Saturday, June 28, 2014




Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
--Horace Mann


Did You Know . . .?

The "Fi" in "WiFi" doesn't mean anything, The creators just called it that because it rhymes with "HiFi."



On this day in 1992 two of the strongest earthquakes ever to hit California struck the desert area east of Los Angeles . Just before 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning, a 7.3-magnitude quake struck in Landers, 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, residents experienced rolling and shaking for nearly a minute. The tremors were also felt in Arizona, Las Vegas and as far away as Boise, Idaho. Just over three hours later, a second 6.3-magnitude tremor hit in Big Bear, not too far from the original epicenter. This quake caused fires to break out and cost three people their lives. Between the two quakes, 400 people were injured and $92 million in damages were suffered. The quakes triggered landslides that wiped out roads and opened a 44-mile-long rupture in the earth, the biggest in California since the 1906 San Francisco quake.



a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general



(born June 28, 1926)
Mel Brooks is an American film director, comedian, actor and producer. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner, The 2000 Year Old Man. In middle age he became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s. His most well known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

(born June 28, 1948)
Kathy Bates is an American actress and film director.  Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured role as Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).

(born June 28, 1966)
John Cusack is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He has appeared in films such as Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, Con Air, Being John Malkovich, 1408, Must Love Dogs, 2012, Martian Child, America's Sweethearts, and The Butler.

(born June 28, 1977)

Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian, and writer. On TV, she played the character "Vi" on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka and has acted in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and currently has a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural.


Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
--Albert Einstein


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