Friday, June 07, 2013

TGIF! Friday, June 7, 2013

darg \dahrg\, noun:
  1. Scot. and North England. a day's work.
  2. Australian. a fixed or definite amount of work; a work quota.
Darg derives from the Old English word dægweorc, from the roots dæg meaning "day" and weorc meaning "work."
mosquito tinnitus
  • A ringing in the ears that sounds like a hovering mosquito, brought on by the anticipation that mosquitoes WILL begin to torment you just as you are dozing off.
I spent half the night swatting mosquitoes that werenât there. Guess it was just mosquito tinnitus.
Trivia
What punk rock group recorded the song “Every Time I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You”?
  • The Ramones. It’s on their 1983 album Subterranean Jungle.
Holiday
  • National Doughnut Day - USA (first Friday of June)
History
  • Treaty of Tordesillas: divided the New World between Spain and Portugal (1494)
  • Continental Congress: the delegates heard a motion to declare the United Colonies free and independent from England (1776)
  • Vatican City: became an independent, sovereign state as the Lateran Treaty was signed in Rome (1929)
  • The $64,000 Question: game show premiered on CBS (1955)
  • Betamax: Sony released the first popular videocassette recorder, making it possible to tape one show while watching another (1975)
Birthdays
  • Beau Brummel (George Bryan Brummell) 1778 - Arbiter of men's fashion in Regency England
  • Paul Gauguin (Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin) 1848 - Post-Impressionist artist, painter, sculptor
  • Jessica Tandy 1909 - Actress
  • Virginia Apgar 1909 - Physician that specialized in anesthesia
  • Dean Martin (Dino Paul Crocetti) 1917 - Singer, actor ("The Dean Martin Show", "Rio Bravo", "Young Lions")
  • Gwendolyn Brooks 1917 - Writer
  • Ray Scherer 1919 - Newsman, White House correspondent
  • Charles Strouse 1928 - Composer, lyricist
  • James Ivory 1928 - Director
  • Randolph Turpin (Randolph Adolphus "Randy" Turpin) 1928 - Boxer known as the Leamington Larruper
  • Dolores Gray 1930 - Actress
  • Virginia McKenna 1931 - Actress
  • Wynn Stewart 1934 - Country musician
  • imagebam.comBert Sugan 1937 - Boxing journalist
  • Tom Jones 1940 - Singer
  • Ken Osmond 1943 - Actor, known for his role as Eddie Haskell in the original "Leave It To Beaver" television series
  • Nikki Giovanni (Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni) 1943 - Poet, activist, author
  • Jenny Jones 1946 - TV talk show host
  • Anne Twomey 1951 - Actress
  • Liam Neeson 1952 - Actor
  • Colleen Camp 1953 - Actress
  • Johnny Clegg 1953 - Singer, songwriter
  • Louise Erdrich 1954 - Author
  • imagebam.comWilliam Forsythe 1955 - Actor
  • L.A. Reid 1956 - Record producer
  • Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) 1958 - Musician, actor ("Purple Rain")
  • Gordon Gano 1963 - Musician (The Violent Femmes)
  • Ecstacy 1964 - Musician (Whodini)
  • Eric Kretz 1966 - Musician (Stone Temple Pilots), Stone Temple Pilots Merchandise
  • David Navarro (David Michael "Dave" Navarro) 1967 - Guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction)
  • Helen Baxendale (Helen Victoria Baxendale) 1970 - Actress ("Cold Feet")
  • Mike Madano 1970 - Hockey player (Dallas Stars, Minnesota North Stars)
  • imagebam.comAllen Iverson 1975 - Basketball player
  • Bill Hader 1978 - Actor, comedian ("Saturday Night Live")
  • Anna Torv 1979 - Actress ("Fringe") (top pic Anna, next three are her doppleganger Susana Spears)
  • Larisa Oleynik (Larisa Romanovna Oleynik) 1981 - Actress
  • Anna Kournikova 1981 - Tennis player
  • Michael Cera 1988 - Actor ("Juno," "Superbad")



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