Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hasselhoff Wednesday: Randomness

hasselhoff photo: DJ DEJVID HASSELHOFF 26.11.2010. dejvid_small.jpg

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hasselhoff Wednesday: Eris and Pluto

Spotlight: Easy come, easy go. On this date in 2005, astronomers announced the discovery of Eris, a heavenly body slightly larger than Pluto, and called it the 10th planet. The International Astronomical Union did a little further research and decided that both bodies were too small to be official planets, so Eris and Pluto were demoted to the official designation of dwarf planet. Along with its moon, Dysnomia, Eris is the most distant known object in orbit around the sun. The word "pluto" took on a new meaning with this move — it came to be defined as "to demote or devalue someone or something."
Quote: "Mmm. Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing. How embarrassing."  Yoda, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

apocryphal \uh-POK-ruh-fuhl\, adjective:
  1. (Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
  2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; equivocal; fictitious; spurious; false.
Apocryphal ultimately derives from Greek apokruphos, "hidden (hence, spurious)," from apokruptein, "to hide away," from apo-, "away, from" + kruptein, "to hide."

Dot Watching, Verb. 
  • The desperately intense observation of your smart phone screen message thread, as you wait in hope for a reply from someone you are romantically engaged with. 
I spent Saturday night Dot watching again, what did you do?

 
History
  • Spanish Armada: was defeated by the English, led by Sir Francis Drake (1588)
  • NASA: President Eisenhower signed a bill creating the space agency (1958)
  • Lady Di: married Prince Charles at St. Paul's Cathedral in London (1981)
  • switch hitter: Red Sox batter Bill Mueller became the first Major League Baseball player to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a single game (2003)
  • Eris, a heavenly body slightly larger than Pluto, was discovered and called it the 10th planet. (2005)
Birthdays
  • Booth Tarkington 1869
  • Benito Mussolini 1883
  • Sigmund Romberg 1887
  • Theda Bara 1890
  • Clara Bow 1894
  • Melvin Belli 1907
  • Stephen McNally 1913
  • Richard Egan 1923
  • Lloyd Bochner 1924
  • Robert Horton 1924
  • Ted Lindsay 1925
  • Don Carter 1926
  • Paul Taylor 1930
  • Randy Sparks (New Christy Minstrels) 1933
  • Robert Fuller 1934
  • Peter Jennings 1938
  • David Warner 1941
  • Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) 1946
  • Simon Kirk (Bad Company) 1949
  • Ken Burns 1953
  • Geddy Lee (Rush) 1953
  • Michael Biehn 1956
  • Patti Scialia (E Street Band) 1956
  • Alexandra Paul 1963
  • Martina McBride 1966
  • Chris Gorman (Belly) 1967
  • Wil Wheaton 1972
  • Stephen Dorff 1973
  • Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) 1973

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review Tuesday: 7 by TO THE PAIN



To The Pain
7
To The Pain is back with their sophomore release entitled 7. I was very excited to follow news from the band, thank you Facebook, since their first release.

Bio:
Formed in January 2012, To The Pain is an original metal band that hails from Long Island, New York. The bands sound consists of heavy melodic guitar riffs provided by Steve Shaver and Craig Piano along with driving rythmn section consisting of Jeremy Lustig on bass and Jimmy Klimatas on drums. Lead Vocalist John Intagliata's powerful and high pitched vocal range round out this 5 piece. To The Pain's debut record was released in June 2013. The band is finished recording there newest album 7 which has been getting air play and Great Reviews. The official release date for the album was June 20th as we headline Revolution Music Hall in Amityville, New York with a huge CD release Party.
Tracklist:
1) March of the Mankind/Heavens Carnage
2) Seven
3) Killzone
4) Is It My Turn To Die
5) Cry Out For Justice
6) Don't Eat The Eyes
When you hit PLAY, you are transported from calm and serenity to some distant, miserable horrible war-torn place in MARCH OF MANKIND.  The creepy march and sound effects prepare you for what's coming in HEAVENS CARNAGE

Somewhere between Slipknot and Anthrax, is where the track SEVEN resides. The crunchy guitars and clever double kick follows the vocals in a perfectly blended song. 

The bpm is slowed down for KILLZONE, but your pulse won't! IS IT MY TURN TO DIE speeds things up again. Clever riffs and plaintive vocals are the hallmarks of that track. CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE has a chorus that hooks you in. Possibly my favorite song on this record is DON'T EAT THE EYES. It's just so much fun that you want to replay the whole record again so you can have your tasty dessert after the meatiness of the record. 

This effort is more refined than the first record, yet retaining those important rough edges that a heavy record requires. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the real thing here. Honest to goodness heavy metal for all of you wondering where the genre went. Well, HERE IT IS!  

In conclusion, I highly recommend that you buy this album. After you listen to it ONCE you'll find yourself walking around singing to yourself Don't Eat The Eyes. I love that song. Such a catchy tune!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

sapid \SAP-id\, adjective:
  1. Having taste or flavor, especially having a strong pleasant flavor.
  2. Agreeable to the mind; to one's liking.
Sapid comes from Latin sapidus, "savory," from sapere, "to taste."

G
etting lazy

  • Getting lazy is the act of just laying on the ground after being slammed or a hard fall. Most commonly used amongst skaters, bmx riders, and other extreme sports. 
Dalton: "hey tyler Whats jake doing on the ground?" 
Tyler: "he's just getting lazy, he tried dropping in on the fifteen foot halfpipe for the first time and slammed."
 
History 
  • Maximilien Robespierre: Reign of Terror leader was guillotined in Paris during the French Revolution (1794)
  • Peru: declared independence from Spain (1821)
  • 14th Amendment: granted full citizenship to former US slaves; introduced new civil rights safeguards, due process, equal protection (1868)
  • Austria-Hungary: declared war on Serbia, precipitating World War I (1914)
  • Kennewick Man: prehistoric remains were discovered on the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, sparking a debate between scientists and Native Americans (1996)
  • IRA: ended its armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland in favor of "exclusively peaceful means" (2005)
Birthdays
  • Beatrix Potter 1866
  • Joe E. Brown 1891
  • Rudy Vallee 1901
  • Richard Rogers 1902
  • Cameron Dragon 1914
  • Charles Hard Townes 1915
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929
  • Darryl Hickman 1931
  • Jacques d'Amboise 1934
  • Peter Duchin 1937
  • George Cummings 1938 - Musician (Dr. Hook)
  • Phil Proctor 1940
  • Mike Bloomfield 1944
  • Jim Davis 1945
  • Richard Wright 1945 - Musician (Pink Floyd)
  • Jonathan Edwards 1946 - Singer
  • Linda Kelsey 1946
  • Barbara Ferrell 1947
  • Sally Struthers 1948
  • Georgia Bright Engel 1948
  • Peter Doyle 1949 - Musician (The New Seekers)
  • Simon Kirke 1949 - Musician (Bad Company, Free)
  • Terry Fox 1958
  • Lori Loughlin 1964
  • Elizabeth Berkley 1972
  • Afroman 1974



Monday, July 27, 2015

Look forward to KAT!

Kat Dennings
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Hotty of the day 
cred to ou

Weekend Box Office - 07/27/2015

Now Playing (Box Office) 
  1. Ant-Man $24.8M 
  2. Pixels $24.0M 
  3. Minions $22.1M 
  4. Trainwreck $17.3M 
  5. Southpaw $16.5M 
In something of a shocker, ANT-MAN held on to the #1 spot for a second week, fending off MINIONS and the new Adam Sandler flick, PIXELS.  Another new release, SOUTHPAW starring Jake Gyllenhaal disappointed in 5th place. 

I wonder how many dudes are watching Ant-Man for Evangeline Lilly?



Monday, July 27, 2015

caveat \KAY-vee-at; KAV-ee-; KAH-vee-aht\, noun:
  1. (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the opposition has a hearing.
  2. A warning or caution; also, a cautionary qualification or explanation to prevent misunderstanding.
Caveat comes from the Latin caveat, "let him beware," from cavere, "to beware."
 
weenis 

  • Its actually the skin on your elbow.
Ow, I hit my weenis on the refrigerator.

