Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 13, 2016 World Radio Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 13, 2016. Unfortunately, still 342 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately only 21 days until the start of the Iditarod. Interesting theater on the political front in Louisiana as the Blue governor threatened that unless the Red controlled house and senate pass huge tax increase he will do what SEC opponents often have great difficulty doing—shutting down LSU Football. I trust your Saturday is  off to a great start and even if you were not romantic enough to have ordered a customized poem from the Alaskanpoet, your Valentine’s Day tomorrow will be a great one.    As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Al Green, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by a twelve year old child soldier whose name is disguised, looking forward to enjoying a dish of tortellini, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentines’ 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 Radio Day—celebrated since 2011 to commemorate the importance of radio in our daily lives and its utility bring communities together.
2. Employee Legal Awareness Day—created by an Australian lawyer Paul Brennan to promote among employee awareness of their legal rights in the workplace not out of the goodness of his heart but knowing lawyers as a means to create more litigation. 
3. 1973 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1973 on a surprisingly brief run of three weeks  in that position Crocodile Rock by  Elton John. Here is a link to Elton John performing Crocodile Rock:
4. National Tortellini Day--celebrating a very popular pasted stuffed with meat or cheese  i created in Bologna which comes with this legend:  When the goddess Venus stayed in a tavern on the outskirts of the city, the innkeeper spied on her through the keyhole of her room, but could catch only a glimpse of her navel. Spellbound, he went to the kitchen and, to capture this vision, shaped fresh egg pasta into the navel-sized tortellini. 
5. Spring Into Slime Daydespairing the birthday on this day in 1944 of Jerry Springer the host of the depraved show, the Jerrry Springer Show, that managed to show humanity at their absolute depraved worst .  
On this day in:                                                                                                   
a. 1542 Catherine Howard the fifth wife of King Henry the VIII in a why would you marry this guy moment was executed for adultery.
b. 1914 in a move to protect and reward the accomplishments of artists, musician, and composers, ASCAP was formed.
c. 1954 in a give me the ball moment Frank Selvy became the first NCAA Division One player to score 100 points in a game for Furman.
d. 2000 the last appearance of an original comic strip for “Peanuts” appeared one day after Charles Schultz died.      
e. 2011 for the first time in almost 100 years the Umatilla Tribe of American Indians were able to hunt buffalo a right granted to them by treaty which this nation refused to honor.                                                                   
Reflections on copyright from a poet who marks all his poems since poems can last and inspire forever: “But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.” Beth Henley, noted American screenwriter
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© February 13, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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