- “International Moment of Laughter Day”, a day to take the time to experience the power of laughter.
- “Library Workers Day”, so be sure to thank your local librarian today.
- “Pan American Day”, celebrated annually as a symbol of the American continental community. The date marks the 1890 founding of the organization representing North, Central, and South American countries. It’s most recent conference was hosted by Panama City.
ON THIS DATE…………….
1912, the Titanic began to sink after it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm. The ship sank the following morning with the loss of 1,517 lives.
1956, the first VCR was invented
1983, The first cordless telephone, capable of operating up to 600 feet from its base, was introduced by Fidelity and British Telecom
“Little Miss Sunshine” Actress – Abigail Breslin (19)
Actress – Sarah Michelle Gellar (38) – (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Pete Rose (74) – (Baseball player – All-time hits leader/banned from baseball)
Loretta Lynn (83 according to Wikipedia)
WEB FIND OF THE DAY – AMY SCHUMER ON ELLEN
Comedienne Amy Schumer was on Ellen last week and it was hilarious.
She talks about a food app she has on her phone.
She also told a great story about going to an L.A. Lakers game
– The world’s oldest person, Gertrude Weaver, has died at the age of 116. She passed at a rehab center in Camden, Arkansas
– RADAR Online claims Julia Roberts is selling her Hawaii home for $30 million
– Warner Brothers is planning to remake “Gremlins”
– Nike has sold $340 million worth of LeBron James shoes in the past year. That’s up 13% from the prior year
– A Picasso painting, named “Les Femmes d’Alger”, is going to be auctioned off in May. The 1955 piece shows women in a harem and is expected to sell for $140 million.
– Naughty Gossip claims Jay Z is hosting a party in Vegas following the Mayweather-Manny fight. Tables are going for $50,000
– Fox is planning to create a new series based on ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Big Eyes” ( PG-13 Biographical Drama ): A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Directed by Tim Burton. Stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman.
- “John Denver: Country Boy” ( NR TV Biography ): At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, he performed at sold-out concerts, sold more than 100 million albums, and appeared in TV specials that got top ratings. Yet he suffered from insecurity and depression. This intimate BBC profile includes exclusive accounts from those closest to him.
- “Maps To the Stars” ( R-Rated Drama ) – David Cronenberg’s latest follows the ‘Weiss’ family, who are making their way in Hollywood that’s rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. John Cusack stars as a TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Co-stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson.
A Robber Is Busted Carrying a Bag With a Dollar Sign
Robbers in cartoons always have one thing in common: When they steal money, they throw it into a bag with a big DOLLAR SIGN on it. We never thought we’d see someone do that in real life.
But clearly, we underestimated the cartoonish qualities of the amateur American criminal.
20-year-old David Eli Lingafelter of Olympia, Washington went into a Subway on Wednesday with a red bandana covering his face and demanded all the cash in the register.
Since it was a Subway, they only had $100 . . . so David took that and an employee’s cell phone.
The cops quickly found him hiding behind a dumpster nearby. They found the cash on him, along with the cell phone, a knife . . . and yes, a canvas bag with a dollar sign printed on it.
It’s not clear if David actually put his loot in his dollar sign sack . . . or if maybe he was expecting more cash but didn’t bother to use the bag when he only got $100.
He was arrested and charged with robbery.
Woman Wouldn’t Pull the Plug on Her Husband After a Motorcycle Crash,
A guy in Georgia named Matt Davis was in a motorcycle crash back in 2011, when he was 22. He fell into a coma, and doctors told his wife Danielle to pull the plug . . . because even if he DID wake up, he’d have severe brain damage.
Danielle was only 23 at the time, and at that point she and Matt had only been married seven months, and known each other less than a year. So she could have EASILY bowed out and let his family handle it. But she refused to give up on him. And a few weeks later . . . he woke up.
Unfortunately, the doctors were right about the brain damage. Matt couldn’t talk . . . couldn’t do much more than blink . . . and didn’t remember who Danielle was. Three months later, she took him home and started working with him. And four years later, he can talk . . . get around in a wheelchair . . . do yoga as part of his therapy . . . and recently started DRIVING again.
Danielle is currently raising money on GoFundMe.com to pay for Matt’s therapy for the next five years, because his insurance won’t cover it. It’s now over 62-thousand dollars!
Matt still doesn’t remember his wedding day, or most things from before the crash. But he talked about Danielle in a recent interview . . . and said he sure is glad he married her.
STAND UP FOR YOUR HEALTH:
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new health campaign in Britain. Sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not undone by working out at the gym. A few results from a recent survey of 2,000 office workers …
- 78% agree that they spend too much time sitting down.
- Nearly two-thirds are worried that sitting at work is having a negative impact on their health.
- 45% of women and 37% of men spend less than 30 minutes a day on their feet at work.
- More than half regularly eat their lunch at their desks.
So, what to do? Experts suggest standing regularly, walking around more, taking a break from the computer every half-hour, using stairs instead of an elevator, and embracing creative ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks. Standing burns an extra 50 calories per hour compared to sitting.– “International Business Times