05/26 - Friday OT, Y,all
Well, JtC and otc are out and about, leaving today's OT slot in need of an author, or, lacking that, me. Since I've never done a May 26 OT before, I fell back on my old gimmicks, seeking inspiration any old where in the knowledge base relating to this date.
26 is the only integer that is one more than a square (52 +1) and 1 less than a cube (33 -1), Meh. It is, however 2 x 13, so, Friday the 26th is arguably twice as scary as Friday th 13th. I can work with that
Hexgram 26 - Controlled Power - tells us that it is beneficial not to eat at home and to cross the great water. The food bit may relate to JtC and otc, whilst I, despite this holy writ, will not only eat at home, but I'm gonna cook dinner too. That's two
Da wiki tells me that 26 CE is one of but 3 years during which Jesus' alleged crucifixion might hav taken place. Given that the age of the earth is purportedly 4 billion 543 million years, the odds of any such crucifixion is ergo 3/4,543,000,000 or somewhere around 0.000000001, which is pretty damned small. This makes 3.
This is the last Friday in May, the year is damn near half over. Meh.
In 1923 the first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held on this date and has since been run annually, but in June.
In 1927 the last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles. It was going to be a loooong time and a ton of vehicles, however, before any fords wound up at Le Mans.
Martin Heidigger died on 5/26/1976. Certainly something to think about, but beyond the scope of this writing.
But lookie here, birthdays:
1883 – Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist
1920 – Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress
1926 – Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader BINGO!
1962 – Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter Heh - saw him early on, a wild man.
OK, so I hit a trifecta up there starting with Friday 13 or 26, Heh
Mamie Smith gave us a history making recording and was a seminal figure
Peggy Lee just because
And the birth of the Cool
So that's all I got, it's an open thread, so go for it.