Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 24, 2017

Welcome to the New Thursday 13. Please join us by sharing 13 things on your blog - no rules, or topics - just whatever you like.

Did you get to see the eclipse? I hope you did.

Thursday 13 is easy. Just make a list of 13 things on Thursday. If you need help with a topic, you can check out the ideas at the top.

Things seem unsteady in the world. I suggest we all do something good for someone else today to honor the memory of a loved one.

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Today's Fact

On August 24, 79 AD (I don't know how they figure things to the exact date), Mt. Vesuvius woke up,  darkening skies and burying cities. The volcano sent ash and cinder plume rockets into the afternoon sky of southern Italy, killing tens of thousands in Pompeii with searing heat and burying them in ash where they lay. The eruption's flows also consumed the city of Herculaneum.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 17, 2017

Hello again! Welcome to Thursday 13, the meme where you write about 13 things.

Thursday 13 has been around a long time - and we hope you will join in. It's an easy meme because we have no rules except that you write about 13 things. What kind of things? Anything! Your thoughts, your messy desk items, your kitchen utensils - whatever floats your boat. There is a list of ideas at the top of the blog. So join us, won't you?
Today's Fact

On August 17, 1969, America's Gulf Coast was slammed by a monstrous Category 5 hurricane, whose vortex of clouds filled almost the entire Gulf of Mexico. It packed 175-mph winds and pushed a storm surge 24 feet high as it raged into the US at the mouth of the Mississippi River. In the end, Camille killed 259 people and caused $1.42 billion in damage. (It came up into Virginia and flooded our area, too. It is the first flood I remember. - CD)

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August 10, 2017

Hey hey hey! It's that time of day again. You know, the one where we play Thursday 13!

What's Thursday 13? The best meme evah! You write a list of 13 things, 'cause we aren't afraid of that number, nosireee!

What kind of things? Any kind of things! Good, bad, ugly. Books, cards, cross stitch patterns. Pictures of flowers, photos of birds. A list of things on your desk, the colors around you, the stories of your day. Go wild, child!

If you need a hint, check out the list of potential topics at the top of the blog.

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Today's Fact

On August 10, 1937, George Beauchamp decided to turn up the volume on guitar music. At the time, Americans were loving exotic Hawaiian music, but acoustic guitars just couldn't be played loud enough for large crowds. Beauchamp received a patent on this day for his "frying pan," a cast-aluminum guitar with amplifying electric pickups, which he had initially created in 1931.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 3, 2017

Welcome to the New Thursday 13! It's August! Summer in the Western Hemisphere, Winter down under! Come one, come all and join in the fun. 

Thursday 13 is the easiest meme ever! No questions to answer,  just a list of 13. We aren't scared of the number! If you need a suggestion, check out the Topic list at the top of the blog.

Give us your photos, your thoughts, your book lists, your quotes, your facts, your list of things on your desk - we want to read all about it!

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Today's Fact

On August 3, 1977 Radio Shack unveiled the TRS-80 computer, known as its Tandy line. It was one of the first mass-market home computers and it sold in Radio Shack stores. It featured 4K of RAM and sold for $399 (or $599 with a monitor and tape recorder for storage). Upgrades kept various TRS-80 models on the market until 1991.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 27, 2017

Welcome Thursday 13 players! What's up, Doc?

Thursday 13 is a meme where you list 13 things on Thursdays. What kind of things? Any kind of things. Pictures, books, what's on your desk, what's on your mind, the names of your relatives - we don't care. We're down with it all. If you need assistance, check out the idea list at the top.

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Today's Fact

On July 27, 1940, hunter Elmer J. Fudd met "that pesky wabbit" for the first time in 'A Wild Hare,' an animated short subject from Warner Bros. "What's up, Doc?" became Bugs Bunny's famous line, and the shorts were popular in movie theaters for decades. The TV compilation show ran for 40 years.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 20, 2017

Happy Thursday, TT players!  How's the summer going?

Thursday 13 is easy to play. Just list 13 things on Thursday. What kind of things? Any kind! We like it all. If you need a topic, check out the list of suggestions at the top of the blog.

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Today's Fact

On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for mankind as he became the first human to walk on the moon. NASA's Apollo 11 Lunar Module landed 238,855 miles from Earth on the moon's Sea of Tranquility, and six hours later Armstrong exited the vehicle, descended a short ladder, and became the first human to walk on the moon. Minutes later, astronaut Buzz Aldrin joined Armstrong on the surface. Millions back home tuned in to the historic event. (I remember watching this. Yes, I am old. - CD)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 13, 2017

Welcome to the New Thursday 13! Enjoy and join in the fun.

This meme has no rules except that you list 13 things! And even then if you miscount we won't say anything.

What can you write about? Whatever's on your mind! Post pictures, write a poem, make a to-do list. It's all good, 'cause we aren't scared of that number 13! Check out the list at the top of the blog if you need an idea.

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Today's Fact

On July 13, 1985, an estimated 1.9 billion viewers in 150 countries tuned in to Live Aid, a TV charity event of enormous scope that featured an array of rock and roll legends playing simultaneously in front of 100,000 in Philadelphia and 72,000 in London to raise money for African famine relief. Here's a video to Queen playing Bohemian Rhapsody and other things at Live Aid, if you want to see it.

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