Dave Brockie, the frontman for the heavy metal band Gwar was found dead in his home yesterday at the age of 50. Brockie, who was known as “Oderus Urungus” fronted the alien-costumed group for more than three decades. The band used fake blood and did things that were gross and unexpected during their performances. The band was formed in 1984 and had a huge cult following. Brockie is the second member of the band to be found dead as lead guitarist Cory Smoot was found dead in the band’s tour bus in 2011.
Here’s a baaaaaaad situation! Ireland needs ewe! The country needs a total of 6,000 shaggy sheep for the annual “Golden Shears World Champions” but they are 1,000 sheep short. The event is the largest sheep-shearing contest in the world but they need sheep to sheer! The event happens next week so if you have a few hundred sheep walking around that could use a haircut, please help out!
A report stated that smoking rates are the highest for the working class and the poor. When smoking first swept the USA, in the early decades of the 20th century, it was more of a rich person’s hobby. A high-society symbol of elegance and class. That changed in the 1950′s – 1960′s after soldiers came back from war puffing away. Today, the habit is mostly seen in the working class. The good news is that smoking rates have steadily declined.
The big just keep getting bigger! Disney is purchasing Maker Studios (the operator of YouTube video channels) for $500-million. “The Mouse” will now control and own all 55,000 channels with 380-million subscribers and 5;.5-billion views per month! Pretty soon Disney will own everything!
Last but not least ….. Whoever committed this crime gets the award for Asshole of the Year. German police are looking for a killer who killed 75 Chilean Flamingos at the Frankfurt Zoo. Some of the birds were beheaded and they were all killed at night after the zoo was closed ….. Katie Francis is a selling superstar! The sixth-grader from Oklahoma City, OK set a record by selling 18,107 boxes of Girl Scout Cookie in seven weeks. She broke the previous record of 18,000 ….. In an online ballot, the year’s oddest book award was won by a book titled, “How To Poo on a Date: The Lovers Guide to Toilet Etiquette” published by Prion Press. Now that’s good reading …. Have a great Tuesday!