CALL THE EXORCIST.
Apparently there are arm wrestling championships in Europe for women, and this year's contest went down in Lithuania. There's a great 26-second moment that someone looped on YouTube, where one of the chicks goes INSANE trying to beat her opponent.
After watching this, my weiner fell off.
If she was the Devil, God won.
The San Francisco Giants had a METALLICA theme night on Friday, and the band was there to participate.
Singer JAMES HETFIELD and guitarist KIRK HAMMETT played an INSTRUMENTAL version of the National Anthem on two Giants-themed guitars. They later signed the guitars, which were auctioned off for charity.
Drummer LARS ULRICH also threw out the first pitch. (Here's video of the National Anthem. The guitar auction raised more than $15,000 for the Giants' Community Fund and the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.)
Tomorrow is "Star Wars Day" . . . all because some Star Wars nerd heard "May the Fourth" a few years ago, and made him think of the line, "May the force be with you."
And there's a new parody video on the official "Star Wars" YouTube page to celebrate it, called "Star Wars Day Attack Ad".
It's done exactly like a political ad, but it's, quote, "Paid for by the Emperor's Committee to Destroy May the Fourth" . . . and it talks about how Jedis use the Force for evil things, like mind control.
The "S" is for super and the "U" is for unique… Oh. Wait. Nevermind. As the world's first superhero celebrates his 75th birthday, let's look back on the evolution of Superman. Click to see how his suit has changed over the years and view a Yahoo! Movies exclusive photo of Henry Cavill from this summer's "Man of Steel."...
Superman's "S" didn't always fill his chest emblem. In Action Comics No. 1, published on April 18, 1938, Joe Shuster drew the insignia with a lot more yellow -- and the "S" wasn't all that fancy at first. Still, the template he and writer Jerry Siegel originated was quite impressive.
The Man of Steel grew into his more recognizable form in 1939 with his forelock of hair and bigger build in the character's first self-titled series. Still, his "S" logo was much smaller than what we're used to.
Starting in 1948, Kirk Alyn played the Man of Steel in a 15-episode live-action movie serial. He played Clark Kent and his high-belted superhero alter ego as two very distinct characters. Gotta love the tights and the Robin Hood-like lace-up boots!
George Reeves took over the role in June 1951 for the "Superman" television series. His look was a bit more polished than Alyn's, though he opted to play Clark Kent and his hero counterpart as more similar than his predecessor.
By 1971, Superman's muscles became more defined. That blue-and-red suit looks like a second skin.
When Christopher Reeve started portraying the Man of Steel in live action in 1978, his look was as similar as humanly possible to his comic counterpart -- down to the boots. His cape looked a bit longer, however. (And yeah, he probably would have had to juice up to get the muscle tone of the super-human illustrated version.)
Dean Cain played Superman alongside Teri Hatcher on television from 1993 to 1997 in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." His "S" logo was decidedly huge and his leotard had more shimmer to it than past heroic portrayals.
Alex Ross, who paints his comic book characters, started depicting Superman in 1993. He also made the emblem quite big and the man quite bulky.
Brandon Routh took on the infamous Man of Steel role in 2006's "Superman Returns." He sported a three dimensional insignia on his chest, lower-waisted trunks that resembled those of a swimmer, and a fancy schmancy belt that also donned the famed "S" logo.
(in Superman Returns, they even recreated the iconic 1st comic cover of Supe holding the car...)
Jim Lee started drawing a younger, more stylized, hulking Superman in 2010.
And now, let us introduce to you the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill. His suit has more texture and is fashioned after the modern comic book version Jim Lee has been drawing. Notice the darker blue color, the extra long cape, the textured surface, and -- look ma -- no trunks!
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony happened in Los Angeles on Thursday night. It'll air as an HBO special on May 18th, but in the meantime, here's a rundown of the highlights:
Arguably the biggest act to be inducted was RUSH. Finally. DAVE GROHL and TAYLOR HAWKINS from the FOO FIGHTERS did the honors.
Dave said, quote, "They did it from the ground up: No hype, no bull[crap], without any help from the mainstream press."
Rush drummer NEIL PEART said, quote, "We've been saying for a long time that this isn't a big deal. Turns out it kind of is!" Singer GEDDY LEE thanked, quote, "the most passionate fanbase around the globe" . . .
And guitarist ALEX LIFESON gave a very bizarre "speech" that went on for OVER TWO MINUTES and only consisted of the word: "Blah." (???) Some people online are already begging HBO to air the whole thing unedited.
Dave, Taylor and some guy you've never heard of then hit the stage dressed as Rush in the '70s . . . with wigs . . . and performed "Overture" from Rush's 1976 album,"2112". Midway through, Rush joined in. They also performed"Tom Sawyer" and "Spirit of the Radio".
(Some fan videos of the Foo Fighters' performance have surfaced online . . . but HBO may try to take those down. For now, here's one from YouTube. And here are a few pictures.)
Decent concert tickets can be OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive . . . especially if you consider all the service fees that get tacked on . . . but KID ROCK is doing something about it.
He's worked out a deal with Live Nation to make ALL the tickets for his summer tour available for just $20. On top of that, his people are working to lower prices on things like beer, parking and merchandise for every show.
Naturally, SOMEONE is losing money here . . . and that person is: Kid Rock.
He says, quote, "We're all fortunate to make as much money as we do, and I can surely take a pay cut and help out in these hard times . . . we're going to make less money, but I've got enough money to where it's not going to kill my lifestyle.
"And who doesn't want to play to a packed house every night?"
To be clear, he isn't cutting corners by taking anything away from the show or shortchanging his crew. He says, quote, "I'm the one saying, 'If this doesn't work out, I'll take the pay cut.' It's a way of saying 'thank you' to the fans."
Despite the cheap face value, you'll still have to pay Ticketmaster a $5 service fee, which Kid Rock is "not happy about." He says, quote, "That's 25% of my ticket price, that's ridiculous. I think they should go to 10% a ticket across the board."
He also says they're not selling tickets for the front two rows, so they can offer free upgrades to random fans on the day of the show.
Once you're there, 12-ounce beers will run you $4 at every venue, which Kid Rock says is "fair," and he's slashed his t-shirt prices from $35 or $40 to $20 and $25.
He says, quote, "I've been doing the math, if you buy [your] ticket with service charge, that's $25, you have three beers, you buy a t-shirt, [then] you're under $70 for a t-shirt, having some beers, seeing a concert and parking. I don't think you can beat that."
The tour runs from June 28th in Virginia through September 15th in Tampa. The opening bands will be UNCLE KRACKER, and either KOOL AND THE GANG orZZ TOP. (For more info and all the tour dates, hit up KidRock.com.)
(Whatever you think of Kid Rock, you have to admit he's being a CLASS ACT here. A lot of artists have whined about Ticketmaster and scalpers, but how many have actually been willing to take a pay cut for you?)
Kid Rock is selling tickets for his concert this summer for $20. Or, to put that in terms a Kid Rock fan will understand, tickets will cost the same as ten Confederate flag decals.