Archive for September, 2010
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame released its list of nominees Tuesday, and its a who’s who of music. Or is it?
There are the credible ROCK stars that are eligible, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper. There’s “others”, J. Geils Band, Beastie Boys. Then there’s the head-scratchers: Donovan, Dr. John, and Neil Diamond. Neil Diamond? I love “Sweet Caroline”, but come on.
Just do what you shoulda done years ago, change the name to Music Hall of Fame. At least that makes sense.
To be eligible for the hall, an act must have released its first batch of music at least 25 years ago. So KISS is eligible, so is Deep Purple and Rush. But No!!! But Donna Summer is a nominee. Come on!
Inductees will be revealed in December, and the ceremony will be in March in New York City.
Monday, September 27th, 2010
What is it with this girl? Can’t she stay out of trouble? And yet… and YET, she takes the best mugshot photo’s ever!! Is that wrong? Well yes… yes it is. But I don’t care. I’ve always had a soft-spot for Lindsay Lohan… mainly because she’s purty… and until she kills herself or someone else, she’s OK in my book.
Friday, September 24th, 2010
OK, maybe a little early to get THAT excited. But 2-and-0 after 2 pre-season games… thats pretty impressive.
Sure they played a weak Tampa Bay lineup Thursday night, but they were 2-and-0 heading in. Good enough Oilers… you go Girlfriend.
Monday, September 20th, 2010
Today’s the day… we’ll know how many people we have to chose from. All candidates running for office must file their nomination papers today at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. This includes candidates for the positions of Mayor, Alderman, Public School Trustee, and Separate School Trustee. You have to do it in person to, nominations cannot be filed in advance, or by fax, or email. Just so the city can get a good luch at ya???
An unofficial list of candidates will be available soon, but there will be plenty to choose from. So far 23 candidates have declared they’re running for an Alermanic position, while 5 have said they’re running for Mayor.
Candidates have 24 hours to withdraw their nomination. The nomination list will become official at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, and we head to the polls Monday October 18th. Good luck people. Don’t screw up our city!!
Friday, September 17th, 2010
So I watched First Blood this past week… and I’ll be honest, it just didn’t stand the test of time.
I’ve always maintained that it was Top 10… one of the best movies of all time. Even watching it over the years, I thought it was wonderful. I didn’t think it was as good this time around.
Don’t get me wrong, Sylvester Stallone was still wonderful. So was Brian Dennehey as the bad-ass cop. But thats it. The rest of the actors were brutal… especially the late Richard Crenna. I always thought he was great. Watch it again. He’s not. He’s painful to watch.
And the fight scene’s, which I always loved, were not good. I was disappointed. DON’T GET ME WRONG, still one of the best 25 movies EVER… maybe just not Top 10 anymore.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
A Winnipeg teenager better be thanking her lucky stars this morning.
Taylor Witzke, who turned 18 on Sept. 6th, got a birthday present to last a lifetime: a scratch lotto ticket that nabbed her a million-dollar prize. What the hell!!!!
She says the day after her birthday, she and a friend went to a local casino to celebrate and quickly blew $20 on casino games. On their way out, they bought a handful of Set for Life scratch’n'win tickets. One of Witzke’s tickets was a $5 winner, a prize she parlayed into a second ticket. And that one, it turned out, was the top jackpot winner.
I don’t play the Lotto often, usually only when the prize amount gets high. But I’m always OK with whoever wins it, because it seems it always goes to someone who needs it. Does an 18 year-old NEED it? I don’t think so. That lucky little….
Monday, September 13th, 2010
A woman over in China is suing a movie theatre… because she is sick of pre-movie commercials.
The woman is suing the Polybona International Cinema in Xian because she feels she should have been warned about the long commercials that air before movies. Her lawyer believes that the theatre not only wasted her time but also violated her freedom of choice. She’s wants her 35-yuan — about five dollars — back from the movie and an an additional 35-yuan for emotional damages.
$5? Really? Thats how much you’re suing for? And really, those commercials aren’t that bad. I was down in a Montana theatre recently and all they showed was local newspaper ads. It was brutal. I shoulda sued. I’ll see how this case goes before I contact a lawyer.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Announced just this morning, that C-N-N has ended months of speculation and has announced Piers Morgan of “America’s Got Talent” will replace Larry King in January.
The veteran journalist hosts a popular interview program in Britain. We have heard the specualtion for awhile that it was happening… it finally did today.
C-N-N President Jon Klein says Morgan is “able to look at all aspects of the news with style and humour with an occasional good laugh in the process.”
Will North America like this guy? Find him funny? Get annoyed by his accent? I’ll say yes!
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Heard this story before, this time, in Ireland.
Guns n’ Roses walked off the stage at the O2 Arena in Dublin last night just 22 minutes into their set, after keeping fans waiting for well over an hour for the band to begin playing. G n’ R came on at 10:25 p.m. — more than an hour after the opening act finished playing and leading members of the audience to boo and throw water bottles at the stage. More bottles arrived onstage after the group finally did start their show, leading singer Axl Rose to announce, “One more bottle and we’re going home, we’re here to have fun and we hope you are too, but one more and we are gone.”
Three songs later, another object was hurled onstage. Rose said goodnight, the group stopped the show and left the stage at 10:50 p.m.
How many times have we heard this story? Yet people still pay money to go see Guns n’ Roses. Stop doing that. In some way, you’re gonna walk away disappointed
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
When you think of big time actors in Hollywood… 2 names that don’t pop into your mind are Anna Hathaway and Shia LaBeouf. But they should.
Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s Best Actors for the Buck for the second year in a row, is LaBeouf. The survey analyzed which actors and actresses pull in the most money relative to their paychecks, and found that for every $1 the studios spent on LaBeouf, his films return about $81 of profit. This is in large part to the hugely successful Transformers franchise, but his other films do well also. If I’m his agent… this is a pretty good thing to take to movie execs next time your negotiating a contract.
Anne Hathaway took the second spot on the list, as the studios earned $64 for every dollar they spent on the Alice in Wonderland/Bride Wars star.
Rounding out the top 5:
Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Downey Jr. and Cate Blanchett.