Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Here's your real moment of Zen

It's an abbreviated additional this morning but I thought I'd start with this video:

contemplate the meaning of life as you watch the grasshopper still wriggling.

Today's word -
Aeipathy: noun, continued passion; an unyielding disease. Michael Bloomberg's aeipathy for being mayor of NYC, borders on the pathological.

Today in History
November 4, 1922 -
It was on this day that a British man named Howard Carter made one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time by discovering the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Boris Karloff).

Tut has been making his tour and putting a curse on those damn limeys who disturbed his eternal rest ever since.

November 4, 1963 -
At a Beatles command performance (present: Queen Elizabeth; the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret), John Lennon utters the remark:

"Will the people in the cheaper seats clap their hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."

November 4, 1979 -
The US Embassy in Tehran is stormed by "students", holding 52 hostages for 444 days.

The incident propels Ted Koppel and his magnificent hair onto the national scene with a long series of repetitive Nightline: America Held Hostage specials.

And so it goes

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