Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's America Recycles Day

Be a good American - eat leftovers tonight!!!

November 15, 1935 -
The Marx Brother's classic send up of the Opera world, A Night at the Opera, premiered on this date. "...And now, on with the opera. Let joy be unconfined. Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons, and necking in the parlor. "

This is the first Marx Brothers film made without Zeppo.

November 15, 1945 -
The beautifully lyrical, Les enfants du paradis, opened in the US on this date.

That this film was made during the height of WWII in Paris is amazing - a large number of members of the French Resistance worked on this film's crew, as Nazi power was at its peak in France and these fighters needed concealing.

Today in History
November 15, 1660 -
Asser Levy is the first kosher butcher licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam). Later that day, a Mrs. Yetta Abromowicz is the first customer to ask if the chicken was fresh.

Today in 1864, Union General William T. Sherman begins his March to the Sea and burns Atlanta.

Rhett rescues Scarlett and a very pregnant Melanie from Aunt Pittypat's Peachtree Street home before the conflagration begins.

Rhett declares his love for Scarlett but she rebuffs him.

But that's a another story.

November 15, 1887 -

American artist Georgia O'Keeffe was born on this date. Ms. O'Keeffe is best known for her colorful paintings of desert flowers that don't look like vaginas.

40 more shopping days until Christmas, 27 more shopping days until Hanukkah.

And so it goes

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