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01/31/2012

Colbert's Super PAC, Reba McEntire (not dead) and Seinfeld

 

Stephen Colbert might not really be running for president, but as of this morning Colbert's political action committee has raised more than $1 million.  The super PAC officially now called Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow raised money to fund things like a commercial that equated Mitt Romney with a serial killer, which aired in South Carolina.  Colbert created the super PAC to point out loopholes in the campaign financing system.

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Reba McEntire has NOT fallen to her death while climbing a mountain, but she is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax.  The rumor began with a single posting on a web page:

Actress Reba Mcentire died while filming a movie in Kitzbühel, Austria early this morning – January 30, 2012

Preliminary reports from Austrian Police officials indicate that the actress fell more than 100 feet to her death in a remote area of the Hahnenkamm mountains while on-set during the filming of a movie. Specific details are not yet available.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12).

Additional details and information will be forthcoming.

The site has a disclaimer at the bottom - about this web site. FAKE… THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. But who reads the fine print.

Not long after the posting, Reba McEntire became the top search on Google and her Facebook page was flooded with comments from distraught fans, all because of a hoax.

The most popular story on Yahoo! is about an overweight Los Angeles man who was shocked to see himself on a billboard in New York City with his leg removed.   Cleo Berry, 27, did a photo shoot a few years ago and the photos were sold to a stock image company.   The New York City Department of Health purchased the photo and digitally removed Cleo's leg for an anti-diabetes campaign.  Cleo was paid and signed a waived, so use of the photo and alterations were allowed.  The City says the bigger issue is fighting diabetes, but not to Cleo, who says he always wanted to have his photo all over the Big Apple, but not like this.  So he is vowing his revenge, offering his services at a reduced rate to soda companies who want to use his unaltered photo.

A cool app floating around Facebook turns your Timeline (assuming you have made the switch) into a movie.   You can't download it, but you can pick the pictures and you can share it on Facebook. 

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Go here to make your movie: http://www.timelinemoviemaker.com/

It's National Meat Week.  This celebration of meat is credited to Chris Cantey and Erni Walker, two bored co-workers in Tallahassee, Florida who were playing a random word generator on Chris' website in 2005.  The generator produced the combination "meat week" and the two men decided "meat week" would be a holiday in which barbeque would be eaten every night of that week, starting on the last Sunday in January.  Today, there are meat week chapters all around the country, including in New York City, where events are planned all week.

Blake Griffin's dunk over Kendrick Perkins is being labeled the dunk of the year on Twitter and YouTube.  Judge for yourself!

 

Wild video out of Australia where a burning parked truck started rolling backward into a busy roadway before firefighters had a chance to put out the fire.

 

Another Super Bowl commercial is trending before the big game.  This one features Seinfeld and the Soup Nazi!

 

Finally, check out this vet's office where the dog delivers the receipts!

 

That's the trend!

Have a great day,

Bob

 

 

 

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