Monday, May 6, 2013
On this day in history
And we can re-purpose the old joke to today's modern age: What's the difference between Chris Matthews and the Hindenburg? One's a flaming fascist gas bag, the other is a dirigible.
In 1941, the P-47 took its maiden flight. At the risk of being trite, I'd say that Mother Jug had some Speed. Man, that was one tough airframe - although one of the most expensive of the war.
In 1945, Axis Sally gave her final broadcast. It's not recorded in the annals whether she was later hired by the New York Times or not.
In 1954 Roger Bannister becomes the first man to break the 4 minute mile, becoming an object of hatred for all subsequent High School track runners who did not run distance. Not that I'm bitter, but I stick to my claim for the 1970s that Bannister was too much of a wimp to run the High Hurdles ...
In 1983, "The Hitler Diaries" hoax is published. It is not recorded in the annals whether the author was later hired by the New York Times ...
In 2013, I used a chicken carcass and some rice and frozen veg to feed the family for about $3. Got to figure out how to do this more often.