Thursday, April 09, 2020

Thursday, April 09, 2020

chelonian \ki-LOH-nee-uhn\, adjective:
  1. Belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles.
noun:
  1. A turtle.
Chelonian comes from the Greek word for turtle, chelṓn.

bootyism
  • Bootyism is a sexy religion often confused with Budhism.
I know more about Bootyism than I do about Catholicism!


History
  • War of Jenkin's Ear: Robert Jenkins' ear was cut off, which led to a war between Spain and England (1731)
  • public library: America's first tax-supported public library was founded in Peterborough, New Hampshire (1833)
  • US Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ending the war (1865)
  • Marian Anderson: gave a concert at the Lincoln Memorial; the DAR had canceled her appearance at Constitution Hall because she was black (1939)
  • Saddam Hussein: statue of Iraqi dictator was toppled in Baghdad, signifying the end of the Baath regime (2003)
  • Prince Charles: married Camilla Parker-Bowles (2005)
Birthdays
  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz 1865
  • Frank King 1883 - Cartoonist, creator of "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip
  • Mance Lipscomb 1895
  • Paul Robeson 1898 - Singer
  • Ward Bond 1903 - Actor ("It’s a Wonderful Life", "The Maltese Falcon")
  • Antel Dorati 1906 - Symphony orchestra conductor
  • Julian Dash 1916 - Jazz musician
  • John Presper Eckert 1919
  • Art Van Damme 1920 - Musician (Art Van Damme Quintet)
  • Hugh Hefner 1926 - Publisher, greatest man who ever lived
  • Tom Lehrer 1928 - Songwriter
  • Paul Arizin 1928 - Basketball player
  • Jim Fowler 1932 - Naturalist
  • Carl Perkins (Carl Lee Perkings) 1932 - Singer
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo 1933 - Actor ("Casino Royale")
  • Avery Schreiber 1935 - Comedian (Burns & Schreiber)
  • Michael Learned 1939 - Actress ("The Waltons", "All My Sons")
  • Jim Roberts 1940 - Hockey player
  • Brandon de Wilde 1942 - Actor ("Shane")
  • Margo Smith 1942 - Country singer
  • Terry Knight 1943 - Singer (Terry Knight and the Pack , Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Alden Roche 1945 - Football player
  • Nate Colbert 1946 - Baseball player
  • Les Gray 1946 - Singer (Mud)
  • Michel Parizeau 1948 - Hockey player
  • Hal Ketchum 1953 - Country singer, actor
  • Dennis Quaid 1954 - Actor ("Wyatt Earp", "The Right Stuff"), brother of Randy Quaid
  • Jimmy Tingle 1955 - Comedian
  • Severiano (Seve) Ballesteros 1957 - Golfer
  • Dave Innis 1959 - Country musician (Restless Heart)
  • Mark Kelly 1961 - Musician (Marillion)
  • Lisa Guerrero 1964 - Sports reporter ("Monday Night Football")
  • Paulina Porizkova 1965 - Model, actress
  • Joe Peters 1965 - Musician (Grant Lee Buffalo)
  • Cynthia Nixon 1966 - Actress ("The Manhattan Project")
  • Kevin Martin 1969 - Musician (Candlebox)
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam 1979 - Actress ("The Cosby Show")
  • Ryan Northcott 1980 - Actor
  • Kristen Stewart (Kristen Jaymes Stewart) 1990 - Actress ("Panic Room", "Twilight", "New Moon")
    

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Hasselhoff Wednesday - Hoff to Hef


 
A birthday wish from one great man, the Hoff, to the greatest man who EVER lived, the Hef, Hugh Hefner.

Hasselhoff Wednesday: Passover

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

fussbudget \ FUHS-buhj-it \ , noun; 
  • a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person.
Origin: An Americanism dating from around 1900, fussbudget is a portmanteau of fuss and budget . Though the origins of fuss are unknown, budget comes from the Middle French term meaning "bag." 

rich uncle
  • Uncle Sam. so named for government's spending habits.
our rich uncle better cut back on his spending my money.

History
  • Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co.: the US Supreme Court ruled that the income tax in effect at the time was unconstitutional (1895)
  • Times Square: Manhattan area was renamed in honor of then-tenant The New York Times (1904)
  • WPA: Congress approved FDR's program to alleviate joblessness during the Great Depression (1935)
  • League of Nations: assembled for the last time (1946)
  • Hank Aaron: hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record (1974)
  • Clint Eastwood: movie star was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea (1986)
Birthdays
  • Guatama Buddha 563 BC - 'The Enlightened One' in the Buddhist faith
  • Philip IV (Spain and Portugal) 1605
  • Ray (O. Raymond) Knight 1872 - 'Father of Canadian Rodeo'
  • Mary Pickford 1893 - Actress ("Coquette", "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm")
  • Sonja Henie 1910 - Ice skater
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Ford (Bloomer) 1918 - Wife of 38th U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, founder of the Betty Ford Clinic
  • Carmen McRae 1922 - Jazz singer
  • Franco Corelli 1923 - Tenor
  • Edward Mulhare 1923 - Actor ("Megaforce", "Knight Rider")
  • Ruth Gaines 1872 - Playwright
  • Shecky Greene (Sheldon Greenfield) 1926 - Comedian, actor ("Laverne and Shirley", "Northern Exposure")
  • Charlie (Charles Richard) ‘Smokey’ Maxwell 1927 - Baseball player
  • John Gavin (Anthony Golenour) 1928 - Actor ("Psycho")
  • Monty Sunshine 1928 - Jazz musician
  • Jacques Brel 1929 - Singer, songwriter
  • Dorothy Tutin 1930 - Actress
  • Fred Ebb 1936 - Lyricist
  • Klaus Löwitsch 1936 - Actor
  • Symore Hersh 1937 - Investigative reporter
  • Kofi Annan 1938 - United Nations secretary-general
  • John Havlicek 1940 - Basketball player
  • J.J. Jackson 1941 - Singer
  • Peggy Lennon 1941 - Singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • Darlene Gillespie 1941 - TV personality ("The Mickey Mouse Club")
  • John (Frederick) Hiller 1943 - Baseball player
  • Roger Chapman 1944 - Singer
  • Hywel Bennett 1944 - Actor
  • Stuart Pankin 1946 - Actor ("Irreconcilable Differences", "Arachnophobia")
  • Jim (James Augustus) "Catfish" Hunter 1946 - Baseball player
  • Steve Howe 1947 - Musician (Yes, Asia)
  • Mel Schacher 1951 - Musician (Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Chris Frantz 1951 - Musician (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
  • Peter Case 1954 - Musician
  • John Schneider 1954 - Singer, actor ("Dukes of Hazzard", "Smallville")
  • Gary Carter 1954 - Baseball player
  • Barbara Kingsolver 1955 - Writer
  • Donita Sparks 1961 - Musician (L7)
  • Izzy Stradlin 1962 - Musician (Gun's 'N Roses)
  • Julian Lennon 1963 - Musician, son of John Lennon (Beatles), Today in Beatles History
  • Dave Rountree 1963 - Musician (Blur)
  • Donita Sparks 1963 - Musican (L7)
  • Biz Markie 1964 - Rapper
  • Robin Wright Penn 1966 - Actress
  • Patricia Arquette 1968 - Actress ("True Romance", "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"), sister of Roseanna Arquette
  • Craig Honeycutt 1970 - Singer (Everything)
  • Darren Jessee 1971 - Musician (Ben Fold Five)
  • Emma Caulfield 1973 - Actress ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Beverly Hills 90210")
    Katee Sakhoff 1980 - Actress (BSG Starbuck, SW: TCW)
  • Taylor Kitsch 1981 - Actor ("John Carter")
  • Taran Noah Smith 1984 - Actor ("Home Improvement")
  • Kirsten Storms 1984 - Actress ("Days of Our Lives")
    Gabriella Wilde 1989 - Actress ("Carrie") 

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Review Tuesday: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE [2010] unrated


I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
2010
UNRATED
After a violent rape, a woman seeks revenge.
With all this quarantine stuff going on, I have been working from home. I actually work MORE daily than ever. In an effort to decompress, the wife and I call Saturday night DATE NIGHT. We will have some junk food, and watch a movie. This week she selected I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE. This is a remake of the 1978 movie with the same title. Amazon listed it under horror, which happens to be her favorite genre, so why not?

Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) is a writer who decides to retire to a quiet backwater town for a couple months to work on her next story. Young and beautiful, she accidentally attracts the wrong attention of some terrible men in town. One night a group of five men invaded her cabin to torment, torture, and violently rape her. If that wasn't horrific enough, their plan was to kill her and dispose of the body to keep it all a secret. Only it all goes south when she escapes by jumping into a river and evades her violators. 

The rest of her film is Jennifer getting her revenge.

We never saw the original movie form 1978, nor the Rated Cut versions. This cut is shot well, and builds suspense. It's also incredibly disturbing. Multiple times while watching this movie we asked one another, "What did we put on?" The rape scene is harsh and hard to watch the inhumanity of it all. Regardless of how horribly the rapists meet their ends, it never affects you like the rape scene. 

This was a hard one to watch. We didn't hate it, but I can't say we really liked it either. It was provocative to say the least. We stayed up a couple hours discussing it afterwards.

View it on AMAZON

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

philately \ fi-LAT-l-ee \ , noun;
  1. the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment. 
  2. the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postal or fiscal history.
Origin: Philately entered English in the 1860s and comes from the Greek roots phil- meaning "love," and atéleia meaning "freedom from charges." This second element refers to the recipient's freedom from delivery charges thanks to the stamp affixed to the letter.

Spank bank
  1. A memorable collection of mental images that one wishes to retain for master debational purposes.
  2. Porn collection
"yo, 2 o'clock, see that thong?"
"yeah, that's going in the spank bank"


Trivia
What does an exobiologist study?
  • Extraterrestrial life.
History
  • World Health Organization: was established by the United Nations (1948)
  • domino theory: US President Dwight Eisenhower first articulated the idea that if one country fell to Communism, the surrounding ones would as well (1954)
  • Rwandan genocide: 100-day massacre began; more than a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu extremists (1994)
  • Mars Odyssey: robotic satellite took off; it continues to orbit the red planet (2001)
Birthdays
  • William Woodsworth 1770 - Poet
  • William King 1786 - 13th U.S. Vice President
  • W.K. Kellogg 1860 - Industrialist in food manufacturing, most known for founding of the Kellogg Company
  • Jersey Joe Walcott 1872 - Boxer
  • John (Joseph) ‘Mugsy’ McGraw 1873 - Baseball player, baseball commissioner, baseball manager
  • Irene Castle 1893 - Ballroom dancer
  • Walter Winchell 1897 - Vaudeville performer, journalist, radio commentator
  • Percy Faith 1908 - Orchestra leader, composer
  • Billie Holiday 1915 - Jazz singer
  • R. G. Armstrong 1917 - Actor
  • Ralph Flanagan 1919 - Pianist, arranger
  • Ravi Shankar 1920 - Musician, sitarist, was George Harrison's sitar teacher
  • Mongo (Ramon) Santamaria 1922 - Bandleader, composer, musician
  • James Garner (James Scott Bumgarner) 1928 - Actor ("Rockford Files", "Maverick")
  • Daniel Ellsberg 1931 - Author, known for releasing the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times
  • Cal Smith 1932 - Country singer
  • Wayne Rogers 1933 - Actor ("M*A*S*H")
  • Ian Richardson 1934 - Actor
  • Bobby Bare 1935 - Country singer, actor
  • Hodding Carter 1935 - Commentator
  • Gail Cogdill 1937 - Football player
  • Charlie Thomas 1937 - Singer (The Drifters)
  • Freddie Hubbard 1938 - Jazz musician
  • Spencer Dryden 1938 - Musician (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship)
  • David Frost 1939 - TV host ("That Was the Week that Was")
  • Francis Ford Coppola 1939 - Director
  • Mick Abrahams 1943 - Musician (Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull)
  • Patricia Bennett 1947 - Singer (The Chiffons)
  • Carol Douglas 1948 - Singer
  • John Oates 1949 - Songwriter, singer (Hall and Oates)
  • Janis Ian 1950 - Singer, songwriter (Fink)
  • John Dittrich 1951 - Musician (Restless Heart, The Buffalo Club)
  • Bruce Gary 1952 - Musician (The Knack)
  • Jackie Chan 1954 - Actor ("Rush Hour", "Rush Hour 2")
  • Tony Dorsett 1954 - Football player
  • James "Buster" Douglas 1960 - Boxer
  • Russell Crowe 1964 - Actor ("A Beautiful Mind," "Gladiator")
  • Mark Kibble 1964 - Singer (Take 6)
  • Bill Bellamy 1965 - Actor
  • Dave "Yorkie" Palmer 1965 - Musician (Space)
  • Ronde Barber 1975 - Football player
  • Tiki Barber 1975 - Football player