Saturday, February 04, 2006

Events of Historic Importance

February 3rd marks two milestones in world history.

The first is a rather serious, critical, and essential milestone in American politics and culture that should be always remembered -- the signing into law of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1870. African-American men (women of any race couldn't vote until 1920 with the 19th Amendment) finally earned the right to vote that white men had always possessed and that should have already been due to them with the signing of the 14th Amendment.

However, February 3rd marks the birthday of one of my most favorite shows from my childhood -- You Can't Do That On Television. Created in Canada in 1979, this show was important for more than the 5-episode introduction of Alanis Morrisette to the world. YCDTOTV was essential viewing for anyone bored with the tame crap available for kids during the 80's. I have great fond memories of watching this show and Laugh-In reruns at my grandmother's, much to my parent's chagrin. Once again, coupled with Boys In The Hall, Canada has proven itself capable of corrupting intelligent US youth.

Join me today in dropping a bucket of slime (in green preferably) on your head today!!


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