Posts from May 2015
Neverland, the California ranch owned by Michael Jackson, is on the market.
For just $100 million dollars, you can grab up the 2700-acre property in Los Olivos, just north of Santa Barbara.
There are 22 structures in all, including the train station that's modeled after the one on the Disney properties, plus a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court and a 50-seat theater.
It's not called Neverland anymore - it's now Sycamore Valley Ranch - and the amusement park rides Jackson used to keep there are gone.
The listing agents say they're pre-screening buyers to keep out Jackson fans. They don't want someone to buy it up and turn it into a Graceland-style attraction.
Just in case that's what you had in mind.
Okay, now the government has gone too far!
ChooseMyPlate.gov has published the recipe for a healthy alternative to S'mores, that melted-chocolate-and-marshmallow-on-graham-cracker concoction that's so messy and wonderful, especially in the summer.
Ready? Instead of chocolate, strawberries. Instead of marshmallow, yogurt.
And instead of graham crackers, a couple of pieces of cardboard.
Okay, that last part's not real, but it might as well be.
Nothing wrong with strawberries and yogurt - they make a nice parfait.
But they pale in comparison to melty, drippy, messy chocolate and marshmallow.
Mind your own beeswax, ChooseMyPlate.gov!
Manhattanhenge happens a couple of times each year.
It's the name for the days on which the setting sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan's gridded streets to create some awesome pictures.
Manhattanhenge happens tonight and tomorrow night.
NBC New York reports the best places to witness it are cross streets like 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets.
They recommend that you go as far east as you can in Manhattan without losing sight of New Jersey.
Of course, that only works if you're in New York.
So here's what it looked like a few years ago. And I'm sure you can find some decent video and shots on YouTube after tonight and tomorrow, asuming the weather cooperates.
Sometimes, mash-ups of songs are a little silly.
This is one of them - the video of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" mashed up with the theme song from . Duck Tales
You know what?
It sort of works. Check it out, just for the fun of it!
This is tremendously rare.
Some folks at the top of an observation tower over Niagara Falls shot some tremendous footage of a full-circle rainbow.
It's an amazing thing to see!
When they realized what they were looking at here at Niagara Falls, their jaws dropped. It's a full circle rainbow! You’ll want to see it, too.(h/t to southlakemotors/YouTube)
The Weather Channel on Thursday, May 28, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and afterwards, some of the stars and the crew appeared in a press conference.
A reporter from Toronto stood up and asked Tom Hardy, the actor who played Mad Max, if he questioned why there were so many women in the movie.
"I thought this was supposed to be a man's movie," said the reporter.
Tom's reaction is classic. Short, sweet, to the point.
Check it out.
The actors from are piling up the honors. Game of Thrones
Here's one that may leave them scratching their heads a bit, though.
The folks at the Detroit Zoo this week unveiled four of five warthog piglets born there in April.
The video shows Daenerys, Sansa, Cersei and Hodor playing in their enclosure.
Tyrion, the runt of the litter, wasn't quite big enough for public display yet.
Sounds about right...
covers all the hot topics of the day - with a trademark wit that will still be around (one hopes!) when Jon Stewart retires. The Daily Show
In the meantime, we can still enjoy the spin Jon puts on the news.
Like this story about the recent court ruling that the National Security Agency overstepped the Patriot Act in its phone data surveillance program.
Jon has the perfect analogy for the ruling.
I don't want to spoil the surprise, so check it out.
You know your surveillance program has gone too far when you cannot get permission from the Patriot Act. That's like getting thrown out of an Olive Garden for eating too many bread sticks." -- Jon Stewart? Watch the episode: http://on.cc.com/1J5b0mq
The Daily Show on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Okay, I have to admit this.
I saw this video last week, and thought it was just a promo for some new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
But I just watched it again, and it turns out it's an invitation from Arnold to go to Los Angeles to spend some time with him, blowing stuff up.
It's a fundraiser through Omaze.com that will help raise money for after-school programs.
So yes, it will cost you to enter, but you'll be doing something good, and you could end up blowing stuff up with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It's the end of the school year, and kids are getting a little buggy.
At Chopticon High School in Morganza, Maryland, a few high school seniors took that bugginess to the extreme.
They pulled off a senior prank that unleashed 72,000 ladybugs on the high school.
I'm sorry, that made me laugh.
It didn't make the school's administration laugh at all. In fact, one of the seniors involved wasn't allowed to walk the stage at graduation this week.
Watch the story, and weigh in on it. Is this such a heinous thing that it should stop a prankster from graduating from high school?