October 19 in Pop Culture History

October 19 in Pop Culture History
1512 – Martin Luther earned a doctorate of theology.

1798 – Chief Justice John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

1957 – #1 Hit October 19, 1957 – October 25, 1957: The Everly BrothersWake Up Little Susie

1974 – #1 Hit October 19, 1974 – October 25, 1974: Billy PrestonNothing from Nothing

1982 – St. Elsewhere premiered on …

October 18 in Pop Culture History

October 18 in Pop Culture History
1386 – The University of Heidelberg opened.

1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published as ‘The Whale.’

1867 – “Seward’s Folly” United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.

1898 – The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company (Corporation) BBC was founded.

1952 – #1 Hit October 18, 1952 – November 21, 1952: …

October 17 in Pop Culture History

October 17 in Pop Culture History
1091 – The London Tornado of 1091 destroyed many buildings, and killed two people.

1860 – First Open (Golf) Championship (referred to in the US as the British Open).

1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) incorporated.

1931 – Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion.

1956 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened in Sellafield, Cumbria, England.

1956 – Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer …

October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History
On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father.

1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. The phrase “Let them eat cake” is often attributed to Marie but …

October 15 in Pop Culture History

October 15 in Pop Culture History
On October 15, 1964 Congress resolved that October 15 would be proclaimed White Cane Safety Day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately made a proclamation sealing this as an official day to recognize the advancements and achievements of blind individuals. It is called White Cane Safety Day because the white cane is a recognizable symbol a blind person’s independence.

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar. In several …

October 14 in Pop Culture History

October 14 in Pop Culture History
1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published.

1881 – Eyemouth Windstorm Disaster, Scotland

1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, winning the World Series.

1912 – Former President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank. With the fresh wound and bullet in his chest, Roosevelt still gave his scheduled speech.

1947 – Captain Chuck …

Coming to Hulu in October 2019

Coming to Hulu in October 2019

Hulu is offering up a variety of spooks this October including Saw, Vampire in Brooklyn, Snakes on a Plane, Casper, and more. Get your scare on by checking out the full list of movies and TV shows to be enjoyed by the whole family.

October 1
60 Days In: Season 5
Alien Encounters: Season 2-3
American Pickers: Season 19
Basketball Wives LA: Seasons 1-5
Biography: The Trump Dynasty: Season …

Netflix Releases For October 2019

Netflix Releases For October 2019

October 1
93 days
A.M.I.
Along Came a Spider
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Blow
Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1
Carmen Sandiego: Season 2
Charlie’s Angels
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Cheese in the Trap: Season 1
Chicago Typewriter: Season 1
Crash
Exit Wounds
Good Burger
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Honey 2
House of the Witch
Lagos Real Fake Life
Men in Black II
Moms at War…

Coming to Amazon Prime in October 2019

Coming to Amazon Prime in October 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home, Unforgotten, and In Search of Greatness are just a few of the October flicks coming to Amazon Prime. Check out the full list of movies and TV shows today.

October 1
Spider-Man: Far From Home Available to Rent or Purchase on Prime Video
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Astro Boy
Hoosiers

October 3
High Life

October 4
Goliath (Season 3) Amazon Original Series

October 8
Annabelle …

October 13 in Pop Culture History

October 13 in Pop Culture History
1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy, almost 25 million light years away, was discovered by Charles Messier.

1775 – The United States Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).

1843 – B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City.

1917 – The 10 minute “Miracle of the Sun” was witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, …

October 12 in Pop Culture History

October 12 in Pop Culture History
National Farmers Day.
Old Farmer’s Day is now actually known as National Farmers Day. Though the exact date and history of this day is not known, it is known that the holiday was originally celebrated in the 1800’s. This day is a day to remember and honor the hard work done by farmers throughout our country as well as our country’s history. We see our food, mostly, in …

October 11 in Pop Culture History

October 11 in Pop Culture History
1138 (Earthquake) Aleppo, Syria

1811 -The Juliana, began operation as the first steam-powered ferry service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey.

1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, opened.

1890 – The Daughters of the American Revolution were founded, in Washington, DC.

1958 – NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.

1962 – Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council, changing several …

October 10 in Pop Culture History

October 10 in Pop Culture History
1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean region.

1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened.

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire finally dissipated.

1871 – Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University (other organizations did not allow Jewish members)

1918 – The Cloquet Fire, northern Minnesota, USA

1953 – #1 Hit October …

October 9 in Pop Culture History

October 9 in Pop Culture History
Fire Prevention Day is part of Fire Prevention week and is observed on October 9. The observance of this day was initiated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925. Besides being both a day and week for young people and adults to learn how to make their homes safer against accidental fires, it also is a remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

768 – Carloman I and Charlemagne …

October 8 in Pop Culture History

October 8 in Pop Culture History

Emergency Nurses Day was established on October 8, 1989 in order to honor the nurses who specifically work in hospital emergency rooms. These nurses play an intrinsic part of a community’s life. Responding quickly to life endangering circumstances but also having to have a compassionate heart towards patients who are seriously ill and towards families who will find out in the emergency room of the loss of a loved …

Wills vs Trusts Which Do You Need?

What Are Wills and Trusts and Which Do You Need?

Everyone has heard the terms “wills” and “trusts,” but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful when planning your estate (such as for elder members of your family) that serve different purposes, and both can work together to create a complete plan.

The main difference between a will and a trust is that a will only goes into effect …

2019 San Diego Comic-con Pop Culture Highlights

2019 San Diego Comic-Con Highlights

Everybody has a reason to go to San Diego in the third week of July every year. It started out with comic books, action figures and memorabilia were added to the mix, and now 50 years in, every aspect of Pop Culture is represented. Anime, cosplay, toys, established and wannabe artist show off their wares, art and talents. Networks, Movie Studios and Gaming companies show off in “experiences” and “activations”. …

July, 1982 – Best Week Ever For Movies?

The first week of July, 1982 had an amazing selection of films if you wanted to go to the movies…

No major movies came out between July 1 and July 8 in 1982, mainly because they didn’t need to; May and June of 1982 had some of the most popular and influential films of all time.

10. Annie (released 6/18, starring Aileen Quinn) This was based on the Broadway Show, that was based on the …

100 Years: 100 Songs of Summer

Popular Music has two special seasons – Christmas and Summer.

Each Year, One Song Becomes
The Song Of The Summer

The Top 100 Summer Songs 1920- 2019:

2019: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
2018: In My Feelings – Drake
2017: Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee (and sometimes Justin Bieber)
2016: Closer – Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
2015: (tie) Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon and Uptown

100 Years of Summer Songs

Popular Music has two special seasons – Christmas and Summer.

Each Year, One Song Becomes
The Song Of The Summer

The Top 100 Summer Songs 1920- 2019:

2019’s Contenders:
Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Me! – Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie
Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) – Post Malone & Swae Lee
Happier by Marshmello & Bastille have been getting play for over 6 months.
Girls Like You by …

The Sounds of the American Summer – Ice Cream Trucks

Music and Ice Cream Trucks

Officially, in North America, the summer season does not begin until June 20th or 21st which is the date of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. However, if you are a resident of the United States, then we all know by popular vote the “unofficial” start of summer actually begins at the end of the working day on the last Friday in the month of May, …

The (American) Sound of Summer – The Ice Cream Truck Music

The American Sound of Summer – Ice Cream Truck Music

Officially, in North America, the summer season does not begin until June 20th or 21st, which is the date of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. However, if you are a resident of the United States, then we all know by popular vote the “unofficial” start of summer actually begins at the end of the working day on the last Friday …

Marvel Character Timeline

Marvel Comics has been around for many years, an impressive 80 to be exact. They first got their start in 1939 under the name Timely Publications, and it wasn’t until 1961 that they were officially known as Marvel Comics.

Their first publication, Marvel Comics #1, saw fantastic success with its two thrilling characters, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. The first issue sold a whopping 900,000 copies and took off from there. Since the first …

New on Netflix – April, 2019

New on Netflix – April, 2019

April 1
Across the Line
All the President’s Men
Bonnie and Clyde 
(1967)
Deliverance
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Evolution
Freddy vs. Jason
Friday the 13th 
(2009)
I Am Legend
Lakeview Terrace
Monster House
Obsessed
Penelope
Pineapple Express
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2
P.S. I Love You
Snatch
Spy Kids
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
The Bone Collector
The Fifth Element
The Golden Compass
The Sisterhood of

2019 Grammy Award Winners

2019 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 10, 2019
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: Alicia Key
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.

