Thursday, May 8, 2014

Brain-Fogged, Tired, And Feeling Old

Tucson Weather Today


Finally almost the whole world was combined against the evil-doers, who are now prostrate before us. Our gratitude to our splendid Allies goes forth from all our hearts in this Island and throughout the British Empire.
--Winston Churchill

I am just too damn tired today to write
more than one single coherent sentence.


Did You Know . . .?

The sabre-tooth squirrel featured in the 2002 film Ice Age was fictional... until a fossilized real one was discovered in 2011.



On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrated Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

 The eighth of May spelled the day when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms. After six years and millions of live lost, the Nazi scourge was crushed and the war in Europe was finally over.



1.  a success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war.
2.  an engagement ending in such triumph.
3.  the ultimate and decisive superiority in any battle or contest.
4.  a success or superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, difficulty, etc.



Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 - Dec 26, 1972)
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States of America (1945–1953). The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health.

Melissa Ellen Gilbert
born May 8, 1964)
Melissa Gilbert is an American actress. She began her career as a child actress in the late 1960s. From 1974 to 1984, she starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the NBC series Little House on the Prairie. During the run of Little House, Gilbert appeared in several popular television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker. As an adult, she continued her career mainly in television films.

Donald Jay "Don" Rickles
(born May 8, 1926)
Don Rickles is an American stand-up comedian and actor. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Rickles has acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is widely known as an insult comic.

Eric Hilliard Nelson
(May 8, 1940 - Dec 31, 1985)
Rick Nelson  was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–66), as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks' western feature film, Rio Bravo (1959). He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973 including "Poor Little Fool" which holds the distinction of being the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart. He recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987.

Rick Nelson was killed in an airplane crash on December 31, 1985.


Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
-- Gen. George S. Patton



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