Still not 100% tight on the new blog site. But here's some news!
by Lisa Mason
posted Aug 26 2013 8:50AM
The 15th annual Sidewalk Film Festival wrapped up last night in Downtown Birmingham. Record crowds attended. You know how many independent filmmakers it takes to screw in a light bulb? None, we’ll fix it in post.
Shots were fired this morning at UN weapons inspectors in Syria. The Assad regime was warned not to shoot at UN personnel again or the UN would write them a strongly worded letter about it. Asked when he'd be convinced that Syria crossed the red line by using chemical weapons on its own citizens, President Obama said, "Probably about the same time I admit that there’s a coup in Egypt or to sneaking pizza for dinner when Michelle isn’t around.”
The raging wildfire that covers over 200 square miles near California's Yosemite National Park is called the "Rim Fire." Taco Bell is suing for theft of intellectual property.
A computer problem on the Nasdaq exchange shut down trading for 3-hours Thursday afternoon. China called it a successful test-run. Actually, we now know the Nasdaq glitch is being described as a "computer error." Instead of correctly quoting stock prices, for 3-hours, all traders received were Tweets of Anthony Weiner's junk.
Chelsea-Bradley Manning, wants to undergo a sex change operation while s/he's in prison and he wants the U.S. taxpayer to foot the bill. Oh, I've got a foot for you, Manning. Let me put on my ass kicking pumps.
In Chester, New Jersey, a farmer has cut the faces of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger into a corn maze to highlight the state's gubernatorial election. Stony Hill Farm owner Dale Davis said he chose the maze to get people interested in the election. Chrisie was the most interested as instead of a tractor to mow the images into the corn, Christie was allowed to eat out the design.
Votenado strikes Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Mobile tomorrow. Here in the Ham, we can elect a new mayor, city council and school board OR decide things are A-OK and reelect the same people. Remember, elections are a way to decide which side is strongest without resorting to a fist fight. Petitions are already circulating to start cage matches for the next round of elections because we need a new school board beyond Thunderdome.
And a few things you need to know…
On this date in 1907, Magician Harry Houdini escaped from a 75-pound ball-and-chain while underwater in 57 seconds. The divorce from the ball-and-chain was later finalized in court.
It was this day back in 1920, the 19th amendment to the constitution was passed, giving women the right to vote. Finally, men had someone to share the blame.
On this date in 55 BC, Roman forces invaded England. At that time, no one had even heard of the group Roman Forces and they took the country by storm. It was a lot like One Direction.
A lot of people are upset over rumors that Ben Affleck has been chosen to play "Batman" in the next sequel. Talk about a potential disaster. Instead of a mask, Affleck might as well wear a dead bird on his head.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner stepped down Friday after 18-women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment. Herman Cain said it's sad because Filner got only two/thirds of the way through his 9-9-9 plan.
And… Auburn university has been voted number one by Yahoo as the best college for tailgating. Southern California is the lone university on the list not from the SEC, they check in at second place in front of Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss. Wow, Ole Miss likes to brag that they’ve never lost a party but apparently they have! Good job Tigers.