Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 15, 2015 America Recycles Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 15, 2015, 432 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Sunday is off to a great start and have recovered from a tough loss by the Cardinal to the Oregon Ducks by two points on the last play of the game; as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Boyz II Men, a relevant quote from Ed Begley, Jr., looking forward to enjoying a bowl of raisin bran cereal, 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. America Recycles Day—celebrated since 1997 to promote the recycling of trash to protect the environment and conserve energy.                                            
         2. National Philanthropy Day—honoring since 1989 the contributions of philanthropists  to the betterment of out society.
         3. 1994 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1994 on a long run of fourteen weeks in that position I’ll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Here is a link to Boyz II Men performing I’ll Make Love To You:
         4.  National Raisin Bran Cereal  Day—celebrating another great cereal to start one’s day.
         5.  ODs Kill Even Old Bastards—celebrating or bemoaning the birthday on this day in 1968 of rapper Russell Tyrone Jones aka Old Dirty Bastard who had a rap sheet a mile long and died of a drug overdose two days before his 36th birthday in 2004.
On this day in:  
         a. 1937 to the joy of politicians who generate vast quantities of hot air, the first session of a Congressional hearing was held in air conditioned chambers.                                 
         b. 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial.
         c. 1959 the Clutter Family was murdered in Holcomb, Kansas which crime inspired Truman Capote to write his best seller In Cold Blood.
         d. 1971 Intel released the world’s first single chip microprocessor, the 4004.                                  
         e. 2013 Sony released the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day of sales.
         Reflections on reclycling from someone who actually walks the walk as opposed to merely talking the environmental talk: “If you're not buying recycled products, you're not really recycling.” Ed Begley, Jr.   
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