Monday, June 18, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

In 1947 (the year you were born)

Harry Truman is president of the US

Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers

Britain grants independence to India and Pakistan

The Truman Doctrine is formulated to aid Greece and Turkey against Communist rebels and Soviet expansionism

The House UnAmerican Activities Committee begins hearings into alleged communist influence in Hollywood

The CIA is established

David Bowie, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Elton John, David Letterman, and Stephen King

New York Yankees win the World Series

Chicago Cardinals win the NFL championship

Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

The Diary of Anne Frank is published

Jack Kerouac makes the journey which he will later chronicle in his book On the Road

There are 14,000 television sets in use in the United States
They missed on celebrity: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was not only born in the same year as yours truly but on the same date, July 30.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

You Are the Thumb

You're unique and flexible. And you defy any category.
Mentally strong and agile, you do things your own way. And you do them well.
You are a natural leader... but also truly a loner. You inspire many but connect with few.

You get along well with: The Middle Finger

Stay away from: The Pinky

Friday, June 01, 2007

I like this one much better. I had a grouchier one up but decided to bounce it. Get your own seal (or walrus if you bend that way). The link is up at Family Tree Junkie, which is itself conveniently linked just to the left. Have fun and be nice.