WJAR in Cranston, R.I. Reporter Julie Tremmel Shows Everyone How to Ward Off a Bear … And Make the Rest of Us Laugh Ourselves Silly
Who knew this was how you were to ward off a bear from attacking? I don’t remember learning this exact technique while growing up. Maybe the purpose was to make the bear laugh so hard that you could run from harms way until the bear finally gets their composure.
Who knew that the best way to tame an angry bear was to make him convulse in laughter? The news team at WJAR in Cranston, R.I., doesn’t want viewers eaten in the deep, dark woods, so it put together a helpful news-you-can-use tutorial and found the perfect teacher in reporter Julie Tremmel.
Say it isn’t so …
Charles “Chuck” Foley, the inventor of the iconic and one of the greatest party games ever, Twister, has died at the age of 82. Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. According to his son, his father had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The game was originally called ‘Pretzel,’ but when they sold it to Milton Bradley, they came up with the name ‘Twister’. The game became an overnight sensation after Johnny Carson and Eva Gabor played it on “The Tonight Show” in 1966. Thank you Mr. Foley for creating one of the greatest games ever.
Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box.”
Charles “Chuck” Foley, the father of nine who invented the game that became a naughty sensation in living rooms across America in the 1960s and 1970s because of the way it put men and women in compromising positions, has died. He was 82.
Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. His son, Mark Foley, said Thursday that his father had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Foley and a collaborator, Neil Rabens, were hired in the mid-1960s by a St. Paul manufacturing firm that wanted to expand into games and toys. They came up with a game to be played on a mat on the floor, using a spinner to direct players to place their hands and feet on different colored circles.
The death of true comedy …
Legendary comic and impersonator Jonathan Winters has passed away at his home in Montecito, California at age 87. The world just got a little less funny with his passing. Jonathan Winters was simply hysterical. Remember an era of comedy that was not mean spirited, laced with profanity and witty, neither do I. But during Winters’ era it was. Winters was a comic genius who could switch in and out of character impersonations like we switch a light switch or today’s generations change their Facebook status, tweet or text. Winters inspired generations of improve comics, probably none better than Robbin Williams. And as fate would have it, Winters would later have a role on Williams’ popular TV show ‘Mork & Mindy’ VIDEO) as his son Merth. However, I remember Winters best for his role in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Just priceless comedy. The gas station scene (VIDEO) with Winters and Fred Silver … just too funny. This movie just never gets old. And who can forget when Jonathon Winters was a special guest crime solving with the Scooby Doo gang (VIDEO) where he played himself, Jonathan Winters, the not so famous comedian, hahaha. We shall miss you.
Jonathan Winters, November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013 - RIP
Mr. Winters was at his best when winging it, confounding television hosts and luckless straight men with his rapid-fire delivery of bizarre observations uttered by characters like Elwood P. Suggins, a Midwestern Everyman, or one-off creations like the woodland sprite who bounded onto Jack Paar’s late-night show and simperingly proclaimed: “I’m the voice of spring. I bring you little goodies from the forest.”
A one-man sketch factory, Mr. Winters could re-enact Hollywood movies, complete with sound effects, or create sublime comic nonsense with simple props like a pen-and-pencil set.
The unpredictable, often surreal quality of his humor had a powerful influence on later comedians like Robin Williams but made him hard to package as an entertainer. His brilliant turns as a guest on programs like “The Steve Allen Show” and “The Tonight Show” — in both the Jack Paar and Johnny Carson eras — kept him in constant demand. But a successful television series eluded him, as did a Hollywood career, despite memorable performances in films like “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” “The Loved One” and “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.”
Jonathan Winters roasts Johnny Carson
Jonathan Winters on the Jack Paar Show from 1964
YIKES, Easily the Worst Basketball Free Throw Shot in History Courtesy of Appalachian State’s Center Brian Okam … “Good Lord”
This might be the promo for the next Southwest commercial … Wanna Get Away?
I had previously thought that the worst free throw shot I had ever seen was in the movie ‘Hoosiers’ when Ollie of Hickory badly missed his underhand free throw. Of course that was a movie, the following was not. This poor guy is never going to live this one down. From the viral video below comes Brian Okam of Appalachian State and easily the worst free throw ever … “GOOD LORD”!!!
