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On August 8th, 1899, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent #US630617 to Albert T. Marshall of Brockton, Massachusetts, for his household refrigeration device. It was the first such machine to be patented in the U.S. and it became on of the five greatest inventions created by man:
#1 - Fire
#2 - The wheel
#3 - The refrigerator (thank you Albert Marshal)
#4 - Beer
#5 - Doritos

Wait! I left out bacon! And plastic model airplanes. I will have to rethink this, but the refrigerator and beer have to stay in the top 5. Without the refrigerator and beer we would have no tail gating at football games... no WWE wrestling... and we would not wake up with a tattoo of Bullwinkle on our foreheads.

August 8th should be a National Holiday. What's more important? Celebrating our independence… or Beer? Celebrating some guy for discovering America when he didn't really discover America... or Beer? Celebrating the roasting a big bird and eating a can of cranberry sauce... or Beer? I rest my case.

How many of you knew that the first patent for a refrigerator in the U.S.A. was issued to Albert Marshal? I thought it would have been Sam Sung or maybe General E. Lectric... but not Albert Marshal. Makes me wonder when Albert Marshal became invisible?

Feel free to leave a comment, but today is August 8th and I have been celebrating all day and tomorrow I will be on a Maalox diet while I am recuperating... so I do not know if I will be able to respond. But mark August 8th on your calendars and next year we can all celebrate together...
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klocowolf

John's request was brought to you by the request of the Electrical Union of Hamsters. We thank them for all their running efforts in providing us with electricity.

Juba1010

Uh huh. Hmmmm......

rswestley

Please don’t put words in my mouth. All I am saying is hamsters that are in the United States, whether here legally or illegally, should be allowed to play professional basketball without the fear of being squashed by a size 16EEE pair of Air Jordan’s. Needless to say, some of my best friends are hamsters.

Juba1010

Or a commentary on good intentions? :-)

jals

John,
Are you saying Jigidi is hell? lol

Juba1010

Hahaha! :-)

rswestley

Thanks Juba... I find inspiration for my songs from everyone here in Jigidiland. Everyone seems to have a story to tell and thanks to efforts of the Jigidi hierarchy, I am thinking my next song will be dedicated to this lovely website... I'm thinking I might use AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"... :-)

Juba1010

Cheers to Al Marshall! I’m really late to this party. Love your songs John. TFS :-)

patsquire

Sheeeesh! You left out the thermos bottle. The thermos bottle might even be No. 1. You put sumpin' cold in it, it keep it cold. You put sumpin' hot in it, it keep it hot.............well HOW DO IT KNOW?

jals

ha ha Not sure I could eat a Nike upside down cake. Did the owner wear socks with it?

manicpuzzler

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rswestley

You’re always welcome Judy. If you remembered to bring the Nike upside down cake we can start the celebration all over again. Hey! Does anyone have a spare shoelace?

jals

What an awesome thing to celebrate. The refrigerator. I know the topic has changed a few times but I'm late to the party.

Bekkabee

@rswestley -- That song is terrible, but I can't figure out why I'm laughing so hard!!

rswestley

Ah yes, the virtues of duct tape. If duct tape was running for congress (STILL not capitalizing congress), I would vote for it. mpp… you mentioned a song? Well here is my favorite duct tape song, titled "I Wanna Tape It With You"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4R93xnKink
(and remember, you asked for it....)

"Hey-e-yea, have you ever spied
A broken cup lying on it's side?
You may be patching up houseboats
And baby, that blows

Oh, things are made to fix
And I don't know a lick
And if you're wonderin' what this song is leadin' to
I want to tape it with you
I really love my roll of duct tape, girl

No, you don't cook so well
And every little burnt thing makes my butt swell
You believe cookbooks are just for goo
And I think so too

Oh, food can be right or wrong
When I cook stew, I use thongs
And if my breath should smell like a rotting gnu
I want to tape it with you
I really think that we could tape it, yeah, yeah, ooh"

rswestley

Sorry Dawn, but the safety pin is way down on my priority list. A broken bra? Who needs a bra? A broken slip strap? Who needs a slip strap? I've been a long time believer in "Truth in advertising"...

morepiecesplz

Duct tape - need we sing the praises of duct tape again..? Oh, I think I hear one of John's songs coming on...

firstdawn

Thankyou for that smack. TIM can get a little crazy.

