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August 5th, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
― Groucho Marx
★~ Work Like A Dog Day:
There is such irony in the idiom “work like a dog.” I suggest celebrating today by curling up on the couch,asking for a back rub, and eating your favorite treats all day. Rascal believes if she works at being happy, we’ll be happy too. Mostly she is right.
★~ Oyster Day:
There are over 100 different species of oysters and they’re typically named after the body of water where they grow because they take on the characteristics of the water they live in. The largest oyster-producing body of water in the world is located in Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the U.S. Sadly, only one out of every 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl. My teen can easily eat a dozen oysters and after a brief break consume another dozen. I can eat just one.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1914 – Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio became the first intersection in the U.S. to be equipped with an electric traffic light. The lighting ceremony occurred on this day.
♥~ 1924 – The comic strip Little Orphan Annie debuted in the New York Daily News. Annie and her little dog, Sandy, were creations of cartoonist Harold Gray.
♥~ 1957 – “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, made its network TV debut on ABC. The first record played was Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day.” Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year when the show was still called Bandstand, Clark went on to host the show until 1989. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including Abba, The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.
♥~ 1975 – Singer Stevie Wonder signed the recording industry’s largest contract: $13 million over a seven-year period.
♥~ 1990 – The world’s tallest cake was completed. The cake was baked and served at the Shiawassee County Fair in Corunna, Michigan. The cake was just over 101 feet tall (1,214.5 inches), consisting of 100 tiers of equal height.
♥~ 1906 – John Huston Academy Award-winning director: Treasure of Sierra Madre ; The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Prizzi’s Honor; father of Academy Award-winning actress Angelica Huston; died Aug 28, 1987
♥~ 1930 – Neil Armstrong NASA astronaut: command pilot of Gemini 8 [launched Mar 16, 1966], Armstrong was first man to land a craft on the Moon and first man to step onto its surface
♥~ 1945 – Loni Anderson actress: WKRP in Cincinnati, The Jayne Mansfield Story, Easy Street, Necessity, Nurses
♥~ 1956 – Maureen McCormick actress: A Very Brady Christmas, The Brady Bunch
★~ Moon Gallimaufry
If you want to buy a plot on the Moon I know a guy…. Denis Hope, is a 65-year-old man from Gardnerville, Nevada, who runs a legit business selling land plots on the Moon, Mars, Venus, Io and Mercury.
Hope is a former-ventriloquist, has been a in the business of space real-estate since 1980. Some people view his work as the selling of ‘novelty items’ such as pet rocks and certificates. Others argue that he’s taking forth the age-old American tradition of land speculators selling plots of useless land. Hope admits that there are several others selling property in outer space, but the difference is that those people are criminal in their intent. He considers himself the legit owner of the Moon, so what he’s doing is all right. How come he is so confident, you ask? Because he filed a declaration with the United Nations. Click Moonestates to find out more and perhaps stake your claim to a piece of the Moon
Have a terrific Tuesday and if it’s not terrific feel free to rant! It’s rant Tuesday. For better or worse the picnic table is done. I’ll post pictures tomorrow. I’m not speaking to it right now. Onward. Today, we will finish a bunch of small nits and grits.
Odd Loves Company!