Sep 28

Who Is The Highest-Paid Comedian?

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Photo: forbes.com

 

JERRY SEINFELD has been the world’s highest-paid comedian since 2006.  But this is the year his reign ends.  The new king of the mountain is KEVIN HART.  And it’s not even close. Kevin has made $87.5 million over the past year . . . compared to Seinfeld’s $43.5 million.  That’s more than DOUBLE Jerry’s haul.  A big reason for Kevin’s massive income is his relentless touring. Meanwhile, AMY SCHUMER became the first woman to ever make the list.  She came in fourth, with $17 million . . . just behind ventriloquist TERRY FATOR, who banked $21 million.

 

Here’s the Top 10 . . .

 

1.  Kevin Hart, $87.5 million.

 

2.  Jerry Seinfeld, $43.5 million.

 

3.  Terry Fator, $21 million.

 

4.  Amy Schumer, $17 million.

 

5.  Jeff Dunham, $13.5 million.  (Yes, TWO puppet guys in the Top 10.  Where did we go wrong, America?)

 

6.  Dave Chappelle, $13 million.

 

7.  Jim Gaffigan, $12.5 million.

 

8.  Gabriel Iglesias, $9.5 million.

 

9.  Russell Peters, $9 million.

 

10.  John Bishop, $7 million.

 

 

(Check out Forbes.com for more info.)

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Sep 27

The 10 Greatest Breakfast Cereals of All Time

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We’ve got a list of the best cereals of all time, but it comes with a warning:  It’s clear a LOT of the votes came from nostalgic baby boomers, or CEREAL HIPSTERS.  Because four of the top 10 were discontinued before 1980. Here are the 10 greatest cereals of all time, according to more than 570,000 votes on the website MrBreakfast.com . . .

1.  Quisp.  It was discontinued in the late ’70s, but brought back in 2012.

 

2.  Frosted Flakes.

 

3.  Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

 

4.  Honey Nut Cheerios.

 

5.  Cap’n Crunch.

 

6.  Wheaties.

 

7.  Concentrate.  It was made of little nuggets marketed as being “concentrated nutrients” . . . and it was discontinued in the late 1970s.

 

8.  Rice Krinkles.  There were like sugary Rice Krispies, but they were discontinued in the ’70s too.

 

9.  Puffa Puffa Rice.  There were sorta like Rice Krispies covered in honey or brown sugar . . . also discontinued in the 1970s.

 

10.  Wheat Chex.

 

(Vox

 

(Here are the top 100.)

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Sep 26

A Guy Finds “Racist Glasses” That Turn Everyone Into a Stereotype

A parody video called “Racist Glasses” is making the rounds again.  The guy in it finds magic glasses that turn everyone he looks at into offensive stereotypes. Entertain yourself and press play.

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Sep 23

The Four Top-Earning Actors on TV Are All on “The Big Bang Theory”

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“Forbes” put out their annual list of ‘The Highest-Paid Male TV Actors,’ and Jim Parsons is #1 with $25.5 million in earnings over the past year, and the next three guys on the list are his co-stars from “The Big Bang Theory”.  Here’s the full list:

 

1.  Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory”, $25.5 million

 

2.  Johnny Galecki from “The Big Bang Theory”, $24 million

 

3.  Simon Helberg from “The Big Bang Theory”, $22.5 million

 

4.  Kunal Nayyar from “The Big Bang Theory”, $22 million

 

5.  Mark Harmon from “NCIS”, $20 million

 

6.  Ty Burrell from “Modern Family”, $12.5 million

 

7.  A three-way tie between Nathan Fillion from “Castle”, Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family”, and Ray Romano who’s still making bank off of “Everybody Loves Raymond”.  They all earned $12 million.

 

10.  A tie between “Modern Family” actors Ed O’Neill and Eric Stonestreet, with $11.5 million each.

 

12.  Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards”, $10.5 million

 

13.  A tie between Michael Weatherly from “NCIS” and David Duchovny from “The X-Files”, with $10 million each.

 

15.  Justin Chambers from “Grey’s Anatomy”, $9.5 million

 

 

Forbes.com.)

