Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's National Limerick Day

While Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland, that has nothing to do with the fact that it's National Limerick Day which for some reason happens to coincide with Edward Lear's birthday.

Please keep all those unfortunate bucket owners from Nantucket in your thoughts today.

I haven't seen any Sally Chuikshank cartoons in years


Today in History:
May 12, 1797 -
Following Napoleon's conquest of Venice, Ludovico Manin reluctantly steps down as its last Doge.

Thus ends the Most Serene Republic's 820-year history of national sovereignty.

May 12, 1932 -
Delivery truck driver William Allen pulled his truck to the side of a road about 4.5 miles from the Lindbergh home. He went to a grove of trees to relieve himself, and there he discovered the badly decomposed body of the Lindbergh Baby. There were signs that the body had been chewed on by various animals as well as indications that someone had made an attempt to hastily bury the body.

These kinds of stories make you want to be a piss bottle man.

May 12, 1932 -
Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, makes his first appears in Mickey's Revue by Walt Disney.

Once again, yes, he is a dog and yes Pluto is his pet dog, try understanding the time/ space continuum.

May 12, 1967 -
At Queen Elizabeth Hall, England, Pink Floyd stages the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert. Included in their set was their first UK hit, Arnold Layne.

Please kids, time your drugs correctly.

May 12, 1971 -
Tor Johnson dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 67 in San Fernando, California.

The man who once wrestled under the name "The Super Swedish Angel" leaves behind a legacy of B-movie acting roles, most famously as the bald zombie in Ed Wood's masterpiece Plan 9 from Outer Space.

May 12, 1993 -
NBC broadcasts the last episode of Cheers on this date.

I wonder if everybody still knows your name?

And so it goes.

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