# Monday Open Thread; September 18 is World Water Monitoring Day

September 18th is the 261st day of the year. There are 104 days left.

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Today's number is 18

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18 is a multiple of 9, 3, and 6, leading to suspicions that it will generate unending fractions (more later)

18 is the sum of 3 of its divisors, 3, 6, and 9
18 is argon, a noble gas
I8 is the group containing noble (inert) gases in the periodic table

The Mahabarata has 18 books, (including the Bhagavad Gita which has 18 chapters) and concerns a war between 18 armies that lasted 18 days

OK, deep breath, but first recall that 1/3 is .333 repeated forever, 1/6 is .666 repeated forever and 1/9 is .111 repeated forever.
1/18 = 0.055 repeat 5 forever
2/18 = 0.111 repeat 1 forever (1/9)
3/18 = 0.166 repeat 6 forever (1/6)
4/18 = 0.222 repeat the 2 (2/9)
5/18 = 0.277 repeat the 7
6/18 = 0.333 repeat the 3 (1/3)
7/18 = 0.388 repeat the 8
8/18 = 0.444 repeat the 4 (4/9)
9/18 = .5 (1/2)
10/18 = 0.555 repeat 5 forever (5/9)
11/18 = 0.611 repeat 1 foreve
12/18 = 0.666 repeat 6 forever (2/3)
13/18 = 0.722 repeat the 2
14/18 = 0.777 repeat the 7 (7/9)
15/18 = 0.833 repeat the 3 (5/6)
16/18 = 0.888 repeat the 8 (8/9)
17/18 = 0.944 repeat the 4

In most countries, 18 is the age of majority
In most countries, 18 is the voting age
18 is the age of sexual consent under the Mann Act (What famous performer was busted under the Mann Act?)
18 is 6 pm

There are 18 chapters in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Title 18 of the US Code is CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

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18 BCE
was the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Lentulus
(That would be Publius Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus, and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus)
Caesar Augustus introduced two of the lex Julia, the Lex Iulia de Ambitu which punished bribery when acquiring political office and the Lex Iulia de Maritandis Ordinibus which restricted marriage between differing social classes
Juba II was King of Mauretania and Lugaid Riab nDerg was High King of Ireland

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18 CE
was the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Caesar
The Roman poet Ovid died

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On this day in:
0324 -- Constantine the Great whupped Licinius at Chrysopolis, the dark ages became inevitable
1066 -- Harald Hardrada landed in England, unwittingly giving it over to William the Bastard
1618 -- The twelfth Baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar began
1850 -- The U.S. Congress enacted the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Typical.
1873 -- The Panic of 1873 occurred, a cascade of bank bankruptcies that triggered a depression ***
1895 -- The "Atlanta compromise"
1927 -- CBS went on the air
1931 -- The Mukden Incident, which was used by Japan as a pretext to invade Manchuria
1945 -- MacArthur moved his command HQ to Tokyo.
1947 -- The USAF became an independent branch of the US Global War Machine
1947 -- The NSC and the CIA were created to further US imperial designs
1948 -- Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman elected to the US Senate not completing someone's term
1977 -- Voyager I took the first photo of the Earth and the Moon together.
1982 -- Christian "militia" slaughtered hundreds of unarmed, imprisioned, Palestinians in Lebanon.
1988 -- Pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar stopped after a coup and mass slaughter
1997 -- Various non-US countries adopted the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

*** These periodic collapses are a feature of capitalism. The more pure and unregulated it is, the more frequent and severe they are. No known capitalist theorist has ever figured this out yet.

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Born this day in:

1819 -- Leon Foucault, physicist
1838 -- Anton Mauve, painter, influenced Van Gogh
1905 -- Eddie Anderson, Rochester on the Jack Benny show
1905 -- Greta Garbo, she wanted to be left alone
1924 -- J. D. Tippit, Dallas cop; "Officer Tippit"
1933 -- Jimmie Rodgers, singer, songwriter and guitarist; neither the brakeman nor the bluesman
1940 -- Frankie Avalon, singer and actor, Funicello's foil
1944 -- Michael Franks, singer and songwriter; of "popsicle toes" fame/infamy
1945 -- P. F. Sloan, singer, songwriter and producer
1945 -- John McAfee, computer programmer
1949 -- Kerry Livgren, guitarist and songwriter, co-founder of Kansas
1951 -- Ben Carson, animated matter, possibly biological, sentience unknown
1951 -- Dee Dee Ramone, singer, songwriter and bass player
1956 -- Chris Hedges, pundit
1961 -- Mark Olson, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1971 -- Lance Armstrong, cyclist and doper
1973 -- Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, Ltd.

