(Daily Mail)–A 67-year-old man died after enjoying a number of lap dances at a strip club. Robert Gene White, from El Paso County, Texas, was at the Red Parrot strip club on Friday night. Manager of the club said the elderly man had been getting lap dances, but when it came to paying the dancers, he was unresponsive. He was take to a local hospital where he was declared dead from natural causes. El Paso County Sheriff’s officials have not released other details. An investigation is underway.
I wish the headline from this story said “Man dies from motor-boating accident”, but I guess that doesn’t draw as many people. Say what you want about Robert Gene White, but the man died doing what he loved and that’s all anybody could ever really ask. RIP Bobby White.
Here is what I want to know though…does the stripper that killed him take some sort of pride in this? Obviously she wouldn’t want to kill anybody, but I think deep down in places she doesn’t talk about at parties she probably sees this thing as a badge of honor. Like her stripping was so hot that it literally broke a man’s heart. I feel like that is probably great advertising. Like “Oh man, you’ve gotta get a lap dance from Cinnamon. She is the best. She is so smoking hot that one dude dropped dead“. So I am sure none of the strippers wanted this to happen, but I bet all over them sneaky wish they were the that murdered the lap dance.
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(Newser)–The Senate has an idea to help save the Postal Service: Let people mail alcohol. After all, FedEx and UPS carry the stuff all the time. But a law from 1909—established 10 years before Prohibition came into effect—bars the Postal Service from shipping “all spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented, or other intoxicating liquors of any kind.” Dumping the law, as new Senate-passed legislation would do, could be particularly helpful to the USPS in these days of online shopping, Timereports. The service would have to be sure to avoid underage buyers; that could be achieved by requiring a signature at delivery, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says. Meanwhile, it would have to carefully follow state booze shipping laws. Case in point: Only 14 states accept wine from out-of-state retailers. Donahoe, notes Time, is fully in favor of the idea, and has an idea of his own: wine boxes made to specifically house two, four, or six bottles that ship anywhere in the US for a flat rate.
No bullshit, this makes me feel good about America. Like this is the kind of stupid government red-tape that just slows the country down. Getting rid of this law makes so much sense its not even funny. I almost want to send myself a bottle of champagne to celebrate. It’s a small step, but if Congress can start getting out of the way then America can start to grow again. So let’s toast to America. SING IT LEE!!!
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A couple of thoughts on this whole thing…there are racist assholes in the world and they get a lot tougher and more vocal on twitter. If Joel Ward scores a series winning OT goal against almost any team in the NHL there is going to be some ignorant asshole spewing this type of hateful language. I hate the Bruins and their fans as much as the next guy, but I don’t like how people on the internet are categorizing all Bostonians as racists. That is also ignorant. People saying these things are the tiniest minority. Let’s just recognize that most people aren’t racists, most Bruins fans aren’t racist, and that racism exists everywhere…not just Boston.
Having said that…I am a Boston transplant and I would say that Boston is probably the most racist city in America. It’s not your traditional racism though. It’s an old racism and Bostonians are equal opportunity racists. They hate everyone. Blacks, Asians, Irish, Italians, Catholics, Puerto Ricans, Indians, Native Americans, Mexicans, Jews, etc…Boston hates them all basically equally. And they all hate each other. Also…people from Maine are weird, people from New Hampshire are hicks, people from Vermont are hippies, and people from Connecticut are NY and MA rejects. Basically if your family didn’t come to America on the Mayflower you’re considered a second class citizen. If you are from that old Boston Brahman then everyone else hate you. For the most part though it’s an innocuous dislike/distrust. Boston is still a progressive city. I don’t know anybody that would hate someone or deny them a job or anything like that just because of race. So let’s all just acknowledge that the racism in Boston exists, but it’s less than 1% of the population and it’s dying out with every passing day.
Need further proof?
