Built to sell out

Oh, goodness!!! 🙄

I marked this “Humor” but actually it is sad.

Black Eyed Peas to Headline Honda Tour

TORRANCE, Calif. – The hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas will headline the sixth annual Honda Civic Tour and help the automaker promote its new gas-electric hybrid model by giving away a customized car, which the group will help design.

OK, who wants a car designed by a pseudo-rap-funk-pop-group/studio-creation?

*crickets chirp*

Hopefully both the car and the group will fade into anonymity soon. I know that’s too much to ask for though.

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You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Grammy-winning singer Lou Rawls dies

By Jeff Wilson, Associated Press Writer | January 6, 2006
LOS ANGELES –Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to record such classic tunes as “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,” died Friday of cancer. He was 72.

Rawls died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was hospitalized last month for treatment of lung and brain cancer, said his publicist, Paul Shefrin. His wife, Nina, was at his bedside when he died.
Rawls’ family and Shefrin said the singer was 72, although other records indicate he was 70.
Rawls’ deep, smooth voice was his trademark, and he used it in a variety of genres.

RIP Lou! 😥
Lou Rawls

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The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns: 2005 MOTYs

Voting for The MOTYs begins today, January 4 and will end on January 11; results posted January 13th.

Get your votes in!

One vote per person so make it count.

Your choices for Moron of the Year 2005 are:

  • Sean Penn
  • Martha Stewart
  • Tara Reid
  • Boy George
  • Michelle Kosinski
  • Madonna
  • Cindy Sheehan
  • Ashlee Simspon
  • Mary Mapes
  • OJ Simpson
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Anna Nicole Smith
  • Saddam Hussein
  • Michael Jackson
  • Janeane Garofalo

Oh, gracious! I’d love to pick them all. This is going to be really hard. Anna Nicole Smith is clearly the most vacuous and Saddam Hussein is more of a douchebag. Sean Penn’s rescue attempt (with photographer in tow) may just give him my vote. If Nancy Pelosi were on the list she would have my vote no matter who else was on the list. If you want someone that “just doesn’t get it” it is Nancy Pelosi. I’m so glad I live far, far away from anything that she presides over.

The MOTYs are here!

Please be sure to cast your vote for The 2005 Moron Of The Year Awards.

Oh, so hard to choose just one. Do yourself a favor and don’t look at all the pictures. 😆

Perhaps we could use this for the award:
MOTY award 😀

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Happy new year to you, too!

Here’s wishing you all a safe, prosperous and blessed 2006. I never thought I’d see 20 years after high school. :p

Remember, kids. Don’t shoot into the air. What goes up must come down. When you do this you are violating my “wishing you all a safe” part up above.
Don’t be stupid. Leave that to the government. 😆

:hi: See you on the flip.

Happy New Year

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How to fix a poll

The media must think we are all idiots. Polls are taken and the results are reported on the news shows and we are supposed to feel “out of touch” if we don’t agree with the big number at the top. We’ve all heard that “a survey can be fixed to support any view” and it is true. If you are ever polled watch out for the tricks they use.

Let’s make up a poll as an example. Let’s pretend that I am from a news show that has a severe left-wing slant. I am going to ask you the following question:
Do you approve of George W. Bush’s actions this past week

  1. No
  2. Yes, completely
  3. Yes, he’s a great person
  4. Yes, except for one thing

Did you catch it? Unfortunately, many people don’t see the problem. All of the “No” votes go into one slot, while the “Yes” votes are split into three different categories. It’s just a numbers game and the pollster knows that it is far more likely for “No” to win in this case.

Now after the votes are tallied the news caster can now give you the “results”. 44% of Americans polled disapprove of Bush’s actions last week while only 20% agree (only reporting the “Yes, completely” votes). They want you to feel stupid if you only agree with 20% of Americans.

So, there you have it. If you want to take a survey and you want it to turn out a certain way, just divide the opposing views choice into smaller pieces and you win every time.