Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

posy \POH-zee\, noun: 
1. a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
2. Archaic. a brief motto or the like, as one inscribed within a ring.
Posy is a variant of the word poesy, meaning "poem, poetry." Sometimes called nosegays or tussie-mussies, posies were popular accessories among fashionable women in Victorian England, and, harkening the word's literary origin, became vehicles for the floral "language of love."

that's crazy
  • It's the perfect response when you haven't been listening at all. It works whether the other person has been saying something funny, or sad, or infuriating, or boring....
Them: 'my girlfriend dumped me last night'
You (thirsty, not paying attention): 'oh man, that's crazy'

Them: 'I won 500 bucks at craps last weekend'
You (hungry, daydreaming about a tasty sandwich, not listening): 'wow, that's crazy'
  • Presidents' Day: The third Monday in February, observed in the United States as a legal holiday in commemoration of the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Madama Butterfly: Giacomo Puccini's opera premiered at La Scala in Milan (1904)
  • Newsweek: newsmagazine was published for the first time (1933)
  • Voice of America: government network began broadcasting to the Soviet Union (1947)
  • Vanguard 2: the first weather satellite was launched; its time in orbit is intended to last 300 years (1959)
  • Deep Blue: world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM supercomputer, winning a six-game match in Philadelphia (1996)
  • London congestion charge: fee for motorists driving into Central London went into effect; the price is £8 per day, Monday — Friday (2003)
  • Thomas Malthus 1766
  • Raphael Peale 1774
  • Rene Laennec 1781
  • Montgomery Ward 1843
  • H.L. Hunt 1889
  • Marian Anderson 1902
  • Red Barber 1908
  • Marjorie Lawrence 1909
  • Arthur Kennedy 1914
  • Wayne (DeWayne) Morris 1914
  • Raf (Raffaele) Vallone 1918
  • Kathleen Freeman 1919
  • Buddy (Boniface) DeFranco 1923
  • Hal Holbrook 1925 - Actor
  • Chaim Potok 1929
  • Bobby Lewis 1933
  • Alan Bates 1934
  • Dame Edna 1934 - Comedian
  • Johnny Bush 1935 - Country singer
  • Jim Brown 1936 - Football player
  • Mary Ann Mobley 1939 - Actress
  • Gene Pitney 1941
  • Brenda Fricker 1945
  • Dodie Stevens 1947
  • Zina Bethune 1950
  • Rene Russo 1954 - Actress
  • Richard Karn 1956
  • Lou Diamond Phillips 1962 - Actor
  • Larry the Cable Guy 1963 - Actor, comedian ("Blue Collar TV")
  • Michael Jordan 1963 - Basketball player
  • Michael Bay 1964 - Director
  • Timothy J. Mahoney 1970 - Musician (311)
  • Denise Richards 1971 - Actress
  • Taylor Hawkins 1972 - Musician (Foo Fighters)
  • Billie Joe Armstrong 1972 - Musician (Green Day)
  • Bryan White 1974
  • Jerry O'Connel 1974 - Actor
  • Kelly Carlson 1976 - Actress
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt 1981 - Actor ("3rd Rock From the Sun")
  • Paris Hilton 1981


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Good Times!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

slake \sleyk\, verb: 
1. to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
2. to make less active, vigorous, intense, etc.: His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm.
3. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.
Slake comes from Middle English slaken, "to become or render slack," hence "to abate," from Old English slacian, from slæc, "slack."

get off my planet
  • a nicer way of telling someone "get lost and leave me alone"
mom: David, go do your homeowrk.
David: get off my planet, i am going to Adam's house.
mom: I refuse to help you to save your sinking Titanic

  • Washington's Birthday (2/16/18)
  • Tutankhamen's tomb: Egyptian king's burial chamber was opened, mesmerizing the world with the wealth inside; among the treasures found were a gold throne, a gold sarcophagus and the king's mummified body (1923)
  • nylon: the high-strength synthetic polymer was patented by industrial chemist Wallace Hume Carothers (1937)
  • Fidel Castro: became leader of Cuba after ousting Fulgencio Batista; he stepped down in 2008 due to ill health, and his brother Raúl took office (1959)
  • 911: Alabama's speaker of the house placed the first call on the US emergency telephone system, in Haleyville (1968)
  • Henry Adams 1838
  • Robert Flaherty 1884
  • Van Wyck Brooks 1886
  • Katharine Cornell 1898
  • Chester Morris 1901
  • Wayne King (The Waltz King) 1901
  • Edgar Bergen 1903
  • Hugh Beaumont 1909
  • Jimmy Wakely 1914
  • Bill Doggett 1916
  • Patty Marie Andrews 1918 - Singer (The Andrews Sisters)
  • Jean Behra 1921
  • Vera-Ellen Westmeyer Rohe 1921
  • Otis Blackwell 1932
  • Gretchen Wyler 1932
  • Sonny Bono 1935 - Singer (Sonny and Cher)
  • Barry Primus 1938
  • Herbie & Harold Kalin (The Kalin Twins) 1939
  • Jeremy Bulloch 1946 - Actor (Boba Fett)
  • Pete Postlethwaite 1946 - Actor
  • William Katt 1951 - Actor
  • Margaux Hemingway 1955
  • James Ingram 1956 - Singer
  • LeVar Burton 1957 - Actor
  • Ice-T 1958 - Rapper
  • Lisa Loring 1958 - Actress
  • John McEnroe 1959 - Tennis player
  • Andy Taylor 1961 - Musician (Duran Duran)
  • Jerome Bettis 1972 - Football player
  • Ahman Green 1977 - Football player
  • Sam Salter 1978 - Singer

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Woman Speak

You might need this if you messed up yesterday...

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means 'something' and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying FUCK YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

galligaskins \gal-i-GAS-kinz\, noun:
1. leggings or gaiters, usually of leather.
2. loose hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Galligaskins is of obscure origin, though it's often associated with the now-obsolete French word garguesques. It entered English in the 1570s. 

page clicker
  • An eBook that is exciting to read and hard to put down.
While reading Neil deGrass Tyson's Autobiography on my Amazon Kindle and his personal account of the events of September 11th 2001 I found the eBook to be a real page clicker as I became absorbed in the story.

  • USS Maine: exploded and sank in Havana harbor, helping to provoke the Spanish-American War (1898)
  • Decimal Day: the UK and Ireland switched their currencies to a decimal system (1971)
  • Soviet invasion of Afghanistan: the Soviet Union announced that all its troops had left Afghanistan, nine years after the invasion began (1989)
  • Canadian flag: red-and-white maple leaf banner was adopted (1965)
  • YouTube: video sharing website launched in the US (2005)
  • Galileo Galilei 1564 - Astronomer
  • John Sutter 1803
  • Cyrus McCormick (Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr.) 1809 - Inventor
  • Charles Tiffany 1812
  • Susan B. Anthony 1820 - American suffragist
  • Harold Arlen 1905
  • Cesar Romero 1907
  • Kevin McCarthy 1914
  • Hank Locklin 1918
  • Harvey Korman 1927
  • Graham Hill 1929
  • Claire Bloom 1931
  • Gerhard M. Sessler 1931
  • Adolfo (Adolfo Sardina) 1933
  • Susan Brownmiller 1935
  • Bill Bradley (Will Jr.) 1938
  • Brian Holland 1941 - Songwriter
  • Mick Avory (The Kinks) 1944
  • John Helliwell (Supertramp) 1945
  • Rusty Hamer 1947
  • David Brown (Santana) 1947
  • Sherry (Sharon) Jackson 1947
  • Marisa Berenson 1948
  • Jane Seymour 1951 - Actress ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman")
  • Melissa Manchester 1951 - Singer
  • Matt Groenig 1954 - Cartoonist ("The Simpsons")
  • Ali Campbell 1959 - Musician (UB40)
  • Mikey Craig 1960 - Musician (Culture Club)
  • Darrel Green 1960 - Football player
  • Chris Farley 1964
  • Michael Easton 1967
  • Emily May Young 1970
  • Renee O'Connor 1971
  • Jaromir Jagr 1972 - Hockey player
  • Brandon Boyd 1976
  • Ashley Lyn Cafagna 1983
  • Russell Martin - 1983 - Baseball player      

Friday, February 14, 2020

Rock out with your walker out!

Wanna feel old? Axl Rose turned 58 last week.

Guns N Roses
November Rain

When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you
Don't you know I feel the same

'Cause nothin' lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain

We've been through this such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain

But lovers always come and lovers always go
An no one's really sure who's lettin' go today
Walking away

If we could take the time
To lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
All mine
So if you want to love me
Then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin'
In the cold November rain

Do you need some time...on your own
Do you need some time...all alone
Everybody needs some time...

On their own
Don't you know you need some time...all alone

I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you

Sometimes I need some time...on my
Sometimes I need some time...all alone
Everybody needs some time...
On their own
Don't you know you need some time...all alone

And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain
I know that you can love me
When there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
Even cold November rain

Don't ya think that you need somebody
Don't ya think that you need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one
You're not the only one