Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Greetings bloggers!!!

Lets see, scanning the room, can I find a Tuesday song to fit in with the weekly theme of the blog if you are keeping track? LOL Looking.....looking.........looking......

YEA got it....its a classic enjoy:

Lets talk TV TONIGHT!

NCIS (8p ET, CBS) -- In this new episode, an agent is gunned down and Gibbs and Tony try to locate a woman who might have answers.

THE BIGGEST LOSER (8p ET, NBC) -- The teams are re-organized, leaving many contestants without their original trainers. The second hour airs tomorrow.

HOMELAND SECURITY (8p ET, ABC) -- A new edition.

BONES (8p ET, FOX) -- No "American Idol" tonight, as FOX fills with this repeat before the President's address.

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (9p ET, CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX) -- President Barack Obama addresses Congress and the nation. The address is expected to run an hour or more, so the networks will fill the time after the speech with repeats.

PRIVILEGED (9p ET, CW) -- This new episode is the only show going up against the President (except for cable shows).

SEASON FINALE: LEVERAGE (10p ET, TNT) -- Nate comes out of hiding and tries to get his team back together.

NEWS abused by WiNgNuT

Ticket booths at Disneyland were temporarily closed Sunday morning after authorities became alarmed over a suspicious powder stuck to the windows of several booths. [Just one more reason to make sure Mickey is never disgruntled.]

According to a study, nearly 60% of employees steal valuable information when they leave a job. [And 95% take valuable office supplies.]

A new national poll indicates that nearly three out of four Americans are scared about the way things are going in the country today. [I'm not surprised. Jobs are disappearing, the stock market is bust, Sean Penn won an Oscar...]

Bruce Springsteen will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival. [Meanwhile, Michael Phelps will be managing the weed booth.]

The recession may be forcing the average American to cut back, but Hollywood insiders say the Academy Awards after-parties went on like nothing was wrong. [The one at Brad and Angelina's house was top notch, thanks in part to all of the free child labor.]

According to a Nielsen report, Americans are watching more television than ever. [Well, we have to do something to get our minds off of all the bad news on the radio.]

OSCAR'S BIG HIT (do we care?)

The reviews are in. And so are the ratings. The 81st Annual Academy Awards climbed 13% in the ratings from last year's record low. The telecast averaged 36.3 million viewers, ABC says, up from last year's 32 million, when No Country for Old Men took home the best-picture prize. Ratings for the past five years, followed by best-picture winner:

2008 - 32.0 million (No Country for Old Men)
2007 - 40.2 million (The Departed)
2006 - 38.9 million (Crash)
2005 - 42.1 million (Million Dollar Baby)
2004 - 43.5 million (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)

... And what are the critics saying? They're not really raving --except for Oprah Winfrey on her show Monday and Roger Ebert online. USA TODAY's Robert Bianco says the Oscar show's "improvements often seemed to come more in spite of host Hugh Jackman than because of him." Some other critics:

... New York Daily News' David Hinckley: "Jackman did his best. His mission just wasn’t accomplishable."

... Newsweek's Pop Vox columnist: "Throughout the telecast, my BlackBerry buzzed with messages from friends, all in their 20s, about how un-hip and un-young and unwatchable the Oscars felt."

... The New York Times' Alessandra Stanley: Jackman was the "hosting equivalent of a value meal. ... Mr. Jackman was high-spirited, not mean-spirited."

... Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara: "Now I'm sorry, but didn't we decide, like as a nation, that Big Dance numbers were a blight on the Oscars telecast?"

DIGI TUESDAY (new media that drops in stores today) read and lick below:


What Just Happened?


The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.

Speaking of movies that are out on DVD now and that you can watch through COMCAST ON DEMAND (order Comcast now at 1-800-COMCAST) Have you guys seen BODY of LIES very secret AGENT type stuff in that movie, check out a clip below:

Check out some secret agent code type research done for you right here!!


Stores, hospitals, entertainment venues, and other places where the public are together in large numbers use secret codes to pass information between store employees. These are meant to be a secret as they don’t want to alarm the non-staff members, or alert someone (like a thief) to the fact that they have been noticed.

Time Check -- as in "Time check: the time is 12:32" -- can be a code in stores for a bomb alert. It alerts the staff to follow the bomb procedure, which can be to either try to locate any suspicious packages, or to prepare to get the heck out. If you hear a time check in a store, it is probably a good idea to start moving toward the exit.

A Code 10 in hospitals can refer to a mass casualty or serious threat (such as a bomb alert), but the majority of people experiencing a code 10 will do so for another far more common reason: a "Code 10 authorization" is made by a merchant when he needs to call a credit card company to inquire about your card. This means that he is suspicious of you or your card and doesn't want you to know it while he gets it checked out. When the credit card company hears that they have a Code 10, they will ask a series of yes/no questions to the merchant in order to find out what the situation is. This will often result in the merchant keeping your card if they believe it is safe to do so. This type of call often results in a call to law enforcement.

Doctor Brown is a code word often used in hospitals to alert security staff to a threat to personnel. If a nurse or doctor is in danger from a violent patient or non-staff member, they can page Doctor Brown to their location and the security staff will rush to their aid. In some hospitals, Code Silver is used to refer to a person with a weapon, and Code Gray can mean a violent person without a weapon.

In computer support, a variety of codes can be used when referring to a customer. One of these codes has become fairly well known on the Internet: PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair), but there are a variety of others that are lesser known. One of these is used when reporting a fault which has been fixed: "The fault was a PICNIC" (Problem In Chair Not In Computer), or "ID 10 T Error" -- ID 10 T spelling the word idiot.

On a ship, a Code Oscar means someone has gone overboard.

Code Bravo is the code phrase for a general security alert at airports. For those of you who travel on ships from time to time, you may like to know that Code Bravo means fire and it is the most serious alert on a ship.

Inspector Sands (or sometimes Mr. Sands) is a code for fire in the United Kingdom. Obviously it would not be appropriate for the service staff of a store to announce a fire publicly, so this code is used to alert the appropriate staff to the danger without upsetting customers. A frequently used code for a bomb in London's famous Underground is Mr. Gravel. For example, "Mr. Gravel is in the foyer."

Code Adam was invented by Walmart but it is now an internationally recognized alert. It means missing child. The code was first coined in 1994 in memory of Adam Walsh, a six-year old who went missing in a Sears department store in Florida in 1981. Adam was later found murdered. The person making the announcement will state, "We have a code Adam," followed by a description of the missing child. As soon as the alert is heard, security staff will begin to monitor the doors and other exits. If the child is not found within 10 minutes, the police are alerted and a store search begins.

Hey I thought it was cool?! :)

JOKE of the day sent to me by Stan Thomas of the SPRINGS.....ENJOY thanks STAN!
E-mail you jokes to me now at wingnut@catcountry951.com

A man with a winking problem is applying for a position as a sales representative for a large company. The interviewer looks over his papers and says, "This is phenomenal. You've graduated from the best schools; your recommendations are wonderful; and your experience is unparalleled. Normally, we'd hire you without hesitation. But a sales representative has a highly visible position, and we're afraid that your constant winking will scare off potential customers. I'm sorry... but we just can't hire you." The applicant says, "Wait. If I take two aspirin, I'll stop winking!" He then reaches into his jacket pocket and begins pulling out all sorts of condoms: red condoms, blue condoms, green condoms, ribbed condoms, big condoms, small condoms. Finally, at the bottom, he finds a packet of aspirin. He tears it open, swallows the pills, and stops winking. "Well," said the interviewer, "that's all well and good, but this is a respectable company, and we will not have our employees womanizing all over the country!" "Womanizing?," the applicant says. "What do you mean? I'm a happily married man!" "Well," the interviewer says, "how do you explain all these condoms?" "Oh, that," the applicant sighs. "Have you ever walked into a pharmacy, winking, and asked for aspirin?"

NAP time...


Monday, February 23, 2009


Greetings BLOGGERS!!!!

Monday, Monday Oh how we love Monday's MONDAY, MONDAY!!! Reminds me of a song!

OK maybe another SONG!

HA they make me laugh!!!

Last night we have to break down the Oscars! Roll the stats:

Watch in amazement as we recap, the visual stiml-you-lie-is your eye doth crave!

It was "Slum" enchanted evening at last night's 81st Annual Academy Awards as Slumdog Millionaire swept to victory with eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Song and Best Adapted Screenplay. The feel-good story of a kid from the slums of Mumbai who lands on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in a quest to find the love of his life proved irresistable to Oscar voters, beating out more serious fare like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Reader, Frost/Nixon and Milk. In his acceptance speech, director DANNY BOYLE thanked the people of Mumbai, holding up his Oscar statuette and saying that they, quote, "dwarf even this guy."

After five nominations, KATE WINSLET finally scored her first-ever Oscar on her sixth -- she won for her role as a Nazi prison guard in The Reader. She told the audience, "I'd be lying if I haven't made a version of this speech before. I think I was probably eight years old and staring into the bathroom mirror and this would have been a shampoo bottle." Clutching her newly-won statuette, she added, "It's not a shampoo bottle now!"

SEAN PENN won his second Oscar for playing the real-life murdered gay activist HARVEY MILK. At the podium, Penn jokingly called the Oscar voters "Commie, homo-loving son of a guns," and noted his reputation as a "difficult" actor by admitting, "I know how hard I make it to appreciate me, often." Penn also used his speech to call for "equal rights for everyone," and acknowledged the man many thought would beat him for the award by saying, "MICKEY ROURKE rises again...and he is my brother."

As expected, HEATH LEDGER won Best Supporting Oscar for The Dark Knight -- precisely 13 months after his death from an accidential overdose of prescription drugs. His family accepted on his behalf, saying, "This award tonight would have humbly validated Heath's quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here -- his peers within an industry he so loved." PENELOPE CRUZ won for Best Supporting Actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and delivered the second half of her speech in her native Spanish.

