Monday, January 25, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 25, 2016 National Macintosh Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 25, 2016, 361 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. If you have not seen the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi   strongly recommend you should see it—good chance you might not want to support Hillary Clinton with a memory of the “it’s a video” claim especially when the evidence coming out is that on her unsecure server she placed SAP material some of which may have endangered our human intel assets in the field and under her leadership requests for security were denied and Ambassador Chris Stevens, “her friend” died . As always, I hope you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Joan Weber; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Steve Jobs, looking forward to enjoying a serving of haggis on Robert Burns Night, 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. National Macintosh Day—commemorating the introduction by Steve Jobs in 1999 of the Macintosh Computer, the first computer with a video graphic interface and a mouse.                  
2. Community Managers Appreciation Day—celebrating since 2010 of the efforts of online community managers worldwide using social media and other tools to improve customer experience. 
3. 1955 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1955 on a run of two weeks in that position Let Me Go Lover by Joan Weber. Here is a link to Joan Weber performing Let Me Go Lover:
4. Burns Night Day—celebrating Burns Night with a haggi—one of those Scottish dishes that my Scottish mother absolutely detested and would always use salmon instead to complement the reading of some of Robert Burns poetry.
5. So Cool--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1980 of a former elementary teacher who is now an accomplished WWE champion wrestler, Michelle McCool.

On this day in: 
a. 1858 the Wedding March created by Felix Mendelssohn was played at the wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, to Freidrich of Prussia and became a very popular wedding march.
b. 1915 Alexander Graham Bell instituted transcontinental telephone service by calling from New York City Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
c. 1947 Thomas Goldsmith, Jr. filed for a patent for a cathode tube amusement device which was the first electronic game.                                                          
d. 1961 President Kennedy appeared on the first televised press conference.
e. 2011 the first wave of the Egyptian Revolution began with massive street demonstrations against the government.                     
Reflections on the importance of the Macintosh computer: “This revolution, the information revolution, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It's very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now?” Steve Jobs
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