Good Morning! Happy Friday!! Today is my Grandpa Knutson's 88th birthday. That's a lot of candles, he's an amazing man, still driving like a champ. I'm a better person because of him and hope he has a fantastic day! Love you Grandpa! Ok now here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. The Average lifespan of this for a man is 7 years. What?
A. His Underwear
Bonehead Of The Day:
It turns out a reported hijacking aboard a Virgin Australia flight was actually a drunk passenger. The pilot of the flight to Bali had reported a hijacking attempt when the passenger tried to enter the cockpit.
The crew managed to stop the man who was then handcuffed and put in the rear of the plane. The Indonesian military confirmed the plane had been hijacked once it landed in Bali which Virgin Australia officials then had to clarify. Bali police officials say the man was taken into custody and questioned.
That'll leave one heckuva hangover.
Good News Of The Day:
A California woman is getting her high school diploma eight decades after dropping out. One-hundred-year-old Mildred Principe ((pr: PRINCE-sih-pay)) came to Hayward High School in 1927, but left before graduating to marry her high school sweetheart. "SFGate" says the high school bestowed a diploma to Principe Thursday during a ceremony on campus that included a performance by the school's orchestra, several speeches and a cake.
Torture Or Just Stupid?
A British burglar busted out of jail because he was sick of listening to the "loud rap music" that was being played "day and night." Robert Stevens, who was serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for commercial robbery, climbed over the wall at HMP Leyhill prison in Gloucestershire and headed for the hills.
Monty Python's Last Show To Be Broadcast In Theaters
If you’re not able to make it to London on Sunday, July 20th for the final live Monty Python show, you are in luck. Variety says that Picturehouse Entertainment has obtained the international distribution rights to broadcast “The Last Night of Monty Python” to movie theaters around the world.
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin’s last performance at London’s O2 Arena will be broadcast to more than 4-hundred-50 cinemas across the U.K., and some 15-hundred screens across the world.
Monty Python appeared in 45 episodes of their series for the BBC between 1969 and 1974, as well as films such as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in 1975, “Life of Brian” in 1979 and “The Meaning of Life” in 1983.
- Hank Azaria (“Huff,” “Run Fatboy Run,” “The Simpsons”) (FAST FACTS: He is the voice of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy and Carl Carlson) – 50
- Jason Lee (“Clerks,” “My Name Is Earl,” “The Incredibles”) – 43
- Al Pacino (“Dog Day Afternoon,” “Serpico,” “Scarface”) – 74
- Talia Shire (“Rocky,” “The Dunwich Horror,” “I Heart Huckabees”) – 68
- Gina Torres (“Xena,” “Gossip Girl,” “Suits”) – 45
- Renee Zellweger (“Jerry Maguire,” “Me Myself and Irene,” “Chicago,” “Nurse Betty”) – 45
- Andy Bell – 50
- Joey + Rory’s Rory Feek – 49
- ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus – 69
- The late Ella Fitzgerald (FAST FACTS: After the death of her mother in 1932, she worked as a lookout for a bordello and for a Mafioso numbers runner.The Queen of Jazz who won thirteen Grammy Awards, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Pres. George W. Bush.) (1917 – 1996)
- Ballroom dancer and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Len Goodman – 70
- Film director Paul Mazursky (“Down & Out In Beverly Hills,” “Enemies: A Love Story”) – 84
- Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon (FAST FACTS: Clown Prince of the Harlem Globetrotters for 24 seasons, playing in over 16,000 games for the team; inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003) – 82
- The late scientist Guglielmo Marconi (FAST FACTS: Work on long-distance radio transmission and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Braun for this work. He founded The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897) (1874 – 1937)
- The late newsman Edward R. Murrow (FAST FACTS: Came to fame with coverage of WWII and the McCarthy hearings. Known for his honesty) (1908 – 1965)
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