KAM, lostinamerica, Christopher Marlowe: "Deadpool" is part of the Marvel universe. It's kind of a bunch of crude sexual references and jokes strung together between acts of extreme (one would say, gratuitous) violence. I missed Stan Lee's cameo (if there was one) because I fell asleep. Twice. I stayed in the theater till the end just to see some more of Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra from "Firefly") who was stunning, both physically and line-reading acting-wise. It's difficult, when she has been on TV ("Firefly," "V," "Homeland," and "Gotham") to appreciate her almost-perfect skin, etc.
I read that the role of Mal Reynolds in "Firefly" was originally written for Nicholas Brendan?? Incredible how the fickle finger of fate intervenes in life.
Two days ago was Wednesday, April 27, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: semantics (suh-MAN-ticks) the Linguistics study of word meanings and/or classifying and examining changes in meanings; also (Logic, Phil.) study of signs and symbolism, semiotics, along with pragmatics and syntactics; semantics is a further step beyond connotation Word Used in a Sentence: The words "destination" and "last stop" mean basically the same thing but students of semantics study the subtle differences.
Yesterday was Thursday, April 28, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: anosmia (an-OZ-mee-ah) loss of the sense of smell Word Used in a Sentence: I once visited a sewage treatment plant and hoped for anoxmia.
Today is Friday, April 29, 2016 A.B.
Word of the Day: idiopathic (ID-ee-oh-PATH-ick) (Pathol.) characterization of an illness or disease as to its unknown origin Word Used in a Sentence: The mysterious paralysis in her arm was referred to as idiopathic.
Muslim Operatives in Obama's White House. Here is documentation of Muslim Brotherhood members who were allowed to be based in the White House. Imagine what they were doing there.
I went to see "Deadpool" today since it was raining here and I was between scheduled activities. What a horse manure movie! This is the worst Ryan Reynolds movie I've ever seen (my previous worst was "Green Lantern.") I love movies but this was a mockery of movies as it was just a totally unbelievable live-action cartoon but with horrible language. I fell asleep twice during the movie, is how bad it was. The only saving grace was that Morena Baccarin had the female lead and, good news, she fills the Big Screen and should easily become a big Movie Star.
DaddyCatALSO: No, I actually can't remember how I finally tracked you down (I used to have a job where I had to verify what was on an application [for credit-granting purposes,] so I almost can do it subconsciously,) but I finally called a hospital where you had just checked out. As I said at that point I WAS going to call your office but hesitated, and then I was glad I had, as you quickly resurfaced right after that. No, I wouldn't say I tracked you down from your "User Name," I identified your prose style (unedited), and found one of your Facebook postings on someone's Site (Facebook prints real names.)
DaddyCatALSO: Yes, I know your RL name, as I tried to chase you down, one time, when you were MIA because of your hospitalization. I got as far as your name and the phone number of your employer, but I hesitated to call them then, because I didn't want to rock the boat at your workplace. That, and I noticed some posts on a certain person's Facebook page and the words in the post were written in your inimitable dyslexic style. What was Willow's pet name for Kennedy? Mohawk? Beaulieu? Hey, BTW, my vocabulary words? Thumbs Up or Down?
Let me get this right. In the TV Series "Limitless" the guy takes a pill once a day that makes him incredibly smart and yet he still wears that just-got-out-of-bed hairstyle.
DaddyCatALSO: Well, it's a non-Lesbian character who just happens to be male and has a place-setting-like name. I just expropriated it off your RL last name.
Agent Cooper: Twin Peaks projected cast. BTW, I think Lynch's best effort was "Mulholland Drive." See it if you never have, but it require close attention. Your special reward: a great Lesbian scene. cc: DaddyCatALSO
Christopher Marlowe: More snow? Global Warming.
Yesterday was Monday, April 25, 2016
Word of the Day: antediluvian (ANN-tee-dah-LOO-vee-en) (adj) occurring before the Great Flood (of Noah); antiquated or primitive (noun) an antediluvian person; a very old or old-fashioned person (p.s. diluvian implies a flood) Word Used in a Sentence A famous book, "Atlantis: the Antediluvian World" by Ignatius Donnelly, places Atlantis before the Great Flood as the (perhaps mythological) story about it (largely gleaned from Plato) claims Atlantis was destroyed by being inundated by water and sunk.
Today is Tuesday, April 26, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: antebellum (ANN-tee-BELL-umm) before the war, especially occurring before the U.S. Civil War of 1861-65 (p.s. bellum like bellicose means fighting, aggressive) Word Used in a Sentence "Gone With the Wind" presents perhaps an overly genteel view of the antebellum South before the events of the Civil War.
DaddyCatALSO: Kendoll. You know, like the opposite of Barbie Doll?
