Saturday, August 30, 2014




"We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Did You Know . . .?

Male students at Brigham Young University need a doctor's note before they can grow a beard.



On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Justice Marshall came out in favor of abortion rights and against the death penalty, as he continued his tireless commitment to ensuring equitable treatment of individuals -- particularly minorities -- by state and federal governments.



hooligan (HOO-lih-guhn)
1. a rough lawless young person
2. A tough and aggressive or violent youth.



(born August 30, 1930)
Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest person in 2011. In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett one of the most influential people in the world

(born August 30, 1972)
Cameron Diaz is an American actress. She rose to prominence during the 1990s, with roles in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include the two Charlie's Angels films, voicing the character Princess Fiona in the Shrek series, Any Given Sunday, Knight and Day, The Holiday, The Green Hornet and Bad Teacher.

(born August 30, 1963)
Michael Chiklis is an American actor. Some of the roles for which he is best known include Commissioner Tony Scali on the ABC police drama The Commish, LAPD Detective Vic Mackey on the FX police drama The Shield, the Thing in the Fantastic Four film series, and Jim Powell on the ABC science-fiction comedy-drama No Ordinary Family.

(born August 30, 1966)
Michael Michele is an American film and television actress. She played Dr. Cleo Finch on the medical drama ER and Detective Rene Sheppard on the police procedural Homicide: Life on the Street. Her films include the Academy Award-nominated film Ali.


Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
--Boris Pasternak



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