Monday, June 21, 2021

Look forward to SUMMER 2021!

Longest day of the year!

Good to see you again!
Bikini Babes part 2 : TrueFMK

Monday, June 21, 2021

tutelary \TOO-tuh-lair-ee; TYOO-\, adjective:
  • Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, "tutelary goddesses."
Tutelary derives from Latin tutelaris, from tutela, protection, guardianship, from tutus, past participle of tueri, to look at, to regard, especially to look at with care or for the purpose of protection. It is related to tutor, to have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct
beauty booger
  • Small adornment worn on the side of the nose, attractive to some, not so attractive to others. In today's corporate world, fashionistas prefer a small jeweled or precious metal beauty booger instead of a nose ring.
"Dad, can I have a diamond beauty booger for my birthday? All my friends have them, please please please please?"
  • Solstice (summer in the Northern Hemisphere; winter in the Southern)
  • US Constitution: went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it (1788)
  • Ellen Louks Fairclough: was sworn in as the first female member of the Canadian cabinet (1957)
  • Women's National Basketball Association: league play began (1997)
  • polio: the World Health Organization declared Europe free of the disease (2002)
  • SpaceShipOne: the first privately funded and developed spacecraft was launched over the Mojave Desert and piloted into space by Michael Melvill (2004)
  • Pluto: newly discovered moons were named Nix and Hydra (2006)
  • Martha Washington 1731
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859
  • Al Hirshfield 1903
  • Jean-Paul Sartre 1905
  • Jane Russell 1921
  • Judy Holliday 1922
  • Maureen Stapleton 1925
  • Carl Stokes 1927
  • O.C. Smith 1932
  • Bernie Kopell 1933
  • Francoise Sagan 1935
  • Ron Ely 1938
  • Monte Markham 1938
  • Joe Flaherty 1940
  • Mariette Hartley 1940
  • Brian Sternberg 1943
  • Ray Davies (Kinks) 1944
  • Chris Britton ( The Troggs) 1945
  • Brenda Holloway 1946
  • Joey Molland 1947
  • Michael Gross 1947
  • Meredith Baxter Birney 1947
  • Leon Everette 1948
  • Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) 1950
  • Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) 1951
  • Robyn Douglas 1953
  • Robert Pastorelli 1954
  • Leigh McCloskey 1955
  • Berke Brethed 1957
  • Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) 1957
  • Kathy Mattea 1959
  • Marc Copage 1962
  • Doug Savant 1964
  • Porter Howell 1964
  • Sammi Davis-Voss 1964
  • Michael Dolan 1965
  • Allison Moorer 1972
  • Juliette Lewis 1973
  • Justin Cary (Sixpence None the Richer) 1975
  • Mike Einziger (Incubus) 1976
  • Prince William (England) 1982

Juliette Lewis Sexy Signed Autograph 8x10 Photo #7 | Outlaw Hobbies  Authentic Autographs

