Thursday, September 30, 2010

Couldn't Have Happened To A Better Guy !

You can't make this stuff up !

Charity-minded callers are getting intercepted by a sex phone line because of a misprint on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco's namesake cereal boxes.

Because of a wrong toll-free prefix for a number listed on Ochocinco's cereal, callers are directed to a phone sex line instead of a children's charity.

The phone number is supposed to connect callers to Feed the Children, which benefits from sales of "Ochocinco's". But because the box has the wrong toll-free prefix, they get a seductive-sounding woman who makes risque suggestions and then asks for a credit card number.

Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. said Thursday it was pulling all Ochocinco cereal boxes from its grocery shelves because of the error. Some local stores had them on special display after the launch about a month ago.

Pittsburgh-based PLB Sports Inc., which specializes in limited-edition products featuring star athletes and their favorite charities, apologized for the error in a statement Thursday. The statement said the boxes will be re-issued with the correct toll-free number.

Ochocinco told WCPO-TV that the number was clearly a mistake and he's sure that the maker will fix the problem.

As of Thursday afternoon, he hadn't mentioned the error in any of his frequent messages on the Twitter social media site. On Wednesday, he had urged fans to go to his website to order the cereal and "Start your day with a lil suga!!!"

Tara Sands of Reading, Ohio, told WCPO-TV and the Cincinnati Enquirer that her family called the number on the box hoping to learn more about the charity.

"We don't need anything to give our Bengals a bad name, especially Chad," Sand told WCPO. "He's obviously trying to do something great by doing this [for] 'Feed The Children.'

Mistake???  Or publicity ??

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How bad are the Diamondbacks?

The Arizona Diamondbacks have set a dubious record: most strikeouts by batters in a season.

Arizona reached 1,400 strikeouts in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against Colorado when Adam LaRoche swung through strike three against Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Milwaukee set the previous record of 1,399 in 2001.

If you do the math, the D-Backs are on pace to finish with over 1,500 this season.  They have averaged almost 10 K's per game!  That is over 1 strikeout every single inning.  That leaves 2/3's of the outs playable.  No wonder they have lost 91 games ( to only 60 wins) and have the third worst record in baseball.

Third baseman Mark Reynolds has been Arizona's most frequent whiffer this season with 201, 22 short of the record he set last year. If he is lucky, he will not surpass that record.

As far as attendance goes, Chase Field has a listed capacity of 48,500.  They have sold out one game, the night Louis Gonzales had his number retired.  The average has only been 24,718 and the season low (also franchise low) is 15,509.  This ranks 21st out of 30 in the league.  The best?  The Yankees of course, at 46,354.  The worst? The Cleveland Indians at 17,418.

Now you know how bad they really are...not the worst, but bad!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Moon Answer...

The Answer is....



Monday, September 20, 2010

For the ladies...

New Moon is the 2009 second edition of the Twilight Saga films based on author Stephanie Meyer's 2006 novel of the same name. Each actor whose character is a member of the "wolfpack" had to have papers proving his Native American decent. For example, Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley) is Lakota (Sioux). What Native American decent is actor Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara), who was discovered at an open casting call? (Enter in the LETTER of the corresponding answer)

a) Apache

b) Lenape

c) Cree

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Interesting Facts

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled.
A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints.
A  cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.
A fully loaded supertanker travelling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there.
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crayola Trivia Answer...

Colors Available Beginning 1903 

   Number of Colors: 8

Black     Brown   Orange   Violet   Blue    Green    Red      Yellow

Monday, September 13, 2010

Crayola trivia...

In 1903,  Binney & Smith introduced the first Crayola crayons.  How many colors were there?  For a bonus, what were the names of the colors?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quote of the Day...

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

― William Arthur Ward

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Monkey Business...

This guy needs a job and decides to apply at the zoo. As it happened, their star attraction, a gorilla, had passed away the night before and they had carefully preserved his hide. They tell this guy that they'll pay him well if he would dress up in the gorillas skin and pretend to be the gorilla so people will keep coming to the zoo. Well, the guy has his doubts, but he needs the money, so he puts on the skin and goes out into the cage. The people all cheer to see him. He plays up to the audience and they just eat it up. During one acrobatic attempt, though, he loses his balance and crashes through some safety netting, landing square in the middle of the lion cage! As he lies there stunned, the lion roars. He's terrified and starts screaming, "Help, Help, Help!" The lion races over to him, places his paws on his chest and hisses, "Shut up or we'll BOTH lose our jobs!"

Thursday, September 2, 2010

From the files of

A wacky look at some sports headlines...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart is being shopped around as he has presumably lost his starting job to Derek Anderson.   Experts say Leinart is the biggest disappointment to come out of southern California since the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

Leinart, the 10th pick in the first round by the Cardinals in 2006, never lived up to the hype he generated at USC.  Luckily for Leinart though, he can never be the most infamous player to come from USC. That is, unless he murders his ex-wife and her boyfriend.

Leinart is upset at losing his starter's role and does not feel he was given a fair shot this preseason.  Leinart says he was rushed and had no protection, ironically the same two reasons why he had a kid out of wedlock

In anticipation of the season-opener against the New England Patriots on Sept. 12 at Gillette Stadium, Ochocinco is already planning his touchdown celebration. "If I am able to score Week 1 in New England, I will be taking the Minutemen rifle and firing as they do when the Pats score," he wrote on Twitter.  This came as great news to Commissioner Roger Goodell, because if there is one image the NFL is hoping to cultivate its PLAYERS AND GUNS.

Manny Ramirez was put on waivers and claimed by the Chicago White Sox.  Ramirez said he is looking forward to playing in Chicago as he has "always been a fan of Canada."

Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett has signed with the UFL.  And in future news, the UFL has been robbed and assaulted

I saved the best one for last...

BYU is going independent in football after all. BYU says it is leaving the Mountain West Conference and will go independent in football while joining the West Coast Conference in all other sports in the 2011-2012 school year.  Originally, the WCC did not want BYU to join, but were worn down when BYU representatives kept riding their bikes to WCC officials' houses every weekend to ask to speak with them.

Hope you enjoyed the enough to chuckle...