Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's Housewife's Day Today.

Sneak home and make a housewife feel a little less desperate.

It's also National Sandwich Day - observed on the birthday of John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, creator of the sandwich.

To celebrate, begin gambling heavily, don't get up from the table for several hours and call for your manservant to bring you a slab of beef and two pieces of bread (and a piss pot).

November 3, 1955 -
Another highlight from the end of the Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals, Guys and Dolls, premiered in NYC on this date.

Yeah, yeah, yeah - they cut some of the best numbers and Brando isn't much of a singer (Sinatra wanted the Sky Masterson role) but the movie is still a nice slice of of S & S cheesecake (I don't like Lindy's.)

Real New Yorkers deserve a real candidate

Write in C. Montgomery Burns. He's the only really animated candidate.

Word of the Day -
Nequient: adjective, not being able. Estella was under the impression that most adult understood the need for deodorant, but judging from the aroma, she thought Hubbert was still nequient in this simple art.

Today in History

November 3, 1913 -

Federal income tax law signed.

November 3, 1956 -
"It looks like we're not in Kansas anymore." "Wizard of Oz" first televised (CBS-TV). Since most TV's at the time are black and white the technicolor part of the film is lost on the audience.

Kids, light up your spliffs (smoke 'em if you got 'em.)

November 3, 1957 -
Laika the dog becomes the first living creature in space. She asphyxiated when oxygen in the Soviet Sputnik 2 ran out. However, some western researchers speculate that Laika roasted when the satellite's heat shields were detached.

I wonder if the Explorer's club served Roast Dog in her honor that year.

November 3, 1978 -
Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC.

The cast's child actors have gone on to bigger and better things: Todd Bridges (arrests: drug possession, 1983; attempted murder, 1989; knife stabbing in self defense, no arrest, 1993; assault with a deadly weapon, 1997); Dana Plato (armed robbery, 1992, then a porno centerfold; dead of a drug overdose in 1999); Gary Coleman (a short, pudgy gun nut who plays Nintendo games; 2003 gubernatorial candidate).

And so it goes.

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