11.16.09 – A Monday

WORD

foment [foh-ment] v. 1. to instigate or foster (discord, rebellion, etc.); promote the growth or development of: to foment trouble; to foment discontent 2. to apply warm water or medicated liquid, ointments, etc., to (the surface of the body)

BIRTHDAY

Tiberius (42 BC), Eddie Condon (1905), Burgess Meredith (1908), Griff Rhys Jones (1953), Dwight Gooden (1964), Diana Krall (1964), Lisa Bonet (1967), Martha Plimpton (1970), Oksana Baiul (1977), Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977)

STANDPOINT

OK, so I had a whole big thing written about how modern society is making the free-thinking individual an endangered species, but, for once, I want to recollect my thoughts on it, and rewrite it. So it’ll be here tomorrow. Count on it.

“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”  – Albert Einstein

QUOTATION

Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you!Dorothy Parker

TUNE

Recently, I’ve been giving a closer listen to Time To Die by The Dodos. I think “Two Medicines” is the best track on the album. I’ll probably change my mind by tomorrow. But right now, that’s my official stance.

GALLIMAUFRY

→ Man, does everyone have a sex tape nowadays? Carrie Prejean, the moron who used to be Miss Calfornia, apparently let an old boyfriend tape her masturbating. And now some porn company has a hold of it. Just a matter of time before it gets leaked, if it hasn’t all ready. People get rich over this kind of shit. Even in this economy.

→ I don’t care what you think. I’ll admit it. I have always loved Allen Iverson. His current debacle with the Memphis Grizzlies might, sadly, be his swan song in the NBA.

→ I used to do a segment on this blog named Annoying Sayings & Misused Words. Check out how Cracked.com ripped me off. Also, they probably did it better than I ever did.

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07.24.09 – Friday

Word: uncouth [uhn-kooth] adj. 1. awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly: uncouth behavior; an uncouth relative who embarrasses the family 2. strange and ungraceful in appearance or form 3. unusual or strange

Birthday: Alexandre Dumas (1802), Amelia Earhart (1897), Cootie Williams (1908), Dan Hedaya (1940), Chris Sarandon (1942), Robert Hays (1947), Michael Richards (1949), Lynda Carter (1951), Gus Van Sant (1952), Karl Malone (1963), Barry Bonds (1964), Kadeem Hardison (1965), Laura Leighton (1968), Rick Fox (1969), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Eric Szmanda (1975), Summer Glau (1981), Anna Paquin (1982)

Quotation: Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.Sun Tzu

Tune: In 1992, dada released a song called “Dizz Knee Land.” Yeah. You remember it. Most assume dada was a one-hit wonder. But, as usual, most are wrong. The band is still alive and kicking. A few years back, dada released “A Friend Of Pat Robertson” – better than any of its previous offerings, I believe.

Gallimaufry: I’m always a big fan when someone I know jumps into the blogosphere. Check out my buddy Kevin’s new blog, The Thoughts Inside My Head. Intelligent guy with many unique ideas.  Make no mistake about it – I’m not a huge of fan of all these movie remakes and revisitations. There is one, however, that I’m getting firmly behind – TRON: Legacy. The Jeff Bridges classic is being remastered in 3-D and is slated for release sometime next year. If you’re one of those who likes his factual information to be entertaining as well, you should check out Cracked.com. Seriously. I’m completely sure it’s the best website out there. If you’re a big fan of wasting inordinate amounts of time while also learning something, check out some of Cracked’s articles like, “The 6 Greatest Battlefield Mindfucks,” or, “6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain,” or, “7 True Stories That Prove The Airlines Hate You.” It is literally hours of knowledge you won’t figure out until much later is pretty much useless.