Let’s Make Tomorrow a Day of “Yes!”

Can we take a moment to elect?

I’m celebrating the fact that today in 1872, Susan B. Anthony voted for the first time. It was, at that time, a crime to do so and she was subsequently fined $100. Ms. Anthony paid $100 (not in Susan B. Anthony dollars mind you) to cast a vote that probably wasn’t even counted. Tomorrow, a majority of the people in our country will choose not to vote. People all over the planet hunger for the right to vote and will face amazing hazards to cast their vote, while in the United States, looked upon as a beacon of democracy, most of us will choose not to vote. Yes, I have candidates in mind I wish people would vote for, but what I’d really like is for people to vote. It would change our state, our country and our world…and ourselves. Happy birthday Ms. Anthony!

By the way, our stores will be closed during polling hours on Election Day. We will reopen at 6pm.

It’s Guy Fawkes Night in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Newfoundland and Labrador. Y’all be careful now.

There many interesting birthdays today;

–          We could make most curious movie with today’s birthdays. Our cast would include Elke Sommer (1940) and Vivien Leigh (1913) as the female leads. Joel McCrea (1905) and Roy Rogers (1911) could be our manly manly heroes (maybe Ol’ Roy could sing a tune or two). Harris Yulin (1937) could play a very strange and baffled villain.

–          I’m getting excited by our birthday movie. We could get Sam Shepard (1943) to write our screenplay! Elke Sommer and Roy Rogers doing a Sam Shepard script; that’s gonna keep me up tonight.

–          The world of music gives us some birthdays today. Lawrence Welk’s favorite accordion player; Myron Floren (1919) was born today, as was Art Garfunkel (1941), number one Flying Burrito Brother, Gram Parsons (1946) and Peter Noone (1947). Mr. Noone sang to us about Mrs. Brown’s lovely daughter as “Herman” in Herman’s Hermits.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Today in 1935, Parker Brothers began marketing their board game “Monopoly”. It was about 1967 when I invented “Roger’s Hurricane Rule” when my sisters built too many hotels. Ah, the weather-making miracle of being an older brother! Let’s toast that precious memory with a;

Monopoly Cocktail

1 oz. Crème de Cassis

1 oz. Strawberry Liqueur

¼ oz. Lime Juice

Combine ingredients in a martini glass.

Go directly to jail!

Cheers!

Roger

11/5/12.

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