HOUSE VOTES TO LEAVE IRAQ BY NEXT APRIL..BUSH, SAYS NOT THEIR BUSINESS
Just hours before the House voted 223 to 201 to require the troops to
all be back in the U.S. by April 1, 2008, the President told reporters
that Congress had no business tryig to manage the war. In a news
conference he again warned that withdrawl now would risk "mass killings
on a horrific scale." Only four Republicans in the House voted for the
withdrawl. On one hand the President reiterated that the U.S. is
fighting the war there so we don't have to fight it here. But, on the
other hand, he said al-Qaeda was in the U.S. or on the way. A report
on Iraq was unveiled yesterday showing that military benchmarks were
being made by Iraqis but that they were failing politically.
MORE AIRLINE FOLLIES..MOM, BABY KICKED OFF PLANE..ANOTHER FLIGHT DIVERTED
The story of Atlanta area woman Kate Penland and her 19 month old son
was widely reported by every major news outlet yesterday..perhaps
because the story of a stewardess who reportedly told Kate, "You need
to shut your baby up," because he was saying "bye bye plane." Penland
said the stewardess then leaned over and made a drinking motion and
said, "You know, it's called baby Benadryl." When passengers around
her came to Kate's rescue and said the boy wasn't bothering anyone she
went to the cockpit and told the captain Kate had threatened her. The
plane turned around and landed back in Houston and threw them off the
plane. Meanwhile a Los Angeles to London plane was diverted to JFK in
New York after a flight attendant reported a suspicious passenger that
she believe had not been properly screened. As it turned out the
passenger was an airline employee traveling in a private capacity.
*Here's Kate Penland explaining what happened..
ATTORNEY WHO LEAKED GRAND JURY TESTIMONY IN BONDS CASE GOES TO PRISON
While Barry Bonds basks in the spotlight of the All Star game and the
possible breaking of the career home run record those connected with
investigation of his alleged steroid use have a different story.
Yesterday, after rejecting a plea deal because he thought it too
lenient, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White sentenced 44 year old
attorney Troy Ellerman to 2 1/2 years in prison for leaking grand
jury testimony to reporters. San Francisco reporters were facing
prison themselves for not divulging their sources for the grand jury
stories that heard Jason Giambi admitting to steroid use while Bonds
had said he never knowingly took the illegal drugs. But, a falling
out with another attorney in Ellerman's office led to that attorney
WALL STREET RALLIES..BIGGEST ONE DAY GAIN MORE THAN FOUR YEARS
Paying no attention to al-Qaeda, high interest and energy costs, or the big U.S. trade deficits, the Dow Jones Industrial average closed up 284 points to close at a record 13,861.73 yesterday. Interestingly, the surge is being blamed on the fact that despite all of the negatives that could bring the economy down the American consumer is continuing to spend money. The one day gain was the largest since October, 2002. Buying at retailers like Wal-Mart in June was much stronger than analysts had expected.
AND EVEN MORE
WHAT'S MY NUMBER?
If you're from the generation that has pretty much never been without a cell phone, chances are you also struggle to remember your home phone number and family birthdays. According to a survey released on Friday, the boom in cellphones and portable devices that store reams of personal information has created a generation incapable of memorising simple things. A quarter of those polled said they couldn't remember their landline number, while two-thirds couldn't recall the birthdays of more than three friends or family members. The tech-savvy young fared worse than older people. The under-30s could remember fewer birthdays and numbers than the over-50s, according to the survey. Two-thirds said they relied on their phone or electronic organiser to remember key ates. "People have more to remember these days and they are relying on technology more for their memory," said Ian Robertson, professor of psychology
at Trinity College, in Dublin.
QUARTER OF A MILLION FOR A PARKING SPACE?
So you think parking is expensive here... Parking spaces in New York cost as much as $225,000 and could soon be going higher, putting the cost for the prime parking places more than the price tag of the typical U.S. home. Manhattan real estate agent, Tom Postilio, said there is a waiting list of seven or eight people hoping to pay $225,000 for one of five private parking spaces that has been approved in the basement of a new condo unit scheduled for completion next January. The developer of that building is seeking permission to add another four spots, and Postilio said the addition spots are likely to cost even more than the current asking price. "Supply and demand being what it is, there's probably going to be an increase," he told CNNMoney.com.
