Good Morning! Can't believe it's almost May, this year is flying by. Hope everyone has a great day today. Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
This Movie was shown on basic cable more times than any other film last year. What movie?
Bonehead Of The Day:
Here's another early contender for worst father of the year. A Russian man was recorded teaching his toddler how to smoke. The video, called "Father of the Year," was uploaded to LiveLeak and has since been seen over 150,000 times.
In the two minute clip, the father passes the lit cigarette to the toddler multiple times and even lights one for the little guy. According to a translation, the father at one point asks the toddler, "did it kick in?"
To make matters worse, what sounds like a woman is heard giggling off camera, which means there were two grown ups that thought this was appropriate. Check out the video below.
Bonhead Of The Day #2
Providence police have arrested a man who allegedly wielded a potato disguised as a gun during a robbery attempt last week.
WPRI-TV reports 34-year-old Gary Deming of Cranston was arrested on robbery charges. Authorities say he pretended he had a gun when he demanded money from a convenience store and dry cleaner April 21.
The convenience store manager chased him off with a baseball bat. A dry cleaner employee gave him a fake $20 from a decoy register.
The station reports Deming is also accused of breaking into his sister's home on the same day as the alleged potato incidents. She told police he took a purse, debit card and $100 in cash.
A telephone listing for Deming couldn't be found. It's not clear if he has legal representation.
Here Comes The Shelfie
Did you ever think the day would come that you were begging people to return to posting “Selfies”? After you see the newest trend of “Shelfies” you’ll miss the days of seeing those duck face bathroom shots of your frenemies.
Instagram users are once again destroying the art of photography with this newest pretentious trend, the “Shelfie.” The “Wall Street Journal”, spotted the trend and assigned the name. (Instagram users typically only apply "Shelfie" to photos of bookshelves, but it works.)
Want to start posting your own “Shelfie” that no one will care about? Gather up a few significant objects that creates something that's “you,” and snap a picture. You’re done. You can gaze upon the compilation of your dog’s paw, a crinkled wrapper of Violet’s candy, and your Ray Ban’s ‘til your little heart desires.
26-year-old Alice Gao, who’s shot of a teapot and some quince blossoms got 13,791 likes, says “these photos are about creating or capturing this one small aesthetically pleasing corner. So it suggests perfection, but doesn't really reflect it.” Ok…so maybe it gets you attention, but I have a feeling most “Shelfies” will be less quince blossoms and more Fedoras with a side of Corona caps.
- Paul Adelstein (“Private Practice,” “Scandal”) – 45
- Megan Boone (“The Blacklist”) – 31
- Nora Dunn (Former "Saturday Night Live") – 62
- Daniel Day Lewis (“My Left Foot,” “The Boxer,” “Gandhi”) (FAST FACT: (He won Acadeny Awards for his roles in “There Will Be Blood,” “Gangs of New York,” “Lincoln”) – 57
- Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager”) – 59
- Michelle Pfeiffer (“Scarface,” “Batman Returns,” What Lies Beneath, “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Tequila Sunrise”) – 56
- Eve Plumb ("The Brady Bunch") – 56
- Uma Thurman (“Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill”) (FAST FACT: She took home a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in 2003's “Hysterical Blindness”) – 44
- The Oak Ridge Boys’ Duane Allen – 71
- Mary Mary’s Erica Atkins-Campbell – 42
- Tommy James – 67
- Karmin’s Amy Heidemann – 28
- Master P – 48
- The late Duke Ellington (FAST FACTS: One of American jazz's most influential figures, he led his famed orchestra from 1923 until his death. He called his music American Music, not jazz. He helped compose more than 1,000 original pieces, many of which became standards.) (1899 – 1974)
- Tennis champ Andre Agassi – 44
- Model and Mrs. Hugh Hefner Crystal Harris – 28
- Composer Zubin Mehta – 78
- Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld – 60
- The late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt (1951 – 2001)…he would have been 63
- The late publishing titan William Randolph Hearst Sr. (FAST FACT: He was expelled from Harvard for practical jokes and alcohol abuse – he was also the unwilling inspiration for “Citizen Kane”) (1863 – 1951)
- The late emperor Hirohito (FAST FACTS: Also known as Emperor Showa, he reigned as the Emperor or Japan from 1926 to 1989. He helped form the Axis Powers with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy and led Japan during its involvement in World War II) (1901 – 1989
Video of the day:
It's always fun to see news anchors open mouth, insert foot