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01/13/20 Freedom

Monday, January 13, 2020

"Freedom is never given; it is won."

"How many did you catch?"

Q: How do you create light by using water?
A: Clean the windows!
Q: What do you do with a sick boat?
A: Take it to the doc.
Q: What did one eye say to the other eye?
A: Between you and me, there's something that smells.
Q: Why did Cinderella get kicked off the soccer team?
A: Because she ran away from the ball.
Q: If a plane crashed on the Canada/USA border, where would the survivors be buried?
A: You don't bury survivors.
Q: If you were forced to go through one of the following doors, which door do you go through with 100 % certainty you'd stay alive: a door with a man with a gun behind it, a door with a tiger who hasn't eaten in 7 years behind it, or a door with an electrical chair behind it?
A: The one with the tiger behind it, because if it hasn't eaten in 7 years it's dead.


It's Make Your Dream Come True Day! A reminder to get off the sofa and get back to working on what's important to you. Take today to think through what needs to be done to achieve your dream. No excuses accepted!
--Korean American Day: today honors the contributions of the Korean-American community, service in the Armed Forces and commemorates the arrival of the first 102 Korean immigrants in 1903.
--National Clean Off Your Desk Day: observed on the 2nd Monday of January; can't find your stapler or grab a pencil when you need it?; maybe it's time to follow today's notation and actually clear out those old memo's and post-it's; surprise everybody with showing a clean desk top!; this also includes your computer's desktop so clear out those unused icons.
--National Gluten-Free Day: observed on the 2nd Monday of January; today raise awareness of gluten, a substance that is part of wheat protein, barley, rye, and cereal crops; can cause inflammation in the stomach.
--National Peach Melba Day: a salute to a special dessert; peaches poached in vanilla syrup are served with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce; named after Australian opera singer Nellie Melban in 1892.
--National Rubber Ducky Day: today is the supposed birthday of Rubber Duckie, Ernie's bathtub toy as it first appeared on Sesame Street in 1970; rubber toys first appeared in the late 1800's and the first rubber ducks were meant as chew toys; the modern rubber duck floating toy was patented 1947.
--National Sticker Day: today commemorates the birthday of Ray Stanton Avery born in 1907; the first stickers were used by European merchants sticking labels to their wares and for tax stamps in 1880; Ray Stanton Avery created Kum Kleen Pricer Stickers in 1935, the first commercially available self-adhesive label; we now have all kinds of stickers for fun and creativity.
--Public Radio Broadcast Day: today commemorates the first public radio broadcast that was in 1910 when Lee deForest set up microphones and transmitters at the Metropolitan Opera House to broadcast Enrico Caruso singing 2 operas; in 1967, President Johnson signed the Public Broadcast Act for the funding of non-profit radio stations.
--Skeptics Day: a day to honor the folks who keep our feet on the ground while we have our heads in the clouds dreaming; it isn't that skeptics don't believe anything, they just have to see the evidence of the thing in front of them.
--Stephen Foster Memorial Day: today commemorates the death of Stephen Foster in 1864; Foster was considered the Father of American music with songs such as Oh! Susanna.
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