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  • Your Best News of the Day Is...

    Posted by Average Joe

    Taco Bell's CEO confirmed (to CBS News) that Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos will be available soon.
     
    Taco Bell had hinted about the possible new taco flavor on their Facebook page earlier this month.

    Totally healthy.

    -AJ

  • A Naked Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    Posted by Average Joe

    A man purchased the locker of the former owner of Penthouse magazine and became the owner of..... nude pictures of Madonna and Lauren Hutton-- and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the middle of a sex act.


    It also had letters from Dick Cheney and the Unabomber.

    The man who purchased it said he is obsessed with buying old storage lockers, even if they are ones with thousands of pornographic images inside.

    The man is working with a filmographer to put together an exhibit containing all the items.

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

    Read more here

    -AJ

  • This Girl Is Addicted To...

    Posted by Average Joe

    A 43-year-old woman named "Lisa" from Detroit, Michigan was recently featured on TLC's reality show, "My Strange Addiction," because of her habit of eating three quarter-sized cat hairballs a day- that's more than 3,200 hairballs since her addiction began 15 years ago.

    Lisa prepares her wacky "cat hair" snack by gathering cat fur from around the apartment, including off the floor and from the back of her sofa- but she claims that ‘the best ones are right off the cat.'

    She grooms her cat with her tongue 'like a mama cat would do to her kitten,' but assures the audience that she doesn't lick 'her butt or in between the paws that go in the litter box.'

    Lisa calls it ‘a bonding thing,' but she also says that chewing the cat hair is relaxing.

    As for the taste and texture, Lisa compares it to cotton candy and says that she longs for a clump of cat hair every two hours.

    Is it a strange addiction if I'm addicted to watching the show?

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • He's In A Michigan Hospital...

    Posted by Average Joe

    Morrissey was taken to the hospital for a "suspected bladder infection". A rep said he was admitted to a hospital in Michigan and was undergoing tests.

    Morrissey canceled a show last week and postponed dates in Minneapolis and Chicago after claiming a "band member illness".

    He had only just started to resume his US tour after postponing dates in October to be with his mother. His next show is scheduled for tonight in North Carolina.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • Stop Taking Pictures of Your Food!

    Posted by Average Joe

    Restaurants are starting to crack down on customers who insist on photographing their food.

    Several restaurants in Manhattan have banned customers from taking photos of their food, claiming that it "totally disrupts the ambience."

    When asked what happens if anyone is caught snapping pics, one of the restaurant owners said, "We get on top of those folks right away or else it's like a circus."

    The restaurants claim that taking photos is distracting for 'who you're with', 'the other diners' and the 'chef.'

    There are also some restaurants that don't ban photos, but have a policy against using flashes.

    I don't know about you, but I love taking pictures of my food.  What's the difference between that, and a landmark?  It shows where you've been.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • Sad News Football Fans...

    Posted by Average Joe

    ...it's time to start hoarding your chicken wings.

    This year you can expect the price of your chicken wings to be the highest ever and the number available will be less than usual.

    Chicken companies produced far less wings this year thanks to an increase in the cost of corn used to feed the chickens. Due to a drought and the government's force for a large portion of corn crop to be used for alternative fuels, there is far less corn. Less corn means less feed, which means fewer birds produced - and fewer wings for you to eat.

     

    ** Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year for Americans, second only to Thanksgiving Day.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • Sorry Ladies, Ryan Gosling Likes...

    Posted by Average Joe

    Ryan Gosling recently told a magazine that he likes to unwind by knitting.

    Gosling learned the hobby on a movie set, and admits that he likes making "oddly shaped scarves" to relax.

    He explained, "I did this scene in  (the movie) ‘Lars and the Real Girl' where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life."

    He adds, "If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf."

    Dealbreaker?

    Read and see more HERE

    -AJ

  • Amazingly Disgusting Things Seen On Airplanes...EW!

    Posted by Average Joe

    Flight attendants see it all - here are their top grossest things that have actually had happened in the sky.


    Breast Pumping. That's a pretty confined space to whip your breasts out and vacuum milk out of them.

    Blankets and Boogers. One passenger asked for a fresh airplane blanket, after completely covering hers with snot like a kleenex.

    Impromptu snacking. Be careful what you might see on a plane - like a passenger picking something off their bare feet and eating it.

    Jump seat no-no. The seat in the back of the aircraft that the flight attendant uses is called the jump seat. One man sat in the jump seat while waiting for the bathroom - and it was later discovered he took the liberty not to wait. The jump seat was wet.

