Monday, March 8, 2010

This is going to end badly

Icelandic voters have voters not to repay their loans to Britain and the Netherlands. Have these people never seen a Guy Richie flick?

So, how did you do in your Oscar Pool?

The Shorts category is always the killer. Nick Park was robbed. The Best Foreign picture was a surprise. And I just couldn't pick Sandra Bullock over Meryl Streep.

It's International Women's Day today. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.

It's convenient that it occurs during Women's History Month.

March 8, 1945 -
George Michael Dolenz, Jr., actor, musician, director and circus boy was born on this date.

Here is your Today in History -
March 8, 1933 -
The quintessential backstage musical, 42nd Street, premiered in New York City on this date.

... Remember Sawyer, you're going out there a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

March 8, 1950 -
Marshal Voroshilov announces the existence of the Soviet atomic bomb.

This baffled the western powers, who were sure they had left it somewhere safe.

33 years later, on this date, the ever swift President Ronald Reagan gets around to calling the Soviets, "an evil empire".

March 8, 1959 -
The apex of the golden age of Television was achieved on this date when Groucho, Chico and Harpo make their final TV appearance together.

It was all down hill from here (sorry I could find a clip.)

March 8, 1968 -
The Soviet submarine, K-129, sinks in the Pacific Ocean, killing all 97 crewmembers aboard. Later in the year a U.S. submarine secretly retrieves an encryption machine, codebooks, and nuclear warheads from the Soviet vessel.

A further bold attempt is made in 1974 to bring up the entire submarine using the CIA ship Glomar Explorer, built by Howard Hughes. That mission supposedly fails, and is made public by the Los Angeles Times to the great embarrassment of the Agency.

March 8, 1969 -
Mad Monster Party is released by Embassy Pictures for Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc on this date.

It's the silliest party of the year ... and you're all invited!

March 8, 1999 -
Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

This Just In - Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?

And did you leave your Mr. Coffee machine on?

And so it goes.

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