Gossip:The WAPO on the Alitos' Fashion Sense; Miscellany-Useless Facts, Cleaning the Computer

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2006 Inductees to Grammy Hall of Fame Announced

The list includes mine own cherished favorite, “Hair”.

There’s plenty more of the old classics to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Grammy show will be broadcast live on Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET, on CBS.

Here’s another, more detailed Blogcritics post on this year’s Grammy inductees to the Hall of Fame.

Link to the official Grammy web site.

    Original Motion Picture Cast (Gene Kelly),
    MGM (1951), Film &TV Soundtracks (Album)

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Reprise (1968)
    Rock (Album)

    Barbra Streisand Columbia (1963)
    Traditional Pop (Album)

    Doc Watson, Vanguard (1964)
    Country (Single)

    Bob Dylan, Columbia (1965)
    Rock (Album)

    Original Broadway Cast (Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet)
    Columbia (1960),Musical Show (Album)

    Artur Rubinstein, RCA Victor (1965)
    Classical (Album)

    Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Columbia (1917)
    Jazz (Single)

    Bessie Smith, Columbia (1923)
    Blues (Single)

    Bob Marley &The Wailers, Island/Tuff Gong (1977)
    Reggae (Album)

    Fred and Adele Astaire accompanied by George Gershwin
    English Columbia (1926), Musical Show (Single)

    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ,(Max Steiner)
    MGM (1967), Film &TV Soundtracks (Album)

    Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, and The Weavers
    Decca (1950) Folk (Single)

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    Original Broadway Cast, RCA Victor (1968)
    Musical Show (Album)

    The Carter Family , Victor (1928)
    Country (Single)

    B.B. King, ABC Paramount (1965)
    Blues (Album)

    The O'Jays, Philadelphia International (1973)
    R&B (Single)

    Jimmy Forrest, United (1952)
    Jazz (Single)

    Paul Robeson with Paul Whiteman &His Concert Orchestra
    Victor (1928) Musical Show (Single)

    The Miracles, Tamla (1960)
    R&B (Single)

    Anton Karas , London (1950)
    Film &TV Soundtracks (Single)

    Original Motion Picture Cast (Judy Garland), MGM Records (1956)
    Film &TV Soundtracks (Album)

    The Ventures, Dolton (1960)
    Rock (Single)

    Big Maceo (Merriweather), Bluebird (1941)
    Blues (Single)

    Billy Murray, Columbia (1905)
    Musical Show (Single)

    The Jackson Reality Show
    Well with Michael gone off to Bahrain and not paying any of his bills, I’m supposing those leaches in his family need to find some way to make money.

    So, according to the New York Daily News, the family has landed a deal for a reality show that will focus on Michael’s nephews.

    Get this. The family has old home-video footage of Michael with his three nephews. One, how exploitive can you get? Two, do the Jacksons really think showing Michael, even in horse play, hanging out with three young boys to be such a wise thing?

    Bad taste has no limits. Without their meal ticket to exploit in person, the Jackson clan now has to exploit Michael’s history.

    Victoria Gotti and her sons. Ozzy Osbourne and his clan. Now Michael Jackson’s kin could be the next family to be featured on a TV reality show.

    Michael’s brother Jermaine says he has landed a $7 million deal for a 13-episode reality series, a source close to the family told the New York Daily News.

    But so far no network has announced plans to run the series.

    The show will focus on the sons of Michael’s brother Tito – Taj, Taryll and TJ, who formed the early 1990s band 3T – as they try to revive their musical career, according to the Daily News.

    The family reportedly has old home-video footage showing Michael with his three nephews.

    Speaking of New Reality Shows

    It sounds to me a bit like Dancing With the Stars meets American Idol. Cowell, the “nasty” judge on the American Idol series, has tentatively sold his idea of having professional singers pair with celebrities not in show-business for a vocal competition.

