Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Visto suing Good

A month after taking on Microsoft, AP reports Visto, a competitor to RIM which is being sued by NTP, is now suing Good Technologies claiming patent infringement.

Minimally Visto recently signed a deal with NTP, but it seems that this latest case isn't going to win Visto any fans, unless of course the judges see all these silly suits and just say "forget it all, no patents for you!". Who knows, stranger things have happened.

Richard Huff still smarting from Golden Girls cancellation

In his article today Richard Huff is complaining about the choice of Jon Stewart for host of the Oscars.

The main argument is that Stewart only reaches an audience of 1.5 million people and that the rest of the country isn't going to be "inside" to get his jokes. Richard aka Dick claims to be among this majority who aren't "in" with Stewart. Apparently that isn't enough exposure on a daily basis as say Billy Crystal gets. As all the parents and grandparents who were shocked to see two cowboys kissing in Brokeback Mountain are obviously the target audience this year given the range of movies out (Johnny Cash was certainly a clean living sort.)

I guess Dick should stay on the outside with the audience who is pretty much guaranteed to tune into the show, rather than the Academy trying to appeal to a set of traditional non viewers. I'm sure Dick can find some re-runs of his Golden Girls on somewhere.

Tom Cruise for Razzie

Tom's the leading man for a new category of Razzie. Actor we're tired of seeing in the tabloids. As evidenced today this has done a great job of further keeping him out of the press as not one paper or news source seems to be carrying the story..... Oh wait, everyone is.

MSG gets another sexual harassment case

Apparently Madison Square Garden execs and aome investment banking types should just get together and stop involving outsiders in their fraternity boy nights out.

Last week Anucha Brown Sanders filed suit against Isiah Thomas. This week news of a former Ranger's ice dancer filing a similar suit after being mistaken for a stripper by her boss and a New York Times reporter as well as a pro golfer who was a guest of the Garden. Thus the latest suit by Courtney Prince looks to turn MSG into the Morgan Stanley of pro sports teams. At some point they'll be hit with fines and likely firings. Did no one see Joe Namath at that Jets game a few years back?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jackson Spotted in Robe and Veil

The pop star Michael Jackson was spotted in a Bahrain mall Wednesday wearing a veil and black robe traditionally worn by women in the Gulf.

He was with at least three visible children, believed to be his own, also wearing dark scarves.

At least two children were spotted under Jackson's robe but it was difficult to get an accurate count of the little feet.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Miss America in Vegas a Hit

For the first time the Miss America pageant was held outside of Atlantic City NJ. Ratings on the Country Music Channel (CMT) were at an alltime high and visitors to Vegas were pleasantly surprised.

For 2006 new categories were added to the show and the move to Vegas made for some interesting new behind the scenes footage.

Miss North Dakota was spotted with a number of other contestants at the Olympic Gardens club entertaining a number of gentlemen and ladies. While the pre-event activities were thought to have no impact on the voting, they were thought to have a positive impact on the contestants' wallets. Lap dances by state winners were going for a $50 premium all week.

Additionally being in Vegas allowed for more sport book action with the casinos reportedly bringing in millions in last minute bets by visitors who were trying to make up for losses in football.

In other not so surprising news, Amy Fisher and the Buttafuocos are planning a TV reunion. Joey hopes it may revive his floundering porn career.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Osama say... Be on lookout for new attacks

A new tape by Osama bin Laden warned that al Qaeda is planning new attacks on Americans, but that he is open to a conditional truce.

Rumors abound that Osama is teaming up with or possibly against Pat Robertson to strike down anti-God peoples in America.

Al Qaeda left messages with major US news organizations that they were working diligently to return power to the many affected by the black-outs in the norteastern US. Bin Laden personally donated millions in what he called lobbying expenses.

Pat Robertson meanwhile has been claiming that power was knocked out via the wind as an act of God against the sinners and leftists that dominate the North East.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Michael Jackson seeks work in Bahrain

Now with his money running low, his singing career on pause and living in a new country, the gloved-one is seeking work.

AAJ Holdings Ltd has said it wants to hire the 47-year-old Jackson to give advice on setting up entertainment businesses that plan to set up theme parks and music academies.

Said AAJ spokesman Ahmed Ahmed Ahmed, "When it comes to attracting small boys who else are you going to turn to? Peter Pan, he doesn't exist."

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Worlds Most Dangerous Job....Al Qaeda #2

For the fourth year running being the Al Qaeda number two continues to be the world's most dangerous job. On Jan 13th a US spy drone reportedly took out the latest number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, based on intelligence that he would be attending a dinner party in a remote region of Pakistan.

Intelligence experts say that no clear favorite for the next number two has emerged. Tom Feinmore Mid-East expert at Union College in Schenectady NY offered the following," While we seem to be going through Al Qaeda number two's faster than House majority leaders, based on the fact that in Al Qaeda they seem to end up with more than just their careers ended, the nominations for the next one are slow, but under way."

According to terrorist blog sites, the leading number two at this point is the fetus of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Terrorists are looking at this at a long term play, figuring the child will be super hot and super likeable.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Super Bowl - over 45 need not apply

Super Bowl organizers are looking for people between 18 and 45 to perform during the half-time show this year as the not-under-45 Rolling Stones play or lip-synch. Volunteers must be physically fit and able to stand for long periods of time and run onto the field with 2000 other folks. I guess grabbing a bunch of people outside of some trendy night club in NY or LA never came to mind. The game is in Detroit after all. You also have to attend up to five rehearsals. Not stated is what the rehearsals will entail. Perhaps they will just tell people there are rehearsals, make them wait for a while, and then call that the actual rehearsal. Groups of 20 or more can sign up via Star Flow Entertainment the organizers of the half-time show.

Pete Townshend warns iPod users

Today Pete warns iPod users about the dangers of listening to their iPods too loud (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060104/ap_en_ot/pete_townshend). While surely a noble effort from someone who is paying the price for having lots of loud music blasting through his head for the better part of his life, perhaps the 60 year-old musician isn't the right person to hit the target demographic of iPod users listening too loud. The Who are and were a great band, but does anyone under 20 really know of him other than when he was arrested for child pornography. He's not exactly the poster child for current music. He hasn't put out an album in years and his current one seems permanently delayed. Pete, it is great that you're getting the word out on what is a serious issue, but perhaps you could enlist Steve Jobs or Bono (proud faces of the iPod) and other "musicians" of the day to speak up about this also.