LMN 8-25-14 Why is the wine gone?
by Lisa Mason
posted Aug 25 2014 7:53AM
Napa Valley residents expect a heavy economic blow thanks to yesterday’s 6.0 mag earthquake. Why? It’ll be easier to make wine now that the grapes are pre-crushed. Let’s all pause for a moment to remember all that wine that has been destroyed...
A captive journalist has been freed in Syria before anyone could remove his head. I just crossed “foreign war correspondent” off my employment wish-list. Seriously, if you want to become a network talking head, the minimum requirement is a head that talks.
The ISIS member who beheaded a US journalist is believed to be a British rapper. A rapper? I’m shocked; rappers are generally known to hold themselves to much higher ethical standards
A memorial “service” to honor Tiger, War Eagle 6, will be held Friday in Plainsman Park. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and is free. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest living golden eagles in captivity. The memorial will feature Tiger’s highlight reel, because if there’s one thing we can do in this state its put together a highlight reel. Anyway, just a note to my fellow Bama fans not to be buffoons over this. How would you feel if the elephant we don’t have died and the Barners made fun of it? Let’s just get through this football season with some grace and quiet dignity and don’t go acting like we’re in Missouri.*
The Cincinnati Archdiocese says the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is at odds with good Catholic values. Their problem is with the ALS Association, which backs a study using embryonic stem cells. The bucket thing has about run its course anyway. It’s funny they’re selling “bucket” Halloween costumes, like it’ll still be a thing in two months. The main thing online NOW is ice bucket challenge FAILURES. When will we start raising money to help all the people who have been cracked in the head with buckets? Bucket injuries have risen 300% in the past 2 weeks; when do we start calling for stricter bucket control???
And a few things you need to know …
On this date in 1822, William Herschel died. Herschel was the one who discovered Uranus and don't think he wasn't kidded about that.
In 1875, a man swam across the English Channel for the very first time. It wasn't until years later than someone channel surfed.
Model Claudia Schiffer turns 44 today, which is 156 in model years.
York City Starbucks locations are now selling hard liquor, as well as wine and beer. This is for those you who want to pay $13.00 for a 12-ounce drink without having the chance to watch a show at Oak Mountain Ampitheatre.
Suzanne Somers is blaming the producers of "Three's Company" for ruining her TV career. What? Joyce DeWitt didn’t get the Thighmaster endorsement. What’s SS’s deal?
Miley Cyrus won big at last night’s MTV Music Awards. Why is it called art when SHE licks a hammer but when YOU do it you get kicked out of Lowe’s?
And ... A special thanks to all the friends, family and my Eagle listeners who came to the Sidewalk Film Festival this weekend. My short “Nine Minutes” was in the Sidewalk-equivalent of the World Cup’s “Group of Death.” Everyone brought their A game (except for [Name REDACTED]). All of my crew represented and I’m just so proud of everyone. Let’s do it again next year! I have SUCH a story for you…
*This is the SEC. We don’t “do” quiet dignity and grace.