Jimmy Kimmel: NYC Fast Food & Snoop Dogg
The New York City fast food strike, a history of the cell phone, and a new collaboration for Snoop Dogg were Jimmy Kimmel’s top stories of the night. Plus, find out what the late night host wants to do to #freebiebersmonkey.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Most Infested City & Facebook Home
The Orkin pest control company named Los Angeles the second most infested city in America. Chicago came in first place. I would have thought New York might make the list.
Facebook has announced Facebook Home, a new type of software that integrates with Android phones. I don’t like what I have heard about the idea so far. What do you think?
Jimmy Kimmel: 40 Years Of Cell Phones
Jimmy joked that MySpace has also revealed its plans for a new rotary phone. Appropriately enough, it is the 40th anniversary of the cell phone. It used to take forever to find someone before the advent of cell phones.
Kimmel looked back at the evolution of the cell phone in a tribute video spanning from the 1973 invention to the consumer debut in the 1980s. Then there was the belt clip for cell phones, which is remembered as an awkward phase.
Then there were flip phones, and finally smartphones, which has revolutionized a lack of human contact in new ways. Now we use our phones to take selfies or Instagram our food. What do you think about the history of the cell phone? Do you miss the era of landlines?
Jimmy Kimmel: NYC Fast Food Strike
New York City fast food workers went on strike. Employees at McDonald’s, KFC, and Wendy’s are demanding double pay ($15 per hour) and benefits. How long do you think this labor dispute can go on? Kimmel predicted this would never happen in New Jersey.
Texas Highway Patrol pulled over a tanker rig containing 3.9 tons of marijuana in a routine traffic stop. That is a huge haul, and a drug-sniffing dog supposedly gave the tipoff. The driver has been arrested, and Kimmel predicted a future History Channel reality show about Pothead Truckers.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Snoop Lion & Miley Cyrus
Snoop Lion (f/k/a Snoop Dogg) has a new collaboration with Miley Cyrus, “thereby making it impossible for fans of either one of them to enjoy it.” The track, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” is a reggae song borne out of the duo’s meeting at a party.
“Snoop is the only recording artist whose greatest hits don’t involve music,” Kimmel observed.
A man who appeared to be intoxicated was captured on a viral video as he eventually tumbled to the floor. People, I implore you: start shooting cell phone videos sideways so they look normal on TV.
Jimmy Kimmel: Justin Bieber Monkey Update
Justin Bieber’s monkey remains quarantined in Germany after it was confiscated by customs officials due to improper paperwork. He was expected to pay a $17,000 fine and complete the required forms within four weeks.
Kimmel has taken up Kimmel’s case as a cause celebre, reaching out to German officials and Dennis Rodman. His stated goal is to get Bieber’s monkey back. “If Mally the monkey is not returned by next Thursday…, we will kill David Hasselhoff,” Jimmy threatened.
Don’t forget the hashtag #freebiebersmonkey to show your support for the cause. Monkey rescue efforts could eventually become a Hollywood movie in the style of Taken.