Sunday, June 20, 2021

And then there were none

Sunday, June 20, 2021

ebullient \ih-BUL-yuhnt\, adjective:
  1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
  2. Boiling up or over.
Ebullient comes from Latin ebullire, "to bubble up," from e-, "out of, from" + bullire, "to bubble, to boil."
dick inches 
  • Arbitrary (and usually incorrect) units of measurement used mostly by males. Derives from men overestimating their penis size. Dick inches are much shorter than actual inches. Hence a guy can claim to have a 9 inch penis when it is actually closer to 5-6 inches. The term "dick inches" is usually used when over-estimating non-penis measurements.
fellow one: "Finally! There's a parking spot!" 
fellow two: "No way, man...You can't park within 30 feet of a stop sign." 
fellow one: "There's plenty of room." 
fellow two: "Yeah, only if you're measuring in dick inches.
  • Father's Day: Father's Day is a secular celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and parenting by males, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving to fathers and family-oriented activities. The gifts given often have slogans such as "World's Best Dad".
  • Black Hole of Calcutta: 146 British soldiers were imprisoned in one cell in a jail in India; by morning many of the men had suffocated (1756)
  • Flight to Varennes: faced with anti-royalty hostility during the French Revolution, King Louis XVI tried unsuccessfully to flee the country (1791)
  • Queen Victoria: longest-reigning British monarch succeeded to the throne (1837)
  • Toast of the Town: debuted on CBS; in 1955 it was renamed The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)
  • Hot line: Moscow-Washington line of direct communication was established following the Bay of Pigs standoff (1963)
  • Jaws: Steven Spielberg's thriller was released, chilling viewers and shattering box office records (1975)
  • Adam Ferguson 1723 - Philosopher, historian, known as Ferguson of Raith
  • Charles Chesnutt (Charles Waddell Chesnutt) 1858 - Author, essayist, political activist
  • Jean Moulinn 1899 - High profile member of the French Resistance during World War II
  • Errol Flynn 1909 - Actor
  • Pancho Segura (Francisco Olegario Segura) 1921 - Tennis player 
  • Chet Atkins (Chester Burton Atkins) 1924 - Guitarist
  • Audie Murphy 1924 - Actor, most decorated American soldier of World War II
  • James Tolkan 1931 - Actor
  • Martin Landau 1931 - Actor
  • Olympia Dukakis 1931 - Actress
  • Danny Aiello (Daniel Louis "Danny" Aiello, Jr.) 1933 - Actor
  • Brett Halsey 1933 - Actor
  • Rossanna Podestà 1934 - Actress
  • Len Dawson (Leonard Ray "Len" Dawson) 1935 - Football player
  • Billy Guy 1936 - Singer (The Coasters)
  • Jerry Keller (Jerry Paul Keller) 1937 - Singer, songwriter
  • John Mahoney 1940 - Actor ("Frasier")
  • Stephen Frears 1941 - Film director
  • Brian Wilson 1942 - Musician (Beach Boys)
  • Anne Murray (Morna Anne Murray) 1945 - Singer
  • John McCook 1945 - Actor
  • Bob Vila (Robert J. "Bob" Vila) 1946 - Television host ("This Old House")
  • Andre Watts 1946 - Classical pianist
  • Candy Clark (Candace June "Candy" Clark) 1947 - Actress
  • Tina Sinatra 1948 - Producer, actress, second daughter of Frank Sinatra
  • Lionel Richie 1949 - Singer, musician
  • John Goodman 1952 - Actor
  • Cindy Lauper 1953 - Singer
  • Alan Longmuir 1953 - Musician (Bay City Rollers)
  • Michael Anthony 1954 - Musician (Van Halen)
  • John Taylor 1960 - Musician (Duran Duran, Neurotic Outsiders)
  • Mark De Gli Antoni 1962 - Musician (Soul Coughing)
  • Michael Landon, Jr. 1964 - Actor, writer, producer
  • Nicole Kidman 1967 - Actress
    Chino Moreno 1973 - Singer (Deftones)
    Dreama Walker 1986 - Actress (Compliance)
  • Christopher Mintz-Plass 1989 - Actor (McLovin from Superbad, The Mother Fucker from Kick-Ass II)
  Dreama Walker On/Off (from "Compliance") - Imgur

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Romani People

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From my mere two trips to Europe I learned a great many things, but one lesson that is strong in my mind is how terrified people are of Gypsies over there. 
The term Gipsy or Gypsy comes from "Little Egyptians" due to a lack of understanding where these nomadic people truly originated from. The answer to that question is India. But the most interesting part of their story is how superstitious people remain about the Gypsies even to this day. In Greece you would see Gypsy camps on the side of the roads and peddlers selling all manner of goods all over on street corners. The curious part was how the locals would avoid the Gypsies at all costs... crossing streets, etc. 

I had heard my Greek in-laws recommend keeping distance from Gypsies, but I am an American, this ancient, old world stories are meaningless to me. However, one time on the Greek rail system my wife and I came across another American. This older lady was in love with the country an was telling us about the fun she was having on her trip. Except for the GYPSIES! "You better be careful with them, they can put a spell on you, use mind control, so avoid eye contact!" I was mystified. How can a reasonable person take this turn in their logic stream? It made no sense to me. 

Since then I have something of an amused interest in the Romani people now that I know they are nomadic merchants and magic users. They sound like characters from D&D or a video game. 
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 May be an image of 6 people, people standing and text that says 'Gypsies according to Hollywood: Actual gypsies:'

Saturday, June 19, 2021

nimiety \nih-MY-uh-tee\, noun:
  • The state of being too much; excess.
Nimiety is from Late Latin nimietas, from Latin nimius, "very much, too much," from nimis, "excessively."
Fish bowl TV 
  • Reality TV shows that depict familes and people in their daily routines, vacations, workplaces, homes etc.Same thing as Train wreck TV. Some families self-destruct for millions of people to watch. The Goselins (on Jon and Kate Plus Eight) and all their recent problems, for example. Families become famous, dysfunctional celebrities before our very eyes and ears.
Frank: My wife likes watching Jon and Kate Plus Eight and Wife Swap. But I can't stand those TV shows. It's like the people's lives are in a fishbowl.
Fred: My wife likes those shows too. I leave the room when she starts watching. There's way too much voyeurism on reality television shows these days. That's all those programs are, Fish bowl TV.
  • Juneteenth (southern United States) - June 19 - Celebrated in Texas to commemorate the day in 1865 when Union General Granger proclaimed the slaves of Texas free. Also proclaimed as Emancipation Day by the Florida legislature. Juneteenth has become an occasion for commemoration by African Americans in many parts of the US.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Cast Reunites for the 40th Anniversary
  • Belmont Stakes: had its first running (1867)
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: were executed in New York's Sing Sing prison for conspiracy to commit espionage for the USSR (1953)
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964: was approved after outlasting an 83-day US Senate filibuster
  • The Rocky Horror Show: romped for the first time, on stage in London (1973)
  • John Neumann: Philadelphia bishop became the first US male saint when he was canonized by Pope John Paul II (1977)
  • Garfield: Jim Davis's comic strip about a lazy, overeating cat debuted (1978)
  • Blaise Pascal 1623
  • Moe Howard 1897
  • Charles Cunningham Boycott 1897
  • Elbert Hubbard 1856
  • Guy Lombardo 1902
  • Lou Gehrig 1903
  • Earl Bascom 1906
  • Mildred Natwick 1908
  • Abe Fortas 1910
  • Martin Gabel 1912
  • Lester Flatt 1914 - Musician (Flatt and Scruggs)
  • Pat Buttram 1917
  • Pauline Kael 1919
  • Louis Jourdan 1920
  • Shelley Mayfield 1924
  • Nancy Marchand 1928
  • Pier Angeli 1932
  • Marisa Pavan 1932
  • Gena Rowlands 1930 - Actress
  • Tommy DeVito 1936 - Singer (The Four Seasons)
  • Robert Aspromonte 1938
  • Al Wilson 1939
  • Spanky McFarlane 1942 - Musician (Spanky and Our Gang)
  • Aung San Suu Kyi 1945 - Politician
  • Salman Rushdie 1947 - Author
  • Walt McKechnie 1947
  • Phylicia Rashad 1948 - Actress
  • Ann Wilson 1951 - Musician (Heart)
  • Larry Dunn 1953 - Musician (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Kathleen Turner 1954 - Actress
  • Doug Stone 1956
  • Mark DeBarge 1959 - Musician (DeBarge)
  • Paula Abdul (Paula Julie Abdul) 1962 - Singer, dancer, judge on "American Idol"
  • Brian Vander Ark 1964
  • Andy Lauer 1965
  • Robin Tunney 1972 - Actress
  • Bumper Robinson 1974
  • Poppy Montgomery 1975 - Actress ("Without a Trace")
    Garfield 1978 - comic strip cat invented by Jim davis
  • Zoe Saldana 1978 - Actress ("Avatar" "Star Trek")
  • Lauren Lee Smith 1980 - Actress ("CSI")


Friday, June 18, 2021

Rock out with your Jello out!

My first band assembled during the turbulent early to mid 80s. The country was trying to dig itself out of the hole of despair caused by the Vietnam War, Jimmy Carter, the Cold War, and pretty much EVERYTHING that happened during the 70s. During that time punk rock emerged as an answer to the listless masses dancing to disco and having no opinion about what was going on in the world. So my band was a rock / punk band. One of the bands I personally looked up to was The Dead Kennedys. Out of California and led by Jello Biafra, they managed to put out several albums of socially aware records that really epitomized the punk rock movement. Too many bands felt that all they had to do was sing gruffly, and keep the music relatively simple, just fast, and that made it "punk." That's why punk died. You hear a set of power chords and fast beat and the singer is STILL whining about a girl? No. Sorry. Not punk. Jello never lost sight of his goal, to get his opinions out there to share with the masses who were interested in what he had to say. Unfortunately his uninformed opinions are largely pro-socialism. Calls the right fascism but supports an iron-fisted tyrannical system. Makes sense. This week Jello Biafra turned 62. Fuck you and your berfday, old commie bastard!

The Dead Kennedys
Holiday in Cambodia
So you been to school
For a year or two
And you know you've seen it all
In daddy's car
Thinkin' you'll go far
Back east your type don't crawl

Play ethnicky jazz
To parade your snazz
On your five grand stereo
Braggin' that you know
How the niggers feel cold
And the slums got so much soul

It's time to taste what you most fear
Right guard will not help you here
Brace yourself, my dear

It's a holiday in Cambodia
It's tough, kid, but its life
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Don't forget to pack a wife

You're a star-belly sneech
You suck like a leach
You want everyone to act like you
Kiss ass while you bitch
So you can get rich
But your boss gets richer off you

Well you'll work harder
With a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers
'Till you starve
Then your head is skewered on a stake

Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need, my son.

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack

Pol pot, pol pot, pol pot, pol pot, etc.

And it's a holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll do what you're told
A holiday in Cambodia
Where the slums got so much soul