August 12

Published On August 12, 2015 | By Dave Palmer | On The Show Today

TODAY IS…………………..

  • “Truck Driver Day”, saluting the long-haulers that deliver the goods.

 

  • “Vinyl Record Day”, celebrated annually on the earliest of several possible dates in 1877 on which Thomas Edison may have invented the phonograph. The purpose is to encourage the preservation of the recordings, cover art, and cultural influence of vinyl records.

ON THIS DATE……………

1851, the sewing machine was invented

 

1972, the last American ground troops left Vietnam

 

1981 [34] IBM introduces its 1st ‘Personal Computer’, the model 5150 equipped with MS-DOS 1.0 and a price tag of $1,565 (over 4-grand in today’s dollars)

2014 [01] Screen legend Lauren Bacall (“Key Largo”, “The Big Sleep”) dies in NYC at age 89

 

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS………………..

Retired Tennis star – Pete Sampras (44)

 

Actor – George Hamilton (76)

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • An anchor for“Good Day Orlando”named John Brown lost it on Friday, and refused to do yet another story on theKardashians.  He actually walked off camera, and left his co-host sitting there.  He was kind of joking, but still.

 

He ranted off-camera for over a minute about how nobody cares what the Kardashians are up to.  The story was about howKylie Jenner named her pet rabbit “Bruce”, which was obviously Caitlyn Jenner’s old name.  So, you can understand.

 

It’s always a rough start to the season when your starting quarterback gets injured in the preseason.  It’s rougher when he’s deliberately injured by another player . . . and even ROUGHER when that other player is a TEAMMATE.

 

  • GENO SMITHwas expected to be the Jets’ starting quarterback . . . but now he’s going to be out six to 10 weeks after being sucker punched in the locker room by a linebacker namedI.K. Enemkpali.  He suffered a badly broken jaw.

 

They were reportedly fighting over $600.  I.K. had bought Geno a plane ticket to make an appearance at his charity event, but Geno bailed after his brother’s best friend was killed in a motorcycle accident.  Apparently, he hadn’t reimbursed I.K. Ryan Fitzpatrick will take his place until then.

 

The Jets cut I.K. after the fight.

 

  • Tonight the original cast of Broadway musical “The Wiz” is set to reunite for a special performance in NYC to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary. George Faison, the Tony Award-winning choreographer for the 1975 production, is organizing the event entitled “The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance & Music” at the Central Park Summerstage. Phylicia Rashad, who played a Munchkin in the chorus, emcees the show; original cast members Andre De Shields and Dee Dee Bridgewater perform at the free event. (NBC-TV is airing “The Wiz Live!” on December 3rd.)– ContactMusic.com

 

  • “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Reba McEntire (“Love Somebody”).

    • Taylor Swift – She’s reportedly been looking at buying a 16th-century Scottish castle, Tower of Lethendy, in order to be closer to her Scot DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris. The price tag … $4.8 million. Taylor already has homes in Nashville TN, NYC, and Beverly Hills CA.

 

Two Teenagers Survived a Lightning Strike Because They Were Holding Hands

16-year-old Dylan Corliss and 17-year-old Lexie Varga of Claremont, California were walking to get a burger last Thursday when they got struck by LIGHTNING.

 

They were holding hands when it happened.  So it hit Dylan in the HEAD . . . passed through his arm and into Lexie’s body . . . and then exited through her left foot and it

turns out it might have actually saved their LIVES.

 

They both got thrown to the ground, and Dylan says it felt like someone hit him in the back of the head with something.  But they were both okay . . . so they got up and kept walking to get a burger.

 

Once they got there, they texted their parents, who made them go to the emergency room.  But other than a small mark on Lexie’s foot and some aches and pains, doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with them.

 

It turns out that holding hands must have diffused the current, so neither of them took the brunt of it, and that’s why they didn’t get hurt.

 

They say the most annoying thing they’ve had to deal with because of it are the lame JOKES people keep making . . . like that “sparks” really must fly when they’re together.

 

Very Aggressive Turkey Terrorizes University of Michigan Campus

ANN ARBOR, MI — The University of Michigan Police Department said it is hunting a “very aggressive” turkey stalking the grounds of the school’s North Campus.

 

Deputy Chief Melissa Overton said the turkey, which gained fame from pictures posted on line said “He hasn’t hurt anybody, but he’s a very aggressive bird,” “He’s also created a traffic hazard because apparently he likes to lay down in the middle of the road and not move. It can be very difficult for the buses to get around him.”

 

Overton said police are working on a plan to capture and relocate the turkey, which has been variously dubbed Gobbles by social media users.

 

Overton said the school’s Pest Management Team is working with police on a plan to catch the turkey and turn it over to the Department of Natural Resources.

