Friday, January 27, 2017

TGIF! Friday, January 27, 2017

jobbery \JOB-uh-ree\, noun:
  • The conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain.
Jobbery combines the sense of job and robbery and reflects the historically negative connotation of job, whose definition may derive from gob, as in "a mass or lump."
concern troll
  • A person who posts on a blog thread, in the guise of "concern," to disrupt dialogue or undermine morale by pointing out that posters and/or the site may be getting themselves in trouble, usually with an authority or power. They point out problems that don't really exist. The intent is to derail, stifle, control, the dialogue. It is viewed as insincere and condescending.
A concern troll on a progressive blog might write, "I don't think it's wise to say things like that because you might get in trouble with the government." Or, "This controversy is making your side look disorganized."

  • light bulb: Thomas Edison got a patent for his incandescent light (1880)
  • Leningrad: the 880-day siege ended; more than half the city's population died during the harsh winter of 1942 (1944)
  • Auschwitz: Nazi concentration and extermination camp was liberated by the Red Army (1945)
  • Nevada Test Site: nuclear testing began with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat (1951)
  • Outer Space Treaty: began collecting signatories; it bans WMDs in space and says the moon is communal property (1967)
  • Apollo I: during a preflight test, a cockpit fire trapped and killed NASA astronauts Roger Chaffee, Virgil (Gus) Grissom and Ed White; they were to have made the first manned voyage to the moon (1967)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756
  • Lewis Carroll 1832
  • Jerome Kern 1885
  • Harry Ruby (Rubinstein) 1895
  • Hyman Rickover 1900
  • William Randolph Hearst Jr. 1908
  • Milt Raskin 1916
  • Skitch (Lyle) Henderson 1918
  • David Seville (Chipmunks) 1919
  • Donna Reed 1921
  • Giovanni Verga 1922
  • Bobby 'Blue' Bland 1930
  • George Follmer 1934
  • Troy Donahue 1936
  • James Cromwell 1940
  • Tommy Cromwell 1940
  • Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) 1944
  • Nedra Talley (The Ronettes) 1947
  • Milkail Baryshnikov 1948
  • Carl Mannerheim 1951
  • Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy) 1951
  • Seth Justman (The J. Geils Band) 1951
  • Cheryl White (The Whites) 1955
  • Richard Young (The Kentucky Headhunters) 1955
  • Mimi Rogers 1956
  • Janick Robert Gers 1957 (Iron Maiden) 
    Cris Collinsworth (NFL) 1959
  • Gillian Gilbert (New Order) 1961
  • Margo Timmons (Cowboy Junkies) 1961
  • Bridget Fonda 1964
  • Tracy Lawrence 1968
  • Mike Patton (Faith No More) 1968
  • Mark Owen 1972
  • Mackenenzie Lynn Adkins 1998
  • Dante 1999 (1/27/99 - 7/4/2010) diamond back terrapin (turtle), nuclear physicist, noble prize winner, 3 time oscar winner, 6 pulitzer prizes, ninja, dragon slayer, loved krill, had a pink nose.