Friday, November 16, 2012

FRIDAY!!!! November 16, 2012

franchise \FRAN-chahyz\, noun:
  1. The right to vote.
  2. A privilege of a public nature conferred on an individual,group, or company by a government.
Franchise derives from the Old French word for "freedom," which shares a root with the English frank.
Red Pen Police
  • People who preoccupy themselves with correcting the spelling and grammar of others - normally out of some self-esteem issue or desire to prove some value from their otherwise useless thirty-grand education.
-- Lengthy, intelligent facebook status meant to prompt discussion --
Comment: You're*
Reply: Uh oh red pen police.*
In which of his 31 films does Elvis Presley have his only non-singing role?
  • Charro! Although he doesn’t sing, a recording of Presley crooning the title song is heard during the opening titles of the 1969 western.
  • Jadwiga: blonde blue-eyed beauty became "king" of Poland (1384)
  • Battle of Cajamarca: conquistador Francisco Pizarro massacred thousands of Incas in a surprise attack in Peru, and captured the emperor Atahualpa (1532)
  • US-USSR relations: FDR extended formal diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union (1933)
  • Sound of Music: the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened on Broadway (1959)
  • Burgess Meredith 1908
  • Daws Butler 1916
  • Clu Gulager 1928
  • Hubert Sumlin 1931
  • Elizabeth Drew 1935
  • Joanna Pettet 1944
  • Steve Railsback 1948
  • David Leisure 1950
  • Mani (The Stone Roses) 1962
  • Zina Garrison-Jackson 1963
  • Dwight Gooden (MLB) 1964
  • Lisa Bonet 1967
  • Suzi Simpson 1968 - from Athens Greece, playmate (Jan, 1992)
  • Tammy Lauren 1969
  • Martha Plimpton 1970
  • Oksana Baiul 1977