Saturday, May 23, 2015

Video of the Day: The Most Amazing Mother Son Wedding Dance Ever

It doesn't get much better than this.

Bonnie and Clyde are Shot

Bonnie and Clyde were shot on May 23, 1934
May 23, 1934
On this day in 1934, the infamous duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death by both Texas and Louisiana state police riddling their stolen car with a spray of bullets. Bonnie met Clyde when her husband was serving time for murder. During the relatively short romance, both were convicted of crimes and served time in jail. During a two year spree, the couple met up with other unsavory types and robbed a string of banks and stores across five states. The couple were famous for basically two reasons: Bonnie was a woman (of course) and the two posed for a many playful photos during their “time on the road.” It is believed that the Barrow Gang are responsible for the death of 13 people.

Friday, May 22, 2015

What to do with Josh Duggar?

NOTE: There is no intent of malice for this article. I just wanted to compile quotes and statements from various sources and then raise questions on what, if anything, should be done.

By now, you have heard of the mess that the Duggar Family have fallen into in just a few short days. It all started when In Touch Magazine made this report:
"In Touch Magazine first broke the news of the Duggars’ underage sexual molestation scandal in this week’s magazine. (Note: Josh’s name is redacted from the police report but In Touch has confirmed the passages that refer to him.) … Jim Bob Duggar waited more than a year after his son, Josh, confessed to sexually molesting several female minors before contacting police, In Touch Magazine is reporting exclusively, based on information contained in the official police report … The report has been hidden since 2006 and was just obtained by the mag through a Freedom of information Act request. Jim Bob also refused to allow police to interview Josh when they opened a felony investigation in 2006 … What’s more, Jim Bob informed the elders of his church about Joshua’s actions and they waited three months before contacting authorities. The explosive new information is contained in a Springdale, Ark., police report obtained by In Touch Magazine.
Members of the Duggar family then posted statements on their official Facebook page. Josh Duggar wrote:

The World Celebrates Pac-Man's Birthday

(Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.)
Well, he certainly looks good for his age.

It's hard to believe that 35 years ago, we were first introduced to our yellow friend, Pac-Man, at our local video arcade and while for many us, that arcade is long gone, Pac-Man is still around and partying like crazy. He already has a starring role in the upcoming Adam Sadler movie, Pixels coming out to theaters on July 24, but people from around the world are celebrating the yellow one's life in a variety of ways including:

The Guiness World Record for largest human image of Pac-Man.
(Guinness World Records)
Tokyo: Yesterday, the largest human image of Pac-Man was created using 351 people donning yellow suits and standing outside of the Tokyo Tower in Minato, Tokyo Japan. The stunt was put on by Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and won the Guinness World Record for such a thing. The image measured 10.50 m in diameter.

Video of the Day: Pac-Man Turns 35

Happy Birthday Pac-Man from the movie PIXELS.

Pac-Man Arrives

Pac-Man was released on May 22, 1980.
May 22, 1980
On this day in 1980, the legendary arcade game, Pac-Man was released by Namco and made his debut in Japan. He made his way over to the states by October of the same year. As you may remember, the game was hugely popular with tons of tie-in merchandise created, a TV cartoon show and even a top-ten hit. At the time of his arrival, arcade games were focused on shooting games which mainly appealed to males, but Pac-Man appealed to both genders. It is one of the highest-grossing video games of all time having generated over $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990’s! To this day, more than 30 official “spin-offs” of the game have been produced. Pac-Man also has the highest “brand-awareness” of all video game characters among Americans – being recognized by 94 percent of them. He’s the “golden arches” of video games.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Video of the Day: David Letterman's First and Last Top Ten Lists

The very first Top Ten List.

The very last Top Ten List.

'Newhart' Show Ends in a Twist

Suzanne Pleshette made a surprise appearance during the "Newhart" series finale.
May 21, 1990
From 1982 to 1990, Bob Newhart played the role of Dick Loudon in his second successful sitcom for CBS, Newhart. During the series, he played an author of do-it-yourself books who moves from New York City with his wife Joanna (Mary Fran) to a rural town in Vermont to run the Stratford Inn. He and his wife were the “normal ones” while everyone else in town seemed very odd. The very funny sitcom ended with one of TV’s best endings ever. In the very last episode, Dick wakes up in an apartment bedroom with his wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette) from his former sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show who tells him that it was all just a bad dream.