Prince’s Purple Rain Super Bowl

The game isn’t over. As of now, it’s 29 – 17, Colts leading, with just over 5 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. The commercials this year didn’t impress me much. I’ll write about those later. Here are some pictures of Prince during the Pepsi halftime show. I was quite pleased that he sang some of his old songs, including Purple Rain. A fitting song, given the weather at today’s game. Pretty soon the winning 15 second commercial will air. Tune in tomorrow for more on that, and the commercials as a whole. Fun facts about Prince: Prince... 

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Punxsutawney Phil Didn’t See His Shadow!

We’re in for an early spring. No offense to Phil, but I think Global Warming has more to do with an early spring than a groundhog not seeing his shadow. Although I could be wrong since, according to the President, Global Warming doesn’t exist. Punxsutawney Phil hasn’t failed to see his shadow since 1999. According to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, since 1886, Phil has not seen his shadow 15 times and has seen it 96 times; not including the nine years there are no records. I have to admit, the little critter is cute. George Bush and “non-existent” Global Warming… May... 

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“Super Tonio” Is A Super Big Baby!

Antonio Vasconcelos weighs 14.5 pounds and drinks 5 ounces of milk every three hours. But here’s the catch…Antonio is a newborn – a newborn human. Born this past Monday in Cancun, Mexico to parents Teresa Alejandra Cruz, 23, and Luis Vasconcelos, 38, “Super Tonio” was born by Cesarean section (thank goodness!), and is 22 inches long. On Wednesday, Narciso Perez Bravo, the hospital’s director, said, “We haven’t found any abnormality in the child, there are some signs of high blood sugar, and a slight blood infection, but that is being controlled so that... 

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Michael Jackson’s Kids — Unmasked!!

Usually when Michael Jackson’s three children go out in public, their faces are covered. But not in Las Vegas yesterday! First up: Prince Michael (the first) and Paris; their mother is Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe. Man, I wonder what’s going through her mind these days. At the time of their births, both Michael and Debbie said the children were conceived “the old fashioned” way. But I’m not convinced. I’m not even convinced that Michael Jackson is their biological father. Next we have Prince Michael II (Blanket), whose biological mother is unknown. I... 

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Super Bowl Commercials

Super Bowl XLI is this coming Sunday, February 4th, 2007. I don’t care about the game. I don’t know anything about the teams that are in it (the Colts and the Bears). But I enjoy the commercials, and am really looking forward to them this year. Here’s a little taste of what got me so excited, Kevin Federline style: You can find official Super Bowl XLI news and information HERE Fun facts about Nationwide: The last 80 years Nationwide® has gone from a small auto insurer for Ohio farmers, to one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the... 

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The Police Will Reunite For The 2007 Grammy Awards

I’m so excited about this bit of news. The Recording Academy has announced that The Police will perform together at the Grammys this year – 23 years after breaking up due to conflict within the band. Best known for hits like “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take,” The Police are Grammy winners themselves, five times over. They last performed together when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 2003. The band, made up of singer/songwriter Sting, guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland, combined reggae with rock and pop, resulting... 

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2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last night was the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Nothing too exciting this year; in fact, I found the end to be fairly anti-climatic with Annette Benning simply saying, “Goodnight.” The two things that made my jaw drop the most were when Eddie Murphy thanked Tracey Edmonds for, “making everything right,” when accepting the award for supporting actor for Dreamgirls, and when Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy referred to Isiah Washington as “the other one, in rehab,” when she accepted her award for Actress in a Drama Series. Here is a complete list of winners: Movies Actor:... 

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NPR Oscar Speech Contest

UPDATE: Winning speeches were selected on February 22, 2007. …so many worthy entries that picking just one winner seemed as churlish as Judi Dench’s role in Notes on a Scandal. So the staff at NPR.org picked five winners, along with a few runners-up, and recorded them reading their entries. … winners captured the spirit of the nominees’ characters, if not always their accents. The speeches were limited to 200 words, about the length of an Oscar speech. But we didn’t cut them off with an orchestra… … the Oscars for Best Fake Oscar Speech go to… original... 

