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Today’s Quote: “I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.” ― George Carlin
★~ Limerick Day:
Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of the great Limerick writer Edward Lear. A limerick is a five line stanza in spondaic hexameter, alternating with amphibrachs and amphimacers. (huh?). Ok. lets try again…a simple limerick is five lines long. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme. Care to share a limerick?
Today we honor Edward Lear
Who was born on this day here
Wait what’s the hook?
Well he wrote a whole book
Of limericks we hold very dear
My ignorance was very clear
I had never heard of Ed Lear
T’is true about what they say
you learn something new every day
Let’s go celebrate with a beer
★~ Nutty Fudge Day:
The first recorded evidence of fudge being made and sold was a letter written in 1886 and found in the archives of Vasser College by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge who wrote that her schoolmate’s cousin made fudge and sold if for 40 cents a pound in a Baltimore grocery store; Scottish tablet has been around for much longer, the first note of it being made in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie in the early 18th century. There are several origin stories floating around about fudge: One says that a young apprentice caramel maker was left stirring the pot while the boss was out serving customers. By the time he returned, the caramel was so grainy it was ruined – but the customers loved it, and named it Fudge after the apprentice who mistakenly made it; Another story goes, that a college lecturer in Virginia, USA, was teaching a class in toffee making, and the temperature was not high enough and the results became what we now know as fudge. This, allegedly, is also where the term ‘to fudge something’ comes from.
Fudge it today without or without nuts.
★~Deja Vu Day:
If you’ve ever had that fleeting, mysterious sense that something new — a city or person you’re seeing for the first time, an El Morno Post — is somehow familiar, then you can count yourself among those who have experienced déjà vu. It’s typically a brief sensation, lasting no more than 10 to 30 seconds, but 96 percent of the population claims to have experienced at least one occurrence. For example you might feel like you read Today’s History and Birthday’s on EL Morno, yesterday. And this is correct. But let’s talk more about Deja Vu.
“Déjà vu, a French term meaning ‘already seen,’ is considered a disconnect or clash between objective unfamiliarity and a subject sense of familiarity,” said Claire Flaherty-Craig, a consulting and treating neuropsychologist at Hershey Medical Center. “ The concept of déjà vu has been around since French philosopher and researcher Émile Boirac coined the term in 1876. Proponents of psychic phenomenon quickly latched onto it as evidence of past lives, while early psychiatrists and psychologists bandied about various theories to explain its occurrence: Sigmund Freud attributed it to repressed desires. Carl Jung suggested it arose from tapping the collective unconscious. Dozens of “causes” of déjà vu have been proposed over many decades, said Flaherty-Craig, but most fall by the wayside as researchers learn more about the human brain and cognitive processes. Click to read more.
And as far as El Morno goes…just go with the Vu and carry on. Click, if you want to see what really happened on El Morno, May 11 besides Mother’s day.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1847 – The Mormon pioneer William Clayton became tired of counting the revolutions of a rag tied to a spoke of a wagon wheel to figure out how many miles he had traveled. So, while he was crossing the plains in his covered wagon, he invented the odometer.
♥~ 1960 – Elvis Presley appeared on Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home, Elvis on ABC TV. Presley sang one of Sinatra’s hits, Witchcraft, while Sinatra did Elvis’ Love Me Tender. It was Presley’s first TV appearance after his stint in the the U.S. Army.
♥~ 1963 – Singer Bob Dylan walked out of a dress rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show and, citing censorship for the show’s refusal to allow him to sing Talking John Birch Society Blues, refused to appear on the show. The tune made fun of the John Burch Society and CBS censors told Dylan he would not be allowed to perform it, saying that it could be considered libelous
♥~ 1973 – Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy album hit #1 in the U.S. for the first of two weeks.
♥~ 1978 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it would alternate men’s and women’s names in the naming of hurricanes. NOAA succumbed to pressure from women’s groups who were demanding that Atlantic storms be given unisex names.
★~ Today’s Birthdays:
♥~1812 –Edward Lear illustrator, poet, champion of the limerick; wrote the book A Book of Nonsense (1846). He went on to write Nonsense Songs (1871) and Laughable Lyrics (1877). He also wrote “The Owl and the Pussycat,” and he hundreds of limericks. died Jan 29, 1888;
♥~ 1820 – Florence Nightingale health activist, nurse: promoted the nursing profession, contributed to modern nursing procedures, founded Nightingale Training School for Nurses; author: Notes on Nursing; died Aug 13, 1910
♥~ 1907 – Katharine Hepburn Academy Award-winning actress: Morning Glory [1932-33], Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner , The Lion in Winter , On Golden Pond ; Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike, The African Queen, The Rainmaker, Rooster Cogburn, Suddenly Last Summer, Mary of Scotland, Love Affair; died June 29, 2003
♥~ 1925 – Yogi (Lawrence Peter) Berra Baseball Hall of Famer: catcher: NY Yankees, NY Mets; manager: NY Yankees, NY Mets
♥~ 1937 – George Carlin comedian: The George Carlin Show, Award Theater, first host of Saturday Night Live, The Kraft Summer Music Hall, Wonderful W-I-N-O, Seven Dirty Words, actor: Prince of Tides, That Girl, Car Wash, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure; died June 22, 2008
♥~ 1955 – Kix Brooks musician: guitar; songwriter, singer: duo: Brooks and Dunn: My Maria, Honky Tonk Truth, You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, He’s Got You, Hard Workin’ Man, That Ain’t No Way to Go
★~ Good to Know: Let’s kick-off Monday with John Green. In this episode, John Green explains some offbeat units of measurement. You’ll be measuring things by the Wheaton in a jiffy.
I’m a little behind on the Odd Random Reviews, but I’ll post several today and we will wrap it up this week.
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