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03/23/2012

Kim Kardashian flour bombed, Matt Forte's tweets and the Pendulum

Good morning!

A flour-bombing woman let Kim Kardashian have it on the red carpet in Los Angeles last night.   The 31-year-old celebrity businesswoman was announcing a new fragrance at The London Hotel when the woman attacked, covering Kardashian in white.   Police, paramedics and the fire department came rushing to the hotel, but Kardashian refused treatment and declined to press charges against the woman.   After cleaning off the flour and returning to the event in her usual polished self, Kardashian said, "That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me."

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(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Matt Forte (above) is an NFL runningback who makes eight million dollars a year, and he's not happy that the Chicago Bears just signed free agent runningback Michael Bush.  The Bush deal set Twitter ablaze and Forte jumped into the fire, and you know what happens when you jump into a fire. First, he retweeted Carolina tight end Greg Olsen:

@MatthewMcGnarly@gregolsen82 @espnchibears what's three times now?” 3 yrs signing backups to solid $ and not pay@MattForte22

Then he tweeted himself:

There's only so many times a man that has done everything he's been asked to do can be disrespected! Guess the GOOD GUYS do finish last....

And then added:

for the record I'm not mad at the signing of another running back. This is 4th time that's happened. I embrace competition as well as help

And finally,

But as for not taking care of ur own and undervaluing a player under his market value is another story! #twitterrant

Forte, who has a degree in finance from Tulane, actually had a deal (according to various reports) for mega money on the table last year, but he turned it down.  Then he got hurt.  On top of that, his stats hardly add up to an elite back.  He didn't even hit the 1,000 yard mark in two of his first four seasons and averages only 7 touchdowns a season.  And yet, the Bears made him a "franchise" back, doubling his salary to nearly 8 million dollars for the upcoming season.  And yet, Forte is whining.  

On the other end of the spectrum, we have Chipper Jones, who has announced this season would be his last in Major League Baseball.  

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(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jones, who turns 40 in April, will have spent 19 years at the corner for the Atlanta Braves.   He will be a strong candidate for the Hall with a .304 career average, 454 home runs and 1,561 RBIs.    Jones has battled injuries in recent years, but remained productive.   Still, he says it's time to move on, and he wanted to make the announcement before the season out of respect for the team and the fans.  "There were times when I could have went out on the free-agent market and see if the grass was greener but I really didn’t think that it was.  I never wanted to play [anywhere else]. I’m a Southern kid. I wanted to play in a Southern town where I felt comfortable, and I felt comfortable from day one in the Braves organization. … I bleed red, white and blue."

If you lost a cell phone recently, you are part of a trend.  Americans doled out more than $30-billion on lost and stolen phones last year, according to mobile security firm Lookout.   Most people who lose them do so in bars, coffee shops and grocery stores.  New Yorkers most often lose them in fast-food restaurants, but the City does not top the list of places where cell phones go missing the most.   That honor belongs to Philadelphia where they are twice as forgetful about where they put that phone.

Eight-year-old Adi Ilham from Sukabuma, Indonesia has dropped out of school due to his smoking habit.   His story is the subject of a viral video.   According to the report, Adi smokes 25 cigarettes a day and got kicked out of school because he won't kick the habit.  Mom says he gets mad if she tells him to stop.  Hello.

 

Jimmy Kimmel is back with yet another viral video - Celebrities reading real tweets about themselves.

 

3 days until Boyfriend.  Here's a 10 second preview. 

 

If that didn't give you chills, watch this.  Have Kleenex close.

 

What you just watched is called Pendulum by Japanese comedian Tekken (Takefumi Kurashina) The three minute anime video has been viewed by over two million people on YouTube.

That's the trend!

Make the most of your time and have a great weekend!!!

Bob

 

Comments

theresarraga

lol.. cute pic guys.. love it

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