NHL’s first black hockey player Willie O’Ree
Deval Patrick. Sitting Governor of Massachusetts
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(UsMagazine)–Lindsay Lohan is doing everything she can to make her big comeback happen, including returning to her natural red hair color. Less than a week after her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, the 25-year-old actress revealed her light copper ‘do and what appears to be a fresh set of extensions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Thursday. “She’s been telling me for months that she wanted to go back to red, but she was just waiting for the right time,” the star’s colorist Tracey Cunningham told Us Weekly. Lohan has changed her color several times throughout her career, going from red to blonde to dark brown to black with several shades in between, before settling on the platinum shade she stuck to until now.
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?!?!?! Just eight short days ago I blogged about Lindsay Lohan’s come back attempt…“Even when she is coming off a 72-hr sex and cocaine binge, you can still see “Mean Girls” Lindsay in there somewhere. Welcome back LL. PS: Go back to the red.” I told Lindsay and the world that she needs to go back to red and I have delivered!!! Farewell platinum blonde coke whore. Welcome home red-headed wholesome Irish girl. And just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. You’re welcome America.
The only question now is, who isn’t reading this blog? I mean Lindsay is a reader, Bill Simmons is a reader, you’re a reader…now I just need about 100,000 more readers a day. Let’s take this thing viral.
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(AP)–Diane Aulger was about two weeks from her delivery date when she and her husband decided there was no time to wait: Mark Aulger had only days to live, and he wanted to see his child. Diane Aulger had her labor induced and gave birth to their daughter Jan. 18. When tiny Savannah was placed in his arms, Mark Aulger “cried, and he just looked very sad,” Diane said. Mark died five days later from complications related to his cancer treatment. The 52-year-old Texas man was diagnosed with colon cancer in April. He had surgery and, as a precaution, six months of chemotherapy, Diane Aulger said. With no signs of cancer showing up in follow up tests, the treatment seemed successful. Then in November, Mark Aulger began having trouble breathing. By Jan. 3, he was sick enough to go to the emergency room. His wife said he was told the chemotherapy had caused him to develop pulmonary fibrosis, which causes scarring and thickening in the lungs. Initially, the Aulgers were hopeful. “He thought he’d be coming home in a few days with an oxygen tank,” said Diane Aulger, who lives in The Colony, about 25 miles north of Dallas. But on Jan. 16, the doctor delivered more bad news: Mark Aulger’s condition was fatal. When Diane Aulger asked how long her husband had, the response was a sobering five or six days. “Mark said, `I’d like to see the baby,’” the 31-year-old mother told The Associated Press on Sunday. Their baby was due Jan. 29, and Diane had planned a natural childbirth, but when the doctor suggested an induced labor, she immediately agreed. She was already experiencing pre-labor symptoms, and they scheduled the birth for Jan. 18. Hospital staff arranged for the Aulgers to share a large labor and delivery room. “Our beds were side by side,” Diane said. Mark held his daughter for about 45 minutes after she was born. For the next couple of days, though, he was so tired he was only able to hold her a couple of times for a minute or so. She said he slipped into a coma on Jan. 21 and died two days later. “I brought her home the night before he fell into the coma. It was just me and Savannah when he passed away,” Diane said. Along with Savannah, the Aulgers have two other children, ages 10 and 7. Diane also has a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old. With her family’s story getting much media attention in recent days, Diane said she’s been heartened by the nice comments she’s received from people. She plans to blanket her home with pictures of her husband and said her children are already doing a good job of keeping his memory alive by talking about him. “We’re living day-to-day as if dad’s still here,” she said. “We know dad is here with us. They talk to dad. Mark was a very funny, funny dad.”
Not really sure why I am posting this story. It got to me. Probably the saddest thing ever, yet heart-warming in a way. Lots of love in that family it seems. Prayers for them. Happy Valentine’s day. Love is love.
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(New York Magazine)–Barack Obama’s online presence is no longer limited to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram. The president of the United States now has a Spotify account, which he announced via his Tumblr, obvs. He’s made you a mixtape, America!
