Damn Morpheus, did you offer her the red and the blue pill?

Did she take both, or what?

You would think that pops would have kicked down some loot to prevent this, but it has shades of Reggie Bush to me.  You might ask, “What do you mean Steve?”  Well, the big issue with Reggie is that had he been a man and paid off his debts, the issue with USC would not have gone anywhere.  This started as a suit to get money back that the agent and runners gave to him.

This seems the same way.  Montana must have been broke and needed some loot and Larry didn’t kick down, until it was too late and Vivid had the video.  Now, the issue gets worse because there are some non flattering scenes with her co-star, Brian Pumper.  CBS explains

As a father, this has to be the worse nightmare you can have

NEW YORK (CBS) Montana Fishburne has welcomed her new found fame with open arms; however, the 19-year-old adult film star might be learning the hard way that the porn industry doesn’t always play by the rules.

The budding film star has reportedly hired a team of lawyers to clear up an X-rated debate with her sex tape partner.

According to TMZ, Montana Fishburne, whose father is “The Matrix” star Laurence Fishburne, has sent several letters to porn co-star Brian Pumper demanding that his production company stop selling “Phattys Rhymes & Dimes 14” because it contains footage of “work” that Montana and Brian did on the side…you know for practice.

The letter issued to Brian Pumper claims that Montana never consented to the use of the material for that video, but admits that she agreed to “practice” with Pumper in order to get ready for her debut with Vivid Entertainment, reports TMZ.

Montana Fishburne said she made it clear the additional footage was not supposed to be sold.

As of late, Brian Pumper has not responded to the letters, says TMZ.

Listen to the reason for the sex tape…

As reported last week, Montana, 19, has chosen to release a sex tape with Vivid to follow in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian:

“I’ve watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape.”

Really? Kimmy Kakes showed you the way to fame? At least she was having sex with someone famous… I had no idea who Brian Pumper was until I looked it up and I still really don’t.

tasty doughnuts, but I want the cash more

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WBTV/WRAL) – A Krispy Kreme store in Fayetteville lost $5000 after store employees accidentally handed it out to a lucky customer.

The incident was initially reported as a theft of the store’s take for the day, WRAL-TV reported.

Instead, it turns out that a drive-through clerk handed over the revenue for the day to a drive through customer on Friday, Fayetteville police Sgt. Dan Grubb told WRAL.

The mix up happened because the store manager usually places the money in a doughnut box – in order to conceal it from possible theft, police said.

The store manager typically puts the box full of money near the drive through window and then drives her own car around – and picks up the cash-filled doughnut box through the window, WRAL reported.

A clerk who was unfamiliar with the routine passed the money out to a customer at the Bragg Boulevard store, police told WRAL.

By noon Monday WRAL reported that no one had returned the money.

Copyright 2010 WBTV. All rights reserved. WRAL contributed to this report.

Really?  Do you think that someone would really return the money?  I would keep the loot and just would find a new krispy kreme to go get my doughnuts…

Also, why are you putting money into a doughnut box?  Don’t they make safes and even money bags for this?

fashion your seat belts, its going to be a bumpy ride.....to jail

Sometimes, you want to tell someone that they can take this job and shove it.  But, before the words come out of your mouth, you realize the ramifications of taking that action.  You curse them quietly and then keep it moving.

Meet Steven Slater.  He should have been in Eminem’s video for Guilty Conscience

A JetBlue flight attendant got into an argument with a passenger on a jetliner arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday, then grabbed a beer from the galley, deployed an emergency exit slide and fled the plane, authorities said.

And though he could be seen smiling as authorities led him away from his nearby home in the Belle Harbor section of Queens, Steven Slater’s acquaintances and his apparent profile on a social networking site indicated that he has been dealing with some stressful events in his life.

Now, this is the difference in reading the MSN story and reading the NY Daily News.  Here is the first part of how they report  their story.

A JetBlue flight attendant blew his top, grabbed some beer and bolted out an emergency slide at Kennedy Airport Monday – then headed home to have sex with his boyfriend.

Now, why that information is necessary, I am not sure, but it does get you thinking about their readership and how they are doing.  MSN continues…

Slater was awaiting arraignment Tuesday in the New York City borough of Queens on charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing. He remained in custody overnight.

By Monday night, several Facebook pages had been set up in tribute to Slater, who is facing charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing, with many users of the social networking site expressing support for him for walking off the job. One such page had more than 5,000 fans early Tuesday.

Twitter users also showed support, with declarations such as “Steven Slater is totally my new hero” and “Steven Slater for SNL host!”

Slater was working on JetBlue Flight 1052 from Pittsburgh when he got into an argument with the passenger, who was pulling down baggage from an overhead bin, the Port Authority said.

The luggage apparently hit Slater in the head and he asked for an apology, but the passenger refused, the agency said.

As the plane was landing, Slater got on the public-address system and cursed at the passenger, the Port Authority said.

He then grabbed at least one beer, activated the slide, slid down and went to his car, it said. Port Authority police were notified about 25 minutes later.

If you are going to go out, then go out on top and Slater did…

Phil Catelinet, a passenger on the flight, said on the TODAY show that Slater ” was smiling — he was happy he had done this. He was happy he was done with his job at JetBlue.”

“I think it’s funny that he could quit his job that way … [but] I don’t think he thought this through.”

‘One day at a time’
A MySpace profile appearing to belong to Slater notes that: “Beating alcoholism and substance abuse ‘one day at a time’ has opened up new worlds of opportunity for me, and I am so thankful to those who have guided me along the path to successful living, and given me new wings to fly. See you above the clouds. …”

So much for sobriety…here is drinking to you Steven Slater!

F you stupid passenger!

Slater’s former roommate, John Rochelle, told The New York Times that Slater was rarely home, and often traveled to Thousand Oaks, Calif., to care for his ailing mother.

A neighbor of Slater’s mother told the newspaper that he had also cared for his father, who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“It could be the pressure of his mother’s illness, because that’s not the type of behavior or conduct that Steve exhibits,” neighbor Ron Franz said. “He’s a very conscientious, responsible individual.”

A woman who answered a phone at a previous residence listed for Slater in Thousand Oaks, Calif., identified herself as his mother but said she wasn’t speaking to the media.

The district attorney told NBC News that Slater had not yet been arraigned, but that was likely to happen at a Tuesday morning court session.

JetBlue Airways Corp. said in a statement that it was working with the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority police to investigate the matter.

It said the safety of its customers and crew members was never at risk. JetBlue would not say how long Slater had been employed by the company.

A National Transportation Safety Board official said the incident was a result of “a little too much cabin pressure.”

The Associated Press and NBC News contributed to this report.

Just the tip, just for a minute...

Lindsey is only in this movie for a hot minute and of course, she has a nude scene in it.  It clearly will not be a Two Mules for Sister Sara moment… She is going to be reduced to these types of roles unless she gets her act together.

Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to shocking and judging by stills and posters recently released for her next movie the troubled starlet intends to keep fanning the flames of controversy.

A new poster for Machete, directed by Robert Rodriguez, shows Lohan posing as a nun, in full habit, licking the barrel of a gun.

A still from the movie has also been released showing Lohan’s character, The Sister, pointing a handgun at the camera.

Robert Rodriguez was clutch in the movie El Marachi, so I am obviously going to give this movie a look-see.  But, really, for the other actors. De Niro, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal are in the movie and they will make it worth bootlegging.

Look at the intensity on his face. All that matters is a W. From a fans perspective, that is all you want from your owner...even though I hate the Yankees.

The Boss is finally gone.  Will the Yankees win anymore without the fire exhibited by Steinbrenner? He was beloved by some, mocked by others, but he had only one goal, which was to win.

The USA Today, today explains…

The New York Yankees have confirmed that owner George Steinbrenner is dead, at the age of 80.

GALLERYOBIT

The New York Daily News, citing a Yankees team source, said Steinbrenner died at about 6:30 a.m. ET today in Florida after suffering a massive heart attack last night.

Words to remember Steinbrenner by

Tell us: Was Steinbrenner greatest owner ever?

A family statement said: “It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80.”

WABC reported Steinbrenner suffered a massive heart attack last night and was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital in Tampa.

Steinbrenner last week told the AP he was “feeling good” after spending a couple hours in his office at the Yankees’ spring training complex.

During Steinbrenner’s ownership, the Yankees have won 11 pennants and seven World Series.

The Yankees website is acknowledging that there are reports about Steinbrenner suffering a heart attack, but makes no further comment, as of 9:55 a.m. ET.

When Steinbrenner celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4 at his home in Tampa, he said in a press release through his spokesman Howard J. Rubenstein:

“I want to thank everyone who has sent their good wishes. I am very fortunate to have the love and support of a great family and many, many friends. The Yankees and their fans are a large part of what keeps me going. It means a lot. And I remind everyone that the Fourth of July is also the birthday of our country. We are all lucky to be Americans.”

Steinbrenner will be remembered for many things. Among them:

He hired — and fired — Billy Martin for five separate managerial stints. He also made a Miller Lite commercial with his favorite manager.

Because he is still the BOSS

His five-year, $3 million contract with Reggie Jackson in 1977 ushered in the era of big-time free agency money, and proved worth it when Jackson went on to earn the name of Mr. October.

During the 1981 World Series Steinbrenner contended he had broken his hand while punching out two abusive Dodgers fans. Those alleged fans never were found, and it was widely suspected that The Boss had injured himself by punching an elevator wall because he was angry about a Yankees loss.

When Dave Winfield failed to produce significantly for the Yankees, Steinbrenner belittled him as Mr. May. In 1990 he was suspended for life — but late reinstated — for hiring someone to dig up dirt on Winfield.

His failing health became obvious at the 2008 All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, when Steinbrenner was driven onto the field in a golf cart. He met with former players and broke into tears. Later that year, he gave control of the team to his sons.

The understanding of fragility is a hard pill to take.  It must have killed him to turn over the team to his sons and in some ways led to his death.  He put all he had into the Yankees and the team should be proud.

Where is Samuel L. Jackson when we need him?

Wow, really?  Maggots?  Who is rolling on planes with spoiled meat?

Maggots force plane back to gate in Atlanta ATLANTA — Maggots falling from an overhead bin from a spoiled container of meat forced a US Airways flight to return to the gate so the bin could be cleaned. Passenger Donna Adamo said she noticed a couple of flies on the Monday flight when she got to her seat but didn’t think much of it. Then, as the plane was taxiing, she heard a passenger behind her causing a commotion and refusing to take her seat. “Then I heard the word ‘maggot’ and that kind of got everybody creeped out,” she said. “All of a sudden, I felt somebody flick the back of my hair and on the front of me came a maggot, which I flicked off me.”

That's a large maggot! (okay, it's a snake...) Finally, Samuel L. comes to the rescue

A passenger had the container in a carry-on bag and brought it on Monday’s flight heading from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., said US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher. The pilot announced that they were returning to the gate because of a “minor emergency on board” and the flight attendants told everyone to sit down and be calm, Adamo said. “I felt like they were crawling all over me because it only takes one maggot to upset your world,” she said. “And as they’re telling us to stay calm and seated, I see a maggot looking back at me and I’m thinking, ‘These are anaerobic, flesh-eating larvae that the flight attendants don’t have to sit with.'” A shaky cell phone video shot by Adamo as passengers deplaned shows a small white maggot wriggling across a seat. Once the plane returned to the gate, the passengers were asked to get off, and a crew boarded to clean up the mess, Lehmacher said. The flight then continued on to Charlotte, where the plane was taken out of service and fumigated “out of an abundance of caution.” The passenger who brought the spoiled meat on board did not get back on the plane and was put on another flight, Lehmacher said. Other passengers were told their connecting flights in Charlotte would be held for them, said Adamo, who was traveling home to Syracuse, N.Y., and made her connection. It’s unclear why the spoiled meat was brought on the plane, and Adamo said she didn’t notice a foul smell at any point. “You can buy meat anywhere,” Adamo said. “I don’t know what special piece of meat was in Atlanta that needed to get to Charlotte, but it affected hundreds, if not thousands … of passengers, and is a health risk.” Associated Press Online Video Producer Myra Lopez contributed to this report.

Some of you might be wondering what the hell happened to the blog?

I wonder that too.  I blame Erik for moving to the song of the month and I blame myself somewhat since I moved.  Ronin…well he moved too.

The Golden Dome of Des Moines

Does that mean that the blog is at it’s end?  I think so, at least in the current form.  I plan to continue to write things on the blog and it will be a daily occurrence. You will get music from me, you will get stories that I found amusing and/or interesting.  I will have stable internet soon.

But, for now, I have internet due to the kindness of  Dowling Catholic HS.  Yes, I am in the wonderful world of Des Moines, IA.  It is hot and sticky here and I am looking to leave as soon as possible.

At least I got to eat here.

They need more of these...and get open on Sundays!

Manute is a dude that understood that you have to give something back, when you are blessed with good fortunes.  This dude died broke, because the millions he made in the NBA he gave in order to make his homeland better.  RIP Manute…I won’t forget your moonball that you used to throw up with the Warriors.

Manute Bol, former Washington Bullet, dies at 47

Bol dies after battle with disease

ESPN.com news services

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An associate of former NBA player Manute Bol says Bol has died at a Virginia hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition known as Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome.

Sudan Sunrise executive director Tom Prichard said in an e-mail that the 7-foot-7 Bol died Saturday morning at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

The 47-year-old Bol played 10 seasons in the NBA and later worked closely with Sudan Sunrise, a humanitarian group based in Lenexa, Kan., that promotes reconciliation in Sudan. Bol played professionally with WashingtonGolden StatePhiladelphia and Miami.

Selected in the second round of the 1985 draft by the Washington Bullets, Bol was a shot-blocking force in the NBA despite his slight build. In his rookie season in Washington, he averaged a league-leading five blocks per game and ranks 14th in NBA history with 2,086 blocks.

For his career, Bol averaged 2.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.

Bol was hospitalized in mid-May during a stopover in Washington after returning to the United States from Sudan. At the time of Bol’s hospitalization, Pritchard said it was believed the medication he took in Africa for his kidney problems resulted in the disease.

Prichard said Saturday that Sudan “and the world have lost a hero.”

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

You have no guarantee of winning the job, so your money is in jepardy.

Whitman wins GOP nomination for Calif. governor
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Meg Whitman, the billionaire former chief executive of eBay, easily won the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, setting up a general election contest against former Gov. Jerry Brown.

Whitman took a large lead in the polls in the final weeks of the campaign after a negative ad war over which Republican was the most conservative.

The contest was the most expensive primary in California history, with Whitman spending more than $81 million and state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner spending $25 million.

Whitman, who has never before run for elective office, is the first woman to win the Republican nomination for governor in California.

Brown, governor from 1975-83, was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Jerry Brown just got to sit back and watch the fireworks.  Plus, he can steal from the loser and recycle some of the messages that seemed to work.

Some ideas should never see the light of day.  Full Body scanners are one of them.  Remember this SNL skit on Bad Idea Jeans? (R.I.P. Phil Hartmann)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

For privacy concerns, the full body scanner is the Bad Idea jeans of 2010.  I was talking to my father about traveling and we both came to the conclusion that my children will never know the amount of freedom that we had pre-9/11.  I can remember making a flight when I was living in St. Paul leaving my house 40 minutes before the flight was scheduled to take off.  I made the flight easily and had time to ponder a snack before getting on the plane.  Those days of ease and freedom are clearly over and we have the terrorists to thank.  Our way of life has been irreparably changed.

Now, with the scanners, TSA agent Rolando Negrin finally had enough.

