Daily Archives: January 16, 2020

Horoscope♉: 01/16/2020


A partner or colleague might be going through some changes right now, causing you to wonder if you have a future with this person. It might appear that you’re moving ahead while this person is lagging behind. This could be just a temporary condition, Taurus, so take care not to jump to any conclusions at this time. Offer your assistance and do what you can, then let the person work things out. This may pass in a few days.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Feast of St. Anthony the Abbot

Today’s Holiday:
Feast of St. Anthony the Abbot

St. Anthony the Abbot was one of the earliest saints, and, if St. Athanasius’s biography of him is correct, Anthony lived more than 100 years (251-356). He eventually came to be regarded as a healer of animals as well as of people. His feast day is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America by bringing household pets and livestock into the churchyard, where the local priest blesses them with holy water. All the animals are carefully groomed and often decorated with ribbons and fresh flowers. In some Latin American cities, the Blessing of the Animals takes place on a different day—often on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Mack Sennett (1880)

Today’s Birthday:
Mack Sennett (1880)

Sennett was an American movie director, considered the father of slapstick comedy in film. After directing comedies under the tutelage of D.W. Griffith, he left to form his own Keystone Company and produced the first American feature-length comedy, Tillie’s Punctured Romance, in 1914. He made more than 1,000 comedy shorts, often featuring the wild antics of the Keystone Kops, and received a special Academy Award in 1937. As an actor, Sennett played what iconic character in several films? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Popeye Makes His Debut in the Thimble Theater Comic Strip (1929)

This Day in History:
Popeye Makes His Debut in the Thimble Theater Comic Strip (1929)

Popeye, the popular cartoon character who turns from sailor to strongman with a few swallows of spinach, started out as a minor character in the Thimble Theater comic strip. In its early days, the strip starred Olive Oyl and her boyfriend, Ham Gravy. However, after cartoonist E.C. Segar introduced Popeye, he became so popular that his role was expanded, and he soon replaced Ham as Olive’s love interest, going on adventures with her brother, Castor Oyl, and facing what nemesis? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Quote of the Day:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

She might hate me, and revile me, and heap indignity after indignity upon me, as she already had, until I should have hated her; but the pitiful fact remained that I loved her. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Curse of the Ninth

Article of the Day:
The Curse of the Ninth

The Curse of the Ninth is the superstition that a composer will die after writing a ninth symphony. Belief in the curse arose after Beethoven, Dvorák, and Schubert—among others—all died after composing their ninth symphonies. Mahler, perhaps the first prominent composer to fear the curse, attempted to elude it by naming his ninth symphony “The Song of the Earth,” but he died after writing “Symphony No. 9″—which was technically his 10th. Who are the other supposed victims of the curse? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: guess again

Idiom of the Day:
guess again

A rhetorical imperative indicating that the person being spoken to is mistaken about, and thus should reconsider, something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: arcadian

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) (Used with regard to idealized country life) Idyllically rustic.

Synonyms: bucolic, pastoral

Usage: Often she found herself dreaming of the arcadian days of her people, when they had not lived in cities nor been vexed with labor unions and employers’ associations.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Tai Chi: your form

Tai Chi: your form

Tai Chi: your form