    Pedicures. You know the "ped egg" - the tiny little thing you use to scrape the dried skin off your feet? Those have been used mid-flight, and they're gross.

    A little laundry. One passenger took his wet socks off and dried them over the air vent above his head. He was in first class.

    Lost panties. Reaching into the seat pocket to find a pair of forgotten panties is gross - a pair of bloody ones is even more gross.

    Adult diapers. One passenger who needed the aid of adult diapers left a used pair right on top of the toilet seat for the next passenger to find.

    Going number two. Someone used a tissue in the bathroom to clean up some wayward do-do - but then put the tissue back into the box. A flight attendant reached into the box for a tissue and got more than they bargained for.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • Best Stress Reliever EVER!

    Posted by Average Joe

    The Dammit Doll is a plush, 12 inch, human-shaped doll flying off Florida shelves.

    It's being marketed as something you can hit when you'd rather hit the person that drives you crazy.

    While psychologists say if you have the need to hit something daily you might want to assess what it is that's causing the issues, it sure beats domestic disputes and road rage. Some also argue that it might have the opposite effect and encourage violence.

    With two-thirds of adolescents experiencing anger attacks, it seems the doll might be a good alternative for people of all ages.

    Get it HERE

    -AJ

  • Wanna Fight the Flu? Try This!

    Posted by Average Joe

    Jeni's ice cream is now offering an 'Influenza Sorbet' that is said to help with symptoms such as sore throat, body aches and stuffy nasal passages.

    The ice cream contains Maker's Mark whiskey, cayenne pepper, ginger, honey and fruit juices--all things said to help with flu symptoms.
     

    COST: $12.

    Get it HERE

    -AJ

  • Women (or Men) How To Fake Like You Know About Sports...

    Posted by Average Joe

    If you don't know your first down from your first base or your offside from your backside, check out these tips:

     

    1- Choose a team

    Of course it's okay not to have a favorite team, but if you're just looking to fake your way through a conversation, the easiest way is either pick your local team.

    One you pick a team, check the team's results on the web, then sympathize with fellow fans when your adopted team sucks and slap them on the back when the team wins.


    2- Learn who to hate.

    Usually the team to hate also happens to be the league's biggest, richest, and most successful team.  Find out who this team is and complain loudly about them at every opportunity.

    It'll endear you to your fellow fans, and you'll score instant non-bandwagon credibility.


    3- Embrace statistics.

    The single most important way to sound like you know about sports is to rattle off statistics. Lots of them. Throw them around with reckless abandon. Blind your audience with science.


    4. Learn the jargon

    Every sport comes with its own vocabulary, one that's often rich and poetic in its own way. Using it instantly makes you sound like you know what you're talking about.

    5. Learn the truisms

    Sport also comes with its own philosophy, one that can basically be boiled down as follows: it's the unglamorous, unflashy aspects of the game that win championships. This exact nature of this idea varies from sport to sport depending on the nature of the game, but is often expressed as a convenient catchphrase. (Golf, for instance: "Drive for show, putt for dough.") Deploy this piece of homespun wisdom judiciously every so often during the course of the game you're watching. Nod while doing so.

    6. Read Moneyball

    It's a great read even if you're not remotely interested in baseball. It'll also give you one ready-made topic of conversation with pretty much every sports fan you'll ever meet — either enthusing about how good it is with people who've read it, or extolling its virtues to people who haven't.

    7. Complain about the referee

    The one thing that every sport in the entire universe has in common: no-one likes the poor old ref. Complain about his/her performance vociferously. Everyone will agree with you.

    8. Learn the rules

    Still, if you're going to complain about the referee, you're going to have to know the rules. Just the basic ones, at least — every sport comes with its own weird quirks and loopholes and exceptions etc, and no-one's going to expect you to know all these… But at least know enough that you don't have to keep asking the difference between a charge and a block, or for someone to explain the offside rule to you again.

    9. Don't mention the Kardashians

    Seriously. No-one who actually likes sport gives the remotest semblance of a hoot about who Lamar Odom/Kris Humphries/etc is sleeping with.

    10. Conquer snobbery

    Lastly, and most importantly, stop faking it. Embrace sport. There's a pervasive view in society that sports are somehow lowbrow culture. This isn't true in the slightest. There is beauty in sports, and grace, and savagery, and compelling narratives and a million other things to hold your interest.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • What Women REALLY Want (REALLY?)

    Posted by Average Joe

    According to a (British) survey:

    A partner giving you a spontaneous cuddle topped a list of what makes women feel good.

    Eating cheese, buying nail varnish and wearing comfortable underwear also puts girls in a good frame of mind

    Read more HERE

    -AJ