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People on October 14th: birthdates
Harry Anderson: 1952 (is 52 in 2004, 53 in 2005)
Actor, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist, b. in Newport, RI; Night
Court's Judge Harry T. Stone, Dave's World's Dave Barry; some say
b. 1949
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon: 1996 (is 8 in 2004, 9 in 2005)
Celebrity Daughter, Madonna and Carlos' daughter; NN:The undisputed
baby birth of the century!
Thomas Dolby: 1958 (is 46 in 2004, 47 in 2005)
New Wave Singer, New Wave Keybordist, Music Producer, Songwriter,
Synthesizer, Guitarist, British, Egyptian; FN:Thomas Morgan Dolby
Robertson; Kathleen Beller's hubby; Master of Computer generated
music & videos he directed; NOT an originator of Dolby sound; hits
"She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive"
Greg Evigan: 1953 (is 51 in 2004, 52 in 2005)
TV/Stage Actor, b. in South Amboy, NJ; Jesus Christ Superstar,
Grease, BJ & the Bear's BJ McCoy, My Two Dads' Joey Harris, P.S.I.
Luv U's Cody, TekWar's Jake Cardigan, Melrose Place, Pacific
Palisades' Robert Russo
Pat Finley: 1940 (is 64 in 2004, 65 in 2005)
TV Actress, Bob Newhart Show's Ellen Hartley
Dr. Charles Everett Koop: 1916 (is 88 in 2004, 89 in 2005)
Government Official, ex-surgeon gen'l; looks like Dr. Demento
Neve O'Brien: 2003 (is 1 in 2004, 2 in 2005)
Celebrity Daughter, Liza and Conan's daughter
Melanie Wilson: 1961 (is 43 in 2004, 44 in 2005)
TV Actress, Perfect Strangers' Jennifer Lyon, Meg Brown & Dick's
daughter
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People on October 14th: birth anniversaries
e. e. cummings: 1894=d.Sep 3, 1962 (was 67)
Poet, American, b. in Cambridge, Mass.; FN:Edward Estlin; this is
one man who could benefit from capital punishment
Pert Kelton: 1907=d.Oct 30, 1968 (was 61)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, the very 1st Alice in Honeymooners
sketches, Cavalcade of Stars
"Red" McKenzie: 1907?=d.Feb 7, 1948
Blues-Jazz Performer, Singer, played comb-with-tissue-paper with a
kazoo-like sound; some say b. Oct 14, 1899
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People on October 14th: death anniversaries
Hy Averback: 1997 (was 76)/b.Oct 21, 1920
TV/Radio Actor, Producer/Director, Announcer, Tonight, Our Miss
Brooks' Mr. Romero; directed F Troop, MASH, Real McCoys
"Bing" Crosby: 1977 (was 74)/b.May 3, 1903
HALL OF FAMER, TV/Movie Actor, Crooner, Variety Show Host, b. in
Tacoma, WA; NN:The Old Groaner; some say 1901, 1902, or 1904; E-
mail indicated he was born May 3, though Bing said May 2, He had no
birth certificate, but a baptismal certificate that was discovered
after his death had the correct birthdate of May 3; RFMN:Harry
Lillis; most popular entertainer of the 1st 1/2 of 20th century;
Bing Crosby Show's Bing Collins, Hollywood Palace; in golf HofF; d.
in Madrid, Spain
Frankie Yankovic: 1998 (was 83)/b.Jul 28, 1915
HALL OF FAMER, Accordionist, Bandleader, Composer/Songwriter,
Pianist, b. in Davis, WV; Polka musician; Accordionist in the
field's hall of fame, and the first polka musician to win a Grammy;
No relation to Weird Al
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General events on October 14th
In 1977, during an otherwise boring press conference, Anita Bryant
gets a cherry cream pie in the face courtesy of gay activist Thom
Higgins. Bryant doesn't press charges.
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Entertainment-TV events on October 14th
In 1952, "The Red Buttons Show", TV Variety; debut on CBS.
In 1956, "Heckle And Jeckle", TV Cartoon Show, also '55; debut on CBS.
In 1961, on the cover of TV Guide: "Red Skelton". Other Articles:
British TV, Michael Rennie
In 1967, on the cover of TV Guide: "Johnny Carson". Other Articles:
Star Trek Androids, Daktari
In 1978, The first TV movie from a TV series, "Rescue From Gilligan's
Island", aired as part one on NBC.
In 1995, the new latenight series "Mad TV" debuts on Fox-TV to compete
with 20-year-old NBC's Saturday Night Live.
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Entertainment-Movies events on October 14th
In 1938, The Silly Symphony film, "Farmyard Symphony" is released.
In 1949, The Donald Duck film, "The Greener Yard" is released.
In 1988, "A Fish Called Wanda" opens in movie theaters with John
Cleese.
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Music events on October 14th
In 1905, R.C., "In My Merry Oldsmobile" hits #1 on the pop singles
chart by Billy Murray.
In 1972, R.C., "Ben" by Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on the pop
singles chart; it was a song about a rat. Pretty scary, huh?
In 1978, R.C., "Louie Louie" by John Belushi peaked at #89 on the pop
singles chart. It was from the movie "Animal House".
In 1978, TV'S "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" Musical Guests: DEVO
In 1980, "Chipmunk Punk" album by Chipmunks was certified Gold by the
RIAA
In 1996, "Macarena" single by Los Del Rio was certified Multi Platinum
4.00 by the RIAA
In 1998, "Weird Al" Yankovic made a cameo appearrance on "The Drew
Carey Show". Al walked on stage (with mustache and glasses), says
"I hope you don't mind I brought my accordion!" and then the lead
singer guy of a band said "You didn't tell us you played
accordian.." and that was it. That "Lead Singer Guy" is Joe Walsh.
It was estimated that Al was on for 27 seconds.
In 1998, "polka king" Frankie Yankovic died at his home in New Port
Richey, Florida, a week after suffering a fall. He was 83. It was a
grim coincidence that the non-relative common surmaned "Weird Al"
was on Drew Carey that same date.
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Music-R and B / Dance events on October 14th
In 1967, R.C., "Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright)" by Bill
Cosby peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of
Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" song from the year
before.
In 1994, 10 years ago, "Short Short Man" single by 20 Fingers
Featuring Gillette was released
In 1999, 5 years ago, "A Little Bit Of Mambo" album by Lou Bega was
certified Platinum by the RIAA
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Sports-Baseball events on October 14th
In 2003, 1 year ago, Steve Bartman's (no relation to Matt Groening's
creation) name will go down in Chicago Cub lore along with those of
Leon Durham, Ernie Broglio and Billy Sianis as reasons the Cubbies
haven't been to the World Series since 1945. Bartman is the
unfortunate 26-year-old Cub fan who on that night reached for a
foul ball in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League
Championship Series between the Cubs and Florida Marlins. Cub
outfielder Moises Alou appeared set to catch the ball for the
second out of the inning before Bartman got his hands on it. The
Marlins went on to an eight-run inning, winning the game and then
beating the Cubs again in the following night's Game 7 to advance
to the World Series. Bartman has been scapegoated throughout
Chicago and the nation (even though, two batters later, Cub
shortstop Alex Gonzalez committed an error on a likely double-play
ball that would have ended the inning with the Cubs up 3-1).
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Weird and Other events on October 14th
In 1986, Tim Kides of West NY, N.J. performed 25000 leg raises in 11
hours 57 minutes 15 seconds, to set a world record.
In 1990, Fast Eddy McDonald in Toronto has 21,663 loops in three hours
with a yo-yo.
In 1993, the largest lasagna weighed 8,188 pounds and 8 ounces, 70' x
7', in Salinas, CA.
