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The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 2/28/13

Good morning, bombshells!  I hear silks is highly drugged on really good stuff, but is not yet ready for calls or visitors, being a wee bit out of sorts, but is otherwise doing well. In a few weeks time he should be tap dancing again.

Interrogatories

We’ve all probably said at one time or another, “If I had a [insert monetary amount here] for every time [insert person or group here] said/did [insert word or action here]. If you actually could receive a dollar for every time [name of person or group] said [word/phrase], how would you choose to fill in those blanks? If commercial space travel was available, would you be up for it? What Star Trek invention (think holodeck, transporter, replicator, phaser, tricorder) do you wish was real and available now? What is your favorite fabric to wear? To sleep on? To sit on? Long hair or short hair (humans, that is)?

The Twitter Emitter

Twitter went on a regret binge last night.

On This Day

In 1885, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)

In 1940, basketball was televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).

In 1953, Scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes, at Cambridge University.

In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued the Shanghai Communique at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China, a step toward the eventual normalization of relations between the two countries.

In 1983, the album “War” by U2 was released.

In 1993, a gun battle erupted at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants; four agents and six Davidians were killed and a 51-day standoff began.

Born on This Day

1770 – Fran├žois Kinsoen, Flemish painter (d. 1839) (actually the 29th, but who’s counting?)

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1820 – John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)

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1867 – William Degouve de Nuncques, Belgian painter (d. 1935)

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1873 – William McMaster Murdoch, Scottish 1st Officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)

1882 – Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)

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1894 – Ben Hecht, American playwright (d. 1964)

1895 – Marcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and film director (d. 1974)

1901 – Linus Pauling, American chemist and activist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)

1903 – Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)

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1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)

1915 – Zero Mostel, American actor (d. 1977)

1917 – Odette Laure, French actress and singer (d. 2004)

1922 – Joyce Howard, British actress (d. 2010)

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1923 – Charles Durning, American actor (d. 2012)

1929 – Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect

1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor

1934 – Willie Bobo, American jazz percussionist (d. 1983)

1939 – Tommy Tune, American dancer

1939 – John Fahey, American steel-string acoustic guitarist (d. 2001)

1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver

1942 – Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)

1948 – Mike Figgis, English director

1948 – Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer

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1953 – Paul Krugman, American economist, Nobel laureate

1957 – Cindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52’s)

1958 – Jack Abramoff, American businessman, political figure and convict

1969 – Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)

1975 – Greg Simkins, American painter

Died on This Day

1453 – Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)

1621 – Cosimo II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)

1916 – Henry James, American writer (b. 1843)

1959 – Maxwell Anderson, American playwright (b. 1888)

1974 – Bobby Bloom, American singer and songwriter (b. 1946)

1977 – Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, American actor (b. 1905)

1993 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress and dancer (b. 1910)

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2002 – Mary Stuart, American actress (b. 1926)

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2008 – Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)

2011 – Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)

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2011 – Jane Russell, American actress (b. 1921)

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Today is

National Chocolate Souffle Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

Public Sleeping Day

Floral Design Day


35 comments

  1. Jk2003

    We’ve all probably said at one time or another, “If I had a [insert monetary amount here] for every time [insert person or group here] said/did [insert word or action here]. If you actually could receive a dollar for every time [name of person or group] said [word/phrase], how would you choose to fill in those blanks? If commercial space travel was available, would you be up for it? What Star Trek invention (think holodeck, transporter, replicator, phaser, tricorder) do you wish was real and available now? What is your favorite fabric to wear? To sleep on? To sit on? Long hair or short hair (humans, that is)?

    I don’t think I can answer the first one…too many possibilities and I haven’t had coffee

    Space travel:  hell yes

    Star Trek invention:  zipping from place to place instantly would be awesome.

    Fabric to wear:  cotton

    Fabric to sleep on:  cotton

    Fabric to sit on:  not leather. I have a microfiber couch that is super comfy and easy to keep clean.  It has been spit up on bytwo babies many many times and is no worse it

    Long or short hair:  I like short hair on men, women have more leeway but that super long straight hair that Hollywood has been doing is tired and fake.  I personally fluctuate between short and shoulder length but am itching to go VERY short for the warm weather this year.  Gotta work out a bit more first, I find I can pull off very short hair if and only if my body is in great shape.

  2. If you actually could receive a dollar for every time [name of person or group] said [word/phrase], how would you choose to fill in those blanks?

    – if I had a dollar for every time an investor asked me how I have been successful selling security and didn’t believe it was by being honest…

    If commercial space travel was available, would you be up for it?

    – oh yeah, baby

    What Star Trek invention (think holodeck, transporter, replicator, phaser, tricorder) do you wish was real and available now?

    – warp drive

    What is your favorite fabric to wear?

     -cotton

    To sleep on?

     -cotton

    To sit on?

     -leather

    Long hair or short hair (humans, that is)?

    – long for me, whatever works for others

  3. anotherdemocrat

    If you actually could receive a dollar for every time [name of person or group] said [word/phrase], how would you choose to fill in those blanks? If I had a dollor for every time I said I was going to the gym but didn’t.

    If commercial space travel was available, would you be up for it? Hell yes!

    What Star Trek invention (think holodeck, transporter, replicator, phaser, tricorder) do you wish was real and available now? Transporter. (the replicator is based on the transporter, so you’d be getting 2 for 1)

    What is your favorite fabric to wear? 6 months of the year it is so hot here I wish I coud wear nothing but dri-max fabric. I would have a whole wardrobe – even work clothes, if I could. For May-October.

    To sleep on? cotton

    To sit on? whatever

    Long hair or short hair (humans, that is)? mine is long, yours can be whatever you want

  4. raina

    one of the celebrities I saw in person. She was coming out of a restaurant in NYC, all dressed up in a tuxedo. Very short person.

    ***

    If you actually could receive a dollar…SS cuts!!! Cat food!!!

    Space travel- IDK. I hate flying regular.

    Gonna steal from someone else’s comment- warp drive. Would be convenient for trips between Tx and Fl.

    To wear: cotton. To sleep on: Egyptian cotton. To sit on: Suede.

    No opinion on hair.  

  5. jlms qkw

    hot sweet creamy black tea.  

    for every lego piece i picked up.

    yes, if i could take my kids.

    the computer voice that sounds like majel barrett

    silk, fine cotton knit, don’t care. also fond of cashmere for warm.

    whatever you want as long as it’s clean and i can see your face.  

  6. Avilyn

    It’s too early.  Working from home today; took my pootie Fudge to the vet because she was losing weight.  Will get test results back tomorrow.  I hate waiting.  :-/

  7. Lorinda Pike

    Fabric for wearing? Cotton. Always cotton. As I have reached a certain age, the only thing that matters in clothing is comfort. The hell with style.

    And the other question – what Star Trek invention?

    Well, the obvious would be warp drive. But I am convinced I would become a holodeck addict. I could be/do/interact with anything or anyone I chose. That would be instantly addicting…

  8. If you actually could receive a dollar for every time [name of person or group] said [word/phrase], how would you choose to fill in those blanks? Teabagger said entitlement

    If commercial space travel was available, would you be up for it?  Oh yes! Providing I could bring Pixie of course. I would love to see her bounce on the moon.

    What Star Trek invention (think holodeck, transporter, replicator, phaser, tricorder) do you wish was real and available now? Transporter so I didn’t have to drive 2 hours a day taking my niece to and from work.

    What is your favorite fabric to wear? silk

    To sleep on? cotton flannel

    To sit on? velvet

    Long hair or short hair (humans, that is)? I have always loved long hair but when I was caring for Mom I kept it short because she always liked me in short hair. Now that she is gone I am back to long hair.

  9. princesspat

    Good morning……I’m enjoying their new CD, Old Yellow Moon. They sing together like the old friends they are.

    I won’t be around much for the next week or so. We’re leaving for eastern Wa. tomorrow to inventory and pack away the contents of RonK’s mom’s house…..a somewhat daunting task as she has collected antiques for most of her 95 years.

  10. JG in MD

    Don’t know about that “If I had a dollar” question.

    Star Trek device: Replicator, but only if the food tastes just like natural food.

    I often dream I’m traveling in space, but in real life, no.

    Fabric to wear: Cotton or silk.

    To sleep on: Cotton, washed to a silky softness over time

    To sit on: Upholstery chenille.

    Hair: I shouldn’t say this, but I hate long hair on older women. It drags down their faces and it’s never flattering. I even wish HRC would cut her hair, even though I know it’s totally none of my business.

    I lucked out in the gene pool; my hair is silver. Straight and short.

  11. Space travel – not me, I am not the pioneering type.

    Fabric – cotton to wear or sleep on. Sit on? I don’t care.

    I like long hair on women, I don’t care about hair for men.  

  12. LeftOverFlowerChild

    Way too many choices for the first one…

    Space travel..Um, no. I don’t like to fly let alone rocket off the planet

    Star Trek…Transporter, I am not a big fan of driving..

    Fabric

    To wear: cotton

    To sleep on: cotton

    To sit on: leather

    Long or short hair…Each his own…Spouse person’s hair is short and tidy, as is the middle son’s…The oldest son, youngest son and my daughter–all long hair fans…My personal preference is about shoulder length and it’s cut in simple layered cut–wash it, blow it dry and go..no muss no fuss..

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