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The comedy world lost an icon yesterday when Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. You may not know his name right away but I guarantee that you know his movies! Ramis co-wrote and starred in Ghostbusters playing Dr. Egon Spengler. He had a hand in writing, directing and acting in some of the most influential films of our generation including: Caddyshack, Animal House, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Meatballs, Back To School, Analyze This and National Lampoon’s Vacation. He also played Seth Rogan’s dad in the 2007 movie Knocked Up. He started as a joke writer for Playboy Magazine and then as a player in Chicago’s Second City Comedy Troupe. He died in his native Chicago and was sick for a while. Harold Ramis will be missed by all!

I don’t know how in the hell they can figure this shit out but … a study published in Nature Geoscience says they discovered the oldest known material on Earth. A tiny bit of zircon crystal (the size of a grain of salt) was discovered on a remote sheep farm in western Australia. The tiny crystal is said to be 4.4-billion years old. First of all, what were they doing on a remote sheep farm?

When you think of smog, you think of Los Angeles. However, LA isn’t close to being as bad as China’s capital city Beijing. China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection have started to shut down and fine businesses who pollute the air. The smell of coal soot hangs heavy in the air on a daily basis with levels that are 16 times higher than the World Health Organization deems safe. Beijing hospitals are filled with sick people and it is common to see people walking around wearing masks.

The television program “Dancing With The Stars” pissed me off! The program fired one of my all-time favorite babes as they let Brooke Burke-Charvet go and replaced her with Fox Sports host / sideline reported Erin Andrews. Burke-Charvet was shocked to hear she was canned and did a great job for seven seasons. Andrews (who grew up in Tampa Bay) will take over along side host Tom Bergeron. She was a contestant on the program in 2010. DWTS also shit-canned the band and will use more techno sounds. That is also a mistake as that band was the best I ever heard on any television program ever!

Last but not least … To celebrate his 103rd birthday, city officials in Los Angeles named a street after Leon Saliba. That’s pretty cool! … After 19 rounds in a Missouri county annual spelling bee, only two of the starting 25 contestants remained. They battled for several hours and 47 rounds later, officials ran out of words! An 11-year-old and her 13-year-old rival both were exhausted and the organizers decided to halt the showdown and pick it up again on March 8 … Time Magazine named the Kit Kat candy bar the most influential candy bar of all time. I bet the Pay Day, Almond Joy and Snickers people are sooooooo pissed off!

Have a wonderful day everybody!!

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