Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

scurf \SKURF\, noun:
1. The scales or small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin.
2. Any scaly matter or incrustation on a surface.
Scurf derives from the ancient Germanic root skurfa, "crust."
 
Fart Enthusiast
  • an individual who is highly amused by anything associated with flatuation.
LuAnn was such a fart enthusiast that, upon the mention of a fart, she doubles over with laughter.
 
History
  • Chicago: was founded with a mission established by French priest Jacques Marquette on the shore of Lake Michigan (1674)
  • suttee: the Hindu practice of a widow's self-immolation on her husband's funeral pyre was outlawed by the British in India (1829)
  • Mary Celeste: the ship was discovered heading toward the Strait of Gibraltar, sound if somewhat wet, but all its crew and passengers were missing and have never been found (1872)
  • The Los Angeles Times: began publication; it is now the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in the US (1881)
Birthdays
  • Wassily Kandinsky 1866
  • Francisco Franco 1892
  • Deanna Durbin 1921
  • Wink Martindale 1934
  • Max Baer Jr. 1937
  • John Cale 1940
  • Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon 1940
  • Chris Hillman 1942
  • Bob Mosley 1942 - Musician (Moby Grape)
  • Chris Hillman 1942 - Musician (Flying Burrito Brothers, Byrds)
  • Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) 1944
  • Southside Johnny Lyon 1948
  • Jeff Bridges 1949
  • Patricia Wettig 1951
  • Gary Rossington 1951 - Musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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  • Cassandra Wilson 1955
  • Brian Prout 1955 - Musician (Diamond Rio)
  • Bob Griffin 1959 - Musician (The BoDeans)
  • Vinnie Dombroski 1962 - Muscian (Sponge)
  • Jozef Sabovcik 1963
  • Marisa Tomei 1964 - Actress
  • Chelsea Noble 1964
  • Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) 1969 - Rapper
  • Tyra Banks 1973
  • Lila McCann 1981
  • Orlando Brown 1987

 


Saturday, December 03, 2016

December!


Saturday, December 3, 2016

divagate \DAHY-vuh-geyt\, verb:
1. To wander; stray.
2. To digress in speech.
The Latin roots of divagate are di-, "two," and vagare, "to wander."
 
Memory Hole
  • The alteration or outright disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a web site or other archive. Its origin comes from George Orwell's "1984", in which the memory hole was a small incinerator chute used for censoring, (through destroying), things Big Brother deemed necessary to censor.
Person One: "Did you hear about that scandal involving the President?"
Person Two: "Yeah! Looks like someone didn't have time to visit the memory hole." 
Dude One: "Yo bro, I like that picture on Facebook of you wearing the "I Love Barry Manilow" shirt!"
Dude Two: "Yeah, that's definitely going in the memory hole."

History
  • coed: Oberlin College became the first institution of higher learning in the US to serve both male and female students (1833)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway (1947)
  • heart transplant: the procedure was first performed by Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky in Cape Town; the patient lived 18 days before succumbing to pneumonia, but his new heart didn't fail (1967)
  • 20th Century Limited: luxury NYC–Chicago train, on which passengers were routinely given flowers and perfume, finished its final run (1967)
  • Bhopal disaster: poison gas emission from Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, killed thousands of people in arguably the worst industrial disaster ever (1984)
Birthdays
  • George McClellan 1826
  • Joseph Conrad 1857
  • Carlos Montoya 1903
  • Ferlin Husky 1925
  • Andy Williams 1927
  • Jean-Luc Godard 1930
  • Jaye P. Morgan 1931
  • imagebam.comBobby Allison 1937
  • John Cale 1940 - Musician (Velvet Underground)
  • Mary Alice 1941
  • Peter C. Schulz 1942
  • Ozzy Osbourne 1948 
  • Heather Menzies 1949
  • Mickey Thomas 1949 - Musician (Jefferson Starship)
  • Don Barnes 1952 - Musician (.38 Special) 
  • Rick Mears 1953
  • Steve Forbert 1954
  • Paul Gregg 1954 - Musician (Restless Heart)
  • Daryl Hannah 1960 - Actress
  • Julianne Moore 1960
  • Katarina Witt 1965
  • Montell Jordan 1968
  • Brendan Fraser 1968 - Actor ("George of the Jungle")
  • Royale Watkins 1969
  • Bruno Campos 1973
  • Holly Marie Combs 1973
  • Lauren Roman 1975
  • Anna Chlumsky 1980
  • Brian Bonsall 1981
  • Amanda Seyfried 1985
  • Michael Angaran 1987