I read through that playlist and I honestly can’t tell you if this is Obama’s spotify account or my dad’s. I mean this playlist screams old white dude. He even has two Darius Rucker songs. Darius Rucker is the whitest black guy of all time. This is the kinda playlist I would expect out of Romney or Santorum, but Obama is supposed to be cool. He is supposed to be in with the college kids. I seriously can’t figure this guy out. Is he the cool black dude that smokes butts and plays basketball or is he the dorky white guy that wears mom jeans and rocks out to Sugarland? The guy is a god damn chameleon.
Is this the real him?
Or is it this guy?
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(HuffPo)–Most models dream of landing a spot in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. When it happened to Kylie Bisutti, who won the lingerie brand’s model search in 2009, she was thrilled with the honor and the fun extras it brought. “One of the big perks I noticed,” she wrote in The Huffington Post, “was all the invitations and opportunities to attend these star-studded events that I had never even considered going to before.” But all the perks weren’t enough to lure her further down Victoria’s Secret’s glittering path, as Kylie told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. Her religion started getting in the way:
“Victoria’s Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise. I actually loved it while I was there, it was so much fun and I had a blast. But the more I was modeling lingerie, and lingerie isn’t clothing, I just started becoming more uncomfortable with it because of my faith…I’m Christian, and reading the Bible more, I was becoming more convicted about it.”
Her marriage played an important role in changing her mind. “I just want to do everything I can to keep my marriage special,” she revealed to FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “My body should only be for my husband and it’s just a sacred thing.” It’s a respectable stance, much as we love our Victoria’s Secret models (many of whom, like Doutzen and Adriana, are married). Kylie’s story has gotten noticed by the media and subsequently by Christian fans, who tweet at her and thank her for her inspiration (one follower tweeted: “i’m Christian and my dream is to become a VS angel but now that I read your story on Fox, I’m rethinking it! You are a Role Model!”) The 21-year-old hasn’t given up modeling completely. She’ll be starring in a Kohl’s commercial alongside Jennifer Lopez, FOX411 reports, as well as an yet-unnamed CW show. We also found another recent body of work: a sultry 2011 shoot for FHM for which Kylie posed in swimsuits, babydoll tees and, yes, skimpy lingerie (check out the video below). It might seem like a glaring inconsistency, but based on Kylie’s constant stream of wholesome tweets and future projects, we’re guessing it was just one last hurrah.
So this story is kind of everywhere today. My question for Kylie Bisutti is…umm…have you seen you? You’re mere existence is proof that God is real and that he put you on this planet to be a Victoria Secret model. Quitting the profession at age 21 is spitting in your creator’s face. God put certain people on earth to be lingerie models, and Kylie is one of them. When I first read this story I assumed that it had to be the idea of her jealous husband. He selfishly didn’t want to share his young bride withe rest of the world. I get that on some levels, but come on bro. You want your wife to turn her back on millions of dollars and all expenses paid travel to the greatest locations in the world so you can keep in the kitchen wearing a turtle neck? How does that make sense? This would be kind of funny if it wasn’t so tragic. It always hurts when you lose a talent like this so young. It’s like Barry Sanders all over again.
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(Newser)–Two Tennessee men have been charged with killing a couple over what police describe as a “senseless and stupid” motive: A defriending on Facebook. Marvin Potter, 60, was enraged by the couple’s decision to scratch his 30-year-old daughter from their list of friends, according to police. The two were found shot dead in their home, with their 8-month-old daughter lying unharmed in her mother’s arms, reports AP. Potter was charged with first-degree murder after an intensive week-long police investigation, reports the Johnson City Press. Investigators found that the couple had complained about Potter’s daughter harassing them on the Internet and over the phone. A friend of Potter’s, who police said had romantic feelings for his daughter, has been charged as an accessory to murder.
Obviously a pretty disturbing story, but this is exactly why I will NEVER de-friend somebody on Facebook. If I had to guess I’d say I know about 5% of my friends on Facebook. I can say with confidence that of that 5% none of them would murder me. The other 95%…who effing knows. I haven’t talked to most of them in years and they could have turned into the dude from Billy Madison. Me un-friending them could put me firmly on their “people to kill list”. I want ZERO part of that. So just continue to let all of these people continue to stalk you so they won’t kill you. It’s the safest thing to do.