Liberal Comedian Jammie Foxx Thinks its Funny to Joke About Killing Whitey, “I kill all the white people in the room” … How Great and Black is That? (VIDEO)
SHAMEFUL DOUBLE STANDARD … Welcome to Obamaland where reverse racism is deemed perfectly ok. This is the divisive crap that America is going to have to put up with.
Who knew it was funny to joke about killing whitey? It would appear Saturday Night Live, Jammie Foxx and the audience did. Foxx’s entire monologue was based upon, “How black is that”. Foxx began by saying, “I am dressed in black, because its good to be black. Black is the new white.” He then went on to say the following “kill whitey” comment that drew cheers from the audience. UNREAL. Imagine if a white actor/comedian said it was great to kill blacks people? Just imagine.
“I got a new movie coming out ‘Django Unchained’. And in the movie I got to wear chains, how whack is that. But don’t be worried about it because in the movie I get out of the chains. I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that? And how black is that”?
Some one might need to remind Jammie Foxx, the folks at SNL and those who ignorantly laughed at Foxx’s jokes of some words from a far more famous and influential black person than Jammie Foxx or Barack Obama. Obviously Jammie Foxx has no character.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
”I kill all the white people in the room” … How great is That?
It is truly sad that people of color are making color such a big issue. I thought that liberals wanted there to be no color barrier and all people should be treated the same? So then why do they keep bring the issue of color up? Imagine, just imagine what would be said of a white, Tea Party comedian who’s routine was based upon “how white is that” referenced killing all the black people in the room? They would be branded a racist, a member of the KKK and fired. How sad is it that Democrats continue with the racially divisive speak? If I did not know better I would almost say they are baiting folks into a race war. Just curious, had Romney won the 2012 election would it have been ok to say that “white is the new black”?
Pumpkin carving with fire arms … this is just too good. Reminds me of of target shooting getting my hand gun conceal carry permit and making smiley faces.
Sorry, I had to add the following one as well.
Mitt Romney Steals the Show at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner … “president’s remarks tonight are brought to you but the letter ‘O’ and the number $16 trillion”
Last night we witnessed the lighter side of politics as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama appeared at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner … in the end, Romney NAILED IT!!! Guess what America, Romney is not a stiff, wooden robot. He is actually funny and real.
America witnessed yet another Romney myth go by the wayside. Romney stiff, not funny, can’t relate to Americans or make fun of himself? HARDLY. Watch the VIDEO below as Romney owned the room and actually beat Obama at his own game … telling jokes and yucking it up. Romney was on his game and Obama, well, many of Barack’s lines and jokes fell flat.
Mitt Romney … Guess what America, Mitt’s funny!
As the Washington Examiner writes … Romney was surprisingly hilarious. Surprisingly? No, not really … maybe only surprisingly because the MSM and Obama attack ads have tried to pain Romney something he is not. By night’s end and when American voters see the clips of the Alfred E. Smith dinner, voters will realize that Mitt just might be more likable than they were told.
Check out some of the more funny jokes from Mitt Romney as he did a tremendous job and showed American voters he is hardly stiff.
[Mitt able to make fun of himself and his wife Anne] Now Al, you were right, a campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes. We — blue jeans in the morning perhaps, suits for a lunch fundraiser, sport coat for dinner, but it’s nice to finally relax and to wear what Ann and I wear around the house.
Let’s just say that some in the media have a certain way of — of looking at things. When suddenly I — I pulled ahead in some of the major polls, what was the headline? “Polls Show Obama Leading from Behind.”
…as President Obama surveys the Waldorf banquet room with everyone in white tie and refinery, you have to wonder what he’s thinking. So little time, so much to redistribute.
Second, find the biggest available straw man and then just mercilessly attack it.
Big Bird didn’t even see it coming.
And by the way in — in the spirit of Sesame Street, the president’s remarks tonight are brought to you but the letter ‘O’ and the number $16 trillion.
…now I never suggest that the — that the press is biased. I recognize that they have their job to do, and I have my job to do. My job is to lay out a positive vision for the future of the country, and their job is to make sure no one else finds out about it.
Barack Obama had some good lines but many fell flat and his timing and delivery was off. Maybe in the back of his mind he was thinking about that Gallup poll that had him trailing Romney by 7? However, as Newsbusters opines, one of his funnier moments was his making fun of Chris Matthews … “Four years ago, I gave him a thrill up his leg. This time around I gave him a stroke.”
