The Foo Fighters Recorded 8 Songs in 8 Different Cities For Their Upcoming “Sonic Highways” Album, And Just Released Their DC Inspired Song
Spin - For the album and series, Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded one song in each of these eight cities, delving into the local musical currents: how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns. All songs feature local legends sitting in, with every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the HBO series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.
Not sure if people have been paying attention to this, but it’s pretty cool. Foo Fighters doing things a bit different, recording 8 songs in 8 cities, with the songs based around those cities. Today they released the DC song. It’s like older, heavier Foo Fighters, not as ballad-esque as some of the recent stuff. I haven’t gotten around to watching the HBO show yet, but I plan on doing it soon. Hear great things. I don’t really know anyone who dislikes Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters. All they do is put out smash hit after smash hit and put on a great show. It’s all they do.
Verge - A senior Google executive has broken the world record for highest free-fall parachute jump today. Dr. Alan Eustace, whose official title is Senior Vice President of Knowledge, successfully completed a jump from 135,908 feet. The accomplishment came seemingly out of nowhere with no fanfare or media buzz whatsoever; The New York Times’ science Twitter account first reported Eustace’s incredible feat. Early this morning, Eustace began his balloon-powered ascent from an abandoned runway in Roswell, New Mexico, according to the Times. He was wearing a custom-designed spacesuit that featured an “elaborate” life support system in case anything went wrong during the plunge. The trip up took two hours; he fell back to earth in only 15 minutes with peak speeds exceeding 800 miles per hour; spectators report hearing a sonic boom as Eustace raced through the sky. The last time someone made a leap like this, the entire world knew about it; Felix Baumgartner’s thrilling jump from the edge of space was streamed live over the internet as it happened. Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall. His dive was from an altitude of 127,852 feet, which at the time also set a new record for highest free-fall parachute jump — a record that Eustace surpassed today.
I’m conflicted how to feel about this. On one hand, it’s awesome that you can be rich as shit and just do whatever you want. Guy woke up this morning and decided to break the world record for highest free-fall, so he did it. It’s amazing to have that sort of cash. Didn’t want the publicity, just has done so much cool shit that he was running out of ideas, so he decided to fall 135,000 feet. Good for him.
On the other hand, Felix Baumgartner was so cool. He did that whole free fall from outer space with Red Bull thing, and it captivated us. I feel like he really earned that record. He had the entire world tied around his finger. And now if some stiff in a suit can do it, kind of makes me sad/mad for getting so into Baumgartner’s stunt. And is this going to be the new thing for rich people? Just buying world records? Makes records less important if you can buy your way into the book.
So that’s the two sides. And at the end of the day, I have to give a round of applause to the rich guy. If you have the money, might as well just do whatever the fuck you want. I do enjoy seeing people live the dream, doing whatever they want, not a care in the world. So good for him.
CNN - TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is ending its run. On Friday, TMZ reported that the network has canceled the series in light of claims that the program’s newly separated matriarch, June “Mama June” Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender. Shannon said the reports that she’s dating McDaniel are “totally untrue” but confirmed that “as of right now, there will be no more production of the show.” Speculation that “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was headed for cancellation began Thursday, when some outlets reported that the show’s future was in jeopardy because of Shannon’s alleged relationship with McDaniel. In a statement, TLC said that it was “very concerned about this new information” and was “reassessing the future of the series.”
So that top picture is June Shannon. Yes, that is a woman who exists, has had sex with a consenting adult, and had a TV show. Has won the lottery 100 times over. Nobody who looks like that should ever get laid or be on television, and she figured out both. It’s amazing, really. Encouraging even. And now she had to go on ahead and ruin her perfect life by dating this guy, a child molester:
If I had never read this story and was shown his picture and was given 5 guesses what his job was, my list would start and end with child molester. Can’t even title a blog about him “does this look like the face of” because YES, 100% YES it is exactly the face of a child molester. Child molesters look at him and think he’s a walking stereotype. And for some reason, June Shannon wants his child molesting dick. TLC was paying her ungodly money to be a moron on TV every week and to pimp out her daughter and family, and she just had to go and screw that all up. But what else could you expect from someone who looks like this?
Literally horrifying. Almost to the point where maybe she outkicked her coverage by dating a child molester. You know what, I think she did.
On the plane, got a couple of hours..Question time! Anybody? #bored
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) October 24, 2014
Classic Bryce Harper move. Something about chess and checkers and zagging when you think he’s going to zig. Leave it to Bryce to take a concept like a Twitter Q&A and make it 100 times more awesome. Just shows the great guy he is, allowing his fans the opportunity to ask him questions on a social media account. Yea, so he never answered any, but he got the questions part done, and that means he’s batting .500 and that’s pretty good for a baseball player (and probably what he’ll hit next season IMO). Love him or hate him, but he’ll always keep you on your toes.
Outta nowhere, bah gawd! Nobody is trying harder to stay relevant than Paris Hilton. She drops pics on Instagram all day erryday. At 33 she’s on the downslope of her life lookswise, so she’s just doing the Instagram thing to the fullest.
