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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Alaska Day!

Alizé was supposed to write this time. She has stuff she wants to talk about. Maybe one of Sinjin's "wEirD tHiNgS." I dunno.

But she's kinda busy tonight. She got into food she wasn't supposed to eat. So her blood sugar went up. Which made her real thirsty. I don't know why it works that way, but the Human Assistant says it does.

So she's been drinking, I dunno, gallons of water tonight. And then guess what she has to do?

George C. Scott as Gen. Turgidson in the movie Dr. Strangelove So I'll dictate this one to H.A.

Which is only right.

To quote a big blond doofus who happens to be right once in a while, it's Tucker's blog!

Alaska is really lucky. It must get three or four birthdays every year!

There's one in March to celebrate when the Russians signed the papers to sell Alaska to America. Then there's one today for when the Russians actually let America have the Alaskan territory.

I'll bet they have another one for when it became a state. And maybe even another day for when one of the mining camps burned down. To celebrate the invention of Baked Alaska.

Maybe. I dunno.

I hope that got you into the mood to celebrate. Because I'm just gonna mention a bunch of birthdays, is all. Pick one or two and have yourselves a pawty!

Happy birthday, D.T. Suzuki. Apparently he didn't sell motorcycles. Unless there was one called the Zen. Which is something he made popular in America.

Also happy birthday to Isabel Briggs Myers. She was the Myers in Myers-Briggs. Her mother was the Briggs. Isabel was a Briggs too, until she married Myers. Why wasn't the Myers-Briggs called the Briggs-Myers-Briggs? I guess so it wouldn't sound like a double play in baseball. Or maybe the Myers-Briggs-Briggs.

Happy birthday Charles Edward Anderson Berry. If you don't know who I'm talkin' about, I just got one thing to say - Johnny B. Goode!

George C. Scott as Gen. Turgidson in the movie Dr. Strangelove Happy birthday, General Turgidson and General Patton

Gilligan's Mary Ann.

Mork's Mindy.

The transistor radio.

Animal-rights advocate Martina Navrátilová.

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, also known as Mussels and Brussel Sprouts.

Or something like that. I dunno. Read the article.

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3 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Happy Saturday of The Hike N' Howl too!

BTW, we just chekhked: we khan't see Alaska from our yard -

Happy Birfday to all those khritters woo mentioned!

And Alize: please stay out of the stuff woo khan't have - it is TUKHKERS'S job to khause the H.A. troubles!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

michael j pastor said...

Just so you know why it's called the Myers-Briggs instead of the Briggs-Myers. When it comes to the development of personality or other psychological instruments, names are put in reverse order of who created them. So whoever started it is always last. Since the mom started the idea, her name was last. So if Ms. Smith contributed today, it would be Smith-Myers-Briggs. Incidentally, Isabel wanted to name it the Briggs-Myers, but found out that the tradition in academia was in reverse, so reluctantly named it the Myers-Briggs.

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