We’ve made it to Friday: it’s September 9, and both Wienerschnitzel Day and National Steak Au Poivre day (I had a steak frites yesterday, but sans poivre). On this day in 1948, Kim Il-sung declared the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which is neither democratic nor republic, and doesn’t belong to the people. And, on September 9, 1956, Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan show for the first time. Unless I miss my guess, that’s the famous show when they didn’t allow the camera to show him below the chest, so that his salacious gyrating hips wouldn’t arouse uncontrollable lust in America’s teenagers.
Notables born on this day include Otis Redding (1941) and Hugh Grant (1960). Those who died on this day include Chairman Mao Zedong (1976) and Catfish Hunter (1999). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is concerned about the expanding Universe. I suspect she’s worried that it will make it harder for her to find mice. But isn’t that a cute picture?
Hili: The Universe is expanding.M: Apparently.Hili: And you are not worried?
Hili: Wszechświat się rozszerza.
Hili: I was to nie martwi?
Out in Winnipeg where the ptarmigan fly, Gus is playing with some tissue paper and a cat toy:
And finally, a revealing cartoon from Rhymes with Orange, sent by reader jsp: