Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I can't get it out of my head

I have no idea why this song keeps running through my brain

So, to very badly paraphrase Oscar Wilde - get rid of the damn song by yielding to it.

September 22, 1961 -
Scott Baio, actor and former studmuffin was born on this date.

Rumor has it that he can achieve the Viagra warning without taking the drug, making him the house maids and Hollywood starlets delight..

September 22, 1957 -
The comedy-western series Maverick, premiered on ABC-TV on this date .

On April 21, 2006, a ten-foot tall bronze statue of James Garner as Bret Maverick was unveiled in Garner's hometown of Norman, Oklahoma

September 22, 1964 -
Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, who kept the world safe on The Man from U.N.C.L.E, made their first appearance on NBC-TV on this date.

Everybody knows that U.N.C.L.E. stands for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. Anybody remember what their archenemy THRUSH stood for - anybody?

Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity - that's a mouthful.

Today is the first day of autumn.
By happy coincidence, it's also the first day of fall.

Many people in the northern hemisphere are disturbed by the changes they see around them at about this time each year. It gets darker earlier, temperatures drop, leaves change color and die, and the Red Soxes tend to drop out of playoff contention.

There have been myths about the changing of the seasons as long as there have been children to lie to. Some primitive peoples believed that leaves changed color because Nature was pining for her abducted daughter; others blamed it on the seasonal absence of sunlight-fed chlorophyll, allowing xanthophyll, carotene, and antocyanin to determine leaf color. We may never know the truth.

The first day of autumn is sometimes also referred to as the "Autumnal Equinox." Don't be alarmed by the title. It's just fall.

We can get through this thing.

Today in History:
September 22, 1761 -
George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen of the Great Britain.. Which is funny because George was not British. He was German. He had been Elector of Hanover. (Although he was the first King of England in a very long time the spoke English as his first language, if at all.)

But he ends his days, completely blind, increasingly deaf and totally insane locked up in Windsor Castle, with his son acting as Regent for the remainder of George III's life.

I've said it before - sometimes it's not so good to be King.

September 22, 1869 -
Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.

Beer drinkers around the world rejoice!!!

September 22, 1980 -
In a stunning blow to America's feminine hygiene, consumer products manufacturer Procter & Gamble initiates the largest tampon recall in history, pulling Rely Tampons from store shelves.

The action results from the ongoing Toxic Shock Syndrome controversy.

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And so it goes

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