A mnemonic I use quite frequently.
The first letter of each word in Mr. Obama Can I Have a Pony corresponds to 7 elements:
Next to each element is its atomic number. THIS IS IMPORTANT. 12
is December, 8 is the 8th day. On the 8th day of December, 1941, the
United States declared war on Japan, following the bombing of Pearl
Next comes 6 (June) of 1953, which was the very famous execution of
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for treason. The next number, 2, refers to
their double deaths.
Then 1/31/5. Which, of course, was the birth date of Frank O'Hara, the author.
What we have so far:
12/8/41 Declaration of war against japan
6/53 Death of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
1/31/1905 Birth of Frank O'Hara
I know what you are saying:
"You are mental defective, I saw that when I saw the node title. I
didn't even see the original node title, I just saw Japan,
Rosenberg, O'Hara etc. etc."
I AM NOT DONE YET!!
Putting it all together:
The last bit is a little tricky and may seem convoluted to some of you.
Squint your eyes at these three items, ponder them. I want you to really think about it. Okay, two more clues.
- Mr. Obama, the 44th POTUS, has his roots in Kenya.
- In Kenya, they eat zebras (horse ponies).
Obviously, this is a recipe.
Fried Rice Sandwich
- Cook rice until it is moist.
- Slather butter on Jewish Rye bread.
- Place cooked rice on two pieces of rye bread.
- Mash together.
- Fry in Butter.