The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 2/25/13

by: Floja Roja

Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 07:22:21 AM EST



Good morning, bomberistas! Today is the day that slksfca has his surgery, so let's all keep him in our thoughts.

Interrogatories

Do you prefer tropical climates or multi-season climates?  Do your tastes run traditional or modern (or maybe a mix)?  What is your favorite folk or fairy tale? Why? What is your favorite thing to watch on YouTube (cat videos, movie trailers, new hits, old songs, old movies, documentaries...)? Best biography/autobiography you ever read?

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On This Day

In 1815, Napoleon was able to escape from Elba.

In 1919, Woodrow Wilson signed the act of Congress that created Grand Canyon National Park.

In 1920, the German expressionist film, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, inspiration to goth kids everywhere, premiered.

In 1929, Calvin Coolidge signed an Executive Order creating Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

In 1971, U.N. Secretary General U Thant signed a United Nations proclamation making the vernal equinox Earth Day.

In 1980, full diplomatic relations were established between Egypt and Israel.

In 1987, the Tower Commission rebuked President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.

In 1993, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of New York's World Trade Center exploded, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.

Born on This Day

1564 - Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist (d. 1593)

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1740 - Giambattista Bodoni, Italian publisher and engraver and font guy. (d. 1813)

1802 - Victor Hugo, French writer (d. 1885)

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1808 - Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)

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1829 - Levi Strauss, German-born businessman (who did not invent jeans, just manufactured them). (d. 1902)

1836 - Elihu Vedder, painter (d. 1923)

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1846 - William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)

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1866 - Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (d. 1930)

1887 - William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)

1906 - Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)

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1908 - Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)

1909 - Fanny Cradock, English food writer and broadcaster (d. 1994)

1916 - Jackie Gleason, American actor, writer, composer and comedian (d. 1987)

1918 - Theodore Sturgeon, American writer (d. 1985)

1920 - Tony Randall, American actor (d. 2004)

1921 - Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (d. 2007)

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1922 - Margaret Leighton, British actress (d. 1976)

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1926 - Miroslava, Mexican actress (d. 1955)

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1928 - Ariel Sharon, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (2001-2006)

1931 - Robert Novak, American wingnut political columnist aka Novakula (d. 2009)

1932 - Johnny Cash, American country singer (d. 2003)

1943 - Bob Hite, American singer (Canned Heat) (d. 1981)

1945 - Mitch Ryder, American musician (The Detroit Wheels)

1948 - Sharyn McCrumb, American mystery writer

1949 - Elizabeth George, American mystery writer

1958 - Tim Kaine, American politician

1960 - Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke)

1968 - Tim Commerford, American bassist (Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave)

1971 - Erykah Badu, American singer (Soulquarians)

1972 - Jonny Quinn, Northern Irish drummer (Snow Patrol)

Died on This Day

1360 - Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English military leader (b. 1328)

1726 - Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1662)

1813 - Robert Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1746)

1933 - Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)

1966 - Mientje Kling, Dutch actress (b. 1894)

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1989 - Roy Eldridge, American musician (b. 1911)

1990 - Cornell Gunter, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1938)

1991 - Slim Gaillard, American Jazz singer/songwriter (b. 1916) (skip to about 1:07)

1993 - Constance Ford, American actress (b. 1923)

1994 - Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961)

2008 - Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies and Electric Flag) (b. 1947)

2012 - Trayvon Martin, American homicide victim (b. 1995)

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National Pistachio Day
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
For Pete's Sake Day

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Good morning! (2.00 / 14)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

A's: yes,yes,yes,i don't know, un hunh, un hunh, yeah/yeah.. pay me now . (2.00 / 12)


Answers for Feb 26 (2.00 / 14)
Do you prefer tropical climates or multi-season climates?  

Multi-season

Do your tastes run traditional or modern (or maybe a mix)?

Taste in what? In visual art, very traditional. In music, I like baroque, jazz and some rock. In food I like LOTS of things.

 What is your favorite folk or fairy tale? Why?

I don't know.

What is your favorite thing to watch on YouTube (cat videos, movie trailers, new hits, old songs, old movies, documentaries...)?  

Political satire that I get from GOS or Twitter.

Best biography/autobiography you ever read?

Oh, that's hard. The Man Who Loved Only Numbers about Paul Erdos, or Incompleteness about Kurt Godel or maybe one of the Tudor biographies by Carolly Erickson (First Elizabeth and Great Harry were the two best). Lots.  

"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


Well, look at that! (2.00 / 13)
Good morning ev'ybuddy.

For anyone who doesn't know, I'm @AuntJill.

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


now you're famous! (2.00 / 10)
FR has not quoted any of MY high-quality tweets ;-)  

[ Parent ]
Hi there (2.00 / 12)
Do you prefer tropical climates or multi-season climates?  Do your tastes run traditional or modern (or maybe a mix)?  What is your favorite folk or fairy tale? Why? What is your favorite thing to watch on YouTube (cat videos, movie trailers, new hits, old songs, old movies, documentaries...)? Best biography/autobiography you ever read?

Weather:  I prefer seasons

Tastes:  i took this to mean furnishings.  I like midcentury furniture mixed with older accessories.  I do not like overstuffed, large furniture.  

Folk/fairy tale:  tough one.  I always liked Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears for a folk tale.  My daughter is really into fairies and fairy tales now.  I try to find the original versions for her, not just the disneyed version.  We just read a beautifully illustrated version of Snow White.  Does the lion, the witch and the wardrobe count as a fairy tale?  I like that.  And Peter Pan. So well written.

YouTube:  we show my kids videos from the eighties.  Also of my husbands band...they love to watch dad sing.  We also spend a lot of time watching volcanoes, airplanes and firetrucks with my two year old.  And spaceships of any sort.

Best biography:  I don't know if it was really a biography but I don't read a lot of nonfiction for fun.  I liked The Double Helix. About Watson and Crick.  And Rosalind, whose work they stole and waited till she was dead to give her much credit.  


Would we know your husband's band? (2.00 / 9)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Nope (2.00 / 9)
Just a little 50s rock and roll band.  They do everything but Elvis.  Lots of birth of rock and roll.  The shows are fun because people come all dressed up and know how to dance.  They are called The Crown Vic's.

[ Parent ]
Good morning, everyone (2.00 / 11)
Here are a few answers.

Do you prefer tropical climates or multi-season climates?  A mix. I like the spring, summer and fall in NJ, but I do not like the cold and snow. I would rather be in Hawai'i in January and February.

Do your tastes run traditional or modern (or maybe a mix)? Traditional. I like traditional furniture and classical music, especially Baroque and early Classical.

What is your favorite folk or fairy tale?
Cinderella.

Why? What is your favorite thing to watch on YouTube (cat videos, movie trailers, new hits, old songs, old movies, documentaries...)? cat videos, of course.

Best biography/autobiography you ever read? I Know why the Caged Bird Sings.


Biography... (2.00 / 7)
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings.

A great one!  Been a long time since I read it.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
the dark prince was born? (2.00 / 10)
you imply he was not hatched or otherwise delivered.

is anyone w/ silks? or anyone we know?  

mod to tropical.  fuck snow.  who the hell needs 4 seasons?
which taste?
the red thread story from china.  because of my daughter.
actually not a giant youtube fan. knitting help videos, lol.
ooooh.  truman? great writing or great person?  it's complicated!

off to do stuff.  then stop at home. do more stuff.  


I won't be alone... (2.00 / 8)
...because navajo is coming by in about an hour to drive me to the hospital.

Oh, and this...

fuck snow.

