Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
In fact, here are a few other things going for Iowa, the Gem State, that would recommend it to even to most discriminating of baseball fans (or girl watchers):
- Ripley's Believe It or Not has dubbed Burlington's Snake Alley the most crooked street in the world.
- Strawberry Point is the home of the world's largest strawberry.
- Imes Bridge is the oldest of Madison County's six bridges.
- Elk Horn in the largest Danish settlement in the United States.
- Fenlon Place Elevator in Dubuque is the world's steepest and shortest railway.
- Quaker Oats, in Cedar Rapids, is the largest cereal company in the world.
- Resident Maynard Reece is the only artist to win the Federal Duck Stamp competition five times.
- Herbert Hoover, a West Branch native, was the 31st president of the United States and the first one born west of the Mississippi.
- Born Donnabelle Mullenger in Denison, Oscar Award-winning actress, Donna Reed, started her career at the young age of 16.
- Glenn Miller, noted trombonist and orchestra leader, was born in Clarinda located in Southwest Iowa.
- Iowa is the only state name that starts with two vowels.
- John Wayne was born as Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset on May 26, 1907.
- Carol Morris won the Miss Universe pageant as Miss Iowa USA in 1956.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Just weeks before the launch of the NFL regular season, Commissioner Roger Goodell's office has released a 12 point guide to help teams uncover possible spying activities in their midst:
12. Cheerleaders mysteriously replaced with chorus line in trenchcoats and dark glasses, and they're all named Natasha.
11. New defensive co-ordinator takes his martinis shaken not stirred.
10. Sideline headphone system keeps picking up North Korean radio broadcasts.
9. New receiver from Bulgaria constantly taking notes in huddle.
8. Cleaning staff at stadium have thick Russian accents.
7. The other team's mascot is a satellite dish.
6. During coin toss, opposing captain seeks asylum.
5. "Coach, there's this guy in the third row and he's talking into his shoe."
4. Everything in locker room is too neat ... like someone didn't want you to know they'd been there!
3. Huddle discussions mysteriously broadcast over stadium loudspeakers.
2. Coach signals for a pass play, and defence calls for giant nets.
1. Placekicker swears he saw the goalposts move as he lined up for convert.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
- An engineering student at Stanford who disagrees with the principles of particle physics and insists that all matter is comprised the four basic elements - earth, air, fire and water.
- A medical student at the University of Minnesota who rejects any suggestion that blood circulates within the body and instead is created in the stomach only to be absorbed completely at it's destination after each heart beat as Aristotle stated.
- An astronomy Student at Cal Tech who maintains the geocentric view of the universe and refuses to consider the sun as the center of the solar system. She is also suing NASA for not considering her for a summer intern position for the same reason.
- An agriculture student at Texas A & M who is threatening to stone the entire horticulture department for planting two crops together in violation of The Book of Deuteronomy.
Monday, July 26, 2010
However, there will be some subjects that even a show that pushes the envelope the way Glee does won't touch:
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
- Favorite song is "Your Kiss is On My List" by Hall and Oats.
- When he first came to play in Baltimore, he tough an "Oriole" was a type of cookie.
- Had the first "at bat" in Kansas City Royals history. Also had first string of expletives fired at an umpire by a KC Royals player.
- Favorite fabric pattern is Paisley.
- In 1990, ripped first base out while protesting an umpire's call. Later removed a row of seats along the third base line to protest an IRS audit.
- Has won three World Series championships. Might already be a Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes winner.
- Favorite breed of dog is cocker spaniel.
- While a manager with the Seattle Mariners, Piniella never once ordered coffee from any of the 355 Starbucks within a 1/4 radius of Kingdome.
- Actually believed he would be able to win a World Series with the Chicago cubs.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Lindsey Lohan is scheduled to begin her 90 day sentence for parole violation on Tuesday. While getting to spend three months behind bars might sound like a vacation to many people, the tedium and monotony can quickly grow to be too much. Here are some productive ways Lindsey can finish paying her debt to society:
- Stop drinking
- Learn how to sing (for real this time).
- Read all the classic literature she didn't get a chance to read because the movie set tutors didn't make her. "Classic Comics" are acceptable
- One word: yoga.
- Write letters for Amnesty International, just make sure you are not supporting the unlawful imprisonment of political dissidents.
- Figure out why every movie since "Mean Girls" sucked.
- Get a new tattoo. Have it removed when you get out.
- Start that screenplay you’ve been taking about with the bumbling hit man and her wisecracking robot.
- One more word: Pilates.
Friday, July 16, 2010
However, if you didn't see yesterday's post about the help the SPCA needs in Louisiana, please click here and make a donation.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Please donate to the Louisiana SPCA so they can purchase food for these puppies until they can all be adopted.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
- France: #1 in searches for "cheese disposal" and "deodorant"
- Brazil: #1 in searches for "sun block"
- USA: #1 in searches for "low self esteem"
- Scotland: #1 in searches for "overspending" and "spicy cooking"
- Egypt: #1 in searches for "import sand"
- Canada: #1 in searches for "anger management"