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DR. DEMENTO SHOW SONG ALMANAC

First Time Dr. Demento Played a Song
1979 - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (All Things Dull and Ugly) - Monty
Python / Life of Brian (Original Soundtrack) / Monty Python Sings / Best Comedy
Album in the World...Ever! (last played on 2004-05-02)
1979 - Ballad Of James Bong - Jimmy Cross (last played on 1979-10-14)
1979 - Dead Girls In London - L. Shankar (last played on 1979-10-14)
1979 - Garbage At Gucci's - Mal Sharpe (last played on 1979-10-14)
1979 - I'm Nuts About Screwy Music - Peter Dean (last played on 1979-10-14)
1979 - Men Who Love Women - Steve Goodman / No Big Surprise: Anthology (last
played on 1979-10-14)
1984 - Auto crashes and skids - Standard Sound Effect 204A, #5, 1935? (released
1936, last played on 1984-10-14)
1984 - Emperor of the Highway - Todd Rundgren / The Ever-Popular Tortured Artist
Effect (released 1982, last played on 1998-03-08)
1984 - Ice Cream Man - Van Halen (last played on 1984-10-14)
1984 - Mars Needs Women - Peter Wolf (last played on 1984-10-14)
1984 - Porcupine Pie - Neil Diamond (last played on 1991-09-15)
1984 - Presidential Interview By A Nerd - Eric Houg (last played on 1984-10-14)
1984 - Revenge Of The Nerds - The Rubinoos (last played on 2001-08-26)
1990 - Don Henley Must Die - Mojo Nixon / Opus (sp?) (last played on 1990-11-04)
1990 - Eighteen Wheels On A Big Rig - Heywood Banks / If Pigs Had Wings & Other
Favorite Songs (released 1989, last played on 2003-11-09)
1990 - Ionisation - Juilliard Percussion Orchestra (last played on 1990-10-14)
1990 - Shake Your Tuchas - 2 Live Jews / As Kosher as They Wanna Be (last played
on 1991-05-26)
2001 - An American Werewolf In Mayberry - Mike Toomey / TV and Other Stuff (last
played on 2001-10-21)
2001 - Demented News Oct 14, 2001 - Whimsical Will / Demented News 2001 Volume
(last played on 2001-10-14)
2001 - Fractured Fairy Tales - original theme songs / Toon Tunes: Funnybone
Favorites (last played on 2001-10-14)
2001 - Hometown Zoo - John Saylor / The Afterbucket Experience (last played on
2001-11-11)
2001 - I Wanna Bomb Osama - John Mammoser (last played on 2003-06-30)
2001 - So Long Mom (A Song For The War On Terrorism) - Carin P. Webb (last
played on 2001-10-14)
2001 - Toenails - Mike Toomey / TV and Other Stuff (last played on 2001-10-14)

First Time a Funny Five Song Was Played
1979 - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (All Things Dull and Ugly) - Monty
Python / Life of Brian (Original Soundtrack) / Monty Python Sings / Best Comedy
Album in the World...Ever! (first hit the Funny Five on 1979-10-21)
1984 - Revenge Of The Nerds - The Rubinoos (first hit the Funny Five on 1985-01-13)
1990 - Don Henley Must Die - Mojo Nixon / Opus (sp?) (first hit the Funny Five
on 1990-11-04)
1990 - Shake Your Tuchas - 2 Live Jews / As Kosher as They Wanna Be (first hit
the Funny Five on 1990-11-25)
2001 - I Wanna Bomb Osama - John Mammoser (first hit the Funny Five on 2001-11-11)

First Time a Song Reached the Funny Five
1979 - Pos.5. Fembot in a Wet T-Shirt (Wet T-Shirt Nite) - Frank Zappa / Joe's
Garage Acts I, II and III / Zappa Picks By Larry LaLonde of Primus (first played
1979-09-23)
1979 - Pos.3. Rock Lobster - The B-52s / One Step Beyond: The Best of New Wave /
Dance This Mess Around-Best of / Nude On The Moon: The Anthology / The B-52's /
Time Capsule: Songs For A Future Generation (first played 1979-05-20)
1984 - Pos.5. The Little Man - Barnes & Barnes / Amazing Adult Fantasy /
Yeah-Essential Barnes & Barnes (first played 1983-03-27)

First Time a #1 Funny Five Song Was Played
1979 - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (All Things Dull and Ugly) - Monty
Python / Life of Brian (Original Soundtrack) / Monty Python Sings / Best Comedy
Album in the World...Ever! (first hit #1 on 1979-11-04)

First Time a Song Reached #1 on the Funny Five
1979 - Pos.1. My Bologna - "Weird Al" Yankovic / The Permanent Record: Al In The
Box / The Food Album / "Weird Al" Yankovic (first played 1979-09-30)
1984 - Pos.1. Rap Master Ronnie - Reathel Bean & The Doonesbury Break Crew
(first played 1984-07-22)

All The Times a Song Reached #1
1979 - Pos.1. My Bologna - "Weird Al" Yankovic / The Permanent Record: Al In The
Box / The Food Album / "Weird Al" Yankovic (appearance #1)
1984 - Pos.1. Rap Master Ronnie - Reathel Bean & The Doonesbury Break Crew
(appearance #1)
1990 - Pos.1. Oui! It's So Humid - 2 Live Jews / As Kosher as They Wanna Be
(appearance #2)
2001 - Pos.1. Kick Ass U.S.A. - Milo Tremley (appearance #9)
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FRIGGIN HERE SHOW SONG ALMANAC

First Time Friggin Here Played a Song
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THIS DAVE IN HISTORY (David Letterman)
In 1982, Houston investigative reporter Marvin Zindler discusses his biggest
story from 1973, a whorehouse in Texas, which later served as the basis for the
successful Broadway musical, then film.
