Episode 412 Coffee w/ Brian A Daily Morning Chat

It’s Friday Eve and I have the last of my bag of FTO Blonde Espresso (Use Discount Code Lots5 at checkout) in the cup. I wish I had a pound of Silver Bullet Blend to open up tomorrow but will be settling for GSD I imagine, I will survive. Today I talk about The Fold Card and an update on my barefoot and grounding journey. Leading off with The Perfect Cup Question “IF YOU COULD ASK ONE PERSON, ALIVE OR DEAD, ONLY ONE QUESTION, WHO WOULD YOU ASK AND WHAT WOULD YOU ASK?” followed up by This Day In History prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com. Today was a great one with Bonus Oscar Wilde quotes.

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LOTS of History

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May 25th

Happy Friday eve humans and here’s the LOTS of history segment, today in history.

  • 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

Pip’s notes- nearest (perihelion) and farthest (aphelion) points.
learned something new…. and how the hell does this get recorded in 240bc??


  • 1738 – A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War

with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.

Hostilities erupted in 1730 with a series of violent incidents prompted by disputes

over property rights and law enforcement, and escalated through the first half of the decade,

culminating in the deployment of military forces by Maryland in 1736 and by Pennsylvania in 1737.

The armed phase of the conflict ended in May 1738 with the intervention of King George II,

who compelled the negotiation of a cease-fire. A final settlement was not achieved until 767 when

the Mason–Dixon line was recognized as the permanent boundary between the two colonies.



  • 1895 – Playwright, poet and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons” and sentenced to serve two years in prison.

Pip’s notes- “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde

I left 19 more quotes at the bottom of the email, some good words in different orders.

Feel free to post your own, on YT or later on the Telegram page.


  • 1925 – Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching human evolution in Tennessee.

Butler Act, which had made it illegal for teachers to teach human evolution

in any state-funded school. The trial was deliberately staged in order to attract publicity

to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee, where it was held.

Scopes was unsure whether he had ever actually taught evolution, but he incriminated

himself deliberately so the case could have a defendant.

Scopes was found guilty and was fined $100 (equivalent to $1,500 in 2021),

but the verdict was overturned on a technicality.

Pip’s notes- I recall a movie about this, Black & white I think. A student was being asked

something like “did learning hurt you?, You’re a baseball pitcher,

is your arm hurt after being in that class?”

I didn’t know it was faked/mocked trial. another thing learned today.


  • 1953 – Nuclear weapons testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States

conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test.

Gun-type fission weapons are fission-based nuclear weapons whose design assembles

their fissile material into a supercritical mass by the use of the “gun” method.

Pip’s notes- Gun type? this nuke was shot out of a supersized Howitzer


  • 1977 – Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is released in theaters.

Pip’s notes- (the Star Wars theme song is playing in my head)


  • 2001 – Erik Weihenmayer becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest,

in the Himalayas, with Dr. Sherman Bull

Pip’s notes- strangely, the 1st thing that popped in my head when reading this dude’s

story is an Incubus song called ‘Black Heart Inertia’

Lyrics –

You’re a mountain that I’d like to climb
Not to conquer, but to share in the view


  • 2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her 25-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Pip’s notes- (Tombstone movie quote)
“Well…. bye…”


  • 2012 – The SpaceX Dragon 1 becomes the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous and berth with the International Space Station.

Pip’s notes- I find Elon’s ideas moving for mankind.

I find the (something like)$15 billion USD that the US gvnt has granted him… eh?


Happy Birthdays

  • 1803 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)

He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the

countervailing pressures of society.

Friedrich Nietzsche considered him “the most gifted of the Americans” and

Walt Whitman referred to him as his “master”.

Pip’s notes- Who remembers the movie “Dead Poets Society” movie?

Oh Captain! My Captain!, with the students standing on top of the desks?

Malt Whitman wrote that poem about Abe Lincoln’s assassination. Never new.


  • 1889 – Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)

Pip’s notes- another good week for this dude as well. If you recall,

yesterday was dude’s successful 1st flight of a style of heli. today, cake.


  • 1912 – Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (d. 2005)

a decorated World War II group commander in the D-Day invasion,

an Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling coach, and a college football coach


  • 1927 – Robert Ludlum, American soldier and author (d. 2001)

an American author of 27 thriller novels, best known as the creator of Jason Bourne

from the original The Bourne Trilogy series.

The number of copies of his books in print is estimated between 300 million and 500 million


  • 1963 – Mike Myers, Canadian-American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

Pip’s notes- It’s been a while since I’ve seen Wayne’s World.

May need to put that movie on the list for re-watch.



  • 1919 – Eliza Pollock, American archer (b. 1840)

She won two bronze medals in Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics in Missouri

in the double national and Columbia rounds and a gold medal with the US team.



  • International Missing Children’s Day and its related observances:

National Missing Children’s Day (United States),


  • National Tap Dance Day (United States)
  • Towel Day in honour of the work of the writer Douglas Adams.

Pip’s notes- if you know the phrase ‘DON’T PANIC’, you might know this dude.
“Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” movie suggested to always have a towel with you.


Well, that’s your nugs. Enjoy, Cheers & happy day that ends in Y.

—————- More Oscar Wilde quotes ———————————–

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell the truth.”

“I can resist everything except temptation.”

“A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

“True friends stab you in the front.”

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

“I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

“I can never travel without my diary, one should always have something sensational to read on the train.”

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”


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