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Died this day in:

1783 -- Leonhard Euler, logician, mathematician, astronomer, physicist, engineer and more
1896 -- Hippolyte Fizeau, physicist
1961 -- Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat
1967 -- John Cockcroft, physicist, atom splitter
1970 -- Jimi Hendrix, experienced singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1977 -- Paul Bernays, mathematician and philosopher
1980 -- Katherine Anne Porter, author
1997 -- Jimmy Witherspoon, singer
1998 -- Charlie Foxx, singer and guitarist, half of Inez & Charlie Foxx
2004 -- Russ Meyer, director, producer, and screenwriter
2014 -- Kenny Wheeler, trumpet player, flugelhorn player and composer
2015 -- James R. Houck, astrophysicist

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (United States)
World Water Monitoring Day

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So, for music,
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Leon Foucalt

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Jimmie Rodgers

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Frankie Avalon

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Michael Franks

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P.F. Sloan wrote a lot of stuff for other musicians, like

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Kerry Livgren

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Ben Carson

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Dee Dee Ramone

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Mark Olson

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Jimi Hendrix

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Jimmy Witherspoon

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Charlie Foxx

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Kenny Wheeler

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Bonus:

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### I caught the first non-reference of pendulum

Glad you picked it up again in music. Another song I think I know the words to. From my father's radio. For reasons he wrote down the current balance of the daily radio reward program. Stuck under the wall phone for years.

I am currently trying to wash bloodstains off pillows. I get alarmed seeing them on the bed. Detergent plus H2O2, a brand new bottle. Fresh peroxide, older was on a high cabinet shelf I can't reach. Still baby steps here. And sleep, mucho sleep. It can't be bad, right? Speaking of sleep, I am feeling weary. Nothing planned today but phone calls.

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### Good morning. Thanks for dropping in, and good to see

@riverlover
somebody picked up on the pendulum. Rest is good, sleep is good. Do lots of both, please. Good luck with the pillows.

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### good morning all

You've post two songs I like and sing this morning el. "Eve of Destruction" - I think Sloan's version is best and "All along the Watchtower" which Jimi made his own.

Here's Dylan's take (from wiki)
Dylan has described his reaction to hearing Hendrix's version: "It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn't think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day." In the booklet accompanying his Biograph album, Dylan said: "I liked Jimi Hendrix's record of this and ever since he died I've been doing it that way... Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it's a tribute to him in some kind of way."

I hope you all have a good day. Rest well and heal RL!

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

### No bites yet on the Mann Act quiz?

I'll hazard a quess--Fatty Arbuckle. Lemme know if I'm right. Looking at the back of the book would be cheating.

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### Plenty of answers to this one.......

Enacted during a time of great change and "moral panic," the Mann Act was originally designed to combat forced prostitution. The law, however, has been applied broadly over the years and, critics say, used as a tool of political persecution and even blackmail. In the past century, thousands of people have been prosecuted under the Mann Act, including celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Chuck Berry and Jack Johnson
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### Chuck Berry was who I specifically had in mind due

@jbob
to the musical connection and the whole race and racial music issues inherent in such a bust.

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### Hey, FF, good morning. A reasonable guess, but not the

@ghotiphaze
artist I had in mind. I'll give the answer later if nobody gets it.

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### My first guess was

@enhydra lutris Jerry Lee Lewis, then figured it doesn't count if it is your cousin and you marry her. Even considered the Dugger guy then realized laws, rules, and regulations don't apply to religious right wingers.

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### As jbob pointed out above, there are plenty of right answers.

@ghotiphaze
The one I had in mind when writing this was Chuck Berry, scary black dude playing scary black music and influencing our childrens with it.

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### Scary black music?

@enhydra lutris 'both hands holding my ding-a-ling'
Okay, that song was scary.

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### Good morning. Glad you liked those tunes. There is

something about Sloan's version that draws one in - I'm glad I listened to it. I had never heard of him. Jimi's version of Watchtower is, of course, the definitive version. This cover makes that pretty clear.

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### Fabulous - I had a hiccup dupe post which I jumped to edit into

Chuck Berry performing sweet little 16. (It was a dupe of my answer to ghotiphaze, above) When I went to save it I got an error messge, tht the comment or whatever could not be found.

I suspect that JtC has fixed the hiccup duplicate issue somehow - if so, thanks mucho and congrats!

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### @enhydra lutris

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### Posted above before

@enhydra lutris Sweet L'il Sixteen post.
(That's how I say it.)

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### Did anybody else notice that the video playing behind

Mark Olsen and the Seminole Valley Tea Sipper Society looks like the Mojave? Are these the famous Mojave Seminoles?

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### Speaking of tea. Blood orange tea with hibiscus (a clear red)

@enhydra lutris is wonderful. It is 75 in the woods. Leaves are falling. I am unprepared, but do have charged batteries for the blower and weed-whacker. Still lemony light. Another Visiting Nurse visit. My vitals are fine.

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### Glad the vitals are fine. Take it slow and easy with

@riverlover
the outdoor activity.

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