Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

duple \ DOO-puhl, DYOO- \ , adjective; 
  1. having two parts; double; twofold. 
  2. Music . having two or sometimes a multiple of two beats in a measure: duple meter . 
Origin: Duple entered English in the mid-1500s. It comes from the Latin word duplus which meant "double." 

poophole loophole
  • The logic that allows girls who are saving their virginity for marriage to instead have premarital anal intercourse. Typically the boyfriends of such girls will convince them that, if they take it in the ass and don't pop the cherry, they're still pure and virginal. 
Guy 1: "I'm bummed because this hot chick I dated is saving herself for marriage." 
Guy 2: "Just explain the poophole loophole to her and you'll score for sure." 

Chick: "Thank goodness for the poophole loophole. Now I can honestly tell God and my parents that I am a virgin."

  • Tasmania: southeast Australian island was first seen by Dutchman Abel Tasman, for whom it was later named (1642)
  • The Origin of Species: naturalist Charles Darwin published his book explaining evolution (1859)
  • Lee Harvey Oswald: JFK assassin was shot to death by Jack Ruby (1963)
  • Lucy: Australopithecus skeleton was found in Ethiopia; she was about 3 foot 7 (109 cm.) and 3 million years old (1974)
    Freddie Mercury passed away from HIV (1991)
  • Zachary Taylor (U.S.) 1784
  • Bat Masterson 1853
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864
  • Scott Joplin 1868
  • Dale Carnegie 1888
  • Garson Kanin 1912
  • William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925
  • Johnny Carver 1940
  • Paul Tagliabue 1940
  • Pete Best 1941 - Musician (Beatles), early member of the Beatles
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's) 1941
  • Billy Connolly 1942
  • Lee Michaels 1945
  • Dwight Schultz 1947
  • Stanley Livingston 1950
  • Clem Burke (Blondie) 1955
  • Terry Lewis (The Time) 1956
  • Denise Crosby 1957
  • John Squire (The Stone Roses) 1962
  • Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) 1962
  • Chad Taylor (Live) 1970
  • Collin Hanks 1977
  • Katherine Heigl 1978

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Sunday, November 23, 2014

mythomane \ MITH-uh-meyn \ , noun; 
  • a person with a strong or irresistible propensity for fantasizing, lying, or exaggerating. 
  • of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a mythomane.
Origin: Mythomane emerged in the 1950s and may be a back formation of mythomania meaning "lying to an abnormal degree." 

PPD - Post Party Depression
  • The morning after a party when you feel bad about drinking so much and fear things you've said or done could have upset someone or was just plain embarrassing.... on top of being extremely hungover.
Ugh, last night's party was insane. Why do I have 10 missed calls, and wtf - all these texts. I'm going back to bed, fuck this PPD - post party depression.

  • Battle of Chattanooga: huge battle at a railway junction began during the US Civil War, ending with a Union victory (1863)
  • jukebox: the first coin-operated phonograph was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco (1889)
  • Doctor Who: British sci-fi TV program about a doctor who time-travels in a TARDIS debuted; it is still running (1963)
  • China: the People's Republic took over Taiwan's seat in the UN Security Council (1971)
  • Franklin Pierce (U.S.) 1804
  • William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) 1859
  • Boris Karloff 1887
  • Harpo Marx 1888
  • Maurice Zolotow 1913
  • Ellen Drew 1915
  • Michael Gough 1917
  • Jerry Bock 1928
  • Betty Everett 1939
  • Susan Anspach 1945
  • Steve Landesberg 1945
  • David Rappaport 1951
  • Boris Gebenchikov 1953
  • Bruce Hornsby 1954
  • John Henton 1960
  • Maxwell Caulfield 1961
  • Charlie Grover (Sponge) 1966
  • Ken Block (Sister Hazel) 1966
  • Kurupt (The Dogg Pound) 1972
  • Kelly Brook 1980
  • Destiny Hope "Miley Ray" Cyrus 1992

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Berfday Scarlett!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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juvenescent \ joo-vuh-NES-uhnt \ , adjective; 
  1. being or becoming youthful; young. 
  2. young in appearance. 
  3. having the power to make young or youthful: a juvenescent elixir .
Origin: Juvenescent is related to the word juvenile. It is from the Latin present participle of juvenēscere which meant "to become youthful."

  • A person who embellishes their sexcapades to sound cooler.
Guy 1: "Did Tommy tell you about his all-nighter with that hot chick from the bar last night?"
Guy 2: "Yeah right dude, he's such a pornocchio. She told me nothing happened."

  • Edward Teach: the pirate known as Blackbeard was killed during a battle with the British Navy off the coast of Virginia (1718)
  • ...---...: S-O-S was adopted as a distress signal at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin (1906)
  • China Clipper: a Pan Am "flying boat" started regular transoceanic mail service from San Francisco to Manila (1935)
  • JFK: the 35th president of the US was assassinated by a sniper during a motorcade in Dallas (1963)
  • Margaret Thatcher: the prime minister of England quit her post, citing lack of party support (1990)
  • George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) 1819
  • Charles de Gaulle (France) 1890
  • Hoagy Carmichael 1899
  • Benjamin Britten 1913
  • Lew Hays 1914
  • Rodney Dangerfield 1921
  • Geraldine Page 1924
  • Lew Burdette (MLB) 1926
  • Robert Vaughn 1932
  • Michael Callan 1935
  • Allen Garfield 1939
  • Terry Gilliam 1940
  • Tom Conti 1941
  • Guion S. Bluford 1942
  • Billie Jean King 1943
  • Wade Blasingame 1943 - Baseball player
  • Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night) 1943
  • Aston Barrett (Bob Marley & The Wailers) 1946
  • Bob Marley Merchandise
  • Steve Van Zandt (E Street Band) 1949
  • Greg Luzinski 1950 - Baseball player
  • Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) 1950
  • Craig Hundley (Cragi Hundley Trio) 1953
  • Jamie Lee Curtis 1958 - Actress
  • Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) 1958
  • Mariel Hemingway 1961
  • Stephen Geoffreys 1964
  • Nicholas Rowe 1966
  • Boris Becker 1967
  • Scarlett Johansson 1984 - Actress (The Island)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rock out with DK!

To mark the assassination of JFK, tomorrow, 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: Wanna see something?

That's a relief!


November 21, 2014 - Santa Monica, CA - Following on the success of their debut platinum hit single and U.K. No. 1 "Me And My Broken Heart" and their U.K. Top 10 follow up "Wait On Me" - British sensations Rixton have announced their next single will be "Hotel Ceiling."The track is the third single from the Manchester band's eagerly anticipated full-length debut album Let The Road, which will now be available in the U.S and around the world on March 3rd, 2015 via School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records. Those who pre-order Let The Road will receive "Hotel Ceiling" as an instant download. A video for the track, which is co-written by the band, their producer Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Maroon 5), and Ed Sheeran will be released in January. Rixton will perform their new single live on Good Morning America on January 6th on ABC. 

Check out "Hotel Ceiling" HERE.

Rixton will hit the road with Ariana Grande for her upcoming North American tour, which kicks off February 25th in Independence, MO, and continues through mid-April. The band will also support Ariana on the newly announced European dates commencing on May 15th in Paris, France. Please see below for all North American tour dates. Earlier this year the band wrapped up its summer headlining Broken Heart Tour, playing sold-out shows to fans in major cities across the U.S.

Rixton has also announced a slew of upcoming television and live performances in the U.S. through the end of the year, including select dates on the 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour. See below for all dates.

The band will perform their song "Appreciated" on the 16th annual A Home For The Holidays entertainment special alongside Jennifer Hudson, Train, Earth Wind & Fire and others. The show, which features uplifting stories about families who have adopted from foster care, will air on December 19th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Rixton will also make a special appearance performing in the Rotunda at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, on Black Friday, November 28th where fans can pre-order their copy of Let The Road.

