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November 1, 2005

Greg Gall

Greg Gall is the guy who ran on the field in Cincinnati and stole the ball from Brett Favre on Sunday.

His name is Gregory Gall, hes 31 years old and he lives in Mount Washington, Ohio.

But the best part was when he was tackled by a security worker. This picture doesn't do it justice.

He was charged with criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and was arraigned this morning. He pled not guilty to the charges against him

It also seems he was arrested once before for aggravated assault.

November 2, 2005

Would Somebody Shoot 50 Cent Again?

from yahoo.com:

50 Cent Disagrees With Kanye West

NEW YORK - Rap feuds aren't usually about differing opinions on
President Bush. However, that appears to be the case between 50 Cent and Kanye West.

50 says he disagrees with West's infamous statement that "
George Bush doesn't care about black people," proclaimed during a September telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims.

"I think people responded to it the best way they can," 50 told ContactMusic.com. "What Kanye West was saying, I don't know where that came from."

Instead, 50 said, "The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God."

November 4, 2005

Ice T vs. Omarosa

Guess Ice-T didn't get Jay-z's memo about beef going out of style. This may be the fiercest battle we've seen since Madd Skillz vs. Shaquille O'Neal.

Ice-T has cold words for Omarosa

Lowdown by Lloyd Grove

Ice-T (above, with Coco) didn't hold back his hostile feelings about reality TV's Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (below).
What better night to ignite a feud than Halloween? Rapper Ice-T tossed scary insults and even a threat at reality-TV she-devil Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth during Heidi Klum's ghoulish gala.

"I'll tell you who I don't like: Omarosa," the "Law & Order: SVU" star told Lowdown as he sat upstairs at nightspot Happy Valley in - what else? - pimp regalia. "That b- is not supposed to be famous. Being somebody in the business, you have a lot of admiration for people because you know how hard they work. But certain people, you're just like, what the f- has that ho done?"

Informed that there are probably plenty of folks who agree with him, Ice - whose real name is Tracy Marrow - added ominously: "Yeah, well, I'm at the top of the list. Give me the gun."

Not exactly a breezy comment, coming from an ex-gangster. In his hip-hop days, Ice wrote the controversial song "Cop Killer" and famously ran with the Crips.

What if he and Lady O were to, um, settle their differences in the sack?

"I wouldn't wish that on a zombie," Ice-T replied stonily, rubbing the fishnet-stocking-clad leg of his generously endowed wife, Nicole (Coco) Austin.

Informed of Ice-T's attack yesterday, Omarosa immediately took the gloves off.

"Tracy sold out his rap career to go play a cop on a show because his last album tanked," the "Surreal Life" and "Apprentice" alum told Lowdown, adding that she's never even met the man.

"You're supposed to be hard-core, rapping about killing and pimpin' hos, and you go and play a cop? He sold out!" Omarosa continued. "Real hip-hop artists - the ones that are true to the art form - do not resort to playa hating."

November 5, 2005

Amazon.com Mechanical Turk

GET PAID TO WORK FROM HOME!!! No, seriously. 3 cents at a time, anyway.

Amazon's Mechanical Turk

"Amazon.com has a new program that wants you to 'Complete simple tasks that people do better than computers. And, get paid for it.' (example: 'Is there a pizza parlour in this photograph?'). For each task you complete you get a small payment, usually ranging from a few cents to a little under a dollar. It's named the Amazon Mechanical Turk after a famous hoax from the 19th century. Kill time and get paid in tiny increments to boot!" Similar to Google Answers, there seems to be a reliability ratings system and some incentives.

Fear of a Google Planet

This thing keeps coming closer to reality...

Just Googling It Is Striking Fear Into Companies

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, often intimidates its competitors and suppliers. Makers of goods from diapers to DVD's must cater to its whims. But there is one company that even Wal-Mart eyes warily these days: Google, a seven-year-old business in a seemingly distant industry. "We watch Google very closely at Wal-Mart," said Jim Breyer, a member of Wal-Mart's board.

In Google, Wal-Mart sees both a technology pioneer and the seed of a threat, said Mr. Breyer, who is also a partner in a venture capital firm. The worry is that by making information available everywhere, Google might soon be able to tell Wal-Mart shoppers if better bargains are available nearby.

Wal-Mart is scarcely alone in its concern. As Google increasingly becomes the starting point for finding information and buying products and services, companies that even a year ago did not see themselves as competing with Google are beginning to view the company with some angst - mixed with admiration.

