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Random Blogging For Tuesday February 25th

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.. Hope your week is going good so far.  Hopefully today will move fast and it will be Hump Day!  Here’s what you missed on today’s show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

 

Q. 57% Of People Did This To Themselves When They Were Kids.  What?

 

A.  Gave Themselves A Haircut

 

Bonehead Of The Day

A South Carolina man tried to pay his Applebee's lunch tab with a $1 trillion bill.   

The 53-year-old man tried to pay with his debit card, but after it was declined, he offered to pay his tab with the $1 trillion bill.

He was arrested, sentenced to probation and ordered to pay court fees.

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R.I.P. Egon Spengler Actor, Director, Writer Harold Ramis Has Died

Actor and director Harold Ramis died yesterday. He was 69.

Ramis had been sick since 2010 with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that causes blood vessels to swell and forced Ramis to re-learn how to walk.

Ramis was probably best known for his role in "Ghostbusters", which he also co-wrote, but he also directed "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day", co-wrote "Animal House", and starred in "Stripes", among others.

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CELEB Tributes:


Chevy Chase on Ramis, who directed him in the classic comedies "Caddyshack" and "Vacation": "I'm shocked and heartbroken to hear of Harold's passing. He was truly a great friend and a great man who shunned unnecessary Hollywood-type publicity and lived with a wonderful wife, Erica. I'm deeply saddened for Erica, Violet, Julian and Daniel. Harold directed me in Caddyshack and the first Vacation. It was Harold who acted out and gave me the inspiration for the character of Clark Griswold. I was really copying Harold's impression of
Clark. He was a truly funny and highly intelligent man with great honesty and a great appreciation for the best kind of comedy. It's just awful to lose Harold, there is just no one like him, he was so kind, so caring and so smart. God Bless him and God Bless his family."

Bill Murray in a statement:  "Harold Ramis and I together did The National Lampoon Show off-Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him."

Dan Aykroyd on his longtime collaborator and friend: "Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis. May he now get the answers he was always seeking."

Writer/director Judd Apatow, who cast Ramis in 2007′s "Knocked Up": "Harold Ramis made almost every movie which made me want to become a comedy director. Animal House, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Vacation, Groundhog Day. These films are the touchstones of our lives. I interviewed him when I was 16 years old for my high school radio station and he could not have been more gracious and hilarious. I looked up to him as a director but even more so as a man. We hired him to play Seth's father in Knocked Up because we all saw him as the dream dad – funny, warm and wise. Harold was one of the nicest people I have ever met and he inspired countless people to go into comedy. His brilliant work will make people happy forever."

Billy Crystal:  "Harold was a gentle funny man. He found the perfect tone for Robert De Niro and I in Analyze This. He was a good man and I am shocked and saddened at his passing".   The actor also Tweeted: "Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away. A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all."

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Google Knows You Better Than Your Spouse

Developers at Google want to add elements of artificial intelligence so that Google can do things like predict what you're going to search before you even go to search it.

They want to create a Google that understands humans even better than it already does now.

The man behind these improvements to Google believes that artificial intelligence will eclipse human intelligence by the year 2029.

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Going To Disney World?  You’re Gonna Need More Cash

Disney World is raising prices again.

The cost of single-day admission to the theme park in Orlando is now $99 for adults and children ages 10 and older. (They raised prices $6 to $95 last June.)

Disney also announced hikes for its other Walt Disney World parks, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, where admission went up $4 to $94 for single-day admissions.

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Not Something You See Everyday.. A Chicken Plays Piano

A chicken at the zoo in Honolulu plays the piano.

A zoo keeper at the Honolulu Zoo taught the chicken to play the piano in just four months.

The chicken will play "Happy Birthday" on the piano to any children who celebrate at the zoo, although the keeper says the chicken gets a case of stage fright here and there.

 

 

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Birthdays:

~~TV Host/Actress, Chelsea Handler is 39
~~Actress, Rashida Jones is 38 (Boston Public, I Love You Man, Parks and Recreation's Ann Perkins)
~~Comedian, Carrot Top is 47
~~TV personality Nancy O'Dell is 48 (Entertainment Tonight)
~~Actress, Tea Leoni is 48 (Jurassic Park III; Bad Boys; Deep Impact; Spanglish; The Family Man)
~~Actor, Sean Astin is 43 (Encino Man, Lord of the Rings movies; The Goonies)
~~Actress, Natalie Dreyfuss ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") is 27
~~CBS news host Bob Schieffer is 77
~~Actor, Tom Courtenay is 78 (Doctor Zhivago; The Golden Compass; many more)
~~Actor, Lee Evans (the fake handicapped guy in "There's Something About Mary") is 50
~~Teen actress, Isabelle Fuhrman ("Orphan") is 17 (The Hunger Games)
~~Actress, Leann Hunley is 59 (Days of Our Lives' Anna Brady DiMera, Dynasty's Dana Waring Carrington, Models Inc., Dawson's Creek's Tamara Jacobs)
~~former TV talk-show host, Sally Jessy Raphael is 71
~~Actress Diane Baker is 76.  (The Silence of the Lambs; The Net; The Cable Guy; more)
~~Actress Karen Grassle ("Little House on the Prairie"'s Caroline Ingalls) is 72
~~Actor Alexis Denisof ("Angel,'' ‘'Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is 48. (How I Met Your Mother's Sandy Rivers)
~~Actress Lesley Boone ("Ed") is 46
~~Actor Justin Berfield ("Malcolm in the Middle") is 28
~~Actors James and Oliver Phelps ("Harry Potter") are 28
~~NBA star Joakim Noah is 29
~~NFL coach Jeff Fisher is 56
~~WWF/WWE legend Ric Flair is 65
~~Former WWE Diva, Maria Kanellis is 32
~~Former NBA star/coach Kurt Rambis is 56
~~TV sports host James Brown is 63


