Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

lucubration \loo-kyoo-BRAY-shun; loo-kuh-\, noun:
1. The act of studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
2. That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.
Lucubration comes from Latin lucubratus, past participle of lucubrare, "to work by night, composed at night (as by candlelight)," ultimately connected with lux, "light." Hence it is related to lucent, "shining, bright," and lucid, "clear." The verb form is lucubrate.
 
bowl noob
  • Someone who puts a bowl in the dishwasher facing down with a less than 45 degree angle of attack. Hence the dishwasher can not wash the inners on the bowl.
Who's the bowl noob? CBA coming home to sh*t.

Trivia

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


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Geek out!

The Baroness

Cuz why not?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

libation \ly-BAY-shun\, noun:
1. The act of pouring a liquid (usually wine) either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice to some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.
2. A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage.
3. An act or instance of drinking.
Libation is from Latin libatio, from libare, "to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out as an offering."
Unbrella
  • An umbrella turned inside out by forceful wind.
It won't keep you dry but if you want to, you can stand under my unbrella-ella-ella.


History 
  • Jefferson Davis: became head of the Confederate States of America (1861)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain's most popular novel — controversial for its colorful language and its depiction of blacks — was published (1885)
  • Academy Awards: first winners were announced (Wings was Best Picture); the awards banquet was held in May (1929)
  • Elm Farm Ollie: became the first cow to fly in an airplane; the trip took place in Missouri and she was milked mid-flight (1930)
  • Pluto: the icy rock demoted from planet to dwarf planet was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh (1930)
  • Robert Philip Hanssen: FBI agent was arrested on charges of spying for the Soviet Union and, later, Russia; he was sentenced to life without parole (2001)
  • Shani Davis: became the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history; he won the men's 1,000-meter speed skating race in Turin (2006)
Birthdays
  • Mary Tudor 1516 - The Queen of England known as "Bloody Mary"
  • Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta 1745
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany 1848 - Glass maker and interior designer
  • Sholem Aleichem 1859
  • Andres Segovia 1894
  • Enzo Ferrari 1898
  • Billy deWolfe 1907
  • Pee Wee King 1914
  • Bill Cullen 1920
  • Jack Palance 1919
  • Helen Gurley Brown 1922 - Author, editor
  • George Kennedy 1925 - Actor
  • Jim McElreath 1928
  • Gahan Wilson 1930
  • Toni Morrison 1931 - Author
  • Milos Forman 1932 - Director
  • Yoko Ono 1933 - Artist, singer (Plastic Ono Band), wife of John Lennon (Beatles)
  • Mary Ure 1933
  • Irma Thomas 1941
  • Herman Santiago 1941 - Musician (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
  • Dennis DeYoung 1947 - Musician (Styx)
  • Sinead Cusack 1948 - Actress
  • John Hughes 1950
  • Cybil Sheppard 1950 - Actress
  • Randy (Veronica) Crawford 1952
  • Juice Newton (Judy Cohen) 1952 - Singer
  • Robbie Bachman 1953 - Musician (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Marty Howe 1954
  • John Travolta 1954 - Actor ("Pulp Fiction")
  • Vanna White 1957 - Game show host ("Wheel of Fortune")
  • Greta Scacchi 1960 - Actress
  • Matt Dillon 1964
  • Dr. Dre (Andre Romelle Young) 1965 - Rapper, music producer, actor
  • Molly Ringwald 1968 - Actress ("Sixteen Candles)
  • Tommy Scott (Space) 1968
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1974 - Tennis player
  • Dorzell Burton 1979
     


Friday, February 17, 2017

Rock out with your WORD out!

Well, it was VD earlier this week!


Yes • Time and a Word

In the morning when you rise,
Do you open up your eyes, see what I see?
Do you see the same things ev'ry day?
Do you think of a way to start the day
Getting things in proportion?
Spread the news and help the world go 'round.
Have you heard of a time that will help us get it together again?
Have you heard of the word that will stop us going wrong?
Well, the time is near and the word you'll hear
When you get things in perspective.
Spread the news and help the word go round.

There's a time and the time is now and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the time is now.
There's a word and the word is love and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the word is love.

Have you heard of a time that will help get it together again?
Have you heard of the word that will stop us going wrong?
Well, the time is near and the word you'll hear
When you get things in perspective.
Spread the news and help the word go round.

There's a time and the time is now and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the time is now.
There's a word and the word is love and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the word is love.
There's a time and the time is now and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the time is now.
There's a word and the word is love and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the word is love.

Friday, February 17, 2017

ululate \UL-yuh-layt; YOOL-\, intransitive verb:
  • To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.
Ululate derives from Latin ululare, to howl, to yell, ultimately of imitative origin. The noun form is ululation; the adjective form is ululant.
 
social chameleon
  • someone who changes the way they interact with people depending on who they're with.
Chris is such a social chameleon, hes such a nice guy at chess club, but such a dick on the football team.

History
  • 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)
Birthdays
  • 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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Turtle Thursday, This week was VD


Got this from Mrs. Bax0jayz.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

factotum \fak-TOH-tuhm\, noun:
  • A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.
Factotum is from Medieval Latin, from Latin fac totum, "do everything," from facere, "to do" + totus, "all."
going ham
  • a derivative of the word mayhem
v.
  • meaning to raise mayhem
Shelley hit me in the balls and ran, I'm going ham the next time i see her.
Holiday
  • Washington's Birthday (2/16/15)

History
  • 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)
Birthdays
  • 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