Thursday, January 7, 2016

Perhaps this is not the best way to learn

If you are a student driver, maybe you shouldn't have Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Conan in the car with you -

(It was a pretty damn funny clip - I'm just saying.)

Please start putting your Christmas trees curbside (remember that most of a pine tree is actually edible.)

And yet, do you really want wood chips stuck in your colon for most of the year?

This year, the Parks Department sponsors its annual citywide drop-off site from Saturday, January 2 to Sunday, January 10, 2016. Or, if you prefer to watch your tree get chopped up at one of the designated MulchFest chipping locations on Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10 (in NYC.)

Huge bar bet winner:

Cookie Monsters' actual first name is Sid.

January 7, 1967 -
The Newlywed Game premiered on ABC TV on this date (the show began airing in 1966 as a local afternoon show in some areas.)

(This is the earlier episode I could find) I know your thinking about it - where was the most unusual place you and your husband made whoopee?

Today in History:
January 7, 1325
King Alfonso IV ascended the Portuguese throne, upon the death of his father, King Denis, on this date.

So now you know.

January 7, 1789 -

January 7, 1800 -

Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States, was born on this date. (Often cited as one of the 10 worse Presidents because he backed the Compromise of 1850 that delayed the Southern secession by allowing slavery to spread.)

And no, he didn't install the first bathtub in the White House, that was a hoax by Henry Louis Mencken.

January 7, 1894 -
William Kennedy Dickson
receives a patent for the first practical celluloid film and decided on 35 mm for the size, a standard still used.

The earliest surviving copyrighted motion picture, the Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze is a short film made by W. K. L. Dickson on January 7th, 1894 for advertising purposes. Often referred to as Fred Ott's Sneeze, this is is one of the world's earliest motion pictures and America's best known early film production. The star is Fred Ott, an Edison employee known to his fellow workers in the laboratory for his comic sneezing and other gags.

January 7, 1912 -
Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

Charles Addams, cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters, was spawned on this date.

January 7, 1943 -
The world's greatest inventor, Nikola Tesla, died alone in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel, of heart failure on this date in history.

Despite having sold his AC electricity patents, Tesla died with significant debts on the books.

January 7, 1953 -
Lame duck President Truman, rattling around the White House, packing up empty liquor bottles and other assorted crap, announced that the US had detonated the first hydrogen bomb months earlier.

The development of the bomb came almost in direct response to the news that the USSR had exploded an atomic bomb three years earlier. It was one of the first instances of the technological and military one-upmanship that characterized the Cold War.

January 7, 1957 -
If I hear the word 'perky' again, I'll puke.

Katherine Anne Couric, TV news host and colonoscopy spokes model, was born on this date.

January 7, 1999
This is not a great day for Bubba - The impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton began on this date.

It was only the second impeachment of a President in American history, following the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868.

And so it goes.

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