As for the actual Oscar telecast, the producers promised something radically different, and in many ways, it was. The stage had more of a nightclub feel, with the orchestra onstage. Host HUGH JACKMAN sang and danced his heart out, starting with an opening number that incorporated "homemade props" and nods to all the nominated films, and some that weren't. The man known to many as Wolverine pointedly asked, in one lyric, "How come comic book movies never get nominated?" Jackman also did a full-blown, top-hat-and-tails salute to movie musicals with the help of BEYONCÉ, High School Musical stars ZAC EFRON and VANESSA HUDGENS, and DOMINIC COOPER and AMANDA SEYFRIED of Mamma Mia!

Other differences: lengthy montages of all the big movies of the year -- nominated or not -- were shown, grouped into categories like romance, action, animation and documentary. And the awards were handed out in the order in which they would fall during the actual creation of a film -- first comes the screenplay, then the costume design, then the special effects, then the music, then the directing, and so on.

The most unusual change in the show was having five past winners in the four major acting categories come onstage, personally address each nominee, and simply describe their roles: no clips from their performances were shown. That amounted to 20 extra mini-speeches. For example, ROBERT DENIRO spoke about Sean Penn's performance, SHIRLEY MACLAINE talked about ANNE HATHAWAY, WHOOPI GOLDBERG discussed AMY ADAMS, and KEVIN KLINE described Heath Ledger.

Other tidbits:

--EDDIE MURPHY presented JERRY LEWIS with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award -- fittingly, since Murphy starred in the hit remake of Lewis' classic The Nutty Professor.

--Presenting an award for cinematography with NATALIE PORTMAN, BEN STILLER came out dressed as a spaced-out JOAQUIN PHOENIX, in dark glasses and a huge bushy beard. Portman told Stiller he looked like an escapee from a "Hasidic meth lab," while Stiller said he wanted to "retire from being a funny guy."

--When ALAN ARKIN was talking about PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN's performance in "Doubt," he accidentally called him "Seymour Phillip Hoffman."

--Man on Wire, a movie about PHILIPPE PETIT, who tightrope-walked between the World Trade Center towers in the early '70s, was named Best Documentary. At the podium, Petit balanced the Oscar statuette on his chin, upside down.

--When JACK BLACK and JENNIFER ANISTON presented the animation awards, the camera kept cutting to ANGELINA JOLIE. We hope that was because Jolie was Jack Black's co-star in Kung Fu Panda, and not because Jolie is now with Aniston's ex BRAD PITT.

--The star who got the biggest applause during the annual "In Memoriam" montage was, perhaps not surprisingly, PAUL NEWMAN.

--The three Best Original Song performances were presented in somewhat of a mash-up, with JOHN LEGEND, at one point, singing PETER GABRIEL's nominated song from Wall-E, "Down To Earth," simultaneously during the performances of the nominated Slumdog Millionaire songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya."

AND IF THAT recap was not enough: lets break it down winner by winner:

Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at last night's 81st Annual Academy Awards. The story about a boy who goes on an Indian game show to find the girl he loves took home eight Oscars, including best picture, and best director for DANNY BOYLE. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which had scored the most nominations going into the telecast, collected three trophies, all in technical categories.

When HEATH LEDGER was named best supporting actor last night for his role in The Dark Knight, he became only the second star ever to be honored posthumously. The first was PETER FINCH, who was named best actor in 1977 for the film Network. KATE WINSLET also went home happy last night, winning the Oscar for best actress for The Reader, her first trophy in six nominations. SEAN PENN won the best actor Oscar for his role in Milk -- his second win in five nominations -- and PENELOPE CRUZ won best supporting actress for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She's the first Spanish-born actress ever to win an Oscar.

Here are the winners from last night's 81st Annual Academy Awards:

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Sean Penn, Milk

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Actress
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature Film

Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Departures (Japan)

Original Score
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Song
"Jai Ho," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Achievement in Cinematography
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Costume Design
The Duchess

Best Documentary Feature
Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short Subject
Smile Pinki

Achievement in Film Editing
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight

Achievement in Sound Mixing
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Animated Short Film
La Maison en Petits Cubes

Best Live Action Short Film
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Jerry Lewis

More Oscar stuff below

Thanks to ABC for all the stats!

CMN news (country music news)

Did ya hear about it...good now we blog about it:

TAYLOR SWIFT continued her assault on Europe over the weekend with an appearance at Germany's Echo Awards. She updated her Twitter account on the way to the show, calling Berlin a, quote, "beautiful city." Taylor also made history in the U.S. on Friday becoming the first artist to debut at number one on CMT's Top 20 Countdown. Her "White Horse" clip was the one to pull off that feat; it's also the biggest debut ever on CMT.com.

While in London last week, Taylor filmed her reaction when she first saw the Rolling Stone magazine with her face on the cover. Even though she's sold tons of records and been on countless magazine covers, Taylor truly freaked out when she saw the Rolling Stone issue and laughed when she saw the caption on the cover -- "Taylor Swift: Secrets of a Good Girl

RASCAL FLATTS is entering that rare league of artists who can headline a stadium. They're set to play Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, on Saturday, July 18th with special guest DARIUS RUCKER.

SUGARLAND will kick off for their first European tour next month, beginning March 6th in Aviano, Italy. They'll play several military bases along the way with stops in Paris, London and Belfast, Ireland scheduled as well. Label mate HOLLY WILLIAMS will join the duo for a March 16th date in London and a March 18th show in Glasgow, Scotland. Of note, Holly's new album, Here With Me, will be in stores this June, featuring her single "Keep the Change."

Here's Sugarland's itinerary:

3/6 -- Aviano, Italy, Army Base
3/7 -- Catania, Sicily, Naval Air Station
3/8 -- Naples, Italy, Navy Base
3/10 -- Paris, France, Le Showcase
3/13 -- Bressum, Netherlands, Joint For
3/14 -- Frankfurt, Germany, Air Force Base
3/16 -- London, England, Shepherds Bush Empire
3/18 -- Glasgow, Scotland, ABC Theatre
3/20 -- Belfast, Ireland, Waterfront Hall
3/21 -- Letterkenny, Ireland, Mount Errigal Letterkenny
3/22 -- Thurles, Ireland, Premier Hall

BRAD PAISLEY has posted a behind-the-scenes video on the making of his new album at BradPaisley.com. The clip shows Brad recording guitar parts down and figuring out how a song should sound with his producer FRANK ROGERS. Brad says, quote, "You won't be able to tell much from it, but eventually when the record comes out this summer you'll say, 'Oh, okay, that's where that went." Look for more videos to be posted as Brad continues work on the new project.


MATT KENSETH made it two wins in a row Sunday when he took the checkered flag in the Auto Club 500 in Fontana, California. Kenseth, who won the Daytona 500 last week, becomes the first driver to win the first two races of the season since JEFF GORDON did it in 1997. Gordon finished second in Sunday's race, while KYLE BUSCH was third.

Here are the race results from the Auto Club 500:

1. Matt Kenseth
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Kyle Busch
4. Greg Biffle
5. Kurt Busch
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Carl Edwards
8. Tony Stewart
9. Jimmie Johnson
10. Brian Vickers

Here are the current top drivers and their points in the 2009 run for the Sprint Cup:

1. Matt Kenseth - 385 points
2. Jeff Gordon - 304
3. Kurt Busch - 294
4. Tony Stewart - 294
5. Greg Biffle - 268
6. Clint Bowyer - 266
7. Michael Waltrip - 264
8. David Ragan - 262
9. Carl Edwards - 260
10. Juan Montoya - 256
11. Elliott Sadler - 248
12. David Reutimann - 248

More entertainment sleaze: its crack for your eyes go ahead read on LOL

BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE may be sexy, but they're not the sexiest Hollywood couple. According to a new Fandango poll of more than two thousand people, RYAN GOSLING and RACHEL MCADAMS have been voted the sexiest screen couple in the last 25 years for their work in the drama The Notebook. Brad and Angelina took second for Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Here's a complete look at the list:

Speaking of the two here is some video stuff:

BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE may be sexy, but they're not the sexiest Hollywood couple. According to a new Fandango poll of more than two thousand people, RYAN GOSLING and RACHEL MCADAMS have been voted the sexiest screen couple in the last 25 years for their work in the drama The Notebook. Brad and Angelina took second for Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Here's a complete look at the list:

The Top 10 Sexiest Screen Couples:
1. Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams - The Notebook - 14%
2. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie - Mr. & Mrs. Smith - 10%
3. Richard Gere & Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman - 9%
4. Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey - Dirty Dancing - 6%
5. Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet - Titanic - 5%
6. (tie) Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore - Ghost - 4%
6. (tie) Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart - Twilight - 4%
8. (tie) Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain - 3%
8. (tie) Brad Pitt & Geena Davis - Thelma & Louise - 3%
10. Johnny Depp & Juliette Binoche - Chocolat - 2%

While those couples may have sizzled on screen, these pairings fizzled. Here's a look at the worst film couples:

The Top 10 Most Mismatched Screen Couples:
1. Jessica Alba & Mike Myers - The Love Guru - 9%
2. Charlize Theron & Woody Allen - Curse Of The Jade Scorpion - 7%
3. (tie) Katherine Heigl & Seth Rogen - Knocked Up - 6%
3. (tie) Adam Sandler & Kevin James - I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry - 6%
3. (tie) Anne Heche & Harrison Ford - Six Days, Seven Nights - 6%
6. Kate Winslet & Jack Black - The Holiday - 5%
7. (tie) Julia Roberts & Woody Allen - Everyone Says I Love You - 4%
7. (tie) Nikki Blonsky & Zac Efron - Hairspray - 4%
9. (tie) Jennifer Lopez & Ralph Fiennes - Maid In Manhattan - 3%
9. (tie) Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck - Gigli - 3%


Friday, February 20, 2009


Greetings Bloggers!!!

WOW we have to TALK Oscars!?!?! Don't we? They are this SUNDAY remember....

