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Archive for March, 2012

Colo The Psychic Gorilla Picks Mega Million Numbers Paul The Octopus Parts Unknown

March 30, 2012

There’s no monkeying around when it comes to tonight’s $540 million  Mega Millions jackpot. Unless, of course, it is with a psychic gorilla.

Colo the gorilla, a main attraction at the Columbus Zoo, is no longer just  famous for being the first gorilla born in human care and the oldest  gorilla in any zoo in the world, at 55 years old. She’s now known as a  lucky and psychic gorilla after correctly picking the NCAA Men’s Final  Four and its champion, Connecticut, in last year’s tournament.

With over half a billion dollars at stake, “Good Morning America” knew that a gorilla as good at gaming as Colo was worth a visit.

“GMA” headed straight to the Columbus Zoo and gave Colo a pile of onions  marked 1 through 56, for her five main selections, and a pile of turnips marked 1 through 46, for her Mega Ball choice.

Today on “GMA,” Colo revealed her picks.

Her onion choices are 9, 12, 21, 31 and 41. And her turnip Mega Ball number is 9.

Mega Million players, that’s the gorilla’s golden ticket.

Paul the Psychic Octopus parts unknown..

 

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Taco Delivery Drone Down, Its Back To The Drawing Board

March 30, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — The ability to have tacos delivered  at their feet is an idea many people wouldn’t hesitate to  get behind — especially when the tacos are being  delivered by a robot.

The Tacocopter — an unmanned drone helicopter that  gives customers tacos on demand — would without a  doubt be wildly popular were it to exist throughout the  nation.

Taco-hungry Americans could order  and pay for tacos on their smartphones, which would supply  GPS coordinates to the drone. Once ordered, the tacos  would be delivered as long as the customer remained in the  ordering location.

It exists in the Bay Area — in concept, at least. For  now, the Tacocopter, which has existed since July 2011,  has been grounded by the Federal  Aviation Administration, as would be any unmanned  commercial drone. According to FAA regulations, “unmanned  aerial vehicles” cannot currently be used for commercial  purposes.

Until taco drones allowed, its back to the taco delivery drawing board.

Ask The Eye Gym Romance Give Your Sniffer The Boot

March 30, 2012

Dear Eye View

I’m a fit, attractive 30-something single woman who enjoys working out at my local gym. A few weeks ago I noticed a cute guy seemed to have a similar schedule as mine. We also seemed to have a similar workout routine—bike, weights, swim etc. I’ve tried smiling at him once or twice, to see if there was any interest, but neither of us has made the first move. Then yesterday, I returned to my stationary bike as I had forgotten to wipe it down, and I noticed that he was standing next to it, rubbing the damp seat with an odd look on his face. He then pretended to have dropped something, but I saw that he was actually sniffing the seat, before returning to the locker room. I don’t think he realized that he had been spotted. How do I proceed? He is very attractive, and I guess he is into me as well. Do I say something about what I saw, or should I continue flirting with him knowing what I know?

Romance in the gym

Dear RITG

I am constantly bombarded with letters regarding sniffers. Unless you want to spend Friday nights in your apartments laundry room  I would give him the boot. He made the first move don’t make the second….Hope this helps

EV

Arlen Specter Calls Mitt Romney “Pornographic Movie Queen” Spector Is Ultimate Contortionist

March 28, 2012

Mitt Romney should be glad to be compared to an Etch A Sketch at this point: On Wednesday Sen. Arlen Specter kicked the bar way up (or rather, down) in the insulting imagery department by comparing the candidate to a “pornographic movie queen.” Because he changes positions so often, you see.

Arlen Spector (R.D,I)  frequent political party changes made him the ultimate contortionist..

 

Amish Object To Bright Safety Triangles On Their Buggies, Looking To Draft A New Bill

March 28, 2012

FRANKFORT, KY. — A bill to provide an alternative for Amish buggy drivers who object to using bright safety triangles on their vehicles was approved Tuesday by the House and is headed to Gov. Steve Beshear.

Senate Bill 75 was approved by a vote of 75-21.

Rep. Johnny Bell, D-Glasgow, who had sponsored similar legislation in the House, said the Senate version had only “minute differences,” including permitting the use of one-inch-wide white or silver tape instead of the two-inch white tape authorized by the House bill, and he recommended its passage.

