Friday, November 23, 2012

The dishes are still piled high in the kitchen

I'm sure you're waking up a little bleary eyed and worse for wear.  Here's a pleasant thought: today is the birthday of both Boris Karloff (1887)

and Harpo Marx (1888).

And that makes this a good day.

As most of you know, the Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year in the US.

Why not do something more meaningful - volunteer your time to help the victims of Sandy this weekend.

Someone sent me this video; The Axis of Awesome: In the Club Tonight, basically spoofing every dance club song

I keep meaning to post more of the Pop Culture Memory Lane series.  This clip is about the time actor John Cho ran into the famously moody singer Morrissey.

This should prove once and for all - never interact with your idols

Today in History:
November 23, 1499 -
A young man claiming to be the son of Edward IV landed in Cornwall, England, and declared himself King Richard IV. Unfortunately England already a king, the young man wasn't really the son of Edward IV, and his name wasn't Richard.

He was in fact Perkin Warbeck, and was therefore hanged to death on this date (as opposed to having been well hung.)

November 23, 1910 -
English murderer Hawley Crippen an American physician is hanged in Pentonville Prison, London, England, after he was caught aboard the SS Montrose attempting to escape to Britain, on this date.

It was the first use of wireless radio for the apprehension of a criminal.

November 23, 1936 -
The first edition of Life, the picture magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was published on this date.

It was an immediate sellout.

November 23, 1963 -
The first episode of Doctor Who, The Unearthly Child, premiered on the BBC, on this date.

William Hartnell was the first Doctor Who.

November 23, 1976 -
Jerry Lee Lewis has been a bad boy again. On this date, he was arrested in front of Graceland in Memphis for public drunkenness, and carrying a chrome plated .38.

Looking for Elvis, I bet.

November 23, 1990 -
MTV banned Madonna's video Justify My Love due to its sexually-explicit content on this date.

Oh, do you remember when television was this quaint (or Madonna was this revelant)?

31 more shopping days until Christmas, 14 more shopping days until Hanukkah, Black Friday is just a year away if you haven't already left for the store but the world may just be over in 27 days.

You'll need to figure out what to do.

And so it goes

Before I left you go, I'm so sorry I didn't see this sooner -

It might have helped you out of an awkward situation or two yesterday.

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