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ON THIS DATE…………….
1962, “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC
1992, “Mad About You” debuted on NBC
23 years ago . . . In 1992, MANON RHEAUME became the first woman to play in a major professional team sport. As goalie for the TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING, she gave up 2 goals in 20 minutes, and Tampa Bay lost to St. Louis 6-4 in an NHL exhibition game.
2010, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in an attempt to overcome nearly $1 billion in debt
2011, “All My Children” ended a 41-year run and aired for the last time
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh (53)
Actor – Jason Alexander (56) – (George on Seinfeld)
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis (57)
Singer Julio Iglesias (72)
– 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
- Thomas Rhett – He’s playing AT&T Stadium in Arlington TX, home of the Dallas Cowboys, on September 23rd in an event dubbed “Tangled Up in Texas”. It heralds the release of his new album “Tangled Up” (September 25th) and features an attempt at a world record for the largest game of Twister.
– 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
– NBC is turning Liam Neeson’s movie “Taken” into a TV series. The show will follow the younger days of Bryan Mills
– RADAR Online claims the Emmy gift bags that stars received contained Bose headphones, gourmet cookies and cakes, Chap Stick, skin care products, a lint roller, mouthwash and video games, among other things
A medieval sanctuary in Spain has issued a job ad to fill a vacancy for a hermit. Our Lady of the Rock, which dates from 1299 AD, has listed the requirements on Facebook.
The successful candidate must ‘leave all uncivil or immoral activity outside’ in order to perform ‘all the proper duties of a hermit’. These include guarding and looking after the ancient hermitage, which sits atop a rock overlooking a small town in Catalonia.
This particular hermit job involves little seclusion and actually requires the successful applicant to welcome visitors. The year-long tenure comes with free accommodation and a modest stipend of 1,000 euros … circa $1,100.– #NewsfromElsewhere
Drunk Guy Is Busted For Painting His Name on Two Cop Cars
This is some pretty INCRIMINATING evidence right here.
44-year-old Rusty Moore of Gulfport, Florida was drunk last week and saw two cop cars parked in his neighborhood.
So he decided to grab his paintbrush and PAINT his name on the cars: “Rusty” on one and an “R” on the other. We’re not sure why he stopped at “R,” maybe he ran out of paint?
Then he went home. The cops easily found him . . . they DID have his name, after all . . . and when they went to his house to question him, he threw a bucket of blue paint on them.
He was arrested for criminal mischief.
He’s not particularly repentant over what he did. He told a news reporter, quote, “I was a little inebriated and full of stuff and vinegar, and happened to be painting . . . so I walked out there, sat on the curb, and painted my name.”
Stuff and vinegar, indeed.
Teenager Punched Through a Window and Saved a Woman From a Burning Car
A woman in Portland, Oregon crashed her Volvo into a gas pump at a Chevron station recently and her car AND two pumps burst into flames.
But luckily the story has a happy ending. A bunch of people pulled over to take photos, including two brothers named Phillipe and Raphael Bittar. Then Raphael realized the woman was still IN the car. Phillipe is a 19-year-old student at Oregon State, and he ran over to help her.
The woman had moved to the passenger side at that point, but she was stuck and panicking. So Phillipe PUNCHED the window, smashed it, and pulled her out. Then he and his brother carried her to the other side of the gas station.
By then the flames had engulfed both the front and back seats. Luckily a gas station employee shut off the main switch to the pumps to keep it from getting worse, but there was still a pretty big explosion before the fire department put it out.
Phillipe got a little scraped up, and the woman suffered from smoke inhalation, but everyone’s fine. Although it’s still not clear WHY she crashed. According to the local fire chief, quote, “Had this individual not broken out the window and pulled the patient out of the burning car and to safety, I don’t believe she would have survived. His actions were nothing short of heroic.”
Guy Won the Lottery, Didn’t Tell His Wife, and Filed for Divorce
Remember the Nicolas Cage movie “It Could Happen To You”, where he wins the lottery and shares the money with a waitress he just met? This is like the opposite . . .
A woman in southwestern China named Yuan Li separated from her husband last year, after she caught him cheating on her with an ex-girlfriend
Then without talking to her about it, he filed for divorce in February, and demanded she sign the forms immediately. Which she did, because they were about $40,000 in debt, and he offered to take on all of it.
But what she didn’t know was that he’d just hit the LOTTERY for $725,000. And he waited until the day after their divorce went through to cash in the ticket. She only found out about it when a friend called to congratulate her.
Her husband claims the fact that he waited until after the divorce was just a coincidence, and he wasn’t trying to hide the money from her.
But she ended up suing him, and a judge just ordered him to give her $180,000 from his winnings. It’s not clear if he still has to cover all the debt too.
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More People Have Been Killed By Selfies This Year Than Shark Attacks
Taking a photo of yourself has become a dangerous business.
It may seem astounding, but more people have died this year from taking selfies than shark attacks.
Figures crunched by Mashable dot com showed that eight people have been killed in shark attacks in 2015, but 12 people have died after taking a selfie.
The latest tragedy was that of Hideto Ueda, a 66-year-old Japanese tourist in India, who died after falling down a flight of stairs while trying to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal.
Four of the selfie deaths this year have been a result of a fall. In other cases, the person who died taking a selfie was hit by a train or killed while attempting to climb on to dangerous equipment.
There was much mirth in July when the Russian government published a brochure stating that selfies “could cost you your life”, but there appears to be truth behind the warning.
An aide to Russia’s interior minister “Before taking a selfie, everyone should think about the fact that racing after a high number of ‘likes’ could lead him on a journey to death and his last extreme photo could turn out to be posthumous.”
Yogi Berra, Master Yankee Catcher With Goofy Wit, Dies at 90
Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his dizzying malapropisms as his record 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, has died. He was 90.
Berra was a legendary Yankee who helped the team reach 14 World Series during his 18 seasons in the Bronx. Berra played in more World Series games than any other major leaguer and was a three-time American League Most Valuable Player. A 15-time All-Star, Berra was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.
He’s known for some famous quotes “It ain’t over ’til it’s over” is among eight “Yogi-isms” included in Bartlett’s.
Yogi Berra was named Yankees manager in 1983. He also coached or managed the Mets and Astros. In 1956, he caught the only perfect game in World Series history and, after the last out, leaped into pitcher Don Larsen’s arms. The famous moment was captured in photographs published in newspapers around the world.