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 …

Christopher Columbus Day

 

The first celebration of Columbus Day took place in New York City on October 12, 1866. Since 1970, the holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. San Francisco holds the nation’s oldest continuously existing celebration with their Italian-American community’s annual Columbus Day Parade, which was established in 1868.

Despite the negative publicity Christopher Columbus is getting these days, it was October 28th, 1492 that Christopher Columbus Discovered Cuba. Columbus had tried …

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 …

What is a Meme?

One Does Not Simply Write an Article About Memes

What is a Meme?

One Does Not Simply Explain a MemeWhat is a meme and where does a meme come from?

Ask any person what a meme is and they will most likely either stumble through the question or struggle to articulate it’s exact meaning. In fact after reading this article, have some great fun with friends. Pose the question “What is a meme?” and watch how a debate erupts as they parse the specifics.

So what is a meme?

In …

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 …

How Shoe Companies Got Their Name

How Shoe Companies Got Their Name

What is it with strange shoe names? No… not types like galoshes or sneakers. More like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and others. Who thinks of these names?

The truth is stranger than fiction is an expression fitting to many of these brands. From underpaid artists to Nazi politics, the names of the shoes you wear may embarrass you.

Is your brand on this list? If it isn’t let us know. …

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 …

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
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(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
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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 …

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

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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

Brush Up On Your Horse Racing Facts!

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(PCM) Many of us have heard about the infamous Triple Crown in horse racing which consists of the Belmont, Preakness and Kentucky Derby races, however that is about where our knowledge ends. We have gathered together a collection of some horse racing facts to give (ourselves) and you a better understanding behind some of the terminology and history of the sport.

Horse racing is one of America’s oldest pastimes and has been around for generations. …

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 …

1962: Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

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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 …

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 …

‘Friends’ Mega Fan Actually Counted The Total Number Of Coffees Consumed On The Series

(PCM) Talk about dedication and super fandom! Twitter users and mega “Friends” fan Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) actually took the time to re-watch all 236 episodes of the cult hit series and count the number of coffees consumed by The Gang over the course of the entire show. Ready for the answer? During the ten season run of the series, the “Friends” gang consumed a whopping 1, 154 cups of coffee. My heroes!

Lovelace also managed …

Have We Really Been Pronouncing Reese’s Wrong All This Time?

(PCM) To finally settle the argument once and for all, the lovely individuals at Spoon University have let history speak the truth and revealed the correct pronunciation of Reese’s peanut butter cups!

So are you Team REES-EES or Team REES-IS? We were always a member of team REES-EES, however it looks as though we have been wrong all this time! We suppose it is like the whole tomato or potato debate, but it seems as …

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 …

Watch the Cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” Get Schooled By a 5 Year-Old

Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46(PCM) How well do you know your Guardians of the Galaxy trivia? Better than a 5 year-old? 

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy was schooled last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live by Marvel comics expert 5 year-old Mia Grace as she beat them all to the buzzer question after question.

Jimmy Kimmel invited Mia Grace to a trivia-off against the cast, including Chris Pratt who plays Star Lord Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana who plays