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October 12, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “May others come and do it better.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein,
★~ International Moment of Frustration Scream Day:
Today, all citizens of the world are invited to go outdoors and have a moment of loudness for 30 seconds. That little skin thing that hangs in the back of your throat should be vibrating, and your eyes should be bulging while you let out your frustrations and give the world your finest scream. Now, doesn’t that feel better?
★~ Farmer’s Day:
The men and women who sow the seeds are finally getting their just rewards: a day of appreciation dedicated to them! Eee-ey-ee-eye-oh
A little farm humor:
An old farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pig-pen when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their golden wedding anniversary.
“Let’s have a party, Homer,” she suggested. “Let’s kill a pig.”
The old farmer scratched his grizzled head. “Gee, Ethel,” he finally answered, “I don’t see why the pig should take the blame for something that happened fifty years ago.”
★~ National Gumbo Day:
Gumbo is a tasty, stew-like dish that originated in Louisiana. The name comes from an African word for okra. Similar to Louisiana itself, gumbo reflects an amalgamation of many cultures. Elements in the recipe can be linked to West African, Choctaw, and French cuisine. As a result, there are many variations of gumbo, and to this day chefs argue over the true recipe. The first historical reference to gumbo appears in an 1803 document, which describes the menu at a gubernatorial reception in New Orleans. Shrimp Gumbo Recipe
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1492 – There was no welcome mat waiting for him, but Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World. After two months on the Atlantic, Columbus landed at an island north of Cuba, thinking he had reached Asia, and exchanged gifts with the natives.
♥~1810 – Citizens of Munich were welcomed to the royal wedding of Bavarian Prince Louis. Munich decided to repeat the celebration the following year and make it the annual event called Oktoberfest.
♥~ 1944 – A huge crowd of swooning bobbysoxers stopped traffic in New York’s Times Square as Frank Sinatra made his triumphant return to the famed Paramount Theatre. In what was called the ‘Columbus Day Riot’, 25,000 teenagers, mostly young women, blocked the streets, screaming and swooning for Frankie.
♥~1976 – Chart Topper: If You Leave Me Now, Chicago
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1921 – Gumby Birthday – Art Clokey and his wife Ruth invented the lovable, bendable Gumby and his horse poky. Gumby and Pokey show biz career started with the Howdy Doody Show and later they had their own show called, The Adventures of Gumby.
♥~ 1935 – Luciano Pavarotti Emmy Award-winning opera star
♥~ 1970 – Kirk Cameron actor: Growing Pains, Listen to Me, The Best of Times, Like Father, like Son, Two Marriages
★~ Weekly Odd News and Other Stuff:
♥~If staplers are outlawed only outlaws will have staplers…and pizza. A pizza delivery driver felt his life was in danger during a robbery Thursday night—but told police he was duped by a man with a stapler. According to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Papa John’s delivery driver pulled up to an address and got out of his Jeep to make his delivery. He opened the driver’s side rear door to get the food, and then felt something in his back. A man told him to “step away from the vehicle” and then took his wallet and cell phone. He also took the food sitting in the back. As the man ran off, the driver noticed he didn’t have a gun; he was carrying a stapler. He ran after the other man but didn’t find him. According to the report, the thief made off with more than $30 in wings and pizza, a $250 Samsung Galaxy phone, and the man’s wallet.
♥~ Whoever took the strawberry jello out of the break room fridge, you’re in big trouble. Someone stole a pack of strawberry-flavored gelatin from the break room refrigerator at an Upper Macungie Township business, according to Upper Macungie Township police. The 39-year-old male victim from Allentown told police he noticed at 11:30 p.m. Thursday that someone had stolen his snack from the fridge at the Wakefern Foods Corp. warehouse at 8301 Industrial Blvd. in Upper Macungie Township. No word from police on a suspect or an arrest.
♥~Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy? The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, “This course will change your life.” Link
♥~The 100 top things you honestly don’t need to do before you die. Link
♥~ 32 million views since Monday? Impressive.
Off to hang out with my campers. It’s a tail wagging day at camp! What are your plans for the day?
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