David Lettermen Flies All the Way To India For Beard Trim And Head Massage

We thought by beard trim, that meant a closely shaven style, but to the former “Late Show” host David Letterman, it was a merely a blunt snip.

 

The hilarious star still has a sizable full beard resembling the great writer Ernest Hemingway and holistic doctor Andrew Weil.

 

Lettermen was in India to film “Years of Living Dangerously” for the National Geographic Channel. The funny man made a detour and walked straight into a Delhi barber shop called the Plaza Saloon. He was seeking a little trim and chatted up the customers there, entertaining them with his quick wit. The young barber basically ignored any silly questions or comedic acts Letterman pulled and diligently kept snipping away.

 

Letterman was pleased with the trim and even agreed to the complimentary head massage. The star told the barber shop crowd that he had never had a head massage, unless he wants to count the time a stranger on the bus had performed it on him. He quipped, asking the barber if he were licensed to give a head massage.

 

Letterman has been enjoying retirement away from his former hosting duties of the iconic “Late Show.” He said good-bye in a farewell from CBS show in May of 2015. For about seven months now, Letterman has let it all hang loose, growing a long snowy, salt and pepper beard. To some fans, the celebrity was barely recognizable in his Santa-esque whiskers.

 

Letterman was laying low, until photographers snapped him in all his bearded wonder, jogging in the Caribbean island of St Barts. The 68-year-old also sported a clean-shaven head last May.

 

These days, the hair is back growing on top of his head, and beard appears that much more groomed and conservative, thanks to the talented India barber. It looks like the Indiana native loves facial hair and intends on keeping it that way for a while.

 

People on Twitter appear to also like the change for the former “Late Show” host and chimed in:

 

“It’s nice to see David Letterman just being himself and owning his age. He looks happy. #HowitShouldbe”

Sony Releases Group of Mobile Games in Asia

Sony’s “PlayStation” electronic entertainment sector has unveiled how it intends to overtake the mobile gaming industry. In discussion with the Wall Street Journal, Sony will be releasing five to six PlayStation titles on both iOS and Android through its recently-formed “ForwardWorks” branch. While they gave no exact timeline with this announcement, March 2018 will mark the point when all of these titles will be available. The initial plan is to release these titles in Japan and then into other Asian nations. As for whether American and European gamers will have the chance to take these titles on the go, Sony made no announcement regarding these markets.

 

While ForwardWorks is Sony’s newest shot at tackling the mobile gaming market, it is not their first. Sony’s first attempt involved cross-platform exchanges between their PS Vita handheld and Android; this service was eventually shuttered in July of last year. Also mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article was the revelation of gaming demographics; Japan’s gaming public is much fonder of gaming on a mobile device than it is with a dedicated console. Sony understand Japan’s desire for gaming on the go and has been emboldened to try again with the revelation that rival company Nintendo has begun to lend its IPs to Apple products. Mobile gaming is also a sizable market in the United States, having now exceeded the annual combined profits of PC and console gaming.

 

While Sony Entertainment gave no hint as to which titles in their multi-generational library would be put on mobile devices, the Wall Street Journal posited that the long-anticipated title “The Last Guardian” might be a candidate. Two other titles the periodical brought up as potential candidates were the arcade-style golfing game “Hot Shots Golf” and the mind-bending puzzle title “Intelligent Qube.”

 

Sony’s involvement in the video game market began with the original PlayStation console back in December of 1994. Since that time, Sony has released three major upgrades to their console and three portable gaming devices: the “PocketStation,” the “PlayStation Portable” and the “PlayStation Vita.” Lastly, the company has launched a proprietary virtual reality gaming headset.

Bob Dylan, 75, to Receive Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan, 75, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He is the first songwriter to receive that honor. He is also the first American to win since 1993, when the novelist Toni Morrison won.

