Celebrations of Sound; Turtle, Clooney & Accordian!

Blessing or curse? Take a stand!

A patent was granted today in 1829 in Vienna to Cyrill Demian for an accordion. If you had been there (and no, I was not) would you have applauded and danced a celebratory polka (or five or six), or would have filed an immediate legal objection?

Kentucky’s songbird,

Rosemary Clooney was born today in 1928. I’m such a fan I’m gonna just hush up and listen.

Because I know you were wondering;

–          …where the word “mesmerizing” came from. Well, Franz Joseph Mesmer was a German physician who developed a theory of energy flowing between animate and inanimate objects. He believed that by enhancing and channeling this “animal magnetism” he could affect amazing cures. His techniques involved passing his hands around and over the subject and encouraging a trance-like state, sometime for hours at a time. I better stop there…I’m getting sleepy. Mr. Mesmer was born today in 1734. If I start clucking like a chicken somebody pinch me!

–          …where “sideburns” came from.  General Ambrose Burnside of the Union Army in the Civil War is remembered for being the most incompetent general in the war and for his remarkable facial hair. General Burnside was born today in 1824.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Today is World Turtle Day!

This celebration has been sponsored since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue. Its purpose is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises.

You can celebrate the day by dressing up as a turtle, or wearing green, or simply pop the cap of a;

 Sheltowee Hop-a-lot IPA.

Repeat after me;

“For, lo, the winter is past,

The rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth;

The time of the singing of birds is come,

And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;”

Cheers!

Roger

5/23/2013.

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