Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) An intoxicant.|
|Synonyms:||alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, alcohol|
|Usage:||He guzzled the inebriant like a thirsty man would water and promptly dropped to the floor with a thud.|
Idiom of the Day
In full, unrestricted view; visibly, openly, or publicly.
Oldsmobile Builds Its Last Car (2004)
Founded in 1897 by Ransom Olds, Oldsmobile—not Ford—was the first company to mass produce automobiles. After it became part of General Motors in 1908, it shifted to making luxury vehicles. Sales soared in the 1970s and 80s—the Cutlass was the top-selling car in America in 1976—but by the 90s, Oldsmobile had lost its market to other GM divisions. Amid declining profitability, GM discontinued the line in 2004 after 107 years.
Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (1957)
(one of my favorite actors!)
The son of a British poet laureate and an actress, Day-Lewis is one of the most respected and critically acclaimed actors today. He is also one of the most selective, working only sporadically and maintaining a low profile between films. The intense method actor has won two Academy Awards for best actor, for 1989's My Left Foot and 2007's There Will Be Blood, and is known for his diverse and convincing roles.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
|A 10-day feast for the ears, the eyes, and the stomach held in New Orleans, Louisiana, this festival brings together thousands of musicians, artisans, and cooks who do their thing for more than half a million visitors. The concerts feature not only traditional and contemporary jazz, but also other music forms developed in New Orleans: ragtime, country, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, folk, and Latin. Food tents serve a multitude of indigenous foods, such as jambalaya, andouille, crawfish bisque, gumbo, frog legs, and so on. Hundreds of artisans also display their crafts.|
Researchers Find Means By Which Mushrooms GlowA team of researchers from Russia, Brazil and Japan has uncovered the means by which two kinds of mushrooms glow in the dark.
Researchers find means by which mushrooms glow
1429 - Joan of Arc led Orleans, France, to victory over Britain.
1813 - Rubber was patented by J.F. Hummel.
(my favorite all-time book!)
1852 - The first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published.
1913 - Gideon Sundback patented an all-purpose zipper.
1941 - The Boston Bees agreed to change their name to the Braves. (1936-1941)
1952 - IBM President Thomas J. Watson, Jr., informed his company's stockholders that IBM was building "the most advanced, most flexible high-speed computer in the world." The computer was unveiled April 7, 1953, as the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine.
1961 - ABC’s "Wide World of Sports" premiered.
1974 - Phil Donahue’s TV show, "Donahue" moved to Chicago, IL.
1985 - Billy Martin was brought back, for the fourth time, to the position of manager for the New York Yankees.
1990 - The destruction of the Berlin Wall began.
Laughlin River Run 2017
Apr 26-29, 2017 | Laughlin, NV
Rumbling through Laughlin is the largest motorcycle event on the West Coast, but there’s more to it than conquering the roads with your beastly machine. In addition to roaring down Historic Route 66, you can splash into the Colorado River or rack up some serious cash at Laughlin’s many casinos.
further information: 2017 Laughlin River Run® - Home Page
Oxford May Music 2017
Apr 26 - May 1, 2017
The Church of St John the Evangelist. Iffley Road
Oxford, United Kingdom
Oxford May Music is a unique combination of science, music and art. The annual event boasts wide-ranging programs of lectures and world-class chamber music performances over the course of multiple days in the spring.
further information: Oxford May Music Festival
Saguaro Man 2017
Apr 26-30, 2017
Double Dolphin Farm
County Road 5020 & Mopar Blvd
The Arizona Regional Burn, Saguaro Man, is a five-day festival on the Double Dolphin Farm in Snowflake, Arizona, and aimed toward those who have attended or been creatively inspired by Burning Man in Nevada. Following a specific theme, Saguaro Man encourages interactive participation and allows attendees the chance of uninhibited self-expression through performances, art and community bonding.
further information: Saguaro Man 2017
Pictures of the day
The Threatened Swan is an oil painting made around 1650 by Dutch Golden Age painter Jan Asselijn. Depicting a life-size swan defending its nest, it has been interpreted as an allegory of grand pensionary Johan de Witt protecting the Netherlands from its enemies. The work is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Sean Yoro aka HULA has been painting beautiful portraits in NYC, using his paddle board to get to hard to reach places. The avid artist and surfer is originally from Oahu, Hawaii but is currently based in New York City.
(except for the coloring, this is exactly what fluffy Rosko looks like!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... sign language coloring
Notocactus Concinnus Jigsaw Puzzle
WHAT YOUR BODY DOES EVERY DAY