The Daily F Bomb - Thursday, 1/10

by: Floja Roja

Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 09:58:37 AM EST



Good morning, Bombers. Yesterday my news feed was all about the Baseball Hall of Fame (abbreviated HOF on Twitter, which to me means "Hair on Fire," but that's another controversy) and OMG, Obama doesn't believe in diversity! (The two female Supreme Court Justices don't count.)

Today's REALLY IMPORTANT controversies are: Was the 1970s "disco sucks" movement racist? Coffee: dark roast or medium roast? African, Central/South American, Indonesian, Jamaican? Tapioca: Yummy or intrinsically creepy? Cats: Long hair or short hair? Wine: White or red? Homeowners' Associations: Evil or just Nasty?

From canyourelate.com: The 10 best rape prevention tips you will ever see: http://canyourelate.org/2011/0...

Today's Twitter Roundup:

Now, on to the history lesson!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb - Thursday, 1/10
On This Day
 
 
In 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signaling the start of a civil war and of a cliche.
 
In 1776, Thomas Paine published "Common Sense." It turns out not to be so common after all.
 
In 1810, Napoleon Bonaparte divorced Josephine, his first wife.
 
In 1861, Florida seceded from the Union.
 
In 1870, Standard Oil was incorporated by John D. Rockefeller.
 
In 1927, Fritz Lang's cult classic film "Metropolis" opened in Germany.
 
In 1929, "The Adventures of Tintin" was published for the first time.
 
In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London.
 
In 1964, the Beatles' first U.S. album, "Introducing the Beatles" (brilliant title, that) was released.
 
In 1971, "Masterpiece Theatre" premiered on PBS, with "The First Churchills" as the opening series, and with Alistair Cooke hosting.
 
In 2007, George W. Bush announced the "surge" of 21,500 troops to Iraq.
 
 
 
 
Born on This Day
 
 
1702 - Johannes Zick, German painter (d. 1762)
 
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1810 - Jeremiah S. Black, 24th U.S. Attorney General and 23rd Secretary of State.  (d. 1883)
 
1843 - Frank James, American outlaw (d. 1915)
 
1853 - Jessie Bond, English singer and actress (d. 1942)
 
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1858 - Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
 
Homeless families - coming soon to a town near you.
 
1883 - Francis X. Bushman, American silent film star (d. 1966)
 
1890 - Pina Menichelli, Italian silent film star (d. 1984)
 
Oh my God! I LOVE your glitter nail polish!
 
1904 - Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)
 
1916 - Eldzier Cortor, African-American painter
 
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1917 - Hilde Krahl, Austrian actress (d. 1999)
 
1917 - Jerry Wexler, American record producer (d. 2008)
 
1924 - Max Roach, American musician and composer (M'Boom) (d. 2007)
 

 
1927 - Johnnie Ray, American singer (d. 1990)
 
 
1930 - Elaine Devry, American actress and ex-Mrs. Mickey Rooney
 
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1935 - Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
 

 
1938 - Willie McCovey, American baseball player
 
1939 - Scott McKenzie, American singer
 

 
1939 - Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
 
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1943 - Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)
 

 
1945 - Rod Stewart, Scottish singer ( The Jeff Beck Group and Faces)
 

 
1946 - Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer. Let's hope that wiki is right that he played on this one.


  
1949 - George Foreman, American boxer
 
1953 - Pat Benatar, American singer
 

 
1956 - Shawn Colvin, American singer
 
 
 
 
Died onThis Day 
 
1654 - Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
 
1777 - Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)
 
1883 - Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
 
1904 - Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
 
Christians for dinner, again??? They're so bland!
 
1917 - William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (b. 1846)
 
1941 - Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
 
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1951 - Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
 
1961 - Dashiell Hammett, American writer (b. 1894)
 
1968 - Basil Sydney, English actor (b. 1894)
 
My back is killing me!
 
1971 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (b. 1883)
 
1976 - Howlin' Wolf, American musician (b. 1910)
 

 
1982 - Paul Lynde, American comedian (b. 1926)
 
2004 - Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
 
 
 
 
Today is
 
 
Bittersweet Chocolate Day
Peculiar People Day
National Cut your Energy Costs Day (in the middle of winter?)
Houseplant Appreciation Day
 

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boom! (2.00 / 21)
morning, bombers.  full functionality not yet achieved.  coffee loading... loading... loading...

Morning, bubba ... (2.00 / 19)
I gotta go crank up a second pot of coffee. One of those days.

Back later to bombitate.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
What you really need is this: (2.00 / 19)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Good morning! (2.00 / 19)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Hahahahaha! (2.00 / 17)
Poor kirbybruno! Why does everyone pick on herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr?

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Leave kirbybruno aloooooooooone! (2.00 / 15)
;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Poor girl (2.00 / 13)
can't see hovers because she has an iPad.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Oh but now you have been (2.00 / 10)
BUSTED!!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Dear Floja Roja (2.00 / 9)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Of course you know I can't see that at work! (2.00 / 8)
Which may be the point. ;-)

It's not insulting, really. Just factual. ;-)

And the Pina Menichelli hover was done with you in mind, too. ;-P

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Mwhahahahaha! (2.00 / 8)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Ha! I see it now, the firewall must be down. (2.00 / 7)
Of course I don't have to click on it, and won't.

