Thursday, September 4, 2014

World News: The Latest And Greatest



We were at a beach one summer, and I had a bathing suit on. My wife looked at me and said: "Boy, you are skinny, aren't you?" I said: "Honey, I'd like to remind you that it was minor defects like this that kept me from getting a better wife."
--Lou Holtz

Recently, on TV's The CBS Morning News I heard the guest expert of the day, a doctor (an attractive, scrupulously made-up, young, female doctor) explaining to Charlie Rose and the audience that sexual activity is good for people because it releases endorphins that reduce stress, give pleasure, and make the participants feel good. Charkie began to laugh, and when questioned about it, explained his laughter by shaking his head and saying something like it's such a surprise that having sex feels good.

Now that's an example of up to the minute, relevant, in-depth Television News.

The following is an example of Online Published News:

E.O. Wilson recently calculated that the only way humanity could stave off a mass extinction crisis, as devastating as the one that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, would be to set aside half the planet as permanently protected areas for the ten million other species. “Half Earth,” in other words, as I began calling it -- half for us, half for them. 

Read the entire piece

A news story from The Chicago Sun Times reported that Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner disclosed Tuesday that he belongs to a an “exclusive wine club that cost upward of $100,000 to join.”

WOW! Does this mean that a wino is running for governor? I can hardly wait to read that story in its entirety.

Note: The Urban Dictionary defines a wino as someone who props up walls in the street, drinking an unidentifiable drink (it needn't be wine, could also be spirits, special brew, or lighter fluid) out of a paper bag whilst swearing incoherently and dribbling.


Did You Know . . .?

Bedbugs can survive in the freezer for three days.



Geronimo was the last American Indian warrior. For almost 30 years he fought the whites,but this wiliest and most dangerous Apache warrior of his time, surrendered in Skeleton Canyon, Arizona, on this day in 1886. After several years of imprisonment, Geronimo was given his freedom. He moved to Oklahoma where he converted to Christianity and became a successful farmer. Transformed into a safe and romantic symbol of the already vanishing era of the Wild West, he became a popular celebrity at world's fairs and expositions and even rode in President Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade in 1905. He died at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1909, still on the federal payroll as an army scout.



1. A dunghill or refuse heap.
2. Archaeology A mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, and other refuse that indicates the site of a human settlement. Also called kitchen midden.



(born September 4, 1981)
Beyonce is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

(born September 4, 1968)
Phil Lewis is an actor and comedian, often seen in comedic roles. He is best known for his role as Mr. Moseby on Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its spin-off, The Suite Life on Deck. Lewis also played T.C. on The Wayans Bros., Hooch on Scrubs, and had a recurring role as Roy on Yes, Dear and has played small parts in more than a dozen films. He also appeared in episodes of Lizzie McGuire, as Principal Tweedy and in Friends as Chandler's boss.

(born September 4, 1957)
Khandi Alexander is an American actress. She is best known for the roles of Dr. Alexx Woods in the CBS police procedural series CSI: Miami, as LaDonna Batiste-Williams in Treme, and as Catherine Duke in NewsRadio. She also had a major recurring roles in NBC medical drama ER as Jackie Robbins and as Maya Lewis in the ABC drama Scandal. Alexander also received critical acclaim for her performance in the HBO miniseries The Corner in 2000.

(born September 4, 1931)
Mitzi Gaynor is an American actress, singer and dancer.


Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
--Katharine Hepburn


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