Google's recent moves have stirred concern in industries from book publishing to telecommunications. Businesses already feeling the Google effect include advertising, software and the news media. Apart from retailing, Google's disruptive presence may soon be felt in real estate and auto sales.

(just to be clear, we here at the Inane Asylum have nothing but love for our new Google overlords)

November 7, 2005

Panthers Cheerleaders Arrested After Bathroom Sex Leads to Bar Brawl

Soon to be a major motion picture late-night movie on Cinemax:

Two Panthers cheerleaders dismissed After bathroom sex leads to bar brawl

Two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders who allegedly were having sex with each other in a bathroom stall at a Tampa, Fla., nightclub were arrested and charged early Sunday following a run-in with patrons and police.

According to a police report obtained by the CBS TV affiliate in Tampa and the Charlotte Observer, Angela Ellen Keathley and Renee Thomas were arrested following an incident at Banana Joe's, in Tampa's Channelside district, at 2:10 a.m. ET.

The cheerleaders were kicked off the team Monday for violating a signed code of conduct, Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said. The two violated a rule that bans conduct that's embarrassing to the team or organization.

In the police report, witnesses claimed Thomas and Keathley were having sex with each other in a stall when other patrons grew angry that the two were taking so long in the bathroom.

Another woman waiting to use the bathroom got into an argument with the two, and Thomas hit that person in the face, according to details of the report posted on TampaBay10.com, the CBS TV affiliate's Web site.

Keathley, who was escorted from the nightclub, was so drunk she could barely stand, the report said. Police described Keathley as rude and belligerent with police.

When Thomas was arrested, she gave police the name of another Panthers cheerleader -- Kristen Lanier Owen, the Observer and TampaBay10.com reported. Thomas, who was charged with one count of battery, might face additional charges for lying to police, once they confirm her identity.

Keathley was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing or opposing an officer.

Other Panthers cheerleaders bailed Thomas and Keathley out of Hillsborough County jail later Sunday morning, TampaBay10.com reported.

The cheerleaders made the trip to Tampa on their own -- the squad performs on the sideline only at home games. Panthers officials at Sunday afternoon's game said they were aware of the report, but declined further comment when contacted by the Observer.

According to the Panthers' official team Web site on NFL.com, Keathley is a registered nurse and second-year member of the TopCats. Thomas is listed as a student at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and first-year member of the cheerleading squad.

November 8, 2005

Beer Prevents Cancer (Xanthohumol)

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: "Beer - the cause of, and solution to all of life's problems"

Research at Oregon State University shows that beer contains a micronutrient that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes.

The compound, xanthohumol, was first isolated by Oregon State 10 years ago and an increasing number of laboratories across the world have begun studying the compound, said Fred Stevens, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at Oregon State's College of Pharmacy.

The substance comes from the hops plant used to give beer its aroma and flavor, ABC News reported.

Most beers made today are low on hops, however, and so don't contain much xanthohumol. But beers such as porter, stout and ales have much higher levels of the compound.

Mice studies show that the compound is metabolized quickly by the body, so it's hard to get a large amount in the body at one time, Stevens said.

"It clearly has some interesting chemo-preventive properties, and the only way people are getting any of it right now is through beer consumption," he said.

November 9, 2005

Page Kennedy Fired for "Flashing" at Desperate Housewives

Brother, brother, brother.

'Housewives' star fired for 'flashing'

Page Kennedy, the actor who played the shadowy Caleb (also known as the Guy in Betty's Basement), was evicted from the set of 'Desperate Housewives' for what is rumoured to have been a penchant for flashing his co-stars.

E!Online reports that Janet Daily, spokesperson for the show, said the role would be recast after Kennedy was terminated for "improper conduct", while a source told the New York Post that Kennedy "may have had a problem with flashing people on the set".

Daily reportedly said the action was taken following a "thorough investigation" by producers at Disney's Touchstone Television.

The Associated Press reported that Kennedy's alleged transgression did not involve any particular cast member.

Kennedy reportedly saw his role on the show as a chance of "making a name for myself".

Before joining 'Housewives', Kennedy had small roles on 'Six Feet Under' and in the movie version of 'S.W.A.T.'

Kennedy also stars in the Usher film 'In the Mix', according to E!Online.