WOMAN TAKES 4 MONTH OLD ON A WILD RIDE
A Minnesota woman and her ex-boyfriend have been charged with child endangerment after the woman, holding her 4-month-old baby, allegedly threw herself on the hood of her car to stop her ex from taking it, and stayed there for a wild 1 1/2-mile ride. Police say the driver drove through a red light, swerved through traffic, jumped a curb and drove over a small tree with the woman and child on the hood before police pulled the car over and arrested both adults. The infant was put into protective custody. Police said neither the infant nor the mother were hurt. The Ramsey County attorney's office on Thursday charged the mother, Blythe R. Jarrett, 26, and her live-in, ex-boyfriend Rarity Abdullah, 23, with endangerment of a child. The arrests Wednesday evening came less than five hours after the mother had been released from jail after a driving while intoxicated arrest.
HOLLYSTAR LATE NIGHT UPDATE
WHEN IGNORANCE ATTACKS!!!!
Rumors have always abounded abou the death of Door's singer, Jim Morrison and now, 36 years after his death, the truth appears to be coming out. The official story went that on the last night of Morrison's life, the rocker went to a movie in Paris, listened to records, fell ill and died of heart failure in his bathtub at the age of 27. However now, a former Paris nightclub manager is telling a different story. In a new book, Sam Bernett says that Morrison died in a toilet stall of his club after what he believes was a heroin overdose. Bernett, whose French-language book is called "The End: Jim Morrison," says he believes two drug dealers brought Morrison's body back to his apartment. Bernett, who was in his early 20s when Morrison died in 1971, went on to become a prominent radio personality, rock biographer and a vice president of Disneyland Paris. Patrick Chauvel, a noted war photographer and writer, sometimes helped run the bar at the club. He recalls giving a hand to men who were carrying Morrison in a staircase there. "I think he was already dead," said Chauvel.
Morrison was buried in Pere Lachaise cemetery, in a small ceremony without fanfare, on July 7, 1971. No autopsy was ever performed.
Faux celebrity couple, Shanna Moakler and blink 182 drummer, Travis Barker are breaking up again and sources say this time it's for good. People magazine is reporting that Moakler,32, a former Miss USA, is taking the split hard, although no reason for the break up has been given. Before their split, the pair appeared in their own MTV reality show, "Meet the Barkers". They have two children together, Alabama Louella, 1, and Landon, 3. Moakler also has a 8-year-old daughter with boxer Oscar De La Hoya.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" took in $44.8 million in its first
day, the best single-day gross ever for a movie on a Wednesday. (That figure includes $12 million from screenings that started at midnight Tuesday.) The movie topped the previous Wednesday record of $40.4 million for 2004's "Spider-Man 2" Currently, the first Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," (2001) stands as the series' top grosser, with $317.6 million.
Singer, Bjork, has launched a tirade on the fashion industry, comparing its
controlling nature to fascism. Notorious for her own eccentric style, (remember the duck dress?) Bjork believes the way designers are allowed to dictate what to wear is making women miserable. "I like the creative angle of fashion, where people express themselves, but I don't like it when it's too much of people being told what to do, and that they have to starve themselves or they're like 'out of fashion', which is the worst crime you could ever commit..."
Jessica Simpson says she hasn't had any plastic surgery done, but says she won't rule it out, especially after she has kids and her boobs drop down to her belly..."It's maintenance" she tells Bazaar Magazine in an interview. Right now, however, she's fine with her looks and says she loves the bump in her nose. As far as her body shape, "Curves are better," she says. "I don't get the whole rail thing. It's not good for your heart, it's not good for your mind; it's emotionally destructive, it really is."
It's been a year since they split, but musician, Dave Navarro and his ex,
Baywatch star, Carmen Electra, continue to talk every day. Electra says it makes perfect sense to remain close to her former flame, with whom she starred on the MTV reality show Til Death Do Us Part. "We were friends to begin with. Why wouldn't you want to stay friends with someone that you share such a big part of your life with?" The couple's divorce was finalized in February.
Actor, Michael Richards, whose career nosedived after he shouted racial slurs at hecklers in a West Hollywood comedy club, has been spending time in Cambodia and Thailand with his fiancee. Richards, best known for his portrayal of Kramer on "Seinfeld," said he has quit stand-up comedy because he realizes he has lost his sense of humor. He said his Cambodia trip was not any kind of "karmic rehab." "No, I've been doing other personal work since [the incident]," he said. "I'm trying to learn to enjoy myself."
Yeah, yeah, not like he hasn't heard it before, but Joanie really did love
Chacci. Scott Baio says he really did lose his virginity to "Happy Days"
co-star, Erin Moran. And now the commitment-phobe Hollywood "bad boy" is letting it all hang out on his new reality show, "Scott Biao is 45 and Single." Baio, who hasn't been able to find happiness in any of his relationships, will be taken to task by Dr. Alison Arnold, a life coach. Her rules include:
No. 1: He must revisit his ex-girlfriends to find out what went right
and what went wrong.
No. 2: He must agree to remain celibate for the eight weeks he works
with Doc Ali.
No. 3: If he is currently in a relationship, he must promise not to see
the woman during the program.
Check it out when Scott tells his current girlfriend that he can't see her
for 2 months and when Erin reminds him that he proposed to her when she was15...The show airs on VH1 on Sunday, July 15th.
Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti on "The Sopranos" will star with Ellen Burstyn in ABC's original movie, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day." The story centers on Michael's character, Chick Benetto, a former baseball player battling alcoholism and depression who, on the verge of taking his life, is magically granted one more day with his deceased mother, who shows him a way to redemption.
US Weekly is reporting that Rosie O'Donell let loose about her time on "The View" while entertaining an audience of 1,500 on her cruise from New York to the Bahamas for gay and lesbian families. Sources report that O’Donnell brought out a giant photo of Elizabeth Hasselbeck doctored up as the devil, and said, "Her only (bleepin) credit was Survivor. Come on!" Then she complained that she really couldn't on load on her co-star because Hasselbeck was pregnant. "I can’t fight with pregnant people. Just go have your baby and have a nice life" she said. O'Donnell also alluded to the fact that when you work with other women, it's not long before "you’ve got a Jimmy Choo in your back!"
Dr. Bill Dorfman, who is the dentist who fixes everyone's teeth on "Extreme Makeover" and his wife, "Apprentice" contestant, Jennifer Murphy are getting a divorce after nearly a year of wedded bliss. Murphy's petition cites "irreconcilable differences." The dentist, who briefly dated Teri Hatcher, started romancing the former Miss Oregon in 2005 after he hired her to star in a teeth whitening commercial for his Beverly Hills practice.
A New York bakery, made famous by the television series "Sex and the City" was shut down by health officials on Wednesday because it was missing a sink. Magnolia Bakery, which is credited for sparking a cupcake craze across the United States, said it had to close because it does not have a sink in the area where staff put frosting on the cupcakes. New owner, Steven Abrams, says he was unaware that a sink needed to be installed in the room. The bakery was also cited for a missing door handle, a missing light cover, and several mouse droppings and fruit flies by its garbage area.
Poor Oklahoma..rain across the northern half of the state and severe thunderstorms happening this morning in the northeast part of the state. That rain will filter over into the Texas panhandle and New Mexico in the west and Arkansas in the east...By midday the rain will spread into Mississippi and central Tennessee and will be heavy with thunderstorms expected. Rain in southern Florida, northern Kentucky, southern New York state and Vermont. Tonight heavy rain will cover Louisiana...High of 84 in both Boston and Seattle today...81 in Minneapolis...77 in Detroit and 78 in Chicago. 80s in the middle of the country..80s and 90s in the southeast..90s across Florida and the southwest..Phoenix up to 108 and Vegas 109..high 80s to high 90s in the mountain states..70s down the west coast...
HARRISON FORD is 65 today
BORN: July 13, 1942
Raised in Des Plaines, Illinois, Harrison Ford attended Main Township High where he had few friends and low grades. After graduation, Ford moved on to conservative Ripon College in Wisconsin, majoring in English. There he was thrown out of R.O.T.C. for refusing to cut his hair and finally thrown out of college a semester before graduating for failing to many classes. Ford married his college sweetheart, Mary Marquardt, and together they moved to Los Angeles where he intended to become an actor. Because of the unsteady work, Ford took up carpentry at the age of twenty-four. One of his jobs was to working on a new recording studio for Brazilian composer Sergio Mendes. Soon he was making a living at carpentry and taking few television roles on the side. Ford almost refused a small role that was to make a huge difference in his life, a supporting part in young director George Lucas's Amerian Graffiti (1973). This was only the beginning for Ford and Lucas. At the age of thirty-four, Ford stepped into another George Lucas film role, Hans Solo of Star Wars (1977). He reprised his role of Hans Solo for the sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). In 1981, when Steven Speilberg was unable to work around Tom Selleck's schedule, he cast Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Films that followed for Ford include Blade
Runner (1982), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Witness (1985) for which he earned an Academy Award nomination. In 1979, Ford and his first wife with whom he had two adult children divorced and in 1983 he married screenwriter Melissa Mathison with whom he has two children. More current film releases include The Fugitive (1993),
Clear and Present Danger (1994), Sabrina (1995) and the re-release of
the Star Wars trilogy this year. Ford's next film release is The
Devil's Own, which he stars with Brad Pitt. Both actors have already
voiced their disapproval of the film and Ford talks with Barbara
Walters about the film in his up-coming interview with her on her
Oscar night special. In 1998 he did Six Days,Seven Nights which he
played a pilot who crash- landed on a deserted island with a beautiful
women. The woman was Ann Heche, and the movie was one of Harrison's
least succesful. He followed that with Random Hearts in 1999 with
Kristin Scott Thomas, then What Lies Beneath in 2000 with Michelle
Pfeiffer. In 2002 he starred in K-19: THe Widowmaker, 2003 in
Hollywood Homicide. He was in Water to Wine in 2004. He was in
Firewall in 2006... Harrison has an 800 acre ranch near Jackson Hole,
Wyoming..He and Melissa Mathison (she wrote the screen play for E.T.)
divorced in 2004 after 21 years of marriage. Harrison has four
children from two marriages. His companion now is Calista Flockhart.
While filming movie Firewall in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was so
impressed with the beauty of Bowen Island that he purchased a
$13-million waterfront property..(Calista reportedly suggested
it)...She, by the way, will be in Indiana Jones 4 which is currently
being filmed on the Big Island of Hawaii.. is slated for release in
2008....His movie this year is Crossing Over which is now in post
production...Harrison has also announced two other movies...Manhunt
slated for 2009 and No True Glory: Battle For Fallujah, scheduled for
Latest video from behind the scenes on the set of Indiana Jones 4
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(We watched TV for you last night)
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - RESULTS SHOW
Having to dance solos last night were:
Anya and Danny, Shawna and Cedric, Jamie and Hok
Nigel said that Anya and Danny are two of their best dancers,
but they are missing the ability to communicate with the audience.
Mary says that she didn't think Cedric was cutting it with all the
other dancers until last night, but thinks both Cedric and Shawna
are very special dancers.
All of the solos were great and the judges really didn't even
want to leave to go make a decision of who to send home.
Hillary Duff sang "Stranger" dressed in a skimpy pink "I Dream of Jeannie" harum kind of costume surrounded by a dozen girls dressed in black outfits of the same style. Duff didn't dance, but she walked purposefully...I have to say I really didn't even recognize her with her dark hair and solemn attitude. She didn't crack a smile the whole time...like she really didn't want to be there...even after her performance was over.
Going Home: Cedric and Shawna
Shawna because even though she's a good dancer, she hasn't grown
BIG BROTHER 8
Gist: Carol is evicted and Jen is the new Head of Household
Longer version: Joe notices that Amber and Dustin are getting really close and he's not sure it's a good thing. Carol asks Joe to help her get some votes in the house.
(Did anyone notice that Joe walking around in just a towel, has really weird looking nipples? Like they're really big and perfectly circular?...Don't wonder why I noticed, they just attacked me thru the TV...)
Zach wants Carol to stay in the house because he thinks it's his last
chance to "have a lap dog in the house. "
Julie asks Joe what the nicest thing he can say about Dustin. Joe says that Dustin has a great smile, even though it's only surface. She asks Dustin to say something nice to Joe. He says that Joe has a winning personality.
Dick's son and Danielle's brother says that he thinks the reason that his dad and sister haven't talked in two years has something to do with Danielle borrowing money from her dad, but when she couldn't pay it back, Dick evidently didn't handle it well and Danielle then stopped talking to him.
Eric is told by viewers to evict Carol.
In a vote of 10-1, Carol is evicted
Carol talks to Julie and sees video of what Jessica said about her. Oe of the comments being, "I can't stand people who use a curling iron to curl their hair." Carol calls Jessica concieted and stuck up and doesn't care if she ever sees her again.
Houseguests had to answer questions and reveal answers based on what they thought everyone else would say.
Viewers are asked to tell Eric who they want Eric to suggest to Jen to nominate for eviction.
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MONK 9pm (USA) season premiere
More Monk! Hooray! Tony Shalhoub's obsessive-compulsive, multiphobic detective is back for more adventures guaranteed to take him out of his teeny-tiny comfort zone.
DOCTOR WHO 9pm (SCI FI)
The Doctor and Martha are off to London to find a missing play written by
William Shakespeare . Three witches also have designs on the play, which when read aloud can result in some amazing things.
A MODEL LIFE 10pm (TLC)
In this new reality series, several unknowns from around the world are groomed for possible modeling careers under the tutelage of supermodel Petra Nemcova.
BONES 8pm (FOX)
While investigating the murder of a young woman involved with an underground fighting operation, Booth goes into the ring himself as a favor to an undercover agent.
JERICHO 9pm (CBS)
The town's windmill needs work, and Heather says she can fix it, but she needs supplies. She asks Jake and Johnston to accompany her to a trading post hours away. Dale wants to come along and trade some merchandise for more useful items, but Johnston isn't thrilled to have him join them.
DOGFIGHTS 9pm (HISTORY CHANNEL)
All about aerial dogfights, part of modern warfare since World War I. The flying aces of that era are among those remembered this season, along with the jet fighters of the Korean conflict, the aerial gun battles of the Vietnam War and the kamikaze attacks of World War II.
NUMB3RS 10pm (CBS)
The badge of an LAPD officer, missing 17 years and presumed dead, turns up at a construction site. The police suspect he was killed by a gang member with a grudge, but Charlie's calculations pinpoint the murder site and uncover a passel of possible suspects.
LATE NIGHT TALKERS
Jimmy Kimmel - TV personality Bear Grylls; Maroon 5 performs.
David Letterman - Actress Queen Latifah; author Alan Zweibel;
the Smashing Pumpkins perform.
Craig Ferguson - Actor Rupert Grint; Dr. Dog performs.
Jay Leno - Singer Victoria Beckham; professional tennis player James Blake; A Fine Frenzy performs
Conan O'Brien - They Might Be Giants perform.
WEBSITE OF THE DAY
HARRY POTTER LEXICON
Biographical notes on the character of Harry James Potter, including facts,
timeline, quotes, and an in-depth profile.
Girls who love Metallica and are not whiney or prissy, crazy groupie girls, not all Goth, nor are they a group of male-hating uber feminists. Just a group of Metallica loving, head-banging chicks.
DEEP FRIED MARS BARS
Invented in Scotland, this dish has now become famous worldwide. It is an
excellent source of fat, sugar and calories.
HOLIDAY CHATEAU'S IN FRANCE
How would you like to spend the holidays in one of these castles?
Who cracked the whip in Jimmy Buffet's recording of Desperation Samba (Tiajuana Halloween)? A clue..he's having a birthday today...(answer and sample on Soundstar)...
HARRY POTTER TRIVIA - LET'S GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING...
What is Harry Potter's birthday?
-July 31, 1980
What is Harry Potter's middle name?
Who killed Harry's parents??
What color are Harry's eyes?
What shape is the scar on his forhead?
Ever since his fifth year, Harry has also had a self-inflicted scar. What is it
and where is it located?
-"I must not tell lies" is permanently etched on the back of his right hand
Who gave Harry his first ever birthday card?
List the titles of the Harry Potter Books...
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone September 1998
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets June 1999
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban September 1999
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire July 2000
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix June 2003
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince July 2005
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows July 2007
1. Which of the following events did not occur on a Halloween night?
Mrs. Norris was petrified outside of Moaning Myrtle's bathroom.
Students met in the Hog's Head to discuss the formation of the DA.*
The Goblet of Fire chose Harry as the fourth Triwizard Champion.
Sirius Black attacked the portrait of the Fat Lady.
2. Which of the following is not a correct pairing of wizard and profession?
Celestina Warbeck -- singer
Broderick Bode -- unspeakable
Gwenog Jones -- quidditch player
Mafalda Hopkirk -- obliviator*
3. Who was Ginny Weasley's first boyfriend?
4. Which of these members of the Order of the Phoenix has spent time in Azkaban?
5. Which of the following students was a member of the Slug Club?
6. Which of the following Black relatives has not been blasted from the Black Family Tree tapestry?
7. Which of the following is not a correct pairing of book and Harry's method of transportation to King's Cross Station?
5 -- underground train*
2 -- Ford Anglia
4 -- muggle taxis
3 -- Ministry of Magic cars
8. What magical subject does Professor Vector teach?
9. What is the name of the Slytherin who was a member of the Inquisitorial Squad, chaser and quidditch captain, and vanished from Hogwarts for a period of time after running afoul of the Weasley twins?
10. Which of the following items did Harry not see in Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley?
Edible Dark Marks
11. Which of the following Hogwarts quidditch players has not been a seeker?
12. In which of the following books does Harry get to hear the Sorting Hat's song?
Goblet of Fire*
Prisoner of Azkaban
Chamber of Secrets
13. Which of the following potions is a clear, odorless liquid?
veritaserum* (a truth serum)
14. Why would you use the incantation: anapneo?
to cause a stream of bubbles to flow from a wand
to glue a person's tongue to the roof of the mouth
to conjure a bouquet of flowers from a wand
to clear the airway of a person who is choking*
Its Runing of the Bulls time in Spain....Why not try "Running of the Bull" Everyone on the show tells an outrageous story of something that really happend to them...(brush w/celeb, caught naked somewhere, etc.)
But one is lying. Get a bank of callers to guess who is "Running the Bull".
Do you really care about the British royalty and society scene or is this just a media hype? Here it comes..the headline reads "The Beckham's countdown is over America!"...Soccer player (that's not "football!") David Beckham and Posh Spice have landed in the U.S. and there'll be a new reality show, they hit the talk circuit...a real Hollywood planned barrage to make us love them and help them make millions of dollars is underway..Will it work? Are you a fan of the Beckhams? Will you be?
