- “Drive-Thru Day”, honoring all businesses that allow you to shop without leaving your vehicle.
- “Gilroy Garlic Festival”, the 37th annual salute to the ‘stink rose’ through Sunday in Gilroy CA. Events include ‘The Great Garlic Cook-Off’ and the ‘Miss Gilroy Garlic Pageant’.
- “Tequila Day”, celebrating Mexico’s national booze that’s becoming increasingly popular in other drinks beside margaritas.
- “Virtual Love Day”, a day for those who have experienced an online relationship and especially for those who’ve found true love through the Internet.
ON THIS DATE………..
1938, instant coffee was invented
1946, the first underwater nuclear test took place
1984, Terry Bradshaw retired after 14 years and four Super Bowl championships with the Pittsburgh Steelers
2005, Lance Armstrong won his seventh straight Tour de France. Later all stripped because of steroid use.
Country star – Jerrod Niemann (36)
Actress/Singer/American Idol Host – Jennifer Lopez (46)
Former MLB player – Barry Bonds (51)
Country singer – Pam Tillis (58)
Actor – Michael Richards (66) – (Kramer on Seinfeld)
Guy Ruined a KKK Parade by Playing Goofy Music on His Tuba
The KKK marched through Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, to protest the Confederate flag being removed from the state capitol. So a guy named Matt Buck followed them down the street and played goofy music on his tuba.
Technically it was a sousaphone, which is one of those big tubas you see in marching bands.
Diet Coke Drinking is down
Diet Coke drinkers are going the way of the dinosaur and BlackBerry users, according to Coca-Cola’s earnings report out Wednesday.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based company said the Diet Coke brand declined 7% over the last three months. That continues a trend of negative Diet Coke growth the company’s been seeing for a decade.
But soda drinkers aren’t giving up on the sweet stuff entirely. Coke’s low-calorie Coca-Cola Zero brand is up 6%, almost entirely making up for Diet Coke’s plunge.
It’s hard to tell exactly what’s driving the Diet Coke to Coke Zero shift. Some diet sodas have suffered from speculation over the health consequences of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, causing PepsiCo to remove that ingredient from Diet Pepsi. But aspartame is found in Coke Zero as well as Diet Coke.
It could be simply a matter of taste: While Diet Coke has a distinguishable flavor, Coke Zero is intended to taste exactly like regular Coke.
Postal Worker Saved a Guy’s Life When She Noticed He Hadn’t Checked His Mail
Cissy Cartwright is a postal worker who delivers mail in Hope Hull, Alabama, about ten minutes south of Montgomery. So . . . she’s a ‘mailwoman?’ I’m never sure how to say that. Anyway, she’s worked for the Post Office for 20 years.
And being a veteran comes in handy. Because last Tuesday, she noticed that a guy on her route hadn’t checked his mail in a long time. His name is Tommy Hope . . . he’s 66 . . . and Cissy knew that just wasn’t like him. She also knew he had a bad back.
So she walked up his long driveway to check on him, since he lives in a secluded, rural area. It turns out his front door was wide open . . . he was stranded on the floor dehydrated, with multiple broken bones . . . and he’d been there for TEN DAYS.
He’d fallen back on July Fourth, and couldn’t get to a phone. So he survived by moving on his back to the front door, to catch rain water with a bucket. He called for help when Cissy called his name, and she took it from there.
Now he’s recovering in a hospital in Montgomery, and says Cissy saved his life.
– TMZ claims Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have finally signed their divorce documents. She is dating NBA star James Harden
– The Indiana Pacers plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie “Hoosiers” by wearing jerseys from the film. They will don Hickory High School uniforms during select games. Pacers President Larry Bird says: “‘Hoosiers’ takes us all back to a special place and time.”
– Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now the 9th wealthiest person in the world with an estimated worth of $42.9 billion. Facebook is the eighth most profitable company in the world with a market value of $274.95 billion
New Movies Opening This Weekend
Southpaw (Rated R) … Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. A boxer on the verge of retirement must deal with his wife being murdered and his daughter being taken away. Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) becomes addicted to drugs before making a comeback with trainer Titus “Tick” Wills (Forest Whitaker).
