A new Gallup poll finds that most Americans hate their jobs or have checked out. In its ongoing survey of the American workplace, Gallup found that only 30 percent of workers are into their jobs. The rest of the slackers cost the U. S as much as $550 Billion in economic activity.
Nabisco has released a limited edition cookie called Watermelon Oreos. The summer only treats are neon bright pink and green cream filling between two vanilla-flavored cookies.
According to Yahoo!, food blogger JunkFoodGuy wrote that he was expecting an "awful fake watermelon smell to come wafting out" but there was none. "As soon as I bit into one of these Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos, I got an immediate light watermelon taste. I'll just say it right off the bat…I liked these."
Because the word of a guy who calls himself "junk food guy" AND calls himself a food blogger is golden.
You probably don't know the name Sarah Thomas, but you'll be hearing about her more and more. The mom of two is on her way to becoming the first permanent female ref in the NFL, and it could happen as early as the 2014 season.
Sarah spent three days at the Colts mini camp, and will be calling some preseason games this year.
Paul McCartney carried the weight at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee this weekend. He shared a funny story about Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. He paid tribute to late Beatle members John Lennon and George Harrison. And according to the AP McCartney led a massive 2½-hour sing-a-long of three dozen songs that included two encores Friday night.
It's a little shaky, and not sure how long it will be left up but here is a fan video of Sir Paul performing "Helter Skelter"
"Seinfeld" & "Cheers" mini-reunion
"Kirstie," is a new TV Land comedy starring Kirstie Alley, and it's shaping up to be a sitcom fan's dream show. TV Land announced that 'Seinfeld' star Jason Alexander has been invited for a guest role as the agent of Alley's character. Alexander will reunite with fellow "Seinfeld" co-star Michael Richards in an episode shooting later this month, and the character has the potential to make more appearances.
Michael Richards stars as Alley's character's outlandish driver, while Alley's" Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman appears as her assistant and best friend, and George Wendt will also make a guest appearance.
Google launched Internet-beaming antennas into the sky aboard giant, balloons. Google's goal is to get the entire planet online. 50 volunteer households in New Zealand were able to reach the internet from their homes with the balloons above.
Google hopes to narrow the digital divide between the 2.2 billion people who are online and the 4.8 billion who aren't.
"Women Who Rock" is an exhibit showcasing all sorts of musically inclined ladies for the roaring '20's to today. This unique exhibit originated at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and now it's coming to our neck of the woods Saturday at Seattle's EMP Museum.
A production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" is challenging the copyright to the famous song. They think the tune should be in the public domain.
Right now, anyone who sings the song in public or on the airwaves has to pay rights to the song.
You ever go out to a restaurant for your birthday and they sing to your table something that is clearly not "Happy Birthday to You" but some random song they made up? They do that because otherwise the restaurant would have to pay a fee every time they embarrassed a patron with loud singing, and they would go broke quick.
So this lawsuit could be good news for Birthday people everywhere.
And it's a true sign of the times: the Oxford English Dictionary has expanded its entries for follow (verb), follower (noun), and tweet (noun and verb) to include the social media senses of the words. Fittingly, the dictionary shared the news with its followers via Twitter.
According to UltimateClassicRock.com a Pink Floyd fan in London is spending 28 days in jail for playing the band loud, often, and way into the wee hours of the night. This was going on for years, and the neighbors couldn't't take it anymore.
This Saturday, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament is teaming up with other local celebs for the All-Star Softball Classic. The event is put on by the United Way of King County and proceeds help out homeless youth.
Other players include SuperSonics legend Gary Payton, and chef Ethan Stowell.
I've never been much on buying something that is autographed, unless I see it signed right in front of my own eyes. Otherwise, how do you know if the famous person really signed it?
Here's some proof towards that argument:
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wymann narced on his ex-coworkers recently. According to UltimateClassicRock.com, He said, that except for Charlie Watts, the other band members used to forge each other's signatures when signing large amounts of memorabilia.
The forging was used as a time saver between sets at concerts to get signed merchandise out to the public.
So you might think you have a Mick, but you really have a Keith. Makes a funny story at any rate.
"In anticipation of the G8 summit next week, the rocker's advocacy organization, the ONE, kicks off agit8, a week-long music campaign designed to put pressure on policymakers to take action against extreme poverty"
The artists will release music videos of themselves doing covers of protest songs to bring awareness for the cause.
The list is long and includes U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, and many more.
The children's author would have been 85 today, he passed away last year.
Sendak is probably most known for writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are."
Sendak also produced several television shows like "Really Rosie" and designed the sets for many operas and ballets, including the award-winning Pacific Northwest Ballet production of " The Nutcracker. "
Google is honoring Sendak with a "wild" Google Doodle on its homepage. You can check out the doodle on Google's home page or watch the video below.
The Clash only released five studio albums, but they have a ton of material that never saw the light of day. So the remaining members of the band decided to release a box set.
Bassist Paul Simonon told Rolling Stone magazine that the box will be shaped like a boom box that he designed, "because the cassette-recorder boombox is a thing that every member of the Clash had and carried around"
The 12 disc box set will contained remastered albums as well as newly uncovered gems. Look for it September 13th.
The weather was terrible. The crowd was sparse. The band was relatively unknown at the time. But for those that were there say it was one of the greatest shows they've ever attended. And the CD and DVD that were released six months later certainly helped put the boys on the U.S. musical map.
We all have our causes, big and small. But sometimes rocks starts have a cause that's pretty unique.
Brian May has been trying to save badgers in the UK from being slaughtered. He took ads out in the newspapers last year, and this year he recorded a song called "Badger Swagger" with a little help from Slash.
Does the name Mookie Blaylock mean anything to you? If you're into Pearl Jam it certainly does.
The group has notoriously been a big fan of the former NBA player. Their first album "Ten" was named after Blaylock's jersey number, and before they were Pearl Jam they went by the name Mookie Blaylock.
He was in an unfortunate car accident this weekend, (his passenger died) and the band posted a picture and well wishes on their Instagram account here.
Will you take a shot at it and play? After all, you can't win if you don't play. And if you DID win, what would you do immediately and afterwards?
Some people say they will quit their jobs, some say they will stay. Some go crazy and some pay off bills and set up trust funds. And did you know that lottery winners frequently lose it all, so be careful.