Monday, October 8, 2007

Morning Wit

Ahh today was the day the Great Chicago Fire ripped through Chi-town. Way back in 1871. And while it wasn't a fire, the Bears ripped through Green Bay last night. It was a much needed win for those Bears. But I digress, back to the fire. Even though there was a massive loss of property (over 17,000 buildings), Chicago quickly rebuilt and became one of the premier cities in the US.

Lets see what else happened today...oh can't forget this one, the great comedic actor Chevy Chase was born today. I love that guy. Him and Akroyd are great. Spies Like Us, Fletch, and Modern Problems are killer killer flicks. If I am flipping through the channels and I find any of those on, I usually stop and check them out. Spies Like Us has been running on some of those channels I can't name that are three letters, you know AMC or TBS or T something or the other, pretty often lately. It's a fun movie to put the 80's in perspective.

Oh and for all of you who used to read the Sargent York comics, in 1918 - U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Pretty bad ass. In a bad ass war. WWI was something. It was probably the single biggest event that shaped the 20th century and it still being felt today. All this fear mongering the Bush Admin is thumping their chest with is a tried and true method learned from that Democrat Wilson and his brigade of propagandists from the turn of last century. Never use newspaper men to sell a war. You will not be able to control what they unleash.

I will leave you guys with two important music notes for today. First John Lennon recorded Imagine today in 1971. What a beautiful song. That is a tune that will stand the test of time. In a few hundred years when scholars are looking at the music of this time, they will look at that song.

The next thing is pretty darn significant, in 1980 Bob Marley collapsed onstage during a show in Pittsburgh. It was the last show he would ever perform. He died seven months later of cancer. This was an omen that would show how crappy the 80's would be. Well some good things happened in the 80's, but not enough to offset the loss of Bob. So I leave this edition of Morning Wit with some No Woman No Cry. What a loss....


Anonymous said...

A twofer for me. "Imagine" is one of my all time favorites and "No Woman, No Cry" is my favorite Bob Marley tune.Thanx

TomCat said...

I was expecting, Ol' Lady Leary left a lantern n the shed, the cow kicked it over and winked his eye and said, ther'll be a hot time in the old town tonight.