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(November 26) Today we’re celebrating . . .  The Birthday of Charles Schulz

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

11262-006cb.jpgCharles Schulz (cartoonist-Peanuts)
One of America’s most influential cartoonists, the late Charles Schulz is most famous for his comic strip “Peanuts” and its beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen and of course Snoopy.

Along with the comic strip Schulz also created 2 of the best television holiday specials ever – “A Charlie Brown Christmas ” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.

Today is a special day for us “Charlie Browniacs” and join us as we celebrate with a little music, specifically what has become the signature tune of the Peanuts TV specials – “Linus and Lucy.” Here is a nice interpretation of the tune by David Benoit. Enjoy.

Links:
Snoopy.com (official Peanuts website)
Charles Schulz / Snoopy’s Home
Wikipedia: Charles M. Schulz

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Friday, November 18th, 2011


M. I. C. – See you reall soon
K. E. Y. – Why? Who the hell knows! :)
M. O. U. S. E!

Its the 83rd birthday of America’s favorite rodent.

And a very Happy Birthday to John L. & Missa Bean too!

photo credit: DJ_Riel via flickr

(October 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  The Internet’s Birthday

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Internet’s Anniversary
Happy Birthday 2 U
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Happy Birthday Al Gore’s lil darling
Happy Birthday 2 U
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42 years ago today the first connection was made between remote computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in which bits of data was transferred.

This connection would lead to ARPNET, the forbearer of the Internet.

image credit: louie volpe / www.holidays.net

(October 26) Happy Birthday Hillary!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving within the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she served as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham attracted national attention in 1969 for her remarks as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. She embarked on a career in law after graduating from Yale Law School in 1973. Following a stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas in 1974 and married Bill Clinton in 1975. Rodham co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977, and became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978. Named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979, she was twice listed as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992 with husband Bill as Governor, she successfully led a task force to reform Arkansas’s education system.

In 1994 as First Lady of the United States, her major initiative, the Clinton health care plan, failed to gain approval from the U.S. Congress. However, in 1997 and 1999, Clinton played a role in advocating the establishment of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act.

After moving to the state of New York, Clinton was elected as a U.S. Senator in 2000. That election marked the first time an American First Lady had run for public office; Clinton was also the first female senator to represent the state. In the Senate, she initially supported the Bush administration on some foreign policy issues, including a vote for the Iraq War Resolution. She subsequently opposed the administration on its conduct of the war in Iraq and on most domestic issues. Senator Clinton was re-elected by a wide margin in 2006.

In the 2008 presidential nomination race, Hillary Clinton won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, but narrowly lost to Senator Barack Obama. As Secretary of State, Clinton became the first former First Lady to serve in a president’s cabinet.

Happy Birthday Hillary!!

source: Wikipedia: Hillary Clinton

(September 01) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Chicken Boy’s Birthday

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

09012007cb.jpgChicken Boy’s Birthday
I’ve gotta say this is one of my absolute favorite daily holidays of the year. My admiration for Chicken Boy, and the artist that “saved” him from certain destruction, goes back years and years and years!

And who, or more realistically what, is Chicken Boy you may ask?

Well Shame! Shame! Shame on you, you cultural Luddite!

The beloved Chicken Boy is a pop cultural icon in Los Angeles. Chicken Boy is a 22-foot-tall statue of a boy with a chicken’s head holding a bucket of chicken.

09282009cb Named for the former restaurant that once shared his name, Chicken Boy was rescued from destruction by a local graphic designer over 20 years ago and now resides proudly once again over the Los Angeles community. Chicken Boy has also been lovingly referred to as the “Statue of Liberty” of Los Angeles.

Visit the official Chicken Boy website for more information (make sure to read the looong story as it’s very humorous) and of course CB gifties galore! And don’t forget to print out your own membership card to become a card carrying “Friend of Chicken Boy.”

(August 19) Happy Birthday Bubba!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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President William Jefferson Clinton’s Birthday
William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

He was the third-youngest president; only Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were younger when entering office.

He became president at the end of the Cold War, and as he was born in the period after World War II, he is known as the first Baby Boomer president.

His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the United States Secretary of State. She was previously a United States Senator from New York, and also candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Both are graduates of Yale Law School.

source: Wikipedia – William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton

(August 04) Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

obama_portrait_146pxPresident Barack Obama’s Birthday
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. The first African American to hold the office, he served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

A very Happy Birthday Mr. President from the elves at Holidays on the Net!

Source: Wikipedia: Barack Obama

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