Archive for April, 2023


Remember How Willie Nelson Became 'Shotgun Willie'?

Singer, songwriter, musician, political activist and actor, Willie       
Hugh Nelson once worked spinning country records at KVAN
radio in Vancouver, Washington.

Willie Nelson Debuts Animated 'Vote 'Em Out' Video | Billboard

Nelson, Willie - On the Road Again - Nelson, Willie CD SZVG The Fast Free - Picture 1 of 2

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The Shadow League | Ali Refuses Induction Into The U.S. Army

Muhammad Ali, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion, entered the combative ring of politics and culture by refusing to
serve in the
United States military at the height of the Vietnam
War on this day in 1967.

"I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong," Ali famously said the
year before, the exact quote the source of some dispute, in a
battle that made it all the way to the
United States Supreme Court. 

He later wrote, "I refuse to be inducted into the Armed Forces
of the United States because I claim to be exempt as a minister
of the religion of Islam."

Muhammad Ali refuses Army induction (1967) - Click Americana

B A N C O: Death of Activist and Inspiration, Muhammad Ali

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Wendy's Chili with beans will be sold in grocery stores later this spring.

The Ohio-based fast-food company Wendy’s is partnering with
Conagra Brands, a Chicago-based consumer packaged goods
company, to sell its branded chili at grocery retailers and select
online retailers beginning this spring.

Wendy’s is a international fast food restaurant chain founded
Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. Its headquarters moved to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006. As
of December 31, 2018, Wendy’s was the world’s third-largest
hamburger fast-food chain with 6,711 locations, following
Burger King and McDonald’s.

(From Wikipedia)

Dave Thomas Biography - Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline
Rex David "Dave" Thomas (July 2, 1932 – January 8, 2002)

Thomas named the restaurant after his eight-year-old
Melinda Lou, whose nickname was "Wendy".

Wendy Thomas of Wendy's.jpg
Melinda Lou "Wendy" Thomas-Morse.

Wendys Logo Png Transparent PNG - 600x400 - Free Download on NicePNG

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RIP Pontiac (1926 – 2010)

On April 27, 2009, the struggling American auto giant General
Motors (GM) said it plans to discontinue production of its more
than 80-year-old Pontiac brand.

Pontiac’s origins date back to the Oakland Motor Car, which
was founded in 1907 in Pontiac, Michigan, by Edward Murphy,
a horse-drawn carriage manufacturer. In 1909, Oakland became
part of General Motors, a conglomerate formed the previous
year by another former buggy company executive, William
Durant. The first Pontiac model made its debut as part of the
Oakland line in the 1920s.

The car, which featured a six-cylinder engine, proved so popular
that the Oakland name was eventually dropped and Pontiac
became its own GM division by the early 1930s.

The first Pontiac joined GM's lineup in 1932. It became so popular that it replaced the Oakland name. The carmaker has now ditched the marque.
The first Pontiac joined GM’s lineup in 1932. It became so popular that it replaced the Oakland name.

1926 Pontiac New Series | Vintage Car Collector

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Image: 2010 Pontiac G6 sedans move down the line at General Motors Orion Assembly
One of the final 2010 Pontiac G6 sedans moves down the
line at General Motors Orion assembly plant in Michigan.
The production marked the end of the line for the venerable Pontiac nameplate.

Pontiac Is Officially Dead | Top Speed

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Photos from Jerry Springer's Life in Pictures - E! Online

Our reporter sneaks into the audience for Jerry Springer's TV freak show - Tom's Write Turns
Springer is best known for “The Jerry Springer Show,”
which he hosted for 27 years.

Jerry Springer, former mayor who transformed daytime TV, dead at 79 ...
Gerald Norman Springer (February 13, 1944 – April 27, 2023)

(TMZ) – Beloved talk show host and former Cincinnati Mayor
Jerry Springer died Thursday at the age of 79, following a
brief illness.

Springer’s death was confirmed by TMZ, who reported he
was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and eventually
became worse toward the end of April. A spokesperson
confirmed he died peacefully at his home in the Chicago
area Thursday morning, according to the outlet.

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