It's that time again--it's Friday afternoon and thus time to throw it around a bit before we commence with the weekend!
- An empathetic fan in England plans to send medals he designed to athletes who missed out on bronze at the London Olympics. David Mitchell said, "I hope they don't find it insulting--it's meant seriously." There was no word on what Nike's reaction might be, given the campaign that the athletics brand used years ago which said, "You don't win silver, you lose gold."
- Take heart, all you parents who have fished a foreign object out of your young son's nose. In Utah, Isaak Lesson, aged six, was found to have a flexible Lego stuck up his nose. Doctors were investigating young Lesson's sinus problems, came upon the toy piece, and, ever since, Isaak has been sleeping and eating much better.
- Ryan Lochte has said that he wouldn't mind being the next bachelor on ABC's The Bachelor.
- A Chinese woman who is frustrated about the speeding cars flying by her house is using a unique distraction to slow them down. Lin Chen, 67, purchased an inflatable female sex doll, dressed it in sexy red lingerie, and positioned it in her garden in view of passing motorists. Most drivers are now hitting the brakes to get a better view.
- Would you be more embarrassed seen reading The National Enquirer or the erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey? A new Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll actually found that 61% would be most embarrassed to be seen reading "Snooki" Polizzi's "novel," A Shore Thing. After that, 13% said The Enquirer, 12% said Fifty Shades, 10% said a memoir by Mitt Romney and 5% said a memoir by President Barack Obama. (Editor's note: And, yes, those were quotations I placed around Snooki's "novel.")
- Let's give it up for Mark Lazarus. The NBC Sports chairman's decision to tape-delay much of the Olympics irked purists, but it paid off with a ratings bonanza over the 17 days of the broadcast from London.
- And, finally, the group, One Million Moms, which announced a boycott of Glee during the show's most recent season, will figure into a plot line in an upcoming episode.