Melody Judge

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by Melody Judge posted Jan 29 2015 7:33AM

Here are 11 unusual bets you can make on various online sports books.

1. How long will it take Idina Menzel to sing the National Anthem? The "over-under" line is set at two minutes and one second. .

2. Will Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch after scoring a touchdown in the game? This is interesting. Because of all the NFL's threats, the favorite is that he WON'T, at -600. If he does, the line is +400.

3. What color will Bill Belichick's hoodie be? The favorite is . . . Gray.

4. Will Bill Belichick smile on-camera during the game? The favorite is 'No.'

5. What will Katy Perry be wearing when she begins the halftime show? The favorite is 'Skirt or Dress' . . . as opposed to pants below the knees, or shorts above the knees.

6. Will Katy show cleavage? The overwhelming favorite is 'Yes' at -800. No is at +450.

7. How many times will Tom Brady's wife Gisele Bundchen be shown on TV during the game? The over-under is set at: 1.5 times. With the lesser odds, and bigger payout set on Over.

8. How many times will "deflated" balls be said during the game? The over-under is set at three times. With the bigger payout on the Under bet, not surprisingly.

9. This is a wild one: What will be higher? Russell Wilson's total passing yards, or the U.S. national average gas price in cents on the day AFTER the Super Bowl? The favorite is that Wilson's passing total will be higher.

10. Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his interview? The favorite is "teammates," with 3-to-2 odds . . . followed by God, the fans or the city, the owner, the coach, and family. There's also 5-to-2 odds that he mentions NONE of these.

11. What color Gatorade will be dumped on the coach who wins? The favorite is orange, with 3-to-2 odds. Followed by yellow, clear or water, blue, red, and green.


by Melody Judge posted Jan 29 2015 6:09AM

The question "should you rent or buy" doesn't just apply to homes anymore . . . it applies to pretty much EVERYTHING. Here are six weird things you can save money on by renting.

1. Legos. Pley.com . . . spelled P-L-E-Y . . . rents Lego sets for as low as $15 a month, with free shipping. And every time you send one back, you get a new set.

2. Designer dresses. RentTheRunway.com lets you rent stuff for up to eight days. Then you send it back, and THEY dry clean it. A $500 dress costs about 30 bucks to rent, and you can also rent accessories.

3. Artwork. A website called TurningArt.com rents paintings for as low as $10 a month, with free shipping. You just send them back when you want to, like Netflix.

4. Goats. RentAGoat.com is for people who want an eco-friendly way to clear huge areas of weeds and grass. Instead of mowing it, the goats just eat it.

5. Caskets. A lot of funeral homes offer casket rentals now. It's mostly for people who want to be cremated, but their family wants to have a funeral first.

6. Wedding cakes. On CakeRental.com, you can rent a Styrofoam cake covered in real icing. They mail it to you, and there's a section cut out where you put a REAL slice . . . to cut and eat for wedding pictures. Then you serve everyone else sheet cake.

(Cheapism)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 28 2015 9:27AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH5wdm1Caoo


Less than 24 hours after releasing its new Super Bowl commercial, web hosting company GoDaddy has pulled the ad under pressure from animal rights activists,

The ad, titled "Journey Home," shows a golden retriever puppy falling off the back of a pickup truck and finding its way back home. When he arrives, his owner is thrilled to see him because she just sold him on a website she created with GoDaddy. He's then seen being put in a van and driven off by race car driver Danica Patrick.

The ad received instant criticism from animal rights groups who complained that it promoted puppy mills. A petition to pull the ad gathered 40,000 signatures and GoDaddy decided to yank it. CEO Blake Irving announced in a tweet, "What should have been a fun and funny ad clearly missed the mark and we will not air it. Buddy came to us from a reputable, loving breeder -- just as the ad shows. Sell or adopt, in 2015 both ventures need to be online. I hear you and we’ll change course today. Our goal is fun & edgy -- never to promote something negative.” (Gossip Cop)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 28 2015 7:42AM

According to a new survey from the National Retail Federation, people are more excited about Valentine’s Day than ever.

Well, they plan to spend more than ever on the holiday, anyway.

The average person celebrating Valentine’s Dayis expected to spend $142.31 on candy, flowers, and other stuff – compared with $133.91 last year.

Total spending is expected to reach $18.9 billion – the most ever recorded.


by Melody Judge posted Jan 28 2015 6:24AM

That all-female Ghostsbusters movie is happening -- and the cast has just been announced.

The Hollywood Reporter says Melissa McCarthy has signed on for the re-boot, whileKristen Wiig and current SNL cast members Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are in negotiations and expected to sign on soon.

Production will begin this summer in New York. It will reunite Melissa and Kristen with director Paul Feig, who helmed Bridesmaids.

by Melody Judge posted Jan 27 2015 9:31AM

Every year, EA Sports runs a simulated Super Bowl on the latest edition of "Madden". And it's been right EIGHT of the last 11 years.

The record was an impressive eight of 10 before last year, when it was COMPLETELY wrong. "Madden" predicted that the Denver Broncos would edge the Seattle Seahawks in overtime . . . but in reality, the Seahawks blew past the Broncos 43-to-8.

This year, "Madden" predicts that the New England Patriots will knock off the Seahawks, by a score of 28-to-24. And that TOM BRADY will win his third Super Bowl MVP award.

Among other things, the game predicts that Rob Gronkowski will make an awesome, one-handed touchdown catch in the first quarter. It's unclear if Gronk's grip will be aided by more deflated footballs, or if the Patriots are playing this one clean.

by Melody Judge posted Jan 27 2015 7:07AM

Every once in a while we see an American fast food chain create some CRAZY menu item that they only sell overseas. And normally, as good as it sounds, we accept that it may never make its way over here.

KFC has introduced an experimental product in the Philippines called the Double Down Dog. Remember the Double Down sandwich, that used fried chicken instead of a bun? This is like that . . . but with a HOT DOG inside.

So the Double Down Dog is a hot dog that uses fried chicken as the bun. And if that's not artery-clogging enough for you, the hot dog is also infused with CHEESE.

They're only testing it in the Philippines for two days, and only in limited quantities. And sadly, KFC says there are currently NO PLANS to bring it to America.



(IGN)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 27 2015 7:05AM

While people in the Northeast were bracing for the blizzard yesterday, Craigslist was FLOODED with ads . . . by people looking for someone to hook UP with while they're stuck indoors. Some of the posts had headlines like "Seeking hairy man for snow play" and "Snow day cougar looking for hot cub."

by Melody Judge posted Jan 26 2015 6:16AM

That should put a smile on our face even though it's Monday! :)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 21 2015 5:44AM

Mötley Crüe's Final Tour
July 22 - Eugene, OR @Matthew Knight Arena *
July 24 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome *
July 26 - Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark *
July 28 - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena *
July 29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena *
July 31 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *
August 3 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre *
August 5 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *
August 7 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center *
August 8 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena *
August 9 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills *
August 11 - Hershey, PA @ Giant Center *
August 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
August 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *
August 15 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center *
August 16 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
August 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena *
August 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena *
August 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
August 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
August 23 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre *
August 24 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
August 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena *
August 28 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena *
August 29 - Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena *
August 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
September 2 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
September 4 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center *
September 5 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 6 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
September 15 Monterrey, NL @ Arena Monterrey
September 10 - Mexico City, DF @ Arena Ciudad de Mexico
TBA - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
December 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

* With Alice Cooper


by Melody Judge posted Jan 20 2015 8:24AM

Oreo is debuting the new limited edition cookie on February 2, but is letting about 20,000 fans get a sneak peak of the new flavor by entering online atoreoredvelvetrope.com between Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

by Melody Judge posted Jan 20 2015 7:17AM

Here's something to make your mornings easier . . . or harder. We're not really sure.

According to an article in "Entrepreneur" magazine, a 90-second trick in the shower can help wake you up in the morning. The downside is, it sounds like torture.

The idea behind it is that a hot shower DOESN'T actually do a great job of waking you up. In fact, researchers have found it can do the opposite. After a hot shower, there's a sudden decrease in body temperature, which can make you tired.

So instead, here's what you should do . . .

At the end of your shower, turn off the hot water . . . and make it as COLD as possible for 30 seconds. Then crank the hot water back up for another 30 seconds . . . and finish with 30 MORE seconds of cold water.

It sounds terrible because it IS. But apparently it's much better at waking you up than hot water alone.

(Entrepreneur)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 14 2015 7:38AM

Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction has the distinction of being the lead nominee at the 35th annual Razzie Awards, which recognizes the biggest bombs of the year.

The fourth installment of the Transformers franchise is up for seven dishonors including Worst Picture, Screenplay and Director. The other nominees for Worst Picture includeTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Legend of Hercules, Left Behind and Kirk Cameron'sSaving Christmas.

Cameron Diaz is nominated for three Razzies including Worst Actress for The Other Woman and Sex Tape, and Worst Supporting Actress for Annie. Other Worst Actress nominees include Drew Barrymore (Blended), Melissa McCarthy (Tammy), Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West) and Gaia Weiss (The Legend of Hercules).

Nicholas Cage (Left Behind), Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules), Kirk Cameron(Saving Christmas), Seth MacFarlane (A Million Ways to Die in the West) and Adam Sandler (Blended) are up for Worst Actor.

The Razzies, which is short for the Golden Raspberry Awards, will be awarded on February 21st, a day before the Academy Awards.

(UK Telegraph)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 14 2015 6:16AM

This guy's good luck hinged on two things: He's a registered voter . . . and his wife doesn't trust him behind the wheel.

On Election Day in November, 80-year-old Harold Diamond and his wife Carol had just finished voting, and were on their way to get lunch in Middletown, New York. (About 70 miles north of New York City.)

Along the way, they hit some bad weather, which we assume means rain. And Carol insisted that they pull over and wait for it to pass.

So instead of driving a few more miles to the restaurant, Harold reluctantly pulled over at a rest stop for sandwiches instead. And it's a good thing he did.

Because while they were eating, he saw that the Mega Millions jackpot was higher than normal. So he spent $10 to buy ten tickets . . . and one of them ended up matching all six numbers for $326 MILLION.

Harold and Carol got their check on Monday, and decided to take the lump sum. After taxes, they'll take home more than 131 million bucks.

(NY Post)

It pays to listen to your wife when driving :)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 13 2015 8:22AM

Apparently we've run out of new stuff to put on pizza. Because according to a new survey, three of our top ten "dream" toppings are things you can already get at most pizza places . . . and the rest are just NASTY. The top ten are . . .

1. Lobster.

2. Shrimp.

3. Crab.

4. Filet mignon.

5. Chicken . . . which you can get everywhere.

6. Pineapple . . . which you can get everywhere.

7. Ham . . . again, it's available.

8. Mayo jaga . . . a combo of mayonnaise, potatoes, and bacon that's big in Japan.

9. A combination of curry, coconut, and kale. (???)

10. Caviar.

The survey also found the average American eats eight slices of pizza a month. So if you live to be 70, that's 5,952 slices in a lifetime. But one in ten people eat 36 slices a month . . . which is about a medium pizza a week . . . and works out to just under 27,000 slices. (DailyMail)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 12 2015 6:48AM

Ohio State and Oregon have a national championship at stake in tonight's game, and the governors of their respective states are getting in on the action.

If Ohio State wins, Ohio Governor John Kasich will receive Oregon's best beer, cheese and hazelnuts. If Oregon wins, Governor John Kitzhaber will receive Columbus-brewed beer, lasagna from a popular Columbus-area restaurant and chocolate buckeye candy. Each state's senators are also getting in on the action, with the losing state agreeing to spell out the winning state's name on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. (Dayton Daily News)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 7 2015 7:14AM

American Idol returns for its 14th season tonight (Wednesday).

It's the first season without Randy Jackson, who became a mentor after 12 seasons as a judge. Music executive Scott Borchetta will play fill-in for Randy. There's another change for the singing competition, which has seen a steady decline in ratings in recent years. Starting with the live shows in mid-March, Idol will air only once a week with a two-hour show on Wednesdays. Before that, there will an hour-long episode on Wednesday, followed by a two-hour episode on Thursdays.

Judges Harry Connick Junior, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban will be back for their second year together as judges, with Ryan Seacrest as host.

Tonight's episode is set in Nashville, where Borchetta makes his home.

by Melody Judge posted Jan 7 2015 6:24AM

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Farrah Abraham from "Teen Mom" reveals her botched lip job....WOW!

by Melody Judge posted Jan 6 2015 6:12AM

Here's the latest in the bubble wrapping of American children . . .

More and more cities have started banning SLEDDING . . . because they think it's too dangerous for kids. The latest is Dubuque, Iowa . . . a city official said, quote, "We have all kinds of parks with hills . . . we can't manage the risk."

About 20,000 children go to emergency rooms every year for sledding injuries. But that's not necessarily the biggest concern for cities . . . they're more worried about getting SUED after your kid's injury.

In the past decade, Omaha, Nebraska paid $2 million after a girl was paralyzed when she was sledding and hit a tree . . . and Sioux City, Iowa paid $2.75 million after a grown man was sledding, hit a sign, and injured his spinal cord.

If you're worried about your kid sledding . . . and your closest park hasn't banned it . . . wearing a helmet can help prevent injuries. And also, sledding down a hill that isn't covered in trees is probably a good idea too.

(ABC News)

by Melody Judge posted Jan 5 2015 7:18AM

There were so many annoying words and phrases from last year that Lake Superior State University in Michigan has issued a list of 12 “banished” words and phrases for 2015:

  • Bae

  • Polar Vortex

  • Hack

  • Skill Set

  • Swag

  • Foodie

  • Curate/Curated

  • Friend-Raising

  • Cray-Cray

  • Enhanced Interrogation

  • Takeaway

  • -Nation (Adding the suffix nation to a sports team or other affiliation – as in, Packers-Nation or Cowboys-Nation, etc.) (Yahoo)

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