It has come to my attention that we have another Birthday Boy. So here’s to you, Bryan, even though you dress like Charles Dickens from time to time.
Today is an important day. Did you know that on January 16:
-1958: the U.S. Grasshopper Plague
-2001: Galapagos Islands Ecological Disaster
-2003 Ill-Fated Space Shuttle Columbia
But those disasters pale in comparison to the worst disaster in the history of the world. I speak, of course of:
-January 16, 1932: Under a rock somewhere in Flyover Country: To the unfortunate Cents family, who did nothing to deserve it, was born a son. And they named him Ten. Happy Birthday, Ten Cents, Scourge of Humanity. May you live another hundred years to remind us all how lucky we are that you live on another continent.