Another video from Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here
There's just so much to do.
Uncle Joe had a good time last night
January 29, 1954 -
Orpah Gail Winfrey, the most influential (and one of the wealthiest) woman in the world, is another year older.
Oprah got snubbed for an Oscar nomination this year. I just want to remind those folks that Oprah could get enriched uranium in a human heart beat.
January 29, 1959 -
With a budget that exceeded $6 million, Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty premiered in Los Angeles on this date.
Second only to Dumbo (who didn't speak at all), Sleeping Beauty had only about 18 lines of actual dialogue throughout the entire film in which she only appears in the film for 18 minutes
January 29, 1964 -
Introducing us to saving our precious bodily fluids and the rule about no fighting in the War room, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb was released in the United States, on this date.
George C. Scott was reputedly annoyed that Stanley Kubrick was pushing him to overact for his role. While he vowed never to work with Kubrick again, Scott eventually saw this as one of his favorite performances. Many fans consider it some of his best work on-screen.
Today in History
January 29 1595 -
... O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear....
William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet was probably first performed on this date (unless it wasn't).
I don't know, I wasn't there, were you?
It's Thomas Paine's birthday today. He was born in 1737.
You could commemorate the occasion by reading (or rereading) Common Sense. You could also commemorate the occasion by piercing an eyebrow or waxing your car or bleaching someone's anal area.
I don't care, it was just a suggestion.
January 29, 1886-
Karl Benz patented the "Benz Patent Motorwagon", on this date, which looked much like a tricycle with a cushioned seat; this was the first gas-powered car.
January 29, 1979 -
Brenda Spencer fired repeatedly at the school across from her residence in San Diego, killing two and wounding eight children, using the rifle her father had given her as a gift.
I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day. -- The reason she gave inspired the Boomtown Rats song.
Remember: guns don't kill people, it's the damn gifts our father's give us.
And so it goes.