Friday, July 20, 2007

Happy Anniversary

It's been one year today since my first post on this blog. I read someplace most Blogs only last three months so if I am not prolific, at least I am stubborn.

Here are some other Anniversaries plucked at random from the interweb;


1878: First telephone introduced in Hawaii

1881: Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops. In 1885 he appeares in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show a tradition carried on today by many Native Americans who, performing for tourists, perpetuate the iconic ideal of the two dimensional indian.

1890: Theda Bara Born, the word "vamp" enters the American lexicon as kohl sales surge foreshadowing the popularity of gothic subculture and Hot Topic stores.

1923: Pancho Villa ambushed and assassinated. He now lives on as a chain of restaurants, an HBO film and a drink, technically named for a Fillipino boxer who adopted the name, but who cares? It sounds tasty.


1oz golden Puerto Rican rum
1oz gin
1oz apricot brandy
1tsp cherry brandy
1tsp pineapple juice
Stir with crushed ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drink with freedom!

1938: Diana Rigg born in Yorkshire, later responible for countless boys with bondage and leather fetishes.

1944: A bomb meant to assassinate German dictator Adolf Hitler explodes at his headquarters, killing four. Hitler survives, and the senior military staff who conspired against him are executed.
Today many Germans are dissapointed that Tom Cruise isn't a method actor.

1956: U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island. Much later President Ronald Wilson Reagan says "I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast." redefining forever the concept of absolute proof as it relates to the US government.

1968: Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes the first heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117.
Is adopted as a hymn in 1995 by a small Springfield congregation under the title "In the Garden of Eden" resulting in a 150% increase in church attendance.

1969: Neil Armstrong walks on the moon. Sting later does the same with slightly better vocals.

1973: Bruce Lee enters coma and later dies of cerebral edema.
The posthumous release of Enter the Dragon makes him a cult figure, something his son accidentally accomplishes to a lesser degree twenty years later.

1974: Turkey invades Cyprus, Cypriate property taxes double overnight.

1984: Vanessa Williams asked to resign as Miss America, men across America hoard their copies of Playboy driving down the collector value of that particular printing to an all time low, just slightly below the Dana Plato issue.

2005: Canada becomes 4th country to permit same sex marriage, homosexuals from Vancouver to the Maritimes rejoice at newfound equal opportunity to experience the suffocating feeling of being trapped in a loveless marriage.


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