I will now coin another term for those Corn Hole (Bags) events...let's go with Douche Bag Tournaments!
BREAKING: 11:13 a.m. from across the pond: DUMPS WHITE FOAM ON NEWS CORPS TYCOON...
MURDOCH'S WIFE SLAPS ASSAILANT...
SHOVES PLATE OF FOAM INTO FACE...
SKY NEWS: PRESS, PUBLIC NOW BARRED...
Check BBC link on my site as well...
from Sky News:
PaulLewis: John May Marbles, the activist who attacked Murdoch, posted this Youtube clip of himself: http://bit.ly/qd5at5
5.21pm: Jane Martinson sends more from parliament:
All press kept in overspill room as committee resumes. Not sure how foam man hid paper plate. He was wearing black combat trousers and walked straight past me from the back row where public was sat to within inches. Wendi was on her feet lobbing the plate back at her husband's assailant before James got up. Another woman – small and dark-haired – was the one who accosted the assailant first.
5.20pm: Ben Quinn reports that UK Uncut's Twitter accounts have distanced the umbrella group from the pie-throwing incident
The pie in Murdoch's face was NOT a UK Uncut action, everyone!
5.19pm: Jane Martinson writes:
The man lobbed a plate of shaving foam into Murdoch's face at point blank range. Astonishing reaction from Wendi who, sitting behind her husband, immediately returned fire. James looked stunned, several members of room gasped, but Wendi then sat on desk calmly wiping foam from her husband's face. Foam all over her blue painted toes as well as two police officers who immediately grabbed him. Shock that he got foam in given tight security. Another man with a long beard also questioned.
Drudge it as well...
Will go over TV news Emmy noms this morn and clean off the plate as we do every Tuesday now that the dust has settled and I have sneezed several times...
Watergate, Woodstock. I get it, they were big, time to get over it...I went into this business because of the first one, but no longer does it register on my "worst ever" items...it was a measly crime and terrible coverup...but...I know, and Woodstock, now many festivals have to use the STOCK...uuuggghhhh.... festivals like that are overrated...and I have been to many...Buffett, now that's the way to go if you are going to do things like that (July 23 at Bridgeview)...
It's a heat DOME, not wave...hmmm...
PRESS RELEASE VIA espn (AND MY LINK ON THE SITE):
2011 Women’s World Cup Finals: ESPN’s Most-Viewed and Highest-Rated Soccer Match
Sixth Most-Viewed Soccer Telecast in U.S.; Second Most-Watched Daytime Program in Cable History;
Record Audience for a Women’s Sports Event on ESPN3.com
Sunday’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals between the United States and Japan – which crowned Japan as tournament champion on a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 2-2 tie – was seen by an average 13.458 million viewers, based on a 7.4 U.S. household rating (8.58 million household impressions), making it the most-watched and highest-rated soccer telecast on an ESPN network, based on fast nationals by the Nielsen Company.
Most-Viewed Soccer Events in the United States:
Date Match Network U.S. Rating P2+ (Viewers) Sat., July 10, 1999 USA vs. China – Final ABC 11.4 17,975,000 Sun., July 11, 2010 Netherlands vs. Spain – Final ABC 8.4 15,905,000 Sat., June 26, 2010 USA vs. Ghana – Round of 16 ABC 8.5 15,193,000 Sun., July 17, 1994 Italy vs. Brazil – Final ABC 9.5 14,510,000 Mon., July 4, 1994 Brazil vs. USA – Round of 16 ABC 9.3 13,694,000 Sun., July 17, 2011 USA vs. Japan – Final ESPN 7.4 13,458,000 Sun., July 9, 2006 Italy vs. France – Final ABC 7.0 11,961,000 TVbyTheNumbers...
press release CBS: press release:
“THE PRICE IS RIGHT”SAYS “COME ON DOWN” IN NATIONWIDE CONTESTANT SEARCH
Two Semi-Finalists from Each Participating Market Will Be Flown to Los Angeles; One of The Two is Guaranteed to be on Contestants’ Row
San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh Are the First Markets Announced to Participate
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Modern poverty includes AC, big-screen TV, DVD player, XBox...
75% See Middle Class Tax Hikes As Likely in Debt Ceiling Deal
When politicians talk about cutting government spending and raising taxes on the wealthy, voters are skeptical about the spending cuts and expect middle class taxes to go up, too.
67% Believe Consumers Would Buy New Light Bulbs If They Work Even If Traditional Bulbs Are Still Available
The U.S. Department of Energy says that new light bulbs will cost more up front but save money in the long run. That, plus expected energy savings, has led to government regulations that will effectively ban the sale of traditional light bulbs starting next year.
69% Think Competition Between Health Insurers Better for Consumers Than More Government Regulation