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Pink gets the "Best Act of the Night" Award from us…….

Pink performs at the 2010 Grammy Awards

Everyone in my house stood transfixed at the second part of Pink’s performance at the Grammy’s……her high in the air act…..while singing…..in heels……and then wet……was the tour de’ force for the night……bar none…..

And she stuck the landing……….

At the MTV Video Music Awards last fall, Pink stuck a sparkly heart to her bosom and soared through the air like an acrobat as she busted out a rendition of “Sober.” At the Grammys on Sunday night (January 31), the pop star stayed closer to the ground — at least in the beginning — but delivered no less of a memorable performance.

Sauntering slowly onstage through a haze of electric-blue screens, Pink wore a silky white robe that covered her head to toe, save for a plunging neckline that revealed a lot of skin. Singing “Glitter in the Air” from her Funhouse album, she made her way down the stage stairs and into the aisle.

Once there, Pink dropped the robe to reveal a sort-of sheer bodysuit that was essentially just a series of white straps covering strategic areas while leaving almost nothing to the imagination. As she had at the VMAs, Pink brought her circus act to the Grammys. With dancers twisting above her, Pink climbed into a white sheet and was lifted into the air. High above the stage, she spun in circles and continued to sing.

As the song built up, water began to pour from above, soaking Pink as she kept twirling and held herself in place with nothing but a well-flexed leg. The song wrapped up with Pink spinning upside down and spraying water in all directions.

The audience at the Staples Center greeted her with a standing ovation. Pink then hustled offstage, perhaps to dry off. The singer still had a long night ahead of her. She’s still in consideration for one of her two Grammys nominations — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance — against Beyoncé and Katy Perry.

Damn….That girl got skills………

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Music, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Pink gets the “Best Act of the Night” Award from us…….

Pink performs at the 2010 Grammy Awards

Everyone in my house stood transfixed at the second part of Pink’s performance at the Grammy’s……her high in the air act…..while singing…..in heels……and then wet……was the tour de’ force for the night……bar none…..

And she stuck the landing……….

At the MTV Video Music Awards last fall, Pink stuck a sparkly heart to her bosom and soared through the air like an acrobat as she busted out a rendition of “Sober.” At the Grammys on Sunday night (January 31), the pop star stayed closer to the ground — at least in the beginning — but delivered no less of a memorable performance.

Sauntering slowly onstage through a haze of electric-blue screens, Pink wore a silky white robe that covered her head to toe, save for a plunging neckline that revealed a lot of skin. Singing “Glitter in the Air” from her Funhouse album, she made her way down the stage stairs and into the aisle.

Once there, Pink dropped the robe to reveal a sort-of sheer bodysuit that was essentially just a series of white straps covering strategic areas while leaving almost nothing to the imagination. As she had at the VMAs, Pink brought her circus act to the Grammys. With dancers twisting above her, Pink climbed into a white sheet and was lifted into the air. High above the stage, she spun in circles and continued to sing.

As the song built up, water began to pour from above, soaking Pink as she kept twirling and held herself in place with nothing but a well-flexed leg. The song wrapped up with Pink spinning upside down and spraying water in all directions.

The audience at the Staples Center greeted her with a standing ovation. Pink then hustled offstage, perhaps to dry off. The singer still had a long night ahead of her. She’s still in consideration for one of her two Grammys nominations — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance — against Beyoncé and Katy Perry.

Damn….That girl got skills………

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Music, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 1……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 1……

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval   47.6%

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Obama Favorability   52.7%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track   34.9% / 59.1%

Pollster.com

Congressional Approval   18.4%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001    073.87 (up 239 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index    88.0 (down 0.3% from November)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index    48 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims    470,000 (down 115,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.13%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in December   349,519

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment   10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly   )5.45 million in December (down 16.7% from November)

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

No Snooki 'pouf' at the Grammy's…….

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Expect to see some fist pumping at the Grammys.

Jersey Shore stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino were among the MTV reality stars who hit the red carpet Sunday in Los Angeles.

I don’t really think so……These two are rookies there……..

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

No Snooki ‘pouf’ at the Grammy’s…….

1264979936_snookie-blog.jpg

Expect to see some fist pumping at the Grammys.

Jersey Shore stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino were among the MTV reality stars who hit the red carpet Sunday in Los Angeles.

I don’t really think so……These two are rookies there……..

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Barack Obama at the Duke and Georgetown game….doing analysis…..on video

Oh, Snap…he’s got the earphones on….and is hanging with the announcers……

Note:……Obama’s body man Reggie Love played for Duke……

Best line…….“You have any problems going to your right?” ………”I just went to the Republican house caucus the other day”………

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Politics, Sports, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

CNN's Candy Crowley get's the John King 'State of Union' Sunday spot……

Candy Crowley

Candy Crowley will succeed John King as anchor of CNN\’s Sunday morning program, “State of the Union.”

King announced the selection of Crowley shortly before 10AM ET on-air. He will anchor a 7PM newscast on the network, a replacement for “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” which went off the air in November.

