RRidley’s Believe It Or Not For January 24, 2016, 362 days to go in President OObama’s pathetic lame duck term. If you have not seen the movie 13 Hours: TThe Secret Soldiers of Benghazi strongly recommend you should see it—good cchance you might not want to support Hillary Clinton with a memory of the “it’s a video” claim especially when the evidence coming out is that on her uunsecure server she placed SAP material some of which may have endangered oour human intel assets in the field and under her leadership requests for saecurity were denied and Ambassador Chris Stevens, “her friend” died . As alalways, I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances, music links to EEddie Fisher and Neil Diamond, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from PPhyllis Shaffley, looking forward to enjoying a plate of lobster thermidor, bblessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want tto find a gift for any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or aanniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique ccustomized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You nneed only contact me for details.
1. National Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day—commemorating the finding of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 by James Marshall although if you want to talk like a grizzled prospector talk like one from the Klondike ala Robert Service and do it in rhyme.
2. Beer Can Appreciation Day—celebrating the creation of the beer can in 1935.
3. 1954 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1954 on a run of eight weeks in that position Oh My Papa by Eddie Fisher who had the misfortune of losing his wife Elizabeth Taylor to Richard Burton during the filming of “Cleopatra.” Here is a link to Eddie Fisher performing Oh My Papa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dWOsP_wly0
4. Lobster Thermidor Day—celebrating an absolute great way to upgrade the basic steamed lobster with garlic and butter or if in Little Saigon in a restaurant like the Cove Seafood II their famous House Special Lobster.
5.This Diamond Is Not One In The Rough--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1941 of one of the iconic pop singers of all time, Neil Diamond with over 125 million records sold and on Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day highly appropriate a link to one of his great hits Heart of Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fXaC07X5M8sa Gtakl51
On this day in:
a. 1916 to the joy of overtaxed taxpayers, the Supreme Court the case of Brushaber v. Union Pacific, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the income tax was unconstitutional.
b. 1922 Eskimo Pie was patented Christian Kaye Nelson.
c. 1962 Jackie Robinson was elected as the first Afro-American to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
d. 1989 the first reported case of the transmission of the HIV Aids virus by heterosexual oral transmission was documented.
e. 2003 the Department of Homeland Security or given their incompetence may be the Department of Homeland Insecurity commenced operations.