Friday, December 2, 2016

Faux Fur Friday December 2, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Faux Fur Friday

Since man first started killing animals and wearing their skins, furs have been all the rage. Beaver fur, ocelot fur, wolf fur, bear fur, if it had four legs and a fuzzy exterior, we were going to use it as this year’s latest fashion. To be fair, in ages past fur was utterly necessary, the same thing that kept our prey animals warm during the winter was being borrowed to help our ancestors survive the same. But times have changed, and with electric heating and synthetic fibers there’s no longer a need for fur.

But it sure looks fantastic, even hundreds of years of fiber development can’t change the fact that fur is a classic look that will never go out of style. But along with the fiber industry, our sensibilities have changed as well, and slaughtering tasty animals for their furs is no longer looked upon favorably. So what’s a lover of fuzzy clothes to do? Abandon it? Not at all! Faux Fur Friday is the answer to all of your animal hide needs, without the aching conscience.

The first fake furs started coming into the scene in the 1900’s, with ‘fur’ being made from the wool of either newborn or unborn lambs. Since that day fake furs have been expanding throughout the world and fashion industry. During the hey-day of fur fashion fake furs were a way for those less financially enriched to get into the fur fashion. Fur was considered to say a lot about the person wearing it, with Vogue Magazine stating that the fur you wear will reveal “the kind of woman you are and the kind of life you will lead.”

An expert in 1924 once told the Times that when a fur of any kind becomes fashionable, the (textile) trade will hunt for a substitute. Every girl wants to look like the fashionistas, and would pay for the opportunity to do so. But what started as a way to produce realistic fake furs soon turned itself to a new pursuit, fake furs had the benefit of being able to be produced in any color and pattern, and thus bright purple leopard prints became a viability, and soon turned to fashion.

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Word of the Day


Definition: (verb) To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation.
Usage:He fulminated against corruption in governmental institutions.


Idiom of the Day

guilty pleasure

Something that one enjoys or finds pleasurable but knows or feels to be bad, inferior, aberrant, or lowbrow, especially as might be perceived or judged by other people.



Otto Dix (1891)


A German painter and printmaker, Dix fought in World War I and returned haunted by what he had witnessed. After experimenting with Impressionism and Dada, he arrived at Expressionism and began producing works depicting nightmarish scenes of the horrors of war and the depravities of a decadent society. His anti-military works aroused the wrath of the Nazi regime and he was dismissed from his academic posts in 1933.

Marshall Islands Gospel Day


Gospel Day in the Marshall Islands is similar to Thanksgiving day in the US. The Marshallese people attend church on this day to commemorate the first missionaries who brought the light of God to the Marshall Islands. The largest church in the Marshall Islands is the United Church of Christ; however, many other Protestant denominations have churches in the Marshall Islands, including Assembly of God, Baptist, and Seventh Day Adventists. In addition, the Catholic Church has established a strong presence in the islands.

It's Official: 4 New Elements Added to Periodic Table Have Formal Names

Oh, hello, oganesson. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the century-old organization charged with maintaining the periodic table, finally announced it had approved the names of four new elements.



 1816 - The first savings bank in the U.S., the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for business.


 1901 - Gillette patented the KC Gillette Razor. It was first razor to feature a permanent handle and disposable double-edge razor blades.


 1927 - The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A automobile. It was the successor to the Model T.


 1939 - New York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago landed at 12:01 a.m.

1970 - The Environmental Protection Agency began operations.


 1982 - Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Barney Clark. He lived 112 days with the device. The operation was the first of its kind.
2010 - NASA announced the discovery of a new arsenic-based life form.



If You Were Born Today, December 2
You are spontaneous, fun, moody, and intriguing. Others are drawn to your adventurous spirit and sunny personality. Variety is what you crave, although without solid footing you don't feel at all comfortable about seeking it. You can be highly creative, and it is of particular importance to channel your creativity, because, without focus, you can easily feel uncertain, lost, and confused. You are constantly working on your self-confidence in this lifetime, although others might not know this about you until they truly have been let into your heart. Famous people born today: Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Lucy Liu, Maria Callas, Stone Phillips, Monica Seles.

