This is everybody draw Muhammad day. Molly Norris started it as a holiday in 2010 to support a South Park episode and as a free speech reaction to threats and deaths of artists who have cartooned Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.
*Started by cartoonist Molly Norris in Seattle
*Depictions of Muhammad are prohibited by Hadiths and not mentioned in the Qu’ran.
*Established to protest limits on free speech.
*A ‘Facebook cause’
*”Cartoonists are the most dangerous people on earth.” –Said no one.
1908 James Stewart – Giant movie star and Brigadier General, yes that is true, James Stewart, star of the classic films It’s a Wonderful Life, Harvey, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
*It’s a Wonderful Life
*Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
*The Philadelphia Story
*The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
*How the West Was Won
1918 This is also Jazz sucks day, a holiday I invented based upon the fact that jazz sucks and the publishing of an article in 1918 calling Jazz “a musical vice” urging people to “be the last to accept the atrocity in polite society” published in the origin city of Jazz, New Orleans and yes Jazz sucks.
*Jazz is the refuge of the talent-less
*If you really want to be a musician and you are prepared to really work hard at it, but you don’t have the gift and you don’t have any soul and you don’t have any talent, jazz is what you should do
*Miles Davis, mostly crap
1977 In a TV interview with the legendary British Interviewer David Frost, Richard Nixon insisted his innocence by saying, “when the president does it, that means it is not illegal”.
*Climactic moment of the great film and play; Frost/Nixon.
*Nixon’s argument was that it is sometimes in the best interest of the nation to do something illegal.
*Frost had to fund the interview himself, having been rejected by the networks as “checkbook journalism”
1946 Cher –The diva Cher was born on this day. She was the first of the really crazily dressed music stars, so Lady Gaga, you are welcome. And she has even been nominated for an academy award.
*Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
*The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
*Nominated for an Academy Award for Moonstruck
*If I Could Turn Back Time
*I Found Someone
1972 Busta Rhymes – And Busta Rhymes is all up in the Plaaaaacccceeeaaaaaaaa. Woo Ha Woo Haaaaaaa! Apjpa apfaf ahoawenknfah Discotech. Woo ha Woo haaaaaaa! I got you all in check.
*Named by Chuck D
*Attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, alongside Jay-Z, DMX and The Notorious B.I.G.
*Member of Leaders of the New School
*I got you all in check
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