    This could be interesting. Imagine Bill O’Reilly as one contestant. How about, say, a Tom Delay, as one contestant? The stars of favored sitcoms, a few Desperate Housewives perhaps?

    From the

    Simon Cowell is singing "Duets" with Fox. The network has given a cast-contingent order to an unscripted singing competition series from the "American Idol" star that would have professional singers partnering with celebrities outside of the music business to perform duets in front of a live studio audience. The format, which Cowell sold to U.K.'s ITV last month, features each duo setting a musical theme from which they pick songs to perform in front of a panel of judges, with viewers having the final say in voting off contestants (HR 12/2). Cowell, whose snarky comments as a judge on "Idol" have become a major audience draw for the show, will executive produce "Duets" through his SYCO TV production company but not appear as a judge.

    Brad and Angela Jolie to Become Parents

    Okay, this is strange. For Jolie has one child by adoption I believe. Brad was, or still is, married to Jennifer Aniston. Brad and Angie date for a while, then Angie announces her pregnancy to a Dominican Republic aid worker of all things.

    Yes they will have a pretty baby. Shouldn’t they wait until all prior entanglements are cut and maybe get married or something?

    But the world eagerly awaits the results of such a coupling. Besides, it’s good for business.

    While they have never confirmed that they are, in fact, dating, the easy-on-the-eyes twosome is expecting their first child together. Which, to us, pretty much means they're more than "just friends."

    The baby, who will be the first biological offspring for both Jolie and Pitt, is expected to make its much anticipated entrance into the world this summer.

    Jolie first announced news of her pregnancy Monday to an aid worker in the Dominican Republic, where she is on location shooting The Good Shepard, People magazine reports. Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, confirmed the news to E!

    Howard Stern Off on His Own

    But will he make it?

    The pundits at think not.
    Image hosted by Photobucket.comNow that Mr. Stern has lost his sparring partners in the hyped censorship brigade, the Lenny Bruce pose won't work so well. Divorced since 1999, today he's just another celebrity who dates a model. Ultimately, he may join the other squatters in lurid corners of the American subculture, selling sex and celebrity, along with freaks and dimwits, in the worst of the Barnum & Bailey tradition.

    Myself cannot stand Howard Stern, could never stand Howard Stern, thinks Howard Stern should take his money and stay home. My husband loves the man.

    I must ask what yon readers would allow their young children to listen to this shock jock’s raunchy show full of farts and bathroom humor.

    Now that’s he got a nice spot on pay radio all is well and good. Let him stay there.

    Blind Item Fun
    NY Post Page 6 BLIND ITEMS 1/9**


    WHICH hunky actor was known as "garbage [bleep]" back in high school? It seems he was willing to sleep with any girl who would let him, no
    matter what she looked like . . .


    Gilbert Gottfried?

    **NY Daily News BLIND ITEM 1/3**


    What dazzling Oscar-winning actress (and mom) is said to have grown intimate with her female business manager ...


    Jodie Foster.

    Catherine Zeta Jones?

    Helen Hunt?


    **NY Post Page 6 BLIND ITEM 1/2/06**


    WHICH young Tinseltown temptresses can't seem to resist the lure of Bolivian marching powder? We are hearing so many reports these days of pretty young things dabbling in disco dust that we've made a list, which includes: a model, supposedly free of her drug woes, back on the powder, doing lines at Teddy's in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; a stick-thin celebrity, going through a rough time, who is turning to blow for comfort; a soon-to-be single sweetheart being turned on to the drug by her new Hollywood pals; and a social climber who is friend/supplier/fellow user to them all.


    Kate Moss?

    Lindsay Lohan?

    “a soon-to-be single sweetheart being turned on to the drug by her new Hollywood pals;- “ Jessica Simpson?

    The Alitos and Their Apparel by the WAPO

    Frankly we’re a big fan of nasty gossip, particularly when it concerns fashion.

