Soooo…the groundhog saw his shadow. Well, if winter is going anything like what I have here, it’s almost time to say winter is NOT coming. So! Without stalling, onward with the history!
February 3rd, 1966: The Soviet Union’s Luna IX becomes the first rocket-assisted controlled landing on the moon.
February 4th, 1940: The Godfather of All Zombies and king of the zombie-flick world, George A. Romero, is born in New York City.
February 5th, 1948: A man known best amongst the geek community for being the man who killed Inigo Montoya’s father, comedian/screenwriter/actor/etc. Christopher Guest is born in New York City.
February 5th, 1953: Disney’s “Peter Pan” officially opened in theaters.
February 7th, 1977: Soyuz 24 launches on the last mission to the Salyut 5 space staiton.
February 7th, 1984: Bruce McCandless II makes the first untethered space walk.
February 8th, 1828: Science fiction pioneer Jules Verne is born in Nantes, France.
February 8th, 1974: One of the creators and producers of Robot Chicken and geek extraordinaire, Seth Green is born in Philadelphia.
February 9th, 1971: Apollo 14 returns to Earth with a splashdown in the South Pacific.
And, of course, we’ve gotta get a bit of a Twist going if we’re getting 6 more weeks of winter. So, in honor of the boy who will never grow up, how about a bit more of a grown-up Peter Pan?
- 1 oz dry gin
- 1 oz French vermouth
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz peach bitters
Mix in a shaker with ice and serve in a cocktail glass with an orange slice for garnish!
And, speaking of Garnish, why don’t we finish this Geekly up with a good (maybe slightly NSFW) laugh? Team Unicorn, ftw!
So until next week, this geeky girl leaves you with one reminder: geek on!