Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. -Noam Chomsky
Word of the Week
Logorrhea n. - excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness.
Though he showed great ambition, the new manager was prone to unfortunate bouts of logorrhea.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.
There once was a man from Ukraine,
He decided to go home by train,
He was rushed for a date,
But the train was so late,
That his wife left him to go to Spain.
Overseen and Overheard
Female student: “I’m so pissed. I’m wearing cloth shoes, so my socks are soaking wet.”
Male student: “That’s funny. I thought you liked having soaking wet socks.” — In Golisano Hall (GOL, 70)
GCCIS decided to start teaching its own language classes.
It has become common knowledge that the mysterious substance tryptophan is the source of many a Thanksgiving Day food coma.
But what is lesser known is the importance of tryptophan in our everyday lives. The truth is tryptophan is one of the 10 essential amino acids that humans need to synthesize essential proteins.
Besides providing that pleasant post-turkey drowsiness, tryptophan can help regulate appetite, elevate mood and unsurprisingly improve sleep. The symptoms of tryptophan deficiency include depression, irritability, insomnia and weight gain.
Stream of Facts
In January 2010, thousands of credit cards across Germany stopped working. The problem was caused by a computer glitch involving how different computer systems stored
the binary data of a calendar date, which caused any date in 2010 to be interpreted as the same date in 2016. The problem was nicknamed the “Y2K +10 glitch.”
Due to a Y2K glitch, roughly 2000 cars from model year 2000 were registered as “horseless carriages” by the MAINEBureau of Motor Vehicles.
In 2006, the MAINEArmy National Guard purchased over 200 life-size cardboard cutouts of soldiers stationed oversees. These “flat daddies” were given to families with small CHILDRENto help them cope with their parent being away.
A 2008 study performed at Ohio State University shows that CHILDREN between theages of 6 and 10 believe that kids who wear glasses are more intelligent than those who do not. However, the children did not discriminate against kids with GLASSES when determining who was more athletic or who to play with.
Only two players who wear GLASSES have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They are Chick Hafey and Reggie Jackson.