It’s Hump Day and I am getting the last press out of my open pound on GSD Blend, fresh pound starting tomorrow. Tune in to see what it will be. My silver order has shipped so I run through the details of that, I got booked on one of my favorite podcasts and I let you know which one. Started off with The Perfect Cup Question “What was your favorite toy growing up?” followed by LOTS of History prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com.
Here is the blog post I mention regarding the Last Call for Pre-order silver. https://thelotsproject.com/2023/05/30/last-call-for-pre-sale-silver/
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LOTS of History
Hello humans & happy day that ends in Y. 214 days are left in 2023.
- 1790 – The United States enacts its first copyright statute,
the Copyright Act of 1790.
The stated object of the act was the “encouragement of learning,”
and it achieved this by securing authors the “sole right and liberty of
printing, reprinting, publishing and vending” the copies of their “maps, charts, and books”
for a term of 14 years, with the right to renew for one additional 14-year term should
the copyright holder still be alive.
- 1911 – The RMS Titanic is launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Titanic was launched at 12:15 pm on 31 May 1911 in the presence of over 100,000 onlookers.
Twenty-two tons of soap and tallow were spread on the slipway to lubricate
the ship’s passage into the River Lagan.
Pip’s notes- The Titanic will set sail in April of 1912. The brass had to be well polished
- 1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
an 800-mile (1,287 km) long, 48-inch (1.22 m) diameter pipeline that conveys
oil from Prudhoe Bay, on Alaska’s North Slope, south to Valdez,
on the shores of Prince William Sound in southcentral Alaska
- 2008 – Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint,
with a wind-legal (+1.7 m/s) 9.72 seconds
Pip’s notes- the dude is fast. I don’t know if “go sportsball” would work here.
- 1894 – Fred Allen, American comedian, radio host, game show panelist,
and author (d. 1956)
John Florence Sullivan A.K.A. Fred Allen, was an American comedian.
His absurdist, topically pointed radio program The Fred Allen Show (1932–1949)
made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the
Golden Age of American radio.
His best-remembered gag was his long-running mock feud with friend
and fellow comedian Jack Benny, but it was only part of his appeal;
radio historian John Dunning wrote that Allen was perhaps radio’s most
admired comedian and most frequently censored
- 1912 – Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (d. 1997)
Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process
for separating uranium into uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous
diffusion. She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment,
which proved that parity is not conserved.
This discovery resulted in her colleagues (Coworker #1) Tsung-Dao Lee and (Coworker #2)
Chen-Ning Yang winning the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics,
while Wu herself was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978.
- 1943 – Joe Namath, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
LOTS of career highlights & awards. Hah! “lots” of awards
Pip’s notes- I’d like to think I’m getting predictable… Gooo Sportsball!!!
- 1976 – Colin Farrell, Irish actor
Pip’s notes- ‘The Recruit’ was a decent movie.
‘Minority Report’ as a supporting actor…
do not waste your time with the ‘Total Recall’ remake.
- 1993 – a dog named Honey Tree Evil Eye, or as we all know him as
Spuds MacKenzie,Bud Light Bull Terrier mascot (b. 1983)
- 2022 – Colin Cantwell, American concept artist and director (b.1932)
an American concept artist and director known for his work on films like
2001: A Space Odyssey and WarGames, but primarily for doing initial concept
designs and models for a number of Star Wars vehicles.
Pip’s notes- yes, the ‘Star Wars’ theme song will be on the playlist today.
- World No Tobacco Day (International)
Pip’s notes- 2023 catch phrase, the focus is “Grow food, not tobacco”