Feast of the Fabulous Wild Man Day, Curried Chicken Day, Marzipan Day

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January 12, 2014

Snow pup

★~Today’s Quote:  “And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!” ― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

★~ Feast of the Fabulous Wild Man Day:

wild man

Dionysus, a Greek god born from the thigh of Zeus is often celebrated in January. He is the god of wine and drunken revelry, a patron of the theater and an agricultural/fertility god in Greek mythology. Some consider him one of the original wild men.  So, men, drink up, feast and be merry in the spirit of Dionysus, just keep in mind  that while Dionysus was considered wild he was never considered wise.

Robert Downey Jr Sings With Sting And Absolutely Kills It.

★~ Curried Chicken Day:

Coronation Chicken

Curried chicken is a popular dish in Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. The word “curry” is an anglicized version of the Tamil word “kari,” which means “stir-fried.”

While we usually associate curried chicken with a hot Indian dish served over rice, there are many other recipes that call for both key ingredients. In England, curried chicken salad is called Coronation Chicken. Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume created the dish for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation banquet in 1953. It has been a popular sandwich filling ever since.

Easy Coronation Chicken

★~  Marzipan Day:

Marzipan rose

Marzipan, is a sweet creation primarily consisting of sugar and ground almonds. Predominantly used by pasty chefs as coating on cakes, it is also widely available as small edible sweets. It can also be used to make cookies!

Chocolate Marzipan Sugar Cookies

★~ Today in History:

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

♥~1904 –  Henry Ford sets a land-speed record of 91.37 mph on the frozen surface of Michigan‘s Lake St. Clair. He was driving a four-wheel vehicle, dubbed the “999,” with a wooden chassis but no body or hood. Ford’s record was broken within a month at Ormond Beach, Florida, by a driver named William K. Vanderbilt; even so, the publicity surrounding Ford’s achievement was valuable to the auto pioneer, who in June of the previous year had incorporated the Ford Motor Company, which would eventually go on to become one of America’s Big Three automakers.

♥~ 1773 – The first public museum was organized — in Charleston, South Carolina.

♥~ 1921 – Kenesaw Mountain Landis, a federal judge, was elected the first commissioner of baseball and for 23 years, was the commissioner of bats, balls, diamonds, and all things related to baseball in the US.

♥~ 1949 – The Chicago-based children’s show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, made its national debut on NBC-TV. Fran Allison was hostess. The show was phenomenally successful.

♥~ 1966 – Batman  premiered on ABC.  For most of its three years on the air, “Batman” was seen twice a week, with a story beginning on the Wednesday episode and building to a cliff-hanger ending to be resolved on Thursday, “same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.”  Many stories began with Bruce Wayne/Batman (Adam West) receiving his assignment over the “Batphone” from Police Commissioner Gordon of Gotham City.

♥~ 1971 – All In the Family  Based on the success of the British comedy “Till Death Us Do Part,” Norman Lear created CBS’s controversial sitcom “All in the Family.” The series was the first of its kind to realistically portray the prevailing issues and taboos of its time with a wickedly humorous bent.

♥~ 1981 – Dynasty Premiere: The oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) prepares to marry his former secretary, the beautiful and innocent Krystle (Linda Evans), in the three-hour television movie that kicked off the prime-time ABC soap opera.

♥~ 1991 – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814  became the first album to generate seven top-five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (four went to number one). Love Will Never Do (Without You) reached #4 this day and it hit #1 the following week.

♥~ 1999 – Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for three million to an anonymous bidder. It was the most money ever paid for a sports artifact. McGwire’s ball was retrieved Sep 27, 1998 by 26-year-old research scientist Philip Ozersky, who had been attending the game with a group of office friends from Washington University in St. Louis when the ball came flying at him.

♥~ 2013 –  ‘Python Challenge’ in Florida. 800 people began month-long python hunt in an  effort to deal with an infestation of Burmese pythons that were eating their way through a fragile ecosystem. Roughly 2,050 pythons have been harvested in Florida since 2000.

★~Born Today:

Jack London

♥~  1876 – Jack London (John Chaney) author: The Sea WolfThe Call of the WildWhite Fang; died Nov 22, 1916

♥~ 1951 – Kirstie Alley Emmy Award-winning actress: Cheers [1991]; Look Who’s Talking

♥~ 1951 – Rush Limbaugh (Rush Hudson Limbaugh III) right-wing radio talk show hostThe Rush Limbaugh Show

♥~ 1952 –   Ricky Van Shelton, Country singer

♥~ 1954 – Howard Stern, Radio talk show host

♥~ 1964 –   Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO

♥~ 1992 – HAL 9000, computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke, “born” Urbana, IL.

★~ Odds and Ends

turtle tummy rub

A little more to the left, please

♥~ Love this project for 2014: Memory Jar 

♥~ The 20 US cities allowed to complain about the cold. Hint: One of them is Chicago

♥~  40 maps that will help you make sense of the world.

♥~ 21 truly upsetting Vintage Food recipes. Tuna and Jell-o Pie?

♥~  Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke (Surprise)

♥~ How Credit cards work

♥~ The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013

♥~ Do the Hustle 

♥~ This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education: Logan, wants to be happy and healthy when he grows up. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.

♥~ Business card of Chen Guangbiao, the Chinese tycoon trying to buy the New York Times

Chen Guangbiao business card

♥~  He just doesn’t want to get his hair wet alright?


♥~ Handy!

folding table

★~  A few tweets that tickled my funny bone:

Do Re Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me  – Kanye West warming up ( Terry F @daemonic3 )

It’s like you aren’t supposed to yell BORING when your kid is telling you about their day. ( Oh Susanna @the_mom_dot_com )

If a little dude with a bunch of knives sat on your desk you’d call the cops, but you’ll set a cactus there without a second thought? No. ( Jason Miller @longwall26)

I didn’t realize you spelled your name with a “ph”, Steve. My apologies, Pheven. ( Jazmasta @jazmasta )


I’d stick around and chat, but I want to watch the squirrels surfing on the pond in my back yard. The wind has kicked up the waves and the squirrels have turned chunks of ice into surf boards. Some of them are pretty good.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Odd Loves Company,


12 thoughts on “Feast of the Fabulous Wild Man Day, Curried Chicken Day, Marzipan Day

  1. Thanks for the shout out. Next year, if you like, I could send a picture.
    Curry Chicken sounds good.
    El Morno is full of good stuff I’ll have to read more later. Going to breakfast with my golf buddies so we can complain about the weather and plan our February golf trip.
    Have a good one.

    • Your very welcome :-D. A picture would be a nice touch.
      Hope you had a good breakfast. Where are you off to in February?

  2. Good Morning,
    Mike is right El Morno is Sunday full. Love the puppy at the top.
    I would like to learn to bake with Marzipan and a create a rose or a very smooth cake. Someday. Curry chicken is one of my favorite Chinese dishes.
    Mr. Chen Guangbiao, seems proud of ALL his accomplishments at least the one’s he could fit on a business card. Something tells me there is more. But the earthquake hero seemed a little over the top, in my opinion.
    Speaking of not so humble loved the tweet about Kanye West. I’ll read more of the links later. After Church and breakfast I have planned nothing and I’m looking forward to doing it.
    Enjoy your day.
    Happy Sunday.

    • Agree about Mr. Chen. I thought the tweet was pretty funny too–speaking of someone who is over the top.
      Enjoy “doing nothing” I may virtually join you.

  3. So chock full of stuff this Morno!!!! Wow. I don’t know where to begin . Mr Chen seems to think pretty highly of himself, me thinks. I love the dog video—-it’s the voices on those videos that make it for me. Must be that English voice that makes me giggle like a maniac.
    Kukla, Fran and Ollie always kind of creeped me out if I am honest.
    Enjoy your skating rink and squirrel acrobatics!!!!

    • I remember Bozo, but not Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Cole had a lambchop but I’m not sure we ever watched the show. Mr. Chen kind of creeps me out! Too full of himself.

  4. I remember Kukla , Fran and Ollie..
    Can’t stand Howard Stern..would never listen,watch him ..ugh
    Must make some Curried Chicken..sounds good..
    Hope your backyard either freezes hard or dries up soon.. 😀

    • Howard is so awful and his hair always looks filthy. I’m thinking of trying to make curry chicken this week. We are do for another freeze, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  5. I’m going to have to try that curried cchicken, I remember my Mom making marizapan cookies. She’d spend hours making little grape clusters and apples and strawberries and all kinds of fruit, then she’d bake them and then she’d paint them.
    Yesterday it was so pretty and warm I sat on the patio and read all afternoon. Today it’s windy and down right chilly.

  6. chen needs to stop taking himself so seriously. leave the ny times alone.
    yes, that folding table is handy.
    our fabulous wild man is a bit too wild looking for my taste. let’s see the horse instead!
    is the dog on top a certain breed? cute!

    • I thought the same thing–No Chen, you may not add the NY times to your card, buddy.
      Fine, next year you can pick the fabulous wild man!

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