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October 24, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gable
★~ Punk Day:
Throw on a British/Irish punk accent, dress like a punk rocker, and go forth and punk. Being punk means being bold, unique, and original. Crank up the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Dead Kennedys, the Dead Milkmen, the Clash, or the Cramps. Walk around singing “Punk for a Day” by L. A.’s Wasted Youth. Give the kids something to wonder about. Keep in mind though, Odd is not responsible for any anarchist activity you engage in today.
★~ Bologna Day:
Does anyone really like bologna (pronounced ba-lone-y)? I have always wondered . . . I guess there are more kinds of bologna than Oscar Meyer, including German bologna and kosher bologna. But it still blows my minds that Americans eat 800 million pounds of bologna annually. I mean what part of the cow, pig, chicken, or turkey is the bologna? One site says it is cooked and smoked with a wonderful bouquet of spices that add to its delicious flavor. Frankly, I think that is a bunch of baloney. However, if you are so inclined, add a slice or two to your sandwich today to celebrate Bologna Day!
★~ Good & Plenty Candy Day
Bologna Day and Good & Plenty Candy Day — does it get any better? God, I hope so. Am I just being a sourpuss? I’m sorry. To make it up to you, I will share a Good N’ Plenty cocktail recipe. Good N’ Plenty is a pink and white, soft and chewy licorice candy — just in case you have forgotten.
In an attempt to prove the effects of odors on sexual arousal, neurologist Alan Hirsch, M.D., and other researchers at the Smell and Taste Treatment Research Foundation in Chicago studied the effects of 30 different scents on the arousal of 31 male volunteers. While all of the scents produced some level of arousal, the winner was a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie. Other high-ranking items included orange and the combined scent of black licorice and doughnuts. In a similar experiment with women, Hirsch found that baby powder, as well as a mixture of Good and Plenty licorice candy and cucumber, were the top two sexually stimulating scents. Lavender and pumpkin pie also ranked high with women.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1939 – Women’s nylon hosiery went on sale for the first time — at Wilmington Dry Goods in Wilmington, DE. Why Wilmington? The Dupont Company, the inventor of nylon, is based there.
♥~ 1959 – Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain launched a pro basketball record streak. Not only did he play in 799 consecutive games; he didn’t foul out in one of them.
♥~ 1976 – ABC’s Pro Bowler Mark Hill of Lawton, OK bowled a perfect 300 game. Hill’s dad rolled a perfect game on February 15, 1975 and his mom bowled a 300 game on August 4, 1975. I guess bowling runs in the family.
♥~ 1982 – EPCOT (experimental prototype community of tomorrow) Center was dedicated by Disney Chairman, E. Cardon Walker at Walt Disney World, Florida: “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire, and above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.”
♥~ 2010 – Lady Gaga became the first singer to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. The singer had this to say on her Twitter account, “We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters! If we stick together we can do anything. I dub u kings and queens of youtube! Unite!”
★~ Famous Birthdays:
♥~ 1788 – Sarah Hale poet: Mary Had a Little Lamb; magazine editor; died Apr 30, 1879
♥~ 1915- Bob Kane American cartoonist; creator of Batman and Robin.
♥~ 1936 – Bill Wyman musician: group: The Rolling Stones: [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction, Get Off of My Cloud, Paint It, Black, Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Women,Brown Sugar, Angie; solo: LP: Stone Alone; songwriter: Downtown Suzie, In Another Land; London restaurant owner: Sticky Fingers
♥~ 1939 – F. Murray Abraham Academy Award-winning actor: Amadeus ; Surviving the Game, Last Action Hero, Nostradamus, Scarface, Serpico, The Sunshine Boys, All the President’s Men
♥~ 1979 – Ben Gillies, Silverchair, 1997 Australian No.1 & UK No.34 single ‘Freak’, 1995 Australian No.1 album ‘Frogstomp’ plus three other Australian No.1 albums
★~ Just Gallimaufry:
A Puff Piece – Employees will no longer be allowed to smoke in the hallways or at their desks at Reynolds; the company that makes Camel cigarettes. From a company spokesperson: “We’re well aware that there will be folks who see this as an irony, but we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it.” Even non-smokers just coughed up a lung.
Brigid Schulte on a company that profits as it pampers. Employees can define their own hours. People are urged to leave the office before 5pm and the place is locked up by eight. And no one expects to see you at your desk if there are some tasty waves nearby. That might sound like a recipe for corporate disaster. But the strategy has helped Patagonia triple its profits since 2008.
Forget calculators. Too much effort is required of my fingertips. I much prefer a camera app that can solve algebra problems.
I’m off and running – why should today be any different than another day? I’m helping Cole gussy up the June Bug (VW Bug) up for a gallery showing this weekend – Let’s hope she decides she wants to cooperate! Ha!
Did you experience the Solar Eclipse, yesterday? It was pretty cloudy in Chicago so we didn’t have a very good view of the sun masquerading as Pacman.
Have a Punk Friday!
Odd Loves Company,
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8 thoughts on “Punk Day, Bologna Day, Good & Plenty Candy Day”
The only bologna I like is fried bologna!!!! Doggone you, Katybeth—you always make me hungry when I read Odd!!!
Fried is the healthiest way to eat the stuff if you must. Read down…..Have a nice Texas BQ sammie!
As a kid, I liked a balogna sandwich with French’s mustard — now, I’m a bit curious about what’s inside that balogna!
Never been a fan of Good and Plenty, but then, I don’t like the taste of licorice. My late dad had to eat all the black-colored (licorice) jellybeans because none of the rest of us would.
Good luck with the Bug. I missed the eclipse, too.
El Morno readers are full of questions today. Bologna is a sausage, so it starts as a blend of meat, fat, salt and spices, which are then stuffed into a casing and smoked. Companies that produce bologna tend be very cagey about their ingredient list, since the “trimmings” that go into it occasionally come from parts of the animal that make people want to faint. They are also protective of their particular blend of spices (which are conveniently allowed to just be listed as “spices” on nutrition labels).
It’s about as healthy for you as any other sausage which means it’s not health at all. It is gluten free if you leave off the bread and oddly enough one of the healthiest ways to eat it is fried which burns off some of the sausage fat. And now aren’t you glad you asked—next year on Bologna I’ll share more….
I prefer to think the eclipse missed me since I was out looking for it.
Ironic about Reynolds. I wonder what percentage of the company employees smoke.
I could eat bologna if I was stranded on desert island but otherwise I’ll pass.
Looking forward to a beautiful weekend. Both kids are in town and are planning to crash at my place. It won’t be peaceful but I’ll enjoy catching up with the them and I’m sure Harry will enjoy the company.
Have a good one.
Ironic indeed. I bet a lot of the employees smoke. There health insurance rates must be through the roof.
Sounds like a wonderful weekend for both you and Harry.
I had a few bologna & cheese with mayo sandwiches in my youth. Have not had a craving lately though.
Never liked Good & Plenty. I know I asked this last time…..what was the fruity version called? That candy was ok.
Not into punk either.
Interesting tidbits concerning R.J. Reynolds….
Good luck with the gallery this weekend!
Well, this year I did some heavy duty research and have an answer for you….Mike & Ikes! are the fruity version of Good & Plenty but I’m not sure I can see the similarity except they both come in a box.
I hope we get a buyer for that BUG. That is what I hope
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