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Manley in the Morning

I was born & raised in Marysville, Washington (the other Marysville).  I am the son of teacher parents so education was pretty important in my family.  I graduated with a B.S. degree in Organizational & Mass Communications from Eastern Washington University (after a lengthy battle over a typing compentency test, which I eventually won).  When I got to college I asked someone who had the best parties and they told me to try the Radio & Television Department.  So I got a job on the campus station and it turns out the guy was right, I got hooked on radio and the rest is the proverbial history.


I'd like to know what you are up too.  Send me an e-mail about your favorite things to do, fun websites you've found, funny stories or gossip you may have heard and things that you and your friends and co-workers are talking about (I can always use the material).  Thanks for listening and thanks for stopping by my page.  By the way if you have any thoughts about stuff you'd like to see here, send me an e-mail. - Manley



Manley's History lesson...


Friday July 1, 2016:


*National Postal Worker Day:1

*National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day:1

*National Gingersnap Day: 1

*Canada Day: 1
*National GSA Employee Day: 1
*Second Half of The Year Day: 1
*U.S. Postage Stamp Day: 1
*Zip Code Day: 1


On this date in 1847, the first adhesive postage stamps were sold. Up until that time, you had no way to stick them on, so you'd put them inside the envelope and your mail was always returned due to insufficient postage.


In 1862, Congress made polygamy illegal. And, seriously, guys, you'd want more than 1 anniversary to remember?


On this date in 1863, the famous Civil War battle at Gettysburg took place.  We don't know exactly where it was because they lost the address.


In 1874, the first zoo in the U.S. opened in Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love, as long as your brother wasn't an animal. On opening day, the city slogan was temporarily changed to "The City of Animaly Love."

That doesn't sound right!


On this date in 1929, the cartoon character Popeye was born. And spinach growers everywhere rejoiced!


On this date in 1935 The Warner Brothers cartoon character Porky Pig debuts in "I Haven't Got A Hat." After coming up with a good cartoon character name, they just used the first title to come along. Obviously, that wasn't all, folks.



*Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week: 26-7/2
*National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: 26-7/2
*National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness: 27 -7/4



Mike's Blog Du Jour



I hope everyboday has a safe, happy 4th of July weekend without any injuries or incidents or burning anything up or down and that we all get everywhere we are going safely and return safely as well.  Just enjoy the holiday with family & friends and avoid the idiots!  I know that is easy to say, but there does seem to be geometrically increasing number of them out there!




Nearly Impossible Quiz:



Friday July 1, 2016



Q:  Less than 40% of Americans can do this.  What is it?


A:  Touch their toes.



Hollywood Hoopla


and other stuff I thought you'd like to know...



For July 1, 2016:


  • There's a report that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck will soon finalize their divorce.


  • We're also hearing that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are talking babies.


  • Mike Huckabee owes the group Survivor $25,000 after being sued for unauthorized use of the song "Eye of the Tiger" at a political event.


  • Taylor Swift fans in China are now using an online site to bet on her relationships.


  • Nancy Grace says she's leaving HLN when her current contract expires in October. Where's she going? She's not saying yet.


  • If you're old enough to remember "Lost in Space," you'll be excited to know that Netflix has ordered 10-episodes' worth of a reboot.


  • Michael Phelps has qualified for his fifth Summer Olympic Games.


Other stuff


  • A new drug has been developed that helps dogs cope with the noise from thunder and fireworks.


  • The original Spock ears used by Leonard Nimoy in "Star Trek" are up for auction.


In Case You Missed It...


DID YOU KNOW?... some random facts about people



  • The most common food particle that gets stuck in people's teeth are poppy seeds.


  • A recent survey revealed that nearly one in five married couples goes without kissing for as long as one week at a time.


  • According to scientists, Daylight Savings Time, or turning the clock back, is is a waste of time and bad for your health.


  • A 17-foot 5-inch alligator was found in 1989 just outside Gainesville, FL, making it the largest on record.


  • According to recent survey, 52% of women don't like getting their picture taken because they don't like their smile.


  • When Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955 the temperature was 110 degrees, hot enough to melt the asphalt on Main Street and caused many high-heeled shoes to become stuck in the pavement.


Here's more:


  • According to Reader's Digest, 37% of people say they will not return to a restaurant because there was no soap in the bathroom.


  • 68 percent of Americans say they'd like to see a lot less of reality television, even though everyone seems to be interested in it sometimes.


  • Hong Kong has the most Rolls Royces per capita.



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