“Candy’s rare combination of shrewd insight and healthy irreverence for the games politicians play has made her one of the most honored political journalists and a cult figure among CNN viewers,” CNN/US President Jon Klein said in an announcement. “Every Sunday she’ll translate Washington-speak into plain English that every American can understand, as she has been doing better than any reporter on the beat for decades.”

We here at the Dog….. wish her the best………

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

CNN’s Candy Crowley get’s the John King ‘State of Union’ Sunday spot……

Candy Crowley

Candy Crowley will succeed John King as anchor of CNN\’s Sunday morning program, “State of the Union.”

King announced the selection of Crowley shortly before 10AM ET on-air. He will anchor a 7PM newscast on the network, a replacement for “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” which went off the air in November.

“Candy’s rare combination of shrewd insight and healthy irreverence for the games politicians play has made her one of the most honored political journalists and a cult figure among CNN viewers,” CNN/US President Jon Klein said in an announcement. “Every Sunday she’ll translate Washington-speak into plain English that every American can understand, as she has been doing better than any reporter on the beat for decades.”

We here at the Dog….. wish her the best………

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

Quotes from the Grammy's………

A sampling of quotes from Sunday’s Grammy Awards.


”I just keep thinking back to when you’re in second grade and you sing at your talent show the first time and people joke around and they say, ‘Oh, maybe we’ll see you at the Grammys someday.’ That just seems like an impossible dream. I just feel like I’m standing here accepting an impossible dream right now and I thank you so much for that.” — Taylor Swift, accepting the Grammy for best country album for ”Fearless.”

”You may be the coolest people in the world. This year your industry was saved by a 48-year-old Scottish cat lady in sensible shoes,” said host Stephen Colbert, referring to Susan Boyle.

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”I love ‘Breathe’ with Taylor (Swift) but I’ve been performing ‘Lucky’ with Jason (MRaz) all over the world in the past year so I’m glad that’s what won.” — Colbie Caillat.

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”I want to collaborate with Common, who I met yesterday and I freaked out when I met. … he said he wanted to work with me, too, so I’m very excited about that.” — Colbie Caillat on future collaborations.

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”If you put this in a machine, you can hear past Grammy winners.” — Jason Mraz commenting on the eco-friendly tuxedo he wore, made from recycled polyester and a tie made from old cassette tapes.

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”This is a Christmas album, so obviously I should thank Jesus Christ.” — Stephen Colbert accepting his award for Best Comedy Album for his work, ”A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”

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”I came to the United States in 1978 with a bag full of dreams, running away from the war in my country, Nicaragua, and here I am. So dreams do come true. I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the people in my country still struggling to make a better life.” — Luis Enrique, winner of the Best Tropical Latin Album.

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”This is my first Grammy you guys! I mean, This is a Grammy. I live in awe of the people I was nominated against in this category.” — Taylor Swift, after winning a Grammy for Best Solo Female Country Vocal for the song ”White Horse.”

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”I’m not going to lie, we’re all a little drunk. But we’re happy drunks.” — Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, accepting award for record of the year.

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Quotes from the Grammy’s………

A sampling of quotes from Sunday’s Grammy Awards.


”I just keep thinking back to when you’re in second grade and you sing at your talent show the first time and people joke around and they say, ‘Oh, maybe we’ll see you at the Grammys someday.’ That just seems like an impossible dream. I just feel like I’m standing here accepting an impossible dream right now and I thank you so much for that.” — Taylor Swift, accepting the Grammy for best country album for ”Fearless.”

”You may be the coolest people in the world. This year your industry was saved by a 48-year-old Scottish cat lady in sensible shoes,” said host Stephen Colbert, referring to Susan Boyle.

——

”I love ‘Breathe’ with Taylor (Swift) but I’ve been performing ‘Lucky’ with Jason (MRaz) all over the world in the past year so I’m glad that’s what won.” — Colbie Caillat.

——

”I want to collaborate with Common, who I met yesterday and I freaked out when I met. … he said he wanted to work with me, too, so I’m very excited about that.” — Colbie Caillat on future collaborations.

——

”If you put this in a machine, you can hear past Grammy winners.” — Jason Mraz commenting on the eco-friendly tuxedo he wore, made from recycled polyester and a tie made from old cassette tapes.

——

”This is a Christmas album, so obviously I should thank Jesus Christ.” — Stephen Colbert accepting his award for Best Comedy Album for his work, ”A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”

——

”I came to the United States in 1978 with a bag full of dreams, running away from the war in my country, Nicaragua, and here I am. So dreams do come true. I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the people in my country still struggling to make a better life.” — Luis Enrique, winner of the Best Tropical Latin Album.

——

”This is my first Grammy you guys! I mean, This is a Grammy. I live in awe of the people I was nominated against in this category.” — Taylor Swift, after winning a Grammy for Best Solo Female Country Vocal for the song ”White Horse.”

——

”I’m not going to lie, we’re all a little drunk. But we’re happy drunks.” — Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, accepting award for record of the year.

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Music, Other Things, Updates | , | Leave a comment