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ON THIS DAY: November 20, 2016

November 20th is

African Industrialization Day *

Universal Children’s Day *

Do Dah Parade Day *

National Absurdity Day

Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance * 895 more words

History

The Sane Diary, November 18th, 2016

“If there’s one thing I can’t bear, it’s when hundreds of old men come creeping in through the window in the middle of the night and throw all manner of garbage over me. 458 more words

Fact

The Undiscovered Peter Cook

Hopefully this will find its way onto youtube. “Following the death of Britain’s greatest satirist in 1995, Peter Cook’s widow Lin locked the door of his house and refused all access to the media. 62 more words

Regressive Left

Peter Cook: An Appreciation

John Cleese has said that for him it often took hours of “grinding” work to write several minutes of comedy, but that Peter Cook could write three minutes of top-quality material in just over three minutes. 1,947 more words

Performance

November 17: Happy Birthday Martin Scorsese and Danny DeVito

Martin Scorsese, who turns 74 today, is one of the leading directors of the “New Hollywood” or “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” generation of American filmmakers.  1,368 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

November 17 in history

284 – Diocletian was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers.

1183 – The Battle of Mizushima.

1292 – (O.S.) John Balliol became King of Scotland. 893 more words

History

Under My Skin

A week ago — a momentous time for so many reasons — I whacked my knuckles on the book case in the conference room outside my office at the end of a day meeting students for advisement. 529 more words

Humor