March Is Awesome 2011 #16

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This is the First Annual March Is Awesome event! The amount to which I love my very own month of March is absurd; my birthday, my brother’s birthday, many of my friends’ birthdays, the beginning of spring, and much, much more! Will you join me in my celebration of March? Alright!

March 16th

In The Before Times: In 1958, Ford produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, and ten years later in 1968, GM produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Toronado. What amazing milestones! I personally like 60s and 70s era cars better than 50s era, but seriously, what beauties!

Celebrity Birthdays: Today is Alan Tudyk’s birthday. Tudyk has been in numerous movies, including Dodgeball, 3:10 to Yuma, and Death At A Funeral (the British version, not the American remake), but you probably know him best as Hoban “Wash” Washburne on sci-fi series Firefly, and its sequel movie, Serenity. I loved Firefly and Serenity, and Wash was one of my top favourite characters. I love seeing him in things!

As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!

March Is Awesome 2011 #15

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This is the First Annual March Is Awesome event! The amount to which I love my very own month of March is absurd; my birthday, my brother’s birthday, many of my friends’ birthdays, the beginning of spring, and much, much more! Will you join me in my celebration of March? Alright!

March 15th

In The Before Times: In 1985, the very first domain name is registered on the internet. However, Symbolics.com, which belonged to a computer manufacturer, now no longer exists. Sad!

Celebrity Birthdays: Today is Oliver Wood Sean Biggerstaff’s birthday! As you can probably imply, Biggerstaff is known for playing Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter movie series. Also, today is Joe Hahn’s birthday. More commonly known as Mr. Hahn, Hahn is the DJ in the band Linkin Park. Linkin Park is still pretty awesome, in my eyes.

What’s happening today?: There is Honen Matsuri, a fertility festival, that takes place on March 15th every year in Japan. If you were to Google this to see images I do warn you: the Honen Matsuri is famous for having giant phallic statues, so avoid viewing it at work. There are also three international holidays today: International Day Against Police Brutality, World Consumer Rights Day, and World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film.

DVDs and Movies: Lots of movies are newly available on DVD and BluRay today: Emmy-nominated picture The Fighter is historical drama about the story about boxer Micky Ward and his brother who helped him train; Hereafter is a fantasy-drama about a man who can see the dead and three people who are affected by them; The Switch is a comedy starring Jason Bateman (and that’s all I care about).

Video Games!: Video games are usually released on Tuesdays, and I decided to open this as a new category. (Before, it was in “Other.”) Today’s video game releases are: Okamiden which is something of a sequel from the previously released Okami. Also, a cute, retro, side-scrolling RPG is released today by the name of Jikandia: The Timeless Land. It looks cute! Okamiden is only available on Nintendo’s handheld (DS), while Jikandia is only available on Sony’s handheld (PSP).

As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!

March Is Awesome 2011 #14

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This is the First Annual March Is Awesome event! The amount to which I love my very own month of March is absurd; my birthday, my brother’s birthday, many of my friends’ birthdays, the beginning of spring, and much, much more! Will you join me in my celebration of March? Alright!

March 14th

In The Before Times: Hey nerds! On this day in 1994, Linux 1.0.0 is released. I don’t use Linux — I’m a designer; I live and breathe Apple OS — but many of my programmer friends do.

Celebrity Birthdays: Oh my genius: Albert Einstein was born on this day in 1879! And holy cylon: The one and only Grace Park was also born on March 14th! The Amazing Grace Park is mostly known for being Eight on Battlestar Galactica (geek alert!) and, most recently, Kono on the remake of Hawaii Five-0. I seriously love this woman.

What’s happening today?: Happy Pi Day! Celebrated by nerds and geeks alike, March 14th is Pi Day because March is the 3rd month of the year, and obviously the 14th is the 14th day of that month thus making it: 3/14 or 3.14. Go eat some pie and celebrate! My favourite is pumpkin! March 14th is also White Day in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Valentine’s Day is customarily a day for girls to give chocolates to the guys, either “honmei”/love chocolates or “giri”/courtesy or friend chocolates. And then, on White Day, men who received these chocolates reciprocate; usually with a gift that is double or triple the price value. I don’t know how it is in Korea, but I suppose it’s something similar.

As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!

March Is Awesome 2011 #13

MIA '11

This is the First Annual March Is Awesome event! The amount to which I love my very own month of March is absurd; my birthday, my brother’s birthday, many of my friends’ birthdays, the beginning of spring, and much, much more! Will you join me in my celebration of March? Alright!

March 13th

In The Before Times: In 1988, the Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan. (By the way, #prayforJapan, guys.)

Celebrity Birthdays: Today is Danny Masterson’s birthday! You probably know Masterson as Hyde on That 70’s Show. Hyde was my favourite character!

What’s happening today?: Today is Kasuga Matsuri in Nara, Japan. Kasuga Matsuri is a festival in which gagaku (a type of classical music) and bugaku (a type of formal dance) is performed.

As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!

March Is Awesome 2011 #12

MIA '11

This is the First Annual March Is Awesome event! The amount to which I love my very own month of March is absurd; my birthday, my brother’s birthday, many of my friends’ birthdays, the beginning of spring, and much, much more! Will you join me in my celebration of March? Alright!

March 12th

In The Before Times: More Women’s History! In 1994, the Church of England ordains its first female priests.

Celebrity Birthdays: In a sort of strange coincidence, today is Aaron Eckhart’s birthday! Aaron Eckhart is an actor who has been in many movies, but the one he is most famous for (at least recently) was The Dark Knight, in which he played Harvey Dent/Two-Face. I said it was a coincidence, because his newest movie was just released this weekend; you know it as Battle: LA.

What’s happening today?: Today is World Day Against Cyber Censorship. I personally think anyone who can access the internet should observe this day.

Other: Today the Girl Scouts’ Birthday here in the US. Did you get your Girl Scout cookies yet?

As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!