June 27, 2023

June 27th: Nuclear Meltdowns and Thanks, Elvis.

So it is June 27th, a very special day.  On this day in 1968 Elvis Presley, the Sun King of Rock and Roll, made his comeback.  He had started the rock and roll craze by singing songs he grew up hearing the blacks sing in church.  Yes, like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the other white rockers, they made millions off the songs the original singers never saw a dime of.  God bless America, and Elvis. 

I was eight when Elvis did his live concert on television.  It was a family event.  I still remember the taste of the popcorn.  Little did I know I was feeding the beast. 

Imagine a world with free electric, no need for nukes, I did (Tesla)

Speaking of "Beast," in 1954 on this day the worlds first nuclear generator begins producing power in the Soviet Union.  Of course, like the other early nuclear power generators on Three Mile Island and in Fukushima Japan, they would destroy the earth underneath them with cleanup cost far exceeding their benefits.  But heck, it's hot as hell today and we need AC.  I'll admit it, I enjoyed Elvis in 1968, and I'm enjoying the nuclear powered AC  here in my Dallas home. 

On a brighter note, a centuries-old Native American Sun Dance ritual is performed annually on this day by many Plains Indian tribes in honor of the Summer Sun.  Unfortunately, due to censorship, it can only be seen from the hip up.  Thanks Elvis!

Yes, we were here first.  Get over it!

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