    The problem is the Washington Post’s Style reporter Robin Givhan’s fashion critiques are especially brutal and not even close to reality. Well there’s another problem but we’ll deal with that later.

    In a recent column Givhan did a critique on the apparel of Sam Alito and his wife’s fashion savvy.
    Image hosted by Photobucket.comHis wife's ensembles varied among casual tan slacks with a sweater, bright red anything, and a brown tweed suit and blouse that seemed to be coordinated with a rigor more commonly found in Garanimals. She liked to accessorize with pearls, gold chains, earrings, bracelets and rings. Sometimes she'd wear this treasure trove of jewelry all at once. She was particularly fond of a brooch that resembled nothing more closely than a half-peeled banana. (It could have been a fleur-de-lis, but only as it might be drawn by a 5-year-old.)

    I’ve included the picture because as The Wise I sees it, both Alitos look perfectly fine. Hey, and I watch What Not to Wear all the time! I mean, really Garanimals? Brooches like half-peeled bananas?

    But this is not the first time Givhan has written her fine fashion critiques. She viciously attacked John Bolton’s fashion sense during his hearings for nomination to Ambassador to the U.N.

    A more vain man would -- ill-advisedly -- dye his mustache, trim it down so that it did not look like it should be attached to geek glasses and a rubber nose, or shave it altogether. But not Bolton. It sits there in all of its 1980s "Magnum, P.I." glory. But Bolton is not Tom Selleck and so the image is more likely to stir thoughts of Wilford Brimley and walruses.

    Now John Bolton is no paragon of fashion. I’d bet my last dollar that the man looks pretty much like every other Washington D.C. bureaucrat.

    Which brings me to the last pertinent point. Why is it always Republicans/Conservatives on the receiving end of Givhan’s vicious critiques? Are we to assume that all Democrats/Liberals dress marvelously with no need for Givhan’s help?

    I have an idea, Ms. Givhan. Take a long gander at John Murtha. He could be the star of What Not to Wear

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    Strange & Useless Facts

    4,000 people are injured by tea pots every year.

    A 60-minute cassette contains 565 feet of tape.

    A coat hanger is forty-four inches long if straightened.

    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    A good typist can strike twenty keys in a second.

    A person uses more household energy shaving with a hand razor at a sink (because of the water power, the water pump and so on) than he would by using an electric razor.

    A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

    A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.

    A typical double mattress contains as many as two million house dust mites.

    A wedding ring is generally exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. That means that a wedding ring can't be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.

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    According to a market research survey done some time ago, 68% of consumers receiving junk mail actually open the envelopes.

    According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn ornament.

    All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

    All hospitals in Singapore use Pampers diapers.

    Aluminum is strong enough to support 90,000 pounds per square inch.

    An average of 200 million credit cards are used every day in the United States.

    Approximately 30 billion cakes of Ivory Soap had been manufactured by 1990.

    As of 1983, an average of three billion Christmas cards were sent annually in the United States.

    At the height of inflation in Germany in the early 1920s, one U.S. dollar was equal to 4 quintillion German marks.

    Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery.

    Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

    Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented theChurch, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

    Each of us generate 5 pounds of rubbish a day; most of it is paper.

    Every year, over 8,800 people injure themselves with a toothpick.

    "Thoughts For Those Who Take Life Too Seriously"

    1. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
    2. A day without sunshine is like, night
    3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
    4. I just got lost in thought. It wasn't familiar territory.
    5. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
    6. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
    7. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
    8. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
    9. Remember, half the people you know are below average
    10. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
    11. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
    12. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
    13. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
    14. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
    15. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your week.
    16. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

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    17. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
    18. Get a new car for your spouse. It'll be a great trade!
    19. Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
    20. Always try to be modest, and be proud of it!
    21. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
    22. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand...
    23. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
    24. How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
    25. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
    26. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
    27. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
    28. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
    29. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
    30. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
    31. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
    32. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
    33. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
    34. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
    35. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
    36. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
    37. Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
    38. Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    Keep That New Year’s Resolution to Clean Up the Computer

    Now that you have extra time on your hands let's clean up the computer....

