Category Archives: Straight No Chaser

You Could Break The Bank Going To “The Happiest Place On Earth”!

Disneyland In Anaheim, California
Disneyland In Anaheim, California

*It sounds like a classic Scrooge McDuck money grab to me!

I won’t front: I’ve gone into credit card debt in the past to finance vacations at Walt Disney World during my kids’ spring breaks. It sometimes took me months to pay those balances back down. I wouldn’t replace those memories with my girls for anything, but those post-Disney emails I used to get each spring about my “credit card statement being ready to view” drove my blood pressure up a few points.

I’d better jump on that aspirin regimen, as earlier this week Disney has eliminated many of its annual pass options at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, replacing them with new passes that are in most cases more expensive, according to the Huffington Post. In one case, a lot more expensive: an annual pass to Disney’s California parks has jumped over $300, to over $1,000! Continue reading

Can a President Be Any Cooler Than This: Just Ask Inmates at El Reno (Watch Trailer)

President Obama shares with reporters during visit at El Reno Prison
President Obama shares with reporters during visit at El Reno Prison

*Its the first time any sitting president has done this. But then again, we are talking about President Barack Obama. POTUS set out on a historic tour to visit the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma. He walked in with that familiar swagger; a “How y’all doing” and looked each man in the eye as he asked them their name and shook their hand, before taking a seat in the circle. Continue reading

How You Put Your Bra On Reveals Your Personality


*Ladies, today’s question is: how’d you put your bra on this morning?

No, this isn’t a lesson at the Bill Cosby Acting & Modeling School. According to a recent article in Redbook, the method in which you put on your bra this morning reveals a lot about your personality.

I don’t remember how my ex-wife used to put hers on. Probably a sign of why she’s my ex-wife.

Having never worn a brassiere, and in the spirit of investigative journalism, I decided to dig a little deeper.

Do you slip right into yours and fasten it in the back? Or do you put it on backwards, fasten it in the front and rotate it? Maybe you wear front-clasping bras to make things a little easier. Or do you say “screw it” and pull a fastened bra over your head? Continue reading

If a Passenger on the Plane Pee’d on You, Would You Remain Calm?

Jeff Rubin
Jeff Rubin

*Apparently, several passengers that this happened to did.

According to JetBue, some guy just started urinating on his fellow passengers.

I kid you not.

The flight had left Anchorage, Alaska and was en route to Portland, Oregon.

CNN reports that 27-year-old Jeff D. Rubin (pictured above) urinated on fellow passengers, seats and even luggage.

For much of the three-hour flight the man was asleep. But close to 30 minutes before landing “he stood up and began urinating through the crack of the seat onto the passengers seated in front of him,” the police report read. Continue reading

Watch: GA Cops Enter Wrong House, Kill Dog, Shoots Owner & Fellow Officer

wrong house shooting

*Yes, this might be a good time to revisit your when-to-shoot training protocol officers. You have messed up AGAIN! This time, you went to the wrong house on a 911 robbery call; shot and killed the family dog, wounded the homeowner AND your fellow…seriously, I might add.

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

And what have you got to say for yourself?

Are we perfect? Absolutely not. But when we find that we made a mistake, we own it. We own the fact that we were at the wrong house,” he said. “We didn’t hide it. We didn’t mismanage it. We were at the wrong location based on information that was given to us.”

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May said it was appropriate for the GBI to review the incident. 

But how could things have gone so horribly wrong in the first place?

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Shhh…Here’s 10 Things a Burglar Hopes You Don’t Know

Shrubbery house

*Ahhh…You’ve finally gotten that home on the outskirts of that cosmopolitan city; where you now have more space but you’re paying less money. You have put a lot of time in that garden, too. Making sure you and your family have extra privacy; and keeping all of those bad elements out.

But check this: Did you ever consider plush shrubbery is the perfect disguise for a burglar jimmying his way in?

Nearby trees, too, can be used by a second-story man if the branches are above your windows. Keep vegetation trimmed low, and consider installing thorny plants close to the house to thwart thieves.

Catching a Detroit Tiger by the Tail…with a Weed Whacker??

Photo:  Andy Didorosi   Special to The Detroit Free Press
Photo: Andy Didorosi Special to The Detroit Free Press

*Having been born and raised in Detroit, I’ve seen Tigers many times at the original Tiger Stadium, and more recently at the newer, beautiful Comerica Park.

But it’s not often you see an actual tiger loose in the Motor City…let alone with two wolves and a bobcat. And would ya believe the critters were corralled with a weed whacker??

Blame it on those crazy Brits, or one Brit in particular, photographer David Yarrow. According to The Detroit Free Press, Yarrow recently booked a photo shoot at the city’s historic Packard Plant. He reportedly didn’t get approval to have the wild animals on-site, however, and the animals, trainers, and photographers were promptly escorted out about an hour after pictures of the animals amid the rubble of the historic plant showed up online.

So where did the weed whacker come into play? Well, sometime before the animals were marched out, the tiger got loose and took up residence on a fourth-story staircase. Continue reading

New Jersey Pizzeria Allegedly Gives Woman ‘Racist-Vulgar Receipt’ (Video)


*Is there no end in sight for the disrespect shown to black people in this country? From every angle it appears to be in full bloom. And if this example isn’t the craziest mess you’ve heard in a while, I don’t know what is. A woman very innocently goes into a in Bridgeton, New Jersey pizzeria on July 25 and asks for an order of chicken wings. She tells them how she would like them cooked: hard-fried. She pays for them, and takes a seat to wait for her order.

Sounds simple enough, right?

There’s more.

When she gets her chicken wings she is given a receipt. And that’s where the trouble starts.

Shocked at what she was seeing underneath the special instructions, which read: “fried hard like a black d–k,” Loretta Smith Layne complained to Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz. But then they tried to question whether the receipt came from them at all. Continue reading