Posts Tagged ‘Wendell Berry’

Stop Floggin’!

August 5, 2013

So said the United States Army today in 1861 when they abolished flogging as a punishment.

Stop Drivin’!

So the first traffic light said when installed today in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio.

On a much more positive note

–          Kentucky’s world-renowned writer, Wendell Berry was born today in 1934.

–          Lexingtonian Doug Flynn had a big day for the Mets today in 1980. Mr. Flynn smacked three triples in one game.

–          The Beatles released “Revolver” today in 1966. Let’s all sing! “We all live in a yellow submarine”. I know I have friends who believe this to be the greatest rock album ever released, but seriously…a yellow submarine?

Quote of the day

Novelist and poet Conrad Aiken was born today in 1899. Mr. Aiken states perfectly how I feel when surrounded by my friends; “Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread.”

Drink 4cast 4 2day

My favorite country torch singer was born today in 1943. Sammi Smith gave us “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, “Saunders Ferry Lane”, “There He Goes” and “Kentucky”. Ms. Smith could have you cryin’ in yer beer quicker’n anybody I know (or at least spelling funny).

And that’s a good thing since today is also International Beer Day!

Let’s celebrate with a;

Sheltowee Hop-a-Lot IPA

Sing! “It’s 32 and rainin’ here this mornin’ and I’ll make a bet that rain’ll turn to snow.”

Cheers!

Roger

8/5/2013.

Flog Not!

August 5, 2012

So said the United States Army today in 1861 when they abolished flogging as a punishment.

Go not!

So the first traffic light said when installed today in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio.

On a more positive note

–          Kentucky’s world-renowned writer, Wendell Berry was born today in 1934.

–          The Beatles released “Revolver” today in 1966. Let’s all sing! “We all live in a yellow submarine”. I know I have friends who believe this to be the greatest rock album ever released, but seriously…a yellow submarine?

Drink 4cast 4 2day

My favorite country torch singer was born today in 1943. Sammi Smith gave us “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, “Saunders Ferry Lane”, “There He Goes” and “Kentucky”. Ms. Smith could have you cryin’ in yer beer quicker’n anybody I know (or spelling funny).

And that’s a good thing since today is also International Beer Day!

Let’s celebrate with a;

Sheltowee Hop-a-Lot IPA

Sing! “It’s 32 and rainin’ here this mornin’ and I’ll make a bet that rain’ll turn to snow.”

Cheers!

Roger

8/5/2012.

International Beer Day & No Flogging!

August 5, 2011

It’s International Beer Day!

This thoroughly logical holiday was invented in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California. Specifically, the holiday has three declared purposes:

  1. To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer
  2. To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer
  3. To bring the world together under the united banner of beer by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures together

Wouldn’t you have liked to be in that room when this was concocted?

Aren’t you glad it was?

Lots of other things happened today;

–         It’s big day for rock. The Beatles’ “Revolver” album was released in 1966 and in 1957 American Bandstand made its debut on ABC. I actually remember American Bandstand. There…I’ve said it.

–         Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray made her first appearance in the funny papers in 1924. Yikes!

–         In Cleveland, Ohio the first electric traffic light was installed today in 1914. It was then that we learned; red means stop, green means go and yellow means go fast.

–         On this day in 1861, the United States Army abolished flogging. Red light runners in Cleveland breathed a sigh of relief.

Lots of birthdays as well;

–         Kentucky’s own Wendell Berry was born today in 1934.

–         Astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930) and hockey coach Herb Brooks (1937) share this birthday. I do believe in miracles.

–         Heartbreak singer Sammi Smith (1943) and Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira (1941).

In honor of International Beer Day our “Cocktail 4 2day” is;

Sheltowee Hop-a-Lot IPA, probably the best beer made in Kentucky.

Cheers,

Roger

8/5/11.