Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Relatively Strange Stuff Sometimes Happens



I sat down on Fry's loafers bench next to a quite attractive young lady who was diddling with her smartphone and I asked her if she would mind if I sit next to her.

She said, "Not at all" and smiled fetchingly.

I didn't speak to her any further, as I could see she was so caught up in her smartphone diddling.

After a short time, though, she turned to look me in the face and broke the silence, inquiring, "You're not one of those weird old Betty White dudes, are you?"

I assured her I was not, to which she again favored me with that dazzling smile. And I couldn't help noticing that she was pleasantly endowed in the breasts department, mainly because her simple peasant's blouse was so low-cut. Now I know what the poets of old meant when they spoke of alabaster as a color. I always thought it meant pale white.

It does not.

I will not fill you in, even though it was surprisingly interesting, as to where the ensuing conversation took the two of us.

You would not believe me if I did.

A little while ago I was watching a short video wherein the narrator was attempting, to explain Einstein's mathematical concept of gravitational warping of the 'fabric' of Space/Time. But he lost me. Or I got lost all by myself. I cannot grasp Space/Time in terms of a 'fabric.' To me, a fabric is a physical object, while Space/Time seems to me to be something  non-physical, a concept of unknown (possibly unknowable) dimensions.

Just a thought.

Did You Know . . .?

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.  Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.



On this day, October 22 in 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, which he declined.

In his novels, essays, and plays, Sartre advanced the philosophy of existentialism, arguing that each individual must create meaning for his or her own life, because life itself had no innate meaning.

Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject -- not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual.

Sartre's health and vision declined in his later years, and he died in 1980.



1. A dense translucent, white or tinted fine-grained gypsum.
2. A variety of hard calcite, translucent and sometimes banded.
3. A pale yellowish pink to yellowish gray.



(October 22, 1942 - April 8, 2013)
Annette Funicello  was an American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio," "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as an actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.

In 1992, Funicello announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She died from complications of the disease on April 8, 2013

(October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952)
Curly Howard (born Jerome Lester Horwitz) was an American comedian and vaudevillian actor. He was best known as the most outrageous member of the American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges, which also featured his older brothers Moe Howard and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. Curly was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions ("nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" and barking like a dog) as well as his physical comedy, improvisations, and athleticism.

(born October 22, 1952)
Jeff Goldblum is an American actor. His career began in the mid-1970s and he has appeared in major box-office successes including The Fly, Jurassic Park and its sequel Jurassic Park: The Lost World, and Independence Day. He starred as Detective Zach Nichols for the eighth and ninth seasons of the USA Network's crime drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

(born October 22, 1938)
Christopher Lloyd is an American actor. Among his best-known roles are Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi.


If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
--Jean-Paul Sartre



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