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#127353 - 09/20/09 04:20 AM Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009
Mellowicious Offline

Registered: 05/03/06
Posts: 9573
Loc: The Great American Desert
Welcome to the Round Table for Sunday, Sept 20

There is way too much good stuff on this date, so I brought an abundance of bread and fruit, and you can pick whichever sections appeal to you most.

There's even a wide assortment of music - and we'll start of with David Bowie's "Fame," which hit #1 on this date in 1975.

357 -BC- Alexander III the Great, king of Macedonia, emperor

Alexander created one of the largest empires of the ancient world. And while it's impossible to be certain of relationships of so long ago, he is fairly widely believed to have been homosexual.

1833 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta Italy, journalist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907)

1878 Upton Sinclair novelist (Jungle)

"I aimed at the public's heart, and
by accident I hit it in the stomach. "
Upton Sinclair, on his novel, "The Jungle" (1906)

If Upton Sinclair and Michael Moore had lived at the same time, maybe our food quality would be higher than it currently is.

1885 Ferdinand (Jelly Roll) Morton New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer - the first real jazz composer. Wiki describes his piano style this way:

Morton's piano style was formed from early ragtime and "shout," which also evolved separately into the New York school of stride piano. Morton's playing, however, was also close to barrelhouse, which produced boogie woogie.

I said there'd be some variety in music, didn't I?

1873 Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) thank God than never happened again
1877 Chase National Bank opens in NYC (later merges into Chase Manhattan) I wonder what ever happened to them?
1884 Equal Rights Party nominates female candidates for Pres & VP they were probably told that this country was more likely to elect a "colored" man before it ever elected a woman...oh, snap!

1899 Elliot Nugent director (And so They were Married)
19-- Frances Heflin Okla City, OK, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children)
19-- Yvonne Wilder NYC, actress (Operation Petticoat, Condo)

1902 Kermit Maynard Vevey Ind, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup)
1902 Steve Smith singer (Lawrence Welk Show)

1917 Arnold "Red" Auerbach NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtics)
1920 Alexander Thereat

1924 James Galanos Phila, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1959)
1928 Dr Joyce Brothers NYC, pop psychiatrist ($64,000 question winner)

1929 Anne Meara Bkln NY comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place)

Can't image Stiller without Meara, or Meara without Stiller – but I always liked Anne best.

But could I find a good link?

1934 Sophia Loren Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. "

1936 Dany Carrel Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
1938 Pia Lindstom entertainment critic (WNBC-TV)
1938 Tom Tresh NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of the Year)

1941 Dale Chihuly Tacoma Wash, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967)

I wasn't familiar with this man's work, but isn't it gorgeous?

1941 John A Wismont Jr Calif, watercolor painter
(over 50,000)
1950 Debi Morgan Dunn NC, actress
(Angie-All My Children, Cry Uncle)
1951 Guy LaFleur Quebec, NHL right wing
(Montreal, NY Rangers)
1951 JoAnna Cameron Colo, actress
(I Love My Wife, Isis)

1957 Fran Drescher NYC, actress (Cadillac Man)

1959 Alannah Currie rocker (Thompson Twins-Doctor, Doctor)

Oh, the 80s...

1966 Nuno Bettencourt Azores, rock guitarist
(Extreme-More Than Words)
1967 Gunnar Nelson rock singer
(Nelsons-Love & Affection)
1967 Matthew Nelson rock singer
(Nelsons-Love & Affection)
19-- Ben Shepherd Wash, rock bassist

Deaths which occurred on September 20:
1947 Fiorello La Guardia (Mayor-R-NYC), dies
1957 Jean Sibelius Finnish composer, dies at 91

1973 Jim Croce singer/songwriter (Time In A Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown), dies in a plane crash at 30

[i]I can live a long time without ever hearing "Time in a Bottle" again - I like this one better

1973 Glenn Strange actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74

Meet Dr. James Meredith.

You may recognize him more quickly with this photo:

1962 James Meredith is blocked from entering Miss U as its 1st black

A tiny little documentary: The Riots at Old Miss

1973 Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

I'm sure it sounds melodramatic, but I believe my life would have been different if Billie Jean King had lost that match. I was 13. My (male) cousin laughed at the very idea of a woman competing with a man at all. I knew nothing at all about tennis and swore up and down that she would win.

At 13 I was already deathly tired of the idea that I was supposed to like “The Dating Game” and housekeeping more than my bicycle and my books. I really hated the idea that My greatest aspirations were supposed to be marriage and children and, possibly, a secretarial job. There's nothing wrong with those things; I just wanted more options.

When Billie Jean beat Bobby Riggs it meant that many of those limits really were artificial (not biological) and they could be torn down. Women could not only try to do new things – we could succeed. Billie Jean King means a great deal to me, even though I'm not, and have never been, an athlete.

1976 Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women

“I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.”

Jimmy carter: the only politician remembered for 30 years for not screwing around on his wife.

Another Chiluly:

Oh, and one more thing: A brief toast to my
newly-married niece Anne and her lovely husband Mark - I wish you both the very best.

