Archives from November, 2010




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Nov 10

Today in Hystery December 1st

“On this day in 1929, and there are very few bigger anniversaries than this one; the game of Bingo was invented by Edwin S Lowe. It’s quite the game. Amongst many other things, it has created the only time when you’ll hear an old lady swear…when someone else yells, “Bingo!”.



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Nov 10

Today in Hystery November 30th

“On this day in 1971, the TV movie “Brian’s Song,” aired for first time in the U.S. I remember that night. I haven’t wept that much since I realized I didn’t own any Google shares.”



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Nov 10

IT’S A SNOW JOB

Our first snow of the winter!  I’m always thrilled by the first snowfall.  But there’s a dark side to this seasonal giddiness, and I caught a whiff of it last week on one of the newscasts, as the white stuff was being forecast.  Weatherman says, “Hey, ho boy, we got snow on the way, by [...]



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Nov 10

Today in Hystery November 29th

“On this day in 1972, Atari released its first popular video game called “Pong”. Remember that one? They built it into tables in bars and otherwise sane adults ended up screaming and cheering. Then someone invented Pac Man and Donkey Kong and that’s when the Chinese realized they could take-over the world without firing a shot…’cause when the attack comes we’ll all be heads down, staring into little screens, moving the Sims around with our thumbs.”