We did this bit on Friday the 13th, but it'll work anytime. Ask what
listeners strange phobias are. Myself, I'm terrified of trains. Nothing is
scarier to me than a train's headlight on a dark night. Creeps me out.
Anyway, we got a call from a woman who's husband is deathly afraid of
costumed characters like at Disneyland. Since we have a pig suit that we
use for street stunts, we sent Stunt Guy from our show to the guys house in the pig suit. The description of how nervous and scared this guy was wouldn't do it justice but it was great.
Find someone with a phobia and surprise them with it.
Make sure they don't have a heart condition.
Story in London's Daily Mail yesterday about gadgets that drive us "to distraction"..they named the roller ball mouse as the worst and a technology that is on its way out..security lights, automated phones, speed cameras, computer printers, alarm clocks, and more...what technological device most drives you crazy?
Big story about the woman whose 19 month old so bugged a flight attendant that she told the lady to shut her kid up by giving him drugs..Have you ever wanted to do that yourself on a flight when a baby (maybe yours) wouldn't stop crying or screaming? Have you ever drugged the kid with some sort of (what you thought was a ) safe seditive? Do you think the flight attendant was right, even though none of the passengers around seemed to mind? (see headlines above, with audio clip)
Friday the 13th...What old wives tales and superstitious have you heard or that you believe in...here's some that listeners came up with...This is a great phoner topic.
WIVES TALES & SUPERSTITIONS
Although the next FRIDAY the 13th isn't until next month we managed to
stumble upon this topic....here are a few we located and have
heard....listeners have lots. This is a great phoner topic.
An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life
Spit on a new bat before using it
Placing a bed north and south brings misfortune
When making a bed, don't interrup your work, or you will spend a restless
night in it
Never put on fresh sheets on Friday..it will bring bad dreams
A bird in the house is a sign of death
Before slicing a new loaf of bread, make the sign of the cross on it
If you say goodbye to a friend on a bridge, you'll never see each other again
To drop a comb while combing your hair is a sign of coming disappointment
A cricket in the house is a sign of good luck
To cure a sty, stand at a crossroads and recite:
Sty, sty, leave my eye....Take the next one coming by
(one listener said her dad did this with her as a child and it worked)
Dream of a fish...someone you know is pregnant
A horseshoe hung in the bedroom keeps nightmares away
A knife placed under the bed during childbirth eases the labor pain
If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn, you won't catch a
cold all winter
To dream of a lizard means you have a secret enemy
The devil can enter your body when you sneeze. Having someone say "God bless you" drives the devil away
The number of X's in the palm of your right hand is the number of children
you will have
If you bite your tongue while eating...you recently told a lie
If you touch someone who has died..you won't have dreams about them
ON THE STREET
Friday the 13th
We are taking a group of people who are afraid to go over bridges for a little ride on Friday.. I hooked up with a doctor who has classes on overcoming you fears..He is bringing 6 of his patients to ride over our longest bridge live on the air.... We'll be in our station vehicle driving with these nut cases... I pray they don't go crazy and try and
For Friday the 13th, we're doing a two part contest. We will solicit listeners to call in and tell us the WORST luck they've had on a Friday the 13th. Out of those we will pick one person to join our own Stunt Boy Friday the 13th. We'll have $94 cash (Q94, get it?) and send Stunt Boy and our listener to 13 different convenience stores where they will buy scratch and win lottery tickets. Each time we'll have them call in as they start scratching and hopefully we'll make it a Lucky Friday the 13th for our listener.
Here's a simple Friday The 13th game...Maybe you can set it up real quick...
Set up an easy obstacle course out front. We call it the Friday The 13th
Olympics. invite listeners by the station to run it on their way to work
or school. First, they run under a ladder...then they go to a table, spill
some salt from a shaker and throw a pinch over their shoulder. Next they
have to dodge a black cat (stuffed preferably) that's thrown in their path.
and finally, step on some cracks in the sidewalk on their way to the finish
line. We give prizes for the 1,2,3rd male and the 1,2,3rd female times just
like the real olympics. Stupid and quick and we know listeners love stupid
It's bad luck to walk under a ladder.
This came from the early Christian belief that a leaning ladder formed
a triangle with the wall and ground. You must never violate the Holy
Trinity by walking through a triangle, lest you be considered in
league with the devil. (And you all know what good Christians did to
people they suspected of being in league with the devil.)
Beware of Friday the Thirteenth.
