Payton Manning’s funny “Gary’s Gazebos and Sheds” commercial on Modern Family

Payton Manning in "Gary's Gazebos and Sheds" commercial on Modern Family

Payton Manning’s funny “Gary’s Gazebos and Sheds” commercial on Modern Family On one of the latest episodes (if you’ve been binge-watching and are over a year behind) of Modern Family, Payton Manning guest stars as a high school coach who’s been helping around the house with manly duties. Spoiler Alert (if you’re not caught up either): It turns out that Payton Manning’s character “Gary” was attempting to be around Jay for mentor-ship in his new gazebo endeavor. As we see from the commercial before the closing credits, Gary is off…

Hank Azaria ready to step away from The Simpsons’ “Apu: as controversy grows

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Hank Azaria on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, discussing the sensitive issue of Apu and Indian/South-Asian stereotypes. He states he is ready to step aside.     As a sort of counterpoint in this episode of Bill Maher‘s “New Rules” – The ‘What Were You Thinking’ Generation, He discusses the issue with looking back at old television and movies to hold them up to today’s standards of sensitivity and being “woke”.   Please follow and like us:

Bonnaroo 2018 Line-up and info summary

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Bonnaroo 2018 Summer means music festivals. And if you’re willing to risk the chance of spontaneous combustion from the possible gawd-awful heat, then you might wanna pock up that VW hippie van and drive on over. The last time the girlfriend and I went, we left the car running with the air conditioning on (sorry Earth) so that she might not suffocate. Now it was actually quite pleasant temps at night, but between my snoring and the all-night music, the SUV seemed like a motel/hotel/Holiday Inn. So if you’re planning…

Quinn the cat

Quinn (a.k.a.Shy Gray the Russian Blue) snoring as she takes a cat nap

Quinn found her mommy when she was just a fuzzy gray Russian Blue kitten and has lived with her humanoid parents and usually two other cats for about sixteen years since. While she always could have been mistaken for an older kitten, her age and catness will show on the occasional mistep and fuzzy little eye squints. We’ve been fortunate enough to babysit her when her parents are out of town (which is often) or if they just want a little bit of cease fire among her and the other…

RMS Titanic – The 6 Chinese survivors we don’t hear about.

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The 6 Chinese Titanic survivors Just when you thought you’ve heard just about everything that there is to hear about the infamous RMS Titanic and it’s (ok… “her”…) maiden voyage on April 15th, 1912, some more information appears. It might be the discovery of rusty piece of hull or maybe a silver spoon that was most likely shoved into a baby’s face in the upper decks. You don’t usually hear of something huge like ginormous precious gem on a necklace (fingers crossed on that one).  You don’t expect to learn…

Las Vegas in March

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One of my recent trips to Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl and I get out to Vegas from Chicago quite a bit. While we do like to check in on Mom who lives in the in the greater Vegasland (that can be a thing – like “Chicagoland“… maybe?), of course we’re going to take advantage of some comped hotel rooms and spend some nights on The Strip. Here are some scenes from one of my rare Vegas “boys trip”. Indoors, Las Vegas I took advantage of some nights I got…

Stan Lee: Estate Battle and Elder Abuse Claims

Stan Lee estate battle and elder abuse claims

At Marvel in New York in the ’60s, he created the comic book characters that dominate the box office today. But at 95 and reeling from his wife’s death and a fight with his daughter, Lee stands at the center of a nasty battle for his care (and estate) as one friend pleads for help: “He’s in need of a superhero himself.” Source: Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator | Hollywood Reporter         In a new video,…

U.S. authorities declare Eastern puma extinct – Portland Press Herald

Eastern Puma declared extinct

It finally happened on January 23, 2018. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern puma officially extinct, removing it from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Yes, in many ways that’s devastating news. Somehow we let another incredible creature disappear from the world. Here’s the thing, though — the last sighting of this particular big cat occurred some 80 years ago. The eastern puma has been gone for a long, long time. So why is the cat only being removed from the list? Source: The Eastern Puma Is Officially Extinct, But There’s…

Rec league player called in as Blackhawks emergency goalie.

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Rec league player and accountant Scott Foster answered the call as the Chicago Blackhawks emergency goalie and movie-esque magic ensues…         Please follow and like us: