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a return to greatness



Updated: 2017-01-17T18:50:36.106-08:00

 



Trivia of the moment

2017-01-14T11:03:59.376-08:00

Lawrence Welk was awarded four US design patents:

 * A musically themed restaurant menu
 * An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant
  * An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant
  * An accordion-themed ashtray




Quote of the moment

2017-01-07T18:07:12.619-08:00

"sometimes nobody's wrong."

-- Joe Walsh



Trivia of the moment

2017-01-03T09:08:12.042-08:00

Only three mammals are known to experience menopause - orcas, short-finned pilot whales and humans.

-- BBC



Headline of the moment

2017-01-02T00:54:32.641-08:00

Dog Mauls Owners After They Tried To Dress Him In Sweater

-- Huffington Post



Intense British situation of the moment as told by Timothy Laurence

2017-01-01T11:26:52.853-08:00

Princess Anne's husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, who accompanied her to the New Year's Day service, added that the Queen was feeling "not too bad".

-- BBC.com





Chilling headline of the moment

2016-12-26T09:27:46.153-08:00

China's 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea

-- CBSnews.com



Quote of the moment

2016-12-25T06:30:00.224-08:00

Santa's Workshop in North Pole, in Wilmington, N.Y., is among the last of the theme parks in the region, outlasting the Land of Makebelieve, Frontier Town, Time Town, Gaslight Village and other Adirondack roadside attractions.

-- Annie Stoltie, NYT



Incorrect prediction of the moment

2016-12-21T08:15:35.227-08:00

"As a person who has always played fast and loose with the law, Trump will likely be impeached within the first year of his Presidency by responsible Republicans in Congress."

-- John Kasich



Headline I do not understand the significance of of the moment

2016-12-11T19:13:34.244-08:00

A nuke waste train to Yucca could pass near Trump's L.V. hotel

-- LV sun



Quote of the moment

2016-12-09T08:21:41.890-08:00

"I was trying not to sound like a desperate maniac, but I was a desperate maniac."

-- cancer patient in the NYT



Quote of the moment

2016-12-08T03:30:45.670-08:00

(On the Guardian web site from a reader about Public Enemy.)

I was never hip enough to get them, I read the lyrics to Bring The Noise and thought it was about a man going on an unsuccessful fishing trip with his foolish sibling and the Grim Reaper - "Bass, how low can you go, Death Row, what a brother know?"



Quote of the moment

2016-11-29T18:52:08.472-08:00

"fox news.  100℅ correct, 10℅ of the time!"

-- patron of arby's at lost hills, CA, screaming at a TV set



CA theatre

2016-11-27T14:49:29.508-08:00

(image)

San Jose, CA

(My first panoramic on my new phone... Don't know how it will offer.)



Quote of the moment

2016-11-18T10:28:37.570-08:00

For me, the end of What is a final reiteration of the ultimate lesson of 2016: Take nothing for granted. No set of values, no repository of human knowledge, no political system, no passionate community, is guaranteed safety from outside forces and from the passage of time. Nothing is too great to fail.

-- Nikhil Sonnad, on the death of what.cd







headline of the moment

2016-10-29T21:28:19.802-07:00

Soylent recalls another product amid gastrointestinal mayhem

-- boing boing




the importance of bon Jovi

2016-10-27T12:51:06.782-07:00

according to NBC

Hillary Clinton campaigns with First Lady Michelle Obama in Winston-Salem, NC at 2:00 pm ET… Donald Trump makes three stops in Ohio, hitting Springfield at 1:00 pm ET, Toledo at 4:00 pm ET, and Geneva at 7:00 pm ET… Mike Pence makes stops in Iowa and Nebraska… Tim Kaine is in Ohio…And Bon Jovi holds a concert for Clinton in Pittsburgh




headline of the moment

2016-10-17T00:42:25.246-07:00

Giuliani on rigged election: 'Dead people generally vote for Democrats'

-- CNN.com




quote of the moment

2016-10-04T10:28:39.488-07:00

Best troll ever: Assange asking why I'm up at 4am, while I'm wondering why I'm up at 4am, after he told me to be up at 4am.

-- Matt Dougan




the closest thing I'll ever have to a selfie...

2016-09-29T06:56:39.478-07:00

(image)

... my spinal fluid.  (don't be misled by the back of the test tube label -- it's clear, colorless.)

LV, NV




headline of the moment

2016-09-20T07:56:32.407-07:00

Man sues Samsung, saying Note 7 exploded in his pants

cnet




quote of the moment

2016-09-19T00:58:03.162-07:00

"Excessive use of the internet is an understudied phenomenon that may disguise mild or severe psychopathology; excessive use of the internet may be strongly linked to compulsive behavior and addiction."

-- Jan Buitelaar




headline of the moment

2016-09-16T15:01:45.083-07:00

Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside

-- rt.com




headline of the moment

2016-09-06T10:20:35.327-07:00


What did the 'real' Loch Ness monster look like?

-- Christian Science Monitor




quote of the moment

2016-09-02T10:20:38.318-07:00

Perhaps Lady Gaga and other artists need to remind the Internet that pop music is supposed to be fun, not a death match.

-- Daryl Deino