This is day 347 of 2008, with 19 days remaining on the YEAR!!!!
Do you guys ever go through those websites and check those in this date factoids? Here is some wasteful reading its fun check it out: THE ON THIS DAY stuff continues....as follows:
• 1914: The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average occurred, down 24.39%.
• 1917: In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
• 1968: The Rolling Stones filmed their "Rock & Roll Circus" in London with guests John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, the Who, Jethro Tull, Mitch Mitchell, Marianne Faithful, and Mia Farrow. The show was finally released 28 years later in 1996.
• 1989: The U.S. issued a patent (#4,885,809) to Charles Muchmore of St. Bernard, Ohio, for his Portable Pocket Spittoon, a flesh-colored plastic flask-like container for tobacco chewers who prefer to spit more privately.
• 1992: A Norway court ruled that Oslo University did not have to re-admit a 39-year-old student until he bathed. The astrophysics major, who had lived in a cave for 14 years, sued the university for a half-million dollars after he was expelled for stinking.
• 2000: A divided U.S. Supreme Court halted the presidential recount in Florida, effectively making Republican George W. Bush the winner.
• 2003: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was knighted by Great Britain.
• 2003: Keiko, the killer whale made famous by the "Free Willy" movies, died in the Norwegian fjord that he'd made his home.
• 2003: A disabled cyclist who fell into an icy river was saved when he used his false leg as a float. Brian Denman grabbed the plastic limb which had come off as he lost balance and slid down a bank. He clung to it in the dark for half an hour until fire crews hauled him from the River Tone in the UK.
• 2005: A court in China dismissed harassment charges against a man who broke into the home of a neighbor he secretly loved and stole one of her bras. The judge decided the man had good intentions because he also did the woman's laundry, washed her dishes and fixed her computer.
• Former Price is Right host Bob Barker is 85
• Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch is 84
• Singer/actress Connie Francis is 70
• Singer Dionne Warwick is 67
• Rock Hall of Famer Dickey Betts (The Allman Bros. Band) is 65
• Actor Tom Wilkinson (The Patriot, Michael Clayton) is 60
• Actor Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is 59
• Singer/drummer Sheila E is 49
• Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin is 46
• Actress Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond, House of Sand and Fog, The Day the Earth Stood Still) is 38
• Actress Mayim Bialik (Blossom) is 33
DATEBOOK - December 15, 2008
This is day 350 of 2008, with 16 days remaining.
• 1791: The Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, took effect following ratification by Virginia.
• 1938: Ground was broken for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
• 1939: The movie "Gone With the Wind" had its world premiere in Atlanta.
• 1944: Bandleader Glenn Miller was killed when his U.S. Army plane disappeared over the English Channel.
• 1966: Movie producer Walt Disney died at age 65.
• 2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after 11 years and $27 million to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
• 2004: American telecommunications giants Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. announced they would merge in a $35 billion deal.
• Actor Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show) is 75
• Musician Dave Clark is 66
• Actor Don Johnson (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges, Tin Cup) is 59
• Actress Helen Slater (The Legend of Billie Jean, City Slickers) is 45
• Actor Adam Brody (The O.C.) is 29
I know I know its mindless stuff but some people can appreciate it, is that you mail me and tell me why! firstname.lastname@example.org
OK well since you liked that so much I HAVE MORE my e-mail is filled with this stuff that i love passing on check it out i am INFORMATION BOY now:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
• December: Bingo's Birthday Month, Lifestyle Wellness Month, MADD's Tie One On for Safety Holiday Ribbon Campaign, National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, National Sign Up for Summer Camp Month, Safe Toys and Gifts Month, Universal Human Rights Month
• December 11: Golden Globe Nominations announced
• December 15: Members of the Electoral College are scheduled to meet in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to formally choose the next president.
• December 15: Cat Herders Day
• December 16: National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
• December 16: Barbie Backlash Day
• December 23: Festivus
• December 25: Christmas
• December 26: Academy Award nominations ballots mailed
• December 26: National Candy Cane Day
• December 27: National Fruitcake Day
• January: Book Blitz Month, Cervical Cancer Screening Month, Coffee Gourmet International Month, Family Fit Lifestyle Month, Financial Wellness Month, International Business Resolutions Month, International Creativity Month, International Life Balance Month, International Wealth Mentality Month, National Be On-Purpose Month, National Clean Up Your Computer Month, National Get Organized Month, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, National Hot Tea Month, National Mail Order Gardening Month, Nation Mentoring Month, National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month, National Radon Action Month, National Returns Month, National Yours, Mine And Ours Month, Oatmeal Month, Senior Women's Travel Month, Slow Cooking Month, Walk Your Pet Month
• January 6: American Idol Season 8 begins
• January 11: Golden Globe Awards
• January 12: Academy Award nominations ballots due
• January 22: Academy Award nominees announced
• January 28: Academy Award final ballots mailed
• February 8: Grammy Awards on CBS
• February 17: U.S. switches to digital television
• February 17: Academy Award final ballots due
• February 22: 81st annual Academy Awards
• March 9: Dancing with the Stars begins
• March 12: ER ends its 15-year run
• May 29: Jay Leno's last Tonight Show
• June 1: Conan O'Brien takes over Tonight Show
Whew---can i stop typing those now...i need a break, gasp! LOL :)
The new MOVIE the DAY The Earth Stood Still is out TONIGHT! Here is some interesting things I have found out about the BIG star in the MOVIE check it out for fun!
STUFF YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT KEANU REEVES
Keanu Reeves is back in theaters this weekend, in a remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Here are some things you may not have known about Keanu:
Born in Beirut in 1964, Keanu experienced a turbulent childhood, living in Australia, New York and Toronto with his English mother Patricia.
Keanu's first name is a Hawaiian word meaning "cool breeze over the mountains". His first agent wasn't too fond of the name, however, insisting that he be credited as K.C. Reeves.
Keanu was given the intimidating nickname 'The Wall' in high school due to his skills on the ice hockey rink.
An above-average musician, Keanu played bass for grunge band Dogstar in the '90s and more recently in a group called Becky.
Keanu almost missed out on starring in mega-blockbuster The Matrix. The role was initially offered to Will Smith and Nicolas Cage, who both turned the part down.
In order to get Al Pacino cast in The Devil's Advocate Keanu deferred his salary, allowing producers to come up with the cash for the Scarface star.
He's humble. Once, after landing on a Sexiest Film Stars list, Keanu told an interviewer, "I am not handsome or sexy."
Whew, now i feel better, right? Stuff we just had to know about the man...YAWN LOL
Since i am on the movie topic here is what is new this weekend and on DVD and such
NEW IN THEATERS TODAY
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (PG-13)
• Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly
• A woman and her son learn the chilling meaning behind the proclamation of an extraterrestrial visitor that he is a "friend to the Earth."
NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS (PG-13)
• Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Peña, Freddy Rodríguez, Luis Guzmán, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing
• A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.
• Voice cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Kelly Ripa, Chris Kattan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Val Kilmer, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Louis Gossett Jr., Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds
• In an exotic divided land, Delgo, an adventurous dreamer but naive teenager, must rally his group of troubled youth and some unlikely friends to protect their world from conflict between the terrestrial Lockni people, who harness the mysteries of the land, and the winged Nohrin people, who rule the skies. Animated.
NEW ON DVD THIS WEEKEND
• The Dark Knight (buy the two disk set i did BLU RAY BABY)
• Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
• Man on Wire
• Lost - Season 4
• Happy Days - Season 4
• Gunsmoke - Season 3, Vol. 1
• Rawhide - Season 3, Vol. 2
Oh i finally get to show you just how much of a GEEK i really am. Have you ever wanted to know what country music albums are out, and or are coming to a WALMART near YOU? I have a list of everything for you to make the shopping less stressful, please enjoy! Btw i love being information boy, YEEEHAW!
