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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day: “Holy Kitty” Edition

Posted by on November 5, 2012 | Comments Off

Ever wonder why Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth?

It’s because back in 1974, her Japanese and British co-creators wanted to convey that the now iconic Kitty speaks a global language of “love”, from her heart!

SOURCE: The most beautiful lil’ girl in the world!

Raise your glass, tip your hat!

Posted by on September 3, 2012 | Comments Off

Labor Day was originated by the American Federation of Labor of the late 1800s and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor unions celebrated the first labor days in the United States. The first Labor Day parade was Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. As the movement grew to several states across the country President Grover Cleveland entered the holiday into law in 1894.

The workers’ unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories observe Labor Day as a statutory holiday.

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Miscelleneous Fact of the Day: NM Strings & Aerophone Edition

Posted by on February 25, 2012 | Comments Off

That’s Albuquerque native (and St. Pius X alum) Sean Kelly accordioning & strumming on the late 1990s hit “Kiss Me” with Sixpence None the Richer.

The song was featured on the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek, the movie She’s All That and played during the worldwide telecast of the wedding of England’s Prince Edward in 1999.

Bonus Strings: Is that Albuquerque born Freddie Prinze Jr.? And that’s Rachael Leigh Cook (stars of She’s All That)…who was just here for her first ABQ Comic Con.

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Miscellenous Fact of the Day: Super Bowl Edition

Posted by on January 22, 2012 | Comments Off

Since I’m a little girl (that’s the east coast way to say it, so spare me your side eye), I always thought it would be “wicked cool” to have the gear of the losing team!

Back in those ancient days known as the nineteen-eighties, instantly erroneous merchandise made for the underscoring team was typically and promptly incinerated following a championship game.

Thankfully times have changed and so may all our minds rest just a little easier knowing that that substantial waste is no longer the standard.

To quote Steve Henson:

Somewhere in sweltering Zambia, a man wears a shirt that says the Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XLI. Somebody is trudging through a Nicaraguan rain forest wearing a cap that says the Vancouver Canucks won the 2011 Stanley Cup.

And soon somebody in Haiti or Armenia or Indonesia or Botswana will slip on a shirt or cap that declares the San Francisco 49rs the 2011 NFC Champs!

Now on to the BIG GAME, where you can bet some choice gear for both the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will be on hand; one stack bound for a haze of testosterone fueled, adrenaline pumped champagne showers and the other packed-up for shipment to humanitarian organizations to hand out in developing nations.

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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day: Times have changed edition

Posted by on December 29, 2011 | Comments Off

The iconic eleven season run of “Cheers” ranked dead last at the end of its first season on CBS.

“Truth is they had nothing to replace us with.” – Ted Danson

Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on October 18, 2011 | Comments Off

80’s classic Manic Monday, performed by the Bangles was written by PRINCE!

Misc. Fact of the Day: Motoring Edition

Posted by on September 27, 2011 | Comments Off

 

Night Ranger’s top five Billboard hit, Sister Christain was written by the band’s drummer Kelly Keagy for his younger sister Christy Keagy.

Shaken by the coming-of-age of his little sister, Kelly wrote the still iconic tune after Christy’s high school graduation in 1983.

WELCOME NIGHT RANGER, FOREIGNER, and JOURNEY to the Hard Rock Pavilion FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on September 9, 2011 | Comments Off

Long before the term “paparazzi” hit the English language via the 1960 Italian movie La Dolce Vita, the three plane formation that flew the U.S. mission of the World War II bombing on Hiroshima Japan in 1945 consisted of the B-29 bomber Enola Gay, the blast measurement instrumentation aircraft The Great Artiste, and to photograph the explosion and effects of the bomb, Necessary Evil.

Raise Your Glass, Tip Your Hat

Posted by on September 5, 2011 | Comments Off

Labor Day was originated by the American Federation of Labor of the late 1800s and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor unions celebrated the first labor days in the United States. The first Labor Day parade was Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. As the movement grew to several states across the country President Grover Cleveland entered the holiday into law in 1894.

The workers’ unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories observe Labor Day as a statutory holiday.

Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on August 25, 2011 | One comment

Neptune’s atmosphere is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. The methane in Neptune’s upper atmosphere absorbs the red light from the sun but reflects the blue light from the sun back into space. That is why Neptune appears that beautiful blue.
Thanks Debra

I’m lovin’ it! New Mexico Style

Posted by on August 18, 2011 | Comments Off

Thanks Mike Cee

Well knock me down with a golden, crispy french fry!

