Monday, April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Louie Louie Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 11, 2016. Only 284 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Political theater is getting more and more exciting as polls released today show Clinton with double digit leads over Sanders in New York and Pennsylvania and Trump with even more commanding double digit leads over Cruz and Kasich. After getting skunked in Colorado by Cruz, Trump’s campaign is complaining of Gestapo tactics by Cruz which begs the question that after all the personal insults, how in heaven’s name will whoever the nominee is be able to unify the party in the fall?  On the potential jumpsuit front for Hillary, Obama in an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News vowed no influence by him over the probe of Clinton’s private email server—one can only that this is not a repeat of his blatant lie to the American people “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period.” In a legacy destruction moment, Iran in essence now flush with cash tells the U.S. to pound sand over its ICBM missile program.   As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Barber Shop Finals, the Kingsmen and Bobby Goldsboro, factoids of interest, the Elks Lodge toast in honor of passed members, while looking forward to enjoying some cheese fondue with friends, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events 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. Barbershop Quartet Dayhonoring that unique American form of singing that originated in the 1900’s and is celebrated on this day in commemoration of the founding of the Society for the Preservation and Admiration of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America on April 11, 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here is a link to the 2015 International Barbershop Quartet Finals:
2. International Louie Louie Day—celebrating on the other end of the music spectrum one of the clearly iconic and forever lasting rock and roll song Louie Louie which was first composed and recorded by Richard Berry in April of 1957 and who was born on this day in 1936. Here is a music link to the Kingsmen performing Louie Louie:  
3. 1968 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1968 on a run of five weeks in that position Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Here is a link to Bobby Goldsboro performing Honey:
4. National Cheese Fondue Day—celebrating the perfect complement to a gathering of friends especially if accompanied by some fine chardonnay.
5. Tough Shoes to Fill—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1941 of Lew Platt who took over HP after the retirement of John Young and who doubled HP’s revenues during his tenure; he was instrumental in bringing Carly Fiorina on board as his replacement but sadly she almost immediately ceased seeking his advice and after  a tumultuous tenure of six years the board forced her to resign.  
On this day in:
a. 1876 the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded as a spin off from a social club known as the Jolly Corks which was formed in 1868 as a private club to avoid New York City regulations limiting the hours of taverns. It has grown to a national charitable and social organization with almost 1,000,000 members.         
b. 1951 President Harry S. Truman asserted civilian control over the military and dismissed General Douglas MacArthur as commander of UN forces in the Korean War.            
c. 1963 Pope John XXIII released Pacem in terris, the first papal encyclical addressed to all as opposed to just Catholics. 
d. 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which banned discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.       
e. 1976 the Apple 1 was designed and hand built by Steve Wozniak.
The Eleven O’Clock toast in memory of Elks that have passed:
“You have heard the tolling of eleven strokes.
This is to remind us that with Elks, the hour of eleven has a tender significance.

Wherever an Elk may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs.
It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more.
Living or dead, Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken.
Morning and noon may pass them by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message, To our absent members.”
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