The Daily F Bomb, Friday 2/8/13

by: Floja Roja

Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:29:45 AM EST



Friday, friday, gotta get down on Friday... oops, sorry. I've got Friday on My Mind. The Bowie version, this time.

Questions: Gee/mgeorges suggested asking a variety of yesterday's first question regarding traits inherited from parental units. This one is, which traits did you NOT inherit - one that you are glad you didn't inherit and one that you wish you had inherited?  Were you someone famous in a past life? If yes, who, and if not, make up a good one. Where are you on the scale between fastidious and sloppy? What is your favorite bird to watch? What epitaph would you like on your headstone?

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On This Day

In 1693, A charter was granted for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

In 1865, Delaware voters rejected the Thirteenth Amendment, and voted to continue the practice of slavery. (They finally ratified the amendment on February 12, 1901.)

In 1915, D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking but racist Civil War epic, "The Birth of a Nation," premiered in Los Angeles.

In 1922, President Warren G. Harding had the first radio installed in the White House.

In 1924, the first execution by gas chamber in the U. S. was performed at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.

In 1960, the first star plaques were installed in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.

In 1968, outside the only bowling alley in Orangeburg, SC, police fired into a crowd of black students who were there protesting segregation. 3 were killed and 28 injured.

In 1971, the world's first electronic stock exchange, NASDAQ, held its first day of trading.

Born on This Day

1677 - Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (d. 1756)

1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)

1820 - William Tecumseh Sherman, American Union general (d. 1891)

1822 - Maxime Du Camp, French journalist and amateur photographer (d. 1894)

1828 - Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)

1850 - Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)

1880 - Franz Marc, German painter (d. 1916)

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1886 - Charles Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)

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1888 - Dame Edith Evans, British actress (d. 1976)

Go away! We don't want any. Unless you're selling Girl Scout Cookies...?

1894 - King Vidor, American film director (d. 1982)

1903 - Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)

1913 - Betty Field, American actress (d. 1973)

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1921 - Lana Turner, American actress (d. 1995)

This clever little notebook computer comes with a mirror app and a built-in vanity case in silver or gold.

1922 - Audrey Meadows, American actress (d. 1996)

1925 - Jack Lemmon, American actor and film director (d. 2001)

1926 - Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)

1931 - James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)

God made a farmer. He did not intend for him to have an unnatural relationship with his horse.

1940 - Ted Koppel, American journalist

1941 - Nick Nolte, American actor

1941 - Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter

1943 - Creed Bratton, American actor and musician (The Grass Roots)

1953 - Mary Steenburgen, American actress

1955 - John Grisham, American writer

1956 - Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)

1974 - Seth Green, American actor

1985 - Jeremy Davis, American bassist (Paramore)

Died on This Day

1587 - Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1542)

1666 - Adriaen Bloemaert, Dutch painter (b. 1609)

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1749 - Jan van Huysum, Dutch painter (b. 1682)

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1772 - Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (b. 1719)

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1888 - Josephus Laurentius Dyckmans, Dutch painter (aka Joseph Laurent or Jozef) (b. 1811)

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1935 - Max Liebermann, German painter (b. 1847)

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1947 - Harold John Brothers, painter (b. 1888)

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1987 - Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (b. 1905)

1988 - Daisy Turner, American storyteller, centenarian, and daughter of ex-slave (b. 1883)

1990 - Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1934)

1992 - Denny Wright, British jazz guitarist (b. 1924)

1998 - Enoch Powell, British politician (b. 1912)

1999 - Iris Murdoch, Irish author (b. 1919)

2005 - Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)

2005 - Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)

2006 - Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)

2007 - Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress, and entertainer (b. 1967)

2010 - John Murtha, American politician (b. 1932)

Today is

Molasses Bar Day
Kite Flying Day
Boy Scouts Day
National Potato Lovers Day

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Good morning! (2.00 / 16)
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For some of us, anyway.

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


Thus proving... (2.00 / 11)
...that the wages of Zin is not always death, but sometimes merely a severe hangover. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
There are a couple of zins there... (2.00 / 6)
What's worse, passing out before you finish the wine, or serving red wine in what is obviously a glass intended for white wine? ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
Passing out is definitely worse. (2.00 / 6)
The wrong sort of glass is merely a venial sin. And after all, the French (who should be expected to know something about it) often drink wine from a tumbler. :-)

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

[ Parent ]
Passing out with wine left over is worse (2.00 / 4)
if all the wine was finished then there is no evidence that you were using the wrong glass.  

[ Parent ]
Good morning! (2.00 / 11)
Now all I can think about is the many traits I DID inherit from one parent or the other. A day late, a dollar short. ;-p

My favorite birds to watch are penquins, hands down. I've stared at various penguin cams for hours on end, utterly fascinated.

I have never been anyone but me in any (alleged) past life. But I had a boyfriend who was born days after Marilyn Monroe died, and he was convinced that he was her reincarnation. Well, doubtful - though he certainly had a smouldering sensuality about him. ;-)

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


Ha! Boy Scouts Day? I am sure they do not want any extra attention right now. (2.00 / 11)
I do believe that National Potato Lovers Day is something that can be celebrated every day.

Back later to hover.

p.s. slksfca is up early and looking for LLPs to entertain him. The baton has been passed to you, Floja Roja.

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


Must you continually embarrass me in public? ;-p (2.00 / 9)


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

[ Parent ]
Yes!!!! (2.00 / 8)
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Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
LOL (2.00 / 7)
Ask a silly question, etc. etc. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
LLPs? (2.00 / 8)


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

[ Parent ]
It's a new acronym for "Lazy, Lazy Peeps." (2.00 / 10)
JanF works in mysterious ways, her wonders to perform. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
Good morning, here are a few answers. (2.00 / 11)
This one is, which traits did you NOT inherit - one that you are glad you didn't inherit and one that you wish you had inherited?  I am not sure that it is heritable, but I did not inherit my dad's right-wing politics. My dad was a real wingnut. I wish I had inherited my mom's grace. She was a better person that I ever will be.

Were you someone famous in a past life? If yes, who, and if not, make up a good one. I don't have a good answer for this one. My initial thought was Marie Curie, but I would not want to die the way she did.

Where are you on the scale between fastidious and sloppy? Fairly sloppy in my private life, but quite fastidious in my professional life.

What is your favorite bird to watch? I love watching the cardinals at the bird feeder.

What epitaph would you like on your headstone? "Nothing bad will happen is I go to Egypt for only two weeks." Explanation--the first year I went to work in Egypt my mom broke her hip which led to her ultimate demise. The second year we saw the start of the Arab spring and our crew had to be evacuated shortly after dad and I left.  


Thanks for including Orangeburg in your "on this day "roundup (2.00 / 12)
We all know about Kent State.  Rarely is the history of the "Orangeburg Massacre" taught
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...



"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


And, somehow, people also manage to "forget" Jackson State. (2.00 / 9)


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

[ Parent ]
yup. they do. Could it possibly be related (2.00 / 9)
to the fact that students there were black?

hmmmmmmmm

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Thanks for that. I was aware of Jackson State, (2.00 / 2)
but I hadn't heard about Orangeburg.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
The week has come to an end. (2.00 / 9)
It snowed on Wednesday and here is what a train station looks like when that happens.

Wow, what a mess (2.00 / 4)
Question on the mask thing. Are the people wearing them sick people not wanting to get others sick, healthy people concerned about catching something or a combination of both?

It is still a little of an unsettling sight to me.


[ Parent ]
People wear them for both reasons. (2.00 / 2)
Because, as you can see from the picture trains are quite crowded during rush hour.  

