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Off Topic:  Holiday!

The last OT's comment count was making my ancient browser cry, and it's a couple days away from closing anyway, so here's a brand new one!

I have nothing compelling to discuss, so let's take a page from msb and see what happened today in history, shall we?

  • The US celebrated its first Thanksgiving on this day in 1777.
  • Ten years later, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the US Constitution.
  • In 1892, The Nutcracker was first performed in Russia, to the eventual delight of local and regional ballet companies everywhere.
  • In 1917, the 18th Amendment was passed by Congress.
  • Notable births: Joseph Stalin, Ty Cobb, Betty Grable, Steven Spielberg, Keith Richards, Charles Oakley, Brad Pitt, Mick Collins, and Christina Aguilera, among others.
  • Notable deaths: Several, but the main one that jumps out at me provides me a great excuse to link to the best Christmas song ever. RIP, Kirsty MacColl.
I mentioned in the last OT that I also discovered Cee Lo Green's new Christmas album today - it's a lot of fun. Any other cool new Christmas music I should be aware of? Any big plans for the festive period? Anything else on your mind?

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