Wednesday, November 3, 2010

In case you didn't catch it

One of the most expensive Youtube videos ever made

Conan O'Brien Presents: SHOW ZERO! (Will he shave the beard and mustache for the real show?)

I wasn't even going to mention this but you have to love Dubya. If you can find it somewhere, you have to listen to Matt Lauer's interview with former President Bush about his book.

This was the worst moment of his presidency?

Not 9/11, not the two wars he started, not Katrina but Kanye West?

(Even Taylor Swift got over him.)

A good friend of mine's group, Annabouboula, are releasing their new CD this week - Immortal Water:

Check out some of the cuts here. It's a makes a great holiday gift (product endorsement.)

It's National Housewife Day.

Sneak home and make a housewife feel a little less desperate.

It's also National Sandwich Day - observed on the birthday of John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, creator of the sandwich.

To celebrate, begin gambling heavily, don't get up from the table for several hours and call for your manservant to bring you a slab of beef and two pieces of bread (and a piss pot).

November 3, 1955 -
Another highlight from the end of the Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals, Guys and Dolls, premiered in NYC on this date.

Yeah, yeah, yeah - they cut some of the best numbers and Brando isn't much of a singer (Sinatra wanted the Sky Masterson role) but the movie is still a nice slice of of S & S cheesecake (I don't like Lindy's.)

Today in History:
November 3, 1913 -

Federal income tax law was signed on this date.

November 3, 1956 -
It looks like we're not in Kansas anymore.

Wizard of Oz was first televised (CBS-TV)on this date. Since most TV's at the time are black and white the technicolor part of the film is lost on the audience.

Kids, light up your spliffs (smoke 'em if you got 'em.)

November 3, 1957 -
Laika the dog becomes the first living creature in space. She asphyxiated when oxygen in the Soviet Sputnik 2 ran out. However, some western researchers speculate that Laika roasted when the satellite's heat shields were detached.

I wonder if the Explorer's club served Roast Dog in her honor that year.

November 3, 1978 -
Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC on this date.

The cast's child actors have gone on to bigger and better things: Todd Bridges (arrests: drug possession, 1983; attempted murder, 1989; knife stabbing in self defense, no arrest, 1993; assault with a deadly weapon, 1997); Dana Plato (armed robbery, 1992, then a porno centerfold; dead of a drug overdose in 1999); Gary Coleman (a short, pudgy gun nut who plays Nintendo games; 2003 gubernatorial candidate; died in 2010 after an accidential fall in his home).

And so it goes.

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