Good morning! PCC(E) is still feeling the effects of timezone-hopping so I am with you again today.
Today in 1928 Disney released Steamboat Willie which was the first the studio had released with fully synchronized sound. The Jazz Singer had appeared in cinemas the previous year which had pretty much sealed the fate of sound in movies, prompting Disney to produce this short.
In 1978 in rather more grim news, Jim Jones convinced members of his cult to commit suicide – and murder in some cases – in Jonestown, Guyana. Whatever grandiose legacy the madman wished to leave behind him, his legacy appears to be the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” which is fitting if nothing else.
It’s Kirk Hammett‘s birthday (1962) today as well. He’s the lead guitarist with Metallica. Here he is on a guitar solo strutting his stuff.
Over in Poland, Hili is still scheming, although I suspect the plans now included maximum comfort as a prerequisite. And he’s still chatting with the lovely actress Gaia Weiss, the daughter of Andrzej’s niece:
Hili: We have to reach as far as possible.
Gaia: And beyond.
Hili: Musimy sięgać tak daleko jak to możliwe.
Gaia: Albo jeszcze dalej.
Here’s a new Leon:
Leon: And they are not trimming its claws!
And in keeping with the solemn tone, here is a lagniappe from Twitter. I did not know this was a thing. Apparently it is.
Finally, we have Gus. Out in frigid Winnipeg, he’s sleeping away the cold winter days: