This Day In History – September 10

1897

British police arrest George Smith for drunken driving.

It was the world’s first DWI

1939

Canada declared war on Germany. 

Thanks Canada, ‘ppreciate ya bro, but, we got this.

Signed, America

1955

Gunsmoke premiered, with Jim Arness starring as lawman Matt Dillon.

Set in my hometown of Dodge City, Kansas, Gunsmoke lasted for 20 seasons, becoming the fourth longest-running prime-time show on TV in the process. Fantastic show!

1990

Will Smith made his debut in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

One of my favorite shows of all-time! Well done!

1998

President Clinton met with members of his cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Whatever, Bill. Thanks for looking us all in the face and straight up lying to us. It showed your true character. ‘ppreciate ya, bro!

Signed, America

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – September 9

1850

California became the 31st state to join the Union!

Happy birthday you crazy, giant sized, large economy, highly regulated, gorgeous state! 

1956

Elvis Presley’s first ever appearance on Ed Sullivan’s Show!

54,000,000 viewers, or 82.6 percent of the U.S. television audience, tuned into CBS.

21-year-old Elvis wowed the audience of fans and screaming girls by singing Dont Be Cruel and Ready Teddy. 

He got paid $50,000 for appearing – that’s more than The Beatles go paid (Or anyone else did, for that matter).

Fun Fact: Ed Sullivan was actually ill, so actor Charles Laughton filled in!

1968

Debra Dene Barnes, also know as Miss Kansas, was crowned the 40th Miss America!

A versatile and accomplished pianist, Debbie won the Miss America title playing the Oscar-winning song Born Free in four variations.

Today, she is a veteran piano instructor at Missouri Southern State University

and then lastly…

2007

Happy 7th wedding anniversary to Joe Nichols! 

Joe married Heather Singleton in Savannah, Georgia.

Congrats to them!

-Tyler Jackson

Fifty Shades of Grey lingerie! Would you buy it?

Hey ladies! I know we’re 157 long days away from the release of the the Fifty Shades Of Gray movie, but, if you wanna get your Anastasia-on, you now can!

British Retailer Tesco has announced that they will be offering a Fifty Shades of Grey inspired lingerie line!  

The 50 Shades of Grey lingerie collection launches in Tesco this month

The line has 35 pieces for women and eight for men and will be released this month.

Women and men of all sizes will be embraced and the goal is to make someone feel both confident and comfortable.

Get your lingerie here!

In the meantime, ladies, enjoy this:

-Tyler & Megan

Carrie Underwood checks out Garth’s comeback tour

It was a busy week last week for Carrie Underwood.  After announcing via Twitter that she and hubby Mike Fisher are expecting their first child, she decided to go see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in concert on Friday night in Chicago.

Carrie posted a photo from the event on her Instagram account…and even made a reference to her pregnancy.

Kelly Clarkson was also at the show…but she wasn’t there just to enjoy Garth’s return from a decade long “retirement”…Kelly performed with Trisha Yearwood before taking a seat to watch the rest of the concert.

As for Carrie…she’s a pretty big star, which leads to the question…are those the best seats she could get?

This Day In History – September 8

1973 

Marvin Gaye started a two-week run at the top of the singles chart with Let’s Get It On

That was Marvin’s second number one single.

1974

Evel Knievel tried to leap the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. The designer of his custom-built Sky Cycle 2 was offered a bonus of 80 thousand dollars if Evel survived the jump.

When it came time to make the jump, the bike failed, but the automatic parachute opened and Evel rode it safely down to Earth.

1986 

The Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast nationally for the first time.

Oprah’s daytime television talk show turned her into one of the most powerful, wealthy people in show business and, arguably, the most influential woman in America.

2007

Rodney Atkins went to number one with These Are My People!

and then lastly…

Say what you will about the guy, but this saved baseball.

1998

Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 62nd home run of the season. He had beaten a record that had stood for 37 years by Roger Maris.

McGwire would eventually reach 70 home runs on September 27.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – September 5

1930

Charles Creighton and James Hagris completed the drive from New York City to Los Angeles and back to New York City all in reverse gear. The trip took 42 days in their 1929 Ford Model A.

WHY?!! That would be horrible! 

1966 

Jerry Lewis’ First ever Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000

Since then, he’s raised 2.45 billion! Wow!

1972 

Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team were murdered by Arab terrorists in Munich, Germany.

1998

After nearly 30 years of rocking and rolling together, Aerosmith finally had a number one single. They hit the top of the chart with I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing from the movie Armageddon.

and then lastly…

2003

In London, magician David Blaine entered a clear plastic box and was then suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River.

He remained there until October 19th, surviving only on water.

Once again…why?!?! 

-Tyler Jackson

 

 

 

Are You Obese?

Rates of adult obesity increased in six states and fell in none last year — and now a record 20 states have at least 30% of adults that are obese.

The 2013 adult obesity rate exceeds 20% in every state, while 42 have rates above 25%. For the first time two states Mississippi and West Virginia rose above 35%.

The only good news in the findings was that rates of childhood obesity have leveled off throughout the country.

To find out if you’re obese, check out the chart!

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Read more here.