Sunday, October 06, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Parnassian \pahr-NAS-ee-uhn\, adjective:
1. pertaining to poetry.
2. pertaining to Mount Parnassus.
3. of, pertaining to, or noting a school of French poets of the latter half of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by a belief in art for art's sake, by an emphasis on metrical form, and by the repression of emotive elements: so called from Le Parnasse Contemporain, the title of their first collection of poems, published in 1866.
4. a member of the Parnassian school of French poets.
Parnassian comes from a school of French poets whose first collection of poems was called Le Parnasse Contemporain.
craigslist bodyguard
  • Someone (usually a friend) who accompanies you to an in-person meeting arranged via Craigslist to provide support in case of anything going wrong (ex: the Craigslist person being dangerous, creepy, or a scammer). The Craigslist Bodyguard can also simply provide moral support or transportation.
Sam: Are you really gonna meet that mechanic from Craigslist? What if he murders you?
John: Don't worry, James is coming as my Craigslist Bodyguard.
What are agamas, basilisks, and chuckwallas?
  • Types of lizards.
  • Moulin Rouge: France's most famous cabaret opened in the Montmartre section in Paris (1889)
  • The Jazz Singer: first full-length talkie debuted with songs and 291 spoken words (1927)
  • The Curse of the Billy Goat: began when Billy Sianis and his goat were ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series; Sianis predicted that the Cubs would never again win a World Series, and, so far, they haven't even been in one since then (1945)
  • Yom Kippur War: Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on the holiest day of the Jewish year (1973)
  • Anwar Sadat: Egypt's president was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists while reviewing a military parade in Cairo (1981)
  •  Wenceslas III (1289-1306): king of Hungary 
  • Jenny Lind 1820
  • George Westinghouse 1846 - Founder of Westinghouse Electric Company and invented railway braking systems
  • Reginald Fessenden 1866
  • Le Corbusier 1887
  • Jerome Cowan 1897
  • Florence Seibert 1897
  • Jack Sharkey 1902
  • Helen Wills Moody 1905
  • Janet Gaynor 1906
  • Carole Lombard 1908
  • Thor Heyerdahl 1914
  • H.R. (Bum) Bright 1920
  • Shana Alexander 1925
  • Paul Badura-Skoda 1927
  • Hafez Assad (Syria) 1930
  • Fred Graham 1931
  • Anna Quayle 1936
  • Britt Ekland 1942
  • Fred Travalena 1942
  • Millie Small 1946
  • Klaus Dibiasi 1947
  • Thomas McClary (The Commodores) 1950
  • David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) 1954
  • Elisabeth Shue 1963
  • Matthew Sweet 1964
  • Tim Rushlow 1966
  • Kitty (B-Rock and the Bizz) 1971
  • Bobby Farrell (Boney M) 1949
  • Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) 1951
  • Amy Jo Johnson 1970
    Olivia Thirlby 1986 (Cassandra Anderson in Dredd)