Sunday, January 24, 2010
Giggle of the morning
Two big thumbs up from the kids after breakfast (actually got them to stop playing Wii.)
January 24, 1947 -
Warren William Zevon, singer-songwriter and musician, was born on this date.
... I'm drinking heartbreak motor oil and Bombay gin
I'll sleep when I'm dead
Straight from the bottle, twisted again
I'll sleep when I'm dead ...
Remember kid's - keep enjoying every sandwich.
January 24, 1949 -
John Belushi, actor and comedian, was born on this date.
Because, I'm a dancer!!!
Today in History:
January 24, 41 -
Roman emperor and crackpot Caligula is assassinated by his bodyguards. His last words apparently were, "I am still alive! Strike again."
Yeah, yeah, I know you know that the Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator and a god, married his sister, slept with the horse, slept with the potted plants ...
I guess this guy got more unnatural things done in a day then most of us do in a lifetime.
January 24, 1848 -
James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento, starting the California gold rush.
According to the Gold Institute less than 2 million ounce's of gold wre mined during the height of the California Gold Rush in 1849.
January 24, 1908 -
The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by its founder, Robert Baden-Powell, a man who enjoyed seeing and photographing naked boys swimming just a little too much.
It is odd that such a homophobic organization would be founded by a repressed homosexual.
January 24, 1927 -
Alfred Hitchcock, former titles writer for silent movies, releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England.
Alfred Hitchcock and his future wife, Alma Reville became engaged during the shoot.
January 24, 1978 -
The nuclear-powered Soviet Cosmos 954 satellite plunges through Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates, scattering radioactive debris over parts of Canada's Northwest Territories. Much of the satellite lands in the Great Slave Lake; only about 1% of the radioactive material is recovered.
Hey, I hope we all enjoyed that smoked salmon from Canada in the late 70's.
January 24, 1986 -
Crackpot and founder of the fraudulent Scientology movement, L. Ron Hubbard dies. His bad science fiction writing has grown alarmingly prolific in the years since his death.
Hopefully, Tommy Davis doesn't read this.
And so it goes.