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Random Blogging For Monday January 13th

Good Morning!  How was your weekend?  Hope you had a great one.  I was pretty lazy.. I did go to see The Wolf of Wallstreet.. Great movie!  Not for the kiddos tho..  Anywho, here's hopin' Monday goes fast.  Here's what you missed on today's show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q: 23% of people who don't do THIS in the morning, feel guilty about it alter in the day. 

A: Make the bed 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

Goes to the legal system today..  A Houston dad has to spend six months in jail for paying too much child support.... and doing too much for his son.

He's been doing his best to take care of his 11-year-old son who lives with his ex. He pays child support and spends time with him regularly.

By last November, his child support payments were paid in full. Sometime after that, the child support agreement between him and his wife was changed without him knowing.

He ended up overpaying by about $3,000.

His visitation schedule was also changed without his knowledge, so he ended up over-visiting his son.

Both the overpayment and the over-visiting were seen as contempt of court, and the judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail.

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It Took This Guy 3,000 Attempts To Get Obamacare

After over 3,000 attempts online and after speaking to almost 50 people, a man in Ohio finally got healthcare.

The self-employed independent contractor knew he was going to need health insurance because his former plan had been canceled. He started on October 1st and had the same problems that the whole country had. After spending hours trying to get signed up and not getting anywhere, he started to keep a log of how many times he tried and how many times he spoke with someone.

It was 3,118 attempts and he had also spoken to 49 people. He said that there were only three people he talked to that he would "trust with my order at the McDonald's drive-through."

On December 17th, he was able to get his healthcare. But a few weeks ago, he got an email notifying him he still hadn't signed up. It was a minor glitch and after checking with his new insurance company, he learned he was good to go.

Before the Affordable Care Act, the man was paying $500 per month. The rate for his new plan is $13.

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You Missed The Annual Commute With No Pants Day


Sunday was the 13th annual "No Pants Subway Ride."

Commuters in 60 cities traveled in their undies for the stunt, which has gone global since its first staging by a New York improv group in 2002.

The whole point of the prank is just shock value and laughs, with participants being told to act "normal" and to keep a straight face.

Underpants must be worn and, although flashy designs are allowed.

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Golden Globes Coverage

"American Hustle" led the Golden Globes with three honors — including best musical/comedy — and a win for Jennifer Lawrence as best supporting actress.  It's her second consecutive Globe after winning for "Silver Linings Playbook" a year ago .  Costar Amy Adams won for best actress in a musical/comedy.

"12 Years a Slave" was honored for best drama.

Leonardo DiCaprio won for best actor in a musical/comedyfor "The Wolf of Wall Street".

"Dallas Buyers Club" co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took home Golden Globe Awards:  McConaughey was named Best Actor in a Drama Film, while Leto earned the prize for Best Supporting Actor in a Film.

Cate Blanchett picked up the statuette for Best Actress in a Drama Film for her work in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine."

THE WINNERS:


MOTION PICTURES

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyer's Club
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer's Club
Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: American Hustle
Best Motion Picture, Drama: 12 Years a Slave
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

TELEVISION:

Best Actress, TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Andy Samberg, Brooklyn 99
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best TV Series, Drama: Breaking Bad
Best TV Series, Comedy: Brooklyn 99
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Best TV Mini-Series or Movie: Behind the Candelabra
Best Actress, TV Movie or Miniseries: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Best Actor, TV Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television: Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

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Birthdays:

~~Actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 53 (Seinfeld; Fathers' Day, Christmas Vacation, Nice 'n Easy ads, Fathers' Day, North, Deconstructing Harry, Watching Ellie, The New Adventures of Old Christine)
~~Actor, Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) is 48 (Enchanted; Sweet Home Alabama \; Made Of Honor; Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
~~Actor, Liam Hemsworth (Miley Cyrus' ex-boyfriend/fiance') is 24 (Knowing; The Last Song; The Hunger Games)
~~Actor, Orlando Bloom is 37 (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; Lord of the Rings movies; Elizabethtown; many more)
~~Writer/director/actress, Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy) is 44 (Private Practice)
~~TV Host, Nick Clooney (George's dad) is 79
~~Actress Traci Bingham ("Baywatch") is 46.
~~Actress Nicole Eggert ("Baywatch," ''Charles in Charge") is 42
~~Actress, Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf) is 35 (Wipeout)
~~Actor, Beau Mirchoff (Awkward) is 25
~~Actor, Kevin Anderson is 54 (Sleeping with the Enemy, Soul Man, Nothing Sacred)
~~Actress, Penelope Ann Miller is 50 (Carlito's Way; Kindergarten Cop; Men of a Certain Age)
~~Actor Richard Moll ("Night Court") is 71.
~~Actor, Michael Pena is 38 (The Lucky Ones; Crash; Shooter; Million Dollar Baby)
~~Actor Billy Gray ("Father Knows Best") is 76.
~~Actress, Frances Sternhagen is 84 (Cheers' Mother Clavin, Stephen King's The Golden Years, replaced Jessica Tandy in Broadway's Driving Miss Daisy, ER's Millicent "Gamma" Carter; Misery; The Closer)
~~Comedian, Rip Taylor is 80