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Sep 22

The 20 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

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“Rolling Stone” recently surveyed hundreds of actors, writers, producers, critics, and show-runners to come up with a list of ‘The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. ‘Any show from any era was eligible . . . but the end result proved once again that we’re in the middle of a pretty amazing time for TV, because even with 70 YEARS of programming, 26 of the 100 shows are still airing new episodes. By the way, Garry Marshall was one of the voters.  They say he sent in his ballot shortly before he passed away.

Here’s the Top 20:

 

1.  “The Sopranos”, 1999-2007

 

2.  “The Wire”, 2002-2008

 

3.  “Breaking Bad”, 2008-2013

 

4.  “Mad Men”, 2007-2015

 

5.  “Seinfeld”, 1989-1998

 

6.  “The Simpsons”, 1989-present

 

7.  “The Twilight Zone”, 1959-1964

 

8.  “Saturday Night Live”, 1975-present

 

9.  “All in the Family”, 1971-1979

 

10.  “The Daily Show”, 1996-present

 

11.  “Freaks and Geeks”, 1999-2000

 

12.  “Game of Thrones”, 2011-present

 

13.  “Late Night with David Letterman”, 1982-2015

 

14.  “The Larry Sanders Show”, 1992-1998

 

15.  “The West Wing”, 1999-2006

 

16.  “M*A*S*H”, 1972-1983

 

17.  “Twin Peaks”, 1990-1991

 

18.  “Star Trek: The Original Series”, 1966-1969

 

19.  “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, 2000-present

 

20.  “Cheers”, 1982-1993

 

 

“Friends” is #26, beating out “Arrested Development” at #27.  “South Park” made it, but not until #33.  Meanwhile, “Lost” came in at #39, “The People V. O.J. Simpson” is #75, and “The Walking Dead” is #77.

“Orange Is the New Black” is the highest-ranking non-TV, streaming show, at #37.  The other streaming shows on the list are “Transparent” at #73, and “House of Cards” at #83.

(RollingStone.com has the whole list.  Here’s the direct link to the Top 20.)

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Sep 21

The 10 Catchiest, Most Annoying Songs of All Time

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Photo: billboard.com

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the day CARLY RAE JEPSEN first subjected the world to “Call Me Maybe”.  So in honor of that, the “New York Daily News” threw together a list of the catchiest, most annoying songs ever recorded.  Here are the ones they came up with, in no particular order.

 

1.  “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen

 

2.  “Friday” by Rebecca Black

 

3.  “The Final Countdown” by Europe

 

4.  “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65

 

5.  “Macarena” by Los Del Rio

 

6.  “Barbie Girl” by Aqua

 

7.  “MMMBop” by Hanson

 

8.  “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

 

9.  “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

 

10.  “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

 

 

(NYDailyNews.com has brief write-ups on each song.)

 

 

A couple of years ago, a scientific study found that “Wannabe” was the catchiest song of all time . . . and that people could recognize it in just 2.29 seconds.  Some of the other catchy songs from that study are . . .

 

“Mambo No. 5″ by Lou Bega

 

“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

 

“SOS” by ABBA

 

“Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison

 

“Beat It” by Michael Jackson

 

“Don’t You Want Me” by Human League

 

“Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club

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Sep 20

Ten Ways to De-Stress Your Life

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A psychology teacher in California recently gave students a list of 101 ways to de-stress their lives.  Then one of them posted it online, and it’s going viral.  Some of the stuff on the list are bigger goals, like “do everything in moderation.”  And some are more specific, like “make extra keys.”  Check these out…

 

1.  Get up 15 minutes earlier.  But make sure you get enough sleep.

 

2.  Don’t rely on your memory.  Write stuff down if you need to remember it.

 

3.  Say “no” more often.  Meaning don’t overcommit to stuff.

 

4.  Simplify your meals.  You don’t need everything to be gourmet and complicated.

 

5.  Break up large tasks into smaller tasks.

 

6.  Stop trying to “fix” other people.

 

7.  Look up at the stars.  It helps you put things in perspective.

 

8.  Pay attention to your breathing, and stretch.  Which is kind of what yoga is.

 

9.  Strive for excellence, but NOT perfection.

 

10.  Freely praise other people.  It’ll make you feel better about YOURSELF too.

 

 

(Buzzfeed)

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Sep 16

The Top Ten Hints Women Drop When They Want You to Propose

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Photo: feministing.com

 

There’s no better start to an engagement than lots and lots of passive aggressive nagging. A new survey found that the average woman drops at least TWO hints when she’s ready for her boyfriend to propose.  And they usually start doing it once they’ve been dating for three years.  Here are the 10 most common hints they drop . . .

1.  Casually asking, “Who would you have as your best man?”

 

2.  Leaving pages in magazines open to engagement rings.

 

3.  Stopping to look in jewelers’ windows.

 

4.  Asking, “Do you see yourself getting married one day?”

 

5.  Saying, “It could be us next” at a friend’s wedding.

 

6.  Getting family members to ask, “So when are you two getting married?”

 

7.  Playing with a ring on another finger.

 

8.  Pointing out that a friend’s significant other proposed.

 

9.  Talking about how long her parents have been married.

 

10.  Watching TV shows and movies with wedding themes.

 

 

(FemaleFirst)

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Sep 15

Six Things You Shouldn’t Store in the Fridge

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Photo: vanderbilt.edu

 

Here are a bunch of foods you might THINK you should keep in the fridge.  But you’re better off storing them at room temperature . . .

1.  Tomatoes, bananas, and avocados.  The refrigerator DOES keep them from going bad.  But it also prevents them from ripening, which kills the flavor.  So just keep them at room temperature, and don’t buy them in bulk.

2.  Potatoes.  The starch starts turning into sugar when they’re in the fridge.  Which messes with the texture, and makes them taste sweeter than they should.

3.  Bread.  It actually gets moldy FASTER in the fridge.  And the starch crystallizes from the cold, so it gets stale faster too.

4.  Olive oil and vegetable oil.  They stay good for a long time, so there’s no reason to refrigerate them.  And keeping it in the fridge makes them thicken up, so they’re harder to cook with.  Which is also why you shouldn’t keep honey in the fridge.

5.  Coffee.  It loses some of its flavor in the fridge.  And it slowly absorbs the smells of OTHER stuff in there, so it doesn’t taste right.

6.  Cantaloupe and melons, until they’re cut up.  Keeping whole melons at room temperature actually preserves the antioxidants better.

 

 

(The Independent)

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Sep 14

Six Ways to Live Life to the Fullest

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Photo: tinyshift.com

 

We found a list online of ways to live life to the fullest.  And some of them are things you’ve probably thought about.  But they should be GOALS . . .

1.  Be bold and take risks.  If you ALWAYS make the safe choice, you end up limiting yourself.  And that applies to everything from taking a new job, to asking someone on a date.

 

2.  Stop doing the same thing every weekend.  Try to expand the list of stuff you do on a regular basis, so you don’t get in a rut.  When you’re on your death bed, you won’t regret missing a football game or two.

 

1.  Do stuff that’s outside your comfort zone.  Which goes hand-in-hand with the last one.  It doesn’t have to be something big, like skydiving.  It could be as simple as ordering something new at a restaurant.

 

4.  Get together with friends as much as possible.  And do whatever you can to make NEW friends, so you’re not just hanging out with the same people all the time.

 

5.  Try to master a new skill.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  Just stick with it, and you’ll feel like a more interesting person who didn’t just sit around wasting time.

 

6.  Travel as much as you can.  Maybe you can’t afford to fly to Europe every year.  But just going somewhere new that’s within driving distance can open you up to new ideas and experiences.

 

 

(Quora)

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