Morre o rei, nasce a lenda

Em Agosto de 1958, na cidade de Gary, Indiana, nasceu Michael Joseph Jackson.

Sua estrela brilhou por algumas primaveras, trazendo para o mundo uma chuva de sucessos e hits inconfundíveis que lhe deram o poderoso título de rei do Pop mundial.

Michael começou sua carreira aos 7 anos de idade como vocalista dos Jackson five. Ele era o mais novo do grupo. Porém, isso não o impedira de ser o mais talentoso. Logo em 1979, ele se destacaria dos demais irmãos e decolaria em carreira solo. Mas isso só veio acontecer declaradamente em 1984.

Michael, dono de uma voz fenomenal e com um balanço inconfundível, ganhou asas com o lançamento do álbum Thriller, que alcançou a marca de 50 milhões de cópias vendidas em todo mundo.

Veio o sucesso, a fama, a riqueza... O garoto agora havia se tornado um homem. Muitos dizem que o Michael continuava sendo um menino no corpo de um homem. Boatos e rumores comprovam a fragilidade do artista. “um esteriótipo” infantil, devido a traumas sofridos quando jovem, tendo como o próprio pai o responsável por toda essa insanidade. Michael dizia que seu pai o abusava sexualmente, e que muitas vezes subia para apresentar os shows logo depois de tomar uma surra daquelas, por conta de algo banal!

Em 1988, Michael comprou uma propriedade. Tal qual foi batizada de Never Land (terra do nunca), A propriedade seria aberta a visitação popular de crianças de todo mundo, pois possuía simplesmente tudo que uma criança sonhava. Desde parques com rodas gigantes até zoológicos repletos de animais exóticos...

Mas em 1993, Michael foi acusado de pedofilia e o sonho começou a virar pesadelo desde então. Por mais obras de arte que o astro Pop produzia, ('History', de 1995, e 'Blood on the Dance Floor', de 1997) os efeitos positivos eram estilhaçados nos boatos de abuso de crianças e pedofilia. Assim, esse pesadelo parecia nunca ter fim. Acusações e mais acusações se misturavam como uma avalanche na sua vida, outrora repleta de sonhos e arte. Agora dando lugar a sombras e dias frios. Agora as contas com advogados e processos, fizeram do rei do pop uma pessoa atolada em dívidas e com menos brilho no olhar. Michael não fazia mais shows, limitava-se ao grande público como sendo quase um anônimo. Suas dívidas ultrapassavam a astronômica quantia de 800 milhões de reais nos dias atuais.

Era preciso fazer acontecer novamente. Era preciso brilhar como sempre!

Assim, o astro pop divulga o “This Is It”, uma série de 50 concertos que teria início em 13 de julho de 2009 em Londres. Só para se ter uma idéia, mais de 360.000 ingressos foram vendidos em 18 horas durante a pré-venda!!!

Mas como sabemos o astro não viveria para mais essa glória. Em 25 de junho de 2009, Michael Jackson morreu após parada cárdio-respiratória. O rei do Pop morreu sozinho e pobre. E o que é pior, parecer incompreendido por todos.

Michael deixou 3 filhos, foi casado duas vezes e também era dono dos direitos autorais de todas as músicas dos Beattles.

Espero que o astro do Pop esteja bem. Que ele leve alegria e luz para todas as pessoas, sejam elas fãns ou não. Afinal, o show não pode parar!

Parabéns Michael pela sua contribuição e pelo seu desempenho como artista!

Viva a música, viva a arte, viva Michael Jackson...

Rodrigo Carvalho - Salvador

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Cinco tatuagens de Anésio Castanho


No final do ano passado Anésio Castanho participou do A Tattoo com o envio de cinco belos trabalhos, confira mais cinco fotos de tatuagens realizadas por Anésio.

Help Vote On Our Summer Betting Plan


Last summer, we took some time off from the betting world and posts were few and far between as a result. This summer, we don't want that to happen again.

With our Free MLB Picks system easily our least reliable of the major sports, we tend not to play too many MLB games. Which leaves us no choice--if we want to wager on summer sports, we're going to have to wager on some obscure sports leagues.

In our minds, that leaves three choices. Here's where you come in. In our first ever poll here at Stock Lemon, we need you to vote for which of the following three leagues we should bet on over the summer. We want to narrow it down to just one so that we can focus our full attention on what would be an entirely new league for us, so that we can learn as much as possible about that particular league. So, in no particular order, here are our three options:

MLS

The MLS has already kicked off (get it... soccer!) its 2009 season, so already we are a little behind on the pitch. We follow soccer very loosely, but think we could pick it up with relative ease. The MLS is nowhere near the competition or popularity of England's Premier League, but their season doesn't start until August, and we're already going through betting withdrawls.

