Call him Rockford, call him Maverick, call him whatever you wish …………….., he will still be missed!
From the “This is NUTS department!”
A jury has awarded some woman in Florida $23.6 BILLION dollars because her husband died of cancer from smoking!
Whoa, back the struck up a bit here folks, $23.6 BILLION?
Has the whole world gone nuts?
Give her 2.3 million bucks, but let’s not get crazy here folks! (That’s $2.3 million bucks ten thousand times!!!!!!!)
Well, I gotta tell ya that I’ve heard about Quebec’s moving day, where anyone that is going to move to a different apartment, or house, does so at the end of August.
That’s right, moving trucks sit idle all year, and then for one day they, and any pick-up trucks, vans, wagons and flatbeds are used to move EVERYBODY!
Now I hear the all the trades people in the province take the same two weeks off for vacation in the summer, thereby bringing the whole province to a halt!
Pretty smart, those Quebecers ……………………….., eh?
Got a new parody show on the tube:
Below, meet the six hotwives (and the actresses behind them) as a primer to diving into the series.
NOTE: Unlike Real Housewives series, the show-opening taglines for each wife change every episode. So we stuck to the lines from the first episode. Still, A for effort, Hotwives of Orlando team.

Tawny St. John (Casey Wilson)
Inspired by: Gretchen Rossi, Orange County
In-show description: The Trophy Wife
Tagline: “Girls just wanna have fun! Even when their husbands are dying.”
We could never fall out of love with Casey Wilson after Happy Endings, but she is an admittedly odd choice for the Orange County-type housewife. If anything, we’d love to have seen her in the role Kristen Schaal has (see further down the list). But she has strong moments, and she seems to be the performer who gets the Housewives franchise best. But Casey: Never go blonde.

Phe Phe Reed (Tymberlee Hill)
Inspired by: Half Phaedra Parks, half Nene Leakes, Atlanta
In-show description: The Entrepreneur
Tagline: “I always speak my mind. And my mind thinks you’re ugly.”
Hill may not understand the Housewives franchise – her Phe Phe is a little too catchphrase-driven in a franchise that has, for all its failings, avoided that trope – but she knows her character. Short for “Phenomenon,” because of course it is, Phe Phe is the character who most easily gets big laughs. She just has to keep it real, and we love her for it.

Veronica Von Vandervon (Andrea Savage)
Inspired by: Lisa Vanderpump, Beverly Hills
In-show description: The Cougar
Tagline: “I’m all about class, style, and sophistication. Also, I’m not wearing any underwear.”
Veronica Von Vandervon, played pretty perfectly by Savage, is a good bit hornier than Vanderpump (in that way, she seems more like New York’s Sonja Morgan). But that ridiculous English clip is totally Vanderpumpian. Veronica is the embodiment of thirst, but she’s just so delightful about it. We’d watch Vandervon Rules in a heartbeat.

Crystal Simmons (Angela Kinsey)
Inspired by: Alexis Bellino, Orange County (with a dash of Kyle Richards, Beverly Hills)
In-show description: The Religious Zealot
Tagline: “The Lord is my savior; my husband is king. And my body is redon-ka-donk.”
Crystal Simmons is one of the characters who suffers from broad characterization. Alexis Bellino is a devout Christian, yes, but her storylines diverged from that. Crystal also gets to be the Kyle Richards to Amanda Simmons’ Kim, but the show doesn’t do much with that. All that said, Kinsey is here for this and looks the part. It’s a really solid portrayal.

Shauna Maducci (Danielle Schneider)
Inspired by: Teresa Giudice, New Jersey
In-show description: The Bankrupt Overspender
Tagline: “Money is everything! I mean, money isn’t everything. You know, it sounds weird that way.”
Here’s the thing about Teresa Giudice: She could not exist in any of the other Real Housewives series. She IS New Jersey. And watching a parody of Teresa fight with a parody of an Orange County housewife (Wilson’s Tawny St. John) is not particularly entertaining. It’s like a pitbull facing off with a corgi. Worse, Shauna feels as broadly drawn as Crystal, but Schneider doesn’t feel as committed. Bit of a missed opportunity, honestly.

