Monday, November 2, 2009

Have you come down off your sugar high yet?

Remember, plenty of water and broccoli will bring you back down to earth kids.

November 2, 1940 -
Another funny Porky Pig Looney Tunes, The Sour Puss, premiered on this date.

Well now I've seen everything!

November 2, 1942 -
Another Preston Sturges laugh out loud comedy, The Palm Beach Story, opened on this date. (Sturges, himself, had to shove a hankerchief in his mouth to avoid ruining a take by laughing.)

Hooray for the Ale and Quail Club!

November 2, 1957 -
The often edited for S & P (I definitely should know) Bugs vs. Daffy Looney Tunes cartoon, Show Biz Bunny, premiered on this date.

I know, I know, but I can only do it once.

Scandiscope: noun, machine for cleaning chimneys. The screams of the horrified children confirmed Bert's worst fears: the scandiscope removed soot, as well as skeletal remains dressed in what appeared to be red rags.

Today in History -
November 2, 1947 -
In California, industrialist, film producer/director, philanthropist, syphilitic bisexual germaphobe Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.

The plane was crafted out of 200 tons of plywood. The war ended before the plane was deployed

November 2, 1959 -
Quiz show scandals: Twenty One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

November 2, 1974 -
78 patrons die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.

That what they get for listening to that damn Rock and Roll Music.

November 2, 1984
Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962 for the murder of her mother, her boyfriend and two others with rat poison in their food.

That will learn her.

November 2, 1988 -
The Internet Worm is released by Cornell grad student Robert Morris. His ingenious program was meant to explore the Internet harmlessly, but due to a bug, it crashed some 6,000 computers. Morris parlays the incident into a career, he is now an associate professor at MIT.

Kids, this is not the way to get ahead.

And so it goes

1 comment:

zoe said...

porky pig makes a great fish!

are you sure that's not the way to get ahead?