Posts Tagged ‘Jean-Francois Champollion’

Lipstick, Gambling, & Charles the Bald!

September 27, 2013

Things that make you go hmmmm;

–          Today in 1822, Jean-Francois Champollion announced he had deciphered the Rosetta Stone. According to Monsieur Jean-Francois, it read; “D R I N K Y O U R O V A L T I N E.” ….not really…

–          Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the capital of the United States today (and only today) in 1777. I guess one day is all it took!

–          Today in 1954 featured the nationwide debut of the television show “Tonight” (later “The Tonight Show”) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC. No, I was not his first guest. This leads us, however, to our;

Quote of the Day (#1)

It’s from the very bright Steve Allen. He explains; “I used to be a gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.”

Quote of the day (#2)

The definitively lovely Gwyneth Paltrow was born today in 1972. She offers this personal definition; “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”

Words to ponder.

And things that make you go ZZZZZZZZ;

On this day in 1905, the physics journal “Annalen der Physik” published Albert Einstein’s paper; “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?” introducing the equation; E=mc squared. Some light reading for the airplane…yes? Oh wait. They didn’t have airplanes then.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I know you thought I missed the key event of this date, but no, I was saving it for today’s drink recommendation.

Ermentrude of Orleans, consort of Charles the Bald, was born this day in 823. I know you think I make these things up, but you’d be wrong about that…most of the time. Let’s toast them with a glass of Bald Peak Cabernet Sauvignon. It was just too good to pass up.

Who loves ya baby?

Cheers!

Roger

9/27/13.

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmm!

September 27, 2012

Today in 1822, Jean-Francois Champollion announced he had deciphered the Rosetta Stone. According to Jean-Francois, it reads as follows; “D R I N K Y O U R O V A L T I N E.”

Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the capital of the United States today (and only today) in 1777. I guess one day is all it took!

Today in 1954 featured the nationwide debut of the television show “Tonight” (later “The Tonight Show”) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC. No, I was not his first guest.

And things that make you go ZZZZZZZZ;

On this day in 1905, the physics journal “”Annalen der Physik” published Albert Einstein’s paper; “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?” introducing the equation; E=mc squared. Some light reading for the airplane…yes?

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I know you thought I missed the key event of this date, but no, I was saving it for today’s drink recommendation.

Ermentrude of Orleans, consort of Charles the Bald, was born this day in 823. I know you think I make these things up, but you’d be wrong about that. Let’s toast them with a glass of Bald Peak Cabernet Sauvignon. It was just too good to pass up.

Who loves ya baby?

Cheers!

Roger

9/27/12.