Today's Yogurt Flavors
Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Brickle,Pistachio, Pina Colada, and Orange Vanilla
Today in History
February 25, 2009
Today’s Special-Shake Day: All shakes are only $3.69 ($4.62 regularly)
1791 1st Bank of US chartered
1793 1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
1859 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln
1910 Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
1919 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
1932 Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
This was Germany's first big mistake-letting hitler in the country. The picture is actually Charlie Chaplin dressed as hitler. He wrote and starred in his own movie "The Great Dictator" where he created a parody that was radically anti-hitler and anti-fascist.There was great controversy when this picture was released because the United States was still at peace with Germany.This was his first true talking picture. There is a great scene of foreshadowing when Chaplin performs a ballet dance dressed as hitler tossing a balloon that is fashioned as the world. At the end the globe pops and falls shriveled to the ground. It was a brilliant performance. Unfortunately his movie came to pass in real life.Some of us paid the consequence of losing most of our ancestry in that colossal tragedy.No, I did not capitalize his name. I refuse to acknowledge him as a human being.
1901 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, NYC, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers)
1928 Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
These are all some of the greatest writers and producers of comedy and poignancy that has ever graced our presence in entertainment. I am still trying to figure out if I could be related to the Marx brothers or Karl. I am hoping for the former.