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Random Blogging For Monday December 16th

Random Blogging For Monday December 16th

Holy cow.. Can you believe it.. 9 days til Christmas..  I am proud to say I finished my christmas shopping this weekend, and am all done!  I'm ready to be done Ha ha ha..  Or should that be ho ho ho..  Either way.. Here's what you missed on todays show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q. All the numbers found here add up to 666! Where?

A.   A Roulette Wheel!

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

 

Six Santa Clauses and one elf will be getting brawled on the streets of New York during SantaCon.

A video of the fight was shot by a nearby resident, and it showed the Santas sliding across the snowy, slushy streets, while trading blows.

At one point, one of the men dressed as an elf has his head smashed into the trunk of a taxi-cab.


Critics say Santa Con is out of control and serves as little more than an excuse for tens of thousands of 20- and 30-somethings to take over the Big Apple and revel in drunken trouble.

 

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Lucky.. Dude Gets Hit In Head By A Bullet, It Bounces Off

A Florida man was hit in the head by a bullet-- and it bounced off.

The man picked up his granddaughter from school when the incident happened.

Cops believe the shot was fired from long range.

The man admitted he is fortunate the bullet was losing speed when it hit him but he still required six stitches.

The cops don't believe the man was a target.

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Half Of Netflix Users Watch Entire Seasons In A Week

A new poll has found that over 50% of Netflix users are binge-watching a year of an entire show in just a week.

25% of viewers are watching the entire season in just two days.

Users get a sense of satisfaction out of binge-watching episodes on Netflix because they say they're getting their money's worth

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MegaMillions At $550 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot is offering the fourth highest prize in its history at $550 million.

The highest jackpot they've ever had was in March of 2012 for $656 million. There have been 21 failed drawings since October which is how the current jackpot has gotten to be so big.

The chances of winning are 1 in 259 million.

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He Has The Same IQ As Einstein.. He's 4

A 4-year-old boy in England has the same IQ as Albert Einstein.

The boy has an IQ of 160 which is the highest mark on the test. It's the same score that experts believe Einstein had and is the same mark as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking.

The boy spoke his first words aged just 10-months and his current mental age is that of an 8-year-old.

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On Display:  The Largest Lego Structure Ever


The world's largest structure ever built using Lego's is now on display at Times Square in New York. The display is a life-size X-Wing spaceship from the "Star Wars" movies.

It took over 5 millions pieces to make the display that stands 11 feet tall, 43 feet long and has a 44 foot wingspan. It weighs over 46,000 pounds and was sent in 34 sections from the Czech Republic where it was built.

It took 32 people over 17,000 hours to put the spaceship together over a span of 4 months.

It also has engines that can light up and people have the chance to sit in the cockpit.

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Cavity Free Candy!

Scientists have figured out a way tomanufacture candy that's just as sweet as ever, but doesn't give you cavities.

German scientists are quick to point out that's it's still candy - it'll pack on the pounds and give you a sugar rush, it just won't rot your teeth.

It turns out it's a bacteria in our candy that causes our teeth to form cavities and not the sugar in our sweets.

By removing the bacteria from the candy, we're able to keep the sweet taste without the damange to our chompers.

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Birthdays:

~~Actor, Benjamin Bratt is 50 (Law & Order; Miss Congeniality; Catwoman; Private Practice)
~~Actor/comedian, J.B. Smoove is 49 (SNL; Mr. Deeds: Curb Your Enthusiasm; Date Night; The Sitter)
~~Actress Joyce Bulifant ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") is 76. ("Airplane!")
~~Mrs. Tony Romo, actress Candice Crawford is 27 (Chace's sister)
~~Actress Liv Ullman is 75. (Shame; Scenes from a Marriage)
~~Journalist Lesley Stahl ("60 Minutes") is 72.
~~Writer-producer Steven Bochco is 70. (NYPD Blue; Hill Street Blues; L.A. Law; many more)
~~Actress Anna Popplewell ("The Chronicles of Narnia" films) is 25

~~Actress Krysten Ritter ("Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23") is 32.

~~Actress Amanda Setton ("The Mindy Project," ''Gossip Girl") is 28.
~~Actor, Sam Robards is 52 (American Beauty; Gossip Girl's Howie 'The Captain' Archibald)
~~Chicago Bears legend, William 'Refrigerator' Perry is 51


MUSICALLY:

~~Singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons (of ZZ Top) is 64.
~~Rapper, Flo Rida is 34
~~Guitarist Tony Hicks (of The Hollies) is 68.
~~Singer Benny Anderson (of ABBA) is 67.
~~Singer Michael McCary (formerly of Boyz II Men) is 42.
~~Singer Lalah Hathaway is 45
~~Country singer Jeff Carson is 50.  
~~Bassist, Christopher Thorn (of Blind Melon) is 45

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What You Went To See Over The Weekend

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was the big winner at the weekend box office taking in over $70 million.

The adventure-fantasy film took in $73.7 million over the weekend to open in first place.

Last weekend's number one "Frozen" fell to second with $22.2 million and "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" opened in third with $16 million.


Top 10 Stories

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: $73.7 million

2. Frozen: $22.2 million

3. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas: $16 million

4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $13.2 million

5. Thor: The Dark World: $2.7 million

6. Out of the Furnace: $2.3 million

7. Delivery Man: $1.9 million

8. Philomena: $1.76 million

9. The Book Thief: $1.67 million

10. Homefront: $1.64 million

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Like It Or Not.. A Naked Gun Reboot Is Coming

Ed Helms is to star in a reboot of "The Naked Gun" police comedy franchise.

Helms is known for "The Hangover" trilogy and "We're the Millers," as well as TV's "The Office."

The late Leslie Nielsen starred in three "Naked Gun" movies, which were inspired by his short-lived 1982 TV sitcom series, "Police Squad!"

"The Naked Gun" was released in 1988 and was followed by sequels, which hit theaters in 1991 and 1994.

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Family Guy's Brian Griffin Is ALIVE!

"Family Guy"'s episode Sunday night addressed the decision to kill off the family dog, Brian.
 
Well, Brian Griffin is alive.

The PLOTLINE:  "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas."

Family baby and evil genius Stewie Griffin caught a younger version of himself at the mall purchasing a toy, after having traveled to present day via time machine. Current Stewie stole the time machine and — voila — the dog is saved.



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TV Show My Strange Addiction Back With More Crazy Addictions!

The upcoming season of the TV show, "My Strange Addiction," includes a 31-year-old woman who is addicted to dressing up as a pony and galloping around a field.

The upcoming season of the series will also follow a 32-year-old New York man who has spent $158,000 on 125 cosmetic surgeries and procedures and calls himself 'a living doll.'

He grew up watching "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," and ended up having the cosmetic surgeries to look like the wealthy people who obviously had work done.

His list of surgeries include bicep implants, tricep implants, a brow lift and five nose jobs.

There's also a woman who is obsessed with eating mattresses, another who is obsessed with chewing on and smelling dirty diapers, and a man who puts leeches on his body.

The show is set to return January 1st, 2014.

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Top 7 Things Kids Are Asking For Christmas This Year

A survey by the National Retail Federation found that video game systems and tech gadgets like iPads are on children's wishlists this year.

In fact, 2013 is the first year that iPads have appeared on the "Top Toys" list. They're extremely popular for both boys and girls, but the demand is highest among young girls.

Timeless toys like LEGO sets, Barbies, dolls and toy cars are still on kid's wishlists. LEGOs are the number one item on the list for boys and Barbies are first for girls.


Here are the top seven toys for boys and girl:

7. Skylanders & LEGO--For boys, the interactive video game Skylanders has become popular. The game is unique because it incorporates toy action figures into game play. The game is available on Wii, Nintendo 2DS and 3DS, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, as well as the new Xbox One and Playstation 4. For girls, LEGO and LEGO Friends took the number seven spot. The toymaker expanded their line in 2012 to include the LEGO Friends product range, which is marketed to girls.

6. Playstation 4 & Furby--Playstation 4 came in at number 6 on the list for boys. Since their comeback last year, the Furby has become very popular and the 2013 model, the Furby Boom, is especially popular with young girls.

5. Xbox One, American Girl Dolls, & Lalaloopsy Dolls--The Xbox One beat out the Playstation 4 for the number five spot on the boys' list. For girls, the number five spot is a tie between American Girl dolls and Lalaloopsy rag dolls.

4. Hot Wheels, Disney Princesses, & iPads--Hot Wheels made the list at number four this year for boys. For girls, there was another tie between Disney Princesses and iPads and other tablets.

3. Toy Cars (Generic) & Monster High Dolls--Generic toy cars and trucks are very popular with boys and this year they were the number three most in-demand toy. The Monster High Dolls took the number three spot for girls. They each come with a diary, pet, brush, accessory, and doll stand.

2. Video Games & Dolls (Generic)--Video games in general took the number two spot for boys this year and generic dolls took the second spot for the girls.

