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03/02/2012

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss, Boycotting Rush Limbaugh and Singing like Adele

Good morning!

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!   Theodor Geisel was born on this day in 1904.  Of course, there's a movie out today based upon his story The Lorax, but if you really want to celebrate pick up one of his books or any book for that matter!   Today is also Read Across America Day, which honors Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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His best known works include "The Cat in the Hat," "Horton Hears a Who!" "Green Eggs and Ham," "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "Oh! The Places You'll Go" and the aforementioned "The Lorax."

Justin Bieber, as you may already be aware, celebrated his 18th birthday on Thursday and boy, did he get a gift?  His manager, Scooter Braun, gave him a $100,000 Fisker Karma, an ultra-sleek luxury hybrid sports sedan.   Nice set of wheels for an 18-year-old.  Bieber also used his birthday to raise money for charity.  “I want to use my bday to help others. if u want please donate $18 to @charitywater on my 18th bday!” he wrote on Twitter.  "Water" is a non-profit that provides clean drinking water to people in developing nations.

Yankees fans might be smiling, but Jason Varitek bid a tearful farewell to the Boston Red Sox as he officially retired on Thursday.   He spent 15 seasons behind the plate, catching four no-hitters, playing in three All-Star games, winning two championship rings and having one memorable run-in with Alex Rodriguez.

America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, who finds himself in his own legal mess, has been probing President Obama's birth certificate.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 79,  unveiled preliminary results, conducted by members of his volunteer cold-case posse, and declared there is probable cause to believe Obama’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House in April is a computer-generated forgery. He also said the selective service card completed by Obama in 1980 in Hawaii also was most likely a forgery.  "We don’t know who the perpetrators are of these documents," Arpaio said, although he said he doesn’t think the president forged the documents.

Rush Limbaugh is a hot topic on Twitter after Sleep Train Mattress pulled advertising from the show this morning.   The company had been flooded with complaints after Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" after she was denied a chance to speak at a Congressional hearing on birth control.  A new hastag #BoycottRush is also trending on Twitter.

#GMAColdPlay is trending after the band's performance on the show today.

Lots of people post cover songs on YouTube, but check out this 13-year-old girl from Iran,  Tara Salehi, singing Adele’s Someone Like You.

 

Meanwhile, a little girl named Grace appears to have ambitions to become an NFL lineman.

 

This is something called Trike Drifting.   Looks cool, but where are the helmets fellas?

 

This dog has a very puffy head.

 

And finally, a hamster apparently inspires this Yorki to bounce wildly.

 

That's the trend!

Have a great weekend,

Bob

 

 

 

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