There's a total eclipse of the moon tonight. Knowing me, you know I'm gonna do a number on that line (speaking of "numbers", I'm listening to "One Is The Loneliest Number" by Three Dog Night). For those of you who will be unable to view this evening's moon event, My Uncle Nemo will be shooting the moon on his balcony tonight after the all night beer and poker party.
As I have resorted to these juvenile antics myself in the past, I must admit it seems like a good idea at the moment. But (pun intended), after one sees the pictures and subsequently purchase the negatives, one soon learns not not drink and moon.
The Pictures: Various pictures of "moon" shots (You know there's always going to be a ringer in my pictures and today is no exception.
This Date In History: 1931; The United States Senate makes "The Star Spangled Banner", written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, the National Anthem of the United States. What foresight Mr. Key had when he wrote "Jose, can you see?". 1965; the movie "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews, premieres in American movie theaters.
Birthdays: Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone and subsequent text messages (1847) Jean Harlow, actress (1911).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming! Thanks Vic!
The Washington Post runs a weekly contest in its Style section
called the "Style Invitational." The requirements this week were to
use the two words Lewinsky (The Intern) and Kaczynski (the
Unabomber) in the same limerick. Remember, the following winning
entries were printed in the newspaper.
There once was a girl named Lewinsky,
Who played on a flute like Stravinsky.
'Twas "Hail to the Chief"
On this flute made of beef
That stole the front page from Kaczynski.
Said Clinton to young Ms. Lewinsky,
"We don't want to leave clues like Kaczynski.
Since you made such a mess,
Use the hem of your dress;
And please wipe that stuff off your chinsky."
And the winning entry:
Lewinsky and Clinton have shown
What Kaczynski must surely have known:
That an intern is better
Than a bomb in a letter
When deciding how best to be blown
Methinks "There once was a man from Nantucket" cannot be printed.
That's it for today my little moonies. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !