Friday, November 2, 2007

Rock and Roll motherbitches!!!!! Friday Wit is here.

Greetings my timid and humble misfits. Welcome to November, there are 20 days left until Thanksgiving, 52 until X-mas. Get it in gear people.

Hey daddy o, back in the day, 1957 to be precise, Elvis was rockin the country with his number one hit Jailhouse Rock. I mean that was 50 years ago and Elvis is still the number one dead earning celebrity out there. Sure there has been some comp, Kurt Cobain jumped up the list last year, but that was because Cortney need money to fix that fucked up tummy tuck she had. That is some scary stuff. But it is a testament to how freakin cool Elvis was man. Dude made $49 million from the grave last year. Plus its not like he is falling off the list, dude is always in the top 3. And he has been dead and gone for a few decades now. Seriously, we got teenagers running around who never heard of Elvis Costello or Ronald Reagan, but they know a few things about Elvis. Doesn't that just seem a little whacked?

On other historical fronts, in 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted into the union as the 39th and 40th states. People who aren't smarter than a 5th grader still can't find them on a map. Better yet, if more US Americans looked at maps they could figure out what the hell Miss South Carolina was talking about. Maybe, could be, such as....

In 1947 one of my favorite characters from Hollywood and history, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it, never when into production. Now this was a big ass plane. Even by today's standards, this was a big ass plane. This betty was supposed to carry 700 troops on its 320 foot wingspan. Yeah 320 foot, end zone to end zone baby. The Goose never hit production, but that doesn't mean anything. Hughes kept his baby preserved in a personal hanger at the cost of a million a year. He did this up until he died in 1976 then the Spruce Goose went to live at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. She is still there to the day, so if you get the chance stop in and say hi. Oh and don't watch that Leo flick about Hughes, that shit is unwatchable.

Hey Ronald Reagan wasn't all bad, in 1983 he signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rock on MLK!

And since we are rockin to some Elvis today, here is the quote of the day:
"I didn't like the '50s, you know. I appreciate Elvis, but I'm not a big fan. I'm not a rockabilly fan. And the '60s and early '70s were, to me, the greatest times to live."
- Brett Hull
True that Mr. Hull. I have to agree. I was a teenage nightmare in the 80's and I know I got away with shit that these kids would never get away with today. Hell I am the reason there are noise ordinance laws out there. Play it louder, drive it faster, and drink it harder than all those around you. Sure I can't hear shit, my insurance is through the roof and I have ulcers, but it was fun. Sometimes when I am laying on the couch and I laugh for no reason, its just those dumbass moments in teenage time that make me laugh. I mean who the hell cruises the strip anymore? I still think I am the last guy to cut perfect figure 8 donuts on the high school lawn. And don't even get me talking about the damage I used to inflict on the soccer field. Plus where the hell did those Matilda Bay Wine coolers go? I used to put a shot of grain alcohol in them and they would put in turn put me on the floor. Ahhh the good ol days.

Have a good weekend folks. Remember its hunting season, so wear orange if your walking around in the woods. You never know when or where Dick Cheney could be hunting...

1 comment:

Butterfly said...

great post Wit! I'm having to catch up on reading this afternoon as I've been slacking (well actually busy working) all week and the end of last week :)

have a fab weekend. :)