The first American waffle iron was patented Aug. 24, 1869, by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, N.Y.
(from the “OH NOES!” dept.)
NEW YORK — The Arena Football League Board of Directors will suspend the 2009 season subject to agreement and cooperation with the Arena Football League Players Association while the League works on developing a long-term plan to improve its economic model.
I saw the Pittsburgh Gladiators play back in 1987…(more…)
Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater’s keyboardist, wrote the Toys “R” Us jingle (at least according to Wikipedia).
(via Did You Ever Notice?) Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch
(via Captain Carl’s Daily Blarrrg) On July 26, 1991, Paul Rubens was arrested during a screening of Nancy Nurse.
(via Captain Carl’s Daily Blarrrg) While we’re on the topic of defunct professional sports leagues… The teams of the WHA: Teams in bold were absorbed into the NHL. Alberta Oilers (1972-79, renamed Edmonton Oilers in 1973) Chicago Cougars (1972-75) Cincinnati Stingers (1975-79) Calgary Broncos (never played) / Cleveland Crusaders (1972-76) / Minnesota Fighting Saints II … Continue reading “World Hockey Association (WHA)”
(via Captain Carl’s Daily Blarrrg) The list of USFL teams: Arizona Outlaws (1985; result of Arizona/Oklahoma merger) Arizona Wranglers (1983, 1984; Arizona and Chicago owners traded franchises) Baltimore Stars (1985; moved from Philadelphia) Birmingham Stallions (1983-1985) Boston Breakers (1983) Chicago Blitz (1983, 1984; Arizona and Chicago owners traded franchises) Denver Gold (1983-1985) Houston Gamblers (1984-1985) … Continue reading “United States Football League (USFL)”
(via Captain Carl’s Daily Blarrrg) Charlie’s Angels were: Sabrina Duncan (1976–79), Kate Jackson Jill Munroe (1976–77, six times later in guest star roles, 3 each in 1978 & 79), Farrah Fawcett-Majors Kelly Garrett (1976–81), Jaclyn Smith Kris Munroe (1977–81), Cheryl Ladd Tiffany Welles (1979–80), Shelley Hack Julie Rogers (1980–81), Tanya Roberts