Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tampons

From my email:

When they were young lads, Brian and Greg walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. 

The pharmacist at the counter asked Brian, “Son, how old are you?” 

“Eight”, Brian replied. 

The man continued, “Do you know what these are used for?” 

Brian replied, “Not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for Greg. He's my best friend. He’s four."

"Oh, really?" the pharmacist replied with a grin. 

"Yes." Brian said. "We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do none of that.”

Sunday, March 26, 2017

verisimilitude \ver-uh-suh-MIL-uh-tood; -tyood\, noun:
1. The appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true.
2. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
Verisimilitude comes from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis, from verus, "true" + similis, "like, resembling, similar." The adjective form is verisimilar.
 
Brand Dropping
  • Mentioning that you're wearing an expensive brand of clothing, using an expensive piece of technology, or bragging about other items that you own which are of high value. Brand Dropping is similar to name dropping, the main difference is mentioning merchandise in lieu of a person.
Jon: Dude! Watch it, if you spill that drink on my $ 350 Zegna shirt I'm gonna lose it.
Dave: Stop brand dropping Jon. No one cares what kind of shirt that is.
 
Trivia
What is the weight and diameter of the standard pool ball?
  • Weight, 5 ½ to 6 ounces; diameter, 2 ¼ inches.
History
  • Popeye: a statue of the spinach-loving cartoon character was erected in Crystal City, Texas (1937)
  • Bangladesh: declared independence from Pakistan (1971)
  • Camp David Accords: Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement was signed at the White House (1979)
  • Mercosur: the Southern Common Market, which joins Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, was established with the Treaty of Asunción (1991)
Birthdays
  • Nathaniel Bowditch 1773
  • Louise Otto 1819
  • Edward Bellamy 1850
  • A.E. Housman 1859
  • Robert Frost 1874
  • Duncan Hines 1880
  • Al Jolson 1886
  • Clarence Stroud 1907 - Actor, father of actor Don Stroud
  • Chips Rafferty 1909
  • Tennessee Williams 1911
  • William C. Westmoreland 1914 - U.S. Army general
  • Sterling Hayden 1916
  • Rufus Thomas 1917
  • Strother Martin 1919
  • Joe Loco 1921
  • Bob Elliott 1923
  • James Clifton Williams 1923
  • James Moody 1925 - Jazz saxophonist
  • Pierre Boulez 1925 - Conductor, composer
  • Maurice Simon 1929
  • Sandra Day O'Connor 1930 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Leonard Nimoy 1931 - Actor ("Star Trek")
  • Alan Arkin 1934 - Actor
  • James Caan 1939 - Actor
  • Rod Lauren 1940
  • Braulio Baeza 1940
  • Nancy Pelosi 1940 - U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives / zombie
  • Erica Jong 1942 - Author
  • Bob Woodard 1943 - Journalist
  • Diana Ross 1944 - Singer
  • Johnny Crawford 1946 - Actor
  • Fred Paris 1946 - Musician (Five Satins)
  • Steven Tyler1948 - Singer (Aerosmith)
  • Richard Tandy 1948 - Musician (Electric Light Orchestra)
  • Vicki Lawrence 1949 - Singer, actress
  • Fran Sheehan 1949 - Musician (Boston)
  • Martin Short 1950 - Actor, comedian
  • Ronnie McDowell 1950 - Country singer
  • Teddy Pendergrass 1950 - Singer
  • Curtis Sliwa 1954
  • Dean Dillon 1955 - Country singer
  • Charly McClain 1956 - Country singer
  • Leeza Gibbons 1957 - TV personality
  • Marcus Allen 1960 - Football player
  • Jennifer Grey 1960 - Actress ("Dirty Dancing")
  • Gabriele "Nena" Kerner 1960
  • John Stockton 1962 - Basketball player
  • Michael Imperioli 1966 - Actor ("The Sopranos")
  • Kenny Chesney 1968 - Country singer
  • James Iha 1968 - Musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Juvenile 1975 - Rapper
  • Amy Smart 1976 - Actress
  • Keira Knightley 1985 - Actress ("Pirates of the Caribbean") 
    Nina Agdal - 1992


