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I broke my middle finger T_T
My little brother ate
all the scrabble tiles
and his poop makes
more sense than you do
It will either warm their
hearts or piss them off.
Either way you win.
All of these are in order
With her marriage, she got
a new name and a dress.
Show me a piano falling down a mine
shaft, and I'll show you a flat minor.
We say perfume disappears because of evaporation.
Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people
forget to put the top on.
If you think dogs don't know how to count, try this:
Put three dog biscuits in your pocket and
give him only two of them.
Nat. Soft Ice Cream Day
Internat. Bow Day
Nat. Aviation Day
World Humanitarian Day
'Black Cow' Root Beer Float Day
God's Preeminence Day(3rd Sun
/ in Aug)
Internat. Orangutan Day
Nat. Hot and Spicy Food Day
Nat. Potato Day
World Photo Day
Nat. Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
1991 - Race riots break out in the Crown Heights area of
New York city
The violent race riots broke out between African-American and
Orthodox Jewish residents of Crown Heights after 2 children
were accidentally run down by the motorcade of Menachem
Mendel Schneerson, a leader of the Orthodox Jews. This
resulted in a 3-day long riot that ended in the death of 2 men
and several injuries.
1978 - A fire at the Rex Cinema in Abadan, Iran, kills over
The incident which is considered to be a run-up to the Iranian
Revolution occurred during the screening of The Deers, a film
by Iranian director Masoud Kimiai. It is thought that 4
extremists locked the gates of the theater and set it on fire.
Many people at the time believed that the fire was started by
SAVAK, the Iranian intelligence agency.
1964 - World’s First Geostationary Satellite is Launched
Syncom 3, a communications satellite was launched from
Cape Canaveral in Florida. A geostationary satellite is a
manmade object that follows the Earth’s rotation around its
axis. Because of this, it looks like it is not moving in the sky for
observers on Earth. Like all geostationary satellites, Syncom 3
was placed in orbit about 22,00 miles from Earth, above the
Equator and near the International Date Line. The 1964 Tokyo
Olympics were broadcast to the United States with the help of
1960 - Sputnik 5 is launched by USSR
The Soviet spacecraft carried two dogs, Strelka and Belka,
who became the first living beings to survive in space.
1919 - Afghanistan Gains Independence From the United
The Central Asian country came under British control in 1859,
The country was considered to be a buffer for the British trade
in opium and as a frontier to protect their interests in India.
Despite trying several times to consolidate their rule over
Afghanistan, the Afghan people remained hostile to British
control and in 1919, King Amanullah declared Afghanistan to
be independent from Britain’s protection. The declaration
launched a war called the Third Anglo-Afghan War, which
ended with the signing of the Rawalpindi Treaty on this day.
The treaty granted Afghanistan independence from the British.
1946 - Bill Clinton
American politician, 42nd President of the United States
1942 - Fred Thompson
American politician, actor
1919 - Malcolm Forbes
1883 - Coco Chanel
French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company
1871 - Orville Wright
American aviation pioneer
1994 - Linus Pauling
American chemist, activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1977 - Groucho Marx
American comedian, actor
1936 - Federico García Lorca
Spanish poet, playwright, director
1895 - John Wesley Hardin
American outlaw, gunfighter
14 - Augustus
Nat. Radio Day
Nat. Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
Cupcake Day(3rd Mon in Aug)
Nat. Bacon Lover's Day
Nat. Lemonade Day
Virtual Worlds Day
Stay Home with Your Kids Day
/ (3rd Mon in Aug)
World Mosquito Day
1993 - Oslo accords negotiations conclude
The negotiations for the Oslo Accords were concluded at the
Fafo Institute in Oslo. The agreement was between Israel and
the Palestine Liberation Organization. The accords, that were
eventually signed in Washington D.C. set up the Palestinian
Authority and gave it governing powers over the Gaza Strip
and the West Bank.
1988 - The Iran-Iraq War comes to an end after 7 years
The deadly conventional war between the two Middle Eastern
countries began when Iraq invaded Iran on September 22,
1975 - Viking 1 is launched by NASA using a Titan launch
It became the first space probe to successfully land on Mars.
1960 - Senegal withdraws from the Mali Federation
Senegal withdrew from the Mali Federation, a year after its
establishment. Léopold Senghor became the first president of
Senegal a month later.
1940 - Leon Trotsky is attacked in Mexico
Russian revolutionary and founder of the Red Army, Leon
Trotsky was attacked in his home by an undercover agent of
the Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs or N.K.V.D. He
died a day later due to the injuries sustained during the attack.
1944 - Rajiv Gandhi
Indian politician, 6th Prime Minister of India
1941 - Slobodan Milošević
Serbian politician, 3rd President of Serbia, Montenegro
1935 - Ron Paul
American physician, author, politician
1923 - Jim Reeves
1890 - H. P. Lovecraft
2012 - Meles Zenawi
Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
1996 - Rio Reiser
1915 - Paul Ehrlich
German physician, Nobel Prize laureate
1914 - Pope Pius X
1643 - Anne Hutchinson
English spiritual adviser
Did you know?
