Friday, January 18, 2013

I wish I could make this stuff up

GOP plans to hold a meeting today on women and minority outreach at retreat in a banquet room called, the “Burwell Plantation” room at the Kingsmill Resort.

I believe the video captured the sentiment precisely.

January 18, 1882 -
If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.

Alan Alexander Milne was born on this date.

January 18, 1975 -
The Jeffersons, a spin-off of All In The Family premiered on CBS-TV on this date.

Fortunately Sherman Helmsley was able to move on up - the case of his dueling heirs was finally resolved.  On November 9, 2012,  the legal battle over Sherman Hemsley's estate ended when a judge ruled in favor of Hemsley's business partner, Flora Isela Enchinton and she moved to have Hemsley finally buried on November 21, 2012, several months after his death.

Today in History:
January 18, 1836 -
Knife aficionado Jim Bowie arrived at the Alamo to assist its Texas defenders on this date.

On January 18, 1871, while Prussian guns blasted all hell out of Paris, William I was proclaimed Emperor of a united Germany in nearby Versailles.

For this reason, the Germans have always had a soft spot for France, and have returned often.

January 18, 1892 -
That's another fine mess you've gotten me into.

Oliver Hardy, American comedian, actor and the other half the the world's greatest comedy duo, was born on this date.

January 18, 1903 -
President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.

Unfortunately, once again, the ill-chosen "Prince Albert in the can" joke is used - and 'Bertie', the King had already heard the joke ad nauseum (Prince Albert was his father and penis ring wearing enthusiast) and was not amused.

January 18, 1904 -
Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.

Archibald Leach, noted actor, acrobat and over the top orgy participant, was born on this date.

January 18, 1913 (or 1911) -
I wasn't born a fool. It took work to get this way.

David Daniel Kaminsky, UNICEF ambassador, comedian, actor, was born in Brooklyn on this date.

January 18, 1990 -
Rusty Hamer, the actor who played Danny Thomas' son on Make Room For Daddy, shot himself in the head with a .357 Magnum in DeRidder, Louisiana on this date. Rusty was 42 years old.

Uncle Tonoose made him do it.

January 18, 1990 -
Washington DC mayor Marion Barry was arrested on cocaine possession charges at the Vista International Hotel, as he tokes on a glass crack pipe while being videotaped with his mistress Rasheeda on this date.

Kids remember, while being videotaped, say no to drugs.

And so it goes

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