Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
Th Battle of San Jacinto was the last battle of the Texas Revolution, fought between the Texian and Mexican armies. Unlike the siege of The Alamo, this battle lasted all of 18 minutes, and resulted in over 600 Mexican casualties, as opposed to less than 10 Texian casualties.
It is also a special day in Aggieland. I never had cause to write about it before but I do now, in recognition of our friend and fellow Aggie, Draco. Today we celebrate Muster, when we recognize the Aggies that have passed away in the year. At Roll Call, we answer for them, “Here!”
Tonight we shall raise a glass to his memory, and remember the good times we had in Aggieland.
That’s right. We still celebrate our independence here. And unlike some other people over by California, we don’t get pissed off if you are wearing a T-shirt with the Stars and Stripes on it.
Also of note, it is our esteemed hosts celebration of another complete trip around Sol, so make sure to give him some luv in the comments, ya hear??
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARMEDGEEK!!
And may you have many, many more
Fifty years ago today, President John Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in turn shot by Jack Ruby, who was sentenced to death but died of a pulmonary embolism before his appeal could be started. This series of events spawned a SHITLOAD of conspiracy theories.
Which spawned a SHITLOAD of books.
And a SHITLOAD of movies and documentaries.
Frankly, I am sick and tired of grassy knoll crap. But it does get to be entertaining. So in light of it being Open Thread Friday, what are your favorite conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of JFK? New or old, doesn’t matter. Just remember that talking about theories regarding current events is verbotten. I won’t be responsible for the NSA seizing AG’s server
And I look AWESOME for 54!!
Too bad I’m 47. Also, I wish Tiffany’s™ sold that. It’s a far prettier color than pink.
Anyway, I want to thank all y’all who come by and read, lurk and comment here and at Sithy. Y’all are a wonderful gift. Hope y’all have as great a day as I do!!
No matter how hard some people try to make this a day of service, or a sale at a store, this is no ordinary day.
On September 11th, we always remember.
And eleven years after that, another attack which left four Americans murdered in Benghazi, Libya.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” -- Edmund Burke
Forgetting lets evil win. Never, ever forget, and make sure to never let those who would choose to dismiss it forget, either.
Today marks not only the day we celebrate our flag, but also the birth of the United States Army.
And since today is Open Thread Friday, please feel free to share any military stories.
As for me, I’m off to help with festivities!
Om, nom, nom
For me, it is one of the saddest holidays, and yet it is also filled with joy, knowing that such courage exists, and such sacrifices are made in defense of freedom.
I give thanks to all the men and women who paid the ultimate price so that I could speak, and worship, and complain, and demonstrate. And to do so in English.
May they never be forgotten, nor their sacrifices be in vain.
Ok, I’m alright now. Anyway, Mental_floss has a list of things that turn 30 years old this year.
The Evil List:
- The Chicken McNugget. Not surprisingly, they taste 30 years old.
- The Disney Channel. Keeping parents hostage legally for decades.
- The Stairmaster. Enough said.
- The Carebears. Ugh…
- My Little Pony. Ugh to the seventh order of magnitude.
The Good List:
- Arpanet. Every geek knows.
- Mario Bros. Ditto.
- Microsoft Word. Ok, that’s a toss-up.
- Sally Ride and Guion Bluford. FTW in space.
- Kilauea began its continuous lava flow to this day.
- Apple IIe.
The Great List:
- The A-Team
It’s a fun read. Just make sure you have a tissue and some hair dye handy before reading it
It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of a dear friend, EFA.
Most of y’all knew him from the H&B chatroom. Some of us knew him from The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler blog, as well. A few of us had the fortune to meet him at the Florida Rott Fest a few years back. When I first saw him, I thought he looked angelic and couldn’t hurt a fly. Then he told BC to fuck off.
My faith in the Rott World was restored.
At the time he was touring the US, and collecting the quarters of every state he had visited. And the new pennies. He thought they were awesome. He made his own rum, and loved to go hunting in the brush, and was one of the few people who really enjoyed living.
So, tonight I shall hoist one in his honor. I don’t think God will mind if I break my Lent promise just this time. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if EFA wasn’t already giving Him a crash course on the finer points of rum.
God bless you for a saint, my friend. You are missed something fierce, and you’ll always be remembered and loved.
It appears that our esteemed friend Soylent Green is celebrating one more trip around the Sun today. Perhaps that is why I had a dream about him last night.
Get your minds out of the gutter, people. Werewolves and beer were involved.
I said get your minds out of the gutter! Full explanation at Sithy. Anyway, on behalf of H&B…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SG!!!
And in tribute to the master, whom we can never, ever raise a candle to, here is a bit of birthday cake.
Happy birthday, honey!! Remember, the more birthdays you have, the longer you live