Thursday Thirteen

This week’s Thursday Thirteen covers 13 things that puzzle me…

13. Near death brain issues aside, when did Poison lead singer Bret Michaels go from hair band singer to “reality show star”.

What’s up with that?!?

12. You Tube gets 2 billion hits a day. Yes, that’s billion with a “b”.
I can’t think of anything I would want to (or need) to watch right now that would require me to run to You Tube… Then again, maybe I’m just showing my age…

11. Ronnie James Dio has died of stomach cancer, or maybe not, or yes he did… Damn internet. Best known for… Well what was he known for. I’m going to have to google him. Hold on…

Ronald James Padavona was born in Portsmouth, N.H., and grew up in Cortland, N.Y. He took his stage name in tribute to the gangster Johnny Dio, and he began his career in rockabilly bands in the late 1950s. By the early 1970s his group Elf became a regular opening act for the British band Deep Purple, and Mr. Dio gained his first wide exposure when Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple’s guitarist, recruited him in 1975 to sing for his new band, Rainbow.

When Ozzy Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, Mr. Dio replaced him, staying until 1982. By then he had his own group, Dio. Its first album, “Holy Diver,” was released in 1983, and its cover art was typical of the band’s style, with a cartoonish painting of a red-eyed demon whipping a drowning priest with a chain. In various lineup configurations, Dio released material into the mid-2000s.

Mr. Dio briefly rejoined Black Sabbath in the early 1990s, singing on its 1992 album “Dehumanizer,” and in 2006 he began playing again with members of that band, naming the group Heaven and Hell after the title of the first Black Sabbath album on which he had appeared. Heaven and Hell toured widely and released one album, “The Devil You Know,” in 2009.

here you go.

Who knew…

Well, the New York Times, of course…


This article states that eating burgers and fries may worsen asthma… And I say, No shit! It also makes you fat and fucks with your cholesterol and blood pressure with make it harder for you to function as a human being which may… get this… cause asthma to worsen. See, I’m a scientist… 🙂

9. Article posted on states that ADHD in kids is as a result of pesticides.

So how does that explain my generation?!? But read the article. You’ll see that these pesticides were originally created to be used in chemical warfare… Nice!


Under the department of stupidity, a Toronto woman in her 30’s is suing Roger’s after they included her cell phone bill into the billings for her family. The problem for her occurred when her husband found that she had a cell phone plan under her maiden name and she was making hour-long calls to her lover, a father of 3 kids. The husband walked out on her and their 2 kids, and the ex-lover allegedly managed to get her password from Rogers too and used it to taunt the husband and harass her.

So what does this tell us kiddies?!? Don’t be stupid!!!

7. John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have been busy, eh? Turns out the couple are expecting a baby in about 6 months. Travolta, 57 and Preston 47 are old. Hope the pregnancy is an easy one for this celeb super-couple.

6. The “other” Elvis… The sucky one, Elvis Costello pulled out of a concert scheduled in Israel because he felt that going there may result in him making a political statement. Actually, I think him not going is making a political statement. And quite seriously, “Elvis”, if you think by not going the conflict is going to be resolved you really do believe that Elvis moniker.

Admit it dude. You backed out because no body cares about your music. I sure as hell can’t name one song of yours and going forward – the only reason I even know you exist is because you are married to Canadian singer Diana Krall.  There is only one Elvis and it ain’t you. Can you believe this guy has released over 40 albums…

5.  Facebook is being banned in Pakistan indefinitely as a result of a “draw Mohammed day”.

I get the point behind this event, because devout Muslims can’t keep killing people who depict Mohammed in a drawing but having this event goes in the face of being culturally sensitive. We know it’s an issue as a people but I don’t think doing this is very nice.


The headline says it all. In Japan, an “I Fairy” robot married a couple the other day…

Yeah… The end of the world just got closer…

3. I guess my wife was right all along…

Multi-tasking makes you less efficient. Oops…

2.  Saw 30 seconds of that show “Super Nanny” tonight and in it a mother punishes her son by squirting liquid soap into his mouth.  The boy calmly takes it…  Can you say parents out of control?  Granted I did not catch the entire episode, but the boy looked like this was a regular occurence.  Disgusting!

1.  Grey’s Anatomy… So violent… So shocking…  I’m speachless.


2 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen

  1. urbandaddy May 21, 2010 / 7:48 am

    I actually love Grey’s! It’s one of the only shows we watch together religiously. I was nervous, during the show and all in all, it really creeped me out.

    What other shows do you watch?


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