How would you like your hot fudge sundae?
What's your favorite carousel?
Who makes the best chili dogs?
When in your life have you ever had to wear a uniform? (School, work, teams, organizations?) Did you look good in your uniform?
If you played sports in school, what was your uniform number? Got pictures?
What's better, electric or acoustic Dylan?
The Twitter Emitter
I had a #RoyalBaby once. Much more low-key. No reporters. No hospital. No sex.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 22, 2013
The people who think the world will end all at once will be largely responsible for it ending gradually.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 23, 2013
The prevalence of young black men among criminality ≠ the prevalence of criminality among young black men: http://t.co/...— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) July 23, 2013
I can't decide if people who wear pajamas in public have given up on life or are living it to the fullest.— Bill Murray (@BiIIMurray) July 23, 2013
Hey guys George Zimmerman just showed up to change my tire & unclog my toilet so now I feel differently about him murdering somebody.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 23, 2013
Any reporter have Ken Cuccinelli's stand on cooties? Does he think they are communicable? Is he wearing gloves?— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) July 24, 2013
Your health experts love talking abt "lower mortality rates" ... let me assure you, the mortality rate remains a steady 100%— Henry Tudor (@KngHnryVIII) July 24, 2013
Michele Bachmann claims the NSA vaccine causes mental retardation.— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) July 24, 2013
Everyone who votes against the Amash amendment will be punished with 100% access to Anthony Weiner's email.— daveweigel (@daveweigel) July 24, 2013
Obama said "If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs." What a fool! Ignorance is free!— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) July 24, 2013
Now I’m sure Justin Amash will direct his attention to preventing gov’t from invading women’s bodies. Oh, wait, never mind...— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) July 24, 2013
On This Day
In 1593, France's King Henri IV, knowing which side his bread was buttered on, converted from Protestantism to Catholicism, cheerfully declaring (it is said), "Paris is well worth a Mass!"
In 1755, the British governor of Novia Scotia began the deportation of the Acadians (descendants of the original French settlers). An estimated 11,500 were deported overall, with at least a third dying in the process. They ended up scattered all over the Americas, with a large population setting in Louisiana, where they are known today as Cajuns.
In 1868, Wyoming became a U.S. Territory. Now Liz Cheney is getting all territorial over it, in spite of being a resident of Virginia.
In 1933, France began a new quota restricting the importation of American movies.
In 1947, The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer, starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple, premiered at Radio City Music Hall.
In 1956, Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the MS Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket (due to heavy fog).
In 1965, Bob Dylan enraged many of his fans (and made new ones) when he "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival. ("Too commercial!" cried the early hipsters.)
In 2000, Dick Cheney selected himself to be George W. Bush's running mate.
Born on This Day
1562 – Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
1750 – Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)
1752 – Alexandre Jean Noël, French painter (d. 1834)
1781 – Merry-Joseph Blondel, French painter (d. 1853)
1844 – Thomas Eakins, American artist (d. 1916)
1848 – Arthur Balfour, English politician, 33rd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1930)
1866 – José Garnelo, Spanish painter (d. 1944)
1867 – Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
1870 – Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
1871 – Arturo Tosi, Italian painter (d. 1956)
1894 – Walter Brennan, American actor (d. 1974)
1895 – Yvonne Printemps, French actress and singer (d. 1977) (see Tipple Jar)
1896 – Josephine Tey, Scottish author (d. 1952) of some very entertaining mysteries
1901 – Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)
1906 – Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
1914 – Woody Strode, American actor and athlete (d. 1994)
1915 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
1918 – Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
1925 – Benny Benjamin, American drummer (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1969)
1930 – Annie Ross, English singer and actress (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
1934 – Don Ellis, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1978)
1941 – Emmett Till, American murder victim (d. 1955)
1942 – Bruce Woodley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Seekers)
1943 – Jim McCarty, English drummer (The Yardbirds, Renaissance, and Illusion)
1946 – Rita Marley, Cuban-Jamaican singer (I Threes)
1951 – Verdine White, American bass player and producer (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1955 – Iman, Somali model and actress, Mrs. David Bowie
1955 – Randall Bewley, American guitarist and songwriter (Pylon) (d. 2009)
1958 – Thurston Moore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sonic Youth, Ciccone Youth, The Coachmen, and Dim Stars)
1965 – Illeana Douglas, American actress
1966 – Maureen Herman, American bass player (Babes in Toyland)
1982 – Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
Died on This Day
1492 – Pope Innocent VIII (b. 1432)
1630 - Jan Tilens, Flemish landscape painter (b. 1589)
1652 - Bonaventura Peeters I, Flemish marine painter and satirical poet (b. 1614)
1736 - Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater, French painter (b. 1695)
1781 - Ubaldo A. Gandolfi, Italian painter, draftsman, and sculptor (b. 1728)
1834 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (b. 1772)
1853 – Joaquin Murrieta, Mexican outlaw (b. 1829)
1863 - Karl Gottfried Traugott Faber, German painter (b. 1785)
1881 - Edward Charles Williams, English landscape painter (b. 1807)
1909 - Frans Lebret, Dutch painter of animals (b. 1820)
1967 – Konstantinos Parthenis, Greek painter (b. 1878)
1969 - Otto Dix, German painter (b. 1891)
1984 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
1986 – Vincente Minnelli, American director (b. 1903)
1989 – Steve Rubell, American businessman, co-owner of Studio 54 (b. 1943)
1998 – Tal Farlow, American guitarist (b. 1921)
2003 – Erik Brann, American singer and guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
2003 – John Schlesinger, English director (b. 1926)
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Threading The Needle Day
Carousel Day or Merry-Go-Round Day
National Chili Dog Day