April 23, 2017


Today is April 23rd.  Today is Impossible Astronaut Day, so go hug a Whovian.  In 1985 on this day, Coca-Cola introduced "New Coke", prompting Vaucaunson's Duck and myself to search around Duckford for a case of the original flavor.  The first youtube video was uploaded today in 2005.  Both Æthelred the Unready and William Shakespeare died on this date, as did Buster Crabbe, Howard Cosell, and Jaap Havekotte, a famous manufacturer of ice skates for speedskaters.  Meanwhile, John Hannah, Roy Orbison, Herve Villechaize, and Stephen A Douglas were all born on April 23rd.  In Bergen, Norway, there's heavy snowfall, and back in 1917 Buster Keaton made his film debut.  The International Space Station was visible from Newton Falls, OH, for 454 seconds and Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 home runs today in 1954 against the Cardinals.

And in a hospital just off Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, a Wonderduck was inflicted upon a confused and slightly frightened world.

birthday candle!
I am still surprised.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 06:41 AM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 Happy Birthday! May this trip around the sun be better than the last one.

Posted by: Mauser at April 23, 2017 08:24 AM (5Ktpu)

2 Happy Birthday, Wonderduck! May you receive better advice than Aethelred 2!

Posted by: Ben at April 23, 2017 08:47 AM (BaF4D)

3 Happy Natal Anniversary, friend duck. Keep on keeping on!

Posted by: GreyDuck at April 24, 2017 07:32 AM (rKFiU)

4 Happy belated birthday! And may your patron St. George keep praying for you, as you keep on fighting those dragons.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at April 25, 2017 08:54 AM (S0Svy)

5 Here's a belated "otanjoubi omelleto".

Posted by: Will at April 25, 2017 03:42 PM (ZE1Gd)

6 ...did you just wish me a happy omelette?

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 25, 2017 09:30 PM (UDOXQ)

7 O-tan, the unofficial mascot of OS/2, says her catchphrase "Omelette's Are Good for Health!" whenever OS/2 can run a DOS or Windows program more reliably than DOS or Windows 3.11.

Sooooo.....yes.  Yes he did.*

*I made all of this up.

Posted by: Ben at April 25, 2017 09:52 PM (B1bvu)

8 Happy omelette Wonderduck!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 26, 2017 01:10 AM (2yngH)

9 *Proceeds to spoil his own fun*
I'm a bit rusty, but Otanjoubi omedetto basically translates to Birthday Congratulations. I decided to engage in a bit of bird/egg themed wordplay that almost - but not quite - rhymed.

Posted by: Will at April 26, 2017 12:29 PM (6ZWnH)

10 Well, a duck's birthday is when they hatch, which involves breaking an egg, which is what you need to do to make an omelette.  So a duck's birthday is an omelette.  Sort of.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 26, 2017 08:06 PM (2yngH)

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