Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Week of January 14th 2008 Reasons to Celebrate

Monday: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Yup if you are part of the Eastern Orthodox Church its time to sing AULD LANG SYNE and get a really bad hangover! Well if you're a devout member of the Orthodoxy drinking Spumante until you heave all over your friends floor is probably not your bag, but don't worry because I bit the bullet and did it for you about 2 weeks ago. SWEET!!!

Tuesday: Wikipedia Goes Online!

Happy Birthday Wikipedia without you thousands, nay Millions! of university and high school kids would have to wade through books and the library for their information. Nah Wikipedia I'm just joshin' ya I think your pretty swell and you give me so much to write about for this blog that I dedicate this week to you because I would hazard you are one of the most influential forces in the modern Internet. Also the above XKCD comic is amusing and if they can dig you that so can I.

I won't digg you though.

Wednesday: Buckminister Fuller wins the Gold Medal from the American Architects Institute

What did old Buckminister ever do for me? You may ask. Well aside from having one of the sauciest names in the English language he invented the... hold on let the anticipation run its course..... Geodesic Dome. Not only was it a revolutionary design concept it totally rocked the Montreal World Expo and to top things off ol' Bucky he studied with all the greats at America's greatest art institution Black Mountain College. Finally all politicians owe him a debt of gratitude for coining the phrase "Debunked" because I see how much you like to throw that word around.

Thursday: The south pole is reached for the first time

Robert F Scott we Salute you

Coincidence I think not

Back in 1912 nobody before this guy had gone that far south. Some are born great other have greatness thrust upon them but Robert Scott had greatness names upon him, I know this because anyone with the middle name Falcon must be destined for greatness. It also occurs to me that he probably was the captain of a ship thus making him Captain Falcon, coincidence that this great man and the protagonist from F-Zero are of the same namesake? NOPE!!

Friday: Thesaurus Day!!

Ahh Thesaurus Day in a word how could you define Thesaurus Day, if it were any other day I might be tempted to call it awesome and leave it at that, but not Peter Roget's, of Roget's Thesaurus, birthday. No Thesaurus Day is. Alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awful, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, dreadful, exalted, far out, fearful, fearsome, formidable, frantic, frightening, grand, hairy, horrible, horrifying, imposing, impressive, intimidating, magnificent, majestic, mind-blowing, moving, nervous, overwhelming, shocking, striking, stunning, stupefying, terrible, terrifying, wonderful, wondrous, zero cool and any other synonyms of awesome

Saturday: The first GUI is announced

Arguably the first ever personal computer with a GUI (graphical user interface) is announced by windows. This powerhouse had 2 Megabytes of RAM Sexy. Also this day in history NOT A LOT OF HAPPY STUFF!!!

Sunday Ati-Atihan

Its the mother of all Philippine festivals a whole day of dancing and revelry throughout the streets of Kalibo. Ati-Atihan was originally a Catholic celebration of the Santo Nino ( the image of baby Jesus in and around the Philippines) that has now morphed into a gigantic party/ tourist attraction said to rival Mardi Gras . The festival itself is 2 weeks long but like most party's its pretty much just gets crazy in the last three days just before the parents get home to find a huge mess.

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