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.

NEW MONTH PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL DISEASE LITERACY MONTH – September

NATIONAL DISEASE LITERACY MONTH National Disease Literacy Month in September sets out to improve a person’s overall understanding of their diagnosis and the associated services needed to make care decisions. More specifically, the month focuses on children, their knowledge of the conditions they have and the care they need every day. Even though getting well […]

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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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August 25, 2019 – NATIONAL KISS AND MAKE UP DAY – NATIONAL BANANA SPLIT DAY – NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY – NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOUNDERS DAY – NATIONAL SECONDHAND WARDROBE DAY

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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”.’

August 22, 2019 – NATIONAL SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST DAY – NATIONAL BAO DAY – NEVER BEAN BETTER DAY – NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY – NATIONAL BE AN ANGEL DAY – NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY

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Kilroy Was Here

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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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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL SURGICAL ONCOLOGISTS DAY – August 22

NATIONAL SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST DAY National Surgical Oncologist Day is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of every lifesaving surgeon who specializes in abolishing cancer! Surgical oncologists help to both diagnose cancer and cure it through surgery. Whether they perform a needle biopsy to take a sample or perform surgery to remove all or parts of […]

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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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