Or so the apple industry will have you believe. It appear in that in a Little Shop of Horrorsesque turn of events Okanagan Specialty Fruits has genetically engineered a super apple so potent master eugenicists around the world are in awe. What is so special about this new super fruits? The apple does not turn brown when cut open and exposed to the open air for a few hours! Yes, you heard it here first. This is the shape of things to come.
While the rest of the world was going crazy over the “news” of Anderson Cooper coming out (Even though we already knew. Seriously, who was surprised. Raise your hand. Anyone? Anyone? Congrats Anderson, we all love ya!), there was bigger news that didn’t get quite as much press coverage. For anyone who has ever seen The Big Bang Theory you’ve heard of the Higgs Boson principle on many occasions. The guys on the show touch on it several times and revere it as they would their mint first edition of the first Hal Jordan Green Lantern comic. Well, yesterday, the fictional boys of The Big Bang Theory were probably glued to their internet screens as the real life news broke that the Higgs Boson Particle (otherwise known as the “God Particle”) was a step closer to being found.
Wait, it hasn’t actually been found? Okay, let me break this down for the lay people out there who have so far only recognized the words “Anderson Cooper” and “Big Bang Theory” in this blog post.
In a small box in a small church in a small country were found six human bones. A knuckle bone, a tooth, a piece of a skull, a rib, and a forearm bone were all tested recently by DNA and radiocarbon dating to find out the age of these bones found in a ruined church in Bulgaria. The results of that test are astonishing.
These bones belonged to a Middle Eastern man dating from the first century A.D. What makes this special? Well, first that they were found in Bulgaria in a church that dates only to the fifth century A.D. These bones were purportedly from the biblical figure and forerunner and cousin of Jesus, John the Baptist. The saint’s bones were scattered to different churches all over Christendom to draw pilgrims. A box made of volcanic ash was also found in the church which mentions John the Baptist and the date of his birth.
If the theories are true, science is now holding onto the DNA of a relative of the biblical savior. Though proving that these bones actually belonged to John the Baptist and then linking them to the family of Jesus is near impossible.
What do you think? Are these bones from John the Baptist?
The Tony Awards this year were amazing. As usual. Seriously there’s nothing better than sitting back and watching the Broadway greats perform and be recognized on your television anywhere in the world.
If you missed the Awards, don’t worry. You can catch them for the next 20-something days HERE. The best part about the Tony’s for the Broadway community is the upswing in ticket sales and merchandise purchases that happens as a direct result of those in other parts of the country realizing how awesome seeing a Broadway show is. For those of us in the city that just never got to see “Once” or “Peter and the Starcatcher” before they became the sweethearts of the Great White Way, it might seem impossible to get a ticket. You’d be wrong.
First, make sure you check out the “rush” or lottery policy of the show. Playbill.com does a great job of spelling these out for you. This can be your ticket to…a ticket. Secondly, If you don’t want to go during the tourist rush shows after the Tony’s you’re going to want to see a show on Sunday – Tuesday. These are generally the least attended by out of towners.
Oh, and for everyone’s sake. Please show a little respect. No jeans, no flip flops, no cell phones. This isn’t a movie theatre. This is actual theatre. Respect.
With the National Spelling Bee in the news and today being National Donut Day, wait National Doughnut Day… Spelling is on our collective mind. (more…)
I don’t want to brag guys but Bill Clinton just sent me an email inviting me to dinner with him and Barack Obama. (more…)
Lately I’ve been really diving into the puppet world. It may sound childish but hey, everyone needs to play once in awhile! One of the great things about puppets is that they can do things that we can’t. They entertain in a way we never could. We can’t shoot cannons at people. Let me rephrase, we can’t shoot cannons at people and have it be funny. Puppets can do that.
You might be thinking, oh gosh are we going to be subjected to some fluffy Muppet nonsense? (If you’re thinking that, we can’t be friends. The Muppets are awesome.) There is more to the puppet world than Muppets and Sesame Street. It just so happens, however, that the puppeteer I want to feature today is a member of the Sesame Street crew. Her name is Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and you might know her as Abby Cadabby.
Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing her own show “Wake Up Your Weird” in New York City. It was a brilliant show for kids and all the adults were rolling in the aisles too. Her character Lolly Lardpop is phenomenally funny…and she’s just a sock!
Since you couldn’t be there to join in the fun of Wake Up Your Weird, I’m sharing this video of Lolly singing about cookies. Enjoy, go ahead, you’re allowed to laugh, it’s just a puppet.
Sports betting is so blasé, this year it all about political betting. A number of websites and established Vegas odds makers are offering political bets which are becoming increasingly popular. Bet on your favorite candidate! Or bet on your least favorite one and if they get elected at least you made a few bucks, right?