Monday, November 30, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/30

Thanks to all the readers for putting up with the lengthy delay between posts. With the holidays and some family business to attend to I have not had the time to update, but we should be back in the full swing of things for the next little while. So without further ado, let's get on with today's Morning Brew.

-In what is slowly becoming the most intriguing TMZ story of all time (slightly ahead of Jon and Kate Plus 8), Tiger Woods was involved in a single car accident on Friday morning. There have been numerous reports that Woods and his supermodel wife, Elin Nordegren, were involved in a domestic dispute moments before the crash. These are accusations that Woods vehemently denies. I'm sure there will be a lot more coming out on this story in the coming week.

-$41.2 billion were spent over the long holiday weekend by consumers. Sales were slightly up over 2008 numbers as consumers spent $10.66 billion on Black Friday alone. Early reports on Cyber Monday are giving big numbers to online retailers. There are nearly 4 million people shopping online every minute on the biggest online shopping day of the year.

-The West Virginia Humane Society had their own Black Friday sale this past weekend. The society removed all adoption fees on animals with dark fur, who are normally the least likely to be adopted according to studies. Very cool idea back east.

-The Idaho Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit from a couple of idiots claiming that the Fort Hall casino turned them into compulsive gamblers which forced them to lose their jobs, and houses. Stephen Wynn you may have won this battle, but I will get my money back!

-As if further evidence was needed, it appears that The Real Housewives television shows are ruining our country. A couple who is hopeful of being cast on Bravo's upcoming season featured in Washington D.C., crashed a White House state dinner last Tuesday night. Both, President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, were in attendance at the dinner. While the couple were not on the invited guest list, they still had to go through the same security measures as the actual invited guests. Good work Secret Service.

-I don't know why I find this so fascinating, but the Atlanta Airport is offering "Sleep Rooms" to travelers who have extra time to kill in the airport. The 7 foot by 8 foot rooms include a day bed with fresh linen, and sound blocking technology to allow the travelers to rest without the noise from the airport. If I ever have a layover in ATL you had better believe I will be giving this a shot.

-Hopefully you are already following 8 Hours To Kill on Twitter, if not make sure to today as I will be re-tweeting the best links I see as usual, as well as any good Cyber Monday deals that I stumble across.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Still Out...

Greetings non-workers,
Sorry for the lack of updates the past few days. I will be out for the remainder of the week. With the holiday at the end of the week though, your work week will go by just as fast as if you were reading the blog!

I will be doing my best to keep the Twitter feed updated during the week, although there won't be any Tweets today. You can read the feed on the right side of this page, or check it out at (sorry my BlackBerry doesn't like it when I type in HTML coding, so just copy and paste the link).

I hope everyone has a great time at work, try to get some actual work done and we will talk again next week!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Sorry We're Closed

No entry today... Have a good weekend!

**UPDATE 11:58 am MST**
While I won't be posting an update on the blog today, I will be putting some links on our Twitter account throughout the day. Check it out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/19

Tough to get excited to make today's Brew when I just found out that the Billy Joel/Elton John concert tomorrow night in Salt Lake has been postponed. Can someone please send some Tamiflu to the concert promoter? Thanks a ton.

-West Virginia Senator, Robert Byrd, set a longevity record yesterday, working his 20,774th day as a US Senator. The 91-year old former KKK member (it's true, read the story) entered the house on January 3rd, 1953. I believe I heard yesterday on Fox News that Byrd has served under 11 different Presidents. If you can name all 11 Presidents that Byrd has served under WITHOUT looking it up I will put a picture of you, or whatever you want as tomorrow's headline. Leave it in the comments section of this post.

-The Trump Tower in Chicago is now the 6th tallest building in the world. The tower was previously number seven on the list, but due to the fact that The Donald and his hair were on the top floor when the most recent measurements were taken he has moved up a spot on the list. Okay, maybe that isn't the real reason, but it was sure fun to Google pictures of Donald Trump's hair.

-Even with the news of the concert postponement that I mentioned above, it is still a great day in the music world. The greatest band of all-time, Bon Jovi, is currently #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums. The Circle is the band's 4th #1 album. I'm still waiting for someone to explain how they are not in the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. I will continue my lifetime boycott of going to the city of Cleveland until this happens.

-It's no wonder Cosmo Kramer went on strike. H&H's owner, Helmer Toro, has been charged with pocketing nearly $370,000 in income and other taxes that were withheld from his employee's checks. H&H is considered one of the world's leading bagel manufacturers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/18

I'm not quite sure how I made it through the last 3 days without any Jazz games to entertain myself. Looking forward to a nice stretch of 11 out of 14 in the 'Tah!

-In San Clemente, California at the San Onofre State Beach, there is a 1,000 foot stretch which has allowed nude sunbathing for more than 30 years. Unfortunately it seems it's time to put some clothes back on. Park Rangers are going to be on the lookout for nude sunbathers, and will begin arresting those in the buff. Fines will go up to $500 for each offense. I think more than anything you need to click on this link just to see the photo of the lawyer who is defending the nudists. Don't worry, it is safe to view at work.

-Is Twitter the next big thing in customer service? This USA Today article lists 3 dozen different national companies that are using the social media site to help frustrated consumers, including 20 who are offering after hours help. Speaking of Twitter, you can always follow us @8HoursToKill.

-I about fell out of my chair this morning reading an article about the Afghanistan game Buzkashi. Apparently in this game men on horses gallop around trying to capture a dead goat who has had it's head removed. Yes, you read that correctly. Even more exciting is that the leader of the Buzkashi Federation is pushing for this to become an Olympic sport. Seriously, just read the article. I'm sure advertisers all around the world will be falling all over themselves to make sure they get some ad time during this event.

-America's favorite woman's soccer player, Elizabeth Lambert, has apologized for her actions in a game against BYU on November 5th. Lambert believes that some of her actions were misinterpreted, or taken out of context. No, I'm pretty sure that I interpreted her yanking an opponent to the ground by her pony tail the correct way. Good thing it took you nearly 2 weeks to issue an apology though Miss Lambert. Class act.

-People Magazine has named it's Sexiest Man Alive for 2009. In a mild upset, I was not awarded the crown. Interesting. Anyone know where I can demand a re-count?

-Is there anything more entertaining in sports than a coach making fun of a reporter in a post game press conference? Me thinks not.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/17

Why are you following Perez Hilton on Twitter, but not 8 Hours To Kill? Go on and do it, I'll wait...

-After spending over 7 weeks in Amazon's Top 100 BEFORE it was released, Sarah Palin's book, Going Rouge: An American Life hits bookstores today. Political nerds enthusiasts from around the country are turning off C-SPAN today to check out the former Alaska Governor, and Vice-Presidential's autobiography. I on the other hand am watching my clock and hoping it magically says 5:00.

-As someone who makes part of his living on tips, I have often wondered what the standard protocol for tipping at a hotel is. USA Today had a very informative article today about how much you should tip to different hotel employees. The story also includes a graph at the bottom that shows different services that I forgot even existed at hotels. Next time I'm traveling, I definitely need to request an extra phone book.

-Wholesale warehouse store, Costco, is no longer carrying Coca-Cola products. The store is in a pricing dispute with the beverage company, and is refusing to sell their product in it's 560 stores nationwide. No word on how long this dispute will last, but this could have a huge effect on vending machine companies, and Jack Mormon's everywhere.

-Co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The 56 year old who previously has beaten Hodgskin's disease 25 years ago, was diagnosed at the beginning of the month and has already begun to undergo treatment. Scary stuff, even for a man who is worth over $11 billion. Our thoughts are with the Allen family.

-Not sure if you had a chance to check out this video of 86-year old Tennessee Titans owner, Bud Adams, flipping off the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The NFL has fined the crazy old dude long-time owner, $250,000. Although I am pretty sure that the entertainment value for this video is close to that total.

-While shoppers all around the country will be looking for deals on electronics, and toys on the day after Thanksgiving, it turns out that Black Friday is also the best day of the year to buy a car. The average discount for a vehicle on November 27th of this year is projected to be nearly 7.5%. The average discount during a regular day of the year is around 4.7%.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/16

I'm too cold to think of an interesting introduction today. It was 28 degrees on my way to work this morning. So glad I still live in Utah...

-As I mentioned in Friday's Morning Brew I really enjoy the News From Every State section in the USA Today. This morning there was a dandy from the state of Washington. A man from Everett decided to shoplift a $6 mechanical pencil. Upon his arrest it was discovered that he had over $600 in his wallet. Maybe he didn't want to break a $100? Here is a picture of the man after his arrest.

-Just when you thought you couldn't get enough Britney Spears in your life, her new application (app) for the iPhone, and iPod Touch was released today. I wonder if there is an app that will slap someone in the face for paying $1.99 for the "It's Britney" app. An App Slap! That's what we'll call it!

-Fox News has given us a slide show of the 9 Worst Nude scenes of all time. Don't worry, this slide show does not contain any nudity and is perfectly safe for viewing at work. In fact, it may be encouraged.

-Oh Elizabeth Lambert. You're disregard for all things sportsmanship has led to an awesome dating service video. I don't know what guy wouldn't want to go out with you. What a catch!

-With all of the negative stories you read about NFL players, sometimes stories like this one tend to get overlooked. Browns WR/KR, Josh Cribbs, went out of his way to make sure a high school senior would never forget his final football game.

-Sunday Morning Movie Madness made it's triumphant return to my life yesterday, the wife and I saw Pirate Radio. I really enjoyed the show. I thought Phillip Seymour Hoffman was outstanding. The movie had great music throughout. Also it had a different title in the USA as compared to everywhere else. If you are planning on seeing this film in London, look for "The Boat That Rocked". You're welcome England.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/13

You may have noticed that our Twitter feed is now available on the right side of the blog. For those who are not registered at Twitter you can catch everything that we post right there. For those on Twitter, do us a favor and follow 8 Hours To Kill.

-Nothing like the fear of being kicked out of our country to make you plead guilty. The parents of the 6-year old "Balloon Boy" plead guilty this morning to charges of being dumbasses. The boy's mother is a Japanese citizen living in America legally, but felt that they needed to plead guilty to avoid more severe punishment that could involve her deportation. No word on whether or not Japan would even take her back.

-Whatever happened to the separation of church and state? By the way, this was posted in the Religion section of the USA Today.

-The News from Each State section is one of my favorites each morning in the USA Today. While they don't post it online, which is preventing me from linking to this story, Florida's post for today was outstanding. Apparently 6 members of the Florida Anti-Drug Task Force are going to be re-trained after video shows them in the middle of raid at someone's house stopping to play video games. Hmmmm.... Still waiting to hear if the training is anything like a day at the Stanford office of Dunder Mifflin.

-I posted this video yesterday on our Twitter account, but it is worth re-posting today. Former Miss California, Carrie Prejean, decided that even after CNN's Larry King changed the subject that he was being inappropriate. So she preformed the weakest storm off attempt in human history. Quality entertainment in this video.

-A group that represents nearly 80% of Burger King's franchises is suing the fast food company over it's $1 Double Cheeseburger promotion. The franchises are upset because the cost to produce the Double Cheeseburger is about $1.10 depending on the location. The promotion was twice rejected by BK franchises after a test run in certain markets earlier this year. Good thing you went ahead with the promo though.

-You know, there comes a time in every blogger's life when he just has to link stories that will keep his wife happy. You're welcome.

-Someone's alma matter is headed to the state championship game. Good luck Red Devils!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/12

This just continues to depress me. I feel like a Republican when Sarah Palin was named VP Candidate. Not good times.

-Sometimes things are just meant to be. This story absolutely proves that. A man was about to propose to his girlfriend on a hot air balloon when he dropped the ring over the side of the basket to the forest floor 500 feet below. What happened next could only mean that this couple is meant for each other.

-Over the past couple of days I have posted videos of violence in woman's soccer, including the top moment in the history of The Mountain Sports Channel, the incident between a New Mexico and BYU soccer player. Well Christine Brennan had a chance to sit down with New Mexico head coach Kit Vela, to discuss what transpired. While I am not quite a soccer expert, some of the tackles that Elizabeth Lambert made were not exactly in "the flow of the game", sorry coach but you're not even close to right on this one.

-Lou Dobbs, who was the last of the original CNN anchors still at the news network, has left CNN. While CNN President, Jonathan Kline, called the split "totally amicable", one would think that the fact that Fox News Corp's Shepard Smith pulling in nearly 2 million more viewers at the same time slot might have had something to do with it. It was also just announced that John King will take over for Dobbs starting next year.

-Randy Lewis of the LA Times had a chance to catch up with Taylor Swift after the singer captured 4 CMA Awards last night in Nashville, including Entertainer of the Year. Pretty refreshing to read just how genuinely happy she is to win these awards.