HUGH JACKMAN will host the 81st Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Though the presenters for the event will remain a mystery until showtime, Jackman has already revealed that he'll be delivering a bit of song and dance during the ceremony, which airs on ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Which film will win the best picture Oscar on Sunday? The final answer could be Slumdog Millionaire, the darling of the awards season to date. The tale of an orphan who becomes a contestant on India's version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and is suspected of cheating enters the ceremony with 10 nominations. Slumdog Millionaire will contend for best picture along with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which has a leading 13 nominations, as well as Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader.

Those movies are well represented in the best actor and actress categories. Las Vegas oddsmaker JOHN AVELLO believes Milk star SEAN PENN and The Wrestler actor MICKEY ROURKE are the frontrunners to win the best actor Oscar. Their competition includes BRAD PITT, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; RICHARD JENKINS, for The Visitor; and FRANK LANGELLA, for Frost/Nixon.

KATE WINSLET will make a bid for her first Oscar in six tries, for her performance in The Reader. However, she's competing against some other notable names in the best actress category: ANGELINA JOLIE, for Changeling; ANNE HATHAWAY, for Rachel Getting Married; MERYL STREEP, for Doubt; and MELISSA LEO, for Frozen River. If Winslet loses, she'll tie the record for most nominations by an actress without a win.

The other major story line is whether the late HEATH LEDGER will become the second actor to win a posthumous Oscar. He's considered the favorite to take the best supporting actor prize for playing the Joker in The Dark Knight. So far, PETER FINCH is the only actor to receive a posthumous Oscar, for his work in the 1976 film Network. Thus sayuthhhh the folks from ABC!

Here's a list of the major Oscar nominees:

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Animated Feature Film
Kung Fu Panda

Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon, WALL-E

Adapted Screenplay
Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
Departures (Japan)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard, Defiance
Danny Elfman, Milk
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Thomas Newman, WALL-E

Original Song
"Down to Earth," Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; WALL-E
"Jai Ho," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; Slumdog Millionaire
"O Saya," A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam; Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Achievement in Cinematography
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Costume Design
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Best Documentary Feature
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short Subject
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness-From the Balcony of Room 306

Achievement in Film Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Best Animated Short Film
La Maison en Petits Cubes
This Way Up

Best Live Action Short Film
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

This am I talked about POP star Rihanna getting beaten up supposedly by boyfriend Chris Brown. I talked about earlier last year mean nasty 'Chris Brown' sang with Tim McGraw:
R&B/pop superstar Chris Brown is testing his country crossover abilities with help from Tim McGraw. The two have recorded a song together called 'Human.'
"It's incredible," Brown tells Billboard. "I wanted to do something more along the country line. That's a bigger and different audience for me."
McGraw has already expanded his audience outside the country world. He recorded a hit song with R&B star Nelly, 'Over and Over,' in 2005. He also wrote and recorded the song 'Nine Lives' with hard rockers Def Leppard this year. Remember Tim did a tune with Nelly a while back too check it out here:

Now we have news that someone from the L.A. P.D. leaked a picture of miss Rihanna! OUCH can you say lawsuit and jail time? All of this info came form TMZ: TMZ has obtained a photo of Rihanna taken after Chris Brown allegedly beat her...the picture below...

Now there are reports that Chris Brown, the idiot, did not do anything. RIGHT! There are also people saying that he has already apologized to hurting his 'then' girlfriend. Most of this started before the Grammy's in L.A. The biggest dish is that he has acted violent in the past, in his relationships. AGAIN this is all up for speculation, and nothing other than this picture has been confirmed or been cast out on record. If indeed it was Chris, the idiot, then I wish and hope to god his music career is over, and he is cast off his record label. People like this who beat and hurt women have no business drawing breath in my humble opinion!! And from the earlier report mentioned above I truly hope Tim McGraw does not record anything with this maggot ever again!

Hollywood 411!! Gossip and MORE

Speaking of Hollywood things; new movies this weekend are:

* Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail -- TYLER PERRY reprises his role of the brash grandma Madea, made famous in several of his other projects. Madea is thrown into jail after a high-speed car chase and befriends a troubled young woman. KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM -- that's Rudy from The Cosby Show -- and DEREK LUKE also star. Rated PG-13.

* Fired Up! -- Two high school football players anxious to skip summer football camp find a way to attend cheerleading camp instead so they can meet girls. Hilarity ensues when one of them falls in love. Former Heroes actor NICHOLAS D'AGOSTO, Brothers & Sisters actor ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN, MOLLY SIMS and SARAH ROEMER star. Rated PG-13.

Celebrity Sleeze:

February 8th -- CHRIS BROWN turns himself into police and is booked on charges of "criminal threats" following an alleged domestic dispute the night before in Los Angeles that reportedly involved his girlfriend, RIHANNA. Brown posts 50 thousand dollars' bail and is released. According to reports, he allegedly assaulted a woman, who has not yet been officially identified as Rihanna, following an argument.

January 31st -- Seventy-year-old TV host GARY COLLINS is arrested outside of Montecito, California on suspicion of DUI. He is booked at Santa Barbara County Jail and subsequently released. Collins served a four-day jail sentence in California in early 2008 after pleading no contest to two DUI charges in connection with a 2007 crash blamed on another motorist.

January 20th -- WILLIAM BALFOUR, the man accused of killing JENNIFER HUDSON's family members, pleads not guilty to the crimes. He is accused of killing Jennifer's mother, brother and nephew.

January 9th -- RYAN O'NEAL is sentenced to an 18-month drug diversion program after pleading guilty to a felony methamphetamine possession charge. The case will be dismissed if O'Neal completes the program. The 67-year-old actor and his 23-year-old son, REDMOND, were arrested in September, 2008 after authorities allegedly found drugs at O'Neal's Malibu, California home during a probation check of Redmond.

January 2nd, 2009 -- HEATHER LOCKLEAR is sentenced to three years of informal probation and a fine after her attorney pleads no contest on her behalf to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. Under the plea deal, the 47-year-old Locklear must also attend a driver's education program. Locklear was charged the previous November with driving under the influence of prescription drugs in connection with her September, 2008 arrest in Montecito, California.

December 31st -- DANE COOK's half-brother, accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the comedian-actor, pleads not guilty at a Woburn, Massachusetts court. Forty-three-year-old DARRYL MCCAULEY, a former business manager of Cook's, was arrested earlier in the week and faces forgery and larceny charges. McCauley is ordered held on three million dollars bail. Prosecutors claim McCauley transferred money, partly through a three-million-dollar check he allegedly forged, from Cook's business accounts into his personal accounts between July of 2007 and December of 2008.

CMN (country music news)

RASCAL FLATTS has wrangled a sponsorship with J.C. Penney for their upcoming American Living Unstoppable tour, kicking off June 5th. The Flatts have also written a song called "American Living," which will be heard in J.C. Penney's commercials for its American Living brand. That song will be available exclusively on copies of the band's new album, Unstoppable, sold at J.C. Penney stores.

Flatts lead singer GARY LeVOX says, quote, "American Living represents a classic, American lifestyle -- it's a brand we wear and are proud to share with our fans." Rascal Flatts' deal with J.C. Penney will extend through their 2011 concert tour. They'll also be wearing clothes from the American Living line during their concerts.

The first single from Unstoppable, "Here Comes Goodbye," is nearing the top ten. The guys have worked out a deal with iTunes to make the single and its video available online on March 10th. Three additional songs from Unstoppable will be released one at a time to iTunes on March 17th, 24th and 31st before the full album is released on April 7th.

We have your FLATTS TIX starting MoNdAy every hour from 6am until 9!!

Las Vegas will become the epicenter of country music in early April with tons of events surrounding the ACM Awards on April 5th. TOBY KEITH and MONTGOMERY GENTRY will lead a pack of country stars and industry insiders for the ACM Chairman's Ride on Saturday, April 4th. This year's bike ride will consist of a scenic ride through the Nevada desert. RASCAL FLATTS will host the ACM Celebrity Golf Classic on that day as well, while JULIANNE HOUGH, KELLIE PICKLER and LeANN RIMES are set to perform at the Fremont Street Experience that night.

REBA McENTIRE hosts the 44th Annual ACM Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on CBS-TV Sunday, April 5th.

JOSH TURNER and his wife JENNIFER will welcome their second child this summer. Josh says, quote, "I am so excited about the newest member of our family. I can't wait to hold him or her for the first time." The couple has a two-year-old son named HAMPTON.

With the Oscars being handed out this Sunday night, America's attention turns to the movie business. CRAIG MORGAN has been considering breaking into movies lately. He says, quote, "I see guys like JACKIE CHAN and CHRIS ROCK and...think, 'God, I'd love to hang out with those guys and make a movie with them'."

Craig also thinks he could win over some new fans through movie roles, saying, quote, "Anytime I can increase my fan base by dong something else, I want to do it."

As part of his plot to break into film, Craig has enrolled a few of his kids in acting lessons. He says, quote, "Rather than paying for me to do it and not be cool, I let them go. Then they come back and tell me everything they've learned." Craig has plenty of experience in front of the camera from making videos like the new one for his latest single, "God Must Really Love Me."

WINGNUT:out Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Greetings BLOGGERS!

K, lets break that word down shall we? 'Hump Day' or Wednesday if you will!

The name comes from the Middle English Wednes dei, which is from Old English language Wēdnes dæg, meaning the day of the English god Woden (Wodan) who was a god of the Anglo-Saxons in England until about the 7th century. Wēdnes dæg is like the Old Norse Oðinsdagr ("Odin's day"), which is an early translation of the Latin dies Mercurii ("Mercury's day"), and reflects the widespread association of Woden with Mercury going back to Tacitus.

In Romance languages it is derived from the name of the Roman god Mercury: mercredi (French), mercoledì (Italian), miércoles (Spanish), miercuri (Romanian), dimecres (Catalan), dies Mercurii (Latin). Similarly, in most of the Indian Languages the name for Wednesday, Buddhavar is derived from the Vedic name for Mercury, Buddha. Buddh is also used in Urdu. Russian does not use pagan names but instead uses sredá, meaning "middle," similar to the German Mittwoch. Likewise, Portuguese uses the word quarta-feira, meaning "fourth day" (literally it means "fourth fair", that comes from the latin "feria quarta" - "feria" original meaning is "celebration" - it was so the fourth day of celebration of the week, because all days were days of celebrating God (the name was created by Pope Silvester I, christian leader between 314-335AD). While in Greek the word is Tetarti(Τετάρτη) meaning simply "Fourth."

Position in the week

When Sunday is taken as the first of every week, the day in the middle of each week is Wednesday. Arising from this, the German name for Wednesday has been Mittwoch (literally: "mid-week") since the 10th Century, having displaced the former name: Wodanstag ("Wodan's day"). The Finnish name is similar: Keskiviikko (literally: "middle of the week") as is the Icelandic name: Miðvikudagur ("Mid-week day"). Wednesday is "sereda" in Ukrainian, which has the same word base as "seredyna", which is translated as "middle". In Russian Wednesday is "sreda" / "среда" from "sred'" / "средь" almost identical to Ukrainian meaning the same thing - in the middle.

Wednesday is also in the middle of the common Western 5-day workweek that starts on Monday and finishes on Friday.

See don't cha just feel smarter???


AMERICAN IDOL (8p ET, FOX) -- In the first results show of the season, 3 finalists are chosen to move on. A new "Lie to Me" follows.

OLD CHRISTINE (8p ET, CBS) -- A new episode. A new "Gary Unmarried" follows.

LOST (9p ET, ABC) -- A new episode. A repeat of last week's episode airs before and a new "Life on Mars" follows.

CSI: NY (10p ET, CBS) -- A new episode. A new "Criminal Minds" airs before.

LAW & ORDER (10p ET, NBC) -- A new episode. New episodes of "Knight Rider" and "Life" air before.

TOP CHEF (10p ET, Bravo) -- Tonight is part one of the finale.

Speaking of TV and lost check out the new preview for TONIGHT!

I'm excited set the COMCAST DVR's to warp speed Scottie we got some tv to be watchin'!!!! Hey, if you don't have COMCAST or a DVR or HD CABLE call them TODAY to fix that debacle COMCAST 1-800-COMCAST


The stimulus bill has been signed by President Obama. [I'm hoping it includes bailout money for suckers like me who lost thousands after the bottom dropped out of the Beanie Baby market.]

The stimulus bill has been signed by President Obama. [Which means I'm only days away from my new corporate jet.]

Illinois Senator Roland Burris is having a rough week. [First questions about his ties to Rod Blagojevich, then the picture of him smoking a bong.]

Movie industry experts say they aren't surprised the new Friday the 13th movie is number one at the box office. [Turns out people will flock to see something less scary than the economy.]

A new study shows that binge drinking is common in the military. [You'd get drunk, too, if you had to enter the battlefield wearing nothing but fatigues and a layer of bubble wrap.]

Justin Timberlake has topped GQ magazine's list of the "Ten Most Stylish Men." [Also on the list, Senator Roland Burris, who purchased the number two spot.]

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps will not face criminal charges in connection with a November party at which he was photographed using a bong. [However, he may be in some trouble for the picture of him smoking up with Tony the Tiger.]

People are concerned about Lindsay Lohan’s sudden and dramatic weight loss. [They’re wondering what happened to her curves. They might want to check with Jessica Simpson.]

Japan’s finance minister has been forced to step down after he made a public appearance where he seemed unsteady and couldn’t speak clearly. [If you were in charge of your nation’s economy, you’d drink, too.]

Did you hear about the French nuclear submarine bumping into a British nuclear submarine? [C’mon, guys! It’s just nuclear powered submarines, not rocket science!]

New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez held a press conference Tuesday to clear the air about his recent admission that in 2003 he tested positive for banned substances. [But that wasn’t the shocker. He then announced that his girlfriend was pregnant with octuplets.]

Sick and Wrong FILE, reminds of my UNCLE RAYMOND from Billings, Montana....read below..

An grocer in India has the world's longest ear hair, measuring 10 inches in length. Officially recognized by Guinness as having the longest ear hair in the world, Radhakant Baijpai has grown his hair from five inches to their current length. Considered by the 58-year-old to be symbol of luck and prosperity, his ear-hair has been growing since he was 18 and has never been cut. Maintained by a specially prepared blend of herbal shampoo, Baijpai has so far resisted the pleas of his wife to cut it off. ICK.....

Hang, on I can't type....I just threw up in my mouth! BLASSSCH!

And yes, just when you thought we could not talk about anymore tv, remember....At 11:59pm last night (Tuesday), more than one-third of full-power television broadcasters in the U.S. were no longer transmitting an analog signal. A total of 641 stations decided to go all-digital at some point yesterday (February 17), the original date of the digital transition. Congress has postponed the switch until June 12, fearing too many viewers aren't prepared. Despite the delay, the FCC granted requests on a case-by-case basis to broadcasters who wanted to pull the plug sooner.

... It's difficult to estimate how many viewers will be left without TV after Tuesday's switch, but industry experts put the number at around 5% of all homes.


The Writers Guild of America is getting out picket signs again. The guild will protest today's (Wednesday) live telecast of American Idol, calling on its producer to "treat its 'reality' TV writers and other workers with respect by improving working conditions and providing health care and pension benefits."

Michael Johns and Carly Smithson will perform a duet tonight (Wednesday) during the first results-show telecast of American Idol's season 8 semifinals.

Despite his reputation as American Idol's tell-it-like-it-is dream killer, Simon Cowell is popular with the show's past contestants. A new report reveals Cowell's tough talk earned him the respect of both Carrie Underwood and David Cook. Carrie says, "I think it's really good that somebody will give you a dose of reality even if it might be said in a harsh manner. I can think of nicer ways to say things than he tells (contestants), but it's nice that he's got a very strong opinion and he does voice it." As for Cook, he considers Cowell the best judge on the talent panel, but he didn’t always feel that way. Cook recalls, "As soon as I took a step back and realized that everything he said was constructive, as mean as it might be, we got along fine."

This morning I blathered on about our current recession despite the most recent efforts of President and the new stimulus bill he signed in Denver. I did a little research last night and FOUND some pretty amazing things that are still working out for Americans despite the recession:


AskMen.com points out that there are some good things about the recession:

Better customer service
Gone are the days, it would seem, that companies don’t have to work for your patronage. Many businesses, particularly banks, have noted an increase in customer satisfaction scores in the previous few months. And why is that? Well, as firms struggle for survival and scramble to regain the trust of the public, executives have placed the emphasis back where it should be: on keeping the customer happy. If you haven’t already, you should soon notice an improvement in customer service and much more attentive staff in shops, which is a definite silver lining to the recession.

Great travel deals
The tourism industry was one of the first to feel the devastating effects of the recession. Bucking the trend, however, are local and small-scale tourism outfits who offer great value for those looking to tighten their belts. If you can’t afford a trip to the Maldives this year, why not look at some of the B&B offers right in your own backyard? And by supporting your local economy, you’ll feel that you’re doing your part to inject a bit of your very own fiscal stimulus. And who knows -- thanks to this silver lining to the recession, you might even find that everything you needed was right under your nose to begin with.

Lower interest rates
National interest rates are now at an all-time low, which clearly has major benefits for many of us. You might not be able to get a mortgage as the credit crunch continues, but if you’ve already got one, then your monthly payments are bound to get smaller during this economic slump -- provided that you’re not on a fixed-rate mortgage. Now that the banks are bowing to government pressure to pass on these savings, those of us with tracker and variable mortgages can appreciate up to hundreds of dollars of savings a month -- a silver lining to the recession for us all.

Surge in public creativity
When times are tough, people want to forget all the gloominess and often look to pop culture for a form of escape. What we get, then, is the arrival of fresh and new forms of entertainment during periods of economic crisis. The Great Depression of the '30s saw the advent of the detective novel and comic books, and it was also around this time that Hollywood experienced its first real golden age. Perhaps this recession will trigger a new wave of creativity, a silver lining to the recession for sure, and very soon we’ll all have better movies to watch and books to read.

Cheaper booze
You might not see “drowning your sorrows” as a productive countermeasure to the economic hardships we’re enduring, but there’s no denying the benefits of lower prices of drinks in bars and clubs -- after all, we still need to enjoy ourselves. British newspapers have even been talking about the return of the £1 pint, a pricing phenomenon that hasn’t occurred since the late '80s.

Return to a real economy
Now that the recession is officially underway, there is no shortage of accusations and finger-pointing. One good thing that is sure to come out of all this, however, is a shift toward a more authentic economy, based on real things built by people with real ideas. You can wave goodbye to the Wall Street asshole who, for all the trouble he’s caused, won’t have a place in this new economic order.

New opportunities
If you’re one of the many unfortunate people who have lost your job, you may find it difficult to see anything remotely positive coming out of these times. However, for every person in despair at a job loss, there’s another who sees it as an opportunity to reexamine what he’s been doing and discover the silver lining to the recession. The option to pursue new projects and acquire new skills has never been so apparent, and now people can get down to what they would be doing if they weren’t constricted by their day-to-day obligations.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Greetings BLOGGERS!!!

How many of you guys had Monday off? And ponder this how come every time most of us have a vacation or a vacation day we come back the next day tired? Please can someone explain this for some of us simple minded people? No ideas from this tired brain....

Tuesday means digital media DROP DAY! Tons of new DVD's and CD's fall from they sky today at the right price of course. CHECK it...

1. Friday the 13th, $42.2 million
2. He's Just Not That Into You, $19.6 million
3. Taken, $19.2 million
4. Confessions of a Shopaholic, $15.4 million
5. Coraline, $15.3 million
6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, $11.7 million
7. The International, $10 million
8. The Pink Panther 2, $9 million
9. Slumdog Millionaire, $7.1 million
10. Push, $6.9 million

... The #1 movie this week last year was Jumper.


• Nicholas D'Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims
• The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

• Tyler Perry, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam
• Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.


• Body of Lies
• Changeling
• Flash of Genius
• High School Musical 3: Senior Year
• How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
• Quarantine

• The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official 3rd Season
• Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The 8th Year
• Murder, She Wrote - The Complete 9th Season
• Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The 5th Season

RECENT ALBUM RELEASES (stuff you can buy NOW)
• Aaron Tippin: In Overdrive (2/3)
• Alan Jackson: Good Time (3/4) (Arista Nashville)
• Andy Griggs: The Good Life (5/27)
• Billy Currington: Little Bit of Everything (10/14)
• Blake Shelton: Startin' Fires (11/18)
• Brad Paisley: Play (11/4)
• Chuck Wicks: Starting Now (1/22)
• Craig Morgan: Greatest Hits (9/30)
• Craig Morgan: That's Why (10/21)
• Crystal Shawanda: Dawn of a New Day (8/19)
• Darius Rucker: Learn To Live (9/16)
• Dierks Bentley: Feel That Fire (2/3)
• Dierks Bentley: Live From Austin, TX (11/11)
• Faith Hill: Joy To The World (9/30) (Warner Bros)
• George Strait: Classic Christmas (10/7)
• George Strait: Troubadour (4/1)
• Heidi Newfield: What Am I Waiting For (8/5) (Curb)
• Jamey Johnson: That Lonesome Song (8/5)
• James Otto: Sunset Man (4/8)
• Jamey Johnson: That Lonesome Song (vinyl version, 1/27)
• Jessica Simpson: Do You Know (9/9)
• Jimmy Wayne: Beautiful Thing (8/26)
• Joe Nichols: Real Things (8/21) (Universal South)
• John Michael Montgomery: Time Flies (10/14)
• Johnny Cash Remixed (1/27)
• Josh Gracin: We Weren't Crazy (4/1)
• Julianne Hough: self-titled (5/20)
• Julianne Hough: The Julianne Hough Collection (holiday, at Target) (10/12)
• Keith Anderson: C'mon (8/5)
• Kellie Pickler: self-titled (9/30)
• Kenny Chesney: Lucky Old Sun (10/21)
• Kenny Chesney: Lucky Old Sun Deluxe Edition (10/14)
• Kristy Lee Cook: Why Wait (9/16)
• Lady Antebellum: Lady Antebellum (4/15)
• Lee Ann Womack: Call Me Crazy (10/21)
• Little Big Town: A Place To Land (re-issue with bonus tracks) (10/14)
• Luke Bryan: I’ll Stay Me (Capitol) (8/14)
• Mark Wills: Familiar Stranger (10/28)
• Miranda Lambert: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (5/1) (Epic Nashville)
• Montgomery Gentry: Back When I Knew It All (6/10)
• Pat Green: What I'm For (1/27)
• Phil Vassar: Prayer Of A Common Man (4/22)
• Randy Houser: Anything Goes (11/18)
• Randy Owen: One To One (11/4) (Broken Bow)
• Randy Travis: Around The Bend (7/15) (Warner Bros)
• Rascal Flatts: Greatest Hits (10/28)
• Reba McEntire: 50 Greatest Hits (10/21)
• Rebecca Lynn Howard: No Rules (6/17) (Saguaro Records)
• Sugarland: Love On The Inside (7/29)
• Taylor Swift: Beautiful Eyes (7/15) (Big Machine) (Wal-Mart exclusive)
• Taylor Swift: Fearless (11/11)
• The Lost Trailers: Holler Back (8/26) (BNA)
• The Zac Brown Band: The Foundation (11/18)
• Tim McGraw: Greatest Hits 3 (10/7)
• Toby Keith: 35 Biggest Hits (5/6)
• Toby Keith: Big Dog Daddy (6/12) (Show Dog Records)
• Toby Keith: That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy (10/28)
• Trace Adkins: Live From Austin, TX (10/28)
• Trace Adkins: X (11/25) (Capitol)
• Various: Elvis Presley Christmas Duets (10/14)
• Various: For the Troops 2 (11/25, with Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson, others)
• Wynonna: Sing: Chapter One (2/3)

UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASES (stuff you can buy soon)
• Jake Owen: Easy Does It (2/24)
• Raul Malo: Lucky One (3/3)
• Jack Ingram: untitled (3/17)
• Willie Nelson: Naked Willie (3/17)
• John Rich: Son Of A Preacher Man (3/24)
• Martina McBride: Shine (3/24)
• Eric Church: Carolina (3/24)
• Keith Urban: Defying Gravity (3/31)
• Rodney Atkins: In America (3/31)
• Billy Ray Cyrus: Back To Tennessee (3/31)
• Ronnie Milsap: Then Sings My Soul (3/31)
• Rascal Flatts: Unstoppable (4/7)
• Emerson Drive: Believe (4/7)
• Jason Aldean: Wide Open (4/7)
• Collin Raye: Never Going Back (4/7)
• Tanya Tucker: That Lonesome Town (Spring)

Ever wonder what people thought about the current state of mind or where humans would be 100 years ago? You know like flying cars and such, shiny things that talked to you, so on and so fourth.
Ladies Home Journal Predictions.....this blew my mind...where do you come up with this stuff;

This week (February 16) marks the anniversary when The Ladies Home Journal first hit newsstands. In the December 1900 issue, the Journal had ran an article making predictions for the 21st century.

The American will be taller by one to two inches. His increase of stature will result from better health, due to vast reforms in medicine, sanitation, food and athletics. He will live fifty years instead of thirty-five as at present – for he will reside in the suburbs. The city house will practically be no more. Building in blocks will be illegal. The trip from suburban home to office will require a few minutes only. A penny will pay the fare.

Gymnastics will begin in the nursery, where toys and games will be designed to strengthen the muscles. Exercise will be compulsory in the schools. Every school, college and community will have a complete gymnasium. All cities will have public gymnasiums. A man or woman unable to walk ten miles at a stretch will be regarded as a weakling.

There will be no street cars in our large cities. All hurry traffic will be below or high above ground when brought within city limits. In most cities it will be confined to broad subways or tunnels, well lighted and well ventilated, or to high trestles with “moving-sidewalk” stairways leading to the top. Cities, therefore, will be free from all noises.

Automobiles will be cheaper than horses are today. Farmers will own automobile hay-wagons, automobile truck-wagons, plows, harrows and hay-rakes. A one-pound motor in one of these vehicles will do the work of a pair of horses or more. Children will ride in automobile sleighs in winter. The horse in harness will be as scarce, if, indeed, not even scarcer, then as the yoked ox is today.

Photographs will be telegraphed from any distance. If there be a battle in China a hundred years hence snapshots of its most striking events will be published in the newspapers an hour later. Photographs will reproduce all of nature’s colors.

Man will see around the world. Persons and things of all kinds will be brought within focus of cameras connected electrically with screens at opposite ends of circuits, thousands of miles at a span. The instrument bringing these distant scenes to the very doors of people will be connected with a giant telephone apparatus transmitting each incidental sound in its appropriate place. Thus the guns of a distant battle will be heard to boom when seen to blaze, and thus the lips of a remote actor or singer will be heard to utter words or music when seen to move.

No mosquitoes nor flies. Insect screens will be unnecessary. Mosquitoes, house-flies and roaches will have been practically exterminated.

Peas as large as beets. Strawberries as large as apples. Melons, cherries, grapes, plums, apples, pears, peaches and all berries will be seedless. Roses will be as large as cabbage heads. It will be possible to grow any flower in any color and to transfer the perfume of a scented flower to another which is odorless.

There will be No C, X or Q in our every-day alphabet. They will be abandoned because they are unnecessary. Spelling by sound will have been adopted, first by the newspapers. English will be a language of condensed words expressing condensed ideas, and will be more extensively spoken than any other. Russian will rank second.

A university education will be free to every man and woman. Time will be saved by grouping like studies. Medical inspectors regularly visiting the public schools will furnish poor children free eyeglasses, free dentistry and free medical attention of every kind. Etiquette and housekeeping will be important studies in the public schools.

Coal will not be used for heating or cooking. It will be scarce, but not entirely exhausted. The earth’s hard coal will last until the year 2050 or 2100. Man will have found electricity manufactured by water power to be much cheaper.

Hot or cold air will be turned on from spigots to regulate the temperature of a house as we now turn on hot or cold water from spigots to regulate the temperature of the bath.

Pneumatic tubes, instead of store wagons, will deliver packages and bundles. These tubes will collect, deliver and transport mail over certain distances, perhaps for hundreds of miles. They will at first connect with the private houses of the wealthy; then with all homes.

Ready-cooked meals will be bought from establishments similar to our bakeries of today. Food will be served hot or cold to private houses in pneumatic tubes or automobile wagons. The meal being over, the dishes used will be packed and returned to the cooking establishments where they will be washed.

Few drugs will be swallowed or taken into the stomach unless needed for the direct treatment of that organ itself. Drugs needed by the lungs, for instance, will be applied directly to those organs through the skin and flesh. They will be carried with the electric current applied without pain to the outside skin of the body.

Something to think about....

THE NEWS abused BY WiNgNuT

President Obama will sign the 787 billion dollar stimulus plan on Tuesday. [And that's just the money it will take to make up to Michelle for forgetting Valentine's Day.]

President Obama will sign the 787 billion dollar stimulus plan on Tuesday. [And that's just money to support the California octuplets.]

Microsoft is planning a global retail chain. [Finally, a place where we can go to demonstrate the latest in underperforming computers.]

Microsoft is planning a global retail chain. [Which means it could be the first retail chain to ask for bailout money before their stores even exist.]

Doctors are now saying that asthma may start in the womb. [Especially is one of your seven other womb-mates is a smoker.]

A nude photograph of pop star Madonna, taken in 1979, has sold for $37,500 at an auction in New York. [Unfortunately, the person who bought it is forcing the photograph to sign a pre-nup.]

Astronomers say there could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy. [So if you can't avoid foreclosure on your home on this Earth, maybe check with ReMax on the next one over.]

Senior Muslim clerics urged Sudanese youngsters to boycott Valentine's Day, saying it's a Western institution that could lead couples astray. [Sounds like somebody forgot to make dinner reservations on Saturday.]

Sirius XM Radio says it could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday. [Especially if it loses any of its five customers.]

North Korea's number two leader said Sunday that the communist country is ready to improve relations with "friendly" countries. [Sounds like somebody's finally run out of Girl Scout cookies.]

Microsoft is offering $250,000 to help capture the culprit behind a nasty computer worm known as Conficker. [So far their only suspect is contaminated peanut butter.]

Oh wait before I go I talked about the Carrie Underwood Video yet again and promised to post it, check it out:


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Greetings fellow Bloggers!!!

HUMP DAY- BOW chickaawh- wawwww waaaaah! Its like your the director and you 'cue' the cool music get me? I can't wait for the weekend, not sure about you!!!!

If you missed anything this morning here is a run-down of 'stuffage' we covered!!!

* Phil Carey, who for years played the business tycoon Asa Buchanan in the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live," has died of lung cancer at 83. This, just a week after Clint Ritchie, who played his son Clint on the show, died.

* Rihanna is postponing a concert in Malaysia this week, after last weekend's incident involving her longtime boyfriend Chris Brown.

* Meanwhile, Wrigley's ad campaign which features Chris Brown is being put on hold until that whole matter is resolved.

* "Grey's Anatomy" co-star James Pickens Jr. says that Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are leaving the medical drama.

* Because of the whole ordeal, you won't be seeing Chris Brown performing at any of the NBA All-Star activities this weekend. Oh, yes, he was scheduled.
* A Seattle real estate agent who had predicted house declines now says we're at the bottom: go!
* Sports Illustrated has picked Leonardo Di Caprio's girlfriend, Bar Refaeli as the cover girl of their new swimsuit issue.

* If you're keeping score at home, Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson are said to be back together.

* Usher is by his wife's bedside, as she recovers from complications following plastic surgery down in Brazil.

* Jennifer Hudson is going on a 5-week concert tour, beginning April 2nd in Philadelphia.

* Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are engaged.

* In case you missed it, Julianne Hough will be back on the next round of "Dancing with the Stars." She'll be dancing with her boyfriend, Chuck Wicks.

I scanned the pages of a mag-uh-zeen that I don't normally read and found this for people to chew on a bit....

(Women's Health) Prone to typing sweet nothings? Join the club: 67 percent of use text messages to flirt, according to an AT&T survey of 1,000 adults. Why do lovers hit "send" so much? It may be an easy way to express emotion. This is what lovers are sending:

* 68% admit to they've texted a love note
* 52% said "Thinking of you" is the most common love message they receive
* 34% admit they'd be more comfortable on a first date if they got a pre-date text
* 28% admit they text with a partner at least three times a day
* 24% said the biggest turnoff when texting a date or spouse is a slow response

Also ladies....the stuf fyou guys can come up with is sometimes fascinating to me, more from womans health.....

5 Foods for Healthier Skin (by Leslie Baumann, M.D.)

1. Fish: Fatty fish like salmon, tilapia, and cod are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. And that's a good thing, because our bodies cannot produce those essential lipids naturally. By adding omega-3s to your diet, though, you can bolster your skin barrier - that is, the layer of lipids that holds onto moisture and keeps irritants out.
2. Green Tea: It's inexpensive, easy to add to your routine, and one of the best-researched and most powerful antioxidants around. That's why green tea is my go-to antioxidant: I drink at least three cups a day to fight aging and inflammation. Some studies even suggest that the antioxidants in green tea reduce one's risk of skin cancer. So put down that soda and start drinking your way to healthier skin!
3. Broccoli: Rich in vitamins A, C, and K (among many other nutrients), this veggie does more than its fair share of nutritional work. Vitamin A decreases oil production, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin K can help prevent bruises. So whatever ails you, this green wonderfood might be just what the doctor ordered.
4. Safflower or Sunflower Oil: Omega-3s get a lot more talk, but omega-6 fatty acids - like the linoleic acid in these two oils - are also important for healthy skin. Like omega-3s, they help prevent dry skin and inflammation; they're also essential for the formation of prostaglandins, hormones that keep all the cells of the body functioning well.
5. Almonds: When it comes to boosting skin's defenses against aging, inflammation, and even skin cancer, antioxidants are so important that I'm going to add another to my list: A handful of almonds every day boosts your levels of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for skin health. Studies also suggest that consuming vitamin E orally can increase the levels of this moisturizing vitamin on your skin's surface - great news for anyone prone to dry skin.

Ok seriously i might try this kinda stuff. Because afterall who wants to looks like a 90 year old man at 30 or 40, right?

Ok ladies, we covered you guys wel, correct more Wingnut research about what MEN want on V-day? Seruiously this might give you some ideas from my hear earned internet research and a tad bit of me thrown in to make things fair right? I found this from the YAHOO people, they rock!

With Valentine's Day coming up, it seems like all you hear about is what women want from men on the "hearty" day. But what about what men want? I found this article from Yahoo Personals that might be of help called, "7 Things Men Really Find Romantic:"

1. Dress Up for Him - Consider dressing for his tastes and not just yours once in a while, take him shopping and have him choose outfits he would like to see you in. Remember, you're doing this for him, not for you.
2. Initiate Physical Affection - Whether you're playing footsie under the table or placing a hand on our shoulders while scooting behind our chairs, men find the touch of the woman they love unbelievably reassuring. In our treasured nonverbal language, it translates as: "I accept you... I love you... We're a team."
3. Give Him a Night Out with the Boys -- No Strings Attached It may seem odd to you that a romantic gesture might not involve you at all. But dogs run with dogs, wolves run with wolves, and every so often, guys just have to break away and run with the guys (drooling and howling optional).
4. Tell Him What a Big, Strong Guy He Is - We men are famously incompetent at expressing ourselves verbally... but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate hearing a little praise now and then. In particular, we draw a lot of our identity from our maleness. Nurturing our big-ape fantasies -- me Tarzan, you Jane -- lets us know you value us as males, which is somehow important to the continued production of testosterone.
5. Score Him a Pair of Tickets to the Big Game - Which would you rather receive from your mate: a weekend at a spa or a new set of cookware? The spa is by far the more romantic gift, if only because he doesn't stand to gain anything from it. Gifts that don't benefit the giver are somehow purer because they demonstrate you care only about making your partner happy. So when you're thinking about gifts, try not to think about what you'd like to get him, but what he'd like to receive.
6. Show Interest in His Outside Life - We live in a fast-paced world, and we all know it's easy enough to get wrapped up in our own routines. But finding ways to let a man know you care about all aspects of his life, not just the parts he shares with you, is a great way to show you love the whole man.
7. Tell Him a Secret - Men want to be soul mates, too. Telling him a secret -- symbolically letting him deeper inside you -- demonstrates total trust in him and faith in your relationship. Because you're making yourself vulnerable, it's an incredible bonding experience.

NEWS abused, by WINGNUT

Wal-Mart announced Tuesday it's dropping 800 jobs. So at Wal-Mart, prices are dropping like price-checkers.

Jessica Simpsons is having trouble remembering the words to her songs. Her boyfriend Tony Romo said, "How can you forget the words to songs when you can remember every ingredient on a box of Twinkies?"

I tell ya', the economy is bad. Lay's Potato Chips is making bags with just one chip.

Did you see that U.S. Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was interviewed for a full hour on 60 Minutes? Actually, it only lasted 15 minutes. The interview was delayed 45 minutes for de-icing.

During his Monday night press conference, President Barack Obama told Americans he didn't come into office "ginned up to spend $800 billion dollars." Apparently, Obama only gets ginned up when he selects vice presidents and makes cabinet appointments.

On Monday, the Senate has moved the stimulus bill closer to a final vote with news reports saying it "squeaked by" with a preliminary vote of 61 "yeas," to 36 Republican "nays." 61 to 36 is squeaking by? I don't know about you...but when the Clippers are down 61-36 at halftime, I go to bed.

As if eight years of failed George Bush strategies weren't enough, Congressional Republicans are still pushing the exact same ideas in opposition to Obama's stimulus plan. It's like last week when ABC finally cancelled "According to Jim," but you still have to deal with it for years in syndication...

Miley Cyrus has issued a second apology for racially insensitive photographs that showed her mocking Asians by intentionally slanting her eyes with her fingers. Asian groups said Miley's first attempt at contrition, "I apologize from the bottom of my achy-breaky heart," sounded a little disingenuous.

A coffee cup used by Tom Cruise in the movie "Valkyrie" is being auctioned in Brazil with a minimum price set at $2,200. It's considered the most expensive coffee cup in the world that wasn't sold by Starbucks.

It's getting more obvious each day how different an Obama/Biden administration is from what a McCain/Palin one might have been. For instance, with Obama/Biden, Elkhart is a town hall meeting in Indiana. With McCain/Palin, "Elkhart" is a recipe.

In Elkhart, Indiana, President Obama held the first genuine presidential town hall meeting in eight years. All of President Bush's were "town-hall-style" meetings, with pre-screened guests, and pre-screened questions. The only time George Bush ever heard people who disagreed with him was when he was tapping our phones.

Senator John McCain made his 68th appearance on the CBS Sunday show, "Face the Nation" this week. I believe the only CBS Sunday show he's appeared on more was "Ed Sullivan."

Speaking from the Senate floor this week, Joe Lieberman said, "Tonight, we're going to do it." For the last time, Joe... We don't like you in that way.

Val Kilmer says he's seriously thinking about running to replace Bill Richardson as Governor of New Mexico. Have you seen photos of Val Kilmer lately? He certainly meets the weight requirement...

In Canada, a 60-year-old woman has given birth to twins. The good news is, in Canada breast feeding in public is legal. The bad news is... waist feeding isn't.

HA HA sorry i crack myself up soemtimes.....

Yahoo had some very cool, yet interesting LOVE QUOTES I had to share, enjoy....


