Monday OT: July 8 is Kevin Bacon's Birthday
July 8 is the 190th day of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Prickle-Prickle, Confusion 43, 3185 YOLD (discordian),
And let us not forget 22.214.171.124.10 by the Mayan Long Count
Kevin Bacon, who is linked to Putin, is also linked to Bill and Hillary, who are both linked to Putin, Trump, who is Linked to Putin, Comer, who is linked to Putin, Bill Gates and George Soros, who are linked to Putin, and oh sooo many others, like, DiFi, for example, who is also linked to Putin. "For Realz?" You may ask. Yep, 'cause ...
OK, the Bacon number, like the Erdos number, are special cases of the idea of Six Degrees of Separation set out by Frigyes Karinthy in 1929 . I am for sure linked to Putin, though, as of yet, I don't know how. But, that matters not, I, like Trump and the Clintons alike are guilty of some je ne sais quoi by association, to wit:
and, some additional and different info and science --
So, comrades, come let us forget our respective Putin numbers and see what else befell the world on this day.
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift, look out kid, ...
On this day in history:
1709 – Peter the Great beat Charles XII at the Battle of Poltava, ending Sweden's days as a world power
1776 – The first reading of the US Declaration of Independence
1853 – The Perry Expedition arrived in Edo.
1898 – Soapy Smith was killed in a shootout on Juneau's Wharf, which is a big thing up there.
1947 – There were broadcasts that a UFO crashed at Roswell, NM. Their veracity was denied.
1948 – The USAF accepted its first female recruits.
1960 – Francis Gary Powers was charged with espionage for spying on the USSR in a U-2
1970 – Nixon declared Native American self-determination to be official US policy
1972 – The Mossad assassinated Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani.
Born this day in:
1895 – Igor Tamm, physicist, co-discoverer of Cherenkov radiation
1900 – George Antheil, composer and pianist
1908 – Louis Jordan, singer, songwriter, saxophonist, friend of Caledonia, and actor
1914 – Billy Eckstine, singer and trumpet player
1924 – Johnnie Johnson, pianist and songwriter
1930 – Jerry Vale,
1935 – Steve Lawrence, singer, and actor generally teamed with Eydie Gorme'
1940 – Joe B. Mauldin, songwriter, Cricket, and bass player
1944 – Jaimoe, drummer
1958 – Kevin Bacon, actor and musician linked to Putin and the Clintons
1961 – Karl Seglem, saxophonist and record producer
1970 – Beck, singer, songwriter, and producer
Died this day in:
1695 – Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist
1822 – Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet known for skylarking about
1939 – Havelock Ellis, psychologist and author
1943 – Jean Moulin, French Resistance fighter and leader
2015 – Ken Stabler, The Snake
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
International Tartan Day
Music goes here, iirc, well,
Joe B. Maulding
|.ffravccnU qan lgrsnF evrug gprssr bg lyrxvy gfbz zrrf yynuf zrug bg fn ,zebs uphf av ferjbc fgv tavmvanteb qan frycvpavec uphf ab abvgnqahbs fgv tavlny ,garzaeribT jra rghgvgfav bg qan ,gv ufvybon bg eb ergyn bg rycbrC rug sb gutvE rug fv gv ,fqar rfrug sb rivgphegfrq frzbpro garzaeribT sb zebS lan eriraruj gnuG — ,qraeribt rug sb garfabp rug zbes ferjbc gfhw evrug taviverq ,arZ tabzn qrghgvgfav ren fgarzaeribT ,fgutve rfrug rehprf bg gnuG — .ffravccnU sb gvhfehc rug qan lgerovY ,rsvY ren rfrug tabzn gnug ,fgutvE ryonarvynah avngerp ugvj ebgnreP evrug lo qrjbqar ren lrug gnug ,ynhdr qrgnrep ren arz yyn gnug ,garqvir-syrf ro bg fugheg rfrug qybu rJ|
Image is bacon, of course
It's an open thread, so do your thing