In 1986, Musician Bob Seger cancels his appearance on the show, so Paul and the
band plays Seger's music all night. Meanwhile, Jay Leno brings out a beaten-up
Chris Elliott, who had impersonated Jay two weeks ago.
In 1987, A catch phrase for home runs is chosen. Dave then calls Al Michaels and
asks him to say "Elvis has left the building" whenever a home run is hit during
the baseball playoffs.
In 1987, Top Ten Ways to Make George Bush More Exciting - 8. Stick tongue in Sam
Donaldson's ear during press conference.
In 1988, Dan Quayle's Own Top Ten Campaign Ideas - 1. Point out that many of the
great men of history were lightweight zeros.
In 1992, Top Ten Surprises in Last Night's Debate - 3. When an angry Buddy Ebsen
stood up in the audience and demanded his hair back from Stockdale.
In 1993, Dave runs an alleged clip of "Madonna riding her bike naked in Central
Park." It will be one of the many things she swears about in her infamous
bleeped interview the following March.
In 1993, Items Rejected by the FDA: Dave gives poisonous mushrooms to a guy in
the audience.
In 1994, Dave announces that the show has run out of ideas, so he runs outside
to an ATM machine and hands each member of the audience a $10 bill.
In 1994, Top Ten Ways CBS Can Improve It's [s/b its] Prime Time Ratings - 4.
Make "Murder, She Wrote" topless.
In 1996, "The Strong Guy, the Fat Guy, the Genius", Alec Baldwin, and Kim
Basinger are featured on the composite rerun show (hosted by Anton Fig).
In 1996, Anton shows us drum rudiments: paradiddle, long roll, rim shot, flam
triplet, and rudiment #27 ("Larry").
In 1996, Top Ten Signs Your Wrestling Coach Is Nuts - 7. Once a week, he says
"The uniforms are in the wash. We'll have to wrestle naked."
In 1997, Fake clip of a British car in the desert setting the land speed record.
Also, Top Ten Questions Janet Reno Wants To Ask President Clinton.
In 1997, How many Guys in Bunny Suits Can Get into the Times Square Disney
Store? Three enter, two exit.
In 1997, Paul Shaffer's All-Night Dance Party Explosion CD.
In 1997, Stevie Starr, master regurgitator, first appearing on Late Night in
1988, makes his return appearance nine years later.
In 1997, The first and probably last performance of Stevie Starr - master
regurgitator.
In 1999, As the show returns from the last commercial break, we see that Corky
has been singing.
In 1999, Coming out of the last commercial break, we see that Corky has been
singing.
In 1999, Dave talks about the new swear word being used on "Chicago Hope".
Later, Top Ten Other Ways CBS Is Pushing the Envelope - 2. "S**T". The Top Ten
list is done in the middle of the Malkovitch interview with him just sitting there.
In 1999, Some guest promotes "Being John Malkovich".
In 1999, Warren Zevon sits in for Paul.
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Random Generated Jokes, Quotes, and Other Stuff!
Today's 'Confused-Us' Saying...
"to do nothing is in every man's power."
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Random Thought...
"Spartans, Stoics, Heroes, Saints & Gods use a short and positive
speech-Emerson"
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Another Random Thought...
"WYGIWYD -What you got, if what you deserve"
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And Another Random Thought...
"I don't know where you get your delusions, Laser Brain"
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Still Another Random Thought...
"We're Going North Like Hell"
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Yet Another Random Thought...
"Husband: Your cooking is so awful, I think it's killing me! Wife: Before my
last two husbands died of indigestion, they never complained!"
