Today is December 2nd. On this date in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. He famously placed the crown on his own head rather than having it placed their ceremoniously by the Pope, in what history widely considers to be the first #humblebrag.
Also on this date, in 1997, the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon film Good Will Hunting debuted. The film was very popular and won several awards, proving once again my long held theory that people in 1997 didn't know much about Matt Damon.
And finally, today is National Mutt Day, a day for "embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs." In light of which, please look at this picture of my dog, Indiana, chewing on a plastic bottle:
Below, please find today's links and, as always, consider this an Open Thread.
Project Advent Tree! | Katie Emanuel, Wonderfully Made
‘Sick Burn!’ Pat Sajak Epically Slams Left, Healthcare.gov | Twitchy
WH Creates “#WHYouth” Campaign, Asks Kids To Go “Online With Obama” | Weasel Zippers
Exciting New Political Idea: Criticizing Obama For His Failures Isn't Racist | Ace of Spades HQ
WATCH: Pro-Gun Ad Banned From The Super Bowl | Capitol City Project
What In The Science Is Going On?
Brain Connectivity Study Reveals Striking Differences Between Men and Women | Science Daily
America Caves To Climate-Change Agenda In Warsaw | Daily Caller
Some Sad News
'Fast & Furious' Star Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash | Breitbart News
'Fast and Furious 7' Delayed After Paul Walker's Death | Big Hollywood
What In The Tweet Is Going On?
The next logical step. pic.twitter.com/BkDp1tQpu8
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) December 2, 2013