Yeah, I too, thought it was fear of germs.
Did you know?
Every so often the system actually works.
Did you know?
You could get in trouble for that, these days.
I will give an example or two each day
That would be me!
Bigotry and hate is born when one can not accept that others can have beliefs different than themselves.
Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”
So the interview from last week was a no go... means it wasn’t meant for me. Not too upset... hope the right thing comes along soon.
just now I thought God wanted to spare me the torture of watching eclipse. Because I was just about to post that I was going to start it and the power went out.
Devil must think I deserve it. Because the power came back before I could post about being Saved.
(" but you could have used your phone"
read my other statuses, I'm not using mobile data for Twilight)
I too prefer the traditional mechanics vis a vis vampires and the sun.
However, it does present certain frustrations in plot planning. Especially if you have your fiendish heart set on a high school romance that allows scenes in classes.
So, if you need to break from the norm, durable diamond-like skin that twinkles in sunlight is a solution and a plausible source of secrecy. It is also a better evolutionary adaptation than solar exposure induced combustion. However, a nod to evolutionary biology is undermined by ignoring that jewels sparkle in all light.
It also works slightly better as a solution than a magic ring. I meant scientifically. Sigh. I take it back, magic rings rule. (Make for dubious birthday presents though)
Although you'd think a lot more twinkle fairies would seek out the weather in Forks.
( is there also a Spoons or maybe a Splits? Diverges?)
Hi MythOfHappiness. Since you have been hiding in plain sight, and I never noticed you, demonstrates what an eagle eyed observer I am (not). Going by some of the comments left and who made them, you are off to a fine start as a writer here at GA. So don't knock yourself, because no else here is. Keep on going, people here want to read what you write, now if that isn't a compliment, then I don't know what is.
Today is your 19th BD and I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Have an awesome day, but stay safe. Good thoughts and best wishes going your way.
so if I said I had a potential ending to Erebi Seeking who would be happy?
First day of class!
I wrote a status but I think it turned into the foundation of a Blog article.
So instead, just know: I started ranting via text challenging the flaws in a popular vampire movie. My boyfriend got tired of agreeing with me. And yet, I'm watching the sequel.
I couldn't finish the second book I disliked it so much, now I'm watching the movie.
So, who decided vampires vs werewolves needed to become a cliche?
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After recasting in my head, whole new plot possibilities emerge. "Yeah, I could do that better. Even if I left it MxF"
But umm... Yeah. Blonde side character as the vampire, short haircut version wolf boy as the fated love interest. Cold skin X Hot-blooded. Disapproving families. Impulse control issues. Inner demons. Angst. Threat from ordinary people.
Could be something. I like the movie poster in my head.
But it's starting to sound like Gone From Daylight dating Savage Moon. So I should probably make sure the "man of many stories" hasn't started it already.
@Comicality, your thoughts?
I wasn't thinking about Crossroads. -_-'
Not EXACTLY anyway. I swear.
I was just thinking that, as long as you've had the two, there could be SOMETHING in those notebooks that hundreds of "missing people" have tried to steal and failed.
And if so, yours will probably be done sooner. XD
I don't care what you post or when you post it, I count myself lucky you post at all.
And let @Comicality live his life
Hmm... no I think I can't bring this post back on topic. I'd rather *mic drop*
Sorry to you all,
There will not be an update tonight. I will do a double (2X) one around noon time.
(closing down for the night)
- Last week
Hi Disjecta Membra. It is great to have a new author joining with us. That you jumped right in with a story and that your reputation points speak to its popularity and success, a solid start, congratulations. I want to wish you a Happy 32nd Birthday and hope you are having a great time celebrating it. You're on a roll, don't stop and best wishes.
Cavernous adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous hole; cavernous echoes.
I'm watching my Dad and sister arguing over the wedding in a group text on my phone. I wonder if they know I can see everything they say.
If you look at humanity with a closed mind. You will miss the beauty of it's diversity.
I decided to watch Deadpool 2 tonight. It was amusingly violent (in an extremely cartoonish way) with way too many explosions and fights. Like Guardians of the Galaxy, it seemed designed to resurrect the careers of ‘70s and ‘80s musicians – but I’m still not sure why Enya agreed to let them use her song in the movie! ;–)
Ryan Reynolds doesn’t take himself too seriously. There is at least one moral to the story, but I doubt it’s primary target audience will notice. And why should anyone take life lessons from a Superhero movie? ;–)
Fart when people hug you.
You’ll make them feel strong.
I speak fluent Ironic with a solid sarcastic accent.
Chocolate doesn’t ask any questions.
Chocolate simply understands.
The recipe said "Set the oven to 180 degrees" so I did,
but now I can't open it because the door faces the wall.
Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
I had a job selling security alarms door to door
and I was really good at it.
If no one was home I would just leave a brochure
on the kitchen table.
I used to be in a band, we were called 'lost dog'.
You probably saw our posters.
