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LMN 6-6-1944 Now with Messerschmidts

by Lisa Mason posted Jun 6 2014 8:48AM

A huge group of veterans is gathered in Normandy today, marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. In a related story, France has surrendered after a huge group of soldiers was spotted in Normandy.  Our grandfathers had to fight the Nazis; and our biggest problem is that the little pre-set button on the microwave always overcooks the popcorn. Yeesh.


15 GM employees have been fired, and 5-others disciplined over the ignition switch recall scandal that CEO Mary Barra says represented "a pattern of incompetence and neglect.” Jefferson County officials are now suing GM for theft of intellectual property.


A warrant is out for Luke Bigham in connection with Wednesday's five-vehicle crash on Main Street in Trussville.  Bigham is known for his role as 10-year-old Ricky in the 2006 movie "Talladega Nights” and is being charged with impersonating Lindsey Lohan. When is someone going to do something about these child-actors?


Speaking at the D-Day ceremony in Normandy, President Obama says we should take time today to remember all those who risked and lost their lives for their countries. No WAY am I going to remember all those Nazis who fought! What is he thinking?


And a few things you need to know …



The Dalai Lama celebrates his 79th birthday today. May his candles be enlightened.


Alexander Shulgin, known as the "Father of ecstasy" has died at age 88. That's too bad -- right before Father's Day. Then again, if anyone's kids are going to forget about Father's Day, it would be his.


It’s said that the opening to “Saving Private Ryan” is the closest depiction of the Normandy landing ever made. It looks scarier than the time I went to dinner and only had 5% battery life on my phone. Reason #857 my generation is not known as “The Greatest Generation.”


A company in Washington State is introducing marijuana-infused coffee. Well, there's the solution to absolutely nothing.


The air conditioning went out at the AT&T Center in San Antonio during the 1st-quarter of the Heat/Spurs NBA Finals opener, causing temperatures inside to rise to a muggy 90+degrees, and forcing Miami's LeBron James to exit-early with heat-cramps. Unbearable heat, cramps, and a crammed-arena teeming with sweaty, smelly people? Sounds more like a Carnival Cruise than an NBA game.


WWII too complicated for you? Got a teenager who needs it laid out for them? Here’s the link to “If Facebook Existed During World War II.” http://imgur.com/s9x7u It’s worth a read!


NFL commissioner Roger Gooddell has announced that the league is dropping Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50, which would have been represented with the single Roman numeral "L." There will be No L! No L? No-o L, NO L.  I didn't think the NFL would drop Roman numerals in a MMMCDLXII years!


California Chrome will tomorrow attempt to win the Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes. You can make a small fortune in horse racing if first you invest a large fortune. You know what a horse says when it trips? Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup.


And … Just so you know; a World War II pilot was reminiscing before school children about his days in the air force.  "In 1942," he explained, “the Germans had a very strong air force. One day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these fokkers appeared.” Several of the school kids started to giggle at this but the gentleman continued his story. “I looked up, and right above me was one of them. I aimed and shot the Fokker down. But suddenly, there was another fokker behind me." All the kids were in hysterics at this, forcing their teacher to interrupt, "I think I should point out that 'Fokker' was the name of the German-Dutch aircraft company." "That's true," said the pilot, "but these fokkers were flying Messerschmidts."

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