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September 25th, 2006
September 25th, 2006

Okay Shipmates, time once again to play-

Which One a deez People Never Did a Voice in a Cartoon?

a-Gary Shandling
b-Phil Silvers
c-Buddy Hackett
d-Sammy Davis, Jr
e- Zero Mostell
f-Johnny Carson

answer below

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1513- Vasco Nunez de Balboa emerged from the Panamanian rainforest to view the great expanse of the western ocean. He calls it "Pacific" the "Peaceful Ocean." He was later beheaded.

1690- The first American newspaper published in Boston; " Publick Occurances Both Foreign and Domestick, Issue Number One" There was no number two because the Lord Governor of Massachusetts colony promptly closed it down.

1789- James Madison proposed a series of ten amendments be added to the new Constitution guaranteeing basic personal freedoms, the BILL OF RIGHTS. This day it was approved by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. Madison did not study law in college, but here he was dictating the basis of all American law to Congress, 147 lawyers.

1828- Simon Bolivar the Liberator is confronted by assassins sent by his own vice president to kill him. They break in on him while he was in bed with his mistress, Manuela Spenz. Bolivar does not fight nor flee, he just stared them down, and the sheer force of his gaze compelled the cutthroats to flee.

1840- Slavery outlawed in California- except.....Indian children were bought and sold for another ten years.

1887-The first Sears Catalog published.

1888- The beginning of the Sherlock Holmes adventure the Hound of the Baskervilles. Sir Arhtur Conan-Doyle got the idea for the story on the boat home from the South African Boer War. A fellow volunteer doctor told him about his home in Wales and legends of a large ghostly dog that roamed the moors.

1890- Spurred on by the writings of John Muir and John Wesley Powell, Congress created Yosemite National Park in California.

1911- Groundbreaking in Boston for Fenway Park.

1918- Brazil declared war on Austria. This was seen as purely ceremonial, the Great War was just about over.

1919- President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke after a speech at Pueblo, Colorado. For two months he lingered paralyzed while the Nation was run by first lady Edith Wilson. No one told the public or the Vice President. Their are many interpretations of how the government was run in those weeks. Edith claimed to be passing on Wilson's wishes to the government from his sickbed, but many thought Wilson was too incapacitated even for that and she was just doing it herself.

1933- Young writer John Huston was driving drunk on Sunset Blvd when he struck and killed a pedestrian. His father Walter Huston was a top movie star so to avoid scandal MGM head Louis B. Mayer paid $46,000 bux to cover it up. John Huston went on to become a great Hollywood director and screenwriter.

1953- Alfred Hitchcock wrapped filming on his only 3D film, Dial M for Murder.

1965- The Beatles TV cartoon show premiered. It was created in England not with the real Beatles voices, but sound-a-likes.

1974- THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT.- Scientists first warn that increased use of florocarbons and aerosol sprays will cause Ozone Depletion and global weather changes.

1984-THE RUBBERHEADS STRIKE- Disneyland workers including the actors who stroll the park in big Mickey and Goofy heads go on strike.

ANSWER TO QUIZ- which one a deez people never did a voice in a cartoon?

a- Gary Shandling was Verne in Over the Hedge ( 2006)
b- Phil Silvers, ill, retired and legally blind, could still use his famous voice in Nelvana's The Day the Earth Won the Playoffs (1980)
c- Buddy Hackett was Scuttle in Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989). I was in an office next to the sound editors, and I had to listen to hours and hours of his improv outtakes, Oij!
d- Sammy Davis Jr voiced the head rat in Hanna Barbera's Heidi's Song (1982)
e-Zero Mostell was the voice of the pelican in Watership Down (1977)
So the answer is
f- Johnny Carson.