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a day in the life of.... 15-06-07

A Friday landed on the 15th day of June in TWOZEROZEROSEVEN

RELIGIOUS Hamas/seized control/113 people dead/raised the green flag/paradingmutilatedbody/extremists carrying guns/hospitals into battlegrounds/a whole that cannot be divided…

HOTEL CHAIN/stressed executives/30 people/ team of psychologists/armed with mallet and hard hat/Please smash our hotel rooms/Please smash hotel rooms/Hotel Please rooms smash please….

JAILED socialite/violating probation/officials said/as emotionally upset/psychological problems/criminal justice football/tearful heiress/tearful heiress/that’s hot….

The Birthdays – TODAY ONLYplease line up here for fast tracker statusEdward the Black 1330Waylon Jennings 1937Helen Hunt 1963Courteney Cox 1964Ice Cube 1969Doogie Howser MD 1973WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING…..

1381 – The English peasant revolt was crushed in London. Nicknames ‘a Statues Revenge’ Peasants enjoyed 24 hours of ‘sticking it to the man…’

1752 – Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite during a thunderstorm. The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity. Locals were still wary of a man flying a kite in a thunderstorm wearing breeches.

1844 – Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for the process that strengthens rubber. Gimps around the world high fived.

1992 – It was ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court that the government could kidnap criminal suspects from foreign countries for prosecution. The ‘do as I say, not as I do’ slogan began to catch on.

1995 – During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, O.J. was asked to put on a pair of gloves. The gloves were said to have been worn by the killer on the night of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. The gloves appeared not to fit, nor did they match his caramel skin tones.

1966 – The Beatles album, “Yesterday & Today” was released by Capitol Records.

1967 – Peter Green left John Mayall’s Blues Breakers to form Fleetwood Mac.

1989 – Public Enemy broke up after group member Professor Griff made anti-semetic remarks. They reassembled 2 months later.

1998 – The Spice Girls began their first North American tour in Miami.

2007 – I began an experiment where I hummed the melody to a Venga Boys song around large groups of people to see how many people couldn’t help but sing it.

Excerpt from ‘Catapillar Skin’

“… the sun looks as though it should be warm today, Monty. As though it should be stabbing my skin with delicate knives, prickles and tickles. Instead its cold and dull, like a dead eye. Its hard to be agreeable Monty, when even the sun is telling you lies…”

Quote of the day – ‘oh Ramona, if there was only something between us… other than our clothes.’ – David Bowie.

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