Melody Judge

What's on the mind of Melody Judge? She's the farm girl that loves stilettos and is always ready to add more boots to her collection.
Posts from July 2014
by Melody Judge posted Jul 31 2014 8:25AM

32 Of Your Childhood Toys That Are Worth An Absolute Fortune Now

Wishing I would have kept some of mine! Ugh! 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 31 2014 7:48AM
There's a big difference between the cereal we LIKE and the cereal we actually buy and eat . . . because apparently, we just love depriving ourselves.  

A real estate blog called Movoto just figured out the most popular cereal in each state based on Facebook likes, and compared that with the best-selling cereals in the U.S.  

Honey Nut Cheerios was the best-selling cereal in 2013 . . . but it's not the most liked cereal in a single state.  That honor goes to Cinnamon Toast Crunch . . . which is the most-liked cereal in over HALF of the country, with 27 states.  BUT it's only the fifth-best selling cereal overall.  

The top 10 best selling cereals in the U.S. are:  
1) Honey Nut Cheerios
2) Frosted Flakes 
3) Honey Bunches of Oats 
4) Cheerios 
5) Cinnamon Toast Crunch
6) Special K 
7) Frosted Mini Wheats
8) Lucky Charms 
9) Froot Loops
10) Raisin Bran.  

After Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the next-most liked cereal is Special K.  It's the most popular cereal in 21 states.  So either Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Special K is number one in 48 out of 50 states.  The two others:  Froot Loops is the most liked cereal in Kentucky . . . and Frosted Mini Wheats is the most liked cereal in West Virginia.   

The most liked cereal in Wyoming is......Cinnamon Toast Crunch. What's in your cereal bowl? 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 29 2014 9:20AM
 It's amazing ANYONE'S able to relax and have a normal conversation on a first date, considering how much JUDGING is going on . . . and how even one little mistake can ruin things.  

A new survey asked people the rudest things someone can do on a first date that would make them not want a second date. 

 Here are the top 10 . . .  
1.  Ordering their food for them, 61%.
2.  Noisy eating, 56%. 
3.  Posting on social media during the date, 45%. 
4.  Texting someone else, 35%. 
5.  Taking photos of your food, 33%. 
6.  Making or answering a phone call, 33%. 
7.  Going to a restaurant that serves bone marrow or other animal organs, 26%. 
8.  Taking them to a fast food restaurant, 23%.
9.  Ordering seafood, 18%.  (Who knew?) 
10.  Eating onions or garlic, 16%.  
(Daily Mail)
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 29 2014 7:14AM
There are few things more socially uncomfortable than staring blankly at a wine list and not knowing what anything is, let alone how to pronounce it. 
But now for just $5, you can be an expert and all it takes is a smartphone.A new app called WineGlass will allow you to point your camera at the name of the wine on the menu and then pull up everything you need to know about it – what you should expect to pay for a bottle at a restaurant, a star rating, point score, what the wine tastes like, and what food it pairs well with. 
So go forth and drink with confidence! We're still waiting on an app that holds your hand while making choices on hard-to-pronounce French cheeses. (Daily Mail)  
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 28 2014 11:32AM
A new limited-edition Blu-ray featuring the Director's Cut of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music, the Oscar-winning documentary about the historic 1969 rock festival, will hit stores this Tuesday.  The updated Woodstock video will include all of the content featured in 2009's 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition, plus a bevy of previously unreleased performances from the concert.

Among those newly added performances are songs by Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Baez, Melanie and Sha Na Na.  In addition, the updated collection comes packaged with replicas of Woodstock festival tickets, a reproduction of a Life magazine article about the event and an iron-on patch of the Woodstock logo.

Like the 2009 version of the video, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited Blu-ray includes a four-hour-plus-long Director's Cut of the film, 18 bonus performances and a number of documentary featurettes offering up interviews with a variety of celebrities.

