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El Pulpo Dice, “Viva Espana!” July 7, 2010

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 10:31 am

Paul the Octopus has worried the Germans by picking Spain in today’s World Cup match.  Yes, this is a thing.  Paul correctly picked the victory over England (which surprised no one) and the Serbia upset in the first round of play (which surprised everyone).  Here’s hoping he got today’s prediction right, so we can crown a first-time winner, long-time participant as World Cup Champs.

German ‘psychic’ octopus predicts victory for Spain

A “psychic” octopus in Germany, which appears to have correctly predicted every World Cup game involving the national team so far, has picked Spain over Germany in the semi-final.

Paul, from the Sea Life Aquarium in the western city of Oberhausen, chose a mussel from a jar with the Spanish flag instead of one with a German flag.

The two-year-old cephalopod has become a national celebrity.

According to his owners, he has a record of predicting German results.

They say Paul chose the winner in nearly 70% of Germany’s games during the 2008 European Championship.

He correctly predicted all five of the team’s previous World Cup games – including a shock defeat by Serbia in the group stages.

His prognosis ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final was broadcast live on German TV.

Correspondents says Paul’s plumping for Spain has caused alarm in the country, but some analysts point out that his predictive powers are not perfect.

During Euro 2008 he wrongly picked Germany as the victor against Spain.


Oh, they went there… June 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — davissn30 @ 4:12 pm

If you thought the Lady Shake Weight was dirty, just wait until you see the Shake Weight for Men ad.  Just like the commercial says, “The more you shake, the more intense and, ahem, challenging your, ahem, workout.”

I can’t wait to see the SNL spoof of this one.


Deliciously unnecessary or Unnecessarily delicious? June 16, 2010

Filed under: Food & Drink — davissn30 @ 3:38 pm

Question 1: Do we need this?

Question 2: Where have you been all my life?

Photo of Pretzel M&M'S® candies


Summer of Games June 15, 2010

Filed under: Design — iamyourmom @ 4:41 pm
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It has been declared (by some) (me?) as the summer of games. I love games — love competing, love coming up with strategies & love winning! Your Mom’s friends will confirm. Anyway, I’m hoping to round up some friends for a true game night one of these days. And, since I recently learned how to play backgammon (thanks SD & MF!), I’d really like to buy this:

It’s embroidered!!

Love me some Jonathan Adler (and his adorable BF Simon Doonan), but possibly, at $295, it’s a touch impractical?


Whhhaaat? Whhhoa! June 13, 2010

Filed under: signs of the apocalypse,Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 8:00 am

I really just don’t have the words to discuss the below news.  [It may have something to do with World-Cup-related day drinking.]  One thing to add:  The made-for-TV-movie, My Fake Fiance — starring MJH and Joey “Whoa” Lawrence — was … umm … not that terrible.  I mean it was less stupid than, for example, Leap Year.  And the lighting in the former was way more flattering to MJH than the lighting was on the obviously-more-attractive Amy Adams, so …  yeah, not sure what conclusion to draw from all this.  [So clearly, I always have more than one thing to add.]

From ew.com:

Actor | RolesClass | Individual | Joey Lawrence | Melissa Joan Hart


ABC Family, Aug. 17, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Gen-X nostalgia alert! Sabrina the Teenage Witch‘s Melissa Joan Hart and Blossom‘s Joey Lawrence, both 34, return to their sitcom roots on Melissa & Joey. She’s a party girl–turned–local politician, he’s the bankrupt financial adviser who moves in to help her care for her sister’s kids. In a word: Whoa! —JA


More on World Cup Fever June 12, 2010

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 1:04 pm

If you haven’t seen the whole 3-minute Nike commercial, stop what you are doing and do it now.


Beat England – Again!

Filed under: Sports — iamyourmom @ 11:37 am

Your Mom is getting ready for a raucous afternoon watching USA/England at No. 8E. It would be even better if we all had these tees:

Sweet Tee

GO USA!!!!!