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Yup, time for 3CM's usual lazy default option when the month and day on a given date coincide numerologically (if that's even a real word), on this Cinco de Mayo, although this SNLC isn't about Americans taking an important day in another nation's history as yet another excuse to drink too much - but never mind.  So, sort of in the spirit of the one previous 5/5 edition.....

Some random stuff to look at, related to the last 5/5/12:

1. This blog post tells of `Abdu'l-Bahá, son of Bahá'u'lláh (the founder of the Bahá'i Faith), speaking at Plymouth Congregational Church, Chicago, on May 5, 1912 (at least so it seems, given potential date confusion as described in the blog post).

2. You can look at this picture titled "Ice moving in the Yukon at Ruby, Alaska, May 5, 1912".

3. Speaking of ice, on May 5, 1912, the Denver Post published an account by Mrs. J.J. Brown, a.k.a. "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", of surviving the collision of R.M.S. Titanic with a very large chunk of solidified water, reproduced in this blog post, with a particular parting shot at Joseph Bruce Ismay, owner of the White Star Line (the very un-PC moment aside).

Or you can partake of various op. 5 compositions in classical music, such as:

a. Samuel Barber, The School for Scandal Overture

b. Hector Berlioz, Requiem (first part, with the real roof-raiser, the "Dies Irae", included):

c. Rachmaninoff, Suite No. 1 for 2 pianos, op. 5, a highly unauthorized video with Martha Argerich at one of the pianos:

With that, time for the usual SNLC protocol, namely your loser stories of the week.....

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