Drink Quote of the Day: “Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” – Robert Anthony
Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1938 that Congress passed a bill to bring relief to U.S. farmers – it was called the Agricultural Adjustment Act. (*You want to know why you never learned about this in your history books? Because Congress came up with a really boring name for it. In 1985 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young started Farm Aid – a concert to raise money for family farmers.
Fish Quote of the Day: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1997 that CBS’s parent company finalized the purchase of The Nashville Network and Country Music Television for a reported $1.5 billion in stock. Written into this contract was a clause that songs would only be played if they contain lyrics about trucks, beer, and small towns.
Free T-shirt!: Before Covid began my son and I started a YouTube channel called The Shaving Show, it’s essentially a talk show while we shave with the guests. We were able to get a few interviews in before the pandemic, but when the quarantine began it left us with nothing to do but make this Shaving Show Trick Shot Video- please enjoy. Also, if you subscribe to our channel let me know via email or text and I will mail you a free Shaving Show T-shirt.
Shark Quote of the Day: “You don’t have to swim faster than the shark, just faster than the person you’re with.” – Kevin Nealon
This Week in Economic History: It was on January 31st, 1940 a woman in Vermont received the first-ever Social Security check in the amount of $22.54. She reportedly blew the whole thing making a Starbucks run. Okay, never thought it was possible but there are actually 9 fun facts about social security numbers.
Conversation Quote of the Day: “If you can listen well, people will say you’re a good conversationalist.” – Stanley Bing (a.k.a. Gil Schwartz)
Happy Birthday Shout Out to my Mom who turns 83 tomorrow – don’t forget, Mom – 83 is the new 46.
This Week in Economic History: It was on January 23rd, 1964 that with the passage of the 24th Amendment in South Dakota the poll tax became illegal nationwide.