WNBA

The WNBA is our next choice due to our familiarity and success betting basketball in the NBA, although the women's game is entirely different. We feel that we could pick it up, but we're not sure we could make it through an entire season of women's hoops. We want this to be a profitable experience, but we also want it to be fun, and we haven't heard too many people raving about the excitement of the WNBA. Like the MLS, the season has begun, but is in its early stages.

CFL

Just as we have experience and success in basketball, the same can be said about football. We love the NFL and would enjoy watching the games regardless of whether or not we were involved financially. Considering how excited we are to begin betting on the inaugural UFL season, it would only makes sense to bet on Canada's version of the game which, give or take ten yards, is pretty much the same. Two weeks of CFL action are in the books, and Week 3 will conclude before the results of our poll are in, but there is still plenty of time for us to dive into the league.

The poll is located in the upper right hand corner of this site, so be sure to help us decide which league to begin placing bets on.

Stock Watch: Screw It Here's Julie Henderson

We've been updating you regularly on some casino stocks we've been watching, and we were planning on another update today. Unfortunately, the market didn't do so hot, so we don't really feel like talking about it. Fortunately, that means we'll randomly post a picture of some eye candy to take our minds off the market.

Per The Bucky Channel, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a new gal pal, Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson. So, naturally, here's a picture of Henderson sporting a Packers cap.

Okay, it's actually a Grambling State hat, but they use the same logo.

We'll update you on our casino stocks watchlist shortly, but until then, pictures of models will have to suffice.

Willie Mays Is Not Dead

The tragic passing of TV pitchman Billy Mays yesterday has led to some confusion. We checked out the Google Trends earlier today and it seems that some people thought legendary San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays had died.

Fortunately for baseball fans, that is not the case. Unfortunately for impulse shoppers, Billy Mays has passed away.

So again, Willie Mays, MLB Hall-of-famer, is alive and well.

Stock Lemon Chosen As Blog of the Day!

On Thursday, June 25th, we here at Stock Lemon received a prestigious honor from the folks over at redOrbit.

Of course, many of you probably already know what we're talking about.

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, kind readers of Stock Lemon, this site has received the Blog of the Day honor for 6/25 from redOrbit.

We are humbled to receive the recognition and hope to continue the work that made us deserving of such an award. When we began the site back in December of 2007, we could only dream of this recognition from redOrbit, and as we continue to grow, more of our dreams are becoming a reality.

We now know what it must feel like to receive a Lemmy award.

Thanks redOrbit!

2009 NBA Draft Prop Bets Go 5-2

Our 2009 NBA Draft Prop Bets were fairly successful, finishing with a record of 5-2. That record is terribly misleading though, since we're including the prop that Blake Griffin will play for the Clippers this year, which nets us $1.18 off a $100 bet.

Still, not a bad showing at the draft.

Our other props that won included betting Tyler Hansbrough to be selected before Chase Budinger, and another to go before Wayne Ellington, though both of those were won with significant chalk. We also correctly picked Hasheem Thabeet to be selected before James Harden, though again, there was plenty of juice on that one.

Our most profitable win was correctly predicting that Darren Collison would be selected in the first round (+105), and we didn't even have to sweat it out. The Hornets nabbed Collison with the 21st pick in the draft.

So, until next year, thanks for joining us for our 2009 NBA Draft coverage.

2009 NBA Mock Draft Results

The 2009 NBA Draft is in the books, and our 2009 NBA Mock Draft wasn't too horrible.

At the end of the day we were correct on six of our 14 lottery pick selections, and in a draft this crazy, that isn't all that bad.

To review our picks, take a look at our 2009 NBA Mock Draft pick-by-pick in the upper right hand corner of this page.

More 2009 NBA Draft Proposition Bets


We've already given you a couple of 2009 NBA Draft prop bets in the lottery, and we've shown you a way to literally make a quick buck, so now it's time to take a look at four more proposition wagers that may be worth your while tonight.

Once again, you can find these props and more over at BetED.

We mentioned that we would have a few more Tyler Hansbrough props, and indeed two of the props we like involve the North Carolina forward. And, wouldn't you know it, they've spelled all the names right. Like our lottery props, we like two Hansbrough props of the "Who will be drafted first" variety.

North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough (-325) vs. Arizona's Chase Budinger (+225)

We feel like the worst case scenario for Hansbrough is early twenties, while that's the best case for Budinger. There has even been some talk of Hansbrough as a lottery pick, but we don't think he'll go that high. We recommend Hansbrough here, even at -325.

North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough (-220) vs. North Carolina's Wayne Ellington (+160)

We posted a variation of this earlier, and again, we think Hansbrough very well could be the first North Carolina player off the board. If not, he will definitely be the second. Ellington might even slip into the second round, but Hansbrough should be gone in the teens.

These next two props are a little different, in that you are betting on where players will go rather than if they will go before someone else.

Will UCLA's Darren Collison be drafted in the first round (+105) or second round (-145)

We really aren't sure why Collison being drafted in the first round has much better odds, as we think he'll definitely be picked in the 20's. Even if he's borderline, there's no way we're passing on +105 for him to be taken in the round that he really should be.

Where will Ohio State's B.J. Mullens be drafted? Picks 15-20 (+100)

We were too lazy to write out all the other choices, which you can find on the graphic above, but our hunch is that he'll go in this range. For even money, we don't mind taking a crack at him going right after the lottery, where several teams are interested. It doesn't matter that we think he'll suck and he is a long way away from the NBA, we think he'll be picked in this range.

The 2009 NBA Draft is finally here, beginning at about 6:00 central time. Be sure to review all of our prop bets beforehand, as well as our mock draft located on the right hand side of this page, to prepare for the big night.

2009 NBA Draft Lottery Proposition Bets


We've looked at several 2009 NBA Draft proposition bets over the last few days, and are mostly going of off those posted at BetED. We've narrowed our search for probably winners down to six different props, two of which involve four players that are nearly locked in as lottery picks. With that in mind, we'll reveal those first.

This close to the actual draft, many of the betting options that are favored to win are favored for very good reasons, so you're going to be getting pennies on the dollar with many of these. Still, if you find enough that you like--and get enough right--you can make some nice change on the NBA Draft.

Both of the lottery props that stood out to us are "Which player will get drafted first" type of deals.

UConn center Hasheem Thabeet (-325) vs. Arizona State guard James Harden (+225)

At -325, it's tough to bet Thabeet, but it would be an enormous upset for Harden to go before him (even bigger than Harden's appealing money line suggests). Big men are at such a premium in this draft, and we still think Thabeet will be the second player off the board. It's much easier to find a guy who can do similar things to Harden then it is to find someone to bring the size and defense of a guy like Thabeet. If you're willing to put a decent amount on this one it could be worth your while.

Davidson sharpshooter Stephen Curry (-200) vs. Syracuse point guard Jonny Flynn (+150)

This one is a little tougher, as indicated by the lower juice for Curry, but we have to go with the favorite in this one as well. Curry could go as high as the top five, though he probably won't. Flynn is rising fast, which makes us a little reluctant to pull the trigger on Curry, but in the end we think Curry has done nothing but help himself over the last few months and should be off the board before Flynn. All it takes is one team, though...

We'll have some more prop bets for you later in the day in preparation for the 2009 NBA Draft tonight, so stay tuned.

Kanji Tattoos

When choosing kanji symbols is that they are only one of three writing systems used in Japan --which is where kanji is used (not China). Kanji is the oldest and most complicated of the three writing systems( kanji, hiragana and katakana). The other systems are hiragana and katakana, with katakana being the most familiar to westerners. Why the most familiar? Because katakana is used specifically to write foreign words (and science words and a few other things) and foreign names.Characters can be written both vertically and horizontally. Here are some Kanji Tattoo Symbols pictures.

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Shaq Finds Out He's Traded Through Twitter


ESPN is reporting that Shaquille O'Neal has been traded from the Suns to the Cavs in exchange for Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic, which, of course, is news to Shaq.

Apparently, Shaq first heard about the ordeal through some twitter friends of his. Click the picture to enlarge the twitter chat log that took place.

Ty Laswon is Shooting up the NBA Draft Boards


Though we rarely proofread our posts and have made hundreds of errors and typos in the past, we still like pointing them out when committed by the big bad online bookies. This one comes from BetED, who boasts a nice array of NBA Draft prop bets, but is prone to mistakes.

The prop asks which North Carolina player will be selected first in the NBA Draft on Thursday: Tyler Hansbrough (-155), Ty Lawson (-105), or Wayne Ellington (+1000).

Now, it's a good bet that it won't be Ellington, and Hansbrough is a somewhat surprise favorite in this prop--but for good reason. The prop has Ty Lawson listed as Ty Laswon, and we see nobody named Laswon in this draft.

Perhaps an opportunity to capitalize on a risk free Hansbrough bet?

Regardless of whether a Ty Laswon ever materializes, we will have many more prop bets tomorrow, including some involving Tyler Hansbrough up against people who actually exist.

Want to Make $1.18 on an NBA Draft Prop?


We are always looking at new ways to make money, and any amount of money will do. However, we might by laying off this enticing proposition bet for the 2009 NBA Draft.

Courtesy of BetED:

Who will Blake Griffin play for?

Los Angeles Clippers -8500

Any other team +3500

Now, these bets are often in place just so that average bettors see the huge odds on "any other team" and decide, what the hell, I'll throw a couple of bucks on this. There is virtually no way Blake Griffin doesn't play for the Clippers in the upcoming season, and while it would be nice to win $3,500 on a $100 bet, it's not happening. The Oklahoma big man will go No. 1 and will play for the Clippers in 2009. In fact, you would be better served betting $100 on Griffin playing for the Clippers, collecting your free $1.18 cents, and buying a hamburger or pack of gum or something.

We'll look at 2009 NBA Draft prop bets a little closer tomorrow, so until then, you can budget for an extra $1.18 in your bank account.

Oh, and check out our mock draft located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

2009 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 13-14


This is it, folks. Our final installment of the first annual 2009 NBA Mock Draft here at Stock Lemon is here. We've gone through the first twelve picks in the lottery in the last few days, and you can see all of those picks in the upper right hand corner of this site.

Now, it's time to finish mocking the lottery.

13. Pacers: Brandon Jennings, PG, Pallacanestro Virtus Roma

These may be the last two picks in our mock draft, but they could end up being two of the best. Brandon Jennings might be gobbled up as early as nine picks before the Pacers, but then again, he might not be. If he is available at 13, this is a best case scenario for Indiana. Jennings has loads of potential and could be one of the most dynamic point guards for in the game for years to come. First, though, he must develop a consistent jumper and show that he can lead a team and buy in to what works in the NBA. The point guard who left to play in Italy after high school will have to prove that he is mature enough to play in the league. For some, he might be too risky, but for the Pacers at 13, he would be an enormous steal.

14. Suns: Ty Lawson, PG, North Carolina

The Pacers took the flashy point guard, but the Suns will happily grab the safe point guard. Lawson plays excellent defense and is one of the quicker guards in the draft, so even if it's just off the bench for a while, the Suns will be glad to have him. Phoenix will eventually look for Lawson, who took North Carolina all the way, to bring that winning way to the desert and lead the Suns back into the playoffs and out of our lottery mock drafts.

That concludes our 2009 NBA Mock Draft. Again, the rest of the lottery can be found in the upper right hand corner here at Stock Lemon. Be sure to return for more coverage of the 2009 NBA Draft, as we'll likely take a look at some prop bets and have some more information for you on Thursday.

2009 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 11-12


The 2009 NBA Draft begins Thursday, but our 2009 NBA Mock Draft is in full force and nearing the finish line. We have two more installments remaining as we continue to mock the lottery picks, so you'll have plenty of time to digest the picks today and tomorrow before the real deal on Thursday.

11. Nets: Earl Clark, G/F, Louisville

Welcome to the freak athlete portion of our mock draft, starring Earl Clark. The Nets are looking for some youth at the shooting guard or small forward position, and Clark is a great athlete with an explosive first step. His size and energy will be very valuable to the Nets, but he needs to find more consistency with his shot and improve on his ability to beat defenders on the perimeter. Regardless, Clark should be able to come in and contribute immediately.

12. Bobcats: Gerald Henderson, G/F, Duke

The other half of our freak athlete edition, Mr. Henderson, can bring a lot of explosiveness to the Bobcats. He doesn't have ideal size for either the shooting guard or small forward position really, but he has more natural ability than many of the twos and threes currently in the league. Henderson can absolutely fly through the air, and the Bobcats would love to take advantage of his great leaping ability. While it's not certain he'll fall to pick No. 12, you can bet that the Bobcats are hoping that he does.

Stay tuned for the final two picks of our 2009 NBA Mock Draft tomorrow. Until then, be sure to check out the previous picks located in the upper right hand corner of our blog.

2009 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 9-10


The guards keep flying off the board as our 2009 NBA Mock Draft keeps flying by. The real draft takes place on Thursday, but until then make sure to check back as we continue to mock the 14 lottery picks in this year's NBA Draft.

9. Raptors: Demar DeRozan, G, USC

Even at the ninth pick, DeRozan is one of the most talented players in this draft. DeRozan has all the athletic ability in the world and is a steal here for the Raptors, who don't mind adding another versatile wing. The main knock on DeRozan has been his ability to want to dominate rather than simply be a good player. He has loads of untapped potential but some wonder if his lackluster work ethic will ever turn him into the player he could be. Still, at pick No. 9, DeRozan is worth the selection.

