posted Dec 5 2013 3:24PM
Let's be honest, cookies are good. Well, mostly. There are some confectionery creations that should never ever be called cookies. And the folks at Huffington Post have taken time to rank the best and worst Christmas cookies. See if you can spot your favorite!
Click here to see the full list.
Great, now I want cookies.
Photo courtesy of: wallgood.com
posted Dec 5 2013 2:45PM
There are so many great Christmas movies, that sometimes it is just so hard to watch them all. Well not to worry! Here is 2 minutes and 30 seconds of Christmas cinema enjoyment. Caution, there is some violence, so you might want to watch it before you share it with the kiddos. See of you can name all the movies!
Photo courtesy of: HelloBeautiful.com
posted Nov 5 2013 4:37PM
When it comes to holiday shopping, the name is nothing new. Hammacher Schlemmer. They have been in business since 1848 with mail-order services and then became even more popular with help from the internet. And it seems like in the last dozen years or so, they have made a name for themselves with over the top gift offerings. In the past, you could buy a personal submarine, a restored World War II torpedo boat, futuristic vehicles, and the list goes on. If you have the money, that is.
This year looks to be no different for the retailer. The offerings for 2013 will include a $90,000 submarine that mimics a killer whale, a $58,000 golf cart hovercraft, and the best one of them all... a $200,000 fire-spewing 1960's "Batmobile" replica!
The Authentic 1966 Batmobile.
So accurate it requires almost a year to complete, this is the officially licensed, roadworthy replica of the Batmobile featured in the iconic 1960s TV show. Built on a custom Lincoln chassis, this crime-fighting cruiser comes standard with a 430-horsepower, 383 Blueprint Crate engine and a Monster TH350 automatic transmission. Though equipped with neither atomic batteries for power nor turbines for speed, a rear-facing propane tank creates the same afterburner effect as the original. The vehicle's cockpit honors the gadgetry of the TV series with a blinking Batphone, switch-operated electric actuators that open the hood and trunk, and a rotating red beacon to alert citizens while in pursuit of fiendish criminals. Other intriguing, if less functional, accessories include a glowing detect-a-scope screen, a Batbeam ray that raises from a hood-mounted antenna, and empty rear parachute packs. The vehicle's exterior bears all the hallmarks of its namesake, from bubble-canopy windshields to chrome "rocket" tubes behind the rear windshield. Though the original Batmobile lacked rearview mirrors, this street-legal model comes with clamp-on side mirrors as well as a rear video camera. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Batman and all related characters, vehicles, props, symbols, and other Batman elements, are trademarks and copyrights of DC Comics.
So... who's got $200,000?
by Denny More
posted Nov 1 2013 11:42PM
SPRING LAKE, N.C. — A former Harnett County teacher said Monday that she just wanted her students to get a good, hands-on lesson. School district officials said the activity was a little too hands-on, resulting in the teacher's firing.
Miyoshi McMillan wanted her Overhills High School honors biology students to conduct an experiment on blood typing last Thursday, and she used a lab kit that included synthetic blood and seven lancets.
"Some students were, like, 'Oh, this is cool. I want to know my blood type.'" McMillan said.
She allowed students to use the lancing needles to prick their own fingers. After using the needles, the students wiped them with alcohol swabs so the next class could use them.
Where did this woman learn to handle needles, from skid row junkies!???
Harnett County Schools spokeswoman Patricia Harmon-Lewis said every teacher in the district is instructed about the dangers of blood-borne pathogens.
"We don't want students to be, first of all, sharing a needle, and second, to have any type of human blood in the classroom," Harmon-Lewis said.
Overhills High Principal Kylon Middleton called the situation "a nightmare," McMillan said, and the first-year teacher was fired by the end of the day.
Don't fret for her. She already has a new job. Starting next week, she'll be teaching a class of little kids how to run with scissors.
posted Oct 15 2013 5:25PM
The latest in home cleaning products... THE SWISKER!
Courtesy of: Greatest Vines
posted Oct 9 2013 3:35PM
What could be better than another night of football? How about Tuesday Night Football... Brad Paisley thinks so!
Brad Paisley recently shared with Jimmy Kimmel his new theme song open for Tuesday Night Football. Check it out!
posted Oct 4 2013 5:41PM
Did you have that one house on your street that you swore was haunted when you were a kid? Well, you might have been closer to the truth than you thought!
