Two Thumbs Up, Billy Crystal.
Harry Houdini jumped off a bridge into San Francisco Bay with his hands handcuffed and a 75-pound ball and chain attached for good measure…
He swam to the surface — minus the ball, chain and handcuffs — about two minutes later.
Of course he did! ‘merica! Houdini!
John Denver recorded Thank God I’m a Country Boy at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
Everytime I hear this song, it reminds me of:
The number one song was “Sailing” by Christopher Cross.
The track won a Grammy for both record and song of the year. You can’t be in a bad mood after you listening to this!!
and this lastly…
GO LADIES, GO!!
The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect! The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.
Ever since 1973 – August 26th is Women’s Equality Day.
You go, girls!
We all know Florida is plain crazy – you can bit by all sorts of wild creatures down there! Snakes, spiders, bears, panthers, zombies, meth heads, alligators, and apparently now – crocodiles! For today’s #WTFlorida story, this is why you don’t go swimming just anywhere random in Florida. Find out what happened here!
One couple is selling corporate sponsorships to fund their dream wedding.The Orlando, Florida, couple are getting married in Thailand this December, and are hoping to raise roughly $30,000 from various companies in exchange for having their logos sewn onto the bride’s dress and the groom’s tuxedo, and featured on the couple’s various social media platforms.They will have a Thai garden wedding featuring an elephant – and yes, even the elephant will bear advertising space: A company can pay to have its logo printed on a ‘Just Married’ canvas carried by the animal. They plan to spend 11 days in Bangkok and Phuket, where they will enjoy activities such as scuba diving, elephant trekking and bamboo river rafting.They also plan to use the money they raise to donate to their favorite charities, such as the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brother, Big Sister. Sponsorships that include mentions on the couple’s wedding website and various ceremony signage cost between $500 and $5,000, while larger packages – such as one that offers placement on the bride’s wedding dress and honeymoon bikini – say ‘Contact for pricing.’
A man has been seen wandering around Topeka totally naked recently. And guess what? It’s legal to do so! Read more here!
Happy 75th anniversary to The Wizard of Oz!
The classic MGM film opened around the United States. Go Kansas!
George Jones joined the Grand Ole Opry for the first time!
In my opinion, a young George Jones looks a lot like Jim Carrey!
Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Florida.
Of course, she would then move off to the Northeast, and we all know happened from there…
and then lastly…
One year ago!
In a moment that was discussed for weeks and weeks afterward, Miley Cyrus twerked through a provocative performance alongside Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.
That tongue! So nasty…
A Florida man was at his local Starbucks last week when asked if he wanted to “pay it forward”…his response? He said no! He thinks people were participating out of “guilt,” not generosity.”, which is kind of a good point.
What do you think? What do you think of these types of “pay-it forwards”?
Read more about it here!
Most of you are familiar with the “pay it forward” concept; you’re at the drive up window and pay for your order…and also for the person in line behind you. Many of you have probably even participated.
Well, a Starbucks store in St. Petersburg, Florida recently had a string of 457 “pay it forwards”…until it was ended by a local blogger.
Now, before we all barbeque this gentleman…you might consider his reason for ending the string of nice gestures. “I just don’t want to be forced into doing something,” said Peter Schorsch, who is also a political consultant. “This is turning into a social phenomenon and I had to put an end to it.”
It should be noted that he gave the barista a $100 tip.
The inagural season of the latest in televised singing competitions is almost complete.
ABC’s new series “Rising Star” will air the season finale this Sunday night. He, along with Kesha and Ludacris, have been mentoring those singers who had enough talent to cause the American public to “like” them…thus raising a curtain and properly introducing them to the world.
Brad will be performing a single from his new album “Moonshine In The Trunk”, which will be released on Monday. Apparently, he’s enjoyed his time on the new primetime show. “What really surprised me is my favorite part of it is the mentoring — is getting to know these kids and trying to give them the right song.”, said Paisley.
While he’s been mentoring rocker Jesse Kinch…he’s not shy about supporting his longtime favorite Audrey Geiger (who’s a Ludacris protogee).
Again, the finale is this Sunday night on ABC TV, airing at 8pm central.