Saturday, November 17, 2018


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

nictitate \NIK-ti-teyt\, verb:
  • To wink.
Nictitate stems from the Latin nictare, "to wink or blink."
  • The act of watching numerous recorded university lectures at 2x speed in a futile attempt to cover an entire semesters material the day before the final exam.
"Have you studied for tomorrows exam?" 
"Nah, I'm chipmunking all the lectures tonight."
  • Elizabeth I: the "Virgin Queen" of England began her 45-year reign, succeeding her half-sister, Queen Mary, and beginning the Elizabethan era (1558)
  • US Congress: held its first Washington session in the partially completed Capitol building (1800)
  • Suez Canal: 100-mile-(160 km.)-long waterway opened, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas (1869)
  • Heidi bowl: NBC switched from football to Heidi, missing the last 42 seconds of a game when the Raiders came from behind, scoring two touchdowns to beat the Jets, 43-32 (1968)
  • Richard Nixon: declared "I am not a crook" in Orlando, Florida, nine months before resigning over the Watergate scandal (1973)
    STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL aired for the first and last time ever, on CBS (1978)
  • Velvet Revolution: demonstrations began in Czechoslovakia, leading to the fall of the communist government (1989)
  • Louis XVIII (France) 1755
  • Bernard Law Montgomery (Britain) 1887
  • Lee Strasberg 1901
  • Rock Hudson 1925
  • Sir Charles Mackerras 1925
  • Bob Mathias 1930
  • Gordon Lightfoot 1938
  • Gene Clark (Byrds) 1941
  • Martin Scorsese 1942
  • Danny DeVito 1944
  • Lauren Hutton 1944
  • Lorne Michaels 1944
  • Tom Seaver (MLB) 1944
  • Jim Babjak (Smithereens) 1957
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio 1958
  • William Moses 1959
  • RuPaul 1960
  • Dylan Walsh 1963
  • Daisy Fuentes 1966 (bottom)
  • Ronnie DeVoe (New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe) 1967
  • Jeff Allen (Mint Condition) 1968
  • Leslie Bib 1973
  • Brandon Call 1976
  • Rachel McAdams 1978
  • Isaac Hanson (Hanson) 1980
  • Justin Cooper 1988

Friday, November 16, 2018

Rock out with some DK! 2018

To mark the assassination of JFK, this weekend, I thought I'd post some Dead Kennedys!

"Kill The Poor"
Efficiency and progress is ours once more 
Now that we have the Neutron bomb 
It's nice and quick and clean and gets things done 
Away with excess enemy 
But no less value to property 
No sense in war but perfect sense at home: 

The sun beams down on a brand new day 
No more welfare tax to pay 
Unsightly slums gone up in flashing light 
Jobless millions whisked away 
At last we have more room to play 
All systems go to kill the poor tonight 

Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight 

Behold the sparkle of champagne 
The crime rate's gone 
Feel free again 
O' life's a dream with you, Miss Lily White 
Jane Fonda on the screen today 
Convinced the liberals it's okay 
So let's get dressed and dance away the night 

While they: 
Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight

WTF Friday: Hungry Hungry!

Hungry hungry
I lost mine. Time for a little rest maybe?
Have a great weekend!

FRIDAY!!!! November 16, 2018

franchise \FRAN-chahyz\, noun:
  1. The right to vote.
  2. A privilege of a public nature conferred on an individual,group, or company by a government.
Franchise derives from the Old French word for "freedom," which shares a root with the English frank.
Red Pen Police
  • People who preoccupy themselves with correcting the spelling and grammar of others - normally out of some self-esteem issue or desire to prove some value from their otherwise useless thirty-grand education.
-- Lengthy, intelligent facebook status meant to prompt discussion --
Comment: You're*
Reply: Uh oh red pen police.*

  • Jadwiga: blonde blue-eyed beauty became "king" of Poland (1384)
  • Battle of Cajamarca: conquistador Francisco Pizarro massacred thousands of Incas in a surprise attack in Peru, and captured the emperor Atahualpa (1532)
  • Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac (1764)
  • Federal Reserve System formally opens in the US (1914)
  • US-USSR relations: FDR extended formal diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union (1933)
  • Sound of Music: the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened on Broadway (1959)
  • Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit (1973)
  • Burgess Meredith 1908
  • Daws Butler 1916
  • Clu Gulager 1928
  • Hubert Sumlin 1931
  • Elizabeth Drew 1935
  • Joanna Pettet 1944
  • Steve Railsback 1948
  • David Leisure 1950
  • Mani (The Stone Roses) 1962
  • Zina Garrison-Jackson 1963
  • Dwight Gooden (MLB) 1964
  • Lisa Bonet 1967
  • Suzi Simpson 1968 - from Athens Greece, playmate (Jan, 1992)
  • Tammy Lauren 1969
  • Martha Plimpton 1970
  • Oksana Baiul 1977

