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February 18, 2014

February 18: this day in history (from Wikipedia)

1954 – "The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California." 60 years of fun and litigation! 

1970 – "The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention." Were any cops put on trial?

1979 – "Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history." Well, we were told in the 1970's that global cooling was a threat. This must have been validation!

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise noted)

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” - Helen Gurley Brown (February 18, 1922 – August 13, 2012) Source: Daily Beast

"The easiest way to figure out who the customer is in an online space is to figure out who is paying for the thing. Usually, the people paying are the customers. So on Facebook, the people paying are marketers. That makes them the customers. And it means we are the product being delivered to those customers." 

"Imagine what it would be like if you didn't know that the evening news was funded primarily by 'Big Pharma.' You would actually believe the stuff that they're saying. You might even think those are the stories that matter."

- Douglas Rushkoff (born February 18, 1961)

"The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS." Dr. Dre  (born February 18, 1965)

Song of the Day

In honor of drummer Robbie Bachman's 61st birthday. This is the only Bachman-Turner Overdrive song I really like:

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