Monday, January 31, 2011
When the bell rang, the dog sidled inside the building and made it all the way to the child's classroom with him before a teacher noticed him and shoo'ed him back outside, and closing the door behind him.
The dog sat down outside the door, whimpering and staring at the closed doors and not understanding in the least as to why he was refused entry.
Then - God appeared beside the dog, patted him on the head to comfort him, and said, "Don't feel bad fella'.... they won't let ME in there either."
2006 Samuel Alito sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
2000 Alaska Airlines flight 261 crashes off coast of southern California, killing 88, crash caused by a bad stabilizer
1999 Super Bowl XXXIII, Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Denver Broncos beat Atlanta Falcons 34-19
1998 72nd Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats C Martinez (63 63)
1998 STS-89 (Endeavour 12) lands
1994 Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
1994 Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
1993 "St. Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 49 performances
1993 81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75)
1993 Superbowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, quarterback
1992 Metropolitan Transportation Authority raised tolls on most New York City bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
1992 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires
1991 Nugget's Michael Adams becomes shortest NBA player to get a triple-double
1991 Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
1990 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds
1990 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
1990 Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ
1988 Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
1988 Superbowl XXII: Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Superbowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, quarterback
1987 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win
1987 United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp
1986 Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
1985 "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 5 performances
1985 South Africa President PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence
1984 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at New Jersey
1984 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
1984 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 10 Arabian oryx, extinct except in zoos, released in Oman
1982 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
1982 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey
1982 Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
1982 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
1982 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
1982 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1
1981 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter
1981 Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)
1980 Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41
1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 101 performances
1978 Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements
1977 Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
1977 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, and Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1976 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
1976 Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
1975 Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
1975 John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
1975 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
1974 McDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres
1972 Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
1972 Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal
1972 Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
1972 U.S. launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)
1971 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on United Kingdom pop chart
1971 Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
1971 Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
1971 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1971 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
1971 & Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
1969 Beatles perform last live gig (42-minute concert on roof of Apple HQs)
1969 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1968 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs. India in his last Test for ten years
1968 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
1968 Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, U.S.S.R.
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins
1966 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
1966 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 9 towards Moon
1965 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1964 U.S. report "Smoking and Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
1963 Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" and "Ruby Baby"
1962 General Charles P. Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1962 Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"
1961 David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel
1961 Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
1961 Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
1961 Kanhai completes twin tons (117 and 115) vs. Australia at Adelaide
1961 NATO Secretary-General Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
1961 USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
1960 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress and singer Phyllis Newman in New York City
1959 Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
1958 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt
1958 U.S. launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
1957 Liz Taylor's 2nd divorce (Michael Wilding)
1957 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
1956 French government of Mollet forms
1956 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
1955 RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer
1953 "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
1953 Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835
1953 New York, Cleveland, and Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues
1952 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1 centuries
1952 Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1950 President Truman approves building of hydrogen bomb
1949 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
1948 J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
1948 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
1946 Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic
1945 U.S. 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath
1944 Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June
1944 U-592 sunk off Ireland
1944 U.S. forces invade Kwajalein Atoll
1943 39 U boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
1943 Chile breaks contact with Germany and Japan
1943 General Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
1942 62 U boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)
1941 21 U boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)
1941 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem Netherlands
1941 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1940 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)
1940 C Turney and J Horwin's "My Dear Children," premieres in New York City
1936 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
1933 French government of Daladier takes power
1933 Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
1932 U.S. railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
1931 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joseph Malone scores a record 7 goals
1931 Philip Barry's "Tomorrow and Tomorrow," premieres in New York City
1930 1st U.S. glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey
1929 Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin
1929 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
1928 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
1927 International allies military command in Germany disbands
1927 NL President John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Cardinals and play for the Giants
1925 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
1920 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in U.S. (New York City) begins publication
1920 Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game
1920 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates
1917 Germany notifies U.S. that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship
1916 Dutch Girl Guides form
1915 1st German poison gas attack, against Russians
1911 Congress names San Francisco as Panama Canal opening celebration site
1906 Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
1905 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
1905 Carroll Wright appointed 1st U.S. Commissioner of Labor
1904 Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth," premieres
1901 Boer general John Smuts and De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal
1901 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater
1901 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
1895 Jose Marti and others leave New York City for invasion of Spanish Cuba
1893 "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing
1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill, Missouri
1871 Millions of birds fly over western SF, darkens sky
1865 Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)
1865 General Robert E Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies
1863 1st black Civil War regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, mustered into U.S. army
1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius
1861 Friedrich Hebbel's "Siegfrieds Tod," premieres in Weimar
1861 State of Louisiana takes over U.S. Mint at New Orleans
1855 Western railroads blocked by snow
1854 Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)
1851 Gail Borden announces invention of evaporated milk
1851 SF Orphan's Asylum, 1st in California, founded
1849 Corn Laws abolished in Britain
1842 John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in White House
1817 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau," premieres in Vienna
1804 British Vice-Admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao
1779 Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
1696 Revolt of undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
1679 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon," premieres in Paris
1675 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
1627 Spanish government goes bankrupt
1609 Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
1596 Catholic League disjoins
1578 Battle of Gembloers
1560 Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois
1531 Kings Ferdinand of Austria/Janos Zapolyai of Hungary accept each other
1504 By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon
876 Charles becomes king of Italy
314 St. Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
Seamus O'Regan (born January 18, 1971 in St. John's, Newfoundland) is a Canadian broadcast journalist and co-host of Canada AM, CTV's national morning show.
