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#81064 - 10/14/08 06:04 AM Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
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1954 - Talk about screen credits! With a cast of 25,000, the C.B. DeMille epic, "The Ten Commandments", starring Charlton Heston, began filming in Egypt. Incidentally, Heston’s name was mentioned waaaaaay at the top in big letters. After the film became a smash, DeMille issued Commandment Eleven: Thou shalt not use 25,000 extras ever again in the making of a major motion picture.



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Today In History~

1926 - Oh-tay, boys and girls, gather ’round as we tell you that the classic A.A. Milne book, "Winnie-the-Pooh", made its debut on this day. Alan Alexander Milne wrote this and other delightful, "Winnie-the-Pooh" stories, centering the tales around his little son, Christopher Robin, and Christopher’s stuffed animals, like the honey-loving Pooh Bear, Eeyore (the donkey), Piglet and Tigger, too. The other A.A. Milne Pooh books were "The House at Pooh Corner", "When We were Very Young" and "Now We are Six". That’s it.

1928 - So you think that Tiny Tim and Miss Vickie were the first with televised weddings, eh? Well, you’re left at the altar on this one. James Fowlkes and Cora Dennison tied the knot as the first (experimental) televised wedding took place in Des Plains, IL -- in a radio studio.

1930 - "I Got Rhythm", by Ethel Merman, was a show-stopper in the production of "Girl Crazy" on Broadway. It was Merman's debut on the Great White Way as she captivated audiences and launched her stellar career. "Girl Crazy" went on for 272 performances.

1934 - Folks had clean hands for 21 years beginning this day. The "Lux Radio Theater" was heard on the NBC Blue radio network. The show was also known as "Lux Presents Hollywood" and nearly every famous Hollywood star over the next three decades appeared on the program. "Lux Radio Theater" adapted novels, Broadway plays and Hollywood films into radio’s favorite dramatic series. The show was such a hit, the sponsors literally cleaned up in profits. Besides the title sponsor, Lux soap, Rinso Blue bleach and detergent and Spry shortening were also supportive, especially in the 1950s.

1938 - One of the great songs of the big band era was recorded by Bob Crosby (Bing’s brother) and The Bob Cats. "Big Noise from Winnetka" on Decca Records featured Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc. Haggart whistled and played bass, while Bauduc played the skins.

1947 - U.S. Air Force Captain Charles Yeager rode the X-1, attached to the belly of a B-29 bomber, to an altitude of 25,000 ft. over dry Rogers Lake in California. After releasing from the B-29, he rocketed to an altitude of 40,000 ft. and became the first person to break the sound barrier.

1955 - A TV hat trick was scored. "Ethel and Albert", one of the few shows to play on all three major U.S. networks, came to ABC-TV. The show, starring Alan Bunce and Peg Lynch, had been on NBC and CBS previously. A popular radio show in the 1940s, "Ethel and Albert" got a second life (three years) on TV.

1961 - The Broadway production "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" opened on Broadway.

1964 - The youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize received the $54,000 award this day. Martin Luther King, Jr. donated the dollars to support civil rights in the U.S.

1965 - Dodger ace Sandy Koufax, working on just two days rest, pitched a three-hit shutout of the Minnesota Twins. Koufax struck out ten Twins on his way to the 2-0 win. And the Dodgers were World Series champs for the second time in three years.

1971 - It was John and Yoko Day on "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC. The couple promoted Lennon’s new LP ("Imagine") and film ("Imagine") and Yoko’s book, two films and a fine arts show.

1973 - Scottish racecar driver Jackie Stewart announced his retirement from auto racing. He also announced his newfound ability to be a race commentator for ABC-TV.

1977 - Crooner Bing Crosby suffered a fatal heart attack while playing golf at a course near Madrid, Spain. Crosby, 73, had just completed a tour of England that had included a sold-out engagement at the London Palladium.

1984 - George ‘Sparky’ Anderson’s Detroit Tigers walloped the Padres 8-4 in the Motor City and Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues. Not since 1927 had a team won the World Series after leading its division since the first day of the season.