Airport security guard attacks colleague over ‘manhood’ jokes after walking through hi-tech body scanner

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:18 PM on 7th May 2010

Rolando NegrinBreaking point: Rolando Negrin is accused of assaulting a colleague after enduring relentless jokes about how his manhood looked an an X-ray scanner

An airport security guard allegedly battered a colleague who ridiculed him about the size of his manhood after he walked through a hi-tech body scanner.

Miami-Dade Police say Rolando Negrin snapped because he ‘couldn’t take the jokes anymore’.

During a training session at Miami International Airport, Negrin’s co-workers had noticed his private parts as he walked through a new ‘whole body image’ machine.

The technology – designed to boost security at airports – shows extremely revealing images.

Over the next few days, 44-year-old Negrin was relentlessly ridiculed and lost his temper on May 4, it is claimed.

Maybe it was shrinkage, because he had been in the pool

but, you should never feel the need to fight over that, but the proof was in the pudding.  Most people will never know, but with these scanners, you can’t hide anymore.  Plus, what was the supervisor looking at?  I will let Riley Freeman give my response to that.

Police said Negrin confronted fellow screener Hugo Osorno in an airport car park and repeatedly beat him with a police baton while demanding an apology.

That is gansta.  That is some scarface type of street justice that was doled out on Hugo.  I guarantee that he will act right from now on.

The Miami incident echoes that of a similar case at Heathrow in March, where an airport worker was disciplined after ‘ogling’ a female colleague who had walked through one of the controversial scanners.

John Laker, 25, was given an official warning over sexual harassment by Heathrow operator BAA.

A police arrest report into the Miami incident said: ‘The X-ray revealed [Negrin’s genitals] and co-workers made fun of him on a daily basis.

‘They say that Negrin confronted Osorno in an airport parking lot after their shift.

Negrin wanted to ‘resolve a problem’, and get Osorno, 34, to ‘finally respect him’, said the report.

He allegedly pulled out a police baton and repeatedly struck Osorno while demanding an apology.

Witnesses told police that Negrin yelled, in Spanish: ‘Get on your knees or I will kill you and you better apologise.’

He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery when he turned up for work the following day.

Negrin has been released on $7,500 bail.

I am sure that it was worth it.  If I would a judge, I would have leniency on Negrin.  All it takes is one dude to start running his mouth and others think that this type of thing is okay.  Keeping with the theme of stun guns, had he had one and shocked him, I would have laughed at Hugo getting a taste of the taser.

Miami International AirportEagle eyes: Airport security staff ‘noticed’ Negrin’s private parts during a training exercise earlier this month (file picture)

Body scan

Exposed: The revealing full body scans alarm privacy campaigners

Passengers are likely to feel increasingly exposed as more stories emerge of airport staff around the world ‘mocking’ X-ray scanner nudity.

The human X-ray machines produce ‘naked’ images of passengers, enabling security staff to instantly spot any hidden weapons or explosives.

The full body scanners also show up any breast enlargements, false limbs, piercings, and a clear outline of passengers’ private parts.

However fears have been raised that they may not be safe for women in the early stages of pregnancy or children.

What happened to Rolando, will happen to others.  The tech has clear advantages, but in the hands of some of the stiffs that they have put in charge is dangerous.  They say that they will be well trained, but the training can’t solve for stupidity or perverts.

Privacy campaigners, meanwhile, have warned that other travellers might not want to be scanned because of the graphic nature of the images.

In March two Muslim women have become the first passengers in the UK to refuse to subject themselves to controversial ‘naked’ full body airport scans.

The pair – who security officials insist were selected at random – opted to miss their flight to Pakistan and forfeit tickets worth £400 each rather than be screened.

One of the women refused to go through the full-body scanner at Manchester Airport on religious grounds while her companion also declined for ‘medical reasons’.

The women were travelling together to Islamabad when they were selected to pass through the controversial security screen after checking-in at Terminal Two at the airport.

An estimated 15,000 people have already passed through the scanners in the UK, with the pair the first passengers to refuse a scan.

I am not trying to hide anything on my person when I am going through security.  I still think that the privacy concerns are real.  I would go through the scanner to avoid missing my flight, but the rights you use to have are now a part of lore of yesteryear.