So Thursday was my birthday in which I celebrated till, oh, about two hours ago. Anyways, having your birthday on a Thursday means only one thing…You drink from Wednesday ’til Sunday. Looks like I’m screwed for the next couple years.   

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TODAY IN HISTORY …

1848 The Oregon Territory was established.
1900 International forces entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreigners.
1917 China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War I.
1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, creating unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.
1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, a statement of principles that renounced aggression.
1945 President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.
1947 Pakistan became independent of British rule.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
1973 U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt.
1980 Workers went on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland – a job action that resulted in the creation of the Solidarity labor movement.
1980 President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for a second term at the Democratic National Convention in New York.
1996 The Republican National Convention in San Diego nominated Bob Dole for president and Jack Kemp for vice president.
1997 An unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2003 A blackout hit the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lost power.
2006 Israel halted its offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas as a U.N.-imposed cease-fire went into effect after a month of warfare that killed more than 900 people.
2009 Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a Charles Manson follower who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, was released from a Texas prison hospital after more than three decades behind bars.


  

The five people you’ll meet in college. [Campus Socialite]
The 20 Awesomest Monkeys. [Heavy]
Marie-Claude Bourbonnaise has some gnarly double Ds. [Gorilla Mask]
HOT: The Friday Five, FTW [Barstool NYC]
6 Things That Piss Single Men Off. [Regretful Morning]
The nine jerseys you’ll find at the thrift store. [Total Pro Sports]
Top 10: Signs She’s Faking It,Starring Whiteboard Girl. [Ask Men]
Eight sports stars who deserve their own reality show. [Guyism]
Sophie Horn: Sexy Golfer Heats Up The Internet. [Bleacher Report]
Crazy Surfer Films Shark [Double Viking]
10 Greatest College Football Rivalries of All-Time. Hopefully not ranked. [COED]
DOUCHE: Peter Crouch  was recently busted for allegedly cheating on hot ass WAG Abbey Clancy  — with a hooker. [Hot Clicks]
Five beautiul women you’ve never heard of. [Men’s Fitness]
Stand-Up Comedian Tells Jokes in Traffic for 50 Cents Apiece. [Asylum]
44 photos of Oktoberfest babes. [The Chive]
101 ridiculously-hot redheads 2010. [Linkiest]
Alessandra Ambrosio all dressed up like a secretary. [Don Chavez]
Bikini Model Dylan Thomas: Chris Berman “Didn’t Go All The Way” After ESPY Photo Moment. [Busted Coverage]
Steve Urkel Punches Fake Boobies and 5 Other Washed Up Celebrity Hijinks. [Holy Taco]
The 20 Most Effeminate Photos Of The Expendables Cast. [Manofest]
The 25 funniest personalized sports fan jerseys. [Linkiest]
Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Mansion. [Smoking Jacket]
Victoria Silvstedt Sexy Swimwear Photos. [DJ Mick].
The 18 Dumbest Dames of 2010. [TruTV]