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Murphy's Law of the Day...
"The Reliability Principle: The difference between the Laws of Nature and
Murphy's Law is that with the Laws of Nature you can count on things
screwing up the same way every time."
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Computer Tagline...
"Never violate the Prime Directory! C:\"
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Today's Steven Wright Joke...
"What are imitation rhinestones?"
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Today's 'You Might Be A Redneck If' (tm) Joke...
"you watch Jerry Springer to see if any of your relatives are on the show
today."
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Today's Sniglet(tm)...
"Snorfing (SNORF ing) - n. The little game waitresses love to play of
waiting until your mouth is full before sneaking up and asking, "Is
everything okay?""
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Today's Book Hype...
"Say The Magic Word: Abby Cadabra"
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Today's Actual Headline...
"GERBER FOOD CO. STRAINED BY LOSSED PROFITS"
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Today's Signs You Are a Computer Addict...
"If you get offended when people joke about you and your "Puter""
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Today's Computer Glossary...
"Flag: white sheet raised by computer used to indicate surrender."
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Today's Daffynition...
"Anxiety: Nature's way of getting you up mornings."
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Today's Einstein Quote...
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful
servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has
forgotten the gift"
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Today's Hannibal Lecter Joke...
"Why wouldn't Hannibal Lecter eat Joan Collins? She's past her expiration
date!"
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Today's They Do It...
"Engineers do it in practice"
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Today's Old Never Die...
"OLD FISHERMEN never die, they just smell that way"
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Today's Mark Twain Quote...
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people
always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can
become great"
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Today's Oxymoron...
"Fall asleep"
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Today's Confused Us Quote...
"breeding rabbits is a hare raising experience."
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Today's Star Trek(tm) Tag...
"* <- Tribble # <- Electrocuted tribble."
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Today's Star Trek (tm) Quote...
A star captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life,
even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive.
-- Kirk, "The Omega Glory," stardate unknown.
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Today's Star Trek TNG (tm) Quote...
This is not a ship of war, this is a ship of peace.
-- Star Trek. Guinan to Picard about the ENTERPRISE.
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R H Draney
2004-10-14 18:25:42 UTC
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People on October 14th: birthdates
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon: 1996 (is 8 in 2004, 9 in 2005)
Celebrity Daughter, Madonna and Carlos' daughter; NN:The undisputed
baby birth of the century!
Who NN'd her *that*?...although I don't know that anybody disputes that she was
a baby when she was born; that much I'll give you....
Post by David Tanny
Pat Finley: 1940 (is 64 in 2004, 65 in 2005)
TV Actress, Bob Newhart Show's Ellen Hartley
And way too hot for Howard Borden, in my opinion....
Post by David Tanny
Dr. Charles Everett Koop: 1916 (is 88 in 2004, 89 in 2005)
Government Official, ex-surgeon gen'l; looks like Dr. Demento
I thought he was supposed to look like the Gorton's fisherman....
Post by David Tanny
Melanie Wilson: 1961 (is 43 in 2004, 44 in 2005)
TV Actress, Perfect Strangers' Jennifer Lyon, Meg Brown & Dick's
daughter
That's Dick Wilson as in Mr Whipple, in case the name didn't ring any bells for
you....
Post by David Tanny
Music events on October 14th
In 1972, R.C., "Ben" by Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on the pop
singles chart; it was a song about a rat. Pretty scary, huh?
Also the fourth of five #1 singles in the "rock era" with three-letter
titles...the first was "Why" by Frankie Avalon in 1959, then two in 1971: "ABC"
by Michael with his brothers and "War" by Edwin Starr....

The fifth and so far last three-letter #1 came in 1987...Michael
again..."Bad"....r
Randall Bart
2004-10-15 04:02:49 UTC
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'Twas Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:51:30 -0700 when all rec.music.dementia stood in
Post by David Tanny
Dr. Charles Everett Koop: 1916 (is 88 in 2004, 89 in 2005)
Government Official, ex-surgeon gen'l; looks like Dr. Demento
He looks more like Robin Williams.
Post by David Tanny
In 1905, R.C., "In My Merry Oldsmobile" hits #1 on the pop singles
chart by Billy Murray.
George Burns sang a line of that on an Oldsmobile commercial, then said
"Here I am singing the Oldsmobile song and I'm the only one here who knew
the writer." You probably won't hear that one on a commercial again.