Christopher Marlowe: Yeah, I got behind. Total vocabulary words posted, however, since November, are 154. This is close to more than some people's total available accessible understood words. Do you get anything positive out of my efforts or would you just as soon see them disappear? I'm looking for feedback.
Yesterday was the first full day of Passover (although it started sundown Friday night.) I hope you had the lambs blood on your lintel. Go get yourself some Motzah crackers to munch on. By the way, a Mezuzah has nothing to do with the Passover tradition.
Oops, I get behind in my vocabulary prompting. I'm considering quitting this "service." If you are getting something out of it, however, let me know. If it's only one or two, though, I'll maybe suggest a primer. Let's see, I left off on Traditional Tax Day.
Back on Last Saturday was April 16, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: Lintel (LINN-tel) A part of the architectural member supporting weight above an opening. Word Used in a Sentence: See above exposition.
Last Sunday was April 17, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: Passover (PASS-OH-verr) A seven or eight day Jewish festival commemorating the release of the Jews from Egyptian slavery. If we remember "The Ten Commandments" movie, Moses told Pharoah to release the Jews OR there would be plagues to befall the Egyptians. So, there WERE 10 plagues including frogs, lice, boils, locusts, etc., but the final one was the death of the first-born males. The Jews were to be saved from this by placing lambs blood on their door lintels. (Some think Jesus's Last Supper was a Passover meal.) Word Used in a Sentence: (See above exposition.)
Actual Tax Day this year was Monday, April 18, 2016 A.D.
Word for the Day: Mezuzah (me-ZOO-zah) Jewish people are commanded in their Torah (our Old Testament Deuteronomy 6:9) to affix some scriptural writings to their doorposts. This is in fulfillment of this Biblical instruction. You will often find this on the right side of the upper third of a door belonging to a Jewish household. Word Used in a Sentence: (See above exposition.)
Last Tuesday was April 19, 2016 A.D.
Word for the Day: Motzah (MOT-zah) Unleavened (containing no yeast) bread often formed into large square crackers. This food is a mainstay of Passover meals, and you will often find it on sale in the supermarkets after the 7 or 8 days of Passover (around the 1st of May this year.) Give it a try. I like them. Word Used in a Sentence (See above exposition.)
Last Wednesday was April 20, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: deplete (deh-PLEET) to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of Word Used in a Sentence: If you take any kind of Statin drug to supposedly help reduce your cholesterol, you may deplete the Co-enzyme Q-10 in your system and should probably take supplements of it, as COQ10 is needed to process energy in your body.
Last Thursday was April 21, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: Connotation (CON-eh-TAY-shun) the idea of signifying or suggesting (certain meanings, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary meaning (the denotation) Word Used in a Sentence: A possible connotation of "home" is a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.
This past Friday was April 22, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: invidious (inn-VIDD-ee-us) causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envious dislike; offensively or unfairly discriminating; harmful; injurious Word Used in a Sentence: The appeal of Alinsky-ism is often the invidious stirring up of workers against the entrepreneur who is responsible for providing their jobs.
Yesterday was Saturday, April 23, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: regolith (REGG-ah-LITH) (Phys. Geol.) the layer of disintegrated and decomposed rock fragments, including soil, just above the solid rock of the earth's crust; mantle rock Word Used in a Sentence: The regolith is basically our sand box; we dig and plant and play in it.
Today is Sunday, April 24, 2016 A.D.
Word of the Day: expropriate (ecks-PRO-pree-ayte) to take (property, ideas, etc.) from another, esp. without his permission; to deprive (a person, business, etc.) of property. (to "appropriate," on the other hand, means to set aside money (or things) for a purpose.) Word Used in a Sentence: Governmental condemnation proceedings are often used to expropriate property.
DaddyCatALSO: Methinks you should name a male character (do you have actual males in your fic?) Kendoll. What kills the roads is the repetitive freezing and thawing (and running heavy equipment over them in the meantime.) In Michigan they have Frost Laws for this protection, giving dates in each county when, because of the temperature, it is unlawful to move heavy construction equipment.
I recently watched an old episode of "Ben Casey" that was especially sad. Patty Duke as a youngster (she was really cute) played a girl dying of a brain tumor.
Okay, my latest visit to the library for DVD's: "Alice in Wonderland" with Johnny Depp and, more importantly, Mia Wasikowska (so great in THE GREAT HBO series "In Treatment"); Season Two of "TURN" (about Washington's spies during the Revolutionary War--Season One was surprisingly pretty good); "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" (Did I somehow miss this? The [Cumberbatch-Cabbage Patch] characters transported back to 1895); Season One of "Marvel Agent Carter" (I've tried to watch this many times on network TV but ALWAYS fall asleep in the middle); Season Two of "The 100" (my Paige Turco addiction); "The Yards" (movie)