Thursday, August 7, 2014

Primary Elections



"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." 
--Virginia Woolf

Too many recorded political phone messages that talk on and on even though only the answering machine answered. I had more than fifteen of them yesterday. Enough to make me want to skip voting this year. They are all liars. They are all phonies. Every one of them.

But I will vote for some of the poseurs anyway.


Note: A poseur is a person who attempts to impress others by assuming or affecting a manner, degree of elegance,  sentiment, etc., other than his or her true one.


Did You Know . . .?

Prostitutes in ancient Greece marked the soles of their sandals to imprint the message "follow me" on the ground to attract prospective customers.



On this day in 1956 seven army ammunition trucks exploded in Cali, Colombia, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring thousands more.  The trucks were parked in downtown Cali overnight. Just after midnight, all seven trucks suddenly exploded in a quick chain reaction. A nearby rail station was demolished, as was an army barracks. Five hundred soldiers in the barracks lost their lives in an instant. A three-block area of the densely populated city was absolutely razed. Virtually every window within several miles shattered.

The president of Colombia, General Gustavo Pinilla, publicly charged that terrorists were to blame for the disaster, but no evidence was ever found that the explosion was deliberate. The cause of the explosions remains a mystery.



lucubration [loo-kyoo-BRAY-shun]
1. laborious work, study, thought, etc., especially at night.
2. the result of such activity, as a learned speech or dissertation.
3. Often, lucubrations. any literary effort, especially of a pretentious or solemn nature.
4. a derisive reference to a pedantic, over-elaborate or muddled attempt to make a point.



(born August 7, 1960)
David Duchovny is an American actor. He is best known for playing Fox Mulder on The X-Files and Hank Moody on Californication,

(born August 7, 1961)
Maggie Wheeler is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Janice on the TV show Friends.

(born August 7, 1955)
Wayne Knight is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld and Officer Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun. Knight's other roles include Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, Stan Podolak in Space Jam, Al McWhiggin in Toy Story 2, Tantor in Tarzan, Zack Mallozzi in Rat Race, Mr. Blik in Catscratch, and Haskell Lutz in The Exes.

(born 7 August 1982)
Abbie Cornish is an Australian actress known for her film and television roles, particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault, and internationally for her role as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star and her appearance as Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch.


"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” 
--Albert Einstein



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