Is there anyone in particular that you take the time to remember and celebrate on Memorial Day?
Aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen?
Do you still read any magazines (paper, not online)? Which ones?
Do you still write checks to pay your bills, or do you pay online?
Do you go to sleep and get up at the same time every day, or does it vary? Are you a napper?
The Twitter Emitter
Reading is fundamental but misreading is fundamentalism.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 22, 2013
Yes, there's a terrible scandal in govt. It lies in the broken oaths of a political party more devoted to destroying Obama than serving us.— Dave (@YouGiveMeFever7) May 23, 2013
Sheriff Joe Arpaio: "We don't racially profile. We don't target blacks, just Mexicans."— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) May 25, 2013
Arpaio insists he never once racially profiled any of those illegal wetbacks.— Justice Putnam (@justiceputnam) May 25, 2013
"Why did you create mosquitoes?" A better question is "Why did you create people?" Answer: to feed the mosquitoes.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 25, 2013
You know you're tired when you need a coffee to be awake enough to meet someone for coffee.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 25, 2013
Heaven is like arriving at Disneyland. Hell is like still being at Disneyland three weeks later.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 25, 2013
Man shall not live on bread alone. Yet it is easy to forget this at restaurants and end up full before the appetizer.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 26, 2013
It's TOO SOON. Too soon after the I-5 bridge collapse to talk about raising taxes to fix bridges.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) May 26, 2013
If The Lord really hated Gay People or Cannabis he would cease his worldwide production of both.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 26, 2013
You can ground a plane if 2 ppl dress funny & speak a weird language. But 50+ were caught carrying loaded guns onto planes last week.— David Waldman (@KagroX) May 26, 2013
On This Day
In 1647, America began killing "witches" with the hanging execution of Alse Young in Connecticut.
In 1896, St. Louis, MO and East St. Louis, IL, were struck by a massive tornado (estimated F4) that killed 255 people and did more than $10 million in damages (in 1896 dollars, which would be more than 2.5 billion today).
In 1927, Ford ceased production of the Model T in order to retool their factories to begin production of the Model A.
In 1930, NYC's art deco Chrysler Building was opened to the public.
In 1933, the World's Fair, dubbed "A Century of Progress," opened in Chicago.
In 1935, the Supreme Court declared the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional (just a few days before the act was due to expire).
In 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened to pedestrians (it was opened to vehicle traffic the following day).
In 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that it was OK for Paula Jones to pursue her sexual harassment suit against President Clinton while he was still in office.
Born on This Day
1616 - Anton Goubau, Flemish landscape painter (d. 1698)
1794 – Cornelius Vanderbilt, American industrialist and ancestor of Anderson Cooper (d. 1877)
1818 – Amelia Bloomer, American women's rights activist (d. 1894) The underwear called "bloomers" was named after her, though she had nothing to do with the invention, just the popularization.
1819 – Julia Ward Howe, American poet (d. 1910)
1837 – Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)
1858 - Juan Giménez Martín, Spanish painter (d. 1901)
1871 – Georges Rouault, French artist (d. 1958)
1881 - Adolf Erbslöh, German artist (d. 1947)
1883 - Jessie Arms Botke, US decorative painter (d. 1971)
1887 - Jakob Steinhardt, German-Israeli woodcut artist and painter (d. 1968)
1894 – Dashiell Hammett, American author (d. 1961)
1907 – Rachel Carson, American biologist and writer (d. 1964)
1911 – Hubert H. Humphrey, American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)
1911 – Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
1913 – Wols, German painter and photographer (d. 1951)
1922 – Christopher Lee, English actor
1923 – Henry Kissinger, creep
1925 – Tony Hillerman, American writer (d. 2008)
1934 – Harlan Ellison, American author
1935 – Lee Meriwether, American model and actress (Catwoman in the very first Batman movie), Miss America 1955
1935 – Ramsey Lewis, American pianist and composer
1943 – Cilla Black, English singer and actress
1945 – Bruce Cockburn, Canadian musician (The Esquires and The Flying Circus)
1948 – Pete Sears, English musician (Jefferson Starship, Moonalice, and Hot Tuna)
1950 – Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra)
1957 – Siouxsie Sioux, English singer-songwriter (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1958 – Neil Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician (Split Enz, Crowded House)
1958 – Linnea Quigley, American actress (the Scream Queen)
1968 – Rebekah Brooks, English eavesdropper with fabulous hair and tenuous morals
1970 – Joseph Fiennes, English actor
1971 – Lisa Lopes, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (TLC) (d. 2002)
1975 – André 3000, American rapper, producer, and actor (OutKast)
Died on this Day
1508 – Ludovico Sforza, Italian ruler, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
1541 – Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473)
1564 – John Calvin, French religious reformer (b. 1509)
1596 - Pellegrino Tibaldi, Italian painter (b. 1527)
1675 - Gaspard Dughet, French painter (b. 1613)
1707 – Athénaïs de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
1717 - Nicolas Colombel, French painter (b. 1644)
1837 - William Anderson, British artist (b. 1757)
1960 – James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (b. 1877)
1969 – Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (b. 1926)
1993 – Mary Philbin, American actress (b. 1903)
2011 – Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician, and author (b. 1949)
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