Every Joke from ‘Airplane!’ Ranked

Via Bullshitist:

  • 10. Ted: “It’s an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.” Dr. Rumack and Randy: “It’s an entirely different kind of flying.”

I’ll always remember going to the movies as a family and seeing “Airplane,” and laughing a lot. My mom was about the only person in the theater who got this joke right away and started laughing.

Trump Has a Supporter in Omarosa

Via Variety:

  • Manigault, a former contestant on Donald Trump’s NBC reality competition series “The Apprentice,” was recently named director of American-American outreach for the Trump campaign.

Omarosa, you’re hired! Hard to believe she was on “The Apprentice” over ten years ago, and just won’t go away.

World’s Highest-Paid DJs: Electronic Cash Kings 2016

Via Forbes:

  • On the surface, it would appear that Calvin Harris has had a rough year. He got into a car accident, parted ways with superstar girlfriend Taylor Swift and saw a $3 million dip in annual income. But it would take much more to knock Harris from his throne: he still pulled in $63 million, making him the highest-paid DJ in the world.

The bad news is:

  • “The bubble has already burst in America,” says Steve Aoki (No. 5, $23.5 million), who played 198 times in the past year despite vocal cord surgery. “You can see it in Vegas’ DJ landscape.”

Says the guy who made $23.5 million last year.

Who knew you could make so much spinning discs.


Born To Run: Foreword

From brucespringsteen.net:

  • “This book is both a continuation of that story and a search into its origins. I’ve taken as my parameters the events in my life I believe shaped that story and my performance work. One of the questions I’m asked over and over again by fans on the street is “How do you do it?” In the following pages I will try to shed a little light on how and, more important, why.”

I’m sort of excited about new iPhones coming out in September, but as far as I’m truly concerned September 27th, when Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography “Born to Run” comes out, can’t come soon enough.

Olympic pole vaulter foiled by own penis

From Boing Boing:

  • Japanese Pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita touched the bar with both his legs and his penis, placing him 21st in the qualifying rounds for pole vaulting with a penis.

Sometimes it’s hard to be a man.

Are Rotisserie Chickens a Bargain?

From Priceonimics:

  • The discount warehouser sold 76 million rotisserie chickens in fiscal 2014, close to 10% of the retail market at the time. Costco has kept the price of rotisserie chickens at $4.99 for as long as Tom Super, the wonderfully named vice president for communications at the National Chicken Council, can remember. It’s the same philosophy that Costco uses for another big draw: the hot dog and soda that have sold for $1.50 since 1985. For these feats, it gets free publicity of all kinds—like this article.

That’s a lot of chickens. The thing I found most interesting was that buying the Whole Foods Rotisserie Chicken isn’t a bad deal, if you’re spending the money anyway. Costco still wins, though.

DVD player found in Tesla car in May crash


  •  A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a collision with a truck in May, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday. …
  • A lawyer for a truck driver involved in the accident with the Tesla told Reuters his investigators had spoken to a witness who said the DVD player was playing a “Harry Potter” video after the accident, but the lawyer was unable to verify that beyond the witness account.

Until we have autonomous cars it’s the driver who is responsible no matter how advanced the “cruise control”, a.k.a. autopilot, might be. Here’s hoping a government recall doesn’t happen.

‘Orange Is the New Black’: Everything You Need to Know for Season 4

A great summary of everything you forgot about “Orange Is the New Black.”

Rolling Stone…

  • With Season Four dropping en toto on June 17th, it’s time for a refresher. Here’s a quick rundown of what the women of Litchfield (and a couple of guys) got up to last year, in a season defined by explorations of faith, motherhood and corruption — and filthy, filthy outer-space porn.

I know what my wife will be doing this weekend! It’s time for binge watching!

Parked Car Notifications


  • Once in the Maps app, a small Parked Car icon appears where you left your car, and a separate sheet can be filled out to add details like a photo of the car’s location and even a text note to jot down a description of the area or level of the parking garage you were in.

iOS 10 for the iPhone looks like a major upgrade in features that will have people loving or hating, but mostly people need help finding their car, so this might be nice.

Maybe No One Likes French Food Any Longer?

Yahoo News…

  • The Osteria Francescana in Modena in the north of the country — which was praised for its use of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese — pipped last year’s winner, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, to top the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, after coming second in 2015.

Congrats Chef Massimo Bottura!

  • But even as Bottura and his team celebrated, a row blew up about the exclusion of a raft of top French chefs, including Joel Robuchon — a fixture of the list since it was launched 14 years ago. …
  • “It is a massive surprise. It’s inexplicable,” he told AFP. “Are they really saying there are twice as many great Mexican and Peruvian restaurants as French ones?

Yes, that’s exactly what they are saying. I’m saying maybe people don’t like French cuisine as much any longer.

Mucho congrats, however, to Chicago’s own Alinea and Chef Grant Achatz, #15 on the list of best in the world.!