Archive for February, 2014

Ronan Farrow Gets Hollywood Make A Wish Award For Excellence In Journalism

February 27, 2014

His first television show has only been on the air for three days, but Ronan Farrow is already winning awards for his journalistic work. Reach the World, a global education group, will honor the 26-year-old Farrow with its annual Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism.

Ronan Farrow receives Hollywood Make a Wish Award..

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Ask The Eye Sheet Sniffer In Hotel No Tell Get The Picture

February 27, 2014

Dear Eye View

Last week my partner and I went for a much-needed and long-overdue stay at a bed and breakfast in Florida. The day before we left, while lying by the pool I saw the concierge/desk helper let himself into our room. Wondering why, I got up to check and found him wrapped up in our bed sheets and smelling a pillow. I got angry, and he started crying and said we were an attractive couple and that he “just wanted to feel alive again.” It was awkward and embarrassing, and he said he would never do it again, so I just let it drop and didn’t tell my partner or the proprietor about this. I figured the sheets are their property, and I’d think it was just weird or kind of funny had he just replaced the linens and done that in the laundry room, but in the room itself it felt like a gross violation of our privacy. Plus, if it had been a big chain hotel there’s no question I’d have marched straight to the manager’s office. Should I have told anyone? Wondering

Dear W

I understand your concern. Putting aside the fact that you stumbled upon this scene and did not think this was odd enough to  bring this up in a normal conversation with your partner or proprietor. I am surprised you were able to let it drop knowing your were dealing  with a hotel employee with a serious fetish and a key to your room. We can deal with that in another column. Yes you should have told the manager.  If you ran a B&B, I assume you’d want to know if you had an employee who felt the aromas of the guests were a form of True Blood. Also not  only should you have been concerned about your hotel linens but the sheetrock as well. Get the picture?

Hope this helps

Eye View

 

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Substitute Teacher Taped Spouting BIZARRE Conspiracy Theories In High School Physics Class

February 21, 2014

A student at a public, taxpayer-funded high school in Michigan has clandestinely filmed a substitute teacher preaching crazy conspiracy theories in front of a high school physics class last month. Sources who wish to remain anonymous for fear of retribution from school officials have told The Daily Caller that the incident occurred on Jan. 16, 2013 at Grosse Pointe North High School in a ritzy suburb of Detroit, Mich. It becomes clear that the substitute teacher is discussing the September 11 terrorist attacks. “Substitute teacher Jason Glicker is rarely seen without one of his iconic necklaces on,” the article explains. “Glicker’s jewelry choice stemmed from a hobby of his, which is going to music festivals.” In the part where Glicker describes himself, he notes that he is an avid fan of the alternative metal band Tool. He also gives a window into his unique teaching style. Substitute teacher sticking it to the Man.

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Signature Moment In Womens Figure Skating Creates Online Petition Like Money in The Bank

February 21, 2014

When Adelina Sotnikova of Russia won the gold medal in women’s figure skating over South Korea’s Yuna Kim on Thursday night, it was the signature moment of the Sochi Games for the host nation. For many skating fans, however, it was a serious injustice. With accusations of inflated scores for Russian skaters and several judges having questionable backgrounds, Sotnikova’s win has been seen as both the skate of her life and a potential injustice towards Kim.Enough people are upset about the result to have banded together to force change. At Change.org, a website where people can start and sign petitions to correct injustices in politics, sports or elsewhere, more than 1 million signatories have put their names to a petition — titled “Open Investigation into Judging Decisions of Women’s Figure Skating and Demand Rejudgement at the Sochi Olympics” — hoping to force an official inquiry.

At Change.org fights the good fight to create social change in womens figure skating…like money in the bank..

