The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 2/7/13

by: Floja Roja

Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:39:55 AM EST



Good morning, Bombadillos! I ache fiercely all over from yesterday's workout, but it's a good ache. Nothing a coffee/Advil cocktail won't cure.

Interrogation time! Did you have strict parents or permissive ones? Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature? Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird?  How much do you usually leave for a tip? After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire? What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)?

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Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 2/7/13
On This Day

In 1497, the "bonfire of the vanities" occurred when supporters of Girolamo Savonarola (who made a habit of this sort of thing) burned thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.

In 1795, the 11th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. The amendment ruled that federal courts had the authority to hear cases in law and equity brought by private citizens against states and that states did not enjoy sovereign immunity from suits made by citizens of other states in federal court.

In 1898, writer Émile Zola was brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse, an open letter that accused the French government of anti-Semitism in their jailing of Alfred Dreyfuss.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a full trade embargo on Cuba.

In 1964, the Beatles arrived in New York for their first American tour, kicking off rock 'n' roll's "British invasion."

In 1991, Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as Haiti's first democratically elected president.

In 1992, European Community members signed the Maastricht Treaty, which led to creation of the euro.

In 2011, AOL Inc. announced the $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post website.

Born on This Day

1478 - Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist and author (d. 1535)

1741 - Henry Fuseli, Swiss artist (d. 1825)

The newly crowned Zombie King has had to hire humans to help with his kingly duties, since it appears that consuming brains does not make you any smarter.

1804 - John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)

1812 - Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)

1862 - Bernard Maybeck, American architect who designed some of the finest buildings in the Bay Area (d. 1957)

1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)

1885 - Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)

1887 - Eubie Blake, American musician and composer (d. 1983)

1889 - Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)

1891 - Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)

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1895 - Anita Stewart, American film actress (d. 1961)

Taking time to stop and smell the flowers does little good when allergies keep you from smelling them.

1898 - Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)

1908 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)

The well regulated militia in action.

1912 - Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist (d. 1981)

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1912 - Roberta McCain, American, mother of John McCain

1915 - Eddie Bracken, American actor (d. 2002)

1918 - Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)

1927 - Juliette Gréco, French singer and actor and fashion icon

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1934 - King Curtis, American saxophonist (d. 1971)

1934 - Earl King, American musician (d. 2003)

1946 - Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (d. 2011)

1949 - Joe English, American drummer (Wings, Sea Level)

1955 - Miguel Ferrer, American actor

1956 - Emo Philips, American comedian

1960 - James Spader, American actor

1962 - Garth Brooks, American singer

1962 - David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)

1962 - Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian

1965 - Chris Rock, American actor and comedian

1968 - Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)

1974 - J Dilla, American record producer (d. 2006)

1974 - Danny Goffey, British musician (Supergrass) (this one is timely)

1975 - Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)

1978 - Ashton Kutcher, American actor

Died on This Day

1801 - Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (b. 1726)

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1823 - Ann Radcliffe, English novelist (b. 1764)

1873 - Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)

1939 - Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (b. 1886)

I'm too sexy for my robe

1942 - Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (b. 1876)

The three sisters got all excited when the turkey that stood there previously turned into a rather hunky man.

1959 - Daniel François Malan, South African Prime Minister, father of Apartheid policy (b. 1874)

1959 - Guitar Slim, American blues guitarist (b. 1926)

1965 - Nance O'Neil, American actress (b. 1874)

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1968 - Nick Adams, American actor (b. 1931)

1999 - Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)

2000 - Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)

2000 - Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)

2001 - Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)

2001 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (b. 1906)

2006 - Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (b. 1914)

2008 - Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (b. 1913)

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Today is

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Send a Card to a Friend Day
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day (instead of just the usual finger you wave at them)
Ballet Day

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Good morning! (2.00 / 20)
Rise and shine. Well, at least rise.

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


Send a Card to a Friend Day (2.00 / 18)
But don't expect it to get there on a Saturday*!!

American Voices: Post Office Ending Saturday Mail Delivery

"But what if I really want to communicate with someone and I'm unaware of the hundreds of better ways to do so?"
~ Simon Doyle - Train Car Coupler

*Yes, I know it does not end until August but it is never too early to start panicking!!!

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


I know! (2.00 / 12)
*Yes, I know it does not end until August but it is never too early to start panicking!!!

I already started in the hovers!

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


[ Parent ]
That will teach me to start my day without hovers! (2.00 / 11)
I usually only have time to scan the tweets and the Days before my own day careens out of (my) control.


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


[ Parent ]
Okay, back after hovering ... (2.00 / 5)
You invited Hedwig to play Journey songs????

I did not know that about J'Accuse. I have only seen the word(s?) in J'Est when playfully calling someone out.

Great Tweets today. I think a vibrant TweetStream may  be all one really needs these days for news and comedy. Or an F Bomb which combines Tweets, hovers, and history all in one compact package.


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


[ Parent ]
I would never invite ANYONE to play Journey. (2.00 / 4)
Hedwig likes to post their videos for the purpose of eroding whatever nerves I have left. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
Do what you want, you can't make me talk! (2.00 / 15)
(god but I have no spine)

Did you have strict parents or permissive ones?

- mostly permissive. A bit too much, guidance is a good thing.

Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature?

- both.

Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird?  

- pretty birds. Give the city some life and color.

How much do you usually leave for a tip?

- 20%

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire?

- a watercolor of my dog Jaxom.

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)?

- hmmmm, hard one.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


Answers for Feb 7 (2.00 / 15)
Did you have strict parents or permissive ones?

Sort of in-between.

Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature?

I rebelled weirdly - not drugs and violence but sitting in my room reading but never doing homework or studying.

Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird?  

NYC pigeons are rats with wings. Other pigeons are wonderful.

How much do you usually leave for a tip?

My default is 20%.

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire?

My laptop.

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)?

The arguing gene.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


ha! i know a few kids now that are rebeling like you did (2.00 / 12)
smart, funny, engaging.  a bit shy.  could be great students but just don't do their stuff.  what is that?  i happen to think these kids are great and once they get out of high school hell and into their real lives that they will be fine but their parents don't see it that way.  

[ Parent ]
I did a bit of that sort of rebellion as well. (2.00 / 9)
I guess I paid attention in class because I did well on tests.

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

[ Parent ]
Good morning (2.00 / 11)
Parents: strict but not mean, we just did things a certain way.  
Behave?  I was good until I met that boy in my junior year.  Then I wasn't baaaaaad but a little into myself ( and him)
Pigeons:  no opinion, they are just there
Tip:  20 percent
Save from fire:  knitting
Inheritable trait:  I received my fathers impatience with people.  Oh well.

Thursday's Questions (2.00 / 14)
Did you have strict parents or permissive ones? Permissive. Parent was not a verb for them. I used to dream that I had to write a book and read it at the same time.

Did you behave or did you rebel? Mostly docile but when I rebelled it was a doozy.

Pigeons? Rats with wings.  

How much do you usually leave for a tip?
20%

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire? That's a tough one. I'd have to think about it.

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually consider inheritable? The wordplay gene.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


Boom. (2.00 / 14)
Mornin bombardiers. Phoning it, so terse.

Strict.
Behave.
Rats.
15-20.
Guitars.
Impatience and anger.


welcum2mai whirled,bubububububub/bubba! (2.00 / 5)


[ Parent ]
renzo? thought u r amzo? (2.00 / 3)
will you be nozer next week?

[ Parent ]
u thawt write, bub,xcept toasted fone/twist again.. (2.00 / 3)


[ Parent ]
Love that terse approach, bubbanomics! (2.00 / 12)
Strict. Draconian even.
Behave until college, then act up. Inevitable.
Rats. Sorry..
25% or more.
My menagerie of stuffed animals
Sarcasm  

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


Raul Malo "Welcome To My World" (2.00 / 8)

I found my self on a Raul Malo nostalgia tour last night....He finally sang me to sleep.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


You've got questions? I've got answers: (2.00 / 10)
Did you have strict parents or permissive ones? Generally permissive.

Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature? Take advantage

Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird? Rats with wings

How much do you usually leave for a tip? 15% plus round up.

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire? The owls (not, I venture to add, the Owl!).

