We all know that guy who takes everything just a little too literally...that guy, or at least one of those guys, is the subject of today's Rock Life Story. It's a first...at least for me and the Rock Life anyway. This is that man's story;
At approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday (1-28-16), police were notified of a medical call. An officer responded and learned that a 50-year-old male, who was allegedly intoxicated, stuck a 2- to 3-inch screw up his genitalia and was unable to urinate. The male, who was not identified, was transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said.
That's taking the phrase "Go screw yourself" to a whole new level. I just imagine the Emt's, Nurse's, Doctors and other Emergency responders trying to hold a straight face With this guy. How could you not laugh at him? And from here on out, with everyone he knows, he's the got that screwed himself. Literally.
2016 continues to be a bad year for Classic Rockers; add another person we'll all miss, with the passing of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship co-founder Paul Kantner. In honor of his life and career, here's a look back at a few performances in San Francisco of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Plus an interesting interview Kantner gave in April 2003 where he talks about always striving to be better musically and about the idea of “revolution.”
Paul Kantner Interview – April 2003
Jefferson Airplane – Wally Heider Studios – 2/4/1970
Cruising around the internet as I'm apt to do, I happened across this list. Admission; 80s music, rock and pop, is one of my guilty pleasures. I know. I can feel the judgement already. Of course I had to check it out. But I think they're off on some of these. I mean, yeah...they're all cheesy. But some of them are just plain terrible. There are songs they definitely missed. If I say Cheesy 80's music, what song immediately pops into your head? (And hopefully doesn't get lodged there. Nothing's worse than having a song stuck in your head...especially some of these!)
1-Toni Basil - "Mickey"
2-Thomas Dolby - "She Blinded Me With Science"
3-Men Without Hats - "The Safety Dance"
4-Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me"
5-Taco - "Puttin' on the Ritz"
The rest of these you can find in this full video if you want. Aside from Eddie Murphy, the rest of these qualify as just bad songs to me...and I don't want to subject myself to hearing them again if I don't have to! LOL
6-The Mary Jane Girls - "In My House" 7-Eddie Murphy - "Party All the Time" 8-Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry Be Happy" 9-The Weather Girls - "It's Raining Men" 10-Frank Stallone - "Far From Over"
Dateline, Sunday January 10th 2016, Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Oh, those southern women with their southern charm - they're hard to resist, aren't they? Unless you're talking about 23-year-old Carolynn Wright - the Former Stripper & now, repeat Rock Life Subject.
You may not know the name, but I bet you remember her story. She was first on the rock life not even a year ago - last March, because she assaulted a server at the strip club she worked in with a “clear plastic high-heeled shoe” that left the victim with puncture wounds in her scalp. She pled guilty to assault on that one. NOW, she's back in the spotlight again.
Carolynn is in trouble again. This time, though she didn't attack anyone with a stripper heel, she did attempt to get a little five finger discount from Walmart. Apparently, she had quite the night lined up, because the items of du jour for Carolynn were condoms, lube, panties, bra, camisole, and other clothes police say totaled around $40 bucks. Two female employees confronted Carolynn when she tried to walk out of the store, and she punched one of them in the head. She also saw another woman, a customer, trying to call 911, and Carolynn grabbed that woman by the hair. Now, at some point during all that, she was fighting with the OTHER employee, and bit part of that woman's FINGER off. The customer, trying to call 911 and getting her hair pulled, had enough and punched Carolynn in the face. Carolynn then ran off, to the parking lot where a male driver was waiting in a white Van. Carolynn told him to “drive!” and “run!” And that's where the cops found her. Carolynn was sitting in the van with a 71-year-old guy who claims he had no idea what was happening, and when they couldn't leave because someone was standing in front of his van blocking it . . . she tried to get him to run the person OVER.
Carolyn Wright is facing charges for aggravated assault, simple assault, and larceny. And by the way, Police found the woman's fingertip on the floor, but unfortunately doctors weren't able to reattach it.
