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The Daily F Bomb, Wednesday, 2/27/13

Good morning bombalomba ding dongs! It’s hump day, and silks has a new hip. Last I read he was doing quite well. If anyone speaks or texts with him, please provide updates!

Interrogatories

Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget? How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors? How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot? Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food? Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game? What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

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On This Day

In 1801, The District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.

In 1812, poet Lord Byron gave his first address as a member of the House of Lords, defending Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.

In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.

In 1973, Members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee, S.D., the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. The occupation lasted until May.

In 1986, the he Senate allowed its debates to be televised on a trial basis.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush announced the end of the Persian Gulf War, saying the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight.

in 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland.

In 1997, legislation banning most handguns in Britain went into effect.

Born on This Day

272 – Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)

1622 – Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter (d. 1654)

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1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)

1831 – Nikolai Ge, Russian painter (d. 1894)

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1847 – Ellen Terry, English actress (d.1928) (painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema)

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1863 – Joaquín Sorolla, Spanish painter (d. 1923)

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1869 – Alice Hamilton, American doctor and public health advocate (d. 1970)

1886 – Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1971)

1887 – James Dickson Innes, British painter (d. 1914)

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1890 – Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)

1891 – David Sarnoff, Russian-born broadcast pioneer (d. 1971)

1902 – John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)

1903 – Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)

1905 – Franchot Tone, American actor (d. 1968)

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1907 – Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)

1910 – Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)

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1912 – Lawrence Durrell, English writer (d. 1990)

1917 – John Connally, American politician (d. 1993)

1923 – Dexter Gordon, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1990)

1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress

1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d. 2011)

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1934 – Ralph Nader, American author, activist, and political figure

1936 – Roger Mahony, American cardinal and pedophile protector

1951 – Lee Atwater, evil American political figure (d. 1991)

1951 – Steve Harley, British musician (Cockney Rebel)

1958 – Nancy Spungen, American murder victim (d. 1978)

1959 – Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

1969 – Brad Vander Ark, American musician (The Verve Pipe)

1971 – “Chilli” Thomas, American singer (TLC)

1980 – Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton

Died on This Day

1892 – Louis Vuitton, French ugly luggage maker (b. 1821)

1902 – Harry ‘Breaker’ Morant, Anglo-Australian soldier (b. 1864)

1964 – Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)

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1968 – Frankie Lymon, American singer (The Teenagers) (b. 1942)

1977 – John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)

1985 – Henry Cabot Lodge, American politician (b. 1902)

1987 – Joan Greenwood, English actress and director (b. 1921)

1992 – S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American linguist and politician (b. 1906)

1993 – Lillian Gish, American actress (b. 1893)

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2008 – William F. Buckley, Jr., American author and commentator (b. 1925)

Today is

National Chocolate Cake Day

National Strawberry Day

National Kahlua Day

No Brainer Day

International Polar Bear Day


40 comments

  1. Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget?

    I like my Droid and my Kindle.

    How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors?

    Indoors below about 65; outdoors (depending on wind) below freezing

    How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot?

    If it never went above 80, I’d be fine. Unless I’m on vacation somewhere where it is supposed to be hot.

    Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food?

    Spicy food should be SPICY.

    Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game?

    I used to bet on horse races quite a lot; I took it pretty seriously for a few years, getting the racing form and making charts. But not other forms of gambling.

    What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

    I don’t really have a favorite. Different animals are appealing in different ways.  

  2. freedapeople

    Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget? I’m fond of gadgets until they break and I don’t know how to fix ’em My fave is my smartphone.

    How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors? Indoors below 65, outdoors single digits is when I find it uncomfortable no matter how warmly I’m dressed. Cold? Hmm, below 32.

    How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot? 85 outside.

    Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food? I like spicy food

    Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game? Don’t like to gamble

    What is your favorite animal at the zoo? Polar bears

    The lead singer from Lynyrd Skynyrd was Ronnie Van Zant.

    Have a great day, everyone! Thanks for dropping the F-Bomb!

  3. mishima

    Becomes confused.  In a tweet he hoped to meet Psy of Gangnam Style fame.

    Perhaps he needs someone to explan that  there are two Koreas. One has the word north in front of it and the other has the word south in front of it.  

  4. blue jersey mom

    Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget? I like my kindle.

    How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors? I like the heat. I have trouble walking to work when the temperatures get below freezing. I keep my heat at about 70, but I don’t have a/c.

    How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot? I am comfortable in temperatures up into the 90s. 40C (104F) is hot to me, but I still prefer it to temperatures below freezing.

    Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food? Very spicy.

    Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game? No, I am too cheap to gamble.

    What is your favorite animal at the zoo? I love them all, but I have to vote for the lions and the giraffes.  

