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Monday, March 31, 2014

March 29: Catching up before my customers fire me

(I'm late, but I realized I didn't want to skip days...)

March 29: Today in history (from Wikipedia)

1871 - "The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria."  Have they found out how many holes it takes to fill it?

1886 – "Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia." Did he have a business license for that?

1973 – "Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam." And yet we still have soldiers in countries against whom we supposedly "won" wars.

1984 – "The Baltimore Colts load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis." This still sucks. 

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations." - John Tyler March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862)

"It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember." - Eugene McCarthy (March 29, 1916 – December 10, 2005)

"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else." - Sam Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)

Song of the Day

John Popper turned 47 this day:


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