Mean of you to punish me so without knowing what the hovers say! Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Yeah, (2.00 / 9)
why meeeeeeeeeeeeee?????????????????????

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
That definitely looks better with the vowel sounds elongated. (2.00 / 9)
"Herrrrrrrrrrrr" sounds a bit like a Hogan's Heroes episode.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Or a pirate. (2.00 / 8)
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Hey, hey, NRA (2.00 / 15)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Love this (1.91 / 11)
Wish I had the guts to post to Facebook

[ Parent ]
Oh snap! (2.00 / 11)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Answers (2.00 / 16)
(got that, sarahnity?)

Was the 1970s "disco sucks" movement racist? I don't know but it sucked.

Coffee: dark roast or medium roast? Dark

African, Central/South American, Indonesian, Jamaican?  Yes

Tapioca: Yummy or intrinsically creepy? Yummy, if you can get past the creepy.

Cats: Long hair or short hair? Hair everywhere!

Wine: White or red? Red, natch

Homeowners' Associations: Evil or just Nasty? Yes

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Hey! You got them (mostly) right today! (2.00 / 7)
All except:

Wine: White or red?  Whatever you're pouring!


[ Parent ]
ooh, (2.00 / 6)
point taken. I concur!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Cats: dark roast or medium roast? (2.00 / 2)
Dark. Long hairs act as insulation.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!

[ Parent ]
re: the poll (2.00 / 13)
when in doubt, vote for pie.  

I say when in doubt (2.00 / 10)
eat pie!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
i don't have pie this morning (2.00 / 9)
so i ate rice w/soy milk.  

[ Parent ]
I say "can't see the poll" (2.00 / 6)
Should I refresh my screen?

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
oh my bad (2.00 / 9)
i was remember the orange poll, sorry.  there is not a poll here.  

but vote pie anyway, k?  ;-)  


[ Parent ]
G'Morning F Bombers (2.00 / 12)
How is this week going for everyone?

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

Well, it's almost over (2.00 / 12)
and I'm still here, so I'd say pretty good! How are you, Khloe?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
All is well (2.00 / 12)
It's been a quiet week. How are your kitties doing?

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

[ Parent ]
Kitties are well. (2.00 / 9)
If bouncing off the walls is any indication.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Hovers fixed. (2.00 / 12)
I swear they worked right in Preview.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Mornin', you F'in' Bombers! (2.00 / 12)
As to controversies:
Was the 1970s "disco sucks" movement racist? No
Coffee: dark roast or medium roast? African, Central/South American, Indonesian, Jamaican?  Tea!
Tapioca: Yummy or intrinsically creepy? Creepy
Cats: Long hair or short hair?  Meh
Wine: White or red? YES!
Homeowners' Associations: Evil or just Nasty? Can be either.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

Jimmy Lafave "You're A Big Girl Now" (2.00 / 11)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Good morning.....it's finally daylight! (2.00 / 11)
This time of year in the PNW is hard for me....dark mornings, early sunsets, lots of rain.....but no snow, for which I am very grateful!

My answers, copied over from orange, so my aplogies for boring some of you twice....

1970's disco...don't know. The 1970's were my musical "lost  years", as 4 little kids, 3.5 yrs apart were a whole different focus.

coffee......with lots of milk please. Coffee purists never approve....my sister brings her own.

tapioca......I think I like it

cats...they like me, but I'm to allergic to pet them, sometimes I do anyway and suffer the consequences.

wine.....I miss enjoying a glass of wine!

homeowners association.....I am it, and sometimes I'm both

rape advice.....so sadly true

Thanks Floja!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Good morning, princesspat. (2.00 / 9)
Look! You and I are enblog at the same time if only for a brief moment.

In the middle of day-after-travel-day-HOF-day ... back later.  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
your diaries are Le Bomb (2.00 / 11)
you are La Bomb.

Anyhoo, love tapioca. Last time I made it, it had a bit of an eggy flavor. I make custards all the time for ice cream and Creme Anglaise, no prob. Not sure why that is.

I guess I like textured foods. When I watch cooking shows, they often puree soups to make it creamy. Doesn't really appeal to me. I like chunks in my soup.  


Small annoyance..... (2.00 / 10)
I changed my MM password to one I could more easily remember, but I misspelled a key word, and now I can't remember the misspelling ....Ha! Took me several tries to sign in today. I love my little netbook because it's quick and simple to use but I have to keep the cache cleaned out or it creaks along.

Guess I'd best fix the password....  

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


I'm slow, but I just discovered something. (2.00 / 10)
If you click on the photo of the White House in the MM banner, a link takes you to whitehouse.gov. Love that!

Question: when I hotlist diaries here, where do they go? How do I retrieve them?

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu


Ahem. (2.00 / 9)
Already diaried:
Your banner says "progress through politics" (electoral politics, I assume) and has a link to whitehouse.gov.

I can't find my hotlist either. I am hoping a helpful moose will show up with an answer.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Perhaps if I could read [digs toe in dirt] (2.00 / 7)
I could find my hotlist?

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

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