April 6, 2011: Sorry Charlie Day!

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 6, 2011

Post Updated: April 6, 2012

Today’s Quote: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” ~ Samuel Beckett

★~Today we celebrate:  Charlie, the tuna that just couldn’t get a break. All he ever wanted was to be a Starkist tuna, but even with his snazzy specs and comedic outlook, he just wasn’t bait worthy. Today we sympathize with our gilled buddy, as we’ve all been rejected at one time or another we have all heard “Sorry Charlie.”

★~Today in History

♥~1916 Charlie Chaplin was 26 years old this day when he signed a movie contract with the Mutual Film Corporation. He made a fair piece of change, too — $675,000 a year — and became the highest-paid film star in the world.

♥~1938 Du Pont researcher Dr. Roy J. Plunkett accidentally created the chemical compound that was later marketed as Teflon.

♥~1968 – The soundrack album from the movie The Graduate hit number one in the U.S. The album made superstars of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. The alubm also showcased the music of jazz pianist Dave Grusin, who wrote and perfomed six of the tracks.

♥~1971 Rolling Stones Records was formed to promote the hits of The Rolling Stones. The famous Stones trademark, the lips logo, became widely used. Brown Sugar was the first hit by the Rolling Stones on the new label, followed by Wild Horses, Tumbling Dice and Bill Gates’ favorite song, Start Me Up.

♥~1980 – Another accidental invention? Post-it® Notes were introduced. It seems a 3M scientist used an adhesive that didn’t stick to create what were called “temporarily permanent” book markers

♥~1987 – Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard won a 2-1 decision in a stunning upset over Marvelous Marvin Hagler in a bout held in Las Vegas, NV

♥ ~1998 Teletubbies, the British show for toddlers, debuted on U.S. TV

★~Born Today:

♥~1483 – Raphael Santi artist: Marriage of the Virgin, School of Athens; died Apr 6, 1520 [on his 37th birthday]

♥~1931 – Ivan Dixon actor: Hogan’s Heroes, Porgy and Bess, Where’s Jack?, Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?; director: McCloud, The Waltons, The Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch, Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Airwolf; died Mar 16, 2008

♥~1937 – Merle Haggard CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year: [1970]; songwriter: Okie from Muskogee, If We Make It Through December, Hungry Eyes, Workin’ Man Blues, Mama Tried

♥~1947– John Ratzenberger, Actor (“Cheers”), turns 64

♥~1952 – Marilu Henner (Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski) actress: Taxi, Evening Shade, Cannonball Run 2

♥~1969 – Ari Meyers actress: Author! Author!, Kate & Allie, Think Big, Dark Horse

♥~1972 – Jason Hervey actor: The Wonder Years, Wildside, Fast Times, Diff’rent Strokes, Back to School, Back to the Future

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ Winston Churchill failed sixth grade. He was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote, “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never, Never, Never, Never give up.” (his capitals, mind you)

♥~ Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.

~Daniel Boone was once asked by a reporter if he had ever been lost in the wilderness. Boone thought for a moment and replied, “No, but I was once bewildered for about three days.

~Babe Ruth is famous for his past home run record, but for decades he also held the record for strikeouts. He hit 714 home runs and struck out 1,330 times in his career (about which he said, “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”). And didn’t Mark McGwire break that strikeout record? (John Wooden once explained that winners make the most errors.)

~Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.


Hope Charlie inspires you to try, try again!

6 thoughts on “April 6, 2011: Sorry Charlie Day!

  1. I have been bewildered for a lot more than three day! So I guess I am in good company with Boone!

    El Morno-Kb! I Love today and am planning a big celebration but do I really have to have a Twinkie with my pity?

    Good luck today, Charlie.


  2. Good Morning!
    I really think that I can make the most of today. Yep.
    Love the stories but I am waiting until later to feel inspired.

    Post a notes are my passion. Twinkies? Its been awhile since I had one. Like 30 years but hey, why not.

    Thanks Katybeth I love these morning updates.


  3. Love Charlie Chaplin, Ivan Dixon, and John Ratzenberger! I had almost blocked out the Teletubbies from my brain, but now they’re back again…aargh!


  4. Poor Pitiful Peril would feel right at home today with me. I will attend. Seems that sometimes no matter what you do, you cant go back and change something that went wrong. I would love to eat twinkies with Poor Pitiful Peril. Pass one please with a nice glass of milk. Happy birthday Peril. Bad day today but tomorrow the sun will shine. At least till the next rainey day.

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