Daily Archives: November 2, 2012

Politics Untitled #3


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I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry


and with Johnny Cash:

Every Day Another Story

Bumbastories salutes Hank Williams again.

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, written by Hank Williams in 1949 is one of Hank’s most poetic and beautiful lyrics, and was one of his greatest songs.

Hear that lonesome whipp-o-will

He sounds too blue to fly

The midnight train is whining low

I’m so lonesome I could cry

Sung here by Preston Maybank, with background harmonica by Bumba, it is a song that touches something soulful and sentimental.

I’ve never seen a night so long

When time goes crawlin’ by

The moon just went behind the clouds

To hide its face and cry

Did you ever see a robin weep?

When leaves begin to die?

Like me he’s lost the will to live

I’m so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a falling star

Lights up a purple sky

And as I wonder where you are

I’m so lonesome I could…

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Bibury, England.


quotation: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) on Balance


From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JAMES KNOX POLK (1795)


James Knox Polk (1795)

A native southerner and friend of Andrew Jackson, Polk was elected president of the US in 1845. During his administration, the US made large territorial gains. Polk peacefully negotiated the Oregon border dispute with Britain, while the US victory in the Mexican War secured much of the West. Though an efficient and competent president, Polk was exhausted by the time he left office, and he died three months later. Despite his happy marriage, he had no children. What likely rendered him sterile? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: FIRST MAJOR INTERNET-DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER WORM LAUNCHED (1988)


First Major Internet-Distributed Computer Worm Launched (1988)

In 1988, Cornell University student Robert Morris launched a program supposedly aimed at measuring the size of the Internet. He had designed the ostensibly harmless program to count the computers connected to the small but growing Web by copying itself to each unit. Due to a design flaw, however, the program spread wildly, repeatedly copying itself to some computers and rendering them useless. A large part of the Internet was affected by the so-called Morris worm. What was Morris’s punishment? More… Discuss

 

THOUSANDS OF SHEEP FLOCK TO MADRID


Thousands of Sheep Flock to Madrid

It is not every day that one can witness thousands of sheep crowding the streets of a major city, but that was the sight in Madrid this past Sunday, as shepherds paraded a flock of more than 2,000 sheepthrough the capital. For more than 700 years, Spanish shepherds have had the right to use droving paths that wind across what were once open fields and woodlands for their seasonal livestock migration. As Madrid grew, some of these paths were enveloped by the urban center, but each year, a group of shepherds upholds the tradition and drives its flock through the city. More… Discuss

 

RINDERPEST


Rinderpest

Also called “cattle plague,” rinderpest was an acute, highly contagious viral disease of cattle with a sudden onset and high mortality. For centuries, it was the most severe infectious disease of cattle. Experiments with vaccination began in the 1700s, but it was not until the 1900s that widespread eradication efforts began meeting with success. In 2011, the UN formally declared rinderpest the second disease ever to have been eradicated in the wild. What was the first? More… Discuss