Good Morning from gorgeous eastern Wyoming. GSD Blend in the cup and I need it after a week of shows from Mountain Time Zone. This morning I share my sunrise view, talk about Dipstick the enormous cow next door, flies, pronghorn deer, corvette’s and more….. There is even a live update on a listener watching piglets be born. Leading off with The Perfect Cup Question “If you were in a high-speed chase, what song would you want blaring on the radio?” followed by LOTS of History prepared by Pip from Ducktioncups.
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LOTS of History
Greetings humans & happy whatever day this is. This it’s thursday… or day.. or anyway… here’s 2 hearty handfuls of LOTS of history nugs, and the birthdays are packed with musicians…
Everytime I think Brian should proofread the history email, this just popped into my head for a story –
BlackJack dealer – Brian, would you like a card?
LOTS – I like my cards like I like my history segment, I don’t know what’s coming…. so yeah, hit me…
BlackJack dealer- but sir, you have 19… are you sure?
LOTS- bring it…
BlackJack dealer folds down a card…. uh, is that a canibis card?… huh?
Here’s LOTS of stuff about stuff
- 1903 – The Ford Motor Company ships its first automobile.
Between 1903 and 1908, Ford produced the Models A, B, C, F, K, N, R, and S. Hundreds or a few thousand of most of these were sold per year. In 1908, Ford introduced the mass-produced Model T, which totaled millions sold over nearly 20 years.
In 1927, Ford replaced the T with the Model A, the first car with safety glass in the windshield.
Ford launched the first low-priced car with a V8 engine in 1932.
Pip’s notes – So there’s ‘Found On Road Dead’, ‘Fucked Over Rebuilt Dodge’, backwards is ‘Driver Returns On Foot’… am I missing any?
- 1940 – California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
one of the oldest freeways built in the United States. It connects Los Angeles with Pasadena alongside the Arroyo Seco seasonal river.
It is notable not only for being an early freeway, mostly opened in 1940, but for representing the transitional phase between early parkways and modern freeways.
Pip’s notes – The road remains largely as it was on opening day, though the plants in its median have given way to a steel guard rail, and most recently to concrete barriers, and it now carries the designation State Route 110, not historic U.S. Route 66.
- 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11’s crew successfully makes the first human landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility.
Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later.
Apollo 11 effectively proved U.S. victory in the Space Race to demonstrate spaceflight superiority, by fulfilling a national goal proposed in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”
Pip’s notes – The aircraft carrier USS Hornet, under the command of Captain Carl J. Seiberlich, On reaching Pearl Harbor on July 5, Hornet embarked the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopters of HS-4, a unit which specialized in recovery of Apollo spacecraft, specialized divers of UDT Detachment Apollo, a 35-man NASA recovery team, and about 120 media representatives. To make room, most of Hornet’s air wing was left behind in Long Beach.
Pip’s side notes – Sikorsky chopper… I never did go back to learn how helicopters fly… still on the list
- 1977 – The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind-control experiments.
Origin of the project –
According to Stephen Kinzer, the CIA project “was a continuation of the work begun in WWII-era Japanese facilities and Nazi concentration camps on subduing and controlling human minds.”
Kinzer writes that MKUltra’s use of mescaline on unwitting subjects was a practice that Nazi doctors had begun in the camps at Auschwitz and Dachau.
Kinzer gives evidence of the continuation of a Nazi agenda, citing the CIA’s secret recruitment of Nazi torturers and vivisectionists to continue experimenting on thousands of subjects, and Nazis were brought to Fort Detrick, Maryland, to instruct CIA officers on the lethal uses of sarin gas.
Pip’s notes – tinfoil tuesday material…
- 1985 – The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
Pip’s notes – a few minutes were lost there, with The Beach Boys song playing in my head…. Aruba, jama… nope! Not going back down that earworm!
- 1997 – The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrates its 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
also known as Old Ironsides, is a three-masted wooden-hulled heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is the world’s oldest ship still afloat.
Constitution was rated as a 44-gun frigate, but she often carried more than 50 guns at a time. (Assumed they mean cannons)
Pip’s notes – That ship looks star spangled awesome. Just sayin’
- 2005 – The Civil Marriage Act legalizes same-sex marriage in Canada.
It was introduced as Bill C-38 in the first session of the 38th Canadian Parliament on February 1, 2005. It passed the House of Commons on June 28, 2005, and the Senate on July 19, 2005. The Act became law when it received Royal Assent on July 20, 2005.
- 2017 – O. J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.
Pip’s notes – murder… cough… oh, wait, I think I mixed that one up..
- 1947 – Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
an American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and roll and Latin American jazz.
Pip’s notes – There is plenty of Santana’s songs to put on the playlist.
Admittingly, It was the Matchbox 20 song, Smooth, that I heard this dude’s talent.
- 1964 – Chris Cornell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
an American singer, songwriter and musician best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary lyricist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.
He also had a solo career and contributed to numerous movie soundtracks.
Cornell was the founder and frontman of Temple of the Dog, a one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.
Several music journalists, fan polls and fellow musicians have regarded Cornell as one of the greatest rock singers of all time.
Pip’s notes – Did Cornell ever sing the Happy Birthday song?
