Watch Weird Al Parody ‘Blurred Lines’ On Hilarious Colbert Show Appearance

first_imgWith a major summer tour kicking off in June, beloved parody artist Weird Al made his way to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to build up some anticipation. Weird Al’s Grammy-winning 2014 album, Mandatory Fun, featured some fantastic takes on hits like “Royals” by Lorde, “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea and, of course, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke.Titled “Word Crimes,” Yankovic’s version of the song makes fun of common grammar mistakes in place of Thicke’s raunchy lyrics. Watch “Word Crimes” from last night’s episode, below:Weird Al’s Mandatory World tour kicks off on June 3rd, and the full dates can be seen here. You can also watch his Colbert interview, below.last_img

Governor Douglas to lead EB-5 delegation to Asia

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced he will be leading a delegation of Vermont employers to Asia next month to promote investment through the EB-5 Investor Program.  The Vermont EB-5 Regional Center is run through the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and has raised over $100 million in new capital for companies and projects in Vermont.“I am happy to go to the other side of the world to help great Vermont employers grow and create jobs,” said Governor Douglas.  “In this challenging economy, helping home grown Vermont businesses succeed is critical to our recovery.”Governor Douglas led a delegation to South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan last October.  As a result of that trip, Vermont employers attracted over $50 million in new capital from more than 100 investors, which will lead to the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.  Additionally, the Governor helped close a deal with a South Korean biotech firm to bring a subsidiary, AnC Bio VT, to the Northeast Kingdom.“Last year’s trip was a tremendous success,” the Governor added.  “Since then, we’ve seen greater interest from Vermont employers and from foreign investors in the EB-5 program and I am looking forward to a successful trip next month.”Governor Douglas and the delegation will be travelling to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Vietnam between October 14 and October 26.  Jay Peak Resort, AnC Bio VT, Country Home Products, Seldon Technologies, SB Electronics and United Construction Corporation are among the employers represented on the trip.About the EB-5 Investor ProgramThe EB-5 program is a federal investment program run by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The goal of the program is to incent investment and create American jobs by setting aside a pool of green cards for qualified foreign investors that invest capital into approved EB-5 projects. U.S. companies are able to use this investment for projects that meet the programs eligibility criteria, such as business expansions, development, or adding capacity.  The Vermont EB-5 Regional Center is the only state-run center.Source: Douglas. 9.16.2010last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 19

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 825; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 804; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 743; 4. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 714; 5. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., and Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., both 711; 7. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 678; 8. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 651; 9. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 620; 10. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 598; 11. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 584; 12. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 582; 13. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 567; 14. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 562; 15. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 510; 16. Darryl Campbell, Everman, Texas, 509; 17. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 506; 18. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 501; 19. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 497; 20. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 482.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 255; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 220; 3. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 199; 4. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 192; 5. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 191; 6. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 190; 7. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 188; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 185; 9. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 182; 10. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 178; 11. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, and Randy Havlik, Ankeny, Iowa, both 173; 13. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 164; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 163; 15. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, and Allan Hopp, Harlan, Iowa, both 151; 17. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 150; 18. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 148; 19. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 147; 20. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 145.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 507; 2. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 478; 3. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 445; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 434; 5. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 426; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 405; 7. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 356; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 352; 9. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 345; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 342; 11. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 336; 12. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 324; 13. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 323; 14. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 320; 15. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 298; 16. Payton Williams, North Richland Hills, Texas, 297; 17. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 294; 18. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weatherford, Texas, 293; 19. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 291; 20. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 287.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 885; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 872; 3. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 657; 4. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 653; 5. Gregory Gutt, Burns Flat, Okla., 649; 6. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 605; 7. Juston McCullough, Waco, Texas, 590; 8. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 586; 9. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 581; 10. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 580; 11. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 565; 12. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 543; 13. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 479; 14. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 477; 15. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 476; 16. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 470; 17. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 434; 18. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 423; 19. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, and Aaron Benedict, Fort Worth, Texas, both 421.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 627; 2. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 608; 3. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 598; 4. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 597; 5. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 517; 6. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 473; 7. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 465; 8. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 453; 9. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 441; 10. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 422; 11. Matt Bice, Austin, Texas, 417; 12. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 416; 13. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 409; 14. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 392; 15. Francisco J. Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 374; 16. Bryant Johnson, Graettinger, Iowa, 361; 17. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 356; 18. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 349; 19. Nathan Ballard, Marengo, Iowa, 343; 20. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 338.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 953; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 819; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 762; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 646; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 545; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 473; 7. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 440; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 393; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 392; 10. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 387; 11. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 378; 12. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 336; 13. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 319; 14. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 314; 15. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, and Lodi Mitchell, Abilene, Texas, each 310; 18. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 308; 19. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 304; 20. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 303.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 606; 2. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 605; 3. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 602; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 594; 5. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb., 496; 6. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 490; 7. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 479; 8. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 473; 9. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 466; 10. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., 461; 11. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 456; 12. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., and Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., both 455; 14. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 448; 15. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 431; 16. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, and Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, both 429; 18. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 420; 19. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., 401; 20. Ray Czumaj, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 384.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 603; 2. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 551; 3. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 498; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 446; 5. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 411; 6. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 404; 7. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 390; 8. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 382; 9. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 380; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 379; 11. Jake Benischek, Durant, Iowa, 363; 12. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 341; 13. Nick Lindblad, Beatrice, Neb., 337; 14. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 333; 15. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 330; 16. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 318; 17. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, 315; 18. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 312; 19. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 311; 20. David Norquest, York, Neb., 305.last_img read more