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Talkarazzi 8/7/09

ROUGH LANDING
Ashton Kutcher took to his Twitter to tell the world about his plane almost going down.
Kutcher’s private plane had an emergency landing in Vegas on Thursday prompting tweets such as, “My plane just had to do an emergency landing. Engine over heated. Fire trucks everywhere. Good times.”
The aircraft began having engine trouble minutes after take off around 1pm. The unexpected landing occurred about 6 minutes later.

Even Demi informed the Twitterverse about the dangerous landing, stating, “Yep it is always an adventure in Vegas emergency landing all!”

Ashton tweeted that he was “happy to be alive” and allowed others to join in the celebration with a shameless plug for his new film.
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PACKED HOUSE
On September 14th, Jay Leno’s opening night at a new time will have a performance from Jay-z, Rihanna and Kanye West

LIFETIME IS BETTER THAN IDOL

Paula is done on idol for not getting her 20 million. But she has found a replacement on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva

NOT WORTH IT

Harvard University is launching a contemporary menswear line called Harvard Yard.
The university just signed a ten-year licensing deal with Wearwolf Group, a major clothing manufacturer.
The clothes won’t say “Harvard University” on them or don the schools colors except in the fine details (think crimson buttonholes) as they aren’t geared toward their own students, but a larger contemporary male demographic.
The line, which will range in price from $165 for pants to $495 for sport coats, was inspired by photos of students lounging in Harvard Yard in the ’60s.

INDIE MUSIC NEWS
Think you can do SXSW better than SXSW does? Now’s your chance to tell em’! They’ve announced a new-fangled Panel Picker interface (which isn’t nearly as painful as it sounds) for you to suggest a panel or a presentation for 2010. The submission process runs from June 1 through July 10. Then the community browses ideas and rates them from August 10 – 28. And the community-based approach goes for SXSW Interactive, SXSW Film and SXSW Music.

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90 Seconds of News – 8/7/09

SO GLAD TO SEE OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS SO HARD AT WORK
Daniela Earnest of Tulare, California had her lemonade stand shut down by town officials. (It turns out the stand lacked proper business permits.) Daniela, who’s just seven years old, had the heartwarming goal to save enough money to send her family to Disney Land.
But, Daniela’s lemonade stand ran afoul of local authorities, who said that the fledgling business was located in a dangerous intersection. Daniela eventually pled her case in front of the town council, which vowed to help her family find a safer location.
The story’s happy ending? After seeing her story in the paper, a local radio station stepped in and came up with four day passes to Disney.
WOW, THOSE MALAYSIANS SURE KNOW HOW TO MAKE A POINT
A Malaysian teacher forced a student to smoke 42 cigarettes, four at a time for more than two hours as punishment after a cigarette and lighter were found in his locker, a news report said Thursday. “This is not normal. We don’t do that often,” said a school official! LOL!

CELEBRITY WEDDING NEWWWWWWWS!
News has come out that a Kenyan man offered 40 goats and 20 cows for Chelsea Clinton’s hand in marriage while Bill was still in the White House. Now, THAT is a special offer if I’ve ever heard of one.

MORE CONGRESSMEN PANDERING TO ISRAELI INTERESTS
“I don’t think we, in America, would want another country telling us how to implement and execute our laws,” Eric Cantor, minority whip said yesterday during his trip to the Middle East.

Hmmm, you’re right Eric. But we, in America, also don’t take $8 billion a year in aid and guaranteed loans from another country, and if we did, if our entire military existence depended on another country’s taxpayers’ generosity, guess what? We might have to heed their advice once in awhile. But because we for some reason pander to Israeli interests, contrary to the UN and the rest of the world, Israel thinks it can take MY money while giving us the finger and continuing its inhuman occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Not cool.

SUCK IT GLENN BECK!
Three companies who run ads during Glenn Beck — NexisLexis-owned Lawyers.com, Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance — today distanced themselves from Beck. LexisNexis has pulled its advertising from Beck and says it has no plans to advertise on the program in the future. Both Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance called the Beck advertising placements an error that they would correct.

POLICE STATE AT A’S GAME
Belligerent Santa, was clearly not happy about something going on at the A’s game last night. (A YouTube commenter who claims to have been sitting near where the incident took place said it was a loud Texas fan who was yelling inappropriately and got angry when he was asked to quiet down.

The officer pulled out his taser after talking to the man for 41 seconds and hit him at a little after the one minute mark — at which point he fell head first out of his seat on to the cement and rolled down several steps. I didn’t hear anybody laughing on the soundtrack to this movie. Maybe that’s because the sight of a drunk being shot with enough electricity to make him fall out of his chair onto cement stairs just isn’t so funny in real life. But we are all getting the message, aren’t we

EAST L.A. GOES LOCO FOR TACOS
A tagging crew has robbed at least 22 taco truck vendors at gunpoint over the last three months along busy commercial streets in East L.A., sheriff’s detectives said Thursday. The robberies have rattled the taco truck community, and officials said some vendors have been reluctant to report them for fear of retaliation from the tagging crew as well as problems with authorities.




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