Happy anniversary to Mrs. O'Leary's cow, who tried to burn down the Windy City on this date in 1871. If the Cubs don't win the World Series this year, the fans may burn old Chicago down.
Since my paternal grandfather was from Chicago, my Daddy knew of Mrs. O'Leary's cow. I think it was really on Mrs. O'Leary, though.
"One dark night, when we were all in bed Mrs. O'Leary took her lantern to the shed. Her cow kicked it over, and Mrs. O'Leary said 'There'll be a hot time in the old town, tonight.' Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!"
What the hell was Mrs. O'Leary doing out in the cowshed so late at night? Huh?
I have a vague memory of thinking it was "Old Mrs. Leary."
You will find out just how menacing it is, if you say that around Wrigley Field, donavan. I've been there. Luckily, I was on the Cubs' side.
If you really are interested, there's an ESPN film called Catching Hell...Inside The Bartman Debacle. It looks like you might have to download it to watch...I tried to post it and all kinds of iOS fake warning boxes came up. Check if it is on Netflix, if you are interested. Written by Alex Gibney.
Happy anniversary to the White House, whose cornerstone was laid on this date in 1792. Maybe if Trump is elected and puts his name in gaudy, spangly, flashing ten-foot-tall letters above the front door, those Brits will be nice enough to stop by and burn the place down again.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here--this is the war room.