Google Automat, Google Base

This stuff sounding way too sci-fi movie for me. Watch out for when they release the Google Decepticons.

But let me reiterate: We love and worship our new Google overlords. Please do not smite us.

Google Automat

Much has been written about Google Base, the classified system being launched by Google. But Classified Intelligence Report (not online, subscription PDF newsletter) finds out some new details on the plans, and comes up with Google Automat. In its patent application filed with USPTO, Google says it is a system for "providing on-line user-assisted Web-based advertising". Though Google Automat technically isn't dependent on either the listing program (Google Base) or another program in development, Google Wallet (now called Google Purchases), it logically weds all these elements into a single application to facilitate the listing and sale of merchandise by novice advertisers, says CIR. Automat creates a contextual ad identical in appearance to Google AdWords, which now run down the right side of every Google search-results page. Automat can create a free-standing Web page to serve as the product description page...

November 10, 2005

Wrapping Up The Lesbian Cheerleaders Story

Deadspin does a great job at wrapping everything up:

Everything including links and screencaps of their bios, video of them running from cameras after their arrest, arrest records, and even a link to an article where they deny having sex.

Play Risk Using Google Maps

from boing boing:

This genius has implmented the classic board game Risk in a browser, using Google Maps as the back-end.

Upside-down Christmas Trees

Show me your upside-down menorah and I'll be impressed..

Upside-down Christmas Trees are the New Black

Where do you put the star on the Christmas tree that's turning the holiday on its head?
An upside-down fake fir is one of this year's most unusual festive decorations - and it's expected to be a big seller.

"People like them because they can see the ornaments better, they don't get hidden behind branches," said Cynthia Sayed, the manager of the Heart to Heart store in Brooklyn.

So far, the Bay Ridge shop on Third Ave. near 90th St. is the only store in the city carrying the tree, though it won't start selling them until after Thanksgiving.

"I'm planning to put one in display in the window," she said. "I expect they'll sell really fast."

Manufacturer Roman Inc. already is reporting great sales through online dealers - including Hammacher Schlemmer and Target.

"People seem to love them," a company spokeswoman said of the trees, which either stand upside down on a weighted base or hang from the ceiling.

"They like that they don't take up much space and that their ornaments are more visible," she added.

While the inverted trees are sure to get strange looks - and you won't be seeing one at Rockefeller Center anytime soon - the concept is centuries old.

Upside-down trees originated in Germany in the 12th century in reverence of the teaching of an English monk, who taught the Trinity using the triangular shape of an inverted fir.

And in Victorian times, trees were often too tall to fit in houses. The top would be cut off and hung upside down.

"I have never heard of such a thing," said Patrick Gilmartin of the Lafayette St. store Groovy Holidays.

"It sounds silly at first, but I suppose it's unusual, and people want unusual things."

November 16, 2005

Joe Rogan vs. Wesley Snipes in Ultimate Fighting Match

I know they say "always bet on black," but I'd have to put my money on Joe Rogan here..

Joe Rogan vs Wesley Snipes Fight Planned

Celebrity boxing did monster rating numbers a few years ago. It now appears a proposed Joe Rogan vs Wesley Snipes fight could do the same.

There was buzz of this rumor on several forums today and MMAWeekly.com has had this confirmed in the past hour. MMAWeekly Radio Host Frank Trigg talked briefly with Joe Rogan this afternoon to see if there was any truth to the rumor.

"It's 100% true..." Rogan told Trigg via the telephone. "I want the fight and now it's up to Wesley Snipes to accept." Snipes is a black belt in tae kwon doe and has trained in martial arts for years studying Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira.

Rogan was a four-time state Tae kwon do champion before pursuing a career in show business. Rogan earned a black belt at 15 after just two years of training. At 19 he won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship, and later as a lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.Rogan also trains regularly with submission specialist Eddie Bravo.

Rogan said on the Underground Forum earlier in the day quote "As for Snipes motivation to fight, he wants to rejuvenate his action movie career..." Other motivation for Snipes is the fact that he owes millions of dollars in back taxes. Snipes hasn't had any new movie offers and needs to pay back taxes and hopes this kind of fight could re-launch his career.

If you ask how they can afford to pay celebrities to fight, one of the possibilities that is out there is to give the Celebes a small percentage of the deal from the actual pay per view. Rogan would not comment how much money was offered to him for the potential fight.

Not likely this is really happening, but we'll see

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