I Go to Extremes
Matthew Bernstein of The Boston Globe believes that it’s a great work-out song. Link
His grave is frequently vandalized with urine, cigarette butts, feces and alcohol by fans, an act that is greatly discouraged by GG’s mother Arleta.  Link
In the British Isles the item is known as a “sponge bag”. Link
Stuart Hall (presenter)
In April 2010, Stuart hosted a programme after the live match on Sunday afternoon. It was revealing radio, some of the true legends of the game- Bill Shankly, Sir Alex Ferguson, George Best, Dixie Dean and a touching tale from one of the Munich air crash survivors. It was the most openly, revealing and candid account of Footballs most wanted. The interviews were, of course, recorded- it painted...
Joe also attended Holy Trinity Catholic Grade school, and played football on the school’s team. That is when Joe first decided to lose weight. He began to exercise in his basement, doing pull-ups on the pipes down in the basement and sweating the fat own through sheer determination. His brother Conrad, a very big man, who was strong and fat, and helped Joe take it off. Conrad has gotten a...
Joe also began to entertain on stage during his younger years at the Teen Club from Holy Trinity Church. They had a grade school with a theater stage. I believe we sang “Heart of My Hearts” capella. He fell in love and married a lovely young lady named Vicky. Alas, the bubble burst, Joe learned new heartache, and life goes on. Link (Thanks, Russell)
Halt and Catch Fire
Halt and Catch Fire, known by the mnemonic HCF, refers to several computer machine code instructions that cause the CPU to cease meaningful operation. The expression “catch fire” is usually intended as a joke; in most cases the CPU does not actually catch fire. Link
Chip 'n Dale
This article is about the Disney characters. For the male dancers, see Chippendales. Link
The phrase ‘cigar-chomping’ tends to appear anywhere the name Ronald Perelman is written and with good reason. Perelman first lit up when he was 26 years old. Trapped in a meeting that refused to end, he noticed a lawyer named Laddie Montague light up a cigar and start happily puffing away. Perelman asked if he could try one. From that day until he quit in 1999,...
As might be expected from its widespread use, duct tape has featured in many references in popular culture. Its image is one of “make-do”, or “cheap fix”, and it is particularly associated with men. For instance, in the US sitcom Frasier, Martin Crane’s beloved and ugly old armchair, complete with pieces of duct tape covering rips in the fabric, sat in the middle...
List of minor Saved by the Bell characters
It is later revealed in “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” that Martin’s last name was actually “Sanchez,” causing an embarrassed AC Slater to realize his father concealed his Latino heritage (presumably simple due to his decidedly non-Latino appearance) to avoid rampant bigotry as he entered the military. Link (Thanks, Sarah)
Invesco Field at Mile High
At Bronco home games, when the opposing team throws an incomplete pass, the stadium announcer will state “Pass thrown by (the opposing quarterback) intended for (the opposing intended receiver) is…” at which time the fans complete the chant by saying “in-com-plete!”. This is followed by the infamous “sad trombone” sound effect. Link
Vehicles may be propelled or pulled by engines or animals including humans, for instance, a chariot, a stagecoach, a mule-drawn barge, an ox-cart or rickshaw. However, animals on their own, though used as a means of transport, are not called vehicles, but rather beasts of burden or draft animals. This distinction includes humans carrying another human, for example a child or a disabled person....
Bill Chase was born William Edward Chiaiese on October 20, 1934 to an Italian-American family in Boston, Massachusetts; his parents John and Emily changed their name to Chase, realizing Chiaiese was difficult to pronounce. Link
Juggalos have compared themselves to a family. Common characteristics include drinking the inexpensive soft drink Faygo and wearing face paint. Link
“Fred” is a derisive term used by “serious” road cyclists to describe other cyclists who do not conform to serious road cyclists’ norms with regard to dress and equipment, and appear amateurish to them. The term is generally reserved for men, while the rare female Fred is sometimes called a “Doris.” For example, a stereotypical Fred by this definition...
