Archive for April, 2009

Marlee Matlin Says William Hurt Beat Her and Raped Her

Maybe not in so many words, but how else do you interpret a quote like this:

In her new book, Matlin recounts one of the couple’s fights, where she claims Hurt threw her on the bed and ripped off her clothes while she sobbed, “No, no, no. Please Bill, no.”

Yikes. She spills the beans to Access Hollywood. It’s all part of promoting her new book, I’ll Scream Later, which I predict will sell like hotcakes.

Marlee Matlin at the 56th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards
Marlee Matlin at the 56th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards

And William was a chronic alcoholic while Marlee was addicted to coke and marijuana. Why is it that the more you find out about famous people, it’s almost always depressing?

All I know is, as a Stephen King fan, William Hurt did an incredible job narrating two tales in Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis. Which you should check out, if you haven’t.

Comcast is Comcraptic . . . And Mel Gibson Is Available, Ladies

How Satellite TV Works. A lot more complicated and expensive than land-based cable, and yet satellite TV is often more feature-rich and lower-cost than cable!
How Satellite TV Works. A lot more complicated and expensive than land-based cable, and yet satellite TV is often more feature-rich and lower-cost than cable!

Just a little more while I’m pondering the many a various ways Direct TV is superior to cable. I’m sure there’s something like the following for Direct T V crowd, but as much and as bitter as there are about the cable companies? I don’t think so.

There are websites like ComcastSucks.org. There’s a forum where everyone complaints about Comcast (the caveat oftening being about the speed of their Internet service, most of the time, of course).

I gotta figure a way to switch to some combo of DSL and DirecTV. So I could watch more old Mel Gibson movies. How’s that for a segue?

Mel Gibson Is Back On the Market! Women Worldwide Celebrate!
Mel Gibson Is Back On the Market! Women Worldwide Celebrate!

That’s right, Mel Gibson is back on the market, ladies. Mel’s soon-to-be-ex, Robyn Gibson, has filed for divorced. Important factoids? No pre-nup, and Robyn cites irreconcilable differences as being why she wants to get out. Sources tell me (that would be the voices in my head) that the irreconcilable difference in question is, in fact, Mel Gibson’s beard.

Oh, and Mel apparently was hanging out in Costa Rica with a “stunning Russian musician named Oksana”. Yeah, that might have contributed.

Gravity Waves and Dancing Shoes

Gravity Waves as Seen from Space.
Gravity Waves as Seen from Space.

Strong winds hit the Tennessee Valley (not quite where I live, but close enough) on Sunday night. Apparently they were cauzed by a gravity wave. Huh? More so than other weather? Okee-dokee.  More on gravity waves from Wikipedia.

Soon The Little Ones Will Be Dancing Again. In their Dance Shoes. And Leotards. And Batons. And Recital Costumes.
Soon The Little Ones Will Be Dancing Again. In their Dance Shoes. And Leotards. And Batons. And Recital Costumes.

In other completely unrelated and entirely personal news, I’m facing a bleak prospect. The peaceful, dance-class-free era of my life is about to be over. Soon, I will be buying dance shoes and leotards and batons and (ugh!) recital costumes again. Not to mention, having to attend recitals. The things we do for our children.

Of course, my oldest daughter had to have Zappos Dance Shoes. Her friends had them, and nothing else was good enough. Fortunately, she’s all gymnastics now, and we don’t have to worry about dancing shoes. And I think the dance-class era is over for her. And probably piano classes–which is too bad, I think those were a positive, overall. But, kids grow out of stuff. They just do.

The youngest one, however, will probably starting dance classes this summer. She loves to dance. But we don’t have to buy the Zappos. Or anything particularly fancy. Though we will be stuck with the recital costume, because those are always picked out for us by the instructors. Bleh.

BTW, if this topic isn’t “interesting” or “exciting” for my Internet brethren, then you folks start searching for interesting things. I’ve been scouring the Google Trends, and you folks are boring this morning. And most of last week. To the point I find my children’s dance classes for interesting than you. By a long shot. Just so ya know.

 

Littoral Combat Ships

You developed an interest in Littoral Combat Ships out there, Internetz. Planning on starting a war? Or maybe you’re wondering why they are called Littoral Combat Ships. That’s because littoral mean “of, relating to, or situated or growing on or near a shore especially of the sea “.

It could also refer to the instrumental bit of music by Al Phlipp & The Woo Team, called Littoral from their superb album, The Return of the King.

 Littoral, by Al Phlipp and the Woo Team

Was hoping WordPress would embed the audio, ala Facebook or something like that. Doesn’t. Too bad.

Farrah Fawcett’s Battle With Cancer

Farah Fawcett’s battle with cancer continues, though her worthless friends say they think it’s the end. That’s optimism for you. 

Farah Fawcett Back in the Day.
Farah Fawcett Back in the Day.

As well, back in the day, Farah Fawcett looked insanely gorgeous naked.  I won’t show the picture here, cuz it’s full-frontal toplessness, but follow the link if you want to see one gorgeous naked woman.

You’re also very interested in the Capital of Iceland. That would be Reykjavík.

DME Supply Group carries a wide variety of medical supplies, including supplies for cancer.

$50 Computers? Hmmm.

AT&T is supposedly offering a $50 netbook computer. Good for them.

The AT&T $50 Dollar Netbook Computer

The AT&T $50 Dollar Netbook Computer

Looks good. But then you’re stuck in a contract with AT&T. So that’s not as cool.

Awright. That’s it for now. Everying else looks boring.

Comes with Window CE. If you’re looking for Windows Vista or Windows XP, then get ’em by clicking on those links. Awesome prices. Guaranteed.


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