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September 25, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~ John Steinbeck
★~ Comic Book Day:
Today is National Comic Book Day. Not to be confused with the better known Free Comic Book Day held every May, this is a day for people of all ages to celebrate the comic book and graphic novel.
Comic books have been entertaining children and adults alike for more than 200 years! Reaching massive popularity in the late 1930s. By the mid 1940s, comic books were outselling traditional books.
Celebrate the traditional way by reading a comic book or giving a comic book to someone who loves to read them. Or if you’ve collected comic book continuity errors this year take them and throw them into a river, as way of forgiving Marvel and DC for their sins.
★~ One Hit Wonders Day:
One-Hit Wonder Day was established by music journalist Steve Rosen back in 1990 to pay tribute to those who have had their five minutes (or less) of fame and subsequently vanished, leaving us only a catchy (hopefully!) tune to remember them by.
★~ Crab Newburg Day:
Crab meat newburg (often shortened to simply “crab newburg”) is a rich, creamy seafood dish made with lump crab meat, butter, cream, sherry, eggs, and spices.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1513 – Explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the east, while traveling on the Isthmus of Panama. Balboa claimed the ocean for the king and queen of Spain
♥~ 1962 – John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Steinbeck won the prize “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.”
♥~ 1975 – Billy Petty sold his prize turkey at a Pasadena, Texas, rodeo for $1,600, the highest price ever paid for a turkey.
♥~ 1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. She was sworn in as the 102nd Justice.
♥~1986 – An 1884-S Barber Head dime – one of only a dozen in existence – brought $83,000 in a California coin auction.
♥~ 1897 – William (Cuthbert) Faulkner Nobel Prize-winning writer; The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, Absalom, Absolom!, Sanctuary, The Bear, Soldiers’ Pay, The Reivers; movie scripts: The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not; died July 6, 1962
♥~ 1929- Barbara Walters: Is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, co-anchored the ABC Evening News, and is a contributor to ABC News. On March 3, 1999, her interview of Monica Lewinsky was seen by a record 74 million viewers, the highest rating ever for a journalist’s interview. Walters asked Lewinsky, “What will you tell your children about this matter?” and Lewinsky replied, “I guess Mommy made some mistakes,” at which point Walters brought the program to a dramatic conclusion, turning to the viewers, saying, “And that is the understatement of the century.” (Walters has announced that she will retire from ABC News and as co-host of The View in May 2014.)
♥~ 1930 – Shel Silverstein poet, cartoonist, songwriter: The Cover of the Rolling Stone, Freakin’ at the Freakers’ Ball, Sylvia’s Mother;author: Where the Sidewalk Ends: A Light in the Attic, The Giving Tree; died May 10, 1999
♥~ 1943 – Robert Walden actor: Lou Grant, All the King’s Men
♥~ 1944 – Michael Douglas Academy Award-winning actor: Wall Street ; Disclosure, The China Syndrome, Fatal Attraction, Black Rain, A Chorus Line, The Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, Basic Instinct, The Game, The Streets of San Francisco; son of actor Kirk Douglas; married since 2000 to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones
♥~ 1952 – Christopher Reeve actor: Superman series, Blood Horse, Black Fox, Somewhere in Time, Village of the Damned, The Remains of the Day; champion of people with paralytic injuries; died Oct 10, 2004
♥~ 1961 – Heather Locklear actress: Melrose Place, Dynasty, T.J. Hooker
♥~ 1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones actress: The Phantom, The Mask of Zorro, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Entrapment; ; married since 2000 to actor, movie mogul Michael Douglas
Legendary comic creator Stan Lee rants about admirers calling themselves his “biggest fan”
I’ve never been a comic book fan. Super hero movies are fun, tho. Superman is probably my favorite. Do you have a favorite?
Have a terrific Thursday. L’ Shana Tova – Happy Jewish New Year to those of you that are celebrating.
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