Tuesday, September 20, 2011

American Youth have many questions

Poor George Clooney, reduced to shilling for some Norwegian Bank:

But youth wants to know:
a.) Did George wear the horse head while engaging in martial bliss with his bride?
b.) Are we to infer that George is as well endowed as said horse?
c.) Was the semi-somnambulant bride just exhausted from her world-wind romance with George or completely blissed out?
d.) Who took the Polaroids?
e.) Why would the sexual exploits of George Clooney (granted a very handsome man, with or without a horse head mask) encourage me to put my money into DnB Nor?

YOUTH wants to know!

September 20, 1952 -
....And Away We go...

The Jackie Gleason Show (AKA The Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes ) premiered on CBS TV this date.

Today in History :
September 20, 1946 -
The first Cannes film festival, the first great international cultural event of the post-war period, begins on this date. Among the selections that year were:

Gilda directed by Charles Vidor

Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Seventh Veil directed by Compton Bennet

Make Mine Music directed by Joshua Meador, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bob Cormack, Hamilton Luske

Wonder Man directed by H. Bruce Humberstone

September 20 1970 -
A jury in Miami, Florida finds vocalist Jim Morrison guilty of profanity and indecent exposure for whipping out his mojo at a Doors concert in Coconut Grove the previous year.

Oh you naughty Mr. Mojo Rising ...

September 20, 1973 -
A Beechcraft D-18 charter plane crashes into a tree near Natchitoches, Louisiana, killing singer/songwriter Jim Croce, his lead guitarist, and the entire flight crew.

I guess if he could have put time in a bottle, the first real thing he would have done would be chartering a different plane.

September 20, 1973 -
On the same day, in their so-called 'Battle of the Sexes,' tennis star Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, at the Houston Astrodome .

In recent years, a persistent urban legend has arisen, particularly on the Internet, that the rules were modified for the match so that Riggs had only one serve for King's two, and that King was allowed to hit into the doubles court area.

This is false: the match was played under the normal rules of tennis.

September 20, 1975 -
David Bowie's Fame, single goes #1 for 2 weeks

John Lennon helped write this song - he came up with the title and also sang the background "Fame" parts in the high voice. They started working on the song when Bowie invited Lennon to the studio, and Lennon played rhythm guitar on a jam session that resulted in this track. Bowie met Lennon less than a year earlier at a party thrown by Elizabeth Taylor. Lennon was one of Bowie's idols, and they became good friends.

September 20, 1984 -
Claire and Cliff Huxtable move into their award winning show Cosby Show on NBC-TV on this date.

The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen Ratings for five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol.

September 20, 1988 -
Greg Louganis wins the gold medal in springboard diving at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, one day after he struck and injured his head on the board in the preliminary round.

His comeback earned him the title of ABC's Wide World of Sports "Athlete of the Year" for 1988.

And on a personal note:

Happy Birthday Angela and

Happy Anniversary John and Maria.

Also DADT is official repealed today, so the US joins these other countries in allowing gays to serve openly in the military:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay.

Last time I checked, Canadian rivers didn't flow with blood and toads didn't rain down from the sky.

And so it goes

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