Saturday, June 24, 2006

Meme Wikipedia sounds like a HI Hi Puffy Ami Yumi song...

Stolen from Vesper :

type your birth month and date into the search bar at Wikipedia and choose three of each of the following that happened on your birthday: events, births and deaths:


-1633- The formal inquest of Galileo Galilee by the Inquisition begins. (Poor Galileo! It took so much suffering and outsider angst to be named in a Queen song.)
-1954- Bill Haley and His Comets record "Rock Around the Clock". Initially unsuccessful, the recording would help launch the rock and roll revolution a year later. (What else is there to say? This song is the shit and if anyone says otherwise, drive your thumbs into their eyesockets)
-1961- Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly into space. (The biggest "Fuck You" to America ever. I have a softspot for Russian cosmonauts, so tragic, drunk and condescending.)

1868-Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese Naval Commander (d. 1918) (Sounds like an interesting fella)
1869-Henri Desire Landru, French Serial Killer (d. 1922) (Ditto, you don't hear a lot about serial killers from places other than North America)
1922-Tiny Tim, American Musician (d. 1996) (Born the day the French serial killer bit the big one...I'm willing to bet that Tiny Tim is reincarnated and instead of murdering he decided on performing "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on ukelele on every talk show ever.)

-1125- Vladislaus I of Bohemia
-1980- William R. Tolbert Jr, President of Liberia (b. 1913) (President of world's most corrupt nation dies the day was born!)
-1999-Boxcar Willie, American Singer (b. 1931)

I really just wanted to see those three names given equal footing in some way...