Wednesday, June 8, 2011

That's about $5,700,000.00

According to Flavor Flav's new memoir, (Flavor Flav is 52 - let that sink in,) Flavor Flav: Icon, (I know, go ahead and snicker), Flavor spent close to $2,600 a day, for six years, every single day, on drugs.

It just staggers the mind.

I'm not a big beer drinking ( I'll have a cold frosty one on a hot day, much like today) but I'll try this one -

Especially, if I can take the helicopter up to the tap at the brewery.

June 8, 1810 -
Robert Schumann , the great composer during the Romantic period, was born on this date. His muse and inspiration was one of the 19th century's great pianists -- his wife, Clara.

For the last two years of his life, after an attempted suicide, Robert Schumann was confined to a mental institution at his own request. You may now impress your friends with this info.

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

It's still a gas, gas, gas.

June 8, 1933 -
Joan Alexandra Molinsky, comic and actress, was born on this date.

And in case you wanted to know, she is a client of plastic surgeon Steven Hoefflin. Use that info, as you need.

Nancy Sinatra was born on this date (it would be impolite to say how old she is.)

Those boots must be made for endurance walking

June 8, 1984 -
I saw the movie, I laughed at the time (Bill Murray is the funniest person ever photographed - and that includes a world where Groucho and Charlie Chaplin exist) but the only reason I'm going to mention this is because my kids love the film - Ivan Reitman's comedy - horror film, Ghostbusters, premiered on this date.

Initally, Ray Parker Jr. was having trouble writing the theme song to the film. The problem was solved when he saw the TV commercial for the Ghostbusters business in the film which inspired him to write the song like a advertising jingle for the business. The song was a #1 hit for three weeks.

Today in History:
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.

This suggests that Chicago was famous for sucking long before the emergence of the Cubs.

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.

June 8, 1986 -
Former UN Secretary General and Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim was 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 this was the beginning of the "I have no recollection of being a Nazi" defense.

And so it goes.

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