Saturday, July 14, 2007
Dotson Salutes - The Year 1953
Have you ever met someone who was born in the year 1953?
If you have, odds are that they're pretty awesome.
I don't know what it was about 1953, but there was some magic in the air. I know God is supposed to be all objective and what not, but I bet that if you got a couple beers in him and asked him what his favorite year of all time was, God would say 1953.
And what a year it was!!
It was the end of the millenium. You had the Beatles on the radio. Pizza had just been invented!
And if you wanted high-speed internet access, it only cost a nickel per month!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in the White House, "The Breakfast Club" was in theaters,
and people could be as mean to animals as they wanted because everyone thought pets sucked back then! (And I'm not saying people BEAT their animals in 1953, I'm saying that they just insulted them a lot and would say things like, "Hey, Fido. Looks like you've been chubbin' it up lately. Would it KILL you to get some exercise?" or "Hey kitty, why don't you get your head out of your ass and get an education?")
There were several famous people born in that year, too.
When interviewed by God recently for "Esquire Magazine", Paul Hogan reflected fondly on 1953. Here's what he had to say:
"Oh, man! 1953 frickin' ruled, man! I was zero, the Beatles were on the air, and I was stoned out of my gord, dude! I was constantly toking it up and hitting the bong. It was a great time to be in your zeroes, man. What a haze, dude. And the best part was you could smoke dope when and wherever you wanted, because in 1953 nobody even knew what pot was!!! It was an awesome time to be a baby, just an awesome time."
(Chakra Khan was also supposed to be interviewed for the "1953 article", but backed out at the last moment, insisting she was actually born in 1973. ---However, her Canadian passport says otherwise...)
Several other people were born in 1953, and most of them are still alive today, despite being in their 90s.
People born in 1953 are also credited with having first bred orange cats.
So next time you run into someone who was born in 1953, be sure to give them a big hug and tell them "The Dotman" (me) says "Sandwich, yo! Sandwich!"
ON THIS GREAT DAY, JULY 14, 2007, DOTSON SALUTES 1953 FOR BEING GOD'S FAVORITE YEAR OF ALL-TIME, FOR BEING A YEAR WHEN INTERNET ACCESS WAS WICKED CHEAP, FOR BEING THE YEAR THAT CHAKRA KHAN AND PAUL HOGAN WERE BORN, FOR BEING A GREAT TIME TO SMOKE POT SINCE NO ONE KNEW WHAT IT WAS, AND FOR BEING THE YEAR THAT ORANGE CATS WERE FIRST BRED.
And in case you were wondering, here are the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th greatest years of all time.
2nd Best Year Ever - 1985
3rd Best Year Ever- 1954
5th Best Year Ever- 6
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