Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 27, 2011
June 27, 2011
Idiots or Insane:
Just when you thought new-age flapdoodle couldn't get more ridiculous, here's a website where a woman named JANE writes:
"My husband SHANE and I are planning a Koi Assisted Water birth for our son, due October 4, 2011. I've gotten a few questions, so I thought I'd put together a website."
Jane explains that "koi are excellent birthing partners. Female koi give birth to thousands or tens of thousands of babies with the assistance of their male companions. That's exactly the kind of birthing energy I want!"
How long does the baby stay under water? She says, "I plan to let the koi guide him up to me. But Shane will be standing by with a net, just in case."
Editor's note: Daddy with a fish net. How touching. Like most fathers, when my kid was born, I was there with a catcher's mitt. ("C'mon, right over the ol' plate, 'at's the way!"). (Maiman)
The 106th annual Midnight Sun baseball game in Fairbanks, Alaska, has been postponed due to low-light.
The NY Post says it's the first time ever the century-old tradition has experienced a delay. It turns out the visiting California team grumbled about the lack of sun, ruining the event for everyone.
The game is played without lights every year during the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. (Still)
Aliens and anal probes:
Some people think the world will end in 2012. But, a guy in California interprets the end of the Mayan calendar in a different way.
According to the Huffington Post, PHIL HILL --sometimes better known as UFO PHIL-- thinks extraterrestrials are headed for Earth next year. Phil says, "A lot of people think the world ends in 2012 because the Mayan calendar runs out. But actually, that's when the Blue Ones get here." The "Blue Ones" are "good aliens". Bad aliens are apparently red.
To celebrate the 2012 arrival of our friends from space, Hill is throwing a big party. And, he has already invited LADY GAGA, KANYE WEST and KATY PERRY to help him put on a concert at the Monterey Fairgrounds, the site of the original 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Hill has scheduled the event for June 10th 'cause that's the date the saucer people get here.
UFO Phil claims Gaga, West and Perry are "highly interested in performing." But, so far, they haven't agreed to do the show.
Editor's note: So, 2012 might not be the end of the world --just the end of good taste.
FYI: Phil can be reached for interviews at (323) 319-4836 or by emailing him at his website www.ufophil.com (Still)
PETER FRAMPTON is getting a divorce. USA Today says the 61-year-old rocker filed the papers on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He and Tina Elfers were married for 15 years before they separated on New Year's Eve. Peter wants joint legal custody and visitation rights for their 15-year-old daughter, MIA ROSE FRAMPTON. This was Peter's third marriage. (Marino)
CEE LO GREEN has taken himself off RIHANNA's tour. The New York Times says he is too busy with NBC's "The Voice," even though it only has two shows left for the season, and that he needs time to work on his new album as well as a book. Cee Lo was supposed to open for Rihanna in at least 17 cities through the end of July. (Marino)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Warning: note content:
Interesting report from the NY Daily News which says former "Brady Bunch" mom, FLORENCE HENDERSON, said she had a one-night affair with then-NYC Mayor JOHN LINDSAY, who gave her a STD ("crabs").
In her new memoir, "Life Is Not A Stage," Florence writes: "I was lonely. I knew it wasn't the right thing to do. So, what did I do? I did it." Lindsay was mayor of New York from 1966 to 1973; Florence was married to her first husband at the time; they divorced in 1985.
As for the resulting social disease, Florence says "He must have had quite the active life. What a way to put the kibosh on a relationship."
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