In addition, Rixton has been selected as part of the inaugural class of American Express' newest music program "American Express Unstaged: Artists in Residence," which tells the stories of three chosen artists, who also include Mary Lambert and Betty Who and invites fans to discover, connect with, and support them on their creative journey. American Express will premiere footage from the exclusive live concert featuring Rixton's performance on November 20th on, VEVO and Amex Now, the brand's always-on television channel through select service provider and connected TV application available across Samsung and LG connected TVs, and IP-connected devices including Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The exclusive footage will be available for seven days following the premiere.

Rixton, which is Jake Roche, (vocals/rhythm guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass/keys), Charley Bagnall (lead guitar), and Lewi Morgan (drums) have been enjoying the success of "Wait on Me," which is featured in AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign against texting and driving. The campaign included a social media competition among high schools competing for a chance to win an exclusive Rixton concert. A behind the scenes video of Rixton performing at the winning school can be seen HERE.  

Watch live videos of Rixton performing "Wait On Me" and "Me and My Broken Heart" from the band's show at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater in August.

Rixton on tour with iHeart Radio Jingle Ball
  • 12/05 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
  • 12/10 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
  • 12/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • 12/14 Boston, MA TD Bank Garden
  • 12/15 Washington, DC Verizon Center
  • 12/21 Miami, FL BB&T Center
  • 12/22 Tampa, FL Arnalie Arena
Rixton on tour with Ariana Grande:
  • 02/25 Independence, MO Independence Events Center
  • 02/28 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
  • 03/01 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
  • 03/03 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
  • 03/07 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
  • 03/08 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
  • 03/10 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
  • 03/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
  • 03/14 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 03/15 Worcester, MA DCU Center
  • 03/20 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • 03/21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • 03/24 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
  • 03/26 Orlando, FL Amway Center
  • 03/28 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
  • 03/31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
  • 04/01 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
  • 04/03 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • 04/06 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
  • 04/08 Inglewood, CA The Forum
  • 04/10 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
  • 04/12 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
  • 04/14 Seattle, WA KeyArena
  • 04/16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

TGIF! Friday, November 21, 2014

mistral \ MIS-truhl, mi-STRAHL \ , noun; 
  • a cold, dry, northerly wind common in southern France and neighboring regions.
Origin: Mistral is derived from the French word of the same spelling which referred to wind from the north-west. 

Vegetarian Vampire
  • A vampire that drinks animal blood, and resists human blood.
The Cullens from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight are vegetarian vampires.
  • hot-air balloon: first manned free flight was taken by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes on a 20-minute, 9-km. flight over Paris (1783)
  • phonograph: a new invention was announced by Thomas Edison (1877)
  • Verrazano Narrows Bridge: the suspension bridge connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island opened (1964)
  • Who shot J.R.? : 350 million people worldwide tuned in to Dallas to find out (1980)
  • François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) 1694
  • William Beaumont 1785
  • Rene Magritte 1898
  • Stan Musial (MLB) 1920
  • Vivian Blaine 1921
  • Joseph Campanella 1927
  • Jean Shepard 1933
  • Laurence Luckinbill 1934
  • Marlo Thomas 1938
  • imagebam.comDr. John 1940
  • Natalia Makarova 1940
  • Juliet Mills 1941
  • Marcy Carsey 1944
  • Harold Ramis 1944
  • Goldie Hawn 1945
  • Lonnie Jordan (War) 1948
  • Livingston Taylor 1950
  • Lorna Luft 1952
  • Cherry Jones 1956
  • imagebam.comBrian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) 1960
  • Nicollette Sheridan 1963
  • Bjork Gudmundsdottir (Sugarcubes) 1965
  • Troy Aikman (NFL) 1966
  • Alex James (Blur) 1968
  • Chauncey Hannibal (BLACKstreet) 1968
  • Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB) 1969
  • Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) 1971
  • Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) 1974
  • Jena Malone 1984

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fire In The Hamptons Release New EP, CHOSEN ONES

Los Angeles-based indie quintet Fire In The Hamptons recently released their Chosen Ones EP, which is now available for purchase on all digital platforms. The band returns with their distinct combination of dance-centric 80's beats, gritty synthesizers and intricate vocal melodies on the EP, which is their first major release since their 2012 debut full-length album, F.I.T.H.

The five-track EP was produced by Carlos De La Garza (Young The Giant, Neon Trees, Tegan & Sara) and includes the lead single, "Chosen Ones." "I wanted to go for a bigger sound on the production of "Chosen Ones," says lead singer and songwriter Zack Arnett. "It's an anthem to a feeling, a call to attention that we're all bigger than what we most often perceive ourselves to be." The band also released an official lyric video for the single in October. It is available on their official YouTube.

In 2010, Zack connected with award-winning producer/composer Bert Selen and the two combined their eclectic vision to create Fire In The Hampton's debut full length album, F.I.T.H. "From the beginning stages of developing the sound for Fire In The Hamptons, I allowed the freedom of spontaneity to guide the sonic layers together," Zack says. "I was drawn to the power of the synthesizer because I was able to manipulate the sound in any way I wanted and create beautiful breathy pads, mixed with distorted crunchy bass. I knew that I wanted to make something wild, from the lyrics to the production to the visual."

For more on Fire In The Hamptons, be sure to follow the band on Facebook and at their official site.

Fire In The Hamptons Official Sites

Chosen Ones EP on iTunes:

"Chosen Ones" Lyric Video:

Turtle Thursday: T0R0!!!

Hmm. This tortoise has horns. Does that mean he's evil?
Read about the reference here:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

accidence \ AK-si-duhns \ , noun; 
  1. the rudiments or essentials of a subject. 
  2. Grammar . a. the study of inflection as a grammatical device. b. the inflections so studied.
Origin: Accidence likely comes from the Latin grammatical term accidentia which referred to the part of grammar dealing with inflection. This sense was then extended to the broader fundamentals of a subject. Predictably, though, accidence is related to the word accident , from the Latin accidere meaning "to befall."

  • Attempting to just have a couple drinks in the spirit of simply pre-gaming, but instead getting completely shitfaced before even leaving for the bars.
"Oh man, we all went to Rob's house to just hang out and have a couple beers but Mark was pre-wasted before we even called for a cab."
  • Peregrine White: the first child of English parents born in present-day New England, came into the world on the Mayflower, docked in Massachusetts Bay (1620)
  • New Jersey: the Garden State became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights (1789)
  • Nuremberg trials: an Allied tribunal began trying Nazis for war crimes; the defense of "I was following orders" was not accepted (1945)
  • Elizabeth II: the future queen of England married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey (1947)
  • Edwin Hubble 1889
  • Chester Gould 1900
  • Alistair Cooke 1908
  • Evelyn Keyes 1919
  • Beryl Sprinkel 1923
  • Robert F. Kennedy 1925
  • Kaye Ballard 1926
  • Estelle Parsons 1927
  • Richard Dawson 1932
  • Kim Weston 1939
  • Dick Smothers 1939
  • Norman Greenbaum 1942
  • Veronica Hamel 1943
  • Judy Woodruff 1946
  • Duane Allman 1946 - Musician (Allman Brothers)
  • Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh 1947 - Musician (James Gang, Eagles)
  • Richard Masur 1948
  • Bo Derek 1956
  • Jim Brown 1957 - Musician (UB40)
  • Sean Young 1959
  • Todd Nance 1962 - Musician (Widespread Panic)
  • Mike D. 1965 - Musician (The Beastie Boys)
  • Sen Dog 1965 - Musician (Cypress Hill)
  • Ming-Na Wen 1967
  • Phife Dog 1970
  • Marisa Ryan 1974
  • Josh Turner 1977 - Country singer
  • Nadine Velasquez 1978 - Actress