Month: August 2019

diaporama

diaporama is a photographic slideshow, sometimes with accompanying audio, ranging from using only one or two slide projectors to a multi-image slideshow using a wide screen and several slide projectors connected to a central controlling device changing the slides, turning lamps on and off etc.

Diaporama – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaporama

San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day

 

These late-January festivities mark a highlight in the ceremonial year at San Ildefonso Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico. January 23 is the pueblo’s feast day, celebrated with a special church service and dances, such as the Buffalo, Comanche, and Deer dances. The dances are a way of paying respect and giving thanks for the animals on which people depend for food and other materials. On the evening before, there are bonfires and a firelight procession.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Members (1986)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to archiving the history of rock music. It was created in 1983 but did not have a home until 1995, when it opened its Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, after civic leaders pledged $65 million in public money to fund its construction. The first group of inductees included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and James Brown, to name a few.

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Janis Joplin (1943)

 

Joplin began singing folk rock in Texas bars after running away from home at the age of 17. In 1966, she moved to San Francisco and became lead vocalist of the rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. The band catapulted Joplin to stardom. By the late 1960s, she was almost as well known for her unconventional lifestyle as for her gritty, memorable vocals. Before her death from a heroin overdose at 27, she released hit albums with two other bands beside Big Brother. What were they called?
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The Tennis Court Oath (1789)

In the first days of the French Revolution, the deputies of the Third Estate were locked out of their usual meeting hall at Versailles. Believing that their newly formed National Assembly was to be disbanded, they met at a nearby tennis court and took an oath to not separate until a constitution was established for France. The oath was an assertion that power came from the people not the monarch, and their solidarity forced King Louis XVI to concede. Who was the only deputy not to sign the oath? Discuss
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“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”.’

Kilroy Was Here

kilroy photo
Photo by kelliwhitman
  “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 phrase is usually paired with a doodle of a man peeking over a wall, a cartoon that was likely adopted from UK wartime graffiti that was often accompanied by what slogans?

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bear the brunt

Put up with the worst of some bad circumstance, as in “It was the secretary who had to bear the brunt of the doctor’s anger.”

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mugwump

Definition: (noun) A person who acts independently or remains neutral, especially in politics.
Synonyms: fencesitter, independent.

Usage: The public relations firm believed that the key to victory was to capture the hearts and minds of the mugwumps who would otherwise remain passive.

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The Palermo Stone

The Palermo stone is the largest known fragment of an ancient Egyptian stele containing the earliest extant historic annals. It was engraved around the 25th century BCE and includes a hieroglyphic listing of the kings of ancient Egypt, the years of their reigns, notations of historic events, and information pertaining to the flooding of the Nile. The stone was so named because it is housed in a museum in Palermo, Italy, but small pieces of it are held in what other cities?
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The juice is worth the squeeze

Knowing if something is worth the trouble of trying to get it, i.e. does the reward outweigh the punishment.
“I’m not going to bother trying to ask her out. She’s still got a boyfriend, and the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.”

“I’d rob a bank if I could. The juice is worth the squeeze.”

Adoxography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adoxography is a term coined in the late 19th century, and means “fine writing on a trivial or base subject”. It was a form of rhetorical exercise “in which the legitimate methods of the encomium are applied to persons or objects in themselves obviously unworthy of praise, as being trivial, ugly, useless, ridiculous, dangerous or vicious”

Source: Adoxography – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Great Caesar’s Ghost!”

“Great Caesar’s Ghost!”

Who: Perry White – Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Planet

Where: Metropolis in the Superman Comics.

Read More: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Great+Caesar%27s+Ghost

WikipediA Article on Perry White: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_White

 

And further Reading:

http://www.dccomics.com/characters/superman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_%28comic_book%29