Happy Thesaurus Day! (January 18th)

(PCM) On this day in 1779, Peter Mark Roget, the father of the modern thesaurus, was delivered, produced, came into being, born. After a long career as a physician, scientist and tinkerer (he also invented a slide rule), Roget retired from medicine and dedicated his time to cataloging, assembling, gathering, composing, and compiling a dictionary of synonyms.

First published in 1852, Roget’s Thesaurus (from the Greek thēsauros, meaning storehouse, treasury or treasure) is still …

A.A. Milne Born January 18, 1882

(PCM) A.A. Milne (Alan Alexander) was born on January 18, 1882 in London.  He attended Cambridge University to study mathematics but soon found that his true passion was writing. After graduating from Cambridge, Milne began his writing career working for Punch Magazine.  He married Daphne” de Sélincourt in 1903.  He was writing for Punch when World War One broke out in 1914.  Milne enlisted even though by nature he was a pacifist. 

After the war …

January 18 in Pop Culture History

January 18 in Pop Culture History
1644 – “In this year one James Everell, a sober, discreet man, and two others, saw a great light in the night at Muddy River. When it stood still, it flamed up, and was about three yards square; when it ran, it was contracted into the figure of a swine: it ran as swift as an arrow towards Charlton, and so up and down about two or three hours. …

Black Label Society at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021

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Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society performed at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia on September 9, 2021.

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Check out https://blueridgerockfest.com/ for news on the 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival coming back in September.

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For the latest album news and tour dates for Black Label Society, go to http://blacklabelsociety.net/.

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The Truth about Big Daddy Kane’s ASL Interpreter Mistake

Out of Line or Out of Context?

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are being used more and more at concerts for deaf audience members. Unfortunately, someone forget to let Big Daddy Kane know at his concert at Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax Virginia on Friday, January the 14th 2022. The famous American rapper from the 80s and early 90s, has been in the news over the years for questionable behavior. Perhaps enough that he isn’t given …

Benjamin Franklin Born January 17, 1706

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!In movies and in real life, whenever people talk about large amounts of money, they talk about the Benjamins. This is because of Benjamin Franklin, who is on the $100 bill.

When Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706, no one knew then that he would be famous. People think of Franklin as a genius, but he had only two years of formal schooling. He was apprenticed at …

January 17 in Pop Culture History

January 17 in Pop Culture History
1706 – Ben Franklin ‘The First American’ was born.

1773 – Captain James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.

1929 – Popeye made his 1st appearance, in comic strip ‘Thimble Theater’

1929 – From the Mount Wilson Observatory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Edwin Hubble showed that the universe was expanding.

1946 – The United Nations Security Council held its 1st meeting…

Kraken Music Fest Returns To Orlando With The Used, Less Than Jake, Story Of The Year & More

Kraken Music Fest
To Take Over The Orlando Amphitheater
On Saturday, February 19, 2022

With Performances By
The Used, Less Than Jake, Story Of The Year,
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Evergreen Terrace,
We’re Wolves, and The Dev

Kraken Music Fest is returning to Orlando for its biggest and most exciting year to date. Making a splash at The Orlando Amphitheater in Orlando, FL on Saturday, February 19, 2022, this lineup for the third annual Kraken …

Breaking Benjamin at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021

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Breaking Benjamin performed at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia on September 9, 2021.

Breaking Benjamin ©2021 Johnnie Crow Photos

Check out https://blueridgerockfest.com/ for news on the 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival coming back in September.

Breaking Benjamin ©2021 Johnnie Crow Photos

For the latest album news and tour dates for Breaking Benjamin, go to https://breakingbenjamin.com/.

Breaking Benjamin ©2021 Johnnie Crow Photos

 

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John Cena And James Gunn Deliver A Hit With Peacemaker Now Streaming On HBO Max

The first three episodes of Peacemaker are now streaming on HBO Max. The series has fans loving John Cena in the role of Peacemaker. The show is an off shoot from Gunn’s 2021’s movie, The Suicide Squad which see’s Peacemaker being one of the villain’s. And the show is the aftermath of what goes down with his character in that film.

John Cena was born to play the role of Peacemaker, and if you thought …

Adelitas Way at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021

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Adelitas Way performed at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia on September 9, 2021.

Adelitas Way ©2021 Johnnie Crow Photos

Check out https://blueridgerockfest.com/ for news on the 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival coming back in September.

Adelitas Way ©2021 Johnnie Crow Photos

For the latest album news and tour dates for Adelitas Way, go to https://adelitaswaymusic.com/.

Adelitas Way ©2021 Johnnie Crow Photos

 

Superman Comic Strip Debuted January 16, 1939

Sci Fi Newspaper strips had been around long before Superman would make his first appearance as a newspaper comic strip on January 16, 1939.  His first appearance was in the April, 1938 issue of Action Comics, just nine months earlier. Although he was the first comic book hero, there were more other-wordly heroes before him.

Buck Rogers would be the first Sci Fi comic strip, having his adventures in the year 2419.  He made his …