2004: President Bill Clinton underwent a successful 4-hour quadruple bypass operation at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
1997: Princess Diana was buried in the grounds of her family home. The worldwide TV audience for the funeral ceremonies was estimated at over two billion.
1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
1968: Eric Clapton recorded his guitar solo on the Beatles "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
1959: Barbie debuted to the non-Barbie World
1899: Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk
And... HERE'S a buncha weird news:
2006: A Swiss driver caught speeding in Canada explained that he had been taking advantage of his ability to drive fast without hitting a goat.
The driver was caught traveling 100 mph in a 60 zone in eastern Ontario.
The traffic officer's notes said it was the first time he had ever heard of such an excuse, and he had never found a goat on Ontario highways.
Police issued the driver a $330 speeding ticket.
1999: A Rio de Janeiro court ruled that a clothing store had to pay a 23-year-old female law student "moral damages" of $267 after the teeny weeny red bikini it sold her turned see-through when it got wet.
1993: Helen Stephens was jailed for a week after neighbors complained she played Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" loudly and constantly for five weeks.
OK... on a personal note regarding "Princess Diana was buried in the grounds of her family home."
If you were to be buried, would you WANT to be buried in your back yard? While I recognize that the "family home" grounds are probably large... I think it would be weird to be buried on land that, perhaps, other people will call "home".
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This message has been edited by mobywahn on Sep 6, 2012 11:27 AM
I think being buried in general is dumb. But I admit, I'm comforted when I visit my father's grave site. I suppose an urn or a piece of statuary commemorating his life would work just as well though. However, the cemetery is peaceful.
Elvis is buried at Graceland. And Graceland has a tiny backyard. And yeah, it's weird.
I haven't been to Graceland, but my mom and sister have. My mom's an Elvis super-fan, for sure.
A while back, I heard this song by Martin Sexton, and when the sad, sad day comes to have a funeral for my mom, I want to play it because of the line, "Jesus lives in Elvis things." (She has already requested Elvis' Amazing Grace.) And I wouldn't mind it played at my funeral, although I'd rather keep it more upbeat.
As stated in the CTRL V thread, I was looking for a present for Guitar Boy's birthday so was googling Cthulhu and HP Lovecraft stuff - Apparently his favorite food was coffee ice cream. He complained that it was hard to find outside of New England in his time.
Probably would be a good day for a Cold Stone Creamery's "Coffee Lover's Only" creation. But then I'd have to spend over $5 on ice cream and I am too cheap to do that unless there are emergency happenings.