Friday, December 21, 2007

Snubster, what is all the talk about?

The question of social networks and the good that they bring and the negative impact on the community as well as society as well as the loss of interaction in the real world has given birth to many anti-social networks and the question of are we seeing the next phase of a social progression of anti-social behavior in the virtual world of the internet and is this the creation of an acceptable behavior not unlike the clicks that many people were a part of in high school.

The idea was to bring people together and now they are working hard to protect themselves from strangers in a social network community? Wait they sign up for a social community to get to know people and/or keep up with friends and family, then they want to isolate themselves. There are plenty of im's out there that allow you to talk to friends and family without allowing anyone outside to look at your profile so isn't the idea of the social network to get to know people you don't know?

I am really missing something here? Please give me your opinion.

Billionaire Ken Hendricks dies after fall!

ABC Supplies CEO and 91st richest man, Ken Hendricks dies at age 66. Cause of death was head injuries.

Hendricks was the founder, chairman and CEO of ABC Supply, the self-described largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States.

The founder was up on his roof in Rock, Wi checking on construction to his house when he fell off the roof and died due to the injuries received. We send our regards to all of his family and friends with the hope that they will find peace in knowing that this great man touch and changed many peoples live for the better.

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Larry Stewart, the Kansas city Secret Santa died at 58, but his legend lives on?

Larry Stewart was known as the Secret Santa of Kansas city. Walking the streets and handing out $100 bills to those that look as if they were down on their luck. Stewart died of cancer earlier this year.

Stewart gave out more than $1.3 million to people in diners, shelters, bus stations and laundromats. He was trying to give back to the community that had given him so much.

For years Stewart denied any acknowledgement of his hospitality. In December of 2006 while battling cancer he allowed his friends to know that he was the Secret Santa of Kansas and that he wish for his friends to care on his tradition of kindness and many have.

Winter Solstice is tonight Dec 21!

Tonight in the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice is a night that the ancient and modern druids worship. It is a celebration of life and the natural order of nature. It marks the longest night of the year and the begin of winter.

In ancient times it was the worship of the great horned one. I would like to know more about this worship and the meaning behind it. So any of our scholars out there want to enlighten us please let us know what this is all about.

"Drop me a line." Ralph

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Clash of the Choirs winner is many charities.

Team Lachey, was voted by viewers at home as America's "greatest choir" and won the grand prize that will benefit their hometown.

GE announced today that it would donate a total of $200,000 to four charities during the two-hour season finale of NBCU's live competition show, "Clash of the Choirs."

In the spirit of the holiday season, GE will give $50,000 to each of the other four competing choirs so they may give back to their hometown charities as well.

Colloidal silver turns Paul Karason blue! The first human smurf?

Paul Karason of Madera, CA has turned blue or rather his skin has turned blue. Paul suffers from argyria, and when you use colloidal silver for a prolonged period of time, your skin can turn blue.

Karason says, "I do tend to avoid public places as much as I can."

Angelman Syndrome and Colin Farrel

Actor Colin Farrel's 4 year old son has Angelman syndrome. This is a rare genetic disorder and not a disease. Colin, starred in Miami Vice, says that James is getting better, and that they intend to spend the holidays together doing the usual stuff. Playing games, watching television and movies, and eating all the great holiday food.

Born in Ireland, Mr. Farrell is now 31 years old and it was last October that James was struggling with this rare neuro-genetic disorder. He says that James has shown "amazing courage". We wish him and his family all the best.

Does anyone know more about this rare disorder?
If you do, please leave post as they are always welcome if they can help out others.
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Corvette ZR1, is this 2009's supercar?

Considered one of the fastest and most powerful cars ever, the Chevrolet Corvette is scheduled to make it appearance in the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2008.

It has a V8 with 620-plus horsepowered engine and a price tag that is set to start at $100,000. Born from the challenge give to chairman Rick Wagoner to build the ultimate Corvette. Ed Peper states, "Our goal with the ZR1 is to show that an American supercar can deliver performance that beats the exotics that cost two, three or four times as much," he is the general manager for Chevrolet.

The idea came when Wagoner ask the Corvette team to show him what they could design in a Corvette with the goal of keeping the price tag right around $100,000. Their answer to him was the 2009 ZR1, which carries the nickname "The Blue Devil"
Okay, all you car lovers, here is your chance. What is the inside scoop on this car, tell me what you know?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Aderson Cooper talks with Eric Volz's

Eric Volz case has been overturned and yet he remains in jail.

Eric Volz was accused of raping and killing his ex-girlfriend. Thousand have been following his story. On Monday, what was thought to be a victory is now leading to speculation and anxiety for Maggie Anthony, Volz's mother, as Volz case has been overturned and yet he remains in police custody in Nicaragua.

It appears that the judge that overturned the ruling has not shown up for the last 2 days and Mr. Volz will not be released until the judge that overturned the ruling signs his release form. In the mean time rumors of local radio stations in Nicaragua are encouraging the locals to take justice into their own hands, add to that the fact that Eric Volz is being held in a hospital due to Kidney stones and yet no one, mother, friend or even his lawyer have been allowed to talk to him must make us wonder if someone hasn't already taken it into their own hands.

Do you think that we as a country should get involved?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

UFO's Over Haiti video, Looks like it might be a fake!!!

There is another stir about the newest UFO video that has hit the internet. UFO's are caught on a home video recorder as 2 ships make a pass over palm trees. The UFO's were supposedly fly over Haiti, though there have been no official reports as of yet from the Haiti government.

The UFO's make a summer pass over the area and disappear into the sky, there are no words spoken as the video is being taped. THe UFO video is being looked at now as a faked. What is your opinion? Is this yet another in the series of UFO media fraud?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Philly Anchorwoman slugs a under cover cop?

Philly Anchorwoman Alycia Lane was formally charge with assault on an officer of the law.

According to police Alycia Lane was arguing with a "plainclothes" female police officer, when she hit the officer in the face saturday morning in lower Manhattan.

She is now being charged with second-degree assault on the officer. Miss Lane's lawyer states that she never hit anyone. Miss Lane will be back in court on April 3. Philadelphia affiliate for CBS say that they are still trying to sort out what exactly transpired. Philadelphia.
What do you think?
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

John Berg, Exit stage left. Why?

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Text: The Actor John Berg was found dead Sunday, Dec 16 in his Van Nuys home. His death was a result of a successful suicide attempt. Using a Hibachi Grill he suffocated himself to death with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Mr. Berg was known for his appearances in television series such as "Monk" and "Brothers & Sisters". He played a Romulan senator in the 2002 film "Star Trek: Nemesis". He will be missed by family, friends and his fans.

Dan Hesse is the new Sprint Nextel CEO and who cares?

Dan Hesse is to lead Sprint Nextel into a new era of cell phone warfare. (Not really I just thought it sounded cool for an opening line:) You may not know this.... cause I sure as hell didn't.... Yes, it is early morning here and I am in a great mood so I might jump off track a bit. Please hold on and keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times.

Okay, serious (Mostly) Dan Hesse has been running the spin-off Embarq for Sprint and was CEO of AT&T Wireless from 1997 to 2000 ( I really wonder if people ever ask the question... Why isn't he still there....Did he run to more money or did they fire him:) during what was considered the glory years of AT&T service.

Gary Forsee is stepping down and handing off the rains to Dan Hesse after four years of dedication to his job.

Does this mean that Sprint service is going to go down the tubes? Will how big of a pin will they need to hear it across the room? (Ouch showing my age on that one)
Will Nextel have to change its greatest feature to "almost direct connect"?

Okay, I best stop now.
What do you think?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Tyna Marie Robertson goes down in flames

Tyna Marie Robertson, a real estate agent and ex-girlfriend of Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, has lost in superior court to Michael Flatley, founder of "Lord of the Dance", to the sum of $11 million.

Tyna Marie Robertson alleged that Flatley raped her in 2002 in a Las Vegas hotel room and threatened to sue him unless he paid her a "seven figure" settlement, police declined to press criminal charges and Flatley stated that Ms. Robertson and he were both consensual in the act.

Ms. Robertson then filed in Illinois for sexual assault for $33 million but the case was dismissed. Flatley countered the Lawsuit, claiming extortion, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation of character against her and her lawyer D. Dean Mauro.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Battle of the choirs; The next prime time reality.

Battle of the Choirs, based on an overseas format and ABC takes a chance that this will bring back their numbers and their faithful viewers sing their praises, or is there a bad note in ABC's future.

With the success of shows like American Idol, Survivor and a slew of other reality television there is a curtain amount of calculated numbers that will push a projected amount of ratings from people just tuning in for the first five minutes.

I want to know. What do you think? I can not fathom that there are than many people out there that are into choir music, but I must admit that I am a geek and that my wife tends to be more worldly then me and has more often then not been correct about what reality shows would do well and what ones would bomb. So how about giving me some help so that I can sound like I am having an intelligent conversation with her. :) She might like that.. :)

George W. Bush, What are the color of his eyes?

You have got to be kidding me? I am surfing the internet and this comes up as the hottest topic on the net right now. Holly crap. What we americans don't think of to avoid boredom.

