May 11, 2011: Twilight Zone Day, Eat Whatever You Want Day

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May 11th, 2011

Posted Updated: May 10, 2012

Today’s Quote: The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.” – Salvadore Dali

★~ National Twilight Zone Day:

National Twilight Zone Day—it doesn’t correspond to any important Twilight Zone anniversaries, or to Rod Serling’s birthday—but for some odd reason, today is National Twilight Zone Day.

Today, nothing will be as it seems…in fact, are we even really sure today is National Twilight Zone Day…?

Cue music.

★~Eat Whatever You Want Day:

Now that we have entered the Twilight Zone, eat whatever you want.  Forget healthy, forget calorie counts, and forget that “New Year’s resolution diet” (which you are strictly following, I’m sure)! Just eat whatever makes your heart and tummy happy, from French fries to cinnamon buns. Put peanut butter on your buttered toast; enjoy a bag of Lays potato chips; have multiple breadsticks at the Olive Garden with your pasta; eat a fully- loaded baked potato. Eat whatever you want, but please, do take care not to eat as much as you want…we don’t want you to end the day with a tummy ache.

★~ Today in History:

♥~1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded; although the first Oscars were not presented for several years after its founding.

♥~ 1970 – The triple soundtrack album ‘Woodstock’ was released in the US, going gold within two weeks.

♥~ 1978 – Margaret A. Brewer became the first female general of the U.S. Marine Corp.

♥~ 1997 – Deep Blue, IBM’s supercomputer, made history by defeating chess-master Gary Kasparov. After losing the first game in the match, the computer gained a win in game two, and managed draws in games three, four and five. The final score was 3 1/2 points for Deep Blue and 2 1/2 for Kasparov, who, for the first time ever, conceded defeat. Afterwards, he bolted from the room shaking his head in disgust. “I’m ashamed by what I did at the end of this match,” Kasparov said at a news conference. “But so be it.”

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1888 – Irving Berlin– Little Israel left school after his father died. He was only 8 years old when he took to the New York streets and sang on street corners and in saloons to make money for his family. This was the start of his career in song, dance and movies.  Although, Irving never learned to read or write music, and he never learned to play in any key but F sharp he wrote God Bless America (1917) and scores of Broadway tunes

♥~ 1894 Martha Graham modern dancer:  Denishawn dance school and performing troupe, Graham company, established school of modern dance at Bennington College; choreographer: Cave of the Heart, Appalachian Spring; “The center of the stage is where I am.”; died Apr 1, 1991

♥~ 1904 – Salvadore Dalí) surrealist artist: Accommodations of Desire, The Persistence of Memory, Visage of War; died Jan 23, 1989

♥~ 1946 – Robert Jarvik physician: inventor of the Jarvik 7 artificial heart [implanted into Barney Clark in 1982: kept Clark alive 112 days]

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ After WWII, Rod Serling tested experimental parachutes for the U.S. Army at $500 per jump!

♥~ The Twilight Zone is an American anthology television series created by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964

♥~ Rod Serling served as executive producer and head writer; he wrote or co-wrote 92 of the show’s 156 episodes. He was also the show’s host, delivering on- or off-screen monologues at the beginning and end of each episode.

♥~ Guest stars on the Twilight Zone  included :Jack Klugman, William Shatner, Burgess Meredith, Dick York, Roddy McDowell, Cliff Robertson, Lee Marvin, Jonathan Winters, Carol Burnett, and  Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds

♥~ The Twilight Zone won an Academy Award for its final episode. The final episode was a short film made in France, which qualified it for an Oscar.

♥~ The Twilight Zone won an Academy Award for its final episode. The final episode was a short film made in France, which qualified it for an Oscar.

♥~ Rod Serling has been hailed as the most honored and prolific writer in the history of television.

Today’s Silly:

An Irishman, a Mexican and a redneck were doing construction work  on scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building. They were eating lunch and the Irishman said, “Corned beef and cabbage! If I get corned beef one more time for lunch, I’m going to jump off this building.”

The  Mexican opened his lunch box and exclaimed, “Burritos again! If I  get burritos one more time for lunch, I am going to jump off too.”

The redneck opened his lunch and said, “Bologna again. If I get a  bologna sandwich one more time I’m jumping off too!”

The next day the Irishman opened his lunchbox and sees corned beef and  cabbage and jumps off the building.

The Mexican opens his lunch box and  sees burritos and jumps off too.

The redneck opens his lunchbox and sees  bologna so he jumps to his death.

At the funeral, the Irishman’s wife is weeping and says, “If I had known he was tired of corned beef and cabbage
I would have never given it to him again!”.

The Mexican’s wife also weeps and says, “I could have given him tacos or enchiladas! I didn’t realize he hated burritos so much.”

Everyone turned and stared at the redneck’s wife. “Hey, don’t look at me” she said, “He makes his own lunch!”

Hope you you find a treat to eat today! I am eating a bag of Lay’s potato chips  (right this very minute) and making Lemony Rice Salad with Peas and Mint for dinner….!  I have finally learned to grow mint…we will talk about my gardening skills on another day. DO share what you splurged on….

4 thoughts on “May 11, 2011: Twilight Zone Day, Eat Whatever You Want Day

  1. Sadly, every day is “Eat What You Want” day for me…sigh…

    Salvador Dali was a pretty neat guy…we sold a book of his a couple of months ago called “Dali’s Mustache”…it was a funny book filled with drawings of his…


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