At the age of 10, O'Regan became a regional correspondent for CBC Radio's Anybody Home?, producing stories that celebrated the unique accomplishments of local residents - a professor hunting for giant squid to one woman's fight against leukemia.
He studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. He studied marketing strategies at INSEAD, the international business school near Paris, France. He received his Masters of Philosophy in Politics from the University of Cambridge, studying at Darwin College in Cambridge, England.
He has worked as an assistant to Environment Minister Jean Charest in Ottawa and to Justice Minister Edward Roberts in St. John's, and was policy advisor and speechwriter to the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Brian Tobin.
In 2000, O'Regan joined talktv's current affairs program, the chatroom. He began his duties at Canada AM in 2002.
O'Regan serves on the Boards of Katimavik, Canada's leading youth service-learning programme, and The Rooms, which houses the provincial art gallery, museum, and archives of Newfoundland and Labrador.
He has appeared as himself hosting Canada AM on an episode of the Canadian sitcom Corner Gas.
On July 9, 2010, he married his long-term partner, Steve Doss, in Newfoundland.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
IF YOU ALWAYS DO
WHAT YOU ALWAYS DID
YOU WILL ALWAYS GET
WHAT YOU ALWAYS GOT.
I love her
ell her that you love her, because if she is gone tommorow she will never know.
THE BARRIER TO SUCCESS
Most would prefer to take the risk of failure with the many than risk the opportunity of success with the few.
Listen, Listen, Listen...
In our time-starved society, attentiveness and listening skills seem to have fallen to the wayside. In order to make those with whom you communicate feel important, brush up on your listening skills. Make sure to give the speaker your undivided attention: regardless of how great you are at multi-tasking, treating an individual as a "task" is not a good idea. Eye-contact, nodding in agreement, asking leading questions and using your face to provide feedback also contribute to a positive communication experience that will foster the growth of the relationship.
To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.
- Kurt Cobain
QUOTE: Success, Emerson
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you like or love someone, put their name in a circle not a heart because a heart can break but a circle goes on for ever.
In a grammar lesson in eighth grade Mrs. O’Neill said, “Paul, give me a sentence with a direct object.”
Paul replied. “Everyone thinks you are the best teacher in the school.”
“Thank you, Paul,” responded Mrs. O’Neill, “but what is the object?”
“To get the best mark possible,” said Paul
A farmer and his wife had just waken up one morning to the crowing of their rooster. While still in bed, the farmer's wife says, "Pa, you know our neighbor Mr. Jones?"
"Yes Ma, I reckon I do," replied the sleepy farmer.
"Well, every morning before he leaves the house for work, he gives his wife a big ol' kiss. Why don't you ever do that?"
The farmer sighed and said, "Well, I reckon I can, but I just don't know her very well."
Once upon a time, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog in a pond. The frog said to the princess, " I once was a handsome prince until an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into a prince and then we can marry, move into the castle with my mom and you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel happy doing so." That night, while the princess dined on frog legs,she kept laughing and saying, "I don't THINK so."
Man: (to woman) I'd buy you a drink but I'd be jealous of the glass.
A Cub Scout trop was half an hour late to its den meeting. The den mother asked them severely, “Why are you so late?”