Nat. Nonprofit Day
Nat. Massachusetts Day
Nat. I Love My Feet Day
Nat. Thrift Shop Day
Black Cat Appreciation Day
Baby Boomers Recognition Day
Balloon Airmail Day
Nat. #2 Pencil Day
Nat. Meaning of "Is" Day
Nat. Men's Grooming Day(3rd Fri in Aug)
Nat. Vanilla Custard Day
2008 - Michael Phelps Earns his 8th Gold Medal in the
The American champion swimmer won the medal in the 4×100-
meter medley relay race in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
With this medal, he broke the record for the most gold medals
won by a person in a single Olympic games, a record
previously held by American swimmer Mark Spitz.
1978 - Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman
become the first people to complete the world's First
Transatlantic Balloon Flight
The feat was accomplished in a balloon called the Double
Eagle II. It took Abruzzo, Anderson, and Newman 6 days to fly
from Preque Isle, Maine to a barley field near Paris.
1970 - Venera 7 launched by the Soviet Union
Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Venera 7
became the first spacecraft to land on another planet, Venus,
and send data back to Earth. It entered Venus’ atmosphere in
1960 - Gabon gains independence from the French
France had occupied Gabon since the latter part of the 1800's.
In 1910, the Equatorial country was added to French Equatorial
Africa, a federation of France's Central African colonies. From
1934 to 1958, French Equatorial Africa was considered by
France as an unified colony.
1960 - Sean Penn
American actor, director
1949 - Norm Coleman
1943 - Robert De Niro
1911 - Mikhail Botvinnik
Russian chess player
1786 - Davy Crockett
American soldier, politician
1988 - Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Pakistani politician, 6th President of Pakistan
1935 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
American sociologist, novelist
1880 - Ole Bull
Norwegian violinist, composer
1850 - José de San Martín
Argentinian general, politician, 1st President of Peru
1786 - Frederick the Great
Nat. Fajita Day
World Honey Bee Day(3rd Sat in Aug)
Nat. Ice Cream Pie Day
Nat. Mail Order Catalog Day
Helium Discovery Day
Internat. Geocaching Day(3rd Sat
/ in Aug)
Internat. Homeless Animals' Day
/ (3rd Sat in Aug)
Nat. Soft Ice Cream Day
Nat. Bad Poetry Day
2005 - Indonesia suffers a Massive Power Outage
Thought to be one of the biggest power outages in recent
history, the Java-Bali outage affected about 100 million people.
Electricity was restored to most areas within 6 hours.
1958 - Lolita is First Published in the US
The highly controversial novel written by Russian-American
novelist Vladimir Nabakov detailed an adult man’s obsession
over 12-year-old Dolores Haze, who he secretly calls Lolita.
1920 - The State of Tennessee Passes the 19th
Amendment to the United States Constitution
This action by the Tennessee legislature brought the number of
states passing the 19th amendment to 36 and provided the
necessary majority to ratify the amendment, which extended
universal suffrage to women.
1877 - Martian Moon Phobos is Discovered
One of the two natural satellites of Mars, Phobos, was
discovered by American astronomer Asaph Hall. Hall also
discovered Deimos, the other Martian Moon. Named after the
Greek God of fear, Phobos orbits only 3700 miles from the
surface of Mars, making it the Moon to orbit closest to its planet
in the Solar System. Because of this, Phobos completes an
orbit around Mars in 7 hours and 39 minutes.
1612 - The Pendle witch trials begin11 people - 9 women and 2 men - are tried for practicing witchcraft in one of UK's most well documented and followed witchtrials. The trial lasts for two days and 10 of the accused arefound guilty and executed on August 20.
1983 - Cameron White
1962 - Felipe Calderón
Mexican politician, 56th President of Mexico
1933 - Roman Polanski
French/Polish director, producer, writer, actor
1910 - Herman Berlinski
1750 - Antonio Salieri
2009 - Kim Dae-jung
South Korean politician, 8th President of South Korea Nobel
1990 - B. F. Skinnerr
American psychologist, author
1945 - Subhas Chandra Bose
Indian politician, activist
1850 - Honoré de Balzac
French author, playwright
1809 - Matthew Boulton
English businessman, engineer, co-founded Boulton, Watt
Did you know?
Reminds me of that 1972 plane that crashed in the Andes.
Did you know?
Did you know?
Like software designers, always build a back door, in(or out).
I will give an example or two each day
This grouping might be more international
than solely Japanese
Still their love of Kit Kat is
almost scary, Kit Kat stores?
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"Orange" was the name of the fruit for a couple hundred years before the word became synonymous with the color. Prior to that, the color orange was called "Geoluhread", meaning "yellow red".
In Sweden, we call them apelsiner which is derived from "apples from China". We still call orange orange. An older word for the color is brandgul (fire yellow).
And why did that kid get a D on their essay? I think it was very well written for an 8 yo.
@Puppilull, I’m wondering what the parents were expecting when they named their kid ‘Poo’! This might be Poo’s revenge for their parents’ insensitivity! It looks like we might only be seeing part of what Poo wrote, so there might be more misspellings and other errors. ;–)
Back to work tomorrow, I am not ready Today I’m staying in bed all day long reading and eating ice cream..
If you can't laugh at yourself, you can't laugh at someone else.