Browsing: September 19

A Brief History On September 19, 2018, we once again celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day by, wait for this….  talking like a pirate!  And do not think you can get away with failing to comply if you have nobody to “talk” to.  You must also employ “pirate talk” in your written and electronic correspondence in order to meet the demands of NTLAPD.  Why is this day important?  Because talking like a pirate makes EVERYTHING FUNNIER!  Especially jokes.  Believe us or not, just try it.  Your jokes will become immensely more amusing.  Image if the newscasters talked like pirates. …

A Brief History On September 19, 2017, we are happy to report on our pre-screening of the latest block-buster sequel out of Hollywood and Twentieth Century Fox, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  Cutting right to the chase, and that is exactly how the movie starts, this film is  a worthy sequel to its older brother, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) which grossed a nice profit, $414 million on a budget of $91 million.  The movie premiers in theaters on September 22, 2017. Digging Deeper The Kingsman films are what could be called “spy spoof,” a sort of James Bond meets Get…

A Brief History On September 19, 1846, 2 shepherd children in La Salette-Fallavaux, France, experienced a vision or an encounter with what has officially been recognized by the Catholic Church as a meeting with the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.  The event, known as Our Lady of La Salette became an important influence on religious thought, influencing such theologians as Saint John Bosco, Saint John Vianney, and writer JK Huysmans. Digging Deeper The encounter began as the 2 children, Maximin Giraud and Melanie Calvat, were returning from a local mountain where they had been tending to their families’ cows. …

A Brief History On September 19, 1692, Giles Corey, age 81, became a footnote in the history of America by becoming the first and only man to be “pressed” to death during legal proceedings.  Caught up in the infamous Salem Witch Trials, Corey and his wife, Martha, were accused of witchcraft when one of the other accused witches, Abigail Hobbs, named the old couple as warlock and witch. Digging Deeper As you may already know, witches convicted during the Salem Witch trials were put to death by hanging, as was Martha Corey, and not by burning as the popular myth…

A Brief History On September 19, 1976, 2 F-4 Phantom IIs of the Imperial Iranian Air Force flew out to intercept a UFO over the capital city of Tehran.  As each fighter jet approached the UFO, navigation, weapons, communications and other avionics systems suddenly became inoperable.  Only after the F-4s distanced themselves from the UFO, did the pilots regain control. Digging Deeper The Iranian Air Force had received numerous reports of an object in the sky that appeared brighter and larger than a star, and commanders ordered that the object be intercepted. The first jet got within 25 miles of the object before it experienced the odd electronic…