Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

skeigh \skeekh\, adverb:
1. proudly.
adjective:
1. (of horses) spirited; inclined to shy.
2. (of women) proud; disdainful.
In the 1500s, skeigh originally referred to skittish behavior of horses, and it came from the Old English word scéoh meaning "shy." The sense of "proudly" arose in the 1700s.  
stealership
  • Business entity where one can purchase vehicles or have vehicle maintenance and repairs performed at exorbitant prices. Remember to bend over and bring lots of lube. Variant of dealership.
Sorry bro, I don't have the rent money, I just had to pay $1300 to get my ride fixed. Next time I won't take it to the fucking stealership!

History 
  • hot-air balloon: first manned free flight was taken by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes on a 20-minute, 9-km. flight over Paris (1783)
  • phonograph: a new invention was announced by Thomas Edison (1877)
  • Verrazano Narrows Bridge: the suspension bridge connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island opened (1964)
  • Who shot J.R.? : 350 million people worldwide tuned in to Dallas to find out (1980)
Birthdays
  • François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) 1694
  • William Beaumont 1785
  • Rene Magritte 1898
  • Stan Musial (MLB) 1920
  • Vivian Blaine 1921
  • Joseph Campanella 1927
  • Jean Shepard 1933
  • Laurence Luckinbill 1934
  • Marlo Thomas 1938
  • imagebam.comDr. John 1940
  • Natalia Makarova 1940
  • Juliet Mills 1941
  • Marcy Carsey 1944
  • Harold Ramis 1944
  • Goldie Hawn 1945
  • Lonnie Jordan (War) 1948
  • Livingston Taylor 1950
  • Lorna Luft 1952
  • Cherry Jones 1956
  • imagebam.comBrian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) 1960
  • Nicollette Sheridan 1963
  • Bjork Gudmundsdottir (Sugarcubes) 1965
  • Troy Aikman (NFL) 1966
  • Alex James (Blur) 1968
  • Chauncey Hannibal (BLACKstreet) 1968
  • Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB) 1969
  • Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) 1971
  • Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) 1974
  • Jena Malone 1984

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hasselhoff Wednesday: Breakfast!

Nutritious!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

subjoin \suhb-JOIN\, verb:
1. to add at the end, as of something said or written; append.
2. to place in sequence or juxtaposition to something else.
Subjoin is derived from the Middle French word subjoindre which meant "to add at the end."
 
crackstituents
  • People who smoke crack with their favourite politician.
Mayor Ford smoked crack with his crackstituents.

History
  • Russo-Finnish War: began; at its conclusion, Finland ceded part of its territory to Russia (1939)
  • Lucille Ball: zany redheaded comedienne married Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, who became her costar in I Love Lucy (1940)
  • Barbados: gained its independence from Great Britain (1966)
  • Tiny Tim died after ending a show early because he felt ill. (1996)
Birthdays
  • Jonathan Swift 1667
  • Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835
  • Winston Churchill (Britain) 1874
  • Brownie McGhee 1915
  • Efren Zimbalist, Jr. 1918
  • Virginia Mayo 1920
  • Richard Crenna 1926
  • Dick Clark 1929
  • G. Gordon Liddy 1930
  • Teddy Wilburn 1931
  • Bob Moore 1932
  • Abbie Hoffman 1936
  • Jimmy Bowen 1937
  • Robert Guillaume 1937
  • Frank Ifield 1937
  • Ridley Scott 1937
  • Luther Ingram 1944
  • Rob Grill (The Grassroots) 1944
  • Roger Glover (Deep Purple) 1945
  • David Mamet 1947
  • Margaret Whitton 1950
  • Mandy Patinkin 1952
  • Shuggie Otis 1953
  • June Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) 1954
  • Jeannie Kendall (The Kendalls) 1954
  • Billy Idol 1955 
  • John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs) 1957
  • Bo Jackson (NFL, MLB) 1962
  • Jalil (Whodini) 1963
  • Ben Stiller 1965
  • Paul Wheeler (Icehouse) 1965
  • Nicole Simmons 1969 (t3h pr0n)
  • Allan Sherman 1975
  • Mindy McCready 1975
  • Clay Aiken (Clayton Holmes Grissom) 1978
  • Elisha Cuthbert 1982
  • Kaley Cuoco 1985
  • CJ Gibson 1983
  • Suzanna Aye 1987 

     

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

vexatious \vek-SEY-shuhs\, adjective:
  1. causing vexation; troublesome; annoying: a vexatious situation.
  2. Law. (of legal actions) instituted without sufficient grounds and serving only to cause annoyance to the defendant.
  3. disorderly; confused; troubled.
Vexatious entered English from the Latin word vexāre which meant "to shake, jolt, harass, annoy."
 
poverty porn
  • Maury, Jerry Springer, and any show that purposefully uses the extremely poor and/or desperate uneducated people to exploit them for the purpose of entertainment.
"Every time I see a show that involves poor people fighting, it just gives me the worst poverty porn vibe."

Trivia
Who was the first actress to win an Oscar for portraying a real-life Oscar winner?

  • Cate Blanchett who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Aviator (2004).

