Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review Tuesday: Astor Propane Tank Pressure Barbeque Gauge

 

Astor Propane Tank Pressure Barbeque Gauge

Such a simple idea to solve an age old question. How much propane is in my tank? Will I finish this meal before the gas runs out? This time of year, these are CRUCIAL questions that need immediate answers!

This device hooks up easily and appears to be exceedingly accurate. It is made of brass and machined perfectly. Never run out of gas while grilling ever again!

Highly recommended!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

attenuate \uh-TEN-yoo-eyt\, verb:
1. To weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value
2. To make thin; make slender or fine.
3. In medicine, to render less virulent, as a strain of pathogenic virus or bacterium.
4. In electronics, to decrease the amplitude of an electronic signal.
Attenuate is based on the Latin attenuāre, "to thin, reduce."
 
Macaroni and Sneeze
  • A regular for lunch at institutions such as public schools, hospitals (esp. mental), and the military/boot camp. Any kind of pasta dish consisting of ingredients/prepared by individuals you are unsure of.
The lunch lady had something hanging from her nose on Monday, the same day we had Macaroni and Sneeze...

History
  • Joseph Smith: the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was killed by an anti-Mormon mob in Illinois (1844)
  • Joshua Slocum: Canadian adventurer landed at Newport, Rhode Island, becoming the first to circumnavigate the world on his own (1898)
  • Newbery Medal: was first awarded, to Hendrik Willem van Loon for The Story of Mankind (1922)
  • paintball: the first game was played, in New Hampshire (1981)
  • US National Do Not Call Registry: opened for business; almost ¾ of a million phone numbers were signed up on its first day in a stand against unwanted telemarketing (2003)
Birthdays
  • Louis XII (France) 1462
  • Charles XII (Sweden) 1682
  • Charles Stewart Parnell 1846
  • Mildred J. Hill 1859
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar 1872
  • Helen Keller 1880
  • John McIntire (actor) 1907
  • Audrey Christie 1911
  • Willie Mosconi 1913
  • Ben Homer 1917
  • I.A.L. Diamond 1920
  • Elmo Hope 1923
  • Rosalie Allen 1924
  • Jerome ‘Doc’ Pomus 1925
  • Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan 1927
  • H. Ross Perot 1930
  • Charles Bronfman 1931
  • Anna Moffo 1934
  • Shirley Anne Field 1938
  • Sandra Smith 1940
  • Frank Mills 1942
  • Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) 1944
  • Norma Kamili 1945
  • Julia Duffy 1951
  • Isabelle Adjani 1955
  • Lorrie Morgan 1959
  • Brian Dillinger 1960
    J. J. Abrams 1966
  • Tobey Maguire 1975
  • Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) 1976
  • Madylin Sweeten 1991
    Chandler Riggs (TWD) 1999 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Look forward to Emma!


Emma Glover



Hotty of the day!


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Weekend Box Office: 06/26/2017



Now Playing (Box Office)
 
  1. Transformers: The Last Knight $45.3M
  2. Cars 3 $25.2M
  3. Wonder Woman $25.2M
  4. 47 Meters Down $7.4M
  5. All Eyez on Me $5.9M
 
Even though Wonder Woman slipped to the #3 spot, it's still making some impressive numbers. That aside, Transformers knocked last week's top film, CARS 3, into the #2 spot. Hollywood is still saying that T5 was a bit disappointing with the ticket sales.  

Honestly, I think people just wanted to see this:

  
 

Monday, June 26, 2017

sirocco \suh-ROK-oh\, noun:
1. Any hot, oppressive wind, especially one in the warm sector of a cyclone.
2. A hot, dry, dustladen wind blowing from northern Africa and affecting parts of southern Europe.
3. A warm, sultry south or southeast wind accompanied by rain.
Sirocco enters English from the Italian scirocco, which in turn derives from the Arabic sharq, literally meaning "east."
engayed
  • The term for gay couples to become engaged or plan on becoming married.
Did you hear the news? Paul and Tom got engayed. I can't wait for their wedding!


History
  • The Gold Rush: Charlie Chaplin's comedy premiered in Hollywood (1925)
  • United Nations: 50 countries signed the charter establishing the world body (1945)
  • Ich bin ein Berliner: John F. Kennedy declared "I am a Berliner," emphasizing US support for democracy in West Germany (1963)
  • UPC bar code: the first item marked in this way was scanned, in Troy, Ohio; the 10-pack of Juicy Fruit is now in the Smithsonian (1974)
  • CN Tower: a Toronto landmark, the world's tallest free-standing structure on land, opened to the public (1976)
  • Human Genome Project: completion of the first rough map of the human genetic code was announced at the White House (2000)
Birthdays
  • Abner Doubleday 1819
  • Sidney Howard 1891
  • Pearl S. Buck 1892
  • Willy Messerschmitt 1898 - aircraft engineer
  • William P. Lear 1902 - aircraft engineer
  • Peter Lorre 1904
  • Col. Tom Parker 1909
  • Roy Plunkett 1910
  • Richard Maltby 1914
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1914
  • Charlotte Zolotow 1915
  • Eleanor Parker 1922
  • Frances Rafferty 1922
  • Dave Grusin 1934
  • Billy Davis ( The 5th Dimension) 1940
  • Larry Taylor (Canned Heat) 1942
  • Pamela Bellwood 1943
  • Georgie Fame (Clive Powell) 1943
  • Mick Jones (Clash, Big Audio Dynomite) 1955
  • Chris Isaak 1956
  • Patty Smyth 1957
  • Barbara Edwards 1960
  • Greg LeMond 1961
  • Terri Nunn (Berlin) 1961
  • Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) 1963
  • Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) 1969
  • Chris O'Donnell 1970
  • Rebecca Budig 1973
  • Jason Schwartzman 1980
  • Kaitlin Cullum 1986

