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#100895 - 02/19/09 03:19 AM Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009
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1987 - A controversial anti-smoking ad aired for the first time on television. It featured actor Yul Brynner in a public service announcement that was recorded shortly before his October 1985 death from lung cancer.



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Today In History~

1856 - The tintype photographic process was patented by Professor Hamilton L. Smith of Gambier, OH.

1864 - The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias was founded in Washington, DC on this day. A dozen members formed what became Lodge No. 1.

1878 - Thomas Alva Edison, famed inventor, patented a music player at his laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ. (This music device is the one we know as the phonograph.) Here’s the real skinny on the story: Edison paid his assistant $18 to make the device from a sketch Edison had drawn. Originally, Edison had set out to invent a telegraph repeater, but came up with the phonograph or, as he called it, the speaking machine. When asked why he invented the machine, Edison told reporters, “How else am I gonna listen to my Dixie Chicks stuff?”

1910 - At a New York dinner party, Diamond Jim Brady amazed (not to mention, grossed out) his guests by eating five helpings of roast beef, gallons of stewed fruit, 84 oysters -- and three gallons of orange juice to wash it all down! Whoa... Nellie!

1922 - Ed Wynn became the first big-name vaudeville talent to sign on as a radio talent. Previously, top talent had not considered radio a respectable medium. For those of us who have worked in it for many years, we can attest to that fact.

1934 - The University of Southern California (USC) and Notre Dame were cited as examples of commercialism in intercollegiate sports. They each signed a three-year contract for football, while other schools were “feeling the depression.” We are using a nice USC mouse pad as we input this stuff today. It cost us $7.99. And commercialism marches on...

1942 - If there was ever such a thing as a jam session, surely, this one was it: Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded I’ll Take Tallulah (Victor Records). Some other musical heavyweights were in the studio too, including Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers, Ziggy Elman and drummer extraordinaire, Buddy Rich.

1942 - The New York Yankees announced that they would admit 5,000 uniformed servicemen free to each of their home ball games during the coming season.

1955 - Dot Records launched Two Hearts, Two Kisses, One Love, the first single by Pat Boone.

1958 - Motown released first Miracles single, Got a Job b/w My Mama Done Told Me.

1965 - Rod Stewart and his group The Soul Agents played their first major gig at a club in the London Borough of Harrow.

1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for “subconscious plagiarism” between his song, My Sweet Lord and the Chiffons early 1960s hit, He’s So Fine. Of all the riffs, chords, melodies, octaves and notes out there, George had to go and pick those in particular. What are the odds of that?

1984 - The XIV Winter Olympic Games ended at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The Soviet Union led all countries with 25 medals, the United States captured nine medals to tie for fifth place. Within the shadow of what was the Olympic Stadium, hundreds, maybe thousands, of Bosnians are now buried; the result of the civil war that began in the early 1990s.

1985 - Mickey Mouse was welcomed to China as part of the 30th anniversary of Disneyland. The touring mouse played 30 cities in 30 days. Tough schedule even for a mouse!

1985 - William Schroeder became the first artificial-heart patient to leave the confines of the hospital (where the historic operation was performed). He spent 15 minutes outside the Humana Hospital in Louisville, KY.

1985 - Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company, not at company headquarters in Atlanta, but in New York City, instead. Many who grew up in the 1950s rushed to buy the canned and/or bottled taste of nostalgia; hoping it would taste the same as they remembered ... when they sat at the corner drug store’s soda fountain and ordered, “A Cherry Coke, please.”

1997 - Deng Xiaoping, the last of China’s major Communist revolutionaries, died at age 93. He had ruled China from 1978 until he retired in 1990, but his influence remained strong until his death.

1999 - These movies debuted in the U.S.: Affliction, starring Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe; Jawbreaker, with Rose Mcgowan Rebecca Gayheart; and October Sky, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern.


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#100911 - 02/19/09 11:45 AM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Morning, everyone - this is a flyby I'm afraid but at least I can wave while flying by -
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#100943 - 02/19/09 05:02 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: Mellowicious]
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For this mornings pot-kettle file:
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But back in 1964, Valenti was a Houston ad executive newly installed at the White House as a top aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson. And J. Edgar Hoover's FBI found itself quietly consumed with the vexing question of whether Valenti was gay.

Previously confidential FBI files show that Hoover's deputies set out to determine whether Valenti, who had married two years earlier, maintained a relationship with a male commercial photographer. Republican Party operatives reportedly were pursuing a parallel investigation with the help of a retired FBI agent, bureau files show. No proof was ever found, but the files, obtained by The Washington Post under the federal Freedom of Information Act, provide further insight into the conduct of the FBI under Hoover, for whom damaging personal information on the powerful was a useful tool in his interactions with presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard M. Nixon.

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#100946 - 02/19/09 05:16 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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I think I said this last year too when that Yul Brynner factoid was brought up.
I saw him in the King and I at the fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta shortly before his death. Awesome!

Beautiful opener, Scout.
Photo is fantastic.

Kind of a fly by for me too. Busy day.
Sorry for the whiney stuff last night. I worried Mellow. Sorry Mellow. I'm ok!
I got up feeling better though. Yes there is a lot of sad stuff going on but I can't solve it all so I better start paying attention to my own happiness and stop focusing on the bad.

Tornadoes roared all around us but didn't get us!
Yaaaa....

See y'all later.
Have a good one.
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#100950 - 02/19/09 06:20 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: olyve]
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It's afternoon here now. I'm just back from FSU taking part 1 of my comprehensive exams. Part 2 is tomorrow. Part 1 was 3 hours on the history of second language acquisition research, names, dates and all. My advisor pretty much advised me on what I needed to study for tomorrow, so I'm off to do that now - design a workshop for teachers who've had no exposure to ESL; write an essay on how culture influences language and vice versa, and write about a significant area in second language acquisition research -- I'll probably pick the Critical Period Hypothesis.

Have a great afternoon everyone!

EmmaG
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#100951 - 02/19/09 06:22 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: EmmaG]
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Good luck, Emma - won't it be great to have these passed exams in the past?

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#100953 - 02/19/09 06:40 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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1910 - At a New York dinner party, Diamond Jim Brady ... (ate) ... five helpings of roast beef, gallons of stewed fruit, 84 oysters -- and three gallons of orange juice to wash it all down!

1985 - Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company, not at company headquarters in Atlanta, but in New York City, instead. Many who grew up in the 1950s rushed to buy the canned and/or bottled taste of nostalgia; hoping it would taste the same as they remembered ... when they sat at the corner drug store’s soda fountain and ordered, “A Cherry Coke, please.”

Yum!
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#100958 - 02/19/09 08:04 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: EmmaG]
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 Originally Posted By: EmmaG
It's afternoon here now. I'm just back from FSU taking part 1 of my comprehensive exams. Part 2 is tomorrow. Part 1 was 3 hours on the history of second language acquisition research, names, dates and all. My advisor pretty much advised me on what I needed to study for tomorrow, so I'm off to do that now - design a workshop for teachers who've had no exposure to ESL; write an essay on how culture influences language and vice versa, and write about a significant area in second language acquisition research -- I'll probably pick the Critical Period Hypothesis.

Have a great afternoon everyone!

EmmaG


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#100984 - 02/19/09 11:35 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Emma, as Mae West famously said, "luck ani't got nothing to do with it", so just do it (is that enough slogans for today?)

Now, for those who have ever wondered where Silverlake, or South Central, or any other neighborhood is in Los Angeles, here is your answer
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#100986 - 02/19/09 11:55 PM Re: Round Table For Thursday, February 19th, 2009 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Thank you, Mellow, Scout and Phil. I'm just doing it, as you say, Phil, and this time tomorrow I will have done it. Of course this is just part of what I have to do to finish out the term and graduate, but it's a big part.

I just got some happy news from my Brooklyn son. He got a $2 an hour raise at his job, was made a co-manager, and found a $300 flight to see his girlfriend in Brussels (she's there on a Fulbright). A great day for him!

Cool map, Phil!

EmmaG
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