The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 2/14/13

by: Floja Roja

Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 07:33:51 AM EST



Good morning

Questions! The first I found on Twitter and traced back to Reddit. The second is one kids always ask each other.

If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up? Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after? What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it? Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission? Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch?

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Born on This Day

1799 - Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter (d. 1842)

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1812 - Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist who traveled extensively and documented much of what he saw, especially landscapes and natives. (d. 1846)

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1818 - Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist (d. 1895)

1847 - Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette (d. 1919)

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1871 - Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)

1880 - Aida Overton Walker, African American dancer and singer (d. 1914)

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1890 - Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist's model, artist, designer, and self styled Queen of Bohemia (d. 1956) (Painting by Roger Fry)

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1894 - Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)

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1913 - Jimmy Hoffa, American labor union leader (presumed d. 1975)

1921 - Hugh Downs, American television host

1922 - Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)

1927 - Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (d. 2007)

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1929 - Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)

1931 - Phyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)

1937 - Magic Sam, American blues musician (d. 1969)

1941 - Big Jim Sullivan, English session guitarist (d. 2012)

1941 - Paul Tsongas, American politician (d. 1997)

1942 - Michael Bloomberg, American media mogul and politician

1943 - Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter

1943 - Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)

1946 - Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)

1947 - Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)

1947 - Judd Gregg, American politician

1948 - Teller, American magician (Penn and Teller)

1952 - Nancy Keenan, American reproductive-rights advocate

1956 - Dave Dravecky, American baseball player

1960 - Jim Kelly, American football player

1968 - Scott McClellan, 25th White House Press Secretary and star of the late lamented "Scotty Show" on Daily Kos.

1972 - Rob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)

1975 - Scott Owen, Australian bass player (The Living End)

Died on This Day

1400 - King Richard II of England (murdered) (b. 1367)

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1676 - Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist

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1779 - James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)

1943 - Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)

1950 - Karl Guthe Jansky, American Discoverer of cosmic radio waves (b. 1905)

1959 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)

1967 - Sig Ruman, German-American actor (b. 1884)

1975 - P. G. Wodehouse, English writer (b. 1881)

2009 - Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer (b. 1924) here with his wife, Pearl Bailey

2010 - Doug Fieger, American musician (The Knack) (b. 1952) WARNING: EARWORM

2010 - Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)

Today is

Valentine's Day
Ferris Wheel Day
National Organ Donor Day
Singles Awareness Day
National Crème-filled Chocolates Day

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Good morning! (2.00 / 23)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Happy Valentine's Day, meese. (2.00 / 19)
Good questions. Here are a few answers:

If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up? Probably something political like the list of presidents. I can't help it. I am a political junkie.

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Fly. I am still waiting for my flying car.

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after? Truthfully, neither.

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it? Folding, I don't think that I have ironed since President Johnson (Andrew, bot Lyndon) was in office.

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission? Manual

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch? Fried.


Excellent answer! "the list of presidents" (2.00 / 16)
That would probably tell you an awful lot without having to go much further.



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


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Answers for Feb 14 (2.00 / 18)
If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up?

10 minutes? It's tempting to do something grand here, but 10 minutes isn't much time for unlocking secrets of the universe; so, I'd look up closing price of Dow each year. Yeah. Petty, I know. But 10 minutes!  In 10 hours I could do something interesting.

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly?

Fly. Invisibility just doesn't work well. See lots of fiction.

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after?

Cook

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it?

I don't iron. The few clothes I own that need ironing, I send to a dry cleaner. Then again, my folding is awful.

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission?

I don't drive. With my vision and spatial issues, I'd be a terror. My preferred car is a subway.

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch?

Never got into chee-tos.


"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


Happy February 14! (2.00 / 16)
If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up? Election results, but plf515 has the better answer. The Dow results would be more useful. :)

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Turn invisible. Oh, the places I'd go...

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after?  Cook. I love to cook and I always make a big, honkin' mess.

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it? Both are easy, but I don't like doing either.

