Sunday, May 03, 2015

Do you know what tomorrow is?

May the 4th...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

albatross \AL-buh-traws; AL-buh-tros\, noun:
  1. Any of several large, web-footed sea birds of the family Diomedeidae that have the ability to remain aloft for long periods.
  2. A seemingly inescapable moral or emotional burden, as of guilt or responsibility.
  3. Something burdensome that impedes action or progress.
Albatross originated around 1675–85 as probably an alteration (influenced by Latin albus, white) of alcatras, pelican and from Portuguese or Spanish alcatraz.
rescue chip
  • A rescue chip is the chip you use to fish the bits of the first one that broke apart in the dip.
My tortilla chip busted when I tried to load it with extra salsa so I gotta get a rescue chip to recover the pieces.

  • Jamaica: Christopher Columbus sighted the island while seeking China (1494)
  • Nellie Tayloe Ross: the nation's first female governor was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as director of the US Mint — another first for women (1933)
  • The Fantasticks: began its record off-Broadway run, playing for nearly 42 years and over 17,000 performances (1960)
  • NPR: America's noncommercial radio network began programming (1971)
  • Margaret Thatcher: Conservative Party leader became Britain's first female prime minister (1979)
  • UN Commission on Human Rights: the US lost its seat for the first time in more than 50 years (2001); it was restored a year later
  • Old Man of the Mountain: New Hampshire's symbol — a mountainous outcrop — collapsed in the White Mountains (2003)
    Pete Staples 1944 - Musician (The Troggs)
  • Niccolo Machiavelli 1469 - Italian philosopher/writer
  • Golda Meir (Golda Mabovitch, Golda Meyerson) 1898 - Fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel
  • Bing Crosby 1903 - Singer, according to Bing Crosby his birthday is May 2nd, his birthday is actually May 3
  • Norman Corwin 1910 - Writer, screenwriter, producer
  • Virgil Fox 1912 - Organist
  • Pete Seeger 1919 - Folk singer
  • Betty Comden 1919 - Comden of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green
  • Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr.) 1921 - Boxer
  • Joe Ames 1924 - Musician (The Ames Brothers)
  • Jimmy Cleveland 1926 - Trombone player
  • Dave Dudley 1928 - Country music singer
  • James Brown (James Joseph Brown, Jr.) 1933 - Singer
  • Joe Layton 1931 - Director, choreographer
  • imagebam.comAlex Cord 1933 - Actor ("Airwolf")
  • Frankie Valli 1934 - Musician (The Four Seasons)
  • Rudolf "Rudy" Jacobs 1938 - Chemist, received Nobel Prize in 1992
  • Samantha Eggar 1939 - Actress
  • Greg Gumble 1946 - Sportscaster
  • Doug Henning 1947 - Magician, illusionist, escape artist
  • Mary Hopkin 1950 - Folk singer
  • Christopher Cross (Christopher Charles Geppert) 1951 - Singer, songwriter
  • Bruce Hall 1953 - Musician (REO Speedwagon)
  • Cactus Moser 1957 - Musician (Highway 101)
  • David Ball 1959 - Musician (Soft Cell)
  • Bobby Cannavale 1970 - Actor
  • Christina Hendricks 1975 actress
  • Dule' Hill 1975 - Actor ("The West Wing")
  • Farrah Destiny Franklin 1981 - Singer (Destiny's Child)
  • Joseph Addai 1983 - Football player
  • Cheryl Burke 1984 - Dancer ("Dancing with the Stars")

Saturday, May 02, 2015

GTFO Bitch

Saturday, May 2, 2015

senescent \si-NES-uhnt\, adjective:
  • Growing old; aging.
Senescent is from Latin senescere, "to grow old," from senex, "old."
problem saturation

  • A process by which Mainstream Media addresses an issue incessantly, building up to a sense of pending doom. Of course, the problem, while worrisome, does not pose the grave threat they would like you to believe. Finally, MSM abandons coverage of the problem completely, moving on to another problem.
"Honey, why don't we hear any news about ebola anymore?" 
"That was last month's problem saturation, dear."

