BACK IN THE DAY
706 years ago . . . In 1310, for the first time ever, DIFFERENT SHOES FOR THE LEFT AND RIGHT FEET were produced. Until 1310, all shoes were cut exactly the same.
143 years ago . . . In 1873, LEVI STRAUSS and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for BLUE JEANS WITH COPPER RIVETS.
100 years ago . . . In 1916, CODELL, KANSAS, was hit by a tornado.
99 years ago . . . In 1917, CODELL, KANSAS, was hit by a tornado, exactly one year after it was hit by its first tornado.
98 years ago . . . In 1918, CODELL, KANSAS, was hit by a tornado, exactly two years after it was hit by its first tornado and one year after it was hit by its second tornado! This third one was the most destructive, killing 10 people and wrecking a good portion of the town.
89 years ago . . . In 1927, CHARLES LINDBERGH took off from New York in “The Spirit of St. Louis” in his attempt to become the first person to fly NON-STOP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. He landed safely the next day at Le Bourget Airfield in Paris, France . . . and was awarded a $25,000 prize.
84 years ago . . . In 1932, AMELIA EARHART took off from Newfoundland, heading for Ireland. She landed at Londonderry 15 hours later . . . making her the FIRST WOMAN to fly across the Atlantic by herself.
23 years ago . . . In 1993, more than 80 million people watched the FINAL EPISODE OF “CHEERS”. That makes it the second-highest-rated series finale ever, just behind “M*A*S*H” and ahead of “Seinfeld”.
SILVER STATS (HAD A COUPLE TO HIT SO HERE ARE 3 i THOUGHT WERE GOOD!)
Expedia released a survey this week about the most annoying things other drivers do. And texting took the top spot for the third year in a row. Now here are the five most annoying things PASSENGERS do . . .
1. Backseat driving. 61% of people in the survey said it’s the most annoying thing you
can do when you’re a passenger.
2. Being a bad navigator, 11%. But don’t we all just use GPS now?
3. Hogging the radio, 9%. Especially if you’re listening to OUR show, and they try to
change the station.
4. Falling asleep, 6%. Especially if you’re on a long road trip, because you’ve got no
one to talk to.
5. Taking your shoes off, 5%. And it’s even worse if you put your feet up on the
dashboard . . . and then fall ASLEEP.
Every time I’ve accidentally said, “You know, we should have people over for dinner,” I immediately regret it. So this really speaks to me . . . A new survey asked couples to name the most ANNOYING things guests do when they’re hosting a dinner party. Here are the top five.
1. Getting too drunk.
2. Showing up empty handed.
3. Not finishing their food because they don’t like it.
4. Having a weird dietary restriction that affects all the cooking. (And then, after all
that, they don’t eat what you made anyways. Then three weeks later, suddenly
they’ve decided they’re NOT a paleo vegan anymore.)
5. And the single person who starts ranting about how terrible it must be to be married.
Wow, we all need to take a deep breath and get some perspective. Every single one of us.
A new study found the average person is so STRESSED, they can only relax for 36 minutes a day. Here are some more crazy results from the study . . .
1. 70% of us feel overworked.
2. Half of us sometimes have a day at work where we never take a break, and 10% say
we almost NEVER take a break.
3. The average person makes three mistakes a week at work, which adds up to around
150 a year. And the main reasons are that we’re tired or burnt out.
4. And when we do get time to ourselves at night, we’re most likely to spend it watching
DUSTIN LYNCH was asked to come clean about rumors that he’s dating KELLY OSBOURNE. Clean, he is. He said, quote, “I can CONFIRM that we’re friends. I can DENY the rumors that we’re hooking up, or dating, or pregnant.” He said they met when she was checking out his show at Stagecoach, and then they hung out together to watch LITTLE BIG TOWN and LUKE BRYAN perform. Along the way he found out she hates whiskey, because it makes her mean. Quote, “That made me want to give it to her even more, because I wanted to see that. With her British accent, it’s hilarious.”
The first round of performers for the “CMT Music Awards” have been announced . . . and they include Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, and Thomas Rhett. There are also a couple of big time collaborations. BLAKE SHELTON and THE OAK RIDGE BOYS will be performing “Doin’ It To Country Songs”. That’s their duet on Blake’s “If I’m Honest” album, which is out today. KEITH URBAN will be doing his song “Wasted Time” . . . and he’s getting help from BRETT ELDREDGE and MAREN MORRIS. They’re the openers on Keith’s “Ripcord” tour. More performers will be announced soon. The show airs June 8th.
While we’re on the subject: CMT.com posted videos of country stars giving their firstever awards show acceptance speeches . . . and each had just won the CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year. They include Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Sam Hunt, and Carrie Underwood, but there’s no video of her for some reason. We also get our first look at TAYLOR SWIFT’s now-famous “I can’t believe I won” face. It was 2007 and she actually gives a shout-out to MySpace. Here is the link, copy and paste into your browser http://www.cmt.com/news/1766172/country-artists-whose-first-speeches-were-at-the-cmt-music-awards/
CRAIG MORGAN’s new video was recorded in a Nashville studio that was once a gothic revival church. It’s pretty cool when you see it. Anyway, the song is called “I’ll Be Home Soon” . . . and it’s from his new album “A Whole Lot More to Me”, which is out June 3rd.
THOMPSON SQUARE released the video to their new song, “You Make It Look So Good”. It’s a combination of music AND home video because it’s filled with clips of their four-month-old son, Rigney Cooper.
• “If I’m Honest”, Blake Shelton. It features his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” and his song “Friends” from the “Angry Birds” movie. The Oak Ridge Boys also join him on the song “Doing It to Country Songs”.
ThePlaylist.net put together a list of the 15 Most Shocking Deaths in TV History. Although they really didn’t go too far back into history. The only one on the list that didn’t occur in this millennium was the death of Colonel Henry Blake on “M*A*S*H” in 1975. So no Edith Bunker, no Dan Connor from “Roseanne”, or James Evans from “Good Times” . . . to name a few. Here’s who they DID choose . . . apparently not in any particular order:
1. Colonel Henry Blake on “M*A*S*H”, played by McLean Stevenson.
2. Will Gardner on “The Good Wife”, played by Josh Charles.
3. Rita on “Dexter”, played by Julie Benz.
4. Ned Stark on “Game of Thrones”, played by Sean Bean.
5. Jane on “Breaking Bad”, played by Krysten Ritter. 6. Joyce Summers on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, played by Kristine
7. Zoe Barnes on “House of Cards”, played by Kate Mara.
8. Omar on “The Wire”, played by Michael K. Williams.
9. Adriana on “The Sopranos”, played by Drea de Matteo.
10. Teri Bauer on “24”, played by Leslie Hope.
11. Mrs. Landingham on “The West Wing”, played by Kathryn Joosten.
12. Dr. Kutner on “House”, played by Kal Penn.
13. Shane Vendrell on “The Shield”, played by Walton Goggins.
14. Lance on “Cucumber”, played by Russell T. Davies. (It’s a British series.)
15. Lane Pryce on “Mad Men”, played by Jared Harris