Saturday, August 9, 2014




There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
--Will Rogers


Did You Know . . .?

A Florida mother was arrested for shaking her 3-month-old baby to death for interrupting her while she was playing Farmville on Facebook.



On this day in 1945, a second atom bomb is dropped on Japan by the United States, at Nagasaki, resulting finally in Japan's unconditional surrender. The bomb was dropped at 11:02 a.m., 1,650 feet above the city. The explosion unleashed the equivalent force of 22,000 tons of TNT. The number killed is estimated at anywhere between 60,000 and 80,000 (exact figures are impossible, the blast having obliterated bodies and disintegrated records). Emperor Hirohito declared that "continuing the war can only result in the annihilation of the Japanese people..." The Emperor gave his permission for unconditional surrender.



1. Characterized by greatness of scope or intent; grand.
2. Characterized by feigned or affected grandeur; pompous.



(born August 9, 1944)
Sam Elliot is an American actor. His rangy physique, thick horseshoe moustache, deep, resonant voice, and Western drawl lend to frequent casting as cowboys and ranchers. His other credits over the years have included playing Marvel Comics characters General Ross in Hulk (2003) and The Caretaker in Ghost Rider (2007).

(born August 9, 1968)
Gillian Anderson is an American actress. Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the American television series The X-Files. Her film work includes The House of Mirth, The Mighty Celt, The Last King of Scotland, and two films, The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

(born August 9, 1976)
Jessica Capshaw is an American actress. She is known for her role as Jamie Stringer in The Practice and Dr. Arizona Robbins on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

(born August 9, 1957)
Melanie Griffith is an American actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her performance in the film Working Girl. She is the daughter of actress Tippi Hedren,


"I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that."
--Gillian Anderson



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