Happy Saturday, kiddies! Remember to take some time out of your busy day to remember dog biscuits.
Do you play a musical instrument? What instrument do you wish you played, and who do you wish you played like? Who do you wish you could sing like? What’s the best Saturday morning cartoon of all time? Should there be nuts in banana bread? Who is your favorite lyricist?
The Twitter Emitter
— Ray Radlein (@Radlein) February 22, 2013
Hannity agreed with Limbaugh about being “ashamed” of America and attacked Obama for “apologizing for America.” In the same show.
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 22, 2013
America is so broke that we can’t fix bridges, hire teachers or give seniors healthcare, says the party that wants to start a war with Iran
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) February 22, 2013
Remember all those “George Bush” needs to be nicer to Democrats columns? They must be around somewhere.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) February 22, 2013
Watching GOP delaying the Hagel vote is like watching a football team losing 54-7 call a timeout with 8 seconds left to kick a field goal
— TBogg (@tbogg) February 22, 2013
Pinterest says it was hacked. Check immediately to make sure your needlepoint hasn’t been replaced with Mao sayings.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 23, 2013
Rick Scott: “Great news! I cut cost of #Medicaid expansion in Florida from $26 billion to $0. How? I stopped lying about what it would cost”
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) February 23, 2013
Our Constitution is under attack. Quick, somebody give it a gun.
— kara vallow (@teenagesleuth) February 23, 2013
Republicans say it’s raining; Democrats say it’s sunny. Rather than go outside and see for themselves, the media reports the controversy.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) February 23, 2013
I don’t call your name when I make fire burst forth from the mighty volcano, so please don’t call mine when you come.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 23, 2013
On This Day
In 532, Byzantine Emperor Justinian I ordered the building of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople – the Hagia Sophia, which still stands today.
In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take office after an assassination plot was foiled in Baltimore.
In 1903, Cuba leased Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
In 1941, plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
In 1954, the first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began, in Pittsburgh. There were anti-vaxxers then, too.
In 2011, the Obama administration said it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.
Born on This Day
1417 – Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
1633 – Samuel Pepys, English naval administrator and man of letters, posthumously famous as a diarist (d. 1703)
1817 – George Frederick Watts, British painter (d. 1904)
1831 – Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch marine painter, (d. 1915)
1850 – César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
1868 – W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights leader (d. 1963)
1878 – Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (d. 1935)
1884 – Hermann Courtens, Belgian painter (d. 1956)
1884 – Frank Cellier, English actor (d. 1948)
1886 – Antonio Alice, Argentine portrait painter (d. 1943)
1889 – Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)
1889 – Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
1901 – Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
1932 – Majel Barrett, American actress (d. 2008)
1938 – Diane Varsi, American actress (d. 1992)
1940 – Peter Fonda, American actor
1944 – Johnny Winter, American musician
1946 – Rusty Young, American country-rock guitarist (Poco)
1952 – Brad Whitford, American musician (Aerosmith)
1958 – David Sylvian, English musician (Japan and Nine Horses)
1967 – Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer and sound engineer (Nine Inch Nails and Tweaker)
1973 – Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
1976 – Kelly Macdonald, British actress
1983 – Emily Blunt, British actress
Died on This Day
1447 – Pope Eugene IV (b. 1383)
1507 – Gentile Bellini, Italian painter (b. 1429)
1792 – Joshua Reynolds, English painter (b. 1723)
1930 – Horst Wessel, Nazi ideologue and composer (b. 1907)
1930 – Mabel Normand, silent film star (b. 1892)
1944 – Leo Hendrik Baekeland, Flemish-American chemist and inventor of the first synthetic plastic, Bakelite (b. 1863)
1965 – Stan Laurel, British actor and comedian (b. 1890)
1974 – Florence Rice, American actress (b. 1907)
1995 – Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1942)
1995 – James Herriot, English writer (b. 1916)
1997 – Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (b. 1945)
National Banana Bread Day
Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Play Tennis Day