Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Watch “She Keeps The Home Fires Burning” on YouTube


Watch “Cat’s In The Cradle” on YouTube


Watch “Kenny Rogers – The Gambler (1978)” on YouTube


Watch “Kenny Rogers – Love Will Turn You Around w/ lyrics” on YouTube


Watch “Me In My Place ® – Nina Dobrev – for Esquire’s Funny Joke told by a Beautiful Woman” on YouTube


Watch “Hawaii Five O Bloopers” on YouTube


Watch “CTP – In tara asta, vei ajunge un sclav modern” on YouTube


Watch “Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen” on YouTube


Watch “Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” on YouTube


Today’s Holiday: Lantern Festival (Yuan Hsiao Chieh)


Today’s Holiday:
Lantern Festival (Yuan Hsiao Chieh)

The Lantern Festival is a festival of lights that ends the Chinese New Year celebrations and marks the first full moon of the new lunar year. On the night of the festival, the streets are bright with both lanterns and streamers, and people go out in throngs to see the displays. Other customs include eating round, stuffed dumplings and solving “lantern riddles”—riddles that are written on pieces of paper and stuck to the lanterns. In many areas, children parade with lanterns of all shapes and sizes. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Moe Berg (1902)


Today’s Birthday:
Moe Berg (1902)

Once known as “the brainiest man in baseball,” Berg was a professional athlete who became a professional spy. Though he played for several teams over a span of 15 seasons, he never distinguished himself on the field or at bat. He did, however, speak seven languages, and obtained degrees in languages and law from Princeton and Columbia. At one point in his espionage career, the former backup shortstop and catcher was tasked with helping to determine whether or not to assassinate whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Tilden Wins Popular Vote, Loses US Presidential Election (1877)


This Day in History:
Tilden Wins Popular Vote, Loses US Presidential Election (1877)

One of the most disputed presidential elections in American history was decided by a single electoral vote, which was likely awarded in an informal deal behind closed doors. Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden not only won the popular vote in the 1876 election, but secured 184 electoral votes to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes’s 165—until a bitter, months-long political battle ended with Hayes being awarded 20 contested votes. What did the Democrats gain in the so-called Compromise of 1877? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Frederick Douglass


Quote of the Day:
Frederick Douglass

To make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: James “Honest Dick” Tate


Article of the Day:
James “Honest Dick” Tate

As state treasurer of Kentucky, James “Honest Dick” Tate had a spotless reputation that earned him reelection every two years for two decades. The true irony of Tate’s nickname was only revealed in 1888—34 years after he first entered public office—when he absconded with funds from the state treasury. It is estimated that between his shoddy bookkeeping, embezzlement, and outright theft, Tate misappropriated nearly $250,000. He was later impeached and indicted. Was “Honest Dick” ever captured? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lissom


Idiom of the Day:
make a hole in (something)

To take, use up, or deplete a large amount of money available in something, such as a budget, one’s wallet, etc. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lissom


Word of the Day:
lissom

Definition: (adjective) Moving and bending with ease.
Synonyms: lithe, lithesome, supple, sylphlike, svelte, slender
Usage: The boys were batting at the nets, and they were lissom and strong and active.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch