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!!
SECRET CODES YOU AREN'T MEANT TO KNOW
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!
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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?"