Good Morning! Happy Friday! THANK GOD!! Any big plans? I’m looking forward to some TNA Wrestling this weekend, maybe a Musky game too. Hope whatever you’re doing, you have a great weekend. Here’s what you missed on today’s show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q: 54% of kids have done THIS. What is it?
A: Gotten gum stuck in their hair
Bonehead Of The Day:
Bozo criminal for today comes from Tom’s River, New Jersey, where bozo Christopher Morton was released from jail after serving a 15 year sentence for robbing a shoe store. So, what was the first thing he did upon his release? Spend some quality time with his family? Nope. Maybe head to a favorite restaurant for a celebration meal? No way. Go to a bar and get drunk? Nah. Head back to the very same shoe store he had robbed 15 years earlier and rob it again? Yep. He took a bus from the prison to Tom’s River where he headed straight to the Stride Rite store and threatened the clerk, getting away with $389. He didn’t get very far, however. Cops caught up with him a few blocks away. He’s headed back to prison.
Finer Education.. College Teaching A Course On Miley Cyrus
March 27 (UPI) -- If you're a Skidmore College student and you can't get enough of the media back-and-forth about Miley Cyrus' transformation from Disney Channel princess to twerking, tongue-happy pop star, then you're in luck.
Carolyn Chernoff, a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is offering an intensive summer course called "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media."
Like everything else to do with Miley, it seems to begin with that VMAs performance.
"I was teaching a course called Youth Culture in and out of School, and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) became the twerk heard ’round the world,” Chernoff told the Saratogian. “I showed that
video to my class, and the students had so much to say.”
The class description says it will "using Miley as a lens through which to explore sociological thinking about identity, entertainment, media and fame."
Class themes will include the "rise of the Disney Princess," "allies and appropriation" and "bisexuality, queerness and the female body."
"Unfortunately, the way we talk about female pop stars and female bodies, class matters, gender matters, sexuality and sexual performance matters, but race matters a lot [too] and the way we talk about white pop stars is quite different than how we talk about the bodies of women of color," Professor Chernoff told ABC News. "[Cyrus] complicates representations of the female body in pop culture in some ways that are good, bad, and ugly."
Sweedish Family Kills 15 Inch Rat That Was Loose In The Kitchen
March 27 (UPI) -- A Swedish family was shocked to find a rat measuring over 15 inches in length in their kitchen after being tipped off about its presence because their cat was too scared to enter the room.
"We thought it could be a little mouse, but after a while we figured it couldn't be because it was making too much noise," Signe Bengtsson of Solna told The Local. "It was right there in our rubbish bin, a mighty monster. I was petrified. I couldn't believe such a big rat could exist.”
The Bengtssons were so disgusted by the rat they started stomping whenever they went near the kitchen so it would run away. Unfortunately, it didn’t really work.
"By the time I got home, the rat was so domesticated that it just sat under the kitchen table ," said husband Erik Korsås.
The family enlisted the help of exterminators to help kill the viking rat. They put down three heavy-duty traps and one of them quickly snared the creature. After it got loose, the rat hid behind the dishwasher and then died. "The kids were afraid it would come back to life as some sort of zombie rat. They didn't want to touch it," Korsås said.
The rat’s massive measurements don’t even include the length of its tail.
"It was quite a shocking experience," Bengtsson said. "No one wanted to go into the kitchen after, and the cat was terrified for a week. The pest controllers said they'd never seen such a big rat before."
Man Swallows Fork After Drunken Bet
March 27 (UPI) -- A Romanian man went to the hospital complaining of pain in his esophagus after he swallowed a fork on a drunken bet.
Radu Kalincesku, 25, didn't tell doctors why he was experiencing the pain but when doctors did an X-ray, they found the utensil lodged in his esophagus. Kalincesku explained that he was drunk when he bet his friends that he could swallow a fork without any consequences.
The doctors decided not to operate and instead sent the man home with hopes that the fork would be expelled from his body through natural processes. Doctors say they will operate if the fork becomes lodged in the man's digestive tract.
Crazy Craigslist Ad: Get Paid To Follow Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Around While Playing A Tuba
March 27 (UPI) -- An ad posted on Craigslist earlier this week is seeking someone to fulfill a rather unusual request -- follow Toronto Mayor Rob Ford around while playing a tuba.
The gig is an eight-hour shift of following Ford, and it pays $125. (“You must be able to provide your own tuba. A trombone would also be acceptable.”)
“I'm looking for hire a person to follow Rob Ford around for one day while playing a tuba. You must be willing to adhere to the following:
- wear a gopro camera (provided) to document the ensuing antics
- wear a shirt with @UnethicalHacks (provided) printed on the back for the entire day”
The post also includes a link to a YouTube video of a clip from Family Guy.
The Unethical Hacks website offers “clever hacks to get you through an unethical world.”
Here are a couple of their suggestions:
“Take a picture with your phone anytime you see a traffic jam, a flat tire, or funeral procession” and then “use them later when you’re late for something and have no real excuse.”
““If you get lousy service at a restaurant, you can sometimes get away with paying a negative tip…Write a negative tip and deduct it from the total.”
It sounds like the #FordTuba stunt is a go.
Actress Conchata Ferrell is 71.
Actor Ken Howard is 70.
Actress Dianne Wiest is 66.
Country singer Reba McEntire is 59.
Rapper Salt of Salt-N-Pepa is 48.
Country singer Rodney Atkins is 45.
Actor Vince Vaughn is 44.
Rapper Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz is 43.
Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson is 41.
Guitarist Dave Keuning of The Killers is 38.
Actress Julia Stiles is 33.
Singer Lady Gaga is 28.
Taco Bell Stunt:
Taco Bell is celebrating the launch of its new breakfast menu Thursday with an advertisement taking a jab at fast-food competitor McDonald's. The taco chain gathered together some two dozen men named Ronald McDonald -- the same name as McDonald's clown mascot -- to vouch for the deliciousness of its new breakfast items, which include a waffle taco, in a couple of new ads. One man says: "I'm Ronald McDonald and I love Taco Bell's new breakfast."
Video Of The Day
Instant Karma’s Gonna Get ya.. Enjoy!