Month 93 Volume 11 by mifei


									 January 3, 2008                                                                                          Volume 11 No 2

 Stupid Quote Of Quotes Of The                                                                   A Word A Day
 The Day         Day
 On We’ll Have A Mars Bar                               arry S Truman:                           c    ommentariat (kom-uhn-TAR-ee-uht)
                                                                                                      The group of people who provide
 Instead, Please:
                                                H          “If you cannot convince them,
                                                        confuse them.”
                                                                                                 opinion and analysis of events in the news.
                                                                                                 [Blend of commentator and proletariat. The
  J      Snot From the Nose of the Great
                                                Joe Weinstein:
                                                  “My dog is worried about the economy
                                                                                                 term was first noticed in a 1993
                                                                                                 article in the Washington Post.]
      on a Japanese candy package               because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can.
                                                That's almost $7.00 in dog money.”               Examples of people who comprise the
                                                                                                 commentariat: talk show hosts and their
                                                Rene Descartes:                                  guests, newspaper and magazine
 Useless Facts                                      “Each problem that I solved became a
                                                                                                 columnists, and political bloggers.
                                                rule which served afterwards to solve other      "This outcome should not have surprised
 Of The Day                                     problems.”                                       anyone with the wit to examine the opinion
                                                                                                 polling. But most of Australia's conservative
          seless facts:                         Horace Walpole:                                  commentariat refused, until faced with the

     U        While struggling to become a      “The whole secret of life is to be              actual results, to believe that their nation's
                                                                                                                        sagacious voters
                                                                                                                        would be so ungrateful
                                                                                                                        as to throw their
                                                                                                                        favourite overboard."
                                                                                                                        Frank Bongiorno;
                                                                                                                        Rudd Ends Opposition
                                                                                                                        Years; New
                                                                                                                        Statesman (London,
                                                                                                                        UK); Nov 26, 2007.
                                                                                                                      This week's theme:
                                                                                                                      newly coined words.

                                                                                                *Happy Birthday*
DILBERT-OF-THE-DAY                                                                              1922 Jacques Wildberger Swiss composer [86]
      film star, Warren Beatty worked as a      interested in one thing profoundly and in a     1926 George Martin rec producer (Beatles) [82]
      restaurant dinner music pianist.          thousand things well.”                          1930 Robert Loggia actor (Big)          [78]
                                                                                                1930 Mara Corday CA, actress (Foxfire) [78]
     Sidewalk acrobatics that might frighten                                                   1936 Betty Rollin actr/writ(Crossing Delancey)[72]
      horses are outlawed in Denver,                                                            1939 Bobby Hull NHL forw(Blackhawk 57-72) [69]

      In July 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan
                                                Urban Word Of                                   1940 Thelma Schoonmaker actress (Casino) [68]
                                                                                                1943 Van Dyke Parks Al, actor/musician [65]
      $20 dollars for the return of the
      baseball he hit for his 700th career
                                                The Day                                         1945 Stephen Stills singer/songwriter/guitarist[63]
                                                                                                1946 John Paul Jones rocker (Led Zeppelin) [62]
      home run.                                                                                 1950 Victoria Principal actr (Pamela-Dallas) [58]
                                                        vajority                                1950 Beth Anderson composer             [58]
     Purely coincidental, Disneyland and
      Walt Disney World amusement parks
      are in counties with the same name.
                                                M       The majority of women.
                                                        The vajority will vote for Hillary in
                                                                                                1956 Mel Gibson NY, actor (Lethal Weapon) [52]
                                                                                                1957 Frank Dicopoulos actor (Guiding Light) [51]
                                                                                                1959 Ross The Boss rocker               [49]
      The former is in Orange County,           2008.                                           1959 Rusty Golden rocker (Boys Band) [49]
      California; the latter is in Orange                                                       1963 Jim Everett NFL QB (Raiders, Saints) [45]
      County, Florida.                                                                          1968 Shannon Sturges actress (Savannah) [40]
                                                                                                1975 Danica McKellar actress (Wonder Years)[33]
Published: 5/6/2010 10:22 PM                                                                    1975 Jason Marsden actor (General Hospital)[33]
                                                                                                1981 Eli Manning NFL QB (NY Giants) [27]
                                                                                                1989 Alex D. Linz actor (Providence) [19]
  2                                                                                   Stuff-Of-The-Day Newsletter
                                                    1959 Alaska admitted as 49th US state               1997 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final
History Of The                                      1961 US breaks diplomatic relations with
                                                                                                        "Today" show on NBC-TV
                                                    Cuba                                                1998 Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
Day                                                 1967 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is
       431 Joan of Arc handed over to the           indicted for draft evasion

1      bishop                                       1967 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105           Molecule Of The
      1667 Russia & Poland sign Truce of            to 90 minutes
Androsovo                                           1969 John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album                Day
1750 Tax revolt in Haarlem Netherlands              declared pornographic in New Jersey                          eroxymonocarbonate and
1752 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen"
leaves at Malakka 92 killed
                                                    1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce
                                                    1984 Syria frees captured US pilot after
                                                                                                        P        Percarbonate (Hair bleach or
                                                                                                                 clothes bleach? Why can't it be
1777 Washington defeats                             appeal from Jesse Jackson
                                                                                                                              Everyone by now has
British at Battle of
                                                                                                                              tried products like
Princeton, New Jersey
                                                                                                                              OxiClean, or detergents
1831 1st US building &                                                                                                        with "oxygen bleach."
loan association organized,                                                                                                   Rather than sodium
Frankford PA                                                                                                                  hypochlorite, which is
                                                                                                                              found in regular bleach,
1847 California town of                                                                                                       they've got sodium
Yerba Buena renamed San                                                                                                       percarbonate, which is
Francisco                                                                                                                     actually a mixed crystal
                                                                                                                              of sodium carbonate (the
1865 Con Orem & Hugh                                                                                                          old-timey name of which
O'Neill box 193 rounds                                                                                                        is "washing soda") and
before darkness ends                                                                                                          hydrogen peroxide. In
match                                                                                                                         solution, they form a
1870 Brooklyn Bridge                                                                                                          "peracid,"
construction begins;                                                                                                          peroxymonocarbonate.
completed May 24, 1883                                                                                                        Speaking very generally,
1871 Oleomargarine                                                                                                            a bond between two
patented by Henry Bradley,                                                                                                    electronegative atoms is
                                                                                                                              the business end of an
Binghamton NY                                                      Geminids in 2007                                         oxidant - the oxygen-
                                                                                                                            oxygen bond in hydrogen
1872 1st patent list issued Explanation: Dust from curious near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon seems to fall from the         peroxide and
by US Patent Office         constellation Gemini in this fisheye skyview. The composite image was recorded over four
                            December nights (12-15) just last year from Ludanyhalaszi, Hungary. Of course, the streaks are
1876 1st free kindergarten meteor trails from the annual Geminids meteor shower. The work of astronomer Erno Berko, the     does
in US opens in Florence MA finished picture combines 113 different frames and captures 123 separate meteors. The            the
                            Geminids is one of the northern skies most reliably performing meteor showers and did not       job
1888 1st wax drinking straw disappoint last year. Under good conditions some skywatchers reported well over 100 meteors     there,
patented, by Marvin C Stone per hour near the December 14/15 peak for the Geminids in 2007. Look up tonight and you         and
                            might see the 2008 Quadrantids.                                                                 the
in Washington DC
                                                    1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st           oxygen-chlorine bond is
1918 US employment service opens as a               female artist Aretha Franklin                       the pointy end of
unit of Department of Labor                                                                             hypochlorite. . . .
                                                    1987 Former Miss America Vanessa
1925 Mussolini dissolves Italian                    Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New
parliament/becomes dictator                         York City NY
1938 March of Dimes established to fight            1989 Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV
polio                                               (Oy Vey!)
1939 Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in              1990 Panamá's leader General Manuel
US House of Representatives                         Noriega surrenders to US authorities              3 DAY FORECAST
1941 Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic                1993 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at
Dances" premieres in Philadelphia                   Richard Rodgers New York City NY after                             Saturday          Sunday
1945 US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa            780 performances                                     Friday
                                                                                                                       5 Jan 2008       6 Jan 2008
                                                                                                       4 Jan 2008
1949 "Colgate Theatre" dramatic anthology           1993 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is
series premieres on NBC TV                          released from jail after 22 months

1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres             1994 100s killed in Venezuela in prison
on NBC TV                                           revolt

1957 1st electric watch introduced,                 1994 Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk,                                Few          Few
                                                    Siberia 122 killed                                Mostly Sunny
Lancaster PA                                                                                                         Showers/Wind Showers/Wind
                                                                                                                             37°F          53°F
                                                                                                          28°F                                              2                                                 36°F          47°F

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