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Two Memes

3's of Me

Three names I go by:
1. [Redacted]
2. Mama
3. Ouatic-7

Three Jobs I have had in my life:
1. Software Engineer
2. Diaper Folder
3. Chief Operator

Three Places I have lived:
1. Wheeling, IL
2. Evanston, IL
3. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA -- my old house is on Street view!

Three Favorite drinks:
1. Hot tea
2. Diet Coke
3. Dryer white wines

Three TV Shows that I watch:
1. One Piece
2. Psych
3. Burn Notice

Three places I have been:
1. Kirkwall, Scotland
2. Acoma, NM
3. Dubuque, IA

Three of my favorite foods:
1. Classic bean and cheese burrito
2. Spaghetti w/butter and cheese
3. Pizza, especially from Dave's Italian Kitchen

Three magazines that regularly appear in my house:
1. Shonen Jump
2. Giant Robot -- I have a lifetime subscription
3. News Week -- pilgham's

Three Things I am looking forward to:
1. Going to Japan -- Not scheduled as such but possibly next year
2. Retirement
3. My next meal

Wikipedia birthday meme

Look up your birthday in Wikipedia. Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

October 25

1415 – The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
1854 – The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
Battlewise, I could go on...
1938 – The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
1970 – The wreck of Confederate submarine Hunley is found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, then just 22 years old. Hunley is the first submarine to sink a ship in warfare.

1864 – John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)
1886Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972) -- Commemorated in a Rocky Horror Picture Show song
1924Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000) -- One of the greats
1994 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)

1921Bat Masterson, American journalist and lawman (b. 1853)
1994 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)

Saints Crispin and Crispian


I wonder what the Archbishop would have said about Metallica.

Whatever it is, I would probably agree with him...

But where's the cute picture?

I'm sure I posted it before. Of course I think I did the birthday meme before, back in the day.


You sure were a cute kid.

Then look what happened!

Giant Robot has some nice prints. I'd never heard of them(it) before.

in re: Birthday Meme

That Hunley thing was huge. I thought the date was more recent than 1970. I may be confusing it with another Confederate sub.

Re Hunley from Wikipedia:

Spence first reported the discovery of the Civil War submarine Hunley in 1970.[9] Spence mapped and reported its location to numerous government agencies. The July 2007 cover story in U.S. News & World Report noted that the Hunley "disappeared without a trace" until 1970 when it was found by "underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence." [10] That report made no mention of novelist Clive Cussler, whose organization later (August 2008) dropped a lawsuit in federal district court against Spence in which it had claimed that they and not Spence had discovered the wreck in 1995. Both sides still claim that they and not the other discovered the wreck. [11]

What I'm getting from this is no significant excavations were done until the mid-90s.

I think Giant Robot is aimed at 20-something Asian-Americans, which I am not, but they have some interesting articles and some coverage of Asian cinema and Anime.

That's it! I watched a lot of History Channel that year.

Giant Robot looks interesting. We both get Shonen Jump and I'm pretty sure we're not the intended audience for it either. I wish they had had some of this stuff when I was young.

Yeah, I had to make do with Classics Illustrated and Archie.