Friday, December 02, 2016

Rock out for the one year anniversary

We lost Scott Weiland to his drug addiction about a year ago. Time flies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht672-wYelc


VASOLINE
Stone Temple Pilots

one time a thing occurred to me
what's real, and what's for sale?
blew a kiss and tried to take it home

it isn't you, isn't me
search for things you can't see
going blind, out of reach
somewhere in the vasoline

two times and it has rendered me
punch drunk and without bail
think I'd be safer all alone
flies in the vasoline we are
sometimes it blows my mind
keep getting stuck here all the time

you'll see the look and you'll see the lies
you'll eat the lies, and you will.

it isn't you, isn't me
search for things you can't see
going blind, out of reach
somewhere in the vasoline

TGIF! Have a drink! Rogue One comes out in a couple weeks!

TGIF! Friday, December 2, 2016

tristful \TRIST-fuhl\, adjective:
  • Full of sadness; sorrowful.
Tristful stems from the Old French triste, "sad."
 
Christmas buzz
  • A feeling common during the month of December. It is the need to buy many overpriced gifts for your family, normally on a credit card. The buyer feels no feelings of regret for the rest of the month, as he/she feels they are being a good person. The Christmas buzz is always followed by the New Year's hangover, when the credit card bill comes in and the buyer goes on a rant about how much money they have spent.
You're buying a nintendo wii off ebay for 500 dollars for your kid? Must be the Christmas buzz.

History 
  • Napoleon Bonaparte: was crowned emperor of France at Notre Dame (1804)
  • Monroe Doctrine: was articulated by President James Monroe; it told Europe to stay out of the Americas (1823)
  • EPA: Richard Nixon established a federal agency to set and enforce national pollution-control standards (1970)
  • scientific experimentation: Enrico Fermi produced the first nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago (1942); Louis Paul Cailletet liquified oxygen (1877)
  • artificial heart: Barney Clark was the recipient of the first such transplant, a Jarvik-7; he lived for 112 days (1982)
  • Benazir Bhutto: was sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head a modern Muslim nation (1988)
Birthdays
  • George Seurat 1859
  • Charles Ringling 1862
  • S. Joseph Begun 1905
  • Ray Walston 1914
  • Adolph Greene 1915
  • Leo Gordon 1922
  • Maria Callas 1923
  • Alexander M. Haig 1924
  • Julie Harris 1925
  • Edwin Meese III 1931
  • Cathy Lee Crosby 1948
  • John Wesley Ryles 1950
  • Keith Szarabajka 1952
  • Dan Butler 1954
  • Stone Phillips 1954
  • Dennis Christopher 1955
  • Steven Bauer 1956
  • Sydney Youngblood 1960
  • Rick Savage (Def Leppard) 1960 
  • Lucy Liu 1968
  • Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters) 1968
  • Jimi Haha (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) 1968
  • Anthony "Treach" Criss (Naughty By Nature) 1970
  • Monica Seles 1973
  • Nelly Furtado 1978
  • Britney Spears 1981
     
     
       
      

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Turtle Thursday: Parade



I guess this is why Macy's didn't hire them today, huh?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

palingenesis \pal-in-JEN-uh-sis\, noun:
1. Rebirth; regeneration.
2. In biology, embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species.
3. Baptism in the Christian faith.
4. The doctrine of transmigration of souls.
Palingenesis is the combination of two Greek roots: palin, "again," and genesis, "source."
 
gut muscle
  • a euphemism for the weight gained as a result of Thanksgiving feast.
Oh you know, a lot of 10 oz curls and some gut muscle toning.

