The Nieman Marcus Christmas Book is Here! (And You Can’t Afford Anything In It)

The annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book includes a $425,000 trip to the Oscars.

The book includes 10 “fantasy gifts” including the trip to the Oscars– with invitations to the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

There’s also a trip for two to Paris, with five-star accommodations and gallons of a custom-designed perfume for $475,000.

The “his and hers” gift is a “quadski” which is described as a cross between an ATV and a personal watercraft, traveling on land and water. They sell for $50,000 each.

Check out more here!

Behold the 8,000 Calorie Breakfast!

There’s an 8,000 calorie breakfast– but you need to sign a waiver to eat it.

The 7-pound meal is served on a 4-foot turkey platter and includes four fried eggs, a four-egg cheese omelet, eight sausages, eight strips of bacon, four hash browns, four waffles, four pieces of toast, four pieces of fried bread, four servings of black pudding, two scoops of beans, two of tomatoes, mushrooms, large fries and a 2-pint milkshake.

It’s served at a restaurant in England and those who can finish the entire course in under an hour win $162.

Read more here!

This Day In History – October 7

1939

Happy Birthday to the architect of “the greatest turnaround in college football history“…

Bill Snyder!

Just look at the numbers:

Bill Snyder career wins in his first term as coach, 1989-2005: 136

KState wins from 1938-1988: 127

Bill Snyder bowl games (As of the BWW Bowl against Michigan last year): 15

K-State bowl games from 1938-1988:

Seriously, GREATEST EVER!

1978

Toto released Hold the Line!

This is one of my all-time favorite classic rock songs!

1982

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats opened on Broadway!

The show closed September 10th, 2000 after 7,485 performances! That is a Broadway record.

1991

Willie Nelson‘s single Always on My Mind was certified gold and platinum!

1995

A crowd of some 125,000 people were sitting or standing in Central Park to see Pope John Paul II.

The pontiff’s message at the outdoor mass was geared to the role of young people in the church and the world:

You young people will live most of your lives in the next century, You must help the holy spirit to shape the social, moral and spiritual character.

Truth!

1999

For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album failed to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 Pop Albums chart. Garth Brooks in…The Life Of Chris Gaines was a major failure for Brooks.

The worst part about it was, Creed was number one that week with their Human Clay album!

What were you thinking, bro?! 

2000

Chris LeDoux got a new liver! He underwent transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital in Omaha.

The world lost this legit cowboy in 2005.

Here’s my all-time favorite Chris Ledoux song! Photo Finish

and then lastly…

2003

In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor in the recall election of Governor Gray Davis.

They actually elected The Terminator! LOL!

-Tyler Jackson

STD Prevention: The New Frontier?

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A condom for the entire crotch area has been created to lower the risk of catching STDs.

Scroguard is worn with a condom and reduces skin on skin contact, lowering the risk of catching infections like herpes or genital warts which are transmitted through contact with skin.The creators say it was designed for men with a high sex drive who enjoy sexual variety, and couples and individuals who love to swing.

They warn the pants may make a farting sound if air gets inside.

This big boy will “SQUASH” you!

A Eugene, Oregon man by the name of Scott Holub broke the world record for largest squash EVER! This big boy came in weighing an astonishing 1,578 pounds! That’s a ton of squash - almost literally! He smashed the previous record by nearly 10 pounds! To learn more on this record breaker, check it out here!

Scott Holub stands with his 1,578 pound squash at Bauman's Farm and Garden Sunday, October 5, 2014. (James Beriault)

(Photo credit to James Beriault)

-Tyler Jackson

Eric Hosmer Pays HUGE McFadden’s Bar Tab!

Kansas City Royals First Baseman Eric Hosmer celebrated their sweep of the Angels over the weekend Sunday night at McFadden’s in Kansas City.  Eric laid down his credit card and paid for the entire bar’s tab for 1 hour.  No joke!! He even tweeted out so that fans could come and party with him and other teammates!! The total bill? Over $20,000!!!! (Don’t you wish you were in KC Sunday night???)

Read more here!

This Day In History – October 6

1945

Chicago Tavern owner Billy Sianis, owner of The Billy Goat Tavern, buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series

He was escorted out of the game, and that was when he cast The Curse Of The Goat on the Cubs. Apparently it’s worked, they haven’t been back to the World Series since.

Actually in 2003, they were close. Until this happened:

1961

U.S. president John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.

Those were scary times!

1966

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California

Dang hippies. Other states soon followed!

1990

Big day for Garth!

Garth Brooks went to number one with Friends in Low Places!

This was also the day he joined the Grand Ole Opry! Also that same day – Alan Jackson made his first ever appearance on the show!

1991

Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson’s estate near Los Angeles.

It was Taylor’s eighth marriage and Fortensky’s third. They – of course – later divorced.

1996 

Happy 18th anniversary to Tim McGraw & Faith Hill!

They were married in Louisiana.

and then lastly…

2006

John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil, who was the first African American coach in Major League Baseball, died at 94. The long time Kansas City Monarch sure left his stamp on KC sports.

Ever since he passed away, various different people who serve their community get to sit in the Buck O’Neil Legacy seat at Kaufman Stadium! It rewards people who are charitable to the city of Kansas City, like Buck was!

-Tyler Jackson

A 3rd Sex and the City Movie??

According to actress, Jennifer Hudson, a 3rd installment of the once-small-screen-now-big-screen HBO Franchise is “in talks.” Whether that will come to fruition or not remains to be seen. Find out more here.