I think you should add the safety pin to your greatest inventions list. How else can I survive a broken bra or slip strap, not to forget a hem that's coming undone at the worst time!

rswestley

Thank you racoon for being a good sport... and thank you for leaving your baseball bat at home. I don’t think my wife could have paid you anyways. She’s another day older and deeper in debt.... she owes her soul to the company store

And a special thanks to mpp for being a good Gort. I have nominated you to be enshrined in the robot hall of fame... right next to Wall-E

racoonstar

Yes, a hand to the back of the head...good thing I didn't use the hand that was holding a baseball bat...

rswestley

I'm hopin' it wasn't a kiss... bbllllleeerrccccchhhhhhh :-)

morepiecesplz

I hope that 'smack' is a hand to the back of his head...

racoonstar

Mr. westley?


::::smack::::

rswestley

OMG racoon, I hate to ruin your day, but we may thinking alike. If this condition doesn't improve after watching three episodes of Mr. Ed, I would be contacting Dr. Kevorkian if I were you. But yeah, I was wondering the same thing... who needs a refrigerator in the bathroom? Then I realized L.A. Fitness wasn't in business in the early 1900's... so where did athletic vegetarians work out? In the bathroom! After a hard day of making Keester cakes and Butt truffles, there's nothing more relaxing than an ice cold beer while sitting there and contemplating life without lima beans. (I have beer on tap in my bathroom)

Thank you Bonnie, Janie, mpp, racoon, Ken and Bekkebe for supporting my efforts to make Aug 8th a national holiday. And a special thanks to Bonnie... thanks to the freedom of information act, Bonnie was able to uncover the name of that feisty masked man, racoonstar. We should all be very proud of having another Bob... I will be passing out cigars on the next day I am allowed to wander around by myself..

A Bob Bob Bob, Bob Bob's the man
Bob Bob Bob, Bob Bob's the man

Oh Bob's the man, oh yes he am
Bob's the man
He got me rockin' and a groanin'
Rockin' and a moanin' Bob's the man
Bob Bob Bob Bob's the man

Went to a dance looking for hot pants
Saw Bob was there so I knew I had no chance
Bob's the man
Bob Bob Bob, Bob Bob's the man...

Janie_Janie

How very COOL!
Ok so... Every time I lose some weight I find it again in the refrigerator.
Thanks, John for this chilling information~

manicpuzzler

I wondered that too Bob.

LOL Mpp :)

morepiecesplz

I thought that looked like an old 'icebox' and was going to call you out because I didn't believe ol' Albert invented iced. Then, upon closer inspection, I see the apparatus on top, which must be the motor, and decided you are not full of hot air. But, motors, especially older models, throw off said hot air and I see this appears to be next to a wall mirror. It seems ol' Albert also invented the blow dryer! I'm afraid our old fiend Al (I call him Al) lost out on the patent for the omnipresent grooming tool, but hopefully died knowing how vital his invention was to single men with the tendency to turn left overs into unidentifiable greens slime... and beer.

racoonstar

Uh...silly question here...but why is it being stored in a bathroom?

manicpuzzler

Sleep well John :))

klocowolf

This is just John's way of saying he's going to raid the fridge again. The bridge crew has got the munchies.

Bekkabee

I was not aware of this overlooked day; thank you for educating me!

rswestley

Thanks Bonnie! I'm surprised you found this bit of history. I'll probably "tag" a few people that failed history class or need a refresher. It's getting near 2AM here in wonder land, so I will take my leave and be back tomorrow.... I'm looking forward to mangling another one of your informative puzzles... :-)

manicpuzzler

LOL, brilliant John :))

It's marked in my calendar! :))

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