Wednesday, September 10, 2014

See You Next Month, Eva



A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
--Will Rogers

I will be going home somewhere around midday. Beyond that, I have nothing newsworthy to report.


Did You Know . . .?

A huge fan of Spiderman, Hibiki Kono used two vacuum cleaners to successfully create a wall-climbing gadget for a school project when he was 13-years-old.



On this day in 1976, two jets collided in mid-air over Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176 people. Errors by an air-traffic controller led to this deadly collision. British Airways Flight 476 left Heathrow Airport in London for Istanbul, Turkey, at 9:30 a.m. The Trident 3B was carrying 54 passengers and eight crew members. As the flight reached German air space, an Inex charter airline flight took off from Split on the Yugoslavian coast carrying 108 West German passengers returning to Cologne from a holiday.



lampoon [lam-POON]
1. A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
2. A light, good-humored satire.
3. to mock or ridicule in a lampoon.



(born September 10, 1949)
Bill O'Reilly is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel.

(born September 10, 1953)
Amy Irving is an American actress who appeared in the films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie, and Yentl as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway. She was married to director Steven Spielberg; they divorced in 1989 after four years of marriage, with Irving receiving a settlement of $100 million.

(born September 10, 1929)
Arnold Palmer is an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf history.

(born September 10, 1955)
Gianina Facio is a Costa Rican actress, who has appeared in a number of films by British film director and producer Ridley Scott. She first worked with Scott in Gladiator. Ever since filming Hannibal she has been Scott's partner. Gladiator marked the first of two collaborations with Russell Crowe in which she plays wife to his character (the other being Body of Lies). 


If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
--Oscar Wilde



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