Monday, February 12, 2007

The Dixie Chicks Sweep Grammys !

The Dixie Chicks, controversial country music group, swept every category they were nominated for, winning 5 Grammys, including Song of the Year, "Not Ready To Make Nice", and Best Country Album. The talented trio was ostracized several years ago for their remarks about President George Bush and their anti-Iraq war views. While their anti-war views were unpopular at the onset of the Iraq war, the general consensus today is more in line with their original opinion of the war.

Mary J. Blige, who finally seems to have her act together, won her first Grammy for the double platinum " The Breakthrough". Carrie Underwood, former American Idol winner, took the Grammy for Best New Artist. The Red Hot Chili Peppers (4 double disc "Stadium Arcadium"), John Mayer (Best Pop Vocal Album), and Tony Bennett also won Grammys.

The Pictures: Last Night's Grammy Winners.

This Date In History: 1964; The Beatles play two 35-minute shows at Carnegie Hall. The best seats sold for $5.50  1968;  Jimi Hendrix, guitarist, returns home to Seattle, Washington and is awarded the key to the city and an honorable High School Diploma.  2000;  Charles Schultz, creator of the comic strip "Peanuts", dies at the age of 77 in his home in Santa Rosa, California.

Birthdays: Charles Darwin (1809), Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1809)

The Annual Neologism Contest by The Washington Post, published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. Hear are a few of the winners; Coffee (n)  the person upon whom one coughs. Lymph (v) to walk with a lisp. Flatulence (n) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you have been run over by a steam roller. Testicle (n)a humorous question on an exam. Rectitude (n) the formal, dignified bearing adopted by a proctologist. Pokemon (n) a Rastafarian proctologist. Frisbeetarianism (n) the belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up on the roof and gets stuck there. Circumvent (n) an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

That's all for today, my little Grammy winners. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

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