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Thursday, March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014: The Pope, L. Ron, and more yakety yak...

March 13: today in history (from Wikipedia)

1639 – "Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard." 375 years of producing elites smart enough to lie to the public! Congratulations!

1781 – "William Herschel discovers Uranus." {chuckle}

1897 – "San Diego State University is founded." It produced Marshall Faulk, who was either a German military commander or an NFL running back. I forget. 

1963 – "Police in Phoenix, Arizona arrest Ernesto Miranda and charge him with kidnap and rape. His conviction is ultimately set aside by the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona." You have the right to remain silent.

1997 – "The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television." But I thought that it was only ignorant country hicks who saw UFO's?

2003 – "Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy." Danny DeVito's?

2013 – "Pope Francis is elected in the papal conclave to succeed Pope Benedict XVI." I saw on the news: American Catholics were asked if they approved of the new Pope, and they said yes. They were then asked if his leadership is motivating them to go back to church, and they just rolled around the floor in laughter.

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"Let me clarify this very definitely. This is not an authoritarian organization." - L. Ron Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986)

"The arts are not a luxury. They're how we know we're not alone." - W.O. Mitchell (March 13, 1914 – February 25, 1998) SOURCE

"Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive. It doesn't do anything."

"I do them all for the money, I really do."

- William H. Macy (born March 13, 1950)

Song of the Day:

Mike Stoller of the songwriting duo Lieber & Stoller turns 81 today. He was involved in far more of the great early rock & roll hits than you know. Happy Birthday!

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