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June 28th

A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. – Len Wein

TODAY – JUNE 28th

179th day of the year (180th in leap years) with 186 days to follow.

Holidays for Today:
~ National Ceviche Day
~ National Tapioca Day
~ National Paul Bunyan Day
~ National Insurance Awareness Day
~ Tau Day (also know as Two Pi Day)
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BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE:

  • 1577 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter (Baroque style painting)
  • 1703 John Wesley, English founder of Methodism
  • 1902 Richard Rodgers, NYC, New York, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  • 1926 Mel Brooks, Brooklyn, New York, comedian/actor/director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Robin Hood, Hotel Transylvania 2)
  • 1927 Frank Sherwood Rowland, Delaware, Ohio, chemist (Nobel / discovered chlorofluorocarbons contribute to ozone depletion)
  • 1931 Junior Johnson, Wilkes County, North Carolina, NASCAR (one of 50 greatest drivers, credited with discovery of drafting)
  • 1932 Pat Morita, Isletown, California, actor (M*A*S*H, Karate Kid, Mulan)
  • 1948 Kathy Bates, Memphis, Tennessee, actress (Misery, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dolores Claiborne, American Horror Story, Disjointed)
  • 1954 Alice Krige, South Africa, actress (The Borg Queen on Star Trek, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Thor: The Dark World, Tyrant, The OA)
  • 1960 John Elway, Port Angeles, Washington, NFL Quarterback (Denver Broncos 1983–1998), General Manager
  • 1966 John Cusack, Evanston, Illinois, actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead, Con Air, Cell, Singularity)
  • 1966 Mary Stuart Masterson, NYC, New York, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful, Dr. Rebecca Hendrix on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as , As You Are, Blindspot)
  • 1979 Felicia Day, Huntsville, Alabama, actress, writer, director, violinist, and singer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring It On Again, June, The Guild, Eureka, Skylanders Academy)

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One man in his time plays many parts. – William Shakespeare
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HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS:

  • 1846 Adolphe Sax was awarded a patent for the saxophone. He had invented the instrument in the mid 1840′s by combining the clarinet’s single reed and mouthpiece with a widened oboe’s conical bore.
  • 1859 First conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
  • 1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday.
  • 1919 The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Britain, France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria Hungary on the other side.
  • 1965 First commercial telephone conversation over a satellite took place over Early Bird I between America and Europe.
  • 1969 Stonewall riots in New York city mark the beginning of the modern gay rights era.
  • 1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open.
  • 1990 Paperback Software International Ltd. is found liable by a U.S. court for copyright violation for copying the appearance and menu system of Lotus 1-2-3 in its competing spreadsheet program.
  • 1992  At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dr. John Fung with colleagues Drs. Andreas Tzakis and Satoru Todo performed the world’s baboon liver transplant.
  • 1997 Boxer Mike Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round of a WBA title re-match for biting off part of the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield.

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GOLDEN OLDIE… An off-duty police officer, familiar with radar guns, drove through a school zone within the legal speed limit when the flash of a camera went off, taking a picture of his license plate.

The officer, thinking the radar was in error, drove by again; even more slowly. Another flash. He did it again for a third time, at an even slower speed. Same result.

“This guy must have screwed up the settings,” the off-duty officer thought.

A few weeks later, when he received the violations in the mail, he discovered three traffic tickets: each for not wearing a seat belt!
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“Do you know why I stopped you, miss?”
“Why, no, Officer.”
“You were speeding.”

“How fast was I going?”
“Sixty five miles an hour.”
“That’s impossible. I haven’t been out an hour.”
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ONE-LINERS:
~Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.
~Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
~ Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Copy & Paste ranks a close second.–Larry T. Green

~ Energize. Hey! Where’d that bunny come from?
~ Enter any 12 digit prime number to continue…
~ Entropy isn’t what it used to be.
~ Epoxy can be cured.
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There’s a guy who’s hiking in the woods one day when a bear chases him up a really tall tree.
The bear started to climb the tree, so the guy climbed up higher. Then, the bear climbed down and went away.

