Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 284 days remaining.
10 days until April Fools' Day;
18 days until Palm Sunday;
19 days until First Day of Passover;
23 days until Good Friday;
25 days until Easter Sunday;
26 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
27 days until Last Day of Passover;
31 days until Earth Day;
38 days until Arbor Day;
44 days until Cinco de Mayo;
53 days until Mother's Day;
67 days until Memorial Day;
604 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,400 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.
Today is also World Water Day.
Some persons born on March 22 who said interesting things:
- Derek Bok (1930), American lawyer and educator and the former president of Harvard University;
- Billy Collins (1941), American poet;
- Paul Fussell (1924-2012), American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor;
- E.D. Hirsch, Jr. (1928), American educator and academic literary critic;
- Louis L'Amour (1908-1988), American novelist and short story writer;
- Marcel Marceau (1923-2007), French actor and mime;
- Gene Oliver (1935-2007), American professional baseball player;
- James Patterson (1947), American author;
- Eric Roth (1945), American screenwriter;
- Gabrielle Roy (1909-1983), French Canadian author;
- William Shatner (1931), Canadian actor, author, producer, and director;
- Stephen Sondheim (1930), American composer and lyricist;
- Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), English composer and impresario of musical theatre;
Quote of the day:
"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent
have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a
dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence,
educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge
for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles: 17 hours without a laptop. The Department of Homeland Security will no longer allow passengers to carry electronics onto flights to the U.S. from 10 major airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Devices larger than a mobile phone- including laptops, tablets, and cameras- will need to be placed in checked baggage.
Peeing on jellyfish stings does nothing. Except relieve the bladder, of course.
My favorite comedian/talk show host, Craig Ferguson, made Today Show producers so nervous they used a five-second delay during the program.
The 'Like' button ruined the Internet. Once other people start telling you what they like via Like buttons, you inevitably start hewing to their idea of what's good. And since "people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests," the stuff you publish will start looking a lot like the stuff that everybody else publishes, because everybody sort of likes the same thing and everybody is fishing for Likes.
Where to hide if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city. Your cellar is a good place to start...
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