Monday, September 27, 2010

Hey kids, don't try this at home

Once again over the weekend, it was brought to my attention that I read too many magazines and newspapers.

So far I've learned:

How to make crack cocaine.
How to correctly ventilate my home meth lab
How to make a trigger for a Thermo-nuclear device (don't ask, I'm in enough trouble at home over this.)
How to make backpack bombs (thanks to the New York Post )

It has been suggested (screamed at me) that I could better spend my time finding out how to get a higher paying job.

September 27, 1947 -
Delmer Daves stylish noir-thriller, Dark Passage, opened on this date.

This is the third of four films real-life couple Bacall and Bogart made together.

September 27, 1975 -
The documentary film by Albert and David Maysles, Grey Gardens, premiered in the New York Film Festival on this date.

You'll never think about that old lady apartment smell the same way after seeing this movie.

Today in History:
Today is the 105 year anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=MC2.

Before this, E equaled just about anything you wanted it to equal. Just think what the atomic bomb would have been like if E = banana peels or dog turds.

September 27, 1854 -
The wooden steamship Arctic sinks in foggy weather after colliding with the iron bow of the Vesta. When Captain Luce of the Arctic orders women and children into the lifeboats, the crewmen rebel and take the boats for themselves.

Of 435 on board, only 85 survive -- and none of them women or children. It is the first major ocean liner disaster in the Atlantic. The "Artic" disaster shattered high Victorian notions of how men were supposed to respond under duress.

September 27, 1959 -
Typhoon Vera, otherwise known as the Isewan Typhoon, kills 4,464 people on the Japanese island of Honshu and injures 40,000 more. 1.5 million are made homeless.

September 27, 1964 -

The Warren Commission issued its final report,

concluding that President Kennedy had been assassinated and was probably dead.

September 27, 1972 -
Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and enema enthusiast was born on this date.


And so it goes.

1 comment:

zoe said...

i think all those things can lead to higher-paying jobs, government contract work and stuff like that? :D