A woman in Texas punched a police officer who came to impound her pot belly pig. (Full Story)
Sears Was Selling a Very Not-Safe-for-Work Product If You Searched for “Medicine Ball” – BroBible
77% of Us Will Buy Ourselves More Gifts This Year . . . The Average Is Six SWNSDigital
Warning: There’s an Amazon Phone Scam Making The Rounds – FREEP
If the Hand Sanitizer in Your Car Freezes, Throw It Away – Fox56
‘I have never witnessed something like that before;’ Suspect in death of Gus Gus Fun bus owner sentenced to 20 years in federal prison – KMOV
A Mayor Gets into a High-Speed Chase Where He Throws His Crack Out the Window – Syracuse
Microsoft Patents a New Sensor That Can Tell If You’re Bored During Meetings – BBC
Daydreaming at Work Is a Good Thing? – StudyFinds
Another monolith has appeared, this time on a mountain in California. (Full Story)
Andy Lewis and Sylvan Christensen Removed Mysterious Utah Monolith, “We are losing our public lands” – GritDaily
Foster’s Beer Is Finally Going on Sale Across Australia – TheGuardian
Airlines can soon deny emotional support animals free flights – GO
A new study of the most popular dog names in 2020 found there were lots of people picking names like Corona, Rona, Covi, Covid, and Fauci. And flask sales are up more than 500% this year . . . because people want to drink from a closed container so they don’t spill on their laptop during a virtual happy hour. (Full Story)
Olympic star RAFER JOHNSON died Tuesday at the age of 86. There’s no word on the cause of death. Rafer won the silver medal in the Decathlon in the 1956 Olympics, then took the GOLD in 1960. He was also one of three men who tackled Sirhan Sirhan after he fatally shot Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. NFL star Rosey Grier and journalist George Plimpton were the other two.
WWE Hall of Famer PAT PATTERSON died yesterday, reportedly of cancer. He was 79. Pat became the first Intercontinental Champion in 1979. After his in-ring career, he became a color commentator, then a producer behind the scenes. Pat is credited with coming up with the idea for one of the WWE’s biggest yearly events, the Royal Rumble. He published a book in 2016 called “Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE”.
British / Australian actor HUGH KEAYS-BYRNE died Tuesday. He was 73. There’s no word on the cause of death. Hugh played the villain Toecutter in the original “Mad Max” in 1979. Then he returned to play the villain Immortan Joe in “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 2015. He was also on the TV show “Farscape”.
Three of Eddie Van Halen’s guitars have sold for a combined total of $422,000, according to Julien’s Auctions. One guitar, EVH’s Kramer Electric Guitar, sold for $231,500 on Wednesday. Van Halen had actually given the guitar to Bryan Cush, owner of Cush’s Centenary Oyster House in Louisiana, in 1991. The guitar hung from the oyster house’s wall for years, with Van Halen pulling it down to play it every time he rolled through town.
From 1995 the Disney classic Pocahontas is described as a powerful love story between her and Capt John Smith voiced by Mel Gibson. Christian Bale was in the movie as well. Great Disney kids movie. Mr. Gibson went on to do other voice work including this classic (AUDIO) and Christian Bale’s voice work resume includes this (AUDIO) Now we can add Irene Bedard who voiced Pocahontas in the movie to the list. Unfortunately no audio exist but here is the story of what cops call 2 wildly-drunken incidents over 3 days. Her first arrest went down at Irene’s ex-husband’s house in Beavercreek, OH — where cops responded to a possible domestic violence situation on Friday night. According to the police report officers found the actress with a belt in her hand. Police claim Irene, who is Native American, said something to the effect of, “Look, they sent the white man to come get me!” The report also says she appeared incredibly intoxicated, reeked of booze and had trouble standing straight. Her ex told cops Irene showed up pounding on his door and when he let her in, she started yelling at their 17-year-old son … and allegedly kicked him as he tried to restrain her. Cops claim that continued as she kicked and screamed while they tried to get her into their cruiser. Her son didn’t want to press charges and just wanted his mom to get help — but they took her to the station and booked her for domestic violence, assault and resisting arrest. She posted bond … but a few days later, on Monday, Irene was arrested again when Beavercreek PD was summoned to a hotel where Irene was allegedly harassing the front desk clerk. The officer on that case says he tried talking Irene down, but again she appeared wasted and was combative. So much so, he claims she charged at him, and he had to pin her down to cuff her. Cops also say it took several officers to drag her into jail. The second time around, Irene was only booked for disorderly conduct before she was released, once again, without bail.
Don’t forget The Office is Leaving Netflix on December 31st! It is headed to Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, on Jauary 1st, 2021. They have promised “incorporating elements that were not part of the original broadcast” soooo unreleased content.
Fox has renewed “The Masked Singer” for a 5th season. The next season is expected to air in 2021. Nick Cannon, Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, and Nicole Scherzinger are expected to be back. Along with this news, it was announced that Ken Jeong would host Fox’s New Year’s Eve broadcast. Jeong takes the place of Steve Harvey on the show.
“Entertainment Weekly” put out lists of the best and worst TV shows of 2020. And unlike previous years, this year you probably HAVE seen a good amount of these. Thanks to COVID-19, we’ve ALL become more proficient TV critics.
Here are the 18 BEST, in no particular order:
- “Better Call Saul”, AMC
- “Ted Lasso”, Apple TV+
- “The Midnight Gospel”, Netflix
- “The Vow”, HBO
- “PEN15”, Hulu
- “The Crown”, Netflix
- “The Plot Against America”, HBO
- “I Hate Suzie”, HBO Max
- “I May Destroy You”, HBO
- “Better Things”, FX
- “The Good Fight”, CBS All Access
- “We Are Who We Are”, HBO
- “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, NBC
- “What We Do in the Shadows”, FX
- “Never Have I Ever”, Netflix
- “Desus & Mero”, Showtime
- “Search Party”, HBO Max
- “Harley Quinn”, DC Universe
Here are the three WORST:
- Anything on the failed streaming service Quibi.
- “Space Force”, Netflix
- “Westworld”, HBO
Oreo has announced it will be launching a “Chromatica” Lady Gaga-themed Oreo. The cookies are “pink-colored Golden Oreo cookies with green colored creme and feature three Chromatica-inspired cookie embossments.” They will be available starting in January for a limited time only, while supplies last. There was a Lady Gaga x OREO Stan Club, launching yesterday that notified fans when the cookies officially go on sale. The first 1,000 people got free cookies..
blink-182 has an album called Take off Your Pants and Jacket, so it’s no surprise that blink-182 has had some other “creative” names floating around for their albums. Here is a list of the band’s rejected album titles and they include:Vasectomy – Vasecta-You, Diarrhea De Janeiro, Our Pet Sounds and Sodomy – Sodom-You. Also, after Tom DeLonge left blink-182, the band considered calling 2016’s California album Nude Erection, No Hard Feelings and OBGYN-Kenobi.
“People” magazine has revealed its “People of the Year.” There are four, and they’ll each get a cover and a feature story for next week’s issue. They are: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez, Regina King, and George Clooney.
“Entertainment Weekly” has announced its Entertainers of the Year. There are SIX, and they’ll each get a cover for the January issue, along with a feature story inside. They are: “Mandalorian” star Pedro Pascal . . . Kerry Washington . . . Sacha Baron Cohen . . . father and son “Schitt’s Creek” stars Eugene and Dan Levy . . . the late Chadwick Boseman . . . and Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift has been working hard on re-recording her old songs. Now we get a wee nugget in a new commercial feat. Ryan Reynolds for the dating site Match, a redo of her O.G. hit “Love Story.”(AUDIO)
Country singer DYLAN SCOTT has two kids. His son Beckett is three, and his daughter Finley is one. Country Now asked him to play a game of “Five Things Nobody Told Me About Fatherhood.” Here’s what he said:
- Everybody has their opinion about how HE should be a father.
- They told him about nasty diapers, but not HOW nasty they’d really be.
- The awesome feeling he’d get while watching his kids dancing and being happy.
- The terrible feeling of watching his son get his first stitches.
5. Finally, nobody told him the first six months would take six years off his life.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum is 40.
Anna Chlumsky is 40.
Tiffany Haddish is 41.
Sean Parker is 41. Founded Napster, leeched off of Facebook, and is heavily invested in Spotify.
Brendan Fraser is 52.
Montell Jordan is 52.
Julianne Moore is 60.
Daryl Hannah is 60. She’s married to Neil Young.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….for his birthday, don’t buy him anything…just re-wrap what you got him last year, he’ll never know. And even if he doesn’t like it…you won’t even be able to understand his displeasure….Ozzy Osbourne is 72 years young today.