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Turtle Thursday: ***Ahem***

Thursday, November 15, 2018

cahoots \kuh-HOOT\, noun:
  • In partnership; in league.
Cahoots enters English in the United States in the 1800s, possibly derived from the French cahute, "cabin, hut," but others trace it to the roots of the English word cohort.
  • sending messages through instant messaging in a rapidly sequential intervals.
I could barely follow the conversation; she was typerventilating like a madwoman!
What passenger airline was the first to put a jet into regular passenger service?
  • Aeroflot, the Russian airline, in 1956.
  • Pikes Peak: explorer Zebulon Pike first spotted the 14,000-foot (4,267 m.) Colorado mountain that eventually bore his name (1806)
  • March to the Sea: Union commander Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman began his attack "into the very bowels of the Confederacy" during the American Civil War (1864)
  • Brazil: became a republic when its emperor, Pedro II, was deposed (1889)
  • Wendy's: the first branch of the fast food chain was opened by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio (1969)
  • Moratorium to end the war in Vietnam: up to an estimated half-million protesters marched peacefully on Washington, DC (1969)
  • William Pitt the Elder 1708 - Known as the Great Commoner, 1st Earl of Chatham
  • Gerhart Hauptmann 1862
  • Georgia O'Keeffe 1887
  • Joseph Wapner 1919
  • Ed Asner 1929
  • Whitman Mayo 1930
  • Petula Clark 1932
  • Jack Burns 1933
  • Joanna Barnes 1934
  • Barry McGuire 1937
  • Sam Waterston 1940
  • Daniel Barenboim 1942 - Israeli pianist and conductor
  • Frida Lyngstad (ABBA) 1945
  • Mitch Easter 1954
  • Beverly D'Angelo 1954
  • Kevin Eubanks 1957
  • E-40 1967
  • ODB (Wu Tang Clan) 1968
  • Jack Ingram 1970
  • Chad Robert Kroeger 1974 - Singer/Guitarist (Nickelback)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hasselhoff Wednesday: Hoff Hogan


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

quid \KWID\, noun:
1. A piece of something to be chewed but not swallowed.
2. One pound sterling.
Quid is a dialectal variant of the same word in Middle English that leads to cud, the stuff that cows chew.
  • A connoisseur in the field of Marijuana Studies.
That fucking guy smokes so much goddamn reefer; he is known as the Chronasseur.

  • A person who claims to be a true vegetarian but knowingly supplements their diet with small amounts of bacon, bacon bits, and bacon fat.
My friend Sagar, a true Bacontarian, claims to be a true vegetarian but also eats meals where bacon is added.

Why did author J. K. Rowling use initials rather than her full name when she launched her Harry Potter series?
  • She had been told young boys might object to reading a book written by a woman. So Joanne Rowling—who had no middle name—borrowed the K from her late grandmother Kathleen and became J. K. Rowling.
  • Moby Dick: the famous Herman Melville novel was published (1851)
  • Nellie Bly: New York journalist began her around-the-world-in-72-days trip, beating the time of Phileas Fogg, the hero of Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days (1889)
  • Coventry: central England city was largely reduced to rubble by Nazi air raids (1940)
  • Apollo 12: second successful manned mission to the moon was launched (1969)
  • Sedna: this trans-Neptunian object and very far-away dwarf planet candidate was discovered (2003)
  • William III (Britain) 1650
  • Robert Fulton 1765
  • Claude Monet 1840
  • Jawaharlal Nehru 1889
  • Aaron Copland 1900
  • Dick Powell 1904
  • Joseph McCarthy 1909
  • Rosemary DeCamp 1910
  • Barbara Hutton 1912
  • Martha Tilton 1915
  • Howard Duff 1917
  • Johnny Desmond 1920
  • Brian Keith 1921
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali 1922
  • Phyllis Avery 1924
  • Kathleen Hughes 1928
  • McLean Stevenson 1929
  • Fred Haise 1933
  • Ellis Marsalis 1934
  • Don Stewart 1935
  • Carey Bell 1936
  • Freddie Garrity (Freddie & the Dreamers) 1940
  • P.J. O'Rourke 1947
  • Buckwheat Zydeco 1947
  • James Young (Styx) 1948
  • Prince Charles (England) 1948
  • Stephen Bishop 1951
  • Yanni 1954 - Musician
  • D.B. Sweeney 1961
  • Laura San Giacomo 1961
  • Run (Run D.M.C.) 1964
  • Patrick Warburton 1964
  • Nic Dalton (The Lemonheads) 1964
  • Jeannette Jurado (Expose) 1965
  • Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) 1969
  • Shyheim 1977
  • Olga Kurylenko 1979 

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