Welcome to June! When you read these words, I’ll already be on my way to Boston on the 6 a.m. flight. On this day in 1495, John Cor, a monk, recorded the production of the first known batch of Scotch whisky. And in 1967, the Beatles released their Sergeant Pepper, album; it was while I was listening to it that I had my atheist epiphany.
Notables born on this day include Marilyn Monroe (1926), Pat Boone (1934) and Charlene (1950), whose one big hit, “I’ve never been to me,” (1982) is possibly the worst song of all time. I can remember the moment I first heard it, just as I can remember the moment I learned that John F. Kennedy had been shot. Those who died on this day include Helen Keller (1968). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Andrzej gives Hili some wise advice:
Hili: Can this creature sitting over there eat me?A: No, it’s a woodpecker—it’s not interested in cats.Hili: Can I eat it?A: I wouldn’t advise it, it might drum the idea out of your head.
Hili: Czy to, co tam siedzi może mnie zjeść?
Ja: Nie, to jest dzięcioł—on nie interesuje się kotami.
Hili: A czy ja mogę to zjeść?
Meanwhile in Montreal, Anne-Marie’s yard squirrel, “Le Petit Ami”, is resting in the heat:
And lagniappe (from the great site Meanwhile in Canada): Baffroom Cat: