POLL: Is Driving Tired as Irresponsible as Driving Drunk?

Kevin Roper in court Tracy MorganAn incident where an 18-wheeler slammed into comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo bus – killing one and severely injuring Morgan, his opening act, Ardie Fuqua and tour manager – has sparked a debate on sleep-deprived drivers.

It was reported that the man behind the wheel of the semi was driving for at least 24 hours without pulling over on the New Jersey Turnpike, one of the most heavily traveled highways in the U.S.

According to the Institute of Medicine, nearly “20 percent of all serious car crash injuries in the general population are associated with driver sleepiness.”

Fatigue has very similar effects to alcohol consumption, and it has often been argued that the reaction time for an inebriated person and a sleep-deprived person are about the same.

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Driver Who Left Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua in Critical Condition Identified, Charged

Tracy Morgan Performs At Seminole Casino Coconut CreekThe driver of a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike who rear-ended a limo bus full of comedians on Saturday is being held on 1 count of death by auto and 4 counts of assault by auto.

James McNair, 63, a known to some as “Jimmy Mack” or “Uncle Jimmy Mack” was pronounced dead in a wreck that involved 6 other vehicles, leaving Tracy Morgan, his opening act, Ardie Fuqua, and their tour manager in critical condition. Fellow opener Harris Stanton left the hospital and is home safe.

Kevin Roper, the man responsible for the accident’s bail has been set to $50,000 and faces 5 to 10 years in jail if recklessness – likely in the form of sleep deprivation – is proven.

I know everyone is praying very hard for Tracy Morgan, but I’d like to urge you all to direct equal attention to his lesser-known companions. Not much is known about their tour manager, but Fuqua has already lived through a serious tragedy.  Continue reading “Driver Who Left Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua in Critical Condition Identified, Charged”

Man decides to deliver bread in his underwear

grimaldi's stolen bread truckIn New York City a man stole a bread truck that belonged to Grimaldi’s Home of Bread. Monday while the Grimaldi’s Home of Bread driver was making a delivery at a pizzeria, David Bastar hopped on and drove away. As if stealing the truck wasn’t enough, the man was also in his underwear.

I cannot help but laugh reading about this incident. I’m so thankful that this man did not act out in violence. Even though he was not violent, many people will still be scarred for life.

After the man stole the truck he then proceeded to make deliveries in his underwear. (I wonder if he made the customers sign for the bread?) He did not deliver to the bakery’s customers, but he was dropping off  baguettes, whole-wheat rolls and sourdough bread. “The bread was left somewhere. Where I don’t know,” he said. “He dropped a lot of bread. Grimaldi said about $ 5,000 in bread was taken.  Continue reading “Man decides to deliver bread in his underwear”

New Katy Perry Album ‘Prism’ Due Oct. 22

Katy Perry prism bus Katy Perry‘s PR team revealed the name and release date of her new album via gold semi truck. She says that “Los Angeles is just the first stop on the map,” so keep your eyes peeled and your finger on your iPhone camera app if you want to possibly end up being retweeted by Perry herself.

In case you’re partially blind or tweaking and couldn’t tell from the headline and picture Prism, will be available on October 22.

Perry and Bonnie McKee (Wiki her, she only wrote every hit off Teenage Dream) have been fairly tight-lipped about details but I’m sure you can expect plenty of sing-alongs to carry you through the dark seasons and into the boy and candy-filled summer of 2014.  Continue reading “New Katy Perry Album ‘Prism’ Due Oct. 22”

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are Done, Over, Finita etc.

Robert Pattinson moving outRobert Pattinson stuffed his favorite grease-stained band tees, guitar picks and biscuits into some Glad trash bags and drove his beard and dogs away from Kristen Stewart’s home in Los Feliz.

(The Spanish-to-English translation of Los Feliz is “The Happy.” Ironic huh?)

Nobody knows exactly why these two split up for the second or third or bajillionth time, but everyone likes to guess. If a bird poops in the air enough he’s bound to hit his target (human female hair) eventually, right?

Certain TMZ employees (and maybe other randoms) think they only got back together for publicity and are splitting now because Breaking Dawn Part 2 is out on DVD. That theory is terrible because the movie came out two months ago.

Others aren’t sure if he was actually moving out or just taking some crap to Goodwill…  Continue reading “Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are Done, Over, Finita etc.”

Madonna’s Tour Truck Takes A Spill

A truck carrying equipment for Madonna‘s MDNA tour pulled a Super Bowl XLVI when it overturned in Sweden on its way to Ullevi Stadium for a concert that should take place later today.

No one was killed but a few cars were damaged, one person was injured, and traffic was blocked. Or, as Madonna would have said if she were there, “WHY AREN’T YOU LOOKING AT ME?!”

I like to imagine that some nice Swedish woman was walking around sightseeing and was suddenly hit in the pointy pale face by a metal wedding dress or a bag of white top hats but pictures seem to indicate that it was just a bunch of boring speakers.  Continue reading “Madonna’s Tour Truck Takes A Spill”

Lindsay’s People Point Fingers, Act Like The Mob

As you may know, Lindsay Lohan got into a serious but relatively painless car accident on Friday. Her black rental Porsche was totaled after she rammed into an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The truck driver, who was not intoxicated, said that Lohan’s people tried to bribe him and were hiding something in the Escalade that was trailing her Porsche (they were on the way to the set of Liz & Dick).

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J-Lo Bought Her Son A Hot Wheels Truck

Jennifer Lopez bought her 25 year-old son boyfriend a customized Dodge Ram truck for his birthday on Friday.

People like to put emphasis on Jennifer’s age (she’s 42) and say they’re together cause he wants money and she wants to feel young, but it’s unnecessary.

I don’t criticize the age difference, I criticize her general taste in men, and this is a step down from everybody. Casper Smart might as well be Kevin Federline or former J-Lo hubby Cris Judd.

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Truck Carrying 25 Million Bees Crashes In Utah

A flatbed truck carrying a quarter of a billion bees crashed on Sunday after taking a turn improperly and tipping over. The driver, Louis Holst, said that after the crash him and his wife were stung multiple times.

Louis and his wife, Tammie, both Washington natives, were on the highway headed to a farm in Southern California when the incident occurred. Holst said:

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