Johnny Robish's Blog – January 2016 Archive (29)

Bears Jay Cutler Gets Slammed in Fan’s Obituary

Bears Jay Cutler Gets Slammed in Fan’s Obituary:  Chicago Bears veteran quarterback Jay Cutler has shouldered a lot of criticism since entering the NFL in 2006, but a female Bears’ fan slamming him in her obituary has everyone in the Windy City talking.  Good grief, what’s the big deal?  Hell, its Chicago!  Dead people vote on a regular basis in Chicago - no reason why they can’t do sports commentary too! …

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 30, 2016 at 9:35pm — 2 Comments

Deaf Man Stabbed in Signing Misunderstanding

Deaf Man Stabbed in Signing Misunderstanding:  A deaf man in North Carolina, communicating to a friend via sign language, was stabbed multiple times after he was mistaken for flashing gang signs.  In an attempt to avoid further mishaps, officials are urging members of violent gangs to consider learning American Sign Language (ASL).…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 29, 2016 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Tower Top of Empire State Building Originally Intended for Dirigibles

Tower Top of Empire State Building Originally Intended for Dirigibles:  Historians say that the top of the tower of the Empire State Building was originally intended - but never used - as a mooring place for dirigibles.  It seems such a shame they spent all that time and money constructing the tower and the only one who ever really got any use out of it was King Kong.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 28, 2016 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Mammoth Bones Found Under Oregon State’s Stadium End Zone

Mammoth Bones Found Under Oregon State’s Stadium End Zone:  A massive femur and several other bones from a 10,000-year-old mammoth have been found under the north end zone of Oregon State University's Reser Stadium during an off-season renovation, the university said in a news release.  Many archeologists are viewing this as the first conclusive evidence that mammoths may have played college football. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 27, 2016 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Maine Gov Wants to Bring Back the Guillotine and Public Executions

Maine Gov Wants to Bring Back the Guillotine and Public Executions:  In a recent radio interview, controversial Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine said he feels his state is too easy on drug crimes, suggesting it’s time to bring back the guillotine and public executions for serious offenders.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 26, 2016 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Televangelist Wants $125M Christian Resort in San Diego

Televangelist Wants $125M Christian Resort in San Diego:  Televangelist Morris Cerullo says he wants to build a Christian-themed resort in San Diego that includes fancy timeshare suites, a Biblical museum, high-tech attractions and a 20-foot-high replica of Jerusalem's wailing wall.  Great idea!  Forget all this feeding the poor and housing homeless veterans stuff, nothing says Jesus loves you better than a luxury timeshare, a high-end spa and a Jesus Gift…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 25, 2016 at 10:10pm — 7 Comments

Trump Brags He Could Shoot Somebody and Not Lose Any Voters

Trump Brags He Could Shoot Somebody and Not Lose Any Voters:  Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is so confident about how dedicated his supporters are to him, he recently told an Iowa crowd that he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters.  Hell, he probably could shoot somebody and just blame Obama - it seems to work for everything else.  That kind of reminds me of the story about 2 Corinthians were walking…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 24, 2016 at 9:47pm — 12 Comments

Study Advises Safest Place to Sit During Plane Crash

Study Advises Safest Place to Sit During Plane Crash:  A new study found that the safest place to be sitting during a place crash is in the very back of the plane, with people who are seated in first class being in the most danger of being killed.  I suppose, but if you ask me, surviving while flying in coach still seems much worse than dying while sitting in first class.  Besides, I’ve read people are 47% more likely to have their heads explode after…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 23, 2016 at 10:11pm — 11 Comments

Pilot Charged With Flying Alaska Airlines Plane While Drunk

Pilot Charged With Flying Alaska Airlines Plane While Drunk:  Authorities say a Newport Beach airline pilot has been arrested and charged with piloting an Alaska Airlines jet full of passengers while under the influence of alcohol.  The FAA says he cut off another plane and was swerving all over the sky.  I’m sensing an FWI on his record and mandatory Drunk Flight School.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 22, 2016 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

