Author Archives: Joel Byers

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.

November 17, 1973

On November 17, 1973, US President Richard Nixon met with Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida and told them “the American people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.” … Continue reading

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November 16, 1871

On November 16, 1871, the National Rifle Association (NRA) was first chartered in the State of New York. This was back when it was still a patriotic organization and before it became subsidized by Russian oligarchs. It has been rumored … Continue reading

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November 15, 1989

On November 15, 1989, the first “Batman” film was released on video tape. For the people born after 1999, video tape was the extinct technology that people used to watch movies at home on their televisions. They would insert the … Continue reading

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November 14, 1856

On November 14, 1856, American inventor Gail Borden was issued a patent for the technology related to his invention of condensed milk. He said the hardest part was shrinking the cows down to the correct size because it was a … Continue reading

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November 13, 1956

On November 13, 1956, the US Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. They refused to rule on religious segregation as the Baptists were going to sit in the back anyway, while the Catholics would … Continue reading

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November 12, 1964

On November 12, 1964, American Paula Murphy set the women’s land speed record of 226.37 mph. Her kids said that if you think she was fast then, you should see her move when they back-sass her. They said it was … Continue reading

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November 11, 1998

On November 11, 1998, professional stupid Canadian Jay Cochrane set the record for the longest blindfolded skywalk. A ‘skywalk’ is walking a tightrope between two buildings. Jay Cochrane put one foot in front of the other on a tightrope between … Continue reading

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November 10, 1969

On November 10, 1969, “Sesame Street” premiered on PBS TV. Automatonophobia reared its ugly head and the rational fear of Muppets was created in a generation of children. When children would go to bed and ask their parents, “Will Kermit … Continue reading

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November 9, 2017

On November 9, 2017, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in a ‘Washington Post’ report when he was in his 30s. This is the same Roy Moore who tried to put a … Continue reading

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November 8, 2011

On November 8, 2011, asteroid 2005 YU55 passed within 0.85 lunar distances of the Earth. This was approximately 201,700 miles. It passed between the Moon and the Earth. If it had taken a left turn at Albuquerque, the Mayan prediction … Continue reading

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