Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Odd stories of the day

ABC Apologizes For 'Desperate' Plug
UPDATED: 4:34 PM PST November 16, 2004

ABC apologized Tuesday for a steamy intro to "Monday Night Football" after receiving complaints from viewers and the National Football League.
The spot featured a naked Nicollette Sheridan jumping into the arms of Terrell Owens.
Before the game, ABC showed the actress and the Philadelphia Eagles star in an empty locker room in an attempt to spoof the network hit "Desperate Housewives." Sheridan, who stars in the show, was wearing only a towel and provocatively asked Owens to skip the game for her.
After she dropped her towel, he agreed to be late for the contest and hugged her. Then the shot cut to two more stars of "Desperate Housewives," Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, watching the scene unfold on a television and commenting on desperate women.
"We have heard from many of our viewers about last night's 'MNF' opening segment and we agree that the placement was inappropriate," ABC said. "We apologize."
The NFL called the intro "inappropriate and unsuitable for our `Monday Night Football' audience."
"While ABC may have gained attention for one of its other shows, the NFL and its fans lost," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.
The Eagles said they appreciated ABC apologizing for the segment.
"It is normal for teams to cooperate with ABC in the development of an opening for its broadcast," the team said. "After seeing the final piece, we wish it hadn't aired."
ABC has broadcast "Monday Night Football" with a 5-second delay this season, a precaution after Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at February's Super Bowl halftime show _ when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson's outfit, exposing her right breast to a TV audience of some 90 million. The game was broadcast on CBS, which is protesting a proposed record fine of $550,000 by the FCC.

this will probably garner a fine for abc. the fcc and the religious right have just a little too much control over things right now. abc is just a bunch of pussies for apologizing. ratings will be up for next weeks mnf and probably for desperate housewives. hell, if you want to get mad about something why not be pissed at nicolette sheridans plastic surgeon who made her look like herman munster when he dressed up as a woman. i mean that broad got a smokin body but she has a big square face and a jaw like schwarzenegger. she's now officially a two bagger.
MIAMI (AFP) - A 10-year-old cheese sandwich a Florida woman says bears the image of the Virgin Mary fetched a bid of 22,000 dollars on eBay before the online auction house disqualified it, the Miami Herald reported.
The image on the half-sandwich gets more pronounced every year, according to owner Diana Duyser, 52, of Hollywood, Florida, who keeps the grilled snack on her nightstand in a clear plastic box with cotton balls.
She put the sandwich up for auction on eBay last week, drawing bids of up to 22,000 dollars before the auction house pulled the listing on Sunday, the daily said.
Duyser received an e-mail saying that eBay does not allow listings intended as a joke.
"How could eBay do this to me?" the distraught woman asked the Herald.

there are so many things that are disturbing in this story i dont know where to begin. first, that this woman sees the virgin mary in a half eaten grilled cheese sandwich. second, that she kept it for ten years. third, and arguably the worst part of this, that some dumbass is willing to pay 22k for it. what is wrong with people. if you have 22k just laying around why not help someone whos a little down on their luck. i would love to see the shrine this jerkoff sets up in his house for the sandwich. enough of this i'm going to my place of worship........krispy kreme
Famed Rocker Roth Goes From No. 1 to 911
Tue Nov 16,10:14 AM ET
NEW YORK - Instead of screaming "Jump," David Lee Roth will be yelling "clear!" The former Van Halen frontman is taking up a new trade — paramedic.
Roth, 50, has been riding for several weeks with a New York ambulance crew in training to become a paramedic, The New York Post reported Tuesday.
"I have been on over 200 individual rides now," said Roth. "Not once has anyone recognized me, which is perfect for me."
The singer, who spent a decade with Van Halen before embarking on a solo career, except a collaboration with the band for two new songs on a greatest hits album, has been riding along with crews in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn several nights a week.
His training seems to be going well.
Several weeks ago, Roth saved the life of a heart attack victim in the Bronx by using a defibrillator on her.
He takes his work so seriously that he did not want publicity so that it would not "diminish what I am trying to do here." He has said that he did not want the neighborhoods he was working in named so that he would not draw attention to himself or co-workers.
"You would never know you were dealing with a rock-'n'-roll guy," said Linda Reissman, Roth's EMS consultant and tutor. "His commitment really is touching. He wants to help people."

does anyone remember david lee roth? he should sue van halen for taking his life. does the ems in nyc have a leopard print spandex jump suit for dave to wear? i understand sammy hagar is working at a sunoco station. he doesnt want publicity? he's just embarassed that he needs to do this for some cash. it is better to burn out than to fade away.
Clothes are off and pride is on
One small step for Playboy, one giant leap for mankind.
Tomorrow during a photo shoot in Chicago, Jennifer Krum - a 25-year-old amputee model who lost her left hand and forearm in a car accident when she was 4 - will take it all off for a pictorial.
"If I was an able-bodied, all-of-my-limbs girl, I don't know if I'd do it," Krum confessed to Lowdown yesterday. "I'm doing it mainly because I want to send the message to people who are amputees, or have issues with confidence or don't find themselves attractive or sexy - that you can be attractive or sexy, even if you're an amputee."
Krum, who lives in Pennsylvania, was discovered by Hugh Hefner's venerable mag after she won Howard Stern's "Miss Amputee 2004" contest last week.
"They heard the broadcast and called Howard after they saw my pictures online. It says a lot about Playboy," she added. "They're sending a huge, positive message. They're saying they don't mind. It's a completely awesome thing around for everyone involved."

let me say that i saw this chick and even with one arm shes hot. i listen to howard every morning. he's the best. when he goes to sirius sattelite do i. dont ever say he doesnt perform a service .
well theres another day of odd stories that caught my eye. now that i'm done with this i'm going back to the kitchen and break all the coffee mugs with inspirational messages on them. "hang in there baby" my ass.

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