Thursday March 21
The 80th day of 2013 with 285 days remaining
Lock the Rock Day - It was 50 years ago on this date that the world's most infamous prison was finally closed for good. But in many respects the drama continued as protests found their way to the landmark in the bay. It was less than a year later, March 8th when Native Americans activists. The occulation continued on and off into the 70's.
Today in Music
Top of the Charts
1982, Joan Jett saw Arrows perform this mega hit on their weekly television series Arrows. when she was touring England with The Runaways in 1976. She first recorded the song in 1979 with two of the Sex Pistols: Steve Jones and Paul Cook. This first version was not released until 1993 inFlashback. In 1981, Jett re-recorded the song, this time with her band, The Blackhearts. This recording became a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single for seven weeks,
"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
This and That
My friend and morning co-host on Wynn&Wilson in the morning on WQMX wrote a terrific blog that really puts March Madness into perspective. Here is some of what Scott wrote:
It is the eve of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. I'm not going to call it a sports event. I guess outwardly, it literally is. But it's not at it's core, it's more
It's the chance. It's everything loved rolled into one event. 64 teams from all over the country come together for a chance to win it all. It has drama, villains, underdogs, and in the end provides great theater on many stages all over our country. Not many opportunities in real life where the very small, and the very big commune together for the exact same chance.
More "Today isms"
• Today is Common Courtesy Day. Say 'please' and 'thank you', hold doors open for others, and consider the feelings and perceptions of those around you throughout the day.
• Today is Crunchy Taco Day.
• It's Absolutely Incredible Kid Day today. Celebrate by writing letters of love and encouragement to the absolutely incredible children in your life.
• Today begins the astrological sign of Aries, the Ram.
...And Thanks for All The Fish
Scientists told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday that, without "a few years" warning, humans currently have no capacity to stop an asteroid on a collision course with the planet. Scientists are calling for continued funding and support for NASA satellites and observation programs that look for "near Earth objects."
We Will See This on Cops
Samsung's has announced a price for its new 85-inch 4K HDTV, now dubbed the S9. Samsung says it'll cost $39,999 and plans to begin accepting pre-orders at the end of this month.
We Ask Why Not
Thieves in Turkey stole an entire 82-foot, 44,000-pound steel bridge that went over a creek in a rural part of the country. No one knows how they were able to dismantle the entire structure without anyone knowing, but they are believed to have taken it to sell for scrap. Either that or they needed to span that river they stole last month.
And Now, Heeeeeeeerre's Jimmy!
The Tonight Show is expected to return to New York with Jimmy Fallon at the helm. Although a deal isn't done, NBC has apparently struck a deal with Fallon to replace Jay Leno as host of the iconic late-night program, most likely taking over in the fall of 2014. Tonight hasn't taken place in the Big Apple since it debuted with Steve Allen in 1954. Host Johnny Carson eventually moved it to Burbank, California, in 1972.
The latest workplace trend: Nap rooms! Brooks Bell dreamed up the ideal office for her web development company in Raleigh, NC, and wanted three things:
1) "I wanted a bar."
2) "I wanted to have a brainstorm room..."
3) "...and I wanted to have a nap room."
Yes a nap room. A cool, dark, quiet place where employees can get some shut-eye and recharge.
"This is the greatest thing ever," said one employee.
Bell said it's a way to clear your head during the daily grind. "When I wake up, I get three or four hours of clear work... clarity. I can think again."
NCAA TOURNAMENT (7p ET, CBS) -- Coverage of the NCAA Tournament starts at Noon on CBS and runs all day. Other games can be seen on TBS, TNT and TruTV.
AMERICAN IDOL (8p ET, FOX) -- Ne-Yo and Jessica Sanchez perform on tonight’s results show.
COMMUNITY (8p ET, NBC) -- New
SEASON PREMIERE: WIFE SWAP (8p ET, ABC) -- Wife Swap is back for another season tonight.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8p ET, CW) -- New
1600 PENN (8:30p ET, NBC) -- Henry Winkler guest stars in this new episode, which airs at a special time.
GREY’S ANATOMY (9p ET, ABC) -- New
GLEE (9p ET, NBC) -- New
THE OFFICE (9p ET, NBC) -- Repeat
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (9p ET, CW) -- New
PROJECT RUNWAY (9p ET, Lifetime) -- New
1600 PENN (9:30p ET, NBC) -- Another new episodes airs tonight.
SCANDAL (10p ET, ABC) -- Lisa Edelstein (House, M. D.) guest stars in this new episode.
LAW & ORDER: SVU (10p ET, NBC) -- Repeat
Video Madness (hope this works)
• Timothy Dalton (James Bond films The Living Daylights and License to Kill) is 67
• Singer Eddie Money is 64
• Sabrina LeBeauf (The Cosby Show) is 55
• Gary Oldman (Batman films) is 55
• Matthew Broderick (Election, Inspector Gadget) is 51
• Rosie O'Donnell is 51
• Former dancer and celebrity spouse Kevin Federline is 35