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#146810 - 04/17/10 03:26 AM Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010
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GOOD SATURDAY MORNING, EVERYBODY






Just stay right there in bed while you read...
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY...


1492 - Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a passage to Asia and the Indies.

1521 - Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.

1524 - New York Harbor was discovered by Giovanni Verrazano.

1535 - Antonio Mendoza was appointed first viceroy of New Spain.

1629 - Horses were first imported into the colonies by the American Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1704 - John Campbell published what would eventually become the first successful American newspaper. It was known as the Boston "News-Letter."

1758 - Frances Williams published a collection of Latin poems. He was the first African-American to graduate from a college in the western hemisphere.

1808 - Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France ordered the seizure of U.S. ships.

1824 - Russia abandoned all North American claims south of 54' 40'.

1860 - New Yorkers learned of a new law that required fire escapes to be provided for tenement houses.

1861 - Virginia became the eighth state to secede from the Union.

1864 - U.S. Civil War General Grant banned the trading of prisoners.

1865 - Mary Surratt was arrested as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.

1895 - China and Japan signed the Treaty of Shimonoseki. It was the end of the first Sino-Japanese War. In the treaty China ceded Taiwan to Japan.

1916 - The American Academy of Arts and Letters obtained a charter from the U.S. Congress.

1917 - A bill in Congress to establish Daylight Saving Time was defeated. It was passed a couple of months later.

1941 - Igor Sikorsky accomplished the first successful helicopter lift-off from water near Stratford, CT.

1941 - The office of Price Administration was established in the U.S. to handle rationing.

1947 - Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) performed a bunt for his first major league hit.

1961 - About 1,400 U.S.-supported Cuban exiles invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. It was an unsuccessful attack.

1964 - Jerrie Mock became first woman to fly an airplane solo around the world.


1964 - The Ford Motor Company unveiled its new Mustang model.


1967 - The U.S. Supreme Court barred Muhammad Ali's request to be blocked from induction into the U.S. Army.

1969 - In Los Angeles, Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of assassinating U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

1970 - Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-board accident with an oxygen tank.

1975 - Khmer Rouge forces capture the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It was the end of the five-year war.

1985 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new 22-cent, "LOVE" stamp.

1993 - A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King. Two other officers were acquitted.

2002 - At the National Maritime Museum in London, the exhibit "Skin Deep - A History of Tattooing" opened.


MUSIC FOR THE DAY...

1964 - The FBI lab reported that it could not determine the lyrics to "Louie Louie."



BIRTHDAYS FOR APRIL 10....

1894 - Nikita Khrushchev
U.S.S.R. premier [1958-1964]; died Sep 11, 1971




1897 - Thornton Wilder
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist: The Bridge of San Luis Rey [1928] and playwright: Our Town [1938], The Skin of Our Teeth [1943]; died Dec 7, 1975














Quote:
I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.
Thornton Wilder




My mother had a huge crush on this man!
1918 - William Holden (Beedle Jr.)
Academy Award-winning actor: Stalag 17 [1953], Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Born Yesterday, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Casino Royale, The Moon is Blue, Network, Picnic, Sunset Boulevard, The Towering Inferno, The World of Suzie Wong; died Nov 16, 1981


1923 - Harry Reasoner
newsman: Sixty Minutes, CBS Sunday Night News with Harry Reasoner, ABC News with Harry Reasoner and Barbara Walters; died Aug 6, 1991


1951 - Olivia Hussey
actress: Ice Cream Man, Stephen King’s It, Psycho 4: The Beginning, Death on the Nile, The Bastard, Romeo and Juliet



Let's stop here with a blast from my past....Jonathan Edwards and what he thinks about the war(s)!


HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
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#146811 - 04/17/10 03:31 AM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: olyve]
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Nice intro, Olyve~That William Holden was a hottie!

Gonna spend the day at Disneyland with friends from North Carolina and England.
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#146834 - 04/17/10 01:23 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: olyve]
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Great stuff, Olyve!!

For some reason the videos aren't working for me. Hmm But I loved Louie, Louie when I was young and remember my friends and I speculating, "Did they really say that???" And, of course, concluding they did. laugh

Oh, gosh...my sister had a white Mustang; not a convertible, though...but what a fun car!

Love the Thornton Wilder quote! I think he's right.