 

Sara Danius, the permanent secretary with the Swedish Academy, spoke to reporters in Stockholm about the decision to honor Dylan. She told them that Dylan was chosen because he is “a great poet in the English speaking tradition. For 54 years now he’s been at it reinventing himself, constantly creating a new identity,”

 

Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941. He embarked on his musical career in 1959 by performing in Minnesota coffee houses. He adopted his stage name in honor of the poet Dylan Thomas. Most of his best-known songs date from the 1960s and include such works as “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and “Blowin’ in the Wind,” which were respectively anthems of the civil rights and anti-war movements. Some of his songs have ambiguous meanings. “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” for example, has the refrain “Everybody must get stoned,” which could refer to the Biblical punishment, marijuana or both.

 

Dylan got his start by writing and performing traditional folk music, but explored other genres during his decades-long career. His albums have included “Highway 61 Revisited” (1965), “Blonde on Blonde” (1966) and “Blood on the Tracks” in 1975. Dylan has also been touring since the late 1980s, a feat he calls “The Never-Ending Tour.”

 

Dylan’s award will be presented on December 10 along with the other five Nobel Prizes. The day is the anniversary of the founder’s death, Alfred Nobel, in 1896. The Nobel Prizes have been awarded since 1901 as per the instructions in Nobel’s will. The literature prize was the last one to be announced. The other five prizes honor achievements in economics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, physics and peace.

Parent-thetical Expressions

A picture can be worth a thousand words, especially when it’s a picture of parents trying to do their parent thing. Some pictures recently posted on the internet might be expressed as nice try, way funny, didn’t work or darn, I almost got away with it.

 

One mom decided to wean her seven-year-old off sugary soda. She sent the fizzy liquid down the drain and replaced it with apple juice. The rationale behind this attempt was that the sight of the can would fool the child’s taste buds. It did not, judging by the face the little one made upon tasting.

 

Another set of parents wanted to encourage frequent bathing. So they told their two young sons they used to have another brother, but he turned into a mushroom from never having a bath. To carry the point, mom and dad even added his cone-shaped and speckled picture to the family album.

 

Sometimes parents need to address an issue; however, they may choose to do it behind a different identity. Little Emily received this note:

 

My Dearest Emily,

 

I came by tonight to retrieve your tooth and leave your payment–however, because of the condition of your bedroom, I had a horrible time getting to your bed. I will have to come by on a different night. Perhaps you can take the time between now and then to properly clean and organize your room.

 

Much Love,

 

The Tooth Fairy

 

Hold on a minute–I think this might violate the terms of the Child-Tooth Fairy contract en.wikipedia.org.

 

But no matter what, when birthdays roll around parents want to express their love for their offspring. Even if it’s not always totally appropriate. A creative mom made a birthday cake in an amorphous, wiggly shape. Then she wrote on it, “I’m glad you were the strongest sperm.”

 

Dealing with kid shenanigans can sometimes make parents long for the days when they themselves were carefree and horrible. One couple decided to get into some spontaneous mischief. So they went to the Museum of Glass and had their picture taken covering up the GL.

 

Best selfie ever!

Sports Betting Tips and Tricks for 2016

How can you turn yourself from a casual NFL fan into a sports gambler who is actually taking in some wins? Betting on football odds is particularly hard to break into in a meaningful way because most people end up losing on their first couple of tries and giving up. Betting on the NFL isn’t for everybody but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a shot. Today we are going to talk about betting on the NFL, how you can succeed, and how you can limit your losses along the way. Let’s get down to it!

When you first decide to start sports gambling you need to know exactly where to start. We like going to websites that have all of the information available to you. Our particular choice is Covers.com because it offers us all of the key betting information and betting options that we could want. After you’ve picked your betting website to lean on you are ready to start pushing toward actually placing your first bet. It’s a big step and you’ll need to prep a little bit.

Before you put money into your betting account, no matter how excited you are for Sunday football games, you need to establish your gambling boundaries. This means that you are going to establish a method for your bankroll. You can’t bet money without knowing how much you can afford to lose. You can’t accept wins without knowing when you are going to withdraw and step away. So set your limits before you put any money on the internet. Set your firm withdraw limit and quit limit and don’t let yourself get tilted.

Now we are going to prep for our big bet. Let’s pull up the slate of Sunday games and pick one that appeals to you. Ideally you are going to pick an NFL team that you are familiar with and have some knowledge about. The more you know about the teams, the better. Okay, let’s look over the key stats. You want to look at the projected point differential between the two teams. This is called the spread. The underdog is labeled with a + while the favorite is labeled with a -. The number following the +/- determines how many points the game is likely going to be decided by. This is where you need to use your sports knowledge to pick against the favorites in the right scenarios.