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Truth

Saturday, March 25, 2017

bumptious \BUMP-shuhs\, adjective:
  • Crudely, presumptuously, or loudly self-assertive.
Bumptious is perhaps a blend of bump and presumptuous.

celebrity lay
  • A specific celebrity you and your significant other mutually agreed that it would be okay to have sex with should the two of you ever meet in public and have a one night stand.
My wife won't mind, Kate Beckinsale is my celebrity lay.
  

Trivia
In the world of science, what are shmoos?
  • Yeast cells preparing to mate. In doing so they develop tips that grow toward one another and morph into elongated pearlike shapes—resembling the Shmoo in the Li’l Abner comics—until they fuse into one.
History 
  • Robert the Bruce: became king of not-yet-independent Scotland; in 1328, after many battles, England's King Edward III finally recognized Scotland's independence and Bruce as its king (1306)
  • Maryland: was founded by settlers sent by Lord Baltimore (1634)
  • Coxey's Army: the first popular protest march on Washington left Massillon, Ohio, led by Jacob Coxey; the men sought legislation to create jobs in a depression year (1894)
  • Bed-In for Peace: John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrated their marriage with their first weeklong stay in bed, in an Amsterdam hotel with the press onlooking (1969)
  • "How long, not long": Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers a speech on the steps of Alabama's state capitol, at the end of the Selma to Montgomery march (1965)
  • European Economic Community: was established with the Treaty of Rome; it comprised W. Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg (1957)
Birthdays
  • William Bell Wait 1839
  • Arturo Toscanini 1867
  • John Gutzon Borglum 1871
  • Bela Bartok 1881
  • Ed Begley, Sr. 1901
  • Frankie Carle 1903
  • David Lean 1908
  • Jeanne Cagney 1919
  • Howard Cosell 1920
  • Nancy Kelly 1921
  • Simone Signoret 1921
  • Eileen Ford 1922
  • Jim Lovell 1928 - Astronaut
  • Flannery O’Connor 1925
  • Gene Shalit 1932 - Movie critic
  • Bonnie Guitar 1934
  • Gloria Steinem 1934 - Feminist author
  • Johnny Burnette 1935
  • Hoyt Axton 1938
  • Anita Bryant 1940 - Singer
  • Aretha Franklin 1942 - Singer
  • Paul Michael Glaser 1943 - Actor ("Third Watch", "Starsky and Hutch")
  • Bonnie Bedelia 1948 - Actress ("Parenthood")
  • Nick Lowe 1949 - Singer
  • Elton John 1947 - Singer, musician
  • Kelly Garrett 1948
  • Neil Jones 1949 - Musician (Amen Corner)
  • Maisie Williams 1951 - (Boney M)
  • Mary Gross 1953 - Actress, comedian
  • James McDaniel 1958 - Actor ("NYPD Blue")
  • Brenda Song 1960 - Actress ("Desperate Housewives")
  • John Stockwell 1961 - Actor, writer, director
  • Marcia Cross 1962 - Actress ("Desperate Housewives")
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton 1964 - Actress ("The Practice")
  • Sarah Jessica Parker 1965 - Actress ("Sex and the City", "Failure to Launch")
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  • Jeff Healey 1966 - Musician
  • Debi Thomas 1967 - Olympic bronze medal figure skater
  • Sheryl Swoops 1971 - Basketball player
  • Melanie Blatt 1975 - Singer (All Saints)
  • Lee Pace 1979 - Actor ("Pushing Daisies")
  • Danica Patrick 1982 - Auto racer
  • Katherine McPhee 1984 - Singer ("American Idol")
  • Jason Castro 1987 - Singer ("American Idol")
  • Aly Michalka 1989 - Actress, singer ("Aly and AJ")


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Rock out When Angels Deserve to Die



System of a Down - Chop Suey!

