Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

chevron \SHEV--ruh-n\, noun:
1. A badge consisting of stripes meeting at an angle, worn on the sleeve by noncommissioned officers, police officers, etc., as an indication of rank, service, or the like.
2. A V-shaped pattern, especially a kind of fret used in architecture.
3. Also called chevron weave, a herringbone pattern in textiles.
4. In skiing, a method of going up a slope in which a skier sets the skis in a form resembling a V, and, placing weight on the inside edges, advances the skis by turns using the poles from behind for push and support.
Chevron derives from Old French chevron, "rafter", which relates to the Latin caper, "goat". The connection between the two meanings is assumed to be the resemblance in shape between rafters and a goat's hind legs.
whatever lifts your luggage
  • Synonymous with "whatever floats your boat."
"That gay hooker that renowned homophobe Dr. Rekers hired when he went overseas is not cute at all, but, whatever lifts your luggage."


  • Mother's Day
Pictured, MILF Kate Beckinsale

  • Mississippi River: was reached by Spanish conquistador Hernandode Soto (1541)
  • Reign of Terror: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was guillotined (1794)
  • pyroclastic flow: Martinique's Mt. Pelée erupted a cloud of hot gas, ash and rock, killing 40,000 people (1902)
  • eye bank: a collection of corneas donated after death was established for the first time, in New York City (1944)
  • V-E Day: the UK and US celebrated their victory over Nazi Germany, a day after Germany signed an unconditional surrender (1945)
  • Miguel Hidalgo 1753
  • Jean Henri Dunant 1828
  • Oscar Hammerstein 1847
  • Harry S. Truman (U.S.) 1884
  • Francis Desales Ouimet 1893
  • Bishop Fulton Sheen 1895
  • Robert Johnson 1911
  • Lex Barker 1919
  • Don Rickles 1926
  • David Attenborough 1926
  • Sonny Liston 1932
  • Thomas Pynchon 1937
  • Rick Nelson 1940
  • Peter Benchley 1940
  • James Mitchum 1941
  • John Fred (John Fred and His Playboy Band) 1941
  • Toni Tennille 1943
  • Paul Samwell-Smith (Yardbirds) 1943
  • Gary Glitter 1944
  • Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) 1951
  • Phillip Bailey (Earth, Wind and Fire) 1951
  • Billy Burnette 1954 - Musician (Fleetwood Mac)
  • David Keith 1954
  • Stephen Furst 1954
  • Alex Van Halen 1955 - Musician (Van Halen)
  • Ronnie Lott 1959
  • Eric Brittingham 1960 - Musician (Cinderella)
  • Melissa Gilbert 1964
  • Dave Rowntree (Blur) 1964
  • Del Gray (Little Texas) 1968