It’s #HAWKTOBER on The Morning After and while we’re celebrating these majestic sky-terrors we should also give a nod to the human-kind who share their names. Get to know a hawk!
He was Mr. Smooth in the 1994 film Reality Bites and don’t forget about the classic Dead Poets Society with the late Robin Wiliams. He was also married to Uma Thurman until 2005, so I’m like, super jeals balls.
His book from 1988 called A Brief History Of Time sold over 10 million copies and been translated into 35 different languages. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and has become a pop culture icon with appearances on shows like The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory. There is a movie chronicling the beginning of Hawking’s impressive career coming out soon, check out the trailer here.
Singer-songwriter Phillipa Brown took her stage name from the 1985 movie starring Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer. Her 2008 self-titled debut won six New Zealand Music Awards despite exhaustion from touring released a follow-up called Anxiety in 2012
Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins
He’s originally from Arkansas but his rockabilly music was a Toronto mainstay in the 1960s. In 2002 he got a star on Canada’s Walk Of Fame and the city declared October 4th “Ronnie Hawkins Day.”
Remember Tony Hawk’s Pro-skater 4 on X-box? Neither do I, but the dude is a skateboarding pioneer. He was the first to ever complete a “900” (two and a half revolutions in the air) and it took him twelve attempts, so I guess that’s a lesson in “try, try again.”
Wait, what? Someone else is doing #Hawktober?? Looks like we’re totally ripping off the Atlanta Hawks NBA team with this whole hawk-themed month. Plus they have an awesome Harry the Hawk mascot so it’s Atlanta: 1, The Morning After: 0.
He agreed to be the Grand Marshall of Hawktober! We’re not really sure what that means so let’s just enjoy an awesome video from our favourite Canadian indie Hawk.