October 10, 2007
Volume 10 No 184
Stupid Quote Of Quotes Of The The Day Day
On Thank Heaven For That!:
ldous Huxley: "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." Doug Larson: “The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.” Adrienne E. Gusoff: “The world is round; it has no point.” Georges Clemenceau: “There is no passion like that of a
A Word A Day
1. An unforeseeable and uncontrollable event (for example, a war or a strike) that exempts a party from a contract. 2. Superior force. [From French, literally superior force.] Today's word in Visual Thesaurus. A related term is vis major (Latin for superior force) that is used to refer to an act of God (for example, a flood or an earthquake) that excuses one from fulfilling a contract. "During the half year to June, Sebuku produced 1.5 million tonnes of coal as record rain in the second quarter restrained mine production, and force majeure was declared." Straights Wants Second Kalimantan Asset; The Age (Melbourne, Australia); Sep 28, 2007. This week's theme: terms from law.
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Useless Facts Of The Day
seless facts: The best-selling Barbie® doll
ever was Totally Hair® Barbie®. She had flowing tresses from the top of her head down to her toes. "Hot cockles" was a popular game at Christmas in medieval times. It was a game in which the other players took turns striking the blindfolded player, who had to guess the name of the person delivering each blow. "Hot cockles" was still a Christmas pastime until the Victorian era. functionary for his function.” *Happy Birthday* ------------------------1927 Noah Keen Ohio, actor (Arrest & Trial)  1930 Adlai Stevenson III (D-Sen-Ill)  1930 Harold Pinter England, playwright (Homecoming, Servant)  1941 Peter Coyote actor (The 4400)  1946 Ben Vereen actor/dancer (Roots, TNG)  1946 Charles Dance England, actor (Plenty)  1953 Midge Ure rocker (Dear God, Ultravox)  1955 David Lee Roth rock singer (Van Halen) 1958 Tanya Tucker Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)  1958 Eddie J Peck Pa, actor (Sutton-Wildside) 1961 Martin Kemp rocker (Spandau Ballet)  1968 Michael Bivens rocker (New Edition)  1969 Brett Favre NFL QB (Packers)  1973 Mario Lopez actor (Saved by the Bell)  1974 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. race car driver  1978 Jodi Lyn O’Keefe actress (Prison Break) 1978 Mya pop singer/actress (Swap Meet) 
Urban Word Of The Day
inner The meal between lunch and dinner, just as brunch is the meal between breakfast and lunch.
We went on a hot linner date at 3pm.
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1973 VP Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns 1975 Liz Taylor's 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton) 1976 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33 1979 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone) 1980 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria 1991 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers 1991 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
History Of The Day
1845 The Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis 1846 Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell
780 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean
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