Archive for February, 2009

Stormin’ Norman (Norm Van Lier) Dies

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CHICAGO (AP) — Norm Van Lier, one of the most popular players in Chicago Bulls history and one of the NBA’s top defensive players in the 1970s, was found dead in his home just blocks away from the team’s arena Thursday. He was 61.

The cause of death was not immediately known, authorities said.

Van Lier’s death was discovered on the same day that former Bulls coach Johnny “Red” Kerr died.



White House goes to the Dogs

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The first family dog saga is almost over.

Michelle Obama, who is on the cover of People again, told the magazine that her daughters Sasha and Malia will get their promised pooch in April, after spring break, and they are looking for a Portuguese Water Dog to adopt from a shelter.

“Temperamentally they’re supposed to be pretty good,” Obama says in the issue hitting newsstands on Friday. “From the size perspective, they’re sort of middle of the road — it’s not small, but it’s not a huge dog. And the folks that we know who own them have raved about them. So that’s where we’re leaning.”

During the campaign, President Obama promised his girls the dog at the end — and it became a subject of much speculation and lobbying by advocates of various breeds. There was early talk that the Obamas would get a labradoodle.

The first couple and their daughters have been going back and forth on possible names, and Michelle Obama told People she nixed “Frank” or “Moose.”

Source: http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2009/02/white_house_dog.html



Adam Carolla radio show goes off the air

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Friday Feb. 20 marked the end of an era in morning radio, as “The Adam Carolla Show” went off the air permanently.

Rumors began to circulate earlier in the week on the show’s message board that the end was near, and those rumors were confirmed on-air by Carolla on Thursday. He said that the decision was the result of a station wide format change from talk to top 40 hits, and that all of the other hosts on the station were being let go as well.

Full Story: http://media.www.wcuquad.com/media/storage/paper676/news/2009/02/23/News/Adam-Carolla.Radio.Show.Goes.Off.The.Air-3643883.shtml



Stock Market

Back in the 1929 financial crash, it was said that some Wall Street stockbrokers and bankers JUMPED from their office windows and committed suicide when confronted with the news of their firms and clients financial ruin. Many people were said to almost feel a little sorry for them . . . . . . .

In 2008 the attitude has changed somewhat:



When in doubt, wii it out!

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Brad Pitt is an Inglourious Basterd

Release Date: Aug 2009



A woman missed her flight at the boarding gate HKIA



Sorry, Bill, I’d rather kiss my new boss!