Consumers Urged to Purchase Fire Extinguisher with Hoverboards

Consumers Urged to Purchase Fire Extinguisher with Hoverboards:  Because of numerous reports of fires across 19 states involving the ever-popular hoverboards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising consumers to purchase a fire extinguisher when you buy one of the self-balancing boards.  The fire risk has become so bad, the National Park Service is now advising hikers to pack a hoverboard in their gear, just in case they get lost or stranded and…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 21, 2016 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Possible Huge Gas Planet Discovered Beyond Pluto

Possible Huge Gas Planet Discovered Beyond Pluto:  Scientists feel pretty certain that they may have finally discovered a ninth planet, a huge gas ball which astronomers have nicknamed Planet Nine, located so far out in our solar system that its year is equivalent to 10,000 earth years.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 20, 2016 at 9:59pm — 8 Comments

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has scored his highest-profile endorsement yet in former vice presidential nominee and Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin.  Good grief, to anyone else but Donald Trump, a Sarah Palin endorsement would be the political equivalent of being told you have genital herpes.  That said, its pretty obvious who the real winner here is - Tina Fey!…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 19, 2016 at 9:13pm — 6 Comments

Opposition to Government Plan to Restore Mexican Gray Wolves

Opposition to Government Plan to Restore Mexican Gray Wolves:  Opposition to Federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest is building in Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to reintroduce the predators.  The Feds say now that they’ve heard the rancher’s side of the story, the next step will be sending Sean Penn to interview the leader of the Mexican wolves.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 18, 2016 at 9:49pm — 4 Comments

Fundamentalist Christian Group Builds Noah’s Ark Theme Park

Fundamentalist Christian Group Builds Noah’s Ark Theme Park:  Fundamentalist Christian organization Answers in Genesis (AiG) and its Australian-born president, Ken Ham are building a $101 million Noah’s Ark theme park on a 99-acre parcel of land in Kentucky, which will include a dinosaur riding Jesus.  Why build a Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky?  I’m no Biblical scholar, but I’d have built the place in Portland or Seattle.  Hell, 40 days and…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 17, 2016 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Researchers Studying Poop Pills for Weight Loss

Researchers Studying Poop Pills for Weight Loss:  Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston say they plan to launch a clinical trial to study the impact of gut bacteria on weight by giving fecal pills obtained from thin people to overweight people.  The way it all works is quite simple really - once the patient realizes that they’re actually swallowing part of someone’s turd, they instantly and completely lose their…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 15, 2016 at 9:23pm — 3 Comments

Wooden Foot 1,500-Years-Old Found in Austria

Wooden Foot 1,500-Years-Old Found in Austria:  Archeologists in Austria say they’ve unearthed in an ancient grave that contains what they believe to be Europe's oldest prosthetic implant in the shape of a wooden foot dating from the sixth century.

Geez, talk about having one foot…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 14, 2016 at 6:47pm — 4 Comments

Bus-Sized Crocodile Fossil Discovered in Tunisia

Bus-Sized Crocodile Fossil Discovered in Tunisia:  The Washington Post reports that Paleontologists in Tunisia have unearthed the remains of terrifying 30-foot, 3-ton, bus-sized crocodile.  Good grief, can you imagine mistakenly boarding that instead of a bus?  Is it any wonder people back then were reluctant to take public transportation?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 13, 2016 at 8:50pm — 6 Comments

Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch Engaged

Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch Engaged:  Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is engaged to Jerry Hall, the American actress and former supermodel who had a long-time relationship with Mick Jagger.

All I can say is, isn’t love grand?  Of course in this case - many, many, many grand.  How…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 12, 2016 at 9:49pm — 12 Comments

Trump Tells Followers NFL Has Gone Soft Just Like the US



Trump Tells Followers NFL Has Gone Soft Just Like the US:
  Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told a cheering Reno, Nevada audience that he doesn't watch professional football anymore because the NFL has gone “soft" just…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 11, 2016 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Sean Penn Secretly Met With Drug Lord El Chapo

Sean Penn Secretly Met With Drug Lord El Chapo:  Sean Penn has once again ignited controversy after it was disclosed he secretly met Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at his secret hideout for an interview for Rolling Stone magazine.  Who does Sean Penn think he is meeting with such a notorious criminal anyway?  Doesn’t he realize those kind of rendezvous are supposed to be left to experts like Dennis Rodman? …

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 10, 2016 at 9:21pm — 9 Comments

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