Word: octogenarian [ok-tuh-juh–nair-ee-uhn] adj. 1. of the age of 80 years 2. between 80 and 90 years old ∞ n. 3. a person who is between 80 and 90 years old
Birthday: Jefferson Davis (1808), Josephine Baker (1906), Tony Curtis (1925), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Chuck Barris (1929), Raúl Castro (1931), Larry McMurtry (1936), Curtis Mayfield (1942), Billy Cunningham (1943), Anderson Cooper (1967), Rafael Nadal (1986)
Quotation: And in today already walks tomorrow. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Gallimaufry: Two nights into Conan O’Brien‘s reign as the King of Late Night as host of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and the verdict? So far, so good. Not much has changed. Max Weinberg and the band are still in play. Andy Richter is back after nine years. Quality stuff. ∞ A new social research study is suggesting that we lose half of our close friends every seven years. According to Gerald Mollenhorst of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, our social networks do not diminish in size but 50% of the roster changes. 1,007 people were interviewed. Seven years later, 604 of them were re-interviewed. With the advent of Facebook, I’m not sure that Dr. Mollenhurst wouldn’t be better served starting over. ∞ I consistently mock individuals who preach the dangers of Twitter and Facebook screwing with people’s privacy. I still think the danger is minimal but, listen, you have to use common sense. Don’t be like this guy and announce to the world that you’re in a totally different city, miles and miles away. Why? Because just maybe someone will find out where you live and steal shit out of your house. It’s not the technology that’s dangerous. It’s the lack of common sense.
Incoming: Tomorrow – Hollywood’s Quest to Remake Every Goddam Thing ∞ Friday – 3 Things To Do In Philly When You’re Dead