-Speaking of refreshing, how about Chicago Tribune columnist, Rick Morrissey literally eating his own words? Morrissey wrote a column back in 2007 about Joakim Noah, and how he thought he would be a bust in the NBA. Well, now that Noah is averaging a double-double, (not the hamburger)he has decided to own up to a promise he made to his readers. The video is about 6 minutes long, but I highly recommend checking out the last 90 seconds or so to watch Noah jumping around, and also telling him to "roll it up", probably not the first time Joakim has said that before.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/11

First and foremost, Happy Veteran's Day to all of our men and women who are currently serving our country, and to all those who have done so in the past. The courage that you all show in allowing us to have our freedoms is something that I am forever grateful for. THANK YOU!

-As I posted on Friday, there are numerous businesses offering free, or discounted meals or goods to all Veterans today. If you, or someone you know is a Veteran please pass this link along to them so they can take full advantage of some of these offers.

-For some reason this article about the guy who came up with the $5 Footlong idea for Subway fascinated me. Subway has generated $3.8 billion in $5 Footlong Sandwiches, that is over 760 Million sandwiches. Whoa!

-Donald Trump is upgrading his private plane. What does that mean for the rest of us? Well if you've got between $4 and $8 million you can purchase his 1968 Boeing 727. The plane has some over the top features (big shocker, I know) that include a queen size bed, gold plated sinks, and a bidet. No word on whether or not it comes with any locks of The Donald's hair.

-Google got you a present. If you are planning on traveling during the upcoming holiday season check your local airport for free WiFi. The company is paying the bill for free WiFi in 47 airports, ranging from chic Miami International, to the um... not so chic Bozeman, MT regional airport. Can someone please make sure Bozeman knows what WiFi is all about? Thanks.

-In yesterday's post I linked to a video of a fight between the New Mexico and BYU Woman's Soccer teams. Well not to be outdone, the violence has spread to the high school ranks. Thanks to @clbernal for sending along the link to our Twitter account.

-Most of you know that I am big Utah Jazz fan. I have done some writings for this season. The creator of that website has created a site designed to help send Deron Williams to his first all-star game this year in his hometown of Dallas. I highly recommend checking out the website, and also voting for Deron (and other Jazz players) on your 2010 All-Star Ballots.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/10

Considering that I e-mailed yesterday's "post" from the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace, and today I am sitting at my desk typing while staring at my clock and hoping it says 5:00, you can probably guess how excited I am to be back at work. Anyway, here's the brew...

-With Veteran's Day coming up tomorrow, I found an outstanding article in the USA Today about a group of senior citizens who greet our troops at the Bangor International Airport. The Maine airport is one that is mainly used for troops that are going and coming to and from Iraq and Afghanistan. Totally worth your time to read this one.

-Not sure if you had a chance to see this clip from the BYU/New Mexico Woman's Soccer game from over the weekend. Oh. My. Goodness. You know if I am linking a video from a woman's soccer game, that it must be good. I'm sure this is exactly what the NCAA had in mind with it's code of conduct.

-John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind the sniper attacks in Washington D.C. in 2002, executed tonight in Virginia. Governor Tim Kaine denied Muhammad's request for clemency which has cleared the way for tonight's execution. The other person involved in the attacks, Lee Boyd Malvo, is currently serving a life sentence with no chance of parole.

-The NBA's all time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is receiving treatment for a rare form of leukemia. The six-time NBA Most Valuable Player was diagnosed with the condition nearly a year ago, but has decided to make his battle public in the hopes of helping others. You can learn more about Abdul-Jabbar's disease by visiting

-Every male aged 22-27 needs to know that Kelly Kapowski is pregnant. While reports state that Tiffani Thiessen's husband, Brady Smith, is the father, we are still awaiting test results that Zack Morris is not somehow involved.

-The Greatest Band of All-Time has a new album out today. Could someone please explain to me how Bon Jovi is not all ready in the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame? While This Magic Moment is a great song, I somehow feel that the boys from New Jersey deserve the induction a little more than The Drifters did in 1988.

Monday, November 9, 2009

He Gone!

No new entry today. I'm busy spending the 15% I saved on car insurance at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. We should be back in full force tomorrow!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/6

-While most of the news items that I post on here inspire some sort of joke, there is nothing funny about the tragedy that took place at Fort Hood yesterday. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is accused of opening fire at a military processing center, killing 13 people. Despite early reports that the Hasan was shot and killed, he is in stable condition. My thoughts are with all those at Fort Hood.

-The two Northwest Airlines pilots who over shot the Minneapolis International Airport by 150 miles, have appealed their license revocations with the National Transportation Safety Board. Hopefully the NTSB will exercise a little common sense and keep these two idiots out of the air.

-In a related story US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger has been named as the Grand Marshall of the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade. "Sully" is of course known for helping save the passengers of a US Airways flight that was forced to land in the Hudson River shortly after take off earlier this year. This year's theme for the parade is "A Cut Above the Rest". Certainly they made a great choice for Grand Marshall.

-Remember The Office episode where Michael tries to check Meredith into rehab against her will? Well if Dunder-Mifflin was in Alaska, that wouldn't be a problem. The state has adopted a law that will keep alcoholics for 48 hours before deciding if they are sober enough to be released. Something tells me this could be a great fraternity joke.

-Wednesday November, 11th is Veterans Day. To help honor those who have defended our freedom, many restaurants are providing free meals to veterans. Kudos to all the different restaurants that are participating in this program.

-Just hours after leading the Yankees to their 27th World Championship, manager Joe Girardi helped flagged down help after being the first person to come across a car accident on his drive home. According to reports Girardi put himself in some danger by running across the parkway near a blind curve where drivers apparently reach speeds of 80 MPH. Good for him for doing the right thing.

I'm on a plane this afternoon bound for Las Vegas. Hopefully we will have time to get the Moron of the Week posted. If not make sure to check out the Twitter Account for new links throughout the day.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/5

-In Monday's Morning Brew I mentioned how Kellogg's cereals were going to help prevent you from getting the Swine Flu. Well, apparently that was just a goof. The cereal maker has decided to pull the immunity claim off of its boxes of Cocoa Krispies, and Rice Krispies. So I guess we are all stuck with getting a regular old flu shot. Too bad.

-The New York Yankees captured their 27th World Championship last night in The Bronx with a 7-3 victory of the Philadelphia Phillies. Free agent to be, Hideki Matsui, was named the World Series MVP. I have been searching for a clip of Fox's Chris Rose doing perhaps the worst job of all time interviewing "Jetes", and "Mo" last night after the game. What a joke that guys was. If you happen to see a clip of it, please send it in.

-Michael Jordan's son, Marcus Jordan, is a basketball player at the University of Central Florida, which is an adidas school. When UCF played their first exhibition game this week the younger Jordan decided to wear Air Jordan shoes on the floor which is a direct violation of the school's contract with adidas. This nullifies the shoe companies contract with the school which will end up costing the university nearly $5 million. Hmmm.... and my wife thought that I paid too much for shoes. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes the Jordan Brand, or Nike to become the new apparel provider for UCF.

I posted a couple of links yesterday on our Twitter page yesterday. Since it is such a slow day for links today I figured I would pass them along again here.

-AT&T has filed a lawsuit against Verizon Wireless over their "There's a Map For That" ads. AT&T is claiming that the ads are going to mislead Midwest users into thinking that their service is useless. They are asking for the ads to be pulled ASAP.

-The Bro Bible has posted The 15 Best Man Caves on the Internet. I don't think there is a man alive that wouldn't kill to have his own Man Cave. Some of the pictures they show here are incredible.

As always, if you find a link online that you think will help folks kill some time during their day please e-mail it to You can also follow us on Twitter. The account is @8hourstokill.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/4

I'm still trying to get over last night's Jazz game. The good news is, I have someone to blame. Thanks Ross!

-As we exclusively reported yesterday, Tuesday was Election Day across the United States. Here is a list of some of the notable races around the country. Most importantly I will now have something to do if and when I take a trip to Ohio. Does this make Lebron's personal casino legal? Hmmmm....

-Good news for beer lovers, states around the country are nearly doubling the alcohol content in beer. Some beers will now have a legal alcohol by volume of 13.9%, up from 6%. The newer, more potent beers will cost more than a regular 6-pack however.

-The Louisiana Justice of the Peace who refused to marry an interracial couple has resigned. Keith Bardwell refused to marry the couple based on his belief that it was unfair to the couple's potential children to come from an interracial home. I thought that making my "Moron of the Week" pick was going to be more difficult. Good riddance Mr. Bardwell!

-American billionaire, Warren Buffett has taken his model train enthusiasm to a new level. Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway purchased Burlington Northern for a mere $34 billion. The company is the nation's largest rail transporter of coal and grain, also transports electronics and consumer goods as well as imported cars from both Toyota and Honda.

-Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin will share the duties of hosting the 82nd Academy Awards. The show which is scheduled for March 7th, will be Martin's 3rd time hosting, while Baldwin will be making his debut. This will be the first show since 1987 to have multiple hosts. Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan split the duties that year.

-The World Series resumes play tonight with game 6 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. Tonight's starting pitchers, Andy Pettitte, and Pedro Martinez are going to party like it's 1999. The two starters are a combined 75 years old. Speaking of old people, did you know Tim McCarver has a CD of great American songs? If that doesn't top your Holiday Shopping list, I don't know what will!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Morning Brew For 11/3

Before we get started, I just wanted to remind everyone to follow 8 Hours to Kill over on our Twitter Page. I will periodically throughout the day post links over there. Also it's a great way to get a link sent in, quick and easy (that's what she said).

-It is Election Day across America. Millions of people around the country are headed to the polls today to vote in the off-year elections. CNN gives us 10 Races To Watch from around the country.

-If you haven't seen the video of Spurs guard Manu Ginobili swatting a live bat out of the air on Halloween night, do your self a favor and check it out. The video itself is worth the click, but the fact that he had to get a rabies shot afterward, and then apologize to all the bat lovers across the country pushes the comedy even higher.

-Have you ever wanted to be on a 25 story high billboard in the middle of Times Square? Well, it might be cheaper than you think. American Eagle will give that opportunity to anyone who makes a purchase in their new Times Square location. The company will put a picture of you, as well as a 50 character message on the sign for as little as a $6.50 pair of socks. I wonder how Jackie Chiles would feel about this?

-I threw this link up on our Twitter account yesterday, but Time Magazine has posted what they think are the Top 10 Game Show Moments of all-time. Some entertaining stuff here.

-Does it get any better than seeing Doug Reinhardt dressed as the Tooth Fairy? Oh what we do for money love.

Make sure if you have a link to e-mail it in, and we'll share it with the rest of the world.

Monday, November 2, 2009

We're Back!!

Guess who's back? Back again..... After taking a short break to take care of some business I'm very happy to announce that the blog dedicated to getting you through your work day, school day, or your Monday, is back. I probably will be changing things up ever so slightly from the previous format. Instead of posting things under a Sports headline, or Entertainment, I am just going to find the best links that I can and get them all in one location for you.

As an added wrinkle for 8 Hours to Kill 2.0, I invite all of you to follow us on Twitter. Just click here to go to the Twitter page and make sure you follow us for all of our latest updates. I'm thinking that I will still do a morning post (tentitively scheduled to go online around 10 MST each morning), and will throw different links out on Twitter that are sent in throughout the day, or that I stumble across online. If you see a link you want posted please e-mail it in or send us a message on our Twitter page.

Enough of the business, let's get to today's Morning Brew:

-Worried about getting the H1N1 Virus? Well according to Kellogg's your morning bowl of Cocoa Krispies might just save your life. The FDA is still investigating whether or not Kellogg's is violating any laws with "false advertising".

-Anyone who knows me, knows how passionate I am about remembering 9/11. So it was a no-brainer for me to link to this article that is talking about the U.S.S. New York returning "home". The ship was made with 7.5 tons of steel that was taken from Ground Zero, will be officially commissioned on Saturday. Very cool.

-Need goosebumps? The crew of the U.S.S. New York recalls where they were when they found out about the 9/11 attacks.

-This article nearly had me spitting coffee on my table while reading the USA Today this morning. A 78-year old man describes how new technologies are killing communication. A must read!

-In case you were ignoring your television this weekend, Brett Favre returned to Green Bay this weekend. The Green Bay Press Gazette has an entire section on their website dedicated to just this weekends Packers/Vikings game. Think they care much about local football? As of posting this the game story on there website has a mere 1,328 comments on it.

-The Yankees have taken a commanding 3 games to 1 lead over the Phillies in the World Series. During Saturday's Game 3, Alex Rodriguez hit a ball off of a camera lens in right field. Originally called a double by umpires, A-Rod was awarded a home run after the umpires used instant replay to review the play. This was the firs time in World Series history that instant replay has been used to over turn a call on the field.

-The bigger story about the overturned home run, is why haven't I seen a replay of from the camera that was hit by the ball? I mean Fox can show us 438 different angles of Charlie Manuel, and Joe Girardi, but I can't see a replay of a home run coming into my living room? C'mon Joe Buck make this happen!