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History 
  • Peregrine White: the first child of English parents born in present-day New England, came into the world on the Mayflower, docked in Massachusetts Bay (1620)
  • New Jersey: the Garden State became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights (1789)
  • Nuremberg trials: an Allied tribunal began trying Nazis for war crimes; the defense of "I was following orders" was not accepted (1945)
  • Elizabeth II: the future queen of England married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey (1947)
Birthdays
  • Edwin Hubble 1889
  • Chester Gould 1900
  • Alistair Cooke 1908
  • Evelyn Keyes 1919
  • Beryl Sprinkel 1923
  • Robert F. Kennedy 1925
  • Kaye Ballard 1926
  • Estelle Parsons 1927
  • Richard Dawson 1932
  • Kim Weston 1939
  • Dick Smothers 1939
  • Norman Greenbaum 1942
  • Veronica Hamel 1943
  • Judy Woodruff 1946
  • Duane Allman 1946 - Musician (Allman Brothers)
  • Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh 1947 - Musician (James Gang, Eagles)
  • Richard Masur 1948
  • Bo Derek 1956
  • Jim Brown 1957 - Musician (UB40)
  • Sean Young 1959
  • Todd Nance 1962 - Musician (Widespread Panic)
  • Mike D. 1965 - Musician (The Beastie Boys)
  • Sen Dog 1965 - Musician (Cypress Hill)
  • Ming-Na Wen 1967
  • Phife Dog 1970
  • Marisa Ryan 1974
  • Josh Turner 1977 - Country singer
  • Nadine Velasquez 1978 - Actress
    
  

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Review Tuesday: THE BOYS

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The Boys
In a world that super heroes exist, there is substantial collateral damage. THE BOYS attempt the hold them responsible for their misdeeds. 
I've been reviewing a lot of horror stuff lately. I'm taking a break from that to discuss THE BOYS. From the moment I saw the first trailer for this show I knew I needed to see it. It stars Karl Urban! What more do you need?

The show starts with Hughie (Jack Quaid), a young man in a dead end job without the motivation to change his position in life, strolling with his girlfriend Robin (Jess Salgueiro) when she gets hit by the superhero A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) and is liquefied.  

It turns out that the superheroes of the world are managed by a company called VAUGHT. Superheroes don't just do things for the good of it. It's all about positive image so their movies, shows, and merchandise sells. There's a massive profit motive. So the company offers to buy Hughie's silence on the matter for $45,000. Billy Butcher (KARL URBAN) confronts Hughie and offers him a chance at revenge. This begins Hughie's adventure from big nobody to hero killer.

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I don't want to give up any other potential "spoilers" because I want you to go home and see this AMAZON ORIGINAL series. What I will say is that the cast is PERFECT. The special effects are impressive. The story makes sense, perhaps too much sense if you ever thought about what super heroes would really be like if they existed. The episodes are around a full solid hour each, so you get a lot of entertainment from the eight-episode first season. They just wrapped up main filming for Season 02, and should have new episodes up mid-2020, so you might consider watching the first season to make sure they keep this going. 

Watch it on AMAZON

More on IMDB

 
The original comic art that the top was based on.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

counterpoise \KOUN-ter-poiz\, verb:
  1. to balance by an opposing weight; counteract by an opposing force.
  2. to bring into equilibrium.
  3. Archaic. to weigh (one thing) against something else; consider carefully.
noun:
  1. a counterbalancing weight.
  2. any equal and opposing power or force.
  3. the state of being in equilibrium; balance.
  4. Radio. a network of wires or other conductors connected to the base of an antenna, used as a substitute for the ground connection.
Counterpoise is from the Old French word countrepois which meant "to weigh against."
 
Work birthday
  • The anniversary of the day you started working at a particular business. Not normally celebrated (unless it's a big one like 10 years, 20 years, etc) but sometimes acknowledged by the person, co-workers or the boss.
Because he was a good employee, Jason's boss sent him a Happy Work Birthday e-mail congratulating him on five years of service.
 
Trivia
Which two teams are the only charter members of the National Football League still in existence today?
  • The Arizona Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. Both joined the American Professional Football Association in 1920, two years before it changed its name to the NFL. (The Green Bay Packers joined in 1921.) At the time the Cardinals were called the Chicago Cardinals and the Bears were known as the Decatur Staleys.
History 
  • Jay's Treaty: was signed; it resolved some leftover issues between the United States and Great Britain after the Revolutionary War (1794)
  • Gettysburg Address: Abraham Lincoln gave his famous 272-word speech on the Civil War's bloodiest battleground (1863)
  • Anwar Sadat: became the first Arab leader to officially visit the state of Israel (1977)
  • Milli Vanilli: German pop duo was stripped of its Grammy after it was revealed that neither member sang on their albums; they lip-synched in concert (1990)
Birthdays
  • James Garfield (U.S.) 1831
  • Tommy Dorsey 1905
  • Indira Gandhi 1917
  • Alan Young 1919
  • Larry King 1933
  • Dick Cavett 1936
  • Ted Turner 1938
  • Garrick Utley 1939
  • Pete Moore (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles) 1939
  • Dan Haggerty 1941
  • Calvin Klein 1942
  • Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore) 1949
  • Robert Beltran 1953
  • Kathleen Quinlan 1954
  • Glynnis O'Connor 1955
  • Ann Curry 1956
  • Scott Jacoby 1956
  • Allison Janney 1960
  • Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns 'N' Roses) 1960
  • Meg Ryan 1961
  • Jodie Foster 1962
  • Terry Farrell 1963
  • Gail Devers 1966
  • Jason Scott Lee 1966
  • Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) 1969
  • Tony Rich 1971
  • Savion Glover 1973
  • Tamika Scott (Xscape) 1975
  • Kerri Strug 1977
 
  
  
  

Monday, November 18, 2019

Look forward top MEGAN!

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