The Golden Arches’ commercial goodness that rings so true and near & dear to my carotid artery filled heart (not really, I hope), a spicy version of the jingle that entices the world over to that all American treasure boasts New Mexico’s golden, chameleon voice singing its praises!

That’s right the hottest version of the McDonald’s all time best jingle, “I’m lovin’ it!” is vocalized by New Mexico’s own James Douglas! You know him, he’s the front man of a lil’ local gone global band, the amazing, the mesmerizing, the one and only…THE JAMES DOUGLAS SHOW!!!

Listen to it HERE!

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Middle Mexico, USA

Posted by on August 4, 2011 | Comments Off

While middle-of-the-road in sleepiness, drunkeness, fitness & fatness, New Mexico is tops in least amount of personal tax burden, clean energy, national security, agriculture, adventure destination and ironically gay friendliness in the state capital where our unfriendly leader resides.

More tragic than that NM ranks low to DEAD LAST in job creation, gun violence, safety, education, poverty/hunger and child welfare.

Here are those rankings and the rest of what we found:

Sleepiest: Parade

Fittest Fattest: Calorielab

Drunkest:
Eater

MADD

Gay Friendly: Santa Fe Magazine

Clean Energy: The Street

Gold Panning: eHow

Worst Drivers: ABQ Biz Journal

Adventure Destination: Trusted Reviews

Job Creation: ABQ Biz Journal

Employment: Business Degrees NM

Personal Taxes: 24/7 Wall St.

Biz Tax: Santa Fe New Mexican

Tech. Pay: Electroiq

Edu:
News Channel 10

SCSun

SAT/ACT: Edu. Colleges.com

Early Edu: NM Voices

Oil & Gas: New Mexico Independent

Hunger:
Clearly New Mexico

Santa Fe New Mexican

NMACS

Health: NM Health.org

Diversity: NY Times

Internet Use: CAAS NM

Violence: Legal Community Against Violence

Safety: Ask.com

Best Performing Cities: Picacho Mountain.com

National Security: Washington Post

Agriculture:
NM Dept. of Agriculture

NM Mining.org

Economy:
Fizber

Errors of Enchantment

Identity Theft:
Microbilt
Hint – Crackdown on crackheads

Manufacturing: Foorum NM

Indian Owned Business: Bloomberg

Child Welfare: NCWWI Report

Edu Spending: Rio Grande Foundation Report

Happiness: Live Science

Depression: Mental Health America

Pro Athletes: Players From.com

Fame:
Wikipedia

IMDb

Biz Ranks: Foorum NM

Opinion: Yahoo! Answers

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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day: Wife By The Numbers Edition

Posted by on June 30, 2011 | Comments Off

Scottish inventor, John Shepherd-Barron, originator of the ATM and the concept of a personal identification number first intended a six-digit numeric code for what is now the universal practice of a PIN. His wife however preferred four digits, which became the most commonly used length.

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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on February 24, 2011 | Comments Off

Roll over orange – Ounce for ounce, onion has more vitamin C than almost anything we commonly eat.

Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on October 17, 2010 | Comments Off

A genuine, high quality strand of pearls is hand knotted between each and every individual gem to prevent contact damage and to keep the entire string from falling away in case of a break in the strand.

“The word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable.”

RIP Barbara Billingsley

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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on June 12, 2010 | Comments Off

The voice of Charlotte in the iconic 1973 animated movie Charlotte’s Web based on the novel by E.B. White was that of the fabulous Debbie Reynolds (“Princess Leia’s” mom yo!)

Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on December 17, 2009 | Comments Off

Tears of emotion have a different chemical composition than basel (lubricant) or reflex tears.

Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on October 18, 2009 | Comments Off

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on September 14, 2009 | Comments Off

Tonsil Stones
Tonsil Stones (Tonsilloliths) are whitish/yellow, foul-smelling globs of hardened mucus and bacteria that regularly form in the ridges and divots of our tonsils. They are not usually harmful and spontaenously work themselves loose and can easily be coughed-up or swallowed without being noticed.

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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on September 8, 2009 | Comments Off

Italia

There are twenty-one letters in the Italian alphabet. There is no J, K, W, X or Y.

For Dominic

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