the vast universe
in astrological terms
between earth and sun
would be something akin to
the length of a bees privates
607: Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 AU’s of Earth.
“It’s open sea, mate.”
“Yeah, then what do you call that?”
“Bloody hell, that’s new!”
1770: British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia
Did you hear that?
What is obvious to most
is surprising to some
War is once again coming
are you running to or from?
1775: American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. The “Shot Heard Round the World” took place in Concord later that day.
1892: Charles Duryea takes the 1st American-made automotive for a test drive
Which starts the countdown to the first American high speed chase.
One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.Joan of Arc
1909: Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church
1927: Actress Mae West found guilty of “obscenity and corrupting the morals of youth” in a New York stage play entitled “Sex”. She is sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined $500, the resulting publicity launches her Hollywood career.
Not much has changed
sex still sells
But the shine wore
From the forbidden fruit
we are unaware
the fruit is rotten
I would love to see
what reception this play
would garner today
1943: Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
Was he taking it accidently before this?
Where can one find accidental LSD?
1967: The Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years.
12.2.1809 ~ 19.4.1882
(insert joke regarding survival of the fittest)
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