Lady A to help celebrate Grand Ole Opry’s birthday

The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating it’s 89th birthday in October…and they announced today that headlining that milestone concert will be none other than Lady Antebellum!

Starting just a few years after the birth of commercial radio in the United States, the Opry began as a showcase of country music talent…and as a means to advertise for insurance.  The famed letters WSM weren’t call letters…but rather the abbreviation for the insurance company motto: “We Shield Millions”.

Craig Morgan and Trace Adkins are also slated to perform as the birthday bash continues all weekend long.

 

 

This Day In History – August 5

1861

President Lincoln imposed the first federal income tax by signing the Revenue Act.

Here’s a picture of President Lincoln with a beard:

And without:

*Sigh*

The Tax Man…

Thanks, Lincoln!

1962

The ever so gorgeous, and the ever so timeless, Marilyn Monroe, passed away.

It was ruled thatpassed away from an alleged overdose of sleeping pills, or “acute barbiturate poisoning.”..

Or was she murdered?

1980

Horrible day in America!

The Osmonds split up!!!

This their only #1 hit: One Bad Apple

But they did end up selling 102 million records worldwide!

How?!  

1983

Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise in his breakout role, opened up in theaters!

GREAT movie!

Who could ever forget this scene?!

and then lastly…

What a deal!

1985

The World Famous Mustang Ranch in Nevada was sold for 18 million dollars.

It was the largest legal house of prostitution in the U.S. –> 108 bedrooms!

then…

Thanks to a no-beard Lincoln’s team killing the greatest place ever! 

Oh!

By the way,

Happy national underwear day!

-Tyler Jackson

Don’t Drink and Bike! (Video)

     A drunk Nebraska woman ended up with several injuries after attempting to perform a bicycle stunt, and it was all caught on camera.The 50-year-old woman’s nephew recorded her bicycling down a makeshift ramp on a lake while under the influence.Footage shows her pedaling down to the wooden structure and veering off course.As she plunges into the water on two wheels she smacks her head on the pier.Before the video ends, she is dragged out of the water and gasping for air.She suffered a concussion, split chin, black eye and broken teeth as a result of the fall, but she has now reassured online viewers that she is fully-recovered and feels ‘great’ now.Although some have criticized her nephew for making the video public, hopefully it will serve as a lesson to not drink and drive, or ride.

Best/Worst Party Schools of 2014

The Princeton Review just put out their annual list of the biggest party schools in the US. Topping the list this year was Syracuse University, who also happened to get high marks on other lists this year including best college newspaper and sports scene.

Here’s how the lists rounded out:

Top 20 Party Schools

1.Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
2.University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
3.University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
4.West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
5.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
6.Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
7.Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
8.University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
9.Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
10.University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
11.Miami University (Ohio), Oxford, Ohio
12.Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
13.Ohio University-Athens, Athens, Ohio
14.DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
15.University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
16.University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi
17.Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
18.University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
19.University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
20.University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

 

Top 20 Sober Schools

1.Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2.Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
3.U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
4.Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
5.Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California
6.College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri
7.Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
8.Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania
9.U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
10.City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
11.City University of New York-City College, New York, New York
12.Wesleyan College (Georgia), Macon, Georgia
13.U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
14.Franklin W. Olin COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Needham, Massachusetts
15.City University of New York-Queens College, Flushing, New York
16.Mills College, Oakland, California
17.St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
18.University of Houston, Houston, Texas
19.Nazareth College, Rochester, New York
20.University of Dallas, Irving, Texas

Man Gets Attacked by a Swan at the Great Bend Zoo!

A man visiting the Kansas zoo was bit by a swan while trying to take a selfie.The man was recording the incident and later posted the clip onto YouTube.The irony of the story is that he was trying to take a selfie and send it to a friend– who was attacked by a swan.

Amtrak train leaves the station…without the passengers

If you’ve ever taken a trip on a train, you know that one of the most memorable parts of the trip is when the conductor shouts out a mighty “all ABOARD”…and then soon after the train heads down the track.

Except this past weekend in New York City.

An Amtrak train bound for Washington DC apparently began it’s journey without all of it’s New York passengers after the train was given the go-ahead to depart.  The folks who were there to board the train had been sent to the wrong platform.

They were all eventually re-booked on later trains, but as you might expect…most were not very happy about the situation, and took to Twitter to voice (or tweet) their displeasure.

“@Amtrak u didn’t find it strange that no one from NYC got on the Acela to DC?? Left an entire train of people at Penn #mindblown,” wrote @JamieBraaten.

Big Bang stars get big, big raises

Seriously, how would you like to triple your paycheck?

It happened for Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting…the principal stars of the #1 comedy on television.  The “Big Bang Theory” actors negotiated as a group and held out for a hefty raise.  And what do you know.  Bazinga!  They all got one…a very substantial one!

Reportedly making about $350,000 an episode, the actors (who play Sheldon, Leonard, and Penny respectively), have all signed a three year deal worth in the neighborhood of $90 million dollars.  When you factor in the bonuses and the back-end fees, they’ll each earn a little more than $1 million per episode.  However, the show consistently tops the ratings, and Parsons is looking to win his 4th consecutive Emmy.  CBS charges nearly a half million per thirty second commercial; the show is essentially a cash printing press.

Bazinga indeed!

Will Carrie Underwood sing on Brad’s new album?

With the release date of Brad Paisley’s new CD “Moonshine In The Trunk” just weeks away, his fans are getting more and more excited.  Brad’s even tried giving those folks snippets of the new songs…until his label takes them down.

But the big question?  When the album drops on August 26th, will Carrie Underwood make an appearance on it?

“There might be a female singer on there that sounds a lot like Carrie Underwood”, Brad recently said in an interview. “There’s (a song) where she’s mentioned”, he added with a smile.

 

rie Underwood to Be Featured on Brad Paisley’s Album? | http://tasteofcountry.com/carrie-underwood-to-be-featured-on-brad-paisleys-upcoming-album/?trackback=tsmclip

Let’s be honest…the two of them make great award show co-hosts, they’re both incredibly gifted entertainers, and they’ve already sung together on 2012′s “Remind Me”…a performance than nabbed several accolades.

If I were a betting man…I’d bet that Carrie and Brad sing together.  But we’ve got 22 days to find out for sure.

Read More: Carrie Underwood to Be Featured on Brad Paisley’s Album? | http://tasteofcountry.com/carrie-underwood-to-be-featured-on-brad-paisleys-upcoming-album/?trackback=tsmclip

Meet the “Human Ken Doll”!

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A 20-year-old model, and plastic surgery addict, has spent $50,000 to look like the life-size twin of Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken.Celso Santebanes has had his chin, jaw and nose done along with silicone implants in his chest.  According to those that know him Celso also tries to “act” like Ken in his everyday life. He even makes appearances as Ken at parties and can make anywhere from $10,000 – $16,000 just for showing up and taking photos with people.

Read more here!