Frankly, I am not all that concerned about what color his eyes are, not nearly as much as whether or not he drops a nuclear weapon on someone or declares war on another country. (Not likely, okay not going to happen.)

Okay, here is the question I want to know of all my fellow humans, not just americans, as I am unaware of how many people this blog is read by, (I am guessing at least 3 people, My wife and 2 children, I have no doubt that my 3rd child is not reading this blog...... She is 5, my princess and can not read that well yet....!!!!!) The question I ask of you is this...Do you know the eye color of your wife/husband, children, mother/father, Cat/Dog, Grand Parents/relatives, and what about your hero, my hero's eyes were a calm steel blue and I will never forget him. So you might want to know the eyes of the man that controls the fate of the country, but what about the neighbor that might just stop you son/daughter from running out in front of a car? What is that persons eye color?

Just wanted to get you all thinking.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Is this just another stupid sequel movie?

The long awaited and somewhat expected sequel to National Treasure, as always the trailers look good. However, the premise is already looking a bit sketchy. There is another even bigger secret then the first one.

Wait a second, the first big secret was passed down from generation to generation in Ben Gate's(Nicholas Cage) family. Something that had torn their family apart, an now there is another secret? Okay, I loved the first movie so I will bite............ With that said do not treat me like I am stupid. I want a good reason that this secret has fallen into your lap and not some lame brain, we can make a sequel about the families other secret. Here is your chance writers, make it believable according to the parameters that you have already set in the first movie.

That is not a bad idea, what did the first national treasure hold or was this what they hinted about at the end of the first movie? If that is the case then we should expect a smooth flow of ideas from the first movie to this one.

Teaser Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
Theatrical Trailer No. 2
Nicolas Cage Ben Gates
Diane Kruger Abigail Chase
Ed Harris Mitch Wilkinson
Helen Mirren Emily Appleton
Justin Bartha Riley Poole
Jon Voight Patrick Gates
Harvey Keitel Sadusky
Alicia Coppola FBI Agent Spellman
Joel Gretsch Thomas Gates
Bruce Greenwood The President

Jon Turteltaub Director

Cormac Wibberley (II) Screenplay
Jim Kouf Characters as Source Material
Oren Aviv Characters as Source Material
Charles Segars Characters as Source Material
Marianne Sellek Wibberley Screenplay
Ted Elliott Story By
Terry Rossio Story By
Cormac Wibberley (II) Story By
Marianne Sellek Wibberley Story By

Chad Oman Executive Producer
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Oren Aviv Executive Producer
Charles Segars Executive Producer
Barry Waldman Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Jon Turteltaub Producer
Pat Sandston Associate Producer

Camera, Film & Tape
Amir Mokri Director of Photography
John Schwartzman Director of Photography

Full Crew

Alycia Lane

Alycia Lane was born may 10, 1972 in Long Island, New York. She attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and earned her Master's Degree. She is currently the news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

You would think that Alycia would have learned her lesson after her unfortunate news release in May of 2007, when she sent hot and saucy photos of herself in a bikini to Rich Eisen, a NFL Network anchor. Much to Alycia's dismay it was Suzy Shuster of ABC College football sidelines reporter that responded to the email and became public attention.

Apparently it was not enough attention for Alycia. Sunday morning Dec 16, 2007 she was stopped by a traffic officer. At some point she hit the officer and was arrested and taken to jail. Lane is now charged with assault and battery on a peace officer. She has been released on her own recognizance. Update

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dan Fogelberg has died...

Dan Fogelberg died in his home in Maine on Sunday Dec 16 at the age of 56 of prostate cancer. He was considered one of the singers that defined the 70's soft-rock era, he was known for songs that included "Leader of the band" as well as many others.

He and his contributions to the music industry will be sorely missed. We give our best wishes to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Ralph Long

SnowGlobe Movie

SnowGlobe stars Christina Milian as a woman that suddenly finds her world has boundaries unlike any she has ever known. She is transporter into the world of a Snowglode and within that small and magical world she finds the man of her dreams... Talk about your small weddings..

Shawn Eckardt

One of the infamous ex-bodygaurd of Tonya Harding die yesterday at the age of 40. Brian Sean Griffith AKA Shawn Eckardt admitted to a participating role in the Nancy Kerrigan attack.

It will take a couple of weeks to get the final death certificate and the cause of death....

Mary Bono Wedding

Mary Bono has got her babe, Congressman Connie Mack.

They decided on a private wedding that consisted of approximately 35 family members. It was described as a quiet and absolutely fantastic wedding.

Mary took her husbands place in congress after her husband died in a snow skiing accident. She was moved in after a special election was held in congress.

I wish the new couple all the luck in their greatest adventure.

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