There’s nothing nicer

Today in 1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States. You knew it had to start somewhere. Here’s where…

Today in 1987 – A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega. If those are ‘stock’ cars, I’m Prince Consort to Katerina, Tsarina of All the Russias. Here’s a new rule: A NASCAR team gets to walk into any automobile showroom in the country, spend $50,000 on any car that has a production run of more than a hundred thousand units, add safety features, and race THAT stock car… “Dude won Daytona in the same car Maw-Maw drives to the Walmart.”

Today in 2015 – Two gunmen launch an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, which was held in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting. Total fatalities? Two Islamofool ‘splodey-dopes.