Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

 
Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

Random Blogging For Friday August 2nd

Happy Friday!  Who's excited for the weekend?  This guy right here!  I had a blast yesterday hanging out in Sioux Falls at Wild Water West, too much fun.. Had the fam with and just enjoyed time together.  A nice lil daycation.. Anywho, here's what you missed on today's show.

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q; Ladies, if a friend asks you to do THIS it will cost you about $1,700.

A: Be a bridesmaid
 
Bonehead Of The Day:

Police in Alabama arrested a woman for DUI after she drove herself to jail. 

A police spokesman tried to explain the woman's actions, saying: "Sometimes the fact that you're intoxicated is enough to do strange things." 

The woman was charged with DUI and violating the state's open container law,

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Birthdays:

~~Actor, Sam Worthington is 37 (Terminator Salvation; Avatar; Clash of the Titans)
~~Actress Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds") is 49. (Angels in America; Red 2)
~~Director-actor Kevin Smith is 43. (Clerks movies; Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; Dogma; Reaper;  Phineas and Ferb)
~~Veteran actor Peter O'Toole is 81. ( Lawrence of Arabia; The Lion in Winter; The Last Emperor; many more)
~~Actress, Joanna Cassidy is 69 (Blade Runner; Family Tree, Codename:Foxfire)
~~Director, Wes Craven is 74 (Nightmare On Elm Street; many more)
~~Actress, Hallie Kate Eisenberg is 21 (The Insider; Bicentennial Man)
~~Actor, Edward Furlong is 36 (Terminator 2, American History X)
~~Actor Max Wright ("Alf," "Norm") is 70.
~~Actor Butch Patrick ("The Munsters" Eddie Munster) is 60.
~~Actress/comedian Victoria Jackson is 54. (SNL; UHF)
~~Singer/actress Apollonia Kotero is 54. (Purple Rain)
~~Actress Cynthia Stevenson ("Men in Trees," "Hope and Gloria") is 51.
~~Baseball star Grady Sizemore is 31
~~former NBA star Cedric Ceballos is 44
~~former baseball star Tim Wakefield is 47


In Theaters This Weekend

The Smurfs 2  (PG)
Opened Wednesday
Stars Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, Jayma Mays.    (PROJECTION: $30 MIL+ over 5 days.)

2 Guns  (-R-)  
Stars Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg (Projected: 26 Million)

 

Officially:  Keith Urban Returning As American Idol Judge, Jennifer Lopez in Talks

Country singer Keith Urban is returning to "American Idol" as judge and Jennifer Lopez is close to returning. 

Fox chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed that Urban will be back for a second season in January.  He also says they are in talks to bring back J-Lo after a year off. 

Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and longtime judge Randy Jackson all said they won't be back in January so Fox needs to find at least one more judge if they sign Lopez. 

The exec wouldn't say who else they are considering for judge. 

 Will.I.Am of the Blackeyed Peas is said to be 'in Talks'.

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Daft Punk To Make An Appearance On The Colbert Report

Daft Punk are set to be make a rare TV appearance on The Colbert Report next week.

The group has done very little publicity to promote their "Random Access Memories" album and no television spots or live dates. But now, there are rumors that they will be appearing on Colbert's show.

A post on Colbert's website said: "Last night Stephen Colbert made a surprise appearance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' dancing his way onto the show, Stephen boogied-on down with Jimmy Fallon to Daft Punk's new single ‘Get Lucky' from their new album ‘Random Access Memory', before dancing his way back behind the blue curtain. Not as random as it seems, the bit is all to do with the upcoming appearance of Daft Punk on ‘The Colbert Report'

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Food Porn, Fact Or Fooey:  Taking A Photo Of Your Food Could Make It Taste Better?

Researchers (at University of Minnesota) claim taking a photo of your food and sharing it on social networks could improve its taste.

It puts you in the moment and in doing so, heightens your senses.

In fact, the study revealed that performing any ritual, such as raising a toast, improves the experience of eating.

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Coffee Making Robots?

A company based in Austin, Texas has just installed its first fully automated coffee kiosk at the University of Texas campus.

The company claims that the robotic drink maker can "emulate the motions of a champion barista to precisely prepare specialty coffee drinks to your specifications." 

Customers can order through a touchscreen or a smartphone app and track wait times to see when their cup will be ready. 

Also, the company plans to make it possible for customers to schedule their orders, so a student on her way to class can have a latte waiting for her five minutes before she gets there.

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Woman Has The Worlds Largest Afro

A Louisiana woman has is the owner of the world's largest afro.

The 37-year-old woman says her is 4 feet and 4 inches high, and it is inspiring women to ditch chemical straighteners and 'go natural'.

She believes her hair may have grown even bigger, but she cannot reveal its size until Guinness take an official measurement.

She explained, 'When my hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to my butt. But I don't wear it like that because it looks weird.'

She spent the last 14 years growing her hair, and has won fans from Brazil to Italy.

 

** Her look does have its drawbacks:  She often gets it caught in trees, car doors and people's earrings.

It can also take two days to wash and dry and is so big she struggles to see clearly out from beneath it - which means she cannot drive with her 'hair up'.

To get her hair ready for a night out she shampoos it and then uses up to five conditioners

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Video Of The Day:

Today's video is of a real life Yogi bear... a smarter than your average bear story.. Check it out. 

A BEAR not only ransacked a dumpster outside a Colorado Springs restaurant, it pulled the garbage bin 50 feet into the parking lot and flipped it over.

The hungry bear was caught on security camera making repeat visits to the back door of the Edelweiss Restaurant.

But on this particularly visit, the six-foot tall beast passes right by the recycling bin and goes straight for the restaurant's leftover food. And after a quick dig around, it wheels the entire container away...

If the bear returns, wildlife officers may have to tag and relocate it and, as a last resort, it may be euthanized.

 

BY THE WAY:  The Edelweiss' signature dish is rouladen — top round steak pounded and rolled, stuffed with bacon, mustard, onions and pickle; covered in a dark gravy and accompanied by red cabbage and fried potatoes

 

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