All of us who live along the lake in Milwaukee seem to have gotten a break from the WINTER STORM '09. These pictures are from 4am this morning in Downtown Milwaukee. I didn't see any snow on the ground until I got out to our studios in Hales Corners. Did you get snow or did you miss it? I have to say I love how pretty the snow can be this time of year, but I am very very very very happy I didn't have to clean my car off at 3:30 this morning. Happy shoveling!
I'm so happy you brought up the subject of Christmas letters. I am NOT a fan and have been nagged for years by some friends & relatives because I have Christmas cards pre-printed with our message, name & address. I figure everything you need to know about me is in the card; so I wrote this and PRINTED it in the cards this year. (I bet I get ALOT less cards next year which is fine with me!) I should sign these "The Grinch".
To the Tune of Jingle Bells
Looking through our cards, we had someone complain.
That we don’t write a note, or even sign our name
It’s a letter that you want, so a letter you will get
But next year when it’s gone again, you won’t complain I bet
SO Sent a card wasn’t hard
No letter though from me
Figured all you need to know
is obvious to see
Number one rule of thumb
You got this card today
Means we had the funds to spend
So we’re doin’ ok HEY
You’ll know we haven’t moved; (return address the same)
The signatures will show our family name by name
What more you need to know? What more needs be said?
‘Tis not that hard, ‘Tis in the card, we’re not divorced or dead!
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Showing Your True Colors
It's entirely possible the world went insane on Thursday.
Someone posted a picture of a two-toned striped dress to Tumblr on Wednesday, and asked simply: “Guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can't agree…"
And then the digital world exploded.
Is it white and gold? Or blue and black? It's turning into an almost uncivil war.
All sorts of people weighed in, and their opinions are strong.
Some, like Taylor Swift, are simply confused.
I don't understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it's a trick somehow. I'm confused and scared. PS it's OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015
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Working Out with Queen Bey
Ever wonder how Beyonce keeps herself fit and toned?
Wonder no more.
Because on Wednesday, the Queen herself released an Instagram video to show herself in action, keeping fit and getting toned.
The video is speeded up to the tune of "Eye of the Tiger," but it shows Beyonce moves.
Think you can keep up?
Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Let's Move! #GimmeFive @michelleobama 💪
A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:52pm PST
Llamas on the Lam
A couple of llamas got loose in Sun City, Arizona yesterday afternoon, and the helicopter-shot video of the event quickly went viral.
Fox News picked it up, and (sorry) ran with it.
Shepard Smith provided running commentary on the "llama trot," and some of it is pretty funny. It's just not clear that it's intentionally funny.
"Were they someone's, like, backyard llamas?" he wondered. "Were they babysitting?"
"This is something I've not seen recently in New York," he said, "and we seem to see all kinds of weirdness up here in the New York."
We'll call this a slow news day phenomenon...
How is This a Thank You?
Kim Kardashian just reached 27 million followers on Instagram.
This is where you say "Whoopee" or "Yahoo," I guess.
So to say thanks, Kim posted a selfie to her Instagram page.
A selfie showing part of her butt wrapped around a pretty small thong bottom.
I'm sorry, but how is this a thank you?
Is there anyone on the planet who hasn't yet seen all of the KimButt?
I daresay no...
27 mil!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I love you all!!!!! 😘
A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:42pm PST
From T&A to Big Bang Theory
Melissa Rauch plays a scientist on The Big Bang Theory.
The other night on Conan, she talked about how she started performing at a very young age, in her parents' basement.
Her parents encouraged her in the arts, and let her see shows that maybe weren't appropriate for someone her age.
The show was "A Chorus Line," and Melissa's go-to song - lyrics, dance moves and all - was "Tits & Ass," a song about the plastic surgery one dancer gets to help her get more roles.
And of course, Melissa has a home movie to share with the world...
This Guy Had the Hot Hand!
Florida State University's basketball squad lost to Miami on Wednesday by four points, 81 - 77.
But that's only how the story ends.
How Florida State got that close - that's the real story.
Because freshman guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points.
Not on the night, but in the final 4 minutes and 39 seconds of the game.
Not enough for the win, but more than enough to impress a lot of folks...
FSU's Xavier Rathan-Mayes' 2nd half in loss at Miami: -Scored/assisted on team's final 38 pts -Scored 26 straight pts pic.twitter.com/W3E31jgJ1Q
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 26, 2015
Got Frozen Fever Yet?
The folks at Disney released the trailer for Frozen Fever, a short film featuring all your favorite Frozen characters this week.
It will be seen in theaters in front of Disney's Cinderella, which will be released on March 13.
And it seems like people are hot for it already.
The short, that is.
In the first day that it hit the Internet, it grabbed close to 2.5 million views.
Not bad for a short film, huh?
Ice-T Ices Cartoon Voices
A lot of people know Ice-T from his music, and his movies, and his long-running stint as one of the detectives on Law & Order: SVU.
But a lot less know him for his work as a cartoon voiceover artist.
(Stay with the bit. It works if you stay with the bit.)
Ice visited Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show this week, and revealed that he did some extensive voiceover work - you know, to pay the bills - on shows like G.I. Joe, Scooby Doo, and Dora the Explorer.
Check it out...
"Unless You Know How to Make Jokes, Don't Do It!"
Giuliana Rancic's comments about Zendaya's dreadlocks - smelling like patchouli oil and weed - during the Fashion Police episode focusing on the Oscars is still stirring controversy.
Yesterday on The View, Whoopi Goldberg took the others on the show to school about the difference between the late Joan Rivers, who made Fashion Police the iconic show it was, and Giuliana Rancic, who is not Joan Rivers.
Whoopi didn't defend Giuliani - not even close.
But she doesn't think she was being racist either. "She was just ignorant," says Whoopi.
Check out the clip....
Giuliani Gets Stewartized
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has been taking a lot of heat over comments he made about President Obama not loving America.
The reaction has come from all quarters - even some conservative quarters that Giuliani probably considered safe havens until now.
No surprise that Jon Stewart - never once considered a conservative safe haven - would have some choice words for the former mayor.
To say that Jon eviscerated him is a very fair comment indeed.
Nice to see that even as Jon's retirement from The Daily Show draws near, he's still got a lot of bite left.
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