Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Britney

Britney Spears is all of 27 today. Since she had a fairly good year, I'm wondering if someone helped her by smacking that child and telling her to put her panties back on.

Christmas video countdown:

What would the holidays be without carols from a world famous bulimic singer

Today in History:

December 2, 1814 -
Donatien Alphonse Fran├žois de Sade, Marquis de Sade, dies in a lunatic asylum at Charenton.

The Marquis must have been a panic at parties.

The Monroe Doctrine was proclaimed on this day in 1823. The doctrine set forth the principle that meddling European bastards should keep their meddling goddam hands out of the Americas.

It should not be confused with the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine, which stated that fondling European bastards should keep their fondling goddamn hands out of—

December 2, 1939 -
LaGuardia Airport opens for business on this date.

Some of the first scheduled arrivals should just about be getting in.

December 2, 1956 -

George P. Metesky, better known as The Mad Bomber, strikes again. Angry and resentful about events surrounding a workplace injury suffered years earlier, Metesky plants yet another bomber at Brooklyn's Paramount Theater, injuring 7. Metesky planted at least 33 bombs, of which 22 exploded, injuring 15 people in New York City theaters, terminals, libraries and offices, including Grand Central Terminal, Pennsylvania Station, Radio City Music Hall, the New York Public Library, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the RCA Building, as well as in the New York City Subway between 1940 and 1956.

Metesky was finally arrested in January of 1957. After undergoing extensive psychiatric examinations, for the time, he was found to be legally insane and incompetent to stand trial.

December 2, 1986 -
Desi Arnaz died from lung cancer, on this date.

Although recognized as a great innovator of television, I guess he might have had second thoughts about that Lucky Strike sponsorship of the "I Love Lucy" show.

20 more shopping days until Hanukkah, 23 more shopping days until Christmas.

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