Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 18 History National Bad Poetry Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—August 18, 2015 Trust your Taco Tuesday is proving to be a great one and as always I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video by the Crew Cuts, a relevant quote by Peter Steele, looking forward to enjoying a cone or dish of soft ice cream on a hot summer day, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like 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. Mail Order Catalog Day—celebrating a holiday that has been more or less eliminated by websites and companies like Amazon and marked Montgomery Ward’s introduction of a mail order catalog on this day in 1872; but the honor should go to Benjamin Franklin who used the mail to sell scientific equipment coupled with this guarantee-- “Those persons who live remote, by sending their orders and money to B. Franklin may depend on the same justice as if present.”                        
       2. National Bad Poetry Day—bemoaning the slaughtering of a great art form with such poetic trash as that starting with “Roses are red, violets are blue.”                                         
       3. 1954 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1954 on a run of seven weeks in that position Sh-Boom by the Crew Cuts.  Here is a link to the Crew Cuts performing Sh-Boom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9G0-4TWwew
      4. National Soft Ice Cream Day—celebrating a great way to stay cool, either on a cone or in dish. 
      5. First Man May Not Happen Day—celebrating on this day in 1947 the birthday of Bill Clinton whose ability to become the First Man is being put in great jeopardy as Hillary’s email scandal continues to grow as does a growing majority that believe she knowingly lied.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1894 the U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Immigration.    
      b. 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution granting voting rights to women was ratified.     
       c. 1960 the oral contraceptive Enovid was introduced to the public.
    d. 1963 James Meredith became the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
     e. 2000 a federal jury found our favorite agency the Environmental Protection Agency guilty of discrimination in its treatment of Doctor Marsha Coleman-Adebayo which prompted the passage of the No Fear Act protecting federal employees and whistleblowers from discrimination and retaliation.
Reflections on defining two birds with one quote: “It’s bad poetry executed by people that can’t sing. That’s my definition of rap.” Peter Steele, lead singer for the band Type O Negative who was a heavy drug user and alcohol abuser who died at 48 taking the band with him.
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