MUSICALLY:

~~Singer/one-hit wonder Daniel Powter is 43.  ("Bad Day")
~~Singer Justin Jeffre (of 98 Degrees) is 41.
~~Bassist Erik Haager (of Carolina Liar) is 27
~~Singer-guitarist Mike Peters (of The Alarm) is 55
~~Musician, Jim "Daryl" Gilmour (of Saga) is 56
~~Musician,   Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 57
~~Singer,   Kimberly Caldwell is 32 ("American Idol" 2002)
~~Country singer Ralph Stanley is 87
~~Singer Shawna Thompson (of
Thompson Square) is 36.

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New On DVD This Week:

Gravity (PG-13)
Stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney  

Thor: The Dark World (PG-13)
Stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston     

Nebraska (-R-)
Stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte

Twice Born (-R-)
Stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch     

Ice Soldiers (-R-)
Stars Dominic Purcell, Adam Beach    

Adventures of the Penguin King (PG)
Stars Tim Allen     

Mr. Nobody (-R-)
Stars Jared Leto, Sarah Polley    

Pulling Strings (PG)
Stars Jaime Camil, Omar Chaparro  
 



TV on DVD:

Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season
Everybody Loves Raymond: Complete Fifth Season
L.A. Law: Season One    
Legit: The Complete First Season    
The Middle: Season 4

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Awesome Things That The 70’s Gave Us

1. Hacky Sack
1972: John Stalberger and Mike Marshall invent the game as a means to help
Marshall recover from knee surgery.

2. Snowboarding
1972: Dimitrije Milovich founds Winterstick, the first modern snowboard company, drawing from the 1965 invention of "The Snurfer."

3. Stunt Kites
1972: Peter Powell makes a revolutionary dual line stunt kite available to consumers. Four years later, it's named
Great Britain's "Toy of the Year."

4. Lip Smackers
1973: Cosmetics company Bonne Bell introduces the first strawberry lip pomade.

5. Air Hockey
1975: The United States Air-Table Hockey Association is formed.

6. Pocket Calculators
1970: Pocket-sized calculators are sold for the first time in the
U.S.

7. Liposuction
1972: Suction-assisted lipolysis (aka "sucking") is used for the first time as a replacement for curettage (aka "scooping").

8. Mail Art
1970: The first public mail art exhibition launches at the
WhitneyMuseum, although such a showcase is decades in the making.

9. Pop Rocks
1975: The product is finally offered to the public after food chemist William A. Mitchell patents "carbonated candy" in the '50s.

10. The Anti-Lock Braking System
1970: After years of success on airplanes and motorcycles, a version of computer-operated ABS is made available for cars.

11. The Oregon Trail Video Game
1971: An eighth grade teacher invents the computer game to help teach history. Today, The Oregon Trail is available on the Nintendo Wii.

12. Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD) Screens
1972: The first liquid-crystal watch is designed for commercial purposes.

13. Lisa Frank, Inc.
1979: Lisa Frank, a self-made artist and jeweler, founds her own company at the age of 24.

14. The High Five
1977: Most attribute the invention of the high five to Glenn Burke, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, there are competing theories.

 

 

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Want More Productive Days?  The First 15 Minutes Of The Day Could Hold The Answer

According to a Yahoo Small Business Advisor, much of a person's success for the day could depend on how they spend the first 15 minutes of their day.

 

Here are five ways to start your day to be productive.

1. Stay offline- until at least 10 a.m. It's too easy to get sucked into the Internet and waste time.

2. Keep the TV off-It can extend your morning routine.

3. Get some morning exercise-  If you don't have time for a work out, start the day with some stretching, twisting or dancing.

4. Don't answer the phone unless you absolutely have to. It can distract you and take you off track.

5. Tackle the easiest work first- Starting the day with something more likely to yield a positive outcome can motivate you for the rest of the day.

 

 

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Bigfoot Makes His First Appearance At Houston Flea Market

Rick Dyer, the man who claims to have killed a "Bigfoot" in 2012 outside of San Antonio brought the corpse to a Houston flea market. Eight hundred people showed up to the first stop on his tour of the city.

Dyer said he arrived a day early so he made an unscheduled appearance at the flea market.

The corpse which has been nicknamed, "Hank" has sold out showings on Monday and today.

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Video Of The Day

 

This video is great, it’s kids doing their best oscar nominated performances.  Enjoy!

 

 

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