Album of the year:
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Record of the year:
This Is America – Childish Gambino

Song of the year:
This Is America – Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson

Best rap/sung performance:
This Is America – Childish Gambino

Best music video:
This Is America – …

50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t

50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t

A lot of people have been taught misconceptions. How many of these facts did you believe to be true?

When you pour from cartons with a screw on top on one end, like oil for your car or broth that comes in boxes, why do they splash all around? Probably because you’re pouring it all wrong. The opening for pouring should be at the top, which will …

History of The Music Charts

Billboard Magazine began publication in 1894. It mainly covered Advertising and what they used to call the “Bill Posting” industry. It also covered the earliest Public Relations news. By 1896 it also covered agricultural fairs – there weren’t conventions back then.

In 1900 it went from being a monthly magazine to weekly, and started to cover breaking news within the industry. Within a few years they covered bigger events like State Fairs, with brought about …

History of The Music Charts

Billboard Magazine began publication in 1894. It mainly covered Advertising and what they used to call the “Bill Posting” industry. It also covered the earliest Public Relations news. By 1896 it also covered agricultural fairs – there weren’t conventions back then.

In 1900 it went from being a monthly magazine to weekly, and started to cover breaking news within the industry. Within a few years they covered bigger events like State Fairs, with brought about …

Things That Happen In Movies, but Not Real Life

Things That Happen In Movies, but Not Real Life

There are some things that are standard plot devices for movies, like stopping a wedding, cars won’t start when you are being chased and choosing which brightly colored wire to cut to stop the big LED timer on the bomb…You have parades that the villain, or sometimes the hero, can get lost or hide in. If a movie involves High School or teenagers, there is …

Review of 2018, in Numbers

Across the Board, there are a lot of Big Numbers to talk about from from 2018
NETFLIX announced that 45 Million People have watched there own Horror/ Psychological Film called Bird Box, and that was just in the first week. They DID say it was the best first week for any NETFLIX Film, which stars Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich. 45 Million People, for perspective, is (approximately) how many people saw a

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside I bet Spider-Man could make a lot of money putting up Christmas lights for the citizens of New York City.

Why do birds fly south for the winter? . . . Because it’s too far to walk.

I only know “Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donnor and Blitzen” because of the song that says that I know them.

Advent starts the …

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia And… Who Is Santa Claus?

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia
And… Who Is Santa Claus?SantaNastWho Is Santa Claus?
(PCM) Greek native, Nicholas, born a few hundred years after Jesus Christ, had prior to that led a very righteous life, helping many people, particularly by providing children with gold coins. Raised as a devout Christian, Nicholas took all of his wealth and, following the words of God, gave it to the poor and needy. It is known …

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes, Plus The American Christmas Tree

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes
And… The American Christmas TreeTreeChristmas
Christmas Trees In America
(PCM) The New York Rockefeller Tree is probably America’s Most Famous. Each year, over a million locals and visitors, plus millions more on television since 1951, come to see the official lighting, now with over 40,000 lights and miles of wire.

How did we get to the point where a million people will come to New York to see …

Who is the Woman You Hear Singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?

MarilynMaxellDeanJerry(PCM) Who is the woman you hear singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?
It took a little detective work to find the final answer(s).

Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, and he originally sang it with his wife, Lynn Garland at their housewarming party, towards the end of the party, as a subtle ‘good night’ to their guests. It was written as a “wolf” and “mouse” duet in …

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra
4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
6. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – Billy Squire
7. Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – David Bowie …

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra
4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
6. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – Billy Squire
7. Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – David Bowie …

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

The Top 100 Christmas Pop SongsCpop

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
6. Last Christmas – Wham!
7. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin And The Chipmunks

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

The Top 100 Christmas Pop SongsCpop

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
6. Last Christmas – Wham!
7. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin And The Chipmunks

Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

Top 100 Holiday SongsSecular

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives)
2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra)
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
7. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town – Bruce Springsteen (or the Jackson 5)
8. Most

Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

Top 100 Holiday SongsSecular

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives)
2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra)
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
7. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town – Bruce Springsteen (or the Jackson 5)
8. Most

The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

The Biggest Christmas Albums & CDs of All TimeChristmasAlbums

Anthology Christmas Albums:

Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989)

White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I
Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (Spike Jones ~ I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd) ~ Christmas

The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

The Biggest Christmas Albums & CDs of All TimeChristmasAlbums

Anthology Christmas Albums:

Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989)

White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I
Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (Spike Jones ~ I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd) ~ Christmas

The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs
Carols

1. Silent Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
4. White Christmas
5. O Holy Night
6. The First Noel
7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Soundtrack
8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
9. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Joy To The World
11. My Favorite Things
12. Winter

The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs
Carols

1. Silent Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
4. White Christmas
5. O Holy Night
6. The First Noel
7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Soundtrack
8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
9. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Joy To The World
11. My Favorite Things
12. Winter

List of Songs Featured in the 2016 Film, SING

Complete List of the 64 songs featured in the 2016 film, SING.
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane.

Release Date December 21, 2016

GOLDEN SLUMBERS, Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Jennifer Hudson

THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE, Written by Rod Argent

I DON’T WANNA, Written by Garth Jennings and Dave Bassett

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Traditional

BAKER STREET, Written by Gerald Rafferty

CRAZY IN LOVE, …

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, So Here Are Some Pirate Jokes!

“A pirate with no p… is irate!”(PCM) International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated every September 19. It was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), who decided that on September 19 every year that everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

Getting humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002 on board gave the holiday more gravitas.

It has been recognized by The Church of the …

Project Blue Book on History

(PCM) History Channel’s upcoming drama series Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969. Taking advantage of a private invitation, three members of the PCM crew entered the immersive Project Blue Book Headquarters. This my version of the story.

Background:
Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) studies were initially founded by The U.S. Air Force …

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

flashback2Released on March 1, 1973, Pink Floyd’s legendary album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ is the 7th best selling album of all time in the UK, yet it never made it to number 1 in the weekly UK album chart.

It did hit #1 for a week on the Billboard Album Chart, and eventually sold over 45,000,000 copies.

In the UK, it was kept off top spot by the compilation album ’20 Flash Back …

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

flashback2Released on March 1, 1973, Pink Floyd’s legendary album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ is the 7th best selling album of all time in the UK, yet it never made it to number 1 in the weekly UK album chart.

It did hit #1 for a week on the Billboard Album Chart, and eventually sold over 45,000,000 copies.

In the UK, it was kept off top spot by the compilation album ’20 Flash Back …

1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA

1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA
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On February 7, 1964 John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived in America, with their manager Brian Epstein, producer Phil Spector, and other record company dignitaries. It started the ‘British Invasion’ – making room for The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Zombies, Freddy and the Dreamers, The Mersey Sound, The Mods, The Rockers… Beatlemania was born.

1963
August 8 – From Me To You/Thank You Girl was …

1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA

1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA
BeatlesF
On February 7, 1964 John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived in America, with their manager Brian Epstein, producer Phil Spector, and other record company dignitaries. It started the ‘British Invasion’ – making room for The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Zombies, Freddy and the Dreamers, The Mersey Sound, The Mods, The Rockers… Beatlemania was born.

1963
August 8 – From Me To You/Thank You Girl was …

1962: Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

1962
1962 – The Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist came out August 1, 1960 and he followed it up with non-stop touring, The Hucklebuck, Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, and repeated The Twist with a second release on November 13, 1961.

The Twist
The Twist was first shown to the public via American Bandstand, which originated as simply Bandstand, a local show in Philadelphia in …

1962: Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

1962
1962 – The Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist came out August 1, 1960 and he followed it up with non-stop touring, The Hucklebuck, Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, and repeated The Twist with a second release on November 13, 1961.