Wake up
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup)
Grab a brush and put a little
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable
You wanted to
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
You wanted to
Hide the scars to fade away the shakeup
You wanted to
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
You wanted to
I don't think you trust
In, my, self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die, DIE
Wake up
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup)
Grab a brush and put a little
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable
You wanted to
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
You wanted to
Hide the scars to fade away the shakeup
You wanted to
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
You wanted to
I don't think you trust
In, my, self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
In, my, self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
Father, father, father, father
Father into your hands, I commend my spirit
Father into your hands
why have you forsaken me
In your eyes forsaken me
In your thoughts forsaken me
In your heart forsaken, me oh
Trust in my self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
In my self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die

WTF Friday: Do you remember winning?

Friday, March 24, 2017

kismet \KIZ-met; -mit\, noun:
  • Destiny; fate.
Kismet comes (via Turkish) from Arabic qismah, "portion, lot."
 
Christmas Syndrome
  • When you are looking forward to something constantly, to the point of obsession, causing the actual event to seem short and dull in comparison.
Oh, he's been counting down the days since July, and has came down with a bad case of Christmas Syndrome.

History
  • bacteria: Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (1882)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: play by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway (1955)
  • Elvis Presley: the King of Rock 'N Roll joined the US army for two years (1958)
  • Dark Side of the Moon: Pink Floyd released one of the best-selling albums of all time (1973)
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill: tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound, causing the worst maritime environmental disaster in history (1989)
  • Yugoslavia: NATO began air strikes in response to ethnic cleansing by Serbs of Albanians in Kosovo (1999)
Birthdays
  • Rufus King 1755 - American lawyer, politician and diplomat
  • Antonio Rosmini-Serbati 1797 - Italian Roman Catholic priest and philosopher
  • John Wesley Powell 1834 - U.S. soldier, geologist and explorer of American West
  • William Morris 1834 - British craftsman, designer, writer, typographer
  • Andrew Mellon 1855 - American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, U.S. Secretary of the Treasure (1921-1932)
  • Harry Houdini 1874 - Magician, escape artist
  • Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle 1887 - Actor, comedian, director, screenwriter
  • Arthur Murray 1895 - Dance instructor, businessman
  • Dorothy R. Stratton 1898 - Founded women's branch of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • June Clark (Algeria Junius "June" Clark ) 1900 - Musician
  • Joseph Barbera 1911 - Cartoonist
  • Richard (Nicholas) Conte 1914 - Cartoonist
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1919 - Poet
  • Gene Nelson (Leander Eugene Berg) 1920 - Dancer, actor, screenwriter and director
  • Dave Appell 1922 - Musician (Applejacks)
  • Norman Fell (Norman Noah Feld) 1924 - Actor
  • Dario Fo 1926 - Playwright
  • Byron Janis 1928 - Pianist
  • Vanessa Brown 1928 - Actress
  • Steve McQueen 1930 - Actor
  • William Smith 1933 - Actor
  • Billy Stewart 1937 - Musical artist
  • Bob Mackie 1940 - Fashion designer
  • R. Lee Ermey 1944 - Actor
  • Curtis Hanson 1945 - Director
  • Lee Oskar 1948 - Musician (War)
  • Nick Lowe 1949 - Singer
  • Dougie Thomson 1951 - Musician (Supertramp)
  • Louie Anderson 1953 - Comedian
  • Donna Pescow 1954 - Actress
  • Robert Carradine 1954 - Actor
  • Kelly LeBrock 1960 - Actress ("Weird Science")
  • Rodney "Kool Kollie" Terry 1961 - DJ (Ghostown DJs)
  • Star Jones 1962 - TV host ("The View")
  • Annabella Sciorra 1964 - Actress
  • Lara Flynn Boyle 1970 - Actress (below)
  • Shannon Corr 1970 - Singer, musician (The Corrs)
  • P.A. Pasemaster Mase 1970 - Rapper (De La Soul)
  • Jim Parsons 1973 - Actor ("The Big Bang Theory")
  • Alyson Hannigan 1974 - Actress ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "How I Met Your Mother")
  • Peyton Manning 1976 - Football player
  • Jessica Chastain 1977 - Actress (bottom)
  • Olivia Burnette (Olivia Nicole Burnette ) 1977 - Actress
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes 1990 - Actress ("The Whale Rider")

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Turtle Thursday: Brian from 2011

Brian

An old pic of Brian, our smallest turtle.
He's a dark phased diamondback terrapin.
Pic by Mrs. Bax0jayz

Thursday, March 23, 207

eschew \es-CHOO\, transitive verb:
  • To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
Eschew comes from Old French eschiver, ultimately of Germanic origin, scheuchen.
 
Message anxiety
  1. The act of pausing, freezing up, dreading, or avoiding the viewing of a E-mail, text message, or voice mail that you fear might be bad, negetive, or of major importance for you.
  2. Fretting about any message you recieve of major importance to you.
Hey, Mike I just got a message from that girl I met last night, I have message anxiety about it open it for me.
 
Barsexual
  • A girl who kisses other girls in bars and clubs, usually for attention and the approval of men.
A BISEXUAL girl kisses girls at home when no ones looking.
A BARSEXUAL girl only kisses them in places that charge a cover.


History
  • "Give me liberty or give me death": in Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry demanded freedom from England for the colonies (1775)
  • Pakistan: became the first Islamic republic (1956)
  • Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan announced a plan to protect the US from nuclear missiles, quickly dubbed "Star Wars"; the program is now called the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (1983)
  • Mir: the Russian space station ended 15 years of orbit, disintegrating and falling into the South Pacific ocean (2001)
Birthdays
  • Erich Fromm 1900 - German-American psychologist and humanistic philosopher
  • Joan Crawford 1905 - Actress (Mildred Pierce, The Unknown)
  • Born: Lucille Fay LeSueur
  • Akira Kurosawa 1910 - Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter (Sugata Sanshiro, Madadayo)
  • Wernher Von Braun 1912 - Rocket scientist, generally regarded as the father of the United States space program (Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun)
  • Johnny Guarnieri 1917 - Musician
  • Marty Allen 1922 - Comedian
  • Martha Wright 1926 - Actress
  • Roger Gilbert Bannister 1929 - Neurologist, British athlete, first man to run the mile in less than four minutes
  • Warren Godfrey 1931 - Hockey player
  • Monique Van Vooren 1933 - Actress
  • Mark Rydell 1934 - Director
  • Craig Breedlove 1937 - First to reach 400 mi/h, 500 mi/h and 600 mi/h using turbojet-powered vehicles
  • Ric Ocasek 1949 - Musician (The Cars), producer, zombie, married to former super-model Paulina Porizkova
  • Chaka Khan 1953 - Singer ("I Feel For You")
  • Moses Malone 1954 - Basketball player
  • Teresa Ganzel 1957 - Comedienne, actress
  • Amanda Plummer 1957 - Actress
  • Richard Grieco 1965 - Actor
  • Hope Davis 1964 - Actress
  • Kevin Griffin 1965 - Country musician (Yankee Grey)
  • Marti Pellow 1966 - Musician (Wet, Wet, Wet)
  • Marin Hinkle 1966 - Actress ("Two and a Half Men", "Once and Again")
  • Damon Albarn 1968 - Musician (Blur)
  • John Humphrey 1970 - Musician (The Nixons)
  • Karen McDougal 1971 Playmate(below)
  • Jason Kidd 1973 - Basketball player
  • Michelle Mohoghan 1976 - Actress
  • Keri Russell 1976 - Actress ("Felicity")
  • Nicholle Tom 1978 - Actress
  • Paul Martin 1978 - Country singer (Marshall Dyllon)
  • Maurice Jones-Drew 1985 - Football player
  • Princess Eugenie (Eugenie Victoria Helena) 1990 - Daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York.