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Moronic Meltdown...

Nov. 6 - [My computer has deteriorated so badly that I'm afraid to use it on anything more than a "need-to-use" basis. My new computer should arrive on or around Nov. 14, so you can count on a return of regular mendacity and drivel no later than Nov. 17. Until then I'll do what I can, but that may not be much.]

On this date in 1923, the price of a loaf of bread in Berlin was reported to be about 140 billion German marks. And yet when we think of fine baking, we tend to think of France—clearly, we have done the Germans wrong.

Ninety-two years ago today, Maine became a dry state. How a state with 3500 miles of shoreline could dry out in a single day is beyond me, but I can't always expect to understand the historical information I gather. It was probably just a really low tide.

It's Flag Day in Chad and in the Dominican Republic, Swedish Day in Finland, Green March Anniversary Day in Morocco, and Gustavus Adolphus Death Day in Sweden.

Ethan Hawke turns 33 today. He shares his birthday with Maria Shriver (1955), Glenn Frey (1948), Sally Field (1946), Mike Nichols (1931), Walter Perry Johnson (1887), James Naismith (1861), and John Philip Sousa (1854).

Happy Thursday!

2003, The Moron's Almanac™

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