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission? Automatic, I am totally unused to driving a manual

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch? I don't really care for Chee-tos.


Happy valentines day! (2.00 / 15)
Answers to your fine questions today...
Wikipedia: probably my kids names just to see if they are in there.  

Flight or invisibility:  my desire to gather information leads me to think that invisibility could be very useful.  Especially on public transportation since I can't fly.

Cook or clean up:  both sound nice but I am sick so I think I'd rather cook today.  Tomorrow may be different.

Fold or iron:  fold

Auto or manual:  manual

Cheetos:  deep fried


Aida was a pretty talented lady! (2.00 / 15)
I'll be checking her out.

If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up?
Only 10 minutes??? Well, I'm hoping there will be a really fast way to take find pages and take screen shots in split seconds, so I can look up: US History, global warming, Human rights, Pittsburgh, Great American Women Presidents, How peace transformed the world, The success of the working class--there is really just too much!

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly?
I want to fly. Even when I was incredibly healthy, slim, and athletic; I was never fast. I watch Olympic runners and dream of what it would feel like to have your hair fly out from behind you as you zoom down the track.  

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after?
Cook! I love to make dinner when I have plenty of time, but afterward I want the pots, pans, dishes, and silverware to magically get themselves cleaned.

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it?
Once upon a time I spent a summer at a sewing factory. It was the summer between my junior and senior year of college. I thought that I might stop going to college and work in the factory for good. But...I spent most the summer pressing clothes. When it is 90 degrees outside, it is 100-110 at the pressers. The women there were wonderful and took me under their wing. I decided to go back to college and to never iron anything else again. I'm now 51. I very rarely iron anything.

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission?
The still make manual transmissions? Who knew?

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch?
I love the airy crush and feel of the baked cheetos. Daughter loves the deep fried. It's an on-going battle of which to buy, if she comes to the grocery store with me.  

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


HAHAHA!! (2.00 / 16)
The "women's studies set" thanks you.

Excellent find ...

   Considering it was the Speaker's office, Marco Rubio is just lucky he didn't accidentally grab one of John Boehner's glasses 190 proof
   - Jack Kimble (@RepJackKimble) February 13, 2013

Indeed! But then he could have claimed that his rantings were from his alcohol-addled brain instead of his ideology-addled brain. Most people would understand the former but are completely befuddled by the latter.

National Creme-filled Any Damn Chocolates Day

Why must you add qualifiers?



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


About 32 degrees in the DC area (2.00 / 14)
this morning, clear, going up to 50.  Had some sequence of rain-snow-rain-snow last night, so had to scrape the windshield.

Down to bizness:

If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up? Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after? What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it? Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission? Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch?

Does Wikipedia keep track of winning Lotto numbers?  No?  I'll get back to you.

Fly.

Clean up.

It's easy to fold laundry badly, which is what I do.

I drove a manual for many years, but switched to automatic.  Tired of shifting.  But manual is good in snow.

I don't really eat chee-tos.  Probably deep fried, though.  I usually pick the less healthy choice in any situation.

I'm lucky.


Los comments (2.00 / 13)
Um, hello? My boobs are down here
- Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman)

That woman talks sense!

1943 - Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)

And James Brown!

1676 - Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist

Love the hover!  (Btw, Michael Kors says their outfits look costumey.)

Singles Awareness Day

Kraft singles?  One dollar bills?  One base hits?  Singles "Awareness" Day?  What should we be aware of?

I'm lucky.


Singles? (2.00 / 10)
I assume they are reminding those of us who are single about our sorry state. ;-) I think the rest of you are supposed to point and laugh.

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

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Goood Mornin' ev'ybuddy! (2.00 / 15)
If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up? Everything about everyday life currently and for the previous 50 years as fast as I could go, saving to read later.

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Fly, definitely.

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after?  Cook if I must but really neither.

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it? I really must get around to the pile of ironing that's been in my closet for 15 years...

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission? My car is a 1997 manual transmission with no bells or whistles.

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch? Deep fried. Don't like those softy things.

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


Hullo out there! (2.00 / 13)
I prefer the crispy, crackly cheet-ohs to the puffy ones.

Haven't ironed a thing in years, not since I was a drone in the corporate hive - and even then I usually sent shirts to a laundry service.

I'd rather cook than clean up, but I'd rather eat than cook.

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


Greetings, Valentinos and Valentinas! (2.00 / 12)
If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up?   Sports scores.  Got to place those bets down.
Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Turn invisible (assuming that I could uninvisible myself at will).
Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after?
Cook
What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it?  Fold laundry
Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission? Depends on the use.  For fun driving on country roads, nothing beats a stick.  But, it is a total PITA in stop-and-go city traffic.
Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch? Baked.


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

Answers To Questions: (2.00 / 11)
Yeah
Yeah, ok
Yup
Yeah
Yeah, I would
Sure.

Tomorrow's Answers:
Not on your life
No
Never
Don't even think about
Come on
Really.

Answers 100 Years From Now:
What'd I Say?
If you can find it you can have it.
Twice
Uh, hum a few bars and we'll retake it
Because of Hedwig and bubbanomics
Period.   Space.    Fiat.      Phantom Zone.


Does "bah, humbug" work for Valentine's Day too? (2.00 / 12)
If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up? I have no idea... Just the fact it's there might be a good indication we have survived, maybe.

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Invisible? With or without the Ring, my precioussss?

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after? Cook, no question.

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it? I don't like folding, but I hate ironing. That's why I stick to stuff that either looks good wrinkled, or stuff that doesn't wrinkle.

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission? Automatic, just because I'm old. I have, however, owned two MG Midgets, but not at the same time. They were fun.

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch? Baked - love the mouth-feel of baked.


Fierced for the Lord of the Rings reference :-) (2.00 / 11)
Some of my all time favorite books.  

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Hey, I have an Elvish tattoo. (2.00 / 8)
My favorite books also. I quote the poetry. It makes people stare...

"The world was fair, the mountains tall,
in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings in Nargathrond and Gondolin..."

Yep, I'm a geek.  ;-)


[ Parent ]
I'm too chicken to get a tattoo (2.00 / 8)
but an elvish one sounds awesome :-)  Have you ever heard the audiobooks that Rob Inglis narrated?  I love his Smeagol/Gollum voices, and he does a great job with the poetry too.

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I don't have the audiobooks, although with your (2.00 / 7)
recommendation I might acquire them.

I do have the BBC Radio version (on a dozen cassettes!) and I thought that production was excellent. Ian Holm is actually the voice of Frodo (cool) and an actor I was not familiar with - Peter Woodthorpe - plays Gollum. He is not quite as good as Andy Serkis - no one does a better Gollum - but Woodthorpe is very good.


[ Parent ]
The Rob Inglis ones are unabridged, so (2.00 / 7)
they're lengthy.  10 CDs for the Hobbit, 16 for the Fellowship, etc.  Rob Inglis does all of the narration & voices, but he's really good - the characters actually sound different and unique.  If you have an Audible account, they're available there now.  Or if you wanted to give one of the books a try, I'd be willing to ship you my CDs - they're on my ipod now so it's not like you'd be cutting me off from them.  :-)

[ Parent ]
Hubby has an account, so I'll start there. (2.00 / 7)
Thanks for the offer though! Sounds like something I am definitely interested in having.

[ Parent ]
Fierced for "bah, humbug" (2.00 / 10)
 photo humbugVD.jpg

Good morning, Toad Lady.  


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Love the flattened Cupid!!!! :-D (2.00 / 8)
Hi, urso! Hope you are well, sweetie!

I think the toads are still hibernating. I gave them nice places to do that... As strange as this winter has been, I hope they will stay in their houses until at least late April!


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Bah. (2.00 / 4)
Does "bah, humbug" work for Valentine's Day too?

I have a friend who used to be unlucky in love, and her name for Valentine's Day was "VD."  Then she found love and lived happily ever after.

I'm lucky.


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Fly, be free! (2.00 / 11)
If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up?

