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Monday, January 26, 2015

Article of the Week - Johnny Ace

John Marshall Alexander, Jr. (June 9, 1929 – December 25, 1954), known by the stage name Johnny Ace, was an American rhythm and blues singer. He scored a string of hit singles in the mid-1950s before dying of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.

After touring for a year, Ace had been performing at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas on Christmas Day 1954. During a break between sets, he was playing with a .22 caliber revolver. Members of his band said he did this often, sometimes shooting at roadside signs from their car.
It was widely reported that Ace killed himself playing Russian roulette.[4][5][6] Big Mama Thornton's bass player Curtis Tillman, however, who witnessed the event, said, "I will tell you exactly what happened! Johnny Ace had been drinking and he had this little pistol he was waving around the table and someone said ‘Be careful with that thing…’ and he said ‘It’s okay! Gun’s not loaded…see?’ and pointed it at himself with a smile on his face and ‘Bang!’ – sad, sad thing. Big Mama ran out of the dressing room yelling ‘Johnny Ace just killed himself!"

Thornton said in a written statement (included in the book The Late Great Johnny Ace) that Ace had been playing with the gun, but not playing Russian roulette. According to Thornton, Ace pointed the gun at his girlfriend and another woman who were sitting nearby, but did not fire. He then pointed the gun toward himself, bragging that he knew which chamber was loaded. The gun went off, shooting him in the side of the head.

According to Nick Tosches, Ace actually shot himself with a .32 pistol, not a .22, and it happened little more than an hour after he had bought a brand new 1955 Oldsmobile.

Ace's funeral was on January 9, 1955, at Memphis' Clayborn Temple AME church. It was attended by an estimated 5,000 people

Friday, January 23, 2015

Still My Green 'Bae'

It was a relatively quiet night at Camp Bar on Monday. Probably because most people were still depressed from the Packers loss - too soon to talk about...But there were 11 teams that showed up to drink while they think! Double or nothing quiz is always a game changer - per usual. Go big or go home, right? Let's take a look to see how our teams did.

Coming in First Place and taking home a $30 bar tab, round of applause for Happy Birthday Paul!

Yes, it was bar owner Paul's big birthday - turning 21, I mean 31...I don't remember. Quizmistress Mal put her karaoke skills on the line and sang a nice birthday song on the mic.

Second Place went to I'd Like To See Mallory's Oregon State Flag.

See what they did there? Yea...good jokes team! You just won yourself a $20 bar tab.

Finally, best team name taking home ten doll hairs is 4 Years on His Back - Michelangelo Is A Whore In Church.

Aggressive, but hilarious. Well done team!

Well see ya all next week. Until then, you stay classy Milwaukee. 

Until next time Milwaukee, drink while you think...

Monday January 19th, 2014 scores:

  1. 53 Happy Birthday Paul!
  2. 49 I'd Like To See Mallory's Oregon State Flag
  3. 43 If Only Wins Came After 3.5 Quarters
  4. 39 Kneel Before Zod
  5. 40 That's Not A Knife, That's Gonorrhea!
  6. 38 4 Years on His Back - Michelangelo Is A Whore In Church
  7. 27 The Bears Still Suck
  8. 23 Marklar This Is Marklar
  9. 23 Big J's Side Chicks
  10. 17 Double Or Nothing: 2 Times Zero is Still Zero
  11. 17 NJ

Monday, January 19, 2015

Article of the Week - The Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is a famous photograph of the Earth, taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft, at a distance of about 45,000 kilometers (28,000 mi).

The name has also been applied by NASA to a 2012 series of image data sets covering the entire globe at relatively high resolution, created by carefully sifting through satellite-captured sequences taken over time, to eliminate as much cloud cover as possible from the collated set of images.
Because many societies typically orient maps and globes to place Antarctica at the bottom, NASA rotated the original picture 180 degrees before publishing it.

The photograph was taken about 5 hours and 6 minutes after launch of the Apollo 17 mission, and about 1 hour 54 minutes after the spacecraft left its parking orbit around the Earth, to begin its trajectory to the Moon. The time of Apollo 17's launch, 12:33 a.m. EST, meant that Africa was in daylight during the early hours of the spacecraft's flight. With the December solstice approaching, Antarctica was also illuminated.

An Indian Ocean cyclone can be seen in the top right of the image. This storm had brought flooding and high winds to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on December 5, two days before the photograph was taken.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You Stay Classy, Trivia Pals...

There were thirteen teams that showed up to compete for bar prizes at Camp Monday night. Hats off to a couple teams that included the Quizmistress in their team names - well played this week. Slightly inappropriate, however I got a good laugh. In other news - we did have a show down for second place! These teams did know their history, both guessing close to the answer. But there could only be one victor.

Lets take a look to see how the teams did!

First place and a warning to put earmuffs on, Mom - Give It An Hour and The Femur Won't Be The Biggest Bone In Mallory's Body. Taking home a $30 bar tab!

Second place winners from sudden death - Ohio State Victory Chant? Fuck A Duck!. Must have worked team!

Last but not least, a phrase I am guilty of saying way too many times - Bye Felicia, #GirlBye takes home best team name tonight. Not bad for a couple first timers!

Twas a great Monday night. Thanks to everyone who came out to play and we'll see ya all next week. In the meantime, GO PACK GO!

Until next time Shorewood, drink while you think...

Monday, January 12th, 2015 scores:
  1. 47 Give It An Hour and The Femur Won't Be The Biggest Bone In Mallory's Body
  2. 43 Ohio State Victory Chant? Fuck A Duck!
  3. 43 Between A-Rod's Golden Calf and J. Lo's Golden Globes, Yesterday Was Must See TV!
  4. 42 I Need To Bust A Macadamia Nut
  5. 42 Largest Bone In My Body? Just Ask Mallory
  6. 40 Samuel L. Jackson Kicks Ass In Pulp Fiction... Mutha F----
  7. 38 Baman & Piderman
  8. 36 Three Racoons and a Canoe!
  9. 35 Flamboyant Flamingos
  10. 35 Ohio State Victory Chant? Fuck A Duck!
  11. 28 99 Problems But A Thot Ain't One26 Us
  12. 19 My Pussy Willow 

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