Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

pelf \PELF\, noun:


  • Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
Pelf comes from Old French pelfre, "booty, stolen goods." It is related to pilfer.
It pays the taxes

  • The replacement saying for "It pays the bills" in reference to writing off a job as merely a means of income, and in no way an enjoyable or lucrative way of making a living.

  • Due to the increase in taxes "It pays the taxes" takes the place of "It pays the bills" while it takes a second job or additional income to actually pay the bills.
"How's your new job going?"
"It's going ... it pays the taxes. I'm looking for a part-time job now to pay the bills"
Trivia
Why did a fanatic fan of basketball great Larry Bird ask to have three years added to his expected 30-year sentence for robbery and shooting with intent to kill?

  • Eric James Torpy wanted his 2005 sentence to match the Boston Celtic star’s jersey number—33. The judge—in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—obliged.
History

  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet: opened the first free American school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut (1817)

  • Titanic: the "unsinkable" luxury liner sank after hitting an iceberg; over 1,500 died (1912)

  • Bergen-Belsen: Nazi concentration camp was liberated by British and Canadian forces (1945)

  • Jackie Robinson: made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, scoring the game-winning run (1947)

  • McDonald's: Ray Kroc opened the store that launched the empire (1955)

  • Botox: botulinum toxin was approved by the FDA for treatment of moderate-to-severe frown lines (2002)
Berfdays 

  • Henry James (1843-1916): author of Daisy Miller and The Bostonians

  • free image hostJohannes Stark (1874-1957): Nobel Prize-winning physicist; also, physicist Leonhard Euler (1707-1783)

  • Max Wertheimer (1880-1943): a founder of Gestalt psychology

  • Stanley Bruce (1883-1967): Australian PM

  • Bessie Smith (1894-1937): blues and jazz singer; musicians Roy Clark (77), Dave Edmunds (66) and Ed O'Brien (42) share this birth date

  • Heloise (59): household tips columnist, "Hints from Heloise"

  • free image hostEmma Thompson (51): Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress and screenwriter, Sense and Sensibility, Last Chance Harvey; also, actors Michael Ansara (88), Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995), Lois Chiles (63), Amy Wright (60), Danny Pino (36), Seth Rogen (28), Alice Braga (27) and Emma Watson (20)

  • Samantha Fox (44), singer, Page 3 girl, monster jugs.

3 comments:

Heff said...

I've probably mentioned before that I REALLY dug Samantha Fox back in the day. Hairy muff and all !

Bobby the Blue Baxojayz said...

I didn't care for her at all until she showed the hairy muff. That was when I realzed I wasn't a jug-man but a vagina-man!

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