We still have a whole weekend in front of us - that's something to really give thanks for.
November 28, 1943 -
Randall Stuart Newman, singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist was born on this date.
Disney apparently can't release an animated feature without Randy Newman writing a song for it. The Princess and the Frog, Disney's 49th animated feature, contains music from the birthday boy.
November 28, 1962 -
Jon Stewart, comedian, television host, and political satirist, was born on this date.
Such a nice boy.
We're going to start our Christmas video countdown on Monday - so hang on
Today in History -
Sorry boys and girls but it's not a pleasant day in history today -
November 28, 1942 -
A fire at the sleazy Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, kills 491 people. Flammable artificial palm trees aided the spread of the fire.
The numerous dead were crushed, burnt, and asphyxiated, all within minutes.
There's a lesson here boys and girl - sleazy nightclubs kill!!!
November 28, 1953 -
Frank Olson, government scientist, jumps to his death from the Statler Hotel in New York City.
In 1975 it is revealed that Olson had been administered LSD by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb in a CIA experiment.
Only bad CIA agents kill!!!
November 28, 1981 -
A drunk Natalie Wood topples off her yacht near Catalina Island and drowns. Her husband Robert Wagner, and melodramatic friend Christopher Walken, were on board and unaware of her predicament, apparently having some sort of argument in the cabin -
possibly about whether or not a drunken Natalie Wood could float (you know that's still an awful joke.)
November 28, 1994 -
Jeffrey Dahmer is beaten to death with a broomstick by inmate Christopher Scarver while cleaning the prison bathroom.
Dahmer's brain was to be preserved in formaldehyde at the request of Mom, but a court ordered its destruction in late 1995.
There's yet another lesson here boys and girls, dirty prison bathrooms kill!!!
27 more shopping days until Hanukkah, 14 more shopping days until Christmas.
And so it goes.