Pictures of the day

 Newsagent's shop

A man in a newsagent's shop in Paris, France. Such shops are typically located in busy public places and sell newspapers, magazines, cigarettes, snacks and often items of local interest. These shops may be either freestanding kiosks or part of a larger structure.
Picture of the Day: Jupiterrise It’s like a ‘moonrise’, only Jupiter-sized


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Prince George Christmas Photo Pullover 2014 pattern by Amie Richan

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The Completed Afghan
Free Knitting Pattern: Psychedelic Squares Afghan: Garter St Version

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Tinsel Tree Pattern - Knitting Patterns and Crochet Patterns from 


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Angel Bears Stocking
Angel Bears Stocking - Talking Crochet Newsletter - November 19, 2013 - Vol. 10 No. 23



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RECIPE - christmas



Crockpot Cheddar Beer Chicken Tacos I
Crockpot Cheddar Beer Chicken Tacos | How Sweet It Is

SWEETS - chanukah




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CRAFTS - christmas
homemade advent calendar idea toilet paper craft elves advent calendar diy






My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. - Aristotle

 self portrait - otto dix

 The Piraha tribe of Brazil has almost no words for counting, colors, time, or relationships. -------------------- A newborn bottlenose dolphin does not sleep for the first month of its life. -------------------- “Tunnel Joe” Holmes spent one year and eight month tunneling out of the Maryland State Penitentiary, successfully escaping in February 1951—but lasted only two weeks on the run before being captured.



No more frozen veggie avalanches

binder clips for vegetables

the funniest jokes from the 
edinburgh 2016 festival


Funniest jokes of the fringe 2016

Not at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Not a problem – you can still have a giggle at all the best one-liners from this year's shows.
TV channel Dave asked the UK's top comedy critics as well as the public to vote in its annual Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, and the winners are listed below. Masai Graham took the top spot with his organ donation quip.
Here are the top 35 jokes – enjoy!
Masai Graham
'My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card. He's a man after my own heart.'
Stuart Mitchell
'Why is it old people say, "there's no place like home", yet when you put them in one...'
Mark Watson
'I've been happily married for four years – out of a total of 10.'
Mark Smith
'Apparently, one in three Britons are conceived in an IKEA bed, which is mad because those places are really well lit.'
Will Duggan
'I went to a pub quiz in Liverpool, had a few drinks so I wasn't much use. Just for a laugh I wrote The Beatles or Steven Gerrard for every answer... came second.'
Tiff Stevenson
'Brexit is a terrible name, sounds like cereal you eat when you are constipated.'
Gary Delaney
'I often confuse Americans and Canadians. By using long words.'
Adele Cliff
'Why is Henry's wife covered in tooth marks? Because he's Tudor.'
Annie McGrath
'Don't you hate it when people assume you're rich because you sound posh and went to private school and have loads of money?'
Jordan Brookes
'Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy, I hear you ask.'
Michelle Wolf
'Hillary Clinton has shown that any woman can be President. As long as your husband did it first.'
Roger Swift
'I spotted a Marmite van on the motorway. It was heading yeastbound.'
Arthur Smith
'Back in the day, Instagram just meant a really efficient drug dealer.'
Zoe Lyons
'I'll tell you what's unnatural in the eyes of God. Contact lenses.'
Phil Nicol
'Elton John hates ordering Chinese food. Soya seems to be the hardest word.'
Glenn Moore
'I don't know why my elderly neighbor bothers subscribing to newspapers if he's just going to let them pile up outside his house.'
Darren Walsh
'When I'm listening to U2, I turn down the treble a little bit. Just to take The Edge off.'
Pete Firman
'Spent the last three days alone trying to learn escapology. I need to get out more.'
Tony Cowards
'My motto in life is always give 100%. Which makes blood donation quite tricky.'
Anna Morris
'I've made a terrible spelling mistake in the wedding order of service. My stepfather, of course, is a COUNT.'
Eric Lampeart
'I sometimes feel suicidal so my therapist suggested I do CBT. So I did, and now I can ride a motorbike. How's that going to help?'
Tony Cowards
'My dad was an Army engineer who specialized in clearing minefields. He always wanted me to follow in his footsteps.'
Liam Withnail
'Everyone has a racist gran. I call mine Ku Klux nan.'
Glenn Moore
'I lost a court case battle against a popular fabric softener; I fought Lenor, and Lenor won.'
Anthony Wright
'It took me two hours before I realized my pot of herbs had gone missing. I thought: : "No way? Where's the thyme gone!"'
Leo Kearse
'From my window all I can see is fish fingers. I've got a Birds Eye view.'
Sarah Callaghan
'Getting dumped on Pancake Day – you'd flip.'
Radio Active
'In tennis, what does deuce mean? It's a refreshing drink drunk by players between games.'
Ed Night
'I love my area, but it's been getting a bit gentrified recently – I can tell because my dealer's joined LinkedIn.'
Brennan Reece
'My mum likes the saying, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." I'm asthmatic, that's out of order.'
Michelle Wolf
'I think we should change the name of Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes to Not Your Fault Diabetes and Mostly Your Fault Diabetes.'
Pete Otway
'I can't exercise for long. When I get back from a run my girlfriend usually asks if I've forgotten something.'
Paul McMullan
'Do you know what I'd do if I found you in bed with my wife? I'd tuck you in.'
Stuart Mitchell
'At University I studied archeology. I scraped through my exams.'
Stuart Laws
'If you want your child to have a head start in the science industry then consider naming it 'Et Al'. Get its name on a lot of science papers straight away.'

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