- “Custodial Workers Day”, honoring those who clean up after the rest of us.
- “World Smile Day”, observed annually on the 1st Friday in October, when we’re encouraged to do an act of kindness … help one person smile.
ON THIS DATE…………
87 years ago. . . In 1928, eight songs were recorded at VICTOR RECORD STUDIOS inNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE . . . the first songs to be recorded in Music City, USA.
1950, The “Peanuts” comic strip first appeared in newspapers
1958, Yogi Bear stole his first picnic basket in Jellystone National Park, assisted by his sidekick Boo Boo Bear.
1959, The Twilight Zone premiered
20 years ago. . . In 1995, O.J. SIMPSON trial jurors stunned the courtroom and the nation by reaching a verdict in the eight-month murder trial in less than four hours. Their decision was kept secret until the next day.
10 years ago. . . In 2005, the first regular season NFL game outside of the U.S. took place when the Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City.
Talk show host – Kelly Ripa (45)
★ Popular 1980s TV show “The A-Team” is heading back to the small-screen. 20th Century Fox Television is planning to revamp the series which featured George Peppard and Mr T as leaders of a team of mercenaries. “Fast & Furious” writer/producer Chris Morgan has been tasked with giving the show a contemporary feel. Inside sources claim the new team will feature at least one female. The original series aired 1983-87; a 2010 movie adaptation starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. – WENN.com
– A new survey by Bloomberg reveals that 41% of Americans favor a wall along the Canadian-American border
– Screen Rant claims Sigourney Weaver is going to make a cameo in the Ghostbusters reboot
– re/code claims Twitter is working on a new product that will allow people to type more than 140 characters. The new service is being designed to attract new users
– Keurig has launched a new $369 machine called Keurig Kold. It allows people to make their own single servings of Coke, Sprite and Dr. Pepper.
★ And “Harry Potter” fans are in for a magical treat this Christmas as ‘Hogwarts’ opens its doors to host an unforgettable festive feast. Lucky fans will be able to enjoy a meal in the iconic Great Hall at Warner Bros Studio in London. The event will take place on Thursday, December 3rd. ‘Dinner In the Great Hall’ is only open to fans 18 and over. Tickets aren’t cheap, priced at £230 apiece (about $350). But that hasn’t seemed to deter anyone … a last minute check shows the big do is already SRO.
– A lunch menu from the Titanic was auctioned off yesterday for $88,000. The lunch being served on April 14th 1912 included corned beef, mutton chops, baked potatoes, custard pudding, salmon, roast beef, and cheese among other things
New Movies Opening Today
The Martian (Rated PG-13) .. starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels. During a mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) gets caught in a storm and is presumed dead. He survives and re-enters his space station. Mark’s crew rushes to save him as he tries to survive.
Sicario (Rated R) … STARRING: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin … an FBI agent (Emily Blunt) and a government task force official (Josh Brolin) team with a consultant (Benicio Del Toro) to battle Mexican cartels
A Bunch of Sorority Girls Wouldn’t Stop Taking Selfies at a Baseball Game
A bunch of sorority girls were at an Arizona Diamondbacks game on Wednesday. And the announcers made fun of them, because they weren’t watching the game at all . . . they just kept posing for selfies with their FOOD.
Fan at a Yankees Game Missed Three Foul Balls
If a foul ball comes your way at a baseball game, you try to catch it, because you might not get another chance. But a guy at a Yankees game on Tuesday had THREE chances . . . and dropped the ball all three times.
First a foul ball bounced off his hands and someone else got it. Then another one hit him in the CHEST and bounced back onto the field. So finally a ball boy grabbed it and tossed it to him, and it hit him in the FACE. He ended up with the ball that time though.
Father Stopped His Daughter’s Wedding, So Her Stepdad Could Walk Her Down the Aisle Too
A 21-year-old named Brittany Peck got married to her fiancé Jeremy on Saturday in Elyria, Ohio near Cleveland. And a photo from their wedding is going viral because of something her dad did.
His name is Todd Bachman. Apparently she called him about two weeks before the wedding . . . she was stressed out about HIM walking her down the aisle instead of her stepfather, who’s been in her life since she was 11.
The stepdad’s name is Todd too, and he and her dad have never really gotten along.
But right before the wedding procession started, Brittany’s father walked over to her stepfather . . . grabbed his hand . . . and led him over to where they were lining up so they could BOTH walk her down the aisle.
In the photos the wedding photographer posted online, Todd has a determined look on his face, and the stepdad is crying. And in two days, half-a-million people have shared the photos on Facebook.
Brittany’s dad told a reporter that her stepdad’s been “as much a part of her life” as he has, so he deserved to walk her down the aisle too. Her stepdad said the whole thing brought them closer, and called it “the best day of [his] life.”
Woman Steals a Cop Car With Her Husband Cuffed in the Backseat
38-year-old Josh Watford of Big Lake, Alaska was arrested last Wednesday because he stopped showing up to court-ordered DUI classes.
So the officer cuffed him and put him in the back of his cop car . . . then got distracted talking to someone driving by.
And that’s when Josh’s 28-year-old wife Amber decided to save her husband . . . by STEALING the cop car.
She hopped into the driver’s seat and drove off. Once they got away, she helped Josh out of his handcuffs and they made a run for it. The police found the car about an hour later . . . but the Watfords were missing.
They eventually tracked them down on Friday hiding in a house in Wasilla, Alaska and arrested them for vehicle theft, criminal mischief, and more.
Amber is out on bail, but Josh is still locked up.
NEW ON FACEBOOK:
Coming soon to Facebook: Big changes to profiles. One of the new features: Instead of a static photograph, users can upload a short, looping video clip that plays when people visit their profile on Facebook.
Users will also be able to temporarily change their profile picture while on vacation or for a major event and have it change back at a specified time. And Facebook is giving users new controls over what people can see when visiting their profile.
Among other changes: Facebook is also making profile pictures and videos bigger and more prominent. The social network is rolling out the features to a small number of users on iOS in California and the UK before introducing the changes more broadly.
The reason Facebook is focusing on profiles: It says people visit them 4 billion times a day.– “USA Today”