Friday, December 6, 2013

Brrrr!

    
 
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It's cold this morning. I don't know if the temperature got down to the thirty degree mark that Erin, the Tucson Weather Girl said it was going to or not... Well, I just left the keyboard long enough to run in and check what Erin says this morning: the temperature at this time is only 34 degrees.

But, yes,that's cold enough to suit me. Eva is wanting to go out but I am going to try to convince her to wait a little longer, at least until the sunlight shines over the mountaintops. At least for another half hour or so.

"What? You have to go? Oh, O.K. then... Come on...."

Woo Hoo! I'm back inside. The pool deck thermometer reads 34 degrees. Bright Venus is high overhead, The brightest (and onliest)light in the sky at this time of morning -- at daybreak.

Note: The Traffic Lady reports that it's smooth sailing both East and West through Tucson on Interstate 10.

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Did You Know . . .?

A fysigunkus is a person devoid of curiosity.

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HISTORICAL EVENT

On this day in 1933, a federal judge ruled that Ulysses by James Joyce is not obscene. The book had been banned immediately in both the United States and England when it came out in 1922. Three years earlier, its serialization in an American review had been cut short by the U.S. Post Office for the same reason. Fortunately, one of James' supporters, Sylvia Beach, owner of the bookstore Shakespeare and Co. in Paris, published the novel herself in 1922.

Ulysses, with its radical stream-of-consciousness narrative, deeply influenced the development of the modern novel.

Joyce's final novel, Finnegans Wake, was published in 1939, and Joyce died in 1941.

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WORD FOR TODAY

censorship [senn'-suhr-ship]
noun
The act, process, or practice of censoring.

Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by a government, media outlet or other controlling body.

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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS


Gina Hecht
(born December 6, 1953)
Gina Hecht is an American actress. Her big break came in 1979 when she was hired for a role on the successful TV series Mork & Mindy. Her first film role was in the 1982 Ron Howard movie Night Shift, alongside Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton.



Lindsay Jaylyn Price
(born December 6, 1976)
Lindsay Price is an American television actress and singer who was born to a father of German and Irish descent and a mother of Korean descent, best known for her roles as Janet Sosna on Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Victory Ford on Lipstick Jungle. She also is known for her work on soap operas such as All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful.



Dulce María
(born December 6, 1985)
Dulce Maria is a Mexican actress, singer, and songwriter. In October 2009 she signed a contract with Universal Music and recorded a solo album Extranjera, with its first part released in November 2010, and the second part in the summer of 2011.



Margaret JoBeth Williams
(born December 6, 1948)
JoBeth Williams is an American film, television and stage actress and director. She rose to prominence appearing in such films as Stir Crazy (1980), Poltergeist (1982), The Big Chill (1983), The Day After (1983), Teachers (1984) and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986).

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Stopping leaks is a new form of censorship.
--Julian Assange
    

1 comment:

  1. That's not Gina Hecht. It's Gina Gershon.

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