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In the little community called J Town, right across the square from those cute little houses with the great big porches, is a little bar called the F Bomb.

Up at the bar they are all a-Flutter about oldFart McCain's Fatuous Falsehoods, or Fuddy-duddy Chuck Grassley's newFound jihad against deer, or the demise oF a Favorite Fine Figure of a man on Boardwalk Empire.

Meanwhile, back on Twitter:

Elon's eating out in Puerto Rico, and this made me laugh out loud:

I really wish this wasn't a parody account:

On This Day

In 1863, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery in Gettysburg, PA.

In 1950, General Dwight D. Eisenhower became supreme commander of NATO-Europe

In 1955, the National Review published their first issue.

In 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean became the third and fourth men to walk on the moon.

In 1998, House of Representatives Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton for the Lewinsky affair.

In 1998, Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sold at auction for $71.5 million to an anonymous buyer (probably pocket change for him/her).

Born on This Day

1600 – Charles I of England (d. 1649)

1617 – Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (d. 1655)


1770 – Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)

Bertel Thorvaldsen - Shepherd

1831 – James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)

1846 - Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (d. 1933)


1862 – Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)

1883 – Ned Sparks, Canadian actor (d. 1957)

1895 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)

Harper's Bazaar Aug 1949

1896 - Anton Walbrook, [born Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (d. 1967)

1889 – Clifton Webb, American actor (d. 1966)

clifton webb, cpt. santa

1905 – Tommy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1956)

1917 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

1920 – Gene Tierney, American actress (d. 1991)

Gene Tierney

1921 – Roy Campanella, American baseball player (d. 1993)

1926 – Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)

1933 – Larry King, American stuffed shirt

1936 – Dick Cavett, American talk show host

1937 - Ray Collins, musician (Mothers of Invention)

1938 – Ted Turner, American businessman

1941 – Tommy Thompson, 42nd U.S. Governor of Wisconsin and 19th Secretary of Health and Human Services

1956 – Ann Curry, American journalist and television anchor

1961 – Meg Ryan, American actress

1962 – Jodie Foster, American actress

1971 – Justin Chancellor, Bassist for the band Tool

1973 – Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer

1973 – Django Haskins, American singer, guitarist, and songwriter (The Old Ceremony)

Died on This Day

1665 – Nicolas Poussin, French painter (b. 1594)

Nicolas POUSSIN - La Fuite en Égypte

1682 – Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619) and considered a historical hottie.


1703 – The Man in the Iron Mask, French prisoner (Eustache Dauger), the man who inspired Dumas' tale.

1828 – Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (b. 1797)

1887 – Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)

1915 – Joe Hill, American labor activist (b. 1879)

1932 - Jane Poupelet (b. ?), French sculptor/poster artist


1949 – James Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker (b.1860)

James Ensor 'Skeletons Warming Themselves'

1983 – Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)

1985 – Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, who worked under the unfortunate name Stepin Fetchit, American actor and dancer (b. 1907)

1993 - Dorothy Revier, silent film actress (b. 1904)

dorothy revier, the black camel 1931

Today is

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World Toilet Day (that's for you, Glen!)
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