Directed by Michael Wadleigh, Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music showcased highlights from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, held August 15-18, 1969, at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York.  In addition to the aforementioned artists, the event's lineup included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Ten Years After, Richie Havens, Country Joe and the Fish and many more. (ABC News Radio)
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 23 2014 7:28AM
 It seems like every other movie that comes out is a remake these days . . . but Hollywood has been recycling old ideas since the beginning.  Here are some movies you may not have known were remakes:  
1.  "Scareface", 1983.  The original was done 50 years earlier, in 1932. 
2.  "Three Men and a Baby", 1987.  It was a remake of a French movie called "Three Men and a Cradle", which came out two years earlier. 
3.  "Scent of a Woman", 1992.  It was a remake of an Italian movie of the same name that came out in 1974.  Random Fact:  The guy who played Al Pacino's role also voiced Mufasa in the Italian version of "The Lion King". 
4.  "Dinner for Schmucks", 2010.  It was a remake of a French movie called "Dinner of Fools", which came out in 1998. 
5.  "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", 1988.  It was a remake of a 1964 movie called "Bedtime Story", which starred Marlon Brando and David Niven. 
6.  "12 Monkeys", 1995.  It was a remake of a French short called "La Jetée", a.k.a. "The Jetty".  It's only 28 minutes long, and is always shown in film school. 
7.  "True Lies", 1994.  It was a remake of a French movie called "La Totale!", which came out three years earlier. 
8.  "Jungle 2 Jungle", 1997.  It was a remake of a French movie called "An Indian in the City", which came out three years earlier. 
9.  "The Departed", 2006.  It was a remake of a Hong Kong movie called "Infernal Affairs", which came out in 2002. 
10.  "Down and Out in Beverly Hills", 1986.  It was a remake of a French movie that came out in 1932 called "Boudu Saved from Drowning".  Random Fact:  The remake was Disney's first R-rated movie. 
11.  "A Fistful of Dollars", 1964.  It's a remake of a Japanese movie called "Yojimbo" that came out three years earlier.  It's an unofficial remake, because the filmmakers didn't get the rights to do it, and were sued over it. 
12.  "The Maltese Falcon", 1941.  The original came out three years earlier. 
13.  "Angels in the Outfield", 1994.  The original came out in 1951, and was set around the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Angels weren't an MLB team until 1961. 
14.  "EDtv", 1999.  It was a remake of a Canadian comedy called "Louis 19, King of the Airwaves", which came out five years earlier. 
15.  "Major Payne", 1995.  The original was a 1955 movie, called "The Private War of Major Benson", which starredCharlton Heston. 
16.  "The Toy", 1982.  It was a remake of a French movie of the same name, which came out in 1976. 
17.  "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey", 1993.  The original, "The Incredible Journey", came out in 1963. 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 21 2014 8:15AM

This company lets you print your selfies on toast

Cool or creepy? 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 21 2014 8:10AM

Today in Make Believe Trends: Beard Foliage

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by Melody Judge posted Jul 18 2014 6:48AM
The people have spoken and apparently we want coffee-flavored potato chips. A new contest put on by Lay's potato chips called "Do Us a Flavor" let fans decide what savory flavors they'd like to see added to the chip line. 
The four finalists are: Cappuccino, Wasabi Ginger, Bacon Mac n' Cheese, and Mango Salsa. All four flavors will be on sold in grocery stores until November, when one will be crowned the winner and remain on store shelves.  As for the winner, they don't just get bragging rights. The person who came up with the winning flavor will get a cool $1 million cash prize. 
Want to vote? Head to for all the details.
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 17 2014 6:29AM surveyed 2,103 men to find out which women's shoes they really, really didn't like.
The top 10 shoes that men find least attractive on a woman,
1. Wedge shoes, 71 percent
2. Uggs, 67 percent
3. Crocs, 63 percent
4. Platforms, 58 percent
5.Flip-flops, 55 percent
6.Moccasins, 49 percent
7.Mary Janes, 42 percent
8.Ballet shoes, 37 percent
9.Kitten heels, 34 percent
10.Sneakers, 25 percent
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 16 2014 6:42AM
I don't mean to alarm you, but it is likely our purse contains more bacteria than the average toilet, according to tests conducted by the British company Initial Washroom Hygiene Solutions. "Handbags come into regular contact with our hands and a variety of surfaces, so the risk of transferring different germs onto them is very high, especially as bags are rarely cleaned," said Peter Barratt, technical manager at Initial Hygiene. "Once these germs are on the bags, they can easily be transferred via hands onto other surfaces.