The Twist
The Twist was first shown to the public via American Bandstand, which originated as simply Bandstand, a local show in Philadelphia in …

What Are The Rare ACME/Albertsons Monopoly Pieces In 2018?

What Are The Rare ACME/Albertsons Monopoly Pieces In 2018?

Rare 2018 Albertsons/Safeway/ACME* Monopoly Pieces For 2018
* Full List of participating stores below Short Rules: 1. Receive a free game ticket each time you make a purchase (excluding lottery tickets, stamps, tobacco, alcohol or other products excluded by law) at any participating Market Store. 2. You (also referred to as “Participant”) will also receive a game ticket for each purchase of a bonus game ticket

Groundhogs Day – February 2nd

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Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd.

It is said on this day, when the groundhog comes out of his deep sleep, if he sees his shadow it means there will be six more weeks of winter. If there is no shadow to be seen, spring is near.

The idea of Groundhog Day roots from the comparable European tradition, Candlemas Day. February 2nd has always been a significant day since it marks the …

2018 Grammy Award Winners

2018 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: January 28, 2018
Held at: Madison Square Garden
Host: James Corden
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017

2018 Grammy Winners
Album of the Year:
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Record of the Year:
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Song of the Year:
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Best Country Album:
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Best Comedy Album:
The Age of …

What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and is it even real?

What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and is it even real?Timeline Tide Pods Timeline:

  • In February 2012, Procter & Gamble introduced the Tide PODS laundry detergent packs.
  • By late 2013, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) claimed to have received more than 500 reports of incidents involving the pods with children and adults.
  • On December 4th, 2013, Straight Dope Forums member Silvorange submitted a post titled “People eating Tide pods” discussing rumors about

What is Shadow Banning?

What is Shadow Banning?

Shadow Banning is when a social network or website will take a post and make sure nobody, or very few people see it.

It began on forums in 2006 to cut back on trolling and spamming, and shortly thereafter major sites like Craigslist and Reddit used it, initially for spammers. Craigslist calls it “Ghosting”.

“Ghosting” is when Craigslist will seemingly accept your ad, and you’ll even be able to see it, …

Archer Season 9 Coming in 2018

(TVG) The new season revolves around the international spy turned hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partner’s killer in 1947 Los Angeles. If you are confused as to how we they got there, a binge of seasons 7 and 8 will catch you up.

The case proves to be more difficult than expected after Archer quickly gets mixed up in a deadly game of tug of war between Los Angeles’ …

What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue?

What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue?

(PCM) The original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story was written as a giveaway for the Montgomery Ward department stores by Robert L. May in 1939. In 1949, May’s story was made into a song by Johnny Marks, who also wrote ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Holly Jolly Christmas.’ Johnny also wrote Chuck Berry’s sequel hit ‘Run Rudolph Run.’

1964’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running …

Hanukah is Celebrated in December

Chanukah (Hanukah)

2016 – Sunset, December 24, 2016 to nightfall, January 1, 2017
2016 – Sunset, December 12, 2017 to nightfall, December 20, 2017

Don’t like the way we spell it? Try one of these on for size:
Chanuka, Chanukkah, Channukah, Hanukah, Hannukkah, Hanuka, Hanukka, Hanaka, Haneka, Hanika, Khanukkah.HanukahChanukah, as we all know from Adam Sandler’s infamous holiday songs, is “the festival of lights”. Despite what you may think, it is not a very …

Thanksgiving History and Trivia

ThanskgivingThanksgiving History and Trivia

  • The first Thanksgiving in North America was on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. Some say it was 1578, when an explorer Martin Frobisher held a Thanksgiving celebration for surviving his journey from England. The English settlers celebrated Thanksgiving on December 4, 1619, near Jamestown Virginia. The Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in 1621, but they did not hold a true Thanksgiving until 1623.
  • The trip to Plymouth Rock took

