balderdash \BAWL-der-dash\, noun:
1. Senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense.2. (Archaic:) A muddled mixture of liquors.
Balderdash has a mysterious origin, but originally meant a muddled mixture of liquors.
Fuck You Tax
- A non-discretionary charge or fee placed on orders or purchases from certain companies, frequently ticket retailers and cinemas. The charge never relates to a specific cost incurred by the company and is purely an additional fee to boost profits. So called as the company in question knows the consumer has no option but to pay, so their charging it is the company saying, "Fuck You, Pay it."
ﾃつ｣1.50 'Booking fee' on my cinema tickets - that's just a 'Fuck You tax'!
- Napoleon Bonaparte: abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to Elba (1814)
- The Tramp: Charlie Chaplin's comic silent film was released (1915)
- Jackie Robinson: broke the color barrier in major league baseball, appearing in his first exhibition game (1947)
- 1968 Civil Rights Act: LBJ signed into law an act prohibiting discrimination in selling or renting housing
- Uganda: Idi Amin's military regime was overthrown (1979)
- Lizzie P. Bliss 1864 - Co-founder of New York City's Museum of Modern Art
- Dean G. Acheson 1893
- Percy Julian 1899 - Scientist
- Dale Messick 1906 - Cartoonist ("Brenda Starr")
- Paul Douglas 1907 - Actor
- Jane Bolin 1908 - Attorney, first black woman to graduate from Yale School of Law, first black, female judge
- Oleg Cassini 1913 - Fashion designer
- Cameron Mitchell 1918
- Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber 1918
- Dorothy Shay 1921 - Singer, actress
- Ralph Blaze 1922 - Guitarist (with Stan Kenton)
- Ethel Kennedy (Skakel) 1928 - Wife of U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy
- Johnny Sheffield 1931 - Actor
- Joel Grey 1932 - Singer (Katz), dancer, actor ("Cabaret"), actress Jennifer Grey's father
- Richard Berry 1935
- Louise Lasser 1939 - Actress ("Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman", "Slither")
- Ellen Goodman 1941 - Syndicated columnist
- Peter Riegert 1947 - Actor ("The Mask")
- Stever George 1951 - Football player