Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 15, 2012
October 15, 2012
31 years ago, professional cheerleader "Krazy GEORGE" HENDERSON led what is thought to be the first audience 'wave' at an A's-Yankees game in Oakland, CA (1981). The Yankees won --America lost.
Auto World /Gas Guzzlin' Update:
Most popular car color in 2012?
Most people chose white for their new car, according to PPG Industries, which supplies carmakers across the world with exterior paint for their cars. 22 percent of car buyers chose white for their new cars, followed by silver (20 percent) and black (19 percent). That's 61 percent of all new car colors.
In North America, the list is mostly the same:
6. Green, 3 percent
5. Blue, 8 percent
4. Red, 10 percent
3. Silver and Grey, each 16 percent
2. Black, 19 percent
1. White, 21 percent
Like you really care:
ALANA THOMPSON --best known as "Honey Boo Boo" --is doing her part to stimulate the southern economy. The pint-sized beauty queen hit up a place called Lulu's Boutique in one episode of her reality show to purchase her pet pig a dress, but the swine wasn't too pleased with the idea. The owner saw a perfect opportunity to cash in and did --with her own line of "Honey Boo Boo" tees. The pink shirt reads: "No Pigs Allowed," moved 350 units and part of the proceeds will help the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and an anti-bullying group. (Lee)
Who is the greatest guitar player of all time? According to the readers of Guitar World magazine, it's EDDIE VAN HALEN. Guitar greats went up against each other in the new poll, which eventually listed 100 players. Here are the Top 10:
10. Steve Vai
9. Dimebag Darrell Abbott (Pantera)
8. Steve Ray Vaughan
7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
6. Jimmy Page
5. Joe Satriani
4. Jimi Hendrix
3. Alex Lifeson (Rush)
2. Brian May (Queen)
1. Eddie Van Halen (Marino)
Morons on Parade:
A chef is seeking permission to cook and serve road-kill to the homeless.
The NY Post says redneck cook JEFF EBERBAUGH is even launching a road-kill hot line in Charleston, West Virginia, to put meat from the street onto the plates of the poor. He seems to be the right guy for the job, too. Eberbaugh wrote a book called "Gourmet Style Road Kill Cooking and Other Fine Recipes." (Still)
If you hit the gym faithfully but you're not seeing any results, you may want to try a new genetic test that promises to tell you how exercise-friendly your body is.
According to the New York Times, the test is based on results of a study two years ago. Louisiana researchers identified about 30 gene variations that predicted how fit someone may become through aerobic endurance activity. You send the British company XRGenomics a cheek swab, and they'll send results back within six weeks letting you know whether you're a low- or high-responder based on your DNA profile. A basic test costs $318-dollars, but a more detailed analysis with personalized exercise recommendations runs $478-dollars.
FYI: You can order the test here. (Page)
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