Oh Magoo, you’ve done it again.

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

“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 […]

“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 […]

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

Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude

Daniel Defoe

Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could. Discuss …read more

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

pâro

pâro n. the feeling that no matter what you do is always somehow wrong—as if there’s some obvious way forward that everybody else can see but you, each of them leaning back in their chair and calling out helpfully, “colder, colder, colder…” …read more

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

“Selling Airplanes”

On Aug. 7, 1955, Boeing’s chief of flight testing, the legendary Alvin “Tex” Johnston, pulled an impressive stunt in the prototype of the Boeing 707. Johnston didn’t just do a flyover. No. At a speed of 490 miles an hour, Johnston executed a barrel roll. The stunt, called a Barrel Roll, was performed in front […]

Youth is wasted on the young

Youth is wasted on the young

skinflint

Definition: (noun) A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend. Synonyms: scrooge, churl, niggard. Usage: He had earned for himself the reputation of an awful skinflint, of a miser in the matter of living. Discuss …read more

“Well, I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition!”

NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spanish_Inquisition_%28Monty_Python%29    

Does It Pass the ‘Smell Test?’

smell test ‎(plural smell tests) (idiomatic) An informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one’s common sense or sense of propriety. An inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food. (physiology) An assessment of a subject’s ability to detect and distinguish odors. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/smell_test

shenanigan

Definition: (noun) Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others. Synonyms: mischief, devilment, roguery, devilry, mischievousness, rascality. Usage: Mr. Jones had had enough of Billy’s shenanigans and sent him to the principal’s office in the hopes that she would be able to straighten the unruly student out. Discuss …read more

Age is Just a Number

Jeanne Louise Calment, who died at 122 years and 164 days of age, lived to be the oldest person on record. Though her parents and siblings also lived to an advanced age, she outlived them all. An active woman, Calment continued to ride a bicycle until she was 100 years old and lived independently until […]

“You big dummy”

“You big dummy” Who: Fred Sanford – Red Fox Where: Sanford and Son – Tv show Read More…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_G._Sanford

“I don’t know.” – W. Somerset Maugham

It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know.” Discuss …read more

Kilroy Was Here

“Kilroy was here” is an American popular culture expression that is believed to have originated during World War II, when a US shipyard worker began scrawling the phrase on ships he had inspected. US servicemen then took up the saying and began scrawling it all over the world, wherever they were stationed or encamped. The […]

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