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November 14 2015

Standing with Paris

Sometimes the world insists I take a step back and take a break from discussing entertainment. The events of Paris of Nov. 13 is one of those times. Please join me today in taking a break from your normal routine. Hug your loved ones a bit closer and think of the people in Paris in… read more


With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks looming large this weekend, news broke tonight that an unconfirmed, but credible threat has been discovered aimed towards New York City and Washington D.C. While details have been sparse thus far, the rumors are that the plot uncovered by law enforcement say that three people are involved in the plan, and… read more

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Sugarland, a hit country duo, was due to take the stage last night at the Indiana State Fair when tragedy struck, leaving five concert goes dead. As Sugarland was set to take the stage last night for their headlining performance at the fair, the crowd and performers were warned of an approaching storm system with heavy winds.… read more

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News

July 23 2011

The Tragedy of Oslo

There are sometimes events in this world that are just so impossible to comprehend that you never feel that words will adequately describe them or your feelings about them.  What Anders Behring Breivik did in Oslo, Norway yesterday is one of those events. As if the bombing of a government building wasn’t bad enough with… read more

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There is going to ne nothing fancy about this post as I’m grumpy, dirty and have a raging headache.  Around 12:15 AM or so Monday, my hometown of Kirksville, MO was hit by something called a “straight line wind.”  I still have no idea what the heck that really is, and I haven’t had time… read more

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The Joplin Missouri tornado has brought untold destruction to the city, and has made it the deadliest event of its kind in the United States since 1899. First, a quick personal note. Several people have reached out to me via Twitter, instant message and email to make sure I was not near the destruction. Joplin… read more

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Life News

January 18 2011

Starbucks Trenta

Every so often a company comes along with a new drink size that sends scientists into a fit about how it is more than the stomach can hold, and how people are fighting the battle of the waistline and on and on and on. Okay, we get it. Can we just move on now? We… read more

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Okay, so it isn’t just teachers that go off the rails, but also mothers who play Xbox. Rachel Ann Hicks, a 36-year-old mother of three from Lake Forest, CA, was arrested last Friday suspicion of having sex with a 13-year-old Maryland boy. Apparently the two met on Xbox where Ms. Hicks said she was 23-years-old.… read more

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It seems that terrorists may have a new target in mind when it comes to how to throw us into a tailspin: buffets. CBS is reporting that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the same group that recently attempted to blow up cargo planes that were flying into major U.S. cities, has come up with… read more

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Thank goodness no one was hurt, but this morning the Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Vikings, had its roof cave in from the 17-inches of snow that were on it. (watch closely, and around the 22 second mark you can see someone driving a cart on the far sideline to get out of there as… read more

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Over the years many people have told me who wonderful going on a cruise is, and I really should do it yada yada … and then a story like what has happened to the Carnival Splendor and I just have to laugh. Don’t get me wrong, I feel horrible for the approximately 5,000 people on-board the ship (3,300 passengers, 1,700… read more

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It’s a sad day for the Rebellion. Ole Miss has picked its new mascot, and it’s not Admiral Ackbar. In case you’ve forgotten, back in Feb., some students at Ole Miss were lobbying to get the Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar named as the new mascot for the school when the confederate general had been… read more

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