- state of world hunger, human biology, industrial systems, global climate control

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly?

- fly

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after?

- cook

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it?

- ironing is wonderfully OCS

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission?

- manual in the country, auto in the city

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch?

-crunch!

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


"OCD" (2.00 / 10)


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

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G'morning (2.00 / 11)
One cup of coffee down, so hopefully I'm coherent enough to answer ;-)

If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up?

Tough one.  Probably the list of US Presidents, information on the Middle East (curious to see how Iran/Israel/Afghanistan/etc. are faring), and if there was time left, the winning football teams for a random week for the next year's season. (Every year I do a football pool at work, and I never win.)

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly?

Interesting... I'm kinda afraid of heights, so my first inclination is to say 'turn invisible', but if I could fly, I wouldn't have to be afraid of falling.  So I'll go with "Fly"

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after?  

Oh, that's easy - cook.  I like cooking.  Not as much as I love baking, but cooking is fun too.

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it?

Easier?  Well, I guess that's folding.  Although I'm not good at getting it done on a timely basis.  

Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission?

Manual, hands down.  The only time I prefer automatic is when I'm in a traffic jam.  Or when I want my husband to drive (I tried to teach him stick, but either I'm a bad teacher or he's a bad student, or both).

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch?

So long as they have lots of orange cheesy goodness, I don't care if they're baked or fried.


I'm not afraid of falling (2.00 / 2)
I'm afraid of landing.  

"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

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Great questions today! (2.00 / 9)
Wikipedia of 100 years in the future? For sheer spite, I'd check when my former evil corporate employer went bankrupt. Otherwise, maybe check on scientific and medical breakthroughs.

Turn invisible or fly? Fly. I love maps, aerial photography, and geomorphology. Seeing the landscape from the air would be awesome. It also beats being stuck in traffic.

Cook dinner or clean up after? Cook, most definitely!

Folding laundry or ironing it? Folding. LOVE doing laundry; it's my favorite chore. I used to have a babysitter who would sing as she hung the laundry out on the line. I couldn't wait to grow up and have laundry of my own if it was that much of a joy! I don't iron more than a few times a year. I buy clothes that don't need ironing, including some made from recycled materials that dry quickly and ensure a low environmental footprint throughout their life. Still, a nice fluffy towel or pair of jeans right out of the dryer? Heavenly!

Automatic or manual transmission? Manual, but it's been a very long time since I had one. I think it makes one a more alert and involved driver.

Chee-tos baked or deep fried? I'd rather spend my junk-food credits on dark chocolate.  


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


-- Oscar Wilde


:::Gasp!::: (2.00 / 3)
Chocolate is not junk food! It is necessary to maintain human life! It is its own food group! ;-)

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

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Pink Martini - Splendor in the Grass (2.00 / 9)

Happy Valentines Day!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Good Mornin' Y'all :o) (2.00 / 9)
Oh my love that 17th century strut...Work it baby work it!

If you were granted access to Wikipedia of 100 years in the future for ten minutes only, what would you look up?
Wow, ummm....most significant books and authors, yeah I'm going with that.

Would you rather be able to turn invisible or fly? Fly

Would you rather cook dinner or clean up after? Cook hands down.

What's easier for you, folding laundry or ironing it? I don't really mind either. I actually like to iron, pop in a mindless dvd or sing along with the ipod and get after it!


Is your preferred car an automatic or manual transmission?
Automatic, hubby's is a stick so I wind up driving both

Do you prefer your chee-tos baked or deep fried to a crackly crunch? Baked

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


It's a gorgeous day out there. (2.00 / 6)
I just did my errands and enjoyed some warm sunshine. On the way home I stopped by the co-op bakery and got a tasty focaccia topped with tomatoes, arugula, and balsamic-marinated red onions. A nice light lunch. :-)

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

Aida... (2.00 / 2)
1880 - Aida Overton Walker, African American dancer and singer (d. 1914)

She was lovely!  First time I've heard of her.

I'm lucky.


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