february-24

The Mindy Project // FEBRUARY SWEEPS

It’s a big month on THE MINDY PROJECT, as Danny (Chris Messina) and Mindy’s (Mindy Kaling) relationship will change forever when they both receive surprising news.

February 3 - Mindy debates whether she should stay in San Francisco and open a new practice, while Peter (Adam Pally) decides if he’s willing to leave New York City for love. [3x14]

February 10 - Mindy must get through an awkward Castellano family dinner when Danny’s parents (guest stars Rhea Perlman and Dan Hedaya) are reunited. [3x15]

February 17 - After Danny struggles to tell the office that he and Mindy are moving to California, the gang panics, thinking instead he is dying. [3x16]

February 24 - Danny bets Mindy that he will stop smoking if she will eat healthier. [3x17]

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“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”

Happy 70th Birthday George, I will always love you

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February 24, 1920: The Nazi Party is founded.

The original Nazi Party was founded in 1919 as the German Workers’ Party (DAP), shortly after the end of the first World War. Initial membership was only a few dozen, and the party was one of many many parties across the political spectrum seeking to gain influence in post-World War I Germany; each group offered its own solution, and the solution offered up by Anton Drexler’s nationalist group was only one of, again, many. In late 1919, Adolf Hitler was sent to spy on a party meeting, but he was afterwards invited to become a member himself after Drexler witnessed firsthand Hitler’s raw oratory skill. Adolf Hitler, member #55, rose quickly within the ranks of the party.

On February 24, 1920, the German Workers’ Party went public and issued its “National Socialist Program” or the 25-point Programme, the political agenda upon which the DAP and the future NSDAP were based. It promoted points of both socialist and nationalist ideals, including the termination of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, equal rights for citizens, restricted immigration, freedom of religion, the nationalization of industry, no citizenship for Jews, racial purity and other points. Soon after Adolf Hitler delivered the program, the German Workers’ Party became the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) - or Nazi Party, for short. Nationalism and socialism were both popular philosophies in the unstable environment of post-World War I Germany, and the addition of both terms to the party name (despite Hitler’s hostility toward certain socialist ideals) maximized its appeal to the masses. The German Workers’ Party ran on an antisemitic agenda; its founder was an antisemite; its new chairman (Hitler) was an antisemite; and so the new National Socialist German Workers’ Party, despite its points on equal rights, was explicitly antisemtiic to the core. National socialism sought to eliminate class conflict by achieving solidarity as a nation and unity against a common enemy - “international Jewry” and “Jewish Bolshevism”. 

The once tiny German Workers’ Party, under its new leader, blossomed; within a decade, it was the second-largest party in the Reichstag. In 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany and initiated his party’s complete takeover of the German government. 

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HEY EVERYBODY: LET’S WATCH TWIN PEAKS IN “REAL TIME”

FEBRUARY 24th is the day that Laura Palmer’s body was discovered, and the entire Twin Peaks pilot episode takes place on that day.  

Every episode after that takes place on a single day, with only one jump of a few days after Laura Palmer’s murder is solved.

This is a great opportunity to watch Twin Peaks one-day-at-a-time and get a sense of the real time during which these events are supposed to be taking place.

"Serg’t. Stephen A. Swails particularly distinguished himself for coolness and bravery; he is a man in every way competent to do credit in a higher position, and I with pleasure recommend him for a Second Lieutenancy in this Regt."

Letter from Colonel Edward Hallowell to the Governor of Massachusetts, 2/24/1864

Regimental and Company Books of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (Colored) Regiment, 05/13/1863 - 09/01/1865. Records of the Adjutant General’s Office

Recognizing the abilities of Sgt. Stephen A. Swails, Col. E. N. Hallowell recommends that Swails be promoted to second lieutenant and Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew commissioned Swails on March 11, 1864.  However, the War Department would deny this request because Swails is “of African descent.” Swails would eventually be granted his promotion in 1865 and his seniority adjusted to May 14, 1864—the day he was assigned duty as a second lieutenant.

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