handsel [han-suhl] n. 1. a gift or token for good luck or as an expression of good wishes, as at the beginning of the new year or when entering upon a new situation or enterprise 2. a first installment of payment 3. the initial experience of anything; first encounter with or use of something taken as a token of what will follow; foretaste ∞ v. 4. to give a handsel to 5. to inaugurate auspiciously 6. to use, try or experience for the first time
Samuel Smith (1752), Jerry Van Dyke (1931), Peggy Fleming (1948), Yahoo Serious (1953), Bill Engvall (1957), Juliana Hatfield (1967), Maya Rudolph (1972), Pete Yorn (1974), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977)
Sorry, no new standpoint today. But tomorrow probably.
Ten seconds from now you don’t know what you’re gonna say or think. So who’s in charge? ↔ Harry Dean Stanton
I’m sure the hipster community is up in arms, conducting meetings and planning an appropriate course of action against Justin Vernon over “Beth/Rest” the last song on the new Bon Iver album. It may sound like a b-side from Pink Floyd circa 1984 but, shit, I’m digging it.
→ What a complete turnaround. Michael Vick must have the most gifted PR people in the history of folks being famous.
→ This friggin’ guy and his tiger suit are about as creepy as creepy can get.