1. LEGO & Barbie--LEGO was tops this year on boys' holiday wishlists. The company has been making the building blocks since 1932. Barbie is the hottest toy for girls for 2013 and that toy has been around since 1959.

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21 Parents You Meet After Having Kids

1. The Workaholic
They corner you at children's parties and tell you all about their latest business venture, that is when they're not scrolling through work emails on their phone.

2. The Wine Lover
They bring wine to play dates and even drink it out of sippy cups. You're a bit worried about them.

3. The Hipster
They dress their kid in skinny jeans, oversized glasses, and a Sex Pistols' T-shirt even though the kid has never heard a note of their music.

 

4. The Parenting Expert
They ask you how you feed/potty train/discipline your kid, then explain at length why what you're doing is totally wrong.

5. The Social Media Addict
They can't let a minute go by without posting a selfie with their kid to Facebook, tweeting a "funny" kid quote, or instagramming a video at Chuck E. Cheese's.

6. The Overwhelmed
They talk about showers the way most people do vacations.

7. The Maniac
They roughhouse with their kids everywhere they go, including Sunday church services.

8. The Baker
They can't attend an event of any kind without bringing dozens of homemade goodies.

9. The Certifiably Insane
They scare you, and unfortunately their kid is best friends with yours.

10. The Recliner
They somehow manage to raise their children without ever getting up from their La-Z-Boy.

11. The Prematurely Old
They've cut their hair, wear high-waist jeans, and can't wait to tell you all about the interesting things they learned on NPR this morning.

12. The Oblivious
They never notice when their kid is about to fall off a ledge or needs a booger wiped off their face.

13. The General
They treat their kids like they're in the military, and expect full compliance to their rules. Their kids are scared of them and so are you.

14. The Health Nut
They've somehow convinced their kids to love tomato wedges, and totally judge you for giving yours Doritos even if they're too polite to say so.

15. The Big Kid
They feed their Peter Pan complex by spending hours climbing the jungle gym, watching cartoons, and playing tag with their kids.

16. The Helicopter
They spend all day within arm's reach of their kid in case they fall down, pick up something dirty, or need a hug.

17. The Free Ranger
They rarely have any idea where their kids are and like to say, "They'll be home when they're home."

18. The Effortlessly Cool
They make parenting seem totally awesome instead of a series of dirty diapers, tantrums, and PTA meetings.

19. The Try Hards
They're desperate to show that they're still every bit as cool as they were before kids, but they're not very convincing.

20. The Creeper
They view every school event, trip to the park, and Little League game as an opportunity to pick up on the opposite sex, ring or no ring.

21. The Braggart
They want to tell you all about how their youngest just skipped a grade and their oldest is being scouted by UCLA. And did you hear about their daughter, the singer?

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Terrible App Ideas

A developer called Fueled recently shared some of the awful app pitches they were given and luckily for phones everywhere these ideas were shut down.

1. Shock Treatment - the app is attached to a band that can and will shock you when you're doing something you shouldn't be.
2. Pee Break - this app shoots a text to your friends to let them know you're headed to the bathroom in case they want to join.
3. Parking Spot Dealer - users hold a parking spot until someone bids to take it over.
4. Dog Dating App - This way dog owners can set up a playdate between their pups.

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Beer Concentrate

An Alaskan company called Pat's Backcountry Beverages is selling packets of beer concentrate.

All a thirsty hiker has to do is place a carbonation tablet in a bottle of water and add in the beer concentrate.

A four pack of the beer packets cost about $9.99, the bottle costs $29.99, and the carbonation tablets are 50 cents each.

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This School Play Ends With Santa Getting Murdered

Parents at an Arkansas high school are sounding off about a student Christmas play which features Santa being murdered in a convenience store.

The students put on "Gansta Claus," which had a dying Santa put a curse on the hoodlum that shot him, making him become the new Santa.

Administrators agree with parents that the play was inappropriate.

The play was put on by a drama class during the school's Red and White Christmas Celebration.

(You can read the script at playscripts.com)

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Extreme Beer Pong


A Bethlehem, PA fraternity (Chi Phi) has been suspended after a picture started circulating showing an insane amount of beer in their house.

Someone snapped a picture of what looks like hundreds and hundreds of glasses of beer set up almost beer pong style on multiple tables.

The caption reads, "How Chi Phi Lehigh gets through Finals Week."

They've been suspended during the investigation for providing alcohol to minors, hosting an unregistered social event, and more.

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Video Of The Day:

This movie looks pretty good.. check it out!

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