Last night I forced myself to stay up and watch the new Late Show starring Steven Colbert who replaced David Letterman as host. What a waste of time. I could have been reading, as I usually do at that time of day, or possibly sleeping, which is better yet.
Somebody should remind this Colbert guy that he's no Letterman. Mouth stuffed full of Oreo cookies... that's comedy?
Did You Know . . .?
A lobster's blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.
On this day in 1908 Frank P. Lahm became the first military air passenger, when he flew in the Wright Flyer during trials at Fort Myer, VA.
WORD FOR TODAY
1. The making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation; slander.
2. An attempt to spoil someone else’s reputation by spreading lies.
(The local official’s calumny ended up ruining his opponent’s prospect of winning the election.)
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