RIP ManTran’s Tim Hauser

- by - October 18, 2014 - 15:05 America/New_York - 3 Comments

Tim Hauser, the Jersey Shore rock ‘n’ roller who gained international fame with the Manhattan Transfer, has died of cardiac arrest, said band spokesperson Jo-Ann Geffen.

He was 72.

“Tim was the visionary behind the Manhattan Transfer,” said the band, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel, in a statement posted on Facebook. “We spent more than 40 years together singing and making music, traveling the world, and sharing so many special moments throughout our lives.”

Hickenlooper threatens to pardon mass murderer if he loses.

- by - October 15, 2014 - 11:45 America/New_York - 4 Comments

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) said he could respond to a loss in the Gubernatorial race by commuting the sentence of convicted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap.
Dunlap is the man who shot 5 and killed 4 at a Chuck E. Cheese in Aurora in 1993. Police apprehended him later that day at his girlfriend’s house.
Although Dunlap was given the death penalty for his crimes, Governor Hickenlooper granted him a “temporary reprieve” when the date for his execution came up in 2013 to the outrage of the victims’ families. He did this to avoid taking a firm position on the death penalty reported The National Journal.

Marriott Jamming Guests’ Wi-Fi Networks

- by - October 10, 2014 - 11:46 America/New_York - 3 Comments

Marriott charged conference exhibitors $250 to $1,000, per device, to use the Gaylord’s Wi-Fi connection. While agreeing to the fine, Marriott on Friday defended the practice of jamming guests’ own Wi-Fi networks. The company said this wasn’t aimed at charging guests extra for Internet access but about protecting its network. It said the hotel’s actions were legal and encouraged the FCC to change its rules.

Body causes fire at crematory

- by - October 9, 2014 - 12:13 America/New_York - 3 Comments

The cremation of an oversized body apparently helped set ablaze the roof of a crematory Wednesday when the smokestack overheated and set roofing material on fire.
The manager said Wednesday afternoon that he’s received a go-ahead to resume cremating an 800-pound cadaver that created excessive heat and oil during a cremation.
“There was no damage to the body that would not be normal; it remained within the retort and we are about to proceed with the remainder of the cremation,” Hendrix said.
The facility is known across Virginia for handling large people.

Sword-Wielding Man Menaces Cub Scouts in Wisconsin

- by - October 4, 2014 - 16:15 America/New_York - 1 Comment

A man wielding a large sword menaced a group of Cub Scouts who knocked on his door as they sought to sell popcorn in a fundraising drive, Wisconsin police report.
After the children knocked on the door of his Sparta residence, Owen Reese, 22, “opened the door holding a sword above his head and immediately began yelling” at them.
While holding the sword over his head and “motioning like he was going to swing it at them,” Reese got within five feet of the Cub Scouts before they “escaped unharmed.”

Dan Joseph: 20 Jokes about DemocRATs in 5 minutes

- by - September 29, 2014 - 10:27 America/New_York - 1 Comment

Dan Joseph does his usual great job of amusing and enlightening us by tellin twenty old jokes with new characters, Democrats, who are old jokes themselves.

Univ tells men to blow whistle before committing rape

- by - September 27, 2014 - 23:07 America/New_York - 2 Comments

The University of Colorado Boulder has distributed fliers intended to help combat sexual violence on campus — by telling rapists to blow a whistle before they attack. “The only use for a rape whistle is: If you are about to rape someone, warn them. Blow the whistle.”

‘Snerdley’ gets VERY real about black America – BtRD

- by - September 27, 2014 - 10:51 America/New_York - 6 Comments

Being Rush Limbaugh’s producer for more than a quarter century has made James Golden one of the best known people most Americans have never seen.

Being an outspoken black conservative makes him the kind of person too few Americans get a chance to see.

But in an interview last week with the Daily Caller, Golden made it easy to see why he’s the trusted wingman of the most influential voice in American radio.

Sen. Cruz captivates Values Voter Summit

- by - September 27, 2014 - 10:51 America/New_York - 6 Comments

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas captivated the crowd of social conservatives in Washington Friday, again showcasing his appeal with that critical part of the GOP should he run in 2016. The Values Voter conference offered an early glimpse of what’s sure to be a spirited battle for the allegiance of Christian conservatives in 2016.

Miss Nebraska flashes TV audience!

- by - September 15, 2014 - 11:28 America/New_York - 4 Comments

Oops! Miss Nebraska accidentally flashes her ‘who-ha’ during live Miss America Pageant

McIlroy’s golf ball lands in fan’s pocket

- by - September 14, 2014 - 12:52 America/New_York - 1 Comment

Sep 12, 2014

In the second round of the 2014 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, Rory McIlroy’s tee shot goes left into the trees and somehow lands in the pocket of a spectator on the par-4 14th hole. McIlroy would go on to two-putt for par.

In Texas “Mohamed” means “shit”

- by - September 7, 2014 - 13:52 America/New_York - 4 Comments

The strip has taken a very interesting turn over the past week or two. Like Dale Watson says, I like women in cowboy boots.

Jack the Ripper finally ID’ed by DNA

- by - September 6, 2014 - 22:03 America/New_York - 8 Comments

Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Britain’s most notorious criminal 126 years after string of terrible murders

Woman Killed By Gargoyle Outside Church

- by - September 5, 2014 - 19:52 America/New_York - 4 Comments

Part of a gargoyle statue struck a 34-year-old woman in the head after falling from the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago at 19th and Michigan, just after noon. Killed was Sarah Bean of Chicago, a mother of two, who was just a few blocks away from home when the incident occurred.

Obama flops at Legion Convention

- by - August 26, 2014 - 22:27 America/New_York - 6 Comments

President fell flat as audience of thousands responded to military pledges with anemic ovations
Some applause lines met with awkward silence while others earned only three seconds of feeble clapping.
Most of the veterans sat on their hands, leaving awkward silences where White House speechwriters expected ovations.

We did it!: TARGET Shares Slide

- by - August 20, 2014 - 14:07 America/New_York - 3 Comments

Target Corp reported a 62 percent drop in second-quarter profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast [as a result of iOTW listers avoidance of its stores.]

Model demands Burger King boycott after picture in suggestive ad

- by - August 15, 2014 - 15:33 America/New_York - 9 Comments

The ad for the “Seven Incher” sandwich shows a woman with her mouth open and a seven-inch burger hovering in front of it.

San Fran. Clubs Host Stripper Job Fair

- by - August 14, 2014 - 13:44 America/New_York - 3 Comments

San Francisco Strip clubs having a tough time recruiting new talent hosted a job fair Monday to find the best in the business.