TMZ - Tim Tebow posed for a photo backstage with cast members of the Broadway music "Rock Ages" ... and then asked for that photo to be taken off Twitter ... this according to one of the cast members. Neka Zang posted the pic (see above) on her Twitter account at some point last night -- and even posted a photo of the whole cast Tebowing. But the photo with Tebow was gone a short time later ... which she explained by tweeting, "Well, Due to Tebow's "image" I was asked to remove the pic of him with us half dressed ladies. He does know we arn't real strippers right?"
Monday, May 21, 2012
Boston - The living dead will fill the streets of downtown Boston Saturday, as thousands slather themselves in fake blood and ghoulish makeup for the eighth annual Zombie March through the city...“I think it’s exactly how it sounds — you show up and it’s a zombie invasion,” he said. “It’s people from all walks of life come together for a few hours one day and they have a good time, and that’s a rare thing these days.”
So I guess the Zombie people are still around? That can't be right, can it? Because as far as I knew, Vampires were the new hotness for people who are detached from reality and want to march in parades to prove it.
Huh? Just goes to show how much I'm up on dork-scifi culture. Didn't even realize there was enough room in this realm for Zombies and Vampires to co-exist.
|What's really scary, those are his actual scrubs from his job at MGH, part time doctor, part time delusional zombie fan.|
CNN - Everybody knows the story of Columbus, right? He was an Italian explorer from Genoa who set sail in 1492 to enrich the Spanish monarchs with gold and spices from the orient. Not quite. For too long, scholars have ignored Columbus's grand passion: the quest to liberate Jerusalem from the Muslims. During Columbus's lifetime, Jews became the target of fanatical religious persecution. On March 31, 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella proclaimed that all Jews were to be expelled from Spain. The edict especially targeted the 800,000 Jews who had never converted, and gave them four months to pack up and get out...Two of his wishes -- tithe one-tenth of his income to the poor and provide an anonymous dowry for poor girls -- are part of Jewish customs. He also decreed to give money to a Jew who lived at the entrance of the Lisbon Jewish Quarter.
First thought: "wow CNN must be desparate for pageviews if they're trudging out this kinda crap for headlines."
But then...it's not that ridiculous. I mean, think about it. This guy basically wrangled the single biggest venture capital round of all time, convincing Spanish Royalty to just give him a bunch of ships, pay for his crew/slaves, undoubtedly hundreds of barrels of limes and lemons to fight off scurvey (I don't know what scurvey is, never bothered to look it up, but I can tell you that I picture hunchbacks), and presumably a few common whores to keep the guys from getting all rape-y on each other. All that, and for what? So he could sail to a new land no one was sure even existed? That's a hell of a lot more difficult than some kid pitching a VC firm on some new app that lets people connect socially, albeit with some slight difference from the dozens of other apps that already do that. Basically if you say the words "I have this app" you're gauranteed a couple million dollars of seed money. It wasn't that easy for Columbus, I'll tell you that much.
I mean, there was a solid chance that ole Cristobal was going to take those ships, slaves, citrus fruits, and whores, reach the edge of the ocean, and just plummet off the face of the earth. The negotiating skills involved in convincing a King and Queen to go right along with that would definitely require someone with serious expertise and history in convincing people they're making the best choice with their money...in short, it probably would have taken a Jew.
TMZ - Kim Kardashian and current boyfriend Kanye West continued their trip to London by embracing their monochromatic differences -- KK decked out all in black, KW all in denim blue. Kim has been in town to promote the upcoming season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and attend the FIFI UK Fragrance Awards.
And fucking Denim Dan over here wants to be a fashion critic? Ripping on all things cargo one moment, throwing on his official lumber jack union-workers uni the next. I got news for ya 'Ye, that Canadian Tuxedo is *far* more offensive than any pair of khaki cargo shorts I've got in my closet.