Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Does Anne Hathaway kiss her mother with that mouth?

Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway face off: Whose movie is sadder?

This could be one of the funniest thing Jackson's done in years.

The end of the year is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: DJ Earworm has release his musical Mashup for this year - United States of Pop 2012

Although it is official - I am old.  I've never heard most of the songs in this years' mashup.

December 19, 1971 -
The pilot for the hit family series the waltons, The Homecoming: A Christmas Story premiered on CBS-TV on this date

Earl Hamner's (the novelist, who book the series was based on) two children Scott and Carrie are in the film as two of the children listening to the missionary lady. Carrie is the short-dark-haired girl in a home-made hat and Scott is the boy with paler hair, also wearing a hat.

Today's Holiday Special:  Let's Hear It For The Ladies.

December 19, 1971 -
A Clockwork Orange premiered on this date, originally with an X rating. Censors objected more to the sex scenes than the violence.

One of only two movies rated X on its original release (the other being Midnight Cowboy) to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Today in History:
December 19, 1903 -
On this date, the Williamsburg Bridge, was opened in New York City. It was America's first major suspension bridge using steel towers instead of the customary masonry towers.

It was built to alleviate traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge and to provide a link between Manhattan and the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Taking over seven years to complete, the 1,600 foot Williamsburg Bridge was the world's longest suspension bridge until the 1920s.

December 19, 1922 -
In a Sheffield, England, courtroom, accused bigamist Theresa Vaughn admitted under oath that in the past five years she had acquired 61 husbands in 50 cities throughout England, Germany, and South Africa, averaging a marriage a month.

And you think you've been busy.

December 19, 1928 -
The first autogyro flight in the U.S., piloted by H.F. Pitcairn, was made on this date.

The autogyro would later lead to the development of the helicopter.

December 19, 1941 -
Twelve days after Pearl Harbor, Franklin D. Roosevelt under authority of Congress, created the Office of Censorship. The bureau had discretion over communications with foreign countries. Participation by domestic publishers was "voluntary."

Ah, presidential power...

December 19, 1974 -
Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States after a House vote. Rockefeller was the second person appointed Vice President under the 25th Amendment – the first being Gerald Ford (the man for whom he was serving as Vice President.)

After the proceedings, Rockefeller celebrates by vigorously copulating with three of his assistants in the Warren G. Harding memorial cloakroom.

December 19, 1997 -
The movie, Titanic was released in theaters on this date. This movie would become the most financially successful movie in U.S. history, grossing approximately $1.8 billion worldwide (until the release of Avatar in 2009, which grossed an astounding $2.075 billion. Avatar was conveniently directed by Mr. Cameron as well.)

James Cameron went on the dives to the real Titanic himself, and found it an overwhelming emotional experience to actually see it. He ended up spending more time with the ship than its living passengers did.

6 more shopping days until Christmas, (4 more shopping days until Festivus,) and 2 more days until the end of days. Remember, stores will be packed with late Festivus shoppers.

And so it goes

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