The Cry Baby is on sabbatical ....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Video: Groupon pulls Tibet and Save the Whales ads

Groupon has been under fire for their very funny Super Bowl commercials that poked fun at raising awareness for such causes as Free Tibet and Saving the Whales. Well the voices have been heard. The ads have been pulled. Have a look at this great commercial  while you can:

Wife and mother beater shot by vigilante

Pistol HorheImage via Wikipedia
In the Bronx .... David Williams, 22, had ten arrests under his belt for beating his mother and girlfriend – mother of his child – when he was shot in the face by a vigilante who intervened when Williams was beating his girlfriend yet again. Witnesses say Williams was beating his 19-year-old girlfriend when a man intervened and told him to stop. Williams told the guy to mind his own business. At that point, the man pulled out a gun and shot Williams in the face and fled.

Williams was rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he died. Hey, sometimes the bad do die young. Let's hope the police aren't looking too hard for the vigilante. If only Charles Bronson was still around ...

Graphic: Grammy winner predictions based on social media chatter

Have a look at this graphic by the Meltwater Group, which used its  Meltwater Buzz tool which tracks social media conversations. See Mashable for more on this. 
Watch 53rd Annual Grammy Awards broadcast tonight at 8 EST on CBS and check the results against the graphic.

Photo: I beat anorexia

Thank-you uber Humor !

Couple uses same recycled Valentine's Day card for 70 years

Happy Valentine's Day and All My Love to My De...Image by faith goble via Flickr
There's no chance of 88-year-old Harry Ward of forgetting to pick up a Valentine Day card for his 87-year-old wife Doris this year. He's been using the same card he bought here every year since he splurged on it 70 years ago.

"I bring it out of the cupboard and put it on our mantlepiece every Valentine's Day," Doris said. "It's a special to me now as it was 70-years-ago. Harry has never bought me one since, because I have this one every year."

The card reads, "Two hearts entwine this Valentine. True love makes it sincere". The couple married in 1942.

Photos: Great covers from Rolling Stone Magazine

The Rolling Stone has had some amazing covers over the years. Thanks to EgoTVonline, here is a look at some of the more memorable ones.  Here's a small sample of their collection:

See more covers here.

Subscribe to The Cry Baby Blog by Email

Try this Grammy trivia quiz

A CD Video Disc (playing side) produced in 1987.Image via Wikipedia
From  Fun Trivia –  try your hand at this Grammy trivia quiz. Here are a few sample questions:

• The second Grammy Awards were held in 1960. They honored musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1959. The artist who won is known for being a versatile performer who made the transition to acting. Which singer from New York took record of the Year?

• The 10th Grammy Awards were held February 29th, 1968. They honored releases for the year 1967. Which Jimmy Webb composition took the coveted Record of the Year Grammy for the year for the year of The Summer of Love?

• John Denver hosted the 20th Grammy Awards on February 23rd, 1978. The show was broadcast live. Which group that formed in Los Angeles in the early seventies took home Record of the Year although their song was number one for only one week?

Think you're a quiz master? Take the quiz here.

Graphic: Thing you're getting what you pay for at the grocery store?

Things are shrinking. It's not your imagination. Sizes are getting smaller at grocery stores even if the price is staying the same. Have a look at this graphic by Awesome.good. Click on graphic for full size.

Related articles

Graphic: Awesome look at who is fighting who in Mexican drug wars

Check out this graphic from Awesome.good and find out who the players are in the Mexican drug wars. Click on graphic for full size.

Photos: Ten most polluted cities on Earth

From The Odd Pics:

New Dehli, India

Video: Just strange, strange, strange

Porn flick filmed on public Florida island in broad daylight

The Henry Flagler Memorial on Monument Island in Miami-Dade Florida has made its film debut in a recent porn flick called Island Adventure. It features a redhead “Brooklyn” encounter partner “JMac.” The monument had recently been restored at a cost of $1 million to taxpayers. Miami Beach officials are not amused. has posted the movie online. The film runs about 50 minutes, including travel time to the island.
Read more here

Related articles

Man killed over text spelling mistake

ISO 9995-8 telephone keypad diagram.Image via Wikipedia
A man in Britain was stabbed to death after he confronted his former friend with a knife, only to have the table turned on him. Neil Brook,33, was accused of murdering his friend and neighbour, 27- year-old Josef Witkowski. All this over a mis-spelled text message -– thanks to predictive spelling. Brook told the police he sent Mr Witkowski a text containing the word “nutter”, but, because of predictive text, it came out as “mutter”.

Witkowski then went to Brook’s apartment and attacked Brook with a knife. Brook grabbed his own knife and stabbed Witkowski, stabbing him in the heart. Witkowski had 104 injuries including cuts, stab wounds, bruises and slice marks on his hands.

Brook has been found guilty of manslaughter. All this over a spelling mistake.