Daily Archives: October 28, 2019

Horoscope♉: 10/28/2019


Work that needs to be done could center on money, investments, and other financial matters. Your mind is especially quick, and you’re likely to get everything done well. Technology is going to prove especially helpful. The possibility of significant financial gain is strong, as is career advancement. Friendship, love affairs, and family relations are also favorable.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Wexford Festival Opera

Today’s Holiday:
Wexford Festival Opera

The Wexford Festival Opera is best known for its staging of obscure or seldom-heard operas from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Held in a small seaport community in the southeastern corner of Ireland since 1951, the festival has based its success on its choice of rare operas and relatively unknown singers, many of whom have later become quite famous. Three operas are staged during the two-week festival in Wexford’s Georgian-style Theatre Royal, built in 1832. The festival also features choral and symphonic concerts and a fireworks display. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Fanny Brice (1891)

Today’s Birthday:
Fanny Brice (1891)

Brice was an American comedian and singer who built her act on parody and physical humor. A perennial Ziegfeld Follies star after 1910, she attained international fame with her signature torch-song parody, “My Man.” Appearing in vaudeville, musicals, dramas, movies, and radio throughout her career, Brice demonstrated that a woman could succeed in entertainment without exploiting her sexuality or making a fool of herself or other women. What Broadway musical was based on her life? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Black Tuesday (1929)

This Day in History:
Black Tuesday (1929)

In the 1920s, the US stock market expanded rapidly and reached a peak in August 1929, when prices began to decline while speculation increased. On October 24, “Black Thursday,” a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Banks and investment companies bought large blocks of stock to stem the panic, but on October 29, “Black Tuesday,” 16 million shares were traded and prices collapsed. Why do some scholars contend that the stock market crash was not the cause of the Great Depression? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Postcards

Article of the Day:

Postcards are a way to send message-bearing cards through the mail without an envelope. The earliest known picture postcard was sent in London to the writer Theodore Hook in 1840. Hook most likely created the hand-painted card and sent it to himself as a practical joke on the postal service, since the image on the card is a caricature of post office workers. Today, stamp collectors and deltiologists—collectors of postcards—distinguish between postcards and postal cards. What is the difference? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: eureka moment

Idiom of the Day:
eureka moment

A moment or instance at which a sudden, revelatory idea, realization, or solution to a problem comes to mind. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: bypast

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Well in the past; former.

Synonyms: bygone, departed, foregone, gone

Usage: Seeing that park brought back sweet memories of bypast summers spent playing baseball with the neighborhood boys.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Bredřch Smetana – Die Moldau (from “Ma Vlast”/My Fatherland) Karajan Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra” on YouTube

Watch “Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla_ Special_Features “I’m Your Man”” on YouTube

Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Like a worm on a hook
Like a knight from some old-fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee
If I, if I have been unkind
I hope that you can just let it go by
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you
For like a baby, stillborn
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
He said to me, “you must not ask for so much”
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door
She cried to me, “hey, why not ask for more?”
Oh, like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free
Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Bird on the Wire lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse macabre Op.40” on YouTube (AMAZING)