A Bit of Good News Courtesy of Fresh Fame

Gratuity is a matter faced by all in matters of service and hospitality. It is a common understanding that even average service in certain industries such as food deserves an average tip. So common is this social payment system that official guides, employee pay rates, and even establishment policies have been created regarding them. CNN even gets in on the calling of standards here, saying that a tip should accompany a total restaurant bill at the tune of 15-20%, a curb delivery deserves 10%, and hotel housekeeping get between two and five dollars for each day of service (http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/travel/experts-guide-to-tipping-in-the-united-states/index.html).

Such a system helps employees as well as boosts service quality motivation, and the customer-vendor relationship. This week we saw an example of such respect of the gratuity system and service appreciation via new Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback, Carson Wentz. Leaving no questions as to matters of class and humility, Wentz was reported to have left a 50% gratuity on a $1000 final restaurant bill (http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/10/eagles-qb-carson-wentz-500-dollar-tip.html). One can imagine the waiter or waitresses receiving such a hardy token of appreciation and truly being affected by this surprise, $500 bonus.

To set the background, Wentz has only been an NFL quarterback for a few months now, recently being one himself to very possibly work in the position of a waiter or other, much-less-paying vocation than quarterbacking in the NFL. Other celebrities and sports stars have gained notoriety in recent times for opposing ideas in gratuities. Coming just in time for the new quarterback’s week six Philadelphia start, we all see something we can respect and appreciate. Best put, that “something” is likely humility, yet to tarnished by newfound wealth and fame.

Goettl Recommends Keeping Up With The Maintenance

One common problem that people face is when the air conditioning system does not work as well as it did when it was first installed. Of course this is to be expected. For one thing, every item that has been made is going to decay. This is especially true if it is not given the care and the maintenance that is needed for it to continue to work in the way that it has worked in the beginning. The same could be said for air conditioning units. Air conditioners need maintenance. Otherwise, it will deteriorate in performance over time and eventually quit working all together.

One thing that Goettl recommends is that people who own air conditioner units set up some kind of maintenance once each year so that the air conditioner will continue to work at top condition for a long time. Goettl itself offers maintenance. Since they are great about saving money for the individual with the units that they install, they can also be trusted to provide some of the services when it comes to maintenance. When Goettl provides air conditioner maintenance, residents will find that the air conditioner unit works a lot better than they remember it ever working.

Goettl is filled with people that are service oriented. They also know a lot about air conditioning because they like to live in comfortable environments. This is why they provide the air conditioning services to the residents. They want the residents to have some of the same comforts that the professionals can enjoy. They also make sure that the units that they offer people are big enough for the property so that it will save energy. When Goettl’s air conditioner unit is working extremely hard to cool down the home, then people will find themselves paying extra money for their utilities.

Flying Frozen Yogurt Courtesy of Drones

It’s no secret that people love their fro-yo. After all, it’s a healthy and delicious treat that can really appeal to just about anyone. That’s because people can customize it to their taste buds. Fro-yo is great at any time of the day. Typically people have to drive to a place to pick up their fro-yo. There hasn’t really been a place that’s experimented with delivering fro-yo. That was until fro-yo chain Orange Leaf came out with a new and fun way to deliver frozen yogurt.

They’re not delivering by car or bike. They’re taking it to an extreme and do something that no sweet treat place has ever done before. They are experimenting with delivering frozen yogurt by drone. According to GrubStreet, Orange Leaf is testing out delivery at Hope College in Michigan. It’s not clear how they chose that college but it’s clear that those students are a lucky bunch! What a great way to take a break from studying than by having fro-yo dropped literally in your lap.

The drone itself is part cool and part scary looking. It’s impressive that our technology has allowed us to come so far as to have something robotic delivering frozen yogurt to college students. The fro-yo itself is kept cold because the box it comes in is freezer packed. Orange Leaf has taken to Twitter to talk about this upcoming adventure and people are loving it. They’ve even tweeted a video of the drone hovering in the air with the frozen treat. The noise was quite loud but if it can deliver frozen yogurt than perhaps it’s worth it.

