Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Takin' It Easy With Eva

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"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
--Horace Mann

I asked Eva what I should write about today. She licked my hand, turned around in place a couple of times, lay down on the carpet, yawned and closed her eyes.

"You're right," I said.


Did You Know . . .?

Two Domino's Pizza employees in North Carolina were arrested in 2009 after a video surfaced on the internet that showed one of them putting cheese up his nose while preparing sandwiches, farting on salami slices, and blowing his nose on the food as the second employee filmed.



On this day in 1937 the airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built and the pride of Nazi Germany, bursts into flames upon touching its mooring mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 passengers and crew members. Radio announcer Herb Morrison, who came to Lakehurst to record a routine voice-over for an NBC newsreel, immortalized the Hindenburg disaster in a famous on-the-scene description in which he emotionally declared, "Oh, the humanity!" The recording of Morrison's commentary was immediately flown to New York, where it was aired as part of America's first coast-to-coast radio news broadcast. Lighter-than-air passenger travel rapidly fell out of favor after the Hindenburg disaster, and no rigid airships survived World War II.



1.  the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.
2.  an enlightening experience.

Wikipedia defines education as being, in its general sense  a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic.



George Timothy Clooney
(born May 6, 1961)
George Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He  made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Douglas "Doug" Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight (1998). In 1999 Clooney took the lead role in Three Kings. In 2001, Clooney's fame widened with the release of Ocean's Eleven.

He made his directorial debut with the biographical thriller Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Leatherheads (2008), and The Ides of March (2011). He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005) and subsequently gained Best Actor nominations for such films as Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). In 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the film Argo, alongside Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov.

Amy Hunter
(born May 6, 1966)
Amy Hunter is an American actress. She has had roles on a number of television series and daytime soaps, co-hosted The Comedy Channel's Night After Night, and went on location for ESPN's Women in Sports. Her theater work includes the starring role as Maria in West Side Story, Beneathea in A Raisin in the Sun, and the green-eyed sister in Words of Women.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
(born May 6, 1953)
Tony Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

Adrianne Palicki
(born May 6, 1983)
Adrianne Palicki is an American actress best known for her roles in Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012) and in the television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2013, she played Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.


"The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet."
--Yehuda Amichai



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