Friday, June 8, 2012

Start your day with a big ass smile.

Mr. Rogers drops a needle on the record and gets down with his funky dead self.

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

The song was seen as a return to the Blues style of their early years. Their previous album, Her Satanic Majesties Request, had more of a psychedelic sound.

June 8, 1933 -
Certain key areas of Joan Alexandra Molinsky, comic and actress, were born on this date.

Her plastic surgeon Steven Hoefflin, can speak to the age of her other 'newer' parts. 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 -
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Ivan Reitman's comedy - horror film, Ghostbusters, premiered on this date.

Gozer was originally going to be played by Paul Reubens, who turned down the role. In the original script, Gozer took on the form of Ivo Shandor (the ghost building's architect, who started the original Gozer cult), who resembled a pale, slender, unremarkable man in a business suit.

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, 1810 -
Robert Schumann, the great composer during the Romantic period, was born on this date. Schuman was able to create a large amount of work while battling the twin demons of bi-polar disease and dementia brought on by mercury poisoning related to the treatment of syphilis, contracted in his teens. 

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 1869 -
Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patented his sweeping machine (patent # 91,145,) 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 -
Milkman keeps those bottles quiet!

The very funny Looney Tunes cartoon, Kitty Kornered, was 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.

June 8, 1950 -
The Asphalt Jungle, the superb film noir directed by John Huston,was released on this date.

Jack Warden and Strother Martin made their movie debut 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.

Before I let you go - Here's a brief video review on the History of Video Games

I think if I dig around in my mom's apartment, our old Pong game is still there.

And so it goes.

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