Feb. 11: Thomas Edison

 

bd-edisonThomas Alva Edison (1847-1931): some idiot who didn’t even know about the Internet; actually, an amazing genius who invented the lightbulb so he could stay up late and invent the phonograph so he could listen to music while he invented the motion picture camera.

Other Feb. 11 birthdays:

Burt Reynolds, 79: actor, starred in the 1977 fire safety comedy “Smokey the Bear and the Bandit.”

Jennifer Aniston, 46: actress, starred in the sitcom “Friends” and a bunch of forgettable movies; died in 2024 in a Pay-Per-View steel-cage death match versus archnemesis Angelina Jolie.

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed after spending 27 years in a South African prison. Asked what he would do, Mandela responded, “I’m going to Disney World.

On this day in 1993, President Bill Clinton named Miami prosecutor Janet Reno to be the first female attorney general, despite widespread concern that she might frighten the nation’s children.

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