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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Weather/Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Odd Named Places ~ Spinach & Cheese Stromboli ~ National Radio Day

Good 53º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday started off really pretty...... and Dude loved laying in the cool grass.....

It stayed a beautiful day and we topped at 99º.

Picture of the Day ... LOL

Interesting about odd named places......
Death ValleyCalifornia, one of the hottest locations on Earth, got its English name after 13 pioneers died trying to cross the harsh desert valley during the California Gold Rush of 1849. The highest recorded land temperature, 134 °F, was recorded inside Death Valley at Furnace Creek, California in 1913.

Quibbletown, New Jersey, also known as New Market, is an unincorporated settlement within the township of Piscataway. The name of the settlement originated with a dispute as to whether the Sabbath was on Saturday or Sunday.

Rough and Ready, California is on the National List of Historic Places. It gets its name from the founder of the town, A. A. Townsend, who served under General Zachary Taylor in the Blackhawk War. Taylor was nicknamed "Rough and Ready" and was later elected president of the United States. Other places which include "and" in the name include Cut and Shoot, Texas and Eggs and Bacon Bay.

Boring, Oregon is named after William H. Boring, who settled in the area in the 1870s. The town name is a homonym for the word boring, and the town often makes puns based on its name. Boring's town motto is "The most exciting place to live" and it has taken on the similarly named Dull, Scotland as its sister city Boring, Maryland was named in 1905 for its first postmaster, David Boring.

The US also has the unincorporated community of Hell, Michigan, the unincorporated city of Intercourse, Pennsylvania, the historic community of Penile, Louisville in Kentucky, and Pee Pee Township in Ohio. Dildo is a town in Newfoundland, Canada, and off the coast there is a Dildo Island. In the United Kingdom, there are towns called CockermouthPenistone, and Pett Bottom, the last of which is located 5 miles south of CanterburyKent. According to the novels of Ian FlemingJames Bond lived there with his aunt after his parents died.

From Mr. Food

Need something that's classically Italian? Try our Spinach and Cheese Stromboli. Refrigerated pizza dough is our shortcut to making this tasty meal in less than 15 minutes. It's a quick and easy vegetarian stromboli recipe that's guaranteed to fill you up. We're sure you'll agree, this simple Italian dinner is unquestionably tasty.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (13.8-ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough


  1. Preheat oven to 425º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add spinach and garlic and sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until garlic is golden. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, the oregano, and salt. Add spinach mixture and stir until well blended.
  4. Unroll pizza dough and with your fingertips or the heel of your hand, spread dough out to a 10- x 15-inch rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise to make two 5- x 15-inch rectangles. Spread half the spinach mixture onto each piece of dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Fold each piece of dough over and pinch the edges to seal securely. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.


Historically this date.....
1910 – The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup or the Big Burn) occurred in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 million acres.

1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.

1920 – The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.
Now if they'd only get rid of Roger Goodell, the Chairman. What a POS!!!!

1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.

1986 – In Edmond, OklahomaU.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.
..... from that came the term, "going postal" !

And births this date include...
Ok, so they put his face on the $1000000 bill... which is now not worth anything... these are selling on Ebay for $1 !

1931 – Don King, American boxing promoter

Weird weird weird ... he killed two people ended up getting pardoned... he supported George Bush's Presidency, backed Obama in the election and then switched to Trump in the last election! HUH????

1935 – Ron Paul

1954 – Al Roker, American television personality

He once said he had traveled around the country to all the fairs and the best one he went to was the LA Co Fair in Pomona!  Jerry and I thought so too! Never missed one.

I got my new USMC flag up yesterday, with the help of Mike, who came over to do yard work for me...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day recognizes the great invention of the radio. Celebrate the news, information, music, and stories carried across the airwaves.
Several inventors had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800s. Amazingly, not just one person can be credited with its beginning. Instead, each component developed through invention and discovery. As these technologies converged, the radio came to life.
In the paragraphs that follow, a noted international effort contributed to the conception of the radio. In Germany, Heinrich Hertz’s research proved electricity could be transmitted wirelessly. Elsewhere, the prolific inventor patented multiple inventions and provided the radio with the Tesla coil. Born in Croatia, Tesla also contributed many patents involving alternating current. Not only did Tesla make the radio possible, but he also advanced the science and production of numerous other inventions. However, when it comes to the first commercially available wireless, Italian, Guglielmo Marconi receives the honor.   
Entertainment and music didn’t always fill the airwaves. In fact, the radio’s first function was much more practical. First, the wireless radio served the military. The radio also provided a regular public service role. Much like the dits and dots of a telegram, the wireless transmitted information. Aboard the Titanic at the time of its sinking, a Marconi wireless broadcast the ship’s distress signal. In 1906, the first radio broadcast of voice and music purely for entertainment purposes aired. Reginald Fessenden transmitted the program from Brant Rock, MA for the general public to hear. The Canadian born scientist would go on to many more successes in his lifetime.  
An American contributor to the radio, Lee de Forest invented the Audion vacuum. This invention made live broadcasting possible. Born in Iowa in 1873, de Forest would become the chief scientist for the first U.S. radio firm, American Wireless Telephone, and Telegraph.    
The 1920s brought the first broadcast stations to the forefront. Around the world, listeners tuned in for news and world events for the first time. Other radio facts include:
  • Radio ownership grew. In 1931, two out of five homes owned a radio. By 1938, four out of five owned a radio.  
  • According to FCC statistics, at the end of 2012, more than 15,000 licensed broadcast radio stations were operating in the U.S.
  • On October 1, 1999, the first satellite radio broadcast occurred. Worldspace aired the broadcast in Africa.