“I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.” - Patrick Stewart
Word of the Week
Plangent adj. - having a loud reverberating sound.
Although relatively soft, the inflatable bat was quite plangent when struck with force.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.
The old man was cooking a steak,
As he stood and observed a snowflake,
He sat down to dine,
And he poured himself wine,
Then he got up and started to bake.
Overseen and Overheard
“You know you have school spirit when you outfit all your guns in “Call of Duty: Black Ops” with tiger camouflage.”
With the new quarter comes winter, and with winter comes snow. Unfortunately, in the early weeks of the season that slush is far from the dry, fluffy wonderland touted in song and legend. Unlike its more popular brethren, this icy mess has the unfortunate property of flowing and collecting in dips and valleys like that low part of the sidewalk just outside your apartment door.
You unsuspectingly walk out the door and bury your ankles in 6 inches of cold, sloppy sludge. The solution to this quandary: the improvised bridge. Grab a few planks of plywood and lay them down over the problem area. Both your shoes and your building-mates will thank you.
Stream of Facts
Mike IV is a live tiger mascot for LOUISIANA State University. He recently celebrated his fifth birthday and is a healthy 460 pounds.
The 1970s the Zeagler Music Store in Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA hosted an annual GUITAR throwing competition. The winner could choose between a Martin or a Fender as a replacement for their trashed axe.
A luthier is a person who designs, builds or repairs GUITARs and other stringed instruments. The term comes from the FRENCH luth meaning lute.
In 2004, FRENCH protesters upset over the construction of a new McDonald’s restaurant expressed their opinions by shooting live OCTOPUSES at the store.
OCTOPUSES are technically members of the mollusk phylum, which puts them in the same group as clams, oysters and other shellfish. More specifically, they belong to the cephalopod class, from the Latin words for “HEAD” and “foot” because their feet are directly connected to their heads.
Fidelity Investments keeps roughly 25 HEAD of cattle on their corporate campus near Fort Worth, Texas. This practice allows them to receive a $320,000 agricultural PROPERTY tax exemption.
Objects returned to London Transport’s lost PROPERTY office in ENGLAND include a vasectomy kit, a jar of bull sperm and a park bench.
Due to the conversion from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, nothing officially happened in ENGLAND
between September 3 and 14, 1752