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May 28, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Usually, the main problem with life conundrums is that we don’t bring to them enough imagination” ― Thomas Moore,
★~ Amnesty International Day:
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Their vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.
Following Friday nights shooting Leo Babauta posted A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women. It’s a good read. #YesAllWomen is a powerful discussion taking place on twitter. My only issue with this conversation is it seems to be spiraling into a blame game putting the problem squarely with men, opposed to working to empower women to do more than simple process and tell their stories.
★~ Hamburger Day:
Nothing is more American than a big, juicy hamburger. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades.
Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation. The hamburger sandwich was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world’s largest hamburger made its debut in 2001. It weighed 8,266 pounds!
~ Americans eat about 14 billion hamburgers a year!
~ Hamburgers and cheeseburgers are responsible for a whopping 71 percent of all the beef served in U.S. restaurants.
★~ Brisket Day:
Isn’t it nice to have a choice? Brisket or hamburger? One of the nine prime cuts of beef, brisket is best slow-cooked until it’s fallin’-off-the-bone tender.
Texas Monthly: How to smoke the perfect Brisket
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1928 Walter P. Chrysler worked out a deal that made automotive history and took him from rags to riches. He merged his Chrysler Corporation with Dodge Brothers, Inc. The merger of Chrysler and Dodge, the largest automobile industry merger in history at the time, placed the newly consolidated firm third in production and sales, just behind General Motors and Ford Motor Company.
♥~ 1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario to Oliva and Elzire Dionne. They were the first quints (that’s five babies, for those who may have forgotten) to survive infancy. This increase in Canada’s population became known as Marie, Cecile, Yvonne, Emilie and Annette.
♥~ 1959 – Able and Baker were two monkeys who survived a trip into space from a launch at Cape Canaveral, FL.
♥~ 1961 – Amnesty International was founded. It won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
♥~ 1966 – Percy Sledge hit number one with his first — and what turned out to be his biggest — hit. When a Man Loves a Woman would stay at the top of the pop music charts for two weeks. It was the singer’s only hit to make the top ten.
♥~ 2002 – John and Margaret Majerczyk of Floyd, Iowa, revealed they had a pet buzzard. Buzz sat on a window box each morning waiting for them to come out, then followed them everywhere. Buzz really liked hamburger.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1779 – Thomas Moore poet, lyricist: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, The Last Rose of Summer, Oft in the Stilly Night; died Feb 25, 1852
♥~ 1888 – Jim Thorpe -Charlotte and Hiram Thorpe had a son near Prague, Oklahoma. They named him Wah-tho-huck, meaning “bright path,” but the world would call him Jim. In 1950 the Associated Press called him the outstanding athlete of the first half of the 20th Century. Olympic gold medalist: decathlon, pentathlon, [Stockholm: 1912]; baseball: NY Giants, Boston Braves; football: All-American; president of what became the NFL
♥~ 1908 – Ian Fleming author: creator of Bond … James Bond; When he was 31, he joined British Naval Intelligence and spent the years during World War II plotting intelligence operations, some of which later wound up in his spy fiction. His first spy thriller was Casino Royale, published in1953, starring the British spy, the stylish James Bond. died Aug 12, 1964
♥~ 1910 – Aaron ‘T-Bone’ Walker Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician: guitar: pioneered the sound that helped create the blues; recorded such songs as T-Bone Blues and Stormy Monday; died Mar 16, 1975
♥~ 1931 – Irwin Winkler Academy Award-winning producer: Rocky ; Double Trouble, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, Goodfellas, The Mechanic, Home of the Brave, Life as a House, The Net
♥~ 1944 – Gladys (Maria) Knight singer: w/The Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia, If I Were Your Woman, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Neither One of Us, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Every Beat of My Heart. El Morno’s Friend Oma wants to sing with Glady’s–Dear Gladys Knight .. . Can anyone help him realize this goal?
★~ Good to Know: Innovative way to ask for help.
Off and running, I have miles to go before I sleep – or something like that. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday. If that little Parrot at the top El Morno doesn’t make you smile, nothing will! I’ll be back later to muse!
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