Thursday, July 19, 2012

As If!

Clueless premiered today in 1995, 17 years ago. That makes me feel old. Did you know it was loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma?
Happy birthday, Cher and crew! 

Some other great 90s high school movies: Cruel IntentionsDazed and ConfusedCan't Hardly Wait, Varsity Blues I could go on, but I feel like you get the point. 

What is your favorite 90s movie? 

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary to The Rolling Stones!

The Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band today. Their first performance as a band was on July 12, 1962 at the Marquee Club in London featuring members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Dick Taylor and Tony Chapman.

They have had a lot of ups and downs since then, but have always come out on top.  One such moment was a great idea that didn't turn out so well once implemented.  Altamont, a free concert on December 6, 1969 with Hell's Angels for security instead of police.  Four people ended up dying at the event, and there was tons of violence.  Check out this video of the Stones trying to calm the crowd during one of my favorites,
"Sympathy for the Devil."

Did you know Keith Richards wanted to be a librarian? Read more about it here or here.  Known as a rebel, Richards has confessed, "The library was the only place around where I willingly obeyed the rules.

He has said: "When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser."

Read about the Stones' 4th appearance on Ed Sullivan here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 236th birthday, America!

"Okay guys, one more thing, this summer when you're being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth of July brouhaha, don't forget what you're celebrating, and that's the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn't want to pay their taxes." - Miss Ginny Stroud, Dazed and Confused (1993) 

If you want to beat the heat, stay inside and watch this classic about Texas high schoolers in the Summer of 1976! 

Happy 4th of July, y'all! How are you celebrating America's birthday? My roommates and I are hosting a party at our house. Here's a quick snapshot of our driveway lined with flags.

If you haven't yet, check out my post about my trip to America's birthplace and our nation's capital.

Thank you to our service men and women who keep us free!