  5. Jk2003

    Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget? How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors? How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot? Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food? Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game? What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

    Gadgets:  not really but I love my iPad.  We just got it for as a gift and I have to admit it is awesome.

    Cold:  indoors. I like to keep it about 65.  Outdoors anything above freezing isn’t too cold and as long as its sunny and not too windy we go out a lot when it is below freezing.  

    Hot:  I don’t handle heat well, anything above 75 and I get all sweaty handed.  And once the summer humidity kicks in, forget it.  I hide in the basement and take cold showers.

    Spicy food:  yes but not uncomfortably so.  It is not a sport for me as it is for some.  My husband is very sensitive to spice but he never lived in the southwest.  I think it is learned.

    Gambling:  yep, blackjack with a fun table is hard to beat.  I also love squares at football parties.  Nothing crazy though, just for kicks.

    Animal at the zoo:  zoos make me depressed but I like seeing giraffes.  They are like gigantic bugs on those crazy legs.  

  6. pittiepat

    area, check out the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  They seem to specialize in them and you can get close enough to feed them.  Fair warning, the zoo is on a mountain side so parts of it are challenging although I believe there is a mechanism for getting less ambulatory folks around.  It’s a nifty zoo.

  7. LeftOverFlowerChild

    I’ll join Jk2003 in declaring a celebration is in order!

    Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget?

    My cellphone and my Nook.

    How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors?



    65 or so indoors…sweater temps are good…Outside once it’s below freezing I don’t want to be there, especially if the wind is blowing.

    How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot?

    Above 80 and I’m fussy.

    Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food?

    I used to love spicy spicy food…Especially cowboy jelly, but these days I find myself reaching for the mild taco sauce.

    Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game?

    The closest I ever get to gambling is the occasional lottery ticket



    What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

    I’m not a big fan of zoos, but I do enjoy watching penguins and the big cats.

  8. jlms qkw

    i have grocery shopped, and came home with everything on my list!  yay!  

    Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget? How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors? How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot? Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food? Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game? What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

    is my sewing machine a  gadget? i am neutral toward the ipod touch, the cell phone.  or do you mean like a kitchen gadget? fav right now is my zester.  

    outside: cold is less than 20f.  hot is more than 95f.  inside:  i am used to the house at 58f in the mornings, if i have two layers on. 😉  my fav inside temp is 76f.  maybe 78 to 80 if it’s dry.  i get crabby around 84f.  

    no. cards.

    wombat.  

  9. cassandracarolina

    Gadgets? Ooh, yeah. Love my iPad – that would be favorite if I needed to pick one, my little Brunton weather gizmo, digital camera, ADT Pulse alarm system, laptop… all great when they work properly.

    Cold? Outdoors, anything below about 25 degrees. Indoors, anything below 60 degrees.

    Hot? 90 degrees outdoors, 75 degrees indoors. If you asked me this when I first moved to Houston concurrent with menopause, my answers to these questions would be laced with profanity 😉

    Spicy food? Medium is fine with me. Too spicy isn’t food anymore; it’s entertainment for my fellow diners.

    Gambling? Slots. I can play slot machines for hours on end.

    Zoo animals? I’d rather they were all OUT of the zoo and in the wild, but if pressed, I’d say pandas.  

  10. Avilyn

    :-)  

    You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers:

    Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget?  Yep.  Couldn’t live without my computer.  And pretty much any cooking appliance/gadget is an instant fave.  

    How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors? How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot?  Err, my temperatures tend to fluctuate pretty wildly.  Outdoors I’d like it to stay between 70-85 for comfort.  I do not get along well with winter.

    Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food?  I like flavorful spice; not stuff that’s so hot you can’t actually taste anything other than the heat.  

    Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game? Nope, not a gambler.  Only been inside casinos for shows.  

    What is your favorite animal at the zoo?  Tough one.  I love most every animal.  Otters are some of the most fun to watch, though.

  11. Gee

    Are you fond of gadgets, and if so, what is your favorite gadget? How cold is cold to you, indoors and outdoors? How hot does it have to be before you think it’s hot? Speaking of hot, how spicy do you like your food? Do you like to gamble, and if so, favorite game? What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

    Not fond of gadgetry for the sake of gadgetry.  When a gadget lover shows me what some gadget can do, I agree that it’s cool, but it doesn’t make me want one.

    Below 65 is cold indoors.  Outdoors, freezing is cold.  Eighty is hot in high humidity; over 100 is fine where it’s dry.

    Slightly spicier than medium.  I like hot peppers on a sub.

    Not a gambler.  First time I went to Las Vegas, I bought ten dollars worth of dimes, put them in the slots, got in the car, and left town.  No attraction at all.

    Ever seen a golden lion tamarin?  At the zoo in DC, they’re relatively free, and they’re a lot of fun to watch.

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