thanks for the vintage pics, helen
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) To conciliate (an offended power).|
|Usage:||After his grave sin, he tried to propitiate the gods with a sacrifice.|
Idiom of the Day
To monitor or control a conflict or dispute, especially in a neutral or uninvolved manner. Primarily heard in UK.
Popeye Makes His Debut in the Thimble Theater Comic Strip (1929)
Popeye, the popular cartoon character who turns from sailor to strongman with a few swallows of spinach, started out as a minor character in the Thimble Theater comic strip. In its early days, the strip starred Olive Oyl and her boyfriend, Ham Gravy. However, after cartoonist E.C. Segar introduced Popeye, he became so popular that his role was expanded, and he soon replaced Ham as Olive's love interest.
Mack Sennett (1880)
|Sennett was an American movie director, considered the father of slapstick comedy in film. After directing comedies under the tutelage of D.W. Griffith, he left to form his own Keystone Company and produced the first American feature-length comedy, Tillie's Punctured Romance, in 1914. He made more than 1,000 comedy shorts, often featuring the wild antics of the Keystone Kops, and received a special Academy Award in 1937.|
The Australian Open is the year's first event in the Grand Slam of tennis. It is played on synthetic hard courts in Melbourne, Australia, and known officially as the Australian Championships. The championship for men began in 1905, and the women's championship in 1922. The matches became an "open" (to both amateurs and professionals) in 1969. Margaret Smith Court, an Australian known for her powerful serve and volley, is the all-time champion in the women's division of the open; she won the title 11 times between 1960 and 1973.
New 'Skywalker' Ape Species Will Need Jedi Powers to Survive
There's a new jungle Jedi out there. Scientists who discovered a new primate, which lives in eastern Myanmar and southwestern China, are such big Star Wars fans, they named the ape after Luke Skywalker.
New 'Skywalker' Ape Species Will Need Jedi Powers To Survive
1773 - Captain Cook's Resolution became the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1806 - James Madison Randolph, grandson of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, was the first child born in the White House.
1871 - Andrew S. Hallidie received a patent for a cable car system.
1905 - Punchboards were patented by a manufacturing firm in Chicago, IL.
1912 - English explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole. Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten him there by one month. Scott and his party died during the return trip.
1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody. Wallenberg was credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews.
1966 - NBC ordered 32 episodes of "The Monkees" for its upcoming fall schedule.
1972 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.
1985 - Leonard Nimoy got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 - A court in Ireland granted the first divorce in the Roman Catholic country's history.
January 21, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
2. News - the Other Day: January 15
Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am
3. patty's son in law writes a wonderful and thoughtful music blog that is a bit off the beaten track. This man sure can write as well as dance, sing, and ponder life. It is a joy to share the world with this poet-philosopher for whom music does far more than just fill the soundscape.
Pictures of the day
Cypresses at Cagnes, an oil painting on canvas by the French neo-impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross. Cross (1856–1910) played an important role in shaping the second phase of the Neo-Impressionist movement. His later works, using broad, blocky brushstrokes with small areas of exposed bare canvas between the strokes, have been cited as precursors to Fauvism and Cubism.
knit - VALENTINE'S DAY
Women's Ribbed Hat
crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY
Heart and Sole Slippers
Cheesy Slow-Cooker Tortellini Soup
how could i not share this one? not that i ever ate one! lol
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... paper dolls
LATER, GATOR! :-)