Sunday, July 24, 2011

Noteable Net News

Amy Winehouse dead at 27 – she joins the list of celebrities who died at the age of 27: Brian Jones, co-founder of the legendary rock group The Rolling Stones. 60’s era guitar god Jimi Hendrix – ‘Scues me while I kiss the sky! Another 60’s rocker, Janis Joplin, who strangely died two and a half weeks after Hendrix, gave the dead at 27 mythos additional notoriety. Jim Morrison, The Lizard King and front man for the Doors, died two years to the day after Brian Jones. Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead died of a stomach hemorrhage at the age of 27. It’s thought that the hemorrhage was brought on by years of heavy drinking. Kurt Cobain, the troubled but musically gifted front man for the grunge group Nirvana ended his own life at the age of 27. Sadly, Amy Winehouse is the 17th musician who died at the age of 27

The end of the drawn out NFL lock out of its players may be close. The players will vote on the contract proposal on Monday. Who will win -  the billionaires or the millionaires? How ever it ends the sure losers in this drawn out battle will be the NFL’s fans. Now, if we could just figure out a way to lockout the Twatlight Twilight movie series the world would be a happier place I think…

With the space shuttle program coming to an end with the landing of the Shuttle Atlantis on July 21st, NASA has announced that their next grand mission will be to send astronauts to an asteroid in less than 15 years. It might be hard to do since they are laying off about 3200 contract workers. And, to add insult to injury, they are paying $60 million to the Russians each time we want to hitch a ride to the International Space Station. Who won the great space race of the 60’s??

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the US economy may have slowed during the second quarter of the year. Ummm… no shit?? I mean really? Geithner says he is looking for it to pick back up. Yeah, him and millions of other Americans

Tea Party nutcase and GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann recently signed a "values pledge," – she is promising to ban pornography. Bachmann is the only candidate to sign the pledge.  Ms. Bachmann has also signed pledges that promote marriage and social conservative values. Back in June, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Bachmann whether she was "a flake." While I’m not a huge fan of Fox news, I think he may be on to something. Just last week, announcer for CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman, Alan Kalter, announced his own bid for the presidency on a pro-pornography platform. Hell, he’s less of a nutcase then Bachmann.

Steelers' Hines Ward arrested on DUI charge – Steeler’s wide receiver, former Super Bowl MVP and reigning "Dancing With the Stars" champ was booked in Georgia on a DUI charge. I guess that “Mirror Ball” trophy makes a man do crazy things…

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