Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat left New York City for Albany today (1807). Also, the Dominican Republic’s national anthem Himno Nacional was first performed (1883), Seattle’s Pike Place Market opened (1907), Γ‰mile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie introduced animated cartoon films (1907), Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta proclaimed Indonesia’s independence (1945), a magnitude 7.5 earthquake at Yellowstone formed Montana’s Quake Lake on the same day Miles Davis’ all-time bestseller Kind of Blue was released (1959), Hurricane Camille came ashore in Mississippi (1969), the first Compact Discs were released in Germany (1982), and President Bill Clinton admitted his “improper physical relationship” with Monica Lewinsky (1998). And Michael Phelps became the first to win eight gold medals in one Olympic games (2008).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology was not perusing Tteltrab’s Misquotations while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Leo: Embarrassment is a dish best eaten a la mode.

Virgo: He who hasn’t teats has lost.

Libra: The square root of the hippopotanose is actually round.

Scorpio: It’s time to take or buy a bullhorn.

Sagittarius: Judge not, lest you be Judy.

Capricorn: Offer a friend your cryogenic shoulder.

Aquarius: Take a breath and pass your second wind.

Pisces: Stools are made to be broken.

Aries: Like a good, nay, boring state, farm is there.

Taurus: A friend in knead is a friend in de bakery.

Gemini: Everybody gets the blews, and the sneezeds.

Cancer: There’s a pot of goldfish at the end of the rain, Bo.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::