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.  

“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

“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

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

“bear with me.”

“bear with me.” http://www.dailywritingtips.com/bare-or-bear-with-me/

“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

“What? No, I sell propane!”

“What? No, I sell propane!” Hank Hill (King of the Hill). Hank Hill Quotes All ‘King Of The Hill’ Fans Should Know By Heart  

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

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

“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 […]

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

Bezoar – It’s a Medical Term

A bezoar is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system, though it can occur in other locations. A pseudobezoar is an indigestible object introduced intentionally into the digestive system. There are several varieties of bezoar, some of which have inorganic constituents and others organic. The term has both a modern (medical, scientific) and a […]

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 […]

“Danger, Will Robinson”

“Danger, Will Robinson!” is a catchphrase from the 1960s’ American television series Lost in Space spoken by voice actor Dick Tufeld. The Robot B9, acting as a surrogate guardian, says this to young Will Robinson when the boy is unaware of an impending threat. In everyday use, the phrase warns someone that they are about […]

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