Post by David Tanny
In 2003, 1 year ago, Steve Bartman's (no relation to Matt Groening's
creation) name will go down in Chicago Cub lore along with those of
Leon Durham, Ernie Broglio and Billy Sianis as reasons the Cubbies
haven't been to the World Series since 1945. Bartman is the
unfortunate 26-year-old Cub fan who on that night reached for a
foul ball in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League
Championship Series between the Cubs and Florida Marlins. Cub
outfielder Moises Alou appeared set to catch the ball for the
second out of the inning before Bartman got his hands on it. The
Marlins went on to an eight-run inning, winning the game and then
beating the Cubs again in the following night's Game 7 to advance
to the World Series. Bartman has been scapegoated throughout
Chicago and the nation (even though, two batters later, Cub
shortstop Alex Gonzalez committed an error on a likely double-play
ball that would have ended the inning with the Cubs up 3-1).
Gonzalez was a player. He's expected to make errors from time to time.
Fans are not supposed to make errors. It is rare that a fan interferes
with a ball, and this is one of the two most famous incidents. Most Cubs
fans smile when they talk about Bartman. He's a schlemiel, but that's
part of the Cubbies history. The difference between Steve Bartman isn't a
difference between the two people, but a difference between the teams. If
Jeff Mayer were a Cub fan, the Cubs would have lost, and if Bartman were a
Yankee fan, the Yanks would have one. It's a tradition. How did it
become a tradition? I'll tell you how it became a tradition. I don't
know, but it's a tradition.
Post by David Tanny
Today's Star Trek (tm) Quote...
A star captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life,
even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive.
-- Kirk, "The Omega Glory," stardate unknown.
I would more expect him to say "Prime Directives are made to be broken."
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R H Draney
2004-10-15 06:28:30 UTC
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'Twas Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:51:30 -0700 when all rec.music.dementia stood in
Post by David Tanny
In 1905, R.C., "In My Merry Oldsmobile" hits #1 on the pop singles
chart by Billy Murray.
George Burns sang a line of that on an Oldsmobile commercial, then said
"Here I am singing the Oldsmobile song and I'm the only one here who knew
the writer." You probably won't hear that one on a commercial again.
According to Lissauer's, this song *started* as a commercial:

In My Merry Oldsmobile. w. VIncent P. Bryan, m. Gus Edwards, 1905. The song
referred to an almost-trans-continental trip (Detroit, Michigan to Portland,
Oregon) to publicize the car and the Lewis and Clark Exposition. It was sung by
Donald O'Connor, Jack Oakie, and Peggy Ryan in (MM) The Merry Monahans. It was
later used as a radio and television commercial theme for the automobile.

One more thing...did they *have* a "pop singles chart" in 1905?...r
David Samuel Barr
2004-10-15 08:57:21 UTC
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Post by R H Draney
One more thing...did they *have* a "pop singles chart" in 1905?...r
They had such charts as far back as 1890. Joel Whitburn details the
development of those charts in his definitive "Pop Memories 1890-1954".
Randall Bart
2004-10-18 01:57:17 UTC
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'Twas 14 Oct 2004 23:28:30 -0700 when all rec.music.dementia stood in awe
Post by R H Draney
Post by David Tanny
In 1905, R.C., "In My Merry Oldsmobile" hits #1 on the pop singles
chart by Billy Murray.
Not surprising. And I'm sure George Burns really knew the writer.
Post by R H Draney
One more thing...did they *have* a "pop singles chart" in 1905?...r
That was old by 1905. They charted the sales of sheet music for several
years before they started charting sales of records.
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R H Draney
2004-10-18 03:42:37 UTC
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Post by Randall Bart
'Twas 14 Oct 2004 23:28:30 -0700 when all rec.music.dementia stood in awe
Post by R H Draney
Post by David Tanny
In 1905, R.C., "In My Merry Oldsmobile" hits #1 on the pop singles
chart by Billy Murray.
Not surprising. And I'm sure George Burns really knew the writer.
Post by R H Draney
One more thing...did they *have* a "pop singles chart" in 1905?...r
That was old by 1905. They charted the sales of sheet music for several
years before they started charting sales of records.
BTW, Robert Lissauer died just last Thursday at the age of 87....r
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