Geek Pride Day!

As you would expect, this gets a little involved and weird.

–          Today in 1977, the film “Star Wars” was released.

–          It’s Towel Day for fans of THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams.

–          It’s the Glorious 25 May for fans of Terry Pratchett’s DISCWORLD.

That adds up to Geek Pride Day.

Parade about in obscure costumes, role-play, and speak only in prime numbers…whatever.

There’s a lot more going on today.

–          It’s National Tap Dance Day to commemorate the birth in 1878 of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. I’ll sit this one out – you’ll be glad I did.

–          It’s Independence Day in Jordan.

–          The master of “cool”, Miles Davis was born today in 1926.

It’s a big day for writers.

–          W. P. Kinsella was born today in 1932. Mr. Kinsella gave us the baseball novel SHOELESS JOE which became the film “Field of Dreams”. To me, however, his more interesting baseball novel is THE IOWA BASEBALL CONFEDERACY. I recommend it.

–          Also born today (in 1803) was Edward Bulwer-Lytton, First Baron Lytton. The good baron gave us the phrases; “the great unwashed”, “pursuit of the almighty dollar”, and “the pen is mightier than the sword”. He also inspires our;

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Baron Lytton gave us the line without which Snoopy could have never begun his novel; “It was a dark and stormy night.” I think it’s time for a;

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

2 oz. Black Rum

8 oz. Ginger Beer

Pour rum over ice.

Add ginger beer and stir.

If you mix it, they will come.

Cheers!

Roger

5/25/2012.

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