CLOSE
Original image
Getty Images

2013's Half-Birthday

Original image
Getty Images

July 2 is the 183rd day of the year, which means it is 2013's half birthday! There are exactly 182 days before and after today. Here, six songs about being stuck in the middle.

"The Show" by Lenka

"I'm just a little bit caught in the middle."

"The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

"It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride."

"Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel

"I'm stuck in the middle with you, and I'm wondering what it is I should do."

"In the Middle of the Road" by the Pretenders

"In the middle of the road, you see the darnest things."

"Livin' On a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

"Oh, we're halfway there ..."

"Meet Me Halfway" by the Black Eyed Peas

"Can you meet me halfway, right at the borderline?"

Original image
Getty Images
Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
Original image
Getty Images

Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

Original image
Getty Images
Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
Original image
Getty Images

On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

SECTIONS

More from mental floss studios