Sounds about right. Anyway, today. Yeah. It sure feels like a Wednesday. Which today totally is.
Wednesday, August 8. 8-8-08. It's one year until the Olympics open in Beijing, at 8 p.m. Because eight _ 8 if you prefer _ is lucky.
That's a future This Date in Slawgust. And you thought we were only going to look backward. Oh no.
Well, OK. We totally can, in executive-summary paragraph form.
In 1220, the Battle of Lihula was lost. By Sweden. In 1605 the city of Oulu, Finland, was founded. By Sweden. And in 1915, affordable, well-designed homewares, Volvos and sweet n' sour sauce were all invented ... BY FUCKING SWEDEN!