I have done another one of those cut ‘n’ paste “memes”. It shows that I am “actively participating” in an internet community, which is apparently what all the kids are doing “these days”.
- Go to Wikipedia.
- In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
- List three events that happened on your birthday.
- List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
- One holiday or observance (if any).
1809 – The Non-Intercourse Act, lifting the Embargo Act except for the United Kingdom and France, passes the U.S. Congress. (Disappointingly, this is something to do with trade, not rooting.)
1964 – Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity. (Fuckin’ excellent.)
1984 – Subway vigilante Bernhard Hugo Goetz shoots four African-American men on an express train in The Bronx borough of New York City. (“Aids, crack, Bernie Goetz!”)
Birth: 1912 – Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (She cleaned up America’s highways.)
Birth: 1949 Maurice and Robin Gibb, English musicians (The Bee Gees) (This “fact” always bothered me when I was a child.)
Death: 2002 – Joe Strummer, British musician (The Clash) (b. 1952) (I included this to make me look cool.)
Holiday: In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time. (And in the Southern Hemisphere, this means it’s all downhill to winter.)
It’s also worth pointing out that in on my birthday in 2000, Madonna married Guy Ritchie. Coincidence?