“Oh,” said one boy, “we were helping an old man cross the street.”
“That’s a nice thing for scouts to do,” said the mother. She paused. “But it shouldn’t make you half an hour late.”
“Well, you see,” said another boy, “he didn’t want to go.”
A woman in Atlantic City was losing at the roulette wheel. When she was down to her last 10 dollars, she asked the fellow next to her for a good number. “Why don’t you play your age?” he suggested. The woman agreed, and then put her money on the table.
The next thing the guy with the advice knew, the woman had fainted and fallen to the floor. He rushed right over. “Did she win?” he asked. “No” replied the attendant. “She put 10 dollars on 33 and 46 came in.”
A forester and a lawyer were in car accident and showed up at the pearly gates together.
St. Peter greets them at the pearly gates and takes them to the homes where they will spend all of eternity. They get into St. Peter's holy vehicle and head on down a gold road, which turns into a platinum road, which turns onto an even grander road paved with diamonds, to a huge mansion where St. Peter turns to the lawyer and says, here is your home for the rest of eternity, enjoy! And if there is anything you need, just let me know.
Then St. Peter took the forester to his home, back down the diamond studded boulevard, down the platinum highway, down the street of gold, down an avenue of silver, along a stone alley and down an unpaved footpath to a shack. St Peter says, "Here you go" and goes to leave when the forester says "Wait minute! How come the lawyer gets the big mansion and I get this shack?"
St. Peter says: "Well, Foresters are a dime a dozen here, we have never had a lawyer before."
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
by by Angela Alcorn
Do you love documentaries? Do you love watching them for free?
Free documentaries come in a number of different styles and are made for a variety of reasons. Most of them aim to educate the viewer on a particular topic: war; environment; health. Documentaries can also be used to enlighten viewers and give them a new point of view. Mostly they serve to highlight our previous mistakes so they don’t happen again — which is why it’s important to watch them. Many documentaries these days also try to incorporate stunning visuals and sound to keep the viewer’s attention as they’re watching.
Here’s ten of the best free feature-length documentaries available to watch online.
*Thanks for the link, Gary
Hope you enjoy 'OZ', and Happy Reading!
The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"
Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his BlackBerry 3G smartphone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.
The young man then emails the photo to his laptop and opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany.
Within seconds, he receives an email on his BlackBerry that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."
"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
Then the Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"
"You're an MP for the Canadian Government", says Bud.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep. ......
Now give me back my dog.
*Thanks, Bright Eyes!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sister Mary Kay Katherine entered the Monastery of Silence. The Priest said, "Sister, this is a silent monastery. You are welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so".
Sister Mary Kay Katherine lived in the monastery for 5 years before the Priest said to her, "Sister Mary Kay Katherine, you have been here for 5 years. You may speak two words."
Sister Mary Kay Katherine said, "Hard bed."
"I'm sorry to hear that," the Priest said, "We will get you a better bed."
After another 5 years, Sister Mary Kay Katherine was called by the Priest. "You may say another two words, Sister Mary Kay Katherine.
"Cold food," said Sister Mary Kay Katherine, and the Priest assured her that the food would be better in the future.
On her 15th anniversary at the monastery, the Priest again called Sister Mary Kay Katherine into his office. "You may say two words today."
"I quit," said Sister Mary Kay Katherine.
"It's probably best", said the Priest, "You've done nothing but bitch since you got here."
A local United Way office realized that it had never received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.
"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the community in some way?"
The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?"
Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, "Um. . . no."
" - or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?"
The stricken United Way rep began to stammer out an apology but was interrupted,
" - or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident," the lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three children?!"
The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said simply, "I had no idea..."
On a roll, the lawyer cut him off once again: "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?!?"
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A recent study found
the average Canadian walks
about 900 miles a year.
Another study found
22 gallons of beer a year.
Canadians get about 41 miles to the gallon.
Kind Of Makes You Proud To Be Canadian,
*Thanks, Bright Eyes
Do you know the difference?
How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel etc. with a mirror or a 1-Way Mirror?
Here's how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you're going to do what I did and find the nearest mirror.
Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed this on.
When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them)?
There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms. It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by looking at it.
So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?
Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!
"No Space, Leave the Place" So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost you anything.
REMEMBER. No Space, Leave the Place
**Also called 1 way mirror or 2 way glass! English! Hrumph!