PS: Not that I would ever actually murder someone, but it really stings when I lose followers on twitter. I have been just hovering around 575 for months. It sucks. Been blogging my ass off over here people. Let’s push this thing over a thousand so I don’t go on a rampage. Ok? Cool, thanks.
PPS: Like the Facebook page. DO IT… please
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(BuzzFeed)–Kanye West tweeted non-stop for almost two hours last night. He ranted about his fashion career, the possibility of him working on a Jetsons movie, his love-hate relationship with the Grammys, and how he’s putting together a collection of doctors, “app guys,” car designers, and other “doper minds than [his]” that will create things as a part of a company called DONDA. DONDA will have 22 divisions. It’s basically Entertainment 720 from “Parks and Rec”. I hope he was high, because this was “cray.”
Dude, Kanye…it’s called a press release. Ever heard of it? Call me crazy, but I don’t think the best way to announce that you are trying to start a legitimate business venture in the fashion industry is to bombard twitter for two hours with incoherant ridiculousness. That’s just me.
That’s not really the point of this blog though. I don’t care if Kanye loves women’s shoes or not. The point is the guy has reached a new low in terms of being an asshole. I am still relatively new to the whole twitter thing, but if there is one thing I hate it’s people who dominate my timeline. “Taj makes FT 1 of 2 #SeeRed #GoBulls” then two seconds later “Taj makes the second FT. #seered”…like hey honey…who gives a shit? It’s the second quarter and I am watching the game. I don’t need a whole play by play. For Kanye to go on a 2-hour rant about his life long love for being gay just proves what an ego-maniac he is. Show some class Kanye.
PS: when I first found this picture I thought it was Kanye showing his love for fashion by licking the head of a manican…but NOPE. That’s a real live human head he is slobbering on. The shaved head belongs to Amber Rose…whoever that is.
PPS: If you want to see all bazillion tweets click on the link to the article.
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(TMZ)–Don’t let anyone tell you Barack Obama lacks cojones — because this weekend in Hawaii, the POTUS himself sacrificed his body to make a diving catch in a hardcore beach football game … and TMZ has the pics. The pics were snapped New Year’s Day at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base on Oahu, where the President and the first family stayed for their 10-day vacation. Obama — who’s pretty ripped for a 50-year-old — makes some shockingly athletic plays … diving for catches, tossing up some Hail Marys, and juking people all over the place.
Who would have thought that America’s first black President would be our worst athlete? I mean come on Obama!!! You’re wide-fucking-open and you couldn’t catch that lob of a pass? FDR could’ve caught that pass. You know how people say Obama doesn’t have a birth certificate and he isn’t who he says he is? Well I am starting to believe them, because I am like 95% sure Barack Obama is actually Steve Urkel. Urkel was also from Chicago, was skinny as hell, couldn’t dance, and also sucked at sports. Its so obvious. I can’t believe nobody has put this together. No matter who he really is, America can’t have our leader making a fool of himself athletically. I mean check out the Prime Minister of China…
Now there is an athlete. Slashing through defenders and laying finger rolls over a 6-foot rim like it ain’t no thang. Get on his level Obama!!! It’s an election year for christ sakes
PS: Anybody else at least mildly disturbed that someone was able to sneak up and snap pics of the President of the United States from that distance? Where the hell is the secret service?
PPS: Now that I think of it, I am 100% sure Obama knew those pictures were being taken and “leaked” them to TMZ to make Obama seem like a normal dude. Just your run of the mill paparazzo photo-opp to kick off an election year.
PPPS: That last picture of Obama playing quarterback locks it in my head that this was a photo-opp. Obama staying in the pocket, taking a blind-side hit to deliver a pass over the out-stretched defender…looking like champ in that photo. Obama even threw it left-handed just like Tebow.
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