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#132584 - 11/14/09 04:24 AM Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009
olyve Offline
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GOOD SATURDAY MORNING, EVERYBODY!!
RISE AND SHINE!





ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY...
have a seat and eat.


1832 - The first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.

1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.

1881 - Charles J. Guiteau's trial began for the assassination of U.S. President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.

1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

1922 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.

1935 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Phillipines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946.

1940 - During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked.

1943 - Ernie Nevers of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first professional football player to score six touchdowns in a single game.

1968 - Yale University announced it was going co-educational.

1969 - Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL.

1969 - During the Vietnam War, Major General Bruno Arthur Hochmuth, commander of the Third Marine Division, became the first general to be killed in Vietnam by enemy fire.

1972 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 (1,003.16) level for the first time.

1973 - Britain's Princess Anne married a commoner, Capt. Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. They divorced in 1992, and Princess Anne re-married.

1979 - U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.

1983 - The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common air base amid protests.

1986 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a record $100 million penalty against Ivan F. Boesky for insider-trading and barred him from working again in the securities industry.

1988 - Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.

1991 - U.S. and British authorities announced indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

1994 - U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside inspections.

1995 - The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while most government offices operated with skeleton crews.


MUSIC OF THE DAY...



1970 - Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released.



BIRTHDAY NODS NOVEMBER 14...


1840 - Claude Monet
artist: Water Lilies, La Grenouillere, Impression: Sunrise, Old St. Lazare Station, Paris; died Dec 5, 1926










































1948 - Prince Charles (of Wales) (Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor Mountbatten)

heir to British throne






PHOTO OF THE DAY...




It's garlic!




Click here...draw a pig.


Well, Phil won't be here to see it but in honor of the weekend...




HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY, Y'ALL!!!



Edited by olyve (11/14/09 11:04 PM)
Edit Reason: whew when you post at midnight there is no telling how messy it is!
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#132586 - 11/14/09 05:58 AM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: olyve]
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Great intro, Olyve~Love the music and Claude Monet's art!
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#132589 - 11/14/09 02:34 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Ah, the bonnie Prince Charlie. Will he live long enough to reach the throne? So sad. Actually met a woman once who partied with him; sat on his lap and got/gave a kiss. She was most decidedly impressed with neither him nor the kiss!

Used to love Monet's work but as I grow older it seems to be getting trite. Simple over exposure I'm sure. Still lovely to look at but less impressive artistically to me than it used to be. Perhaps it is the consistency of appearance; it all kind of blurs together. Have come to prefer Pissaro and Seurat in my dotage.

Must be quite a shock to CR to see himself in the future! Wow! How'd you do that one?
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#132590 - 11/14/09 02:36 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: loganrbt]
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Oh, and a question about that song that has always troubled me: is she a woman who practices black magic, a black woman who practices magic generally, or a woman who is magical (like so many of our female friends here!) who happens to have darkly pigmented skin?
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#132624 - 11/14/09 08:04 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: olyve]
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 Quote:
1832 - The first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY.

1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days.

Choosing, one assumes, some other form of transportation.
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#132625 - 11/14/09 08:28 PM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: olyve]
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What a wonderful intro, Olyve!! Great colors!!

I love Impressionism, especially Monet.

Just took the pig test. Very fun, but I'm afraid it's bogus. According to the results, I have a good sex life. Yeeeeahhhh, riiiightttt. Unless it counts...

No, never mind. We won't go there and I don't have time now anyway. Gotta go shave my hand...

(Did I just hit the Submit button after what I just wrote??? \:o )
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#132645 - 11/15/09 12:27 AM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: Almost Naomi]
olyve Offline
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thanks y'all
I didn't spend much time on it
And how I ended up posting it as a quote from me I just don't know.
Musta been the wine.

Crazy life stuff going on right now.
My brother has announced he's gay.
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#132647 - 11/15/09 12:50 AM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: olyve]
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Oh. My.

I still have some wine left, can I pour you some?
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#132648 - 11/15/09 12:54 AM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: Mellowicious]
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Congratulations to your brother Olyve.
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#132649 - 11/15/09 01:01 AM Re: Round Table for Saturday November 14, 2009 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Sorry, Olyve, my first reaction was for the highly emotional surprises you've been through lately. Of course I'm happy that he's coming out - tremendously so. I didn't mean to sound otherwise.
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