“Sufferin’ succotash”

Sufferin’ succotash – Sylvester (Looney Tunes)

The Battle of Los Angeles (1942)

The “Battle of Los Angeles” is the name given by contemporary sources to the imaginary enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that took place over Los Angeles, California, just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Reports of an imminent strike on the city led to the sounding of air raid sirens, the […]

BNBR – Abbreviation for Be Nice Be Respectful

BNBR – Abbreviation for Be Nice Be Respectful http://www.abbreviations.com/BNBR   There was also this one Brighton Naked Bike Ride (with photos)!!!! Look that one up yourself if you feel the need.  

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“Don’t get it right, just get it written.” – James Thurber

Don’t get it right, just get it written. James Thurber Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_thurber.html

Oh Magoo, you’ve done it again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Magoo

“littered with malaprops” – Malapropism

mal·a·prop·ism n. Ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound.   A confused use of words in which an appropriate word is replaced by one with similar sound but ludicrously inappropriate meaning. The Free Dictionary – Malapropism

“3 men may keep a secret, provided 2 are dead” – Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin on conspiracy: “3 men may keep a secret, provided 2 are dead”.

E. M. Forster

As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we take this examination system seriously. If another ladder to employment was contrived, much so-called education would disappear, and no one would be a penny the stupider. …read more

“Sheeple”

I really hesitated to include this word in this directory. ‘Sheeple’ is one of two words I really hate… The other is ‘consumer’.   Sheeple (a portmanteau of “sheep” and “people”) is a derogatory term that highlights the herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power which likens them to sheep, a herd […]

Does that robin in your yard mean spring is in the air?

Not always – but most of us will smile at the sight anyway. A favorite of young and old alike for its vivid color and cheery song, the American robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Cornell Lab of Ornithology We think of American Robins as harbingers of spring, so when we […]

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” Published (1830)

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a 19th century American nursery rhyme. It was written by Sarah Josepha Hale, who turned to writing in 1822 as a widow trying to support her family and who eventually became an influential editor and arbiter of American taste. Thomas Edison recited part of the poem to test his […]

“No soup for you!” — The Soup Nazi, Seinfeld

“No soup for you!” — The Soup Nazi, Seinfeld

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.”

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” – Werner Von Braun

Cat’s out of the Bag!

Letting the cat out of the bag is a colloquialism meaning to reveal facts previously hidden. The facts were usually hidden from a specific target audience or theatrical audience. Examples include: revealing a conspiracy (friendly or not) to its target in a movie or play, the revelation of a plot twist letting an outsider into […]

Left Handed Compliment

A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver: “The senator said that her opponent was quite competent for someone so inexperienced; you hear nothing but left-handed compliments in these debates.” http://www.dictionary.com/browse/left-handed-compliment

“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” — Adventures of Superman

“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” — Adventures of Superman

“Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”

“Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.” – Jimmy Durante Jimmy Durante closed his shows and appearances with this Catch Phrase and finally reveled it was a a tribute to his first wife. Quote from Wikipedia: At a National Press Club meeting in 1966 (broadcast on NBC‘s Monitor program), Durante finally revealed that it was indeed a tribute to his […]

“We’re not in Kansas anymore.”

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