     

     

           

Sunday, June 25, 2017

HELLO GEORGI GIRL! 2017


One of the great things about the warm months in NY is that all the Georgi Vodka ads start reappearing on the buses in Nassau and NYC. I don't know who that Georgi Girl is, but that's a fine ass she has! Booyah!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

torrefy \TAWR-uh-fahy\, verb:
1. To subject to fire or intense heat.
2. In pharmacology, to dry or parch drugs with heat.
3. To roast, as metallic ores.
Torrefy stems from the two Latin roots torrēre "to dry up" and facere "to put, or make so."
 
whom alert
  • An alert that is called when one is trying to sound smarter than they really are. In more severe cases, a whence alert may be necessary.
Jim: So Rob, how's that advanced calculus class going?
Martin: I'm not certain for whom the curriculum was written, but I am definitely far too brilliant to be wasting my time on this tripe.
Jim: That's it, buddy! I'm calling a whom alert on you!

History
  • Battle of Little Bighorn: Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his men were killed by Indians in what became known as "Custer's Last Stand" (1876)
  • Douglas Hyde: became the first president of Ireland (1938)
  • Korean War: broke out when the communist North invaded the South (1950)
  • Yugoslavia: former republics Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence (1991)
  • Mir space station: was struck by an unmanned Progress spacecraft (1997)
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Teheran mayor was elected president of Iran (2005)
  • Michael Jackson: the "King of Pop" died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. (2009)
Birthdays
  • Rosie O'Neill 1874
  • Henry "Hap" Arnold 1886
  • George Abbott 1887
  • Lord Louis Mountbatten (Burma) 1900
  • Anne Revere 1903
  • George Orwell 1903
  • Peter Lind Hayes 1915
  • Johnny Smith 1922
  • Dorothy Gilman 1923
  • Sidney Lumet 1924
  • June Lockhart 1925
  • Eddie Floyd (Falcons) 1935
  • Barbara Montgomery 1939
  • Clint Warwick (The Moody Blues) 1940
  • Willis Reed 1942
  • Carly Simon 1945
  • Ian McDonald (Foreigner) 1946
  • Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) 1946
  • Jimmy Walker 1947
  • Michael Lembeck 1948
  • Phyllis George 1949
  • Tim Finn (Split Enz) 1952
  • David Paich (Toto) 1954
  • George Michael 1963
  • Dikembe Mutombo 1966
  • Richie Rich 1967
  • Candyman 1968
  • Sean Kelly (Sixpence None the Richer) 1971
  • Michael Kroeger (Michael Douglas Henry Kroeger ) 1972 - Bass player (Nickelback)
  • Carlos Delgado 1972
  • Mario Calire (Wallflowers) 1974
  • Albert Costa 1975
  • Linda Cardellini 1975

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SUMMER Time!

Cuz why not?

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Summer Glau

Saturday, June 24, 2017

sabbatical \suh-BAT-i-kuhl\, noun:
  1. Any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
adjective:
  1. Of or pertaining to or appropriate to the Sabbath.
  2. Bringing a period of rest.
Sabbatical originates in reference to the Judeo-Christian Sabbath, and comes from the Greek sabbatikos.
 
curb shame

  • Embarrassment at waiting on the curb obediently as other pedestrians ignore the "don't walk" signal in the absence of traffic.
I couldn't stand the curb shame any longer so I crossed with everyone else, even though I needed a break from running all around town.

History
  • dancing mania: first major outbreak of this phenomenon — wild, uncontrollable dancing, accompanied by hallucinations, to the point of exhaustion — occurred in Aachen, Germany (1374)
  • John Cabot: explorer became the first European to sight the continent of North America (1497)
  • Henry VIII: crowned king of England (1509)
  • flying saucer: Kenneth Arnold described UFOs he had seen near Mt. Rainier, Washington, as "saucers skipping across the water" (1947); the Roswell Report closed the case on other alleged sightings of UFOs near Roswell, New Mexico (1997)
  • Berlin blockade: Soviet Union prevented delivery of supplies to Berlin; Allied forces began the Berlin airlift in response (1948)
  • FTC: required that a message be placed on all cigarette packages to warn consumers that cigarette smoking is dangerous to their health (1964)
Birthdays
  • E.I. Du Pont 1771
  • Ambrose Bierce 1842
  • Jack Dempsey 1895
  • Irving Kaufman 1910
  • Norman Cousins 1912
  • John Ciardi 1916
  • Al Molinaro 1919
  • Manny Albam 1922
  • Billy Casper 1931
  • Peter Hamill 1935
  • Michele Lee 1942
  • Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) 1942
  • Georg Stanford Brown 1943
  • Arthur Brown 1944
  • Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) 1944
  • John ‘Charlie’ Whitney (Family) 1944
  • Colin Blunstone 1945
  • Ellison S. Onizuka 1946
    Patrick Moraz (musician: Yes, Moody Blues) 1948
  • John Illsley (Dire Straits) 1949
  • Nancy Allen 1950
  • Derrick Simpson (Black Uhuru) 1950
  • Astro (UB40) 1957
  • Andrew McCluskey (OMD) 1959
  • Curt Smith (Tears For Fears) 1961
  • Danielle Spencer 1965
  • Sherry Stringfield 1967
  • Jeff Cease (The Black Crowes) 1967
  • Glenn Medeiros 1970
  • Minka Kelly 1980