Springsteen Favored To Win Grammy Awards

Grammy nominee Bruce Springsteen is up for FOUR awards this time around.  According to Rolling Stone, he has a tremendous chance to avenge the snub that happened after he won the Golden Globe for best song from a motion picture and then did not even get NOMINATED for the Oscar.
  "Grammy’s Best Song Written for a Motion Picture category.Springsteen will face some big competition, however, in the form of BeyoncĂ©’s “Once in a Lifetime” from Cadillac Records, Paramore’sTwilight track “Decode,” Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” from Hannah Montana: The Movie, and the song that ultimately won the Oscar, A.R. Rahman’s “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire. Bruce scored four nods in total, including Best Rock Song and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for “Working on a Dream” and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Sea of Heartbreak” with Rosanne Cash."

I predict Bruce, at SIXTY YEARS OLD, will win multiple Grammy awards in 2010. 

Vizio TV Just Fades To Black

Well I waited for 2 years for the prices to drop low enough for me and my family on a meager income to afford a new HDTV, and I finally pulled the trigger and got a 42 inch 420E.  After all those ads from Collin Cowherd I was probably in the mindset to choose Vizio over Sony, Phillips,  and Samsung that Walmart sells at a discount prices, but when you put them side by side, it seemed that Vizio really does get a better picture for the dollar.  So I couldn't wait, and with my luck the cable box died the very day I got the TV home, and of course, 2 hours were spent thinking the TV was the problem before finding out that the mother board and connections on the cable box had become disconnected, and there would be no service call on a Saturday Night.  The picture was beautiful when it was finally hooked up, bypassing the comcast cable box and just putting the cable directly into the TV input, and on Monday the Cable guy  (and Yes his name was Larry The Cable Guy, but never said Git Er Done) came in and admired the new Vizio but warned, "God help you if anything goes wrong."   Sure enough, on Thursday, the TV began just fading to Black.  You'd be watching and suddenly, the thing Fades to Black.  I have saved the box to return it to Walmart, and the VIZIO technician says via email that I should try to basically reboot the TV ..and it may have to do with some kind of setting that I suspect has to do with the sun hitting the TV screen (ADVANCED ADAPTIVE LUMA)   It hasn't happened since, and as of now it's been 4 days,  but I am very suspect of such a major problem with a brand new TV.  I love the picture...and at least I am covered for 90 days by Walmart and supposedly a year by Vizio.   Here is the procedure for undoing the sudden fade to black technical problem on a new vizio.

Dear Valued Customer,
I apologize to hear you are having difficulties with your VIZIO TV. Here at VIZIO we offer best in class technical support. I would recommend performing a power cycle on your TV. Please follow the steps in this order:

1- Power off TV
2- Unplug TV from outlet
3- Press and hold in the power button on the TV for 30 seconds (while it is unplugged from the wall)
4- Release the power button
5- Plug in the TV into a different outlet
6- Power the TV back on

There is also a factory reset option in your menu under the SETUP section. It will say either "reset all settings" or "system reset". I would recommend this option as well.

In your Advanced Video Settings there is a setting called ADVANCED ADAPTIVE LUMA.  Please turn this off.

Eddie And The Cruisers is a Yearly Guilty Pleasure

I had a chance to see Michael Pare in Eddie and the Cruisers as one of the first things I saw on my new Vizio.  It was a great reminder of how MUCh the music in the movie sounded soooo much like Bruce Springsteen music...not just influcenced, but I believe directly and purposely copied directly from the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. It's not just that John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band resemble Springsteen vocally, but also, the music seems to have riffs directly lifted from the likes of Roy Bittan ....a scene in a bar where the piano is just being tinkled around on and it sounds exactly like the backing that Bittan would give The Boss on one of his storytelling escapades mid concert.  Wild Summer Nights and On The Darkside could easily be fit in between any of the songs on Darkness on the Edge Of Town, or The River, and even Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes sounds like an upbeat Springsteen flipside or even a concert cover in the spirit of Quarter To Three.  Eddie And The Cruisers is SOOO cheezy ...but I list it as my guilty pleasure movie year in and year out.  