Oh so when Paris Hilton rapes a teddy bear it’s art, but when this guy does it it’s a felony? Societal double standards, folks.
Also, she bought a $13,000 dog and dresses it up like this:
If you’re that dog, you don’t care right? It’s like being in Bieber’s posse. Yea he’s an asshole, but all the perks make it worth it. So you put up with putting on a duck costume because you’re banging the hottest dog at the dog park later that night. And I’m sure Paris’ dog has some perks too.
Man Arrested After He Threatened To Kill a 7-11 Employee After The Employee Told Him He Was Taking Too Much Nacho Cheese
Source – After being directed to not use so much nacho cheese, a man allegedly went into a tirade Sunday night and told a 7-Eleven clerk that he “eats people” and is “the biggest killer in Martinsburg” in an altercation that led to his arrest. Harry Grant McDonald, 56, of no fixed address was charged with two counts of obstructing an officer and single counts of disturbance of religious worship and assault, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Police went to investigate the reported disturbance on Sunday at about 7 p.m., court records said. After making the declarations at the convenience store at 201 Winchester Ave., McDonald went outside and declared he was going to kill the employee who confronted him about dispensing the cheese into a food container, court records said. “He then stared at the employee and raised a closed fist to him, followed by a series of martial-arts style punches in the employee’s direction,” Martinsburg Police Department Patrol Officer Samuel McGovern said in a complaint filed against McDonald. A review of the business’ surveillance footage validated the account that police obtained, court records said. McDonald, who allegedly gave police a false name, was found at the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, where he was arrested during a church service, records said. McGovern said in his complaint that McDonald was shouting and trying to free himself from an officer’s grip while being detained and disrupted the church service, records said.
Oh I’m sorry, I took too much free cheese?
Is that what they expected him to say? Because I wouldn’t expect an apology any time soon. What is 7-11 bro’s deal? Stop cramping everyone’s style for a minute and get back behind the counter. Don’t 7-11 employees have enough to worry about as it is, you know, like being robbed every other day, or the smell of those hot dogs rolling around all day giving them lung cancer? Plus, you work at 7-11 bro. You don’t need to save the cheese. If you really cared about anything in life, you wouldn’t be working at 7-11 (though at the same time, I do admire him taking his 7-11 job seriously).
And I would be remiss if I didn’t applaud the guy for getting big in the 7-11 clerk’s face. Screaming “I eat people” and doing karate right in his eyeballs is a move that puts anyone in their place. Because you kind of have to believe anyone who would yell that. That’s when 7-11 guy just backs down and lets the guy eat more cheese.
PS: Savage move by the cops to arrest the guy in a church then charge him with “disturbance of religious worship”. The guy is just tryna eat cheese and get his pray on, might as well rip up the constitution if both of those are crimes now.
This right here… this is a big one. As big as as Week 8 games get. Yeah the Ravens lost in Week 1 to this same team. Yeah they looked like shit on their home field. But that doesn’t matter anymore. A lot has changed in 8 weeks. The world is a completely different place. Ebola is everywhere. Bloggers have gotten married. And the Ravens have gotten really good at football and the Bengals haven’t. So there’s that. Win takes us to 6-2 and drops them to 3-3-1. Puts a real dagger in their AFC North hopes. So here are your keys to avenging a Week 1 disaster:
1. Get off to a fast start
A pretty typical goal for a road game. Silence the crowd on the road, build yourself a nice little lead. The reason this is paramount is because it’s exactly what doomed the Ravens earlier this season. That first half of Week 1 was legitimately the worst half of football I’ve ever watched Baltimore play in my life. Everyone was out of sync. They’ve been exactly the opposite in the weeks since, so hopefully that was just a bump in the road to learning this new offense. On the other side, the Bengals were miserable in the first half last week. Started the game in Indianapolis off with 8… EIGHT 3-and-out’s. That’s awful. They’re going to be striding to fix that as well. Shut them down quick, put points on the board, and run the ball right down their throats the rest of the day.
2. Crush Andy Dalton
I said the same thing before Week 1. Andy Dalton is a pussbag. He has no ability to escape the rush and make plays. He has no ability to step up in the pocket when it collapses and make confident throws. He stinks. The problem was we didn’t take him down even once in the loss. Zero sacks. Again, this is another area where we’ve improved drastically. There’s no reason why a foursome of OLB’s like Dumervill, Suggs, McPhee, and Upshaw shouldn’t be racking up 5+ sacks every week. And that’s exactly what they’ve done the last two weeks. If they keep it up this week, the Bengals don’t stand a chance on putting up more than 14. Whittle that down to 7 if AJ Green isn’t around for Dalton to throw prayers up to. Crush the ginger, win the football game.
3. Attack the middle of the field
Here’s where the Bengals have been exposed most the past few weeks. The turning point of their season was that SNF game against New England. Tom Brady picked them apart up the middle of the field, running the ball between the tackles and throwing play-action up the hashes. Since then, Carolina and Indy have done the same against Cincy with great success. We’re going to do the same and then some. We’re going to have no problem running the ball right down their throats. We have the 3rd most rushing yards in the league and they’re the 3rd worst against the rush.With that comes the easy throws up the middle. I love Owen Daniels in this game for that reason, and the Ravens should be able to hang 35+ on em.
