Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

conk \ kongk, kawngk \ , verb; 
  1. to go to sleep (usually followed by off or out ). 
  2. to break or fail, as a machine or engine (often followed by out ): The engine conked out halfway there. 
  3. to slow down or stop; lose energy (often followed by out ). 
  4. to lose consciousness; faint (usually followed by out ). 
  5. to die (usually followed by out ). 
Origin: Conk is of unknown origin, but it may be imitative.

  • Another excuse for Americans to spend an entire day eating
"Damn, it's not a weekend, and i want to eat all day"
"Why Don't we invent a holiday and give it a stupid name?"
"Fo Shizzle, My Pilgrizzle!"

  • Thanksgiving - national holiday in the United States commemorating the Pilgrims' celebration of the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony in 1621, after a winter of great starvation and privation. The celebration was probably held in October. The neighboring Wampanoags, who outnumbered the colonists, joined them for three days and contributed food to the celebration. The first proclaimed day of thanksgiving in the colony was not held until 1623 (probably at the end of July), following an improvement in prospects for the still struggling colony, and was a day of prayer, not feasting. Fourth Thursday in November.

  • Toulon, France: during WWII, the French Navy scuttled its own ships and submarines to prevent them from falling into German hands (1942)
  • Pope Paul VI: was accosted by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter at a Manila airport (1970)
  • Harvey Milk: San Francisco city supervisor was assassinated, along with mayor George Moscone, by former supervisor Dan White; White used the Twinkie defense and was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder (1978)
  • Mona Washbourne 1903
  • James Agee 1909
  • "Buffalo" Bob Smith 1917
  • Bruce Lee 1940
  • Eddie Rabbit 1941
  • Jimi Hendrix 1942 - Musician 
  • William Sanford "Bill" Nye (the Science Guy) 1955
  • William Fichtner 1956
  • Caroline Kennedy 1957
  • Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) 1957
  • Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland) 1960
  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax) 1962
  • Mike Bordin (Faith No More) 1962
  • Fisher Stevens 1963
  • Robin Givens 1964
  • Skoob (DAS EFX) 1970
  • Jaleel White 1976