Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018


watershed \WAW-ter-shed\, noun,  
  1. a dividing ridge between drainage areas
  2. a region or area bounded peripherally by a divide and draining ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water
  3. a crucial dividing point, line, or factor : turning point
chumplestiltskin noun:
  • somewhat harmless older man that gets loud and threatening in public in an empty show of bravado.
I think that group of skateboarders are put the hurt on that crazy chumplestiltskin.

  • Only in America do have a Federal holiday to remember what we are thankful for, immediately followed by the largest shopping day of the year to max out our credit cards for the next holiday, Christmas.
Thanksgiving is not just a holiday but should be a state of mind all year long.

  • Another excuse for Americans to spend an entire day eating
"Damn, it's not a weekend, and i want to eat all day"
"Why Don't we invent a holiday and give it a stupid name?"
"Fo Shizzle, My Pilgrizzle!"

  • Thanksgiving - national holiday in the United States commemorating the Pilgrims' celebration of the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony in 1621, after a winter of great starvation and privation. The celebration was probably held in October. The neighboring Wampanoags, who outnumbered the colonists, joined them for three days and contributed food to the celebration. The first proclaimed day of thanksgiving in the colony was not held until 1623 (probably at the end of July), following an improvement in prospects for the still struggling colony, and was a day of prayer, not feasting. Fourth Thursday in November.

  • Edward Teach: the pirate known as Blackbeard was killed during a battle with the British Navy off the coast of Virginia (1718)
  • ...---...: S-O-S was adopted as a distress signal at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin (1906)
  • China Clipper: a Pan Am "flying boat" started regular transoceanic mail service from San Francisco to Manila (1935)
  • JFK: the 35th president of the US was assassinated by a sniper during a motorcade in Dallas (1963)
  • Margaret Thatcher: the prime minister of England quit her post, citing lack of party support (1990)
  • George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) 1819
  • Charles de Gaulle (France) 1890
  • Hoagy Carmichael 1899
  • Benjamin Britten 1913
  • Lew Hays 1914
  • Rodney Dangerfield 1921
  • Geraldine Page 1924
  • Lew Burdette (MLB) 1926
  • Robert Vaughn 1932
  • Michael Callan 1935
  • Allen Garfield 1939
  • Terry Gilliam 1940
  • Tom Conti 1941
  • Guion S. Bluford 1942
  • Billie Jean King 1943
  • Wade Blasingame 1943 - Baseball player
  • Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night) 1943
  • Aston Barrett (Bob Marley & The Wailers) 1946
  • Bob Marley Merchandise
  • Steve Van Zandt (E Street Band) 1949
  • Greg Luzinski 1950 - Baseball player
  • Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) 1950
  • Craig Hundley (Cragi Hundley Trio) 1953
  • Jamie Lee Curtis 1958 - Actress
  • Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) 1958
  • Mariel Hemingway 1961
  • Stephen Geoffreys 1964
  • Nicholas Rowe 1966
  • Boris Becker 1967
  • Scarlett Johansson 1984 - Actress (The Island)