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January 12, 2014
★~Today’s Quote: “And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!” ― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
★~ Feast of the Fabulous Wild Man Day:
Dionysus, a Greek god born from the thigh of Zeus is often celebrated in January. He is the god of wine and drunken revelry, a patron of the theater and an agricultural/fertility god in Greek mythology. Some consider him one of the original wild men. So, men, drink up, feast and be merry in the spirit of Dionysus, just keep in mind that while Dionysus was considered wild he was never considered wise.
★~ Curried Chicken Day:
Curried chicken is a popular dish in Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. The word “curry” is an anglicized version of the Tamil word “kari,” which means “stir-fried.”
While we usually associate curried chicken with a hot Indian dish served over rice, there are many other recipes that call for both key ingredients. In England, curried chicken salad is called Coronation Chicken. Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume created the dish for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation banquet in 1953. It has been a popular sandwich filling ever since.
★~ Marzipan Day:
Marzipan, is a sweet creation primarily consisting of sugar and ground almonds. Predominantly used by pasty chefs as coating on cakes, it is also widely available as small edible sweets. It can also be used to make cookies!
★~ Today in History:
♥~1904 – Henry Ford sets a land-speed record of 91.37 mph on the frozen surface of Michigan‘s Lake St. Clair. He was driving a four-wheel vehicle, dubbed the “999,” with a wooden chassis but no body or hood. Ford’s record was broken within a month at Ormond Beach, Florida, by a driver named William K. Vanderbilt; even so, the publicity surrounding Ford’s achievement was valuable to the auto pioneer, who in June of the previous year had incorporated the Ford Motor Company, which would eventually go on to become one of America’s Big Three automakers.
♥~ 1773 – The first public museum was organized — in Charleston, South Carolina.
♥~ 1921 – Kenesaw Mountain Landis, a federal judge, was elected the first commissioner of baseball and for 23 years, was the commissioner of bats, balls, diamonds, and all things related to baseball in the US.
♥~ 1966 – Batman premiered on ABC. For most of its three years on the air, “Batman” was seen twice a week, with a story beginning on the Wednesday episode and building to a cliff-hanger ending to be resolved on Thursday, “same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.” Many stories began with Bruce Wayne/Batman (Adam West) receiving his assignment over the “Batphone” from Police Commissioner Gordon of Gotham City.
♥~ 1971 – All In the Family Based on the success of the British comedy “Till Death Us Do Part,” Norman Lear created CBS’s controversial sitcom “All in the Family.” The series was the first of its kind to realistically portray the prevailing issues and taboos of its time with a wickedly humorous bent.
♥~ 1981 – Dynasty Premiere: The oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) prepares to marry his former secretary, the beautiful and innocent Krystle (Linda Evans), in the three-hour television movie that kicked off the prime-time ABC soap opera.
♥~ 1991 – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 became the first album to generate seven top-five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (four went to number one). Love Will Never Do (Without You) reached #4 this day and it hit #1 the following week.
♥~ 1999 – Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for three million to an anonymous bidder. It was the most money ever paid for a sports artifact. McGwire’s ball was retrieved Sep 27, 1998 by 26-year-old research scientist Philip Ozersky, who had been attending the game with a group of office friends from Washington University in St. Louis when the ball came flying at him.
♥~ 2013 – ‘Python Challenge’ in Florida. 800 people began month-long python hunt in an effort to deal with an infestation of Burmese pythons that were eating their way through a fragile ecosystem. Roughly 2,050 pythons have been harvested in Florida since 2000.
♥~ 1876 – Jack London (John Chaney) author: The Sea Wolf, The Call of the Wild, White Fang; died Nov 22, 1916
♥~ 1951 – Kirstie Alley Emmy Award-winning actress: Cheers ; Look Who’s Talking
♥~ 1952 – Ricky Van Shelton, Country singer
♥~ 1954 – Howard Stern, Radio talk show host
♥~ 1964 – Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO
♥~ 1992 – HAL 9000, computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke, “born” Urbana, IL.
★~ Odds and Ends
A little more to the left, please
♥~ Love this project for 2014: Memory Jar
♥~ The 20 US cities allowed to complain about the cold. Hint: One of them is Chicago
♥~ 21 truly upsetting Vintage Food recipes. Tuna and Jell-o Pie?
♥~ Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke (Surprise)
♥~ This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education: Logan, wants to be happy and healthy when he grows up. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.
♥~ Business card of Chen Guangbiao, the Chinese tycoon trying to buy the New York Times
★~ A few tweets that tickled my funny bone:
Do Re Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me – Kanye West warming up ( Terry F @daemonic3 )
It’s like you aren’t supposed to yell BORING when your kid is telling you about their day. ( Oh Susanna @the_mom_dot_com )
If a little dude with a bunch of knives sat on your desk you’d call the cops, but you’ll set a cactus there without a second thought? No. ( Jason Miller @longwall26)
I didn’t realize you spelled your name with a “ph”, Steve. My apologies, Pheven. ( Jazmasta @jazmasta )
I’d stick around and chat, but I want to watch the squirrels surfing on the pond in my back yard. The wind has kicked up the waves and the squirrels have turned chunks of ice into surf boards. Some of them are pretty good.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Odd Loves Company,