[ Parent ]
Answers from a city awaiting Snowpocalypse: (2.00 / 7)
This one is, which traits did you NOT inherit - one that you are glad you didn't inherit and one that you wish you had inherited?  I am hoping (against hope) not to have inherited my father's baldness.  I wish I had inherited the truly blonde hair my mother had (as for me, I'm a dirty blonde.  Meh.)
Were you someone famous in a past life? If yes, who, and if not, make up a good one.  I was Shirely McLain, of course.

Where are you on the scale between fastidious and sloppy?  In the middle.  Call me Sloppidious
What is your favorite bird to watch? Turkey (roasting)
What epitaph would you like on your headstone?
I like Ken Kesey's: "No Left Turn Unstoned"

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


Shirley McLain? (2.00 / 5)
Good answer, but then why are you always asking us not to call you Shirley? ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
I met Shirley McLaine once (2.00 / 5)
she was a jerk.

My parents and I had been invited to a friend's house for the weekend. So was she (and many others, it was a big house and a very rich friend).  She treated the staff abominably.  

"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


[ Parent ]
mayb she was stuck in character. or, stuck/up (2.00 / 6)


[ Parent ]
She promises to be nicer in her next life. (2.00 / 4)


[ Parent ]
hah (2.00 / 6)
What is your favorite bird to watch? Turkey (roasting)

I like how you think.


[ Parent ]
I got my mother's hair, (2.00 / 1)
which is not a good thing.  Baldness would be OK by me, but I've heard you get it from your maternal grandfather.  Not sure about that, though.  Both my father and my mother's father were partially bald, as am I.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
some nice Art. i was gonna take this oppatunity (2.00 / 5)
To rat lack uh suthunuh; which, f u mus know, ah am entitled tuh dew, based on mah axe yule brother's flawda low cation. Howevah, ah naow reel eyes it may be too tarsome faw antibody to enjaw. Sew ah will naught contin ya to rat thayat whey n e maw. F eye ken helpit.
As to these recurring traits of heredity and carryings on of that nature, or its absence, I'm urged to note a few foibles.
My Mother could fall asleep at any time of day or night whenever she felt like it, and drink a cup of coffee and then take a nap. Even at 11 o'clock at night she'd drink a cup of coffee and go out like a light.
My Father slept about 4 hrs a night for ever.
People in a school wanted me to personify as rembrandt; which I dismissed but didn't forget and later on saw a glimpse of what they were imagining. I don't have any past lives anecdotes. There was a young, unusually shy with most people child who said she knew me in a previous life one time. I never mentioned that to her family. They thought she was slow. In fact, she was extremely sensitive and intelligent and merely overwhelmed with the impressions she was processing while watching so many bigger people all around her. I told her Father not to worry, and suggested that nobody should push her faster than she wanted to go. What a great little girl! Nothin was wrong with her.  

NC Here (2.00 / 6)
What didn't I inherit from my parents? I didn't inherit Mom's prejudice. I wish I had inherited Dad's scientific mind so I could be working in the aerospace industry. Past life? Oscar Wilde just so I could be totally outrageous. Pretty far on the fastidious side mainly because of allergies to house dust and mold. I plan on being cremated with my ashes strewn over the ocean but if I had an epitaph it would be "I did it my way."

If I come back I want to come back as Pixie who has now taken over the quilt and unicorn.

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde


Answers for Feb 8 (2.00 / 7)
This one is, which traits did you NOT inherit - one that you are glad you didn't inherit and one that you wish you had inherited?

It would have been nice to get some of my father's ambition. I am glad I didn't inherit my mother's.... well LOTS of things.

Were you someone famous in a past life?

One life per person.

If yes, who, and if not, make up a good one.

I think being Bertrand Russell would have been cool, but he died after I was born. How many people managed to protest against WW I and Vietnam war?  But, for someone long dead, Euler. One of history's greatest mathematicians, and, at the same time, a loving husband and father and (from all accounts) a nice and normal guy.

Where are you on the scale between fastidious and sloppy?

Sloppy.  But I don't leave food lying around.

What is your favorite bird to watch?

There are different birds???? Kidding. But, living in NYC and being nearsighted are not traits conducive to birdwatching. I'm also impatient.

What epitaph would you like on your headstone?

Here Peter Flom's corpse will lie
If, perchance, he should someday die.


"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


Euler (2.00 / 2)
Euler. One of history's greatest mathematicians, and, at the same time, a loving husband and father and (from all accounts) a nice and normal guy.

And constant!  ;-)

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
Gamma gamma! (2.00 / 1)
Euler came up with so many theorems (many thousands) that they are known as Euler's spoilers. It seems many graduate students in math have ideas for dissertations which turn out to have been proved by Euler.  

"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

[ Parent ]
Kat Edmonson - "Lucky" (2.00 / 7)

Good morning.....I've been enjoying the eTown channel on YouTube, and the eTown website is interesting as well....

eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. At eTown, we build community through music.


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

bonjour (2.00 / 7)
I like your tag.

My dad's baldness, I guess. LOL. I got my thick hair from my mom. Wish I got? Can't think of anything because I got a little from both.

Well, I'm not a neat freak, but when the house starts getting cluttered up with this and that, like dog toys all over the house, stuff mr. r. leaves on every available surface, etc, it starts to bug me.

Hummingbirds. We get a LOT here. The hummer warz are entertaining, when they start to claim a feeder for themselves- we have several- and no one else can use it.



i think hair used2hereditize from maternal/grandfathers (2.00 / 5)


[ Parent ]
Good Morning! (2.00 / 5)
Boys Scout Day...If they were hoping to lay low after all the hoopla, I think it's a case of guess again!

Q&A....These did some serious thought stirring in the gray matter...

Traits: I'm thankful I didn't inherited my father's absolutism. He was a solid military man, one vision, one way to do things and by golly that's the way it was. Thankfully my mother managed to soften that a bit when it came to my siblings and me.

I wish I had inherited my mother's easy way with people. That woman could walk into a room of strangers and in hour she would be able to tell you something about everyone in there. Social graces--she had them, in spades!

On being famous and who I would want to be: Nope. No one famous just me. Who would I want to be? My first thought was Jane Austen, but honestly women were so tightly controlled then, so my next thought was a fictional character--The Madwoman of Chaillot...Raging against social demands and constraints at time when women were relegated to specific roles and stayed in the roles come what may. Think the first Red Hat Lady :o)

Birds: I enjoy watching the hummingbirds every spring and summer. But I also enjoy watching my chickens when I'm on the porch and they make for great confidants, never have divulged a single rant I've shared with them.

Sloppy or Fastidious: I'm not sloppy, but I'm not a neatnik either...My housekeeping philosophy: Clean enough to keep it healthy, messy enough to be comfortable and presentable enough that I'm never worried about inviting someone into my home.

Epitaph: Laugh,live,Love, she did all three. (Yes, it's dime novel mushy, but it's heart felt.)


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


Woof, I'm tired. (2.00 / 3)
Can't wait to get home and tipple and watch golf.

But now...

Questions: Gee/mgeorges suggested asking a variety of yesterday's first question regarding traits inherited from parental units. This one is, which traits did you NOT inherit - one that you are glad you didn't inherit and one that you wish you had inherited?  Were you someone famous in a past life? If yes, who, and if not, make up a good one. Where are you on the scale between fastidious and sloppy? What is your favorite bird to watch? What epitaph would you like on your headstone?

I did not inherit the religion gene.  Keep in mind that my mother was very devout, and the church was her life, and that I went to church and Sunday school and youth groups and retreats until I was about 17.  So now I'm thinking that environment doesn't do it alone!  Anyhow, an exposure to college allowed me to discover my scientific, skeptical self (which was already in evidence, but not fully formed).  Take that, Rick Santorum!

One that I wish I had inherited?  Nah, I think I got enough.

Bridey Murphy.  I shit you not.

75% sloppy.

Dipper (aka water ouzel).

Epitaph:  "He ran a marathon, and read Ulysses.  Ha!"

I'm lucky.


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