#127355 - 09/20/09 05:21 AM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: Mellowicious]
pdx rick Offline
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Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40893
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
A very fall opener Mellow. Very nice! \:\)
Contrarian, extraordinaire

#127356 - 09/20/09 05:22 AM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: pdx rick]
pdx rick Offline
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Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40893
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
...from Friday's RT:

Yes, Emma. I would like that. And rumor has it that I'm "not nearly the bi*** in person that I am in my posts!"

...that wouldn't have been my rumor, would it? \:D
Contrarian, extraordinaire

#127357 - 09/20/09 05:27 AM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: pdx rick]
pdx rick Offline
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Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40893
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
Yesterday was a busy, busy day.

I started off getting up early for our local creek's annual clean up day. (We don't cement our creeks and rivers like SoCal - our's are natural )


Worked the registration table, then went back home, showered and went to work at the salmon shack ( Crab season is starting again soon \:o )

A customer asked for 1.00 lbs of Coho Salmon. I can just about tell the weight of a picce when I pick it up as I've been doing it for seven years now.

I place a piece on the scale and it's 1.01 lbs.

Customer: Wow! That's amazing, you should work at a carnival.

Me: (Gesturing at the choas in the salmon shack) I do work for a carvival...

Contrarian, extraordinaire

#127358 - 09/20/09 07:33 AM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: pdx rick]
Phil Hoskins Offline
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 21134
Loc: West Hollywood, CA
Well Scoutgal, there is one team in town that is 3-0, and it aint USC

Life is a banquet -- and most poor suckers are starving to death -- Auntie Mame
You are born naked and everything else is drag - RuPaul

#127363 - 09/20/09 01:55 PM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: Mellowicious]
EmmaG Offline

Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 1841
Loc: Florida Piney Woods
Morning all and thank you, Mellow, for the lovely opener and the great variety of music!

Have a great day all...I'm off to Publix to replenish our food stuffs. We have none.

"I believe very deeply that compassion is the route not only for the evolution of the full human being, but for the very survival of the human race." —The Dalai Lama

#127365 - 09/20/09 02:23 PM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: EmmaG]
Mellowicious Offline

Registered: 05/03/06
Posts: 9573
Loc: The Great American Desert
Quick story:

Last night I went to a wedding dinner (the wedding was a couple of weeks ago in another state.) My sister and I were sitting at a table with two young women, a boyfriend, and my sister's husband.

At one point we were talking about the wedding dress; the guys rolled their eyes and 'stretched their legs' towards the bar to check the football.

Now, both of these girls were math majors, and one is engaged to a young man pursuing an advanced degree in physics. We started talking about education, and particularly the difference in math and science offerings when my sister and I were in school - and more particularly the fact that you never found more than 2 or 3 girls enrolled in advanced math and science "in those days."

About this time the guys came back from their football stroll.

"What's going on? We left you sitting here talking about dresses, and we come back and you're talking physics and trigonomentry?"

And you are surprised because...?

Curiosity killed the cat - Satisfaction brought it back

#127366 - 09/20/09 02:37 PM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: EmmaG]
Joe Keegan Offline

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 8707
I don't know if they're all the same, but there's a Publix on Rte 77 in Panama City, FL, that's a great place to shop for groceries! The employees don't scowl at you or regard you as a nuisance, but are friendly and courteous. I first stopped to see if they had any basmati rice and they were the only grocery store within a 60 mile radius that did. They also had all the pasta that I like and just about every kind of cheese that would catch your fancy. Besides they offer good seeded rye bread and they don't get irritated if you're a little fussy as to how you want it sliced or not sliced. I stopped there last week. It was raining and as I entered the vestibule I noticed some lady trying to stick her umbrella in a plastic bag. I couldn't help but remark that it was a great idea for the store to provide them for their customers and took one for my umbrella. As I left, I noticed store employees with super-sized umbrellas escorted elderly customers to their cars! It wasn't a strained or phony courtesy, either, but seemed genuine enough. That philosophy starts at the top. What a great place! And the deli is extraordinary, as well.


#127368 - 09/20/09 03:08 PM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: Joe Keegan]
Joe Keegan Offline

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 8707
Off topic (or maybe not, if you're into giving thanks)for a Sunday morning, but have you ever asked yourself: What's America about? In part, I large part believe that America about grocery stores. For example, years ago, a friend of mine in Boise hosted a foreign exchange student from the Balkans. One morning my friend was spraying the frying pan with PAM or a similar product. His guest student asked, What's that? Grease in a can, my friend replied. The kid had never seen anything like it in his country. That stayed with me for some reason. I had a somewhat similar experience years ago, when I commented to some Indian friends that it was strawberry season and time for strawberry shortcake. They asked me what was strawberry shortcake. They never had it and I believed that they should as part of their American experience, so I told them that I'd prepare some strawberry shortcake for them. What I did was slice and sugar some fresh strawberries, and buy some shortcakes and Redi Whip (canned whipping cream). They understood the prepared berries and cake, but had a hard time with the canned whipping cream. So I showed them how to use the whipping cream and sprayed some on their fingers and told them to try it. They like it! Another thing to be thankful on this Sunday, canned whipping cream, although I usually make mine from heavy cream and a little vanilla.

#127371 - 09/20/09 03:24 PM Re: Round Table for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 [Re: Joe Keegan]
Schlack Offline

Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 9715
Loc: Ireland
Smoker BBQ update

today i will be mostly smoking: chicken
"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."
(Philip K.Dick)

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