Monday, September 8, 2014

2114 CE



"Books really are a message in a bottle."
--Margaret Atwood

Prize-winning novelist Margaret Atwood has a new work, but it will remain unseen for a century.

The novelist says it is delicious to be the first contributor to the Future Library, which will compile 100 texts for publication in 2114.

More at The Guardian

'Future Library' is a forest that will become books 100 years from now.

The Christian Science Monitor reports, "Future Library" is a forest of trees, now saplings, that will be cut down and made into books. The catch is, those books won't be published until 2114.

More about Future Library

Note: I first learned of the Future Library from a posting by a member of my WRITERS group

Yesterday afternoon I was flipping through the channels and happened to pause on TV Land, a channel I never watch for some reason or other. But I was intrigued when I spotted a familiar face. Evidently they have resurrected the TV show, Candid Camera. The host of the show is Mayim Bialik who is a gifted comedic actress.

Mayim Hoya Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist. From early January 1991 to May 1995, she played the title character of NBC's Blossom. Since May 2010, she has played Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, which is my favorite comedy show.

Mayim Bialik
(Amy Farrah Fowler)


Did You Know . . .?

An abandoned dog found wandering the streets of Montreal was so matted and caked in dirt that he was mistaken for a pile of trash. Luckily, his rescuers cleaned him up by shaving off nearly half his visible size, giving him a massive, and much needed, transformation.



On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford, who assumed office on the heels of President Richard M. Nixon's resignation, pardoned his predecessor for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. From his home in California, Nixon responded to Ford's pardon, saying he had gained a different perspective on the Watergate affair since his resignation. He admitted that he was "wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate, particularly when it reached the stage of judicial proceedings and grew from a political scandal into a national tragedy."


parlance [PAR-luhns]
1. any discussion, such as a debate
2. a particular manner of speaking, especially when specialized; idiom: political parlance.



(born September 8, 1971)
Martin Freeman is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for portraying Tim Canterbury in The Office, Dr. John Watson in Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in Fargo.

(born September 8, 1981)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American actor. He is known for his roles as the middle child Randy Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement and as the voice of the young Simba in Disney's The Lion King.

(born September 8, 1982)
Chumlee is an American reality television personality, known as a cast member on the History Channel television show Pawn Stars, which depicts the daily business at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas where Russell works as an employee.

(born September 8, 1971)
Brooke Burke is an American actress, dancer, model and television personality. She is known for Rock Star (2005–2006), winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and for co-hosting Dancing With the Stars from 2010-2013


Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.
--Margaret Atwood



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