Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not-June 28 History National Ceviche Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—June 28, 2014:  Good luck to Team U.S.A. against Belgium on July 1 in the World Cup.  Wear your best shades today and enjoy these holidays, factoids, and quote from the Daphne Fielding with a smile on your face and a thick tortilla chip in your hand to scoop up some ceviche.
            1. INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY—created by Derek Arnold in Iowa on this day in 2000  as a parody protesting people who in an attempt to promote the importance of themselves in emails use ALL CAPS.    
            2. My Way Or The Elway Day—celebrating the birthday of one of Stanford’s great quarterbacks along with Plunkett and Luck, two time Super Bowl winner, John Elway—one of the strongest arms of any quarterback to play the game but doomed to play in his last collegiate game against Cal which after Elway drove Stanford to a last seconds apparent comeback win produced a loss in The Play.
           3. Paul Bunyan Day—honoring that mythical creator of American logging—whenever you see rain in the forests it is most likely being caused by his tears due to the bureaucrats and the Endangered Species Act which has decimated logging in large parts of this country.
           4. National Tapioca Day—celebrating that great gluten free pudding extracted from cassava (native Brazil- site of the World Cup).
           5. National Ceviche Day—celebrating a great dish, fresh fish marinated in lime or lemon with added spices and finely chopped vegetables like onions and tomatoes—a cooling dish like gazpacho without the liquid—Enjoy!  
On this day in:
            a. 1969 the Stonewall Riots began in New York City, a event which heralded the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement in this country.
            b. 1987 in the first time in military history a civilian population was targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes under the command of Saddam  Hussein bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht—the skilled gained was later put to use in his own county.
            c. 1997 in a precursor to a World Cup moment of biting, Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting off a portion of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight championship fight.
A rational view from a horse’s perspective: “It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.” Daphne Fielding, noted 20th Century British author Since we have few carriages in the streets an addendum would be “or cause a driver to swerve off the road.” But the thought is right.  
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© June 28, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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