Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ON THIS DAY

It was on this date in 1775 that Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride and fashion prediction, saying "The Red Coats are coming! The Red Coats are coming!" Spoiler alert -- they came.
  • Back then, that's how they announced the next "in" spring fashions. 
  • It was supposed to be Regis' night, but he had a previous engagement. 
  • That was the "eleven o'clock ride" Central. 
  • He let the colonists know he was having a sale on cookware. 
  • Actually, Paul rode through the streets of Boston to alert the colonists that "Red coats are on the way!" Turns out he was wrong. The look that all was more of an admiral blue. 
  • And he did it all with just one horsepower. 
  • What's not very well known: on the way back, he was yelling, "Name cookware after me! Name cookware after me!" 

On this date in 1924, the very first crossword puzzle book was published by Simon and Schuster. I believe Simon did the downs and Schuster was in charge of across.
It took that long to round up enough cross word. They should have asked my Uncle Bob for help.
Some say they made the puzzles too difficult, which resulted in a few cross words of their own.
I guess it took that many years to come up with enough cross words to make a puzzle.


In 1934, the first-ever coin-operated Laundromat opened up in Fort Worth, TX. It was there the phrase was coined, "Who's got change for a dollar?"

Did you know that women do laundry every couple of days. A man will wear every article of clothing he owns, including his surgical pants that were hip about eight years ago, before he will do the laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will wear a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul and take his mountain of clothes to the laundromat.



TODAY IS

Kourtney Kardashian turns 28 today. Doesn't it seem like she's been around for 128 years?

Melissa Joan Hart celebrates her 41st birthday today. We're getting closer and closer to a whole new generation of kids who will be saying Sabrina the Teenage what? Who? Some day she'll tell her kids that when she was younger, she was a witch for a spell.

Conan O'Brien turns 54 today. Today, for old times' sake, NBC is going to buy him something really nice for his birthday and give it to Jay Leno.

Jane Leeves, best known as Daphne on "Frasier," now playing some part on some cable comedy show, turns 56 today. They say she's got quite a temper. When Jane's upset, Jane Leeves.

Rick Moranis is sitting around and waiting for just one more "Honey, I shrunk" movie... oh, and he turns 64 today.

James Woods turns the big 7-0 today. He's got an interesting way of deciding who he's going to date. He takes his age and divides by three... and that tells him how old the girl should be.

Hayley Mills is 71 today. At one time when her name came up, I thought of "Pollyanna." Now I think of Poly-grip!



MY OTHER THOUGHTS FOR TODAY

A Navy Seal is being investigated for moonlighting as a porn star. Maybe you've seen some of his films: "Specially Trained Unit," "I've Got Your Back" and "We're Going In!"

Victoria Beckham has trademarked the name of her five-year-old daughter Harper Seven Beckham. She's not only growing up entitled, she's also trademarked!

I don't know about you, but I can't help but wonder how different the world would be today if, instead of dragging that passenger off the jet, United had just handed the guy a Pepsi.

New slogans for United Airlines making the rounds online:

If we overbook, you'll catch a right hook.

You carry on, we carry off.

You can run, but you can't fly.

Tell us your safe word at check-in.

The captain has turned on the no-passenger sign.

If we cannot beat our competitors, we beat our customers.

Here's a nice collection of sarcastic Zen sayings found on Facebook:

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.

Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.

If you ever feel you are worthless remember that you are full of expensive organs.

It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

Always remember that you're unique, just like everyone else...

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

And Finally,  It's Pet Owners Independence Day -- I'm going to celebrate by sleeping and eating all day long.

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