4. Red-Zone defense
The Ravens fought and clawed their way back into that Week 1 game, and even took a lead with 5 min left. But they don’t even sniff a win if the defense didn’t play out of their minds in their own territory. Bengals only went into the half up 15-0 after we were able to hold them to 5 field goals. Plainly put, we avoided a bloodbath. I guarantee the Bengals are putting emphasis on punching those balls in and capitalizing on those opportunities. Those opportunities should be few and far between now that the Ravens secondary is finally healthy, but the sentiment remains (and always does). Bull your neck in the red zone.
Let’s rapid fire this one home…
Why you should feel shitty about Sunday’s game: Week 1. That’s it.
Why you should feel great about Sunday’s game: Number 1 in point differential in the league. Number 1 in points allowed defensively. Number 1 in percentage of drives scored on. Number 1 in red zone defense. Forsett is number 1 in YPC. Steve Smith lives for AFC North football. Will Hill should be all-in this week. A healthy Webb. A banged up (or inactive) AJ Green. Eugene Monroe may be back. No way Jacoby Jones goes another week without busting one. An elite quarterback. And as always… Justin Tucker.
Source - It’s early into the Australian NBL season and Josh Childress is dominating for the Sydney Kings. He’s averaging 19 points per game, 9.5 rebounds, 1.4 steals — and one MAMMOTH elbow to the face.
Pow, right in the kisser. Childress is not fucking around. Great form on the running elbow. When his basketball career fizzles out, he might want to give Vince McMahon a call. Seems like we have a natural on our hands.
If he is banned from the Aussie league, which apparently he might be, I hope he can jump back into the NBA somewhere. He’s always been fun to watch, just a shame he has RG3 legs that shatter when the wind blows.
MD Dispatch - An Ocean City man was arrested on first-degree assault and other charges last weekend after choking a waiter at a Boardwalk restaurant when his female companion did not get the chicken fingers she ordered. Around 11:25 p.m. last Saturday, Ocean City Police responded to the Brass Balls Saloon on the Boardwalk near 12th Street for a reported assault that had already occurred. OCPD Communications advised the responding officers an individual wearing a Howard Johnson shirt and name tag had reportedly choked a victim in the restaurant before going back to the hotel, which is located in the same block on the Boardwalk. OCPD officers went to the hotel and made contact with male wearing a Howard Johnson shirt. The officers were able to identify the individual as Carl Ludovic Saint-Juste, 22, of Ocean City. The officers asked Saint-Juste if he had just choked somebody out, to which he responded, “if there was a fight, somebody would have been leaking and bruised,” according to police reports. OCPD officers then went back to the Brass Balls Saloon to interview the victim, who was a waiter at the restaurant. The victim told police he was sitting at a table when a female patron, who had come in with two other males, approached him and complained she did not receive the chicken fingers she had ordered. The victim told police another of the two men accompanying the female also confronted him about the missing order. While the victim was speaking with the other male, Saint-Juste allegedly snuck up behind him and began to choke him. The victim told police he pulled down Saint-Juste’s arm in an attempt to stop him from choking him, but the suspect would not relieve his grip. The victim told police his airway was compromised and he was unable to breathe as Saint-Juste continued to choke him and he feared he could be seriously injured if the suspect did not stop. The victim told police Saint-Juste did not stop choking him until someone else in the establishment yelled at him to stop. The victim told police he felt pain in his neck and back after the suspect stopped choking him. An OCPD officer watched video surveillance of the incident and observed Saint-Juste choke the victim for 12 seconds while the victim was seated in a chair. “Saint Juste snuck up behind the victim and forcefully choked him,” the statement of charges reads. “The victim was unable to breathe, and because he was unable to breathe, he was in danger of serious bodily injury or death.” Saint-Juste was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault. He was held initially on a $25,000 bond, but at a bond review on Tuesday, his bail was reduced to $10,000 and he was released.
I see this two ways:
1) This is the wakeup call the waiter needed. Can’t just willy nilly forget someone’s chicken fingers and expect to get off scot-free. You just open up a slippery slope when you start doing that. There’s nothing worse than being at a restaurant and not getting your food. Nothing. Sitting there while everyone asks if it’s ok to start eating while they pick at their fries, guilting you. And then when you say “it’s fine, don’t wait for me, it’s really ok” all of a sudden everyone climbs up on their high horses and does that “oh no no no, we’ll wait, really”. So to avoid that situation, maybe you do have to choke a bitch.
2) Nobody likes the guy who picks his girlfriend’s fights. Always being the hardo, picking fights with any person who as much as looks at his girlfriend. Relax bro. Stop thinking that everyone is going to plow your girlfriend at all times. And nice job trusting her big guy. The girl who didn’t get the chicken fingers can figure out chicken fingergate herself.