- 1967 – Courtney Taylor-Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
An American singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. He is the lead singer and guitarist of alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols, a band he co-founded.
Pip’s notes – Taylor-Taylor has expressed a dislike of politics.
Following then-UK Home Secretary Theresa May using the song “Bohemian Like You” as she walked away from a conference stage, Taylor-Taylor wrote “I tend to really dislike ANY people who take sides in politics.
It is the single greatest contributor to getting nothing done. Fuck ‘politics’. What a joke.”
- 1975 – Judy Greer, American actress and producer
known professionally as Judy Greer, is an American actress. She is primarily known as a character actress who has appeared in a wide variety of films.
Jawbreaker, What Women Want, 13 Going on 30, Elizabethtown, Love & Other Drugs…
and a dozen or three listing further down the line.
Pip’s notes – aaaand Adaptation, The Village, The Descendants, Carrie, on of the Planet of the Apes, Ant-Man… etc.
- 1985 – John Francis Daley, American actor and screenwriter
an American actor, filmmaker, and musician. He is best known for playing high school freshman Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and FBI criminal profiler Dr. Lance Sweets on the crime drama series Bones, for which he was nominated for a 2014 PRISM Award.
He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.
Pip’s notes – Daley is also known for his collaborative work with fellow writer and director Jonathan Goldstein, working on various films together.
Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Horrible Bosses 2, the 5th film in National Lampoon’s Vacation, SpiderMan – Homecoming & Game Night
- 1999 – Pop Smoke, American rapper and singer (d. 2020)
On February 19, 2020, Jackson was renting a house through Airbnb owned by The Real Housewives star Teddi Mellencamp and her husband, Edwin Arroyave, in Hollywood Hills, California
At around 4:30 a.m., five hooded men, including one wearing a ski mask and carrying a handgun, broke into the house through a second-story balcony while Jackson was taking a shower (it is unclear if Jackson was in the shower or not).
The intruders held a gun to a woman’s head and threatened to kill her.
Shortly thereafter, the woman heard the men shoot Jackson three times after an altercation
Pip’s notes – Passed to the next relm at 20 years old.
- 1922 – Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1856)
a Russian mathematician best known for his work on stochastic processes.
A primary subject of his research later became known as the Markov chain.
He was also a strong close to master-level chess player.
Pip’s notes – About Integration of Differential Equations by Continued Fractions with an Application to the Equation
- 1973 – Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (b. 1940)
Pip’s notes – “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
― Bruce Lee
Pip’s notes – I fucking love that quote. I compare it to a movie quote from ‘Blade’ – ‘Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill’.
‘it’s the same, but different, man…’
- 2005 – James Doohan, Canadian-American actor (b. 1920)
a Canadian actor and author, best known for his role as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the television and film series Star Trek.
Doohan’s characterization of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognizable elements in the Star Trek franchise, and inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields.
Pip’s notes – Star Trek had those flip up communicators… we have cell phones with annoying spam apps that suck people’s time away from doing…. sorry, almost went into a rant on that one…
Cheers to Scotty & Star Trek, and the ideas that Sci-Fi stories that brought forth cool tech… that either saves people’s time, which usually gives them time to waste on 20 second ‘motivational speach that gets you pumped’, as you’re sitti…. ok, sorry. almost another rant…
- 2009 – Mark Rosenzweig, American psychologist and academic (b. 1922)
an American research psychologist whose research on neuroplasticity in animals indicated that the adult brain remains capable of anatomical remodelling and reorganization based on life experiences, overturning the conventional wisdom that the brain reached full maturity in childhood.
Pip’s notes – I too, am a psycologist… I play dance audio songs inside a staffed warehouse, and they proceed to dance.
- 2017 – Chester Bennington, American singer (b. 1976)
an American singer who served as the lead vocalist of rock band Linkin Park. He was also a lead vocalist of Grey Daze, Dead by Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilots at various points.
Pip’s notes – (a single tear rolls down left face cheek)
- Día del Amigo (Argentina, Brazil)
a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. It was initially promoted by the greeting card industry; evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in Friendship Day that may have grown with the spread of the internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia
Pip’s notes – dia del amigo… day of friends? My spanish suuuuucks.
- International Chess Day is celebrated annually on 20 July, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924.
The day is celebrated by many of the 605 million regular chess players around the world, and now a bit more on the LOTS morning podcast.
Pip’s notes – “Check, and Mate” – an educated person would know that chess move, and a probably under educated person would spin a joke – “I got my pay check, and I’m heading to the bar, lookin’ for a mate”…
Pip’s side notes – that sounds like a country song in the making.
Song title – Play Chess or Pay Checks
- Lempira Day (Honduras)
Dedicated to a leader of the Lenca people who led the resistance against the Spanish conquistadors in the 1530s.
- Tree Planting Day (Central African Republic)
Wiki notes – National Tree Planting Day is on July 22.
Pip’s notes – Yes… uh, Captain Obvious, table of 1, Captain Obvious, table of 1. You’re table is ready, sir…
Thus concludes your Friday-eve LOTS of History, we now return you to you’re regularally scheduled podcast.
Pip with Ducktion Cups here, ……………. Oh, I spaced out.. what was I…
OOH! A shiney thing!! (Pip wanders off, completely disctracted)