Archive for January 12th, 2011

(January 12) This week we’re celebrating . . .  Cuckoo Dancing Week

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011


Cuckoo Dancing Week
Honoring the memory of the comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. So let the sweet, sweet sounds of “The Dancing Cuckoos” (their theme song) be heard far and wide this week!

And of course any celebration of “Stan and Ollie” just wouldn’t be complete without a mention of their film Babes in Toyland. What would my childhood’s Thanksgiving Day celebrations have been without the perennial viewing of Babes in Toyland in all its black and white TV glory…

And to brighten up my day (and hopefully yours) I found this trailer for the movie Babes in Toyland ! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! View the video after the jump.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/12)

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about Martin Luther King &
the Civil Rights Movement

Jan. 12 : 05 Days to MLK Day

Did you know that on June 12, 1963, Medgar Evers, a field secretary for the National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was shot in the back on his way home from a meeting?

Evers was the first of many prominent civil rights activists assassinated by segregationists in the 1960s. Evers’ death motivated President Kennedy to call on Congress to pass a comprehensive civil-rights bill.

Did you know that in August, 1963, two months after Evers’ assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. led more than a quarter of a million people in the March on Washington for Civil Rights?

The march culminated with King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Did you know that in November of that same year, President Kennedy was assassinated?

After Kennedy’s death the Civil Rights Movement was left in a state of shock and desperation.

Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

Join us for our look at the past 60 years of the civil rights movement and our countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 17, 2011.

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