Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

rime \RAHYM\, noun:
  • A coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of water droplets.
Rime, also known as hoarfrost, comes from the Old English hrim. Used mainly in Northern England and Scotland for centuries, it was revived in literature in the 19th century.
boob tube baby
  • Stereotype used to categorize individuals who fall into a fairly modern trend in child rearing, where the child is not properly raised. Instead the parent(s) occupy the child by setting them in front of a TV as opposed to actively engaging the child in productive activities. This type of childhood typically fosters poor social behaviors and disorders such as ADHD, beckoning use of term.
John is the most awkward boob tube baby I've ever run in to.

What was unique about the signatures on the $60 million in U.S. paper currency authorized by Congress in 1861?
  • All the bills were hand-signed by Treasury Department clerks. The following year, and ever since, engraved signatures of high Treasury Department officials have been printed on U.S. paper currency.
  • Chicago: was founded with a mission established by French priest Jacques Marquette on the shore of Lake Michigan (1674)
  • suttee: the Hindu practice of a widow's self-immolation on her husband's funeral pyre was outlawed by the British in India (1829)
  • Mary Celeste: the ship was discovered heading toward the Strait of Gibraltar, sound if somewhat wet, but all its crew and passengers were missing and have never been found (1872)
  • The Los Angeles Times: began publication; it is now the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in the US (1881)
  • Wassily Kandinsky 1866
  • Francisco Franco 1892
  • Deanna Durbin 1921
  • Wink Martindale 1934
  • Max Baer Jr. 1937
  • John Cale 1940
  • Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon 1940
  • Chris Hillman 1942
  • Bob Mosley 1942 - Musician (Moby Grape)
  • Chris Hillman 1942 - Musician (Flying Burrito Brothers, Byrds)
  • Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) 1944
  • Southside Johnny Lyon 1948
  • Jeff Bridges 1949
  • Patricia Wettig 1951
  • Gary Rossington 1951 - Musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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  • Cassandra Wilson 1955
  • Brian Prout 1955 - Musician (Diamond Rio)
  • Bob Griffin 1959 - Musician (The BoDeans)
  • Vinnie Dombroski 1962 - Muscian (Sponge)
  • Jozef Sabovcik 1963
  • Marisa Tomei 1964 - Actress
  • Chelsea Noble 1964
  • Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) 1969 - Rapper
  • Tyra Banks 1973
  • Lila McCann 1981
  • Orlando Brown 1987