Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – January 8th, 2014
Bubble Bath Day
Earth's Rotation Day
National English Toffee Day
National Joy Germ Day
Show and Tell Day at Work
War on Poverty Day
1926 - Soupy Sales (Milton Supman) - comedian, entertainer: Lunch with Soupy Sales, The Soupy Sales Show, Sha Na Na; recording artist: The Mouse, Spy with a Pie; game show panelist: What’s My Line?; actor:Don’t Push, I’ll Charge When I’m Ready Birds Do It; died Oct 22, 2009
1928 - Luther Perkins is born in Tennessee. The guitarist plays an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955. Perkins is lauded in the title of Cash's Top 10 1959 single "Luther Played The Boogie"
1933 - Charles Osgood  - TV journalist, correspondent: Universe; CBS News: CBS News Sunday Morning; author
1935 - Elvis (Aron) Presley -singer: That’s All Right, Mama, Mystery Train, All Shook Up, Love Me Tender, Suspicious Minds; 90 top-20 hits; actor: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii; over 30 films; died Aug 16, 1977; [see Long Live the King Day - above]
1937 - Shirley Bassey  - singer: James Bond themes: Goldfinger, Diamond’s Are Forever
1938 - Bob Eubanks  - TV game show host: The Newlywed Game, Rhyme and Reason, Card Sharks, The New Newlywed Game
1942 - Stephen Hawking  - author: A Brief History of Time
2008 – [6th Anniversary] Eric Church marries publishing executive Katherine Blasingame at the Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Dinner and a movie… And A Tank Of Gas!
From latimes.com -
Dinner and a movie has never been easier now with new releases and warm and gooey burritos and available any your corner gas station. It's like a Red Box, with burritos. You can choose from six varieties, including roasted potato with egg and cheese, uncured bacon with egg and cheese, chorizo sausage with egg and cheese, free-range chicken with beans and rice, and shredded beef and cheese. The website boasts the burritos are made with hormone- and antibiotic-free ingredients.
Now, it’s not robotic arms inside layering your potatoes, cheese and eggs into a burrito, then rolling the entire thing up. You can pick a burrito, but you can't customize it. But you can add a side of Daisy sour cream for 50 cents, Tabasco hot sauce for 65 cents or Wholly Guacamole for 75 cents. When the burrito is ready, it's deposited at the bottom of the machine with your chosen sides.
A curious customer said the potato, egg and cheese was hot and melty, but it needed hot sauce. The burritos are $3 plus tax.