January 6, 2010

Blimey It's Cold Outside

Hot Twitter trend of the day: Snow

London is currently at a standstill, thanks to a huge snowstorm that has, according to reports in UK tabloids, caused 7,000 cars to breakdown since midnight. Six more inches are expected to fall today. The snow has shut down rail service in Scotland and most, if not all, school children have been told to stay home. Brrr!

Snow was a big hit in the good old USA back in 1993 when his song "Informer" topped the charts. We're still not entirely sure why a song with lyrics like "A licky boom-boom down" and "boom shakata" were so popular, but then again, our country also embraced Crash Test Dummies rousing chorus: "Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm." Maybe it's just something we tolerate from our Canadian neighbors?

Canada is not so happy with us right now, after John Carlson scored at 4:21 into overtime to give the U.S. a 6-5 upset - and the gold medal - in the World Junior Hockey Championships. Canada was the five-time defending champs.

We bet his Mom is proud of him!

Sarah Palin brought the term "hockey mom" into the vernacular when she described herself as such during her run for the Vice Presidential nomination in 2008. The infamous comment involved a reference to pit bulls and lipstick.

"Pit bull" is a term used to describe dogs in the Molosser family of breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier: also known as "Staffies." Staffies were originally bred in England for their courage, intelligence, tenacity and love for children. As such, they are popular pets throughout the country.

However, today, don't bother to walk them. The forecast calls for snow.

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