MUSICALLY:

~~Guitarist Trevor Rabin (of Yes) is 60.
~~Singer-songwriter Wayne Coyne (of The Flaming Lips) is 53
~~Singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (of Madness) is 53.
~~Bassist, James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth) is 55
~~Country Singer, Trace Adkins is 52
~~Drummer Fred White (of Earth, Wind and Fire) is 59
~~Infamous 'American Idol' wannabe, William Hung is 31


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Lone Survivor Wins Weekend Box Office

"Lone Survivor" knocked off "Frozen" to take the top spot at the weekend box office.

The Navy SEALs thriller starring Mark Wahlberg took in $38.5 million to open in first while the Disney movie fell to second with $15 million.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" moved up to third from fourth with $9 million and "The Legend of Hercules" opened in fourth with $8.6 million.

Top 10 Movies

1. Lone Survivor: $38.5 million

2. Frozen: $15 million

3. The Wolf of Wall Street: $9 million

4. The Legend of Hercules: $8.6 million

5. American Hustle: $8.6 million

6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: $8 million

7. August: Osage County: $7.3 million

8. Saving Mr. Banks: $6.6 million

9. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: $6.3 million

10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: $6.1 million

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Life Altering Invention:  Bracelet That Prevents Sunburn


There is a new bracelet that helps prevent sunburn by monitoring the amount of sun a person gets.

The June bracelet is expected to go on sale later this year and costs $99. It has a ‘jewel' made up of UV sensors to monitor the sun.

The bracelet is connected to a smartphone app and will send an alert to a wearer to let them know when to apply more sunscreen and put on a hat, based on personal information that they have entered, such as their skin type.

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This Will Make you Feel Old..

Remember 1994? It was 20 years ago, so you may not, but here's a list of things to remind you:

Forest Gump and The Lion King came out
• So did Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction and Speed.
• "Love Is All Around" by the group Wet Wet Wet spent lots of time on top of the charts
Oasis made one of the greatest debut albums in rock
• Blur's album Parklife came out as well
Beastie Boys came out with a music video for their song "Sabotage"
Kurt Cobain committed suicide
PlayStation was released
• So was the less successful Sega Saturn
• The video game Donkey Kong Country was hugely popular
• Early mobile phones were being used
Loaded was among popular just for men magazines
• People were not understanding Princess Diana and Prince Charles' split
• One of the first web browsers, Mosaic from Netscape, was released
Friends launched in 1994
• Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed in the right leg, courtesy of Tonya Harding's ex-husband.
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered and OJ had his famous White Ford Bronco police chase.
• Actress Dakota Fanning was born
• Serial killers John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer died. Gacy was executed, Dahmer was killed in prison.

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A Pimp Is Suing Nike For $100 Million After Beating A John With Jordan's

A pimp in Oregon was arrested and put in jail for stomping on the face of a John who was trying to leave without paying for his prostitute.

The victim needed stitches and plastic surgery on his nose after the incident.

Jurors said that the man's shoes - Nike Jordans - were a weapon in this case and in turn he was charged with assault. Now, the pimp is going after Nike. He says that since there isn't a label that says the shoes can be used as a dangerous weapon they should be partly to blame for his incident.

He wrote a three page complaint in jail saying that his 100-year sentence needs to be shared by Nike.

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Video Of The Day:

I love the price is right.. Even with Drew Carey hosting.. Still a great show..  I especially love watching the contestants go nuts..  This one definetly involves nuts.. Poor guy.  Enjoy!

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