macabre \muh-KAH-bruh\, adjective:
1. Gruesome and horrifying.2. Pertaining to or representing death, esp. its grimmer or uglier aspect.
Macabre relates to the Danse Macabre, a medieval allegory, but the etymology of the word itself is subject to speculation.
Shut up and keep talking
- An expression that's used when you want information from someone, but that someone keeps telling boring details you don't need to know. Can be emphasized by using 'Shut the fuck up and keep talking'.
Guy 1: So we went to her bedroom, and there were a lot of dolls there. She also had a poster of-
Guy 2: Dude, shut up and keep talking. Did anything happen?
- The Great Blondin: French acrobat crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope; walking from the US to Canada took him eight minutes (1859)
- Tunguska event: 2,000 sq. km of central Siberia were flattened in an explosion likely caused by a meteor disintegrating above the Earth's surface (1908)
- Gone With the Wind: classic Civil War-era novel was published (1936)
- 26th Amendment: was ratified, lowering the US voting age to 18 (1971)
- David Wayne 1916
- Lena Horne 1917
- Susan Hayward 1919
- Shirley Fry 1927
- June Valli 1930
- David Alan Grier 1955
- Adrian Wright (Human League) 1956
- Mike Tyson 1966
- Phil Anselmo (Pantera) 1968
- Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) 1969
- Brian Bloom 1970
- Brian Vincent 1970