July 13th, 2007
I'm working too hard and loving every second of it.
Lady Bird Johnson passed away a few days ago. Only the second First Lady to live into her nineties. The Secret Service has protected her for longer than any other individual.
She was notable for a number of things -- it happened to be a neat coincidence that the nickname applied to her by a childhood nurse matched the initials of her husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson. The family's radio station was KLBJ. Their dog was Little Beagle Johnson and so on.
In particular, when she remarried after former President Johnson's death, it happened that they were to be married on August 6th. Some Japanese-Americans took exception to this and complained. Her response: "Would you prefer we married on December 7th?" neatly took the wind out of their sails.
In other, stranger news -- relsqui and I were watching Good Eats. The show that came on next had Marc Summers on it. Some of you might not remember the early days of Nickelodeon. In particular, you might not remember a show called Double Dare which featured two teams of two people competing in a series of gloopy challenges and copious green slime. Man -- what a transition his career made.
Good Eats is my new favorite television show.
|Date:||July 15th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)|| |
Lyndon was nicknamed "Lady Bird," too?
Mrs. Johnson married again?
Name your source, sir, and make it good.
|Date:||July 15th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC)|| |
I didn't say that Lyndon was.
The bit about Lady Bird was something I'd heard from my father. I may have misremembered her role in the story.
I remember Marc Summers being on What Would You Do? He must be looking older now.
Last time I tuned into the Food Network, I saw "Good Eats" and they were showing you how to deep fry a turkey! The one before that showed you how to cook chicken in shortening... huge scoops of Crisco! Ew...