Saturday, August 29, 2015

Not the scientific name for Marky crAss

It's not what you think, here's the story from my email: 
Phagocytes are the white blood cells that protect the body by ingesting (phagocytosing) harmful foreign particles, bacteria and dead or dying cells. They are essential for fighting infections, and for subsequent immunity. Phagocytes are important throughout the animal kingdom, and are highly developed in vertebrates. One liter of human blood contains about six billion phagocytes. Phagocytes were first discovered in 1882 by Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov while he was studying starfish larvae. Phagocytes of humans and other animals are called professional or non-professional, depending on how effective they are at phagocytosis. The professional phagocytes include cells called neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, and mast cells. The main difference between professional and non-professional phagocytes is that the professional phagocytes have molecules called receptors on their surfaces that can detect harmful objects, such as bacteria, that are not normally found in the body. Phagocytes are therefore crucial in fighting infections, as well as in maintaining healthy tissues by removing dead and dying cells that have reached the end of their life-span. During an infection, chemical signals attract phagocytes to places where the pathogen has invaded the body.
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

chary \CHAIR-ee\, adjective:
  1. Wary; cautious.
  2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
Chary comes from Old English cearig, "careful, sorrowful," from cearu, "grief, sorrow, care."
  • when a person wears a scary amount of mascara
Although Melanie thought her mascara application was flawless, her eyelashes really looked like scary spiderlegs


  • Atahualpa: last sovereign Incan emperor was garroted by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro, who thus defeated the Incan Empire and conquered Peru (1533)
  • Royal George: some 900 drowned when the ship sank at port; the event was immortalized in William Cowper's "On the Loss of the Royal George" (1782)
  • Shay's Rebellion: uprising began in Massachusetts, led by Revolutionary War captain Daniel Shays; farmers were protesting crushing debt and taxes (1786)
  • Treaty of Nanking: marked the end of the First Opium War and the ceding of Hong Kong Island to Britain (1842)
  • The Beatles: gave their last paid concert, at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, now Monster Park (1966)
  • Hurricane Katrina: the costliest natural disaster in US history made landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, devastating cities, most notably New Orleans (2005)
  • John Locke 1632
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809
  • Preston Sturges 1898
  • Barry Sullivan 1912
  • Ingrid Bergman 1915
  • George Montgomery 1916
  • Isabel Sanford 1917
  • Charles White 1920
  • Charlie "Bird" Parker 1920
  • Wendell Scott 1921
  • Sir Richard Attenborough 1923
  • Dinah Washington 1924
  • Dick O'Neill 1928
  • John McCain 1936
  • Elliott Gould 1938
  • William Friedkin 1939
  • Ellen Geer 1941
  • Robin Leach 1941
  • Sterling Morrison (The Velvet Underground) 1942
  • Deborah Van Valkenburgh 1952
  • Mark Morris 1956
  • Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) 1956
  • Michael Joseph Jackson 1958
  • Rebecca DeMornay1962
  • Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins) 1963
  • Me'Shell NdegeOcello 1969
  • Carl Martin (Shai) 1970
  • Carla Gugino 1971
  • A+ 1982
  • Lea Michele 1986 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Rock out with your COLD out!

Years ago I saw this band open up for Evanescence. What I didn't know was that Amy Lee and the guitarist from Cold were an item. During that tour Ben Moody quit Evanescence and the bf jumped bands. No idea what Cold is up to these days, but the follow up album from Evanescence was amazing. Check out some fat rock from nearly a decade ago:

"Stupid Girl"

Wanna love ya
Wanna bug ya
Wanna squeeze ya
Stupid girl

Wanna touch ya,
Wanna take ya,
Wanna shut ya,
Stupid girl.

I can't take this,
Born to break this.

She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
Stupid girl, Stupid girl

I'm a loner,
I'm a loser,
I'm a winner,
In my mind.

I'm a bad one,
I'm a good one,
I'm a sick one,
With a smile.

I can't take this,
Born to break this.

She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
Stupid girl, Stupid girl

[acoustic break]
Stupid girl, Stupid girl


She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
Stupid girl, Stupid girl

[repeat chorus til end.]

WTF Friday: The reason Megan and BAG split

Sorry for party rockin'

Kottonmouth Kings new album KROWN POWER out today!

Placentia, CA based psych/hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings have released Krown Power, their long awaited full-length album out now via United Family Music / Capitol Records. Krown Power is available on iTunes and merch bundles are available in Kottonmouth Kings' merch store. Several of the Kings received minor burns on the set of their new video for "Audio War," which also features freestyle motocross riders from Fitz Army and Metal Mulisha.

Nearly 20 years ago, Kottonmouth Kings' popularity began when word spread about their unique and original style that came to be known as "Rip-Hop". Over the years, this iconic group has built a huge fan base who feel inspired by their lifestyle, their music and their fashion. The group is ready to release their first full-length album on United Family Music Group, their new label founded by KMK front man, Brad "Daddy X" Xavier.

For more information on Kottonmouth Kings, please visit

Purchase Krown Power on iTunes:

Krown Power merch bundles can be purchased here:

Autographed Krown Power Kronitron Mega Pack Giveaway:


WTF Friday: Regression comes out today.

I tried to get Emma Watson's autograph at the premier.
She wasn't happy about it. 

Kottonmouth Kings Syndicated Sweepstakes

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In celebration of KMK's new album KROWN POWER, the band is giving 5 lucky winners an autographed Kronitron Mega Pack Pre-Order Package, which includes the Deluxe Green Edition of Krown Power. 

Contest link HERE


TGIF! Friday, August 28, 2015

delectation \dee-lek-TAY-shun\, noun:
  • Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.
Delectation derives from Latin delectatio, from the past participle of delectare, "to please."
cookie duster 

  • A full mustache capable of dusting the tops of cookies.
Check out the cookie duster on Brad!

  • Scientific American: pop-science magazine began publication (1845)
  • Peace Palace: the home of the International Court of Justice and other institutions was inaugurated in the Hague (1913)
  • filibuster: the longest solo one — 24 hours, 18 minutes — began on this day by DEMOCRAT Sen. Strom Thurmond in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (1957)
  • "Please Mr. Postman": song by the Marvelettes was released; it became the first Motown No. 1 (1961)
  • "I have a dream": Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous civil rights speech at the Lincoln Memorial (1963)
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton 1774 - She was also the first American-born saint beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828
  • Charles Boyer 1899
  • Sam Levene 1905
  • Nancy Kulp 1921
  • Peggy Ryan 1924
  • Billy Grammer 1925
  • Donald O'Connor 1925
  • Roxie Roker 1929
  • Ben Gazzara 1930
  • Andy Bathgate 1932
  • Elizabeth Seal 1933
  • Clem Cattini (Tornados) 1939
  • Richard Sanders 1940
  • William S. Cohen 1940
  • David Soul 1943
  • Alice Playten 1947
  • Daniel Seraphine (Chicago) 1948
  • Hugh Cornwell (Stranglers) 1949
  • Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds) 1951
  • Daniel Stern 1957
  • Rich Rossovich 1957
  • Scott Hamilton 1958
  • Emma Samms 1961
  • Shania Twain 1965 
    Jack Black 1969
  • Jason Priestley 1969
  • Janet Evans 1971
  • Max Collins (Eve 6) 1978
  • Carly Pope 1980 - Actress
  • LeAnn Rimes 1982
  • Michael Galeota 1984
    Armie Hammer 1986 (The Lone Ranger)


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Turtle Thursday: Tee

I like Turtles!
Not a very exciting post this week, sorry they can't all be winners! LOL

Thursday, August 27, 2015

saturnine \SAT-uhr-nyn\, adjective:
  1. Born under or being under the astrological influence of the planet Saturn.
  2. Gloomy or sullen in disposition.
  3. Having a sardonic or bitter aspect.
Saturnine comes from Saturn, in Medieval times believed to be the most remote planet from the Sun and thus coldest and slowest in its revolution. 

  • That last person/people who keep(s) clapping after everyone else has stopped. normally parents, but it could be die-hard fans etc.
*Large chorus of clapping*
Mom: "Did you hear little Billy's singing?" 
Aunt: "Yes his voice really stood out" 
*Mother and Aunt only ones clapping still* 
Bystander 1: "That afterclap is lame, their kid totally sucks, it was a choir of 200 kids!" 
Bystander 2: "Yeah afterclap kills a show sometimes.."

  • Edwin Drake: drilled America's first successful oil well near Titusville, PA
  • Krakatoa: volcano erupted in the loudest explosion ever recorded; the resultant tsunami killed 36,000 (1883)
  • Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in history ended after less than an hour when Zanzibar surrendered (1896)
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact: multinational treaty signed in Paris outlawed war — about 11 years before the same nations took part in WWII (1928)
  • Mariner 2: the US launched a space probe to Venus; it flew past the planet in December (1962)
  • Mars: the red planet got up close and personal with Earth — only 55,758,006 km away (2003)
  • George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 1770
  • Margaret Hungerford 1850
  • Theodore Dreiser 1871
  • Charles Rolls 1877
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (U.S.) 1908
  • Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Mother Theresa) 1910
  • Martha Raye 1916
  • Jimmy C. Newman 1927
  • Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi (South Africa) 1928
  • Ira Levin 1929
  • Carter Stanley 1935 - Musician (Stanley Brothers)
  • J.D. Crowe 1937
  • Tommy Sands 1937
  • Daryl Dragon 1942 - Musician (The Captain and Tennille)
  • Tuesday Weld 1943
  • Tim Bogert 1944 - Musician (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Marianne Sagebrecht 1945
  • Harry Reems 1947
  • Barbara Bach 1947
  • Jeff Cook 1949 - Musician (Alabama)
  • Buddy Bell 1951
  • Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens 1952
  • Willy DeVille 1953
  • Alex Lifeson 1953 - Musician (Rush)
  • Diana Scarwid 1955
  • Glenn Matlock 1956 - Musician (Sex Pistols) 
  • Dean Delvin 1962
  • Mike Johnson 1965 - Musician (Dinosaur Jr.)
  • Bobo 1968 - Musician (Cypres Hill)
  • Tony Kanal 1970 - Musician (No Doubt)
  • Sarah Chalke 1976
  • Jon Siebels 1979 - Musician (Eve)