Posted by – October 30, 2011
Sunday was not a good day to be a Cowboys fan. Of course, it wasn’t a good day to be a Browns fan either … with that thought, let’s go with the latest edition of the High 5:
TODAY: On this day in 1988, Debbie Gibson held a séance at her Halloween party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.”
OVERRATED: Daryl (Norman Reedus), on Walking Dead.
UNDERRATED: Rick (Andrew Lincoln), on Walking Dead.
BIRTHDAY BANTER: Ice, Ice, Baby …
– Drummer Larry Mullen of U2 is 50. (Rodney Hart’s favorite group.)
– Musician Rob Van Winkle is 43. (You know him as Vanilla Ice.)
– In memoriam: Actor Michael Landon would have been 75. (R.I.P., Little Joe.)
– Actor Rob Schneider is 47. (Oh-ver-rated.)
Posted by – October 30, 2011
Pardon my self-indulgence, but how ’bout them Buckeyes!!?? Welcome to the latest edition of the High 5:
TODAY: On this day in 2001, Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2-year retirement. The Wizards lost 93-91 to the New York Knicks. (Probably the dumbest thing M.J. ever did.)
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “Take that Wisconsin!”
OVERRATED: Wisconsin Badgers.
UNDERRATED: Ohio State Buckeyes.
BIRTHDAY BANTER: Favorite Grace Slick song? “We Built This City.”
– Singer Grace Slick is 72. (She was influential in the 1960s psychedelic rock scene, being one of the lead singers for the groups Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, and songs such as “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit,” “We Built This City,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.”)
– Singer Otis Williams of The Temptations is 70. (It was just my imagination.)
– Actor Henry Winkler is 66. (I never knew he was the producer of MacGyver until researching this.)
– Actor Matthew Morrison is 33. (He’s Will Schuester on Glee. I really don’t care for that show.)
Posted by – October 28, 2011
What a World Series. This has been a perfect example why baseball will always be the national pastime. Sorry about that, NFL people. On that note, welcome to the High 5:
TODAY: On this day in 1977, Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” was released. The album continues to be a best seller today. By the way, Meat Loaf’s name at birth was born Marvin Lee Aday. (Marv Loaf?)
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “If I owned a big rig I’d let you work on it.”
OVERRATED: Super Bowl.
UNDERRATED: World Series.
BIRTHDAY BANTER: All-time fave Charlie’s Angel? Kate Jackson, all the way.
– Actress Kate Jackson is 63. (One of the original Charlie’s Angels.)
– Actress Winona Ryder is 40. (I once thought she was going to be The Next Big Thing. I also thought that about Alicia Silverstone.)
– Singer Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is 50. (Probably the most anonymous of all the Jacksons.)
– Singer-actress Melba Moore is 66. (I think they named some kind of toast after her.)
Posted by – October 27, 2011
Annie Potts, Jean Smart, Delta Burke and Dixie Carter of "Designing Women."
It’s 771 of the ongoing High 5 streak, and this edition has been fully endorsed by Tim Miller:
TODAY: On this day in 1965, the Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis was completed. If you live where I do, this is a really big deal.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “Good luck with that stinking gallbladder.”
OVERRATED: Home-made sandwiches.
UNDERRATED: Butterburgers at Culver’s.
BIRTHDAY BANTER: Favorite Julia Roberts movie? Notting Hill.
– Country musician Charlie Daniels is 75. (Never cared much for Charlie’s music, but I love his commercials.)
– Actress Julia Roberts is 44. (I think the first movie I ever remember seeing her in was Mystic Pizza.)
– Singer Justin Guarini is 33. (He hasn’t really accomplished a lot since the American Idol gig a decade ago.)
– Actress Annie Potts is 59. (She was always my favorite on Designing Women.)
Posted by – October 27, 2011
Welcome to the 770th consecutive day of the High 5. Days 769 and 700 were posted, but “eaten” by the blog site. Some of you were able to see them before they disappeared, and I know your lives are richer for it:
TODAY: On this day in 1975, Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the cover of Time and Newsweek.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “Welcome back cold and flu season.”
