Some weird and wonderful things have happened on March 2nd.
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ~Theodor Geisel
Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was born on this day in 1904, and quite by accident discovered he was destined to create the weirdest, wonderfullest stories ever! Why? Because underneath, where it really counts, his stories have love in ginormous amounts!
The first woman mayor in U.S. history, Susanna M. Salter (born on this date), was nominated as a prank, to prove that a woman could never win a popular election. She won by a landslide—33 years before women themselves could vote. Weird. And wonderful!
King Kong premiered on this day in 1933. And if that bad boy hadn’t picked up Fay Wray and climbed the Empire State Building, our world would have been a sadder place. Right? I mean, heck, we’d never have had Godzilla! Or my upcoming movie Notzilla, for that matter. And speaking of spoofs…
This is Spinal Tap, one of the funniest movies ever made, premiered on this day in 1982. At first it flopped, due to almost zero promotion. Moviegoers didn’t get it, and ignored this mockucumentary about “the world’s loudest band.” But my best friend and I were there, laughing our weird little brains out. In fact, it helped shape (some might say twisted) my sense of humor forever (yours?). And now it’s a bonafide classic! Here’s the original trailer: