Saturday, March 15, 2008

Beware the Ides of March

Mar 15 1937
H P Lovecraft dies from cancer and Bright's disease in Rhode Island.

Mar 15 44
Julius Caesar, already warned to be wary on this the Ides of March by the astrologer Spurinna, assassinated with pointy knives by a group of Senators at the Pompey theater.

Mar 14 1883
Karl Marx dies of bronchitis in London.

Mar 14 1932
George Eastman, the founder of Kodak Corporation, kills himself after a long illness. His suicide note states "To my friends: My work is done. Why wait?"

Mar 14 1945
"I am going to jump into my grave laughing because the knowledge that I have the deaths of millions of people on my conscience is a source of extraordinary satisfaction to me." Adolf Eichmann.

Mar 13 1881
An anarchist from the radical group People's Will throws a bomb which disrupts Czar Alexander II's motorcade. After he thanks God for his deliverance, the anarchist yells "It is too early to thank God" and throws a second bomb, causing injuries from which Alexander bleeds to death.

Damn I need a drink....

Aunt Weasie’s Ides of March Bourbon Slushies!

2 cups boiling water

4 tea bags

2 cups sugar
Combine and let steep a bit, then take out tea bags and add
12 oz. frozen OJ concentrate

6 oz. frozen lemonade

2 cups bourbon

7 cups water
Put in a large plastic container and freeze overnight.

Remember that it will expand a little, make sure it has room to do so.

Hint: when I’m drinking them straight out of the freezer, I sometimes use one cup less water to make them stronger and slushier (otherwise you sometimes have to let them thaw a little). For taking them somewhere, though, I’d definitely do the full dilution, they’ll freeze better.

Bon Chance kids....

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