Look! Up in the Sky!

…the Great Comet of 1861!

It was discovered today in…anybody? …ANYBODY? …1861, by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Tebbutt just happened to glance up and there it was.

During my senior year in high school I drove a Not-So-Great Comet of 1962. It was a Mercury and a real babe dispersant. Sigh…

Hot baseball news!

Maybe I’m just pumped up by all the sunshine the last two days combined with the Cincinnati Reds’ dismantling of the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend.

–          Today in 1952, minor-league pitcher for Bristol, Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in nine innings. I think I have his baseball card around here somewhere.

–          DeWolf Hooper recited “Casey at the Bat” for the first time today in 1888. “It looked extremely rocky for the Mudville nine that day…”

–          I don’t know if they were playing baseball in Finland in 1848, but if they were they would have begun by singing their national anthem; “Maamme”. It was sung for the first time today in 1848.

So much became instantly possible…

…today in 1958 when the trademark “Velcro” was registered…and it sounded great!

Two of our birthdays today are wonderful singers.

–          The Queen of Motown, Mary Wells was born today in 1943. Sing! “Nuthin’ you can do cause I’m stuck like glue to…”

–          It’s also the birth date of Stevie Wonder in 1950. Talk about “wonder”-ful!

The other birthday…not so much.

–          But he is a very funny guy. Stephen Colbert was born today in 1964. Practice “truthiness” today!

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I can’t get the Great and Not-So-Great Comets out of my head. Let’s have a;

Comet Cocktail

1 ½ oz. Cognac

1 ½ tsp. Cointreau

1 ½ tsp. Drambuie

1 oz. Grapefruit Juice

1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake ingredients well with ice.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Sing! “Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing!”

Cheers!

Roger

8/13/2013.

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