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  • R.I.P. 'How Bizarre' guy

    Posted by Otis Day

    From Yahoo.com

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand musician Pauly Fuemana, who found international fame with his country's biggest selling record ever, "How Bizarre," died in hospital on Sunday after a short illness, according to media reports.

    The 40-year-old recorded under the name OMC, or Otara Millionaires Club, whose 1995 single "How Bizarre" reached No. 1 in eight countries, including Canada, Australia and Ireland. It peaked at No. 4 on the radio chart in the United States.

    The deceptively upbeat song -- whose title was inspired by a ubiquitous catchphrase -- revolved around peculiar encounters with policemen and circus performers. But behind the catchy melody and Mariachi horns lurked a darker story, hinting at Fuemana's upbringing in a crime-infested suburb of New Zealand's biggest city.

    "I put a lot of hidden stories in there so people could read between the lines and sense it for what it is instead of telling them, 'Yeah, we got pulled over by the cops, and my mate got his head smashed in, and we got arrested, and they found some pot on him,'" Fuemana told Reuters in a 1997 interview.

    Fuemana failed to match the success of "How Bizarre," and was declared bankrupt in 2006, losing his house and other assets, including his songwriting royalties.

    The Otara Millionaires Club was originally a rap group named for a suburb of Auckland where offshoots of Los Angeles' Crips and Bloods gangs reigned amid fenced-off schools, run-down buildings and curfews. Brandishing machetes, the preferred means of settling gang disputes, the band would throw bottles at fans to hype them up.

    When things got too hot, Fuemana quit the group in early 1995, took the name with him and recorded "How Bizarre" as a solo artist under the abbreviated moniker. It was produced and co-written by Alan Jansson .

    The follow-up album of the same name, made for just US$25,000, was released worldwide by PolyGram the following year.

    After Fuemana's star faded he kept a low profile. He and Jannson reunited in 2007 to release a single "4 All of Us."

    Radio New Zealand said Fuemana had been ill for several months and was surrounded by his family and friends when he died in Auckland.

    (Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Dean Goodman)

  • Elton John is gaga over Gaga

    Posted by Otis Day

    They sent us a copy of the New Lady Gaga last week called 'Speechless.'  I remember we were listening and thinking, 'This is AMAZING!!!!'  Then we got to see it performed last night with Elton John(sounds like an Elton song anywyas) and then mixed into 'Your Song.'  Increcible. 

     Is it just me...or were the Black Eyed Peas kinda boring?

    Pink had the performance of the night.  Yes that is her doing the stunt AND singing at the same time.

    Green Day goes Broadway.

  • Brett Favre mic'd up

    Posted by Otis Day

    Does this video show that it really is about the 'love of the game?' 

  • Ooops!

    Posted by Otis Day

    PRANK GOES WRONG WHEN COACH HITS BLINDFOLDED HALF COURT SHOT!

    A High School coach in Kansas is having a little prank pulled on him.  He's been told if he hits a halfcourt, blindfolded shot he'll win tickets to the Final Four.  The entire auditorium is in on it.  The kids are going to scream like crazy when he misses(This is an impossible shot as they blindfold him and spin him around before moving him to half court.)  He made it.  Ooops!

  • Most embarrassing thing ever

    Posted by Otis Day

    picaso painting

    Woman falls and rips a priceless Picasso Painting.

     

    What's the most embarrassing thing you've done in public?  I called someone Maa'm when they were a sir when I worked at a Hardee's when I was 15.  What's yours? 

    From yahoo:

    NEW YORK (AFP) – A significant Pablo Picasso painting was damaged after a woman attending art class lost her balance, fell into "The Actor" and tore it, The Metropolitan Museum of Art said.

    The unusually large canvas, measuring 77.25 by 45.38 inches (196 by 115 centimeters), sustained a vertical tear of about six inches (15 centimeters) in the lower right-hand corner in the accident on Friday.

    The museum, located on the eastern edge of New York's Central Park, did not elaborate on why the woman fell.

    But The Met said the damage did not impact the "focal point of the composition" and that it should be repaired in the coming weeks ahead of a major Picasso retrospective featuring some 250 works at the museum opening on April 27.

    Repair work should be "unobtrusive," it added.

    Painted in the winter of 1904-1905, the work hails from Picasso's critical Rose Period, when the artist shifted from the downbeat tones of his Blue Period to warmer, more romantic hues.

    The period also hints at Picasso's later embrace of abstraction with his signature cubist style.

    Donated to The Met by automobile heiress Thelma Chrysler Foy in 1952, "The Actor" features an acrobat striking a dramatic pose against an abstract backdrop. It was painted on a used canvas that already contained a painting.

  • Guess the ending

    Posted by Otis Day

    Let's play "Guess the ending."  It's sure not what I thought was going to happen.

