Carrie and Brad to host 2014 CMA’s

The old adage goes…”if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  And apparently, the Country Music Association has taken that advice to heart.

The CMA announced today that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will once again co-host the awards show, which will air on November 5th.  This will mark the seventh consecutive year that the duo has emceed one of country music’s biggest nights.

On Tuesday night’s telecast of “The CMT Music Festival: Country’s night to Rock”, the pair squared off in a mock game show of CMA Awards trivia.  Carrie won easily, although it did seem like Brad wasn’t all that worked up about winning.

Although he did accuse Little Big Town of “feeding her the questions” earlier.

Kansas State is One of the Happiest Schools in America! (Duh!)

We already knew this, but Kansas State has made the Princeton Review list as one of the “Happiest Colleges in America”!  The study is based on everything from the classes to the campus to food and activities to financial aid, and Kansas State University is in the Top 10!

  1. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  2. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.
  3. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
  4. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
  5. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
  6. Rice University, Houston, Tex.
  7. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  8. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  9. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  10. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

 

Read more here!

This Day In History – August 6

1762

Happy birthday to the “sandwich”!

John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, decided he didn’t want to leave his card game to get a bite to eat.  He told his servant to put some roast beef on two slices of toasted bread, thus creating the tasty treat that bears his name.

So you’re saying laziness started one of modern-day America’s favorite things? AWESOME! I love sammiches!

1945

Nearly 100,000 people died and at least 70,000 more were injured as the B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the first non-test nuclear weapon the world ever saw on Hiroshima, Japan.

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The bomb exploded at 58 seconds past 8:15 a.m. and leveled every structure within a radius of five miles.

Another nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan three days later, and then on September 2, Japan surrendered unconditionally. That ended World War II.

1984

Ray Parker Jr. had the number one song in the land with Ghostbusters!

Great song, but was it a scam? Sure it was! Shortly after this came out, Huey Lewis successfully sued, saying it sounded too much like his song, I Want A New Drug.

Well, it does

1986

Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to be named James Bond!

2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he was running for Governor of the state of California on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

Hey, this guy has class-act politician written all over him!

and then lastly…

2011

A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan. It is considered the worst loss of U.S. Military life in a single incident in the Afghanistan campaign

Out of the 38 people killed, 15 were from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group‘s Gold Squadron Team 6, the group that had recently killed Osama Bin Laden.

Was this revenge?

Either way, rest in peace to these souls!

-Tyler Jackson

Hooters Kid: Cute? Or Parenting Fail?

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A British woman dressed up her 4 year old as a Hooter’s waitress for a beauty pageant.  And, naturally, parents are up-in-arms, and are saying that it’s inappropriate to dress a child in that manner.  Read more about the “Hooter’s Kid” here!

Best. Catfight. Ever.

Two Pennsylvania women attacked each other with stuffed deer heads! (Yeah, you read that right!)Cops said they aren’t sure what the women were arguing about but it turned violent.One of the women was hit with an antler and suffered a minor injury.Both were charged with simple assault.Read more of what went down here!

Keith Urban plays tour guide in Nashville

“American Idol” auditions were being held in Nashville starting yesterday, which meant that Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr were in town.  And fellow judge Keith Urban couldn’t resist showing his panel-mates around town…after all, Nashville is the Country Music capital of the world.

Though their time was limited, Keith was happy to give Harry and J-Lo the scoop on his favorite Music City hotspots…including the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“It’s been really nice,” Keith said Monday before getting back to the auditions. “Yesterday and today’s been great. I love people seeing Nashville right now. It’s just humming and buzzing right now. It’s really, really fun. ”

 

 

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