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I Knew It!

Posted in Nonsense, Tech Stuff, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by Bob

Welcome friends to Techtainment Tuesday. I have been a little remiss in keeping up with both technology AND entertainment lately so I am going to zip through this relatively quickly today.

Until next time, remember …

Nah, I have a little more than that to write. It is true that I haven’t been keeping up with technology as of late. The only real tech thing I have is that Verizon WILL have an unlimited data plan for their iPhone. I am still not getting one yet. I am still a hater I guess.

In entertainment news … sort of … it looks like I, along with a small handful of others, have been vindicated for not jumping on the Ted “golden voice” Williams bandwagon.

Golden Mug Shots


Pretty short stint at rehab for someone who claimed they were clean for 2 years. Hate me all you want but, I always thought there was something fishy. What kind of ticks me off about that though is that someone like that, who lies and makes up stories, gets his chance, and blows it to hell, while people who are also talented but don’t get their breaks because we they don’t have sob stories. Maybe I should pretend I am homeless and then I will get my big break as a cartoon or Muppet voice. Granted, I really haven’t done a whole lot on my end other than making a silly video. What? You haven’t seen it? Well by all means click here then. (Yeah, yeah I whore myself any chance I get)

In other entertainment news … FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ZSA ZSA GIVE UP!!! I am sorry, that is a truly cruel and tasteless thing to say. That is why this blog is not rated G. Seriously though, Is she hanging around to be with her husband who is so incompetent he glued not one, but BOTH of his eyes shut? We would all like to see SOMEONE on the death pool die this year.

Joel McHale is Oprah’s Half sister!! I thought that was one of the funniest tweets I have seen yet. Another funny item was a Facebook post from a friend of mine David, who posted in reaction to the Oprah news “The biiggest secret of all this? Oprah ate the other half.” – Thank you Mr. Mazzie.

Apparently MTV is going to have commercial free programming. Skins is losing all of it’s sponsors. I have heard a rumor that the show will stay on because it will have only one sponsor. Woody Allen will be exclusively advertising his new movies during that show. Wow, that joke is showing my age.

I don’t think I am going to have any input on the Oscars this year, at least not before the show. I may actually do live updates DURING the show this year…maybe. I just haven’t seen enough of the movies that are nominated. I may have to just stick with the Razzies.

One last little bit of tech. Facebook is introducing “sponsored stories”. This means that if you “like” something or mention a brand in your post, the company you mentioned can buy it and use it as an ad. Are they buying it from you? OF COURSE NOT! Facebook gets the money and you lose your special comment. Sounds like a crappy deal to me. If a company wants me to write their advertisements, then they can hire me and pay me to do so. I think I will have to boycott talking about anything on Facebook that might be construed as an advertisement.

Tonight begins day one of the 3 night experiment “Bob alone with the baby”. I did pretty well a couple weekend ago so I think I will do just fine. I am anticipating that no housework will get done, dishes will pile up and I will be partaking in a lot of drive-up window dinners the next few days. This is only due to the fact that Piper, our American Bulldog, has been rather jealous the last few weeks. I am not sure I can play with both of them at the same time quite yet. We shall see what happened. I usually don’t tweet, but there may be a few choice tweets the next few days.

That’s all for now. Until next time, remember … “Sweeeeet poooetaaaaaayyytoooooe”


The Sheriff is “Near”

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , , on January 7, 2011 by Bob

Warning: Today’s blog may be objectionable to some people and elicit feelings of anger and disgust. Actually, that wouldn’t be different from any other day but still. I am going to vent a little today. Over the last few days, as I have perused various news sites, I have found myself getting upset by a number of things in the news for various reasons. Some people will agree, some will not. I hope that if anyone reads these that they take it in stride and look at them for the discussion starting spirit in which it is meant.

The first, and most obvious, this week is the “re-writing” of Mark Twain. Changing words in a classic book because it is not politically correct is horse s***! First of all, as many have said before me, that is the way the culture was back then. Are we going to change every single book every 100 years or so when the language changes or different values are present? It is not just changing it for PC reasons that is wrong, it is also akin to changing history to make the past look better. If they are going to change certain words, then they should just go ahead and say that slavery never happened, the “white man” never decimated the indigenous populations of the Americas, and that Paris Hilton is one of the greatest actors alive.

Granted, unless we tell them differently, our children would never know the difference if the changes are made. That is not the point. Changing certain aspects of Huckleberry Finn is just another slippery slope of censorship that will have far reaching repercussions. I don’t understand what merit replacing certain words has. If these books are being read in our schools, then the teachers should be encouraging discussion about the language, not hiding from it. The story itself shows how friendships can cross classes and a lot of other educational things I won’t get into. It isn’t just about the words. Ok, enough of that one. I will rant on forever about censorship and yada, yada.

Ted Williams has an amazing voice. Ok. We get it. However, (get ready for the cynical part of me) Kraft did NOT hire him purely because he has a great voice. There are thousands of people that have great voices. I am sure there is more than one person working doing voice over that has a great voice. Kraft wanted him for the publicity plain and simple. Today show … publicity. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad he is working and am happy for him however, he isn’t being helped right now, he is being used. I hope he is still working in a year after the publicity dies down.


Mel and Oksana … shut up already.

And can I just say that I am glad we don’t hear about Susan Boyle every day?

Those last 4 things I complained about is because there are far more newsworthy things out there. Well, maybe not but it is also what happens when there is not enough “real” news to go around to all the news sources that are out there today. I think maybe I just need a nap.

Thanks for letting me vent. Not easy to come up with a lot of interesting things when you try to post every day and this is only day 6. What is going to happen at day 200! Provided I make it even THAT far of course.

Until next time, remember … “What’s the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?”

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