Sunday, July 31, 2011

a rerminder

seven gifts of the holy spirit:
wisdom,
understanding,
counsel,
fortitude,
knowledge,
piety,
and fear of the Lord.

quote

"Our citizenship is in heaven."
Philippians 3:20

Saturday, July 30, 2011

appalachian mountain still


You get about 10% by volume of pure alcky! Illegal of course!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Oh, Come, Angel Band

My latest sun is sinking fast,
My race is nearly run;
My strongest trials now are past,
My triumph is begun.

Oh, come, angel band,
Come and around me stand;
Oh, bear me away on your snowy wings
To my eternal home.

Jefferson Hascall, pub.1860

Thursday, July 28, 2011

quotes

"Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it."
Pope John Paul II

"There is no sin except stupidity.”
Oscar Wilde

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”
anonymous

"There is no difference between ignorance and stupidly in accomplishment."
jpr

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dalia Hernández


Played the pregnant native called Seven in Gibson's movie, Apocalypto.

quote

Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
Pope John Paul II

Monday, July 25, 2011

Raoul Trujillo


Played the Mayan warrior, Zero Wolf in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Appalachian Mountain Talk

A fine kittle of fish. What a mess.
Bleeding like a stuck hog - bleeding profusely
Caliption fit - very angry
Consarn hit - Something didn't work right
Fer git hit. Forget it.
Good Book - The Bible
Grinnin like a mule eating briars - big smile
Great day in the morning - surprised
He couldn't hit the side of a barn. - doesn't have good aim
He's old as the hills. - very old
He was mad as a hornet. very upset
He's rotten to the core. - completely bad
Hits hotteren blue blazes
Hit doesn't mean doodley squat. - nothing
Hit beats the heck out of me. - doesn't know why.
I ain't heard nor tell of him in yars. - haven't heard from him
I ain't seed hide nor hair of him - hasn't seen.
I'd better be gitten. better be going.
I don't keer. - care, yes: Would you like some potatoes? I don't keer.
I laughed so hard I liked to have died. - just too much
I picked a right smart of beans. A good many
I'll be durn. - surprised
If that don't take the cake. - kinda disgusted or surprised
I'm fit as a fiddle. - fine
I'm so tard I can't see straight - very tired.
I'm jest plum tuckered out
I've ben fair to middling / tolerbly well. - answer to, how are you?
Jest a cotten picken minute. - halting someone's remarks.
Meaner than a snake - very mean
Scares the living daylights out of me - very scared
Set down an be quite - antiquated command to children
She's got a face that would stop an eight day clock.
She looks like death eatin' a cracker. - pale
She was fit to be tied. - very irritated
You ain't ah jest whistling Dixie - the truth of something.
Were you born in a barn? - left the door open
What'n the Sam Hill? - puzzled
Ye jist ain't whistlin Dixie
You'll ketch your death of cold. - not coveren' up
You're jest making a mountain out of a mole hill. - exaggerated


jpr: sounds plumb regular to me

Thursday, July 21, 2011

quote

When you come to a fork in the road, take it!
- Yogi Berra

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
- Dan Quayle

Congratulations to American Astronaut Shannon Lucid, she now holds the American record for most time in space. Of course, the old record was held by Jerry Garcia."
- Spaceballs (Dark Helmet)

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.
- W. C. Fields.

It is generally agreed that "Hello" is an appropriate greeting because if you entered a room and said "Goodbye," it could confuse a lot of people.
- Dolph Sharp

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

quotes

Wherever I go, people are waving at me. Maybe if I do a good job, they'll use all their fingers.
- Frank King, Winter Olympic Games organizing committee chairman.

Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug.
- Mark Knopfler.

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for a dollar and use it up in two weeks.
- Barrymore.

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
- Mork, Mork and Mindy

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
- Dick Cavett

Monday, July 18, 2011

the champs


Congratulations! Thanks for a great game of soccer!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

good luck ladies


They, USWNT play exciting soccer.

quote

Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
- Yogi Berra

He who sleeps on the floor will not fall off the bed.
- Robert Gronock.

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever.
- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss Universe contest

Contrary to popular belief, "Damn It" is not God's last name.
(Construction wall, Philadelphia, 1969)

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me.
- Elayne Boosler

Friday, July 15, 2011

quote

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
- Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.
- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

quotes

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
-A. Whitney Brown

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time". So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
- Stephen Wright

When they asked George Washington for his ID, he just took out a quarter.
- Stephen Wright.

Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives.
--Sue Murphy

I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!'
-Bruce Baum

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeners.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

quote

I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating... and you finish off (as procreation).
- George Carlin

Kenneth Charles Branagh


Did you know that he was married to Emma Thompson for several years?

Friday, July 8, 2011

fatal levels

Heroin….Depending on purity and the user, a lethal dose of heroin may range from 200 to 500mg, but hardened addicts have survived doses of 1800mg and over.

Caffiene…..Extreme overdose can result in death.The median lethal dose LD50 of caffeine in humans is dependent on weight and individual sensitivity and estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass, roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee for an average adult taken within a limited time frame that is dependent on pharmacological half-life.

Chocolate…unspecified

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Her Dream by William Butler Yeats

I dreamed as in my bed I lay,
All night's fathomless wisdom come,
That I had shorn my locks away
And laid them on Love's lettered tomb:
But something bore them out of sight
In a great tumult of the air,
And after nailed upon the night
Berenice's burning hair.

To the River by Edgar Allern Poe

FAIR river! in thy bright, clear flow
Of crystal, wandering water,
Thou art an emblem of the glow
Of beauty - the unhidden heart -
The playful maziness of art
In old Alberto's daughter;

But when within thy wave she looks -
Which glistens then, and trembles -
Why, then, the prettiest of brooks
Her worshipper resembles;
For in my heart, as in thy stream,
Her image deeply lies -
His heart which trembles at the beam
Of her soul-searching eyes.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

brooke shields


jpr: The face that launched a thousand shows.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ernest Borgnine


Date of Birth
24 January 1917, Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name
Ermes Effron Borgnine

Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)

His parents were Charles who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy and Anna who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting. At 18, after graduating from high school in New Haven, and undecided about his future career, he joined the navy, where he stayed for ten years until leaving in 1945. After a few factory jobs, his mother suggested that his forceful personality could make him suitable for a career in acting, and Borgnine promptly enrolled at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford.

Spouse
Tova Borgnine (24 February 1973 - present)
Donna Rancourt (30 June 1965 - 1 January 1972) (divorced) 3 children
Ethel Merman (27 June 1964 - 28 July 1964) (divorced)
Katy Jurado (31 December 1959 - 3 June 1963) (divorced)
Rhoda Kemins (2 September 1949 - 29 August 1958) (divorced) 1 child

Monday, July 4, 2011

humor

Mark Twain said, "Never try and teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time, and it annoys the pig.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

shortest river

The world's shortest river, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the Roe River. It is only 200 feet (61 meters) long and flows between Giant Springs and the Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana. There has been debate, though, about which river is really the shortest. The D River in Oregon has been measured as being only 120 ft (37 m) long. It connects Devil's Lake directly to the Pacific Ocean near Lincoln City. Because the D River flows into the ocean though, it's length changes according to the tide so has been measured at several different lengths.

Hope Solo


Personal information
Full name Hope Amelia Solo
Date of birth July 30, 1981 (age 29)
Place of birth Richland, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper

Friday, July 1, 2011

Burl Ives


Date of Birth
14 June 1909, Hunt City, Illinois, USA

Date of Death
14 April 1995, Anacortes, Washington, USA (mouth cancer)

Birth Name
Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Height
6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Biography
Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family. He first sang in public for a soldiers' reunion when he was age 4. In high school, he learned the banjo and played fullback, intending to become a football coach when he enrolled at Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College in 1927. He dropped out in 1930 and wandered, hitching rides, doing odd jobs, street singing.



Spouse
Dorothy Koster Paul (16 April 1971 - 14 April 1995) (his death) 3 children
Helen Peck Ehrich (6 December 1945 - 17 February 1971) (divorced) 1 child