It’s Friday and I give away 10k satoshis. We used #roadtrip today, Congrats to The Backwoods Butcher. I still had one press left in my bag of FTO Blonde Espresso so a new bag for day 1 of our road trip tomorrow. Today I talk about the plans for the next 3 weeks on the road and why we will be so busy today, tonight and tomorrow morning. Leading off with The Perfect Cup Question “If you had a warning label, what would yours say?” followed as always by LOTS of History brought to you by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com
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LOTS of History
Humans, May I say ‘happy Friday’. 191 sun movements are left in 2023.
there are less days than that, until S.R.F..
and as for LOTS of History, we have on deck-
History notes – 5
Birthdays – 5
Passings – 5
Holidays – … I’ll leave ya in suspense for the holidays…
Current Bitcoin Price is: $30,499
- 1863 – The United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
Currency check – 1863 $300 translates to $7,200 in 2023.
Pip’s notes – A fine is a permission, for a charge?…
“It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no senator’s son, son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no millionaire’s son, no, no”
- 1981 – US President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to
become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
an American lawyer, former politician, and jurist who served as the first female
associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006.
She was both the first woman nominated and the first confirmed to the court.
A moderate conservative, O’Connor was known for her precisely researched opinions.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan, she was considered a swing vote for the
Rehnquist Court and the first five months of the Roberts Court.
Pip’s notes – (without reading too much into this wormhole)
“Reagan – who had pledged during his 1980 presidential campaign to appoint the first woman to the Court…”
Didn’t a few people throw a fit at (FJ) Biden recommending a Judge to the supreme court,
primarily on the idea that the Judge is a ‘black female’?
This Florida dude is not here to pick any fights, but didn’t a dude say something like
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”
… not poking, honest.
- 1992 – The New York Court of Appeals rules that women have the same right as men to go topless in public.
Pip’s notes – bewbies! Yeah, uh.. it’s Florida.
We’re surrounded by beaches. We’re cool with it.
Pip’s side notes – Don’t NY my FL!
- 2007 – The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.
The concerts brought together more than 150 musical acts in twelve locations around the world
which were broadcast to a mass global audience through televisions, radio, and streamed via the Internet.
It was “unclear” where ticket proceeds from ticket sales went towards.
Unlike the similar Live 8 concerts, which were free, Live Earth charged admission but the
event was made broadly available via television and the Internet.
Pip’s notes – I did a quick look for ‘carbon footprint of Live Earth concert’, but did not find anything of note.
Like many private jets & tour buses to play a show about damaging the environment…. uh.. yeah….
These are the same group of humans that think Bitcoin mining is bad for the environment…..
- 2022 – Boris Johnson announces his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party following days of pressure from the Members of Parliament (MPs) during the July 2022 United Kingdom government crisis
Pip’s notes – Ignorant to UK politics, but didn’t this dude-lite seem like a complete actor,
mouth breather who purposefully tr… well, he’s a politician. leave it at that. Anyway….
- 1851 – Charles Albert Tindley, American minister and composer (d. 1933)
an American Methodist minister and gospel music composer.
His composition “I’ll Overcome Someday” is credited as the basis for the U.S. Civil Rights anthem “We Shall Overcome”.
Another of his hymns is “Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There” (1916),
as well as “What Are They Doing in Heaven?” (1901).
Pip’s notes – That idea of duck replacing a word in a song, but gospel church singing? lol.
…. don’t know where that idea came from. Ignore that, moving on.
- 1880 – Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer, invented sliced bread (d. 1960)
an American inventor and engineer who created the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use.
It was first used by the Chillicothe Missouri Baking Company.
n 1917 a fire broke out at the factory where Rohwedder was manufacturing his machine.
It destroyed his prototype and blueprints. With the need to get funding again,
Rohwedder was delayed for several years in bringing the bread slicer to market.
In 1927 Rohwedder successfully designed a machine that not only sliced the bread but wrapped it.
He applied for patents to protect his invention and sold the first machine to a friend and baker Frank Bench,
who installed it at the Chillicothe Baking Company, in Chillicothe, Missouri, in 1928.
In 1930 Continental Baking Company introduced Wonder Bread as a sliced bread.
It was followed by other major companies when they saw how the bread was received.
Pip’s notes – Was the best thing before 1928?
- 1925 – Wally Phillips, American radio host (d. 2008)
an American radio personality best known for hosting WGN’s morning radio show from Chicago for 21 years
A pioneer of the radio call-in talk show format, Phillips delighted in a form now banned
by the FCC: putting people on the air without their knowledge.
Pip’s notes – A cut & paste from the dud’s radio career –
“He was eventually fired after he inserted a phony item into a newscast.
Discussing this piece in a 1976 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Phillips said,
“I wrote, ‘All members of infantry company so-and-so report immediately to your draft board,’
and I described an insurrection in some phony country.
He read it on the air. Hell, they even had the FBI all over the station.”
