Just noticed that the last couple of days are pretty significant, pop culture-wise.
Okay, so maybe “significant” is a bit of an overstatement. But still: Shirlee points out that Tuesday marked the 49th anniversary of the infamous KATU whale explosion. You know, that time when the Oregon State Highway Department thought it would be a good idea to use half a ton of dynamite to dispose of a rotting whale corpse.
KATU’s Paul Linnman was at the scene reporting and recording when the blubber went “boom.” The camera stopped rolling immediately after the blast, but Linnman recalls making his way out of the area as huge chunks of blubber fell everywhere.
Also in 1970, The Odd Couple debuted on ABC—and yesterday, it turns out, was Odd Couple Day.
On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from his wife.
It’s a big week. Celebrate accordingly.