The Moron's Weekend Briefing

Oct. 4 - For the third weekend in a row, This Moron will be on the road. For the third weekend in a row, the Weekend Briefing will therefore be dashed off thoughtlessly in the following few minutes.

Ray Kroc would have been 100 years old today: he was born on October 5, 1902. Mr Kroc invented McDonalds, which caused the collapse of the Soviet Union and made us all fat.

October 6 is the anniversary of one of the greatest moments in the history of literary criticism. It was on that date in 1536 William Tyndale was recognized for his important contribution to world literature--the first translation of the New Testament into English--by being strangled and burned at the stake.

Friday is Independence Day in both Belgium and Lesotho. Did you even know Lesotho was Independent? Did you know it was a country? Saturday is Constitution Day in Liechtenstein, Proclamation of the Republic Day in Portugal, and Constitution Day in Vanuatu. October 6 is Armed Forces Day in Egypt, and Ivy Day in Ireland. Or maybe it's I.V. Day. Or hell, it's the 4th, maybe it's IV day? Who knows? Not me.

October 4th is the birthday of Alicia Silverstone (1976), Susan Sarandon (1946), Anne Rice (1941), Alvin Toffler (1928), Charlton Heston (1924), Buster Keaton (1895), Damon Runyon (1884), and Rutherford Hayes (1822).

October 5th is the birthday of Kate Winslet (1975), Grant Hill (1972), Mario Lemieux (1965), Bob Geldof (1954), Karen Allen (1951), Vaclav Havel (1936), Ray Kroc (1902), and Chester Arthur (1830).

The 6th is the birthday of Elisabeth Shue (1963), Britt Ekland (1942), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Carole Lombard (1908), Le Corbusier (1887), and George Westinghouse (1846).

Enjoy the weekend.

2002, The Moron's Almanac™

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