...made me laugh, which is probably uncouth since I never have to worry about the white stuff. ;-)

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


[ Parent ]
You take care, silks. (2.00 / 7)
I have commanded that everyone keep you in their thoughts, and so it shall be. (Well, because you are you, they would do so without being asked.)

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

[ Parent ]
we love you, silks (2.00 / 7)
will miss you and hope all goes well.

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


[ Parent ]
Good morning! (2.00 / 10)
The lonely voice of youth asks, "What is truth?"  She also wants to know:

Do you prefer tropical climates or multi-season climates?  Do your tastes run traditional or modern (or maybe a mix)?  What is your favorite folk or fairy tale? Why? What is your favorite thing to watch on YouTube (cat videos, movie trailers, new hits, old songs, old movies, documentaries...)? Best biography/autobiography you ever read?

Trvth:  A wet bird never flies at night.

Climates:  I don't like really, really hot or really, really cold.  I want a Northern California climate, where it's merely chilly all the time.

Modern.

I'll have to think about the folk tales.

I mostly watch music stuff on YouTube, especially live performances.  But I also like documentaries when I get time.  To be specific, there's a series of short films called Yosemite Nature Notes.  Highly recommended!

Best autobiography:  Moab Is My Washpot, by Stephen Fry.  Recommended for all!

You didn't ask, but Worst autobiography is Rita Will, by Rita Mae Brown.  Either Bantam employs no editors, or Rita Mae's editor didn't like her.

I'm lucky.


Pepe Romero - Suite Andaluza (2.00 / 10)

Good morning, and best wishes to silks for a safe and successful surgery today.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


{{{princess}}} (2.00 / 10)
I love Spanish guitar and classical guitar music. When I was 17 my parents got me a classical guitar for Christmas, but then two things happened: I broke my arm, and if that wasn't enough my piano teacher forbade me from playing the guitar anyway. Had something to do with not getting the fingers callused, so important for expressiveness on the keyboard.

Anyway, thanks for the lovely video!

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


[ Parent ]
Good morning everyone (2.00 / 7)
I had to go have a cup of coffee before tackling the questions. LOL

Do you prefer tropical climates or multi-season climates?  
Anything but the Sonoran Desert. I lived there for 37 years. I hate wind and dust. I need lots and lots of rain. Fog is good too. I could live with snow, though I would prefer not to do so.

Do your tastes run traditional or modern (or maybe a mix)?

Both...in everything

What is your favorite folk or fairy tale? Why?

The Boy Who Drew Cats, a Japanese fairy tale. I read it when I was about 4 and never forgot it.

What is your favorite thing to watch on YouTube (cat videos, movie trailers, new hits, old songs, old movies, documentaries...)?  

Old music by Jacques Brel or Edith Piaf

Best biography/autobiography you ever read?

It's not a biography, but I love The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. It's about his journey to Antarctica with Robert Falcon Scott. The title doesn't refer to the tragic run to the pole, but is a reference to a trip to see penguins that turned into a terrible ordeal. There are several versions, but the only good one covers the journey from its start in England.

On a side note, and since his escape from Elba was mentioned... Contrary to popular belief, Napoleon was not short. He was 5'7" which was quite average for the time. The confusion about his height came from the difference between French and British measurements. :)  




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Good Evening! (2.00 / 1)
Do you prefer tropical climates or multi-season climates? Multi-season. Although we are supposed to get our second big snowstorm since Saturday, so I don't know for how much longer...

Do your tastes run traditional or modern (or maybe a mix)? modern, except for art. In that case I like both.

What is your favorite folk or fairy tale?  Toss up between the Golden Goose and the Nixie of the Mill Pond, both collected by the Grimms. Why? Because of the archetypes and how they are portrayed in both character and narrative.

What is your favorite thing to watch on YouTube (cat videos, movie trailers, new hits, old songs, old movies, documentaries...)? Rock music videos with some country and jazz as well

Best biography/autobiography you ever read? The Autobiography of Malcolm X


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