Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

anopisthograph \an-uh-PIS-thuh-graf\, noun:
  • Manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on only one side of the leaves.
Anopisthograph comes from three Greek roots. It first gained popularity in the 1870s, merging an-, meaning 'un-' or 'not,' with opistho for 'back' referring to writing on both sides of a leaf or page, and 'graph' from -graphos, meaning 'drawn' or 'written.'
Russian Doll present
  • When you receive a gift that's been wrapped multiple times, causing you to rip away layer after layer of paper and wondering when it will finally stop while the person who gave it to you looks on with a sadistic grin. Funny the first couple of layers, but can get quite tiring soon.
Guy: Merry Christmas. *gives a huge box*
Girl: Omg, I can't wait to open it!! *starts to unwrap present*
Guy: *smiles*

(half an hour later)

Girl: I can't believe you gave me a Russian Doll present. I already unwrapped 32 layers and I'm still not close to my present!! I'm tired. *throws box at Guy's head and leaves*
Guy: But I got you a ring!!

  • Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)
  • Summer Solstice (Southern Hemisphere)
  • Embargo Act: the US banned trade with foreign countries in response to interference with neutral American ships by France and Britain, which were at war with each other (1807)
  • Beethoven's Fifth: and Sixth Symphonies premiered (1808)
  • Dreyfus Affair: French Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly convicted of treason in a trial that raised cries of anti-Semitism; he was later exonerated (1894)
  • USGA: governing body of golf was founded (1894)
  • Colo: the first gorilla bred in captivity was born in the Columbus Zoo; she is now a great-great-grandmother (1956)
  • Flight 63: American Airlines passenger Richard Reid attempted to blow up a plane with a shoe bomb; he is serving a life sentence for that plot (2001)
  • Giacomo Puccini 1858
  • Connie Mack 1862
  • Andre Kostelanetz 1885
  • Dame Edith Margaret 1907
  • Lady Bird Johnson 1912
  • Gene Rayburn (Rubessa) 1917
  • Frankie Darro (Johnson) 1917
  • Barbara Billingsley 1922
  • Peggy Castle (Blair) 1927
  • Hector Elizondo 1936
  • Red Steagall 1937
  • Steve Carlton (MLB) 1944
  • Barry Jenkins (Nashville Teens, Animals) 1944
  • Diane Sawyer 1945
  • Steve Garvey (MLB) 1948
  • Robin Gibb (Bee Gees) 1949
  • Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) 1949
  • Bob Fitchner 1950
  • Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) 1950
  • Jan Stephenson 1951
  • Ian Turnbull 1953
  • Bernadette Stanis 1953
  • Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) 1957
  • Luther Campbell 1960
  • Chuck Mead (BR5-49) 1960
  • Ralph Fiennes 1962
  • Dina Meyer 1968
  • Lauralee Bell 1968
  • Heather Donahue 1974
  • Teresa Noreen 1976
  • Josi Paula 1988
  • Jordin Sparks 1989