RIP Herbert Streicher, better known as Harry Reems. One of the stars with Linda Lovelace in the infamous porn movie Deep Throat back in 1972. His legal battles defending First Ammendment rights has a lot to do with the amount of porn available for all Americans to enjoy. Bless him and may he rest in peace.
MARCH 19: Ursula Andress, Brant Bjork, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur C. Clarke, Glenn Close, Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Cesare Danova, Willem de Kooning, Raul de la Torre, Calvert DeForest, John Delorean, Steve Gleason, Ulu Grosbard, David Hackney III (Death), Terry Hall (The Specials), Clarence Frogman Henry, Luther Ingram, Mason Jennings, Clayton Kershaw, Paul Kossoff (Free), Neil Labute, Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World), Arch Oboler, Big John Patton, Fred Phelps, Edward Platt, Ruth Pointer (Pointer Sisters), James Redfield, Harry Reems, Andy Reid, Ana Rezende (CSS), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Philip Roth, Giuseppe Rotunno, Danny Schechter, Paul Scofield, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Sirhan Sirhan, Nicholas Stoller, Jorma Taccone (Lonely Island), Renee Taylor, Earl Warren, Harvey Weinstein, Bruce Willis, Ricky Wilson (The B-52’s), Andrew Wood (Mother Love Bone)…
ALBUMS OF THE DAY: The B-52’s “Mesopotamia” (1982), Death “For the Whole World to See” (1975), Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan” (1962), Free “Molten Gold” (1993), Fun Boy Three “Fun Boy Three” (1982), Clarence Frogman Henry “Ain’t Got No Home” (1994), Luther Ingram “If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right” (1972), Jimmy Eat World “Bleed American” (2001), Mother Love Bone “Mother Love Bone” (1992), Ozzy Osbourne “Tribute” (1987), Big John Patton “Along Came John” (1963), The Specials “Specials” (1979)
BOOKS OF THE DAY: Edgar Rice Burroughs “Tarzan of the Apes” (1912), Arthur C. Clarke “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), Philip Roth “American Pastoral” (1997)
CRITERIONS OF THE DAY: All That Jazz (1979), The Big Chill (1983), Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
DOC’S OF THE DAY: A Band Called Death (2013), Fred: The Movie (2000), Gleason (2016), In Debt We Trust (2006), Inside Deep Throat (2005), No End in Sight (2007)
FILMS OF THE DAY: American Pastoral (2016), Blind Date (1987), Fatal Attraction (1987), The Fifth Element (1997), The Five Year Engagement (2012), Georgia (1995), In the Company of Men (1997), Indignation (2016), Looper (2012), Possession (2002), Summer Lovers (1982), Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959), The Untouchables (1987), The World According to Garp (1982)
GUN CRAZY!: 2004 – 3-19 shooting incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20. 1879 - Jim Currie opened fire on the actors Maurice Barrymore and Ben Porter near Marshall, TX. The shots wounded Barrymore and killed Porter.
HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: 2003 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces had launched a strike against “targets of military opportunity” in Iraq. The attack, using cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs, were aimed at Iraqi leaders thought to be near Baghdad. 1982 - Randy Rhoads died at the age of 25 in a plane crash. The plane was buzzing Ozzy Osbourne’s tour bus when it crashed. The pilot and another female passenger were also killed. 1966 – Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final four with an all-black starting lineup. 1962 – Highly influential artist, Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records. 1957 - Elvis Presley bought Graceland. 1931 – Gambling is legalized in Nevada. 1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph. 1831 - The first bank robbery in America was reported. The City Bank of New York City lost $245,000 in the robbery.
HOLIDAY: No End in Sight Day
“If I had followed my better judgment always, my life would have been a very dull one.” Burroughs
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” Clarke
“I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things.” Claus
“You know, everybody dies. My parents died. Your father died. Everybody dies. I’m going to die too. So will you. The thing is, to have a life before we die. It can be a real adventure having a life” Jenny Fields (The World According to Garp)
“When Picasso took a shit, he didn’t call it art. He knew the difference. That’s what made him Picasso.” Neil LaBute
“God hates fags! God hates America! Thank God for dead soldiers! You’re going to hell!” Phelps
“I’m exactly the opposite of religious. I’m anti-religious. I find religious people hideous. I hate the religious lies. It’s all a big lie.” Roth
“Thomas Jefferson once said: ‘Of course the people don’t want war. But the people can be brought to the bidding of their leader. All you have to do is tell them they’re being attacked and denounce the pacifists for somehow a lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.’ I think that was Jefferson. Oh wait. That was Hermann Goering. Shoot.” Jon Stewart (on the Iraq invasion)
pictured: Randy Rhoads (Died 1982), Bruce Willis (Born 1955)