It's Sunday Morning...
Obviously I don't feel like getting up. ;)
Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well? Pancakes: Fat or thin? Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Coffee: Black or tan or white? Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat?
'Twas a slow Twitter day, unless you were into the games or Miss America:
Do they sell paraffin-scented candles?— JerryThomas (@JerryThomas) January 13, 2013
Gun Appreciation Day leader Larry Ward: "If blacks had guns, there'd have been no slavery. And if fetuses had guns, there be no abortions."— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) January 13, 2013
I used to be pro-life but then I realized I didn't like guns, torture or war enough.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 13, 2013
It's Rush Limbaugh's birthday. I got you something, I know I shouldn't have. Go ahead, open it. It's my utter contempt, hope you like it.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 13, 2013
If you want to "save marriage" then stop fighting gay weddings & start fighting straight divorce-current.com/shows/viewpoin…— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) January 13, 2013
Paul Ryan: "I don't understand why Lance Armstrong juiced. He could have just lied about his times like I did"— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) January 13, 2013
If we don't defend marriage, what's to keep Marcus Bachmann hanging around?— kara vallow (@teenagesleuth) January 12, 2013
BREAKING: Republicans may filibuster President Obama's Best Picture pick.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 12, 2013
Now, take your fingers out of your ears - it's time for your history lesson.
The first aptitude test I took back in high school showed that I was astoundingly fit, specifically for taking aptitude tests.— Fishgrease (@Fishbooom) January 12, 2013
On This Day
In 1854, Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, patented the accordion.
In 1966, Robert C. Weaver became the first black Cabinet member when he was appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
In 1968, Johnny Cash recorded his famous live concert at Folsom Prison.
In 1968, after extensive testing, Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio lab announced that the noise levels at rock concerts were harmful to teenage ears.
In 1990, Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the country's first elected black governor.
In 2002 , President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel.
In 2012, the passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Italy, killing 32.
Born on This Day
1596 – Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (d. 1656)
1749 – Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)
1808 – Salmon P. Chase, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)
1832 – Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (d. 1899)
1884 – Sophie Tucker, Russian-born singer and performer (d. 1966)
1885 – Alfred Fuller, Canadian businessman, The "Fuller Brush Man" (d. 1973)
1887 – Gabriel Gabrio, French actor (d. 1946)
1905 – Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)
1914 - Osa Massen, Danish actress (d. 2006)
1919 – Robert Stack, American actor (d. 2003)
1929 – Joe Pass, American jazz guitarist (d. 1994)
1931 – Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)
1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (d. 2007)
1935 – Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress
1947 – John Lees, English Musician (Barclay James Harvest)
1954 – Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)
1961 – Wayne Coyne, American singer (The Flaming Lips)
1961 – Suggs, English singer (Madness)
1977 – Orlando Bloom, English actor
1978 – Nate Silver, American journalist and statistician
Died on This Day
888 – Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 839)
1599 – Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)
1625 – Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flemish painter (b. 1568)
1864 – Stephen Foster, American composer (b. 1826)
1882 – Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
1929 – Wyatt Earp, American Western lawman (b. 1848)
1941 – James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)
1943 – Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
1956 – Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and caricaturist (b. 1871)
1976 – Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922)
1978 – Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)
1979 – Donny Hathaway, American musician (b. 1945)
2002 – Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
2009 – Patrick McGoohan, American actor (b. 1928)
2010 – Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) (b. 1950)
National Rubber Ducky Day
Make Your Dreams Come True Day
International Skeptics Day
Poetry Break Day
Blame Someone Else Day (there seem to be a few of these)
National Peach Melba Day