Archive for April, 2011

Biggest crowd in UFC history

April 30, 2011

UFC 129, featuring the return of Georges St. Pierre, takes place in Toronto later tonight. The event has already set the record for the largest crowd in UFC history, with some 55,000 tickets sold.

St. Pierre battles former Elite XC and Strikeforce champJake sields for the UFC welterweight title. St.Pierre is considered by many as the best fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship while Shields hasn’t lost since 2004.

Also on the UFC 129 card is the final match of legendary fighter Randy Couture’s career. Couture is entering The Octagon one final time, at the age of 47, to take on Lyota Machida. Jose Aldo defends his UFC featherweight title for the first time as well.


Donald Trump drops F-bomb in Vegas speech to Republican women

April 30, 2011


Tea Party now hates Superman

April 28, 2011

Too many pain pills, too much pot, tryin' to be something that I'm not ... I ain't Superman.

You can add Superman to the list of previously All-American things now hated by the Tea Party.

President Obama releases long form birth certificate!

April 27, 2011

Suck it, birthers!

Time for Gwyneth Paltrow to be led off to the guillotine

April 27, 2011


You know, in a better and more just time in world history, like the French Revolution, actress Gwyneth Paltrow would have been put to death by guillotine. Just out of sheer principle. Previously tagged with charges of “elitism,” Paltrow signed a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with luxury handbag manufacturer Coach Inc., yesterday.

Paltrow is already known as the world’s most out-of-touch blogger. Now she’s going to be pimping $1,200 handbags and $398 coin purses made out of genuine python skin. During the height of the recession, Paltrow advised her readers who might be depressed to do what she does when she’s feeling a little down-jet off on an intercontinental jet flight and have breakfast with daddy in the restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Such Let-Them-Eat-Cake-ism advice has led Paltrow to be mocked and branded as “the world’s worst blogger.” Paltrow has also recieved a host of scathing reviews. The New York Times called Paltrow’s writings “Fatuos.” Meanwhile, a Toronto paper chimed in that Paltrow’s blog is called “Goop” because“‘Learn From Me, Ungrateful Peasant’ was already taken.”

Washington Nationals infielder placed on “Paternity Leave”

April 27, 2011


What’s the difference between a good union and a bad one? Here’s an example: Tuesday, Washington Nationals infielder Ian Desmond became the 1st player in Major League Baseball history to be placed on “paternity leave.” Desmond has left the club to be with his wife, Chelsey, who is giving birth in Florida.

Desmond is actually the second MLB player to leave a team to be with a wife who is having a baby. However, Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis’ move was not announced as “paternity leave.” Yesterday was also the first time that a player was placed on the newly-created “7-day disabled list.” The list was specifically created for players with concussions. Ordinarily, players must miss a minimum of 15 days while going on the DL, however Milwaukee Brewers utilityman Erik Almonte will miss just seven days with a concussion. The diagnosis allows players to get proper medical treatment with missing an extended period of time. It also encourages players to admit to having concussions without being penalized.

Meanwhile, NFL players can’t even get medical insurance while they’re locked out.

Olbermann announces start date of new show

April 26, 2011


Deposed MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced the final details of his new television show on Current TV on Tuesday. The news/commentary show is scheduled to start on Monday June 20th and will be entitled “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” That’s the identical title of his previous show. “Countdown” will air weeknights at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, 8:00 Eastern.


Live Broadcast

April 26, 2011

Idaho State AFL-CIO Logo

The “600 Pounds of Ugly” radio show broadcasts live from the Idaho AFL-CIO headquarters today. You can listen live from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at .

The slow death of newspapers continues

April 24, 2011

Here’s a thought: If you’re America’s “Newspaper of Record,” you probably shouldn’t be duped into thinking a story in the parody news site “The Onion” is real. However, that’s exactly what happened to the New York Times last week. In a feature on the magazine “Tiger Beat” last week, the Times actually referenced a fake Barack Obama story that was really from The Onion, not Tiger Beat.

Dumbest invention of the 21st century

April 24, 2011


Here’s the latest and most insidious invention designed to turn your child into a bubblewrapped, non-coping social invalid and eventual serial killer. Welcome the “no-hit pinata.”

The no-hit pinata was designed specifically to make the world a “less violent” place. God knows you wouldn’t want your precious little snowflake ruined by hitting an inanimate object with a stick and ruining their psyche. Instead of bashing open a paper mache animal with a stck while blindfolded,the no-hit pinata has the chidren each grap a string and pull out one piece of candy etc. that is attached. Boring!

Besides, without hitting pinatas with a stick, the video at the top of this post could have never been made.