Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

perseverate \per-SEV-uh-reyt\, intransitive verb:
  1. To involuntarily repeat a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other organic disorder.
  2. To repeat something insistently or redundantly.
Origin: Perseverate is a back formation of perseveration from Middle French perseveration from Old French and classical Latin persevertiōn-, singular of persevērātiō. 

  • A person that follows/studies political dinosaurs.
Dude1: You'll remember Dan Quayle once said "I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."
Dude2: Remember Dan Quayle quotes? Dude what do I look like a Palintologist?

  • Elizabeth I: the "Virgin Queen" of England began her 45-year reign, succeeding her half-sister, Queen Mary, and beginning the Elizabethan era (1558)
  • US Congress: held its first Washington session in the partially completed Capitol building (1800)
  • Suez Canal: 100-mile-(160 km.)-long waterway opened, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas (1869)
  • Heidi bowl: NBC switched from football to Heidi, missing the last 42 seconds of a game when the Raiders came from behind, scoring two touchdowns to beat the Jets, 43-32 (1968)
  • Richard Nixon: declared "I am not a crook" in Orlando, Florida, nine months before resigning over the Watergate scandal (1973)
    STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL aired for the first and last time ever, on CBS (1978)
  • Velvet Revolution: demonstrations began in Czechoslovakia, leading to the fall of the communist government (1989)
  • Louis XVIII (France) 1755
  • Bernard Law Montgomery (Britain) 1887
  • Lee Strasberg 1901
  • Rock Hudson 1925
  • Sir Charles Mackerras 1925
  • Bob Mathias 1930
  • Gordon Lightfoot 1938
  • Gene Clark (Byrds) 1941
  • Martin Scorsese 1942
  • Danny DeVito 1944
  • Lauren Hutton 1944
  • Lorne Michaels 1944
  • Tom Seaver (MLB) 1944
  • Jim Babjak (Smithereens) 1957
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio 1958
  • William Moses 1959
  • RuPaul 1960
  • Dylan Walsh 1963
  • Daisy Fuentes 1966 (bottom)
  • Ronnie DeVoe (New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe) 1967
  • Jeff Allen (Mint Condition) 1968
  • Leslie Bib 1973
  • Brandon Call 1976
  • Rachel McAdams 1978
  • Isaac Hanson (Hanson) 1980
  • Justin Cooper 1988


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