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The Daily F Bomb, Monday 1/14

Happy Monday, Bombers. Call me superficial, but I am recovering from Golden Globe Mania from last night (and I haven’t seen any of the films and few of the TV shows). What I found most amusing was everyone in my Twitter feed who tweets nonstop about football being amazed that anyone could care about an awards show! To tell the truth, I had little intention of watching the show, but the best hosts ever turned out to be Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. And Bill Clinton presented “Lincoln” and Jodie Foster came out officially. Interesting night!

So pardon me if all the questions relate to the show. ;-P

What’s worse, pale white girls in flesh toned dresses or should-be pale white girls with spray on Boehner tans? Do you secretly wish that one of the actresses wearing a fishtail dress will topple over while going up to get her award? Is Quentin Tarantino an asshole or a talented asshole? For those who watched, what was the worst dress? Should men feel cheated for having to wear the same uniform at all these shows? What was the best dress? What was the best joke?

Almost all of the tweets relate to the show, too:

Now for the history lesson!

On This Day

In 1784, the United States ratified a peace treaty with England that ended the Revolutionary War.

In 1954, Baseball player Joe Dimaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe were married at San Francisco City Hall.

In 1963, George Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of “segregation forever.”

In 1952, The Today Show debuted on NBC with host Dave Garroway.

In 1967, an event called The Human Be-In took place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which is said by some to have been the start of the Summer of Love.

In 1978, British punk band The Sex Pistols played their final gig (at Winterland in San Francisco) and broke up. I witnessed the show, but not the break up. 😉

In 2005, Army Specialist Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader of the  rogue guards at the Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted at Fort Hood, Texas, of abusing Iraqi detainees. He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Born on This Day

1684 – Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (d. 1745)

Alexander received his copy of 'Memory of Light,' but was not yet ready to start reading it.

1741 – Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)

1780 – Henry Baldwin, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1844)

1836 – Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)

The girls engaged in an energetic game of Frisbee with musical accompaniment.

1841 – Berthe Morisot, French painter (d. 1895)

Adele just realized that it was past time to get her roots touched up.

1875 – Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)

1883 – Nina Ricci, Italian-born French fashion designer (d. 1970)

The frustrated model feels a swoon coming on.

1892 – Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)

1896 – John Dos Passos, American author (d. 1970)

1901 – Bebe Daniels, American actress (d. 1971)

Her worst nightmare comes true as she is besieged by a circus clown.

1904 – Sir Cecil Beaton, English photographer (d. 1980)

His sister in a reflective moment.

1906 – William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)

1924 – Guy Williams, American actor (d. 1989)

1938 – Allen Toussaint, American singer

1940 – Julian Bond, American civil rights activist

1941 – Faye Dunaway, American actress

1945 – Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter

1948 – T-Bone Burnett, American producer

1948 – Carl Weathers, American actor

1952 – Maureen Dowd, American writer

1964 – Mark Addy, British actor

1964 – Shepard Smith, American news anchor

1968 – LL Cool J, American rapper and actor

1969 – Jason Bateman, American actor

1969 – David Grohl, American drummer and composer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures)

1982 – Caleb Followill, American singer (Kings of Leon)

Died on This Day

1742 – Edmond Halley, English scientist (b. 1656)

1819 – Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)

1887 – Friedrich von Amerling, Austro-Hungarian painter (b. 1803)

His first order upon taking the throne was to order everyone off his lawn.

1898 – Lewis Carroll, English writer and mathematician (b. 1832)

1957 – Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)

Sorry, kid, I'd love to go dancing, but I'm all tied up right now.

1961 – Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)

1965 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (b. 1903)

It's true! Red Bull does give you wings!

1977 – Peter Finch, English-born actor (b. 1916)

1977 – Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)

1986 – Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)

She's a nice lady, but the bottle of milk is too big, and the litter box is too small.

1991 – Jerry Nolan, American rock drummer (The New York Dolls) (b. 1946)

2003 – Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (b. 1902)

2004 – Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)

2004 – Ron O’Neal, American actor (b. 1937)

2006 – Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)

2009 – Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)

Today is

Ratification Day

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Dress Up Your Pet Day

Organize Your Home Day

This Week is

National Pizza Week



  1. Floja Roja

    I know that would be shorts and t-shirt weather for some of you, but in California it is officially cold!

  2. Thanks for the effing bomb, Floja Roja.

    Back later … unless I get motivated to Organize My Home. Should we become members of SEIU or AFL-CIO?  

  3. Lars

    took me until halfway through to realize it was a parody of “Falling Down”.  I love David Grohl.

    Also I can’t ever quite put my finger on just why Kings of Leon reminds me so much of Eddie and the Cruisers but I always feel like that song (which sounds like it’s about an STD) should be in the movie.  

  4. kirbybruno

    I am on an organizing roll, can’t stop now!! I completely emptied the closet in the spare bedroom and now I am re-configuring. I have decided to store all of the extra linens and pillows in it, so of course I decided to wash the pillows which means I had to wash all the bed pillows in the house too and now I have an even bigger project!  I am going to super organize everything though, and bag all the bedding sets and label them with size, etc. After that will be to sort through all of the old manuals, and then tackle photos and photo albums. I’ll be back when I am ready to throw it all in a large dumpster. 😉

  5. melvin

    When a pie fest erupted on another blog over Foster’s speech, I wandered off to hulu. They had the whole thing (by all means check it out), plus Fey and Pohler’s intro and many of the acceptance speeches, all boiled down to the fifteen minutes I am willing to give it.

  6.    The fake Sarah Palin has now won more stuff than the real Sarah Palin.

       – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) January 14, 2013

    Actually, I wish there were an expiration date on celebrity but I guess as long as people are playing Trivial Pursuit she will be the answer to something.

    And yes to that litter box being too small … the cat cannot be faulted for wanting no part of that household.

    Off to read last week’s F Bombs. On the Internet, you are never really late.

  7. raina

    I don’t know if Tarantino is an asshole, but I just don’t get his movies. I’ve watched Pulp Fiction- meh, Desperado and the sequel- better than meh but not much, and saw bits of Kill Bill- gah. Violence just isn’t my thing, I suppose, even if it’s supposed to be funny.  

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