Today is Go For A Ride Day. The day is supposed to encourages you to get out into the world – hop on your bike, into your car, or simply get your walking boots out of storage and go on a trip. Don’t worry too much about where you’re going, just enjoy the journey.
If you're planning to have Thanksgiving dinner at your home this week, you should be planning to take a trip to your local supermarket.
November 22, 1940 -
The Letter, starring Bette Davis (at her best) premiered in NYC on this date.
The first scene that William Wyler shot was the famous opening shot in which we see Leslie shoot Geoffrey Hammond. The opening shot, which lasted two minutes on screen, took an entire day to film, and that was before even a single word of dialogue was spoken. The studio expected him to shoot at a rate of 3-4 script pages a day, but the opening shot reflected a mere paragraph on page one.
November 22, 1968 -
The Beatles released their long-awaited double album, simply called The Beatles, but better known as The White Album.
The album was the first the Beatles undertook following the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, and the first released by their own record label, Apple.
November 22, 1975 –
KC and the Sunshine Band song, That’s the Way (I Like It), hit No #1 on the Billboard Charts on this date.
A 1975 Time magazine article cited this song as an example of "sex rock," naming it, along with Donna Summer's Love To Love You Baby as part of a new wave of sexually suggestive songs that were all the rage, but drawing opposition from conservative groups.
November 22, 1991 -
Barry Sonnenfeld take on Charles Addams New Yorker Cartoons, The Addams Family, starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci, premiered on this date.
In the original series, Grandmama was Gomez's mother, and her name was Eudora Addams. In the movies, she is Morticia's mother, and her name was changed to Esmerelda Frump (Morticia's mother in the series was Hestor Frump). This provided a joke for The Addams Family musical. Morticia, angry at Gomez, brings up the time his mother came to visit for a week, "And she's still here, living in the attic." Gomez responds, "My mother? I thought she was your mother!"
November 22, 1995 -
Toy Story was released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
Sid Phillips is said to be inspired by a former Pixar employee of the same last name who was known to disassemble toys and use the parts to build bizarre creations.
Let's talk turkey
Today in History:
November 22, 1888 -
According to the Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel,
Tarzan of the Apes (Lord Greystoke) was born on this date.
November 22, 1928 -
Maurice Ravel composition Boléro has it's first public performance in Paris on this date.
Boléro became Ravel's most famous composition, much to the surprise of the composer, who had predicted that most orchestras would refuse to play it
November 22, 1963 -
We, in this country, in this generation, are - by destiny rather than choice - the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. - from the address that President John F. Kennedy never got to deliver in Dallas on this date.
Or if this is too much for you, you can always believe in the MAGIC BULLET.
November 22, 1963 -
The Steam Ferry Cornelius G. Kolff vanished without a trace, on this date. On its way with nearly 400 hundred people, mostly on their way to work, the disappearance of the Cornelius G. Kolff remains both one of New York’s most horrific maritime tragedies and perhaps its most intriguing mystery.
You probable think that you never heard about this event because it was overshadowed by the assassination of JFK that same day - but you never heard about it because it never happened. Artist Joe Reginella created the elaborate hoax using slick brochures, a web site and even a statue are luring hapless tourists to a far corner of Staten Island in search of a museum devoted to the made-up tragedy.
November 22, 1968 -
Many a KKK member and Daughter of the Civil War were given the vapors on this date in history.
Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) share the first interracial kiss in TV history on Star Trek on this date.
November 22, 1975 -
Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias was proclaimed King of Spain after he confirms with advisers that Francisco Franco planned to be dead for a while.
Oh, love among the royals.
Before you go - In case you run out of conversational topics this Thanksgiving, tune in, once again, this:
I believe we'll be dipping a toe into this every now and then all day Thursday!
And so it goes