Those who know about these things, inform us that Adam and Eve were
expelled from the Garden of Eden on a Friday, Noah's flood started on
a Friday, and Christ was crucified on a Friday. Christians also noted
that twelve witches plus one devil are present at Satanic ceremonies
so Friday and 13 make a deadly combination.
God Bless You.
During the sixth century, it was customary to congratulate people who
sneezed because they were expelling evil from their bodies. Later,
when a great plague took hold of Europe, and people began sneezing
violently, the Pope passed a law. Since sneezing meant that the person
was going to die of plague, people were required to bless the sneezer.
Don't spill the salt.
Although some people believe that Judas spilt salt during the last
supper, this claim can't be proven. Salt was a very precious expensive
commodity in the middle ages. It was also used for medicinal purposes.
If you spilled any, you must immediately throw it over your left
shoulder to strike the nasty spirits in the eye, thus preventing
Wear a St. Christopher Medal when you travel.
Historians don't believe there ever was a Saint Christopher.
Black cats are evil.
In ancient Egypt, the Goddess Bast, was a black female cat. Christian
priests wanted to wipe out all traces of other religions so convinced
their ignorant followers to destroy the evil demons that were black
cats. While they were at it, they destroyed the kindly little old
ladies who cared for the cats believing them to be witches.
WHAT YOUR PIZZA TOPPING SAYS ABOUT YOU
A new study claims that you can tell much about a person you're dating by what they order on their pizza. Alan Hirsch, M.D., lead researcher and director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, polled 1,000 people between the ages of 18 to 59 about their pizza-eating preferences and behavioral characteristics. The study was commissioned by Dominos pizza.
If your date orders one meat topping
People who order just pepperoni or sausage on their pie are generally irritable, prone to procrastination, and they often "forget" obligations (like that weekend getaway he or she promised to take with you in the spring). Compatible with: others who prefer one meat topping
If your date orders multiple meat topping
Real meat lovers who pile on the pepperoni, sausage, and ham tend to be
dramatic, seductive, sweep-you-off-your-feet extroverts who thrive as the center of attention. Compatible with: people who prefer one meat topping
If your date orders one veggie topping
Those who prefer one vegetable topping are empathetic, easygoing romantics. Compatible with: everybody!
If your date orders multiple veggies
These dates are trustworthy, loyal, humble, and avoid the spotlight. In fact, they’re so quiet and conflict-averse they tend to be taken for granted in relationships. Compatible with: people who prefer non-traditional toppings
If your date orders non-traditional toppings
People who prefer offbeat options like pineapple or extra onions tend to be aggressive, ambitious, and competitive. In other words: Don’t expect a mellow relationship. Compatible with: others who prefer non-traditional toppings
FIND THE 13's
Here's a little "13" fun for you: Ask your listeners to get a magnifying glass and a one-dollar bill and examine the Great Seal (on the back). See who comes up with the most sets of 13. We paid the first 10 people $13
each for finding them all. Each set of 13 symbolizes the orginal 13
colonies. Here they are...
1)...13 Stars in the "cloud burst" above the eagle's head.
2)...13 stripes in the shield on the eagle's breast.
3)...13 berries on the olive branch in the eagle's right claw.
4)...13 leaves on the olive branch in the eagle's right claw.
5)...13 arrows in the eagle's left claw.
6)...13 letters in the motto on the ribbon in the eagle's beak.
7)...13 rows of stones in the unfinished pyramid.
8)...13 letters in the Latin motto above the pyramid.
FORBES MOST EXPENSIVE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS
Remember the average cost of a wedding for us regular folks
20. Nicole Kiddman/Keith Urban $250,000 June 2006/Sydney
19. Marc Anthony/Daynara Torres $5000,000 May 2000/Vegas
18. Mariah Carey/Tommy Mottola $500,000 June 1993
17. Ashley Judd/Dario Francitti $750,000 Dec 2001/Scotland
16. David and Victoria Beckham $800,000 July 1999/Dublin
15. Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston $1 million July 2000/Malibu, CA
14. Tori Spelling/Charlie Shanian $1 million July 2004/Los Angeles
13. Donald Trump/Melania Knauss $1 million 2005/Palm Beach
12. Madonna/Guy Ritchie $1.5 million 2000/Scotland
11. Pierce Brosnan/Kelly Shay Smith $1.5 million 2001/Ireland
10. Eddie Murphy/Nicole Mitchell $1.5 million 2004/New York
9. Tiger Woods/Elin Nordegren $1.5 million 2004/Barbados
8. Michael Douglas/Catherine Zeta-Jones $1.5 million 2000/New York
7. Elton John/David Furnish $1.5 million 2005/Britain
6. Christine Aguilera/Jordan Bratman $2 million 2005/Napa, CA
5. Liz Taylor/Larry Fortensky $2 million 1991/Neverland Ranch
4. Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes $2 million 2006/Rome
3. Liz Hurley/Arun Nayar $2.5 million 2007/England
2. Paul McCartney/Heather Mills $3 million 2002/Ireland
1. Liza Minelli//David Gest $3.5 million 2002/New York
The number of emergency room visits by children injured by this has more than doubled in the past ten years.
