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January 13th, 2013, 03:08
… a day pibbur is in paradise on earth. Or in hell. Depending how you looke at it (and in this particular case when you look at it). He's once again in the US. In Arizone. Phoenix (which can be hellish hot during summer).
It's his third visity to the US in less than half a year, and he feels like he's getting to know the place. Want to know where the Apple Store is on Michigan Avenue@Chicago? Just ask pibbur for guidance. He knows a place where they've got tasty crab cakes in Baltimore, and will happily show you the way from the Hyatt Regency. Phoenix is a bit more difficult, currently he's busy finding his way at the Hyatt Squaw Peak Resort. Roms seem to be randomly distributed in randomly distributed buildings. But, walking randomly around the area will most likely lead him to the lobby. And the fitness center. And the congress facilities. And back to his room. Eventually.
Proceedings start tomorrow. He arrived yesterday and is still somewhat groggy, since Phoenix is 8 hours behind schedule. At the moment of writing it's 18:35 in Phoenix. But he feels like it's close to 02:35 (24 hour clock). Yawn!
Other things today: Apparently the Swedes celebrate saint Knut, whover that is. And…
1815: British troops pwns Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia. In the War of 1812. 3 years late in other words.
1832: President Andrew Jackson writes to Van Buren, 245 years befofre the fallout.
1953: An article ("Vicious Spies and Killers under the Mask of Academic Physicians") published in Pravda accused some of the most prestigious physicians in the Soviet Union, mostly Jews, of taking part in a vast plot (the so-called doctor's plot) to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership. I won't cite the whole article (you can read about it on Wikipedia:
), but a few quotes may be of interest: "a group of saboteur-doctors", "band of inhuman beasts", "gang of poisoner-doctors", "feverishly preparing for a new world war". Apparently things wasn't just as bad after the ascension of big Joseph.
1975: A Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens. (
An earthquake hits El Salvador. But the operetta lingers. Then the piano lid comes down. And breaks his f*ing fingers
pibbur who doesn't think it rains much in Phoenix, and therefore wouldn't want to live there. And who just got a message saying 3 people unfriended him on Facebook. He doesn't know who they are, but fortunately there is a free tool to find out exactly that. Which could be interesting, but he fears that he has to create an account on Facebook first.
53,500 googles for pibbur. 37 for Phoenix.
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