Sunday, October 21, 2018

It works!

Do it. Do it.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

draggle \DRAG-uhl\, verb:
1. To soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud.
2. To trail on the ground; be or become draggled.
3. To follow slowly; straggle.
Draggle is obviously related to this more common word drag. It entered English in the late 1400s. The suffix -le is a verb formation from Middle English, also seen in dazzle and twinkle, among others.
 
hey you
  • A person will use this greeting when he or she forgets the other person's name and tries to hide that fact.
Person 1: Hey, Mike!
Person 2: Hey you! How is that thing coming along with that other thing??..
Person 1: You don't remember my name do you?
Person 2: No. =(

History 
  • Old Ironsides: the United States Navy frigate USS Constitution was launched in Boston Harbor (1797)
  • Thomas Edison: invented a workable incandescent electric lamp in his Menlo Park lab (1879)
  • Guggenheim: stunning Frank Lloyd Wright structure housing a museum of modern art opened on Museum Mile in New York (1959)
  • Vietnam War: tens of thousands marched in Washington, DC, protesting America's involvement in the war (1967)
  • 1975 World Series: Carlton Fisk hit a ball that bounced off a left field foul pole, giving him a home run and a Red Sox win over the Reds in 12 innings in the series' sixth game (1975)
Birthdays
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772
  • Alfred Nobel 1833
  • Sir Georg Solti 1912
  • Dizzy Gillespie 1917
  • Bob Rosburg 1926
  • Whitey Ford (MLB) 1928
  • Ursula LeGuin 1929
  • Georgia Brown 1933
  • Manfred Mann 1940
  • Francis Fitzgerald 1940
  • Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs, Blues Brothers) 1941
  • Elvin Bishop 1942
  • Brian Picolo (NFL) 1943
  • Ron Elliot (Beau Brummels) 1943
  • Everett McGill 1945
  • Lee Loughnane (Chicago) 1946
  • Bill Russell (MLB) 1948
  • Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel) 1949
  • Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go's) 1953
  • Eric Faulkner (Bay City Rollers) 1955
  • Carrie Fisher 1956
  • Julian Cope 1957
  • Steve Lukather (Toto) 1957
  • Che Colovita Lemon (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) 1970
  • Jade Jagger 1971
  • Jeremy Miller 1976
  • Will Estes 1977
  • Kim Kardashian 1980 - "Actress"
  • Juliete Cabrera 1987 
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

How much?!?!?

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Six hunnit fiddy!!



Saturday, October 20, 2018

zeugma \ZOOG-muh\, noun:
  • The use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way, as in to wage war and peace or On his fishing trip, he caught three trout and a cold.
Zeugma stems from the Greek word of the same spelling which meant "a yoking." 
 
Selfie 
  • A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person's arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.
myspace face facebook arm twitter picture Selfie instagram snapchat
 
 
History
  • Louisiana Purchase: acquisition that doubled the territory of the United States was ratified by the Senate (1803)
  • "I shall return": General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his 1942 promise when he led an Allied army in freeing the Philippines from Japanese control in WWII (1944)
  • HUAC: opened hearings into alleged Communist influence in the movie industry (1947)
  • Saturday Night Massacre: during Watergate, President Richard Nixon got rid of his special prosecutor, Archibald Cox, as well as his AG Elliot Richardson, and deputy AG William Ruckelshaus (1973)
  • Sydney Opera House: distinctive building on Sydney Harbour was opened by Queen Elizabeth II (1973)
Birthdays
  • Sir Christopher Wren 1632
  • Arthur Rimbaud 1854
  • James Mann 1856
  • John Dewey 1859
  • Charles Ives 1874
  • Bela Lugosi (Blasko) 1882
  • Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay) 1905
  • Arlene Francis 1908
  • Will Rogers, Jr. 1912
  • Granpa Jones (Louis Marshall) 1913
  • Fayard Nicholas 1914
  • Herschel Bernardi 1922
  • Art Buchwald 1925
  • Mickey Mantle (MLB) 1931
  • William Christopher 1932
  • Roosevelt Brown (NFL) 1932
  • Michael Dunn 1934
  • Jerry Orbach 1935
  • Bobby Seale 1936
  • Wanda Jackson 1937
  • Juan "Manito" Marichal (MLB) 1937
  • Jay Siegal (The Tokens) 1939
  • Earl Hindman 1942
  • Ric Lee (Ten Years After) 1945
  • Isaac Curtis (NFL) 1950
  • Al Greenwood (Foreigner) 1951
  • Melanie Mayron 1952
  • Dave Collins (MLB) 1952
  • Tom Petty 1953 
  • Keith Hernandez (MLB) 1953
  • Eric Scott 1958
  • Viggo Mortensen 1958
  • Mark King (Level 42) 1958
  • David Ryan (The Lemonheads) 1964
  • James G. Sonefeld (Hootie & the Blowfish) 1964
  • Fred Coury 1966 - Musician (Cinderella)
  • Dannii Minogue 1971
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg (Calvin Broadus) 1971

 

 
 


Friday, October 19, 2018

Rock out with your Knights out!



Knights Of Cydonia
Muse


Come ride with me,
Through the veins of history,
I'll show you how god,
Falls asleep on the job.

And how can we win,
When fools can be kings,
Don't waste your time,
Or time will waste you,
(3x)

No one's gonna take me alive,
The time has come to make things right,
You and I must fight for our rights,
You and I must fight to survive.

Have a great weekend!

WTF Friday: Stool Sample

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Pretty clever!

Friday, October 19, 2018

 

litotes \LAHY-tuh-teez\, noun:
  • Understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.”
Litotes comes from the Greek word lītótēs which meant "plainness, simplicity." 

Illegal Gymigrant 
  • A term describing a person who sneaks into the gym without paying, or someone who uses another's gym pass in order to work out.
Brad always worked out three times a week, but, being an illegal gymigrant, he never actually paid to use the gym facilities - he just snuck past the front desk.

History
  • Yorktown campaign: British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the land war of the American Revolution (1781)
  • Black Monday: the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points — over 22% — setting a record for percentage decline that still stands (1987)
  • Guildford Four: men wrongly convicted for a deadly IRA bombing were cleared after 15 years in jail (1989)
Birthdays
  • Thomas Browne 1605
  • Annie Peck 1850
  • Charles Merrill 1885
  • Robert Beatty 1909
  • George Cates 1911
  • Lawanda Page 1920
  • Bern Bennett 1921
  • George Nader 1921
  • Jack Anderson 1922
  • John le Carre 1931
  • Robert Reed 1932
  • Peter Max 1937
  • Michael Gambon 1940
  • Simon Ward 1941
  • Peter Tosh 1944
  • Divine 1945
  • John Lithgow 1945
  • Patricia Ireland 1945
  • Jeannie C. Riley 1945
  • Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) 1948
  • Lynn Dickey (NFL) 1949
  • Charlie Chase 1952
  • Nino DeFranco (The DeFranco Family) 1956
  • Karl Wallinger (Waterboys, World Party) 1957
  • Jennifer Holliday 1960
  • Evander Holyfield 1962
  • Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) 1965
  • Jon Favreau 1966
  • Trey Parker 1969
  • Chris Kattan 1970
  • Pras Michel (The Fugees) 1972
  • Omar Gooding 1976
  • Cyndi Thompson 1976
  • Benjamin Salisbury 1980



Thursday, October 18, 2018

WTF Turtle Thursday: Controversy

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There's a whole thing about this meme,
but I'd be damned if I knew what it was.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

anacoluthon \an-uh-kuh-LOO-thon\, noun:
  1. A construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as It makes me so—I just get angry.
  2. An instance of anacoluthia.
Anacoluthon has a very literal meaning in Greek. The root kolouth- meant "march." However this root has two prefixes. First, the prefix a- means "together." The other prefix "an-" means "not following." In Greek anakólouthos meant "not following."
 
work
  • Refers to a supply of contraband to be sold for profit. Distinguished from "stash" or "personal", in that "work" is usually only sold and often consists of a lower quality product.
"Its rainy days if we don't move all our work" - Lil' Flip

History
  • Great Basel Earthquake: Swiss city was destroyed, along with parts of France and Germany (1356)
  • Edict of Nantes: law that had granted religious liberties to Protestants was revoked by Louis XIV and replaced with the Edict of Fontainebleau; many Protestants left France as a result (1685)
  • Moby-Dick: Herman Melville's novel about Captain Ahab's quest was published; it was originally entitled The Whale (1851)
  • Alaska: territory known as "Seward's Folly" was purchased by the US from Russia for approximately $7 million in gold bullion (1867)
  • Persons Case: a Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruling in Edwards v. Canada determined that in Canada women could be defined as persons for political purposes (1929)
Birthdays
  • Giovanni Canaletto 1697
  • Salomon Andree 1854
  • Henri Bergson 1859
  • Lotte Lenya 1898
  • Miriam Hopkins 1902
  • James Brooks 1906
  • Bobby Troup 1918
  • Anita O'Day 1919
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Canada) 1919
  • Melina Mercouri 1923
  • Chuck Berry 1926
  • George C. Scott 1927
  • Keith Jackson 1928
  • Violeta Barrios de Chamorro 1929
  • Forrest Gregg (NFL) 1933
  • Inger Stevens 1934
  • Peter Boyle 1935
  • Mike Ditka (NFL) 1939
  • Lee Harvey Oswald 1939
  • Willie Horton (MLB) 1942
  • Russ Giguere (The Association) 1943
  • Joe Morton 1947
  • Laura Nyro 1947
  • Paulette Williams 1948
  • Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon) 1949
  • Wendy Wasserstein 1950
  • Pam Dawber 1951
  • Terry McMillan 1951
  • Jerry Royster (MLB) 1952
  • Keith Knudsen (The Doobie Brothers) 1952
  • Martina Navratilova 1956
  • Thomas Hearns 1958
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme 1960
  • Erin Moran 1961
  • Wynton Marsalis 1961
  • Vincent Spano 1962
  • Tim Cross (Sponge) 1966
  • Michael Stich 1968
  • Nonchalant 1973
  • Peter Svenson (The Cardigans) 1974
  • Ne-Yo (Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr.) - Singer, rapper
  • Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) 1981
  • Frieda Selena Pinto 1984
  • Tyler Posey 1991 - Actor