Monday, April 21, 2008

Older than dirt!



John Sidney McCain, III is older than...

...than Social Security (Aug. 14, 1935)
...the Atomic Bomb (1945)
...Women in the Military
...United Nations
...The Pentagon
...The Cold War (1945-1992)
..."under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance (a gift from the McCarthy era, June 14, 1954)
...Rock'n'Roll (ca. 1955)
..."In God we Trust" on our dollars (Oct. 1, 1957)
...Civil Rights movement (which may explain why he voted against MLK Jr. Day.)
...the Internet

...than Hoover Dam (1936)
...LaGuardia Airport (1939)
...The Manhattan Project (1939)
...the Pasadena Freeway (1940)
...the New Jersey Turnpike (1950)

...than Monopoly (1935)
...SPAM (July 5, 1937)
...corn dogs (1938)
...Scrabble (1938)
...Frisbees (formerly Whirlo-Way 1946-48)
...the Jukebox (1948)
...Super Glue (1951)
...Sputnik (Oct.4, 1957)
...disposable diapers (1942 in Sweden)

...than the countries of Israel & India (both 1947)
...most African countries
...the states of Alaska (Jan. 3, 1959) & Hawaii (Aug. 21, 1959)

...than Peter & the Wolf (1936)
...The Hobbit (1937)
...Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (Disney film, 1937)
...Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck (1937-38)
...Superman (1938)
...Batman (comic 1939)
...The Wizard of Oz (movie 1939)
...Gone With the Wind (movie)
...Pinocchio (1940)
...the Slinky & Silly Putty (both 1943)
...Captain Kangaroo
...Romper Room
...Barbie Dolls (1959)
...the stars of "The Bucket List"--Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman.

...than live television sports (began with the 1936 Olympics)
...The NBA (1946)
...NASCAR (1948)
...the NCAA Basketball Tournament (1939)

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