 

The deputy chief warned students and faculty to steer clear of the turkey.

 

“Do not try to approach the turkey,” Overton said. “We’ve gotten calls from people who have been trapped and unable to move because he’s cornered them.”

 

THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO HMMMMM:
• 89% of employees would prefer their boss did not call or text them after work.

  • 74% of Summer camps do not let kids bring electronic devices.
  • 59% of us run late about once a week due to taking an overlong shower.
  • 51% of us think texting during a meal is downright rude.
  • 49% of men surveyed say they believe baseball exists in heaven.
  • 19% of us would be turned off by someone talking about past medical issues on a first date.

 

People Spend One-Third of Their Runs Thinking About How Much Running Sucks

Ever talk to someone who says they just LOVE running, because it helps them clear their mind and feel amazing?  And you sit there wondering why you spend YOUR runs wondering if killing yourself would be a less painful option?

 

You’re not alone.  A new study found that the average person spends ONE-THIRD of their run thinking about how much running sucks.

 

32% of the time goes toward fixating on the pain and suffering . . .

 

40% goes to thinking about pace and distance . . .

 

And the last 28% goes toward actually enjoying the scenery, and letting your mind wander to something besides the run itself.

 

The study also found that people tend to focus on their misery more during the beginning of their run than the end . . . the longer they went, the less they complained.

 

 

RANDOM REPORT

  1. There’s only one male northern white rhino in the world . . . and he’s protected 24 hours a day by armed guards in Kenya.

 

  1. Maine was almost a Canadian province called New Ireland.  The British seized it for Canada during the War of 1812, but eventually decided to pull out their troops and give it back to America.

 

  1. There was only one guy who survived the atomic bombings in both Hiroshima AND Nagasaki.  His name is Tsutomu Yamaguchi and he died in 2010, at age 93.

 

  1. North Korea just decided to create its own time zone.  And this weekend, they’ll pause for a half hour so their clocks are 30 minutes behind Japan and South Korea.

 

MISSING ONE NIGHT’S SLEEP CAN MESS WITH YOUR BODY:
Think the odd all-nighter is harmless? Think again. A new study has found that going without sleep may have deeper implications for our bodies than previously thought.

 

Researchers at Sweden’s Uppsala University have found that just one sleepless night can alter the genes that control the biological clocks in our bodies’ cells.

 

Changes in the clock genes have been previously linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study is bad news for shift workers like nurses.

 

At this point, the researchers don’t know how long the impact of the gene alteration impact lasts. It could be that the changes are reset after one or two nights of good sleep.– Scoop.it

 

Jets Quarterback Geno Smith Will Miss Six to 10 Weeks After Being Sucker-Punched By a Teammate

It’s always a rough start to the season when your starting quarterback gets injured in the preseason.  It’s rougher when he’s deliberately injured by another player . . . and even ROUGHER when that other player is a TEAMMATE.

 

GENO SMITH was expected to be the Jets’ starting quarterback . . . but now he’s going to be out six to 10 weeks after being sucker punched in the locker room by a linebacker named I.K. Enemkpali.  He suffered a badly broken jaw.

 

They were reportedly fighting over $600.  I.K. had bought Geno a plane ticket to make an appearance at his charity event, but Geno bailed after his brother’s best friend was killed in a motorcycle accident.  Apparently, he hadn’t reimbursed I.K.

 

Geno posted a selfie on Instagram, and said that he’ll be back . . . but it’s too early to say when.  Ryan Fitzpatrick will take his place until then.

 

The Jets cut I.K. after the fight.  He released this statement:  Quote, “Geno and I let our frustration get the best of us, but I should’ve just walked away from the situation.  I deeply regret and apologize for my actions.  It was never my intention to harm anyone.”

 

Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer Weren’t Invited to Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding

There wasn’t a “Friends” reunion at JENNIFER ANISTON’s surprise wedding last week.  Only about 70 friends and family members were invited, and only the girls made the cut.

 

Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow were there, but not the guys, Matthew PerryMatt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.  There aren’t any hard feelings though.

 

When asked if he was sorry to have missed out, Matthew said, quote, “I wasn’t invited.  So what can you do? . . . It was a surprise to me as well.  They’re a lovely couple, and I’m happy for them.”

 

Matt LeBlanc said, quote, “They’re a great couple.  I think she’s happy.  And that’s all I care about . . . if she wanted me there, I would have been there.”

 

That said, Jen wanted him at her previous wedding to Brad Pitt . . . and he wasn’t able to swing it.  He was filming a movie in Austria, and the producers wouldn’t let him leave.

 

David hasn’t commented, but he probably doesn’t feel slighted either.  After all, they were on a break.

 

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