Monday, June 10, 2013

Gonna Live Till I Die


The entirety of what I have learned over a lifetime (so far) of 70-plus years has led me to believe that biological life, including human life, has no external meaning whatsoever.

More about this another day . . .


Apples are more efficient than caffeine in waking you up in the morning.



On this day, June 10 in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm and collected a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments. He coined a number of terms used today, including battery, conductor and electrician. He also invented the lightning rod, used to protect buildings and ships.



The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth and reproduction.
-  the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being  manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
-  the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, especially metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation to environment.
-  the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual: to risk one's life; a short life and a merry one.
-  a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul: eternal life.
-  the general or universal condition of human existence.

Life is a characteristic that distinguishes objects that have signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death), or else because they lack such functions and are classified as inanimate. Biology is the science concerned with the study of life.



Natasha Obama
(born June 10, 2001)
Natasha Obama (known as Sasha) is the youngest daughter of President Barach Obama and the youngest child to reside in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr. arrived as an infant in 1961.

Judy Garland
(June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969)
Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian, described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived."

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star is Born and for the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. She remains the youngest recipient (at 39 years of age) of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry.

Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney and the 1939 film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz. After 15 years, she was released from the studio but gained renewed success through record-breaking concert appearances, including a return to acting beginning with critically acclaimed performances.

Hattie McDaniel
(June 10, 1895 – Oct. 26, 1952)
Hattie McDaniel was an American actress. She was the first African American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel was a professional singer-songwriter, comedian, stage actress, radio performer, and television star; she was the first black woman to sing on the radio in America. During her career, McDaniel appeared in over 300 films

Elizabeth Jane Hurley
(born 10 June 1965)
Elizabeth Hurley is an English model and actress. In the 1990s, Hurley became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant. In 1994, as Grant became the focus of worldwide media attention due to the global box office success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hurley accompanied him to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media attention.

Hurley has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder for over 15 years. As an actress, her best known cinematic works to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and as the Devil in Bedazzled (2000).


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
--William James

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

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