Friday, April 20, 2012

It's seems like the rule of threes might be in effect

Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.

Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm, musician and actor, lost his battle with throat cancer yesterday. He was 71.

If you or your kid cuts work or school today, lock up the snacks. They may come home with a case of the munchies.

If they were out celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Klara Hitler's bouncing baby little evil bastard named Adolf on this date in 1889, smack them hard across the back of the head.

If they were celebrating the anniversary of the Columbine attack, have them talk to Brian,

That's all we're gonna say.

April 20, 1977 -
Annie Hall, at 93 minutes, the shortest color film to ever win the Best Picture Oscar, premiered on this date (Marty, in glorious B & W was 91 minutes.)

The first rough cut ran 2 hours and 20 minutes. One scene cut from the film is a fantasy sequence of Annie and Alvy visiting hell. This scene was rewritten 20 years later for Woody Allen's film Deconstructing Harry.

Today in History:
April 20, 1233 -
Pope Gregory IX places the Inquisition, in existence since 1227, under the aegis of the Dominican Order on this date. Torture is apparently sometimes necessary to save souls, and the office continues to exist today as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

And until a few years ago, the congregation was headed by Prefect Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

April 20, 1979 -
President Jimmy Carter is attacked by a Killer Swamp Rabbit, while on vacation in Plains GA. The rabbit swam menacingly towards him, and he had to repel the ferocious creature with a paddle. There were no injuries.

Press Secretary Jody Powell leaked the story to the press, and the White House had a lot of explaining to do.

April 20, 1992 -
Alone in his apartment watching TV, British comedic legend Benny Hill suffered a fatal heart attack on this date.

His bloated toupee-less body with his underwear around his ankles were found four days later

April 20, 2010 -
While drilling at the Macondo Prospect, an explosion on the rig, Deepwater Horizon, caused by a blowout killed 11 crewmen and ignited a fireball visible from 35 miles away. The resulting fire could not be extinguished and, on this date, Deepwater Horizon sank, leaving the well gushing at the sea floor and causing the largest offshore oil spill in United States history.

BP announced on April 18, 2012 that it has reached a class-action settlement with attorneys representing thousands of businesses and individuals who made claims after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Still to be approved by the Federal judge presiding over the case, BP estimates that it will total about $7.8 billion, including associated costs and expenses. The case is far from over and the final cost to BP will probably be higher.

And so it goes

One Last Thing - Here another video from my favorite poster on Youtube - C.G.P. Grey:

But we could spend all day going over the lies your teacher told you.

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