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August 5, 2015
★~ Today’s Quote: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ― Groucho Marx
★~ Work Like A Dog Day:
I suggest celebrating today by curling up on the couch,asking for a back rub, and eating your favorite treats all day. Rascal believes if she works at being happy, we’ll be happy too. Mostly she is right.
★~ Oyster Day:
There are over 100 different species of oysters and they’re typically named after the body of water where they grow because they take on the characteristics of the water they live in. The largest oyster-producing body of water in the world is located in Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the U.S. Sadly, only one out of every 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl. My teen can easily eat a dozen oysters and after a brief break consume another dozen. I can eat just one.
★~ Today in History:
♥~1620 The Mayflower departed from Southampton England, to take religious pilgrims to America.
♥~ 1914 – Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio became the first intersection in the U.S. to be equipped with an electric traffic light. The lighting ceremony occurred on this day. Google doodle is celebrating the traffic light with a doodle.
♥~ 1924 – The comic strip Little Orphan Annie debuted in the New York Daily News. Annie and her little dog, Sandy, were creations of cartoonist Harold Gray.
♥~ 1957 – American Bandstand, a televised dance and music show, popular in Philadelphia, went national, introducing rock and roll to millions of people. Hosted by baby-faced Dick Clark, American Bandstand opened its first national broadcast with Jerry Lee Lewis’s song “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” The formula was simple: play records, invite local kids to dance, and get them to rate the records. Clark was savvy: he knew the program should air in the afternoon, when teenagers were getting home from school and housewives were taking a break. The show aired five days a week. Within six months, more than 20 million people were regular viewers. Bandstand launched the careers of Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, and a young duo named Tom and Jerry, who later became Simon and Garfunkel. The show popularized dances like the Watusi and the Mashed Potato. The show ran for more than 30 years. Clark was humble. “I played records, the kids danced, and American watched.”
♥~ 1975 – Singer Stevie Wonder signed the recording industry’s largest contract: $13 million over a seven-year period.
♥~ 1990 – The world’s tallest cake was completed. The cake was baked and served at the Shiawassee County Fair in Corunna, Michigan. The cake was just over 101 feet tall (1,214.5 inches), consisting of 100 tiers of equal height.
♥~ 1906 – John Huston Academy Award-winning director: Treasure of Sierra Madre ; The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Prizzi’s Honor; father of Academy Award-winning actress Angelica Huston; died Aug 28, 1987
♥~ 1930 – Neil Armstrong NASA astronaut: command pilot of Gemini 8 [launched Mar 16, 1966], Armstrong was first man to land a craft on the Moon and first man to step onto its surface
♥~ 1945 – Loni Anderson actress: WKRP in Cincinnati, The Jayne Mansfield Story, Easy Street, Necessity, Nurses
♥~ 1956 – Maureen McCormick actress: A Very Brady Christmas, The Brady Bunch
★~ August Gallimaufry:
It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s miserable. But most of still don’t view August as the worst month. Here’s WaPo’s definitive ranking of the best and worst months of the year. (Apparently, it’s also a slow news month.)
★~ Vote For David Tucci
The Mutual of Omaha “Ah Ha Moment” voting will end this Friday. One of our bestest family friends, David Tucci is leading Il in the contest- WOO HOO! But still needs more votes for the Center on Halsted to be in the running for a donation from Mutual of Omaha. It is easy to vote- no sign-up, no e-mail, no sales pitch. Just click on vote, and then click again tomorrow, and Friday – davidtucci.com Now, the fun part! If you type “I voted” in the comments you’ll be entered in my contest to win a $50.00 gift certificate to the place of your choice.
It’s Cosco day for me. The cupboard is bare and my cleaning supplies needs to be restocked. I don’t mind shopping but Cole and I both wish Minions would show up and unload the car and put away everything away. I usually buy about 4 boxes of peanut butter bones. The boxes are large and bulky. On my last visit, while waiting in the check-out lane, the women in front of me peered into my cart and asked if I had a dog. People make you wonder don’t they?
Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday.
Odd Loves Company!