Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The days are dwindling down to a precious few (again)

Another impressive 2010 review of films

Very well done, indeed

And if that wasn't enough - A Mashup of Top 25 Billboard Hits of 2010 -

DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)

Tonight is the Fourth night of Kwanzaa.

Tonight celebrates Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) - To build and maintain the community's stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

December 29, 1959 -
Paula Poundstone, comedian, was born on this date.

One of the funniest working comedians today.

December 29, 1967 -
Star Trek first aired The Trouble with Tribbles episode - arguably one of their most famous episodes - on this date.

The storyline greatly resembles The Rolling Stones, a 1952 novel by Robert A. Heinlein. Gene Roddenberry and Heinlein made an undisclosed copyright agreement before The Trouble With Tribbles aired.

Today in History -
December 29, 1170 -
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is slashed to death by four of King Henry II's knights at the altar of the Virgin Mary. "Is there no one who will rid me from this turbulent priest", cried Henry in frustration earlier that month.

It was apparently not a serious demand for Becket's death, but that did not stop his brains from being splattered in Canterbury Cathedral.

So kids, remember, don't ask for things that you don't really want.

December 29, 1851 -
It's fun to stay at the YMCA. Formation of the first YMCA in the United States in Boston, on this date.

No, I'm not going to play that song.

December 29, 1890 -
The Wounded Knee Massacre took place in Wounded Knee, South Dakota as over 200 Sioux were killed by US troops sent to disarm them.

Another proud moment in American history.

December 29, 1939 -
The classic Western comedy, Destry Rides Again, premiered on this date.

This film was considered a "comeback film" for Marlena Dietrich after she was labeled as "box office poison" for two years.

December 29, 1946 -
Baroness Sacher-Masoch (Marianne Evelyn Faithfull), an English singer, songwriter, actress

and inventor of the Mars bar tampon, was born on this date.

December 29, 1965 -
Thunderball - the best James Bond title - premiered in US on this date.

James Bond does not drink a vodka martini shaken not stirred in this movie but he does order a Dom Perignon 55 champagne.

December 29, 1993 -
Former child star Todd Bridges (who played Willis on Different Strokes) arrested for transportation of methamphetamine.

What the hell was in the water on that set.

And so it goes.

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