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)? Punning gene

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


I had to re-do the hovers on the flickr pics (2.00 / 9)
because this time it picked up on the "alt" instead of the "title." It does that sometimes, but is not consistent.

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

Morning quiz..... (2.00 / 9)
My parents idealistically expected me to behave perfectly and were "disappointed" when I didn't.

Pigeons are worse that rats.....fear/ick factor combined!

Tips are 20=25%.....and a serious quotient of respect, as I haven't forgotten my days of college student food service servitude.

What would I save.....hmmmm, as the keeper of my mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers treasures and my own families antiques and memorabilia, may I never have to make that choice.

I'm tenacious, idealistic,  a perfectionist, and annoyingly focused at times......it's gotta be somebodies fault!

Time for recess, and coffee

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


National Fettuccine Alfredo Day (2.00 / 10)
OK, that's just cold. I haven't had pasta since the pre-op diet for my weight loss surgery. So it has been 2 years since I've had pasta (see also soft drinks). I could eat me some Fettuccine Alfredo pre-op, though.

Did you have strict parents or permissive ones? Moderately strict.

Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature? Do you not see the wings on my back? Seriously, I was the rebel of MY family but that wasn't saying much to be honest.

Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird?
Beautiful. Unless I have to clean up after them.

How much do you usually leave for a tip? 20%, reduced for poor service.

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire? My stuffed dog Flower, my Sara R quilt (bought) and my kindle. I'm not a big stuff person.

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)? Love for old musicals. Got that from Dad.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Yours is the first I have seen anyone (2.00 / 7)
Write that their parents gave them a nice trait.  Interesting.  Very interesting.  Congrats!

[ Parent ]
I usually don't mind pigeons. (2.00 / 10)
Except for the day I first wore my new Armani suit to work and a pigeon crapped all over my shoulder on Montgomery Street. The smell was VILE and no amount of scrubbing in the men's room could eradicate it.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

I have been shat upon thrice! (2.00 / 10)
Over the course of many years, and the most recent was when some of what landed on the person in front of me splattered in my direction, but one time they ruined a favorite suede coat. That incident put me firmly in the "rats with wings" camp.

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

[ Parent ]
I love you for "shat." (2.00 / 10)
So few people observe the niceties nowadays, contenting themselves with using the present-tense form in all situations. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
Not to mention "thrice." (2.00 / 4)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Fuseli painted some pretty creepy stuff (2.00 / 7)
especially for back in the day. I guess he was like the Rod Serling of his day?  

His nightmare paintings (2.00 / 7)
really are nightmare-inducing!

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

[ Parent ]
oh and pigeons are obviously worse than rats (2.00 / 7)
but are pigeons worse than seagulls?

Sky Roaches is what we used to call them.


[ Parent ]
Gulls I don't mind (2.00 / 7)
near the sea. Inland they are very much like pigeons. Just noisier.

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

[ Parent ]
In the Outer Sunset... (2.00 / 7)
...just down the road a piece from me, live numerous huge ravens. They are magnificent-looking birds, but are quite pestiferous as they have almost no fear of humans. If you eat at the beach or in one of the nearby sidewalk cafes, they will practically steal food right out of your hand.

I occasionally see one or two here in my neighborhood, often strutting on the next-door rooftop just outside my window, but never in the quantities to be seen closer to the beach.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


[ Parent ]
I don't know if what we have here is crows or ravens (2.00 / 3)
but they are LOUD. They also seem to be a fairly recent arrival, at least in their present numbers. I've watched them steal eggs from mockingbird nests and I've watched them dive bomb redtail hawks that venture into their temporary territory.

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

[ Parent ]
Gulls leave (2.00 / 3)
copious amounts of waste, which I shouldn't be surprised at, because look at what they eat.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Guten Morgen Sonnenschein (2.00 / 7)
Did you have strict parents or permissive ones?

Very strict mother, very permissive father. Throw step-parents into the mix (both  completely permissive). Shake well with ice and strain.

Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature?

I moved out in my mid-teens.

Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird?

Pigeons are gorgeous animals.

How much do you usually leave for a tip?

As much as possible.

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire?

Writing, journals, paintings, and such.

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)?

I'm not much like either of my parents, although my mother is a people-magnet which I think I picked up a bit of. Otherwise, I'm not really like either one of my parents.  


