Friday, February 7, 2014
If You're Old Enough To Remember Seeing The Beatles Arrive In America in '64, It's Time To Have Your Yearly Prostate Exam
The Beatles arrived on Pan Am Flight 101 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. on February 7, 1964.They didn’t really know what to expect. Even though they had a No. 1 hit with "I Want to Hold Your Hand," they’d heard enough stories about other British musicians who failed to connect in America.
An emotional crowd of somewhere between three and five thousand greeted the Beatles at the airport and "Beatlemania" had arrived. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles who had just scored their first Number One U.S. hit six days before with "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
At Kennedy, the "Fab Four" dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts nearly caused a riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil. Two days later, Paul McCartney, age 21, Ringo Starr, 23, John Lennon, 23, and George Harrison, 20, made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Although it was difficult to hear the performance over the screams of teenage girls in the studio audience, an estimated 73 million U.S. television viewers, or about 40 percent of the U.S. population, tuned in to watch. Sullivan immediately booked the Beatles for two more appearances that month.
The rest, as they say, is history. The Beatles went on to become one of the most influential sounds in music and the number one band in sales. It was the best of times, back in the day, and I can say I was there to enjoy it......
The News As I See It: The Olympics start today and Russia's implementing the most intensive security in Olympics history. The government will monitor every email. They will monitor every social media message and they will listen in on every phone call. In fact, it's so bad, people are now comparing Russia to the United States.
There are people complaining about the horrible accommodations at the Sochi Olympic village. Toilets don't flush. The faucets spew discolored water. They say it's like being on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
Ticket sales have been slow for the Olympics in Sochi, mostly because the Olympics are in Sochi.
This week on board Justin Bieber's private jet, the pilots had to wear oxygen masks because of all of the pot smoke. They also had to wear ear plugs because Bieber was blasting his own music.
This Date In History: 1795; The 11th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. 1904; Disastrous fire destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in downtown Baltimore. 1926; Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month.
1964; The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time. 1971; Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage. 1974; The island of Grenada won its independence from Britain 1986; President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier fled Haiti.
1990; The Communist Party of the Soviet Union allowed other parties to compete for power. 1991; Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as first democratically-elected president of Haiti.
Picture Of The Day: The Ed Sullivan Show gave the Beatles their first national exposure.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) The woman in the Superman underwear next to me does not quite understand how white pants work. 2) I'm not getting married again until Pizza Hut allows gift registry. 3) (Judge): "Members of the jury, how do you find the defendant?" (Jury Foreman): "We can't find him at all." (Judge): "Dammit, this is the third murder Waldo has gotten away with!" 4) I can't personally remember an Olympics with better toilet reporting. 5) Whenever I hear about a man jumping off a bridge I can't help but wonder how long he was dating my ex.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aquarius - February 7th: Waiting for your loved one to come to you could be a big mistake. This is especially true for at least one person today, whose loved one happens to drive a very large bus and will suddenly lose the ability to brake.
Birthdays: Sir Thomas More, statesman 1478, John Deere, industrialist and manufacturer 1804, Charles Dickens, novelist 1812, Frederick Douglass, American Abolitionist 1817, Laura Ingalls Wilder, author 1867, Eubie Blake, pianist and composer 1883, Sinclair Lewis, novelist 1885, An Wang, computer entrepreneur 1920, James Spader, actor 1960, Chris Rock, comedian 1966, Ashton Kutcher, actor 1978.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Susan reported for jury duty as ordered and promptly asks to be excused because she believed that she was prejudiced.
Susan said, "I took one look at those shifty eyes and that cheap polyester suit and I immediately knew that he was guilty as sin." The judge says "Sit down, That's the prosecuting attorney."
An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Rimini , Italy , went to the local church for confession. When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said, "Father, during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our neighborhood, knocked urgently on my door and asked me to hide her from the Nazis. So I hid her in my attic."
The priest replied: "That was a wonderful thing you did, and you have no need to confess that." The old man said, "There is more to tell, Father. She started to repay me with sexual favours. This happened several times a week and sometimes twice on Sundays."
The priest said, "That was a long time ago and by doing what you did, you placed the two of you in great danger, but two people under those circumstances can easily succumb to the weakness of the flesh. However, if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven."
The Old Italian said, "Thank you, Father. That's a great load off my mind. I do have one more question." The priest relied, "And what is that?" The old man said, "Should I tell her the war is over?"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The teenage granddaughter comes downstairs for her date with this see-through blouse on and no bra. Her grandmother pitched a fit, telling her not to dare go out like that!
The teenager tells her "Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You gotta let your rosebuds show!" and out she goes.
The next day the teenager comes downstairs and the grandmother is sitting there with no top on. The teenager wants to die. She explains to her grandmother that she has friends coming over and that it is just not appropriate.
The grandmother says, "Loosen up, Sweetie. If you can show off your rosebuds, then I can display my hanging baskets."
Barack and Michelle are at the Yankee's World Series Game 6, sitting in the first row, with the Secret Service people directly behind them. One of the Secret Service guys leans forward and whispers something to Barack. First, Obama stares at the guy, looks at Michelle, looks back at the agent, and shakes his head violently.
The agent said, "Sir, it was a request from the home team, everybody from the owner down to the bat boy." Obama really gets going when the agent tells him the fans would love it! So Obama just shrugs his shoulders and says, "If that's what the people want."
Then Obama gets up, grabs Michelle by her collar and the seat of her pants, hoists her over the wall and drops her onto the playing field. She scrambles up kicking, swearing, screaming and the crowd goes wild. They're cheering, applauding and high-fiving.
Obama, bowing and smiling, leans over to the agent and says, "Hey, you were right, I would have never believed that!" Then noticing the agent had gone totally ashen, Obama asked the agent, "What's wrong?" As soon as he could speak, the stricken agent stammered, "Sir, I said, "They want you to throw out the first pitch'."
That's it for today, my little rock stars. Remember, alcohol doesn't cause hangovers, waking up does. I'm off to AREA 51 for happy hour.
Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !