# April 3, 2017 Open Thread; Howl Day (unofficial)

April 3 is the 93rd day of the year. There are 272 days left.
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Today's number is 3

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3 is a prime
3 is the first odd prime (but aren't they all just a little bit odd?)
3 is the first Fermat Prime;
3 is the first Mersenne Prime;
3 is the only prime that is both a Fermat Prime and a Mersenne Prime
Simple fractions with 3 in the denominator have infinite repeats of a single digit in decimal form (including zero)
The smallest polygon is the 3 sided triangle
3 points in space determine a plane
3 points in space alse determine a circle
A natural number is divisible by three if the sum of its digits is divisible by 3.
If a number is divisible by 3, so is its reverse, like 123 & 321
3 is lithium.
3 was Babe Ruth
3 is the number of spatial dimensions humans can perceive.
Basketball has a 3 point basket and a 3 second rule.
A football field goal is 3 points
3 strikes and you're out
3 outs per team per inning
3 Rs
3 Musketeers
3 Blind Mice
3 Wise Men

In The Hunting of the Snark (A Poem in Eight Fits), the Bellman declares the rule of 3: "What i tell you three times is true." It is proven later in the Poem thusly --
NOW PAY ATTENTION HERE:

"Taking Three as the subject to reason about -
A convenient number to state -
We add Seven, and Ten, and then multiply out
By One Thousand diminished by Eight."

"The result we proceed to divide, as you see,
By Nine Hundred and Ninety and Two:
Then subtract Seventeen, and the answer must be
Exactly and perfectly true."
-- Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark (A Poem in Eight Fits)

The "Rule of Thirds" is an alleged rule of composition for painting, photography and the like.

Somebody who is 3 sheets to the wind is drunk

10-3 is the police and emergency code for "stop transmitting"
"Code 3" means "Emergency response; lights and siren"

"Almost all" integers contain the digit 3

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Title 3 of the US Code is The President.

3 BCE
was the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Messalla
Seneca was born, also Servius Sulpicius Galba ( a Roman Emperor)

3 CE
was the Year of the Consulship of Lamia and Servilius
Pontius Pilate was appointed prefect of Judea.
Tiberius retired to Capri
On this day in:
1860 -- The first successful Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California started,
1882 -- Robert Ford killed Jessee James
1885 -- Gottlieb Daimler received a patent for his engine - a good idea at the time
1895 -- Oscar Wilde's libel case against Queensberry began - a bad idea, but Ballad of Readng Gaol
1922 -- Stalin became General Secretary of the Soviet Union's Communist Party - a very bad idea
1948 -- Truman signed the Marshall Plan
1955 -- The ACLU announced it would defend Ginsberg's Howl - an excellent idea
1968 -- MLK Jr. delivered his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech
1981 -- The Osborne 1 was unveiled
2000 -- Microsoft was ruled to have violated US antitrust law but was not punished and no victims were recompensed
2010 -- Apple Inc. released the first iPad, foreshadowing ifrenzy to come.

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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,
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A. Ginsburg; Howl

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Born this day in:

1639 -- Alessandro Stradella, composer
1778 -- Pierre Bretonneau, doctor who performed the first successful tracheotomy
1783 -- Washington Irving, writer
1791 -- Anne Lister, diarist, mountaineer, and traveller, "the first modern lesbian".
1807 -- Mary Carpenter, educational and social reformer
1822 -- Edward Everett Hale, writer and preacher
1823 -- Boss Tweed, typical politician
1885 -- Bud Fisher, cartoonist, think Mutt & Jeff
1886 -- Dooley Wilson, actor and singer
1895 -- Zez Confrey, pianist and composer
1898 -- Henry Luce, publisher, co-founded Time Magazine
1904 -- Russel Wright, dinnerware and furniture designer
1916 -- Herb Caen, writer, the Sakamenna Kid
1919 -- Ervin Drake, songwriter and composer, it was a very good year
1924 -- Marlon Brando who couldda been a contender
1924 -- Roza Shanina, Russian sniper
1936 -- Jimmy McGriff, organist and bandleader
1936 -- Harold Vick, saxophonist and flautist
1938 -- Jeff Barry, songwriter
1941 -- Jan Berry, singer and songwriter, (Jan & Dean) inspiration and mentor of the Beach Boys
1942 -- Billy Joe Royal, guitarist, singer, songwriter and boondocker
1943 -- Richard Manuel, pianist, singer, songwriter and bandmember
1944 -- Tony Orlando, Captain Kangaroo look-alike
1946 -- Dee Murray, bassist, mostly with Elton
1949 -- Richard Thompson, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1951 -- Mitch Woods, singer, songwriter and pianist

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Died this day in:

CE 33 -- Jesus of Nazareth, or some other date, or year, but wait, he didn't die anyway, did he? What?
1882 -- Jesse James, criminal and outlaw, sometimes folk hero
1897 -- Johannes Brahms, pianist and composer
1901 -- Richard D'Oyly Carte
1902 -- Esther Hobart Morris, lawyer and judge
1950 -- Kurt Weill, composer and pianist
1950 -- Carter G. Woodson, historian, author, and journalist, founded Black History Month
1978 -- Ray Noble, bandleader, composer, and actor
1990 -- Sarah Vaughan, singer
1991 -- Graham Greene, writer
1998 -- Mary Cartwright, mathematician of chaos
2014 -- Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, guitarist, fiddler, and composer
2015 -- Bob Burns, drummer and songwriter

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
I'm inventing Howl Day, so there.

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```So, for music
Dooley Wilson
Zez Confrey
Ervin Drake
Jimmy McGriff
Harold Vick
Jeff Barry
Jan Berry
Billy Joe Royal
Richard Manuel
Tony Orlando
Dee Murray
Richard Thompson
Mitch Woods
Johannes Brahms
Richard D'Oyly Carte
Kurt Weill
Ray Noble
Sarah Vaughan
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith
Bob Burns

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Dooley Wilson

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Zez Confrey

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Ervin Drake

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Jimmy McGriff

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Harold Vick

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Jeff Barry & his wife Ellie Greenwich wrote a ton of hits, such as

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Jan Berry

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Billy Joe Royal

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Richard Manuel

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Tony Orlando

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Dee Murray

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Richard Thompson

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Mitch Woods

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Johannes Brahms

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Richard D'Oyly Carte put together an opera company and brought together Mssrs Gilbert & Sullivan

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Kurt Weill (hiya Mimi)

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Ray Noble

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Sarah Vaughan

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Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

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Bob Burns

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# OK, what's on your minds?

Bonus:

### three is also...

the cube root of last weeks number... 27! What a co inky dink.

We had a wild storm this morning...already gotten 3/4 inch. Thunder so loud it knocked things off the window sill.

Well hope you all have a good day whatever your weather. Looks like an all day rain here.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

### The weather is headed

@Lookout toward Tallahassee where I am still stuck because I have been fighting the flu for over two weeks. Not to complain because it is my fault for not getting a flu shot this year, but this sucks. The front seems to be moving at a relatively slow pace with a lot of severe weather associated with it. I am guessing we will get it this afternoon and evening.

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Do I hear the sound of guillotines being constructed?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." ~ President John F. Kennedy

### Good morning, gg. Good luck with both the flu &

@gulfgal98
the weather.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

### Good catch, I hadn't noticed that. It wil lhappen that

@Lookout
the third follows the 27th every time the 27th occurs in a month with 31 days, I reckon.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

### Good morning!

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"More for Gore or the son of a drug lord--None of the above, fuck it, cut the cord."
--Zack de la Rocha

"I tell you I'll have nothing to do with the place...The roof of that hall is made of bones."
-- Fiver

### Good Morning. Thanks for reading.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

### A premise of a warmish grey day here, 64, but it's sitting in

the mid-40's. If it gets up to 60, I will go outside (in my cast) and howl for good reasons. Very frustrating to be disabled in early planting season. Maybe I can get my dog to howl. Last one learned from coyotes.

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### Sorry about the frustration and the planting. Just started

@riverlover
preparing one bed and one box yesterday. We've been out of town a lot and busy with mucho other stuff, so, as usual, are way behind. We already have tiny apricots, ffs.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

### The 3 Bs of Texas education:

Bullets, Bible, and Bigotry.
I like the idea of Howl Day. When I was younger I was a strong supporter of the primal scream. There's something oddly calming and satisfying about shrieking at the top of your lungs after a gruelling day at work.

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There is no such thing as TMI. It can always be held in reserve for extortion.

### Heh. Like the 3 Bs. You and riverlover both had the idea

@ghotiphaze
of celebrating Howl day by going out and howling, or perhaps interpreting its point and purpose as such. I highly approve, though my original conception was a bit different.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

### Up to 58 here, still gloomy grey

@enhydra lutris but at 60, I howl outside! No neighbors close enough to pre-warn.

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### It got to 63F here, while I was horizontal.

@riverlover I thought better , and howled indoors, freaked my poor Toto dog (Skya is her name) right out. She had to huddle next to me. My 75+ daffodils are up and thinking about bloom.

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### Have you heard of the Howl In at St John the Divine in NYC?

@enhydra lutris It's a concert with the band, Oregon, they do whale calls, wolf howls and other things. Really neat.

Love your play list. Listening to most. My DH knows some of the obscure (to me) musicians and bands.

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### EL you missed it

It's unconscionable...,

Stooges!

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I want a Pony!

### EL you missed it

It's unconscionable...,

Stooges!

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I want a Pony!

### Subway terrorist bomb kills 11 in St. Petersburg, Russia

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### I am polishing up my Francais with an Algerian man.

Sweet conversation, he knows no English so I have to work hard at recalling HS French. No romance there, too far off.

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