(Wish I could hop, skip and jump down to your neck of the woods, so you could give me a quickie seminar on how to set up the page like that. Have tried, but can't seem to get the hang of it. Then we'll spend the rest of the visit with good food, drinks and laughs. K?)
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#146859 - 04/17/10 05:14 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: Almost Naomi]
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General question...

One of our Ranters lives/lived in Iceland a couple years back. I can't remember what name he went by here. Anyone else know?

The volcano situation made me think of him.


Edited by Almost Naomi (04/17/10 05:15 PM)
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#146869 - 04/17/10 09:33 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: Almost Naomi]
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Thanks y'all. I put that one together really quickly and thought it might be kind of tired if you know what I mean... dunce

Have fun at Disneyland Scout!

Originally Posted By: Almost Naomi

(Wish I could hop, skip and jump down to your neck of the woods, so you could give me a quickie seminar on how to set up the page like that. Have tried, but can't seem to get the hang of it. Then we'll spend the rest of the visit with good food, drinks and laughs. K?)
I wish you could too! Big time.
Heh....I'll start working on you to make that happen. laugh

Hmmmm...the videos are working from here. I don't know what the problem is.
Speaking of Louie Louie...
Mr O's most requested album is this one.

It's a hoot to listen to all the different versions. Even a marching band.

Yes of course they said that. wink
At least they did in our dirty little teenage heads.
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#146870 - 04/17/10 09:34 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: olyve]
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A baby buddy on my back porch...

Can you tell what it is?
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#146871 - 04/17/10 10:11 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: olyve]
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Olyve, that looks like a baby possum - but if it is, what's it doing out in the daytime?
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#146873 - 04/17/10 10:39 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: olyve]
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I thought at first, a baby mole...



But I think Mellow's right. Baby 'possum... yours has ears. Maybe just doesn't yet know to wait until dark. Or maybe got lost and is looking for Mama.




Found this on a website:

Quote:
Opossums are nocturnal, but I saw one out during daylight. Is this normal?

Opossums are generally nocturnal, foraging throughout the night. But it is not at all unusual to see an opossum out during the daytime, especially during cold weather. They also can be seen in the day when food is scarce or when they have been disturbed from their sleeping quarters. The winter months will see many opossums change their foraging habits from night to day in order to try to take advantage of the warmer weather during sunlight hours.


Do opossums carry rabies?

Unlike most wild animals, opossums are highly resistant to rabies. It is extremely rare to encounter a rabid opossum, though if bitten or scratched by one, it is nevertheless advisable to see a physician immediately. Any opossum that would behave in such an uncharacteristic fashion must be assumed to be rabid.


Didn't want to have to worry about you getting rabies. grin

Here's the link with 'possum info...just in case your little guy needs a foster Mom.

'Possum Q & A


Edited by Almost Naomi (04/17/10 10:45 PM)
Edit Reason: Add Link
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#146876 - 04/17/10 11:22 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: Almost Naomi]
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Yikes!
Thanks for that link, Naomi.

Yes it's definitely a possum. Posting the photo reduced the size slightly. It's clearer in my photo album. I got lots of good looks at it too. It's about the size of a rat so it's young. It didn't act particularly skittish so I had plenty of time to take a picture.

This from you link though...
Quote:
The only animals that should avoid exposure to opossums are birds, horses, and sea otters. Strange as that may sound, if these animals ingest opossum feces they are at high risk of contracting a deadly disease known as sarcocystosis. (If you suspect an opossum may have entered a stable of horses, look for signs of their feces. You can find a photograph of opossum droppings by clicking here.)
I have bird feeders and lots and lots of birds and of course bird seed all over the ground.
My guess is this little nocturnal creature was scourging for food.
I can't keep it around though. I can't let it be dangerous to my birds.
I have to say it's so cute I was kind of excited by it being around until I read that.
That's only the second one I've ever seen around here. The other a good 15 or more years ago. A full grown one one night when I sitting outside reading and smoking.
Holy shite! That thing scared the day lights out of me! I looked up and it was right there.
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#146883 - 04/17/10 11:55 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday April 17, 2010 [Re: olyve]
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Freshly Ground Black People

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It is a tiny misprint, but an Australian publisher had to pulp a cookbook after one recipe called for "salt and freshly ground black people" to be added to the dish, AFP reported Saturday.

Penguin Group Australia pulped and reprinted about 7,000 copies of "Pasta Bible" after the typographical error was found in the ingredients for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.


Edited by Schlack (04/17/10 11:55 PM)
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