This Day In History – June 9

1980

Richard Pryor was severely burned by a “free-base” mixture that exploded. He was hospitalized more than two months.

THAT IS WHY YOU DON’T DO DRUGS, KIDS!!!!

THIS, HOWEVER, IS WHY YOU DO BE FUNNY, AND BECOME ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEDIANS EVER:

1989

Barry Switzer resigned as the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma.

Think about this:

Even though he won 12 conference titles, and three national championships with the Sooners, he knew Bill Snyder was coming to K-State to be the architect of “The greatest college football turnaround ever!” in 1989, and he didn’t want any of that!

Atleast that’s what we like to think!

1993

Reba & Linda Davis recorded “Does He Love You”

This isn’t only a great duet, but check out this video! Classic!

-Tyler Jackson

 

 

 

Shame on Subaru of Wichita?! No, no! Shame on YOU!

WICHITA, KS – Suzuki of Wichita is set to become Subaru of Wichita. In the changing of brands, their ownership group decided to do some renovations to their existing building – to the tune of $1.5 Million.

Subaru of Wichita hired a local general contractor, Key Construction, to oversee the renovations. Key Construction, in-turn, hired Hi-Tech interiors, from right here in Manhattan, to do the drywall and interior finish.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Local 201 is a St. Louis based worker’s union with a chapter in Wichita. They didn’t win the contract, so they decided to post a large white banner, manned by several people in front of the dealership, that reads “Shame on Subaru of Wichita.” …The dealership responded with a banner of its own that reads “For Having Unbeatable Prices.”

The UBCJA claims that the local non-union employers pay their employees substandard wages. According to both Key Construction, and Hi-Tech Interiors, this an unsubstantiated claim.

This picture is classic! Talk about getting even! 

 

-Tyler Jackson

Crickets…the Other White Meat??!!

Eating crickets is the new trend at some restaurants in New York City. 

At one restaurant the bugs were served up in every style… sprinkled on toffee, spread into pate, and skewered on toothpicks to dip in cocktail sauce.

According to one food writer, not only do crickets make for deliciously crunchy treats, but they are also a nutritional source of protein and may well replace meat in our diets in the future.

Read more here