As November draws to a close, we find ourselves at November 27, 2016: National Bavarian Cream Pie Day. And I have no idea what such a pie even is. If you have one, or even know what it is, weigh in below. It’s also Native American Heritage Day, so it behooves us to remember the protest at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline, where—shades of the civil rights struggles of the Sixties—peaceful demonstrators are being sprayed (in frigid weather) with fire hoses.
On this day in 1924, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held, and now the Felix the Cat balloon has returned! And ten years ago on this day, the Canadian House of Commons approved a motion recognizing Quebec as a nation within Canada. If you’re Canadian, tell us what you think about this. I know Canadians are deeply divided on the issue.
Notables born on this day include Chaim Weizmann (1874), Gail Sheehy (1937), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Bill Nye (1955), and Carolyn Kennedy (1957, the only remaining member of that ill-fated nuclear family). Here’s Hendrix’s famous rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock:
Notables who died on this day include Baby Face Nelson (1934) and Harvey Milk (1978, murdered). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Ms. Hili is solipsistic, but of course that’s synonymous with “cat.”
A: Where is the most important thing hiding?Hili: Here, just behind your back.
Ja: Gdzie się ukrywa to, co najważniejsze?
Hili: Tu, za twoimi plecami.
And in nearby Wloclawek, Leon is making a final check before bedtime.
Leon: I checked it. There are no spiders here either.