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  • Mass Murderers Should Be Deprived of Fame

    10/12/2017 1:51:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 12, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    On Oct. 1, a 64-year-old Nevada man opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. If you don't know his name, you can easily find it online, in print or on TV. But you won't learn it from this column. Notoriety may have been what he was after in methodically plotting the slaughter. He may have intended to outdo other mass shooters. He may have hoped his name would gain a sinister immortality. University of Alabama criminologist Adam Lankford has explained the repetition of such incidents as a...
  • Trump’s Quest For Fame

    08/07/2016 3:10:12 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 7th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In common speech, we tend to use the terms glory, honor, famous and fame as if they were interchangeable. They share the common ingredient of praise, and of an independent audience that judges behavior. Where they differ is as to what that audience is and when the praise is awarded. In the simplest of definitions, glory is associated with God. Honor involves respect from a small group, such as one’s family or fellow professionals in law, sports, writing, broadcasting, etc. Famous people are typically celebrities who enjoy shallow admiration from a wide group. That leaves the quality of fame. In...
  • The hero mom of Baltimore dropped off the radar quickly

    10/31/2015 8:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot ^ | October 31, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Remember the “Hero Mom of Baltimore” who smacked down her son on the evening news and dragged him out of the Baltimore Riots? (Ed had the video of the interview with her and some early observations on how this wasn’t going to be a panacea for all of society.) It’s been six months since all of that madness unfolded and the Washington Post got to wondering what ever happened to the lady. She seemed to be all over the cable dial for a short while after her fifteen seconds of fame, but then… nothing. She was supposed to be...
  • 67,000 Packer fans at Lambeau Field to Honor Brett Favre induction in the Football Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 5:16:46 AM PDT · by hondact200 · 10 replies
    july 19, 2015 | hondact200
    67,00 Packer fans show up at Lambeau Field to honor the retiring of Packer jersey #4 and the induction of Brett Favre into the Football Hall of Fame. Local news station carried the program.
  • The Woes of Socialism ... Famous Venezuelan Ice-Cream Store Closes Over Milk Shortage

    12/29/2014 4:30:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Corina Pons
    Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage CARACAS - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. "We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk," the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook page. Locals confirmed that the shop, hugely popular among tourists for its exotic and strange flavours ranging from beer to beans, had been closed since Christmas Eve. A sign on the door asked customers' forgiveness "for not attending you due...
  • GRL Singer Simone Battle's Death Ruled a Suicide

    09/08/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 9/7/14
    The death of pop singer and former "X-Factor" contestant Simone Battle, a member of G.R.L., has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the Los Angeles County coroner said today..... "Simone was an exceptional young talent and human being, and we are all devastated to learn of her passing," the statement said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time." Battle grew up in Los Angeles, where she did some part time modeling and work in television and movies before ending up on tour with the Black Eyed Peas after high school, according to RCA...
  • Guy, Brooks, Jones among 7 elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/01/2014 4:49:53 PM PST · by Doogle · 46 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/01/14 | AP via FOX
    NEW YORK – Ray Guy has become the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joining the long-time Oakland Raider were two first-time eligible players, linebacker Derrick Brooks and offensive tackle Walter Jones. The class of 2014 also included defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams and defensive end Claude Humphrey, who like Guy was a senior selection.
  • Report: Scottie Pippen questioned by cops over alleged fight [NBA star will get away w/ assault]

    06/25/2013 6:56:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 6/24/13 | SCOOBY AXSON
    NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen was questioned by authorities on Monday in relation to a fight with an autograph seeker that happened in Malibu, Calif., reports The report states that Pippen turned himself in to authorities in Malibu and the police decided against arresting Pippen after speaking with him. Pippen, 47, was a seven-time NBA All-Star in 17 seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, and Portland Trail Blazers. He won six NBA titles with the Bulls.
  • Reese Witherspoon apologizes, "deeply embarrassed" after arrest

    04/22/2013 6:01:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/22/13
    Reese Witherspoon said she is "deeply embarrassed" about what she said to police during the arrest of her and her husband during a traffic stop in Atlanta. "Do you know my name?" Witherspoon is quoted as asking the state trooper who stopped the couple. She also said, "You're about to find out who I am" and "You're about to be on national news," according to the arrest report. The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior to police
  • Bestow obscurity on Sandy Hook shooter and other mass murderers

    01/06/2013 8:57:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-5-13 | mike nichols
    It doesn't matter; people will forget them again because we have become inured. I don't think we've completely lost our ability to be shocked. People will always remember that 20 children died at Sandy Hook. But the murderers are running together, fusing themselves into the obscurity they so badly wanted to escape. Maybe there are just too many of them. Maybe it is a collective self-defense mechanism on our part, our way of making them less real. Or maybe it is our little protest, our refusal to give anything of value -- even the effort to recall a name --...
  • ‘Are you famous?' Woman doesn't recognise Jay-Z on New York subway (Watch Video)

    12/05/2012 12:47:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/05/2012 | Chris Paine
    WHEN hip-hop superstar Jay-Z boarded a crowded subway to his show in Brooklyn everybody knew who he was. Everybody except for the person sitting next to him. In Jay-Z's new 24-minute YouTube documentary Where I'm From, a woman named Ellen innocently asks Mr Beyonce: "are you famous?" as he takes his seat. Jay-Z, taken aback, politely replies: "Yes. Not very famous you don't know me." "I'll get there some day." He then tells Ellen he makes music and that he's on the way to his eighth and final show. "I'm on my way to the performance in Brooklyn and the...
  • It’s a Good Day… El-Rushbo Inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

    05/14/2012 12:35:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 5-14-2012 | Jim Hoft
    Despite a fierce petition drive by the femi-Nazie, American hero Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians today in Jefferson City, Missouri. KSDK reported: Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh will be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians at the State Capitol in Jefferson City Monday afternoon. Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley (R-Perryville) alerted media statewide less than half an hour before the ceremony’s scheduled start time at 1 p.m. Rush Limbaugh, a Cape Girardeau native, achieved national prominence over the last three decades as a syndicated conservative talk radio host. Women’s rights groups have gotten more...
  • 'Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good': Girl who can't stop drinking GASOLINE

    03/11/2012 5:14:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    If smelling gasoline weren't a health hazard enough, meet the girl who drinks it. Lifting a red gas canister before the cameras, a girl named Shannon demonstrates her claimed addiction of drinking gasoline for TLC'S television program My Strange Addiction. 'It tingles at first and then it, it burns the back of my throat,' Shannon says describing her toxic habit which reaches up to 12 teaspoons a day. 'Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good,' she says, of either licking the cap or drinking it straight out of the canister which she says is her favorite way.
  • Herman Cain’s Next Move: Emulate Palin & Huckabee with TV Show

    12/24/2011 7:19:58 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 37 replies ^ | December 24, 2011 |
    *Despite being ousted from the GOP presidential race, Herman Cain believes that his opinion matters to somebody. So the former candidate plans to broadcast his ideas on TV soon. “The doors to radio or TV, those doors are open,” Cain said in an interview with Fox News, considered by media watchers to be the most likely place the conservative former pizza magnate would go. “I’m considering all of these options because I want to create the biggest platform for me to be talking about the trifecta: replacing the tax code with 9-9-9, energy independence and national security,” Cain said.
  • Palin: Wait a While Longer (Sun Tzu: You choose the battlefield, not your opponent)

    09/29/2011 4:58:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Washington WIre ^ | 09/29/2011 | Danny Yadron
    In case you were wondering, Sarah Palin has no plans to announce tomorrow whether she’ll run for president . “This is a serious decision, and I’ve engaged in serious deliberations. So within the next 24 hours don’t look for me to make a decision,” she said, according to excerpts of an interview on Fox Business Network set to air tonight.
  • 'I hate my babies and my older children are animals,' says Octomom Nadya Suleman

    06/29/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:31 PM on 29th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She is the mother of fourteen children, who gave birth to the longest surviving octuplets in U.S history. But in disturbing comments sure to alarm social services, Octomom's Nadya Suleman has said she 'hates' her eight babies. The 36-year-old single mother also calls her six older children 'animals'
  • Five to be Added to Wisconsin Meat Hall of Fame

    03/03/2011 3:56:36 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Ag Connection ^ | 2-18-11 | WI AG
    Glorious Malone, Meinhardt Raabe, Gary Underwood, and Roger and Pat Van Hemelryk will be inducted into the Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame on May 12 at a luncheon in Madison. Malone, who owns Malone's Fine Sausage of Milwaukee, began her pioneering journey in the 1960s by making headcheese in her home kitchen. Unbeknownst to her, the product was being resold and served in stores and taverns as far away as Chicago. Glorious passed away four years ago. She used the popularity of that product to found a successful business that today produces a variety of meat products sold throughout...
  • Sanders, Faulk make Hall of Fame

    02/05/2011 5:33:13 PM PST · by Raymann · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 02/05/2011 | BARRY WILNER
    Deion Sanders and Marshall Faulk led a class of seven voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining them were Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger. Sanders, the outstanding cornerback/kick returner and sometime wide receiver known as "Prime Time" with five teams, is a two-time Super Bowl winner and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Faulk won a Super Bowl with the 1999 Rams, was the 1994 Offensive Rookie of the Year, 2000 NFL MVP and a three-time Offensive Player of the Year (1999-2001). Faulk is the 10th leading...
  • Alomar elected to Hall of Fame Former Jays starjoins pitcher Blylevenon road to Cooperstown [sic]

    01/06/2011 8:59:49 AM PST · by Raymann · 4 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Jan 6, 2011
    After coming painfully short in the voting a year ago, former Roberto Alomar got the news he wanted to hear Wednesday. The former Toronto Blue Jays star infielder is headed to Cooperstown. Alomar and Bert Blyleven were selected for induction into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "It's been a happy day for me, for my family, for Puerto Rico and hopefully for the city of Toronto," Alomar said at a news conference at the Rogers Centre. Alomar, a 12-time all-star who helped lead the Blue Jays to World Series titles in 1992 and 1993,...
  • Finally, Bert Blyleven is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    01/05/2011 12:36:36 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies ^ | 1-5-11 | Tom Pelissero
    Finally, Bert Blyleven is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The longtime Minnesota Twins pitcher received 463 votes (79.7%) from the Baseball Writers Association of America -- surpassing the 75% mark required for induction in his 14th year on the ballot. He'll be inducted along with infielder Roberto Alomar and executive Pat Gillick on July 24 in Cooperstown N.Y. Blyleven, 59, will become the fourth player in Twins history to have a plaque in the Hall, joining Harmon Killebrew (1984), Rod Carew (1991) and Kirby Puckett (2001).