History

  • transatlantic telegraph cable: was completed, linking the US and Europe; the cord shortened communication time from days to minutes (1866)
  • insulin: physiologists isolated the hormone used to manage diabetes (1921)
  • Bugs Bunny: debuted in The Wild Hare (1940)
  • Billboard: the magazine published its first singles record chart (1940)
  • Korean War: the conflict ended with no clear winner, splitting the country into North and South (1953)
  • Coronation Street: British soap characters Ken Barlow and Deirdre Langton tied the knot; their wedding got higher telly ratings than that of Prince Charles and Lady Di (1981)
Birthdays
  • Charlotte Corday 1768
  • George Foster Peabody 1852
  • Keenan Wynn 1916
  • Homer (Henry D. Haynes) 1918
  • Charles P. Ginsburg 1920
  • Norman Lear 1922
  • Bob Morse (Hi-Lo's) 1927
  • Harvey Fuqua (The Moonglows) 1929
  • Jerry Van Dyke 1931
  • Nick Reynolds (The Kingston Trio) 1933
  • Don Galloway 1937
  • Irv Cross 1939
  • James Victor 1939
  • Dennis Ralston 1942
  • John Pleshette 1942
  • Bobbie Gentry 1944
  • Al Ramsey (Gary Lewis & The Playboys) 1946
  • Betty Thomas 1948
  • Peggy Fleming 1948
  • Maury Chaykin 1949
  • Maureen McGovern 1949
  • Michael Vaughn (Paperlace) 1950
  • Janet Eilber 1951
  • Roxanne Hart 1952
  • Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) 1956
  • Karl Mueller (Soul Asylum) 1963
  • Rex Brown (Pantera) 1964
  • Juliana Hatfield 1967
  • Stacy Dean Campbell 1967
  • Julian McMahon 1968
  • Maya Rudolph 1972
  • Peter Yorn 1974
  • Alex Rodriguez (MLB) 1975
  • John Rhys Meyers 1977


Sunday, July 26, 2015

K8 is Gr8

Get outta here kid


You're bothering me.


***wink***


Kate Beckinsale
for Absolut Vodka

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I think I need a drink...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

peripatetic \pair-uh-puh-TET-ik\, adjective:
1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.
3. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.4. A follower of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
Peripatetic derives from Greek peripatetikos, fromperipatein, "to walk about," from peri-, "around, about" +patein, "to walk."
 
business shower

  • An intimate shower taken between 2 persons solely for the purpose of saving time, completely devoid of any sexual connotation.
"Oh shit, my alarm didn't go off"
"Shit... I have to be at work in 20 minutes"
"We'll just have to shower together"
"Hey man, that's gross"
"Nah its cool... It'll be a Business Shower"
"Aight dog"

History

  • Lionel Nathan Rothschild: became the first Jew to sit in the British Parliament — 11 years after he was elected; the House of Commons had to allow a special oath (1858)
  • Unua Libro: the "First Book" of Esperanto was published, by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof (1887)
  • National Security Act: was signed by US President Harry S Truman; it created the Department of Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, and Joint Chiefs of Staff (1947)
  • Suez Canal: was nationalized by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, leading to an international crisis (1956)
  • Jimmy Hoffa: Teamsters union head was convicted of fraud and conspiracy (1964)
Birthdays
  • George Catlin 1796
  • George Bernard Shaw 1856
  • Carl Jung 1875
  • Aldous Huxley 1894
  • Gracie Allen 1906
  • Vivian Vance 1912
  • Erskine Hawkins 1914
  • Marjorie Lord 1921
  • Blake Edwards 1922
  • Jason Robards, Jr. 1922
  • Hoyt Wilhelm 1923
  • Louie Bellson (Duke Ellington Band) 1924
  • James Best 1926
  • Stanley Kubrick 1928
  • Bobby Lilly 1939
  • Bobby Rousseau 1940
  • Bobby Hebb 1941
  • Dobie Gray 1943
  • Peter Hyams 1943
  • Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) 1943
  • Keil Martin 1944
  • Mickei King 1944
  • Helen Mirren 1946
  • Roger Taylor (Queen) 1949
  • Susan George 1950
  • Duncan Mackey 1950
  • Dorothy Hamill 1956
  • Kevin Spacey 1959
  • Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) 1961
  • Sandra Bullock 1964
  • Jeremy Piven 1965
  • Jennifer Ashe 1966
  • Kate Beckinsale 1973
  • Derek Jeter 1974
  • Taylor Momsen 1993
 
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