Category Archive: History

Nov 26 2020

Translator: Thanksgiving: (Almost) Everything You Know is Wrong

We lost our friend, Translator aka Dr. David Smith, seven years ago last January. He suffered from depression and his untimely death left those of us in the blog communities who knew him wondering if we could have done more to help him through his struggles. The holidays are rough on people who suffer from …

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Nov 26 2020

If you want to end war and stuff you have to sing LOUD!

Reposted from October 3, 2015 by TMC for ek hornbeck From the Group W Bench I’m so mad. How mad are you? I’m so mad. No, really. I’m so mad I’m not even going to sing my aria. This song is called Alice’s Restaurant, and it’s about Alice, and the Restaurant, but Alice’s Restaurant is …

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Nov 22 2020

The Breakfast Club (California Raisins)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for November 22nd On this date in 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Gov. John Connally is seriously wounded during a motorcade in Dallas. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes America’s 36th president. Breakfast Tune Steve Martin And The …

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Nov 11 2020

Armistice Day 11/11/20

In this country we call this day Veterans’ Day and take time to honor all those who have served or are serving in our armed forces. It was originally called Armistice Day which commemorated the cessation of fighting on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the …

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Nov 10 2020

29 Bells for The Edmund Fitzgerald

When the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes. Today, we mark the 45th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald taking her 29 crew members with her to the bottom of Lake Superior during one of the worst of the legendary …

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Nov 08 2020

The Breakfast Club (Limousine Liberal Brunch)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for November 8th Adolf Hitler makes his first attempt to seize power in Germany; Democrat John F. Kennedy wins the presidency; Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California; Bonnie Raitt is born; Led Zeppelin releases the album ”Led Zeppelin Four.”. Normally I post a Banjo Tune, …

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Nov 01 2020

The Breakfast Club (Bread)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for November 1st The Stamp Act takes effect; The U.S. explodes the first hydrogen bomb; Sistine Chapel paintings first shown to the public; Algerian nationalists begin rebellion against French rule; NFL’s Walter Payton dies. Breakfast Tune “Cripple Creek” performed by Rhiannon Giddens, Banjo l Met Music …

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Oct 25 2020

The Breakfast Club (Nuggets)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for October 25th Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China’s UN seat changes hands; ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash. Breakfast Tune Bluegrass cover of “Rocket Man” Something to think …

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Oct 18 2020

The Breakfast Club (Ham)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for October 18th Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born. Breakfast Tune “Cripple Creek” performed by Rhiannon Giddens, Banjo l …

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Oct 11 2020

The Breakfast Club (whipped egg muffins)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for October 11th Congress OK’s U.S. military force against Iraq; Former President Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize; Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas; Second Vatican Council opens; ‘SNL’ premieres. Breakfast Tune Whip It – Devo – Banjo Cover Something to think about, Breakfast …

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