posted Aug 19 2014 5:11AM
f you want to buy a Gatorade around Peyton Manning
, you better be prepared to work for it.
In a series of commercials for the sports drink company, Manning plays a gas station manager who refuses to sell anyone a Gatorade unless they have "earned it" with a little sweat.
Manning is a commercial king. He really is.
posted Aug 19 2014 4:52AM
Mountain biking is dangerous without random obstacles in the way.
Watch this mountain biker come over the top of a blind drop during a practice run, only to find a little kid standing in his path.
posted Aug 19 2014 3:57AM
did the "Ice Bucket Challenge" for ALS yesterday, and as you'd expect, he didn't do it like anybody else.
Instead, Charlie held a big pan over his head . . . and when he flipped it over, $10,000 IN CASH rained down on him. But he wasn't just being a jerk to mock the whole thing . . . he's actually donating all of it.
He explained, quote, "Because, let's face it, ice is going to melt, but this money is going to actually help people."
Then Charlie called out his "Two and a Half Men" buddies . . . Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, and the show's creator Chuck Lorre . . . challenging them to, quote, "identically do what I just did."
He added, quote, "Come on guys, it's for a great cause."
posted Aug 19 2014 3:52AM
Legendary "Saturday Night Live"
announcer DON PARDO
died last night at his home in Tuscon, Arizona. He was 96. No other details of his death were released.
Pardo was with "SNL" from its debut in 1975. But he was already a 31-year veteran at NBC by then. He was also the announcer on the original versions of the game shows "Jeopardy!" and "The Price Is Right".
And he was one of the first people to inform America that PRESIDENT KENNEDY had been shot on November 22nd, 1963.
Pardo was replaced on "SNL" during the 1981 - '82 season, but only missed a handful of other shows due to illness. In 2004 he was given a lifetime contract with NBC. Apparently, he and BOB HOPE were the only two people with that honor.
Don's first name was actually Dominic. But when he got into radio and started going by "Dom" everyone messed it up and called him "Don" instead . . . so he said, "The heck with it; I'll be Don."
Don's wife passed away in 1995, but he's survived by three daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
(Here's the "SNL" cast celebrating Don's 90th birthday. And here's Don as the announcer in Weird Al Yankovic's "I Lost on Jeopardy" video. He actually appears at 2:30.)
posted Aug 18 2014 4:12AM
EA Sports dropped a new commercial for Madden NFL 15 on Friday called "Madden Season." It is ... insane.
Headlining it are Kevin Hart and David Franco, who have an, um, fairly intense Madden rivalry. Hart shows up, slaps Franco in the face, ends up running off his girl and trashing his car all because it's time to play Madden.
Franco goes off the deep end -- LET IT BURN! -- while LeSean McCoy, Colin Kaepernick, Dez Bryant and Eddie Lacy rap at a party.
Von Miller appears in the middle of things somewhere, Richard Sherman is involved, there's a DJ who has a bear head rising out of a pool, even NBA star Damian Lillard shows up. ... really it's nuts.
And kind of accurate if you've ever had such an intense Madden rivalry with someone that you would literally put your life on hold, skip class, let everything fall apart in order to beat that person at a video game.
posted Aug 15 2014 4:17AM
Two baseball players dove for a ball Wednesday night and COLLIDED. It happened during a game in New Britain, Connecticut, where the Minnesota Twins' double-A team plays. One players was right fielder Mike Kvasnicka. (Pronounced "Kwaz-neck-uh".)
The other was center fielder Byron Buxton, who's the top prospect in baseball. And he got the worst of it. They basically dove right into each other, and Buxton was KNOCKED OUT for about ten minutes.
He ended up being diagnosed with
a concussion, but luckily that's it.
posted Aug 15 2014 4:05AM
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are all back from the last movie. And there are a TON of new additions.
Wesley Snipes plays a founding member of the team that they have to bust out of prison . . . which is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that Snipes couldn't participate in the first two movies, because he was locked up for his tax troubles.
Antonio Banderas adds comic relief as a commando who's always desperately wanted to join the team. And Mel Gibson is Stallone's old partner . . . he cofounded the Expendables, but turned bad and became an arms dealer with a vendetta against him.
In order to deal with the new threat, Stallone recruits some young, fresh blood . . . including Kellan Lutz, MMA badass Ronda Rousey, and boxer Victor Ortiz.
And finally there's Kelsey Grammer as an old friend of Stallone's who helps recruit the new members . . . and Harrison Ford as the CIA handler behind their assignments.
Unfortunately Chuck Norris doesn't show up again, and Bruce Willis punked out when it came time to film . . . but it sounds like they added more than enough muscle to over-compensate.
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Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Kelsey Grammer, Mel Gibson, Randy Couture, Ronda Rousey, Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Victor Ortiz, Wesley Snipes
posted Aug 14 2014 5:59AM
Redskins is a powerful name many Native Americans are Proud Of. You never hear from them...until now....
posted Aug 13 2014 4:19AM
The one thing politicians are REALLY good at is repeating the same talking points, word for word, over and over again. And here's a great example.
Someone posted a montage of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz doing it. She's a congresswoman from Florida, and the head of the Democratic National Committee.
And the most ridiculous thing she likes to repeat is that this is, quote, "the most do-nothing-est of do-nothing Congresses."
posted Aug 13 2014 4:15AM
FedEx is supposed to be the way you send something if you don't trust the post office. But if you search for "FedEx delivery guy" on YouTube, all you'll find are clips of them throwing packages, like they couldn't care less.
Luckily there's a new montage that's two minutes long, and has all the best clips.