RECENT ALBUM RELEASES
• Alan Jackson: Good Time (3/4) (Arista Nashville)
• Andy Griggs: The Good Life (5/27)
• Billy Currington: Little Bit of Everything (10/14)
• Blake Shelton: Startin' Fires (11/18)
• Brad Paisley: Play (11/4)
• Chuck Wicks: Starting Now (1/22)
• Craig Morgan: Greatest Hits (9/30)
• Craig Morgan: That's Why (10/21)
• Crystal Shawanda: Dawn of a New Day (8/19)
• Darius Rucker: Learn To Live (9/16)
• Dierks Bentley: Greatest Hits (5/6)
• Dierks Bentley: Live From Austin, TX (11/11)
• Faith Hill: Joy To The World (9/30) (Warner Bros)
• George Strait: Classic Christmas (10/7)
• George Strait: Troubadour (4/1)
• Heidi Newfield: What Am I Waiting For (8/5) (Curb)
• Jamey Johnson: That Lonesome Song (8/5)
• James Otto: Sunset Man (4/8)
• Jessica Simpson: Do You Know (9/9)
• Jimmy Wayne: Beautiful Thing (8/26)
• Joe Nichols: Real Things (8/21) (Universal South)
• John Michael Montgomery: Time Flies (10/14)
• Josh Gracin: We Weren't Crazy (4/1)
• Julianne Hough: self-titled (5/20)
• Julianne Hough: The Julianne Hough Collection (holiday, at Target) (10/12)
• Keith Anderson: C'mon (8/5)
• Kellie Pickler: self-titled (9/30)
• Kenny Chesney: Lucky Old Sun (10/21)
• Kenny Chesney: Lucky Old Sun Deluxe Edition (10/14)
• Kristy Lee Cook: Why Wait (9/16)
• Lady Antebellum: Lady Antebellum (4/15)
• Lee Ann Womack: Call Me Crazy (10/21)
• Little Big Town: A Place To Land (re-issue with bonus tracks) (10/14)
• Luke Bryan: I’ll Stay Me (Capitol) (8/14)
• Mark Wills: Familiar Stranger (10/28)
• Miranda Lambert: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (5/1) (Epic Nashville)
• Montgomery Gentry: Back When I Knew It All (6/10)
• Phil Vassar: Prayer Of A Common Man (4/22)
• Randy Houser: Anything Goes (11/18)
• Randy Owen: One To One (11/4) (Broken Bow)
• Randy Travis: Around The Bend (7/15) (Warner Bros)
• Rascal Flatts: Greatest Hits (10/28)
• Reba McEntire: 50 Greatest Hits (10/21)
• Rebecca Lynn Howard: No Rules (6/17) (Saguaro Records)
• Sugarland: Love On The Inside (7/29)
• Taylor Swift: Beautiful Eyes (7/15) (Big Machine) (Wal-Mart exclusive)
• Taylor Swift: Fearless (11/11)
• The Lost Trailers: Holler Back (8/26) (BNA)
• The Zac Brown Band: The Foundation (11/18)
• Tim McGraw: Greatest Hits 3 (10/7)
• Toby Keith: 35 Biggest Hits (5/6)
• Toby Keith: Big Dog Daddy (6/12) (Show Dog Records)
UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASES
• Billy Ray Cyrus: Back To Tennessee (1/13)
• Johnny Cash Remixed (1/27)
• Dierks Bentley: Feel That Fire (2/3)
• Wynonna: Sing: Chapter One (2/3)
• Jake Owen: Easy Does It (2/24)
• Raul Malo: Lucky One (3/3)
• Keith Urban: untitled (3/31)
OK my fingers hurt, time to get out of here...HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND