Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—May 31, 2015 Trust your weekend is off to a good start. As always, I hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a relevant quote by David Byrne, looking forward to enjoying a mint julep watching a tape of American Pharaoh winning the Kentucky Derby, blessed with a positive attitude 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. World No Tobacco Day—a worldwide
observance of for 24 hours a complete absence of use of tobacco in any form—a
first step for those who quit today to have a chance to not join the list of at
least 6,000,000 who will die from tobacco use and the estimated 600,000
nonsmokers killed by second hand smoke.
Your Hearing Day—although most of the words spoken in Washington, D.C.
are not worth hearing, hearing loss, especially as one ages, is, to use a bad
simile, not a pretty sight. Ear plugs at INDY 500’s or Who rock concerts (120
decibels) or when working with heavy construction equipment is a great idea.
Number One Song—celebrating the number one song
in 2013 on a five week run Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Ray
Dalton, an American rap band whose song Thrift
Shop has garnered an estimated 750 million YouTube views. Here is a link to
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Dalton performing Can’t Hold Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM
4. National Macaroon Day—definitely a tasty
treat which is made from coconuts and leavened egg whites and may have originated
in Italy in the late 18th Century.
5. Make My Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1930 of that
iconic director and actor Clint Eastwood.
On this day in:
to the joy of artists and writers then living and in the future, the United
States passed its first copyright act, the Copyright Act of 1790.
over 2,200 people died when a dam above the town of Johnstown, PA was breached
unleashing a 60 foot high wave of water.
the National Negro Committee, the forerunner to the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People convened for the first time.
to the great joy of Americans seeking U.S energy independence, the Trans-Alaska
Pipeline System was completed.
Vanity Fair revealed that Mark Felt was Deep Throat for Woodward and
Bernstein’s exposing the Watergate Scandal. If only there is another Deep
Throat in the IRS wanting to come forward on the IRS’ targeting of conservative
on the need to eliminate tobacco usage: “The true face of
smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the
pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.” David Byrne, noted musician
with the Talking Heads. Definitely his thoughts expressed above are directly on
point. Anyone who continues to smoke despite the warnings and evidence better
hope that that he or she do not develop arthritis in the thumbs and has great
hand strength in order to operate on continuous demand a morphine pump in the
last stage of lung cancer.
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