"On the outside: Leather handbags have the most bacteria because the spongy texture provides perfect growing conditions.

On the inside: The dirtiest item in most purses is hand cream. Bottles of hand cream were found to contain more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Tubes of mascara and lipstick also contain a high amount of bacteria.

On the handles: The worst part of your purse could be the handles, which are smeared with enough bacteria to actually pose a risk to human health.

What can we  do? Our best defense is to wash your hands often and regularly and thoroughly clean your purse with antibacterial wipes or gel. If you use a cloth purse, you may be able to put it in the washing machine. Also, never place your purse on the floor of a public restroom.
And no, I'm not going to start using a Fanny Pack. 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 15 2014 7:43AM
It’s been 40 years in the making and it’s finally here! .  

According to, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ KISS will headline in Las Vegas at The Joint inside The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  The show is dubbed “KISS Rocks Vegas.”If you’ve ever been to a KISS show you know it’s balls to the walls, in your face, loud as hell rock and roll meets pyro.Imagine the things Kiss will bring to the show when they can stay for an elongated period instead of packing up and moving every night. 

 In a statement, Paul Stanley said, “We will pack 10 pounds of gunpowder into a 5-pound bag.”Sin City is already one of the most fun places on the planet…put the KISS army in that city and it’s “on like Donkey Kong.”The 9-day residency starts on November 5th and will run through November 23. Tickets go on sale this Friday.The venue should hold about 3200 so this will not be a walk up kind of event.
KISS army unite!  

KISS Rocks Vegas dates (all at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.)
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 8
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Friday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Saturday, Nov. 22
Sunday, Nov. 23
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 14 2014 8:34AM
 Aries – You are always running out of things to say at dinner. Try memorizing a whole lot of facts about commercial fish-farming.
• Taurus – A member of your family will be involved in a tragic accident with an electric nose-hair trimmer
.• Gemini – You walk into the kitchen to do something really important but instead you just eat some chicken and your house explodes during the night.
• Cancer – You will find yourself in a huge handbasket and before the end of the day it will be getting much warmer than you like.
• Leo – Take a look in the mirror and really see yourself as others see you. Not pretty, is it?
• Virgo – You feel hurt and betrayed by a lover on Friday. Remember, success is the best revenge. Failing that, murder comes a close second.
• Libra – An old friend will call today whom you haven’t talked to in years. He’ll remind you that you owe him money.
• Scorpio – You’ll be happy to know that this week brings you great romance and later, herpes.
• Sagittarius – Turns out that guy you liked isn’t ignoring you … he’s dead. Every silver lining has its cloud.
• Capricorn – You sneeze and pee your pants at the same time on a crowded bus. No one sits next to you ever again.
• Aquarius – You fart in front of your girlfriend on Saturday and blame it on the dog. On Friday, remember to buy a dog.
• Pisces – The planets collide this week and everyone dies. You are the only survivor. Good luck with that!
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 11 2014 7:59AM
Line cook Jermarcus Brady at Gino’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge discovered an eggplant with the word “God” spelled out in the vegetable with seeds…. 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 11 2014 7:25AM
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 10 2014 11:01AM
It’s that time of the year!
Early Thursday morning, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling with Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum. The awards show will be presented Aug. 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Seth Meyers and on NBC.

