Putting the Kill in Kilmeade ► Fox News Snark

It’s no secret I am an obsessive Fox & Friends viewer, even the inferior-in-every-way weekend edition. I watch it alternating between raucous laughter at just how stupid the average Fox “News” viewer is to buy that crap and sheer horror at just how stupid the average Fox “News” viewer is to buy that crap. No … Continue reading Putting the Kill in Kilmeade ► Fox News Snark

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hello again, Headliners. Today’s birthday belongs to Blues singer Reverend Gary Davis, who influenced a generation of ’60s Folk artists. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. 1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, April 30, 2015

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello again, Headliners. Today’s birthday boy is The Man In Black, Johnny Cash. Among the other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba. 1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London. 1917 – The Original … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, February 26, 2015

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, October 9, 2014

The very first issue of Rolling Stone Hello Headliners. Today’s birthday belongs to John Lennon, who made more Headlines Du Jour than anyone you can name. Here are some other headlines of yesteryear: 1604 – Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way. 1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, October 9, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hello Headliners. Today’s musical birthday belongs to Yo-Yo Ma. Before we get to today’s Headlines Du Jour, let’s look at some of those from yesteryear: 1691 – The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued. 1763 – King George III of the United Kingdom issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello Headliners! Today’s birthday belonds to the One! The only!! GROUCHO!!! Julius Henry Marx saw more than his fair share of Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1535 – Jacques Cartier discovers the area where Montreal is located. 1789 – George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, October 2, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, September 11, 2014

New York Times, September 12, 2001 Howdy, Headliners! Today’s birthday belongs to Robert Hicks, better known as Blues guitar legend Barbecue Bob. Memorializing three synchronous events in today’s Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there. 1941 – Ground is broken for the construction of … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, September 11, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hello again, Headliners! Celebrating a birthday today is Blues musician David “Honeyboy” Edwards, who joined the ancestors just 3 years ago. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1461 – Edward IV is crowned King of England. 1776 – The Battle of Sullivan’s Island ends with the first decisive American victory in the … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, June 28, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hello, Headliners! Today’s birthday boy is journalist Bill Moyers, who has covered more than one Headline Du Jour of yesteryear: 70 – Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem. 1837 – Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas. 1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe‘s anti-slavery serial, … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, June 5, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hello, Headliners. Today’s birthday boy is Donovan Leitch, known as Donovan. It was also a very busy day in history, here are just some of the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 28 BCE – A sunspot is observed by Han Dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated … Continue reading Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, May 10, 2014