This World Clock site I ran into is pretty cool. It's a running tally on the world population (factoring in births and deaths), barrels of oil pumped, and more.
And the Global Incident site keeps track of the crazy crap going on in the world, like terrorist attacks, wars, and various ugly "incidents".
Wanna know how many people in the U.S. share your first and last name? CLICK HERE. There's 89 folks out there with mine.
Swat that pesky fly (and kill some time waiting for the whistle to blow). CLICK HERE.
Waste some time at work waiting for the whistle to blow with some great reads. I like this one, about how Rock Stars have died, from Blender .
Hey, they're not exactly U.S. News & World Report, but don't think for a second that Blender doesn't tackle hard-hitting news. This one should've won a Pulitzer...
10 Songs You May Have Been Conceived To . (If you're between the ages of 25-35).
They do love their lists at Blender. Like, "The Craziest Pop Stars Ever" (Miley Cyrus has skyrocketed up that list the last few weeks). Or, "Rock Stars Who've Caught Fire On Stage"...a surprisingly long list. And there's many, many, more. Go ahead...the boss isn't looking. Click here...you know you want to.
My story is typical. I was born a poor, Black child. I survived the mean streets of the Buffalo suburbs and four straight losses in the Super Bowl, grew into a mature adult and pillar of the community, and made my parents proud. OK, well, part of that is true. I was indeed raised in the Buffalo 'burbs...North Tonawanda, to be exact. The rest? Well, can't a guy dream?
Here's some highlights. I was a big baby. Like, 20 lbs. Maybe a few less. Mom always reminds me of the pain. The guilt ensures she gets great birthday presents. I have a brother two years older, and he used to make my life a living Hell, like any good brother should. That stopped when I turned 12, and was bigger than him. I spent most of my formative years annoying my elders. That includes parents, teachers, and the police. If I wasn't in after-school detention, I was being questioned for the latest neighborhood "incident". Looking back, it a was all pretty harmless. Well, maybe not the thing we did to our Spanish Teacher. But that's a story for another time. Sports helped keep me out of any serious trouble. Get suspended...and you were kicked off the team. So that only happened once. Maybe twice. With hopes and dreams, and a suitcase filled with Molson Canadian Lager, I headed off to college. Less than a year later, and a plea agreement with a reduced sentence (like I said...never convicted), my college experience wasn't exactly going as planned. But, with threats of bodily harm from Mom solidly in my back pocket, I managed to graduate from Gannon University in Erie, PA, and looked forward to a lucrative career in broadcasting. Soooooooo...I've bounced around from station to station in such vacation hot spots as Clearfield, PA, Joplin, MO, Evansville, IN, and Fayetteville, NC. In February of 1999, I took the job that I have now (more or less).
I never did find that pot of gold, but I've had a lot of fun along the way. And moving here was the best thing that ever happened to me. I met my beautiful wife, Stacy, while watching a Bills game at what used to be Damon's on Tunnel Road, and we were married in September of 2001. I lost my wedding ring in a bizarre chicken wing incident (true story), so I really have no proof. But I think she'll vouch for me. We don't have any children, but we do have cats...lots and lots of cats. I'd love to tell you exactly how many, but I lost track. Seriously, I started counting them the other night, but had to stop after I'd used all my fingers and toes. I was plum out of digits.
So that's my story. Of course, some of the sordid details have been left out due to pending legal action. But, Judge...I swear I had no idea that pig was your pet!
Mr. Skin, the website and foremost authority on nude movie scenes, has released its annual list of the Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2013. See if you agree with the selections, or just use this list to figure out which movies you need to check out this holiday season. (CLICK HERE for more info on each film)
10. Shiri Appleby in Girls.
9. Lady Gaga in The Abramovic Method Practiced by Lady Gaga.
8. January Jones in Sweetwater.
7. Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black.
6. Amanda Seyfried in Lovelace.
5. Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons.
4. Emily Ratajkowski, Elle Evans, and Jessi M’Bengue in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video.(Unrated Official version can be found on YouTube)
3. Ivana Milicevic in Banshee.
2. Rosario Dawson in Trance.
1. Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Blue is the Warmest Colour.
I'd love to offer some witty commentary about the list, but I haven't seen any of them...not even a nip slip. Dying to see them? CLICK HERE for the Mr. Skin link, and clips.
Get ready for Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp 2014! Guitar legends Joe Perry, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, John 5 and Michael Anthony will appear at this one-of-a-kind camp on President’s Day weekend, February 13-16, 2014 for guitar zealots sharing their experience, techniques, riffs, tone tips, and creative concepts in real-world band settings and seminars.
During the camp, Joe Perry will be receiving the GP Certified Legend Award. Best of all, campers get to play side-by-side with these icons and see their magic up-close-and-personal. All levels of player are welcome. Drummers, bassists, keyboard players and vocalists are encouraged to attend. "I'm looking forward to showing the guitar fans some of the simple tricks that led to these songs. It's going to be a great time." – JOE PERRY
Judas Priest will take over Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp at ‘Hell Bent for Vegas’ on February 27-March 2, 2014. Our heavy metal line-up features four members of Judas Priest including vocalist Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, guitarist Richie Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis. Special guests for this camp include Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche). Over the course of four days, attendees will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors. Musicians will hone their stage presence, learn to play some of metal music’s greatest songs, get tips on playing as a band and hear stories of life on the road from their rock star counselors.
Attendees will also attend master classes with these renowned musicians prior to performing live with their band in front of an audience at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’s multi-day camps were created for musicians of all levels of any instrument including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns and vocals. RRFC provides all instruments and backline but campers are encouraged to bring their own instruments with them.
The Co-Anchor for the KX News in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday night was none other than Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell). In character throughout the half-hour broadcast, Will read the local Bismarck news alongside Amber Schatz.
You'll have to watch to see if his signature "stay classy" catchphrase made the air.
It's no secret that I love beer...that I LOVE beer. What else to do I love? My family, food, and football...among other things. So it should come as no surprise that my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.
With my parents still living in the Buffalo area, I don't get to see them very often. Really, it's only guaranteed to happen once a year, Thanksgiving week. They travel down and stay with us for the week, and I look forward to it for months in advance.
Mom makes some of the sides and bakes the pies, my wife Stacy does some others, and my domain is the turkey. From buying to brining to oven to carving.
Local website, Asheville Ale Trail, recently asked me (and a few others) about how beer plays a role in Thanksgiving, and I was happy to oblige. You can read that feature HERE.