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U Conned?

February 23, 2011

U Conn basketball coach Jim Calhoun was suspended for 3 games for recruiting violations. The team also lost scholarships and was put on 3 years probation, but the Huskies avoided a postseason ban. Apparently the precedent cited was “NCAA vs. SEC football.”

Anne Hathaway said in an interview that she won’t be heckling fellow Hollywood stars as co-host of the Oscars. Thus giving millions of Americans another reason to skip the opening of the telecast.

Rahm Emanuel has won the Chicago mayoral election and avoided a runoff. Impressively, he even got the votes of over 50 percent of the voters who are still actually alive.

Apparently Frank Bailey, former Chief of Staff to Sarah Palin, says in his upcoming book the Alaska governor was more concerned about image than issues. Really? The next thing we’ll hear is that Nicole Kidman has used Botox.

The U.S. State Department just issued a warning telling Americans to “defer all non-essential travel to Libya.” What was their first clue?

Justin Bieber apparently got a haircut this weekends. “Wow, that’s fascinating,” said absolutely no one over the age of 15.

Hank Steinbrenner criticized the Yankees for a lack of focus after winning the World Series in 2009, saying “Some of the players are too busy building mansions and doing other things, not concentrating on winning….”

Yeah, Steinbrenner should know about dealing with success.  He made his money the old-fashioned way – he inherited it.

Sometimes you just have to wonder if anyone in marketing actually reads or thinks about their own ads.

This was sent to agents Tuesday morning, February 22, as a special of the week by a major Hawaii operator:  “ACT NOW! Reduced airfare rates to Hawaii: From $452 for 3 nights’ accommodation and air. Rate valid for travel on United Airlines through 2/28/11.”

My friend Nick E.  points out that Tuesday was is Florida Annexation Day! 190 years ago Florida was annexed as a US territory from Spain for $5 million. Wonder how much we would have to pay Spain today to take them back.

The Carnegie Deli in New York is putting a Carmelo Anthony sandwich on the menu – including corned beef, pastrami, salami, bacon, russian dressing and tomato. Knicks fans are just hoping the trade doesn’t leave them feeling as sick as eating the sandwich.

Occidental College lost their season finale in basketball tonight, 46-45 to Caltech, which came into the game on a 310 (not a typo) game conference losing streak. Suddenly that Lakers loss to Cleveland doesn’t seem QUITE so embarrassing.