- Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected President - this is PRE-Nixon era, people.
- TV first acknowledges pregnancy on I Love Lucy - and now there's a policy limiting how many times you can say "shit" or see boobies on primetime.
- The typical U.S. grocery store carries about 4,000 different items - WalMart has that number in just one aisle
- Ernest Hemingway publishes The Old Man in the Sea - which was probably on your classics reading list in college
Monday, May 18, 2009
Our Senile Leaders
What is wrong with the following sentence? Robert C. Byrd, 91 and the longest-serving senator in history, was hospitalized last Friday with a temperature spike evidently caused by a minor infection, his office announced Monday. Don't see it yet? How about the one below? Byrd has been in Congress since 1952 and was first elected to the Senate six years later. How about a little perspective? In 1952: