Jun 3, 2011

Can you spell "cymotrichous"? - skipwaves ending 6/2

Whittled down from a field of 275 stellar spellers from around the world, 13 advance to Thursday 6/2 night’s prime-time championship finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. These kids celebrate for making the last cut.  7:30 Central, ESPN. 

UPDATE:    "It's hard to find the words," a happy Sukanya Roy said late Thursday.

She certainly found all the right letters.  Sukanaya, 14, of South Abington Township, Pa., won the 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "cymotrichous." It means to have curly hair.  Video of the winning spelling off of tv

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Video: Protesters stage TSA setup over airport groping.  And more.  Click here to See today's Skipwaves.


BottomLine reminds us about Kansas City's weather and radio iCon, Dan Henry of Channel 4, celebrating 65 years of marriage!  If you're old enough, you'll remember he was the shit in this town!  He and Fred Broski, Mister Bowling for Dollars!  And.Others...

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 I laughed and laughed at the masterful artistic simplicity of showing Kansas City in Legos... From the Wednesday Blog.  Check it.

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Mo Rage gives us the military proposal at the K stadium...on the Jumbotron.  Eww.  Wait.  Show us the classy part, the secretly  comin' home soldier surprising his girl and the big kiss VIDEO!

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Jersey Shore star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi has been banned from driving in Italy after allegedly hitting a police car while filming the new season of the hit reality show.  She was arrested May 30th after the minor traffic accident, in Florence.  Polizzi has now had her international driver's license revoked for a minimum of 15 days as a result of the fender bender, in which two cops suffered minor injuries.

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The floating numbers for the Joplin Tornado are apparently over.   138 dead, zero missing.  Mo Highway Patrol supervises the identification...apparently taking over the task from the local coroner.  http://www.kmbc.com/news/28098961/detail.html

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 Tweeted Wednesday:  It’s been a good run, and now it’s coming to an end. Longtime basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal has announced on Twitter that he will retire after 19 years in the NBA.
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Stuff you won't find but here....
  • A British gymnast survived a fall from a fourth story window because he went into a somersault and came down on two feet.
  • Jeffrey and Sheryl McGowen in Houston turned to vitro fertilization. Two eggs were implanted in Sheryl's womb, and both of them split. Sheryl gave birth to two sets of identical twins at once.
  • In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B. Today it's 36C.
  • The average North Korean 7-year-old is almost three inches shorter than the average South Korean 7-year-old.
  • Every year, 2700 surgical patients go home from the hospital with metal tools, sponges, and other objects left inside them. In 2000, 57 people died as a result of these mistakes.
  • We forget 80 percent of what we learn everyday.
  • Pain is measured in units of "dols". The instrument used to measure pain is a "dolorimeter".
  • The Amish have a diet high in meat, dairy, refined sugars and calories. Yet obesity is virtually unknown among them. The difference is since they have no TVs, cars or powered machines, they spend their time in manual labor.
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From the KC television msg room:    Did you know Michelle Bachmann and KCTV5 ultra-tan weatherman Gary Amble are brother and sister?? #keepkatiehorner

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From Adrian Rodgers, 1984 on the redistribution of wealth by government.  
 1.  You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by  legislating the wealth out of prosperity.

2.  What  one person receives without working for,  another person must work for without  receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that  the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth  by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the  idea that they do not  have to work because the other half  is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea  that it does  no good to work, because somebody else is going  to get what they work for, that is the beginning of  the end of any  nation.


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DEFCON 4: Elephants from the Picadilly Circus assist in the post-tornado cleanup in Joplin,  moving cars and other heavy debris.  Video: OMG.

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 DEFCON 3!  Pissed off passenger over a seat leaned back in his face... and they scramble F-16's WTF?  Ya gotta read the stupidity of this... it's enough to make you not want to fly a UNITED Sardine-can with crazy passengers and even crazier pilots!

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Defcon 2:  Sarah Palin on her bus tour for publicity plays hide and seek with the 'mainstream media'.   The Palin family and a few members of her staff sneaked out of their hotel early, leaving their flashy bus behind in the hotel parking lot to give reporters chasing her the impression that she was still readying for the day.  Palin's playing games by not telling the press where she's going so they have to TAIL her closely like paparazzi in pursuit of Justin Bieber!

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ABC reports a whopping 14 percent of Americans are on FOODSTAMPS!  Economy sucking really more than we realize.  They say Congress is under pressure to cut the rapidly rising costs of the federal government’s food stamps program at a time when a record number of Americans are relying on it.
A House Committee today will review the fiscal year's appropriation bill that includes $71 billion for the more money for foodstamps.  That’s $2 billion less than what President Obama requested but a 9 percent increase from 2011, which, critics say, is too large given the sizeable budget deficit.  Who says no Americans are starving?



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Now that GE has sold MSNBC to COMCAST, I'm starting to be suspicious that competitor TIME WARNER has turned down the gain on their competitor.  I keep getting "MSNBC HD is currently unavailable" on my TWC box.  Coincidental?  Some TWC channels come in like gangbusters.  Certain others are iffy at best.  Growlll!

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A KC Police Commission member got sucked up to big time for KC's Joplin Tornado Service.  Sed the Police Chief,  
  
She said it was apparent that both KCPD’s sworn and non-sworn members in Joplin were given the most important and some of the most dangerous duties during the past week and during the presidential visit. They kept combative, armed and violent individuals on the president’s route at bay, keeping not only President Obama but Joplin’s citizens safe. Commissioner Pelofsky said the officers were confident and never shaken. She said the damage in Joplin is “beyond comprehension,” but that “our efforts are making a difference there.”


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 Video: 7 Commencement Speeches you should watch (Including Bill Clinton, Tom Hanks, and Denzel Washington).  Ramsey Moysen's blog.

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