mojo \MOH-joh\, noun:
1. Personal magnetism; charm.2. The art or practice of casting magic spells; magic; voodoo.3. An object, as an amulet or charm, that is believed to carry a magic spell.4. Good luck or favor concerning an event or individual.
Mojo comes from moco, "witchcraft," a word in the Gullah dialect. The Gullah are African-Americans who now live in parts of South Carolina and Florida and preserved a greater amount of their African heritage. They speak a creole that uniquely incorporates a great deal of African grammar and loanwords.
- A man to whom you as a man aspire towards. The Ideal man.
Tom Selleck is my mantor.
- Purple Heart: the military decoration was instituted by George Washington (1782)
- Ulysses: a US appeals court ruled that the James Joyce novel was not obscene and therefore should not be banned (1934)
- Kon-Tiki: the balsa wood raft made it across the Pacific, crashing at the end on a reef in the Tuomotu Islands; this demonstrated that pre-Columbian South Americans could have reached and settled Polynesia (1947)
- Gulf of Tonkin resolution: US Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to use military force in Vietnam (1964)
- Lynne Cox: swims the frigid Bering Strait, becoming the first person to swim from the US to the to the Soviet Union (1987)
- Twin Towers: Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the towers of New York's World Trade Center (1974)
- US embassy bombings: simultaneous al-Qaeda attacks in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killed over 200 people and wounded thousands (1998)
- Stan Freberg 1926
- "The Amazing" James Randi 1928
- Ron Holden 1939
- Bruce Dickinson 1958 (Iron Maiden)
- David Duchovny 1960 (X-Files)
- Marcus Roberts 1963
- Harold Perrineau 1963 - Actor ("Lost")
- Raul Malo (The Mavericks) 1965
- Charlotte Lewis 1967
- Sydney Penny 1971
- Charlize Theron 1975 (Aeon Flux)