Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

fastidious \fa-STID-ee-uhs\, adjective:
  • hard to please; extremely refined or critical
c 1440, "full of pride," from Latin fastidiosus "disdainful, squeamish, exacting," from fastidium "loathing," most likely from fastu-taidiom, a compound of fastus "contempt, arrogance" and tædium "aversion, disgust." The meaning "squeamish, over-nice" emerged in England by 1612.
Kitchenheimer's
  • When you're in the kitchen going around in circles because you can't remember what you were doing there.
I was in the kitchen this morning walking around in circles wondering what the hell I was looking for when the microwave beeped reminding me I was heating up my cup of coffee. My Kitchenheimer's is getting worse!

History
  • Julius Caesar: crossed the Rubicon with his army (49 BCE)
  • Common Sense: Thomas Paine published (anonymously) his influential pamphlet calling for American independence from Britain via revolution (1776)
  • London Underground: the Metropolitan Line, the first section of the tube, opened, running between Paddington and Farringdon streets (1863)
  • gusher: oil was discovered near Beaumont, Texas (1901)
  • League of Nations: precursor to the United Nations held its first meeting; though it was proposed by a US president, the US never did join (1920)
  • Vatican City: the US reestablished full diplomatic relations with the Holy See after having been out of touch for over a century (1984)
  • Where's the beef?: Wendy's ad campaign began; it quickly morphed into a political slogan (1984)
Birthdays 
  • Ethan Allen 1738
  • Francis X. Bushman 1883
  • Ray Bolger 1904
  • Paul Henried 1908
  • Max Roach 1925
  • Johnnie Ray 1927
  • Gisele MacKenzie (LaFleche) 1927
  • Donald Brooks 1928
  • Maurice Sendak 1928
  • Tintin 1929 (fictional character)
  • Sherrill Milnes 1935
  • Ronnie Hawkins 1935
  • Willie McCovey 1938
  • Sal Mineo 1939
  • Bill Toomey 1939
  • Scott McKenzie 1939
  • Walter Hill 1941
  • Jim Croce 1943
  • Frank Sinatra Jr. 1944
  • Ronny Light 1945
  • Rod Stewart 1945
  • Bob Lang (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders) 1946
  • Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) 1948
  • Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers) 1948
  • George Foreman 1949
  • Bobby Rahal 1953
  • Pat Benatar 1953
  • Michel Schenker (Scorpions) 1955
  • Shawn Colvin 1958
  • Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) 1959
  • Evan Handler 1961
  • Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) 1963
  • Trini Alvarado 1967 
  • Jill Marie Nicolini 1978 (bottom)
  • Chris Smith (Kris Kross) 1979
  • Sarah Shahi 1980 (below)
  • Josh Ryan Evans 1982


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