Life Day 23706: Daniel Boone Day

June 7, 2012 at 9:45 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning Pioneers. Today is Daniel Boone Day.  Unless you were asleep for most of your Elementary School years, you already know that Daniel Boone was a legendary frontiersman, so I shouldn’t have to go into that. However, this day does not commemorate his birth or death. Rather, it commemorates the day of his arrival into (present day) Kentucky. Celebrate today by venturing forth into the wilderness for a little exploration of your own.

For those of you still stuck in the 1970’s, today is also VCR Day.  Supposedly, on this day in 1975, Sony made the Betamax VCR available for purchase and revolutionized home entertainment. For you young ones out there, a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder), is a device which allows one to record audio and video from a source to a video cassette. This, naturally, brought to light the issue of copyright infringement which still rages on today. During next few years several different formats of VCR’s emerged, each with their own platforms which were not interchangeable. For example you couldn’t play a VHS in a Betamax player, etc, etc. VHS and Betamax eventually emerged as the front runners. Evidently, the public preferred the longer recording times of the VHS format over the higher quality of the Betamax format, because the VHS format became the standard. Do you still have that box full of VHS tapes with all of those movies that you pirated from HBO and Showtime?  If so, fetch them from the back of the closet and play some them today, presuming that you still have a VCR to on which to play them.

The food related holiday today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Chocolate is still America’s favorite flavor of ice cream. I’ll have mine with marshmallow and walnuts. OOPS! Wait. That’s called Rocky Road which we celebrated a few days ago. Oh well, I still have some left so I’ll have some anyway. It’s mostly chocolate. Right?

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