Friday, December 4, 2009

Hey Kids, wanna watch a fun Christmas special?

It's 'Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman' -

Hopefully more Christmas special like that soon.

Here’s a funny, children’s themed video re-telling of Keith Moon’s crazy lifestyle as the iconic drummer of The Who - on the night of his death.

So kiddies, there is a lot to be thankful for on this holiday, after all, you could be dead.

Goodnight Keith Moon

Christmas video countdown -

Please remember to time your drugs correctly to view this.

December 4, 1955
Cassandra Wilson, jazz vocalist extraordinaire, songwriter, and producer was born on this date.

Today in History -
December 4, 1783 -
At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.

Many of his subordinates were quite emotional until they realized that George stuck them with the check.

Our old friend, Francisco Franco was born 116 years ago today.

Franco graduated from the Spanish military academy at Toledo and became the youngest major in the Spanish army at the age of 23. By the age of 34 he was a general, and by 41 he was Commander of the Spanish Army.

Eager for war but lacking an enemy, the ambitious young Spanish commander-in-chief declared war on Spain in 1936 and defeated her in just three years.

The war was so successful and exciting it inspired World War II, and Franco's rise to power foreshadowed the ascension of other evil bastards in Europe.

After his victory Franco named himself "Generalísimo" ("villainous bastard") to better distinguish himself from the "Fuhrer" ("maniacal bastard") in Germany and "Il duce" ("vicious bastard") in Italy.

Franco ran the country until shortly after his death in 1975.

General Franco, heroically, remains dead.

The Panama Pacific International Exposition was the 1915 worlds fair held in San Francisco, California. Taking over three years to construct, the fair had great economic implications for the city that had been almost destroyed by the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The exposition was a tremendous success, and did much to boost the morale of the entire Bay Area and to help get San Francisco back up on its feet.

Architects and designers went all-out for the design of the fair's buildings. There never before had been a fair who's architectural focus had been so all-encompassing. 76 city blocks had been cleared or filled to set the stage for the exposition, and its final size was 635 acres, which allowed for the hundreds of buildings that were built. The spectacular palaces, courts, state and foreign buildings at the fair were made of a temporary plaster-like material, designed to only last for the duration of the fair.

The fair ran from February 20th until December 4th, 1915 -- and was widely considered to be a great success.

Enjoy this strange little film shot on location at the PPIE

December 4, 1937 -
Another great early Bob Clampett/ Chuck Jones (rarely seen) B & W Looney Tunes, Porky's Hero Agency, premiered on this date.

Oops, some of you may have noticed that I posted the wrong clip before - I guess I shouldn't be nipping at the Guzzler's Gin before writing my posts.

December 4, 1930 -
The encyclical Casti Connubii issued by Pope Pius XI stated that the Calendar-based method, sometimes known as the Rhythm method,

is an acceptable method of birth control.

December 4, 1954 -

The first Burger King, originally called Insta Burger King, is opened in Miami, Florida.

Not to be gross but many of those first patrons still have their first burgers lodged deep within their digestive system.

December 4, 1981 -
Falcon Crest premieres on CBS on this date.

A staunch Catholic, Jane Wyman scrapped a proposed lesbian storyline that was to involve Jane Badler's character Meredith Baxter and the character of Erin Jones. Meredith and Erin were rewritten to be sisters instead. Do you think Jane knew something?

Quote of the Day
Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little. - Gore Vidal

8 more shopping days until Hanukkah, 21 more shopping days until Christmas.

And so it goes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

jane played in the season 6 .