Today is Wednesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2017 with 39 to follow.
NationalDayCalendar (@NationalDayCal) November 22, 2017
Normally I would sayR.I.P but it’s Manson!
The man who brain washed people to go on a murderess rampage has died. I have no love for him. I smiled when the news came down. The Times calls him a Wild-Eyed leader.
If you don’t know what he did – he ordered the killing of people because he was nuts!
Per the NYT: “Convicted of nine murders in all, Mr. Manson was known in particular for the seven brutal killings collectively called the Tate-LaBianca murders, committed by his followers on two consecutive August nights in 1969.
The most famous of the victims was Sharon Tate, an actress who was married to the film director Roman Polanski. Eight and a half months pregnant, she was killed with four other people at her Beverly Hills home . .
The Tate-LaBianca killings and the seven-month trial that followed were the subjects of fevered news coverage. To a frightened, mesmerized public, the murders, with their undercurrents of sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and Satanism, seemed the depraved logical extension of the anti-establishment, do-your-own-thing ethos that helped define the ’60s.
Since then, the Manson family has oc’cup’ied a dark, persistent place in American culture and American commerce. It has inspired, among other things, pop songs, an opera, films, a host of internet fan sites, T-shirts, children’s wear and half the stage name of the rock musician Marilyn Manson.
Today is National Absurdity Day. This tweet tells you all about it.
It is also National Peanut Butter Fudge day.
NationalDayCalendar (@NationalDayCal) November 20, 2017
ht ap: Today’s Birthdays: Actress-comedian Kaye Ballard is 92. Actress Estelle Parsons is 90. Comedian Dick Smothers is 79. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 75. Former Vice President Joe Biden is 75. Actress Veronica Hamel is 74. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 71. Actor Samuel E. Wright is 71. Singer Joe Walsh is 70. Actor Richard Masur is 69. Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is 69. Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is 69. Actress Bo Derek is 61. Former NFL player Mark Gastineau is 61. Reggae musician Jim Brown (UB40) is 60. Actress Sean Young is 58. Pianist Jim Brickman is 56. Rock musician Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) is 55. Actress Ming-Na is 54. Actor Ned Vaughn is 53. Rapper Mike D (The Beastie Boys) is 52. Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) is 52. Actress Callie Thorne is 48. Actress Sabrina Lloyd is 47. Actor Joel McHale is 46. Actress Marisa Ryan is 43. Country singer Dierks (duhkrs) Bentley is 42. Actor Joshua Gomez is 42. Actress Laura Harris is 41. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes is 41. Country singer Josh Turner is 40. Actress Nadine Velazquez is 39. Actress Andrea Riseborough is 36. Actor Jeremy Jordan is 33. Actor Dan Byrd is 32. Actress Ashley Fink is 31. Rock musician Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) is 31. Actor Cody Linley is 28. Pop musician Michael Clifford (5 Seconds to Summer) is 22.
ht ap: Today’s Highlight in History:
On Nov. 20, 1947, Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.
Thought for Today: “We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us. Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (1672-1719).
10 am is NFL Football, The Rams aim to snap a four-game losing streak versus the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Los Angeles hasn’t beaten Minnesota since 2006. However, the NFC West-leading Rams are 4-0 on the road this season and are on a four-game win streak overall. duration 3 hours.
1 pm is NFL Football, Oakland (4-5) play a game against 7-2 New England at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Since the clubs met in the 2001 AFC divisional playoffs, the Patriots are 4-1 against the Raiders, with quarterback Tom Brady averaging 238.4 passing yards per game. duration 3 hours 5 minutes.
4:30 pm is Sam & Cat, Sam gets a job as the assistant to rapper, Peezy B; Cat finds babysitting much more challenging without Sam around to help. duration 30 minutes.
5 pm is Henry Danger, When Henry receives a series of mysterious notes from someone, he begins to worry that the sender may know his secret identity. duration 30 minutes.
5:30 pm is Henry Danger, In an attempt to investigate a string of robberies, Captain Man gets Henry a spot on his favorite game show. duration 30 minutes.
6 pm is Snapped, The family of a former soldier questions whether or not his death was a tragic coincidence when they learn of a suspicious detail from his wife’s past. duration One hour.
7 pm is On the Case With Paula Zahn, The murder of a beloved and talented church organist sends police on a disturbing search for answers. duration One hour.