Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

bespeak \bih-SPEEK\, verb:
1. To show; indicate.
2. To ask for in advance.
3. To reserve beforehand; engage in advance; make arrangements for.
4. Literary. To speak to; address.
5. Obsolete. To foretell; forebode.
Bespeak is derived from the Old English word besprecan. It developed a wide range of meanings, such as request, discuss, or arrange.

jack of all traits
  • A politically correct way of describing someone with multiple personality disorder
Him: WTF is up with Jill? One minute she's Marsha Brady, the next she's Brittney Spears.
Her: She's a jack of all traits.
History
  • The Communist Manifesto: was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1848)
  • DNA: scientists Watson and Crick discovered the elusive double helix (1953)
  • peace symbol: was designed by Gerald Holtom as a nuclear disarmament logo; it combines the letters "n" and "d" in the flag semaphore alphabet (1958)
  • Malcolm X: militant civil rights leader was assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam while delivering a speech in New York (1965)
  • Steve Fossett: became the first to cross the Pacific in a balloon upon traveling from South Korea to Canada; 12 years later, he disappeared while flying a plane in Nevada and later was declared dead (1995)
Birthdays
  • Alice Palmer (Alice Elvira Freeman) 1855 - Educator, helped organize American Association of University Women
  • Andres Segovia 1893
  • W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden 1907 - Poet
  • Zachary Scott 1914
  • Ann Sheridan 1915 - Actress ("Appointment in Honduras", "The Man Who Came to Dinner")
  • Albert Axelrod 1921 - Fencer, editor (American Fencing Magazine)
  • Jack Ramsay 1925 - Basketball coach
  • Sam Peckinpah 1925 - Director
  • Erma Bombeck 1927 - Humorist, columnist, writer
  • Hubert de Givenchy 1927 - Fashion designer
  • Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon) 1933 - Singer, songwriter
  • Rue McClanahan 1935 - Actress ("The Golden Girls", "Maude", "Mama’s Family")
  • Barbara Jordan 1936 - Lawyer, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Ron Clarke 1937 - Runner, broke 17 world records between 1963 and 1970
  • Gary Lockwood (Yusolfsky) 1937 - Actor ("2001: A Space Odyssey", "Splendor in the Grass")
  • Ernie McMillan 1938 - Football player
  • Peter Gethin 1940 - Auto racer
  • Peter McEnery 1940 - Actor ("Negatives")
  • David Geffen 1943 - Producer, record executive (Geffen Records)
  • Jack Billingham 1943 - Baseball player
  • Danny Grant 1945 - Hockey player
  • Tyne Daly 1946 - Actress ("Cagney and Lacey", "The Enforcer")
  • Alan Rickman 1946
    Anthony Daniels 1946 C3PO
  • Jerry Harrison 1949 - Musician (Talking Heads)
  • Bill Olds 1951 - Football player
  • Vince Welnick 1951 - Musician (The Tubes, The Greatful Dead)
  • Jean-Jacques Burnel 1952 - Musician (The Stranglers)
  • Ken Huff 1953 - Football player
  • Jim Pietrzak 1953 - Football player
  • William Petersen 1953 - Actor ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Fear")
  • Kelsey Grammer 1955 - Actor ("Cheers", "Frazier")
  • Jack Coleman 1958
  • Alan Trammell 1958
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter 1958 - Singer
  • Christopher Atkins 1961 - Actor ("Dallas", "The Blue Lagoon")
  • Ranking Roger (English Beat, General Public) 1961
  • William "Billy" Baldwin 1963 - Actor ("Backdraft")
  • Corey Harris 1969
  • Eric Wilson 1970 - Musician (Sublime)
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt 1979 - Actress ("Party of Five", "I Know What You Did Last Summer", "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit") aka Jennifer Love Huge Tits
  • Charlotte Church 1986 - Singer, actor
  • Ashley Greene 1987 - Actress ("Twilight")
 
 
  

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review Tuesday: SECURITY [2017]

SECURITY
A war veteran gets a job as a security guard just in time to save a girl from a team of mercenaries. 
A friend suggested to Mrs Bax0jayz that we see this movie. Honestly, I hadn't even heard of it before. Apparently it came out during tax season last year and I didn't even notice as it came and went. 

Antonio Banderas plays Eddie, a veteran who is down on his luck desperate for a job. He gets placed in an overnight security guard position in a local mall. Nearby a convoy of Federal Agents gets jumped and wiped out by a team of mercenaries led by Charlie (Ben Kingsley) looking to silence a little girl named Jamie (Katherine de la Rocha) who survives by running through a forest and ends up at the mall. The very first night on the job Eddie, along with the other security guards, have to try to keep the girl safe while trying to avoid getting themselves killed. 

 The movie was more fun than I expected. I'm not saying it's not riddled with problems. If you think about it AT ALL it'll have you hating the movie right away. But if you suspend belief and don't obsess on Antonio's weird looking beard too much it's not too bad to watch. I'm glad I didn't drop money to see it in the theaters, but don't feel like I completely wasted my time watching it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

morceau \mawr-SOH\, noun:
1. Piece; morsel.
2. An excerpt or passage of poetry or music.
Morceau comes directly from the same French word which is related to the Latin word morsum meaning something bitten off.
 
Dat shit cray
  • an expression used to descirbe somethjng crazy, chill, or insane that is too awesome for the mind to handle
Guy a: Bro, did you see Blake Griffin dunk over a car?
Guy b: Yeah man, dat shit cray!

History
  • scalping: first recorded case of white men scalping Native Americans (1725)
  • United States Post Office Department: was established when George Washington signed the Postal Service Act; it lasted until 1971, when it was replaced with the United States Postal Service (1792)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: opened in New York City, aiming to promote class harmony through art (1872)
  • Canberra: colorful politician King O'Malley drove in the stake which marked the beginning of the development of Australia's capital city (1913)
  • 1962 - John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
  • 1965 - Ranger 8 crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of pictures of its surface.
  • 1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" was released in the U.S.
  • 2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.
Birthdays
  • William Prescott 1726 - American Revolutionary soldier, know for the quote "Don't fire until you see the white's of their eyes."
  • Joseph Jefferson 1829 - Actor ("Rip Van Winkle")
  • Ansel Adams 1902 - Artist
  • Aleksei Kosygin 1904 - Soviet premier from 1964-1980
  • Carl Stotz 1910 - Founded Little League baseball organization
  • John Daly 1914 - Reporter, TV host ("What's My Line")
  • Chick (Melvin) Harbert 1915 - Golfer
  • Kenneth H. Olsen 1926
  • Sidney Poitier 1927 - Actor ("Lillies of the Field", "To Sir With Love")
  • Gloria Vanderbilt 1924 - Fashion designer
  • Robert Altman 1925 - Director ("M*A*S*H")
  • Bob Richards 1926 - Olympic pole-vaulter
  • Roy Face (Roy Elroy Leon) 1928 - Baseball player
  • Amanda Blake (Beverly Louise Neill) 1929 - Actress ("Gunsmoke", "The Glass Slipper")
  • Patricia Smith 1930 - Actress ("Save the Tiger")
  • Bobby Unser 1934 - Race car driver
  • Marj Dusay 1936
  • Nancy Wilson 1937 - Singer
  • Roger Penske 1937 - Race car driver
  • Richard Beymer 1938 - Actor ("The Diary of Anne Frank", "West Side Story")
  • Barbara Ellis 1939 - Musician (Fleetwoods)
  • Buffy (Beverly) Sainte-Marie 1941 - Singer, songwriter
  • Clyde Wright 1941 - Baseball player
  • Phil Esposito 1942 - Hockey player
  • Sandy Duncan 1946 - Dancer, actress ("Peter Pan", "Roots")
  • Brenda Blethyn 1946
  • Jerome Geils 1946 - Musician (The J. Geils Band)
  • Peter Strauss 1947 - Actor ("Peter Gunn", "The Yearling")
  • Jennifer O'Neill 1948 - Actress ("Summer of '42")
  • Pierre Bouchard 1948 - Hockey player
  • Ivana Trump 1949
  • Walter Becker 1950 - Musician (Steely Dan)
  • Edward Albert 1951 - Actor ("Mind Games", "The Heist", "Guarding Tess")
  • Kathie Baillie 1951
  • Randy California (Wolfe) 1951 - Singer (Spirit)
    Anthony Stewart Head 1954 - actor (Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Patty Hearst (Patricia Hearst Shaw) 1954 - Publishing heiress, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and ultimately joined her captors, pardoned by President Clinton
  • James Wilby 1958 - Actor ("A Summer Story", "Dreamchild")
  • Sebastian Steinberg 1959 - Musician (Soul Coughing)
  • Joel Hodgson 1960
  • Charles Barkley 1963 - Basketball player
  • Ian Brown 1963 - Singer (Stone Roses)
  • French Stewart 1964
  • Cindy Crawford 1966 - Supermodel, actress ("Fair Game")
  • Lili Taylor 1967 - Actress
  • Andrew Shue 1967 - Actor ("Melrose Place")
  • Kurt Cobain 1967 - Musician, singer (Nirvana)
  • Brian Littrell 1975 - Singer (The Backstreet Boys)
  • Jay Hernandez 1978 - Actor
  • Majandra Delfino 1981 - Actress
  • Chris Thile 1981 - Musician (Nickel Creek)
  • Jack Richardson 1985
  • Rihanna - 1989

 

    

  

Monday, February 19, 2018

Look forward to President's Day!


Emily Ratajkowski
 
Makes you proud to be an American!
  
Happy President's Day!
  
 
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Weekend Box Office: 02/19/2018

Now Playing (Box Office)
  1. Black Panther $192.0M 
  2. Peter Rabbit $17.3M 
  3. Fifty Shades Freed $16.9M 
  4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $7.9M 
  5. The 15:17 to Paris $7.7M 
BLACK PANTHER exceeded all expectations over the weekend.  MARVEL has another winner with this character. DC needs to steal some of their writers!

Monday, February 19, 2018

spruce \sproos\, verb:
1. To make neat or dapper (often followed by up).
2. To make oneself spruce (usually followed by up).
1. Trim in dress or appearance; neat; smart; dapper.
Spruce has an unusual history. It literally meant "from Prussia" (or Pruce). It came to be associated with the tree which was brought by Prussian merchants to England. The sense of "to make dapper" came about from a type of coat, the spruce jerkin, that was made with leather from Prussia.
 
Moon landing
  • A moon landing is when two people's naked butts bump as they bend over.
Two men in a gym locker room bend over at the same time while facing away from each other and their naked butts bump:
"Oh, oh my gosh! I'm so sorry!"
"What? Was that your first moon landing?"

Trivia

Holiday
  • 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.

History
  • Treaty of Westminster: ended the Third Anglo-Dutch War; New Amsterdam was subsequently ceded to England (1674)
  • Aaron Burr: the former US vice president was arrested for treason; he was acquitted (1807)
  • Edict of Emancipation: serfs were liberated by Czar Alexander II (1861 OS)
  • internment: FDR signed an order confining thousands of West Coast Japanese-Americans to relocation centers (1942); they were released three years later
  • Iwo Jima: Operation Detachment commenced when US Marines invaded the island.
  • Eastenders: top-rated British soap first aired (1985)
  • Mir: Soviet/Russian space station was launched; it remained in orbit for 15 years and was occupied for 12.5 of those (1986)
  • Fidel Castro: after nearly 50 years in power, Cuba's charismatic president resigned his post; his younger brother Raúl took over (2008)
Birthdays
  • Nicolas Copernicus (Mikolaj Kopernick) 1473 - Polish astronomer, known for the Copernican theory: the sun is the center of our universe
  • David Garrick 1717 - Actor, playwright
  • Sven Hedin (Sven Anders Hedin) 1865 - Explorer, geographer
  • Sir Cedrick Hardwicke 1893 - Actor ("The Hunchchback of Notre Dame", "The Ten Commandments")
  • Louis Calhern (Carl Henry Vogt) 1895 - Actor ("The Count of Monte Cristo", "Blackboard Jungle")
  • Nydia Westman 1902 - Actress ("Strange Justice", "The Velvet Touch")
  • John Bubbles (John William Sublett) 1902 - Actor ("Porgy and Bess"[1953 on Broadway], "Cabin in the Sky")
  • Susan Fleming 1909 - ("Range Feud")
  • Merle Oberon (Thompson) 1911 - Actress ("Wuthering Heights", "The Oscar")
  • Stan Kenton 1912
  • Dick Siebert (Richard Walther Siebert) 1912 - Baseball player
  • Eddie Arcaro 1916 - Jockey, won two Triple Crowns (1941, 1928)
  • Carson McCullers 1917 - Author ("The Member of the Wedding", "Reflections in a Golden Eye")
  • Lee Marvin 1924 - Actor ("The Caine Mutiny", "The Dirty Dozen", "Delta Force")
  • John Frankenheimer 1930 - Director
  • Russ Nixon 1935 - Baseball player
  • Bob Engemann 1936 - Singer (The Lettermen)
  • Carlin Glynn 1940
  • Smokey Robinson 1940 - Singer (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)
  • Bobby Rogers 1940 - Singer (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)
  • Paul Krause 1942 - Football player
  • Bob Menne 1942 - Golfer
  • Lou Christie (Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco) 1943 - Singer
  • Michael Nader 1945
  • Bruce Fairbairn 1947 - Actor
  • Mark Andes (Spirit) 1948
  • imagebam.comTony Iommi 1948 - Musician (Black Sabbath)
  • Amy Tan 1952 - Author
  • Francis Buchholz 1954 - Musician (Scorpions)
  • Eddie Brown 1952 - Football player
  • Jeff Daniels 1955 - Actor ("The Purple Rose of Cairo", "Terms of Endearment")
  • Ray Winstone 1957 - Actor
  • Peter Holsapple (dB's) 1956
  • Dave Wakeling (English Beat, General Public, Bang!) 1956
  • Lorraine Crook 1957
  • Falco (Johann Holzel) 1957 - Singer
  • Prince Andrew 1960 - British Duke of York
  • Hana Mandlikova 1962 - Tennis player
  • Seal 1963 - Singer (Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel)
  • Justine Bateman 1966 - Actress ("Family Ties")
  • Benicio Del Toro 1967 - Actor
    Burton C. Bell 1969 - Fear Factory
  • Haylie Duff 1985 - Singer, actress ("7th Heaven")
  • Victoria Justice 1993 - Singer, actress


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