Friday, November 27, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 27, 2015 Black Friday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 27, 2015, 420 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust your Black Friday is off to a great bargain filled start and better yet you are still able after Thanksgiving’s feast to wear your favorite jeans or dress; as always I hope you enjoy Friday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music clip  by Tony Bennett, a relevant quote from Bill Gates, looking forward to enjoying a Bavarian Cream Pie for desert, 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. Black Friday—if a retailer, today is the day you are now in the black and if a consumer today is the day to join over 100 million of your fellow Americans to stand in long lines to snatch up unbelievable bargains.                                     
         2. Native American Heritage Day—celebrating since 2008 the contributions to our culture and economy of Native Americans.
         3. 1951 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1951 on a run of six weeks in that position Cold Cold Heart by Tony Bennett. Here is a link to a Tony Bennett recording of Cold Cold Heart:
         4. National Bavarian Cream Pie Day—celebrating a heavy desert which given the amount of food one consumed yesterday one would have thought that Jello would have been more appropriate.
         5. Purple Haze—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1942 of the iconic electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix who died of a drug overdose at the far too early age of 27.
On this day in:  
         a. 1835 England hanged James Pratt and John Smith for sodomy; the execution was the last of its kind for sodomy.                                 
         b. 1924 the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in New York City.
         c. 1945 CARE was founded to send CARE packages of food to Europe.
         d. 1973 following the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew, the United States Senate voted 92-3 in favor of naming Gerald Ford as Vice President pursuant to the 25th Amendment.                                 
         e. 2005 the first partial human face transplant was completed in Amiens, France on a 38 year old woman who had been mauled by her dog while asleep.
Reflections on Black Friday: “You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.” Bill Gates As usual the founder of Microsoft is clearly thinking outside the box with an idea worth pursuing.
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