Friday, March 8, 2013
The 67th day of 2013 with 298 days remaining.
Today is The First Biggest day in Racing
It was on this day in 1936 that the first stock car race was held in Daytona Beach, Florida. However, The Daytona 500 did not come about for more than 20 yars. The 500-mile-long (805 km) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series motor race held annually at the Daytona Internationa was first held in 1959, coinciding with the opening of the speedway, and since 1982, it has been the season-opening race of the NASCAR (name the sponsor) Cup series.
Today in Music
Top of the Charts!
In 1982 this single by The J. Geils Band from their album Freeze Frame finally hit it big. The song is about a man who is shocked to discover that his high school crush appeared in a centerfold spread for a men's magazine. The singer can't decide between his anger and his lust. The song could be a reference to actress Angel Tompkins' relationship with Peter Wolf. It was the only J Geils Band #1 on the Pop charts.
This and That
South Paws, here is a list of the things that have driven you all crazy for decades. The majority of infants have developed hand preference by 6 months of age. A minority of adult people are equally skilled with both hands, and are termed ambidextrous. Yet there is something about the lefties. Here's a startling thought, if we give Ronald Reagan, who is ambidextrous a lefty designation, there have been an equal number of left-handed and right handed Presidents since 1929 (7 and 7). Oh, click on the image for the list.
Okay, was it worth it? It took a few months, but Demi Moore finally responded to Ashton Kutcher's divorce filing Thursday and she wants spousal support. Like Kutcher, Moore cited "irreconcilable differences" in the split. Moore's request for alimony, as well as compensation for her legal fees, could mean that the whole thing could end up a courtroom drama. TMZ says that Moore is worth millions more than Kutcher, and calls it "surprising" that she's angling for spousal support. A source says it's almost out of the question that she'll actually get alimony.
This just might be a Cardinal Sin. Madonna’s ex-husband Guy Ritchie has emerged as British bookmakers' favorite to take charge of the next James Bond movie. Director Sam Mendes announced he would not be back for the follow-up to Skyfall, the most successful 007 film in history. Yeah, and Green Bay was supposed to win Super Bowl XLVII.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BY AGE 50 (Love This)
• It’s better to sing off key than not to sing at all.
• Promptness shows respect.
• You can’t avoid offending people from time to time. When you don’t mean it, apologize. When you do mean it, accept the consequences.
• The most valuable thing to have is a good reputation, and it’s neither hard nor expensive to acquire one: Be fair. Be honest. Be trustworthy. Be generous. Respect others.
• Don’t be bothered when people don’t share your tastes in music, sports, literature, food and fashion. Be glad. You’d never get tickets to anything otherwise.
• Cough syrup doesn’t work.
• Keeping perspective is the greatest key to happiness. From a distance, even a bumpy road looks smooth.
• You can’t win arguing with police officers or referees, but every so often you can fight City Hall.
• Keeping an open mind is as big a challenge as you get older as keeping a consistent waistline.
• It’s never a shame when you admit you don’t know something, and often a shame when you assume that you do.
• Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not pushing yourself. And if you’re not pushing yourself, you’re coasting.
• If you’re in a conversation and you’re not asking questions, then it’s not a conversation, it’s a monologue.
• In everyday life, most “talent” is simply hard work in disguise.
• When something that costs less than $200 breaks and it’s not under warranty and you can’t fix it yourself in half an hour, it’s almost certainly more cost-effective to throw it out.
• Mental illness is as real as diabetes, arthritis or any other disease, and no more disgraceful. It’s the stigma that’s disgraceful.
• All the stuff you have lying around that you’ll never want, need, wear or look at again? It just makes it harder to find what you do want, need or intend to wear. File it, donate it or throw it out.
• Exercise does not take time. Exercise creates time.
• The store-brand jelly, cereal, paper goods, baking supplies and pharmacy products are good enough.
This Weekend Daylight Savings Time is Back
Here are a couple of things You may not know about DSTTwo states — Arizona and Hawaii — and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — don't observe Daylight Saving Time. Indiana adopted Daylight Saving Time in 2006.
Daylight Saving Time was first used during World War I, as part of an effort in the United States and other warring countries to conserve fuel. In theory, using daylight more efficiently saves fuel and energy because it reduces the nation's need for artificial light. The first American to advocate for daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin. He realized in 1784 that many people burned candles at night yet slept past dawn in the summer, wasting early-morning sunlight.
UNDERCOVER BOSS (8p ET, CBS) -- The CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows goes undercover and Olympic gold-medalist Jonny Moseley makes an appearance.
SEASON PREMIERE: FASHION STAR (8p ET, NBC) -- Twelve new designers compete to launch collections at Express, Macy's and Saks. The celebrity mentors are Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. Glamour Magazine's fashion editor-at-large Louise Roe hosts.
LAST MAN STANDING (8p ET, ABC) -- New
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8p ET, FOX) -- New
NIKITA (8p ET, CW) -- New
MALIBU COUNTRY (8:30p ET, ABC) -- Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me) guest stars in this new episode.
GOLDEN BOY (9p ET, CBS) -- Golden Boy moves to its regular night and time with this new episode.
GRIMM (9p ET, NBC) -- Grimm finally returns with new episodes tonight.
SHARK TANK (9p ET, ABC) -- New
TOUCH (9p ET, FOX) -- New
THE CULT (9p ET, CW) -- The Cult moves to Friday nights with this new episode.
BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) -- New
20/20 (10p ET, ABC) -- New
ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS (10p ET, NBC) -- New
- A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.
- James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff
- In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss's victims, a woman seeking retribution.
- Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard
- Wreck-It Ralph
- Red Dawn
- Schindler's List 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
- Playing for Keeps
- Duck Dynasty: Season 2