Today’s Weird Holidays – August 15, 2009

o Today is BEST FRIEND’S DAY, a day to do something fun with your best friend.  ***MARLAR: It’s not like you’d get together with your best friend just for the heck of it now, would you? o NATIONAL FAILURES DAY. ***MARLAR: They have yet to organize a successful celebration.  o Today is NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY, an excuse for every overworked, underpaid person to […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – August 14, 2009

photo credit: A. Wong Photography It’s fast food — but a long career. Marlene Wickerink and Janet Chapman are both saying goodbye to the Golden Arches. Wickerink and Chapman are retiring from the McDonald’s in North Muskegon, Mich. Between the two, they have more than four decades of experience with Happy Meals, Quarter Pounders and Big Macs. The franchise owner […]

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Weird Holidays – August 13, 2009

Today is NATIONAL BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY. ***MARLAR: And if you don’t like it, tough – it wasn’t my idea in the first place. Today is NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY. ***MARLAR: Unfortunately, today you have to eat it using your left hand only. Today is NATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS DAY. ***MARLAR: And now, some left-handed facts. o Studies show that 56 percent […]

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Weird Holidays – August 12, 2009

o Today is PUT PEANUTS IN YOUR COKE DAY.  ***MARLAR: I know Coke is supposed to go with everything, but this is just a bit too weird for me. o Today is NATIONAL TOASTED ALMOND BAR DAY.  ***MARLAR: Hey, if you’re going so far as to put peanuts in your Coke, why not really go nuts. o Today is VINYL RECORDS DAY.  ***MARLAR: […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of News – August 12, 2009

A Detroit man who began robbing banks to fix his mother’s plumbing has been sentenced to just two years in prison, a significant break. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman says Jimmie Lee Fortune was an “outstanding citizen” before he turned to robbery last year. The 29-year-old Fortune pleaded guilty in March to stealing nearly $14,000 from five banks in suburban […]

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RESURRECT ROMANCE

Here are some simple tips for men to become more romantic, according to the book “Living Romantically Every Day.” o Make a list — Make a list of the special days on the calendar that you celebrate together, such as the day you met, your yearly anniversary, or even the anniversary of your first kiss. On these days make a […]

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PLEASE EXCUSE MY SON FROM SCHOOL…

Rinkworks.com has compiled a list of written school excuse notes parents have written for their kids at one time or another. • “My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him.” • “Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick, and I had her shot.” • “Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. […]

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