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September 25, 2013
Attention Please: We celebrated the 26th on the 25th so today we are celebrating the 25th on the 26th. Tomorrow we will celebrate the 27 on the 27th. I blame it all on the green chilies.
★~ Today’s Quote: “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein
★~ One Hit Wonder Day:
Thanks El Morno Friend, Stan! For the One Hit Wonder music pairing!
“We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun. But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.” Do you recognize those lyrics? If so, you’re familiar with the one-hit wonder “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks.
Andy Warhol said everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, but if you ask one-hit wonders, they’ll say you’re lucky to get 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
Before reality TV started turning ordinary folks into stars, there was no faster path to the peak of celebrity — and no more direct route back to the depths of obscurity — than being a one-hit wonder.
Granted, there are probably good reasons why folks like Los Del Rio, the two middle-aged Spanish guys who took “Macarena” to No. 1 in 1996, never followed up their big hit, and the world was surely okay with making C.W. McCall’s 1976 hit “Convoy” the only No. 1 song dedicated to CB radio.
But we come here to praise one-hit wonders, not to bury them. For every one-and-done novelty like “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees or annoyingly catchy and cloying tune like Charlene’s 1983 smash “I’ve Never Been To Me,” there is a stone-cold classic like “Funkytown” by Lipps Inc. or “Sex And Candy” by Marcy Playground.
Music writer Steve Rosen thinks all of them have a place and deserve a special day so today we play and celebrate One Hit Wonders.
★~ Comic Book Day:
Today is National Comic Book Day. Not to be confused with the better known Free Comic Book Day held every May, this is a day for people of all ages to celebrate the comic book and graphic novel.
These creative and inventive books have been entertaining children and adults alike for more than 200 years!
While comic books have quite a storied history, they reached massive popularity in the late 1930s. By the mid 1940s, comic books were outselling traditional books.
Without comic books we wouldn’t have super heroes. And without superheroes what would people be for Halloween? Scary thought isn’t it?
★~ Crab Newburg Day:
Crab meat newburg (often shortened to simply “crab newburg”) is a rich, creamy seafood dish made with lump crab meat, butter, cream, sherry, eggs, and spices.
Did you know that crabs are found in all of the world’s oceans and on land? They are divided into three types—freshwater, terrestrial, and semi-terrestrial. Crabs are prepared and eaten in many popular dishes such as crab cakes, bisques, and, of course, crab newburg.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1513 – Explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the east, while traveling on the Isthmus of Panama. Balboa claimed the ocean for the king and queen of Spain
♥~ 1962 – John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Steinbeck won the prize “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.”
♥~ 1975 – Billy Petty sold his prize turkey at a Pasadena, Texas, rodeo for $1,600, the highest price ever paid for a turkey.
♥~ 1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. She was sworn in as the 102nd Justice.
♥~ 1984 – Deepak Lele arrived in New York City to become the first person to cross the United States on a unicycle. He pedaled 3,963 miles from Los Angeles in three months and 19 days.
♥~1986 – An 1884-S Barber Head dime – one of only a dozen in existence – brought $83,000 in a California coin auction.
♥~ 1897 – William (Cuthbert) Faulkner Nobel Prize-winning writer; The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, Absalom, Absolom!, Sanctuary, The Bear, Soldiers’ Pay, The Reivers; movie scripts: The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not; died July 6, 1962
♥~ 1929- Barbara Walters: Is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, co-anchored the ABC Evening News, and is a contributor to ABC News. On March 3, 1999, her interview of Monica Lewinsky was seen by a record 74 million viewers, the highest rating ever for a journalist’s interview. Walters asked Lewinsky, “What will you tell your children about this matter?” and Lewinsky replied, “I guess Mommy made some mistakes,” at which point Walters brought the program to a dramatic conclusion, turning to the viewers, saying, “And that is the understatement of the century.” (Walters has announced that she will retire from ABC News and as co-host of The View in May 2014.)
♥~ 1930 – Shel Silverstein poet, cartoonist, songwriter: The Cover of the Rolling Stone, Freakin’ at the Freakers’ Ball, Sylvia’s Mother;author: Where the Sidewalk Ends: A Light in the Attic, The Giving Tree; died May 10, 1999
♥~ 1943 – Robert Walden actor: Lou Grant, All the King’s Men
♥~ 1944 – Michael Douglas Academy Award-winning actor: Wall Street ; Disclosure, The China Syndrome, Fatal Attraction, Black Rain, A Chorus Line, The Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, Basic Instinct, The Game, The Streets of San Francisco; son of actor Kirk Douglas; married since 2000 to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones
♥~ 1952 – Christopher Reeve actor: Superman series, Blood Horse, Black Fox, Somewhere in Time, Village of the Damned, The Remains of the Day; champion of people with paralytic injuries; died Oct 10, 2004
♥~ 1961 – Heather Locklear actress: Melrose Place, Dynasty, T.J. Hooker
♥~ 1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones actress: The Phantom, The Mask of Zorro, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Entrapment; ; married since 2000 to actor, movie mogul Michael Douglas
★~ Good to Know:
More than 300,000 books are published yearly in the United States. Some of them are destined for the New York Times best sellers lists, others will entertain or inform fewer people while still offering the reader the opportunity to be entertained or grow through the written word, others will languish ignored on discount racks and then there are some that are some that are so bizarre that it’s hard to imagine anyone reading them at all. Online bookseller AbeBooks collects the best and strangest in its Weird Book Room which is full of gems like these.
♥~ Dating for Under a Dollar:
Don’t be so quick to label buyers of this book a cheap date. Keep in mind that Dating for Under a Dollar was published over a decade ago in 1999; adjusting for inflation, a dollar then was equivalent to a whopping $1.34 today. That’s more than enough to buy a candy bar or a small order of fast food fries, which sounds like a nifty date to me!
♥~ How to Land a Top- Paying Pierogi Makers Job:
Unemployment rates are high for everyone right now, dumpling chefs included. With no recipes, this “complete guide to opportunities” is only good for seasoned pierogi professionals.
♥~ Teach Your Wife To Be A Widow:
It’s best to be prepared.
♥~ Does God Ever Speak Through Cats?
This is one of those pressing questions the Bible, the Torah, and the Qu’ran all neglected to answer.
♥~ The New Radiation Recipe Book:
To clarify: “Radiation” was a brand of automated gas cooker. Which may be better or worse. You decide.
♥~ LIBERACE: Your Personal Fashion Consultant:
Excuse me as I slip into something more spectacular.
Never underestimate a man in hot pants. Liberace, the globally-renowned pianist, swings his closet door open in order to coach you on the fine art of extraordinary dressing for ordinary occasions! Need something to wear to your sisters wedding? Packing for your next Mediterranean cruise? Shopping for a new car? Rest assured, Liberace has the perfect gold lam number or full-length cape to suit all of your needs.
How to know if your dog has been involved in a scandal. Thank you Mary Lee for the share!
Now aren’t you glad we celebrated yesterday today? And If you want to know about today, just click back to yesterday. By tomorrow we will all be on the same date!
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