  • The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

    Posted by Otis Day

    I'm With Coco!

    Wow.  It seems like only a few months ago Conan O'Brien took over the reigns of the late night franchise that is(was) The Tonight Show.  Things were different back then.  The Earth was warmer.   Brett Favre was retired.  I was bald.  Tonight it all ends.  NBC has screwed it all up and is bringing Jay Leno back to the Tonight Show.  It's strange, because I remember Jay retiring.  THEN he took a different show at a different time(like Grandpa retires and goes to work part time at Wal-mart.)   That show didn't work the way NBC wanted it to(to be fair, they've only given it .4th of a year) so they canceled the Jay Leno show.  What I don't get is if he retired....why is he going back to the Tonight Show?  If Grandpa's job at Wal-mart didn't work...he's not gonna go back to his old job again.  He's gonna either find another part time job....or actually retire.  GETTING THE JOB YOU RETIRED FROM BACK AFTER YOU RETIRED IS NOT A FREAKING OPTION!!!!!!(unless you worked for NBC and you're Jay Leno) 

    So Goodbye Conan.  We'll miss you!  Have a great final night as host of The Tonight Show.  See you on Fox!

    My favorite late night host is Craig Ferguson. 

    Otis and Craig Ferguson

  • Tiger Woods at Sex Addiction Clinic

    Posted by Otis Day

    tiger woods at sex clinic

    From the Vancouver Sun:

    VANCOUVER — After nearly two months of mostly-false speculation on his whereabouts, Tiger Woods' location has finally been confirmed, if you believe the photograph in the new issue of the National Enquirer.

    The world's top golfer, who went into hiding after news of his marital infidelity became public in late November, has been photographed leaving a sex rehab clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

    And Hollywoodlife.com is reporting that a source inside the "prison-like facility," the Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services Center, has revealed exclusive details about Woods' treatment for sex addiction.

    The clinic features a sexual addiction program created by Dr. Patrick Carnes, who has pioneered treatment for sexually compulsive behavior, according to radaronline.com, which says multiple sources have confirmed Woods' treatment at the facility.

    According to Hollywoodlife.com, "The Gentle Path center, surrounded by a fence which is locked at night and described by an inside source as a 'concrete prison,' is a no-frills far cry from Tiger’s usual luxury surroundings. Gentle Path is specifically for sex addiction patients and is about four miles from the main campus. Tiger’s daily routine will consist of group therapy sessions, doctor evaluations, and psychological analysis."

    The typical length of a sex addict’s stay in rehab is approximately six weeks, the celebrity website reported. There are between 18-24 individuals enrolled in Gentle Path at any given time, and they attend Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings twice a week. They also have free supervised time get to go to Wal-Mart twice a week, the report says.

    "Upon entering the facility one must sign a celibacy contracting banning them from sexual encounters with other individuals including masturbation.

    "Our source says, 'Patients live in a refurbished motel once called the Alamo. There is a big fence around it … it sort of resembles a prison.' The huge fence is locked at night so if someone wanted to leave, our source says, 'they would have to climb the fence.'"

    Woods has not been seen in public since crashing his vehicle into a tree shortly after Thanksgiving. In the following weeks, reports emerged that he had had affairs with as many as 14 women.

    In the Enquirer photograph of Woods at the sex rehab clinic, he is wearing a hoodie and a baseball cap and his face his hard to see.

    Reports say he checked into a six-week program at Pine Grove on Dec. 30.

    The Enquirer report says Elin Nordegren threatened to take their children Sam Alexis, 2, and Charlie Axel, 11 months, to Sweden unless he “vowed to stop cheating and enter sex rehab.”

     

    Hollywoodlife.com has broken out what a typical day for Tiger Woods may look like:

    6:30 a.m.: Wake Up Call - Either a knock on his door or announcement over the intercom.

    7 a.m.: Breakfast - A Pine Grove staff member must accompany him while he eats.

    8 - 11 a.m.: “Recovery Activities” - Patients are given this time to work on one of 15 different addict recovery activities. Some include: Shame reduction work, yoga, eye movement desensitization, and spirituality group.

    11 a.m. - 1 pm: Lunch - Again, he must be accompanied by a staff member, and can have his choice of “buffet style” chicken or ham and five veggies.

    1 - 4 p.m.: Continue to work on “Recovery Activities.”

    4 - 10 p.m.: Patients may attend hall-style lectures, group meetings, religious/spiritual activities or meet with their doctors.

    10:30 p.m.: Lights Out.

  • Ke$ha digs through trash

    Posted by Otis Day

    Well, she has the number one album in America...and has broken the record for the most downloads by a female artist...but she still can't resist a good deal.  And there's no better deal than stealing from the goodwill bins!