Later, Phillips moved to Chicago, Illinois along with staff announcer, and future Bozo the Clown star, Bob Bell.
The two started at WGN (AM) in 1956 after being introduced as “comedians from Cincinnati”.
His WGN morning show was consistently top-rated in Chicago, and led to his being labeled “the king of morning radio”.
At the height of his popularity, Phillips attracted nearly 1.5 million listeners, a now unheard-of 50% market share.
- 1966 – Jim Gaffigan, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
Pip’s notes – Dude looks familiar, but I got nothing…
- 1981 – Synyster Gates, American guitarist
known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American guitarist,
best known as the lead guitarist of heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
He ranks No. 9 on Guitar World’s best metal guitarists of all time.
Gates was voted as Best Metal Guitarist in the World by Total Guitar in 2016 and once again in 2017.
Pip’s notes – There was plenty of Avenged Sevenfold played on Thursday.
Worth it.. even if I’ve demoted myself from ‘plays well with forklift’ to ‘plays OK with forklift’.
I don’t know how that small door trim molding part jumped out at me… I blame the ducks, obviously.
Probably going to lay off the rock music & forklifting for a few days… lulz
- 1890 – Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (b. 1814)
Nestlé combined cow’s milk with grain and sugar to produce a substitute for breast milk.
Moreover, he and his friend Jean Balthasar Schnetzler, a scientist in human nutrition,
emoved the acid and the starch in wheat flour because they were difficult for babies to digest.
Initially called “kindermehl,” or “children flour”, his product had an advantage over Liebig’s
“soup for infants” in that it was much easier to prepare, needing only to be boiled prior to feeding,
and it soon proved to be a viable option for infants who were unable to breastfeed.
Nestlé’s Infant Food, made with malt, cow’s milk, sugar, and wheat flour, was selling in the US for $0.50 a bottle.
Pip’s notes – $1 in 1870 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $23.22 in 2023
- 1930 – Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (b. 1859)
a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet,
the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson.
The Sherlock Holmes stories are milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Pip’s notes – Elementary… you ponder what could happen, in logical probability of events,
and most likely, the other possibilities tend not to be probable.
or something… anyway… to the serious question- is it Bond Girls or Bond women, as a general term?
- 1994 – Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (b. 1924)
an Italian racing car and engine designer best known for his long association
with Alfa Romeo’s racing department.
He also worked for Ferrari and was involved in the design of the
Ferrari 156 Sharknose car, with which Phil Hill won the 1961 championship
Pip’s notes – On September 10, 1961,
after a collision with Jim Clark’s Lotus on the second lap of the Italian Grand Prix,
the 156 of Wolfgang von Trips became airborne and crashed into a side barrier,
fatally throwing him from the car and killing fifteen spectators.
- 2011 – Allan W. Eckert, American historian and author (b. 1931)
an American novelist and playwright who specializes in historical novels for adults and children,and was also a naturalist.
His novel Incident at Hawk’s Hill (1971) was initially marketed to adults and selected by Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.
A runner-up for the Newbery Medal, it was afterward marketed as a
children’s novel and adapted by Disney for a television movie known as The Boy Who Talked to Badgers (1975)
Pip’s notes – Eckert wrote several books of natural history. In addition,
he wrote more than 225 episodes of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,
for which he received an Emmy Award.
- 2021 – Robert Downey Sr., American actor and director. Father of Robert Downey Jr. (b. 1936)
Downey’s films during the 1960s were “strictly take-no-prisoners” affairs,
with minimal budgets and outrageous satire, effectively pushing forward the countercultural agenda of the day.
Pip’s notes – Downey died of complications from Parkinson’s disease in his sleep at his home in Manhattan,
thirteen days after his 85th birthday
- Solomon Island celebrates Independence Day from the United Kingdom in 1978.
A country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Melanesia,
part of Oceania, to the northeast of Australia.
- Ivan Kupala Day (Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine)
one of the major folk holidays of the Eastern Slavs, that coincides with the Christian
feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the East Slavic feast of Saint John’s Eve.
The name of the holiday is ultimately derived from the East Slavic word kǫpati
Pip’s notes – (snifs my own arm pit), naah, I’m good. I showered the other day.
- World Chocolate Day
Occurring globally on July 7, which some suggest to be the anniversary of the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.
Note – U.S. National Chocolate Day is October 28th.
Also Note – Ghana, the second largest producer of cocoa, celebrates Chocolate Day on February 14.
Pip’s notes – Chololate day and Valentines day on the same day??
Isn’t that like having a wedding annersary & a birthday on the same day? kind of cheating or awesome planning?
Anyone recall when the Pork industry changed it’s slogan?
“Pork the ones you love”?
cheers Plugsy , good morning Kori & ya’ll have a halfway decent Friday.
Pip with Ducktion Cups, mildly suggesting you Duck the ones you lov….
.. no, still not a good slogan.. have good day, humans.