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October 24, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gable
★~ Punk Day:
Throw on a British/Irish punk accent, dress like a punk rocker, and go forth and punk. Being punk means being bold, unique, and original. Crank up the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Dead Kennedys, the Dead Milkmen, the Clash, or the Cramps. Walk around singing “Punk for a Day” by L. A.’s Wasted Youth. Give the kids something to wonder about. Keep in mind though, Odd is not responsible for any anarchist activity you engage in today.
★~ Bologna Day:
Does anyone really like bologna (pronounced ba-lone-y)? I have always wondered . . . I guess there are more kinds of bologna than Oscar Meyer, including German bologna and kosher bologna. But it still blows my minds that Americans eat 800 million pounds of bologna annually. I mean what part of the cow, pig, chicken, or turkey is the bologna? One site says it is cooked and smoked with a wonderful bouquet of spices that add to its delicious flavor. Frankly, I think that is a bunch of baloney. However, if you are so inclined, add a slice or two to your sandwich today to celebrate Bologna Day!
★~ Good & Plenty Candy Day
Bologna Day and Good & Plenty Candy Day — does it get any better? God, I hope so. Am I just being a sourpuss? I’m sorry. To make it up to you, I will share a Good N’ Plenty cocktail recipe. Good N’ Plenty is a pink and white, soft and chewy licorice candy — just in case you have forgotten.
In an attempt to prove the effects of odors on sexual arousal, neurologist Alan Hirsch, M.D., and other researchers at the Smell and Taste Treatment Research Foundation in Chicago studied the effects of 30 different scents on the arousal of 31 male volunteers. While all of the scents produced some level of arousal, the winner was a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie. Other high-ranking items included orange and the combined scent of black licorice and doughnuts. In a similar experiment with women, Hirsch found that baby powder, as well as a mixture of Good and Plenty licorice candy and cucumber, were the top two sexually stimulating scents. Lavender and pumpkin pie also ranked high with women.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1959 – Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain launched a pro basketball record streak. Not only did he play in 799 consecutive games; he didn’t foul out in one of them.
♥~ 1976 – ABC’s Pro Bowler Mark Hill of Lawton, OK bowled a perfect 300 game. Hill’s dad rolled a perfect game on February 15, 1975 and his mom bowled a 300 game on August 4, 1975. I guess bowling runs in the family.
♥~ 1982 – EPCOT (experimental prototype community of tomorrow) Center was dedicated by Disney Chairman, E. Cardon Walker at Walt Disney World, Florida: “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire, and above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.”
♥~ 2010 – Lady Gaga became the first singer to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. The singer had this to say on her Twitter account, “We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters! If we stick together we can do anything. I dub u kings and queens of youtube! Unite!”
★~ Famous Birthdays:
♥~ 1915- Bob Kane American cartoonist; creator of Batman and Robin.
♥~ 1936 – Bill Wyman musician: group: The Rolling Stones: [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction, Get Off of My Cloud, Paint It, Black, Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Women,Brown Sugar, Angie; solo: LP: Stone Alone; songwriter: Downtown Suzie, In Another Land; London restaurant owner: Sticky Fingers
♥~ 1939 – F. Murray Abraham Academy Award-winning actor: Amadeus ; Surviving the Game, Last Action Hero, Nostradamus, Scarface, Serpico, The Sunshine Boys, All the President’s Men
♥~ 1979 – Ben Gillies, Silverchair, 1997 Australian No.1 & UK No.34 single ‘Freak’, 1995 Australian No.1 album ‘Frogstomp’ plus three other Australian No.1 albums
★~ Just Gallimaufry:
A Puff Piece – Employees will no longer be allowed to smoke in the hallways or at their desks at Reynolds; the company that makes Camel cigarettes. From a company spokesperson: “We’re well aware that there will be folks who see this as an irony, but we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it.” Even non-smokers just coughed up a lung.
Brigid Schulte on a company that profits as it pampers. Employees can define their own hours. People are urged to leave the office before 5pm and the place is locked up by eight. And no one expects to see you at your desk if there are some tasty waves nearby. That might sound like a recipe for corporate disaster. But the strategy has helped Patagonia triple its profits since 2008.
Forget calculators. Too much effort is required of my fingertips. I much prefer a camera app that can solve algebra problems.
I’m off and running – why should today be any different than another day? I’m helping Cole gussy up the June Bug (VW Bug) up for a gallery showing this weekend – Let’s hope she decides she wants to cooperate! Ha!
Did you experience the Solar Eclipse, yesterday? It was pretty cloudy in Chicago so we didn’t have a very good view of the sun masquerading as Pacman.
Have a Punk Friday!
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