Friday September 28th 2012

Thought for the Day

“Lust is easy.
Love is hard.
Like is most important.”

~ Carl Reiner
(March 20, 1922-)

Carl Reiner-1976Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, three as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his “10,000 Year Old Man” album based on his comedy routine with Mel Brooks.

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afterthoughts


Word of the Day: pine

intransitive verb, \?p?n\ pining or pined

  1. to lose vigor, health, or flesh
  2. to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable

Origin:

Middle English, from Old English p?nian to suffer, from *p?n punishment, from Latin poena. First used in the middle 14th century.

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Example Sentences:

  1. The wife of a man deployed at war found herself pining for him each and every day.
  2. After their break up, Tabitha pined for her ex for months until a new man came along.

Birthdays Today:

  • 551 BC – Confucius, Chinese philosopher (d. 479)
  • 1725 – Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer, founded Guinness (d. 1803)
  • 1835 – Sai Baba of Shirdi (d. 1918)
  • 1901 – Ed Sullivan, American television show host (d. 1974)
  • 1928 – Koko Taylor, American blues singer (d. 2009)
  • 1946 – Helen Shapiro, English singer

Birthday Spotlight: Norton Buffalo

Norton Buffalo, (September 28, 1951 – October 30, 2009) A singer songwriter, country and blues harmonica player. He was also a record producer, bandleader and recording artist. But he was probably best known for his versatility on the harmonica. Home

Gifts With Humanity


History Today

  • 1867 – Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario
  • 1924 – 2 planes completed 1st “round-the-world flight” in 175 days.
  • 1928 – The U.K. Parliament outlaws a plant, “cannabis.”
  • 1961 – “Hazel” premiered on NBC-TV
  • 1968 – Beatles – Hey Jude, goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1971 – The UK Parliament bans medicinal use of cannabis

Holidays

  • Teachers’ Day (Republic of China and Chinese-Filipino schools in The Philippines), ceremonies dedicated to Confucius are also observed.
  • World Rabies Day (International)
  • Ask a Stupid Question Day (United States)

Did you know?

The saying “Can’t cut the mustard,” means that one can’t live up to a challenge.

Bonus Fact, Americans use more mustard than any other country in the world!


Today is the 271st day of the year, 94 days remain



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