Greetings FELLOW BLOG peeps!
I AM UP EARLY and ON VACATION....
Have you guys ever heard that Classic Rock TUNE 'Stranded Caught in A Cross Fire."
I have totally figure out what that dude was singing about, AIRPORTS! Yesterday left for Denver to fly out for vacation and most places in the Great Northwest and back EAST are closed down due to horrible weather. I met three people from Denver that have been in the airport living since Friday night! Its nuts all over the country MOTHER NATURE could give a flying flip about the holidays it seems. So with a trusty do-it-all phone i type within the confines of the Denver International Airport! You now things could be worse, i found out form my new friends who i just met in the airport; Rick, Sammy and Laura that yesterday here in Denver a plane caught fire on the run-way. WOW! Everyone who was in the plane managed ot get out with no injurys just now major panic attacks for flying I suppose?
We are what three days from CHRISTMAS! With all this free time on my HANDS i have been a major GOOGLER! Watch out INFORMATION boy to your rescue read on please:
TALIBAN TRIES TO RUIN CHRISTMAS
Emergency rations of Christmas turkey have been airlifted to UK troops in Afghanistan after the Taliban blew up a truck carrying supplies. The supply of frozen poultry was destroyed when insurgents hit a convoy carrying ammunition and supplies overland from Pakistan to the main British base in Helmand province. The attack put the tradition of Christmas lunch at risk for more than 5,000 UK troops stationed there -- until the Royal Air Force saved the day by flying in replacement supplies. On December 25, soldiers at Camp Bastion, the main British base, will sit down to 700 pounds of replacement turkey, 300 pounds of roast pork, 1,000 pounds of gammon (thigh of a hog) and 150 pounds of beef. SERIOUSLY can we like schedule our time to be at war, right after we eat some turkey?
C'mon how can I pass up letting you know about this, next piece. In fact i am one of those idiots thinking about doing the same thing, ha jut for fun of course with Jim West's credit card right?
TEXTING TO THE ALIENS _ Some in Britain are paying to have their text messages beamed into space. Hundreds of people are paying $15 to have their text beamed into the cosmos on radio waves using a giant satellite transmission dish. Users hope that because in space, radio waves travel forever, or until they hit a solid body like a star or a planet, the notes could be received by little green men. One user of the service said: "I am certain their are aliens out there, and by using this, who knows I might get lucky and my text could be the first thing from earth they see." If i can weasle Jim West's credit card away i will buy you all some texting time to Aliens, DEAL? Shussssh just don't tell JIM! :)
ANYONE see any movies over the weekend? WARNING DO NOT SEE 7 POUNDS IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY! WARNING-WARNING-WARNING-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP
Movie audiences greeted Jim Carrey and Will Smith with a lukewarm "yes" as snowstorms undermined weekend debuts from both stars. Carrey's comedy "Yes Man" opened at No. 1 with $18.2 million in ticket sales, while Smith's drama "Seven Pounds" came in second with $16 million. Debuting at No. 3 with $10.5 million was the animated family flick "The Tale of Despereaux."
A Judge Dredd movie is in development. Not many details have been announced. The first, in 1995, starred Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante as the villain, and Max von Sydow as the Chief Justice.
A new Jack Ryan movie is in the works. The character, created by novelist Tom Clancy, has not appeared onscreen since 2002's The Sum of All Fears. The new Ryan film is planned as an origin story, not derived from Clancy's novels and ultimately featuring a new, younger star.
Well look at it this way if you had no time or money to see a flick last weekend check out whats new THIS THURSDAY! ( yes as in THIS WEEK!)
BEDTIME STORIES (PG)
• Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand
• A family comedy about a hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (PG-13)
• Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
• The story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
MARLEY & ME (PG)
• Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Kathleen Turner, Eric Dane, Alan Arkin
• A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
THE SPIRIT (PG-13)
• Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes
• Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City.
• Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson
• Based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII.
DOUBT (PG-13) -- EXPANDS TO WIDER RELEASE
• Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
• Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialog tackles themes of religion, morality and authority.
AND yes since we are all in love with MOVIES check out some just insane MOVIE STAR STATS:
THE MOST $100 MILLION+ HITS IN A CAREER
Two of Hollywood's heavy hitters are back in theaters -- Jim Carrey and Will Smith -- and Tom Cruise is back on the big screen on Christmas day. Here's a look at who's had the most $100 million+ film hits in their career, including animated films but excluding cameos:
1. Tom Hanks – 15
2. Tom Cruise - 14
3. Eddie Murphy - 13
4. Harrison Ford and Will Smith – 12
6. Jim Carrey and Robin Williams – 11
8. Mel Gibson – 10
9. Matt Damon - 9
10. Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis – 8
... Will Smith has done something unprecedented, a feat never done by the Toms -- Hanks and Cruise. Hancock was his eighth consecutive $100 million+ grossing blockbuster. Hanks and Cruise both had career-best streaks of 7 films topping $100 million.
NOW something from the WINGNUT BRAIN:
THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE
1. You believe in Santa Claus.
2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus.
3. You are Santa Claus.
4. You look like Santa Claus.
THIS is interesting do you fall into this catagorie?
(Redbook) So how are we going to "Deck The Halls" on Christmas:
• $9.3 billions, the estimated national sales of holiday decorations last year
• $20 is the amount the typical American household spent on seasonal decorations in 2006
• 269 feet is the height of the largest Christmas tree according to the Guinness Book of World Records'
• 25% of people purchased a live tree last year, according to a poll by the National Christmas Tree Association
• 25,000 lights on Clark Griswold's house in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
TOP 10 MOST HATED CHRISTMAS GIFTS
The credit card firm Morgan Stanley recentrly conducted a poll to find out the most hated Christmas gifts, and coming in at #1 was cheap perfume: The top 10 most hated holiday gifts:
1. Cheap perfume
4. Packaged toiletries
5. Christmas sweaters
8. Power tools
9. Executive stress toys
10. Kitchen equipment