Category top ten things not to do

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Gym

  This week in history had some pretty serious things going on, and not one was something I could mock without appearing disrespectful. (I guess Babe Ruth’s 60th home run in 1927 could be an exception, but I have already done a ballpark top ten) So, I have begun going to the gym again (after […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Invading Canada with Ethan Allen in 1775

  This week marks the 245th anniversary of Ethan Allen’s capture by the British during his ill-fated attempt to capture Montreal. You may recall Ethan Allen was the American revolution’s first hero by capturing Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. The Fort gave the Revolutionary army almost 100 state-of-the-art captured cannons and artillery pieces. These were […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at The Introduction of the First IBM Personal Computer in 1981

  Today marks the anniversary of the introduction of the first personal computer by IBM in 1981. If you want to return to that time, take this list with you. It may save a mistake or even a tear in the time continuum. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Introduction of the First […]

Top Ten Things not to do Storming the Bastille in 1789

    Since yesterday was the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in 1789 I thought it would be a good idea to lay out some things not to do should you have the ability to go there and join in the fun. As you know, the Bastille was a prison that the government […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First French Settlement in Quebec in 1608

  Today marks the anniversary of the first French settlement in Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain. It might be fun to go there, but there are some things we need to be careful about. Take this list, and maybe you will avoid an international incident or a tear in the time continuum. Top […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on Memorial Day

    As I have written on past Memorial Days all ten things not to do on this day are the same. Do not fail to remember those who gave their lives to keep us free. I hope you have a peaceful Memorial Day.

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1927

  Sunday marked the anniversary of the opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1927. The theater has been in continuous operation since then. The opening of the theater featured the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s King of Kings the story of the last five days of Jesus. If you have the luxury of traveling back […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When Applience and Furniture Shopping

  Since a better part of our time has been spent in Appliance and Furniture shopping lately,  I have picked up on a few hints of things to avoid. I hope you enjoy them. Again this week there are historical events that don’t really lend themselves to humor. 10 If you are shopping for furniture or […]

Ten Things Not to Do at the First Telephone Call in 1876

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first telephone call made by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. He famously said, “Watson, come here. I need you” to his assistant Thomas Watson. If you happen to have a time machine and can get […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of Facebook in 2004

    This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. On this day in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his Harvard dormitory room. If you were there or if you intend to time travel there are things that you should not do. Here is a list that will […]