National Cheeseburger Day,
International Talk Like A Pirate Day,
ON THIS DATE………..
164 years ago. . . In 1851, the first issue of the “The New York Times” went on sale at 2 cents a copy with the slogan “All the News That’s Fit to Print”.
1927, CBS went on the air
1956, PlayDoh was invented. Over 900 million pounds have been sold.
1965, Get Smart premiered
1985, “Late Night with David Letterman” presented its first “Top Ten List,”Things That Almost Rhyme With Peas
16 years ago. . . In 1999, SAMMY SOSA became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season . . . twice (two years in a row, even).
2006, Louisiana police cited Willie Nelson and his band for drug possession. During a stop in Breaux Bridge, cops found 1.5 pounds of weed and some shrooms. All received misdemeanor citations.
Maddie & Tae’s Tae Dye (20)
Lance Armstrong (44)
– A Beverly Hills estate is selling for $135 million. It has “360-degree views of Los Angeles, eight bedrooms, $2.5 million of Baccarat chandeliers, hand-woven carpets, a pool, gold-leaf ceilings and a ballroom
– Brobible claims someone has purchased LeBron James’ Miami home for $13.4 million. It has six bedrooms, a game room, a theater, a wine cellar, an infinity pool and a dock
– IGN claims Channing Tatum is going to star in a new movie about daredevil Evel Knievel
– The Verge claims Sharp is selling a $133,000 TV. The 8K, 85-inch monitor has a resolution of 7680 x 4320
New Movies Opening Today
Black Mass (Rated R) … STARRING: Johnny Depp…… the FBI asks Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to help them eliminate the Italian mob. He does so and becomes one of the biggest gangsters ever. Dakota Johnson from “Fifty Shades of Grey” plays the mother of his son, Benedict Cumberbatch plays his brother, Joel Edgerton is the FBI agent who talked Whitey into doing it, and Kevin Bacon plays another one of the agents.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Patricia Clarkson … the Gladers look for clues about a powerful organization known as WCKD.
Everest (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal …. based on a true story, two different expedition teams climb Mt Everest in the middle of a fierce storm
Captive…….. Kata Mara plays a former meth addict taken hostage by David Oyelowo from “Selma”. But he decides not to kill her after she reads to him from the Rick Warren book “The Purpose Driven Life”. It’s based on a true story.
WEB FIND OF THE DAY
A Guy Thought His Wife Gave Him an iWatch for His Birthday
Some woman tricked her husband into thinking he was getting an iWatch for his birthday. But then he opened the box . . . and it was actually a positive PREGNANCY test. And you should check out the video, because he LOSES it, and starts crying.
High School Football Player with One Hand Broke an All-Time Receiving Record
Kris Silbaugh is a high school senior in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles north of Pittsburgh. And he was born without a left hand.
But by the time he was five, he could already tie his shoes one-handed . . . and he made the varsity football team at his high school as a FRESHMAN. Which is even more impressive when you find out he’s a wide RECEIVER.
Kris is 6-foot-3, and runs a 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, which is what elite NFL wide receivers run. And he’s gotten really good at catching the ball one-handed. So he’s not just good for someone with one hand, he’s dominant.
No one on the field can keep up with him, and last Friday, he caught a 43-yard touchdown pass to break his school’s all-time RECEIVING record.
The old record was 910 yards, and he has another eight games this season to tack on more. He also broke the record for most touchdowns by a receiver last year.
Kris says he’s just concentrating on the season right now, but he’s started getting phone calls from colleges that want to recruit him.
Shoplifter Tried to Cut Through That Annoying Plastic Packaging With a Knife . . .
46-year-old David Lee wanted to steal himself a phone from Walmart on Monday evening in Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania . . . about an hour south of Pittsburgh.
He went for a Straight Talk Wireless . . . it’s one of those pre-paid ones. Then he took it to the automotive aisle and tried to open it. But it was sealed in one of those plastic packages that’s INFURIATINGLY difficult to open. Even when you HAVEN’T stolen it.
Lucky David had a knife with him, and went to work on the plastic. But he found out what we’ve all learned over the years . . . you can’t open those things unless you have a CHAINSAW. And if you get too aggressive, you might hurt yourself.
And that’s exactly what happened. David wasn’t able to get the packaging open, but he WAS able to stab himself in the arm. There was so much blood the staff noticed, so he stole a towel, wrapped his arm, took off, and drove to the hospital.
But his injury was so severe he had to be flown to ANOTHER hospital. That’s where police arrested him for theft and disorderly conduct. And apparently he left so much blood behind at Walmart, a HAZMAT crew had to come in and clean it up.
Your barbecue smoke ‘cannot leave the property’
A bizarre, viral video shows a man who claims to be a neighborhood council official telling a resident that his barbecue smoke isn’t allowed to leave his property.
The footage shows the unidentified male resident arguing with the official, who showed up at his house in Pinellas County, Florida.
The resident, who couldn’t believe what he was hearing, told the official that most residents on the street “cook out” and that it’s only a barbecue.
The official, who is holding a clipboard, stated, “I can smell it, I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property.”
He alluded to the fact that one of the man’s neighbors had complained about the smell of the meat coming from the backyard.
“You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts,” the official added.
He finished up the conversation by telling the resident that barbecue smoke cannot cross property lines, citing a county rule. “Commercial barbecue cookers are not exempt from causing a nuisance odor,” the environmental section of the County website states. “If a sufficient number of complaints, representing different households, are reported and an Inspector witnesses the problem, they can issue a Warning Letter.”
Since the video was uploaded it’s up to 1.4 million views.
- The U.S. has been in debt for its entire history . . . except for one year, from 1835 to 1836, whenAndrew Jackson was president and managed to pay it all off temporarily.
- Both“Stand by Me” and “The Shawshank Redemption” are based on short stories by Stephen King from a collection called “Different Seasons”.
- Converse started in 1908 as a company that made rain boots. By 1920, they’d transitioned into the shoe business and created the “All Star” basketball shoe.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy’s mom worked as a code breaker with the Navy during World War Two.