The intertwining saga of celebrity look-alikes Chad Smith (the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Will Ferrell (the universally-beloved comedian and actor) has been amusing to follow. People have remarking on the uncanny resemblance between the two men look alike forever (look at any two photos of them, it’s pretty hard to argue), and in 2014, they put that comparison to good use, publicly promoting a doppelgänger “drum battle” through various public media. The “battle” was eventually staged on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Ferrell doesn’t actually play drums, but it was a fun stunt that managed to raise nearly half a million dollars for charity, and the two have staged further charity “battles” since then.Chad Smith and Will Ferrell Square Off On Tonight ShowBut you know how sometimes a joke will be funny at first, but then it gets overdone and repeated so much that it becomes more annoying than amusing? If his recent Musicians Institute show is any indication, maybe Chad is kinda over the whole Will Ferrell thing, and would rather get the focus back on the music. During the intimate gig, as Smith began to count in a song, someone from the crowd shouted “Will Ferrell!” Chad reacted instantly, screaming his best Step Brothers-style Ferrell “SHUT UP!” before storming offstage. As a member of his band piped up, “That’s not quite as bad as shouting ‘Free Bird’, but you’re pretty close.”Watch RHCP’s Chad Smith Drum On A Bucket With Les Claypool’s Duo De TwangHe did not return immediately, and from the video, it’s not totally clear whether this was a planned gimmick or an actual emotional reaction. When he finally did come back, he singled out the “Will Ferrell” heckler in the crowd: “Who said that? You a musician? Why did you say that?…because you love me? I’m not Will Ferrell, you idiot!…” he said, seemingly irate.Will Ferrell And RHCP’s Chad Smith Recruit All-Star Friends For Drum Battle RematchBut Smith quickly softened, flashing his sense of humor: “Nah I’m just fucking with you, I don’t give a shit. I think it’s great. I’m fuckin’ famous because of Will Ferrell [laughs]. Fuck that guy. Right? Yea! I was in like a ‘OK rock band’ for a while, and then this idiot said [sic] ‘I look like you!’ and then next thing I know people come up to me on the street and say ‘hey, you’re really funny!’” he laughed, half-jokingly. “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”It’s sort of unclear whether he was actually joking around, or whether the comparisons really are a touchy subject for Smith at this point–its probably a little bit of both. [Note: We know, you’re not Will Ferrell, Chad, and we appreciate you for you.]Watch the entire altercation below via RHCP Live on YouTube and decide for yourself:For more information on Chad Smith’s upcoming projects and performances, head to his Facebook page.[h/t – NME] read more
Growing pansies in winter is one of the great benefits of living in the South. In planthardiness zones 6, 7 and 8, pansies’ rich, velvety texture and gemstone hues provide astriking contrast to the monotones of winter.Pansies are remarkably durable in the cold. I’ve seen them tolerate temperatures as lowas 8 degrees above zero, freeze solid and then bounce back with vigor when warm weatherreturns.Plant breeders have provided us an amazing array of color choices, too. You can findpansies from white to rich gold, orange, purple, rose, maroon and violet, just to name afew.You can also choose from solid colors to blotches (having a darker center), two-tonesand all sorts of color blends and pastel shades.Some varieties have petals with crinkled or ruffled edges, too. And some new pansieshave flowers up to 4 inches across!The modern pansy, Viola X wittrockiana, is thought to have been derived from Violatricolor, a native of central Europe. The genus Viola is large, with more than 500species.Greeks in the 4th century B.C. used pansies for medicinal herbs. The name pansy stemsfrom the French word pensee, meaning thought or remembrance.Experienced landscapers will tell you that growing a picture-perfect pansy bed involvesfar more than simply selecting colors.Pansies have their own unique set of cultural requirements that differ from summerannuals.Planting time, for instance, is critical. If you plant too early, before the weathercools, plants will often become weak and spindly in the late-summer heat. Then they’remore susceptible to winter cold damage, diseases and insects.As a rule, the ideal time to plant pansies is Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 in north Georgia andOct. 15 to Nov. 1 in south Georgia.Before planting, make sure the plants are well-watered. A dry root ball is hard torewet once it’s in the ground.Pansies bloom best when planted in full sun. They also like moist, well-drained soilsand can’t tolerate heavy, wet soils. To ensure good drainage, plant them on a raised bedabout 12 inches above the normal soil grade.Since pansies are short, compact plants, a raised bed helps show them off better in thelandscape, too.For the best color display, a 10-inch spacing between plants is ideal. This willrequire 144 plants per 100 square feet of bed area. Mulch the plants well to keep soilmoisture from fluctuating between waterings.Pansies’ fertilizer needs differ from those of summer annuals. Start by broadcasting acomplete balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 or 8-8-8, over the bed before planting. Use1 pound per 100 square feet.Then, right after planting, water the bed thoroughly with a liquid fertilizer, such as20-20-20 or 15-30-15 soluble fertilizer dissolved in water.When nights cool into the 40s, begin watering once a week with a liquid fertilizer.Use one with some nitrate nitrogen (check the label). The plants absorb nitrate formsof nitrogen more readily than ammonium nitrogen from the cold winter soils. Sprinkle thefoliage and soil thoroughly at each watering.To keep pansies blooming well, remove the old blossoms as they fade. This”deadheading” keeps seed pods from forming that would rob the plant of itsenergy. Deadheading the bed may be a once-a-week chore throughout the winter, but it leadsto much better flowering.Whether you plant a patio pot or a large bed, pansies are a great way to add life andvitality to the otherwise drab winter landscape. read more
Metamors, In. — Investigators from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of an independent contractor at the Metamora Wastewater Treatment Plant.Family members of Mickey Lounsbury, 63, of Harrison, Ohio, notified officials Wednesday, January 9 around 6:30 p.m. that he was missing and could be at the facility. After finding Lounsbury’s vehicle on the property investigators soon found and recovered his body from a holding tank. Officials say the death was accidental.Lounsbury conducted testing for the Metamora Wastewater Treatment Plant and sometimes worked alone.“This is a tragic loss and our thoughts and condolences go out to the Lounsbury family.” said Franklin County Sheriff Peter Cates. read more
Deborah “Debie” G. Hall, 65, of Cross Plains passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Versailles. Debie was born Sunday, September 20, 1953 in Kentucky the daughter of Thurman and Easter (Abbott) Carter. She married Kenneth Hall October 8, 1977 and he survives. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, gardening, cooking, baking, ceramics and loved Christmas.Debie is survived by husband Kenneth, son Joseph “Joe” Hall of Cross Plains, daughters Kelly Hall of Versailles and Cathy (Jack) Martin of Friendship, brother John Carter of CA, sister Gabrae (Steve) Hack of New Richmond, OH, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Loya Adkins, son Michael Hall and 2 sisters Patricia Beard and Brenda Sue Carter.A service celebrating her life will be held 5 PM Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Holmes Hill Church of Christ, 10061 Old State Route 56, Aurora, IN 47001 with Tommy Johnson officiating. Memorials may be given in honor of Debie to the donor’s choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. read more
Phil Taylor takes on Jyhan Artut in the first round.Also in action at Alexandra Palace this evening is the beaten finalist last time out, Peter Wright.He faces Gerwyn Price.
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Tournament Central | Box Score | Highlights | ESPNU ReplayLAKE CHARLES, La. – It took seventh-inning magic for McNeese to become the first Southland school to three-peat the tournament title.The Cowgirls came-from-behind in the final inning of the game to win 4-2 over No. 1 Nicholls at the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament championship at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La., on Friday.Nicholls’ starting pitcher Megan Landry held a no-hitter going into the final inning with four-time Southland Player of the Year Erika Piancastelli at the plate. And Piancastelli delivered.SB: Four-time #SouthlandStrong player of the year Erika Piancastelli delivered in the clutch yet again. Solo HR in the top of the 7th, tying the championship with Nicholls 2-2. pic.twitter.com/jwb1mKTeWY— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 11, 2018The senior from Carlsbad, Calif., smashed a no-doubter between the light pole and the “Pokes in the Oaks” in left-center to tie the score at 2-2. The Cowgirls’ first baseman and Tournament MVP Morgan Catron slid home off catcher Aubree Turbeville’s squeezed bunt to give McNeese the 3-2 edge. McNeese then added an insurance run when centerfielder Brenique Wright singled to second base to score shortstop Tayler Strother.The Colonels held a 2-1 lead after the fifth inning when designated player Kali Clement lifted one centerfield. It was the second home run for Nicholls in the game after first baseman Samantha Dares cracked just her second blast of the season, a solo shot to centerfield in the bottom of the third to even the game.SB: The “Pokes in the Oaks” had an unwelcome visitor in the bottom of the 5th, a home run ball off the bat of @Nicholls_SB Clement.That gave the Colonels a 2-1 lead.#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/kkhPQrmTfh— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 11, 2018McNeese started Caroline Settle in the circle, and she went six innings, scattering six hits and striking out three. Alexsandra Flores came into the game in the last frame to close out the win, striking out all three batters she faced.SB: Flores earned the save and clinched her spot on the all-tournament team. This strikeout ended the ballgame and sent @McNeeseSoftball to the @NCAAsoftball tournament. Cowgirls 4, Colonels 2.#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/kHme03MIO7— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 11, 2018 The NCAA Division I Softball Selection Show is scheduled for Sunday at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN2. The Cowgirls have been to the Baton Rouge Regional the last two years.All Tournament TeamMorgan Catron, McNeese (MVP)Moriah Strother, NichollsKasey Frederick, NichollsMahalia Gibson, Southeastern LouisianaCodi Carpenter, Sam Houston StateErika Piancastelli, McNeeseAlexandria Saldivar, McNeeseMaddie Edmonston, Southeastern LouisianaAmanda Gianelloni, NichollsMegan Landry, NichollsLindsey McLeod, Sam Houston StateAlexandria Flores, McNeese read more