New research reveals a nasty, mucus-like algae bloom that emerged in Eastern Canada in 2006 may not be an invasive species after all. Instead, it appears to be a native species that was once subdued by cooler temperatures, but is now proliferating because of global warming.
17865-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Nude-Middle-Aged-Cacuasian-Woman-With-Black-Curly-Hair-Preparing-To-Take-A-ShowerDidymo is a thick, slippery algae nicknamed “rock snot” for reasons obvious to anyone who has seen or touched it. The algae is a concern for fish populations such as Atlantic salmon, as it lines river bottoms, hiding food and making it more difficult for some species to forage.

“It’s like a really bad seventies shag carpet,” said University of New Brunswick graduate student Michelle Lavery, the lead author on a report done in collaboration with researchers at Queens University, Brock University, and l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). The study was published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
Well kids, he did it AGAIN! We don’t know if it was the drugs, or the lights of Hollywood in his eyes, but Mayor Rob Ford is down in Tinseltown and things ain’t lookin’ good!
That’s right kids, he’s large…………., and IN CHARGE!
As an indication of what’s to come, Ford appeared briefly on Kimmel’s post Oscar show and did this:

THEN:  Later in the post Oscar show, when Kimmel thanked Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey for sharing a dressing room with Ford, the actor said that the mayor “threw up all over it, but those are the chances you take.”
NOT a good indication of what’s in store for tonight’s show bunky!
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The big guy got a little confused at some sort of difference between Italian and Spanish and ended up saying the actual line:
images8XQTC8PH“If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this f–- [pause], in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity.”

The New York Post reports that some called the slip-up an easy one for a Spanish speaker to make when speaking Italian.
But it’s what he said AFTER he realized his mistake, (and which we can’t report o these pages)  that was the truly embarrassing part! -Ed
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imagesAVXJQV7HComedian George Lopez was arrested for public intoxication on Thursday night after he passed out on the floor of the casino in Windsor.
The American comedian was in a drunken state, and was detained by the cops at the Caesars Windsor resort.
No charges were filed against Lopez ……………………..! However, the cops placed the 52-year-old in a cell for a night to get him sober.
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The athletes are going, but government officials are not.
GYR104164700_highThis was probably inevitable, but governments are starting to announce that they will not be sending government delegations to the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi — scheduled to begin later this week — due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that Canada will cancel any ministerial delegation to the Games.
The White House released this statement as well.
“In addition to other measures we are taking in response to the situation in Ukraine, the United States will no longer send a Presidential Delegation to the upcoming Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi.
“President Obama continues to strongly support all of the U.S. athletes who will participate in the Paralympics and wishes them great success in the Olympic competition.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron made a similar announcement via Twitter.

Biggest Oscar audience in over ten years folks!
Ellen DeGeneres drew over 43 million pairs of eyes to last nights show!
(It had  a familiar feel to it ……………….., sort of like the Oscar’s of old!)