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The F Bomb is a gathering of Friends of the defunct J Town, and anyone else who wants to come hang out with this Feckless Force of Fearfully Funny Folks.

The F Bomb comes equipped with a history lesson of sorts.  You will see familiar and unfamiliar art and old time movie stars and models sporting vintage fashions, and lots of music (NO Journey, however, that is rightfully Frowned upon). Each picture comes equipped with a hidden caption called a "hover" because you have to hover your mouse over said picture to see the caption. I try to make them Funny, Forgive me when they aren't.

First, some Funnies Found on Twitter:

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On This Day

In 1558, the Elizabethan era began as Elizabeth I took the throne upon the death of her half-sister, Mary I.

In 1869, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, was inaugurated in Egypt.

In 1947, due to rising media induced hysteria, the Screen Actors Guild implemented an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

In 1968, Eastern time viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game missed the exciting finish when NBC started broadcasting a showing of Heidi instead. Since then, sports leagues require all televised broadcasts of their games to be aired to completion, regardless of score.

In 1973, Lieutenant William Calley went on trial for the My Lai Massacre.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced to a gathering of Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."

In 1993, the House passed a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Born on This Day

1503 – Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian painter (d. 1572)

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1749 – Nicolas Appert, French inventor of “airtight food preservation.” (d. 1841)

1793 – Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter (d. 1865)

The Champion, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, 1824

1799 – Titian Peale, American artist (d. 1885)

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1878 – Grace Abbott, American social worker. Among other things, she was instrumental in changing child labor laws, she helped draft the Social Security Act, and she was the first woman to be nominated for a Presidential cabinet position, though she was not confirmed. (d. 1939)

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1897 – Frank Fay, American actor whose main claim to fame was originating the role of Elwood P. Dowd on Broadway (that’s Harvey, FYI) and for being married briefly to Barbara Stanwyck. There is much speculation that his marriage to Stanwyck was the basis for the plot of A Star is Born. (d. 1961)

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1899 – Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer who was also the brother of movie star Norma Shearer. (d. 1971)

1904 – Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor (d. 1988)

1905 – Mischa Auer, American character actor (d. 1967)

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1916 – Shelby Foote, American historian who you probably know from the Ken Burns Civil War documentary. (d. 2005)

1921 – Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter (check out pages and pages of his work at http://www.albertbertelsen.dk/... , it’s very cool stuff)

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1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)

Rock Hudson 1955 vintage 1950s photo LIFE MAGAZINE

1934 – Jim Inhofe, American ignoramus

1937 – Peter Cook, English comedian and one time comedy partner of Dudley Moore (d. 1995)

1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer

1942 – Martin Scorsese, American film director

1944 – Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds) (d. 1991)

1944 – Lorne Michaels, Canadian producer of Saturday Night Live.

1947 – Robert "Stewkey" Antoni American musician (the Nazz)

1948 – Howard Dean, American politician and liberal hero, who brought us the 50 state strategy.

1948 – East Bay Ray, American musician (Dead Kennedys)

1949 – John Boehner, part Oompa-Loompa, mostly drunk crybaby Speaker of the House of Representatives (did I fit enough adjectives in there?)

1960 – RuPaul, American entertainer

1964 – Susan Rice, currently beleaguered United States Ambassador to the United Nations and possible nominee for Secretary of State

1966 – Jeff Buckley, American musician and equally talented son of Tim Buckley. (d. 1997)

1978 – Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress

1983 – Harry Lloyd, English actor

Died on This Day

1708 – Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch painter (b. 1631)

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1720 – Calico Jack Rackham, English pirate (b. 1682) (Arrrrr!)

1780 – Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)

Bernardo Bellotto - Architectural Capriccio with a Self-Portrait of Bellotto in the Costume of a Venetian Nobleman - Detail

1835 – Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (b. 1758)

Vernet, Horace (1789-1863) - 1834 Arab Chieftains in Council (Musee Conde, Chantilly)

1917 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (b. 1840)

1968 – Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911) (The Gormenghast trilogy, which was made into a delightfully weird BBC series a few years back)

1995 – Alan Hull, English musician (Lindisfarne) (b. 1945)

2006 – Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)

Today is

Homemade Bread Day
National Adoption Day - Saturday before Thanksgiving
Take A Hike Day
World Peace Day
National UnFriend Day
National Baklava Day

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