April 1, 2020

April 1st historcially speaking: we're f*&ked!

The month of Venus begins with April Fool's Day (also known as All Fools' Day), an occasion for playing practical jokes on friends, family, and coworkers.  This custom dates back to olden times, when inmates of insane asylums were allowed out in the streets for one day each year for the sadistic amusement of those who were (supposedly) normal.

April first is ruled over by the Norse trickster god Loki.  It is also the Roman women's festival of Fortuna Virilis, seeking good relations with men and ruled over by Venus. 

In her twenties she became famous in the 1970 film Love Story.  In that film she played Jenny Cavilleri, a dying girl who isn't told she is dying until her husband and parent have been told first.   Yes, a poor, helpless, woman. 

In her second big film, Steve McQueen's character slaps her for having cheated on him.  No charges were pressed, even though it was a film, they should have been.  Later that year the two were married.

In her 40's she was invited up to Bill Cosby's hotel-room for a drink, she refused. 

Happy April's Fools Birthday.


Other things to ponder on this day:

In 1924 Adolf Hitler is convicted of high treason and sentenced to five years in prison for leading an unsuccessful coup called the "Beer Hall Putsh." Hitler served nine months and used the time to write his autobiography, Mein Kampf.  Nine years later on this day in 1933 Hitler's government begins an assault against German Jews by calling a boycott of Jewish-owned business. 

Finally, on this day in 1778 the dollar sign ($) is created.  On this day in 2020 the symbol seems to be fading fast due to the mishandling of the covid-19 virus by Donald Trump, who, by the way has to be hurting too since his business's have to be hurting.  Maybe this is why he is finally giving a shit.  

I'm just saying.


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