Morning Show Fun

by Mower on January 9, 2014

in Front Page News,Morning Show Fun

 

Boiling Water To Snow Experiment

Injuries have been reported across the country this week of people tossing pots and pans of boiling water into the air to see if it will freeze. Well, there’s nothing wrong with a little family science experiment as long as you remember one thing — it’s supposed to be done outside, genius!

 

 

Are You A Distracted Walker?

Do you play on Facebook or text while walking?  You’re not alone…  Pew Research Center found that about half of 18-24 year-olds have bumped into something or someone while “distracted0511-1006-2417-3967_Cartoon_of_a_Guy_Falling_Down_a_Manhole_clipart_image walking,” and 70-percent of the same age group say they’ve been bumped into by someone else. The age group least-likely to engaged in “distracted walking” or become victims to it were those age 65 and up. Thirty-six-percent of those between the ages of 25 and 34 said they’ve bumped into someone or something, and about half said they’ve been bumped into.  Fortunately, most accidents are just embarrassing and noone gets hurt.  We’ve heard stories about people hurting themselves or removing themselves from the gene pool by walking in front of trucks or falling down manholes.

 

Man Killed By Atomic Wedgie

A man was arrested after his stepfather died from an “atomic wedgie.” Brad Davis told investigators that he went to his father’s residence and his stepfather “jumped him.” Denver Lee St. Clair was knocked unconscious and asphyxiated by his underwear. Murder charges are expected to be filed. (Gawker)

 

No Hall of Fame for Bonds, Clemens Again — Do They Deserve to Be In?

Baseball greats Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the Hall of Fame yesterday (January 8th) for the second year in a row by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America because of the belief that they used performance-enhancing drugs. But The Week‘s Jon Terbush argues that they should be in, writing, “Yes, both almost certainly cheated . . . But they still absolutely deserve to be in the Hall.” Terbush says that neither Bonds or Clemens are borderline candidates, so that even if they’d never juiced — a charge that’s never been proven — they’d still be among the game’s greats. He also says that players have been taking substances to try to improve their performance since baseball began, including rampant use of amphetamines — speed — before the steroid era, with even Hank Aaron having admitted to taking them. Terbush writes, “In other words, the Hall is already stocked with esoteric PED users.” He concludes that Clemens and Bonds  may eventually be voted in, but, quote, “not before a little more wailing and self-congratulatory back-patting from the Hall’s sanctimonious defenders.”

 

Record Percentage of Americans Say They’re Independents

A record-high percentage of Americans don’t want to be identified with either political party, with a new Gallup poll finding 42 percent of Americans calling themselves independents, the highest number since Gallup started asking the question in their phone surveys 25 years ago. Republican identification has fallen to 25 percent, the lowest it’s been over that same time period, while Democratic identification, at 31 percent, is the same as it’s been for the last four years, but down from a high of 36 percent in 2008. When pushed, 16 percent who initially said they are independent actually lean Democratic, and an equal 16 percent lean toward Republicans. That leads to an overall of 47 percent of Americans who are either Democrats or lean Democratic and 41 percent who are either Republicans or lean Republican, a partisan edge Democrats have held in all but three years since Gallup began asking the “partisan lean” question in 1991.

 

 

40th Annual People’s Choice Awards – WINNERS!!!

TV Drama

Network TV drama: The Good Wife

Dramatic TV actor: Josh Charles

Cable TV drama: The Walking Dead

Dramatic TV actress: Stana Katic

TV crime drama:Castle


TV Comedy

Comedic TV actress: Kaley Cuoco

Comedic TV actor: Chris Colfer

Cable TV comedy: Psych

Actress in a new TV series: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Network TV comedy:The Big Bang Theory


TV Hosts and Reality Shows

Daytime TV host: Ellen DeGeneres

New talk-show host: Queen Latifah

Competition TV show: The Voice

Late-night talk show host: Stephen Colbert


More TV

On-screen chemistry: Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and Nina Dobrev (Elena), The Vampire Diaries

Sci-fi/fantasy TV actor: Ian Somerhalder

Cable TV actress: Lucy Hale

Streaming series: Orange Is the New Black

Premium cable TV show: Homeland

TV anti-hero: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), The Walking Dead

Sci-fi/fantasy TV show: Beauty and the Beast

Sci-fi/fantasy TV actress: Kristin Kreuk

TV bromance: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins (Sam, Dean and Castiel), Supernatural

TV gal pals: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele (Santana and Rachel), Glee

TV movie/mini-series: American Horror Story

Series we miss most: Breaking Bad
Movies

Movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Comedic movie actor: Adam Sandler

Comedic movie: The Heat

Action movie star: Robert Downey Jr.

Comedic movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Movie: Iron Man 3

Movie actor: Johnny Depp

Movie duo: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (Gravity)

Action movie: Iron Man 3

Dramatic movie:Gravity

Dramatic movie actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Dramatic movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Family movie:Despicable Me 2

Horror movie:Carrie

Thriller movie:Now You See Me
Music

Album: The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

Pop artist: Britney Spears

Male artist: Justin Timberlake

Female artist: Demi Lovato

Breakout artist: Ariana Grande

Country artist: Taylor Swift

Country music icon: Tim McGraw

Hip-hop artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

R&B artist: Justin Timberlake

Band: One Direction

Alternative band: Fall Out Boy

Song:Roar, Katy Perry

Music video:Roar, Katy Perry

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