July 13, 2011: Geekness, Beans ‘n’ Franks, French Fry Day

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July 13, 2011

Posted Updated; July 13, 2012

★~  Today’s Quote: It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience ~ Julius Caesar

★~  Embrace Your Geekness Day:

In the age of social media, mobile technology, and gaming consoles, it’s impossible to avoid being just a little bit geeky.

A geek is an individual who is highly intelligent (brainy) and technically oriented. They are most often associated with computers and the computer systems world. A geek is usually formal, studious, and into his technical world—often to the exclusion of all else. A geek is closely related to a “nerd.” A nerd, however, may or may not possess technical expertise.

Today, don’t be meek. Embrace your geekiness and show the world how intelligent, technically savvy, and clever you really are!

★~ Bean ‘n’ Franks Day :

A perfect food pairing for Geek Day! Served with french fries, of course, because today is also.. .

★~ French Fry Day:

Sweet, curly, spicy, cheesy, crinkled french fries are loved by everyone. Everyone. Do you know one single person who doesn’t love french fries?  That is why it’s so important to keep your eyes on fries; otherwise they will disappear off your plate in the blink of an eye!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1812 – The first pawnbroking ordinance was passed in New York City on this day. Pawnbroking can be traced back at least 3,000 years to ancient China, and has been found in the earliest written histories of Greek and Roman civilizations.

♥~ 1939 – Frank Sinatra recorded “From the Bottom of My Heart” and “Melancholy Mood” with the Harry James Orchestra. It was Sinatra’s first record.

♥~ 1991 – Timothy Badyana set a Guinness World Record by running 10 kilometers in 45 minutes 37 seconds in Dayton, Ohio. He ran backwards.

♥~ 1969 – Over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single ‘The Balled Of John and Yoko’ due to the line ‘Christ, you know it ain’t easy’, calling it offensive

♥~ 1995 – The temperature in Chicago, Illinois reached its all-time high — 106 degrees (Fahrenheit) — recorded at Midway Airport.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 100 B.C.Julius Caesar Roman writer, orator, politician, emperor, dictator: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”; month of July named for him; assassinated Mar 15, 44 B.C.

♥~ 1942 – Harrison Ford actor: The Fugitive, Clear and Present Danger, Presumed Innocent, Indiana Jones series, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars, Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti, Sabrina, The Devil’s Own, Air Force One, Six Days Seven Nights, Random Hearts

♥~ 1946 – (Richard) Cheech Marin Cheech of Cheech and Chong; comedic actor: Desperado, Far Out Man, Born in East L.A., Rude Awakening, Nash Bridges, Judging Amy

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ A  frankfurter is generally considered an all beef hotdog.

♥~  It’s estimated that more than 20 billion hot dogs are consumed annually with close to 150 million of those consumed on the Fourth of July alone!

♥~ Baseball fans will consume more than 26 million hot dogs at US baseball stadiums this season. That’s enough to circle the bases 36,000 times.

♥~ It usually takes about six bites to polish a hotdog (in a bun) off. In 2007, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke the current record by eating 59-1/2 hot dogs in buns during the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Championship in Tempe, Arizona. Chestnut gobbled them down in 12 minutes.

♥~ Hot dogs are among the first foods that were eaten on the moon. When Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. made their Apollo 11 space flight in 1969, they ate hot dogs, bacon, canned peaches and sugar cookies.

♥~ Hotdogs were probably first served on a bun in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair, when they were still called frankfurters. Or they were originally sold on a bun from New York City pushcart vendors in the 1860s. (Sources vary on the origin.)

♥~ French fries were introduced to the U.S. when Thomas Jefferson served them in the White House during his Presidency of 1801-1809.

♥~ Americans eat more than 16 pounds of french fries every year, which comes to over 2 million tons!

♥~ French fries aren’t called “french fries” in France. They’re known there as poninws frites, “fried potatoes.” And the potato itself is known as the ponone de terre, or “earth apple”.

♥~ In 2009, Americans consumed 50 million pounds of baked beans during the month of July. That’s enough to build a trail of bean cans longer than Historic Route 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago.

★~ Today’s Giggle: 

Tech Support: “I need you to right-click on the Desktop.”

Customer: “Ok.”

Tech Support: “Did you get a pop-up menu?”

Customer: “No.”

Tech Support: “Ok. Right click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?”

Customer: “No.”

Tech Support: “Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?”

Customer: “Sure, you told me to write ‘click’ and I wrote click’.”


Have a great day!

Odd Loves Company,

19 thoughts on “July 13, 2011: Geekness, Beans ‘n’ Franks, French Fry Day

  1. Great hotdogs facts. I had no idea–everyone is marveling at the tidbits I can drop into conversation these day because of El Morno.

    Have a great day.

  2. I work in tech support. Stop laughing 😀 It happens all the time. Love our customers but sometimes I marvel that they have managed to find the on switch for their computers. I swear I had to talk one man through getting the cap off his ball point pen. My best advice for anyone dealing with a tech support agent is to take a deep breath, and LISTEN. People are much smarted than they give themselves credit for but anxiety overrides their geekness and turns them into idiots. That is my advice on how to love and hug and embrace your inner geek!

    Love El Morno but now I want a hotdog for breakfast.

  3. Your right everyone in the whole and entire world loves French Fries. Hope the Hawaian Beans ‘n’Franks recipe works for you.
    Love my inner geek!


  4. I believe (if my 6th grade French class serves me right) that French Fries are actually “Pommes Frittes” in France.
    But, I’m not positive about that!

  5. Actually, the best hot dogs, in my opinion, are the kosher ones! They’re all beef, of course, from the “best” parts of the animal, and for some odd reason, they just taste better.

    • Chicago has a Vienna all beef hotdog factory store–which is where most of our hotdogs come from. I am pretty sure they have Kosher. I never think about the “parts” of anything I eat—but I’m sure you are right!

  6. Bean ‘n’ Franks, that’s another things I haven’t tried… well not in that combinations. I’ll add it to the list of foods I need to try, that and Pecan Pie. 🙂

  7. I didn’t KNOW it was French Fry day! THAT’s my excuse for eating french fries tonight…and now I’m so sorry….but it WAS NOT MY FAULT!

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