Saturday, April 20, 2013

April 21, 2013: Coming and going with Halley's Comet.

Born in 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens claimed that he came into the world with Halley’s Comet and he would leave the world with Halley’s Comet in the sky. One this day in 1910, Clemens did just that, one day after the return of Halley’s Comet, Mark Twain passed on. Twain was probably the father of American literature and Walt was a great admirer of his work. Let’s go to Tom Sawyer Island at The Magic Kingdom and remember Mark Twain.

On this date in 1970, Nicole Sullivan was born in Manhattan, New York. She is the voice of Shego in Kim Possible, Princess Mira Nova in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Franny in Meet the Robinsons. Let’s honor Nicole with a go on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. I know how to get a maximum score, do you? It makes my wife crazy.


1828: Noah Webster publishes the first American dictionary. Okay, sing along: M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, hey, it is spelling.

1947: Iggy Pop: I’m not sure what is more amazing, the fact that he still performs or the fact that he still breathes. I know this is a joke but in his performance rider Iggy lists the following request, "seven dwarves ... dressed up as those dwarves out of that marvellous (sic) Walt Disney film. ... Taller people are acceptable, of course. It's attitude, more than altitude that's important here." Bravo.

1997:  Gene Roddenberry’s remains were launched into space with the remains of 24 others marking the first space burial. Let’s ride Mission: Space and boldly go where no man has gone before.

Remember, your best request is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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