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November 27, 2013
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Based on Reality
Oddly enough, this famous WKRP episode was loosely based on a real event! Back in 1946 (some sources say 1945), Yellville, Arkansas inaugurated the “Turkey Trot Festival” which included a wild turkey calling contest, a turkey target shoot, a Miss Drumsticks Pageant and oh yeah: a live turkey release from the roof of the courthouse.
After a few years, someone thought it might be fun to actually toss the poor gobblers out of a low-flying airplane for the event. This repeated for a number of years until 1989 when a national animal-rights protest cast the event in a bad light and the “National Enquirer” splashed a photo of the event across the nation forcing promoters to abandon the turkey drop.
You can view the entire classic WKRP episode HERE
- “I Thought Turkeys Could Fly” – and Other 2011 Predictions (mediabullseye.com)
December 19, 2012
December 17, 2012
This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. The story goes that Bowie did not like Little Drummer boy and the writers wrote Peace on Earth as a replacement. When the stars met that morning, they decided on a medley and rehearsed for only an hour. It turned out to be a classic. Bing died a month later. More here.
October 9, 2012
October 2, 2012
Hurrah for West Branch, Michigan.
A Michigan community cheered on a 16-year-old sophomore – the victim of an apparent prank by classmates – as she took her place with other members of her high school’s homecoming court.
September 21, 2012
Today’s xkcd comic is amazing. It’s one giant panel with a never ending world that you can drag through with your cursor. It must have taken months to put this together, and the result is absolutely wonderful. Go to the website immediately, and play in this beautiful black-and-white world.
August 18, 2012
Over at BoingBoing, Maggie Koerth-Baker is serving up a highly entertaining (and highly insightful) series of posts in honor of Cow Week.
Here’s Popular Mechanics on the statistics:
Between 2003 and 2008, 108 people died from cattle-induced injuries across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 27 times the whopping four people killed in shark attacks in the United States during the same time period, according to the International Shark Attack File. Nearly all those cow-related fatalities were caused by blunt force trauma to the head or chest; a third of the victims were working in enclosed spaces with cattle.
Read Popular Mechanics’ cow attack survival guide
May 27, 2012
May 17, 2012
Found a great article over at Shave Magazine with some great tips on how to improve your appearance.