LMN 4-9-14 Double Secret Blogging
by Lisa Mason
posted Apr 9 2014 8:08AM
Congrats! You’ve found what is now a super secret blog site. Link still seems broken so until someone does something to fix it. Enjoy being the only person reading this!
Aussie officials say they believe they will find the wreckage of Malasia Airlines Flight MH370 “soon.” They keep using that word. I don’t think “soon” means what they think it means. More pings were detected so crews are optimistic. Look, I’ve played like 10 thousand hours of “Naval Assault: the Killing Tide” online and trust me – those pings can lead you astray and the next thing you know you’ve got a torpedo in the middle of your aircraft carrier. *
"The Blade Runner," Oscar Pistorius broke down on the witness stand during his murder trial (and also likely broke a few lie detectors) while answering questions from his own defense attorneys! Imagine what he'll do when he faces cross-examination from the prosecution today. At least the trial is making for good TV. When is the results show? Pistorius, you’ll remember, is accused of shooting his girlfriend in cold blood and is now a front runner for Worst Supporting Oscar. Nike had to terminate their contract with Pistorius, though they did briefly consider changing their slogan from "Just Do It," to "Just Make it Look Like an Accident."
1 person was injured during a riot at Iowa State. Why riot? They didn’t win the NCAA basketball championship or anything riot-worthy. Officials blame the unrest on a YouTube video.
That fast-food war between Taco Bell and McDonald's could get ugly very soon now that Michelle Obama is advocating that the U.S. arm both sides. Chris Christie has offered to help negotiate a truce. Taco Bell just escalated the battle by debuting a new commercial that parodies the song "Old McDonald Had a Farm." Hey, all's fair in love and war. It's an eye for an eye, and an E-I-E-I-O for an E-I-E-I-O.
A U.S. grand jury will investigate whether the German-Luxembourg bank, Clearstream Banking laundered money for Iran's central bank. Whatever you do, don't switch your account over to the Iranian Central Bank. I once applied to them but they denied my credit, they denied my loan, and they denied the Holocaust, all before 9:15 am.
And a few things you need to know…
On this date in 1833, the very first public library was open... but closed shortly there after, when someone checked out the book.
On this date in 1976, the B-1 bomber was approved by Congress. So we could start attacking our enemies with vitamins.
One researcher now says that procrastination may be in the genes. If you keep putting off getting tested, you've got it.
The Weather Channel and DirecTV have finally reached an agreement, ending a near three-month long blackout. So if you have DirecTV you can now not watch weather that isn’t shown on The Weather Channel again.
Rob Lowe says for years in Hollywood, he couldn't get any good roles because he was just too good-looking.** Yeah, I'm sure the naughty tape, the drug use and the nanny problems had nothing to do with it.
Kentucky is planning on naming a bridge after the late founder of KFC, Colonel Harlan Sanders. I also understand they're planning to name a street after the University of Kentucky basketball team: Second Place.
*I do not actually have sub commander experience but I do play a lot of Battleship on my phone during meetings.
**I actually lost a spot in a commercial because I was described as “distractingly pretty.” Which is a nice way of saying “We found someone hotter.” Or, “We don’t want to pay you.”