Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just Some Bits And Pieces


Fun Factoid:

In July 1902 Theodore Roosevelt named Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. as his first appointee to the Supreme Court. Twenty months later Holmes voted against his president in the biggest railroad trust-busting case of the time, United States v. Northern Securities.

"I could carve out of a banana a judge with more backbone than that," Roosevelt declared.



Is This A Sexist Image?

The above picture was taken from an entry in Taslima's blog titled Sexism Still Exists and I found the sexism claim to be trivial and silly (and said so in a below the blog 'comment'.) It's advertising, is all. It works. And for all I know it might even have been conceived by a female advertising agent.

Sexism? Good Grief!

Things Dr. Oz Will Probably Not Tell You

What's so great about the pomegranate?

Pom Wonderful company says it's a miraculous health food.

What's so wonderful about Pom Wonderful?

What the bible says about the pomegranate:

"I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate."
--Song of Solomon 8:2

(Hey! Is that some kind of poetic sex metaphor?)



semiotics or semiology
The science that deals with signs or sign language.
The use of signs in signaling, as with a semaphore.



Wild Bill Hickok
 Born May 27, 1837
Died Aug, 02, 1876

James Butler Hickok, better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his fame, although some of his exploits are fictionalized.


Harlan Ellison

Born May 27, 1934

Harlan Jay Ellison is an American writer. His principal genre is speculative fiction.


Vincent Price

Born May 27, 1911
Died Oct. 25, 1993

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career.

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
--Ernest Hemingway

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