“Don’t Squeeze It in the Middle!”

Things curious and wondrous today;

–          Dr. Washington invented the toothpaste tube today in 1892. Ya just don’t think of things like that being invented.

–          Today in 1980, Namco released “Pac-Man”. My elbow has never fully recovered.

–          John Mackay reported the first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster today in 1933. I understand it’s been seen since. O-o-o-o-h yeah.

–          “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” made its debut today in 1967. Sing! “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…”

–          Canned rattlesnake meat went on sale for the first time today in 1931 in Florida.

–          The #1 spot on the rock charts was held by Ernie K. Doe’s rendition of “Mother-in-Law”. Sing! “Sent from down below…”

Three birthdays of interest

–          University of Kentucky’s world-famous helden-tenor James King was born today in 1925. Mr. King was considered to be the world’s finest helden-tenor in the post-WWII era.

–          Some people will do anything to be famous. Major League pitcher Tommy John had a surgical operation named after him! Mr. John was the first Major League pitcher to undergo the procedure and come back for a successful career. Mr. John was born today in 1943.

–          Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born today in 1859. Sir Doyle gave us the world’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Slap on your deerstalker and let’s have a;

Sherlock Holmes Cocktail

1 ½ oz. Scotch

2 oz. chilled brewed Lapsang Souchong Tea

1 oz. Honey Syrup

¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Stir all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Double strain into a chilled coupe.

The game’s afoot!

Cheers!

Roger

5/22/2013.

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