Dateline, Saturday December 12th 2015. Meet today's Rock Life Subject - There's two of them actually - hell you may even know them - 28 Year old Sarah Schulz of the Rochester Area and Mary Wolcott, co-owner of the Bird Haven Christmas Tree Farm.
Well, last Saturday Sarah was apparently with her husband, her sons and her niece down at the Christmas Tree Farm in Warsaw. It's a common thing, the family gets together, goes to a tree farm, picks out the tree they want, cut it down, take it home. Easy enough...right? That is...until tempers flare for whatever reason. And that's what happened last Saturday.
According to the Mary, owner of the Christmas Tree Farm, this is what happened.
According to 13 Wham, Sarah says she made a mistake
I do have to say...I think the owner of the tree farm did escalate it - I don't think it's an excuse to punch somebody in the face, but I get it. I'd be pissed too. And I'm amused how religion got brought in - I mean, yes it's a Christmas Tree, but why did they feel the need to exclaim they were Christians...and then...
BUT - I do give Sarah full marks for this
I have a lot of respect for someone who takes responsibility for what they did. And if the owner of the tree farm had any class, she'd drop the charges and let it go...because she even admitted
It is Christmas...and if they're both Christians, aren't you supposed to turn the other cheek or something like that? But I bet she doesn't.
Sarah has been charged with Assault and Criminal Mischief.
That's your Rock Life Story for today, Thursday December 17th 2015 - the last Rock Life for the year. So, make it a good one.
Have you heard about Rocky? The dog's name is Rocky-he was injured in Afghanistan by an IED. The photos of him receiving a Purple Heart are powerful. Keep him and Specialist Andrew Brown of the 89th Military Police Brigade in your thoughts.
Let's keep the #Military serving overseas in our thoughts this holiday season...even the K-9 soldiers.
Sometimes everything goes your way, and sometimes everything...and I mean everything, goes wrong. That's basically the theme of today's Rock Life Story.
Dateline Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - Springfield Missouri. Meet today's very unlucky Rock Life Subject - 48 year old John E. Julien. If this were a TV show or a movie, when we first meet John, the camera would show him on screen, in the hospital, being tended to by doctors and nurses.
This is where we pick up the story, because John was in pretty bad shape. He'd just been in a motorcycle accident, and had to be airlifted to this hospital in Missouri from Arkansas. So here are the doctors and nurses, trying to assess how bad he's get hurt and prep him for surgery, when they find some plastic bags with drugs and what looked like a drug ledger. They also found $1,245 cash in John's wallet in addition to a check for $180, according to the reports.
Obviously in these situations, the police have to be called...which they were, but the staff continued to work on John. Once the police finally got there, the drugs and the money were handed over...along with the information the hospital staff now had; they had to do a cat Scan on John...and during the scan, they found something...inside John. Well, more appropriately...inside John's Anaheim. He'd apparently hidden drugs up the poop chute. Julien and his No Go Hole were in possession of 28 grams of meth, 8.5 grams of pot and at least five generic Xanax pills. I wonder if people who buy drugs on the street wonder where they've been before they pop them in their mouths? ANYWAY...after John recovers, he'll be charged with three counts of drug distribution, and other charges are pending.
Talk about having a bad day! It's not bad enough you crash your bike, and get hurt so bad you have to be airlifted, but then to add insult to literal injury, you survive the crash . . . only to have to face criminal charges. On the bright side, at least he's alive to face the charges...I guess.
There was a totally random survey, done by a very small group I’ve never heard of, but my curiosity made me look. The people surveyed people were asked which Christmas songs irritate them the most; these are what they came up with - The Top 5 Most-Hated Christmas Songs of All-Time.
By the way, until this past weekend, I had no idea #3 even existed. Now it's the bane of my existance, as my girlfriend (for some unknown reason) LOVES that song. Now I know what hell is like.
What would you add to the list - or take away?
#1. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” by Elmo and Patsy Trigg Shropshire, 1979
#2. “Jingle Bells” by Jingle Dogs, 1995
#3. “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey, 1953
#4. “The 12 Days of Christmas” by multiple artists over the last 200 years
#5. A tie between “Dominick the Donkey” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”