Lib Comedian Bill Maher Rips Obama on Debate Performance: “He Sucked … He Looks Like he Took My Millions and Spent it on Weed”
Hmm, wonder how Maher feels about his return on investment of his $1 million Obama donation?
WHEN LIBS ATTACK ... Uber-Lib and comedian Bill Maher ripped President Barack Obama during his opening monologue on HBO’s ‘Real Time’ on Obama’s less than lackluster debate performance. Maher was on a roll and it must have pained hi, especially since he had forked over $1 million to the Obama campaign and got a sleep walking president in return. As Maher stated, “He looked tired. He had trouble getting his answers out. It looked like he took my million and spent it all on weed.” Maher also went on to contrast the two candidates, as Romney looking “charged up” and Obama was looking like Michael Jackson on diprivan. YIKES!
Maher Rips Obama and of course the obligatory shots at Romney (warning: language)
During his opening monologue tonight, Bill Maher admitted he was not happy with how President Obama did during his first big debate this week. He told his audience that Obama undeniably “sucked” during the debate, and surmised that the million dollars he gave to the campaign was probably spent on weed.
Maher surmised that because Wednesday was Obama’s anniversary, “he apparently had the sex first and was completely spent” for the debate. He contrasted Romney looking “charged up” with Obama looking like Michael Jackson on diprivan. Maher admitted that Obama “sucked” during the debate, and made a joke referencing the money he gave to the pro-Obama Super PAC.
I’ll give Maher credit … he certainly went after Obama for his inept debate performance. As the Pirate Cove opines, its only a matter of time before his words are branded as racist.
Yikes, VP Joe Biden Cozies Up to Voters, Um, Get’s Lap Dance on the Campaign Trail in Seaman, OH … Caption Contest, Biden Perv Edition
WOW, talk about a picture writing the story. This might have to be a caption contest, the heck with a post.
Here is a visual I am trying to get out of my mind, I am guessing that Obama’s VP Joe Biden was never told about boundaries and not getting in anothers space. Biden cozies up to voters at a campaign stop at Cruisers Diner on Sunday.Um, how inappropriate is this? I mean really, is he getting a lap dance or making promises to get votes? Check out the dude on the left, if looks could kill. As Right Scoop says, these guys will do anything for a vote. Anything but what is good for America, that is.
CAPTION CONTEST – BIDEN PERV EDITION
Carolyn Kaster / AP – Vice President Joe Biden talks to customers during a stop at Cruisers Diner, Sept. 9, in Seaman, Ohio
Have at it. What are the chances that the Secret Service would not step in if Biden got his A$$ kicked by these two bikers? Ok, Biden is officially the pervy uncle invited to the holiday dinner that no one wants to go near or has to sit next to. Can’t you picture Joe Biden have a G-8 summit and having world leaders sit in his lap? And this dude is a heart beat away from the Presidency. Let me just say, the Democrats and MSM had a lot of nerve questioning Sarah Palin’s ability to by VP in 2008.
A White House pool report says the bikers may be part of a group called the “Shaddowmen.” No details were available on their real names or what discussion led to the lap incident
They have a Caption contest going on over at the Jawa Report as well.
Some that come to mind to get things started …
- You think Obama has a “big stick” babe.
- Hey toots, Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am …
- This doesn’t look like any 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts in Delaware.
Even after Vice President Joe Biden canceled plans to come to Tampa, FL due to Hurricane Isaac, his reputation or should I say gaffe precedes his. The Hooters in nearby Clearwater welcomed Biden to Tampa … “Hey Joe Welcome to North Carolina”. How amazing is it that the United States of America has a walking talking joke at VP. Then again, the President is not much better.
So did Biden really ditch plans to come to Tampa, FL or did Obama have send him off to Montana and tell him it was Tampa? As if Biden would know, I think Biden believes he is always in North Carolina. There is no way that Obama was going to allow the gafffe-prone Biden alone in Tampa to get himself into trouble and put his foot in his mouth yet again. One has to wonder whether they are going to let Biden speak at the DNC or maybe they will just lip-sync the speech. Come on Joe, come on down to Tampa, the storm has passed and the weather is fine.