OVERRATED: Emily Deschanel. (Bones)
UNDERRATED: Zooey Deschanel. (New Girl)
BIRTHDAY BANTER: I can never decide if Keith Urban should be classified country or crossover …
– Singer Keith Urban is 44. (He’s the one married to Nicole Kidman.)
– Actor Jon Heder is 34. (Heder became an instant star after Napoleon Dynamite. Word is that he is scheduled to star in a TV series based on the movie later this year. If you have never seen Napoleon Dynamite, you need to watch it. And remember, vote for Pedro.)
– Creator Seth MacFarlane is 38. (He’s the guy who gave us Family Guy, which is much funnier than The Simpsons.)
– Actress Rita Wilson is 55. (She’s best known as Tom Hanks’ second wife, but she is also an accomplished actress and producer. She was one of the guiding forces behind Mamma Mia and starred in It’s Complicated.)
Posted by – October 26, 2011
Ongoing technical problems with this and other Herald-Whig blogs has forced a temporary suspension of posts here. As soon as the problems are corrected, we’ll be back!
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Posted by – October 25, 2011
(Note: Among the ongoing problems with the blog site are the inability to use pictures and other graphics. We apologize. Please bear with us as we work through this problem.)
Despite the aforementioned problems, we thank you for being a part of the 768th consecutive day of the High 5:
R.I.P.: The 10/22, 10/23 and 10/24 editions of the High 5, which appear to have disappeared forever somewhere in cyberspace.
TODAY: On this day in 1999, pro golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet crashed in South Dakota. The plane flew uncontrolled for four hours before the crash.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “We look like a bad high school team. Figure it out, Cardinals!”
OVERRATED: Unexplained computer glitches (see R.I. P. above).
UNDERRATED: Patience with unexplained computer glitches.
BIRTHDAY BANTER: Raise your hand if you remember Will Smith first came to our attention on The Fresh Prince?
– Newswoman Barbara Walters is 82. (Remember the days of Baba Wawa? Still hilarious.)
– Actor Michael Douglas is 67. (Hard to believe he first burst on the scene in The Streets of San Francisco.)
– Model Cheryl Tiegs is 64. (A member of the SI Swimsuit Issue Hall of Fame.)
– Actor Will Smith is 43. (Favorite Will Smith film? I Am Legend.)
Posted by – October 24, 2011
No, you’re not dreaming. Some of the recent “I Have A Lot To Share” blogs have disappeared. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Posted by – October 20, 2011
A happy 31st to Kim.
Today’s High 5 receives a gold-medal endorsement from “Florida Al” Platt:
TODAY: On this day in 1849, the first tattooed man, James F. O’Connell, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York City.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “Good grammar is hot.”
OVERRATED: Mr. Freeze (yes, of Batman fame).
UNDERRATED: David Freese (yes, of St. Louis Cardinals fame).
BIRTHDAY BANTER: Favorite Go-Go’s song? “We Got the Beat.”
– Rock singer Manfred Mann is 71. (And when Quinn the Eskimo gets here, everybody’s gonna run to him.)
– Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is 31. (A happy birthday to the The First Lady of the High 5.)
– Musician Charlotte Caffey is 58. (She’s one of the Go-Go’s who isn’t Belinda Carlisle.)
– Singer Elvin Bishop is 69, (He fooled around fand ell in love.)
Posted by – October 19, 2011
Today’s High 5 is endorsed by Dan Wahlers:
TODAY: On this day in 1971, rapper, music producer and actor Snoop Dogg, born Cordozar Calvin Broadus, was born. Happy 40th to the Dogg.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “PB&J, Pepsi, blanket, and ESPN SportsCenter. Girl can’t ask for a whole lot more.”
OVERRATED: Buck Showalter.
UNDERRATED: Joe Buck.
BIRTHDAY BANTER: How many home runs would The Mick have hit without all of the injury problems? 600? 700? 750?
-- In memoriam: MLB Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle would have been 80 day. (There will never be another Mick.)
– In memoriam: Actor Bela Lugosi would have been 129. (Best known for hos roles in classic horror films such as Dracula.)
– Singer Tom Petty is 61. (Stop draggin’ his heart around.)
– Former MLB outfielder Juan Gonzalez is 42. (A key figure in the alleged steroid era of MLB.)