* If music be the food of love, play on. (Shakespeare)
* Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be. (Robert Browning)
* Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart. (Lamartine)
* Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. (Albert Camus)
* It's not the men in my life that count -- it's the life in my men. (Mae West)
* One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. (Rita Mae Brown)
* Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals. (Cynthia Heimel)
* Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. (Judith Viorst)
* At the touch of Love every one becomes a poet. (Plato)
* Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile. (Sean Connery)
* Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too. (Joyce Cary)
* Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. (Jerome K. Jerome)
* One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again. (Judith Viorst)
* Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. (Jules Renard)
* To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. (Oscar Wilde)
* It is never too late to fall in love. (Sandy Wilson)
* Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. (Albert Einstein)
* Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. (Hawkeye from TV's "M*A*S*H")
* We loved with a love that was more than love. (Edgar Allan Poe)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009



Tuesday rolling right now as we speak! I know this for a fact i drew a line on my Mickey Mouse Calender yesterday thru Monday! HA! Do you have you Valentines DAY PLANNED?!?!?!? We have an amazing thing for you to check out on our main page, I will draw the winner for the best valentines day ever contest on the 12th!!!!! Details? CHECK out our main home page here at www.catcountry951.com

Tid- Bits and Facts about today and this Month, fun crack for the eyes....

This stuff is always fun to scan over....

On this day in 1863, circus little person General Tom Thumb was married to fellow little person, Pinky Finger. That wasn't her real name, but I just liked saying it.
In 1879, the very first electric light was used in a movie theater. Most people's reactions? "Hey, can you turn that thing off! We're trying to watch a movie here!"
On this date in 1933, the very first singing telegram was delivered. I think the actual message was (sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb) "Leaving you for Frank next door, Frank next door, Frank next door... Leaving you for Frank next door, so kiss my butt goodbye!"


The host of ABC's "This week," George Stephanopoulos, turns 48 today. Didn't he used to be on Sesame Street under the name Mr. Stephanopoulos?
Roberta Flack turns 70 today. She sang some of the slowest love songs ever recorded. At times, I'd swear the turntable was moving backwards.


Weddings Month -- The "average wedding" these days runs you more than $23,000! Seems high to me, but all the ladies we asked said it was nothing. I ask you this, why is it that the cost of weddings is going up and the number of couples staying married is going down? Maybe the cost is proportionate to the lasting power of the relationship, that is the less the couple spends on the "material" items i.e. the perfect dress, the ice sculpture, the country club reception, the cinematographers, the white doves, stretch limos. The more likely they stay together. Current average expenses:
• Wedding dress: $1,450
• Cake: $410
• Music/DJ: $971
• Reception: $14,540
• Flowers: $1,500
• Honeymoon: $6,000
• Bachelor party $800 (mostly $1's and $5's!)
Wedding Registry bit: Get a couple on the phone that is really hot for each other and offer them cash to go to a local convenience store (like 7/11) and convince the clerk that they are getting married and want to register there.

Did you miss the 95 Second News Update this am at 6, 6:30, 7 and 8am? Lets kcik some facts today:

• Actor James Whitmore died last Friday of lung cancer at age 87. He was known for his portrayal of Harry Truman in a one-man show and for Miracle-Gro commercials.
• Several fans are said to have stepped forward and are offering one of their kidneys to the ailing Natalie Cole.
• Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were both at the Grammy's on Sunday, but they have this thing about being seen together in public. Both sat in different places.
• When Chris Brown and Rihanna got tangled up in that mess right before the Emmy's and bowed out, the phone at Al Green's house rang. With two hours and 40-minutes to rehearse, Al & Justin Timberlake teamed up to fill in and knocked it out of the park.
• "CSI: Miami" star Eva La Rue has called off her nuptials. The twice-wed actress was hoping to make it third time lucky when she exchanged vows with seafood businessman Joe Cappuccio.
• Tiger Woods and his wife welcomed a baby boy into the world on Sunday: Charles Axel Woods.
• Boston has banned the sale of cigarettes at all drug stores and is phasing out cigar bars. All will be gone within ten years.
• Eddie Murphy has been ordered to pay $50,000 a month to support the child he had through Spice Girl Melanie Brown... from now, through her 18th birthday.
• Siegfried & Roy are going to do another show one more time in Las Vegas, which will be taped and shown on an upcoming "20/20."
• Simon Cowell doesn't want anyone to know, but he recently helped one-time American Idol Fantasia Barrino out of her foreclosure.

I am hopelessly addicted to Ghost Hunters on the SCI-FI network. Now, saying that i found some pretty amazing stats on the web yesterday. I was blazing through countless pages on my I-mac and check this out....are you one of them?

Almost 25% of Americans believe they were once another person, according to a Harris Poll. Even so, very large majorities of the American public believe in God and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, while substantial minorities believe in ghosts, UFOs, witches, astrology and reincarnation. Overall, more people believe in the devil, hell and angels than believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. Want more?
• 80% of adult Americans believe in God, unchanged since the last time the question was asked in 2005.
• Large majorities of the public believe in miracles (75%), heaven (73%), angels (71%), that Jesus is God or the Son of God (71 percent), the resurrection of Jesus (70%), the survival of the soul after death (68%), hell (62%), the Virgin birth (Jesus born of Mary (61%) and the devil (59%).
• Slightly more people--but both are minorities--believe in Darwin's theory of evolution (47%) than in creationism (40%).
• Sizeable minorities believe in ghosts (44%), UFOs (36%), witches (31%), astrology (31%), and reincarnation (24%).
For the third year in a row, Denzel Washington tops the list of top 10 favorite movie stars, according to a Harris Poll taken in December, 2008. Returning to the list this year at #2, after a one year absence, was Clint Eastwood. The perennial favorite, John Wayne, is tied with Will Smith at #3. John Wayne has the distinction of being the only movie star to appear on every Harris Poll top 10 movie star list since it first began in 1994 and he has been dead since 1979. This kist is rounded out by Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie & Morgan Freeman (tied).
Forget "Rock-a-Bye Baby," 21st century moms are singing pop and rock tunes to their babies to soothe them to sleep. The number one tune in today's nurseries is "Patience" by Take That. That's the word from a survey of moms by The Baby Website. Nearly two-thirds of the mothers said rock and pop was better for getting babies to sleep than traditional lullabies. Why? It appears moms are greatly influenced by the music they listen to during the day. Coming in behind "Patience" were "Angels" by Robbie Williams, "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry and "Wonderwall" by Oasis. Here's more:
• 13% of mothers think lullabies are too old-fashioned to sing to their baby.
• 10% say they don't sing traditional lullabies because they can't remember the words.
• Nearly half of mothers sing to their little one when their baby is upset.
• 33% of mothers always lull their baby to sleep with a song.
If you've ever listened to your sister-in-law divulge the details of her colonoscopy at a family gathering, then you know what it's like to be the victim of too much information, or TMI. Tell-all blogs and social networking web sites, not to mention reality TV, only add to the onslaught. Unfortunately, this flagrant full disclosure offends more than just your sense of decorum and decency. "It's caused by a big cultural shift toward narcissism," says Jean Twenge, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University. "By talking endlessly about themselves, people lose the ability to show compassion and see a situation from someone else's perspective." You don't have to be part of the problem. If you find yourself on the receiving end of TMI, "change the subject right away," says Twenge. Or excuse yourself. (Ladies' Home Journal)
If you're upset about something, venting endlessly to friends is likely to leave you feeling worse. Women who rehash their woes with pals feel more anxious and sad than those who keep complaints to a minimum, a recent study from the University of Missouri at Columbia indicates.

Even more research: MENS Health Dot Com had some inportant things to comliment my findings form above.....

Guys, suppose your ex-girlfriend is spreading rumors about you. Men's Health asked which description bothers you most?

• Bad in bed -- 31%
• Lying, cheating jerk -- 25%
• Small penis -- 24%
• Immature -- 9%
• Cheap -- 8%
• Commitment-phobe -- 3%

I've been divorced for 2 years and just met an awesome girl. We've gone on a couple dates, and things are beginning to "heat up." I told her about the divorce, and she knows that I'm done with my ex. But I haven't told her one thing: that I have my ex's name tattooed, on my back. It's pretty big, too. I checked into having it lasered off right after the divorce, but I've been broke since then, and I shrugged it off until now. How do I bring this up? I can't guess that she'd be too happy to see another woman's name on my back. Or should I tell her at all and wait til the last possible moment?

Lies your parents told you. You know, the stuff you always believed to be true but found out as an adult it was bogus. We got going on that because my cohost mentioned the "heat webs" under her stairs. She was surprised to find out there's no such thing. It's just spider webs with dust on 'em. So we called her mother and she confirmed that they are old spider webs, but she used to call them "heat webs" because that's what her grandmother called them. Among the calls we got about parent lies were pets "going to a farm." As one guy put it, "I found out later my dog didn't go to a farm, he bought it." Another caller described how mad her son got when he found out his pet fish, Henry, was actually 5 different fish. It seems she lied to him about having a special medicine that would make the floating upside down fish better while he was at school.
What are your favorite workout songs? Which ones will we find in your MP3 player while you're on the stairmaster at the gym? In mine you'll hear, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Don't Phunk With My Heart" by the Black Eyed Peas, "Mr. Brightside" by the Killers, and "Dancing Queen" by Abba to name a few. They all get my blood a pumpin'!
I got kicked out of (blank) because (blank)! One mom got kicked out of a Little League game after getting into a fight with the umpire, one guy got tossed from Denny's after he started stripping (he was drunk) and walked out the front door right into the arms of 3 sheriff's deputies.

Here are 10 signs that you tied the knot with Mr. or Mrs. Wrong, according to psychologist Lori Kuriman.

1. You sometimes find yourself looking back wistfully at past sweethearts. Even old partners you weren't that crazy about at the time suddenly seem wonderful.
2. You fantasize about other people during lovemaking. It's one thing to have occasional sexual thoughts about members of the opposite sex, but when you can't become aroused without conjuring up the face of someone other than your mate, the marriage is headed for the rocks.
3. You frequently think back to the time you were single and remember that period of your life as "the good old days."
4. You sometimes find yourself "tuning out" your spouse, not hearing what it is they've said - as if part of you is denying that the person even exists.
5. You argue mostly about minor matters instead of big issues regarding your future together.
6. When a member of the opposite sex flirts with your mate, you don't really feel jealous.
7. You prize time alone and actually look forward to your partner's trips away from home.
8. You often cast your mind back to the moment you decided to marry and wonder what would have happened if you had chosen otherwise. This is a common form of marriage-denial.
9. You sometimes think about what you would do if your partner were dead.
10. You often find yourself asking the question, "Did I marry the wrong person?" If you have to ask, of course, the answer probably is yes.

