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WWGO – November 22, 2013

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Today is November 22nd. On this date in 1783, John Hanson, first president of the Continental Congress, died in his home state of Maryland at age 62. He is sometimes referred to as America’s first president, though this is incorrect. Upon his passing, the burgeoning nation came together for a haunting rendition of MMMBop. Also on this date, in 1718, infamous pirate Blackbeard was killed off the coast of North Carolina, me hearties. Johnny Depp could not be reached for comment. Yarr, now on to the links that be listed below. As usual, please consider this an Open Thread.

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FEATURED:
Margaret Thatcher, John F Kennedy, CS Lewis, Aldous Huxley and Ayn Rand: Today’s Quite A Day | Daniel Hannan


TODAY’S LINKS
C.S. Lewis Memorialized in Poet’s Corner | BBC
For pics and insights, see also: @CSLewisDaily

Dodd-Frank Enforcement Agency Puts Indian tribes In The Crosshairs | Daily Caller

Mika: Republicans ‘Don’t Want Americans to Have Access to Health Care’ | Newsbusters

Portland School Sees Racism In Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwiches | Examiner.com

Obama’s Disgraceful Medal of Freedom Awardees | Judicial Watch

You Have To See These Unintelligible Common Core Assignments | Twitchy
(h/t @Jake_W}


Cool Story, Bro
The Discovery of a 3,700-Year-Old Cellar Reveals the Origins of Wine | Gizmodo

Incredible Story Of Marion Stokes, Who Taped 35 Years Of News | Fast Company
(h/t @StreiffRedState)


What In The Science Is Going On?
The Era of Neutrino Astronomy Has Begun | Science Daily

Weird Science, Weird Life … Pandoraviruses | Impact


What In The Tweet Is Going On?

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amaranthine am-uh-RAN-thin, -thyn adjective : 1. Unfading; everlasting. 2. Of deep purple-red color. 3. Of or related to the amaranth.
(via Wordsmith.org)

Example: “The WWGO has an amaranthine appeal as an internet time capsule, capturing the essence of each day,” he said humbly.

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