Saturday, July 08, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

patois \pat-WAH\, noun:
1. A regional version of a language differing from its standard, literary form.
2. Arural or provincial form of speech.
3. Any jargon or private form of speech.
Patois enters English in the 1600s from the Old French patoier, "to handle clumsily."
ugly cry
  • A type of crying that can feel really good and really bad at the same time. The ugly cry can occur after a severe tragedy in one's life, or simply for no reason at all. You know you're doing the ugly cry when you lose COMPLETE CONTROL of all of the muscles in your face, start heaving and making awkward sounds (even though you are trying really hard to be silent), and start leaking fluids from every opening on your face from your hairline to your chin (yes, this includes the mouth). Without a doubt, by the time you are through with your ugly cry episode (if it was genuine) it will look as though you are a homeless person with pink eye who got punched a few times in the face and was hit my a monsoon; this is completely normal (and generally the time to call up a good friend).
Johnny's mom just died, and when he tried to tell me about her, he broke into the ugly cry instead.
No movie can make you ugly cry like My Dog Skip.

Sarah Palin Effect 
  • The principal that expertise on a certain subject can be gained through geographical proximity to it
Gov. of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is a proclaimed expert on foreign affairs with Russia due to Alaska`s proximity to Russia and can thus be called the "Sarah Palin Effect"

  • Liberty Bell: was rung to call Philadelphia citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • The Wall Street Journal: began publication (1889)
  • Ziegfield Follies: producer Florenz Ziegfield staged his first "follies" on the roof of New York City's New York Theater (1907)
  • Roswell UFO Incident: A report appears in newspaper Roswell Daily Record announcing "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region." (1947)
  • Oklahoma!: the Broadway musical's soundtrack became the first album to go gold (indicating one million sales), as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (1958)
  • The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers with espionage. He was shot down in a U-2 spy plane (1960)
  • Vietnam War: U.S. troops begin withdrawing from Vietnam. (1969)
  • The Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane. (2010)
  • Jean La Fontaine 1621
  • Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1838
  • John D. Rockefeller 1839
  • Louis Jordan 1908
  • Billy Eckstine 1914
  • Faye Emerson 1917
  • Pamela Brown 1918
  • Craig Stevens 1918
  • Harrison Dillard 1923
  • Shirley Ann Grau 1929
  • Roone Arledge 1931
  • Jerry Vale 1932
  • Marty Feldman 1933
  • Steve Lawrence 1935
  • Barbara Loden 1937
  • Faye Wattleton 1943
  • Jeffrey Tambor 1944
  • Johnny Jai Johnson (Allman Brothers Band) 1944
  • Cynthia Gregory 1946
  • Kim Darby 1948
  • Raffi Cavoukian 1948
  • Wolfgang Puck 1949
  • Anjelica Huston 1951
  • Margaret Stowe 1952
  • Marianne Williamson 1952
  • Kevin Bacon 1958
  • Toby Keith 1961
  • Graham Jones 1961 - Musician (Haircut 100)
  • Andy Fletcher 1961 - Musician (Depeche Mode)
  • Rob Burnett 1962
  • Joan Osborne 1962
  • Corey Parker 1965
  • Billy Crudup 1968
  • Beck 1970
  • Drew Womack 1970 - Musician (Sons of the Desert)
  • Kathleen Robertson 1973
    Mindy Vega 1974 (t3h pr0n)
  • Tavis Werts 1977 - Musician (Reel Big Fish)