Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 25 History International Artist Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 25, 2015, 453 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Sunday is proving to be great start for the weekend and your favorite college teams won as will your favorite pro teams; as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Neil Sedaka,  a relevant quote from Pablo Picasso, hoping that you do not have to endure some greasy food, 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. International Artist Day—celebrating the contributions of artists in all media to our cultural and emotional enjoyment.                                                              
         2. Mother In-Law Day—celebrated on the fourth Sunday in October to honor those women who sadly are the subject of jokes and scorn but in reality can be a very positive force especially if close enough to babysit the children.
         3. 1975 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1975 on a
run of 3 weeks in that position Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka.  Here is a link to Neil Sedaka performing Bad Blood:
         4.  National Greasy Food Day—celebrating or if more of a health nut, bemoaning, the prevalence of greasy foods in our diet although the pendulum against low fat is swing back to favor bacon and butter and whole milk.
         5. Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue Day—celebrating not that trite poem, the birthday on this day in 1881 of iconic Pablo Picasso appropriately celebrated on this International Artist Day and who went through several artistic periods in his long artistic career including the Blue Period and Red Period.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1854 in one of the more boneheaded example of military leadership at the Battle of Bacaclava in the Crimean War sent the Light Brigade into massed Russian cannon to their slaughter.
            b. 1962 UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson in a meeting of the UN Security Council displays photos showing the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba exposing Soviet lies as to their existence.                                           
            c. 1971 the UN expelled the Republic of China (Taiwan) and seated the Peoples Republic of China in its place.
            d. Windows XP was released by Microsoft.
            e. 2004 Fidel Castro banned the use of American dollars in transactions taking place in Cuba.
Reflections on the role of the artists from a master: “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.” Pablo Picasso
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