Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

bedlam \BED-luhm\ , noun;
1. A scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.
2. An archaic term for an insane asylum or madhouse.
Origin: Bedlam is an alteration of the name of a British insane asylum, the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem in London, in essence a folk shortening of Bethlehem.
  • Literally: "too rambley; didn't listen". This spoken phrase is a take off of the popular "tl;dr" (too long; didn't read). Pronounce the letters, namely "tee are. dee ell". This verbal response indicates you stopped listening as the other person was blathering on for too long and you lost interest.
Sarah: So what do you want to do for dinner tonight? We can do Mexican, Italian or Chinese. I want to invite Steve and Kathy, but of course you know that Steve does not like Chinese and Kathy can't eat late. But the only good Italian place is really crowded so the wait would be really long early.. which I guess leaves either that burrito place.... or that not so good Italian place, where the waiter was rude to us the last time. So, what do you think?
Russell: tr;dl

  • Amistad: 53 African slaves rebelled and took control of their transport ship, La Amistad (1839)
  • James A. Garfield: US president was shot by Charles J. Guiteau; he died on September 19 (1881)
  • Wal-Mart: retail giant opened its first store, in Rogers, Arkansas (1962)
  • Civil Rights Act: legislation that offered strong protection of minorities' rights was signed by US President Lyndon B. Johnson, who used over 75 pens (1964)
  • Susan B. Anthony dollar: the 1st US coin to honor a woman was introduced (1979)
  • artificial heart: first self-contained model was received by Robert Tools; he lived with it for 151 days (2001)
  • Spirit of Freedom: Steve Fossett completed the first solo trip around the world in a balloon (2002)
  • Hermann Hesse 1877
  • Jean Rene Lacoste 1905
  • Thurgood Marshall 1908
  • Ken Curtis 1916
  • Robert Sarnoff 1918
  • Dan Rowan 1922
  • Marvin Rainwater 1925
  • Medgar Evers 1926
  • Brock Peters 1927
  • Imelda Marcos 1929
  • Ahmad Jamal 1930
  • Dave Thomas 1932 - Founder for Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers
  • Tom Springfield 1936
  • Richard Petty 1937
  • Polly Holliday 1937
  • Paul Williams (The Primes, The Temptations) 1939
  • Mike Abene 1942
  • Ron Silver 1946
  • Saul Rubinek 1948
  • Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) 1949
  • Joe Puerta (Bruce Hornsby & The Range) 1951
  • Johnny Colla (Soundhole, Huey Lewis & The News) 1952
  • Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats) 1954
  • Jerry Hall 1956
  • Jimmy McNichol 1961
  • Dave Parsons 1965 - Musician (Bush)
    Amy Weber 1970 - Model
  • Yancy Butler 1970
  • Rebecca Mader 1979 - Actress ("All My Children", "Lost", "Justice")
  • Vanessa Lee Chester 1984
  • Ashley Tisdale 1985 - Singer, actress ("The Suite Life of Zack & Cody")
  • Lindsay Lohan 1986