Tuesday, January 8, 2008

January 8 Birthdays and Deathdays

In addition to several members of That Blue Yak's team , January 8 is also the birthday of these famous people:

Calhoun (1970) - Hostess loving West Chester resident. Skills: Talking about refinishing chairs.
Elvis (1935)- the King
Jesse Garon (1935)- Elvis's showboating twin brother. Killed in the womb by a powerful karate chop from his brother.

Stephen Hawking (1942) - Robot talking physicist.

Soupy Sales (1926) - Comedian. Claims to have thrown 19,000 pies over the years.

Shirley Bassey (1937) - Singer of the James Bond song "Goldfinger".

David Bowie (1947) - Cross dressing singer. Teeth have magically repaired themselves over time.

Graham Chapman (1941) - Monty Python member. Was in the Parrot Sketch. Read the Memorial Speech read by John Cleese at his funeral here.

William Diemer (1905) - Invented bubble gum. Died toothless.

Bob Eubanks (1937) - The Newlywed Game Host and snappy dresser. Best line on the show:

Eubanks (to contestant): Where is the most unusual place you've ever made whoopie?

Contestant: (ponders) ...That would be up the butt Bob?

Bill Graham (1931) - Music promoter.

R. Kelly (1967) - Sung "I believe I Can Fly". Likes to pee on people.

Roy Kinnear (1934) - Played Henry Salt in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Best line: "OK Wonka, how much for one of those Oompa Loompa's?" (Even though we all know that the sale of dwarfs was legal in all but three countries in the seventies).

Robby Krieger - Guitarist for the doors. Did you know his hair is actually made from real steel wool?

Charles Osgood (1933) - Bow Tie wearing CBS news guy.

Bart Starr (1934) - Green Bay Packers Quarterback. Good thrower.

Larry Storch (1923) - Corporal Agarn on F Troop.

Xzibit - Rapper. First hit was the beautiful love song, "Bitch Please" with Snoop Dogg.

And the following are people who selfishly died on January 8th:

Galileo (died 1942) - Astronomer.

Fancois Mitterand (died 1996) - French President. Rest in peace jerk.

Matthew "Stymie" Beard (died 1981) - Stymie on Our Gang. Not only could that kid wear a derby, he was smart enough to keep it secured with the strap.

Marco Polo (died 1324) -Explorer. Not only famous for the famous pool game named in his honor, he also was the first to perform the cannonball.

Dave Thomas (died 2002) - Founder of Wendy's. Maker of delicious, diarrhea inducing food.

And on that note, I'm thinks it's about time to treat myself to a double, large fries and a frosty.


Andrew Rodriguez said...

Happy Birthday! And although I don't want to bet "that" guy, Graham Chapman co-wrote the sketch with John Cleese, but wasn't "in" the sketch, that was Michael Palin.
You know, Sarah's brother!

Dr Zibbs said...

How. This post is 2 years old. That's almost as old as me!

Kristen said...

This is a funny, old post.

JMUmonty said...

How did you get a picture of Stephen Hawking in a NASCAR seat?

Dr Zibbs said...

I told him I had a secret of the universe but he would have to sit in the chair first.