Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Tucson Weather Today



What was the first CD pressed in the USA?
(Answer at bottom)



On May 21 in 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris. His single-engine monoplane,

The Spirit of St. Louis, had lifted off from Roosevelt Field in New York 33 1/2 hours before.



bloviate [BLO-vee-ate]
To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner

This word -- meaning to speak pompously -- is almost entirely restricted to the United States; it doesn’t appear in any of my British English dictionaries, not even the big Oxford English Dictionary or the very recent New Oxford Dictionary of English. Yet it has a long history.

It’s most closely associated with U S President Warren Gamaliel Harding, who used it a lot and who was by all accounts the classic example of somebody who orates verbosely and windily.



Lisa Edelstein
(born May 21, 1966)
 Lisa Edelstein is an American actress and playwright. She spent the early 1990s appearing in guest roles on several popular comedies, including Mad About You, Wings, The Larry Sanders Show, Sports Night and Seinfeld, where she played George Costanza's frustrated girlfriend, the "Risotto Girl".

Bigger roles in TV dramas soon followed, among them the lesbian sister on ABC's Relativity (1996); a high-priced call girl turned Rob Lowe's date on The West Wing (1999); an assigned male at birth (AMAB) transgender woman on Ally McBeal (2000); and Ben Covington's girlfriend on Felicity (2001). She also continued to land guest star spots on such shows as ER, Frasier, Just Shoot Me!, Without a Trace, and Judging Amy.

From 2004 to 2011, she played Dr. Lisa Cuddy, the Dean of Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital and frequent character foil and ex-girlfriend to title character Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) on Fox's TV series House, M.D.

Alan Stuart "Al" Franken
(born May 21, 1951)
 Al Franken is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Minnesota, serving since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman in 2008. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its conception in 1975 to 1980, returning in 1985 until 1995.

Judge Reinhold
(born May 21, 1957)
 Judge Reinhold is an American actor, known for co-starring in movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Ruthless People, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Santa Clause trilogy.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
(May 21, 1960 - November 28, 1994)
 Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1987 and 1991. His murders involved rape, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism. On Nov. 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution, where he had been incarcerated.


Answer to todays' TRIVIA question:
Bruce Springstein's 'Born in the USA.'

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