Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Movie Producers Donate to Wounded Warriors with Your Help

The producers of the upcoming film, Walking with the Enemy, will donated ten cents toward the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) for every Facebook “like” the movie receives before its opening on Friday, April 25. The WWP offers programs and services toward wounded veterans of the military to help “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.” Liberty Studios will donate up to $30,000 for this promotion.

The Wounded Warrior Project believes that each person’s recovery process is different and that the “greatest casualty is being forgotten.” They help veterans get settled into their “new normal” with programs designed to aid their minds, bodies, economic empowerment and engagement with a special alumni program.

To help with this promotion, simply go to Walking with the Enemy Facebook page and “like” them.

Sneaking under many people’s radar, Liberty Studios’ Walking with the Enemy was the winner for Best Picture at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and was granted the title of “Official Selection” for both the Heartland and Hamptons International Film Festivals of 2013. The film is inspired by a true story about the horrors of World War II during Germany’s invasion of Hungary. Though Jonas Armstrong plays the role of Elek Cohen, the movie is inspired by the true story of Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum.

This Day in Pop Culture: April 23, 1985

New Coke is Put on Store Shelves

One of America’s products biggest flops arrived on store shelves on this day in 1985. After a long and successful run with its original formula, Coca-Cola decided to create “the new taste of Cola-Cola” with “New Coke.” Those old enough to remember know that the marketing for the new product was a complete failure. Three months later, the red cans came back on the shelves re-branded as “Coca Cola Classic.” Many have speculated that the change in formula was just a big marketing stunt, but Coke has always maintained that the “new” Coke was just an attempt to replace the original product. The fools.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Video of the Day: Red Ball 1, 2, 3



Who out there is old enough to remember this video from Sesame Street. I could watch this video over and over when I was a kid...and I still can.

This Day in Pop Culture: April 22, 1864

The Coinage Act is Passed

On this day in 1864, US federal law changed the design of the penny coin actually authorized the minting of a two-cent coin with the Coinage Act. As a result of the law, the phrase, “In God We Trust” was first minted on the two-cent coin. Later the next year on March 3rd, Congress allowed the Min Director to place the phrase on all gold and silver coins. In 1956, “In God we Trust” replaced “E Pluribus Unum” as the nation’s motto.

Monday, April 21, 2014

This Day in Pop Culture History: April 21, 1962

Space Needle’s Birthday
In 1959, Edward E. Carlson, president of Western International Hotels, scribbled his idea for the main structure to serve as a centerpiece to the 1962 World’s Fair on a paper napkin at a local coffee house. Inspired by the Stuttgart Tower in Germany, Carlson thought a similar building would fit the “21st Century” theme of the Seattle fair. The design of the building went through many shapes before settling on the “flying saucer” idea which wasn’t finalized until a year and a half before the fair’s opening. 467 cement trucks were used to fill the 30 foot deep by 120 feet hole which was to be used as the Needle’s foundation weighing in as much as the Space Needle itself. The 605-foot tall Needle was finished in December of 1961 and officially opened on this day in 1962.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

This Day in Pop Culture: April 20, 2008

A Woman Wins an Indy Race
Dominated by men in the sport of car racing, 26-year-old Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Monteigi in Montegi, Japan on this day in 2008. The event made her the first female winner in IndyCar racing history. Patrick became interested in racing as a young girl and moved to England when she was a teenager to find better training for the sport. In 2002, she returned to the states and began driving for the Rahal Letterman Racing Team, owned by Bobby Rahal and David Letterman. Her first Indy 500 event took place on May 29, 2005 where she was the fourth female driver ever to compete in that race which has been in existence since 1911.

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