Why Today, September 26 Is So Strange




With each breath we get closer and closer to death, Mordichai keeps reminding us.  Not that he's threatening us in any way or anything, it's just a gentle reminder that life is short and there is much more going on in one moment than there was ten years ago.  This is more than just a mere observation, it's a relative fact.  The population has increased, almost everyone technically "does" something, therefore there is more going on now than there ever was on this plane of existence.

With so much focus on the tomorrow to come, we've lost our past and thus are doomed to repeat our saddest mistakes.  Here on Earth we tend to mainly do one of two things.  We focus on our survival or we entertain ourselves.

Although it should be obvious that we are here to help entertain you, we also hope to disclose any helpful survival tips we may have, so you will live, and we will still have jobs entertaining you beautiful people.  

September 26 has some creepy and bizarre anniversaries.  For instance, the Parthenon getting damaged in 1687 as a result of the Venetian army attacking the Acropolis while attempting to remove Turks.  This very same day in that very same year, the City of Amsterdam had decided to support William of Orange's invasion of England through a vote.  They call it the "Glorious Revolution."

On a lighter note, David Lynch's documentary The Art of Life has come to DVD today as well as the newest installment of the Transformers film franchise.  This one is called The Last Knight and stars Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins.  

Plot: This time the war isn't between the Autobots and Decepticons, but man vs. machines. As humanity rises up against the Transformers, Optimus Prime disappears, and the key to saving the future for both sides lies in the long-forgotten history of how the Transformers originally came to Earth.

 This day in 1955 is incidentally, is when Carrie Fisher's mom and dad, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher got hitched which just happened to happen on George Gershwin's birthday.  He was born in 1898 in Brooklyn, NY.  

 

Nearly a century later in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in theaters and not quite a decade later in 1984, Prince's song Purple Rain was released.  Another great album, The Beatles Abbey Road, was dropped also on this weird and wonderful day in 1969 but I'm certain that it didn't sell like this Elton John's initial 300,000 unit shipment of Candle In The Wind, whose 1997 release totally sold out on its first day.

Perhaps it's all relative, but I suggest visiting a Time Travel agent and get hooked up with some great tours.  Wouldn't it be great to go see Jimi Hendrix play back in the day?  But I digress, that is why we have video files, VR and 360 filming.  This way future gens can see what went on from now on.  

We'd really love to see you in the future.  Maybe we could have an open line, or Periscope or live Facebook session or something with Vonnegut Sludge, Kryogenic, or aBSYNTh of dEATh or whomever.  I'm certain that I don't know how well it would go, but I'll talk to somebody and see what we can get going on in that respect.

Okay I'm out of here for now.  Thanks for finding us.  

~Minion 1971