Friday, November 4, 2011

What kind of world do we live in

Lindsay Lohan got to postpone her jail time because she had to pose nude for Playboy and didn't want to break her contract.

You try that excuse the next time you have to go to jail.

November 4, 1967 -
Motown released the Smokey Robinson & The Miracles hit I Second That Emotion, on this date.

This was the first Top-10 hit for the group after their 1967 name change from The Miracles.

November 4, 1977 -
Martin Scorcese's film, The Last Waltz, featuring the music of The Band, premiered in New York, on this date.

During the performance of the song "Mystery Train", performed with Paul Butterfield, the stage lights blew out, leaving only one spotlight to light the stage. When Neil Young performs "Helpless", Joni Mitchell is singing background vocals from a microphone backstage.

November 4, 1978 -
The Talking Heads released their version of the Al Green classic Take Me To The River, on this date.

Children, place one hand on your monitor and the other hand upon the afflicted area. Feel the healing powers wash over you. Feel the power emanate and pulse from you loins.

I need a moment, someone fetch me a cold compress.

Stop what you're doing - Once again it's time to celebrate National Chicken Lady Day. I soiled myself from excitement - thoughts of the KITH's Chicken Lady flooded my mind.

But it was not to be. The real Chicken Lady honored today is Dr. Marthenia "Tina" Dupree.

Dr. Dupree, who was formerly the Community Relations and Training Director for a large chicken restaurant, helps people learn public speaking through her not-for-profit organization - The Professional Speakers Network.

Today in History
November 4, 1922 -
It was on this day that a British man named Howard Carter made one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time by discovering the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Boris Karloff).

Tut has been making his tour and putting a curse on those damn limeys who disturbed his eternal rest for nearly 90 years.

November 4, 1928
Arnold Rothstein, mobster and the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, was having a bit of bad luck. Rothstein had just finished playing a marathon three day game of poker with some 'business associates. Realizing that his losses totalled a staggering $320,000.00, Rothstein quit the game and refused to pay his debt. The Brain, as he was known by his associated suspected the game might not be on the up and up. His associates took umbrage at the accussation and 'arranged' to have Rothstein have an allergic reaction to some bullets at the Grand Hotel in NYC on this date.

The gangster, a man of honor, refused to identify his killers on his deathbed. Had he only thought things might not be on the up and up playing cards with man named George "Hump" McManus and Titanic Thompson, things may have gone differently for him.

November 4, 1963 -
At a Beatles command performance (present: Queen Elizabeth; the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret), John Lennon utters the remark:

"Will the people in the cheaper seats clap their hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."

November 4, 1979 -
The US Embassy in Tehran is stormed by "students", holding 52 hostages for 444 days.

The incident propels Ted Koppel and his magnificent hair onto the national scene with a long series of repetitive Nightline: America Held Hostage specials.

And so it goes

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