May 20, 2008
Volume 11 No 87
Stupid Quote Of Quotes Of The The Day Day
On Clearing It Up In Any Language:
Mexican secretary of agriculture Bernardo Aguirre, visiting the cyclone-battered state of Sinaloa arl Zwanzig:
A Word A Day
his neither aids nor hinders us, but all the contrary.
icerone (sis-uh-RO-nee) noun A tour guide.
“Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together....”
Clarence Darrow: “Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?” Henny Youngman: “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” Oscar Wilde: "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am
[After Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE), the Roman statesman, orator, and writer, who was known for his knowledge and eloquence. He's one of the rare people who have given two eponyms to the English language. Another word coined after his name is ciceronian, meaning marked by ornate language, expansive flow, and forcefulness of expression.] "Could one entirely rely upon a reporter who assured his readers that the people of Valencia in general were perfidious, vindictive, sullen, mistrustful, fickle, treacherous and empty of all good? Laugh with him, certainly, in the hearty old days of political incorrectness, but have reservations about him as a cicerone." Jan Morris; Travel Lit's Novel Pursuit; The Nation (New York); Oct 6, 1997. This weeks theme: eponyms
Useless Facts Of The Day
seless facts: Stanley Andrews and Ronald
Reagan both served as hosts of television's "Death Valley Days." Marie Antoinette’s dog was a spaniel named Thisbe. In 1893, Milwaukee's Pabst beer won a blue ribbon at the Chicago Fair, and was sold thereafter as Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. In the world of dolls, Midge Hadley was Barbie's® best friend in the 1960s. saying."
Urban Word Of The Day
ouble pluggers Basic cheap thongs (flip-flops), typically black, which have the strap secured by two plugs under the sole.
He was wearing a flanno, stubbies and double plugger
Published: 11/28/2009 1:25 AM
*Happy Birthday* ------------------------1915 Peter Copley act (Victim, King & Country) 1920 Betty Driver Engl, actress (Coronation St) 1923 Edith Fellows MA, actress (City Streets)  1927 [Harold] Bud Grant CFL/NFL player/coach 1927 David Hedison (Voyage 2 Bottom of Sea) 1930 James McEachin NC, actor (Tenafly)  1933 Constance Towers actr (Capitol, Shock)  1933 Danny Aiello NY, actor (Moonstruck)  1936 Anthony Zerbe actor (Centennial Tibbs)  1940 Stan Mikita NHL center (Blackhawks) 1944 Joe Cocker England, rock vocalist  1946 Cher [Cherilyn LaPierre] voc/actr (Mask)  1949 Dave Thomas Ontario, comedian (SCTV) 1956 Brian Nash act (Please Don't Eat Daisies)  1958 Jane Wiedlin WI, singer/guitar (GoGos)  1958 Ronald Prescot Reagan CA, TV host  1959 Bronson Pinchot act (Perfect Strangers)  1960 Susan Cowsill RI, rock vocalist (Cowsills) 1960 Tony Goldwyn CA, actor (Ghost, Kuffs)  1965 Paolo Seganti actor (As the World Turns)  1966 Mindy Cohn CA, actress (Facts of Life)  1977 Angela Goethals actress (VI Warshawsk) 1972 Busta Rhymes hip-hop/rap 
1919 Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550 1920 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling 1922 "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine" killing 90 1927 Saudi Arabia becomes independent 1993 10 meter meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA) (around
93,000miles – jim)
History Of The Day
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed 1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet 1639 Dorchester MA, forms 1st school funded by local taxes 1784 England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) 1825 Charles X becomes King of France
1993 274th & final "Cheers" on NBC 1994 Bobcat Goldthwait charged with misdemeanors for fire on Tonight Show 1995 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung 1997 White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time
526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
The Perseus Cluster of Galaxies 1830 1st of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda) railroad timetableExplanation:in newspaper the largest objects that anyone will ever see on the sky. Each of these fuzzy published Here is one of blobs is a galaxy, together making up the Perseus Cluster, one of the closest clusters of galaxies. The (Baltimore American) 1948 1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war cluster is seen through a foreground of faint stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Near the cluster center, victory, defeating Syrian army roughly 250 million light-years 1861 Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in away, is the cluster's dominant galaxy NGC 1275, seen above as the large galaxy on the image left. A prodigious source of x-rays and radio emission, NGC 1275 accretes matter as Civil War 1965 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at gas and galaxies fall into it. The Perseus Cluster of Galaxies is part of the Pisces-Perseus supercluster Cairo Egypt, killing 121 spanning over 15 degrees and containing over 1,000 galaxies. At the distance of NGC 1275, this view 1861 North Carolina becomes 11th & last covers about 7.5 million light-years. state to secede from Union 1967 BBC bans Beatle's "A Day in the Life" (drug references) 1862 Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of the West 1969 US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam 1864 Battle at Ware Bottom Church VA, 1,400 killed or injured 1970 The Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK 1868 Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant 1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway 1874 Levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz 1875 International Bureau of Weights & Measures established by treaty 1892 George Sampson patents clothes dryer 1892 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria-Hungary forms 1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris France (lasted 5 months) 1902 US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends 1916 Codell KS hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918) 1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic 1980 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated 1980 Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157 1986 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv 1989 China declares martial law in Beijing 1989 Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live 1991 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP 2
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