Here are this year’s nominees:
Outstanding Comedy Series:
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (AMC)
“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series:
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais, “Derick”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
William H. Macy, “Shameless” J
im Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”
Andre Braugher, “Brookyln Nine-Nine”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Tony Hale, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Outstanding Miniseries: “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Fargo” (FX)
“Luther” (BBC America)
“Treme” (HBO)
“The White Queen” (Starz)

Outstanding TV Movie:
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic Channel)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
“The Trip to Bountiful” (HBO)

Outstanding Reality Series Program
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Outstanding Reality-Competitions Program
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef” “The Voice”

Outstanding Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 3 2014 7:23AM
At Thanksgiving time, Butterball opens up their Turkey Talk-Line to help people through the challenge of getting that bird on the table.In the same spirit, anyone grilling out over the Fourth of July weekend this year will be able to talk to a Grill Master, thanks to Longhorn Steakhouse. 
A team of “Certified Grill Masters” will be available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. You can call them, text them, and even hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to solve your barbecue problems.So if you have questions about choosing the right cut of steak, grilling temperature, or what seasoning to add, reach out to them.
Phone 1-855-544-7455
Text LHGRILL to 40679 40679
Twitter and Instagram - @LongHornSteaks
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 3 2014 7:01AM
To properly celebrate the Fourth of July, you need a grill, fireworks, and … you need to roll out a bunch of ridiculously patriotic junk.Luckily, there’s a lot of this junk on eBay, including:
-An American Flag Truck Wrap
-A Patriot Barbie Doll
-A Yankee Doodle Dandy Dancing Hamster
-An Adult Bald Eagle Costume
-A 1956 Chevy Sofa.
That’s right. You can buy a sofa that looks like the back end of a ‘56 Chevy, decorated with an American flag … with actual working taillights.Ain’t that America! 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 3 2014 6:54AM
There’s no better time to celebrate the All-American burger than on July 4th. And with that in mind, here are the best burger joints in America – as ranked by the users of
Top 10 Burger Restaurants in the U.S.:
1. Black Hills Burger and Bun Co. − Custer, South Dakota
2. Nic's Grill − Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3. Sparky's − Hatch, New Mexico
4. Grill-A-Burger − Palm Desert, California
5. MEAT Eatery and Taproom − Islamorada, Florida
6. Brook's Gourmet Burgers and Dogs − Naples, Florida
7. Mussel & Burger Bar − Louisville, Kentucky
8. Big D's Downtown Dive − Roswell, New Mexico
9. Casper & Runyon's Nook − Saint Paul, Minnesota
10. Village Burger - Waimea, Hawaii 
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by Melody Judge posted Jul 2 2014 5:46AM
Just in time for the long weekend, Netflix is getting ready to purge certain titles from its queue to make room for a new crop of movies and TV shows to binge on.Gizmodo reports that beginning July 1st, movies including As Good As It Gets, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Goldfinger, Spaceballs, The Terminator and Rocky 1-4 will expire and no longer be available on instant stream. But from what we lose, we also gain in brand new additions to the instant stream, and just in time for the long holiday weekend, too! We took a look through the many titles being added on Netflix and picked out a few classic favorites you will now be able to binge-watch this 4th of July weekend!   
"12 Angry Men”(1957)
“A Raisin in the Sun” (1961) 
“Basic Instinct” (1992)
“Funny Face” (1957) 
“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (1989) 
“Legends of the Fall” (1994) 
“Philadelphia” (1993) 
“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” (1991)
“The Karate Kid” (I,II & III) 
“Can’t Buy Me Love” (1987) 
“Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke” (1978) 
“Patton” (1970)
“Don’t Look Now” (1973) 
“Eight Men Out” (1988) 
“The Keys of the Kingdom” (1944) 

To see the complete list of new movies and TV shows being added to the Netflix queue, head to Huffington Post.
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