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Datebook: January 31 – National Gorilla Suit Day

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In 1963, cartoonist Don Martin (of MAD Magazine fame) published “National Gorilla Suit Day” in the collection Don Martin Bounces Back, in which Fester Bestertester mocks the (then fictitious) concept of a National Gorilla Suit Day, and suffers a series of incredible assaults from gorillas and abominable snowmen. Subsequently, Don Martin fans have celebrated National Gorilla Suit Day on January 31. Whether or not you have a gorilla suit… go bananas today.

It’s Tuesday, January 31

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts hosts a dinner theater production of “Almost, Maine” on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:30PM. The romantic comedy takes place in the mythical town of Almost, Maine, where residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways. Purchase tickets from the box office at 821-2787.

The Paducah Symphony Children’s Chorus is taking orders for their annual barbecue fundraiser. Entrees available for purchase include Boston butt, pork loin, whole slab of ribs, and whole chicken. Orders must be made by February 7; call the PSO Office at 444-0065.

Children ages six to twelve can learn about “The Mystery of Magnets” at this week’s WKCTC Friday Night Science event. Make magnets float in midair, go on a magnetic scavenger hunt, and learn how a magnet’s poles work. The cost is twenty dollars. The two-hour class begins at 5PM. To register, call 534-3335.

See wkms.org for more community events, and thanks for listening.

Written by Matt Markgraf

January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

the morning cram [what ignorant, lowdown, slanderizin son of a…edition]

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Things are getting nasty in Florida…and in the Republican Primary as well.

NPR reports the mud slinging between Republican Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich has reached new levels in the Florida primary.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Bridge inspectors bring in an Echoschope, sounds fancy. MSU draws Saint Mary’s in the BracketBuster. KCTCS wants more black students. A soldier’s facing lesser charges now that murder’s off the table. Turkey huntin’ in LBL, get your gun, and boat. Ron Paul wants to give Kentucky a shot. Beshear thinks expanded gaming can happen.