Archive for November, 2008

Born On:

  •  1667 – Jonathan Swift
  • 1835 – Mark Twain
  • 1874 – Winston Churchill
  • 1924- Shirley Chisolm
  • 1927 – Robert Guillaume
  • 1929 – Dick Clark
  • 1930 – G. Gordon Liddy
  • 1937 – Ridley Scott
  • 1943 – Terrence Malick
  • 1947 – David Mamet
  • 1952 – Mandy Patinkin
  • 1965 – Ben Stiller

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Today, Tacos. Tomorrow, The World.


You no longer have to load your bountiful taco shells lying down on their sides. They will now stand up to your gluttonous, spiced meat concoction.

But this doesn’t speak to my needs. I will only be satisfied when Old El Paso makes a shell with a reinforced bottom because I am tired of taking one bite and having the whole thing blow-out. If I wanted sour cream and grease on my shirt, I would gently daub it on there myself, thank you very much.

Give me the Stand ‘n Stuff Double Bottome Shell.

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Apparently I am not creative enough with how I use my free time.

Here’s 40 seconds of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

I could live a few more lifetimes and not have that thought cross my mind.

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We all remember The Harlem Globetrotters, right?

And, of course the most famous, with a 30 year stint (and favorite son of North Carolina) was the aptly named, Curly Neal.

 It seems Curly fathered a son years ago that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves: One of the stars of NBC’s “Las Vegas” ( – though he changed his name to an all-too-obvious stage name), James Lesure.

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How about Rocky or Chief or Brutus or or Ranger or Fozzie or Rudolph or Radish or Pickle or Cheerio or Dasher or Oliver or Caboose or Clay or Duke or Templeton or Scully or Ptolemy or Radcliff or Boo Radley or Boyd or ….

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Photo 400. No title, no date


“Why is Nona taking the picture? She’s the one who is seasick.”

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But, seriously, I saw reporters filing their stories from outer space last night. I mean that has to be the reason they were hologrammed into the CNN studio. That, or just huge fear Wolf Blitzer’s beard? Holograms?!? We are now using holograms for no apparent reason? Hmmmm…

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What is with all these programs on yeti and chupacabra and aliens and UFOs?

I think I liked you better when you were just WWII and Nazis and Hitler. Maybe.

I’ll even take the “History’s Mysteries: The Wheel” or “Amazing Discoveries:Water” Just make sure you keep getting Edward Herrmann to narrate everything.

Thank you.

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  • 1911 – Chevrolet first enters the automobile industry in competition with the Model T
  • 1913 – US introduces the income tax
  • 1957 – USSR launches Sputnik 2 first animal in orbit
  • 1964 – Washington, DC residents able to vote in the presidential election for the first time
  • 1973 – NASA luanches Mariner 10 towards Mercury, becomes first space probe to reach that planet
  • 1986 – The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America


  • 1793 – Stephen F. Austin, American pioneer
  • 1936- Annie Oakley
  • 1933 – Micheal Dukakis
  • 1949 – Anna Wintaur
  • 1953 – Dennis Miller
  • 1957- Dolph Lungren
  • 1959 – Hal Hartley
  • 1971 – Dylan Moran


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