Topics that are trending today on Bing.com are topics that I'm sure are popular in almost any country (with electricity and television).
1. Charlie Sheen - actor/winner - The self-proclaimed "bi-winner" has been fired from the hit show "Two and a Half Men", according to Warner Bros. Can't say I was surprised by this decision. Now all he needs to focus on is him and his two ladies at the Silver Valley Ranch, depending on how long they decide to stick around.
2. Sarah Palin - politician/Alaskan - She's been going at it with D-lister Kathy Griffin lately. I had no idea of the barbs going back and forth, but I guess Kathy offered "reality star Sarah Palin and her reality TV crew" tickets to her Broadway show. Low blow. Plenty of people I know actually are in to the Alaska show she has out. Oh well, at least she hasn't broken out the guns yet!
3. Libya - North African country/hell hole - Maniacal leader Moammar Gadhafi is reported to have ordered a bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 back in 1988, according to an ex-CIA official. This guy needs to get killed or captured - it's getting ridiculous over there. Government forces began new air attacks on rebels yesterday. News flash - they're rebelling your asshole of a "leader".
4. Gas Prices - outrageous - Up $0.33 from two weeks ago? This is getting out of control as well. The average for a gallon of self-serve, regular gasoline is $3.50. It's all tied into the output reduction in Libya - bastards. Head on over to Gas Buddy to see where you can find cheap(er) gas near you. Or just walk or take mass transportation - go green!
5. Mardi Gras - New Orleans "Carnival Season" - Purple and green and gold are the typical colors down in the Bayou during this celebration. Mardi Gras actually translates to "Fat Tuesday" in French, which is why the festival ends the night before Ash Wednesday - it's supposed to be the last night eating fatty, richer foods. Beads are thrown all over the place, hand grenades are consumed, hurricanes slammed down. Sure, there's plenty of debauchery and alcohol consumption, but every city has those - New York has championship parades and happy hour's down in the city; Boston has the Red Sox and any day ending in -day. It's fun. Something to experience once - and before you're too old (25, I'd say).
Big East Tournament Day 1
DePaul and UConn at noon. Rutgers and Seton Hall at 2 pm. South Florida and Villanova at 7 pm. Providence and Marquette at 9 pm.
My picks: UConn, Seton Hall, Villanova, Marquette - I know, not really going out on a limb. Day two on is usually the better days of this grueling tournament. I would be able to go Thursday to Syracuse vs. ??? (Lindsay went to Cuse) but we are leaving for Knoxville, TN.
A few years back we went to the seven overtime thriller between UConn and Syracuse. That was the best basketball game I've ever been to and will probably never be trumped.
Time to go measure the softball fence - 205' to the lines, 210' to center. I thought I did it right the other day, but I guess I was wrong.