24 May 2008

Entries for April 15, 07, 04 and March 31, 30, 2007

Entry for April 15, 2007
On this day in history 1955-- Ray Kroc acquired McDonald's and opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill., today the official McDonald’s Corporate Museum. Go here to read about how Mr. Kroc's restaurants became known as McDonalds and how they expanded and became world famous. Go here to make an online visit to the McDonalds Museum that is located in Des Plaines, IL.

Entry for April 07, 2007
For a change of pace I decided to paste this for a few laughs and giggles. Of course if you're not up on your history you may not understand what is going on so just google what you don't know! LOL
A Bit of History Humor:
If ancient Rome had the Internet...Bad week last week, so thought I'd lighten the mood by writing something different...
The destruction of Pompeii in 79AD is the most viewed video at YouTube. The first comment is..."OMG so cool! Volcanos ROCK!"
Attila the Hun has his own MySpace page. Nobody ever rejects his "invite a friend" emails.
The soothsayer's "Ides of March" email fails to get Caesar's proper attention as it's inadvertently filtered into his junk folder.
But at least Caesar's "Et tu Brute?" comment is available as a free ringtone download.
The domain gladiator.rome sells for the record sum of 1,000,000 denarii.
The owner of hadriansucks.rome is compelled to hand over both the domain name and selected body parts by an independent domain tribunal chaired by...Emperor Hadrian.
"Naked Cleopatra" is the top search term on Google.
Unfortunately, the Queen of Egypt dies an early death after misunderstanding IT's call to embrace an ASP solution.
Hannibal blogs his way across the Alps with posts like, "Whoops, lost another elephant today."
But he runs out of money when his PPC budget is plundered by an iberian click scam organized by Publius Cornelius Scipio.
Tiber.com opens, initially selling scrolls and tablets before expanding to include togas, pottery, and do-it-yourself mosaic kits.
Websites like handsome-literate-male-british-slave.com pollute the search listings thanks to generous commissions at the slaves.co.rome affiliate program.
Roman programmers moan about projects outsourced to cheap coders in Mesopotamia.
The Colosseum is renamed the eBay Colosseum, with free wireless hotspots outside the lark's tongue restaurant.
The volume of spam collapses when the penalty for not providing a working opt-out mechanism becomes equal billing with the lions at the eBay Colosseum.
But we still get emails featuring Brunhilda, the lonely Visigoth, and hot deals on cheap peacock livers from Gaul.
Nobody invents a spam filter good enough for the House of the Vestals.
Classical geeks wear t-shirts proclaiming, "there's no place like CXXVII.0.0.I" (bonus points if you get that one)
Finally, Rome burns to the ground while Emperor Nero battles online with Hakkar the Soulflayer in World of Warcraft.

Entry for April 04, 2007
On this day in history 1968-- Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He fought a peaceful fight to end segregation and for equality for all in the 1960s. Time Magazine has an online article that describes the man and his works.

Entry for March 31, 2007
Here's a link that has a lot of interesting crochet patterns for FREE! Some are vintage and some aren't so go to craftbits.com and see for yourself.
On this day in history 1889: The Eiffel Tower in Paris is officially opened. Go here to read a little bit about the history of this tower that was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1889.
I just found this cute pattern for a dog sweater to crochet. It is a ripple design. Unfortunately, it doesn't say what size dog it fits! I think I've seen this for sale on ebay. It is a vintage pattern that you can get here free! So go to this page and check it out for yourself!

Entry for March 30, 2007
I realized that Easter has caught me by surprise this year. I have decided that I needed to post some crochet links for Easter-related patterns asap. Here are some that you may be interested in:
On this day in history 1858: Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patents his idea of attaching an eraser to the top of a lead pencil. It was later declared invalid because his invention was actually a combination of two already known things with no new use. Go here to read the transcripts from the court case that challenged his patent.
(These entries were originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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