May 4, 2010 Volume 13 No 79
Stupid Quote Of The Day
AOn Teachers, Partial:
T1he school department has hired 5.5 teachers to ensure there are no students in study halls, Sheenan said.
In the Kent County (Rhode Island) Daily Times
Useless Facts Of The Day
James McNeill Whistler's best known painting, often called "Whistler's Mother," is actually titled "Arrangement in Black and Gray: The Artist's Mother."
In every episode of TV's Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.
The biggest badminton shuttle in the world can be found on the lawns of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, in Kansas City – 48 times larger than the real thing at 18 feet tall and weighing 5,000 pounds.
Quotes Of The Day
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”
Poor Richard's Almanac:
"An open foe is a curse; a pretended friend is worse"
“I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy.”
Urban Word(s) Of The Day
some one who has soft hands for doing office work & little or no hard labor
he has office hands from his job. he has soft office hands.
A Word A Day
asseverate Pronunciation (uh-SEV-uh-rayt)
verb tr.: To affirm solemnly.
From Latin asseverare (to declare in earnest), from severus (serious). Ultimately from the Indo-European root segh- (to hold), which is also the source of words such as hectic, scheme, scholar, and cathect.
1921 Patsy Garrett act (Nanny & Professor) 
1923 Ed Cassidy Chicago, drummer (Spirit) 
1930 Roberta Peters NY, operatic soprano 
1932 Susan Brown actress (General Hospital)
1934 Pete Barbutti comic (Garry Moore Show)
1939 Amos Oz Israel, author (My Michael) 
1941 George F Will politic analyst (Night Line)
1942 Nickolas Ashford (Ashford & Simpson) 
1944 Peggy Santiglia rocker (Angels) 
1945 George Wadenius (Blood, Sweat&Tears)
1949 Zal Cleminson rock (Alex Harvey Band) 
1949 Stella Parton singer (A Woman's Touch)
1950 Hilly Hicks CA, actor (Roll Out, Roots) 
1951 Jackie Jackson IN, rocker (Jackson 5) 
1954 Pia Zadora actress (Hairspray) 
1959 Randy Travis NC, country singer 
1961 Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Waltons) 
1962 Tracy Vaccaro CA, playmate (10/1983) 
1967 Matthew Crane actor (Another World) 
1972 Mike Dirnt co-founder of Green Day/bass
1976 Heather Kozar OH, playmate (1/1998) 
1979 Lance Bass singer (*NSYNC) 
"I asseverate from experience that some of my correspondence opponents do make use of a program." Peter Gibbs; Pastimes: Chess; Birmingham Post (UK); Oct 9, 2004.
This week’s theme: words that are verbs.
History Of The Day
1540 Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
A Hall of Mountain Glory
Explanation: If you tried to enter this hall of fog, you would find it dissipates around you. The hall is actually an the mountain from which this picture was taken. Known as "the glory", the phenomenon is frequently seen from airplanes. The ring's center is not visible, but if it were, the shadow of the observer would appear. This shadow would likely change as clouds passed, creating a faux moving giant known as the Brocken Spectre. Pictured above, several concentric rings of the glory appear to create a hall for this mountain king. The cause of the glory has only been understood recently and is relatively complex. Briefly, small droplets of water reflect, refract, and diffract sunlight backwards towards the Sun. The phenomenon has a counterpart in astronomy, where looking out from planet Earth in the direction opposite the Sun yields a bright spot called the gegenschein.
626 Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth & buttons
1728 Georg F Händels opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London
1776 Rhode Island declares independence from England
1843 Great-Britain annexes Natal
1846 US state of Michigan ends death penalty
1851 1st major San Francisco fire
1865 Battle of Mobile AL
1886 Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
1896 Grease fire ignites ½ ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO
1897 Fire in Paris France bazaar at Rue Jean Goujon kills 200
1910 Tel Aviv founded
1924 8th modern Olympic games open in Paris France
1927 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences forms
1932 Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
1946 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco bay
1948 The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death
1949 Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives)
1953 Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway (Old Man & The Sea)
1957 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
1959 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win
1964 "Another World" & "As the World Turns" premiere on TV
1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1970 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
1973 1st TV network female nudity-teambath (PBS)- Valerie Perrine
1979 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
1980 White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
1982 British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
1984 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
1990 Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
1991 Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
1991 President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat
Gadget Of The Day
Civet Crap Choice Coffee
Out the butt and into your cup
Munch, munch, munch, plop, plop, plop - that's how you get good coffee! And we're dead serious. If you love coffee and are brave, read on. Prowling the coffee plantations at night, Paradoxurus Hermaphroditis (better known as the Asian Palm Civet Cat, or Steve to his friends) eats only the finest and ripest cherries (the fruit of the coffee plant). Eventually, it poops out the stones (more commonly called "beans"). These are collected and cleaned and eventually become the coffee beans we know and love. YAY. And we choose to call this culinary marvel Civet Crap Choice Coffee.
Civet Crap Choice Coffee is also known as "Kopi Luwak", and is considered by many to be the world's finest coffee. Certainly, it's the most rare - only 500 kg are gathered each year. Civet Crap Choice Coffee has an intense but delicate flavor and no aftertaste (which is unique in coffee). The flavor is due to the fact that the beans have been partially fermented inside the digestive system of the Civet. YAY. Oh, and get this: buy buying this coffee you are actually helping the Civet. It's true. The manufacturer of Civet Crap Choice Coffee helps support the protection of the Civet (aka. Steve) in his native Vietnam. Civet Crap Choice Coffee - gross in theory, delicious in your cup.
Packaged by a highly-ethical company who makes routine trips to inspect the animal welfare and quality standards where the poop is. . . .
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