Archive for October 23rd, 2009

White House releases official portrait of the 1st Family

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Today the White House released the official portrait of the First Family. Annie Leibovitz was the photographer.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Green Room of the White House, Sept. 1, 2009. (Official White House Photo)

photo credit: The Official White House Photostream via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween 2009 (10/23)

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 23 : 08 days till Halloween

Did you know that October is Black Cat Month?

These sweet felines have been long maligned. In fact, many humane societies are so worried about mistreatmet of the black cat on Halloween that they don’t allow anyone any black cat adoptions during the entire month of October.

The holiday of Halloween dates back to the Dark Ages. Once truly spooky traditions have morphed over the years into much more light-hearted (but still mischievous) celebrations. Here is a fun look at some of the facts and folklore that describe how All Hallows Eve came to be celebrated as Halloween. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Halloween.

Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday October 31st.

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(October 23) Today we're celebrating . . .  TV Talk Show Host Day

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

TV Talk Show Host Day
In honor of Johnny Carson’s birthday (the greatest TV talk show host ever) give a shout out today to Jay, David, Oprah, Conan, Jimmy, Craig, Reege and all the other yapping heads out there!

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