To explain Rupert Murdoch's epic fail of a tweet is Brak from Cartoon Planet
I'm sure this is what he meant.
Today in History:
January 3, 1521 -
Pope Leo X still angry about the defacing of Castle Church of Wittenberg, released his papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem and excommunicated Martin Luther for challenging church doctrine on this date.
A little known fact but Luther was an excellent matador and waived his 95 theses in front of the bull
January 3, 1870 -
the grandest physical habitat and surroundings of land and water the globe affords ...
The construction of the Brooklyn-side wooden caisson of the Brooklyn Bridge began on this date.
January 3, 1952 -
The ominous, four-note introduction to the brass and tympani theme music, then the staccato voice over intones, Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true.
The first regularly scheduled episode of Dragnet premiered on this date.
January 3, 1953 -
Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
I wonder if she kept telling him to sit up straight and stop talking to his neighbor while they were at work?
January 3, 1959 -
Alaska became the 49th state in the United States on this date.
I wonder if Putin tells people on the campaign stump that he can see Sarah Palin.
January 3, 1962 -
Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro on this date.
I'm sure Fidel is still having a good laugh over that one.
January 3, 1967 -
Jack Ruby died of natural causes at Parkland Hospital, where Lee Harvey Oswald had died and President Kennedy had been pronounced dead after his assassination, on this date.
He could possibly be one of the only people involved in this sordid affair that did.
January 3, 1969 -
In New Jersey, 30,000 copies of John and Yoko's album Two Virgins are confiscated because the cover is deemed obscene. There is nothing more shocking than two naked multimillionaires on the cover of your Rock and Roll Album.
Kids, go ask your parents what albums were.
And so it goes
Today's gift count: you currently have 10 Leaping Lords, 18 Rockettes, 24 young milkmaid, 28 Swans making a racket, 30 geese a' laying, 30 golden rings, 28 calling birds, 24 French hens, 18 turtledoves and 10 partridges in their respective pear trees.
Begin thinking about fleeing the country (with the gold rings) and living in Canada under an assumed name.