Thursday 8-1-2013 Assortment
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Why did the man start a bottled water company?
He wanted to have plenty of liquid assets.
What fierce National Football League pass rusher coined the term sack to describe tackling a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage?
Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones, leader of the Los Angeles Rams’s Fearsome Foursome, in 1967. He explained his use of the word: “You know, like you sack a city —you devastate it.”
THIS DAY IN TV
Facts about MTV, which debuted on this day in 1981
* When MTV launched it was available to only about 10,000 cable subscribers in northern New Jersey.
* First nonmusic program on MTV: the television-trivia game show Remote Control.
* On February 27, 2000, MTV aired its millionth video. It was the same as the first video it had played: the Buggles’s “Video Killed the Radio Star.”
* The original MTV theme—a hard-rock guitar riff—was written and performed by musician Jonathan Elias. (He also wrote the “Yahoo!” yodel.)
Mr. T’s legal name: Mr. T. (His name at birth: Laurence Tureaud.)