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					November 13, 2009                                                                                     Volume 12 No 195




 Stupid Quote Of Quotes Of The                                                                    won't be long before the vulture capitalists
                                                                                                  start circling."

 The Day         Day
 On I Don’t Know Anything                                 avid Smith:
                                                                                                  A Word A Day
 About Pfiesteria Piscicida:
            hat You Should Know About
                                                 D            “In this business you either sink
                                                          or swim or you don't.”                       obbyhorse Pronunciation: (HOB-ee-
                                                                                                       hors))
 W          Pfiesteria Piscicida
           government publication put out
                                                 Franklin P. Adams:
                                                    “There are plenty of good five-cent
                                                 cigars in the country. The trouble is they
                                                                                                  h    noun: A favorite pastime, a pet project
                                                                                                       or topic; an obsession.
           by the Environmental Protection

 1
 Agency, National Center for Environmental
 Publications and Information
                                                 cost a quarter. What this country needs is a
                                                 good five-cent nickel.”
                                                 Soren Kierkegaard:
                                                                                                  The everyday word hobby is a shortening of
                                                                                                  the term hobbyhorse. A hobbyhorse is a
                                                                                                  child's riding toy, consisting of a stick with
                                                                                                  the shape of a horse's head on the front. It
                                                      “Far from idleness being the root of all    was called hobbyhorse, probably from the
                                                 evil, it is rather the only true good.”          name Robin or Hobin usually given to a
                                                 Bertrand Russell, Sceptical Essays               small horse. The word is often used in a
                                                 (1928), "On the Value of Scepticism”:            metaphorical sense as "to ride one's hobby-
                                                                                                  horse" meaning to pursue a pet topic.
                                                    “It is undesirable to believe a proposition
                                                                                                                         Also see cheval de
                                                                                                                         bataille.
                                                                                                                       "Charleston was my
                                                                                                                       father's ministry, his
                                                                                                                       hobbyhorse, his quiet
                                                                                                                       obsession, and the
                                                                                                                       great love of his life."
                                                                                                                       Pat Conroy; South of
                                                                                                                       Broad; Nan A. Talese
                                                                                                                       Books; 2009.
                                                                                                                       This week’s theme:
                                                                                                                       words related to
                                                                                                                       horses.




DILBERT-OF-THE-DAY
                                                                                                  *Happy Birthday*
                                                 when there is no ground whatsoever for           -------------------------
                                                 supposing it is true."                           1922 Madeleine Sherwood Montreal, actress
 Useless Facts                                                                                    (Mother Superior-Flying Nun)            [87]
                                                                                                  1923 Linda Christian Mexi, actress (Athena) [86]
                                                                                                  1931 Adrienne Corri Scot, actr (Dr Zhivago) [78]
 Of The Day                                      Urban Word(s)                                    1934 Peter Arnett war correspondent CNN [75]
                                                                                                  1934 Garry Marshall prod/dir (Happy Days) [75]
        seless facts:
                                                 Of The Day                                       1936 Tom Atkins PA, actor (Rockford Files) [73]

 U          Director David Fincher shot
             more than 1,500 reels of film
                                                        ulture Capitalist
                                                                                                  1940 Daniel Pilon Can, actor (Hamptons) [69]
                                                                                                  1941 Beth Brickell Ar, actress (Gentle Ben) [68]
                                                                                                  1942 John Paul Hammond blues singer [67]
             for the box office hit Fight Club
      (1999), more than three times the
      normal amount.
                                                 V      A businessman who is looking to buy
                                                        companies at giveaway prices, as
                                                                                                  1947 Joe Mantegna actor (House of Games) [62]
                                                                                                  1948 Sheila Frazier actr (Lazarus Syndrome) [61]
                                                                                                  1949 Terry Reid guitarist (River)       [60]
                                                        opposed to venture capitalists.
     The "you are here arrow" on a map is                                                        1953 Tracy Scoggins TX, actress (Colbys) [56]
      called the IDEO locator.                   "It's well known that the business is having     1954 Chris Noth actor (Sex And The City) [55]
                                                 major problems paying its bills, so I guess it   1955 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], NYC,
                                                                                                  actress (Color Purple, Burglar)         [54]
Published: 10/9/2011 11:47 AM                                                                     1956 Aldo Nova rocker (Blood on the Bricks) [53]
                                                                                                  1967 Jimmy Kimmel TV Host               [42]
                                                                                                  1980 Monique Coleman (High School Musical)[29]
  2                                                                                    Stuff-Of-The-Day Newsletter
                                                    1981 Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains"                week. Measurements and programming are
History Of The                                      1982 Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally
                                                    injured when KOed by Ray Mancini
                                                                                                         stored in memory and retained during
                                                                                                         power outages. A backup battery allows
                                                                                                         armchair programming before you even
Day                                                 1982 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in
                                                    Washington DC
                                                                                                         plug it in.
       002 English king Ethelred II                                                                      This fully loaded surge protector doesn’t

1      launches massacre of
       Danish settlers
1775 American Revolutionary
                                                                                                                             just guard your electrical
                                                                                                                             devices from voltage
                                                                                                                             spikes. It also provides
                                                                                                                             protection against over
forces capture Montreal
                                                                                                                             current, over voltage,
1789 Ben Franklin writes                                                                                                     and under voltage
"Nothing . . . certain but death                                                                                             delivering clean safe
& taxes"                                                                                                                     power to your expensive
                                                                                                                             equipment. When the
1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes
                                                                                                                             voltage presented at the
publishes "Old Ironsides"
                                                                                                                             wall outlet is over or
1843 Mt Rainier in                                                                                                           under the normal voltage
Washington State erupts                                                                                                      range, the unit will
1854 "New Era" sinks off NJ                                                                                                  switch to Abnormal
coast with loss of 300                                                                                                       Voltage mode shutting
                                                                                                                             off the power at the
1865 PT Barnum's New                                                                                                         outlet. Similarly when
American museum opens in                                                                                                     the current load
Bridgeport                                                                                                                   presented by the
1895 1st shipment of canned                                                                                                  connected appliance
pineapple from Hawaii                                                                                                        exceeds the maximum
                                                                                                                             current (15A), the unit
1909 259 miners die in a fire                                                                                                will switch to Over
at St Paul Mine at Cherry Ill                           Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud                                   Current mode and the
                                                                                                                                power will be switched off
1921 "The Sheik," starring     Explanation: Cosmic dust clouds and embedded newborn stars glow at infrared wavelengths to the outlet. Also helps
Rudolph Valentino, is released in this tantalizing false-color view from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Pictured is of one of the
                                                                                                                                prolong the lifespan of
                               closest star forming regions, part of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex some 400 light-years
1921 US, France, Japan &       distant near the southern edge of the pronounceable constellation Ophiuchus. The view            your appliances by gently
British Empire sign a Pacific  spans about 5 light-years at that estimated distance. After forming along a large cloud of cold applying start-up power
Treaty                         molecular hydrogen gas, newborn stars heat the surrounding dust to produce the infrared          via its Zero power
1927 NY-NJ Holland Tunnel,     glow. An exploration of the region in penetrating infrared light has detected some 300           crossing spike-free
                                   emerging and newly formed stars whose average age is estimated to be a mere 300,000
1st twin-tube underwater auto      years -- extremely young compared to the Sun's age of 5 billion years.
tunnel, opens
                                                                                                         switch.
1933 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel             1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in
meat packers, Austin, MN                            Colombia, kills 25,000                               The power meter once connected
1937 NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony                                                                   to your appliance will assess how
                                                    1986 US violates Iran arms boycott                   efficient they really are. The large
orchestra exclusively for radio
                                                    1989 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of              LCD display will count
1940 Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released              8" & Ou Est Le Soleil"                               consumption by the Kilowatt-hour,
1941 British aircraft carrier "Ark Royal"                                                                same as your local utility. You can track
sank in Mediterranean                                                                                    minute-by-minute changes in electric
                                                                                                         consumption as major appliances are
1942 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to
18                                                  Gadget Of The                                        turned on and off. It lets you track the
                                                                                                         amount of electricity that your household
                                                                                                         uses in real time. . . .
1946 1st artificial snow produced from a
natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA                      Day                                                  Price: $69.99
1956 Supreme Court strikes down                               ill a Watt Graphic Timer
segregation of races on public buses
1960 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children
(Amude Spain)
                                                     K        A programmable timer and so
                                                              much more!
                                                                                                         http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpo
                                                                                                         wer/c3cc/?cpg=109HC

                                                                                                        3 DAY FORECAST
                                                    This is one of the most sophisticated
1960 Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish                 timers on the market and yet is very easy
actress May Britt                                                                                        Saturday     Sunday      Monday
                                                    to understand. It’s a digital version of a
                                                    straightforward mechanical timer with a
                                                                                                        14 Nov 2009 15 Nov 2009 16 Nov 2009
1965 "Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off
Bahamas, killing 89                                 visual interface. It is easy to program the
                                                    quarter-hour ON/OFF periods for 7 days
1970 Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in             and 24 hours as you would program
Chittagong Bangladesh                               traditional mechanical timers. Unlike
1970 Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM               other timers, the Kill-A-Watt Graphic
of Syria following military coup                    Timer is not limited to one day of
                                                                                                        Partly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy        Showers
                                                    programming - the unit allows unique
1970 VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives
                                                    programs for each of the 7 days of the                  61°F             51°F            50°F
"impudent snobs"                                                                                            43°F             41°F            40°F
http://www.stuffoftheday.com/                                               2

				
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