Thought for the Day
“Lust is easy.
Love is hard.
Like is most important.”
~ Carl Reiner
(March 20, 1922-)
Carl 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.
Word of the Day: pine
intransitive verb, \?p?n\ pining or pined
- to lose vigor, health, or flesh
- to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable
Middle English, from Old English p?nian to suffer, from *p?n punishment, from Latin poena. First used in the middle 14th century.
- The wife of a man deployed at war found herself pining for him each and every day.
- After their break up, Tabitha pined for her ex for months until a new man came along.
- 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
- 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
- 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!
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