  • Martin Luther: the 23-year-old German theologian and future Protestant reformer was ordained (1507)
  • Good Housekeeping: first went on sale (1885)
  • Berlin: surrendered to Russian forces during WWII; the war in Europe ended less than a week later (1945)
  • Nelson Mandela: won in South Africa's first multiracial election (1994)
  • GPS: President Bill Clinton announced that US citizens and the military would have equal access to the positioning system (2000)
  • Osama Bin Laden was killed in a raid by American Special Forces: Seal Team 6 (2011)
  • Catherine The Great (Ekaterina Alekseevna) 1729 - Russian leader Catherine II
  • Henry M. Robert 1837 - U.S. Army General, author
  • Hedda Hopper (Elda Furry) 1890 - Actress and gossip columnist
  • Vernon Castle 1887 - Dancer, actor ("The Whirl of Life")
  • Baron Von Richthofen (The Red Baron) 1892 - German fighter pilot
  • Lorenz Hart 1895 - Composer, lyricist, half of Rodgers & Hart
  • Brian Aherne 1902 - Actor ("A Night to Remember", "The Best of Everything")
  • Dr. Benjamin Spock 1903 - Baby doctor, author ("The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care")
  • Bing Crosby 1903 - Singer, according to Bing Crosby his birthday is May 2nd, his birthday is actually May 3, real name: Harry Lillis Crosby
  • Pinky Lee (Pincus Leff) 1907 - Entertainer ("The Pinky Lee Show"), burlesque
  • Nigel Patrick 1913 - Actor ("The Jack of Diamonds", "The Mackintosh Man"), director, writer
  • Theodore Bikel 1924 - Singer, actor ("Fiddler on the Roof", "The African Queen")
  • Roscoe Lee Browne 1925 - Actor
  • Françoise Fabian (Michele Cortes De Leon y Fabianera) 1932 - Actress ("Reunion", "Dressmaker")
  • John Lee Gardner 1933 - Musician (Mothers of Invention)
  • Link Wray (Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.) 1935 - Musician, composer (Link Wray and His Ray Men)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey) 1936 - Singer
  • Lorenzo Music 1937 - Actor, voice of Garfield, producer
  • Gates (William James) Brown 1939 - Baseball player
  • Clay (Palmer) Carroll 1941 - Baseball player
  • Mickey (Lee Oddis) Bass III 1943 - Jazz composer, musician (New York Powerhouse Ensemble)
  • Hilton Valentine 1943 - Musician (Animals)
  • John Verity 1944 - Musician (Argent)
  • R.C. Bannon 1945 - Country singer
  • Bianca Jagger 1945 - Model, human rights activist, was married to Mick Jagger
  • Goldy McJohn 1945 - Musician (Steppenwolf)
  • "Rudy" Randy Cain 1945 - Musician (The Delfonics)
  • Lesley Gore 1946 - Singer
  • David Suchet 1946 - Actor
  • Robert Henritt 1946 - Musician (The Kinks)
  • Gerald Irons 1947 - Football player
  • Larry Gatlin 1948 - Singer (Gatlin Brothers)
  • Lou Gramm 1950 - Musician (Foreigner)
  • Joe Callis 1951 - Musician (Human League)
  • Christine Baranski 1952 - Actress ("The Good Wife")
  • Angela Bofill 1954 - Singer
  • Bruce Robert Howard 1961 - Musician (Blow Monkeys)
  • Elizabeth Berridge 1962 - Actress
  • Ty Herndon 1962 - Country singer
  • Todd Sucherman 1969 - Musician (Styx)
  • Dwayne Johnson 1972 - Wrestler, actor, known as The Rock
  • David Beckham 1975 - Soccer player
  • Jenna Van Oy 1977 - Actress
  • Gaius Charles 1983 - Actor ("Friday Night Lights")
  • Ashley Harleroad 1984 - Tennis
    Sarah Hughes 1985 - Figure skater
  • Lily Allen 1985 - Singer
  • Kay Panabaker 1990 - Actress

Friday, May 01, 2015

Katy Perry


Rock out for Harmonic Convergence

Holy Lamb
(Song For Harmonic Convergence)

Holy lamb
See the world we started
Is it so low again
Like a light that's lost upon the stage
So the more it shines, it goes away

Surely then
See the curtain rising to show us once again
All the magic of the earth and the skies
See the more we find
The more we realize

That every time
See the laws of nature keep telling us like a friend
It's the spirit of emotion dancing to the wind
High above
High above
So sure inspired again

I can tell a new story now
Can we see through this mask of uncertainty
Surely now
How can it be so hard when all there is to know
Don't be afraid of letting go
It takes a loving heart
To see and show
This love
For our own ecology

Hold the light
Hold the light
Out of love we'll come a long long glorious way
At the start of every day
A child begins to play
And all we need to know
Is that the future is a friend of yours and mine

WTF Friday: These ain't the Avengers!

TGIF! Friday, May 1st, 2015

risible \RIZ-uh-buhl\, adjective:
  1. Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh.
  2. Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing.
  3. Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible muscles."
Risible comes from Late Latin risibilis, from the past participle of Latin ridere, "to laugh, to laugh at." The noun form is risibility.
youtube moment
  • A moment or short event where you wish you had a video camera with you. The video equivalent of a kodak moment.
It was a perfect youtube moment when Chris tripped and fell down a whole flight of stairs.

  • May Day aka International Worker's Day.
  • Act of Union: England and Scotland joined to form Great Britain (1707)
  • Marriage of Figaro: Mozart's opera premiered in Vienna (1786)
  • Empire State Building: world's tallest building (at the time) opened after 410 days of construction (1931)
    Empire State Building: world's tallest building (at the time) opened after 410 days of construction (1931)
  • Citizen Kane: Orson Welles' film masterpiece loosely depicting — and criticizing — newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst debuted in New York City (1931)
  • Cheerios: General Mills introduced the first oat-based ready-to-eat breakfast cereal (1941)
  • North Korea: was established with Kim Il Sung as premier; he maintained power for the next 46 years (1948)
  • Iraq War: George W. Bush declared the successful end of major combat operations in Iraq (2003)
  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1764 - Architect known for his design of the United States Capitol and the Baltimore Basilica
  • George Inness 1825 - American landscape painter
  • James Graham 1878 - Scottish nobleman, politician
  • Leo Sowerby 1895 - Composer, musician, won Pulitzer Prize fro music in 1946
  • Kate Smith 1909 - Singer
  • Archie Williams 1915 - Olympic athlete
  • Glen Ford 1916 - Actor ("Gilda", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father")
  • John Beradino (Giovanni Berardino) 1917 - Baseball player, actor
  • Jack Paar 1918 - Radio and television comedian, talk show host ("The Tonight Show")
  • Harry Caray 1919 - Baseball broadcaster
  • Dan O'Herlihy 1919 - Actor ("Macbeth (1948)", "Robinson Crusoe")
  • Julian Goodman 1922 - CEO for NBC, was on Richard Nixon's master list of political opponents
  • Joseph Heller 1923 - Novelist, short story writer, playwright
  • Terry Southern 1924 - Author, essayist, screenwriter
  • Scott Carpenter 1925 - One of NASA's original seven astronauts
  • Chuck Bednarik 1925 - Football player
  • Sonny James (James Loden) 1929 - Country music singer and songwriter
  • Ollie Matson (Ollie Genoa Matson II) 1930 - Football player
  • Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs) 1930 - Musician
  • Judy Collins (Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins) 1939 - Singer and songwriter
  • Bobbie Ann Mason 1940 - Novelist, short story writer, essayist, literary critic
  • Stephen Macht 1942 - Actor
  • Mimi Farina (Mimi Baez Fariña) 1945 - Singer, songwriter
  • Rita Coolidge 1945 - Singer
  • Nick Fortune 1946 - Musician (The Buckinghams)
  • Jerry Heard 1947 - Golfer
  • Douglas Barr 1949 - Actor, writer, director
  • Dann Florek 1951 - Actor ("Law and Order: SVU")
  • Ray Parker Jr. 1954 - Singer (Raydio)
  • Nick Feldman 1955 - Musician (Wang Chung)
  • Steve Farris 1957 - Musician (Mr. Mister)
  • Phil Smith 1959 - Musician (Haircut 100)
  • Wayne Hancock 1965 - Country musician
  • Charlie Schlatter 1966 - Actor ("Diagnosis: Murder")
  • Johnny Colt 1966 - Musician (The Black Crowes)
  • Tim McGraw 1967 - Country musician
  • D'Arcy Wreztky 1968 - Musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Wes Anderson 1969 - Director
  • Julie Benz 1972 - Actress ("Dexter," "Angel")
  • Curtis Martin 1973 - Football player
  • Darius McCrary 1976 - Actor ("Family Matters"), singer 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Turtle Thursday: TMNT 2

Filming started for the sequel this week. 

The first pics from the set:

Diamante Premieres Official Video For - There's A Party In My Pants (And You're All Invited)


"Here's an invite you don't want to turn down!" - Loudwire

LA based female rocker Diamante released her official video for her party anthem "There's A Party In My Pants (And You're All Invited)" yesterday on Loudwire. The track is Diamante's third single from her recently released Dirty Blonde EP, which debuted at #5 on Billboard's Heatseekers Pacific Chart. Dirty Blonde EP is available on iTunes, or you can get a physical copy in Diamante's newly launched merch store.

""There's a Party in My Pants (and You're All Invited)" is about bringing all different kinds of people together despite their race, age, sexuality, etc. and genuinely having fun."- Diamante said in a recent interview with Revolver. "The people I have met living in Hollywood these past few months and the real-life experiences I've had inspired the rebellious spirit in this song. I wanted to write something that was in-your-face, upbeat, and more than anything, something that defied societal norms and really spoke to everyone."

Diamante is currently on Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour along with Flyleaf. She will follow that tour with a string of dates opening for Whitesnake.

At only 18, this rocker and her self written songs, has also taken home the title of Best Rock Records at the Indie Music Channel Awards two years in a row, as well as wins in the categories of Best Young Artist, Best Rock Recording, Best Music Video for "Impossible," and the coveted title of Teen Artist of the Year. Just last year, Diamante's single "Bite Your Kiss" debuted at #3 on Billboard's Hot Singles Sales Chart. Diamante can be compared to a modern day Pat Benatar or Debbie Harry with her powerful and edgy sound.

Stay up to date on Diamante by visiting

Whitesnake Tour Dates
6/2 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center
6/4 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
6/9 - Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre
6/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
6/15 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
6/20 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Revolver Tour Datess
4/29 - Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks
5/1 - Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
5/3 - San Antonio, TX @ Kapone's
"There's A Party In My Pants (and You're All Invited)" Official Video:

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