Bet you didn't know that Tony Soprano is a Wild Thing
Good chuckle for the morning.
J.D. Salinger, the author whose work touched millions and became a cultural touchstone for a generation of American teens, died Wednesday.
My only question is - did Death had a copy of Catcher in the Rye in his back pocket?
Pecking around the web I found this screamingly funny science mockumentary (well, to me anyway) - Look Around You: Water (via Boingboing)
Water, Water, What hast thou donst?
January 29, 1979 -
I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day. -- Brenda Spencer fires repeatedly at the school across from her residence in San Diego, killing 2 and wounding 8 children, using the rifle her father had given her as a gift. The reason she gave inspired the Boomtown Rats song.
Remember: guns don't kill people, it's the damn gifts our father's give us.
January 29, 1954 -
Oprah Gail Winfrey, the most influential woman in the world, is another year older.
After getting a President for a present last year, what do you get her this year?
January 29 1595 -
When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine,
That all the world will be in lobe with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun....
William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed (unless it wasn't).
I don't know, I wasn't there, were you?
It's Thomas Paine's birthday today. He was born in 1737.
You could commemorate the occasion by reading (or rereading) Common Sense. You could also commemorate the occasion by piercing an eyebrow or waxing your car or bikini area.
I don't care, it was just a suggestion.
January 29, 1964 -
Introducing us to precious bodily fluids, and the rule about no fighting in the War room, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is released in the United States, on this date.
Nuclear annihilation will never be the same.
And so it goes.