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September 10, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview – nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.” ― Stephen Jay Gould
★~ Swap Idea Day:
Two heads are better than one right? Right. Today is dedicated to sharing great ideas and tips amongst friends, family, the butcher, the baker, and the Starbuck’s barrister. Good idea’s are meant to be shared and passed around.
★~ TV Dinner Day:
Music Paring by EL Morno friend, Stan!
Food historians (yes, there is such a thing) believe that the introduction of the frozen “TV dinner” marked the beginning of America’s love affair with convenience food. In 1953 – Swanson sold its first TV dinner. Clarke and Gilbert Swanson started by cooking up their famous pot pies. By 1954, Swanson TV dinners included turkey, cornbread dressing, green beans topped with butter, and whipped sweet potatoes flavored with orange juice and butter on a three-section aluminum tray — and sold for 98 cents. Other dinners sold for as little as 69 cents.
The Smithsonian Institute inducted the original Swanson TV Dinner tray into the Museum of American History in 1986.
Today we celebrate this piece of American cultural history with TV Dinner Day!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 490 BC Some historians believe that the Battle of Marathon between the Greeks and the Persians happened on September 10th in 490 B.C. According to legend, a messenger ran non-stop more than 20 miles from the battlefield to Athens to deliver news of a Greek victory. That legend inspired the first “marathon” foot race during the Athens Olympics of 1896.
♥~ 1935 – “I’m Popeye the sailor man…” toot! toot! Popeye was heard for the first time on NBC radio. The show was based on the Elzie Crisler Segar comic strip, which featured Popeye, Olive Oyl, Brutas, Wimpy and Sweepea. Now, eat your spinach in celebration!
♥~ 1955 – Bert Parks began a 25-year career as host of the Miss America Pageant on NBC. The show became a TV tradition as Parks sang to the newly-crowned beauty queen, “There She is … Miss America”. The song was composed by Bernie Wayne and was sung for the first time on this day. Sharon Kay Ritchie was the first Miss America to be honored with the song. When she married singer Don Cherry (Band of Gold), There She Is was part of the wedding ceremony.
♥~ 1960 -1061 – A belt with a gold buckle, called the Hickok Belt, was created to honor the top professional athlete of the year in the U.S. Two years in a row, in 1960 and 1961, the winner of the Hickok Belt was an athlete born on September 10th…golfer Arnold Palmer (born in 1929), followed by baseball home-run record-setter Roger Maris (1934).
♥~ 1964 – Rod Stewart recorded his first tune, titled Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, for Decca. It was not one of his more successful recordings.
♥~ 1972 – The U.S. lost an Olympic men’s basketball game for the first time, when the Soviet team took the gold medal game, 51-50. Members of the American team felt that the championship was stolen from them when the Soviets were given three chances to score the winning basket. The Americans refused to accept the silver medal.
♥~ 1989 – Deion Sanders intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown for the Atlanta Falcons. Four days earlier he hit a home run for the Yankees. Two American dreams in one week.
♥~ 1989 – Zippy Chippy lost his 100th race at the Northampton Fair at the Three County Fairgrounds. He went off at odds of 7-2 making him the second betting choice.. A host of fans were there that day to cheer him at the start and to take his picture. Said his jockey, “It would be nice if people took photos at the end of the race too.” Zippy came in last. Click for more Zippy facts.
★~ Famous Birthdays:
♥~ 1929 – Arnold Palmer golf champion: 1st million $ winner; Masters Champion: [1958, 1960, 1962, 1964], U.S. Open , British Open [1961, 1962]
♥~ 1942 – Stephen Jay Gould. Popular science writer, known for work as an evolutionary biologist, advancing the theory of punctuated equilibrium, which addressed jumps in evolution. Most of his work was done on land snails.
♥~ 1950 – Don Powell musician: drums: group: Slade: Get Down and Get With It, Coz I Love You, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Cum on Feel the Noize, Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me, Merry Xmas Everybody, We’ll Bring the House Down, My Oh My, Run Run Away
♥~ 1953 – Amy Irving actress: Yentl, Crossing Delancy, The Competition, Benefit of the Doubt, Carrie, Honeysuckle Rose; singing voice of Jessica Rabbit: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
♥~ 1960 – Colin Firth actor: Pride and Prejudice, Circle of Friends, Hostages, The Advocate, Valmont, Apartment Zero, The Secret Garden, Another Country
★~ Good to Know:
Congress back from vacation will vote, Wednesday, September 11, on our involvement in Syria. Here are a few links you might find interesting.
9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask
Washington DC Denied Permit For “2 Million Biker Ride In DC” but gave “Million Muslim March” permit. Lets refocus the American Peoples attention away from Syria.
(Thanks you, EL Morno friend Carolee, for providing some of these links)
Twitter is always an excellent place to see what Americans are paying attention to and a quick twitter check this morning indicates we the American People are most interested in the following:
Miley Cyus rides a wrecking ball naked.
Gucci Mane tells the truth..
Will George Zimmerman go back to jail
In a couple of hours, Apple will take over the news with an I-Phone announcements.
My suggestion, if we must intervene in Syria, is that we send Boston,Ma. to accomplish the job and call it mission accomplished by the end of the day. Mostly, I hope we stay home.
Feel free to share the above links with friends and family. Feel free to share links you have found valuable in the comment section.
Feel free to rant, it’s rant Tuesday.
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