• Happy Congalese Independence Day!

    We’re all over the board in this edition of the Ink Well, kids. So, strap in and enjoy (or at least sit down and shut up until we get to where we’re going).

    Despite the horrible, horrible memories it conjures up, I can’t help but love the 1986 World Series Game 6 Re-enacted in RBI Baseball.

    Time for a WikiMeme ( via Staz )!
    Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important births and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.
    Three Events
    1905 – Albert Einstein publishes the article “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies”, where he introduces special relativity. (Which has something to do with light traveling at a constant speed, no matter what you’re trying to tell the cop that stopped you. “But, officer, it only seemed like I was going fast to the stationary observer!”)
    1906 – Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act (‘cuz pure drugs is where it’s at, dude)
    1960 – Congo gains independence from Belgium. (Good riddance, waffleheads!)
    Two Births
    1917 – Lena Horne, American actress and singer
    1934 – Harry Blackstone Jr., American magician (d. 1997)
    One Death
    2001 – Chet Atkins, American guitarist (b. 1924)

    Go vote for me in the Folk Alley Open Mic!!

    We went and saw the reading of “Young Rube” that I talked about earlier. It was great, and as a bonus, Kat remembered to bring me one of her prints. Yay! Now, go buy stuff from her Etsy Shop!!

    Ladies and gentlemen. I give you: Monkey With A Death Wish

    And, finally, since it is almost Easter, it’s time to take a serious look at everyone’s favorite holiday treat: Scientific research on Peeps

  • Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 at 10:07 | #1

    Dude, I need one of those monkeys for my cats. You think they make a remote controlled one? Hmmm….

  • Ric The Schmuck
    Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 at 17:41 | #2

    That Wiki-thingy wuz fun. My results:

    1821 – The United States takes possession of its newly-bought territory of Florida from Spain.

    1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.

    1962 – Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.

    Two Births:
    1920 – David Brinkley, American television reporter
    1943 – Arthur Ashe, American tennis player
    (It was hard to pass up Ronnie James Dio, Arlo Guthrie and Jessica Simpson)

    One Death:
    1989 – Mel Blanc, American voice actor

    Neato stuff, Solly. Thanks for making me think, albeit in strange ways.

  • Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 at 21:00 | #3

    I posted the meme to my site. Glad I saw it here!

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