07.30.09 – Thursday

Word: effete [i-feet] adj. 1. lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society 2. exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out: an effete political force 3. unable to produce; sterile

Birthday: Samuel Rogers (1783), Emily Brontë (1818), Henry Ford (1863), Casey Stengel (1890), Dick Wilson (1916), Alexander Trocchi (1925), Victor Wong (1927), Sid Krofft (1929), Bud Selig (1934), Buddy Guy (1936), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Paul Anka (1941), David Sanborn (1945), William Atherton (1947), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Jean Reno (1948), Frank Stallone (1950), Ken Olin (1954), Delta Burke (1956), Anita Hill (1956), Kate Bush (1958), Richard Linklater (1960), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Lisa Kudrow (1963), Vivica A. Fox (1964), Simon Baker (1969), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tom Green (1971), Christine Taylor (1971), Hilary Swank (1974), Jaime  Pressly (1977), Justin Rose (1980)

Quotation: Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad. ♣ Diogenes

Tune: J. Tillman seems like a dude I’d like to know. An accomplished solo artist as well as the drummer for Fleet Foxes, he’s in possession of a pretty great sound. Take a listen to “Someone With Child.”

Gallimaufry: I had one busy night, so I’m going to let you all fish through the headlines and discuss it amongst yourselves. Come back tomorrow for some more.

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