Today is Josephine Baker Day
Full disclosure, I just returned from a five-year-old’s birthday party at a Pump it Up with a nonfunctioning air conditioner, so I am not at the top of my game. The birthday girl got so overheated, she barfed and things only went up from there. Perhaps she worked through yesterday’s to do list?
MTV Remote Control, season 3, Danny Bonaduce vs. Butch Patrick vs. Brandon Cruz. My money is on Danny.
Eugene Polley, American engineer, inventor of the remote control died today in 2012. Do you guys remember the MTV game show Remote Control? A quick internet search tells me that you do. Check out the sweet prizes people won!
Honoré de Balzac, Cher, and Busta Rhymes share a birthday today. Also actor James Stewart, comic book writer Gardner Fox, comedian Gilda Radner, and inventor Emile Berliner. He invented the gramophone record.
Shakespeare’s sonnets were first published in 1609.
Lucky number: 64
Soup or salad: bread bowl
Winner of the above Remote Control episode: Danny
TV trivia: misfortune falls on which Brady family member first when they find the ancient tiki?
Homework: write a sonnet using Cockney rhyming slang and I will mail you a prize.