Pixels (Rated PG-13) … Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad. Aliens misinterpret feeds of classic video games as a declaration of war against them. They attack Earth before the President (Kevin James) uses his childhood friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), and other gamers, to defeat the aliens
★ A 4th (fourth!?!) “Sharknado” movie is already in the pipeline according to the Syfy network, but there will be a twist to the next one. Just as “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” finished airing this week, the network tweeted that not only would there be another installment to the so-bad-it’s-good schlockfest franchise, but that viewers get to decide if Tara Reid’s character ‘April Wexler’ lives or dies from the large piece of Space Shuttle debris hurtling toward her at the very end of Episode 3. Fans can vote using the hashtags #AprilLives or #AprilDies on Twitter, or at the official “Sharknado” website …
- And tonight Jennifer Lawrence is set to take on Julianne Moore’s role as ‘Maude Lebowski’ in a live reading of the 1998 cult classic movie “The Big Lebowski” at the “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montréal QC. Filmmaker Jason Reitman (“Juno”), who frequently directs live reads of hit movies, was able to land the Oscar-winning actress as she’s already in town shooting “X-Men: Apocalypse”. He’d already recruited Michael Fassbender to take on the iconic lead role of ‘The Dude’, originally played by Jeff Bridges. Then Fassbender convinced “X-Men” co-star Olivia Munn to join the live read as ‘Bunny Lebowski’, originally played by Tara Reid. – “Entertainment Weekly”
Firefighters Had to Rescue a Guy Who Got His Head Stuck in a Weight Machine
A 60-year-old guy was working out in a hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday morning . . . somehow fell off a weight machine . . . and got his HEAD stuck in it.
The fire department had to come use torches and saws to get him out. They say he had significant injuries and he was taken to the hospital.
A Woman Tried to Take a Selfie With a Bison and Got Flipped in the Air
People take absurd risks on a daily basis for the sake of selfies. So it’s inevitable things will go wrong once in a while.
A 43-year-old woman from Mississippi was at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming earlier this week, and tried to take a selfie with a BISON. But she got too close and spooked him.
So he charged her . . . hit her with his HEAD . . . and flipped her into the AIR. She was hospitalized with minor injuries. And as far as we know, she hasn’t shared the selfie she took before she got gored.
Watching Movies Together Can Save Your Marriage
Movies can solve your relationship problems, according to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Watching romantic comedies had the same benefits as counseling that focussed on acceptance and compassion and one that focussed on active listening in the research. How can watching movies be as beneficial as therapy?
“It’s using movies to start a new conversation, to help couples reprioritize — that’s where the magic lies,” says lead study author Ronald Rogge, PhD, a professor of clinical psychology at the
University of Rochester in New York. And when you do watch a romantic movie, don’t just go for ones where the guy gets the girl.
The ideal movie features a couple that’s been together for a while and struggles with the day-to-day, says Rogge.
When you realize a character behaves in a way you do, it opens a non-threatening floor for discussion, for you to own up to things you’ve been doing well-or not so well- as a partner, he says.
- Thongs became a thing in New York in 1939, when the mayor told strippers they had to wear underwear. Obviously they wanted something as small as possible.
- There have been four babies born in Disneyland history . . . all girls. There’s an urban legend that they get free admission for life, but it’s not true.
- The terms “left wing” and “right wing” come from the French Revolution in 1789. People who supported the king sat on the right side of the president, people who wanted a revolution sat on the left.
- The New Mexico state Senate passed a bill in the ’90s that required psychologists to wear wizard’s hats when they testified in court. A senator had tacked it onto another bill, but it was caught and taken out before the House of Representatives voted on it.
- Norway is the only country that’s ever made skateboarding illegal. It was banned there from 1977 through 1989.