Amish object to safety stickers on buggies, concerned it may affect wind resistance.

Spike Lee Tweets Wrong Address For Zimmerman Elderly Couple Now Experiencing Mo’ Better Blues

March 28, 2012

With Twitter and Facebook continuing to explode with posts purporting to contain the address of George Zimmerman, property records and interviews reveal that the home is actually the longtime residence of a married Florida couple, both in their 70s, who have no connection to the man who killed Trayvon Martin and are now living in fear due to erroneous reports about their connection to the shooter.

The mass dissemination of the address on Edgewater Circle in Sanford–the Florida city where Martin was shot to death last month–took flight last Friday when director Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s purported address to his 240,000 followers.

Spike Lee loose with the facts, while using artistic license, ignites passion while  tweeting wrong address for George Zimmerman, putting Florida elderly couple at risk.

Obama On The Short Stick of Taste Great, Less Filling Supreme Irony

March 28, 2012

It is a tad unfortunate that just days after the White House embraced the term “Obamacare” – previously regarded on the Left as a pejorative label – a majority of the nine Supreme Court justices have given strong indications they will rule it unconstitutional.

Even more ironic is that the justices, or five of them at least, look like they might force President Barack Obama back to the drawing board partly on the basis of the argument one Senator Obama made against then Senator Hillary Clinton in 2008.

At issue today was the so-called ‘individual mandate” – the federal government’s act of compelling Americans to buy health insurance. It is the centrepiece of the Affordable Health Care Act – aka Obamacare – which is the signature achievement of Obama’s presidency thus far.

But back during the 2008 campaign, Obama argued strenuously against the individual mandate. In a debate in South Carolina, he said: “A mandate means that in some fashion, everybody will be forced to buy health insurance. … But I believe the problem is not that folks are trying to avoid getting health care. The problem is they can’t afford it. And that’s why my plan emphasises lowering costs.”

Making health care more affordable for uninsured idea comes back to haunt Obama. Current plan tastes great but is less filling as Obama stated in 2008 in Supreme Irony.

Restaurant Worker Goes Captain Morgan And Fights Burglar With Sword And Bottle

March 27, 2012

A Daytona Beach restaurant worker fought off a burglar early Monday morning with a sword and a beer bottle, authorities say.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Anthony Brisbane was working at Captain Steamer’s Oyster Bar at 5:20 a.m. when he found a masked man in the kitchen area of the eatery at 1500 S. Atlantic Avenue.

Brisbane armed himself with a sword with a broken handle and pressed the sword into the suspect’s stomach, police said.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Trevor Pufall said, “Don’t kill me. Don’t kill me,” as Brisbane called authorities, police said. Pufall, armed with a tire iron, then struck Brisbane three times on the head.

Pufall then dropped his tire iron and he and Brisbane fought over the sword. Brisbane then shoved Pufall to the floor and slammed a beer bottle into his head, police said.

Restaurant worker goes full out Captain Morgan.. More looting, less loving

New Study Indicates Too Much Sitting Can Kill You

March 26, 2012

For better health, try  standing up more, a new study suggests. Those who spend 11 or more hours a  day sitting are 40 percent more likely to die over the next three years  regardless of how physically active they are otherwise, researchers  say.

Analyzing self-reported data from more than 222,000 people aged 45 and  older, Australian researchers found that mortality risks spike after 11  hours of total daily sitting but are still 15 percent higher for those  sitting between 8 and 11 hours compared to those sitting fewer than 4  hours per day.

“The evidence on the detrimental health effects of prolonged sitting  has been building over the last few years,” said study author Hidde van  der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney. “The  study stands out because of its large number of participants and the fact  that it was one of the first that was able to look at total sitting time.

Study shows total sitting time can kill you..

More Expensive Gas Prices Don’t Hurt Us As Much As They Used To

March 24, 2012

Gas prices are once again dominating the national debate.

But despite rhetoric, high gas prices aren’t hurting as much as they used to.

In 1981, when oil prices spiked following the Iranian Revolution, gasoline represented nearly 5% of the nation’s spending, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In 2011, only 3.7% of spending went to gas, even though prices averaged at their highest level ever that year.

This isn’t to say high gas prices don’t hurt — they do, especially for people living paycheck-to-paycheck or those that drive a lot.

More expensive gas prices don’t hurt as much when you are living in a van down by the river.