• CALIF. MAN SPEEDS THROUGH CAR WASH AT 40MPH

    A California driver may have set a record for fastest car wash.

    A 94-year-old man is caught on camera speeding through the Quick Quack Car Wash in Sacramento at an estimated 40 miles per hour last Friday.

    The man paid for his car wash, but claimed he could not take his foot off the pedal as he was driving through.

    Workers rushed out to try and stop him, but the car crashed through the equipment, causing an estimated $100,000 worth of damage.

    No one was injured and the man walked away without a scratch.


  • Poll Finds Majority Of Male Voters Would Have Elected Naked Woman

    WASHINGTON—A CNN/Gallup Poll released Monday revealed that a vast majority of registered male voters would have strongly supported a naked woman in the 2010 midterm elections.

    Respondents also requested a longer, hard-copy version of the poll be sent to their home addresses.

    The online survey found that regardless of political philosophy or party affiliation, 85 percent of American men in every ethnic, age, and socioeconomic group consistently chose a completely nude woman over a Democratic, Republican, or independent candidate.

    “Male voters from 18 to 85 were shown pictures of the candidates running in the midterms elections and then a picture of a naked lady,” head pollster Gerald Walton said. “Across the board, they favored the naked lady.”

    “Even in highly contested Senate races in Colorado, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, it would have been a naked-lady sweep,” Walton added. “And a naked woman would have easily been elected governor in all 37 states where the office was up for grabs.”

    According to the survey, 52 percent of respondents who preferred the naked woman said that nipple visibility was more important than job creation; 26 percent would accept higher taxes in exchange for a close-up view of her pubic region; and 18 percent stipulated that none of the good parts should be obscured by her hands if she wanted to earn their vote.

    Nearly 90 percent of respondents asked for additional polls featuring a naked lady.

    “In this political climate, there is absolutely no way 84-year-old, 29-term Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) could have withstood a challenge from a naked woman,” Walton said. “Especially one with lips that pert and skin that milky. Those breasts are also quite something. Really impressive.”

    The poll results confirmed that including a naked woman on the ballot would have dramatically improved voter turnout among Caucasian, Latino, African-American, Asian, white-collar, blue-collar, wealthy, middle-class, poor, young, elderly, and middle-aged males. Among those questioned, the most frequently cited reasons for supporting the nude woman included her wearing no bra or panties, standing up straight with a puffed-out chest, and being naked.

    In addition, exit polls indicated a 94 percent approval rating for the naked lady among male voters, with a majority saying they liked the direction she would probably take the country in. While 8 percent of men were not totally confident that the naked woman would do a better job running the nation than other candidates, this minority was quickly rebuffed by the 90 percent who said that nobody talks about her that way and “don’t even think about touching her.”

    “I would have voted for the naked lady,” Carson City, NV resident David Stefano told reporters. “Definitely.”

    According to Beltway insiders, though the picture of the naked lady is extremely popular at the moment, in order for her to be a viable candidate, voters would need to know her position on several key issues, such as whether she plans on gaining weight, her stance on kissing one or more naked women at the same time, and cap and trade.

    However, the political future for unclothed women appears promising.

    “Right now the path for a naked lady to take control of the White House in 2012 is wide open, because every state would be in play,” NBC News political director Chuck Todd said Friday, adding that even a woman wearing a sheer fabric draped over her bare body could ascend to the presidency as long as the garment was see-through. “I have never seen the male electorate more electrified. And we also shouldn’t underestimate how a naked woman could potentially take advantage of the young-confused-female- college-student vote.”

    A follow-up CNN.com poll later indicated that 92 percent of suburban male voters preferred a naked woman to the United Nations while 78 percent would choose “a totally nude lady who is well-groomed” over peace in the Middle East.


  • New Record Service VNYL Distributes LPs Like Netflix


    VNYL  Members can pick “moods” to subscribe to and the company will send three albums at a time for a monthly fee

    Rodrigo Garrido
    A new style of record club, VNYL sends out LPs in a fashion similar to Netflix.
    BY CORINNE CUMMINGS | January 9, 2015
    Vinyl just had its best year in decades, and now record collectors can enjoy a Netflix-inspired subscription service to try out new LPs. For a monthly fee, members of the just-launched venture VNYL can choose from a list of categories, called “#Vibes,” and receive records in the mail much in the same way they used to receive Twin Peaks Season 1 DVDs at home before streaming services. The first group of VNYL members will get their inaugural selection of records next month.

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    Although it is not set up like Netflix, in the sense that members select the records they want, VNYL still caters to subscribers. Once a member has selected a hash tag classification (#lazysunday or #danceparty, for instance) the company will send three albums curated to fit the “vibe” by the VNYL staff. The service costs $15 a month and allows members to spend as much time with the records as they would like, keeping the ones they love and sending the duds back using pre-paid shipping. The cost of keeping an album will run between $8 to $12.

    Company founder Nick Alt, a 35-year old software and app developer who was raised on his dad’s superior sounding audio gear, came up with the idea for VNYL while working on a different project for a hardware device last fall. As a fan of the format, he was excited about the idea of subscription-based services, and was an early subscriber to Vinyl Me, Please, a Sub Pop Singles Club–style club that sends members a limited-edition record each month that the company deems “essential” for their collection, along with a cocktail paring recipe, for a $27 annual monthly subscription.

    Alt also wanted to incorporate the ease of music streaming, the mix-tape feel of a playlist site and the inclusiveness of the local record store to create something more personal than those sites currently offer. He was interested in connecting people, but he also wanted users new to record collecting to care about who made, produced and played on the records.

    “The real magic that I can bring to this is the community aspect,” he tells Rolling Stone. “People who listen to vinyl are not connected [the way online users are] unless they go to a record store, so why can’t we bridge that for people who are really into listening to vinyl.”

    Alt and his team of 10 have been working out of a warehouse, carefully organizing the #Vibes bins by mood or subject, much like record stores group by genre or name, and finally reached their Kickstarter goal last night. The 221 current backers will be VNYL’s first subscribers, receiving their three records next month, and services will roll out to the general public as early as March.

    “It’s amazing,” he says. “There are so many people who got turntables for Christmas, and they’re people that clearly didn’t grow up with physical music like I did. I can’t be any more thrilled that people who are in their 20s and teens, who basically started with iTunes, are coming full circle and buying records again. It’s so cool to me.”

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