10. Bucks: Jonny Flynn, G, Syracuse

Many know Flynn as the leader of the six overtime game Syracuse played this season, and that certainly has helped his draft stock in the past few months. The Bucks would like to know him as the leader of their team, despite his small size. Flynn can make things happen offensively, and enjoys playing on the defensive end--a requirement for any player with the new Bucks regime. He should be able to overcome his small stature and develop into one of the better point guards in the league, even if he looks to score more than he looks to pass.

Our 2009 NBA Lottery Mock Draft will continue on Monday with more of our surely accurate predictions. Until then, be sure to check out the previous entries in the upper right hand side of this blog.

2009 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 7-8


Our 2009 NBA Mock Draft of the lottery picks continues as we get to the middle of the lottery order. Next up in the guard-heavy draft are a couple of players with unique skill sets to offer to their new teams.

7. Warriors: Stephen Curry, G, Davidson

After averaging nearly 30 points per game at Davidson during his junior year, Curry finally decided to make the leap to the NBA Draft. His dead-eye shooting ability will fit right in with the Warriors lineup, particularly his range from behind the arc. Still, there are questions about Curry. His small build could get him into trouble defensively in the NBA, and it's uncertain how he'll adjust to not being the only one taking shots. Based solely on his ability to shoot the ball, though, Curry should be around in the league for a long time.

8. Knicks: Jrue Holiday, G, UCLA

The Knicks would have loved Curry at the eight spot, but Holiday makes for one heck of a consolation prize. Holiday could develop into one of the better defensive players in the league, but he needs to work on his jump shot if he wants to become a complete player. Like other guards in this draft, his defense is sometimes his best offense, and many of his buckets come via quick buckets in transition--something the Knicks love to do. If the Knicks miss out on Curry, they'll be please with Holiday, although they'll desperately yearn for Curry's shooting ability.

Our 2009 NBA Lottery Mock Draft continues over the weekend as we creep closer and closer to the real thing on Thursday. Check out the previous entries on the upper right hand side of this site.

2009 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 5-6


Our mock draft rolls on with the latter half of the Top 10, where many of the prospects are graded very equally and it comes down to either what teams need or who they like for a particular reason. The consensus picks in this year's draft really end after pick No. 1, but we think our next two have a good chance of being plucked at five and six.

And so, let us continue our 2009 NBA Lottery Mock Draft with the Washington Wizards on the clock (for now).

5. Wizards: Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona

There is a lot of talk about the Wizards trading this pick, possibly for another proven veteran, but many of the teams they are presumably talking to are also interested in Hill. Despite our saying that this was more of a guard heavy draft, Hill becomes the third big man taken in the top five picks. With the lack of quality big men available later, it makes sense. Hill made some great strides at Arizona this season with averages of 18 points and 11 boards per contest, and his 6-10 size is ideal for a power forward in the NBA. While he has a lot of potential, particularly at the defensive end of the court, his offensive skill set is questionable at this point. Still, he's talented enough to warrant this pick--regardless of which team eventually owns the selection.

6. Timberwolves: Tyreke Evans, G, Memphis

Stop us if you've heard this before: a Memphis guard with the ability to create his own shot, pass the ball effectively, use his quickness to force turnovers on the defensive end, and bring a game changing ability to the NBA. Evans is a very intriguing young guard for all of the above reasons, and the Timberwolves are certainly doing their homework on him. He needs to improve his shot from long range, but many of his shots are in transition as he makes offense out of sound defense. There are some flaws in his game, but there is enough talent and, as NBA draft experts love to say, upside to overcome his weaknesses.

That's it for this edition of our 2009 NBA Mock Draft. Check out the previous entries in the upper right hand column of this page and stay tuned for more throughout the weekend.

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Gosto muito de fazer trabalhos orientais, realismos e tradicionais e nas horas vagas gosto de pintar algumas telas.


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Tight Ends the First Picks in UFL Draft?


Via the league's twitter account, it has been announced that Brandon Ledbetter and Jermaine Wiggins have been selected by the San Francisco and Orlando franchises, respectively.

This is the first UFL Draft update from the league, which we assume means these are the first two players to be "selected" or to have dibs called on them. If this is the case, our mock draft was way off.

Keep checking the league's account for further updates throughout the day to see how our mock draft turns out, or visit the UFL Draft Real-Time Blog over at UFL Access.