Remember, remember, the 14th of November

typed for your pleasure on 4 July 2006, at 10.16 am

Sdtrk: ‘Les Yper-sound’ by Stereolab

Once again, my brain has shuddered to a near-complete halt. Hrm.
My wee Sidore-chan will be returning home from her West Coast spa-and-rehab holiday this week-end, which of course has me all a-dither, so expect a report on the English film crew’s second visit probably at the beginning of next week. And since the Missus will be back, don’t expect any posts out of me for a while, heh heh. 😉
In the meantime, here’s a filler post (meme airlifted from my friend Dave Z’s Out on the Fringes)

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.
Alright!

FACTS:
+ 1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
+ 1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon.
+ 1978 – Jonestown Massacre: 913 people commit suicide by drinking a cyanide laced punch.

BIRTHS:
+ 1939 – Wendy Carlos, American composer
+ 1959 – Paul McGann, British actor

DEATHS:
+ 1915 – Booker T. Washington, American inventor, educator, and author (b. 1856)

The Deaths section was a hard choice, as Nell Gwynne and Saki were vying for the position, but inventors are always good, and the Births selections are unquestionably ace. But for my money, nothing beats having something like the Jonestown Massacre occur on your birthday

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9 have spoken to “Remember, remember, the 14th of November”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    I loved the audio recordings from the Jonestown Massacre.

    “Tell the childen to remain calm!”
    *screams and crying*
    “Tell them they’re just going to sleep!”
    *more screaming and crying*

  2. Davecat writes:

    Somewhere, either on one of my bookshelves or in a box, I actually have transcripts from that incident — a small press published it back during the Nineties. Of course, nowadays, you can easily find it on Ye Olde Internette. Definitely fascinating, definitely chilling.

    THOSE WHO DO NOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    Hey! Just noticed Wendy Carlos in your list of birthdays.
    ….I wonder what he/she’s done since the Tron soundtrack?

  4. Davecat writes:

    O, she’s been doing plenty. Mostly remastering her Sixties releases, and releasing stuff that just didn’t get wider.. releases.. when they were first made. Releases, mostly. Release.

    JULES (pointing gun at Davecat): Say ‘release’ again! C’mon, say ‘release’ again! I dare ya, I double dare ya motherfucker, say ‘release’ one more goddamn time!

  5. SafeTinspector writes:

    But anything new and exciting, muthafucka?

  6. Laura writes:

    Yes, I’m aware I’m YEARS late commenting.
    However, I must brag about this every chance I get:
    I share a birthday with none other than Luke Skywalker!

  7. Davecat writes:

    *makes lightsabre noises*
    Hate to break it to you, but that doesn’t necessarily make you a Jedi, you know.

    *makes more lightsabre noises*

  8. Laura writes:

    *snarls*
    I’m not a Jedi!
    I’m a SITH!
    *proceeds to ‘Force choke’ Mr.Cat*

  9. Davecat writes:

    HLARGHGLHARG etc

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