The Daily F Bomb, Friday 2/15/13

by: Floja Roja

Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:24:56 AM EST



Good morning, all. Happy Friday, and happy 3 day weekend to those who get Monday off.

Interrogatories

At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up? How many hours a day do you average on your computer? If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink? Star Trek or Star Wars? Coke or Pepsi? How is your memory doing these days? What did I just ask? What is your worst habit?

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On This Day

In 1764, the city of St. Louis was established.

In 1879, Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court.

In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that wounded (and eventually killed) Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak.

In 1972, sound recordings were granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

In 2001, the first draft of the complete human genome was published in Nature magazine.

In 2002, President George W. Bush approved Nevada's Yucca Mountain as the site for long-term disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste.

In 2005, Defrocked priest Paul Shanley was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison on child rape charges.

In 2011, protesters swarmed Wisconsin's capitol after Gov. Scott Walker proposed cutbacks in benefits and bargaining rights for public employees.

Born on This Day

1471 - Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian ruler (d. 1503)

1564 - Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist (d. 1642)

1622 - Adam Pynacker or Pijnacker, Dutch painter (d. 1673)

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1705 - Charles-André (or Carle) van Loo, French painter (d. 1765)

That King Louis is such a pill, I absolutely hate having him for a subject!

1710 - King Louis XV of France (d. 1774)

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1797 - Henry E. Steinway, German piano maker (d. 1871)

1812 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)

1817 - Charles-François Daubigny, French painter (d. 1878)

Daubigny, Sous-Bois à Valmondois

1820 - Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist (d. 1906)

1882 - John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)

The CEO of a Fortune 500 Company meets with his pet lobbyist to discuss tactics.

1899 - Gale Sondergaard, Oscar winning American actress whose career ended when she stood by her "commie" husband during the McCarthy era. (d. 1985)

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1904 - Mary Adshead, English artist (d. 1995)

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1905 - Harold Arlen, American composer (d. 1986)

1907 - Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)

1910 - Irena Sendler, Polish heroine of the Holocaust (d. 2008)

1911 - Leonard Woodcock, American labor union official and diplomat (d. 2001)

1914 - Kevin McCarthy, American actor (d. 2010)

1918 - Allan Arbus, American actor

1926 - Dad (d. 1997)

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1927 - Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)

1931 - Claire Bloom, British actress

1941 - Florinda Bolkan, Brazilian actress

1944 - Mick Avory, English drummer (The Kinks)

1945 - John Helliwell, English musician (Supertramp)

1947 - Marisa Berenson, American actress

1948 - Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist

1950 - David Brown, American musician (Santana 1967-1971) (d. 2000)

1951 - Melissa Manchester, American singer (Harlettes)

1954 - Matt Groening, American cartoonist

1959 - Ali Campbell, English singer-songwriter (UB40)

1960 - Mikey Craig, English musician (Culture Club)

1961 - Bob Forrest, American singer/songwriter (Thelonious Monster) and TV personality (Celebrity Rehab)

1969 - Josh Marshall, American journalist

1976 - Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers)

Died on This Day

1145 - Pope Lucius II

1844 - Henry Addington, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1757)

1928 - H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)

1932 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (b. 1865)

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1939 - Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)

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1965 - Nat King Cole, American singer and musician (b. 1919)

1973 - Wally Cox, American actor (b. 1924)

1973 - Tim Holt, American actor (b. 1919)

1978 - Ilka Chase, American actress and writer (b. 1900)

1981 - Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag) (b. 1943)

1984 - Ethel Merman, American singer and actress (b. 1908)

1988 - Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)

Today is

Susan B. Anthony Day
National Gumdrop Day

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Good morning! (2.00 / 17)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Question: (2.00 / 13)
Did part of your hover get eaten up by the "" monster? Or perhaps crushed by an ill-timed Meteor strike?


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


[ Parent ]
It got eaten. (2.00 / 10)
The rest was "don't leave the sugar out again."

Oh well, can't edit comments.  

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


[ Parent ]
ill timed meteor strike... (2.00 / 11)
has a new moderator been appointed here?

[ Parent ]
annointed to what? bubububububububububub/bubba.. (2.00 / 9)


[ Parent ]
anointed...appointed...disjointed... (2.00 / 7)
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrenzo.

I have an old friend who's last name is Zenor.  Your handle confuses me sometimes.


[ Parent ]
you think you got problems? i was Amzo for a week! yikes! (2.00 / 7)
I'm glad you have a friend, bub. How's the kids?
How's the cave? Math still add up?
JaJa's talented beyond our wildest schemes, yes?

Jotter to Jotterbugs to JanTown to Ja. Great ancestry.  


[ Parent ]
No cutting implements were involved. (2.00 / 9)
There was, however, some broken glass.

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

[ Parent ]
looks like one a them mara corday/pictures (2.00 / 8)


[ Parent ]
Fun link (h/t Ian Rankin) (2.00 / 14)
a small English town still stuck in the 70s.

http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/

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


Wild videos of that meteor (2.00 / 14)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl...

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

I love the meteor stuff. Just showed my husband and kids the video. (2.00 / 14)
So cool.  
Answers to your questions
How long have I been on computer:  about 20 minutes
How much computer a day:  1-2 hours
Last meal:  chicken fried steak with French fries and champagne to drink
Star Wars all day long but I know some Trekkies well.  My old boss named her daughter Troi
Coke but I don't drink that stuff anymore.  
My memory sucks for little stuff - like I walk into a room and wonder why I am there
Bad habit:  I am a terrible nail biter.  I have done it for thirty years, I have quit once or twice before but now even my daughter wants me to quit so I guess I have to.  What will I do while I read?  

Good morning. I do get a long weekend. The university is (2.00 / 14)
closed on Monday. Here are a few answers:

At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up? about 15 minutes

How many hours a day do you average on your computer? Far too many.

If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink? I would like a lu'au for my last meal accompanied by a few mai tais.

Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek.

Coke or Pepsi? Diet Pepsi, but I am really trying to cut back on all sodas.

How is your memory doing these days? Not too well. What did I just ask? LOL

What is your worst habit? So many bad habits, so little time.


Finally Friday! And Answers: (2.00 / 10)
At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up?

About 10 minutes; just got coffee.

How many hours a day do you average on your computer?

Most of them?  Um.  Let's see, 8 hours for work; then probably another 4 at home, during the week (unless we go out to dinner or something).  On the weekend, it really depends if we have plans or not - if not, then most of the day will be spent in front of the computer, with occasional breaks for doing laundry & stuff.  Which I guess is a long-winded way of saying, about 12 hours a day.

If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink?

Frozen Margaritas.  And the Hanger Steak dish made by this little restaurant in Hartford, CT; it had shallots and carmelized soy, and was just yum.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars, hands down, but only the original trilogy, not the prequels.

Coke or Pepsi?

Mountain Dew, preferably the Throwback one (made with actual sugar).  The brown stuff is just nasty, regardless of the name on it.

How is your memory doing these days?

Short Term Memory = Awful.  Long term is OK.

What did I just ask?

Who are you? Where am I?

What is your worst habit?

Well, 11 years ago, I would have said smoking.  Now it's probably procrastination


Questions (2.00 / 12)
Star Trek. Pepsi. What were those others again?

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

Good morning. It's weird to be up so early. (2.00 / 12)
I'm usually a late riser, but not today. Level of mentation at this hour = imperceptible.

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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha/baboonomics (2.00 / 9)


[ Parent ]
Splendid neologism! (2.00 / 7)
Baboonomics (n): Republican approach to the economy.

[ Parent ]
Teachers' edition with answers! (2.00 / 11)
At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up? How many hours a day do you average on your computer? If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink? Star Trek or Star Wars? Coke or Pepsi? How is your memory doing these days? What did I just ask? What is your worst habit?

I just sat down about two minutes ago.

Home computer?  Four or five hours, I guess.  At work, I'm on the computer all day!  Whee!

Ice cream and cake and a soda.  If dessert went better with beer, I'd go with some Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale.

Back then it was Star Wars.  Did I ever mention that the first three times I saw Star Trek, it happened to be a rerun of the same episode?  "I am the God Apollo!"

When I still drank sodas with sugar, it was Coke.  Now it's Diet Pepsi.  Diet Coke sucks bigtime.

Memory works intermittently.

Ignoring that last question, whatever it was.

Worst habit?  It's probably something I don't notice.  You'll have to ask Lulu.  First thing that comes to mind is nailbiting.  I don't do it as often as I did before tranquilizers, but I still do it some.  It's satisfyin'.

I'm lucky.


Too true. (2.00 / 10)
Do Republicans still like the Bible after Obama was sworn in on one?
- LOLGOP


I'm lucky.

Stuff (2.00 / 9)
1918 - Allan Arbus, American actor

Wow, so he's still with us?  Dr. Sidney Freedman and star of Greaser's Palace.

1926 - Dad (d. 1997)

A happy birthday to Mr. T!

1948 - Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist

I reread the Maus books every couple of years.  They're precious things.

1981 - Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag) (b. 1943)

And the Butterfield Blues band!

National Gumdrop Day

Jellyroll gumdrop, got my eyes on you!

I'm lucky.


Well, Electric Flag (2.00 / 9)
was the one that lived in the house just below mine when I was a kid. Right after The Sparrow (Steppenwolf) moved out.

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

[ Parent ]
people don't even know what music/was........is.....deaf dopes... (2.00 / 9)


[ Parent ]
What is music? (2.00 / 7)
;-)

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

[ Parent ]
if the nightingales could blog like you (2.00 / 6)
they'd post much tweeter than they due
clause you brought a new mine of view to be

dah da da da di dah da da da

every morning, should we wake
they're ain't too many yawns to take
cause you brought a new kinder scene to make

dah di da da dah da dah

boom

boom ti boom siss.


[ Parent ]
If cats could blog, they wouldn't n/t (1.80 / 5)


"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 ]
attribution crystal eyes? letters/to the letter? (2.00 / 3)


[ Parent ]
Oh my gosh I love that song... humming it now... n/t (2.00 / 5)


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

[ Parent ]
Very cool! (2.00 / 3)
Noisy neighborhood?

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Other than their rehearsals... (2.00 / 3)
and that kid who later ended up in Huey Lewis and the News that lived across the street learning how to play drums... no. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
There was a time when being King of France was a very good job (2.00 / 10)
Happy Birthday King Louis XV

morning bomberoonios. (2.00 / 9)
from the bubbapod...



Gretchen Peters "On A Bus To St. Cloud" (2.00 / 9)

Good morning!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Happy FFFFFFFriday, Fbombers. (2.00 / 10)
At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up? Over 1 1/2 hours
How many hours a day do you average on your computer? 10
If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink?
 Something really expensive with tons of fat and cholesterol.  And, the best wine money could by.  Finishing off with a top Armagnac.
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Depends. Kirk or Jean-Luc?
Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke
How is your memory doing these days? Huh.
What did I just ask? You asked a question?
What is your worst habit? Snarky answes.


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

Hello. Happy Friday; start of a long weekend... (2.00 / 7)
Nice weather we're having. Should be 62o this afternoon with a chance of widely scattered Near Earth Objects...

At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up? About an hour. Sad, actually.

How many hours a day do you average on your computer? Working, about three. Playing and otherwise, also about three, but spaced out in chunks and not a single session.

If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink? Sushi, shepard's pie, Mexican Coca-Cola with real sugar, and a gigantic vanilla milkshake.

Star Trek or Star Wars? Both, but only Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI. The others pretty much suck.

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi, unless it's the aforementioned Mexican Coke.

How is your memory doing these days? What did I just ask? I forget.

What is your worst habit? Procrastination. Always, procrastination...


I was going to procrastinate, but I put it off n/t (2.00 / 5)


"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 ]
My memory is so bad lately... (2.00 / 6)
...that I'd have to scroll back-and-forth to top of page to remember the questions. And I'm not yet awake enough to manage that. ;-p

A happy Friday to my pet Moosies!

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


Memory, Oy! (2.00 / 6)
When I do genealogy I can't hold onto information for the time it takes to bring up a document or move from one window to another. If it's more than a simple fact, I have to put both on the screen at once whether I'm looking up or typing in.

If I start to type something I've known for a long time I suddenly freeze and find it so I'll be sure.

This is no way to find my ancestors, but they're being patient. They stay put and wait while I look for them.



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


[ Parent ]
I was really on a roll... (2.00 / 6)
...with my genealogy/family history, until I had to start taking painkillers for my damn hip. I'm just too dopey nowadays to concentrate enough, but I'm hoping to get back into it later this year, after the surgery's done and healed.

...they're being patient.

I love that about the ancestors. They don't impose artificial "dead"lines. Yeah, a bad pun. ;-)

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


[ Parent ]
That's what cut and paste is for! n/t (2.00 / 7)


"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 ]
Exactly! (2.00 / 6)


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

[ Parent ]
Too much to expect that from me... (2.00 / 5)
...first thing in the morning. I could manage it now, but the mood has passed. ;-p

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

[ Parent ]
If choosing my last meal... (2.00 / 5)
...I would definitely go for filet mignon with green peppercorn sauce, accompanied by French green beans (haricots verts) in almond butter sauce and baked potato with chives and sour cream. Dessert would be a double whammy: creme brulee and chocolat pot-de-creme.

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

Oh, wait. I have to change something... (2.00 / 5)
Dessert for my last meal: White chocolate bread pudding from the Pontchartrain in New Orleans. Hot. With bourbon sauce.

(Your creme brulee made me think of it.)  :-)


[ Parent ]
My grandmother, who didn't drink,... (2.00 / 5)
...used to make carrot pudding with rum sauce. I'd have preferred white chocolate bread pudding! :-)

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

[ Parent ]
Wow...interesting juxtaposition of flavors! (2.00 / 4)
Carrots and rum... hmmmm...

[ Parent ]
It was probably pretty tasty. (2.00 / 4)
At least all the grown-ups in the family loved it. But as a kid anything called "pudding" that was made with a vegetable offended my sensibilities. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
Answers for Feb 15 (2.00 / 6)
At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up?

About 90 minutes

How many hours a day do you average on your computer?

Geeze! A LOT. maybe 10?

If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink?

A lot, slowly.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

I guess Star Wars; at least it doesn't pretend to be serious.

Coke or Pepsi?

I don't like cola

How is your memory doing these days?

For some things, very good (e.g. jokes, riddles, quotations) for other things, very bad (events, faces)

What did I just ask?

What is your worst habit.

What is your worst habit?

I chew on my fingers

"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


I made a big mistake the other day... (2.00 / 2)
What is your worst habit?

I chew on my fingers

I chewed off a hangnail in winter.  It hurts!

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
I don't chew hangnails (2.00 / 2)
I chew on the finger itself, particularly the side of my right index finger.  

"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 ]
This was a BHD: (2.00 / 4)
In 2011, protesters swarmed Wisconsin's capitol after Gov. Scott Walker proposed cutbacks in benefits and bargaining rights for public employees.

Happy "celebrating your dad's birthday day" to you, Floja Roja! Was he really a world famous cub reporter?

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


No, but he wished he was! (2.00 / 4)
He wanted to write the Great American Novel, too. I always said there is no such thing.

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

[ Parent ]
Why do you say there's no such thing (2.00 / 1)
as the Great American Novel?  (I'm not sure what the definition is, or whether it's just a tongue-in-cheek cliche.)  It always sounds as though people assume it hasn't been written yet, although there are several that are good enough to have the title.

Apart from the usual famous titles, my choice for the honor is Robert Coover's The Public Burning, because it's about America, and it's big and vulgar like America, and because it was almost impossible to get published because all the lawyers were quaking in their boots over the book's treatment of Nixon.  The book's ending will make your eyes pop, btw.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
There are many great American novels. (2.00 / 1)
There cannot be one that is THE Great American Novel. America is too vast, the stories too many. None could be representative enough for that title. You could have the Great Southern Novel, and that sort of thing.

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

[ Parent ]
Gotcha. (2.00 / 1)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Oh yeah, I heard from a fellow reporter friend of his (2.00 / 4)
that all his co-workers, hearing the famous last name, automatically assumed he was the son of said famous person bearing that name, and he never bothered to correct them. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
Querilous (2.00 / 4)
At this moment, how long have you been in front of your computer without getting up?

- 2

How many hours a day do you average on your computer?

- 12?

If you knew your next meal would be your last, what would you choose to eat and drink?

- a caesar salad from Aristotle's in Toronto; Sushi from Genki in Cary, NC; petite filet from Ruth's Chris in Georgetown, DC; an Irish Coffee from le Auberge de Venise in Paris; another from the Hilton in Port of Spain, Trinidad; and end it all with several savoring snifters of Bushmill's Single-Cask Millennium Blend Irish Whiskey.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

- Star Trek. Worse than that, the new movies (which are the most epic New Tradition to an old classic, and with the young cast will be going for fifty years).

Coke or Pepsi?

- None. But Dr. Pepper if you have to.

How is your memory doing these days?

- Entirely too clear.

What did I just ask?

- How tall I was.

What is your worst habit?

- blogging.

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


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