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K-Fed Urges Britney Spears To Enter Rehab

This has to be the funniest “pot calling the kettle black”* story I’ve seen in a while. According to MSNBC, Star Magazine is reporting that Kevin Federline wants Britney Spears to go to rehab – for the sake of the kids. Uhhhh……..where does K-Fed get off telling Britney to shape up? Let’s ponder the ridiculousness of that for a moment. In the magazine’s report, Kevin Federline states that he has tried “every possible angle” to get Britney Spears to “chill out” and “get some help.” He threatened to take the kids away (Ha! I’d like to see the judge... 

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Rise Up! Check Out This Very Important Website!

My dear friend Nora is a bit of a hero. She is full of passion and compassion, determination and drive, spirit and soul. She does things that most of us probably could, and would, never do ourselves. She is in love with a great guy and they have an awesome daughter. Which makes sense since Nora totally kicks ass. And now, you too can get to know this wonderful human. View her photos and read her blogs as she travels through war-torn Palestine. Twice a year, this dynamic radio producer of KPFA’s Flashpoints (a daily investigative newsmagazine) travels to the occupied West Bank... 

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2007 Oscar Nominees React!

– Leonardo DeCaprio, Best Actor for Blood Diamond “I’m honored to receive this nomination from the Academy – especially in a year full of such worthy nominees. … I am also thrilled for Djimon [Hounsou], Mark [Wahlberg] and Marty [Scorsese] who are all so deserving of this recognition.” – Peter O’Toole, Best Actor for Venus “If you fail the first time, try try try try try try try again.” (Peter has been nominated for multiple Oscars in the past.) – Will Smith, Best Actor for The Pursuit of Happyness (in a statement) “Congratulations to... 

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2007 Oscar Nominations

The nominations are in. Here is a short list of the “big ones”. Noticeably absent from Best Picture is Dreamgirls, which many “in the know” thought would be nominated for sure. Looks like they’re not as “in” as they thought. Best Picture: –Babel –Letters From Iwo Jima –Little Miss Sunshine –The Departed –The Queen Best Actor: -Leonardo DeCaprio for Blood Diamond -Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson -Peter O’Toole for Venus -Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness -Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland Best Actress: -Penelope... 

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What Would You Tell The World?

Here’s a cool new contest from CBS. If you had 15 seconds to tell the world whatever you wanted to, what would you say? Limited time only. Winners will be announced Super Bowl Sunday, so hurry! Registration for the 15 Seconds contest is free. Would-be hopeful are being asked to submit 15-second videos to YouTube.com through the CBS.com website – or on YouTube.com directly, as long as participants read, accept and follow the complete rules. The 15 Seconds contest officials began accepting videos on Friday, December 29, 2006. Every two weeks, CBS Interactive will... 

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Attention! New Traffic Laws!

These may be valid only in California, but I thought they were worth sharing anyway. I don’t know why new traffic laws aren’t advertised more, but they’re not. Probably so the government can make more money on tickets. But that’s just my theory. 1. Unlawful use of the carpool lane – the 1st time is $1068.50 (NOT the $271, currently posted on most highways). The 2nd time is double that at $2137.00. The 3rd time it’s tripled, and the 4th time means your license will be suspended. 2. Incorrect lane change – $380. Don’t cross solid... 

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R.I.P. Papa Denny Doherty (1940-2007)

The world lost another pioneering singer/songwriter today (1.19) when Denny Doherty, a founding member of The Mamas and The Papas, died after a short undisclosed illness. He passed away at his home in Mississauga, Ontario near Toronto, at the age off 66. The Mamas and The Papas were a Grammy winning folk/rock group off the Hippie Era, known for such classics as “Monday, Monday” and “California Dreamin’”. The band also included the late Mass Cass (Elliot), who died of a heart attack at the age of 32 in 1974, and Michelle and John Phillips, who were married for part... 

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