Anderson Cooper attempts to get a coherent comment from a supporter of Pastor Charles Worley call for 'concentration camps' for members of the LGBT community - (that we both are sentient beings is amazing.)
Perhaps the good reverent had one too many dental x-rays without the lead apron.
Saint Vitalis of Assisi (not to be confused with St. Vitilas of Milan, patron saint of grey haired Lotharios ) was an Italian hermit and monk who died in 1370. He became a saint despite an early life marked by licentiousness and immorality. However, in an attempt to atone he went on pilgrimages to various sanctuaries.
On his return to Umbria, he became a Benedictine monk at Subiaco and later lived as a hermit. He spent the rest of his life in the hermitage of Santa Maria di Viole, near Assisi, in utter poverty. His reputation for holiness soon spread after his death. He was known as a patron against sicknesses and diseases affecting the genitals.
The severed head alleged to belong to the patron saint of genital diseases hit the auction block last year. If the reliquary ever comes up for sale again, snap it up. Friends, nothing says love like the rotting skull of the saint of the burning loins.
If your Looking for something to do this weekend, be sure to check out the Piers this weekend, It's Fleet Week
But remember to bring protection -
Time Square is packed with seamen.
May 26, 1977 -
Police arrested George Willig, after he had successfully scaled the World Trade Center's south tower in NYC on this date.
He was fined $110 -- a dollar per floor climbed. The stunt paved the way for appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Good Morning America, The Merv Griffin Show, and ABC's Wide World of Sports.
Today in History:
May 26, 1232 -
Pope Gregory IX issues the bull Declinante jam mundi, bringing the Papal Inquisition to Spain.
I never get tired of playing this clip.
May 26, 1647 -
Alse Young, a widow, is hanged for witchcraft in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the first person in America executed for the crime of witchcraft.
Her daughter Alice is accused of the same offense 30 years later, in Massachusetts.
It was something in the genes.
May 26, 1868 -
In England's last public execution, Michael Barrett was hanged at Newgate. All subsequent hangings are held behind prison walls.
Presiding over the event is executioner William Calcraft, who frequently supplements his income by selling the clothes and noose worn by the condemned.
Hey, a man's got to earn a living.
May 26, 1913 –
Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE, English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, was born on this date.
Peter Cushing was the guest of honor at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention in New York City in 1975. After receiving a thunderous ovation from those in attendance, he looked at everyone and said, "Have you ever felt unloved?"
May 26, 1923 -
Le Mans France held its first Grand Prix D'endurance -- the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as an endurance test for touring cars.
The winning drivers, Amdre Lagache and Rene Leonard, averaged 57.2 miles per hour.
May 26, 1960 -
America's UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. charges the Soviets with having bugged the Moscow embassy. He shows off a large wooden carving of the United States seal which had been hollowed out to conceal a sophisticated resonant cavity transmitter.
Less than 30 years later a newly-rebuilt Moscow embassy is determined to be "structurally riddled with eavesdropping devices."
May 26, 1994 -
Michael Jackson weds Lisa Marie Presley in the Dominican Republic. The couple keeps their love match secret for six weeks, then files for divorce 18 months after that.
Lisa Marie has confirmed on the Oprah show that she had enjoyed marital relations with Jackson -
Stop thinking about it, it's the road to madness!!
May 26, 1995 -
89-year-old Friz Freleng, the cartoonist who created Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and many other Looney Tunes characters, died in Los Angeles on this date.
The nickname "Friz" came from how "frizzy" his hair was at one time.
There were a lot of notable music birthdays on this date.
May 26, 1920 -
Norma Deloris Egstrom, Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, composer and actress, was born on this date.
And yes Peggy, that's all there is.
May 26, 1926 –
Miles Dewey Davis III born on this date in Alton, Illinois, was a trumpeter, bandleader, composer and widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
I just read this last week on the Boing Boing website: In 1987, he (Miles Davis) was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he'd done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: "Well, I've changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except f*ck the president?"
May 26, 1948 -
Stephanie Lynn Nicks, singer-songwriter and acclaimed goat singer, was born on this date.
May 26, 1964 -
Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz, musician and actor was born on this date.
And so it goes.
Before you go, Is it me or is this a very strange trend - Hollywood stars have become so isolated that they have intimate relationships with their phones -
Or is this how they avoid tell-all books from disgruntled former personal assistants.