Friday, December 7, 2007

On Finding Osama, Grammy Idols, and Fake Beverages...

Before we get into the topics for the day I wanted to give you a head's up on a new project I'm kicking off today that hopefully will help both myself and 101.7 The Fuse. Since today is The Fuse's 15th birthday I figured it was a perfect time to kick off this year long venture. Today I launch The simple goal is to get 100 friends and family to pledge $1 for every pound I lose in the next year. All money will go directly to keeping 101.7 The Fuse on the air and can be given monthly, quarterly, or when the year is done. Those who want to help out can sign up anytime during the year but will be responsible to cover any weight lose previous to their signing on. My goal is to lose 100 pounds by The Fuse's 16th birthday and raise $10,000 for the station. I will be doing weekly Friday updates on donations and weight loss at the official blog, and I'd love to kick off this first week strong. If you would consider donating $1 (or more) per pound please head over to the website and click on the "Sign up now" link. Thanks ahead of time for helping me shed some poundage and supporting such a great station!

Let's roll.


Some great hints about the new season of Lost popped up today. Some great stuff and it appears as if the first 8 episodes of the new season are already in the can so at least we will have that if the writer's strike lingers on. Who was in the coffin? WHO I ASK YOU? I MUST KNOW NOW! ARRRGHHHH!


Morgan Spurlock's (Super Size Me) latest documentary is causing quite a stir. So is the whole "found Osama" thing just a big publicity stunt or did a filmmaker do what the entire US military couldn't? And if you were said filmmaker wouldn't you have considered it your duty to report back your findings to the US Government? Word is that the Weinsteins have dropped 25 million to buy the rights to the film based on just those 15 minutes. My gut says PR stunt, but if not, just, wow.


The Grammy noms are out and there are 6 former American Idol contestants nominated. Does this strike anyone else as crazy? Leading the pack is Chris Daughtry with 4 noms, then Fantasia with 3, Carrie Underwood with 2, and Kelly Clarkson, Mandisa, and Brett (refuse to call him "Ace") Young (for co-writing one of the Daughtry tunes) All in all thats a total of 12 Idol nominations for the most prestigious music award available. This would be like if you opened the paper and found that 6 former survivors had been nominated for Oscars. Like I said, crazy!


What happens when band geeks cross with gaming geeks, this video, that's what.

10 Rollin' points to the first person who can identify what games these songs are from.


I didn't know where else to put this article but I thought it deserved mentioning. I love it when people think fast and are willing to put themselves in danger to save others. His reward, I'm sure, will be higher insurance rates.


Check out this add for fictional beverage Slusho. Word is that it is tied into JJ Abrams "Cloverfield" movie. Whatever the case, it's clearly a testament to modern marketing, and definitely belongs in the randomness category. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.

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1 comment:

  1. heh... that video is sweet... i saw Pong, Tetris and the mario castle/flag at the end... the rest i didn't totally recognize, but it wasn't until the castle that i realized that they were all upside down... i might have recognized more if i figured that out sooner...

    anyway, you asked yesterday about reading materials for your ridiculously advanced child... i'm not sure who rates the level of reading anymore, but you really can't go wrong with the classics... Twain, Stevenson, Kipling, maybe even Dickens and Dafoe. I also remember really enjoying the works of Beverly Cleary, Lee Roddy and Gordon Korman, but i couldn't tell you what the reading level is on those... hope that helps though...

    peace... love... bdg...