Friday, December 18, 2009

It's appropriate

The cafeteria at the state Capitol in Harrisburg was shut down Thursday and continues closed today because of mice infestation.

That's only appropriate, seeing as the halls of the Capitol are overrun with rats!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

With lost bet, man's TV becomes victim of gun shots

The New Orleans Saints' dramatic come-from-behind overtime win Sunday over the Washington Redskins cost an Albany, La., man a television -- his 60-inch, high-definition, flat-screen TV!

Wayne Spring told his friends that if the Saints won, they could come over to his house and shoot his television.

As soon as the game ended, after the Saints' kicked a game-winning field goal, Spring said his phone started ringing. About a dozen gun-toting friends then came over and shot up Spring's TV in the back yard.

But the event turned Spring into an Internet star. He posted video of his TV being shot at on YouTube and received more than 145,00o hits in 3 days.

Albany is located about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

That's a lot of weight!

Tuesday night was the live finale of season 8 of "The Biggest Loser" on NBC. My wife and I are in awe of the transformations the 16 contestants make from the the start of the show.

This season's big winner, Danny Cahill of Broken Arrow, Okla., at right, is literally the biggest loser in the history of the program. Cahill, who weighed 430 pounds when this season started in September, lost a staggering total of 239 pounds -- the most in the show's history -- to win the $250,000 prize.

The weight Cahill lost is 5 pounds more than what I weigh.

After 6 months and 3 weeks, Cahill lost 55.58 percent of his previous body weight.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday concert scheduled for Saturday

The Boyertown Alumni Band will present its sixth annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Morning Star Fellowship on Limekiln Road in Bechtelsville.

Selections will include "Greensleeves," "Sleigh Ride," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas Medley," "Wonderful Christmastime," "Jingle Bell Fantasy," and "A Christmas Festival."

Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.