Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Remember to Read a Poem today.

As I'm sure you all know April is Poetry Month and today is the Great Poetry Reading Day, honoring some really great verse in all of the world’s languages.

Please celebrate Poetry Reading Days safely today, don't drink and read unless you're in the safety of your home.

April 28, 1941 -
Ann-Margret Olsson, actress, singer and dancer, was born on this date.

If anyone would know if Elvis was still alive, it would be Ann-Margret.

April 28, 1950 -
James Douglas Muir Leno, a truly unfunny stand-up comedian, television host and writer, was born on this date.

Conan O'Brien will be on 60 Minutes this Sunday - I wonder if he'll be sending birthday greetings.

Today in History -
April 28, 1789 -
In the middle of the South Pacific, the crew of the HMS Bounty, led by either Clark Gable, Marlon Brando or Mel Gibson mutinies, setting Charles Laughton, Trevor Howard or Anthony Hopkins and 18 other crewmen adrift in an open boat, so they can hang out with topless Tahitian teens.

Sometimes history is very confusing.

April 28, 1881 -
Billy the Kid escapes from a New Mexico jail, killing jailer Bob Ollinger and a fellow prisoner in the process. Billy will survive for another three months before Pat Garrett finally kills him.

Somehow Jane Russell's braless bodaeous ta-tas are involved in this story

April 28, 1945 -
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are captured by partisan fighters and executed (castrated and hung upside down on a meat hook).

Just because you can get the trains to run on time does not mean that the voters love you.

April 28, 1947 -
Sailing from Peru on the balsa-raft Kon Tiki, Thor Heyerdahl began his six-man, 101-day expedition across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.

Heyerdahl's expeditions were spectacular and caught the public imagination. Although much of his work remains unaccepted within the scientific community, Heyerdahl increased public interest in ancient history and anthropology.

And so it goes

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