 

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Breaking News Wolf Spotted in Olympic Village Dorm Awaiting News Conference

February 20, 2014

We’ve been hearing about the problems at the Sochi Olympic Games since before  the opening ceremonies. One complaint was about the stray dogs everywhere. But one American luger says forget about the dogs. She was worried about a  wolf. Kate Hansen says she opened her door to find a wolf roaming the halls of the  dorm where Olympic athletes stay. “I’m pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi,” the 21-year-old  Olympian wrote.  She used the hash tag #SochiFail on the video  description. It’s unclear if it is actually a wolf or just a large dog. Breaking News, Wolf spotted in Olympic dorm room. Still waiting..
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What Is The Fastest Winter Olympic Sports? Clue Its Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

February 19, 2014

If you watch the Winter Olympics, there’s a good chance you’ve stared at the screen wondering which sports move the quickest. You may have tried to figure out whether the bobsledders move faster than the lugers and whether the speedskaters are faster than the skeleton racers.

Destin, the rocket scientist behind the popular Smarter Every Day blog and video series, wondered too. So he collected data, compared the sports and got some answers. Downhill skiers? Yep, those guys and gals move fastest. We paused at the inclusion of the hockey puck, though, and its No. 1 ranking. It’s obviously not like the others.If that’s included, why not the bullets used in the shotguns of the biathlon? They’d be faster. But not as fast as the truly fastest event which is faster than a speeding bullet.

The NBC Winter Olympics coverage channel switch.

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Lauren Olympic Ugly Sweaters Going For Thousands Curling Wear Shows High Demand

February 18, 2014

Those who are looking to score an official U.S. sweater like the ones that Team USA wore at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games are going to have to reach deep into their bank accounts.Ralph Lauren is the “official outfitter” for Team USA in 2014, and two weeks before the Sochi Games began, the company released “324 individually numbered, limited edition sweaters” with the American flag and stars and stripes on them. Those had a price tag of $595 and sold out quickly.  ESPN’s Darren Rovell wrote that four sweaters that were sold on eBay last week averaged a winning bid of $3,100, and the extra-large sweater online eventually sold for $4,850. If you peruse some eBay search results, you can find a few sweaters below $1,000, though those seem to have numerous days of bidding remaining. There are a handful between $2,000 and $4,000, and then there’s one extra-large sweater with a seller who is inexplicably asking $7,495.  USA curling team gear in high demand.

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Clown Shortage On The Horizon Its a Tragedy

February 17, 2014

Send in the clowns — please! As the “Greatest Show on Earth” returns to Brooklyn Thursday, circus folk  fear a national clown shortage is on the horizon.Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokesters  has plunged over the past decade as declining interest, old age and higher  standards among employers align against Krusty, Bozo and their crimson-nosed  colleagues.“What’s happening is attrition,” said Clowns of America International  President Glen Kohlberger, who added that membership at the Florida-based  organization has plummeted since 2006. “The older clowns are passing away.”

Baby Boomer clown shortage is a  tragedy.

 

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Invincible Snake Handler Pastor Dies Refusing Health Care Tried To Keep His Old Plan

February 17, 2014

A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show Snake Salvation has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky. Jamie Coots was handling a rattlesnake at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro when he was bitten on the hand Saturday night, another preacher, Cody Winn, told WBIR-TV. After the bite, Coots dropped the snakes, but then picked them back up and continued on. Within minutes, Winn said Coots headed to the bathroom.
When an ambulance arrived at the church at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, they were told Coots had gone home, the Middlesboro Police Department said in a statement. .”We literally believe they want us to take up snakes,” Coots told The Associated Press at the time. “We’ve been serpent handling for the past 20 or 21 years.”Contacted at his house, Coots refused medical treatment. Coots unable to keep his old plan.

 

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Clinton War on Women Heats Up Bill Ready To Offer His Services

February 17, 2014

Kathleen Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was  sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s, is now sounding the alarm about  the potential danger of Hillary Clinton becoming president. “Hillary Clinton is the war on women, and that’s  what needs to be exposed here,” Willey said Sunday night on Aaron  Klein’s WABC Radio show. “The point is what this woman is capable of doing to other women while she’s  running a campaign basically on women’s issues. It just doesn’t make any sense.  She singlehandedly orchestrated every one of the investigations of all these  women [who accused her husband of sexual crimes]. They’re the people reminding  us of how sordid this all is.”

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