Monday, June 8, 2009

The world almost inched closer to being a better place last night.

For some bizarre reason, only fully understood by the show's producers, Bret Michaels performed with the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages and it did not go well.

If you watch very carefully, you can see at the end of the clip, a piece of scenery nearly decapitates the legend in his own mind Michaels.

June 8, 1968 -
Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash" on this date.

It's stil a gas, gas, gas.

Today in History

Those boots must be made for endurance walking,

Nancy Sinatra is (it would be impolite to say how old she is) today.

June 8, 632 -
The prophet Mohammed died on this date. He was the founder of Islam, and his death was the first in a long chain of events that ultimately resulted in the Treaty of Tordesillas. Whether he is at this very moment reclining on a soft couch somewhere in Paradise, being serviced by a high-bosomed virgin with dark eyes or consuming a handful of raisins is debatable.

And if you think I'm going to post a picture of the Prophet, you've got another thing coming.

June 8 1869 -
Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patented his "sweeping machine," the first suction vacuum cleaner, on this date, suggesting that Chicago was famous for sucking long before the emergence of the Cubs.

June 8, 1986 -
Former UN Secretary General and Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria. One year later, the U.S. Justice Department places him on a watch list of undesirable aliens, making Waldheim the first foreign head of state legally forbidden from visiting America.

I believe many in the Bush administration have studied his, "I have no recollection of being a Nazi" defense.

June 8, 1949 -
The very funny Looney Tunes cartoon, Kitty Kornered, is released on this date. It have a number of firsts going for it:
1.) It's the first appearance of Sylvester the Cat (as this point unnamed) in a Warner Bros. cartoon.
2.) It's the first pairing of Porky and Sylvester.

Milkman keeps those bottles quiet!

June 8, 1950 -
The Asphalt Jungle, the superb film noir directed by John Huston,was released on this date.

Marilyn Monroe has a minor but memorable role in the film.

And so it goes.

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