While I really considered doing a TT on Thirteen reasons I hate Comcast, since they are disturbing my one morning in the last few weeks where I could sleep late with there construction outside my window, I decided to stick with plan A. It is some ducks birthday soon, so I figured I would do a little ditty about the year he or she was born. So, 13 things from 1972.
1.January 5, 1972-President Nixon signs off on an order to start the development of the Space Shuttle program. Perhaps he was trying to update his surveillance systems.
2.February 5, 1972-Bob Douglas is the first African American elected to the basketball hall of fame. Douglas was the founder of the New York Renaissance and was the first black manager in sports history.
3.February 17, 1972-The Volkswagen Beetle sales exceed the Ford Model T in number when number 15,007,34 beetle is produced. At least they did not explode like Pintos.
4.March 24, 1972-The Godfather is released in theaters. I have seen this version, but never in one sitting. I think it took 20 different cable showings to see it fully. Too bad I didnt do that with Godfather 3.
5.May 15, 1972-Governor George Wallace of Georgia is shot at an Laurel, Maryland political rally.
6.May 28, 1972-The First successful Watergate Break In-Arrogance in the White House is taken to a new, super crazy level.
7.June 17, 1972-Five White House operatives are arrested for the Watergate break in, which happened to be home of the Democratic National Committee-They did realize they were running against George McGovern, right?
8.July 21, 1972-George Carlin is arrested in Milwaukee for public obscenity after doing his 7 things you can't say on TV rant. Those 7 words? Piss, shit, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and Tits. And here I thought Mother effer was two words.
9.September 4, 1972-The First episode of the Price is Right is shown on TV. Unspayed or neutered pets around the world celebrate.
10.September 5, 1972-The Munich Disaster occurs at the Olympics in Germany. Amazingly I can not even come up with a joke.
11.October 5, 1972-Sparky Duck's alter ego is born.
12.October 25, 1972-The first female FBI agents are hired. J. Edgar Hoover gets new people to share makeup secrets with.
13.December 31, 1972-Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash en route to taking supplies and relief to Earthquake victims in Venezuela. Some Pirates fans still have not recovered.
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