Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

scintillate \ SIN-tl-eyt \ , verb;
1. to twinkle, as the stars.
2. to sparkle; flash: a mind that scintillates with brilliance .
3. to emit sparks.
4. Electronics . (of a spot of light or image on a radar display) to shift rapidly around a mean position.
5. Physics . a. (of the amplitude, phase, or polarization of an electromagnetic wave) to fluctuate in a random manner. b. (of an energetic photon or particle) to produce a flash of light in a phosphor by striking it.
Origin: Scintillate is related to the Latin scintillāre meaning "to send out sparks, flash." It entered English in the early 1600s.

turn down for what
  • rhetorical question used by teenagers. "turn up" is the act of getting drunk and high and being reckless so "turn down" would mean sobering up. turn down for what is really saying i am fucked up and will continue to be all night no matter what. the only appropriate answer to this question would be "nothing"
Johnny: turn down for what ?! 
Ben: The cops and my dad. 
Johnny: You're a pussy! TURN DOWN FOR NOTHING

History
  • US Mint: John Hull broke English colonial law to establish America's first mint (1652)
  • University Boat Race: Oxford bested Cambridge in the first of what is now an annual rowing race (1829)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: was founded by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill W., on the date of Smith's first full "dry" day (1935)
  • Rape of Lidice: Nazis murdered all the men of Lidice and deported the women and children (1942)
  • ballpoint pen: Lásló Bíró got a patent for a pen he had been developing for nearly a decade (1943)
  • Affirmed: the thoroughbred became the eleventh and most recent winner of the Triple Crown (1978)
Birthdays
  • Andre-Marie Ampere 1836 - Developed technology for measuring electricity
  • Hattie McDaniel 1889
  • Frederick Loewe 1901
  • Clyde Beatty 1903
  • Howlin' Wolf 1910
  • Terence Rattigan 1911
  • Saul Bellow 1915
  • Barry Morse 1919
  • Prince Philip 1921 - Husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
  • Judy Garland 1922
  • Earl Hamner, Jr. 1923 - Television writer and producer
  • Nat Hentoff 1925 - Columnist
  • June Haver 1926
  • Lionel Jeffries 1926 - Actor, director
  • Maurice Sendak 1928
  • Gardener McKay 1932
  • F. Lee Bailey 1933 - Attorney
  • Alexandra Stewart 1939
  • Jurgen Prochnow 1941
  • Shirley Alston 1941 - Singer (The Shirelles)
  • Jeff Greenfield 1943 - Television commentator
  • Rick Price 1944 - Musician (The Move, Wizzard)
  • Kevin Corcoran 1945
  • Dan Fouts 1951 - Football player
  • Andrew Stevens 1955
  • Eliot Spitzer 1959 - disgraced Governor of New York
  • Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal) 1961 - Musician (Pixies, The Breeders)
  • Kelley Deal 1961 - Musician (The Breeders)
  • Maxi Priest 1961 - Reggae singer
  • Brent Sutter 1962
  • Gina Gershon 1962 - Actress, singer
  • Elisabeth Shue 1963
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn 1963 - Actress
  • Jimmy Chamberlain 1964 - Drummer (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Kate Flannery 1964 - Actress ("The Office")
  • Elizabeth Hurley 1965 - Model, actress
  • Linda Evangelista 1965
  • Doug McKeon 1966 - Actor
  • Emma Anderson 1967 - Musician (Lush)
  • Darren Robinson, aka Buffy the Human Beatbox 1967 - Rapper (Fat Boys)
  • M. Doughty 1970 - (Soul Coughing)
  • Jo-Jo 1971 - Singer (Jodeci)
  • Faith Evans 1973 - Singer
  • Hugh Dancy 1975 - Actor
  • Shane West 1978 - Actor
  • Lemisha Grinstead 1978 - Singer (702)
  • DJ Qualls 1978 - Actor
  • Hoku 1981 - Singer
  • Tara Lipinsky 1982 - Figure skater
  • Madeleine Thérèse Amélie Joséphine 1982 - Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • Leelee Sobieski 1983 - Actress
  • Katherine "Kate" Upton 1992 - model


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