Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—May 16, 2015 Trust your weekend is off to a great start. As always, I hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video of Too Close and a relevant quote from Aaron Kilbourn, looking forward to sipping a mimosa with breakfast, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you may have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. Armed Forces Day—commemorating and
honoring the service of the brave men and women in our Armed Forces since 1950
on the third Saturday in May; in Torrance for the 56th year there
will be a great parade with marching bands and military units. If you see a
member of the military in uniform or a vet today, thank them for their service.
2. Free Culture Day—promoting the
ability to distribute culture without copyright protection which may be a great
way to reduce income inequality of Hollywood, authors, artists, musicians and
singers, but until men and women are no longer motivated by profits, a
guaranteed way to significantly reduce creativity and works of art.
3. 1998 Number One Song—celebrating
the number one song in 1998 on a four week run Too Close by Next, another R&B band popular in the late 90’s
and 2000’s and yet another reason to head back to the genre of rock and roll
next week. Here is a link to a music video of Next Too Close: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwEZRPkAAu8
Mimosa Day—ha way to start your day with vitamin C intake
and lower your blood pressure at the same time although if celebrated at all
should be on a Sunday at a Sunday brunch following church services.
5. It’s Not What You Know
but Who You Know Day—celebrating the
birthday on this day in 1973 of actress Tori Spelling whose father is Aaron
Spelling noted television producer of numerous award winning series, including
Beverly Hills 90210 starring his daughter Tori.
On this day in:
a. 1770 in an enjoy the party while it
lasts moment, 14 year old Marie Antoinette married 15 year old Louis-August who
would become King of France and with his wife lose his head during the French
1866 the United States eliminated the half dime coin and replaced it with the
c. 1888 Nikola Tesla delivered a lecture
describing the equipment needed to transmit alternating current over long
distances, another early step enabling the world to enter the Electrical Age.
d. 1960 Theodore Maiman tested the first
optical laser (ruby laser) at the Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
e. 1988 the Surgeon General of the United
States Edward Koop issued a report indicating that the addictive properties of
nicotine are similar (some would say worse) to the addictive properties of
cocaine and heroin; its delivery system, cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, is the
number one leading cause of death in the United States.
Somber reflection on Armed
Forces Day as our troops are still in harm’s way even whether on the ground in
Afghanistan or Marines providing aid in Nepal following its recent devastating
earthquake: “The dead soldier’s silence sings our
national anthem.” -- Aaron Kilbourn
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