Thursday, June 6
This is day 157 of 2013. There are 208 days remaining.
1944 - The Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy! - The landings were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault landing of 24,000 British, American and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight, and an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France starting at 6:30 am.
1969: The first Internet connection was created. ARPANET begun by the United States Department of Defense for research into networking. It is the original basis for what now forms the Internet. It was opened to non-military users later in the 1970s and many universities and large businesses went on-line. BTW, the first packet moved from Columbia to Stanford was LO, the forst two letters of LOAD before the connection was lost.
This and That
WARNING: This Story has the two words no man EVER wants to hear
A 66-year-old who had lived his whole life as a man got a shocking diagnosis after seeking medical help in Hong Kong for a swollen abdomen — he was a woman. Doctors realized the patient was female after they found the swelling came from a large cyst on an ovary. It turns out she suffered from a rare ailment that caused the development of a tiny penis (d'oh!) and extra body hair.
Spaced In Cleveland
William Shatner is going live and uncut with Betty White. The Star Trek alum will guest-star on the June 19 live episode of Hot in Cleveland. Shatner will also be joined by The Office star Brian Baumgartner. In a statement, the 82-year-old Shatner joked, "At long, long last, I am working with someone older than me." Betty White is 91.
It is Largo, After All
A Florida (Largo) man fired several rounds from an AR-15 into his home. When asked why he did it he told a judge: "I was defending my own house." He was shooting into his own home because he thought he saw people by his house. He told an officer he had injected prescription medication and had not slept in days.
And Your Point?
A North Carolina couple chose to tie the knot at a rather unusual spot: Walmart. Wayne and Susan Bradenburg got married at the same Walmart where they met in 2005. Wayne came into Walmart a few times a week to see Susan, who worked as a cashier. Wayne eventually became confident enough to ask Susan on a date at a Chinese buffet. Susan gladly accepted his invite and brought her two daughters along. He fell for Susan and started to bring her lunch to Walmart every day. Just a year later, Wayne proposed to Susan and she accepted. The couple stayed engaged for six years. When they finally decided on a date, Wayne suggested to get married at Walmart.
TV and Stuff
HELL'S KITCHEN (8p ET, FOX) - The chef with the best dish earns immunity; the chefs prepare a meal for TV host Maria Menounos and actor Jeremy Sisto; one team's service flags during dinner.
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT (8p ET, ABC) - A special pre-NBA finals episode of Kimmel with actor Will Smith. And 2-year-old Phonon Titus goes head to head with Shaquille O'Neal.
2013 NBA FINALS: GAME 1 (9p ET, ABC) - San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat.
• Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger) is 66
• Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein is 61
• Sandra Bernhard is 58
• Amanda Pays (Leviathan, Max Headroom)is 54
• Comedian Colin Quinn is 54
• Guitarist Steve Vai is 53
• Max Casella (Vincent "Vinnie" Salvatore Delpino, Doogie Howser's best friend) is 46
• Paul Giamatti (John Adams, The Hangover Part II, Sideways, Cinderella Man) is 46
• TV journalist Natalie Morales (NBC's Today Show) is 41
• Singer Uncle Kracker is 39
• Staci Keanan (Step by Step, My Two Dads) is 38
• Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family) is 6
Tuesday, June 4
This is day 155 of 2013. There are 210 days remaining.
Boss' Day! It was 29 years ago today when America's best Rock performer release his best known album. Born in the U.S.A. was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States and the most successful album by Bruce Springsteen's ever. The album produced a record-tying string of seven Top 10 singles. Rolling Stone magazine rated it the 86th-greatest album of all time.
The Johnny Cash stamp comes out tomorrow
Okay, Maybe We've Gone a Little Far
A family in Thailand literally had a newborn baby left on their doorstep -- by none other than their own dog. The parents' 12-year-old daughter heard the dog barking, and when she went to see what all the noise was about, she saw a white plastic bag -- and found a newborn baby girl inside of it with her umbilical cord still attached. The dog rescued this poor abandoned baby and brought her home -- almost like he instinctively knew his family would be able to help her. The girl immediately ran to get her parents, who rushed the baby to the hospital. Now the parents want to adopt the baby. (picture not that of this story-but ain't they cute?)
I love abandoned places! Call me weird, but there is a quiet beauty to places that have been long vacated and left to nature. Here is a collection from Where Cool Things Happen. Just click on the image.
Fashion King wants to make his cat his queen. Seriously, Click on image for more.
EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS (8p ET, ABC) - An adopted woman named Meredith tries to reach her goal weight of 155 pounds and gain the confidence to contact her birth mother; Meredith receives a visit from actress Nicole Eggert.
THE VOICE (8p ET, NBC) - Live eliminations.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8p ET, FOX) - Hopefuls perform for the judges.
DEADLIEST CATCH: THE BAIT (8p ET, DISCOVERY) - A look ahead to the Opilio season; the Hillstrands force Josh out of the nest; Keith gets a cameraman fired; Junior and Elliot's broken alliance.
DEADLIEST CATCH (9p ET, DISCOVERY) - The Opilio season is opened with chaos; an accident on the Time Bandit; Jake gets a not-so-warm welcome on his new boat.
SEASON PREMIERE: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (9p ET, NBC) - Hopefuls audition for the judges in New York, Los Angeles and San Antonio.
Taylor Voice Bomb
• Bruce Dern (Astronaut Farmer, Monster) is 77
• Singer/actress Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas) is 69
• Parker Stevenson (Falcon Crest, Baywatch) is 61
• Scott Wolf (Party of Five) is 45
• Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live) is 44
• Noah Wyle (ER) is 42
• Russell Brand (Arthur, Get Him to the Greek) is 38
• Angelina Jolie is 38
• Model Bar Refaeli (cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Maxim's hottest woman for 2012) is 28
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