Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A great way to spend six and a half minutes (well, one way at least.)

A great animated film, Pigeon: Impossible (directed by Lucas Martell)

Show it to everybody you know (don't spoil the ending.)

November 10, 1969 -
Come and play. Even at 40, everything's A-OK.

"Sesame Street" premiered on PBS TV on this date.

(I think this is one of the funniest interviews of anyone on TV.)

Today in History
November 10, 4004 BC -
Adam and Eve are driven from Paradise.

So if you feel some uneasy shame about your genitals today, you know why.

November 10, 1871
New York Newspaperman Henry M. Stanley finally found Scottish explorer Dr. Livingstone at Ujiji near Lake Tanganyika (helpfully identified by some sources as being "near Unyanyembe"), and remarked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?", on this date.

This was extremely witty and therefore historical.

November 10, 1928 -
Playing against Army at Yankee Stadium, Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne gives what is considered the greatest locker room speeches of all time by saying "Win one for the Gipper."

The Fighting Irish would win the game 12-6.

November 10, 1928 -
Michinomiya Hirohito is crowned the 124th Emperor of Japan, Emperor Showa.

Sometimes, it's not so good to be the king.

November 10, 1940 -
Walt Disney begins serving as a secret informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI, to report back information on Hollywood subversives. He was made a "Full Special Agent in Charge Contact" in 1954.

We should note that Disney was also atheist, Neo-Nazi, racist and possible child pornography collector, thus subversive in his own little way.

November 10, 1975 -

The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board

and unfortunately is the subject of Gordon Lightfoot's annoying hit song, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald."

And so it goes.

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