Maddy Curtis is a Favorite To WIN American Idol Season 9

Maddy Curtis from little tiny Blumont Virginia tore it up on American Idol.  She is one of 12 ..yes TWELVE kids from a tiny town near the base of Snickers Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Loudon County Virginia, emerged as the early sentimental favorite on the opening Idol by getting the very first ticket.   Already there is alot of information about the beauty ..

USA Today says "Here's the poster child for Season 9. Maddy Curtis, 16, is the ninth of 12 children, and her next-oldest brother has Down Syndrome. Her family also adopted three other boys with Down, putting Maddy in the middle. "They see the world in colors, and we need to see the world that way," says Maddy, who comes across like a real sweetheart.
Maddy has a surreal moment upon entering the room -- she's been watching the show since she was 8. She chooses to sing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah (famously sung on the show by Jason Castro)
here are the links.


Rolling Stone

Oinkernet is Guinea Pig TV


For those who love the guinea pigs and on the heels of G force comes the Squeek Squeak squeeak suqeeeak of the little guinea pig tv on OINKERNET.  

Like Shoeless Joe ...NOT ...Say it aint so Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire finally admitted it and said  he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. I had a seat in left field in Pittsburgh and was one of the last (STUPID) holdouts that believed he would ve found to not have used illegal drugs on that run. According to Associated Press he said :
"It's very emotional, it's telling family members, friends and coaches, you know, it's former teammates to try to get ahold of, you know, that I'm coming clean and being honest," he said. "It's the first time they've ever heard me, you know, talk about this. I hid it from everybody."

 So the bash brothers were the STASH brothers as well.

best baseball quotes of all time

Fox hires Palin ...and now we know why she quit

Fox has said that  Ms. Palin would appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multiyear deal.  They havent said how much she will get paid ...but ..its got to be a bonkers amount.  Something tells me she won't run for prez now ...though you had the feeling the dems were hoping for it.
Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program...but  she will host a series that will run on the network from time to time. This person would not elaborate, but the network does have a precedent for such a series. Oliver L. North is the host of an occasionally running documentary series on the military called “War Stories." 

Here is a link to Palin Jokes

Here is a link to Funny Palin Cartoons

Here is a link to hot and sexy Sarah Palin pictures and images
Here is the Saturday Night Live Transcript of Palin portrayed by Tina Fey ...she HAS to do her on Fox.

Cardinals Over Packers was second greatest game ever.\

Packers vs Cardinals was just one of the best games I ever saw ! Reminded me of Chargers vs Dolphins (former Virginia Tech Hokie Don Strock vs All time greatest Qb Dan Fouts) from 1982 Dan Fouts  was incredible and so was Strock in relief, which WAS the greatest (Non- Bridgewater) game I ever saw.

Posting On The Fridge 2010

20 New Year Resolutions
Dr. Frank Lipman, Integrative Physician

1. More Real Food, Less "Food-like Substances",
2. More Fruit and Vegetables, Less Sugar, Wheat & Corn
3. More Organic, Less Toxic
4. More Chewing, Less Eating
5. More Water, Less Soda
6. More Recycling, Less Waste
7. More Walking, Less Driving
8. More Exercising, Less Watching TV
9. More Outdoors, Less Indoors
10. More Sleep, Less Worry
11. More Calm, Less Chaos
12. More Being, Less Doing
13. More Consciousness, Less Ignorance
14. More Smiles, Less Anger
15. More Love, Less Hatred
16. More Play, Less Serious
17. More Letting Go, Less Holding On
18. More Forgiving, Less Blaming
19. More Generosity, Less Greed
20. More Ubuntu*, Less Me!
*"A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.*
Desmond Tutu