Month 93 Volume 11 by abstraks


									September 22, 2009                                                                                 Volume 12 No 160

 Stupid Quote Of Quotes Of The                                                                 A Word A Day
 The Day         Day                                                                                omstockery Pronunciation (KOM-
                                                                                                    stok-uh-ree, KUM-)
 On Overturning:                                         onald Trump:
                                                                                               c    noun: Overzealous censorship of

      lost the last four times to Justine, so
     everything I did in those games I had to
     turn 360 degrees and do the opposite.
                                                D           “A little more moderation would
                                                         be good. Of course, my life hasn't
                                                         exactly been one of moderation.”
                                                                                                    material considered obscene.
                                                                                               After Anthony Comstock (1844-1915),
                                                                                               founder of the New York Society for the
     tennis player Maria Sharapova, during      Max Beerbohm:                                  Suppression of Vice. He crusaded against

 her 2006 U.S. Open victory speech, after
 defeating Justine Henin-Hardenne
                                                    “You cannot make a man by standing a
                                                sheep on its hind legs. But by standing a
                                                flock of sheep in that position you can
                                                                                               anything he considered immoral. Nothing
                                                                                               escaped his wrath -- even anatomy
                                                                                               textbooks for medical students and the
                                                make a crowd of men.”                          draping of mannequins in public view in
 Useless Facts                                  Cato the Elder:
                                                                                               shop windows were obscene to him. He
                                                                                               lobbied for laws against mailing any
                                                   “After I'm dead I'd rather have people
 Of The Day                                     ask why I have no monument than why I
                                                have one.”
                                                                                               material that could be perceived as
                                                                                               promoting immorality.
                                                                                               He was appointed postal inspector and he
        seless facts:                                                                          seized books, postcards, and other

 U          Few people likely recall ABC's
                                                Will Rogers:
                                                   “I belong to no organized party. I am a     materials by the boatload. . . .. George
                                                                                                                    Bernard Shaw coined
                                                                                                                    the word comstockery
                                                                                                                    after him . . .
                                                                                                                   "The language and
                                                                                                                   thought police are
                                                                                                                   hardly some Orwellian
                                                                                                                   invention; America has
                                                                                                                   been unusually
                                                                                                                   susceptible to plagues
                                                                                                                   of Comstockery and
                                                                                                                   tomfoolery." Jon
                                                                                                                   Newlin; Well, Shut My
                                                                                                                   Mouth; Times-
                                                                                                                   Picayune (New
                                                                                                                   Orleans, Louisiana);
                                                                                                                   Oct 13, 1996.
                                                                                                                  This week’s theme:
      short-lived adventure drama H.E.L.P.,     Democrat.”
                                                                                               eponyms, words derived from names.
      which starred John Mahoney (father
      Martin Crane on NBC's Frasier) and                                                      *Happy Birthday*
      Wesley Snipes. It aired for just over a
      month: March 3 to April 14, 1990.         Urban Word(s)                                 -------------------------
                                                                                              1927 Tom Lasorda bball mgr (LA Dodgers) [82]
     The most popular euphemism for
      vomiting in Denmark is "talking into
                                                Of The Day                                    1930 Joni James pop singer             [79]
                                                                                              1936 Art Metrano comedian (Amy Prentiss) [73]
      the big phone."                                                                         1940 Anna Karina actress (Alphaville) [69]
                                                    mscray                                    1943 Toni Basil singer/dancer          [66]
     An obsolete word for warehouse is
      "entrepot."                               a   Pig latin for "scram," which means
                                                                                              1951 David Coverdale rocker (Whitesnake) [58]
                                                                                              1954 Shari Belafonte Harper actress (Hotel) [55]
                                                                                              1956 Debby Boone singer-had her life lit up [53]
     The French philosopher Voltaire           (Mom and Dad are having sex when Little
                                                                                              1957 Mark Johnson Madison WI, NHL forward
      owned eighty canes. His                   Johnny walks in)
                                                                                              (Olympic-gold-1980, Pitts, NJ)         [52]
      contemporary, Jean Jacques
                                                Johnny: Hi Mom! Hi Dad!                       1958 Lynn Herring actress (General Hospital) [51]
      Rousseau, owned forty.
                                                Dad: WTF?! AMSCRAY!                           1960 Joan Jett Pa, singer (& the Blackhearts) [49]
                                                                                              1961 Scott Baio actor (Zapped)         [48]
                                                                                              1961 Catherine Oxenberg actress (Dallas) [48]
Published: 4/3/2010 5:40 AM                                                                   1961 Bonnie Hunt actress (Life With Bonnie) [48]
                                                                                              1962 Rob Stone Chgo, actor (Mr Belvedere) [47]
                                                                                              1987 Tom Felton actor (Harry Potter) [22]
  2                                                                                           Stuff-Of-The-Day Newsletter
                                                        1937 Forest fire kills 14 & injures 50 in                 1987 2nd regular-season National Football
History Of The                                          Cody Wyoming                                              League player strike begins
                                                        1944 Boulogne reoccupied by Allies                        1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs gets his 200th
Day                                                     1946 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering
                                                                                                                  hit in 5 straight seasons

       656 All female jury hears case of                husband                                                   1988 South Korean coaches attack the

1      woman who killed her child (acquit
1692 Last person hanged for witchcraft in
                                                        1949 USSR detonates its 1st atomic bomb
                                                        1950 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of
                                                                                                                  New Zealand referee after disputing his
                                                                                                                  decision, the Olympic Korean boxer stages
                                                                                                                  a 67 minute sit-in
                                                        5-star general                                            1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base
                                                        1955 Heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano                     & is only player other than Willie Mays to
1776 Nathan Hale executed as a spy by the               KOs Archie Moore in 9                                     have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits
                                                        1959 Chicago White Sox clinch the AL                      1991 Calif University makes the Dead Sea
1784 Russian trappers established a colony              pennant                                                   Scrolls public
on Kodiak Island, AK
                                                        1960 Mali (without Senegal) gains                         1991 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr
1789 Office of Postmaster General of the                independence from France (National Day)                   Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
US established by Congress
of State
says he
will free
slaves in
all states
on Jan 1                                                                      Aurora Over Yellowknife

1863         Explanation: Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears. In this case, a picturesque lake lies in front of you, beautiful green
President    auroras flap high above you, brilliant stars shine far in the distance, and a brilliant moon shines just ahead of you. This digitally fused panorama was
Lincoln      captured earlier this month from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, and includes the Pleiades open cluster of stars just to the upper right of the
makes his    Moon. Since aurora are ultimately started by solar activity, this current flurry of aurora is somewhat surprising, given the historic lack of sunspots and other
             activity on the Sun over the past two years. This time of year is known as aurora season, however, for noted average increases in auroras. The reason for
             the yearly increase is not known for sure, but possibly relates to the tilt of the Earth creating a more easily traversable connection between the Earth's
             magnetic field and the magnetic field of the Sun's changing wind streams.

Emancipation Proclamation speech                        1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens on                       (ps. The link on the photo gets you to the
1869 The opera "Das Rheingold" is                       Broadway, runs 3,242 performances                         landscape photo, looks like it might make some
                                                                                                                  decent wide-screen monitor wallpaper. Jim)
produced (Munich)                                       1964 "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." premiers
1893 1st auto built in US (by Duryea                    on NBC-TV
brothers) runs in Springfield                           1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee
1903 Italo Marchiony granted patent for the             Stadium game
ice cream cone                                          1970 Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI
1905 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10                   agents for college campuses
blacks & 2 whites killed)                               1973 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as
1911 Cy Young at 44, wins his 511th & final             America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State
game                                                    1975 Sara Jane Moore tries to
1912 Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in a                  assassinate President Ford in SF Calif                  3 DAY FORECAST
game, for 2nd time in 11 days                           1980 Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a                 Wednesday              Thursday              Friday
1913 Coal mine explosion kills 263 at                   border dispute; war begins                                23 Sep 2009           24 Sep 2009          25 Sep 2009
Dawson New Mexico                                       1980 John & Yoko sign a recording
1915 Southern Methodist University (Dallas              contract with Geffen Records
Texas) holds its 1st class                              1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes
1919 Steel strike begins in US                          to become Heavyweight Boxing Champ

1927 Famous "Long count" fight (Dempsey                 1985 Rock & country musicians                              Scattered      Isolated      Isolated
loses boxing title to Tunney)                           participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Ill                 Thunderstorms Thunderstorms Thunderstorms
                                                                                                                       80°F                 82°F                 80°F
                                                                                                                       59°F                 57°F                 56°F                                                     2

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