Friday, October 2, 2009

Who knew Dave was a playa?

I've been reading some of the comments about this situation on some sites and the hatred and vitriol just blow my mind. Other than Regina Lasko, this really shouldn't make anyone break stride.

If he is in the doghouse, maybe President Clinton will let him sleep on his couch.

And yet another "Pre Made Trailer" with Jimmy Stewart

The Save our words site seems to have gone down - I'm investigating.

Here's your Today in History:
Three of the past century's finest comedians were born on October 2: Groucho Marx (1890),

Bud Abbot (1895),

and Mahatma Gandhi (1869).

Groucho and Abbot were funny enough, but they pale beside the towering comic greatness of Gandhi. "Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind," he once quipped: "It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."

That a humorist capable of such scathing sarcastic wit should have sullied himself with politics is regrettable, but not much worse than Jesus having gotten into religion.

It should also be remembered that for most of Gandhi's life the Indian subcontinent was occupied by the British, and that for the first few formative decades of his existence the British were ruled by a queen who was famously unamused. Gandhi went to extraordinary lengths to amuse Queen Victoria. It was only decades after her death that his genius came to full flower, however, and one can only hope she was amused posthumously.

(Eventually the British realized they didn't get Gandhi's jokes and withdrew from India to develop Monty Python.)

October 2, 1950 -
The comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles Schulz, debuted in nine newspapers with the characters of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Patty and Sherman. It is now the most-read comic strip in the world.

And yet, Charlie still hasn't kicked that damn football.

October 2, 1967 -
Shocking news - Narcs raid the Haight-Ashbury residence of the Grateful Dead, busting all six bandmates for possession of marijuana and hashish.

What - members of a rock band had drugs in their possession!!!

October 2, 1955 -
"Revenge", the very first story on the Alfred Hitchcock Presents show premieres on this date.

Hitchcock directed this story about a man taking the law into his own hands when his mentally unstable wife claims she has been attacked by a mysterious man in a gray suit.

October 2, 1959 -
"Where is Everybody?" the first episode of the anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on this date.

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...This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area that might be called The Twilight Zone

And so it goes

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