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Smartphone Apps, Lubed @ Walmart & Thomas Jane

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Here’s what you missed on Thursday’s show:

Some important stuff for your day: US Airways is working with federal officials as three commuter jets barely dodged a mid-air collision. Air traffic controllers were attempting to clear two flights from an oncoming plane and ended up five seconds away from disaster. China is still sitting at the top of the Olympic medal count with a whopping 30, but the United States is sitting right on their tail at 29 medals. However, China is up on gold medals by 5, so there is still plenty of work to do for the Unites States. Slipknot’s new best of album has been selling quite well in the first week of release. The band has also been putting together demos for a fifth studio album, so stay tuned for that. Sharon Osbourne has been talking about leaving the show America’s Got Talent, but she actually released a statement saying the show has not asked her to come back yet. You know she’s a no BS type of gal and someone I would not want to mess with like that. 

Over in Tennessee, a 40 year old named Lowell Turpin from Knoxville just so noticed his girlfriend posting a photo of another dude on her timeline. Well, this other man he was so concerned about was actually Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Lowell became so outraged that he grabbed her laptop, smashed it up, and then continued to assault her. Even when officers showed up on the scene and confirmed that in fact it was Mitt Romney, he still continued to not believe it. Bravo Lowell, bravo. You now face a possible prison cornholing over a photo of Mitt Romney. See the full story here.

During this week’s Tech Tour, Big J reviewed an app called Waze. Waze is a traffic app that not only acts as a great turn-by-turn GPS navigator, but also allows users to report police activity. For example, if you see a speed trap or some sort of police commotion, you can report it on the app for others to see so they know what they might be in for on their daily drive. The more users that are using the app, the more efficiently it works. So, Big J himself urges you to give this app a download as you might just find it beneficial. Download Waze on Android or iPhone for free by clicking right here and watch the video below to see how it works.

Some more important stuff: Air Canada revealed that yet another passenger found a sewing needle in their sandwich during a recent flight. This seems to be an ongoing occurrence recently, so people please check your sandwiches before taking a giant bite. Eight badminton players were thrown out of the Olympics for attempting to throw a game. Apparently they were purposely overshooting and hitting the shuttlecock into the net. Maybe we should just keep badminton as a fun backyard activity instead of an Olympic sport? On top of their upcoming trilogy release, Green Day also has a new eight-CD box set on the way. The collection will be called The Studio Albums 1990-2009, which releases on September 4th of this year and of course includes all of the band's studio albums. Jason Segal is getting ready to walk away from the hit sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, as he wants to start playing some edgier characters instead of always being known as the nice guy.

Thomas Jane joined us on the show today. He’s been in some great films such as The Punisher, Deep Blue Sea, Face Off, Boogie Nights and The Mist. We had an opportunity to discuss his entertainment company, Raw Studios, as well as chat up Dirty Laundry, which is his new short featuring The Punisher. Check out Raw Studios here, see Dirty Laundry below and find out what Thomas had to say on The Morning After this morning right here.

A few random headlines from around the country: Walmart employees in Kansas found a couple acting rather rudely after stealing a tube of KY Jelly and then going to town on each other right there in the middle of the store. They were then of course booked and charged with lewd behavior. In Virginia, a 22 year old woman named Laura managed to lift up a car off of her Father after it fell on him while he was underneath working on the vehicle. She lifted the BMW 525i weighing in at a ton and a half, performed CPR and quite frankly saved the day. A lady in NewYork walks around the city topless because she was banned from a Yoga class after going topless. She finds it necessary to promote her right to go bare skinned due to the fact that men can walk around topless without any fuss. So you're telling me that strippers in Idaho have to wear boobie tassels, but woman on the other side of the country just walk around completely topless? Goodness gracious. 

Slash came back on Cage Match against a new Flyleaf track. It was a close battle, with Slash coming out on top by one vote.

Spend the end of your week with us as we talk to Jamie Varner about his upcoming fight taking place on Fox this weekend. Also divulge into another one of Big J's Life Lessons and win some free stuff!

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Nic - I    Tie - II    Anj - I

Monday -  Last weekend marked the anniversary of our first steps on the moon.  Favorite songs about space?  Nic kicks the week off with a win with Ozzy's Bark at the moon beating Big J's David Bowie Space Oddity. Nothing like leaving town a loser. 

Tuesday -   Tooth tattoos?  You've got to be kidding. Stupid idea.  Songs about tattoos...Van Halen Tattoo beats out Rehab Last tattoo. 

Wednesday -  Happy Birthday Slash you super bad ass!  Our favorite Slash songs leave us with the FIRST EVER TIE in Rock Wars with Anj's choice of Welcome to the Jungle and Nic's choice of Ghost. 

Thursday -  Creepiest Song?  Anj creeps out to Type-O Negative Black No1 while Nic creeps out to Avatar The Tower. SECOND EVER TIE in Rock War History.  

Friday -  Songs from With Teeth by NIN in honor of the 17 year old kid who had 232 teeth in his mouth!  Gross.  Anj wins her first rock war with Only beating Nic's choice of Every Day is Exactly the Same. ONLY FEMALE in Rock War history to win...TIE STREAK BROKEN!!  

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