Thursday, June 26, 2014

The DAy By Day TV Stuff



The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns ... instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink."
--George Orwell

There is so much to write about but most of the items that interest me are questions already answered by various scientists throughout the years.

One of those questions is:

Tectonic Plates -- were these plates perhaps originally formed from the many and diverse explosive joinings of meteoric rocks and space junks during the eons when the planet Earth was being put together? I could look it up, as I often do for such questions. But it's too much trouble, at my advanced age and nearly depleted source of energy.

On the political side, another question is:

Why is it so hard to find those supposedly destroyed emails from the IRS's Lois Lerner? Surely the NSA has copies of them.

But that's too easy, I suppose.


Did You Know . . .?

Three suicide bombers prematurely exploded because the bombs were set on daylight savings time.



On this day in 1945, the Charter for the United Nations was signed in San Francisco. The United Nations was born of perceived necessity, as a means of better arbitrating international conflict and negotiating peace than was provided for by the old League of Nations. The growing Second World War became the real impetus for the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union to begin formulating the original U.N. Declaration, signed by 26 nations in January 1942, as a formal act of opposition to Germany, Italy, and Japan, the Axis Powers.



1.  to cut off from communion with a church or exclude from the sacraments of a church by ecclesiastical sentence.
2.  to exclude or expel from membership or participation in any group, association, etc.



(born June 26, 1970)
Chris O'Donnell is an American actor. He played Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, Finn Dandridge in Grey's Anatomy, Peter Garrett in Vertical Limit, and Jack McAuliffe in The Company. O'Donnell stars as NCIS Special Agent G. Callen on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles.

(born circa 1979)
Julia Benson is a Canadian actress. She trained as a ballet, tap, jazz dancer since age six. She graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2001 with a degree in theatre and psychology. She trained as an actress at David Mamets' Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.

(born January 5, 1931)
Robert Duvall is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards (winning for his performance in Tender Mercies), six Golden Globes (winning four), and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy Award.

(born June 26, 1984)
Aubrey Plaza is an American actress and comedian who has gained popularity with her deadpan-style comedy. She portrays April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation.


Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind.
--Natalie Goldberg


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