Yep, Giles’s brother sang “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Like I was part of a group and we were being shown a tuatara. Someone mentioned how awesome it was that it had ancestors who lived before the dinosaurs. My lack of internal filter led me to say “Then again, that’s true of everyone here.”
Just because a liquor comes in a bottle within a cylindrical cardboard case does not necessarily mean it’s “the good stuff.” Neither a necessary nor sufficient condition for quality.
People think it is, though, which is odd.
So which of Colonel Taylor’s bourbons let you down? Or was it the rye?
No, it’s neither…I just bought a bottle of Laphroaig “Select” (instead of Laphroaig 10) because…I dunno…I haven’t slept and am using vacation pay for today, which I think I deserve for coming in tomorrow on a day off to train some n00b who may or may not show up. As well as staying late and coming in early for the foreseeable future, just because I like to work.
No, the owner was like “Oh, you’re getting the good stuff!” Dumb bint. She knows me, and that I always buy middle shelf or better Irishes or Scotches, and I felt that was patronizing. Yes, she knows I work for Amazon as a regular working grunt at odd hours, also.
The more you know!
I was never a Scotch fan, but my nephew is - I’m make sure not to burden him with it.
Single random fact: if you go to a dive bar and order a Johnnie Black neat (a perfectly pedestrian, ordinary whisky), people think that’s all fancy and stuff.
It is not, but that is a fact.
NEW Random fact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you clumsily spill some whisky on your desk? And a sham-wow-whatever just doesn’t soak up all the juices?
Try a heat gun! It will totally not melt plastic including medicine bottles, but it will also work pretty well, leaving a dry but sticky residue far and wide.
It’s a myth that radioactive material glows green. This came into the public consciousness from glow in the dark radium paint which does glow green when the radium is mixed with other materials and uranium glass which has a green tint. Blue is actually more common with radioactive materials. Pure radium glows slightly blue because it emits enough particles to excite the nitrogen in the air. Nuclear cores under water will emit blue Cherenkov radiation which is the particles exciting the water it’s submerged in.
A certain isotope of plutonium Pu-238 glows red but that’s because it has such a short half life it glows red hot.
On the 60th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, Random Facts Woman has decided to share some (potentially) little known facts about that sad day in history.
Kennedy’s plane landed at 11:30 AM; he was killed at 12:30, and his body was then loaded onto Air Force One and left Dallas at 2:47 PM, a total of just over three hours. It’s weird to think how quickly it all happened.
During the hasty swearing-in of VP Johnson aboard Air Force One, LadyBird Johnson asked Jackie Kennedy if she wanted to change out of the blood-stained Chanel suit she was still wearing, to which Jackie replied, “Oh no, that’s all right. I want them to see what they have done to Jack.”
Speaking of that suit, don’t think you’re ever going to get to see it; it’s currently still uncleaned and has been preserved in the National Archives, but is not allowed to be put on display per the agreement the Archives has with Caroline Kennedy until 2103, so we’ll all be dead by that point, pretty much.
The car JFK was assassinated in continued to be used even after his death, primarily during the Carter administration, before being returned to the Ford Motor Company in 1977 when the lease (you read that right) ran out. The car is currently on display at the Henry Ford Musem in Dearborn, Michigan.
Clint Hill, the only currently surviving member of the presidential escort still alive today (and is the guy who famously jumped onto the back of the limo to shield Jackie Kennedy and the already-hit JFK) says he still feels a sense of guilt to this day and believes he should have been able to do more than he did. He’s also reported that after Kennedy was shot, Jackie screamed “They shot his head off!..I love you, Jack.”
JFK was not pronounced “dead on arrival” at Parkland Hospital, but rather “moribund”, meaning “in the state of dying”. The surgical team at the hospital even performed a tracheotomy to put JFK on a ventilator to keep him breathing for a time.
According to the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and fired three shots at JFK; the second and third shots were the ones that actually hit him. According to the National Archives, those findings were largely based on the testimony of the doctors who treated the President at Parkland Hospital and the doctors who performed the autopsy on the President at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
The Zapruder film, the only film known to exist which shows all of the shooting, did not become available to the public until 1975, over a decade after the assassination, and sparked multiple conspiracy theories over JFK’s demise owing to the fact that, in contradiction to the findings of the commission stating JFK was shot from behind through the neck and right rear of his head, the film seems to show JFK’s head being thrown BACKWARD as the front right of his head seems to explode. This lead to the “grassy knoll” conspiracy theory, which states that JFK was shot from two different directions, with Oswald providing one shot and an unknown assassin providing the other. I’m not an expert, so you can judge for yourselves by seeing the film on YouTube (I’m spoilering it because the film is pretty graphic): This text will be blurred
JFK is not the first person Oswald tried to assassinate. He also tried to kill former Army Major General Edwin Walker several months before he killed JFK, for unknown reasons. Oswald missed his shot at Walker’s house and managed to escape into the night after the attempt.
Oswald himself was later killed on live television by nightclub owner Jack Ruby for still unknown reasons, although a former police officer who knew of Ruby speculated that Ruby did it because he believed it would make him a hero for killing the man who assassinated a President the majority of the American public loved.
And lastly, JFK is not the only person Oswald killed that day; mostly forgotten in the wake of the assassination was the murder of police officer J.D. Tippit, who was shot three times in the chest and once in the temple by Oswald roughly 45 minutes after he shot JFK. According to news sources, Tippit saw Oswald walking down 10th Stree and stopped to ask him a question, whereupon Oswald shot him and escaped, only to be arrested a few blocks away in the Texas Theatre.
Sad Random Facts Woman Out!
Penn & Teller address the 2nd gunman conspiracy theory.
Contains gun play, mild profanity
You can visit and walk through the airplane
Clint has written an amazing book about Nov 22.
Clint also has a signature drink called The Clint.
I grew up near Henry Ford Museum & I’ve seen the car many times. It’s a beautiful car, but there isn’t really anything to “see” as the interior has been replaced. Still an important American artifact to see.
The museum also has the chair that Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated. It does still have some faint blood stains.
My first real concert was at Reunion Arena for Hall & Oats with opening act Till Tuesday. Did I cause both bands to break up???
My next door neighbor’s new dog’s bark is a perfectly articulated “ARF! ARF! ARF!” like it’s reading a script.
Is its name Real Actual Dog?
Well now I’ll never be able to unsee three squirrels in a trench coat who did a little research.
My task of revealing the great squirrel conspiracy is neverending.