Monday, April 25, 2011

Why Is Today Special? 4/25/11

Jason Lee (1970) - Is 41 today, star of many movies as well as the TV series "My Name Is Earl"

Renee Zellweger (1969) - Is 42 today, famous actress star of many movies.

Al Pacino (1940) - Is 71 today star of MANY movies immensely famous actor. Most  known for Scarface.

State License Plate Day - Remembering the anniversary of the first state issued license plates in New York in 1901.

Malaria Awareness Day - was designated to be April 25 by President George W Bush in 2007. In his proclamation, President Bush called on Americans to join in on the goal to eradicate malaria on the
African continent


1861 - American Civil War: The Union Army arrives in Washington, D.C.

1881 - 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany

1944 - United Negro College Fund incorporates

1952 - American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter'

1953 - Scientists identify DNA

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Song of the Day 4/23/11 - DJ Mangoo - Eurodancer

In a techno mood...enjoy.

Idiot Drivers

Let me take some time to you talk about some of the idiot drivers that are out on the road. Back about a week ago there was a fairly bad rain and wind storm averaging over an inch an hour of very heavy rain with extremely strong winds. I am traveling home in the highway and that's when the close encounters of the idiot kind began.

Idiot #1: Billy Badass in his lifted Dodge truck with extremely over-sized tires felt as if he owned the road and was indestructible not only did he ride my ass until I moved over he needed to put the hammer down and top out his truck at over 100mph until his taillights vanished into the night up the road. I can understand wanting to get somewhere in a hurry but there is no real need to do that speed in that kind of weather (hard to see in front of you) and pass anything and everything just because you think you are the king of the road.

Idiot #2: Mini Van Stan in another Dodge vehicle. Not only was he also speeding at over 100 mph with what I hope would be an empty van and nobody besides him in it. He was speeding on at least two doughnut tires.  I really doubt any doughnut tire is Z rated for high speed nore able to tread out water properly. It is people like this who hydroplane over every lane of traffic and cause piles and or kill many people.

Idiot #3 Pick a lane Pete. This was probably the biggest idiot of them all, one who almost killed himself right in front of me.  I was getting off at the exit and they were too or so it seemed. They were kind of in between the exit lane and the travel lane. Mind you it is 1am so it is very dark and with the heavy rain you could barely see.  He continued on his route until about 20 feet from the exit sign almost plowing right into it before veering sharply back into the travel lane.

This was just a quick rant displaying some of the idiots out there. If you are one of these types of people SLOW DOWN. Getting there 1 minute earlier in a rain storm isn't worth it.

Why Is Today Special? 4/23/11

John Cena (1977) - He is 34 today, he is a wrestler in the WWE and also an actor.

George Lopez (1961) - He is 50 today, he is a famous comedian and actor. starred on the George Lopez show.

Michael Moore (1954) - He is 57 today, he is a controversial documentary film maker.

William Shakespeare (1564) - He would be 447 today, he was a famous playwright.

National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day - A day that recognizes the beauty of bulldogs, despite their droopy looks.

Book Day and Lover's Day (Spain) -  Saint George’s Day and the anniversary of the death of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes have been observed with special ceremonies in the Palacio de la Disputacion and throughout the city since 1714. Book stands are set up in the plazas and on street corners. This is Spain’s equivalent of Valentine’s Day. Women give books to men; men give roses to women.

1597 - William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen.

1618 - Imperial civil servants thrown out a window of Prague Castle

1883 - Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players

1922 - Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

Friday, April 22, 2011

Song of the Day 4/22/11 - Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover

Just an instrumental song but what an awesome instrumental it is!

Why Is Today Special? 4/22/11

Peter Frampton (1950)  - He is 61 today, he is a famous rock guitarist.

John Waters (1946) - He is 65 today, he is outrageous actor/director.

Jack Nicholson (1937) - He is 74 today, he is a very famous actor.

Earth Day - is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earths natural environment. Try something different today, drying clothes outside or not turning on as many lights.

Good Friday - is a day observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crcifixation of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. 

National Jelly Bean Day - is a time to enjoy gobs and gobs of jelly beans, go buy a bag a munch them down! Jelly beans date back to at least the 1860's

1056 - Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye

1823 - R J Tyers patents roller skates

1906 - New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls

1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test