Here are some one liners...
Onward Gilbert and Sullivan! -- I talk about comedic opera and the movie Foul Play.
Good-bye Governor! -- The Governor of North Carolina gets the boot from the KKK. I talk about Governor Davis and his removal after the energy crisis.
The National Rifle Association -- I talk about the number of bullets fired in a war, in a police shootouts and the NRA changes over the years.
In Other News -- Jehovah's Witnesses, the Altruism gene and stray dogs.
Onward Gilbert and Sullivan!The musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan meet for the first time this year. Arthur Sullivan is an up and coming composer. He produces parlor music, music for plays and weddings. This year he writes the music to the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers" which will later be adopted by the Salvation Army as their processional music. Sullivan is also commissioned to produce Christmas music for a new holiday opera along with William Gilbert. The opera is a success, but the pair will not team up again until a backer commissions a series of original comedic operas including: HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. The legend of Gilbert and Sullivan is born. Sullivan will receive a knighthood for his music, and Gilbert will later be knighted for his dramatic plays... a first in knighthoods. Currently a playwright is not considered proper occupation for a gentleman, but Sullivan will change all that by having his own works properly bound and printed for a gentleman's library. His first bound work will end with Gilbert's comedy, "Trial by Jury".   
Good-bye Governor!The governor of North Carolina has been removed from office. This is the 1st time in US history. As the War Between the States came to a close, many Confederate officials were replaced by appointment like Republican William Woods Holden who was appointed governor of North Carolina, until elected to office in his own right. His Party affiliation has changed over the years and he was in favor of slavery before he was against it. Nevertheless, he has worked hard to bring North Carolina back into the Union. He declares two North Carolina counties "in rebellion" after the KKK hangs Wyatt Outlaw in the public square. On the body is pinned the note: "Beware you guilty both white and black." Details are sparse but Outlaw had initiated night patrols to quell KKK violence. The military arrests the usual suspects and this is where things get tricky. A Federal judge invokes habeas corpus to bring the suspects before him, but the governor delays, expecting the military to try them in military court. The judge demands that the governor provide evidence to hold the suspects. The governor cannot so they are freed. FYI, in the USA you have to PROVE that someone is guilty of the actual crime... unless you make a video about Libya that embarrasses the President and the Secretary of State. Then you are sent to prison and tormented until you are reduced to a cringing, mindless hulk. But back to the Governor: the KKK leaders in the state legislature present articles of impeachment on account of the governor defying habeas corpus and he gets the boot. Is he guilty? Maybe, but he failed to present evidence, so now he is out. KKK rules... for now.     
The National Rifle Association
- "Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manual of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broad side of a barn."
- -- General Ambrose Burnsides, first President of the National Rifle Association.
In Other News
- Darwin publishes "The Descent of Man". Apparently evolution shapes society. I heard a report that a gene exists for altruism. That theory was modified when a study proved that people were altruistic ONLY WHEN SOMEONE WAS WATCHING. "Selfishness beats altruism within groups. Altruistic groups beat selfish groups. Everything else is commentary." --From 'Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology' (and mocking a quote from Rabbi Hillel.)