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Debt, beer bubbles, cricket burgers, what to do with Vaseline.

Published Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Apr 23 2021

It's Friday!


From Wonkette: Republicans wake from four year coma and remember they are PASSIONATE about FEDERAL DEBT.

Finally, scientists have estimated the number of bubbles in a glass of beer.

Fresh Acqusitions LLC, the parent company of buffet chains Ryan's, Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Fire Mountain, and Furr's, and Tahoe Joe's, a steakhouse chain in California, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Russia plans to launch its own space station after quitting ISS. And China is set to launch first module of massive space station. NASA better call Airbnb.

'The Supreme Court ruled in favor of scam artists,' FTC chief says after justices gut agency's powers. In a 9-0 ruling, the justices said the Federal Trade Commission cannot force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay restitution to consumers.

The man who put his head inside a particle accelerator while it was switched on. Not the brightest photon in the synchrotron.

13 unorthodox uses for petroleum jelly (aside from that one). My grandfather used to ask my grandmother, "Who put the sand in your Vaseline?"

Flushing the toilet is more dangerous than you think: study. Noroviruses, microorganisms, and even the novel coronavirus can all spread through aerosols released in flushing. That's why I always close the lid before flushing. Also resolves the leaving the seat up issue.

Facebook to incorporate user feedback on News Feed arrangement. This would be helpful, in the unlikely event I ever decided to put any more effort into Facebook.

A neglected protein-rich 'superfood': insects. Crickets produce up to 80% less methane than cows and 8-12 times less ammonia than pigs. But I think I'll pass on the cricket burger, thanks.


Thought of the day: "Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny."-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard


Among other things, today is Day of Silence, English Language Day, German Beer Day, Impossible Astronaut Day, International Creator Day, International Nose Picking Day, International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, Lover's Day, Movie Theatre Day, National Cherry Cheesecake Day, National Lost Dog Awareness Day, National Picnic Day, Saint George's Day, Spanish Language Day, Take a Chance Day, Talk Like Shakespeare Day, World Book and Copyright Day, World Book Night, and World Laboratory Day.

Remembering Shirley Temple (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014)

Remembering Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)

Lee Majors (birth name Harvey Lee Yeary) is 82 today.

Remembering Sandra Dee (born Alexandra Zuck; April 23, 1942 – February 20, 2005)


On this day in 1965, Motown released The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)." The single, written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland topped the Billboard's R&B chart for nine weeks (being named the biggest R&B single of the year by Billboard) and also peaked at number one on the Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks.

On this day in 1993, Pete Townshend's musical "Tommy" premiered on Broadway.

On this day in 2001, Fatboy Slim released his single "Weapon of Choice." The music video was directed by Spike Jonze, starred Christopher Walken dancing, and is one of the greatest music videos in the history of music videos. In my opinion.


Have a good weekend. See you Monday!

Categories: Christopher Walken, Facebook, Fatboy Slim, Food, Four Tops, Lee Majors, Motown, Pete Townshend, Sandra Dee, Shirley Temple, Spike Jonze, Tommy


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