With Halloween almost on our doorstep, let's take a look at some of America's most haunted houses! Click here!
Photo courtesy of: http://yesteryearsnews.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/the-haunted-house/
posted Oct 3 2013 2:29PM
Luke Bryan went fishing... and well... things didn't go too well.
posted Sep 26 2013 4:23PM
CVS Pharmacy sign say what?? According to DailySnark.com this is an actual sign from a CVS somewhere here in Virginia!
by Denny More
posted Sep 26 2013 3:19PM
In case you missed it, here is my interview with actress, comedienne, and singer Vicki Lawrence. You know Vicki from "The Carol Burnett Show," "Mama's Family," and more!
More about Vicki Lawrence from TimeFreePress.com:
Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence was born in Inglewood, California where she excelled in dancing and singing, was a cheerleader and was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her graduating class.
From 1965 to 1967 Vicki sang with the Young Americans musical group and also appeared in the feature film "The Young Americans" which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
During her senior year of high school, Vicki sent Carol Burnett a letter which included a local newspaper article mentioning their resemblance. Vicki invited Ms. Burnett to the local fire department’s "Miss Fireball Contest" in which she was performing. Ms. Burnett, looking for an actress to play her kid sister on her new variety series, contacted Vicki and made arrangements to come to the event. The rest is television history. "The Carol Burnett Show" premiered in the fall of 1967; the same year Vicki entered UCLA to study Theater Arts. She spent eleven years with Carol, earning one Emmy Award and five Emmy nominations. In 1995 Simon and Schuster published her story. Her autobiography is entitled, "Vicki!: The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball."
In 1968, Vicki went to Vietnam to visit the U.S. troops with Johnny Grant. Several years later, in 1973, Vicki received a gold record as a recording artist for her international hit single, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia."
After the Burnett show ended, Vicki went on to star in her own TV series, "Mama’s Family" with Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman, Beverly Archer, and Allan Kayser. The last original episode was made in January of 1990, completing five years of first-run syndication. The show still can be seen daily throughout most of the country.
Vicki was the honorary head of the D.A.R.E. program in Long Beach, California for two years while her kids were still young and in school. Around that time she and her husband also became members of the Long Beach Police Officer’s Association that raises money to protect the widows and families of slain police officers. Her efforts to protect women’s rights were recognized in 1988 when Vicki was the first woman to be honored as "Person of the Year" by the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Shortly thereafter, Vicki became one of the few successful, female game show hosts when she took on the daytime network-version of "Win, Lose or Draw."
Vicki further perfected her hosting skills on her own daytime talk show, appropriately called "Vicki!," from 1992 to 1994. She received critical acclaim when she was the only talk show host since Oprah to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy in her freshman year. In the fall of 1997, she briefly returned to daytime talk as the host of "Fox After Breakfast" from New York City.
On stage Vicki has appeared in numerous productions, including "Carousel," "Send Me No Flowers," "No, No, Nanette," "My Fat Friend," "Chapter Two," "Twigs," "Hello Dolly," "Special Occasions," "I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It ON The Road," "Annie Get Your Gun" and live from the Grand Ole Opry, "Nunsense 3: The Jamboree" which aired on TNN. Most recently she appeared in the "Vagina Monologues."
Vicki also travels all over the country speaking to women’s organizations about her life and career, women’s health, and being a woman in a man’s world. All the while she approaches everything with her characteristic sense of humor, reminding us all that "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!" She also can be seen across the country in her stage production: "Vicki Lawrence and Mama, A Two Woman Show."
Recently Vicki was invited to join The Board of Trustees for Miller Children’s Hospital at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. One of only eight children’s hospitals in the state, Miller Children’s Hospital was dedicated in 1970 as a community, non-profit hospital and now services patients within a 100-mile radius in LA and Orange counties. Vicki also hosts the annual WALK FOR THE CURE in her hometown where all the proceeds go to breast and ovarian cancer research at Long Beach Memorial Center.
In 1974 Vicki married the head of CBS make-up, Al Schultz, who is both her best friend and professional partner. Al and Vicki have two children, Courtney and Garrett. They live at the beach with their two dogs, Hannah, a black Labrador Retriever and Watson, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. They adopted a Yorkie Mix named Rosie when Vicki was hosting the Humane Society Telethon in Michigan. In their spare time Al and Vicki enjoy yacht racing. They own a 70-foot sloop named, fittingly, "Vicki."