April 5, 2011: Go For Broke Day!

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April 5, 2011

Post updated: 4/5/2012

★~Today’s Quote: There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting ~ Buddha

★~Go For Broke Day -The saying “Go for Broke came from the world of gambling and means, GO FOR IT. We’ve all been hit hard by life events, whether is be the economy, possibly a natural disaster, or some other occurrence, and these events have made us a little hesitant to pursue the things we want. Well, today is the day to change that. Ask for that promotion that you deserve, buy that outfit you’ve been eyeing in the store display, or just take a chance. For this one day set a goal for yourself and complete it in that single day-Go for broke!

★~ Today in History

♥~1966 Timothy Leary spoke at New York’s Town Hall and compared LSD to a microscope saying that the drug “is to psychology what the microscope is to biology,” leaving not just a few to wonder, “What’s he smokin’?

♥~1976 – Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died of kidney failure en route (in a private jet) to a hospital in Houston (from Acapulco, Mexico). He left an estate estimated at $2 billion. Four hundred prospective heirs tried to inherit his fortune, but it eventually went to twenty-two cousins on both sides of his family.

★~ Born Today: SuperStar Day Some of the world’s best-known superstars were born on this day. Spencer Tracey, Melvyn Douglas, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck. By 1979 they had collected a total of seven Oscars between them

♥~ 1900Spencer (Bonaventure) Tracy Academy Award-winning actor: Captains Courageous [1937], Boys Town [1938]; San Francisco, Stanley and Livingstone, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1941], Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Adam’s Rib, Father of the Bride [1950], Pat and Mike, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Mountain, The Old Man and the Sea, How the West Was Won, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; died June 10, 1967

♥~ 1901Melvyn Douglas (Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg) Academy Award-winning [supporting] actor: Hud [1963], Being There [1979]; The Vampire Bat, Captains Courageous, Ninotchka, Three Hearts for Julia, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Americanization of Emily, I Never Sang for My Father, The Candidate, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Changeling, Ghost Story; died Aug 4, 1981

♥~ 1908Bette (Ruth Elizabeth) Davis Academy Award-winning actress [1935], Jezebel [1938]; Dark Victory, The Letter, The Little Foxes, Now, Voyager, Mr. Skeffington, All About Eve, The Star, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?;died Oct 6, 1989

♥~ 1916 – Gregory Peck (Eldred) Academy Award-winning actor: To Kill a Mockingbird [1962]; The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Duel in the Sun, Gentleman’s Agreement, Twelve O’Clock High, David and Bathsheba, Captain Horatio Hornblower, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Roman Holiday, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Moby Dick [1956], The Guns of Navarone, Marooned, MacArthur, The Boys from Brazil, Moby Dick [TV: 1998]; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian (Academy) Award [1968]; died June 12, 2003,

★~ Did You Know: Trust everyone but cut the cards. Finley Peter Dunne

♥~ Casino Revenues annually are around $34 billion

♥~ There are about 450 commercial casinos in the US. These casinos employ about 375,000 people.

♥~ Las Vegas gets about 38 million visitors each year and they spend $42.8 billion dollars.

♥~$39,713,982.25 was the largest slot jackpot in Las Vegas History. The average slot payout (per machine-per day) is $108.36


A wife and her ever-controlling husband went on vacation to Jerusalem.While they were there, the husband passed away. The undertaker told the wife, “You can have him shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury him here, in the Holy Land, for $150.” The women thought about it and told she he would just have him shipped home. The undertaker asked, “Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your husband home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $150?”

The women replied, Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. I just cant take that chance…

So..tell me what will you take a chance on? Odd Loves Company!

3 thoughts on “April 5, 2011: Go For Broke Day!

  1. Interesting how four of the greatest movie stars were born on the same day. Wonder how the “stars” were lined up.

    I’m off to a slow start but will try to rally and give today my best effort. Love the joke.

    Hope you have a good day.

  2. On your mark…Get set….GO. Today I am going for it. Do you hear me breathing hard!

    Amazing day for movie greats.

    I am off!!


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