So the guy starts to climb down the tree. Suddenly, the bear returns, and this time he’s brought an even bigger bear with him. The two bears climb up the tree, the bigger bear going higher than the first. But the guy climbed even higher still, so the bears couldn’t reach him. Eventually, the bears went away.
Naturally quite relieved, the guy starts down the tree again. Suddenly, the two bears return. But this time the guy knew he was in big trouble.
Each bear was carrying a beaver.
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WARNING! ENTERING THE PUN ZONE!

Two friends get lost during a hiking trip through the desert. Several days later they are dehydrated, exhausted and starving.
Out of nowhere, they see a tree in the distance that appears to be covered with bacon. One guy sprints ahead, only to be gunned down in a hail of gunfire.
“Run!” the dying man yells out. “It’s not a bacon tree. It’s a ham bush!”
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Deep Thoughts About Pigs and Sheep . . .
– Do you think sheep know when you’re pulling the wool over their eyes?
– Does the person who inventories sheep often fall asleep on the job?
– If a pig is sold to the pawn shop is it then called a ham-hock?

– If we make sweaters out of a sheep’s hair, what do the sheep use to make sweaters?
– If you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear what can you make with it?
– If you pushed a pig down a hill would he be a sausage roll?

– What do pigs say when they don’t want to do something? Would it be ‘Yea when humans fly’?
– What do sheep count when they can’t get to sleep?
– Why can’t pigs look up into the sky?

– Why do pigs have curly tails?
– Why do we call them guinea pigs when they are neither from Guinea nor are they pigs?
– Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

– Why is it that only pigs and humans can get sunburn?
– Why is it that the first thing we try to do after killing a pig is to cure it?
– Would a small pig be called a hamlet?
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There was a pretty Nurse named Carol who broke her engagement to a doctor. She was explaining everything to a friend.
“Do you mean to say,” exclaimed Cindy, “that the bum asked you to give back the ring AND all his presents ?”
“Not only that,” said Carol, “he sent me a bill for 37 visits.”
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A man parks his bicycle nearby the Capitol in Washington, DC and walks on.
A police officer stops him and asks, “Why did you park your bicycle here? Don’t you know it is a VIP road and all congressmen and senators pass from here?”
Man replied, “Don’t you worry about it, I locked my bicycle!”
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THINGS MOM WOULD NEVER SAY
~ “How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?”
~ “Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too.”
~ “Just leave all the lights on … it makes the house look more cheery.”

~ “Let me smell that shirt — Yeah, it’s good for another week.”
~ “Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I’ll be glad to feed and walk him every day.”
~ “Well, if Ron’s mamma says it’s okay, that’s good enough for me.”

~ “The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here.”
~ “I don’t have a tissue with me … just use your sleeve.”
~ “Don’t bother wearing a jacket – the wind-chill is bound to improve.”
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A sales clerk asked his boss how to handle people who complained about the current prices compared to the low prices in the good old days.

“Just act surprised and tell them you didn’t think that they were old enough to remember them.”
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TODAY IN TRIVIA: How much information is carried in our DNA? Scientists estimate that they could fill a 1,000-volume encyclopedia with the coded instructions in the DNA of a single human cell if the instructions could be translated to English.

~ What is Tau Day? This day is meant to recognize tau, τ, a ratio constant describing the relationship between the circumference and the radius of a circle. Tau, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius, is equal to 2 π or 6.283 – – – Mathematics professor, Bob Palais in the Mathematical Intelligencer in an article called π is wrong said that the concept of replacing pi by tau as a better way to describe the relationship between a circle’s circumference and its radius. Physicist Michael Hartl published the Tau Manifesto that also called for the replacement of pi by tau.

~ When does a snail get its shell? When a snail hatches from an egg, it is a miniature adult, shell and all. The shell grows with the snail, and the snail never leaves the shell.
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QUIP OF THE DAY: Don’t borrow trouble. Be patient and you’ll soon have some of your own.

THAT’S (ALMOST) ALL FOLKS!

Thought for the day. . . Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. – Henry van Dyke

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