Good Morning All... (2.00 / 6)

Q&A time yea!

Did you have strict parents or permissive ones? Middle of the road.

Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature? Not until college and then all hell broke loose. My dad called it the delayed rebellion and blamed the liberal college professors lol...

Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird? Rats with wings.

How much do you usually leave for a tip? At least 20%

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire? Spinning wheel.

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable? My mother's stubborn streak.

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


Making me think today (2.00 / 5)
good thing I already had me some coffee.

Did you have strict parents or permissive ones?

Somewhere in the middle, I think.  More on the strict side in terms of keeping track of us kids, but more permissive in letting us express ourselves.

Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature?

I was the good kid.  Until about my 3rd year at college, anyway.  Then I rebelled hard until I was about 24/25.  

Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird?  

Don't think about them much ever.  But I'll go with Thom Hartmann on this - they're robot spies from the planet Xenu.

How much do you usually leave for a tip?

20% default.  More for good service; less for really really horrendous service (but it's got to be really bad for me to go under 20%).

After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire?

Computer hard drive.  Or my recipes.  (I should put my recipes on my computer)

What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)?

Hmm.  Sarcasm.  Love of swimming.  Probably other stuff that I can't think of right now.


Good afternoon - it's a dog - sleeping in nistead of lying on the porch (2.00 / 3)
day , apparently. Nothing mentioned ; I just happened to notice , ya see. It rained a lot last night.

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

daily q&a (2.00 / 4)
Interrogation time! Did you have strict parents or permissive ones? Did you behave or did you rebel and/or take advantage of their good nature? Pigeons: Rats with wings or a valued and wonderful bird?  How much do you usually leave for a tip? After family, pets, and photos, what would you save in a fire? What trait did you inherit from your parents that one does not usually considered inheritable (for instance, I have the smart-ass gene)?

Very strict mother; father was a soft-hearted strictness ennabler.

Behaved.  Or misbehaved in secrecy.

The other name for pigeons is rock doves.  So they rock!

20%+

iPod or computer, depending on how much time I had.

Wanderlust from my dad, coupled with a reluctance to be responsible.  (We are/were both actually exceedingly responsible, and I can't speak for him, but I think we both hate(d) it.)

I'm lucky.


amzo replaced by zenor because (2.00 / 6)
stupefone toast and replacement uncarried old info hence
so thence, since, I could not remember the new old or really any passwords for anything try that I don't recommend, I had to start
awl over again with more and better help today in tmob store like dat.

What A Wovely Winter We Having..


Ah. I get it. You're the user formerly know as amzo (2.00 / 7)
Sorry: we've had some spam accounts in the past, and this limey finds it hard to translate.

We generally don't recommend sockpuppets, so I could change the name of your previous account to zenor if you prefer: they all the previous comments will match up

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


[ Parent ]
ok. careful. slow. please. (2.00 / 5)
Another stupefone went to toast.
Replacement came.
Store help neglected email hookup to new device.
I'm too traumaed and pastdramatichessed to remember
                     A N Y
of my passwords and I lost em all, even including amzo's and very email used for every other previous thing I can't remember in these recent month years and thatlike.
I wouldn't mind mind if amzo's posts derived to zenor's from hereon.
amzo won't b a-postin no mo cause he can't recall hiz password and his email is permnently uhbandoned.
zenor knows his new password and will try to remain himself as best he can and theresuch plus a few added wrote it down someplace precautions.

See, I dint even have a edress to send info re the old edress to.
It's very complicated modern life and the circle illogic escapes many participants who think they kin guide u threw it.


[ Parent ]
:::nods::: (2.00 / 1)
"It's very complicated modern life"  

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


[ Parent ]
I knew that had to be you (2.00 / 6)
because only one person on this Earth speaks renzo so fluently. :)

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

[ Parent ]
ya know,ja; i've token a liken to yew/yez,yez.. (2.00 / 4)


[ Parent ]
the gym (2.00 / 1)
I ache fiercely all over from yesterday's workout, but it's a good ache.

I haven't been going to the gym often enough, but I went after work today, and the feeling after a workout is quite satisfyin'!

I'm lucky.


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