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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, September 25, 2006

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Happy Monday One And All

My fantasy football team stunk up the joint again this weekend.

It didn't help that our opponent had Carson Palmer starting and Palmer lit up the Steelers. Our quarterback Jake Delhomme of the Carolina Panthers has caught the dreaded "we drafted him and now he sucks" disease.

Seems like my partner and I put a curse on many good players once we draft them. Well, I shouldn't blame Dean...he is not walking around with the black cloud over him!

We have reorganized the COOL SITES TO VISIT area and after the first two, the rest are now alphabetical by title. You see, it appears that the Soul Patrol has decided to take over the world of blogging.

FOUR new entries on the list:
Anndi's Luggage - our good friend from Montreal will amuse and amaze.
SueAnn's Silliness - look out for a ton of silliness and some incredible poetry.
Uniquely The Same - a glimpse into the life of Amanda who has found a way to smile despite it all.

And finally...not a new blog, but a new link to the blog:
The Inner Sanctum - Dante/Yoda has a really insightful view on the world.

Find them all listed on the right. Welcome to THE COUCH gang!

Business out of the way....still no word... 'nuff said...

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

All In The family:

LOS ANGELES - Aaron Carter has broken off his engagement to his older brother's ex-girlfriend. The 18-year-old pop singer called off his engagement to 22-year-old actress Kari Ann Peniche just a week after he proposed onstage in Las Vegas, Us Weekly reported Sunday on its Web site.
Does anybody find this as creepy as I do Kiddies? Is there another brother who is now in line to take a run at this young woman, and doesn't she realize there are other guys in the world to date?

Fear Factor Doesn't Have These Problems, Do They?
By Associated Press
GURNEE, Ill. - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Six Flags Great America to scrap its Halloween-themed cockroach-eating promotion.A spokeswoman for the animal rights organization says the contest at the amusement park's FrightFest is "gratuitously cruel."
The park in Gurnee, Ill., is joining other Six Flags parks in offering unlimited line-jumping privileges to anyone who eats a live Madagascar hissing cockroach. The bugs are up to three inches long.
The contest begins next month.
Amusement park officials are defending their menu choice. Great America spokesman Jim Taylor says the bugs are nutritious, high in protein and fat free.

HEY PETA, want to do something worthwhile, spend your time going after those people who beat animals. I don't believe in using animals for product testing, but using animals for scientific testing, where it can SAVE HUMAN LIFES...go for it. And I like eating meat...sorry, but I do. We're talking COCKROACHES here folks
!

The World Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket:

Johnny Knoxville and his pals pulled another prank on Hollywood as their sequel of crazy stunts, "Jackass Number Two," beat a rush of serious movies to take the top spot at the weekend box office.
Basically a home video of a bunch of brainless idjits is earning all this money...now where the hell is my video recorder...ah there it is..."HEY TRAV, C'MERE AND JUMP OFF MY ROOF INTO THIS BUCKET OF JELLO!" We'll make millions!

Finally, Someone Wakes Up!

By SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer
2 hours, 4 minutes ago NEW YORK - Viacom Inc., a media conglomerate that owns MTV and VH1, said Monday that it was cutting the cash salary and bonuses of its chairman and controlling shareholder, Sumner Redstone, and linking most of his compensation with the performance of the company's stock. The new employment agreement ties Redstone's pay more closely with the interests of shareholders. Under the new agreement, beginning in 2007, Redstone's salary will be reduced to $1 million per year from $1.75 million and deferred compensation of $1.3 million per year will be eliminated.
Also, Redstone's target cash bonus will be reduced to $3.5 million per year from $6.1 million. He will also receive an annual award of stock options having a grant-date value of $3 million and an annual award of performance share units with a grant-date target value of $3 million.
Wow...now if the company tanks because he doesn't watch it, he actually doesn't make guaranteed millions while his stockholders lose their shirts. UNIQUE CONCEPT FOLKS! One all companies should implement immediately!
Now Sumner baby -- umm who the hell names their kid SUMNER anyway?!?! - Oh right SURI Cruise, CHASTITY Bono,
FIFI TRIXIBELLE Geldorf, MOXIE CRIMEFIGHTER Jillette (Penn Jillette's daughter). Do I really have to continue? Maybe we will just make this a posting of it's own here on THE COUCH one day! Where was I? Oh YEAH! Sumner, baby..if you need a couple of bucks, just let me know, I will do a telethon for you!

Do The Beach Boys Have To Rename The Song Too?

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Huntington Beach is taking its rivalry with Santa Cruz over the title of "Surf City, USA" out of the ocean and into the hands of lawyers, trademarking the name and chasing down businesses that infringe on it.
The Southern California town, which boasts a surfing museum and a hall of fame, announced in May that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had awarded it exclusive use of the title. Now it is enforcing its rights, sending cease and desist letters to anyone wading into its waters.
One of its first targets, the Santa Cruz beachwear shop Noland's on the Wharf, has been selling bathing suits and beach hats for nearly half a century.

The shop has been warned it has until Friday to stop selling a T-shirt sporting the words "Santa Cruz" and "Surf City." Sales of the shirt have since skyrocketed, selling out and leading to a waiting list with nearly 300 names.
OK, so two towns are now fighting this "war" with laywers. Well, Kiddies, who do you think is going to pay all these costs? THE TAXPAYERS OF COURSE. Let the politicians pony up the millions of dollars this stupid little "pissing match" is going to cost. Or better yet, pistols at 50 paces between the Mayors...think if you insisted on that they might find a way to compromise??? SHEESH!

Well, enough silliness for today....

Wait, SueAnn uses Silliness in the title of her blog. Does that mean, by my just using that word it constitutes trademark infringement....Quick, get me my law firm Armbreaker, Kneesnapper & Jablonski on the phone!

Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH, hope you enjoyed your stay.

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Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.




18 Of Your Sparks

  1. Coco Says:
  2. Well, in the defense of those little Carter boys, perhaps they have trouble meeting girl ...?

    It's so nice to see all the creative people who are now writing about their thoughts and experiences, but I will never in a million years be able to keep up with all the new blogs that have appeared among our friends in the past week ... guess I will have to schedule different ones on different days. You can be Monday if you want, Bond.

    Well, that brings me to the weird baby names segment. I guess this would be the appropriate place to tell you we had almost decided on either Stone or Perry for my son's name. Less entertaining choices that were suggested to us were Jason or Mason. In the end, we decided to keep the name his birth mother had given him. A relief to my parents, who don't have much of a sense of humor, apparently.

    Hugs and a kiss on the cheek,
    Coco

     
  3. Bond Says:
  4. JUST MONDAY??? JUST MONDAY???

    but but but....

    OK, I will take one day a week... sheesh!

    UMMM Perry ain't weird and Stone is just a teenie tiny bit weird...

    But I do like Brennan....

    JUST MONDAY????

    LOL

     
  5. Turnbaby Says:
  6. LOL

    Vinny you know yours will be first everyday

    Besides-- you have all the links! I can't get that part going yet.

    The baby names--oh my--let's see you top this one

    Anwanashea Perkeshita

    I am not making this up

    WOOOOOOOOOOO

     
  7. Anndi Says:
  8. Amaze and amuse? You're making me sound like a novelty act on Coney Island... and now.. for her next amazing and amusing trick.. Anndi will juggle leprechauns!
    Man I do love ya!

    Cockroaches eh? Well, I'm all for the banning of this terrible cockroach eating thing.. I mean, it has nothing to do with it being cruel.. but man! it's just plain nasty and wrong! You know, they have this event here at the Insectarium where you can actually taste a bunch of 'delicacies' made with bugs and they even sell bug cookbooks.. erch!

    And um.. Vinny.. are we talking green jell-o, cause I'd pay to see that.. wait, am I forced to use the generic simulated flavor gelatin mix instead of jell-o?

     
  9. Bond Says:
  10. Turn.. you lie.. I know you are going to visit the luggage.. you are a female.. female's love luggage!

    And. ummm the name? WW has more Asians and Indians combined then Caucasians.. so that name doesn't even faze me...

    Anndi: You mean you aren't a novelty act on Coney island...damn.. i guess I was wrong.. I thought I saw an ad for the new performer THE GREAT SOFTIE!

    No brand name jello and a mixture of green and red.. for a nice lucious blah color...DIVE TRAVIS DIVE!

     
  11. Anonymous Says:
  12. From the mind of Meribah:
    Oooo oooo! I would luuuv to see Trav jump off your roof into a bucket of jello!!! Come on, Trav, do it, do it, do it! I'll do a pole dance AND a belly dance, in a costume of your choice, if you do! LMOO

     
  13. Fred Says:
  14. Didn't little brother work for Us at one time? Anyway, we get three of those stupid magazines here at the house. I wish people wouldn't buy them so idiots like Aaron Carter would just go away. I mean, who cares?

     
  15. Travis Says:
  16. **tests consistency of jello and is satisfied with its springiness, retreats 40 paces, removes shoes and socks, inhales and exhales, cracks neck, starts gymnastics run**

    **picks up enough speed and launches into a round off followed by three back flips and a hard punch into a double twisting somersault in the pike position**

    KERSPLATT!!!!!

    **waits patiently for score**

     
  17. Coco Says:
  18. I think you missed the point with the names, dear ... our last name is Masson? Pronounced like with one "s"? And you know danged good and well I could never read you just once a week - it's all I can do to wait till my prep period each day ... LOL

     
  19. Sueann Says:
  20. hmmm You make me sound like a mongrel...Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas style! AWWW you used "Silliness"" cha ching$$$$$...soon you will owe me more than I owe you for using your word....sheesh...oops...oh wait..I take that word back...oh man..Hey really..I am broke! sheesh...oh no!
    Hugs Mr. Silly!

     
  21. Sueann Says:
  22. Vince - Thank you for your support in my journey, my dear friend. You are right...the time is now, to allow others into my "real" life.

    Huge Hugs!
    Sueann

     
  23. Bond Says:
  24. Wonders what kind of rating we would get if Meri did the pole dance in the movie???

    FRED: Ummm.. if you wish people didn't buy them, then why do you get three in your house??? LOL

    TRAVIS: Did you miss the part where I said you would JUMP OFF THE ROOF INTO THE BUCKET OF JELLO?
    would sound more like a GUSHGUSH then a KERSPLATT

    COCO: Hides my head in shame that I missed the name thingy...SHEESH!

    SUE: Actually I said Pennsylvania, TEXAS, Michigan (in order of where you lived- did you forget?) and gee it didn't sound Mongrel to me.. more like national traveler... and you said it you pay for it baby!

     
  25. Travis Says:
  26. Hey V - Aintcha never seen a guy do a tumbling run off a roof into a vat of jello?

    And just so's ya know - I have perfected the fine art of the KERSPLATT. It's THE sound - all the rage for jello divers.

    Ah well, so much for the Italian judge.

     
  27. damm Says:
  28. thank you all so much :( I am now enrolled in a evelyn wood speed reading course to try to keep up with all these blogs.

     
  29. Anndi Says:
  30. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    *holds up a 10 and giggles*

     
  31. Bond Says:
  32. TRAV: OK, just checking that you were aware that GUSHGUSH and KERSPLATT are similar..depends upon wheter you bellyflopped or not!
    Holds up a 6 (we Italians judge harshly)

    DAMM: Showing your age dude.. EVELYN WOOD went out of business in the 70's ! LOL

    ANNDI: Just proves you are a softie or have the "wanthims" real bad for Trav!

     
  33. Turnbaby Says:
  34. hmph-- you know I don't lie ---but if it were SHOES that would be a different story

     
  35. Anonymous Says:
  36. From the mind of Meribah:

    I don't usually post twice on the same topic, but just had to come back to this one! Looks like I'm gonna have to do my pole dance again! Cameras are not allowed, unless I get a cut of the profits from it! LMOO

    By the way, Anndi IS a softie, and we all knew she had a thing for Trav! LOL

     

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