Saturday, May 18, 2013

Very Interesting . . . To Me

Tucson Weather Today


Again today I prepared two eggs for my  lunch. And again not wanting to fry my food, I baked them. First I cracked the two eggs into a bowl and whipped them full of air with a fork. Then I poured the beaten eggs into a 6 by 4 inch, Pam sprayed casserole dish. covered it with aluminum foil, and cooked them for fifteen minutes in a 400 degree oven. I then removed the cover and continued cooking for another fifteen minutes. When the contents of the dish were dry and curling up at the edges, I cut it into two equal parts, topped each with a thin slice of Sargento Baby Swiss cheese and returned it to the oven until the cheese melted. I then placed each portion on its own slice of Honey Oat bread, making a pair of delicious, open-face sandwiches.

Then I ate them. Both of them. Yum!


The TV quiz show Jeopardy for the last few days has been devoted to the College Bowl type of Tournament. The finals feature two male students and one female. One of the questions concerned identifying products. The product was Multivac. The girl buzzed in and answered (with a little giggle) "What is a vacuum?" Alex Trebeck said, "No." Then one of the boys buzzed in and answered, 'What is a computer?" That was correct.

Then I remembered that this same girl, the day  before, when asked the name of the outlaw who was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett, answered, "Who was Buffalo Bill?" Alex said, "No, Buffalo Bill was not an outlaw." The boy who then buzzed in correctly answered, "Who was Billy The Kid?"

Deep inside me I fear that there resides a latent sexist, of some sort. I didn't find it strange at all that the girl was neither a student with a good memory, nor a good guesser. It was just something I would have expected to happen, and it did.


I saw a photo on Facebook that was hard to look at:
Foreign flags and a marine doing flunky duty.



On May 18, 1926, Aimee Semple McPherson, a nationally known evangelist, disappeared from Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. Police dispatched planes and ships in an effort to find her, but she was nowhere to be found. Authorities later discovered that radio announcer Kenneth Ormiston, a friend of McPherson, had also vanished.
A month later, McPherson turned up in Agua Prieta, New Mexico, with a wild tale of being kidnapped, but reporters quickly uncovered information to prove that she had been with Ormiston the entire time. McPherson attempted a comeback evangelism tour after the scandal had died down, but it flopped and she slowly faded from the public's memory.



predator  (prehd-uh-tr)
1. An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
2. One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one's own gain.

Terrestrial Predator
Tasmanian Devil

Extraterrestrial Predator



Who baptized Marilyn Monroe?
(Answer is at the end of entry)



Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey
(born May 18, 1970)
Tina Fey is an American actress, comedienne, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL, 1997–2006), the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013), and such films as Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), and Admission (2013).

George Harvey Strait
(born May 18, 1952)
George Strait is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the "King of Country" and has been called a living legend by some critics. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional country music. George Strait holds the world record for more number-one hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 60 number-one hit singles as of 2013.

Dwayne Bernard Hickman
(born May 18, 1934)
Dwayne Hickman is a former American actor and television executive at CBS. Hickman is known primarily for his "teenager" roles on television sitcoms. The naturally brown-headed Hickman portrayed Chuck MacDonald on the popular 1950s NBC series The Bob Cummings Show and then the blond title character in CBS's The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

Pernell Roberts
(May 18, 1928 - January 24, 2010)
Pernell Roberts was an American stage, movie and television actor. In addition to guest starring in over 60 television series, he was best known for his roles as Ben Cartwright's eldest son, Adam Cartwright, on the western series Bonanza, a role he played from 1959 until 1965 -- and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986).


Answer to Trivia Question:
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in the charity ward of the Los Angeles County Hospital. According to biographer Fred Lawrence Guiles, her grandmother, Della Monroe Grainger, had her baptised Norma Jeane Baker by evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson

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