Monthly Archives: May 2011

What Happened – May 31

It was on this day in 1929 that Mickey Mouse said his first words. The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt” and the most recent is … Continue reading

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Owning a Home

Yup, it is mine. (Well, mine and the bank’s. It kinda felt surreal to see that I’ll be paying off my mortgage until 2044.) After decades of renting, I am now the owner of my own place. Hopefully I’ll have more self-control … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 30

It was on this day in 2005 that VP Cheney stated “I think they’re in the last throes” when asked how much longer the war in Iraq would continue. He would go on to state that he expected the troops to … Continue reading

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Fuck Bhumibol Adulyadej

Yeah, I said it. Fuck the king of Thailand. To hell with his queen too. And a pox on his heir as well, whoever-the-heck that may be. They all look weird and have funny clothes. Plus I heard he never … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 29

“If this be treason, make the most of it!” It was on this day in 1765 that Patrick Henry made a speech before the House of Burgesses, attacking the recently imposed Stamp Act. He had been a member of Virginia’s colonial legislative body … Continue reading

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Could have been my condition

Tonite’s party starts with this gem from the early 70’s. Ain’t it nice how all these fellas found shirts that actually match those rented shoes? And as long as we’re hanging around the bowling alley, here is Kenny Rogers singing … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 28

It was on this day in 1588 that over 150 ships…carrying 8,000 sailors and 18,000 soldiers…began to leave Lisbon and headed towards the English Channel. (It would take two days for all the ships to leave the port.) The King … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 27

It was on this day in 1937 that about 200,000 people walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. Construction on the suspension bridge had started over four years previously, and this was the first day of a week-long celebration of it’s completion. Built to replace a 20 … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 26

It was on this day in 1908 that George Reynolds struck oil, despite having been ordered to stop looking for it. He was a geologist who had spent the last several years prospecting the Iranian desert on behalf of the Burmah Oil … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 25

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” It was on this day in 1977 that those words first appeared on movie screens. As one of the reviewers said, the flick was “good enough to convince the most … Continue reading

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