In July 1860, Clark, Gruber & Company began minting gold coins in Denver bearing the phrase “Pikes Peak Gold” and an artist’s rendering of the peak on the obverse. As the artist had never actually seen the peak, it looks nothing like it. Link
Garbage Pail Kids
Garbage Pail Kids (“The Garbage Gang” in Australia & New Zealand, “La Pandilla Basura” or “Basuritas” in Latin America, “Gang do Lixo” in Brazil, and “Les Crados” inFrance) is a series of trading cards produced by the Topps Company Link
Music video In it, Beck and several other miners are in a black-and-white coal mine. Willie Nelson appears with a dog in a passing mine cart, hinting of chronic fatigue syndrome. Link
Saturday Night Live (season 19)
Another notable moment was the final sketch of the season. The sketch featured the entire cast singing So Long, Farewell (From The Sound of Music). During the sketch each cast member, or more, would say something while singing the song and then depart the stage. The end of the sketch featured Chris Farley and Hartman hugging and singing goodbye. A few years later the two would both die within...
Ward was born as Bert John Gervis, Jr. in Los Angeles, California. At the age of two, Ward was listed in the magazine Strange as it Seems as the world’s youngest professional ice skater. Growing up, he was an avid reader of comic books like Superman and Superboy, and enjoyed the action-adventure show Adventures of Superman. He acquired the nickname...
The band had little money and their drum set for their first few shows consisted of nothing more than a laundry bucket, 3 hubcaps, and a jar of pickles. Link (Thanks, wondertonic)
The term sardonic (sardanios), “bitter or scornful laughter”, is often cited as deriving from the name of the Sardinian plant Ranunculus sardous, known as either σαρδάνη (sardanē) or σαρδόνιον(sardonion). When eaten, it would cause the eater’s face to contort in a look resembling scorn (generally followed by death). Link
The shop featured in the film is real, and is located in the sleepy village of Flavigny in Auxois (Burgundy, France). The shop is empty and the village makes no effort to capitalize on its flirtation with Hollywood. Unless you recognized it from the film, then you would walk straight past. Link
Jason P. Lester
In 2004, Jason stumbled across the Ironman World Championships in Kona. His spirit felt the energy of the Ironman, and he realized it was his life’s calling to compete in this incredible event. Link
Always (Erasure song)
The song is featured in the “Robot Unicorn Attack” flash game on Adult Swim’s website. It is a simple side-scrolling platform game where the player controls a robot unicorn and helps it jump across platforms, collecting fairies and smashing through stars to earn extra points. The environment is a fantasy landscape consisting of purple grass, rainbow effects and flying sparkling...
Roc (TV series)
A much-played scene during the series’ promotion featured Roc greeting his returning brother with a casual glance and a tired “Hey, Joey.” When Eleanor suggests that he should have more to say, Roc agrees, and follows up with “Hey, Joey, where’s my money?” Link
One US fluid pint of water weighs approximately one pound, resulting in the popular saying, “The pint’s a pound, the world around.” The saying is strictly incorrect, since 1 US pint weighs 1.04375 pounds, and does not apply the world around, since the imperial pint used in Britain and its former colonies weighs 1.25 pounds. A different, but equally useful saying for the imperial pint is “A pint...
Later in 1992, Nintendo announced a Capitol Critters video game for the Super NES, but was cancelled due to massive racial segregation and drugs featured in the game. Link
International Friendship Day
Most of the people of India want to know the date of Friendship Day. Link
Parents Just Don't Understand
Summary The Fresh Prince begins by expounding on the universal inability of parents to understand their children, suggesting that neither time nor location would make a difference in parents recognizing a child’s potential to err. He suggests, however, that it is incumbent on children to recognize the dimwittedness of adults and just accept this as a given. To illustrate, Fresh Prince...
In the US, they are known as “roach coaches.” Link
Synopsis On a cool, clear night (typical to Southern California) Warren G travels through his neighborhood, searching for women with whom he might initiate sexual intercourse. He has chosen to engage in this pursuit alone. Nate Dogg, having just arrived in Long Beach, seeks Warren. On his way to find Warren, Nate passes a car full of women who are excited to see him. Regardless, he insists to...
International Friendship Day
The commercialization of the Friendship Day celebrations has led to some dismissing it as a “marketing gimmick”. Link
International Friendship Day
International Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August Or August 3rd of every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in a large number of countries. Best friends day is celebrated June 8 and is a different holiday. Link