Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Random tidbits

Church of the month: Ryan's (the gigantic buffet restaurant) in Lynchburg, VA uses the message board on its parking lot sign to declare a "church of the month." Not surprisingly in Jerry Falwell's town, a Baptist church is church of the month for November.

This day in history: 135 years ago today, the Suez canal opened.

Song of the decade: CMT replayed its 100 Greatest Songs countdown tonight. I learned an interesting bit of trivia during my brief, 10-minute stop on CMT. I learned that Toby Keith's "Should Have Been a Cowboy" was the most played song of the 1990's. Perhaps the commentator should have said that it was the most played country song. Nonetheless, that is an impressive feat -- especially considering the fact that that record label later ditched Mr. Keith because they thought his lyrics were too brash to sell.