Today in 1969, Sesame Street debuted on PBS. Like many people my age, I loved the show as a kid and appreciated it even more as a parent. The addition of Elmo is a teense questionable, but I do enjoy Mr. Noodle (R.I.P., Michael Jeter). Trivia question: how many years after Sesame Street's debut were we all sitting in movie theaters thinking, "Geez, this Yoda guy sure sounds a lot like Grover..."?
Also, 32 years ago today the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. I don't want to make light of the tragedy, but if not for the sinking Gordon Lightfoot would not have written that song about it and we would have one less weepy ballad through which to suffer. And for those of us unfortunate folk who married guys that are way too young to think Gordon Lightfoot is cool, but do anyway, it makes for an even sadder anniversary.