    1. Click start and go to our document folder.. My, my my... How much extra disk space do you have..Bad! Bad! Bad! Want to start cleaning house? Good:-) click on start->settings-taskbar & Start menu-> Start Menu Programs.. Now on the bottom click on the Clear button to clear your document folder.

    2. Click Start->Settings->Control panel->Internet Options->General tab.. Now, lets get rid of all those temp files from surfing the net:Under the Temporary Internet Files, click DELETE FILES.. a box comes up to ask if you want to delete the OFFLINE content.. just click ok.. Also, while you are on the GENERAL TAB, click on the CLEAR history and you should have 3-5 days selected to store history.Isn't this FUN? LOL And you thought you would be bored :-)

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    3.Right click start->Find and where it says NAMED: type in *.*tmp where it says LOOK IN: select MY COMPUTER, click find Now.. Now look at all that unnecessary space...Bad, Bad, Bad:-) Highlight just one of them, go to EDIT/SELECT ALL... Now ALL of them should be highlighted..Click on FILE/DELETE..

    4. Go to your desktop and click on the Recycle Bin... Be sure there is nothing in there that over the past few decades you have deleted accidentally, then if there is none, click on FILE/EMPTY RECYCLE BIN.

    5. When was the last time you defragged/scanned your disk? I thought so :-) OK, here's whatcha do....Start->Programs->Accessories->SYSTEM TOOLS->Defrag. (your computer may be set up a little different but if so, right click start/find/and type in defrag and click find now and you will find it) First do Defrag. then do scan disk. Want to know a secret? I do the Defrag and the scan disk for errors while I sleep :-) I do each one a couple times a week. So maybe Monday, I start the defrag, turn off the Monitor, go to bed. Tuesday, I do the scan disk. Seriously, you really should do this at least once every two weeks. Make sure Nothing is running in the background..including Screen Savers.

    Let's Clean up the E-mail

    In addition,,, I have learned a tip that is very helpful in helping me to keep my Outlook Express running well... In case you don't know,,, even though you delete mail in your Outlook Express they are stored as "mbx" and "idx" folders on your hard drive ( if you use OE4.0 versions) and dbx files if you use OE 5.0 versions,,, Here is a way to permanently get rid of that mail...

    1. Make sure that you have deleted anything that you don't want in Outlook Express. Then close out..
    2. Right click "Start" go to "Find" , Named: dbx... Look in "C: .. Click "Find Now.. You will see all the dbx files in your OE . Right click on"deleted.dbx" and select "Delete". Wa La..They are history.

    Don't delete the other'.dbx files" these contain the e-mail in your folders. Now this part is important because you don't want to delete folders that you are saving important stuff in.. Outlook will rebuild these files once you open it back up for use... If you don't delete these files,, your Outlook Express will slow way down and eventually will crash...

    Hold on, we aren't finished yet:-)

    Click on Start\Find\Files & Folders....Where it says 'Named:', put in *.* (asterik dot asterik) and then where it says 'Look in', hit the 'Browse' button, navigate to C:\Windows/Temporary Internet Files, highlight it, click ok, then make sure you have "Include Subfolders" checked under the Look In box. Hit 'find now'. A lot of files will show up...don't delete the yellow subfolders themselves, or any of the desktop.ini or the index.dat files. All others you can delete right from that window (highlight a group, right click, hold down shift button and click delete). Holding down the shift button keeps them from all going to your recycle bin. They're just temperory internet files that were never deleted.

    Do a find for *.tmp and *.gid and delete those files too. But don't delete Windows/Temp folder...that's needed. The .tmp files are sometimes created when a program opens up. When it closes it's supposed to close the .tmp files too, but it doesn't always. The .gid files are opened every time you open a help file in any program. They are always recreated so they're safe to delete.

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