Jul 29 2009

DadNews Daily – Then and Now Edition

That Was Then, This is Now

A guy in Florida was fired from his job as town manager of Fort Myers Beach because his wife is a porn star. No kidding. Amazingly, this sort of thing has happened before. Nerve’s Scanner blog links to the tale of a woman who used to be “Miss Nude Belgium” (that might be bullshit, says Nerve) who was canned from her job as a bus driver due to her nekkid past. Shit, I would think that would be the reason to hire her. (TampaBay.com, Nerve.com)

This next one is way more gross. “Waiter, there’s a condom in my soup.” Not a joke. It happened.”Zdenek Philip Hodousek, 50, of Mission Viejo [California], claims in his Orange County Superior Court suit against Claim Jumper that the restaurant was negligent in making his soup April 12, The Orange County Register reported.” The alleged “negligence” is a condom the guy found in his soup. It was tied off, the way people do when they’re, you know, done using it. For sex. EWWW!  Claim Jumper is a chain restaurant. A current promotion is called “Claim Your Reward!” Um, no thanks.

But! This has happened before. (EWWWWW!!!!) In 2004, “Seafood restaurant chain McCormick & Schmick’s…settled a lawsuit brought by a California woman who said she suffered severe emotional distress after she discovered a condom in her clam chowder, a company spokesman said.” How does something like that happen once, much less twice? (Times Of The Internet via Robin’s News on the Howard Stern Show, CNN)

Bonus: what else is going on at Claim Jumper restaurants?

Well, here’s some random person who decided to try out their new iPhone 3GS by filming stuff in the bathroom of a Claim Jumper restaurant!

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And this video is titled “Bowling For Soup – Condoms.” I can’t listen to it now because there are young ears in the room. But the title is too good to ignore.

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Jul 26 2009

DadNews Daily July 26, 2009

Newspaper Boxes in Florida

  • GM is pulling their sponsorship of the Buick Open. This is a big deal for the PGA Tour. If I cared more about golf, this would bother me. (ESPN)
  • Michael Jackson may have some other son as a result of a one-night stand. The least believable part of this story is the part about Michael Jackson having a one-night stand with a woman. Sorry about that. The Sun has video of the kid, Omer Bhatt, who at 25 years old isn’t a kid anymore. They say he has an “uncanny resemblance” to Michael Jackson. The fact that he’s moonwalking while wearing a costume and hairstyle that is remniscent of Jackson helps the uncaniness. If this is all a money grab, I’d say it’s quite canny, actually. (The Sun)
  • A father in Iran was arrested for mourning his son, who was shot during a riot in Tehran. Awful. (L.A. Times)

Jul 23 2009

DadNews Daily – All Cheney Edition

Dick Cheney

Big Daddy Dick Cheney got all up in then-President George W. Bush’s grill when he was trying to get the Prez to pardon Scooter Libby. I have to admit, I wonder why Dubya didn’t issue the pardon. Not because Cheney was all up in his grill (isn’t that a phrase that white people need to stop using? Yes, it is) but because… well, why wouldn’t he just do it? He did a lot of other shit. (Huffington Post)

Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick, was unwilling to say that the maniacs who believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and is therefore not a citizen, or “birthers” as they are apparently called (I hate giving them a name), are nothing more than conspiracy theorists. She says that the “birthers”, or “lunatics” as I like to call them, are merely “uncomfortable” with President Barack Obama, who she says is “an American president who seems to be afraid to defend America.” She gives an example about Daniel Ortega and how the President should have reacted more strongly to his obnoxious speech, but mostly just spouts GOP Conservative Hive Mind catchphrases. James Carville, after babbling in that weird accent, eventually hits the nail on the head at the end of this video of his appearance with Lizzie C. on the Larry King Show. The video is worth watching, although it will probably make you mad. (Huffington Post)

Here’s the vid if you want to check it out right now:

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Last Cheney item of the day: the Dick himself may have to testify in the CIA investigation. Ooo. That could be interesting. (Politico)

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Jul 14 2009

DadNews Daily – July 14, 2009

Newspaper Boxes in Florida

Some news about Dads, with our take on the issues at hand:

White House Retracts: First Lady’s Father Not Buried at Burr Oak

The story: “The White House, correcting earlier reports, says Michelle Obama’s father is not buried at a cemetery where workers are accused of digging up and dumping bodies but at a cemetery nearby.”

Our take: Oh, leave the First Lady alone, Fox News. I’m not sure if this is something they’ve been flogging or not. But I’m sure Fox did something annoying. They usually do. (Fox News)

Insanity Defense for Man Accused of Killing Father

The story: “Dail W. Brown Jr. believed that a ‘far-flung syndicate’ of government and private power brokers had infiltrated society, his lawyer said yesterday. When he discovered that his father, Dail W. Brown Sr., played a role in this evil syndicate, the son confronted his father, tumbled down some stairs with him and accidentally killed him at their Vienna home.”

Our take: Yeah. I’d say that sounds like he’s insane. (Washington Post)

Michael Jackson’s father: Singer couldn’t have done 50 concerts

The story: “Joe Jackson is stoking controversy again. The father of late pop icon Michael Jackson, who died of undetermined causes June 25 at age 50, told ABC News today that his son was not physically capable of performing the 50 shows slated for his This Is It comeback concerts in London. “I was worried about his health because all the shows that I’m seeing—no artist can do those many shows you know, back to back like that,” said he elder Jackson, who’s been criticized for comments he’s made in the wake of his son’s shocking death. “I knew Michael couldn’t do all those shows.”

Our take: Joe Jackson the singer-songwriter (“Is She Really Going Out With Him?“, “Steppin’ Out”, et al) should wage a massive media campaign to force Joe Jackson, the creepy weirdo who used to beat the crap out of Michael Jackson and is now doing everything he can to make money from his corpse, to change his name. Joseph Jackson, perhaps. Anything but Joe Jackson. Because really, who wants to share a name with such a major league jerkoff?

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Apr 24 2009

DadNews Daily – Swine Flu Outbreak, Oink Oink

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Apr 23 2009

DadNews Daily – Put Down The Cellphone

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Apr 20 2009

DadNews Daily – Zac Efron Beats Miley Cyrus

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