Traditional and Modern Wedding Gift Suggestion List

Traditional and Modern Wedding Gift Suggestion List

1st Anniversary – Traditional: Paper, Modern: Clocks

2nd Anniversary – Traditional: Cotton, Modern: China

3rd Anniversary – Traditional: Leather, Modern: Crystal, Glass

4th Anniversary – Traditional: Linen (Silk), Modern: Appliances

5th Anniversary – Traditional: Wood, Modern: Silverware

6th Anniversary – Traditional: Iron, Modern: Wood Objects

7th Anniversary – Traditional: Wool (Copper), Modern: Desk Sets

8th Anniversary – Traditional: Bronze, Modern: Linens, Lace

9th Anniversary – Traditional: Pottery (China), …

Daylight Saving Time and Timely Trivia

daylight01On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 2 AM, most of the United States will set their clocks back one hour for officially ending of Daylight Saving Time.
We gain an hour of sleep!
Residents of Arizona, Hawaii, U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will not participate in the festivities.
About 75 countries participate with Daylight Saving Time, according to TimeandDate.com, which is about a third of the world.

The Bad News?
We lose …

Gilligan’s Island – Why Did They Stay So Long?

Gilligan’s Island premiered on September 26, 1964, lasting three seasons through September 4, 1967. Basically, it started with our seven castaways on a three hour boat tour around Hawaii. A freak storm shipwrecked them on a deserted island. In 98 episodes, they all got along pretty well, a shining example of how we could all live harmoniously together, if we really gave the effort.

Some say that these seven people represented the seven deadly sins. …

See You Next Wednesday

(aMyth) “See you next Wednesday” was first heard in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was said to the astronaut, Frank Poole, by his wife and father, right before Hal killed everybody off. Frank was long gone by that referenced Wednesday.

SYNW2001John Landis claims he originally had the movie idea as a fifteen year old, in 1965, but the film has never actually been made. He has said that he purposely referenced his …

2017 Grammy Award Winners

2017 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 12, 2017
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: James Corden
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016

Album of the Year:
25 – Adele

Record of the Year:
Hello – Adele

Song of the Year:
Hello – Adele

Best Rap Album:
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lemonade – Beyonce

Best Country Solo Performance:
My Church – Maren Morris

Best Rock …

The Number One Hits of 2016

The Number One Hits of 2016:
November 14, 2015 – January 22, 2016 : AdeleHello

January 23, 2016 – February 12, 2017: Justin Bieber – Sorry

February 13, 2016 – March 4, 2016: Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

March 5, 2016 – May 6, 2016: Rihanna featuring Drake – Work

May 7, 2016 – May 20, 2016: Desiigner – Panda

May 21, 2016 – May 27, 2016: Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla – …

Popular and Notable Books From 2016

Popular and Notable Books From 2016:
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bill O’Relly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
Blue

2016 Grammy Award Winners

2016 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 16, 2016
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: LL Cool J
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015

2016 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

Album of the Year:
1989 – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist:
Meghan Trainor

Best Musical Theater Album:
Hamilton

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:…

Barack Obama’s Letter to Donald Trump

Barack Obama’s Letter to Donald Trump
January 20, 2016

Dear Mr. President –
Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.

This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the …

The Number One Hits of 2015

The Number One Hits Of 2015:
November 29, 2014 – January 16, 2015: Taylor SwiftBlank Space

January 17, 2015 – April 24, 2015: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno MarsUptown Funk

April 25, 2015 – June 5, 2015: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie PuthSee You Again

June 6, 2015 – July 24, 2015: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick LamarBad Blood

July 25, 2015 – August 21, 2015: OMICheerleader

August …

Thanksgiving Facts, Traditions & Trivia

Thanksgiving Facts, Traditions & Trivia

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, declared the last Thursday of November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving. The fourth Thursday in November was officially sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday in 1941, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

TDayThe ‘Thanksgiving” event that the Pilgrims had included about fifty Pilgrims and ninety Wampanoag Indians. The Indians may not have been invited per se, but came to see what the celebration was …

The 47 Rules Of The Internet

RulesThe Rules of The Internet, circa 2007:

1. Do not talk about /b/
2. Do NOT talk about /b/
3. We are Anonymous
4. Anonymous is legion
5. Anonymous never forgives
6. Anonymous can be a horrible, senseless, uncaring monster
7. Anonymous is still able to deliver
8. There are no real rules about posting
9. There are no real rules about moderation either — enjoy your ban
10. If you enjoy any rival …