It's Monday, October 27, 2008! While I SHOULD be celebrating the fact that my first class of the day was cancelled, I'm slightly annoyed because I'm locked out of my building and my room until my roommate gets out of class. So, that means you guys are stuck with me until then :]
October 27th is the 301st day of the year. There are 65 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today on this date... well, actually, today was a very violent day in the history of the world, so we'll disregard that tidbit.
Happy birthday to Erik Kloeker (American juggler), Brady Quinn (the next Aaron Rogers), Brad Radke (pitched clincher of ALDS 2006) and Kelly Osbourne ('nuff said).
Happy deathday to Joe Niekro, Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, and Rod Roddy.
Now that we've got all that out of the way...
There may be someone on earth — a cloistered abbess, perhaps, or a Taliban soldier in a particularly remote post — who has yet to learn that High School Musical 3 opened last Friday. (It promptly leaped to the top of the box office, to the tune of a $42 million weekend take.) But it's a rare human who hasn't at least heard of the Disney tween hit, given the passion of its fans and the zeal of Disney's promotion. What began two years ago as a made-for-cable kids' movie about American teens playing basketball and putting on a show has mushroomed into a global phenomenon, with followers from Caracas to Cambodia and a breathtaking range of platforms: a stage show, a concert tour, reality shows, a book publishing series (50 million copies sold in 24 languages) and scores of tie-ins from breakfast cereals to Bible study guides.
I'm guilty of going to see High School Musical 3 this weekend... twice.
TAMPA (AP) — Colorado Rockies pitcher Luis Vizcaino is behind bars after police in Tampa say he was driving under the influence.
Vizcaino was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Officers said he was speeding in a 2009 Cadillac — 71 mph in a 45 mph zone — when they pulled him over.
Alex Ovechkin's 203-game streak will end Tuesday as he misses at least one game to spend time with his ailing grandfather in Russia, the Washington Times reported Monday.
Three Oklahoma City men were arrested after playing "chicken" with a police car. Police said a 23-year-old man drove his car at the oncoming patrol car driven by Capt. J.D. Reid and didn't move until Reid swerved out of the way. Reid then chased the car until it crashed. The driver was found inside the car, another 22-year-old man was found lying outside the vehicle and a third man was found hiding behind a traffic sign.
Britain's beloved pint may be facing a downsizing.
The office that sets measurement standards said Friday that its proposed two-thirds pint measure for draft beer and cider could be on tap as soon as April.
Proponents of the new glass size say they like it because it would give consumers more options at the bar.
The pint is so much a part of British life that it survived the European Union switch to half-liters. And there already is a half-pint glass for those who want a lighter lunch or a clearer head.
Supporters of the new-size glass hope it will appeal to female drinkers, who traditionally eschew a full pint.
"It's hard ordering a drink on a date," said Emma Ross, 28, a postgraduate student having a beer with lunch in a London pub. "If I order a half-pint, it's ladylike, but where's my sense of adventure? If I order a pint, I know how to have a good time, but I don't want to advertise it to every guy standing at the bar."
MONTERREY, Mexico (Oct. 27) - The world's heaviest man has tied the knot. Manuel Uribe, who hasn't left his bed in six years, married his longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis Sunday in northern Mexico. Wearing a white silk shirt with a sheet wrapped around his legs, Uribe smiled as Solis, 38, walked down a flight of stairs wearing a strapless ivory dress, a tiara and hot-pink lipstick. He later broke into tears as a notary declared the couple husband and wife in a civil ceremony attended by more than 400 guests. For the traditional first dance as newlyweds, Uribe and Solis held hands and swayed to a romantic ballad.
Dump awayyyyy :]