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Songs for today?

Thriller – Single Version – Michael Jackson

Mama Said – The Shirelles

Steppin’ Out With My Baby – Live Version – Tony Bennett

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland

In the Year 2525 – Zager and Evans

Don’s Big Dago – Live – Lenny Bruce


WORD of the Day



a mischievous and often morally corrupt person


“The captain of Company L refused to recognize us; said we were deserters, and traitors, and scalawags; and when he drew rations for Company L from the commissary, he wouldn’t give us any.” – Jack London, The Road, 1907

“When times are good, the public generally prefers a scalawag. Clinton was the perfect president for the ’90s boom years. Warren Harding would have been a great fit with the boom of the ’20s. He drank. He played cards. He snuck out of the White House to go to girlie shows.” – Bill Bonner, The Market Oracle, December 20, 2011

About the Word:

Also spelled scallywag, this term may originally have referred to an animal of very little value. After the Civil War, scalawag came to describe a white Southerner acting in support of reconstruction governments, often in pursuit of private gain; it was used to insult Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind.

The origin of scalawag is unknown, but one theory suggests there’s a link to the Scottish scoloc, a first-born son given to the Church to educate.



That’s What Happens When There’s No Laundromat Nearby

Bozo criminal for today comes from the International File in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where our unidentified bozo needed some new clothes. So, he did what any bozo would do, he looked around until he saw a clothes line with some nice, freshly washed clothes on it. But instead of simply grabbing the clothes off the line and running away, our bozo took off his own clothes and put on the new ones, right there on the spot. Unfortunately for him, he was spotted by the homeowner who yelled at him to stop. Not only did our bozo stop, he took off the new clothes he had put on and got dressed again in his old dirty ones. However, he forgot one crucial piece of evidence. He had already placed his wallet and ID in the new clothes. And he forgot to remove them when he put his old clothes back on. He’s busted!

AP Strange But True

Moved: 8/3/2012 06:55


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The manager of the minor league Daytona Cubs in Florida thought he was being tossed out of the game when he heard the home plate umpire bellow, “you’re out.”

It turns out the ump was talking to the guy who plays the music over the public address system. That’s who was being ejected.

Apparently, umpires don’t like it when the music guy plays “Three Blind Mice” — especially at a time when the manager of the home team is on the field arguing that they didn’t see a play correctly.

According to the local paper (the Daytona Beach News-Journal), the public address system at the stadium was shut down for the rest of the game. So, fans took it upon themselves to announce the names of players as they approached the plate.


NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — What kind of dog was it that sniffed out two girls who were lost for a couple of hours in a Georgia forest?

A bloodhound? Maybe a German Shepherd or a Lab?

No. It was a chihuahua that saved the day.

As police and firefighters began the search for the missing 5-year-old and 8-year-old girls, neighbor Carvin Young grabbed his 3-year-old Chihuahua, Bell, and joined the search.

He tells CBS Atlanta that Bell picked up the girls’ scent and began running until she reached them.

Bell must have known who she was looking for. The girls’ mother says they play with Bell nearly every day.

They were a little scared when they were found, but otherwise fine.


LONDON (AP) — Of all of the Olympic sports that NBC is showing on its cable networks, the one that is drawing the best ratings is archery.

NBC says it was the most popular sport on the cable networks during the first few days, averaging 1.5 million viewers. It’s doing better than basketball.

A network official says it could be due partly to the popularity of “The Hunger Games” getting young people interested in bows and arrows.

American archer Brady Ellison is also a big draw.

Archery could be this year’s equivalent of curling — a sport that found some new fans in recent years when it was televised from the Winter Olympics.


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who’d been arrested for marijuana possession and resisting arrest is now in even bigger trouble.

Police say Roger Pion (PEE’-ahn) took out his anger on seven sheriff’s department vehicles — driving over them with a farm tractor in the department’s parking lot before driving away on the tractor.

They missed his monster tractor show — deputies were working inside their building at the time, and didn’t know what was happening in the parking lot until a neighbor called 911.

By that time, all of their cars were crushed — so they weren’t able to pursue the tractor.

Pion is now in custody, facing several new charges.


WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Summer vacation has been anything but routine for a New York City social studies teacher who lives in northern New Jersey.

James Geist has spotted pythons twice within days in his West Milford yard.

Geist was reading on his deck when he thought he saw a branch move on July 23. He soon realized it was a snake.

Police arrived with two snake handlers who told Geist the branch was a 15-foot albino python.

Geist tells The Record newspaper the snake was huge, thick and docile.

Four days later, Geist saw another snake. This time it was a 10-foot python.

Animal control believes the tropical snakes were released by someone who had moved from the neighborhood.


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who authorities say tried to carjack a car at a traffic light in Shreveport, La., picked the wrong car.

The unmarked car was a state police unit, occupied by a Louisiana State trooper and two members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Police say Joshua Carter approached the car Wednesday afternoon, began pulling on the handle and demanded that it be opened.

When he realized the vehicle was occupied by officers, they say, he fled.

A state police spokesman says officers chased and caught him a short time later. He’s now being held on a charge of attempted carjacking.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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