When did it hit you that you had married the wrong person? Did you try and fix the relationship? Can it be done if it's the wrong person?

My old girlfriend has a strange fear of houseplants. So, we asked who out there has a fear just as silly or strange. We heard from listeners who have fears from cotton balls to mascots at high school games.

My co-host told listeners that he was getting ready to hurt some people's feelings and for the first time ever some people were going to tell the truth. We solicited for listeners who hate their step kids; better yet, if you despise your step kids then call us now is what we asked. Surprisingly enough the phone lines blew up with listeners who couldn't stand their spouses rude and pathetic children. Then my co-host went on his rant with each caller about how when you marry someone you sign up for the whole package and not just that one person. He went off on a few listeners and argued that a child that's 6 or 8 years old has no idea what they're doing; if they're rude, it's because they were raised to be rude and the step parent can't hold that against them. Some callers were pissed and others were satisfied; nonetheless, it's a great show topic!
I fell in a parking lot the other day. Much to my confusion, nobody even offered to help me. I am very pregnant and very obviously had a need, but still people just walked on by. We talked about how often that's because people today are afraid to get involved, so that no bad repercussions come back on them later. Like those people that help start someone's heart or do mouth to mouth on the street, with someone who has had an episode, only to get sued later because there were complications. Then we also heard people are scared for their lives in some situations, because the supposed victim is just setting them up. Scary calls.
Still searching for a Valentine's date? Have a penchant for muscular torsos, crew cuts and tattoos? Then www.hotprisonpals.com is the Web site for you. Some of America's most desirable felons are lining up to send you love letters, poems and even proposals of marriage. Ladies, would you ever date an ex-con? Are bad boys a turn on for you? How bad is too bad?
I can't remember why it came up again, but we got calls as usual when we asked why women seem to prefer hairless men now. Is it because they seem younger? We got a few calls from women who appreciate manly men, but most seemed to think more than just a tiny bit of hair is "gross." One guy said he broke up with a former girlfriend because she was obsessed with it. As he put it, "It only takes one waxing to convince you it's not worth it."

(one story form my home town, noted)

A new study from Ohio State University finds that as a general rule, Americans hate McMansions. It's not the big elaborate columns or the sweeping driveways that bother most of us -- it's the height of these giant homes. The so-called McMansions sprouting up in U.S. suburbs are often more than two times as tall as surrounding homes and researchers found people didn't like it when one house was significantly larger than the others on the block. While many communities try to maintain stylistic consistency and limit the size of new homes to less than roughly twice the size of the neighboring houses, others do not. Word of warning -- owning the biggest house on the street is usually a bad idea as it's harder to maximize any return on your investment. Being surrounded by homes that cost less and are smaller almost always means your home will appraise for less and you'll get less for it! (Reuters)

The Bernie Madoff scandal has started to have some unexpected complications. New York lawyer Steven Simkin was one of Madoff's victims and he's now suing his ex-wife, Laura Blank, for the return of part of their divorce settlement, saying he was misled about his actual worth given that he had $5.4 million in a Bernie Madoff account. He paid his wife half the value of the account in an uncontested divorce settlement but of course now has found out that account is worthless. That means Simkin's wife of 30 years avoided the losses caused by Madoff's alleged fraud. Simkin's lawyers are claiming that the account was in fact worthless at the time of the divorce, so Blank shouldn't have gotten anything from it. Because half of nothing is nothing! (Reuters)

In the town of Burnely, England, 72-year-old Robert Holding was holding on to a dying profession. He was the town milkman and turns out made a much better living than you'd expect. That's because milk wasn't the only thing he was delivering to his mostly elderly customers. He also brought them marijuana! Prosecutor Sarah Statham says that Holding offered the drug to customers suffering from aches and pain and they would leave notes on their doorsteps to order the drug. He pleaded guilty and won't be going to jail. They gave him a suspended jail sentence of 36 months. (Ananova)

Retired Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates got the attention of those who came to hear him speak at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) 2009 conference in Long Beach, California. Speaking on behalf of his anti-malaria cause, he released a swarm of mosquitoes in the room saying, "Malaria is spread by mosquitoes! I brought some. Here I'll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected." Now none of the released mosquitoes were actually carrying the disease but it did make folks sit up and pay attention about the plight of Africans and South East Asians infected with the mosquito-borne malaria. Gates pointed out that more money is being spent on developing a cure for baldness and wants that to change. He encouraged others to invest in finding a cure for malaria and called for greater distribution of insect nets and other protective gear for affected countries. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is funding the development of a vaccine for malaria. (myway.com)

A 22-year-old Polish college student called police and charged his own mother with psychological torture after she told him to take a bath and clean up his room. Police rushed to rescue Lukasz Zapalowski, thinking he was a torture victim at the family home in Warsaw. But when they got there his furious mom told officers all she'd done was ask him to have a bath once a week, tidy his room and help with the rent. As a result, Lukasz is facing more torment as detectives investigate him for wasting police time. (Ananova)

American Jennifer Figge has just become the first woman to swim the Atlantic Ocean -- and she did it at age 56! She took 24 days to swim from the Cape Verde islands off Africa to Trinidad, and says she first dreamed of swimming across the Atlantic Ocean as a little girl. She often faced waves as high as 30-feet and swam inside a cage to protect her from sharks, spending up to eight hours in the water at a stretch before returning to her support boat. Crew members would throw Jennifer energy drinks as she swam along. If it was too stormy divers would deliver them in person. She says, "I was never scared. Looking back, I wouldn't have it any other way. I can always swim in a pool." Her amazing journey comes 10 years after a French male swimmer, Benoit Lecomte, made the first known solo trans-Atlantic swim. (Ananova)
There's Just No Crime Here

Two years ago, an Oregon district attorney's office set out to prosecute then 17-year-old David Simmons for having sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend. As the girl was clearly a willing participant, the grand jury in Jefferson County refused to indict Simmons, but the prosecutor acted exactly like the indictment had gone through, and no one, not even Simmons, noticed the mistake. It was only after Simmons agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a 30-day sentence did the news finally reach the foreman of the grand jury that had "no-billed" him, and the foreman's complaint caused the judge to dismiss the conviction. However, now prosecutors in neighboring Lane County have decided to charge Simmons for the same crime claiming that "double jeopardy" does not apply because the Jefferson County case never legally happened in that Simmons was never really indicted. Oh give the poor boy a break. Like high school kids all over America aren't having sex. We're not saying they should but goodness knows they do! Wake up. (Register-Guard---my hometown paper)

I recently unloaded on my best friend for not calling enough. YES, i went Christian Bale on him...then he send me this and i felt like a horses ba-tookie...enjoy....then i figured out it was about a man and a woman, should i call him back and Christian Bale him again????LOL

Here are a few tips on how to be your mate's best friend, according to the books, "A Man's Guide To Being A Woman's Best Friend" and "A Woman's Guide To Being A Man's Best Friend."

• On conversation -- Man to woman: Don't dominate conversation about your work. Woman to man: Listen to him tell you about his work.
• On sex -- Man to woman: Shower and shave before getting into bed at night, and then don't bother her. Woman to man: Light candles in your bedroom.
• On working -- Man to woman: Always do your best at your job. Woman to man: Don't ever imply that you wish he earned more money.
• On finances, Part I -- Man to woman: Place her pedicure ahead of anything you may want for yourself. Woman to man: Live within your budget.
• On finances, Part II -- Man to woman: Prepare your will. Woman to man: Don't shop for clothes when you know he is under financial pressure.
• On quid pro quo -- Man to woman: Never expect her to admit she's wrong. Woman to man: Compromise easily.

V Day is going to be here very soon, not to worry you PAL WINGO has a plan for you?? Scan carefully......

Paige Nienaber points us to lots of good stuff Valentine's stuff on the web.

• You can never, ever go wrong when you open up the phones and let the audience sound off on their psycho ex's. Because we've ALL had them. (Or been them.) http://psychoexgirlfriend.net is one man's tale of terror.

• There are only about 1000 people who bill themselves as "romance experts." It'd be interesting to see if there stuff actually works. Huh; a research project using their advice and your listeners. Go to http://www.romancetips.com

• Using the assumption that most men in a lingerie store feel the same way that women feel in an autoparts shop, Lila Williams has created The Panty Of The Month Club that will deliver a pair of panties to your loved one every month without ever having to enter a Victorias Secret. Call 515-469-6800 or check out http://www.panties.com.

• Ross Jeffries has long billed himself as the King Of Romance and has offered advice on how to pick people up. He now is selling a three day "Speed Seduction" seminar for $895. Another opportunity to take a listener and use them as a guinea pig with a guest. Or sign up that intern who has never been laid. The acid test. Call 703-791-6421.

• Two women from the Twin Cities were getting set to go out for a night at the clubs, and while goofing around, experimented with bottle caps and other things that gave them the appearance of TNE (Total Nipple Erection). As a joke they went out that night, one with the fake EN's and one without. The girl with them was mobbed by guys. The next step was clear; making money off this idea. Voile'! Body Perks were invented. Go to bodyperks.com and check them out, or e-mail them for an interview. It might be a fun sociological experiment to do with a couple of listeners at a club.

• Everyone has someone who they let get away. http://www.lostlovers.com has a lot of stories and pretty much any of the people search sites can assist in helping you reunite a listener with a MIA date from the past?

• Love letter generator: http://www.crazyhoroscopes.com/love-letter-generator2.php

• Back on the dating scene again? A little confused since the rules have changed since you were last "out there"? Then go to americandating.org for a complete guide for getting you through those first awkward dates. http://www.americandating.org

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