1987 - A media frenzy occurred when hundreds of rescuers came to the aid of little 18-month-old Jessica McClure. At 9:30 a.m. on this day, Jessica fell 22 feet into an abandoned well in her backyard in Midland, Texas. She was brought out of the well 58 hours later and was rushed to the hospital, where she underwent minor surgery. Gifts, especially stuffed animals, pouring into the hospital from well-wishers, most of whom had never met Jessica or her family.

1991 - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the nonviolent movement for human rights and democracy in Burma (Myanmar), won the Nobel Peace Prize. For six years, from 1989 to 1995, Aung San Suu Kyi was kept in isolation under house arrest for speaking out against the government, which used torture and forced labor, and refused to hand over power even though it lost a national election.

1994 - Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shared the Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and in the longer run to eliminate such arms.”

1996 - Singer/entertainer Madonna gave birth to her daughter, Lourdes Maria, in Los Angeles, California. The father is Carlos Leon, her former fitness-trainer.


Music For The Day~



Click on the picture! The jackson 5-I'll Be There


Quote For The Day~

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer





Chuckle For The Day~





Picture For The Day~



Mount Fuji, Japan


Trivia For The Day~

The yolk of an ostrich egg is the largest single cell.


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#81065 - 10/14/08 06:07 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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I will be pretty scarce here today. My sister's husband was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, and he will be having surgery today to get it removed. Then I must pack for Hawaii. But I will post an update later. Prayers and good thoughts are greatly appreciated! \:\)
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#81068 - 10/14/08 10:11 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Morning all,
Scout, my best to your bil and his surgery.

Beautiful opener.
The comic was especially meaningful and cute. I'm a sucker for Jackson 5 too.

please let us know how he fares.

re fish from yesterday:
Thanks Ag. I'm going to play with haddock some more to make it taste better.
Rick, our wild caught salmon is from Alaska. Sarah herself probably caught for us....

I went swimming yesterday....did too!
The sun was hot (about 78 degrees), the water was coooold but it was nice after I got used to it.

busy day here today.
catch y'all later.

Olyve
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#81069 - 10/14/08 10:21 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: olyve]
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Thanks, Olyve! \:\)
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#81071 - 10/14/08 10:31 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Will keep him in mind, Scout.

I am a big Pooh fan but I can't help remembering that Dorothy Parker's review of "House at Pooh Corner," in her "Constant Reader" persona, ended with "Tonstant Reader fwowed up!"

Two more favorite Parkerisms -

A book review: "This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force."

And what might be in these days be mistaken for a political comment: "You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think." But of course thinking it of a political person would be a mistake.
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#81072 - 10/14/08 10:32 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: Mellowicious]
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I'm sorry to read about your brother-in-law, Scout. I hope he recovers fully. \:\)
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#81073 - 10/14/08 10:33 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: olyve]
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 Originally Posted By: olyve
Rick, our wild caught salmon is from Alaska. Sarah herself probably caught for us....

How come your wild salmon is less expensive than ours, and we're closer to Alaska?

...something's fishy here...
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#81076 - 10/14/08 11:04 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: olyve]
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The water isn't cold here yet, the sun still mighty hot.
Whatever happened to that cute little Michael Jackson?
He was stolen away and replaced by an Alien.

I have always had a revulsion for Tilapia. To my knowledge I have never eaten it. I stopped fishing a few years ago and now seldom eat much fish. That may change as the budget tightens, a cane pole and bucket. Codfish, by the way, aint bad fried in beer batter with chips..........
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#81079 - 10/14/08 11:19 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: Greger]
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Scout, we all wish that your brother-in-law's procedure be successful.

My sister-in-law has found that her ovarian cancer has spread to her liver and her spleen. They had such high hopes for the alternative treatments that they sought. She sees her oncologist tomorrow to determine what will be the treatment because of this set-back.

I had a good time last night catching up on several editions of Colbert and The Daily Show. I still have in the queue the two episodes of "Saturday Night Live" I missed.