Today’s birthday girl has been tossed around like the dough in a pizzeria in 128 fine films including:
- 1 + 1 EQUALS FUN
- BIG OLE BOOBS IN UNIFORM
- BROADS AND BIKERS
- CHEATING WITH MY PERSONAL TRAINER
- GETTING HEALTHY AND HORNY
- I KISS GIRLS
- BOOBS GALORE
- AND WHO COULD FORGET…HER UNFORGETTABLE ROLE IN….WOMB RAIDER.
DESTINY DIXON is 36 YEARS OLD
The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 11-0 after their win against the Ravens yesterday. The game FINALLY took place almost a week after originally scheduled. RGIII started for the Ravens in place of Lamar Jackson who is on the COVID list. He threw for 33 yards. That’s it. Yikes. Final score Pittsburgh 19….Baltimore 14.
The Denver Broncos activated quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. All three were held out of Sunday’s contest against the New Orleans Saints, though their presence on that list does not confirm any of the three contracted the coronavirus. The NFL requires all close contacts of those who test positive to go on reserve/COVID-19 list for at least five days. The Broncos lost to the Saints 31-3 using wideout Kendall Hinton under center.
Couple of moves in the NBA to chat about…So much for Russell Westbrook and James Harden teaming up in Houston to win the championship that eluded them in Oklahoma City. The Houston Rockets announced Wednesday that they traded Westbrook to the Wizards in exchange for John Wall and a future first-round pick. The Detroit Pistons have continued their busy offseason, reportedly agreeing to a deal with LiAngelo Ball. Ball will sign a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Pistons. This makes it that all 3 of the Ball brothers are now in the NBA. Also…The Los Angeles Clippers waived center Joakim Noah, a move that will likely mark the end of his NBA career. Noah’s agent said that the 35-year-old is “likely headed toward retirement.” The Chicago Bulls drafted Noah with the No. 9 pick in 2007. He spent nine seasons in Chicago, earning his two All-Star nods, before stints with the New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies and Clippers.
Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases across the United States, the NBA and its players association announced that 48 of the 546 players who were tested from Nov. 24-30 returned positive tests. Those who tested positive are isolating. It is notable the NBA said it is working with the CDC for guidance on how long players can isolate given Tuesday’s announcement. The CDC shortened its recommendation for quarantining following COVID-19 exposure to seven days with a negative test or 10 days without one.
With 54-year-old Mike Tyson returning to the ring and fighting to an exhibition draw with Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday, another former boxer wants his shot at Iron Mike: Buster Douglas. That’s right: The man who shocked the world by knocking out Tyson in 1990 at the height of Iron Mike’s career wants a rematch, 30-plus years later. Tyson might be able to make a list of fighters who want another shot at him. Former boxer Kevin McBride—who beat Iron Mike in 2005 when Tyson didn’t come back out for the seventh round and was the last opponent of Tyson’s career before his bout with Jones—also wants another go.
Vanderbilt interim head coach Todd Fitch said Sarah Fuller will serve as the team’s placekicker against Georgia. “She’ll be with us on the trip to Georgia and we’re going to put the best people out there.” Fuller told reporters Tuesday. “If she’s our best option we’ll continue with her and we’ll do the best we can for the team.” Fuller became the first woman to play for a Power 5 football program in last week’s 41-0 loss to Missouri. Her only game action was a successful squib kick at the start of the second half. The SEC named her Special Teams Player of the Week for her efforts.
The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is reportedly set to cancel the 2020 edition over COVID-19 concerns. The Sun Bowl had played every year since its inception in 1935. The Bahamas, Celebration, Fenway, Hawaii, Holiday, Motor City, Pinstripe and Redbox bowls were previously canceled because of COVID-19. The Sun Bowl was slated for Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas. Like much of the country, Texas has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Mizzou had themselves a little upset last night on the basketball court. The Tigers are now 2-0 after they beat 21st ranked Oregon 83-75. Up next for Mizzou is a game against Witchita State on Sunday. Mizzou football takes the field on Saturday as they host Arkansas at 11AM.
The United States women’s national team announced Tuesday it had reached a settlement with U.S. Soccer regarding unequal working conditions for the USWNT. In a statement, a USWNT spokesperson showed her satisfaction with the deal while making clear the group’s legal fight with U.S. Soccer over equal pay remains unresolved: “I believe our approach helped us reach this agreement and demonstrates the commitment of U.S. Soccer’s new leadership to find a new way forward with the USWNT. This settlement is good news for everyone and I believe will serve as a springboard for continued progress.” In March 2019, members of the USWNT player pool filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer arguing the federation was failing to provide compensation, treatment and working conditions that matched those offered to the men’s national team.