Amanda Simmons (Kristen Schaal)
Inspired by: Kim Richards, Beverly Hills
In-show description: The Drug-Addled Former Child Star
Tagline: “I was a child star; I grew up on TV! And I plan to die there.”
Speaking of missed opportunities: Schaal is wonderful and funny in a lot of things. This is not one of them. Amanda Simmons doesn’t even feel like she belongs in Hotwives. She’s a bit of a cliché (washed-up, alcoholic child star) and Kim Richards struggling with the same problems on Beverly Hills wasn’t funny. It was sad. For Amanda Simmons to be funny, she’d have to be something other than that.

A giant, 59-foot rubber duck made by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, was happily floating on the Nanming River in China’s Guizhou Province, when it went missing on Wednesday night after days of heavy rain, local media reports say. The duck weighs 1 ton.
vkqw4awa1yizlsgzfcgpThis isn’t the first time the enormous ducky has faced problems. When the art installation bird arrived in a Taiwanese port in December, it exploded while on display in “unexplained circumstances.”
The 18 metre (50 foot) inflatable duck suddenly collapsed on Tuesday, only 11 days after it had been put on display in the port at Keelung.
Organisers are unsure as to the cause of its demise, but one theory is that it was attacked by eagles.
After a week of heavy rainfall in southwest China, the downtrodden duck (a replacement after the unfortunate exploding incident) took another hit as it dislodged from its 10-ton metal platform and washed away, nowhere to be found.
Yan Jianxin, a coordinator of the duck exhibit on the Nanming River told the Wall Street Journal, “The duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly by the torrential flood. It disappeared right in front of me in several seconds.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that the wild duck hunt has begun as local radio stations urge citizens, “If you live along the river and see an 18-meter tall big yellow duck, please call 5961027.”
Description: giant, yellow ………………., it’s a duck!
Folks I would like you to read this comment from Bill Maher and see if there is anything that could possibly get someone upset!
Maher commented on Israel’s conflict with Gaza on Thursday by tweeting: “Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her.”
Now I don’t know about you, boys and girls, but I don’t see ANYTHING in that statement that would give someone pause to complain!
Oh, I know I’m not the most politically correct person on the block, but to draw offense from this statement is going way overboard bunky!
Or is it me that’s nuts?
Anyway, here’s the rest of the story!
The comedian and television host received an outpouring of criticism. As one headline read: “Bill Maher offends basically everyone with tweet about Hamas, slapping women.” Jezebel called him out for falling back on the “crazy woman” stereotype. One Twitter user said his comment “endorses violence against women,” while another called it, “one of the most offensive, disgusting tweets I’ve read.”
Fellow comedian Frankie Boyle tweeted back: “@billmaher I hear you. Women do go crazy when you blow up their kids, huh?”
The tweet, which followed Israel’s ground invasion into Gaza earlier in the day, has been retweeted nearly 2,300 times and been favourited over 1,500 times.
Meanwhile, actor Jason Biggs of American Pie and Orange is the New Black fame is facing backlash for a tweet about the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. After the jet, which was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, drawing the world’s renewed attention to eastern Ukraine’s violent pro-Russia separatist rebellion and killing all 298 passengers, Biggs tweeted, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?”
After being criticized for insensitivity, he attacked his critics, according to TMZ with the tweets: “Truly – you losers are literally trying to find s**t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere,” and, “Hey, all you ‘too soon’ assholes … You don’t have to think it’s funny, or even be on my twitter page at all.”
He has since deleted these posts and apologized, tweeting “No one is making me send these [apology] tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.”
Both culprits have stoked the public’s ire in the past. Maher is notoriously controversial and has been accused of misogyny before.

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