Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Things younger than Joe Paterno, Part Deux. JoePa birthday edition

Happy 74th birthday, Joe Paterno! JoePa was born on December 21, 1926. And what better way to celebrate than with another installment of "Things younger than Joe Paterno?"

  • Mickey Mouse (first appeared 1928) 
  • Fritos (introduced c.1932)
  • Sen. John McCain (born Aug. 29, 1936) (Had to be said)
  • Red Ryder BB Gun (introduced 1938. You'll shoot you're eye out!)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (first published in 1939)
  • Captain America (first appearance Captain America Comics #1, April, 1941)
  • The Slinky (invented 1945)
  • The microwave oven (invented 1945)
  • The baseball helmet (invented 1951)
  • Alaska (became a US state 1959) The Pac-10 (established 1959)
  • The Flintstones (first aired September 30, 1960)
  • Brett Favre (born Oct. 10, 1969)
  • Peter Billingsley  (aka Ralphie from A Christmas Story) (born April 16, 1971. You'll shoot you're eye out!)
  • National Air and Space Museum (opened 1976)
  • A Christmas Story (released 1983) (You'll shoot you're eye out!)
  • The Outback Bowl (first played in 1986 as the Hall of Fame Bowl. Which just happens to be where Penn State will be facing Alabama on Jan.1)

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