There were just over half a million such visits in the U.S. in 2000-2005,
compared to a quarter-million in 1990-1995, Dr. James G. Linakis of Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues found.
The American Academy of Pediatrics urged pediatricians to tell parents not to buy trampolines for home use, or let their children use home
trampolines....however, the message is not getting through to the parents.
1.2 million new trampolines were sold in the US in 2004.
13% of the 2000-2005 injuries occurred in children younger than 5, and most injuries in these younger children were fractures.
Among older children, soft tissue injuries such as bumps and bruises were the most frequent injury type.
According to Linakis, home trampolines can never be truly safe. "Parents really practically can't supervise kids to the extent that they need to be supervised on a trampoline," he said.
NEWS N STUFF
THINK OUTSIDE THE LUNCH BOX
Back-to-school season means back to the routine of packing your kids' lunch boxes every morning. With the growing problem of childhood obesity in our country, parents today need to "think outside the lunch box" when it comes to packing their kids lunch boxes this year.
Leading pediatrician Mary Ellen Renna, M.D., F.A.A.P., PNS, author of the new book Growing Up Healthy the Next Generation Way: Add Years to Your Child's Life and Life to Your Childs Years, has some great ideas for easy "lunch box makeovers" that can help parents add years to their children's lives through better nutrition:
-- Don't focus on giving your child a "meat" sandwich (many parents tend to focus on the meat portion of their child's lunch for fear that they are not getting enough protein.) Instead, try his or her favorite vegetables with low fat cheese or tofu, served on a whole wheat bread.
-- Beans are a great source of protein, fiber and nutrition with minimal
saturated fat. Make a great-tasting bean dip, and cut up some whole wheat pita triangles for a healthy lunch-to-go.
-- Nuts and seeds are portable, healthy snacks that are perfect for lunch boxes. They are loaded with protein and packed with energy. Ounce for ounce, pumpkin seeds have almost as much protein as beef or chicken, with a lot more of the good fats ... and even have some of the amazingly heart-healthy omega-three fatty acids.
-- What your child drinks with lunch each day is just as important as what he or she eats. Send your child with either water, low-fat milk or a fruit juice box - but make sure that the juice box is made from only 100% juice, and is fortified with calcium, as well. Many juices contain only minimal amounts of real fruit juice and instead are filled with a lot of sugar. Read the labels and look for a juice box that is 100% pure fruit juice.
-- Juice boxes are also a great way to keep your child's lunch cold throughout the day -- freeze a juice box the night before, use it as an ice pack ... and by lunchtime, it will be perfectly defrosted and ready to drink.
For more ways to "Think Outside the Lunch Box" and ideas for keeping your family fit this year from Dr. Mary Ellen Renna, visit www.appleandeve.com.
Renna available for interviews about back-to-school nutrition and school-year fitness ideas.
CONTACT: Ellen Linnemann of The Business Development Group, Inc.,
+1-631-493-3473, for Apple & Eve
JOKE TO GO
A 55 year old man who was born on May 5, has been married 5 years, has 5 children, makes $55,555.55 a year, who's lucky number is 5 receives a phone call from a friend.
The friend informs the man that a horse named Lucky 5 will be running in the fifth race at the local track that evening.
Excitedly, the man withdraws 5,555.00 cash from his bank account, goes to the races and bets on Lucky 5.
Sure enough the horse comes in fifth.
Some Friday the 13th jokes:
I'll show you a lucky man--his secretary's lipstick is the same color as
My luck is always bad when thirteen people are sitting at a bar and
I'm picking up the check.
I have no luck. I had a ten dollar check, and the only one who could
cash it was I guy I owed nine dollars to.
I'm the kind of guy who gets paper cuts from get well cards.
I bought an anti magnetic, anti gravity, waterproof watch. I lost it.
Since the day I got married, I keep looking for the mirror I must have broken.
An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. In one easy flip, the beast tossed him and his boat high into the air. Then it opened its mouth to swallow both.
As the man sailed head over heels, he cried out, "Oh, my God! Help me!"
At once, the ferocious attack scene froze in place, and as the atheist hung i
midair, a booming voice came down from the clouds, "I thought you didn't believe in Me?"
"Come on God, give me a break!" the man pleaded. "Two minutes ago I didn't believe in the Loch Ness monster either!"