Thursday, October 2, 2014




“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
--Andre Gide

I have nothing of interest in mind to write about today. Sorry.


Did You Know . . .?

Most fish have tongues.

Crispy Fried Cod Tongues video



On this day in 1967 Chief Justice Earl Warren swore in Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. As chief counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the 1940s and '50s, Marshall, the great-grandson of a slave, was the architect and executor of the legal strategy that ended the era of official racial segregation. During his 24 years on the high court, Marshall consistently challenged discrimination based on race or sex, opposed the death penalty, and vehemently defended affirmative action. He retired in 1991 because of declining health and died in 1993.



1. the period, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, during which a man's testosterone levels may fall, leading to a reduction in vigour and sexual drive Also called male menopause
2. a name that has been given to a set of effects that appears in some aging men, and which have some superficial similarities to menopause effects in women. The condition "andropause" is currently not recognized by the World Health Organization and its ICD-10 medical classification.



(born 2 October 1951)
Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist.

(born October 2, 1954)
Lorraine Bracco is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO series The Sopranos and as Karen Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas. She currently appears as Angela Rizzoli on the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.

(born October 2, 1948)
Avery Brooks is an American actor. Brooks is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser for Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and as Dr. Bob Sweeney in the film American History X.

(born October 2, 1970)
Kelly Ripa is an American actress, talk show host and television producer. Ripa played Hayley Vaughan on the television soap opera All My Children from 1990–2002 and is best known as co-host of the popular syndicated morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael.


"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
--Dr. Seuss


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