History
  • electoral college: the US House of Representatives met to determine a new president when none of the candidates received an electoral majority; John Quincy Adams was chosen over Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay (1824)
  • A Study in Scarlet: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes story appeared in print (1887)
  • Rosa Parks: was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Alabama, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott (1955)
  • Antarctic Treaty: was opened for signature; it said Antarctica "shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes" (1959)
Birthdays
  • Cyril Ritchard 1897
  • Mary Martin 1913
  • Stansfield Turner 1923
  • David Doyle 1925
  • Robert Symonds 1926
  • Billy Paul 1934
  • Woody Allen 1935
  • Lou Rawls 1935
  • Sandy Nelson 1938
  • Lee Trevino 1939
  • Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) 1939
  • Richard Pryor 1940
  • Federico Faggin 1941
  • Casey Van Beek 1942
  • John Densmore (Doors) 1944
  • Bette Midler 1945
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan 1946
  • Treat Williams 1951
  • Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) 1951
  • Kim Richey 1956
  • Charlene Tilton 1958
  • Carol Alt 1960
  • Jeremy Northam 1961
  • Nestor Cabonell 1967 - Actor ("Lost", "Cold Case") 
  • Julie Condra 1970
  • Sarah Silverman 1970
  • Ron Melendez 1972
  • Sarah Masen 1975
  • Bradford Phillip Delson 1977 - Guitarist (Linkin Park)
  • Ashley Monique Clark 1988


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Piss-Hoff Wednesday!


This week's pic was deleted as being inappropriate from my Photobucket account a long time ago. The question that begs to be asked, if it were the original album cover, would it have been deleted or was it that fact that the Hoff is precision urinating that makes it obscene? We may never now!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

lilliputian \lil-i-PYOO-shuhn\, adjective:
1. Extremely small; tiny; diminutive.
2. Trivial.
Lilliputian pertaining to Lilliput, the fabulous island whose inhabitants were six inches high, coined by Swift in "Gulliver's Travels" (1726).
 
Hiberdating, verb:
  • Someone who ignores all their other friends when they are dating a boyfriend/girlfriend
I haven't seen or heard from Jennifer since she started hiberdating Teddy four months ago.

History
  • Russo-Finnish War: began; at its conclusion, Finland ceded part of its territory to Russia (1939)
  • Lucille Ball: zany redheaded comedienne married Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, who became her costar in I Love Lucy (1940)
  • Barbados: gained its independence from Great Britain (1966)
  • Tiny Tim died after ending a show early because he felt ill. (1996)
Birthdays
  • Jonathan Swift 1667
  • Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835
  • Winston Churchill (Britain) 1874
  • Brownie McGhee 1915
  • Efren Zimbalist, Jr. 1918
  • Virginia Mayo 1920
  • Richard Crenna 1926
  • Dick Clark 1929
  • G. Gordon Liddy 1930
  • Teddy Wilburn 1931
  • Bob Moore 1932
  • Abbie Hoffman 1936
  • Jimmy Bowen 1937
  • Robert Guillaume 1937
  • Frank Ifield 1937
  • Ridley Scott 1937
  • Luther Ingram 1944
  • Rob Grill (The Grassroots) 1944
  • Roger Glover (Deep Purple) 1945
  • David Mamet 1947
  • Margaret Whitton 1950
  • Mandy Patinkin 1952
  • Shuggie Otis 1953
  • June Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) 1954
  • Jeannie Kendall (The Kendalls) 1954
  • Billy Idol 1955 
  • John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs) 1957
  • Bo Jackson (NFL, MLB) 1962
  • Jalil (Whodini) 1963
  • Ben Stiller 1965
  • Paul Wheeler (Icehouse) 1965
  • Allan Sherman 1975
  • Mindy McCready 1975
  • Clay Aiken (Clayton Holmes Grissom) 1978
  • Elisha Cuthbert 1982
  • Kaley Cuoco 1985
  • CJ Gibson 1983