Wounded Warrior wins a stock car race

Marine Ssgt Liam Dwyer lost part of his left leg in combat…but he didn’t let that stop him.  And on Saturday, in Connecticut…he didn’t let it slow him down either, as he and partner Tom Long won the IMSA SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock.

Read the story here.

The must-have bobblehead of the summer!

Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the release of one of the best baseball movies ever!  If you’ve seen “Major League”…you’ve seen Jobu; who was put to use trying to help slugger Pedro Cerrano (played by current Allstate spokesperson Dennis Haysbert) learn how to hit the curveball.  Check out the details here!

Oscars pizza guy has a new gig

So, remember when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres ordered some pizza for her A-list pals?  Well, 30 year old delivery man Edgar Martirosyan has parlayed his unexpected moment in the spotlight and now has a new boss…himself!  Isn’t America great?!?!?!

Check out the whole story here!

This Day In History – May 23

This Day In History – May 23

1934

Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Thank you Travis Tritt for such a moving tribute song!

1958

Happy Birthday to Cliff’s Notes! If you were an American high school student, and you didn’t use Cliff’s Notes, you were doing it wrong!!

1994

Twenty-years ago today, Pulp Fiction - one of the greatest movies of all-time - won the “Golden Palm” for best film at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.

Who could ever forget this classic scene??

and then lastly…

2000

Eminem released his third studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP.  It sold more than 1.79 million copies in its first week alone, setting a Guinness World Record as the fastest-selling solo album ever.

This album reminds me of high school! Would the real slim shady please stand up???

 

-Tyler Jackson

A Non-Competitive Field Day? What???

Parents of students at an elementary school in Michigan were confused after a flyer promoting the school’s annual field day described all students as “winners”…. therefore the “competitive ‘urge to win’ will be kept to a minimum”.The day is designed for the school to get together for several hours of activities…. and all the kids are winners. The flyer said the real reward will be enjoyment and good feelings of participation.

Read more here!

This Day In History – May 22

This Day In History – May 22

1933

Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay!

Do you believe in Nessie?!

1992

Johnny Carson said goodbye to The Tonight Show after 30 years!

And then lastly…

2011

At least 140 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a three-quarter-mile-wide tornado hits Joplin, Missouri. The tornado is among the deadliest in the nation’s history, destroying nearly a third of the city and damaging about 2,000 buildings, including water treatment and sewage plants.

#PrayersForJoplin

-Tyler Jackson

Best Proposal Video EVER!

Good luck trying to top this one, guys…

This guy takes four long years to visit 26 countries just to film a lip sync proposal video for his girlfriend.

The college student knew when he met his girlfriend he would marry her so he spent the next four years taking advantage of the travel opportunities he had through school to record a video.

The lip sync is appropriately set to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” and he played it for her after the they graduated from college and made it part of his proposal – she of course said yes.