 times more likely to experience head impacts.
The Cardinals had St. Louis native and World Series icon David Freese present for his bobblehead night and the club’s first chance to celebrate his career and the championship he helped win since his retirement after the 2019 season.
But with the end of their six-game winning streak, the Cardinals slipped 11 games behind the Brewers, who also widened their lead to 8½ ahead of the second-place Reds in the National League Central.
Milwaukee had nine hits before the Cardinals had one. Corbin Burnes held the Cardinals hitless through five innings, scoreless through six, and then passed a shutout over to the beast-mode bullpen to complete a 2-0 victory at Busch Stadium. Wainright is the only reason we kept it close but ya know, someone has to hit the ball.
Oakland A’s starting pitcher Chris Bassitt was taken off the field on a cart on Tuesday after being hit in the face with a 100-mph line drive.
The incident occurred in the second inning of Oakland’s game at the Chicago White Sox. Chicago outfielder Brian Goodwin hit a 100.1-mph comebacker off a Bassitt pitch that hit the A’s starter on the right side of his face. Bassitt immediately fell to the ground, bleeding on the mound. Ready for a video Rizz? After the game, manager Bob Melvin told reporters that Bassitt never lost consciousness and that the team was still awaiting test results. Bassitt is Oakland’s best pitcher this season, with a a 3.06 ERA and 12-3 record entering Tuesday’s game. The 32-year-old made his first All-Star team in July.
Let me ask you guys something? If you made it to the majors, what would you do with the ball from your first hit? Or first homerun? Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds enjoyed a memorable night on Monday. The veteran first baseman recorded his 2,000th career hit in the Reds’ convincing 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. In today’s MLB, 2,000 hits is slowly becoming the new hit milestone for players across the league, making this moment that much more special for Votto and his fanbase. After the game, the 37-year-old slugger reminisced about his first MLB hit and what he did with the ball. He shares an adorable story and fans got a chance to learn about Joey Votto, the dog dad. https://www.fanduel.com/theduel/posts/video-joey-votto-shares-story-first-mlb-hit-dog-reds-01fda649p20c
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that a former USGA employee is facing 15 federal charges for an alleged scheme to steal more than $3 million worth of U.S. Open tickets for resale on the secondary market. Federal prosecutor Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that former USGA assistant ticketing director Robert Fryer, 39, of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, faces one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, four counts of mail fraud and 10 counts of wire fraud in the alleged embezzlement scheme. According to prosecutors, Fryer conducted the scheme starting with the 2013 U.S. Open at Pennsylvania’s Merion Golf Club and kept it going through the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Prosecutors say Fryer stole more than 23,000 tickets valued at more than $3 million over the course of the seven-year scheme. He then allegedly sold the tickets to third-party brokers for resale on the secondary market while collecting payments that put more than $1 million into his pockets. He did so without the USGA’s knowledge, according to the DOJ.