Did anyone catch the economist who was on Daily last night. She said that drastic rises in the stock market similar to the one that happened yesterday were not uncommon before The Great Depression. She said that we have blended in our mind The Great Depression and the Great Stock Market Crash. We have had another Great Stock Market Crash, how we react to that will determine if we have another great depression!

With all that "good" news, it seems odd but I do really wish you all a good day!

Kathy


Edited by BamaMama (10/14/08 11:20 AM)
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#81080 - 10/14/08 11:20 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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 Quote:
1930 - "I Got Rhythm", by Ethel Merman, was a show-stopper in the production of "Girl Crazy" on Broadway.

1996 - Singer/entertainer Madonna gave birth to her daughter, Lourdes Maria, in Los Angeles, California. The father is Carlos Leon, her former fitness-trainer.

COINCIDENCE? I think NOT!

 Quote:
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
"War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun."
-- Mao


FROM THE CHURCH OF INEFFABLE STUPIDITY:

A) First kiddie porn, now ID theft:
What will the FBI do next? Make and market Crystal Meth?
 Quote:
DarkMarket.ws, an online watering hole for thousands of identify thieves, hackers and credit card swindlers, has been secretly run by an FBI cybercrime agent for the last two years, until its voluntary shutdown earlier this month, according to documents unearthed by a German radio network.

Reports from the German national police obtained by the Südwestrundfunk, Southwest Germany public radio, blow the lid off the long running sting by revealing its role in nabbing a German credit card forger active on DarkMarket. The FBI agent is identified in the documents as J. Keith Mularski, a senior cybercrime agent based at the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance in Pittsburgh, who ran the site under the hacker handle Master Splynter.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/10/darkmarket-post.html


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b) Silly Sarah (I REALLY hope we don't repeat this term for the next four years)
 Quote:
Palin appeared flustered as she stopped reading from the prepared remarks, which were coming across her teleprompter.

"I would hope at least that those protesters have the courage and the honor of thanking our veterans for giving them the right to protest!" she admonished the confused crowd.

Palin's husband Todd tried to put an end to the awkward episode by approaching his wife on stage and telling her, "They just can't hear you back there. That's it."

Palin responded, "OK. I'm doing that," and then continued with her stump speech.

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/13/politics/fromtheroad/entry4518952.shtml


OK, I'm doing that?
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c) A very expensive screw. Today's s'AINT, TIM MAHONEY (D-Fla)

 Quote:
West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee.

The affair between Congressman Tim Mahoney and Patricia Allen began, according to current and former staffers, in 2006 when Mahoney was campaigning for Congress against Foley, promising "a world that is safer, more moral."

Mahoney, who is married, also promised the woman, Patricia Allen, a $50,000 a year job for two years at the agency that handles his campaign advertising, the staffers said.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5997043&page=1


Considering that 95% of America is safer and more moral than Former congresscritter Foley, it really takes some doing to fall into that 5%. Unless you work in Congress.

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d) Silly Sarah - energy idiot
The so-called energy expert from I'llAska, you betcha, did not know about a new compressed natural gas plant in California that could story the billions of barrels available for export in Alaska. So much for energy independence.
 Quote:
In early 2007, an Alaskan liquefied natural gas plant owned by Marathon Oil and ConocoPhillips requested Department of Energy permission to export some of the fuel. Palin entered the discussion in April, but only to ensure that Alaska's natural gas needs would be included in the deal.

http://redgreenandblue.org/2008/10/12/palin-ignored-chance-to-promote-us-energy-independence/


In unrelated news, the European Union banned the sale incandescent light bulbs, which will result in 60% lower electrical demand for lighting over the next few years.
Yo, Barack, John? Where are you guys on something simple like this?
Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?
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f) Silly Sarah, Part tres

Yesterday's Headline: ''Palin reprimanded for abuse of power as Alaska governor.''

Another Headline: ''Palin says McCain will end abuses of power.''

Yet another Headline: ''Palin claims the TRoopergate report completely exonerates her.''

Is she that stupid, or is she simply a Dick Cheney in training?
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