Thursday, August 28, 2014




“Every man's memory is his private literature.”
--Aldous Huxley


Do You Know . . .?

Where the city of Halifax is located?



On this day in 1941, more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered by the Gestapo in occupied Ukraine. The irony is that Ukrainians had originally viewed the Germans as liberators from their Soviet oppressors and an ally in the struggle for independence. On August 28, SS General Franz Jaeckeln marched more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews to bomb craters at Kamenets Podolsk, ordered them to undress, and riddled them with machine-gun fire. Those who didn't die from the spray of bullets were buried alive under the weight of corpses that piled atop them. All told, more than 600,000 Jews had been murdered in Ukraine by war's end.



trenchant [TREHN-chunt]
1. Forceful, effective, and vigorous: a trenchant argument.
2. Caustic; cutting: trenchant criticism.
3. Distinct; clear-cut.



(born August 28, 1969)
Jack Black is an American actor. He starred primarily in comedy films. He is best known for his roles in High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong, Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, The Holiday, Bernie and the Kung Fu Panda films.

(born August 28, 1961)
Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress and comedian, known for playing "Stifler's mom" in the film American Pie, Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story, Paulette in Legally Blonde and its sequel, the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots, for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Betty; and for her regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey. She stars in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls as Sophie.

(born August 28, 1956)
Luis Guzman is a Puerto Rican American actor, who is known for his character work. For much of Guzman's career, he has played character roles largely as sidekicks, thugs, or policemen. He was cast in Out of Sight, The Limey, and Traffic, Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love. Guzman recently starred in the HBO original series How to Make It in America.

(born August 28, 1960
Emma Simms is an English television actress best known for her role as Holly Sutton on the American daytime soap opera General Hospital and for replacing Pamela Sue Martin as Fallon Carrington Colby on the prime time soap opera Dynasty.


“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”
--Emily Dickinson

Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.



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