“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 […]

“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 revealed it was 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 […]

The Didgeridoo

The didgeridoo, developed by the Australian Aborigines, is perhaps the world’s oldest wind instrument. Though the exact age of the didgeridoo is unknown, studies of rock art in northern Australia suggest that the Aboriginal people have been using it for approximately 1,500 years. Didgeridoos measure about 4 ft (1.5 m) in length and are made […]

“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”

“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” R.E.M.’s song title refers to an incident in New York City in 1986, when two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather, while repeating “Kenneth, what is the frequency?” Read More about the incident here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=What%27s+the+frequency%2C+Kenneth%3F   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” is a song by the American […]

“This Is the Way We Roll”

“This Is the Way We Roll” This Is the Way We Roll is a single released byHammer from the album Too Legit to Quit.[1] The song was featured in the film, The Addams Family, and was performed by Hammer onSaturday Night Live. A music video was produced for the track as well. Variations of this phrase have become a recent Catch […]

“Enjoy every sandwich” – Warren Zevon

Editor’s Note: Warren Zevon was dying from Mesothelioma at this time. ‘The amazing class and grace this man accepted over his fate was admirable. On his final appearance on David Letterman’s late night talk show, Letterman tactfully asked Zevon, knowing what he knows, what advice he could give. Zevon humbly answered, “Enjoy every sandwich”.’ Rick […]

Glockenspiel (musical Instrument)

Definition: (noun) A percussion instrument with a series of metal bars tuned to the chromatic scale and played with two light hammers. Synonyms: orchestral bells. Usage: She was always capricious in her tastes, but even her close friends were surprised when she dismissed her piano teacher and took up the glockenspiel. …read more

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