Monthly Archives: November 2016

Happy Birthday, Dick Clark!

Dick Clark

Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark is an American television personality and businessman, best known for hosting long-running shows such as American Bandstand, various Pyramid game shows, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

Clark has long been known for his continued youthful appearance, earning the moniker “America’s Oldest Teenager”, and also for his good health — until he suffered a stroke in 2004. With some speech ability still impaired, Clark made a dramatic return to his New Year’s show on December 31, 2005, and appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006.

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Happy 20th Birthday, Diablo!

On November 30, 1996… we all heard Griswald say, “Hello” for the first time.

Diablo Cover

November 30, 1996 –

RIP Leslie Nielsen

“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley”

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010)

Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse. Beginning with a television role in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen appeared in his first films in 1956 and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films. Nielsen’s lead roles in the films Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) received positive reviews as a serious actor, though he is primarily known for his comedic roles.

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Tombstones of Famous People

Death. The great equalizer.

Life may be infinitely unfair, but in death, we’re all in the same boat. Here are tombstone inscriptions from the graves of famous people. Some funny, others clever, some insightful, others angry, some sad, others optimistic.

Winston Churchill: “I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another question.”

Rodney Dangerfield: “There goes the neighborhood.”

Merv Griffin: “I will not be right back after this message.” 

Stan Laurel: “A genius of comedy. His genius in the art of humor brought gladness to the world he loved.”

Oliver Hardy: “A genius of comedy. His talent brought joy and laughter to the world.”

Billy Wilder: “I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect.”

Jesse James: “Murdered by a traitor and a coward whose name is not worthy to appear here.”

Isaac Newton: “Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night, God said ‘Let Newton be!’ and all was light.”

Frank Sinatra: “The best is yet to come.”

Doc Holliday: “He died in bed.”

Billy the Kid: “Truth and history. 21 men. The boy bandit king. Died as he lived.”

George Washington: “Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired by God’s word: then all prejudice of race vanishes away.”

Dean Martin: “Everybody loves somebody sometime.”

Edgar Allan Poe: “Quoth the raven, nevermore.”

Jayne Mansfield: “We live to love you more each day.”

Robert Frost: “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.”

Mel Blanc: “That’s all folks.”

Jack Lemmon: “Jack Lemmon in.”

Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde): “As the flowers are all made sweet by the sunshine and dew, so this world’s made brighter by the lives of folks like you.”

Karl Marx: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point is to change it.”

Don Adams: “Would you believe………”

Leslie Nielsen: “Let ‘er rip.”

Jackie Gleason: “And away we go.”

Bette Davis: “She did it the hard way.”

The Unknown Soldier: “To save your world you asked this man to die. Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?”

Lichen Katydid

Talented wildlife photographer David Weiller has captured absolutely gorgeous footage of a beautiful markia hystrix, better known as a lichen katydid as it delicately walked along the branch of a tree covered in the distinctive white filamentous lichen for which the graceful insect was named.

Katydids comprise a diverse group of insects particularly well adapted to survival in rainforest because of their exceptional camouflage. Most katydids are well camouflaged with brown or leaflike green markings. The Lichen Katydid, Markia hystrix (Orthoptera – Tettigoniidae), however, has one of the most incredible camouflages of all. It resembles the pale greenish-white lichens on which it lives in rainforest treetops. Not only does the color match the lichens, but the body and legs have a bizarre assortment of spines and points that blend well with lichens, in fact, so well that this insect is extremely difficult for predator to find.

RIP Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson (February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016)

Florence Henderson (February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016)

Florence Agnes Henderson was an American actress and singer with a career spanning six decades. She is best remembered for her starring role as matriarch Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974.

She was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2010. On November 21, 2016, three days before her death, Florence appeared again on Dancing with the Stars giving moral support to her eldest Brady Bunch daughter Maureen McCormick, who played the popular Marcia Brady.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963)

The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p.m. CST (18:30 UTC). John F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza, according to the conclusions of multiple government investigations, including the ten-month investigation of the Warren Commission of 1963-4 and the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) of 1976-9. This conclusion initially met with widespread support among the American public, but polls, since the original 1966 Gallup poll, show a majority of the public hold beliefs contrary to these findings. The assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned numerous conspiracy theories (even the HSCA, based on disputed acoustical evidence, concluded that Oswald may have had unspecified co-conspirators), though these theories have not generally been accepted by mainstream historians and no single compelling alternative theory has emerged.

Happy Birthday, ISS

On November 20, 1998, the first segment of the ISS, the Zarya FGB, was launched into orbit on a Russian Proton rocket, and was followed two weeks later by the first of three ‘node’ modules, Unity, launched aboard STS-88.

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RIP “Mr. Whipple”



Mr. Whipple

Dick Wilson as Mr. Whipple with the Charmin.

Dick Wilson, born Riccardo DiGuglielmo (July 30, 1916 – November 19, 2007), was a British-born American character actor who played the role of finicky grocery store manager Mr. (George) Whipple in over 500 Charmin toilet paper television commercials (1965–1989, 1999).

Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War.

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought some four months earlier, was the single bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Over the course of three days, more than 45,000 men were killed, injured, captured or went missing. The battle also proved to be the turning point of the war: General Robert E. Lee’s defeat and retreat from Gettysburg marked the last Confederate invasion of Northern territory and the beginning of the Southern army’s ultimate decline.

Charged by Pennsylvania’s governor, Andrew Curtin, to care for the Gettysburg dead, an attorney named David Wills bought 17 acres of pasture to turn into a cemetery for the more than 7,500 who fell in battle. Wills invited Edward Everett, one of the most famous orators of the day, to deliver a speech at the cemetery’s dedication. Almost as an afterthought, Wills also sent a letter to Lincoln—just two weeks before the ceremony—requesting “a few appropriate remarks” to consecrate the grounds.

At the dedication, the crowd listened for two hours to Everett before Lincoln spoke. Lincoln’s address lasted just two or three minutes. The speech reflected his redefined belief that the Civil War was not just a fight to save the Union, but a struggle for freedom and equality for all, an idea Lincoln had not championed in the years leading up to the war. This was his stirring conclusion: “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Reception of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was initially mixed, divided strictly along partisan lines. Nevertheless, the “little speech,” as he later called it, is thought by many today to be the most eloquent articulation of the democratic vision ever written.



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You’re never going to sleep again!



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Elephant comes to rescue her friend

A concerned baby elephant named Kham Lha at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, rushed into the river where she sweetly but mistakenly believed that Darrick Thompson, her favorite human, was in danger. The tiny pachyderm very gently offered her trunk for Thompson to hold and put her body over his to protect him from the rushing current.

This video show the bond between Darrick and elephant Kham Lha at Elephant Nature Park when she think Darrick in trouble, so she rushed to the river and try to save him. This is can show us that, when we treat animal with love, they always paid love back to us.



Swedish Fish Oreos Review

I found them.
They are horrible.
I regret nothing.

Wile E. Coyote