On this date in 1820, missionaries in Hawaii attempted to ban surfing as "immodest and a waste of time."
  • These days, that sounds like a presidential election. 
  • Fortunately, the surfers just rode the wave out. 
  • They were either very prudish or "hang 10" had a completely different meaning back then. 

In 1829, a foot of hail fell on Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Afterwards, the tusc were even loosa.

On this date in 1878, the U.S. quit producing the 20 cent coin.
  • It practically destroyed the career of the first pioneer rapper, 20 Cent. 
  • From that day forward, when someone asked if you had "change for a 20?", you knew they were talking dollars. 
  • Of course, getting rid of it made it a lot harder to get change for an 80-cent piece. 
  • Being a fifth of a dollar, there was too much confusion when panhandlers would ask, "Can you spare a fifth?" 

In 1885, the very first issue of Good Housekeeping was published. Actually, back then, it was "Good Cabin Keeping."

On this date in 1945, the FCC approved regularly scheduled TV programming. Up until then, when they wanted to interrupt the regularly scheduled program, they had nothing.

In 1946, the movie "The Postman Always Rings Twice" opened in theaters. It was the much more popular sequel to the movie, "The Postman Sometimes Rings Once."


Time to get out there and hit the After May Day Sales. I mean, any time you can get 50% off mace, why wouldn't ya?

David Beckham is 42. I'll give you a moment...
  • Yeah, surprised it's not a holiday, too. 
  • I'm so tired of being mistaken for him. 
  • He's an amazing soccer player. In fact, his wife, Victoria is really about the only one who can keep him from scoring. 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson turns 45 today. What is this? Hunk birthday day?
  • He's never heard the phrase, "As dumb as a rock." I wouldn't to be the first to tell him. 
  • Imagine finding him in your shoe. 
  • Not many people know my nickname is also "The Rock." Unfortunately, because of my arteries. 

Lou Gramm, the lead singer of Foreigner, turns 67 today. With Donald Trump wanting to keep out Foreigners, it's a good thing they became popular in the 80s.
  • He's pretty much Foreigner, which is why Donald Trump wants to build a wall around him and make him pay for it. 
  • Hot Blooded, yes, but only while sitting in front of a fire. 
  • He used to sing "Waiting For a Girl Like You" at concerts, now he belts it out for his nurse. 

Englebert Humperdinck turns 81. In his day, he was quite the heart throb. Now he's just trying to keep his own heart throbbing.


A London gym has started a "nap-ercise" class to help tired parents learn to sleep better. Finally, a class I could teach!

A study says it is more energizing to walk stairs than drink caffeine. That's why I always double-down and only go to Starbucks on the second floor.

A study says Type 2 Diabetes is linked to memory loss. In other news, they now say that Type 2 Diabetes is linked to memory loss.

A report says more animals died on United Airlines flights in 2016 than any other airline. On the plus side, it does make them easier to drag off.

A 92-year-old Canadian man says the secret to staying young is going to raves. Then again, he might have said "not going to graves." He was mumbling, it was hard to tell.

The CEO of Southwest Airlines says they are going to start over-booking flights. United Airlines is probably going to do that, too, but not by choice.

Federal agents just seized 300-pounds of yak meat that was illegally smuggled into JFK airport. I'm imagining there are not a lot of yak meat smugglers on Linkedin.

The Federal government has come up with an agreement to avoid a shutdown until October. The Oakland Raiders are hoping to figure one of those out as well.

North Korea is warning that they'll conduct a nuclear test any time. Considering their record on missile launches, should we really be worried?

Congrats to Ryan Seacrest, the new co-host with Kelly Ripa on "Live." That ends Ryan streak of being under-overworked.


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