Orange Leaf has chosen a college campus as the guinea pigs for their experiment because college kids love technology and they love fro-yo. This is one of those that things they are sure to try out just to say that they did it. It’s unclear if college kids had to pay more for delivery and who they tip if they’re supposed too? One thing is for sure though, it’s fun to see frozen yogurt shops getting in on the drone delivery craze. Now college kids all over will be hoping that their school is chosen next for this delivery crazy.

Even Washington Post Wondering If Your Dog’s Halloween Costume Might Be Sexist

Oh, brother. Haven’t we had enough of this ludicrousness?

 

Even comedian Jerry Seinfeld aptly put it when he complained about the world becoming so politically correct now.

 

“I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC,’ ” Seinfeld told ESPN radio a year ago. He added that younger people “just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice.’ They don’t know what … they’re talking about.”

 

Maybe Jerry Seinfeld is right on the money, especially after the Washington Post’s recent and ridiculous thoughts about dog Halloween costumes. That’s right; now we’re focusing on our four-legged companions and how we can correctly adorn them.

 

“Is your dog’s Halloween costume sexist?” was the headline to an article penned by Abha Bhattarai of the iconic newspaper, analyzing gender-specific costumes. Remember the day when it was okay to choose a boy’s costume for a male dog and a girl’s costume for a female dog? Sixteen percent of Americans plan to dress their pets in Halloween costumes this year, and we doubt most of them will be thinking gender neutrality before they select either a pink tutu or cowboy costume.

 

Apparently, times have changed, even for canines. If we’re now focusing on a dog’s costume, then maybe something is wrong with the rest of us.

 

Ms. Bhattarai observed that PetSmart dog costumes are still clearly labeling theirs as male and female. Scott Lawrie, however, has a big problem with that, because it sends the “wrong message” to human beings. Lawrie, who hosts a podcast, claims that “The career options for women — and dogs — need to go beyond pink loofahs and pink cowgirls.”

 

Sheesh. Aren’t we taking this a bit too far, when we bring Bella and Bailey into the mix?

 

The National Retail Federation says that the most popular costumes for pets are pumpkins, hot dogs and bumblebees. As far as we know, those are all gender-neutral, even though most pet owners aren’t trying to dress their pets in the PC way when they choose a Halloween costume.

 

Entice All Five Senses with EOS Lip Balm

How did Evolution of Smooth (EOS) revolutionize the lip balm market? The rise of the EOS lip balm brand seems “quite sensible when you hear their business strategy.” They wanted to create a fun, glamorous lip balm, just for women.

Playful Lip Balm: EOS

Isn’t lip balm, the same as lipstick? The surprising fact is that most lip sticks actually dry out your lips. Thus, they need to have moisturizers added therein.

When EOS cofounder and managing partner, Sanjiv Mehra researched the lip balm industry, he noticed that it was rather bland. One reason might have been that since lipstick was already a separate category, the bland lip balm was meant to be primarily functional. Still, the majority of lip balm users were women and women don’t like bland.

Women Like Sensory Stimulation

Mehra wanted EOS to be a “bit of mystery.” Women like intrigue, as is seen in their soap operas. Now as the brand has become mainstream, Mehra believes it is time to “spill the beans” and tell fans “a little bit more about the business we are and the values we stand for.”

The strategy for EOS was to stimulate all 5 senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. When women purchase EOS, they are given a stimulating sensory experience. Other lip balms simply don’t do that.

The spherical container (see, http://www.ulta.com/smooth-sphere-lip-balm?productId=xlsImpprod3490245) is more creative than other packaging. It allows curvy women to use curvy lip balms on their curvy lips. EOS is a sensual product. It has risen quickly since its introduction in 1989 and is currently in the Top 3 for lip balms, according to Kline Research.

So, you might have loved EOS anonymously as a secret admirer. No problem. Now you can take your “secret admiration” public. EOS stimulates all five senses! Check out the product gallery on pinterest.com and on Racked.com.